Posts Tagged ‘knitting group’


November 8, 2010

I was going to blog.  Really, I was.  When I sat down with my laptop. my mind went blank.  And what was I going to talk about?  I’m still not certain.  It was the first day of Standard TIme so I was up an hour earlier.  I had time  for a nice breakfast, a walk, some reading, some knitting and a long hot shower before leaving for knitting group.  I still left early.  I needed gas and I wanted to stop at Staples to get a book spiralled.  Is that a word?  I don’t know anymore.  There are so many new ones out there.  The stop at Staples was a waste of my time.  They said it would be about an hour before they could help me and that I could leave my book.  I said, “No thanks.  I’ll be back in two weeks.”  They said they were always very busy on the weekend.  This is a lie because I always come on Sundays before my group starts.  And the job they were doing?  It seemed to be watching the customer operate one of the big machines.  Huh?

Group, as usual, was a lot of fun.  I wore my new socks.  I love them.  They are so me.  Betty started talking about my socks so I flipped my clogs off and pointed to my feet.  She started laughing.  She didn’t realize that I was wearing them.  She’s one of those people who you want to make laugh just to hear her. 

Maria made NO progress on the fringe of her shawl.  She kept complaining that it didn’t look right.  She kept losing the yarn overs.  I hope I got her on the right track.  I told her she can’t do anything new until she finishes the fringe.  Fat chance of that happening.  She’s all ready planning her next shawl and she has the yarn for it.  I really like the pattern she found.  Maybe I’ll do it, too.

   At this point I was going to show you what I have started.  Unfortunately, my laptop and my camera are not on speaking terms with each other today.  This has happened before, but I do not currently feel like fixing it.  But there is always cat pictures.

 This is Miss Kitty.  She is a Certified Bed Cat.  She will sleep with you every night when you visit my girlfriend in Bismarck.  And, believe me, you need at least one of these when you go there.

And here’s Flo.  She missed my lap so much while I was gone.  She’s been trying very hard to make up for it.

And here’s Cora enjoying the fire.  She didn’t even realize that I was gone.

Sunday on the Nanticoke

September 7, 2010

I was heading down to Salisbury for knitting group when my daughter called.  They caught two full bushels of crabs and they were starting to steam them.   OMG!  OMG!  OMG!  I hadn’t had any this year so I was ready.  But the girls were expecting me.  That’s OK because they would be steaming for hours.  I stopped at Wal-Mart to get another cooler and more enormous Hefty bags.  I wished I hadn’t.  The place was a zoo.  It took me ten minutes just to find a parking spot.  This one is super-duper and only has six handicapped spots.  What’s up with that?  If she had called a half hour earlier, I would have gone to Seaford.  That one is only half the size and has a good fifty handicapped spots.   It makes no sense.  I wasted half an hour that should have taken ten.

I was about 30 minutes late to group.  I said I would be leaving at 4PM to go eat crabs in an effort to make everybody jealous.  We talked about some knitty problems and had a little show and tell(always fun).  Maria was late as usual and I helped her with her glove.  She sent me a picture this morning of the first finished one.  YEAH!   Around 3:45 I remembered I had six bags of yarn to get rid of in my van.  So out to the van we trooped.  We took it back in and dumped it on the floor for everyone to pick over.  I even had a bunch of old needles that I knew I would never use.  They took everything.  I am so happy!   The yarn got good homes.

I finally got out of there around 4:30 and headed on down the road.  I still had a good half hour of driving to go.  When I got there they were pigging out on hot crabs.  I joined in.  They still had about a hundred to cook.  Is there anything better than hot steamed crabs?  We all had about ten a piece.  There was also corn on the cob, green beans and hot dogs.  Everything was good.  Observe grandson, please. 


We sat and talked for a while and watched the sun set. 

Time for me to go home.

All Time High

January 5, 2009

I couldn’t believe the number of people that looked at this blog yesterday.  And it was a variety of places other than yesterday’s crap.  Interesting.

I was going to have this nice newsy blog this afternoon.  Then I realized it was knitting group day and I wanted to look at ipod accessories beforehand.  I wanted to wear my Latvian Dances, but I couldn’t find them.  One of the cats had jumped up onto the cutting table, sending the socks into the flower pots.  How do they do these things?   I couldn’t find my water bottle or my sunglasses.  I was kind of going crazy.  When I got down to the stores, I couldn’t get any deceit answers.  Everything I was interested in was on the bottom shelf.  I guess I’ll just buy on-line.

