Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mini Me!!

In February, we decided it was time for me to get a new car. I had the most perplexing time deciding which car I would buy. We went around and test drove a few but I just wasn't excited about it. I had my eye on the MINI for more than a year. One Saturday morning I said let's just drive up to Winston-Salem and take a look at the Coopers. As soon as I got there I knew I wasn't leaving without one. Let me tell you -- it's not just another car. It's an addiction!! I wash it, I vacuum it, I love it. Last weekend we went to Ocracoke with the car club. There were 22 MINIs. It was a blast going over on the ferry - 2 hours and 40 miniutes. Paul, the club member who organized the trip, has a trip report on his blog: http://www.blimeycabrio.com/?p=402

Friday, July 27, 2007

Lace Hats

While on vacation, we spent a few days in New York with our family. This is a picture of the darling granddaughters Samantha (from Miami) and Megan (from Ithaca). Samantha was looking in my knitting bag and found my stash of beach beannies that I was planning to take to Grenada on the sailing trip. They each decided on a color and immediately put them on. It's so nice when someone appreciates your knitting!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Tree House!

I'm back from my trip to the Adirondacks. As we were driving I happened to see this house. The first thing that came to mind was, Do these people ever clean??? This sure does give new meaning to the words "tree house!!"

Monday, July 02, 2007

Six Stitch Sock

I'm working on Charlene's Slipped- Stitch Rib Sock. It's in Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Larkspur. I love this yarn and plan on purchasing it again but the next pair will not be so dark. I like color!! It feels so soft too. I'm starting to get hooked on sock knitting but I can understand why some knitters complain of the second sock syndrome!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Precious Book

I received another knitting birthday gift yesterday. It was from a knitting friend, Martha. This is a beautiful precious book. It is so much fun to look through. There are many old pictures of people knitting. The articles are great. This book will give me many hours of pleasure! Thanks Martha!!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Birthday Gifts!

Today is my birthday! When I came downstairs this morning to get some coffee, Mr. McGuyver left some gifts for me before he went to work. I'm very excited to get the sweater wizard. Since I have to adjust patterns this will be a big help. My niece sent me a gift certificate from Patternworks. It came with their spring update catalog. I spent some time at the lake this weekend looking through it thinking of what I'll get. I will spend it wisely!
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Monday, May 21, 2007

Sam's Scarf!

I'm just finishing up Samantha's scarf. I just have to finish the border and put on the fringe. This will be a surprise for her. In January, I made her brother a cable scarf that he wanted to take to a skating party. He sent me a picture of himself wearing the scarf. He looked very cute!

I promised that I would knit at least two scarfs before December and I have to keep on track. I usually have more knitting time in the summer since we spend a lot of time at the lake. Well, Memorial weekend is coming -- the official start of summer!
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