Saturday, February 23, 2008


Have you ever had those times in your life when people just disappoint you?

I made socks for a family and never once heard if they even liked anything about them. One of the family members spent time at my house and never said a word. Is that normal? What ever happen to manners? Did some people get raised without them or did they just forget them when they should have been put to use? Or did they just plain not like them and I should never kit for them again. Are some people just so stuck on themselves that they can not see the time and effort put into home/hand made goods?

So many times in life you go out of your way for someone and they don't seem to know how to say Thank-You. Why is it people can be so rude?

I just want to scream today as someone dear to me put the final straw in the camels back. I just don't know what to think. Guess it is time for me to put this behind me and pick up the pieces of straw and knit a backbone for the camel.

If others can be so rude and unthoughtful I need to remember it is their problem and not mine. I will just have to made sure that they can not hurt me any more. Doing whatever it is I need to do to make that happen.

So "Today is the first day of the rest of my life". So be it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunny Days

First off I need to Thank Adrienne Fong giving me hints on taking photos of my socks. Your tips work wonderfully.

Jeanne Townsend has used the picture of my Roses, Roses on her Yahoo group page. If I knew how to link I would do that here.
Might work.

Think I got linking almost down. Need to learn how to just put a word and have that link. Any ideas out there???

Still teaching sock knitting classes. Waiting for ideas on next class some want to learn. Will be running more sock knitting classes also.

Another thing to learn here is how to post my patterns. But that is another day.

We have been enjoying a wonderful streak of sunny days. It is so nice to see my solar lights still on for more than 30 minutes. They have been on past midnight. I know snowflakes are not nice this time of year so we are going to call the lights flowers.

If anyone out there tests my links please leave me a message on how they work. Any ideas on how to link by a word, and or post patterns also leave me a message.

If you read this you can just post a "Hello" message also.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Roses, Roses Sock

I so love how this sock turned out. It is Roses, Roses Sock pattern by Jeanne Townsend.

The pattern was a combo of crochet and knitting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Dazes

It is so nice now that the days are getting longer. We are almost half way through the month that can bring rotten weather. I am so looking to spring.

On the needles wow 4 socks in all stages. 3 are my own designs.
One is Jeanne Townsends Roses Roses. Wish I knew how to link that.
I am doing it in different colors it is so pretty.
I am test knitting a vest that I hope to finish up today. Will need buttons for it though.

A contest at

I dont know how to link either but a 300 post contest. Wow guess she knows how to blog.

Oh and to leave a tip about knitting or crocheting. Guess I can leave one about both. I teach knitting classes and told my students always have a crochet hook for dropped stitches. Should be learn to link before you blog. Well we all started somewhere.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Time flys

I am so happy with how this sock turned out. More so on what I learned knitting it. This sock other than the cuff has no purl stitches. I learned to knit backward and on this sock used that method.

I have finished up a bunch of UFOs. Nice to have the needles free only to fill them up again.

I got to play with the Addi Lace needles. Love those.

Seems I am in a learning mode now. I am learning patience with new sock knitters. I should repeat that so it is ingrained in me.

Love watching the knitting classes I am teaching learn new skills.

Watch out world new socks knitters are arriving daily.