I had a nice time at knitting group.  We’re going to do an entrelac thing next time so I’ll dig out a few things and print out a few patterns.  Afterwards, Leslie and I went out to dinner and talked for a long time, so I guess I’m a bit talked out now.  When I finally got to the computer I started looking at the blog surfer.  Bad idea.  I am amazed at what I find, like this and this.  I lost tract of time.  Here’s my own kind of cute.


One Latvian Sock

December 22, 2008

I finished it at knitting group this afternoon.  I need to try it on before it’s official.  I have even started the second sock.   The toe was supposed to be solid, but I twined knitted with both colors for more durability.


It rained all night and until noon today.  Maude was very vocal about it.  We have got to stop doing this.  It’s all our fault you know that she can’t go out.  Olive is learning a lot from Maude.


Luckily for us, the rain stopped and she got to go out.  Olive is still too young to go out, but she has been practicing on the Christmas tree for when the time comes.

It’s Over

November 3, 2008

Very windy and cooler today, so the sweater goes back on and I’m checking on my hats and gloves.  We walked over to the goose pond and scared most of the geese.  The rest just walked away from us.  It was easy to tell the Delmarva Geese from the Canada Geese. 

I went to knitting group this afternoon and then went out to supper with two of them.  When we meet in two weeks, it will be in Snow Hill.  I never been there so I am driving to Delmar where Leslie lives.  Then we are driving to Charlotte’s house since Leslie ‘kind of’ knows where she lives.  Then we are driving to Snow Hill because Charlotte knows where it is.  Did that make sense?  Is it worth it?  I don’t know.  It’s something to do.

It is really starting to look like Autumn.  And going back to standard time isn’t helping my mood any.

Knitting Group

October 19, 2008

There weren’t very many there today.  Most of my favorites were there so it was enjoyable.  Again, we were unnecessarily shoved into a tiny space.  We were also told that we couldn’t meet there from mid November until January.  Our second gathering in November will be at Stacy’s, but I understand her space is small.  Someone knows of a place at the mall and is looking into it.  Afterward, I went out to supper with two others and had  very nice time. 

It has been pretty cold for the last few days, and windy, too.  We are finally having real Autumn weather.  We tolerate it during the day and have a fire going all evening.  About half an hour before bedtime, we turn on the electric mattress pad.  We hate to put the heat on before November.  We don’t want to give in to the cold.  

Happy June

June 2, 2008

I had on sandals when I went walking this morning so I was only out for about half an hour.  The problem being that it rained cows and pigs last night and the ground was soaked and very squishy.

I wore my new socks to knitting group this afternoon.  I didn’t mention them, but somebody did notice them.  I must say, they did look nice with my red sandals.  I have gotten down to the heel on my socks.  It has the standard heel, but i prefer what some call the “After Thought Heel”.  I think they last longer.  I can always change it later.  There was an error in the pattern, but I caught it almost right away.   Two rows of the pattern were reversed.

I got a haircut while I was down there.  No sense in wasting the gas.  It’s a forty mile round trip. I am so glad the color that it was dyed is so close to my natural color.  It’s about half grown out and doesn’t look too strange.album blocks

I finished my album blocks and I am working on the half and quarter blocks.  I am making extra full and half blocks as I finish each step.album block




Before and after.  With and without the flash.  Is that center square too much?  Why do I ask?  It’s staying.Maude




                                                  Good Night.

P.S.  Hope I haven’t bored you too much.

Knitting Group

December 17, 2007

I went down to Salisbury yesterday afternoon to join a little knitting group. It was very casual– just the way I like it so I will be going back. They meet twice a month. I also found out about a yarn shop that may be worth visiting. It was in a bookstore so I looked around afterward. The place had too many paperbacks and not enough hard covers. I did find an ADC map of Sussex county which made Doug really happy. I was going to wrap it up for Christmas, but he likes these little surprizes. They didn’t have the DVD that I wanted for my son. It’s an English movie, but I did find out it is supposed to be released for Americans this winter.

My Christmas projects are coming along very slowly. The tunic needs some ends woven in. I got most of the sewing done during The King and I. When Jenn was in high school, we went to see Yul Brynner live doing The King and I. It was her first musical. We have enjoyed several musicals since then. I don’t think I will ever tire of seeing it.