Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I'm so thankful, I could spend all day listing, but I have to get ready for dinner this evening, which involves preparation. But this Thanksgiving, addition to my family, I am very thankful to my extended family Frank and Valerie. We've been friends for ions and I'm visiting them this Thanksgiving. Staying wit them is like staying at a 5 Star hotel. I think I'll call it Jackson Inn. I'm always welcome and receive the upmost hospitality. I could go on and on, but Val's cooking something in the kitchen.

Any how thanks family and extended family!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Beginnnings Again

Here I go again.

I've been facinated with FB and gotten into sewing again. The trick is to carefully intertwine knitting with the sewing. And in addition, I've picked up some organizational skills. I still have a long way to go, for those who know me. I still have thing jumbled up and pushed in a corner. When I'm ready, I pull out what I need. Unfortunately, that means multiples supplies.

I'm starting my new year now. meaning, here are my resolutions, and I say this every year. Organization is the key. I also want to use up my stash (fabric and yarn). I'm determined about this. Doing this will teach me the skills I need to do to excell. I have enough books and instruction to help me. I still need to network with those who can teach me new skills.

Also this blog is very important in documenting my progress.

Right now, I'm working on a pair of socks (first full pair). I have had anxiety over making these socks. I think the ribbing is to long so I'm going to make the body longer. Boy, wait til I get to the heel flap and heel section. I have to get it.

I also have to get my camera working. When I went on a field trip to New York, a couple of weeks ago, I discovered, to my horror, my camara was not functioning. I think it's the memory card. I have to try to work on it.

Well until next time.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fancy Foot Work!

I've just come back from Hillandale Meetup Knit Group and as usual I had a phenomenal and productive time. We meet every Monday and a lot of us come right after work, tired and worn out from the day's events, but somehow we get re energized.

I'm still working on my first sock and I will have a picture of it soon. Again, I like to thank my two friends in Hillandale for the instruction, support, and just plain cheer leading for getting me this far. I am now shaping the toe and will be soon finish. Then I can start the other. I think I can get this done a little quicker. I ready to be finish because I want to start more sock art. Yeah, that sounds like a good name. SOCK ART. Hmmmm!!!

Well, anyhow I'm going to work a little more on my toe shaping before turning in. Thanks to my followers!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Turn of the Heal.

I am almost finish my sock. It is taken longer than expected, but it looks good. In my last Meetup group in Hillandale, I got great instruction on turning the heal. As soon as I learn how to pick up the stitiches and finish, I will be cranking socks out right and left. My Meetup group in White Flint will be meeting tomorrow. Everyone get ready I will be making socks and giving them out as gifts in the future. As soon as I get board with socks, I will move on the scarves, hats, etc, etc. etc.

I'm happy to be part of the Ravelry community, I'm a new member and still trying to find out how it works.

I also am sewing and am almost finish my skirt from my class I've been taking for the past month. I will be posting pics of both when I get the chance. I talked to my sister, who is currently deployed in Iraq. I may be doing knit alongs long distance. I want to deplete my yarn stash and fabric stash. The only thing I don't have is a lot of time. This is where my time management skills come in.

Well, I'm going to dash off, I have to get up early for work and though I have more to write about, I haven't collected my thoughts enough to put in blog form.

Thanks to my followers and be patient with me.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm Baaaccckkk!!!

It's been a while but a lot of things have been going on with me, hence, I'm going to write little by little to get it all in over a period of blog. The big snow motivated me to review my favorite blogs.

I've started knitting, sewing, and reading. It's been hard, because I've been working too, but for my sanity I have to get activity out side of work or I will go looney tunes.

I'm finding there are plenty of people that are knitters, crocheters, and sewers. Who would have thought? I've gone fanatical with all my hobbys and have to manage my time carefully.

As soon as I can, I going to learn to put my photos and eventually video of my activities. I'm also in the midst of organizing my office and craft room. Those of you who knows me, knows organization is not my strong suite. I have enlisted help of a co-worker and friend who is good at this thing. So I keep you up to date on this.

Anyhow, I will check back with my progress.