Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snow Day

I don't know who was more excited today, the boys or me. Snow day for all of us - yippee! We had about 10 inches of snow!!
Things to squeeze into my lovely day: Knitting time and reading for me, and building a snowman and drinking hot chocolate with my boys!

Just finished up a great book titled Knitting: A Novel, by Anne Bartlett, along with the socks I posted about previously. I haven't taken a picture yet of them, but as soon as I do, I will post. I enjoyed the character development and of course the knitting references in Knitting. I've now got my hands on Maggie Sefton's Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery) and will continue with the second book of her knitting series, Needled to Death (Knitting Mysteries). It makes me a happy girl to find a new series of books. Knitting and reading keep my hands and mind busy - not that I don't have a full plate already. I'm a full time elementary school librarian, have two awesome boys, a great hubby, a yellow lab, two cats and three fish! Life's full, but I gotta love it!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Frog is Finished

The frog washcloth is complete and my son could not be happier. And of course this means there's a new project in the works. And speaking of frogs, I'm giving my sock a go around again. It's been ripped out twice. So hopefully the saying "three's a charm" is true! I knit the first sock pretty smoothly. The second sock was giving me the blues for a while, but I keep reminding myself that it's the first attempt at a pair of socks. I will definitely try another pair after I finish these. A few "ribbits" here and there will not keep a good knitter down - right? Right! I will probably go for a pair that uses a larger dp needle. The ones I'm making now are on size 2. My parents bought this really cool sock book, along with some yummy sock yarn and a great set of Lantern Moon needles. The book I'm working from is listed for those of you who are interested in trying your hand at a pair! I LOVE the designs in here.

So stay tuned...I will post a picture of the finished product as soon as I can. My feet are excited for the finish too. Spring weather has not quite sprung yet.