Sunday, September 30, 2012

9-30-2012 ER

Had to make a quick trip to the ER this morning...
could not stand up or crawl
after wrenching by back yesterday!
Thank God for pain pills.

9-29-2012 Another Monkey

Today I'm starting to knit
another sock monkey...
finished the legs.

Also, last night my dd and gd
brought me this cute bib:
...which is awesome!!!!!!
Especially since my granddaughter 
is now starting to eat solid foods!
Thanks so much!
I love you too daughter and granddaughter!

Friday, September 28, 2012

9-28-2012 Fire in the Sky

9-27-2012 Model

 ...Baby J models
her new BSJ

 ...took a nap in her new BSJ

...went for a stroller ride in her new BSJ

9-26-2012 Bye Bye Beans

 Lots of "bean dust" today
as the farmers cut the beans
surrounding our neighborhood.
These 2 made quick work 
of the surrounding fields!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

9-25-2012 BSJ for Winter

Knit this BSJ for my gd for this winter.
I keep the house cool
and since I watch her during the days
I thought I would knit her an extra layer!
I plan to add a color and buttons
at tomorrow night's 'Sit & Knit"
at the LYS.

9-24-2012 Nemesis

Still working on my nemesis...

9-23-2012 Hole in the Sky

9-22-2012 Mis preciosos...

My grandbabies came to visit today!  :*)

Friday, September 21, 2012

9-21-2012 Cool Kats

Next weekend DH is attending 
a Trivia Night fundraiser for local animal shelters.
I knit up some cool KATs to raffle/auction:

9-20-2012 Generations

I'm thinking that only the last few generations
have seen linear 'clouds' like this.
How strange they would have looked 
to 4 or 5 generations ago!

9-19-2012 Power

Need more power...

 for DH's power tools!!!
I am so happy to see him taking up
his woodworking hobby again!  :*)
We have decided to turn the garage 
into his woodworking space.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

9-18-2012 Leftovers

from knitting baby sweaters
were enough to knit
these sock monkeys.
I'll be wrapping these up for Christmas
for my new grandbabies!

Monday, September 17, 2012

9-17-2012 Flu Shot

Yesterday, DH & I went to visit our
favorite Walgreen's pharmacist
(our daughter)
for a flu shot!

9-16-2012 Julia Child

I gave my friend Chef Monika
a little Julia Child doll that I made...
to celebrate Julia's 100th birthday year
and Chef Monika's recent CCP certification!

9-15-2012 Chocolate Extravaganza

Tonight DH & I attended "Chocolate Night"
Chocolate in the pre-dinner rolls...

Shrimp with Chipotle Chocolate Sauce

Greens with Warm Cocoa and Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese, 
White Chocolate  and Cranberries
and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Vinaigrette

Filet Mignon with Chocolate Coffee Reduction 
and Chocolate Mascarpone Risotto

Chocolate Langues De Chats with White Chocolate Mousse

Finished off with roasted Chestnut coffee...
This meal was heaven on earth!!!
Thank you so much, Monika and Jeff!!!

9-14-2012 Orange

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

9-10-2012 Knees

our first mode of transportation
as humans!
Baby's on her knees now...
won't be long now 
until she's crawling!!!

9-9-2012 Ahh--chooo

Apparently ragweed and goldenrod
are much more drought resistant
than corn and beans...
there's a bumper crop this year!
Maybe the farmers should grow these instead?!?!?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

9-8-2012 Shattered

...sense of security...
as home invaders broke into and burglarized 
my neighbors house broad daylight...

Friday, September 7, 2012

9-7-2012 Blessing Others

This morning I helped a friend (re)learn how to crochet
because she wants to make prayer shawls 
for the ministry at church.
Her generosity of time, effort and expense
will be a blessing to those in crisis and need.
She was a wonderful student
and picked it up quickly.  :*)

9-6-2012 Osaka Sushi Buffet

...for lunch today.
It was my first time to this sushi buffet
and I was really impressed with the variety!
Not sure what the red bow and ribbon are about?!?!?

9-5-2012 Cut the Line

Another neighbor
putting up a fence
and cut the phone/cable line...
ahh, the joys of home ownership!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9-4-2012 Jumper

Baby loves her jumper!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

9-2-2012 How to Wash Hand Knit Items

Since I have begun making hand-knit items for friends and family, several have asked how to wash them, so I thought I would do a quick tutorial about how to hand-wash hand-knits...

Place item in a bowl of lukewarm water
to which several drops of laundry soap have been added:

Submerse the item completely:

Allow the item to soak for about 10-15-min
until all fibers are well saturated:

Gently squish item with hand to 'wash' it:

Tip the bowl and dump out soapy water,
then refill with fresh lukewarm water
to rinse out the soap:

Gently squeeze the water from item:

Place item on a folded bath towel:

 Fold other half of bath towel on top of item
and then stand on it to press water out of the item
and into the towel:

Remove the item off of the wet towel,
place it on a second, clean dry bath towel
and shape the item
(in this case, a baby sweater)
to your liking:
It is at this point (^) you can re-shape/stretch 
items made with wool 
several sizes larger
to extend the life of the sweater
and the time it will fit the baby
as the baby grows.

9-1-2012 And the Winner Is...

you are a gold medal winner!!!
You are one amazing knitter.
I'm so glad our paths crossed
at the LYS.