29 August 2005

Say What!!??

I hope I never, never, never, never see this product in real life.

28 August 2005

About Time

As promised here are the pictures of my latest knitting foray.

My 1st sock! Knit with Mountain Colors on 3s.

One of the socks I'm making for Elah; she wanted it to be a short sock and since she's been gone I'm not sure if it actually fits... Knit with Koigu on 2.5s.

The wavy scarf from knitty, I'm about half way done. Knit with Lamb's Pride worsted on 7s.

Many thanks to Ami the Red for refinishing the beautiful wooden platter I used for the backdrop.


While looking for a Seabee link to put on Bill's blog I decided to do a web search for seabee and spence. My paternal grandfather, Harry Spence, was a Seabee in WWII and I thought I'd check and see if there was any info out there. I was surprised when I found this page with some of his memories from his time in the Pacific.

My grandpa is the only grandfather I've even known as my mom's father was gone and my stepdad's father had passed by the time I came around. My grandpa and my daughter share the same birthday, September 18, only 78 years apart.

The back says: Harry D Spence
U.S.N.C.B. 76
CO. C Platoon 4
Honolulu, Oahu T.H.
Late 1943

I've always really liked that picture and said so when I was visiting Louisiana, December 2000. My grandpa happened to have an extra print so I got one - it's still one of my favorite family photos.

25 August 2005

I'm a Big Fat Liar

I swear those pics are coming soon.

In the mean time I am finishing my semester's coursework and starting my new semester on 6 September. No rest for the weary I guess.

I'm most of the way through a sock for Elah and think I'll have enough yarn for a second pair - maybe enough for me! I'm so afraid of forgetting short rows again that I've been randomly knitting a couple of inches in the round and then throwing on a heel, knitting a couple more inches and throwing on another heel and so on. The finished creation is kinda gross, like some infected, pocketed esophagus or something. No pics of that, I already frogged it.

17 August 2005

Secret Pal 6

I signed up for Secret Pal 6! Remember when Margot did Secret Pal 3? I am a tingle with anticipation...


I've finished my Zeeby's Bag. I'm not too keen on it, it's beautiful but I need a bag with more structure. I think I'll give it to my little sister for Solstice this winter.

I'm about half way through the wavy scarf.

And I just have the toe to finish on my first sock, Jess is going to give me the short row refresher on Saturday at our SnB.

I'll try and get some pics up tonight.

11 August 2005

I Heart Rove

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02 August 2005

But Will I Get Salmonella?

The days are getting shorter and while I hate to admit it, it's time to think about preparing for the long, cold winter months. Of course you could try and knit something that will keep you warm and, at the same time, remind you of those brief but glorious summer days. That being said, what reminds you of summer more than BBQ and what's better to BBQ than that ol' crowd pleaser chicken?

Interested? Get your pattern here.