Thursday, October 1, 2009

Socks - Highlighters

I love these socks! The yarn is as bright as highlighters, so that is their name. This was my first time doing an afterthought heel.

The pattern is the Bowtie Stitch by Caroline Kerr of Knit'N'Knibble

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Socks - Pink Monkeys

I made these Monkey socks for my friend Monkey (Deb). I love this yarn!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Socks - Charity

I made these socks for charity. They are sock yarn doubled with heavy wool, and they are VERY warm. :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Socks - Lovestruck Hearts

I made these Lovestruck Hearts socks as a graduation gift for one of my ChemoAngels friends.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Socks - Bremen Muster (Bumpy Socks)

I made these cute Bumpy Socks for my older daughter. I love the colors and the pattern together.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Project 365 - Summer of Socks - July 3

I finished my Easter socks! I dyed the yarn myself with egg dye. This is Knit Picks dyable yarn, and it is so soft and comfy. I love them!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Project 365 - Summer of Socks - July 1

I just need to finish the seam on the toe of the second sock. I am calling these my Easter socks because I used egg dye to hand-dye the yarn.

Cool, huh?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Project 365 - Father's Day

A belated picture of my husband and our oldest daughter on Father's Day. (No sock knitting today).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Project 365 - John John's Half Birthday

Since John John's birthday is on Christmas Day, for the last several years we have celebrated it on his "half birthday" on June 25. This year we got him cupcakes. ;)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Project 365 - Summer of Socks - June 24

Okay, it's not a sock, but it is knit with sock yarn. :) This is a cell phone cosy for our younger daughter. I love the stripes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Project 365 - Summer of Socks - June 23

I started this pair of socks about a week before SOS started. The pattern is Love Struck Hearts. I am knitting this pair with square needles!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Project 365 - Summer of Socks - June 21

Yay! Today is the first day of summer of socks. I started a pair of socks for our oldest daughter. The pattern is Bremen Muster, and the yarn is Garnstudio FABEL.

I went to Barnes & Nobel and had lunch and then found a comfy chair to sit in and knit. What a great day!

Summer of Socks Starts Today!

Today kicks of Summer of Socks 2009. I have been waiting eagerly for today to arrive!

I have three pairs of socks on the needles already, and my goal is to finish a sock a week between now and September 1.

Today, to celebrate the official start of SOS2009, I will cast on a pair of socks for my older daughter.

Pictures to be posted soon .....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Project 365 - Easter Vigil

Our beautiful daughters served as Altar Servers at the Easter Vigil Mass today. The mass is the most beautiful of the whole year, and this year it lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes. :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Project 365 - "Tea Bag" Teddy Bear

This is my husband's teddy bear "Tea Bag" from when he was a little boy (and his stuffed doggie "Flash"). We got Tea Bag his very own Steeler's jersey for Christmas one year.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Project 365 - Crochet Flower Hot Pad

This Crochet Flower Hot Pad looks intimidating, but it was actually really easy to make. The petals are crocheted and then flipped and crocheted in place.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Project 365 - Angel

I just love angels, and I collect them. I think this one is especially pretty because she sparkles. Her skirt has the Lord's Prayer on it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Project 365 - Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

This cute little statue is in our living room. Joseph lost his staff, so I need to get him a new one. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Project 365 - Altar During Lent

This is the altar at our church decorated for Lent. I love how they drape the cloths on the crucifix.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Project 365 - Wii

A friend of mine has a Wii, and this is an action shot of my husband and one of our daughters playing it.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Project 365 - Stamp Project

We worked on a big stamping project for Easter, and this is the table during the stamping. This about how messy it typically gets. Yes, the Coke bottle is mine. ;)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Project 365 - Parrot

The parrot's quote says it all ... "another day in paradise!"

