Archive for October, 2009

My Poor Bladder

October 31, 2009

I went back to the urologist yesterday.  I had no idea it was possible to put all that up a person’s bladder.  I’ve got to go back in a month.  This time I was given a gel to try.  It’s not supposed to have the side effects.  We’ll see.  I hate the ‘try this, try that’ business.

It’s very windy today.  I could have spent the day sitting on my neighbor’s pier out on the river.  It was so beautiful.  Some of the waves were so hard that it felt like someone or something was kicking the pier.

The girls loved chasing the leaves.  They were out all day.103109 003

103109 010Cora found it safer to sit on the railing.


I Couldn’t Fix Supper

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

102409 019It was only in the mid fifties when we went for our walk today.  I guess Autumn is finally here.  Can Winter be far behind?  At least I have plenty of warm socks.  I was looking at my sock yarn this morning, trying to decide which one to use next.  I have also been looking at shawl patterns to use the lace weight  yarn I bought at Knitter’s Nest.  It was hard to drag myself  back to the baby socks.  I finished one sock of the third pair of baby socks.  I finished cutting all the pieces for the small quilt and started sewing.  Can I get any more boring?102809 007

Baby Socks Progress

October 29, 2009

Little Sky Socks

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Little Coriolis102809 002

My Model102809 004

Little Coriolis Baby Socks

October 26, 2009

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These socks are fun to make.  I had never made toe-up socks before.  I’m still not sure if I’ll make myself a pair.  I like the diagonal line so I may.  Flo wasn’t much help.

I started work on a small wall quilt for Jen for Christmas.  It has finally gotten too cool to be outside.  I didn’t too far.  When I was changing the blade, I sliced my thumb a little.  Luckily, I didn’t get any blood on the fabric. 

It’s not cold enough to turn the heat on, so I make lime bars to warm it up a little this afternoon.  This evening, we have a fire going.

Finished Latvian Socks

October 25, 2009

I love these socks.  Look at the pink and orange.  Isn’t it great?  These are definitely happy socks.  The pattern was easy to follow and I finished them in less than two weeks.  I didn’t have much yarn left.  These are going to a friend so I’ll probably make a pair for myself eventually.102409 010

My daughter asked me to make something for one of her tellers.  She said she had been trying to get pragnent for six years.  This sounded like the perfect chance to make the practice socks in New Pathways for Sock Knitters.  102409 017Here’s my progress so far.   I used Moods from Universal Yarns Inc.  I still have quite a bit left.  Should I make mittens or a hat?

H1N1 Virus

October 21, 2009

My daughter called earlier.  She, my son-in-law and my grandson are all just getting over it.  So I guess they never made it down to their trailer over the weekend.  She was looking forward to the three day holiday by the water.  My poor babies.

I Didn’t Think It Would Ever Stop Raining

October 20, 2009

So I have been enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.  Tomorrow, the weather is supposed to be warm again.  The cats are happy, too.  Zip doesn’t like rain.101709 002Especially when the others laugh at him.101709 001

Knitter’s Nest in Eldersburg MD and Large Marge’s in Ellicott City

October 17, 2009

I decided to Look at these shops before going home.  It only takes about two hours so I had  all day.  I just wanted to sleep in my usual bed.

Knitter’s Nest was a pleasant surprise.  It has everything I want in a yarn shop.  There was a great variety of yarns, books and patterns.  I would have liked to see more needles, but you know I am a needle snob.  I loved the cozy sitting area.  The owner was pleasant and helpful, not pushy like that one in Glyndon.  I’ll definitely be going back.

Now for Large Marge.  I won’t be going back. 

I’ve got one sock finished.  This pattern was easy to memorize.101709 004


October 16, 2009

Monday, I drove to Reisterstown.  Nothing helps the spirits like a good zombie movie.  And this one was definitely one of the best.  The original Night of the Living Dead is still the best.  I took my son  and my grandson.  We had a great time.  Before the movie, we went to Carmine’s and had pizza.  When you go, be sure to stay through the credits.  There’s a neat little scene at the end. 

I also got my son to look at my computer.  It caught a little virus Sunday.  It didn’t take him long and now it’s better than ever.  I’m so happy.  I don’t know what I would do without it.