Vetern’s Day 2017

Veteran's Day

For our Military, who have given service and sacrificed for our freedom!

I would like to take a moment to thank all those veterans who fought in the various wars and “police actions” for our freedom.   Thank you for your service, and thank you to your families for allowing you to do that.

3-Color Cashmere Cowl

I am still working on Hermione’s Everyday socks.  I have finished the leg on one sock and am getting ready to start the leg on the 2nd sock, however I have started working on the 3-Color Cashmere Cowl, shown above,  for a friend, tho it is not being knit in cashmere.  It is a nice diversion.  The yarns she purchased for it are from Stitch Together, a local yarn shop.  More info on the yarns can be found in greater detail on  my project page for this cowl on Ravelry. 😉  You may need to sign into Ravelry to view the project page.

I will post a picture of Hermione’s Everyday socks when I get the 2nd leg finished before I do the heel flap.  The color (tho beautiful) on the socks doesn’t show the pattern very well, I think I chose a color too dark for a delicate pattern.

Hermione’s Everyday Socks Started!

I did get started on the Hermione’s Everyday Socks :).  This is my 3rd pair of socks and  I am knitting them two at a time, so I have the cuffs done for both and will be working on the legs for each now, that way I’m less likely to have 2nd sock syndrome (where you finish one sock and put off indefinitely doing the 2nd one :P, tho I haven’t had that problem.)   I keep telling myself these are for me but I might save them as a gift for Christmas, who knows :).  My enjoyment is really in the knitting :). I am a process knitter, I just love the process of knitting, it is my stress relief.  I’m always thinking about what I should start next before I’m done so I have something else to start when the piece I’m working on is finished but I don’t like to start things before I’m done with what I’m working, tho I have been known to do that occasionally.  Most knitters have a lot of things started, but I don’t usually have more than 2 or sometimes 3 things started (and usually only because I have to have something done on a time line)  It stresses me out to have too many things on my needles.  Are you a process or production knitter?

Ready to Begin the Hermione’s Everyday Socks :)

Something cool I just realized I could do with WordPress, tile the photos I want to put in :).

The picture on the top left is the yarn I’m using, Dreams in Fiber colorway Loch, I bought it a little over a year ago at a fiber festival (things I bought are shown in the picture to the right) in my local city from Hanlone79 on etsy.  The top left picture is the yarn divided for the Hermione’s Everyday Socks.  It was 104 grams and using a kitchen scale I divided them into two 52 gram balls, so I can knit them two at a time, ie: do one cuff then the other, etc.

Next to that you see a beautifully wrapped package.  I joined a group on Ravelry sometime back named The Victorian Studio.  She sometimes has giveaways.  Right now she has a year long Harry Potter KAL (for non knitters that stands for knit-a-long) that she periodically draws for prizes from.  It is fun group, she knits, and spins, and sews bags and works with miniatures in polymer clay.  She is very talented and her podcasts are amazing, anyway I won one of her Chocolate Frog (a reference from Harry Potter) progress keepers :), you can see it at the bottom right of the pictures.  It is very cute and will be perfect for the socks I am getting ready to start. 🙂  I also took a close up picture of the paper it was wrapped in because it is a reproduction of the newspaper, the Daily Prophet, from Harry Potter, such attention to detail she does in the things she sends out, there was a Harry Potter ribbon around the package and her card is stamped with Owl Post, I’m elated, how lucky can one girl get!!!

Warning for Those Who Might Be Easily Offended – My Thoughts on My Blog

I stand for my Flag and the National Anthem

I was raised by an Air Force father who served for 21 years, and served in two wars.  I love my country, it’s flag and the National Anthem.

I’m disappointed, in those in football, who chose to protest the American Flag and our National Anthem on the football field.  The very country who has given them the opportunity to become millionaires.  Take the protest to the political arena where it might actually do some good, you are turning people against what you claim you are supporting, protesting your country doesn’t belong in a game.

Many Americans buy tickets and other football memorabilia to support their teams, however you will probably notice that attendance is down because it is NOT what most of your fans came for.  They came to watch you perform at football not to dis their country.  If they wanted political banter they would go to something political.   They attend to get away from reality for a short while because our country has become so politically correct, tumultuous and divided, it was one thing where the fans of a football team could come together on, their team.   The football arena has chosen to become political which makes them divisive and I have chosen to turn the channel now on something else besides football until they can get back to what they do best, entertaining us without their political agenda.

Seems my team, the Cowboys, can’t decide if they want to support those who are dissing their flag and anthem or stand for the flag and anthem so they did both, a right down the middle stance.  What was it Mr Miyagi in Karate Kid said? Oh yeah, “Walk on road,  Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, get squish just like grape.”   Support them off the field guys, off the field your time is your own and can do what you want and I will support your right to do it, however when you are on the field, just play ball, please, we all need some down time to just enjoy the sport.

Remembering 9/11 in 2017

 

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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.

Has It Really Been Over a Month?

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 :).

Are You Ready for Some Football? 2017-2018 WOOT WOOT

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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)

Hat done!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  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.