Thursday, July 19, 2007

Socks and Such...

Well, I can say that I am extremely excited about my latest pair of socks. It's like 'I get it' and now have the confidence to pour over some sock patterns and dream of making all kinds of yummy socks for my feet!

Here is the sock I am working on now out of Cider Moon Glacier. It is wonderful to work with and I love the richness of the colors. I am doing the alternating cable pattern out of the Sensational Sock Book.

Came home from running errands today to the delicious smell of Kirstin's scones. (Thursday is scone-baking day for her!) She made a new recipe today for us to try and they were amazing. She found the recipe here. Yes, this is the only scone that remains after just a short time out of the oven. Sigh. No wonder the scale won't seem to go down!!

Kirstin says that the secret to scone making is that they need to literally be mixed by hand! It's a bit messy, but oh so wonderful.

I don't know if you noticed my Rockin' Girl Blogger button, but thanks to Kristin and Marit for nominating me!! I've noticed alot of the buttons as I've been blog surfing and it's fun to be a part of this distinquished group! Not sure who to nominate as I can't remember who has and hasn't been.. but I think that if you're a blogger girl, than you're a rockin' and should consider yourself nominated!!

Thought you would enjoy this photo of what Sumo would consider to be the highlight of his day. And that is to leave the property and go on a walk. I'm not sure why he gets so excited about this, but as soon as he sees the leash he starts bounding around like a little puppy. We don't go real far. Maybe 1/2 a mile, but then they start to slow way up. We even have to take little breaks for the old girl. (Nikko, not me!!)

I picked up this leash at a flea market in Palm Springs and it is the greatest for walking two dogs. It has a ski-rope type handle and some stretch to the leash to absorb some of the pulling action. I got it from Xtreme Pet Products.

Well, off to try to finish up my sock and then start packing. I'm heading to Galena in the morning and then to Crystal Lake on Saturday for the Fiber Festival!!

Until Next Time.....


Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Don't you love that Glacier yarn from Cider Moon? SO soft. Your sock is gorgeous. I'm just so darned proud of you!

Now we need a Willow Way (or Jadlady) blog button. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

I would really like a scone knitter at my house!! I guess I just have to keep knitting with my girls and one day they will be able to do it themselves.
Wait to go with the socks.

Anonymous said...

hmmm, i mean baking

monica said...

Your socks look wonderful. I knew you were a sock knitter, I just had a feeling. I would love to come home to the smells of someone other than myself doing the baking, sounds like heaven. Does she clean up after herself though? If so is she for rent?
Have fun at the fiber festival!

Robin said...

Can you pick me up on the way??? I am only 200 miles in the other direction!!!! Have a good time can't wait to see what you find.