Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Only Bright Spot In Weeks...


This is a pic of me and my nephew after his high school graduation. We are all so proud of him! It was such a needed happy diversion to be able to celebrate this milestone with him and my family last week. LOVE YOU DOM!

And anytime spent at the Wisconsin Dells is always a treat. If you like water parks, make a point to try to check it out. There's so much to do there, and a great family getaway spot.


For those who haven't read my blog lately, the last month or so has been filled with so many ups and downs (mostly downs). I've had several family issues, good and bad. Work situations, good and bad. And more visitors than I ever care to have. And it's not over yet.


On a happy note though, there has been lots of knitting though! I got several more inches done on my moms Clapotis. And I caught a bad case of start-i-tis! First, was the sock pattern Carolina, by the wonderful Momma Monkey of Socktopia fame. Using none other than the long awaited "Pretty Pirate" by the Yarn Pirate herself.



Isn't she gorgeous? I certainly think so.

















Then there was my first attempt at the famous Chevron Scarf. What an utter and complete failure this thing is. It will be frogged by the end of the day.
The purples in the two yarns I chose are too close in tone. And the way the yarn stripes makes it look like I'm knitting in sections instead of rows. I hate it!






But, on a brighter note, I stated another right away. This time the colors are really popping, to me. And I think it's going to work out much better.


I'm so behind on reading my favorite blogs, listening to podcasts, and general knitting related stuff that I don't know where to start. So I guess I'll just sit back and knit for awhile.

See ya later....

4 comments:

Momma Monkey said...

Gorgeous !! That's a great color, too...

Did you know I'm originally from Detroit ?!

Well, Dearborn, but you tell people that and you get a blank stare, you say Detroit and it's instant respect ;)

TuttleTime said...

Hi,

I found you on my sister's webring. I had to laugh at your post. It's so fun to see the challenges and successes others are having on their projects. I crochet mostly, but I haven't started a project...I am going to the yarn store tomorrow. We'll see. Anyway, just stopping by. I wish you the best of luck with all your projects. Have a great summer! Angie T.
Tuttletime.blogspot.com

Larjmarj said...

You are so funny, I loved the way the purpley scarf was knitting up. It must be that right brain thing getting in my way again. Glad you had a good time at your nephews graduation. You needed to get away and find some normalcy. Missed you last week.

Iris G said...

The colors you've chosen are all fabulous!