Tuesday, May 29, 2007

wowser another crazy month, wild hairs and I've been tagged

You all probably have wondered what's happened to me!!!! Well where do you want me to start???? Ok, the beginning of the month was pretty basic up until this last week when on Wednesday when my son broke his big toe on his left foot. Let me tell you what a nightmare that has been. But, I will spare you the not so nice details, Hunter ended up getting a cast from below his knee to past his toes just to protect that broken toe because he couldn't stand the tape and wouldn't leave a spint on. So know I have to deal with the crying of "it itches" every night. Thank God for Benedryl that helps him sleep and forget about the itch. So know he is out of T-Ball for this summer but Autumn still plays and Hunter sits in the stands cheering his team on.

As for knitting, I have been a busy beaver in that respect. I guess you could say I'm addicted to knitting. That is a good thing!!!!

so, I have had many exciting knitting experiences and am thrilled to share them. First, I finally got a wild hair and knit my first hat, I couldn't just stop at one so I ended up doing two, the first picture is of Trinity and the second two are Autumn. Autumn's hat is made out of my very first handspun yarn, 100% alpaca. If I could reach into my computer I'd kiss those cute faces. Oh well, I guess I'll have to sneak in there rooms for that since they are sleeping now.

After, I got done with the hats I had another wild hair and this one I am simple impressed with myself on!!!! It is a first... are you ready to hear what I did.??????? I knit Trinity a tank top and skirt without a pattern, I just sat down one day and it flowed out of my brain and to my hands and then to those knitting needles. I have to say I am very proud of myself and I am almost finished with a skirt just like Trinity's for a co-worker of mine. I couldn't contain myself, I had to share it. I eventually will probably write up a pattern and I'm thinking of posting it on my blog, but that is still up for debate. The last picture is a better picture of the finished skirt since it was washed and blocked lightly.

Ok, if that wasn't exciting enough for all of you. I had another first, I finished my Mystery shawl and just got done blocking it. I have to admit, it is not perfect but neither am I. I do have to say that I am happy with the finished results considering this is also knitted with my own handspun yarn.

Ok so for the last wild hair........... I decided to enhance my stash, do you all want to guess how many skeins are in the picture???? Oh, go ahead let's have some good clean fun.

Ok now for some more fun.... I've been tagged by RaAnn of Wichet stitch so here is what I have to do....

Rules of the Game
1. Reveal 7 random items about myself
2. tag 7 people and list their names here. then direct them to my blog to read the rules of the game

So here we go

7 random things about myself

1. I am an archery buff, love to shoot in competitions
2. I hate the cupboard doors left open
3. I am a pack rat
4. I can't live without my Mountain Dew
5. I am an Interior Designer as well as a Registered Nurse
6. I taught myself how to knit
7. I love to collect cookbooks

so, Now for the seven to be tagged

1. Amelia Ask The Bellwether
3. Janet Janets Knitting Room
4. Rachel Rachels Knitting Corner
5. Andi Things Stitched
6. Smariek knits
7. lilibethsgarden

These are all blogers and members of yahoo groups that I belong to that I look to for inspiration and they have done a good job of that. Thanks guys.


Pennie said...

WOW great hats, shawl and stash . . . enjoyed reading

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

Love that shawl -- and what a cute tank/skirt set! Thanks for tagging me ... tis done!

N. Maria said...

Good reading! I was tagged, too, and need to get that done on my blog. Just got back from a long road trip to Phoenix.

N. Maria said...

Shucks! I meant to comment on your beautiful shawl!! It's gorgeous!