Friday, July 24, 2009

Easy Breezy

One of the advantages of custom designing my own clothes is that I can make exactly what I want. The colors I want and the way I want it to fit. I would have to hunt for hours to be able to find anything even close to what I wanted to buy at any stores.

I've had this sleeveless blouse for a long time and it's one of my favorites for summer wear. This year I decided to make a new halter top to go with the blue. The yarn is a rayon/cotton boucle and is light and very comfortable and cool wear. I will be packing this "ensamble" to the Sock Summit in a couple of weeks. I think the weather will be warm.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stitch n Pitch at the Dodger Stadium

Fun was had by all!
The Dodgers lost..... Boo.... Hoo...

-- Post From My iPhone

I got my new glasses!

For some this may not be a big deal but for me it's Huge! It's like getting a new hair do. Sort of like jewelry except it's right there the first thing you see on my face. I think most of us ladies like to buy certain items. For me it's glasses, shoes and handbags, if you have great glasses, good shoes and a nice handbag it does not matter what you have on in between. Accessories rule.

I got three pairs this Markus-t for everyday regular "wear most of the time" light as a feather pair. Made in Germany even the case that I got is so very cool.Then I got a pair of sunglasses with the transitional lenses that get dark in the sun and light indoors. Koali by Morel made in France.

Last but not least these fun glasses made in China very cheap but fun, there is my friend Ellen trying them on, she loves glasses as much as I do.

And oh yes the lenses are the right prescription and I can see!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lucy goes shopping

Lucy loves to sit in my knitting bag and go shopping at the pet store. Her favorite is pigs ears.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Razzle Dazzle, cough, cough, knit.....

Wait, I need my knitting bag....

Once in a while the flu strikes! Yikes did it strike! This was very strange it seemed that I was just fine till early afternoon and by dinner time I thought I was going to die. I could hardly talk or breathe, everything hurt with a high fever! The night was horrible and when my husband called the doctors office in the morning and described how I was they wanted to send an ambulance.

I did not want an ambulance but was willing to be driven to the emergency room only after I grabbed my knitting bag. I may not be able to talk or breathe but I'm not going to the hospital without my knitting bag. What if they keep me and I don't have my knitting?

I have socks to knit for the Sock Summit Museum and a deadline!

Thank goodness I was only in the hospital for about 6 hours, hooked up with stuff my hands not free to knit and having procedures done so I did not get to knit nor did I feel like it truth be told. But in case I did I had my sock yarn that my dear friend Leslie rushed down to me and my size 2 needles to cast on the 117 stitches that this pattern calls for. The procedures "Doogie Howser" performed worked, honestly the doc looked like he was 16. When I asked him how old he was he smiled and said that people always ask him his age because he looked so young. He was 32 and a very good doctor. I felt a lot better when I left the hospital.

Now the recovery at home, the days just seem to fly by but I did get to knit, there was not much else I could do. Thank goodness for the Razzle Dazzle socks.

Pattern: NonaKnits Sidewinders

On an impulse when I read the Yarn Harlot's post about volunteers needed for the Sock Museum for the Sock Summit and here are the choices of patterns to choose from. For some reason I clicked ok on the sideways socks. I've been obsessing on knitting socks sideways and why not another pattern to try out. There was a list of about 30 different patterns so I picked this one. They did not have a problem in getting volunteers in about a half hour I had second thoughts but when I got back there almost all the choices were gone. They are due by July 25, 2009, I was nervus at first it's a lot of knitting but this flu came in just at the right time.

The knitting took my mind off my misery and felt like I was accomplishing something other than watching Michael Jackson news. Watching tv and knitting was about all I could do. I'm still a bit under the flu bug but a lot better, I'm up and out of bed.