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Project 365 - Mermaid

I saw this cute mermaid when I was on a walk recently. She is so tropical. looking.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Project 365 - Duckies

This mommy duck and her babies was taken at a pond behind our Chili's restaurant. I love ducks, especially babies.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Project 365 - Stained Glass

One of the many beautiful stained glass windows at our church. I love the colors!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Project 365 - St. Paul Painting

This is a painting of St. Paul that has recently been displayed at our church, since this year is the Year of St. Paul, and our parish is named in honor of him.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Project 365 - Rosary Prayer Book

I use this book as a guide a lot when I pray the rosary. It has very insightful meditation suggestions. It's called Guide to the Rosary and
was developed by the National Catholic Register. If you want to learn to pray the rosay or enhance your rosary prayer experience, I hightly recommend this book!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Project 365 - Courage Award

Both of our daughters serve as Altar Servers at our church. We had our Altar Server annual banquet tonight, and my older daughter earned the "Courage" award. She has been an altar server for almost 8 years, and our younger daughter has been one for 6 years. I am SO proud of both of them for serving Jesus with such love and devotion.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Project 365 - Crown of Thorns

During Lent, our church displays this crown of throrns and nails to remind us of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Project 365 - Learner's Permit

My younger daughter got her Learner's Permit today. When we got back to our subdivision, I let her drive to our house, and she was SO happy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Project 365 - Flamingos

I love all birds, but Flamingos are my absolute favorite. These carribbean flamingos are at Busch Gardens. I think it must be mating season, since they were trying to make themselves look as tall as possible. Some of them were almost as tall as I am!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Project 365 - Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness: Father Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, Saint Claude de la Colombiere.

My spiritual guide recommended this book to me a couple of years ago, and I am so glad she did. It is one of the best spiritual books I have read, and I have practially worn out my first copy, so I purchased a second one. (I got them both on eBay, but you can also purchase them from TAN Books).

Here is an excerpt:

"To remain indifferent to good fortune or to adversity by accepting it all from the hand of God without questioning, not to ask for things to be done as we would like them but as God wishes, to make the intention of all our prayers that God's will should be perfectly accomplished in ourselves and in all creatures is to find the secret of happiness and content." Impr. 144 pgs, PB

Monday, March 23, 2009

Project 365 - Hibiscus

My favorite flower is the hibiscus. I think they are so pretty and they remind me of my trip to Hawaii. This one is right outside my office window, and I took the picture right after it had rained.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Project 365 - Grocery Store

I have been trying to take more pictures outside our home, so here is a picture of our Sweetbay grocery store. ;)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Project 365 - Taize Prayer

Our church has a Taize prayer service every month or so. It's so beautiful because of the beautiful music and the candle light. If you ever get a chance to attend a Taize prayer service, I strongly recommend it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Project 365 - Cindy's Socks

I made these socks for my friend Cindy, and they fit her perfectly! (I was really worried about that). She had picked the yarn out herself several months ago, so I am glad to finally have them done for her.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My older daughter made this adorable little pot for me in her pottery class at school. I love it, and I will keep it forever.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Project 365 - Bandit and Amber

Our sweet boy greyhound, Bandit, loves my stuffed dog (named Amber). I think he looks so adorable here using her as a pillow for his nap. ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Project 365 - Pieta

This beautiful etched glass is located in the entryway to our Church. It is a replica of a statue called The Pieta by Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Project 365 - Yarn Stash

I finally got around to organizing my yarn stash. The lower two left cubes are sock yarn, and the rest of the yarn is cotton yarn for dishcloths. I just love these wire cubes. (I purchased them at Target).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Project 365 - Knitted Ballband Swiffer Cover

One of my favorite things about knitting is making things I can use around the house. This is a washable cover for the Swiffer mop so I don't have to use the disposable ones anymore. I absolutely love the ballband pattern, and I will make more!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Project 365 - Office With New Carpet

Here's my office after I put my carpet down. I love it! The picture also shows my work desk (with the black chair facing it) and my spare desk. I love how much sunlight I get in this room.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Project 365 - Office Before Carpet

Recently we turned 1/3 of our garage into my home office, but we had not had carpeting put in yet. We gutted the room of my desk and all of my equpiment so we can put carpet down in there tomorrow. I hate that concrete floor! It makes my feet so cold. I can't wait to get the carpeting in there.