It's been a busy, busy weekend! We woke up to this Saturday
SNOW! ACK! Mike and I had to go shopping to buy stuff for his trailer, that I haven't told ya'll about. Here's the low down. Mike has purchased a 5th wheel trailer to use for work, so he doesn't have to stay in a hotel and constantly eat out. Now, my Mike doesn't make things easy nope. Not my Mike. Remember, we live in Western Pennsylvania. He bought this trailer... from California. It was supposed to be shipped on Thursday, shoulda been here yesterday. They have no idea where the guy is. Mike's last day of break is Thursday. Even better they forgot to put something in the trailer before it left and supposedly shipped over night it Monday. Yup, my Mike doesn't always make things easy! But if you could have seen his face at JC Penny's white sale Saturday, ohmygod it was priceless!! He had to pick out sheets and towels for his trailer. *snicker* He was very overwhelmed!
Sunday was trick or treating in our neighborhood. I had to leave early to pick up Corra and Bryce at their Dad's. Here comes the trick part of the title. Ya might have to click to embiggen this pic
urgh. Closer? Click here. urgh. If you where driving up the road we live on, you can turn left and continue down the next road, go up the dirt road which is straight or turn right into our driveway. I was coming out of our driveway and a truck was coming up the other road in front of me. The guy that lives across from me parks his truck right in front of the stop sign, so people have to stop on the wrong side of the road (where you can't see them if you are coming up the road) Anyway. He was on my side. Being pregnant and all I thought it best to stop where I was, and let him go by. So He wouldn't hit me. Well... I was a little closer to the brick wall then I thought I was. URGH! double URGH!!!
The kids had tons of fun trick or treating that night, don't they look cute?
Allysa as Minnie Mouse (she refused to wear her ears, Corra as tinker bell, Mr. Bryce as "the Thing" from Fantastic 4, and Captain Grumpypants. hehehe I got to hand out candy this year!! yay! It was chilly but we all had a blast!
We carved our pumpkins last night. better late then never! Corra's pumpkin rotted so she got Allysa's pumpkin and Allya's got the baby's pumpkin. Check out all the gooey fun
It's been a few day's since I've posted. At least it feels like it been! Its a funny story really, of why I haven't had the chance to post... we came back home from Mom's late Monday night.
Tuesday morning while driving the kids to school. I stop at the light, while waiting for it to change the local cop passes me down the road. I go straight to go to the school, using my turn signal when I turned, please note I was *actually* going the speed limit. I look in my rear view mirror, and see flashy lights. Ok, turn signal on and pull over. The cop stops behind me. Shit. What did I do?? He comes up and says "I bet you don't know why I pulled you over." I had to tell him, "No, what did I do wrong??" He proceed to tell me that my inspection was out (shit!) he looked at my license and noticed both the time and the kids in the backseat and asked if they would be late for school. I told him, yeah, but that's ok. He handed me back my license and told me to get the inspection done. The rest of that day I spent cleaning the house, running errands, getting groceries. Very little knitting was done this day. Mostly because Corra and I spent the evening making her mask for her class Halloween party.
Doesn't she look perdy? I had a hard time coming up with an idea, something that we could do together. Note for future referance, foam sheets. Won't go through my printer. Need I say more?
Wednesday I had to go to the dentist. Oh, Lordy. I know, and can now freely admit to being a difficult person at times. I was running a bit late Wednesday morning, dropped Allysa off at the sitter's 10 minutes late and flew out to the dentists office which is 20 minutes away. My appointment is at 10. My cell phone rings at 10:03. Its the dentist office asking if I'm coming. Mind you, I've never been late, always early. I have canceled appointments the day before(which you are allowed to do, right?) The last time I was there they kept me waiting for 30 minutes *gr*. Anyway... all I can say to the secretary is "It's 10:03. IT'S.10:OOOHHHTHREEE!! It's 10:03!?!? I would be THREE minutes late right now." I just couldn't believe that she was calling me when I was a measly 3 minutes late asking me if I was coming. 3 MINUTES!! I told her, "Yes, I'm coming, its only 10OHHHTHREE!!" Isn't there some 20 minute late grace period? How come its ok for the Dentist to be running late, but its NOT ok for me to be 12 minutes late? URGH! 10OHHHFREAKINGTHREE for crying out loud!! URGH! I had a bit of a pregnatude this day. No knitting was done, till late that night. See the pic? Very little knitting. gr.
And that brings us to today. Thursday. This morning was hectic to say the least. Kids got dropped off at the sitter's, I dropped the van off at the dealership for the inspection and oil change, and I was off to the Dr's for my 28 week check up. L5 the clown car and I where only together for a small bit of time. Not enough for a photo shoot. oh. pooh. While at the Doctor's office waiting (for one bloody hour) I was able to knit quite a bit. The nurse asked me if I was knitting a scarf. Granted it could pass for a scarf, but why does every non-knitter/crocheter ask if what your knitting is a scarf? After my appointment, I discovered the dealership called. Inspection couldn't be completed, Mike didn't sign the owners card. Damn. Back to the dealership, where I wait. and wait and wait. for them to stick the sticker on the van. Got some knitting done there! Whoohoot!
I have to order more ball of WOTA to finish Dad's Christmas socks. Mike comes home for his break tomorrow! Yay! Do you think he would believe me if I told him I didn't dust because I was saving the cobwebs for Halloween? *eg*
Saturday morning turned out to be a lovely day,
Mom and I followed the masses yesterday to Rhinebeck Sheep and wool festival. We woke up early (7am), left Mom's house at 8 and arrived at 930. To our surprise, we where able to go in early. The first stop on our list was to the fold to score some STR. Among many others, I really I couldn't help myself.
From left to right: CTH supersock potluck colorway brights, Socks that rock medium weight in colors purple rain, rockober, rhodonite, puck's mischief, sock candy in kiwi. In the next pic the softest merino eva (Really. EVER.) from Greenwood hill farm in silver and 5 hanks of Moorland Tweed in Skye from Autumn House farms.Next year, honestly if I have to pick one festival to go to. Its going to be Maryland. Rhinebeck was nice, but there wasn't very much room for moving around. The barns where too small for all the people milling around, the parking attendants. Well.. it would be nice if they stuck around for the whole day to direct people out. Tomorrow the kids and I go back to PA. As always our trip isn't long enough.
just waiting for their cast on day, 40 pairs of potential socks... just waiting... for their turn on the needles...
Lolly said it best "every stash tells a story". I can remember where I bought each one, (hell if I can remember why I just walked into the kitchen but I remember where I bought my yarn!) 10 hanks came from my trip with Mom to Maryland Sheep & Wool just this past year. 3 where gifts, quite a few followed me home just because I had to have them.
a few have plans, the fleece artist autumn a pair of lacey leaf socks, blustery day or CTH birches either cablely socks or vanilla socks with a picot edge... when their time comes its really about what is going on in my imagination.
going through my sock yarn stash brought back memories. None going back more than a year unfortunately as I haven't been knitting socks all that long. The aquamelon and fire in the sky I bought with mom's special order Vesper yarn, the LL knit happens Mike bought for me all by himself. The girls that work there still remember him... is that a good thing? Or is it because you could never forget someone as cute as this? The strange little momma, is one of the best birthday presents I've ever received!
Tomorrow morning, hopefully before noon, we will have the van all packed and will start our drive to my parent's house in Massachusetts. Hopefully we won't forget anything, or anyone. Mom and I will be at the blogger meet up, I'm praying for anything but rain, I'm sure plenty of sock yarn will follow me home.
I'll be there, will you?
These socks aren't my colors, it was the color ways name that drew me in. Ya see, I have always had this "thing" for rocks. My parents are still finding rocks I picked up outside as a child and hid their house. One Christmas one of my Aunt's gave me a rock tumbler. I was thrilled! Constantly looking for new rocks to put in there, just to see how they would turn out.
In middle school my favorite book was Judy Bloom's book tiger eye's. How Davey (the main character) over came the death of her father, found her self while she explored the canyons and how she learned to love again after the great loss of her father. I've always loved the tiger's eye stone. When you turn it the gold just appears.
Check out those stripes! Some how they match, how cool is that? Enough babble really, Here's the stat's:
Notes: I'm not to keen on the medium weight STR. Its to bulky for me. These socks are nice and comfy, a little baggy around the ankle, which I'm thinking up ways on how to fix that, any suggestions? I'm surprised I didn't get more pooling around the gusset area because of the flap heel. These really aren't my colors, but I'm loven the stripage.
Honestly I can't think of anything more about these socks! I'm on the phone with Mike and he is (still) talking about the 5th wheel rv he wants to buy. I swear to all that is Holy. If he doesn't shut up about it soon, I'm not packing any socks for him next month. Geesh!