Thursday, August 14, 2008

First Zombie Vanquished!

One Zombie Sock done, one to go.  It was a tricky start for me...but easy to do.  As I mentioned before there are two spots in twelve rounds that you have to pay attention.

My very hard working husband (yes, that is sweat on his shirt)has devoted every possible moment he can squeeze out of his busy schedule to moving my craft room ahead. This week we decided to add a ceiling fan before finishing the floor...and while we were waiting for the window treatment to arrive. It was quite a project and involved crawling in a small attic space of questionable construction to reinforce the area above where the ceiling fan was to fit. I think it was a wonderful addition and it looks fantastic. 

During one of our many trips to Home Depot, I found some cool cord pulls to use and discovered that they bonk together if you don't stagger them. That would be annoying.

This morning we woke up to some wonderful news.  Kim Rhode, the daughter of our good friends, Ric and Sharon, has won her 4th medal in her 4th Olympics.  This was her first Silver Medal.  If you are interested, you can check out her scores and some pictures here. There is a good news article about her that includes a short movie at this site.  I promptly put on my Olympic shirt to join in their celebration of her accomplishment.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Third Time is a Charm least it is for my Zombie Socks. The pattern isn't difficult. The problem seems to be my short attention span that doesn't last for the entire 12 rows of the pattern repeat. You only have to pay attention on rows 6 and 12 and read your stitches the other rows. What is so hard about that? Perhaps it is the Zombie curse.

Yesterday flew by while working at Unraveled...Fay Lynn had a large beginning knitting group and Janice taught a workshop on how to make a lamb out of Ozark Yarn. We had so many comments about the cute sample she made for the store-it just had to be a class. There were also several people who just dropped by to sit, visit and knit. It made for a fun, busy day for Christine, Margie and me.

After work, Greg picked me up and we went to join some friends to hear the Cal Phil play at the Arboretum. As it turned out, one of the other couples at the table were parents of a former student of Greg. Not a day goes by that we don't run into someone he has taught in the past. It was a delightful evening under the stars...great food and good company, too.  We brought desert for the table and thanks to another knitting friend, (misterd on Ravelry), I decided on some tasty cookies from Euro Pane.

Lisa (feltaholic on Ravelry) had this cool color personality quiz on her blog.  I bit and it came up with pale turquoise for me....always liked the color.  Now I know it was fate.
you are paleturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wish Trees in Pasadena

Saturday night we ventured into Old Town with Meghan and Julien. We had dinner at IL Fornio and saw Yoko Ono's Wish Tree installation in the courtyard at One Colorado.  There were some very touching wishes and several unusual ones, as well.

The Primavera Socks are finished and the Zombie Socks (both on Ravelry) will be cast on later this afternoon.  I haven't quite decided which yarn to use...but the choices have been narrowed down to two very good ones!  

                                                              Garden Tour

This is not only our sole tomato hornworm of the season...but also the current record-holder for size.  He/she is in the process of turning into the next stage in it's maturation cycle. No, I didn't smoosh it.


Friday, August 1, 2008

New Toys

New toys are so cool!  I have downloaded several new applications for my iphone.  So far this is my favorite one....  misterd(on Ravelry) and Knitdad sorting out some issue on a sweater.

Meanwhile, across the table, I am churning out mitered squares by the dozen and turning the heel on the Primavera Socks. Hopefully, there will be a posting on Sunday of a finished pair of socks. Don't hold your breath.