25 October 2008

Rain, Rain, Rain...

go away and come back another day!

Okay...not really. I know we need the rain.
But it always makes me feel like I should stay in bed under the covers with a good book. Or be in front of a fireplace with a warm mug of hot cocoa.

If only...

Today, I'm in front of my computer working on various assignments for my internship. I am almost finished two of the 7! There are a couple of pieces that will not get finished today since I need pictures of displays, etc. from school. On the bright side, I do have a warm cup of caramel latte that Jason got for me at Starbucks. What a great hubby to go out in the rain and wind and get that for me!

I also made a stew/soup for lunch today-a twist on chicken noodle soup. Jason likes orzo in his chicken noodle soup and just a little liquid. I used some carrots, onions, celery, peas, turmeric, ginger, salt and pepper as well as come chicken stock and a little bit of water. Brought all of that up to a boil with the orzo and let it simmer. Then I tossed in some leftover rotisserie chicken. Yummy! (Especially on such a rainy, cool day!)

08 October 2008

Final Final Package

My secret pal did not reveal herself in her last BIG package. I was bummed. I really wanted to thank her properly. To my surprise, I received a "FINAL" final package-a gift certificate to Loopy Ewe! I covet the yarn and notions that they sell. I have put off purchasing from them because I enjoy touching and looking at the yarns at the four local yarn shops that I frequent. Now, I have no excuses! :0) That gift certificate is waiting to be spent...I wonder what I'll buy???? So many choices...


05 October 2008

Knitting Escapdes

Lately, I've been knitting lots of stuff.

I finished Mom's latest pair of socks, Dublin Bay, in Tofutsies. They are nice and soft and have a trellis pattern on the sides.

I am in the midst of Niki's Bday socks. I have turned the heel (again, after making a big mistake) on sock #2. The pattern I used for Niki's socks is Bubble Wrap Socks in YP's I Want Candy from the YP's Booty Club.
I've also started a pair of socks as a gift for someone who reads this blog, so no other mention will be made until said person actually has their feet measured.

I've even started a pair of socks for ME! I'm using Noro's Silk Garden Sock (I don't remember the # of the color) in a basic sock pattern. I started these in Knitting Club at school and worked on them for two days during a conference. I'm already on the second sock! These socks are definitely boot socks-they're too thick to wear with regular shoes. They will definitely be keeping my feet warm in the winter.There has been another influx of babies being made amongst my family and friends. (None here!) I am currently working on one blankie (sort of like this pattern, but I totally changed the colors and how I'm knitting it, so it's really NOT like that pattern!) I also will need to start thinking about two other blankets to make for the Spring. I haven't gotten as far as what pattern I will use yet.
Finally, I'm working on a scarf for me, Tiger Eye Scarf, in YP's Hard Cider, the September 2008 Booty Club colorway. It's my first foray into lace and it's going pretty well since I completed the first repeat of the pattern last night. I decided to make this pattern with this yarn because it matches my winter coat PERFECTLY and I can also use the scarf with some of my winter wardrobe since the scarf will be light enough to wear indoors as well. BONUS!