Wednesday, March 15, 2006


knitting update Last week, I started to knit another “love letter” for DH, but brought the wrong size needles with me. They only take a few minutes to do as they are only 19 stitches and 24 rows. Love letter story. I love dove dark chocolate and they each come with a little saying in them. One of them is “send a love letter this week”. Since my DH desk is about 100 feet from mine, I sometimes like to leave a little something for him to find when he comes to work at night. One day I had some cotton ease with me and wanted to try my hand at charting things, so I charted a T (for Tony) and knitted it from the red cotton ease thus creating a “Love Letter”. I wanted to add to the collection last week by doing a heart and a G. I finally got those finished and given to him yesterday.

I have also been busy knitting. I finished 2 things last week!! I finished the second TX square and I finished a “hug” for a gal in the office whose mom died a week ago and then the day she got back in the office was our first day with our new department chief. I started it on a Friday and finished it on Wednesday, it is a simple dropped stitch stole/scarf thingy made from wool-ease thick and quick, size 17 needles. I am diligently working on the socks for DH birthday (April 7) and am past the decreases after turning the heel on the first sock. I think I can knit 1.5 socks on a month, even though I cannot work on them at home. The shawl that was supposed to be a sweater is slowly but surely coming along. I seem to get two or three rows done on it most evenings while watching TV. I am trying to not start anything else until I get both the socks and that shawl done, except for maybe my lace shawl or the other TX square or some other impulsive thing I run across. I saw the Knitty Gritty episode Monday; it was really interesting with all of the fancy stitches. I want to try the crossed dropped stitch. It looks like it would be interesting.

This past weekend was a bit different. We had planned to finish our taxes and efile them and then work around the house a bit. When I tried to log into the internet, I could not get a connection at all. We found that during one of the storms last week, our modem had fried. Thankfully we had unplugged the new DLP LCD TV and it had no damage from what must have been a lightening strike. Our cordless phone also is dead. So Saturday we had to go shopping for a new modem. We also got a UPS to protect the pc and new modem. Sunday I was going to finish up the taxes, but knew that I needed to get an update for the turbo tax software, but that took several hours (I do not know how long cause I went to bed way before it finished). So I should be able to finish that tonight. I spent yesterday afternoon taking apart my yard swing since the cushions need to be redone. Hopefully I can find the fabric I have for that and do those soon.

Psalm 72 (excerpts) May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful, because the king does what is right. May he live as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon continues in the skies. Yes, forever! May his reign be as refreshing as the springtime rains-- like the showers that water the earth. May all the godly flourish during his reign. May there be abundant prosperity until the end of time. May he reign from sea to sea; his enemies will fall before him in the dust. He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him. Long live the king! May the people always pray for him and bless him all day long. May there be abundant crops throughout the land, flourishing even on the mountaintops. May the fruit trees flourish, sprouting up like grass in a field. May the king's name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun shines. May all nations be blessed through him and bring him praise. Bless the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things. Bless his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen!