Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Yarn

I received my yarn order today. It had several skeins of Sassy Stripes sock yarn. I think I can get 8 pairs of socks out of this.

The yarn for the baby Rambling Rows Afghan KAL also arrived today. I don't care much for the yellow *duckie* baby afghan yarn. It seems so bright. In the picture the pink looks bright too but it isn't as much.

What do you think - should I use the yellow or see about getting another color? How about adding a lavender? The Vanna's Choice Baby doesn't have lavender but I am wondering if I could buy a different brand of yarn similar to this one.

The KAL doesn't start until January 9th so I have some time before I make a decision.

If you click on the pictures you can see the yarn close up.

~Kim *Ü*

No Loopy Fling

I got the dreaded email saying
"Thank you for your interest in attending The Loopy Ewe 2009 Spring Fling. We wish we had better news to tell you..." I am really bummed about it but there is always next year.

~Kim *Ü*

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bryson and Poppy

I thought I would share a picture of my Grandson and Husband. I took several this morning after breakfast but I like this one the best.

~Kim *Ü*

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It has been awhile

Boy, it has been awhile since my last post! I am going to try to post more often in 2009. Several things have been going on.

My oldest Mitchell and his wife Rachel are expecting - it is due May 22. We are thrilled and so far we believe it is a girl *sonographer told them 90% sure* Last Feb/Mar they lost a baby so this is wonderful news!

They are moving closer to us so that I can watch the baby while they work. Rachel's mother passed away suddenly last month - please keep her in your prayers. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer but had been doing very well. It is so sad I wish she had been able to stay with us until the baby was born. The kids put a deposit yesterday on a 3 bedroom apartment 5 minutes from us so it will be convenient for me. They are so thoughtful.

Bryson turned 1 and Kyrsten turned 8 in November. Time really flies! Bryson is all over the house and into everything - typical little one. I will post some pictures as soon as I get them downloaded to the computer.

I learned how to make socks! I am doing the 2 circular method using Nenah Galati's DVD. I love it and it is very addicting! I am currently working on a pair for Bryson *the last picture* and I have already bought more yarn and casted on for 2 more pair.

A friend on another group talked me into signing up for The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. It is in St. Louis just a hop, skip and a jump from me. Now I am just waiting to see if we get picked. They are using the lottery system to draw names. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Until later...

~Kim *Ü*