Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This is sooo funny

Mamacate had a link to this on her blog today and it's too funny not to share.

I promise I will post pics of the almost completed Koigu Portland souvenir socks soon. I ran into a slight hitch in the cast off and it wants to roll forward - Arrrgh!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's that time again... SOAR

I just finalized my lodging and shuttle trip for SOAR 2007. I'm very excited to think that it's right around the corner.

Last year's trip was so much fun - my second time - I was starting to feel like I knew what I was doing.

I didnt' get my registration in on time this year and had to wait on the standby list to see if I was going to be approved to go. Once I got that confirmation - I was thrilled.

Again this year, I am only going for the retreat weekend. Going to the whole thing is just too cost prohibitive. Someday, perhaps, I'll be able to attend the whole event, but for now I am just happy to take the retreat classes and hang out with everyone.

Hey, if you are going too, drop a note in the comments and we can meet there.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Retreat Weekend

No pictures - forgot to take my camera. Spent the weekend at a hotel in Scottsdale with spinners and knitters at the Tempe Yarn and Fiber Retreat.

There were about 20 of us on Saturday morning as we checked into the Hilton Garden Inn. My friend Alicia was there - she's the final reason that I decided to go. I haven't had the chance to spend very much time with her this year. When I found out that she signed up for this retreat, tht was the deciding point for me attending also.

Fred took pictures - here they are on TYF's website. I accomplished my goals for the weekend - cast on for my sister's sweater and learned how to do entrelac. And Alicia and I got to spend hours in each others company. Worth the price right there.

I was hoping to also finish my socks, but that didn't happen. I am so close, only a few more rows and I can cast off both of them.

I met some great women and got to know some others a little better, thanks to the TYF gang for pulling this together.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

They don't fit

Sarah tried on her socks yesterday and she cannot get them over her heel. They are the right length and fit her foot - but the heel and arch are too small.

So I am keeping them for me and will knit her another pair.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finished Socks

Here are the finished socks for Sarah. I completed them on Thursday night while hanging out at TYF waiting for DeVia to call from the airport.

Fred from TYF took the photos and everyone who has seen them thinks they are cute. I hope Sarah likes them too.

I will try to get the pattern written up sometime soon. They are knit from Panda Wool and the ruffle is Tango. Amazing color match for yarns from too different makers.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Life Path Number

I didn't take pics yet of the hat I knit for my sister's friend and not much progress has been made on the other two active projects - so for your amusement - here is another quiz.

I got this from Rabbitch's site this morning - it's not even funny how close this is to my real personality.

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you. You demand the best from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role. You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
A little selfish and vain, you always put yourself first.
Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!