Sunday, March 25, 2007

Renn Faire

We had an amazing time yesterday at the Renn Faire. My sister Juanita made all of our outfits, the weather was good (not too hot and not muddy) and the crowds were not too bad.

Maegan rode a number of the rides for smaller kids - here she is pulling on the rope for all she is worth.

Sarah and Melody rode the elephant and were very excited about it. Mel is 17 and it is so cool to watch her go from sullen teenager to excited child about 20 times a day. It's a hard time to be in her shoes - I hope it gets better for her.

Sarah is on the brink of adolescence, I hope she doesn't have as hard of a time as Mel did.

Maegan rode the camel instead, cause the line for the elephant was too long by the time she got done on the swing. Here she is with the princess wave - even from the top of a camel - she has the princess thing down. The girl in front is a stranger, but when I yelled "princess wave" she got into the spirit of it with Mae.

I love this picture of all of us together. Sure can tell that we are related - eh?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

first pool party of the year

The pool is too cold to swim, but they had to get in the pool anyway. It's still pretty green from the winter, but we tested the water and it's fine.

Update on the socks from Ray's sock yarn

I love this yarn. The diagonal striping is fabulous - I love the white lightning strike up the center portion of the one is very cool.

It's hard to see in these pictures, but the leg is coming out pretty too, more later

Friday, March 09, 2007

Cheating on my tofutsies - Sock yarn review

I am working on the second sock from my second skein of Tofutsies yarn, but when this arrived - I had to find a set of needles and cast it on immediately.

It's the sock yarn that I ordered recently from Ray. Just shut up about the spin/knit from stash 2007 - I could not refuse this color. The yarn is 75% merino superwash and 25% nylon and it knits up very nicely.

This skein photo does not reflect the accurate colors of the yarn -

This picture is better
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This is best of all - look at those colors come to life. I am trying a new stitch this sock. It's a four stitch basket weave. I like how it complements the sock colors without being too busy.

Friday, March 02, 2007


Candy and Stormy cuddled up on the couch. I tried to snap the pic before they noticed, but Candy raised up to give me this evil look.

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