Thursday, January 31, 2008
We started out super strong with a four game winning streak right off the bat, but it was all downhill from there. After a string of running back issues (injuries, drugs, etc.) and a few weak defensive picks, the Knitting Football Stars spent the rest of the season at the bottom of the barrel. But we did manage to make it into the playoff (small league, what can I say). And they came away a third place spot, nudging out the hubby. I'd call that a winning season.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
- Twist - I love knitting cables and I do want to challenge myself with a pattern.
- Hourglass Sweater from LMKG - Pretty, but could die in sk hell
- Mariah - Very pretty, but have heard the cables are super hard
I'm leaning towards a cardigan as I'm always cold. I'm also planning on going through all of my knitting books to find a pattern I might already own - novel idea I know! If you have any sugesstions, let me know!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
On Saturday night we took in the the Excalibur show - Tournament of Knights. Amy thought it would entertain Nathan. According to him, it was a hit! He laughed, cheered clapped, worried about the knights when they fell off their horses....it was fun watching him enjoy the show. As for the adults, it was mildly entertaining and pretty cheesy. The men all had the medieval hair style of long hair and some walked about in their leather pants and nothing else. Amy and I wondering if this show was a stepping stone to the other Excalibur show - The Thunder from Down Under.
The meal they served was similar to the food back then (if they had tomato soup that tasted exactly like Campbell's) but they didn't have silverware. Apparently that's part of the experience. While that thrilled all of the children in the audience, I have issues with that. The meal was soup that you drank from your bowl, a roll, potato wedges and thing of steamed broccoli and a little roasted baby chicken. Now I have to say I have serious issue with an entire being of former animal on my plate. Hence the reason I don't eat crab (or most seafood). They set it down in front of me with a thud and I just looked at it. Matt leaned over, half chuckling to himself and said, "Uh, are you going to eat that?" I figured what the hell and decided to be a good sport. It was all right but could only make it through about less than a quarter of the chicken. The roll was very tasty.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I also bought the winter/spring issue of knitscene. I'm pretty sure it's geared toward the "younger 20 something" knitters, but I don't care. It has some really cute and simple sweater patterns like this one.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
It's a birthday gift for my Great Aunt Milly. She just turned 96. She still lives on her own. She still sends me a birthday card each year with $5. She sends us Harry and David Christmas gift boxes. If anyone is worth breaking my resolution, it's her. It's a simple scarf pattern out of the purse stitch in Blue Heron Yarns Beaded Wool Metallic Violet.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
What: Foliage hat
How: Malabrigo Chunky yarn in a variegated blue/green (can't find the tag with the color)
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
2007 was a good year (I did get married), but it was also a good year knitting wise. I've decided 2008 will be the year of knitted goodies for me! Selfish I know, but I'm quite excited about it. I've already got a list of things I'm dying to knit:
- A sweater (am thinking the Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts but am open for other ideas)
- This fabulous felted purse I bought the stuff for long ago
- And several items from my new book Knitting Little Luxuries
These items are not in any particular order and I'm sure - I mean, I know - that my list will grow but it's a good starting point for '08!