Thursday, October 16, 2008

Forging Ahead

Last night I spent too much time trying to figure out what I should do at a certain spot on the instep of my Rattlesnake Creek Socks. At one point you begin with the 3rd stitch of the pattern...and that totally threw me when I got to the place where you are supposed to do a 3/3 cable on the edge. Finally, after agonizing for WAY too long, I went to bed. First thing this morning, it was clear to me what I needed to do and all is well again. Duh, just do a 2/2 cable instead. Please don't tell me it was obvious....I already know.  

Here is a peek at the socks a little further along than last time.  Yes, I am still on the first one!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Helicopter Tour

Today Greg and I took a long-anticipated helicopter ride with the Pasadena Police Department. This was the eTicket ride I thought it would be when I bid on it at the Bienvenidos benefit last year. The pilot who took us up, Mark Lang, was a true professional and a credit to the department. We met the entire staff, pilots from Pasadena PD and other cities, and the support staff who keep the ships in the air. The weather couldn't have been are a few shots of my adventure.

I've also been busy knitting.  Yesterday was a work day for me (at Skein), some friends dropped by, I taught several lessons and managed to complete a hat out of some lovely chunky Malabrigo that was purchased two weeks ago.
The pattern is Foliage, from It literally flew off the needles once I got the top down bit started. Next I'll try the worsted version as I just happen to have a few skeins around.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sad News

I haven't blogged in awhile...and since my last post, we lost our very special cat, Spooky.  It was obvious that he wasn't feeling well so we took him into the vet. He had lost quite a bit of weight and his temperature was below normal.  She was able to give him some in house lab tests and determined that his situation was grave.  We decided that it would be better to not prolong his suffering and had him put down.  We miss him terribly.

The craft room is moving ahead.  It should be finished next to follow.

There are more finished knitting projects!  Valour and my Rainy Day Scarf are both off the needles.