Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Promised, but Very Late Photo Heavy Post

I am sorry I haven't written in a while. It has been very busy around the casa. Tony and Michelle (not to mention yours truly) are all preparing to attend college in the fall. Tony had orientation yesterday. After being a student for only 6 hours, he has managed to earn credit! What a nerd.

Anyway, on the the WIPs!

Here is my Bombshell from Big Girl Knits. I am working on it for the KAL on the Big Girl Knits Group. I need to do the bust short rows, then I do the middle ribbing. It should be done by now, but I started so many other projects, that I really haven't worked on in much this week.

This week has been all about *Cozy!* Remember the Philosopher's Wool I bought on sale for my birthday? Well, here it is again. This wrap should be perfect for fall with a pair of jeans.

Since I am talking about birthday yarn, here is the yarn I bought with the gift certificate from Erin and Jen, and some of my gift money from my mom. 4 Lorna's Laces for socks (which was 10% off) and more of the sale Philosopher's wool (I loved the color but they only had these two).

My Pie Shawl made from the discontinued Lion Brand Imagine (a mohair acrylic blend). Yes, it is very bright. I actually decided to make it a bit bigger than the pattern (since I am a big girl), so I frogged my first wedge, but mohair is a pain to frog. Now the cats have a fluffy new toy!

Sly's Denim Style sweater. Don't ask when the last time was I worked on it. I really don't remember.
Another sweater I haven't touched in AGES! The front is done, and I am just finishing the neck, so I really just have to do the sleeves and I am done.

Just some dishclothes I am doing for my sister. She just moved into a new house, so I thought I would knit a small house warming gift.

I will close with a glimpse of the needle/hook/dpn rolls that will be available for sale here.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

meme from Jen

There will be a photo heavy post very soon. I have a great many WIP issues that I simply must deal with. In the meantime, I got this from Jen, and it seemed like fun.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Birthday Surprises

Yesterday, I went to my LYS to meet some friends and then go to Barnes and Noble for an evening of knitting and goofiness.

My talent of finding sale yarn came in handy. Erin walked by the lovely Philosopher's Wool several times and never noticed that it was 40% off. Since Sly told me I could spend $20 on yarn for my birthday, I bought 5 hanks a really fabulous blue color. My plan is to make a wrap for the fall to wear with jeans. I am thinking of this one.

While Erin, Jen, and I were at the LYS, the other girls were acting a little odd. They were both trying to keep me away from the cash resister. I just couldn't understand it.

After making all our purchases, we all went to Barnes and Noble, and they surprised me with birthday treats, yummy chocolate truffles, brownies with CREAM CHEESE frosting, and a gift card to the LYS we were just in (they were trying to buy it without me noticing). Check out the totally goofy pictures on Jen's blog.

I am off to enjoy my 16th 22nd birthday!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Good Luck Tony!

June 11, 2006 Anthony Sylvester Cotto graduated LaPorte High School with an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. Way to go Tony!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Open House

Today was my son Tony's open house for his high school graduation. So, I have a picture heavy post of the party.

Here is Tony on his big day with my mom.

Sly did a super job grilling burgers and hot dogs for everyone.

Tony and his friends play are rather intense game of Frisbee after the rain let up.

More Frisbee action.

Little Cindy stole many hearts!

Michelle (my daughter) and Randy (her boyfriend)

Aunt Barb, Mom, Uncle Carl, and Aunt Diana

Uncle Porter, Sharon, Aunt Dorothy, and Dad

Well, that was the party today. While the day started with rain, it did manage to get nicer in the afternoon. We all had a good time, and we are all very proud of Tony. Tomorrow is his actual graduation ceremony. See ya then.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

More Blooming Socks

I am back and ready to share new photos (cuz, let's face it, no one READS blogs). I am now out of work for several months, and I should have loads of photos to share this summer. Don't worry, I didn't get canned; it is just the end of the school year. I am a substitute teacher.

Last week it was an explosion of pink, now it is red. My red roses are in full swing. The yard still smells amazing.

My Griffindor Stripe (from Sunshine Yarns) socks are done. Don't they look great next to my peony? It smell wonderful too. A softer and more delicate scent then roses, but just as nice.

Not to be out done by Griffindor Stripe or the peony, my Fortissima Colori socks had to join in the act (even though the second one is not done). I just have to do the heel turn, gusset, and foot on the second sock, which doesn't take me that long. Actually, I did the cuff, leg, and heel at work yesterday.

Sly says that the peony is a whimpy flower that is too stupid to hold its own head up. I think they are expending so much energy on being lovely that they need a nap. So, dear reader, who is right?

I had a student bug me all year to make him a green hat. Here it is; too bad I didn't see him in school today (last day). It is a pattern I worked out myself in green (the color the student wanted) Wool-ease. It didn't take me long at all, and I do have matching mittens. :)