Saturday, January 26, 2008

Getting ready!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been gearing up for what I hate. Moving. I have been looking at apartments, dragging boxes home, and fretting over my tax returns. Plus, some how, I ended up not having a sock on the needles. I had to make a point of casting on for a new sock.

As for moving, I think I have found a nice 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhouse with a walk in laundry room, car port and an outside storage unit about a block from where we live now. So, in preparation we have started packing, and planning on what needs to be replaced. I will be getting rid of the girls' futon bunk beds that I bought about 6 years ago, and get them twin platform beds with drawers in the base. My old entertainment center, that I got from Miss Rachel 4 yrs ago, is going and I'll buy new. Fun, fun, fun.

I have finished a few more instant gradifacation projects. Here they are:

Here's the 3rd bib I've made for Miss PJ. And we found out that she's having a boy.

Here is my first Calorimetry:

I made this one with the Patons SWS that I got from my FFBE pal. I made this one slim by only knitting 10 rows before starting the other half.

Here is my second Calorimetry:

I made this one with Patons SWS, also, with some that I bought at the local Michael's store.

Now for a little stash enhancement:

Here is some Lorna's Laces in Tickled Pink.

These are destine to become lace heart Valentine socks for me.

Here is some of the new Noro Kureyon sock yarn.

This is # S188. I haven't figured out what to do with it yet.

And this is # S164. No plans for it, either.

Well, tomorrow Katie turns 13. She will be a teenager. May the Heavens help me. Just kidding. Tonight, as a new tradition and at her request as her birthday present, the two of us will be going to The Japanese Steakhouse for a mother-daughter dinner. Yummy! I can't wait.

Well, off to swill down some green tea with honey to fight off the icky sick feeling I woke up with, maybe I can push it back.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

lexa said...

I don't envy you with the move -- that's one thing I hate! All the packing and unpacking, arranging and rearranging...

We ordered some of the new Kureyon Sock for the store, but it hasn't arrived yet. I'll be interested to see what you think of it. I've read on some blogs that it's quite scratchy even with the 30% nylon. I also heard that it's single ply, so a few blog friends are wanting to see how it wears before they buy it. Started a pair of socks last night with some bamboo sock yarn, but I find it quite splitty. It looks nice and feels nice, but you have to watch that you don't split your stitches.

Have a good weekend! Happy birthday to the teenager!