Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Are you my mother?

Many years ago we started out with one mocking bird. Then we got another one. Then they reproduced and so forth and so forth and so on. Now, we have mocking birds all over, in just about every tree on our property. And this little fella was getting a stern talking to from mom & dad yesterday about flying before you are ready. Then of course, he (or she) fell out of the tree. That's when my daughters found him (or her). And then we put him back in the tree. Course, mom & dad were a might bit ticked at us and put up a huge (HUGE) racket. Then after the coast was clear (we had retreated to a safe distance) the little bird took a good flight. Then he cried for mom & she fed him. It was sweet.

And these are my current project. Working out the pattern is fun and a stress relief. Course, when it is done it will be posted on Ravelry. I really like the way it is looking like flames. Course, the yarn is Phoenix (and the name Fawkes was already taken for a pattern name) so for now the name of the sock is "Rising from the Flame".

Monday, June 23, 2008

Where are my socks Mommy?!?!?!?!?!

Well, after being so nicely reminded on Sunday that I haven't posted in "about a month", I decided it was time to post.

Summer break started about 4 weeks ago, and short of being at a standstill with putting stuff back after the floors were done (we're waiting on the baseboards to be put down), there hasn't been a lot going on.

My youngest has been asking (read-badgering unmercifully) me to make her some blue socks as soon as I got finished with my red socks ( were supposed to make ME some socks, not you, again). Since this is the girly tomboy, she wanted plain socks with very minimal "girly" decorations. So, to work I went and came up with a cute, basic, minimally girly sock (that my mother showed off at the last night of VBS). Has she worn them yet? Nope. But they are done. The pattern is posted on Ravelry of which you have to be a member to access. If you knit or crochet, I highly reccomend joining. Jess & Casey & Bob are wonderful!

Now, I'm working on a flame sock pattern for my "Phoenix" yarn from Dani at Sunshine Yarns. She makes the most beautiful colored yarns, not to mention her Harry Potter inspired colorways. It's coming along, and has only been frogged (ripped out and redone for non-knitters) 3 times since yesterday. I think I have it down now and will keep working on it until it is done. Then the pattern will probably be posted on Ravelry. Then I have to decide what to do with Dani's "Ginny Weasley", "Gilderoy Lockhart", and "Cherry Blossom" yarns. Not to mention my Koigu yarns (pink, green), my Lamb's Heart yarn, the Socks that Rock (I really want to do the "Snape" sock pattern with this yarn) and the umpteen other sock yarns in my stash.

We have been swimming, a lot. And sleeping in our tent (inside) just about every night since we got it. It was a reward from the Disney Movie Rewards program (Love It!). And we are gearing up to see Wall-E this Friday.

Well, time to take care of the kiddos.