Monday, June 23, 2008

Day At Home

What a wonderful day. I spent the day at home! Sumo was especially happy to have me home today as he had been feeling a little neglected over the past few weeks. I admit it has been busy with all of the sandbagging; cleaning up etc.. I am happy to report that as of 6:00 Saturday night, our friends' basement was powerwashed out and ready to begin moving into again. There is still work to do, but the bulk of it is done.



I had hoped to spend the day curled up knitting, and I did do a little, but the bulk of the day was spent rearranging our family room for this: A new flat panel TV. We also subscribed for the first time to satellite TV. (Our kids will be shocked!) We've only ever had the 4-5 stations that our antenna has provided, but I have to confess that I enjoy TV and am excited for some of the news; sports; movie etc.. channels.



I was able to cast on my Team in Training Chevron Scarf that I am making as one of the prizes for those who donate to our Team in Training Marathon fund. I adjusted the pattern a little from the first chevron scarf and made it a little narrower as I wanted to make sure I had enough of this wonderful yarn that Liz sent me. I think it is going to be very pretty.




I also went through my stash and came up with 3 yarns that I want to knit into pairs of socks for the Summer of Socks Kal that I joined. That's right. My goal is 3 pairs for the whole summer, which will be pretty good for me. Unlike Monica, who almost has 3 pairs done since SOS 2008 started on Saturday. Sigh. She is my sock knitting hero. Anyways, I think I will start with the middle yarn (My Loopy Legends colorway) and make a pair of Monkey socks. I think I'll even cast them on tonight.
Other sock knitting heros: Wendy; Jessica and of course Sheri is my single sock knitting hero!
Do you have a sock knitting hero?



I thought I would share what I did with my pottery pig spoon holder that I rescued from the flood at our friends' house. I put it in the family room with all of my favorite knitting needles in it. I just love it.














I also took a little time today to check on my garden. I know it sounds crazy, but we really need rain. The ground is rock hard and my plants are just not doing so well. The best growing plants are the 4 little tomato plants that were very sickly looking that K just threw into this pot. They are growing fabulously! I don't know much about gardening, but I'm thinking this is too much plant for this pot, so I will probably have to transplant at least 2 of them??? Maybe when the ground softens up.









Off to take Sumo on a walk. He'll be very excited. I think we'll even jump in the car and walk around the lake. That will be double the excitement! And then home to cast on my first pair of socks for SOS '08.

Until Next Time.....

11 comments:

rohanknitter said...

Someone has already knit three pairs?? Holy cow I wouldn't have guessed that is even possible. I signed up for SOS 08, but I already have a clapotis and a lace scarf going so who knows how many socks will get done. For some reason I thought the clapotis would be fairly quick but it's clearly not going to be, lol!
I love the pig spoon holder with the needles in it!!

KnittingHawkeye said...

Both skeins have 400 yards each. Sorry, forgot to mention that. It's coming out well. =)

marit said...

You can get some of our rain....
Perfect needleholder:-)

AR said...

Three pairs! Awesome. Nice tv. We just got a hand-me-down one from the MIL. It's not a flat panel, but it's huge! Lots of knitting while watching will be going on this summer!

I'm doing some Monkey socks in my own crazy colors I dyed. What a fun pattern.

Allison said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday but it kept rejecting me :-( You're my Monica - knitting socks so quickly. I'm still only 2/3rds through my Loopy Janice Monkey sock and you'll probably finish your pair before I finish my one sock!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I'm so honored to be your Single Sock Hero. (Although I'd rather be like Monica....) ;-)

Leigh said...

you guys got satellite tv?!?! Holy crap!! haha

Jknits said...

I didn't think we needed a big tv until we got one - now I don't want to be without it! enjoy

monica said...

Yay for more than 3 channels although you will find there is still nothing to watch.

Thanks for the sock knitting compliment, that is so sweet of you to say. I am sure you will whip those socks out. Looking forward to seeing the Monkeys in your Loopy colorway.

The pig spoon holder makes a great needle holder too.

donna said...

Can I order some pottery from your neighbor? Is there a website? I have a pig type mug and would like to add to my collection. Great looking!

hakucho said...

Good luck with your new TV. We need a new one too, but have been slow to get one. Our old (tube) TV still works fine but the boys really want a new flat one.

Good luck with your sock knitting and your chevron scarf is coming along nicely!

happy knitting :)