Sunday, October 28, 2007

One of the highlights of my trip to see my sister in South Carolina was our wide swing into Ohio with a quick stop to see Kim. She is just as she sounds in her e-mails. Such energy. She was most worried that the place was a mess. It looked wonderful to me. So much getting done.

There were boxes and boxes of goodies and socks ready to send off. I am amazed and don't know how she manages to keep it all under control.

I was able to present to her the socks that took first place at our county fair for the USA division of needlework.

Another wonderful surprise when I got home was a plaque for "Best of Show" in the USA division. I will be mailing off two more pair BBS that I was able to complete on the road.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I tried something new this year and entered several of my plants in the county fair. I was so pleased to received a ribbon on each of my entries. The weather was great this year. We had warm, not hot days with some clouds and breeze. Made for great walking around weather. We even got some early rain, but it held off until late evening so as not to spoil any of the fun.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Knitting continues with another prayer shawl, my 30th pair of leisure socks and my 12 pair of Big Black Socks. I really struggled with this pair of leisure socks. Frogging it numerous time until my tired brain figured out the mistake that was causing me to add stitches.

It really doesn't pay to start a project when you are over tired. I did get the socks finished and got a whole slew of projects entered in the Kern County Fair.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

These late days of summer have brought clouds, wind and heat. We still take our morning walks but try to get out early to beat the heat. Mandy is very dissapointed if we miss our walk. She keeps us trekking.
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Monday, September 03, 2007

I spend many hours with my passion, knitting. Socks are what I knit the most. Most of my socks these days go to SockForSoldiers .

There are always new yarns to try and new patterns to learn. Relaxation and frustration all rolled into one.

I especially liked this one. It was a lot of pattern but really brought out the colors in the sock.
Each month a bundle of socks goes our to Socks For Soldiers. Leisure socks and especially Big Black Socks which are the standard socks the soldiers wear on duty.
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