Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Stocking

My wonderful husband's aunts knit. They made baby booties for the babies in the family and they also made stockings. All the children and their children have knitted Christmas stockings. Not the great grandchildren and no knitters other When I googled this pattern I really thought it would be hard to find but no, I found it.
Abby was born last year and Hampton is on his way so I guess I'll get started. I've been trying to figure out why Jim married me and I think I've found the answer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Unpacking Somemore

In two days my mother-in-law is coming to visit for the holidays. I guess I better finish unpacking and cleaning out the guest room.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Me and My Stilletos

No Rachel I'm not talking about shoes, rather my Signature Needle Arts US O 5" double point needles. I love them!! A few months ago when they were having a free shipping day I ordered a set of 5. I have not had the opportunity or project to use them until now. Other then the US O's, the rest of the Signature needles are made in aluminum. I assume because of their diameter the US O's are made of stainless steel. The needles are very smooth and the point is wonderful for ssk's and ktog's. And I haven't bent or broken one. In the future I see a set of US 1's being added to my collection of needles. They are very pricey but well worth the investment if you are one of those like me who keep breaking their smaller needles.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Beginnings

As I go out and about I also am cognizant of my background in retail and the fact I have owned a yarn shop. One of the goals we had at the shop was to say hello to everyone as they came in and if not, at least acknowledge the person's presence while they were in the shop. This week I went to visit one of the shops I was hoping to make my home and was again not recognized for even being there. The previous week I had gone in hoping to find some yarn for a baby blanket and couldn't find enough of a color I needed and left without a hello, goodbye, can we help you find something, although I was there at least a half hour. This week I went in looking for some yarn for a scarf for my mother-in-law. I did find some yarn without the help of anyone, including the owner who was busy chatting with the regulars. Even at check out, while paying $50 dollars for my yarn the only acknowledgement I received was getting to pay the bill. Needless to say I am somewhat disappointed in the shop and will probably be looking elsewhere to spend my money and time.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Out and About

I must confess that Wednesday I had put gas in my car for the first time since moving from Texas to California. We are talking a 13 gallon tank. Obviously I not getting out into the world. It is hard to meet people if you don't venture out.

I do say I have felt some what hampered by the fact Jim has been sick. The Saturday before Thanksgiving he wasn't feeling well and ended up with the Flu. What kind we're not sure. After dealing with it for a week we went to the doctor on Monday as things did not seem to be getting any better and he now has pneumonia. I am the mother of three children and use to dealing with their illnesses. Children are much easier to deal with than adults.

I needed to add some sanity to my life so Tuesday evening I went to the Foothills Folsom Knitters. What a lovely bunch of ladies and I look forward to meeting with them again.

Wednesday to get out of the house I set out for Auburn Needleworks. I am working on a needlepoint canvas for a Christmas gift and I ran out of fiber. Amazingly enough there is no needlepoint shop in Sacramento. Auburn Needleworks is both a needlepoint shop and yarn shop. And wonderful a shop it is. I got the fiber I needed to complete my canvas and also yarn for a baby blanket that I need to make for my niece.
Tuesdays the needlepointers hang out at the shop and Friday's the knitters hang out. What a wonderful place to be!!