Wednesday, February 27, 2008

7 Things About Me

I apologize, but I did a copy and paste from my blog a couple weeks ago because I can't think of any more fun things about me (if you want a really long are 100 things about me).

1. I like to read mysteries.

2. I wish that I could sew. There are so many dresses and skirts that I'd love to make. I'm always buying patterns thinking I'll teach myself, but get very intimidated the moment I open the envelope.

3. I like watching zombie and vampire movies.

4. I like finding 4 leaf clovers, and I'm actually pretty good at it. I even have one that I found during our last trip to France.

5. I collect sheep, bees and teacups.

6. I love the smell of Lilly of the Valley. It makes me so happy when they start to grow right outside our front door.

7. I have never been to Disneyworld or Disneyland but really want to go!

Monday, February 25, 2008

7 Things About LeaAnna

1. The neighborhood boys used to jump up in the kitchen window and scare me when I was washing the dishes. To this day, I can't stand at the kitchen sink at night without feeling like someone is waiting there to get me.

2. I get paid to take other peoples' pictures, yet I have hardly any of my own kids (I am working on this!)

3. My Dad is married to my Moms half-sister making 3 of my brothers also my cousins. It really sounds worse than it is.

4. I am envious of people I see out running and dream of someday running a marathon, but think I'm really too lazy to make that happen.

5. I drove a stolen car from California to Minnesota when I was 17, without a drivers license. I didn't steal the car.

6. Most people think that my first child was an 'oops' because I was 19 and not yet married, but he was planned. My third was the 'oops'.

7. Because of #6, most of our friends said we'd be divorced within a couple years. We've been married for 11 years. :D

7 Crazy Things about LaPez

1. I am in a major photo taking slump, I want to find my mojo. Mojo, where did you go? I miss you, come back.

2. I usually have the anti second sock syndrome. First sock takes what feels like forever (forever meaning anything more than 4 days), second sock 3 days, if I love it, tops.

3. If I don't walk my dog at least once a day I am guilt ridden and feel like the dog cops should take her away from me.

4. I hate the color yellow.

5. I don't eat beef, but I love bacon.

6. My husband makes me popcorn almost every night, from scratch, no bag stuff here.

7. I love punk music.

Seven Things

I've been tagged for a meme by Marie Grace.

The rules...

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things about Me

1.) I was really excited to know that Marie Grace reads my blog. (blush)

2.) I am afraid of the dark and still sleep with a night light.

3.) I have been with my husband since I was 17.

4.) I have had mostly the same friends since I was 8 years old.

5.) I am a fast reader. I can read a book in a day if I am alone.

6.) I prefer fantasy, but will read anything except romance.

7.) I don't read as much as I used to since I became knit obsessed.

I am tagging:








Friday, February 22, 2008

Sock Wars

I think this looks really fun. Go here and check out the details.
Anyone want to join me?

Monday, February 4, 2008

All in good time

I've been working on Foothills by Elizabeth Morrison for Matty since before Thanksgiving. I figured it would be go pretty quickly, because:

1. I loved the yarn.
2. Pretty big needles
3. Top-down design (my favorite)
4. It's the 2-4 size

Instead, I finished it last night. 3 months later. Go figure.

I had a bit of a hard time with it. I'm not sure if the problem was with the pattern or with me. For some reason I could not visualize how to do the raglan increases and keep the ribbing in pattern. I must have ripped 4-5 times until I finally had to make an excel chart so that I could "see" it. I still am not sure how anyone did it intuitively, but again, I really think for some reason I just couldn't wrap my head around this one. In the end, I did figure it out, but forgot to keep up the seeded rib. By the time I realized it, I was more than halfway done. So I embraced the rib and went with rolled hems all around. Despite my problems with it, I'm very, very happy with the finished product.

Matthew loved it too.

Pattern: Foothills
Needles: U.S. Size 8
Yarn: Solana by Brooks Farm Yarn
Mods: Plain rib rather than seeded rib and rolled edges