As we remember the 16th year since this heinous attack was perpetrated, may we take a moment to remember all those who died on this day 16 years ago and thank those who helped in the aftermath. I would like to salute those heroes on flight 93, and all those who, on that day, willingly and unselfishly sacrificed their lives to save the lives of others. I also salute those in our armed services who have given their lives and those who continue to fight, selflessly putting their own lives in jeopardy to protect us and others from terrorism. They are all heroes to me and I will never forget.
Wow, didn’t realize it has been so long since I’ve posted. I’ve got my first cold of the season, ugh. So yeah, I’ve been sick for starting on 3 weeks now. I hate colds, but they seem to love me, if I was magic I would zing them out of existence! 😛 I haven’t even felt like knitting so no progress there. I think I will work on some spinning today to see if I can finish one spool of singles and start on the other spool so I can ply and have something to knit with. I’ll post a picture when I get it plied :). Money has been very tight and I didn’t get to send my fleece off to have it processed into yarn to knit for Christmas this year. Dang car, but I figure when I get everything fixed, it will be like a new car :P. It’s not like I don’t have any fiber to spin, and I do enjoy spinning, sometimes I’m just in a hurry to knit. 🙂
The Cowboys did fairly well with their preseason games, their first real game is tonight with the Giants. Hope they do well :), Go Cowboys.
I am keeping my eye on a program that is going to start in Oct. It’s called Extinct, I’ve added a link, it looks really good!!! It will either be on the BYU channel with your cable provider or at their website. There are also a couple of other syfy programs coming up this fall, one is a comedy kinda like Star Trek, the other I believe is a new Star Trek program. Not sure what channels they will be carried on but I want to check them out when they start :).
Oh my gosh Football season is here already!!! My Cowboys play tomorrow night (Thursday) for the first preseason game. I’m so excited!! My mom loved to watch sports (all kinds) so I get my love of Football from her. I’m not a big basketball person, tho’ she loved it. But I can watch golf, bowling, hockey, baseball. But my favorite is Football and my team is definitely the Dallas Cowboys :). I’m excited to see how they do this year, hopefully they will just pick up from where they left off and run with it :). Let the Games Begin!! (hmm wrote and posted this on Wed Aug 2, but it shows Aug 3rd, not sure why)
I finished the hat for my friend’s 5 year old grandson who has a blood cancer. It is the 2X2 ribbed hat from the 5 Easy Pieces – Knit Newborn Hats. I used the Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek yarn from Hobby Lobby. It’s very soft and was the blue and green my friend said were his favorite colors :). I added an extra 10 stitches to the pattern and about 12 more rows because he’s not a newborn and I knew it needed to be a little larger. I tried it on an 9 year old and tho a little snug for him it should be perfect for a 5-7 year old. I hope he will like it.
I’m thinking about what my next project should be, honestly tho I should be cleaning, I’d rather be knitting :P. I’ll post when I make up my mind and start that next project.
I needed to change server hosts and so it may take a while for me to get everything back on here, please be patient :), lots of broken picture links to fix etc.
Happy Birthday, ie: Independence Day to the country that I love, the United States of America.
I’m sorry Dad!! So much going on lately, I got that card out to you on time, but didn’t get this on my blog. I have a wonderful Dad, who has always been there, has always provided for his family and was always there in the middle of the night when we were sick, holding us as we threw up on him (what a great dad it takes to do that :P.) Love you Dad!!
I did get the 2nd pair of fingerless mitts done for the teacher just before the end of the school year. These are the Te Ara Fingerless Mitts and they are really pretty on, very elegant looking :). I used the skein of V Yarn (her etsy store is here) that I won on the Never Cast Off ravelry podcast. The yarn was very pleasant to to knit with :).
I’m working on the preemie knitted caps again. And I’m going to knit one here shortly for a friend who’s 5 year old grandson has a kind of blood cancer. I’m sure he will be losing his hair and will enjoy a hat to wear, I’ll post a picture when I get it started. Cancer is so ugly. 😦
I have never seen a double yolk egg before. Imagine my surprise when I cracked open an egg from the grocery store for my breakfast this morning and it had a double yolk. Pretty cool :).
I have finished the Au Clair Fingerless Gauntlets. I made them mitts instead by only doing 3 cables instead of 7 (which just makes them shorter.) They were a fun knit, I hope Maddie’s teacher will enjoy them.
This is some spinning fiber I bought at the Cedar Rapids Fiber Festival. The fiber in the left corner is black (not brown as it shows), green and blue and is a BFL and Corriedale cross 64%, Alpaca 27% and Sari Silk waste 9%. It’s very soft and oh so beautiful and is from Fiber Curio and Sundries, LLC. The other fiber in the top right corner I purchased is 100% Rambouille from Mountain Colors.
I did break down and buy some knitting tools that I have been wanting for a quite a while. The picture on the left is 2 DPN (double pointed needle) holders, which makes it really nice so the stitches don’t fall off the needles while your project is in progress. I also got a nipper to cut my yarn and a little case to put my stitch markers in and a needle gauge and a sheep progress keeper. These I purchased on Etsy from Twisted Yarn and Fiber Co. The picture on the right are some wonderful progress keepers from Yarn Candy Studio. I bought a row counter progress keeper (very nice for when I’m doing work and knowing what row I’m on is necessary) and I bought Harry Potter progress keepers and I love those Harry Potter progress keepers, of course I love the Harry Potter movies so maybe that is why :). The one you can’t see very well has a hologram in it that is a picture of the patronus charm for Harry (stag’s head) and the words expecto patronus. It’s really very cute, was sad it didn’t show up in the picture very well.
Went to my son’s today to watch him “blow out” his alpacas in prep for the shearers who came to shear the alpaca. The shearers did all 6 alpaca in one hr. I will have some pictures to post eventually.