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Knitting Up A Storm!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hey guys - thanks for the welcome back. I am getting really bad at replying to comments lately. I think it has a lot to do with lack of motivation to blog. After 4 years of blogging, I guess I am at the point where I might just end updating this blog. I don't find as much joy in it as I once did. No decisions have been made, yet. Anyhoo, here is a nice change. New hair and glasses:




I am going to a new dude - and man does he do a freaking fantastic job. Like it?

posted by Lisa @ 10:14 a.m. 


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We are back safe and sound from Punta Cana. Whew - what a trip. We had a fantastic time. We are relaxed, rested and NOT looking forward to getting back to our regular routine. I wish I could show pictures to you, but I can't upload pictures from our new camera to flickr.com unless I pay 25.00 buckers to upgrade my account. At this point, I am not interested in doing that.

The resort, water, pool, food, staff and entertainment were just crazy amazing. Trust me. We stayed at the Majestic Colonial - and I totally recommend this resort. It is all around fantastic.

I managed to finish a book, and knit one sock and almost finished the second one:


I am done now.

These were originally for me, however, the yarn I am using - Dyed In The Wool sock yarn is quite drapey on 2.5mm DPNs, so they turned out quite large. Now Chris has a new pair of socks. Good for him, bad for me. It is quite nice yarn, so I will buy some more and will use 2.25mm or 2mm DPNs next time around to get a firmer fabric.

Before I left I finished knitting these, other than the afterthough heel so that I could use the needles for the above socks:


I bought this sock yarn last summer to make socks for my girls and then they decided they didn't want wool socks. So now they are for me. I have one ball and a bit left over which I am going to send to a lady in Macedonia so she can make a pair as well. She can't buy Regia there, so I am happy to send it to her. Also my husband was born in the same city she lives, so I feel it will be going to a good home.

When I came home, I decided it was high time to felt the two hedgehogs I knit for my girls so long ago, I can't remember when I knit them.


Just waiting for them to dry so that I can stuff them and sew on the eyes and noses. I wish I didn't cheap out on the fun fur because they are not very fluffy at all. I want to make another two, so they actually look like hedgehogs.

posted by Lisa @ 7:33 a.m. 


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Thanks to all for your kind birthday wishes. It was pretty uneventful. I haven't been knitting, posting or reading blogs the last little while, because I feel very burnt out. It is so hard to work up the energy to get ready for work these days, much less anything else.

I don't even have the energy to post about everything that is gone on. Here is a summary:

  • bought a front loader washer/dryer set. Jury is still out if I like the washer.
  • Jay made her Atom B team
  • Chris is now the novice rep team coach, which my younger one will play on
  • the four of us are going to Punta Cana for a week on Saturday

The last one is pretty cool.

posted by Lisa @ 8:56 a.m.