Friday, March 30, 2007

Sock progress:

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I am so loving this!

My sweet little Tobias climbed in my lap last night while I was knitting and asked where his yarn and needles were so he could "knid". He is so adorable! I happily gave him some yarn and needles and he set right to work.

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He wanted to use the needles as swords. I was not surprised! LOL!

I taught Jack and Christy to knit a year and a half ago. Jack thinks it is ok but doesn't do it anymore. Christy LOVES knitting and right now she is working on a hat.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

I have been knitting a little on the other gift for my nephew.
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They are going to be a cute little pair of overalls. I really do need to finish them this week but I have been sidetracked:
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I LOVE this yarn! It is the Yarn Love sock yarn I received in the swap. It is just beautiful and I don't want to put it down. The cuff is 1x1 ribbing and it didn't hurt my hand. I think it may be the method. I am knitting this sock on dpn's and the one that did hurt my hand was on 2 circ's. Hmmmmmmmm...............

Monday, March 26, 2007

My sweet nephew was born yesterday. Welcome earthside little guy! My SIL is going to be an amazing mama! My heart is overflowing with joy for her and her husband and new son.

I finished this yesterday for baby nephew:
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pattern: LTK Pumpkin Hat
yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted
colorways: orange and green
needles: US 4&6

and started this for him as well:
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Can anyone guess what is is?

I wound this up for my sister this morning:
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I taught her to knit 3 years ago and we have much fun with it. She wants to knit a pair of socks so I am taking this over to her soon. It is LTK Farm Wool/cotton in lilac and sage. This photo doesn't do it justice. It is a light worsted/DK weight.

Speaking of knitting socks, I am truely obsessed. For the last three nights my dreams have been filled with knitting socks, buying sock yarn, and wearing fabulous hand knit socks! I really must cast on a pair for me soon. I hope to finish the second gift for my nephew today or tomorrow and then socks, here I come! I think the poor sock I showed you all a few days ago will be frogged. RIP!

I am going to make some tea and drink it with my bagel and then start in on our day.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday. It is from the MDC March Magic Yarn Ball Swap.

Here it is all wrapped up:
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It is just fabulous! The yarn is sock yarn form Yarn Love. Cupid and Spring Green colorways. I can't wait to cast on a pair of socks with it! My swap partner also sent me a pretty ribbon, some yummy tea and chocolate, some stitch markers, wool wash, cute needles, and an adorable sock blocker key chain with a pattern to knit a tiny sock so go on it! I am so happy!

We took the kids target practicing on Friday and then we made foil dinners on coals last night. John has had the last three days off and we have had a blast! Jack and Christy had Science class yesterday and made periscopes with mirrors.

I am going to try to post everyday. Hopefully in the morning before the children wake up.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Yesterday was our 10th wedding Anniversary. John brought these home. I love them!

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I started this for my baby nephew that is due to be born in the next couple of weeks. It is a pumpkin hat for this coming fall. My SIL loves the ones my children have and begged me to knit one for her little guy.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

I am a sporadic blogger. I make no apologies. It is not like anyone is reading this anyways. :) This more for me.

This is my attempt a my first sock.

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I started it almost 3 years ago. I don't like the way the yarn(Lion Brand Magic Stripes)feels and I hate knitting the 2x2 ribbing. It makes my hand hurt. I pull it out every once in a while when I really want hand knit socks for myself and knit a few rounds. It is always the same, I don't like the feel of the yarn, I hate knitting the 2x2 ribbing and it makes my hand hurt.

I really should just frog it but I don't want to waste all the the pain and ribbing. I want to weep when I think of knitting the second sock. I tell myself that I will knit these and they will be my practice socks. Then I can order some super decadent sock yarn and knit what I want.

Look what came in the mail yesterday.......................

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

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LTK Picky Pants knit with Peece Fleece Ancient Fern for baby Hannah.
Jumping right in, I am Rachel and DH John and I have 4 beautiful children.

Jack is 9, Christy is 7, Tobias is 3 and Hannah is just about 8 months old.

This morning Jack and Christy had Science class. A fellow homeschooling Father is mentoring some homeschool kids in science on Saturday mornings. He is a Public School teacher and he and his wife homeschool their children. This has been really fun for Jack and Christy. I take all of the children and Jack and Hannah and I play with trains while the bigger kids experiment. I have also been taking my 12 year old nephew with us.

On the knitting front, last night I almost finished a pair of LTK Picky Pants for baby Hannah. I have to weave in ends and then I will post a picture. I hope. I haven't figured out how to get the pictures from my digital camera to my computer and then here. Wish me luck.