Monday, July 31, 2006

Sioux Falls Socks

The trip to Sioux Falls to see my dear sister yielded more sock yarn. And I couldn't wait to see how it striped. It's Regia Silk Color and it has a nice feel to it when I knit.

Also took a side trip to Hobby Lobby. I used to chuckle when my sister talked about it; such a goofy name. But it's rather amazing.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Another First

Now I know this borders on mundane, but this is a magnificent first for me. I replaced my broken old black plastic sprayer head with a shiny new chrome head. So far, it's still working. I'll let you know if it stops working. Then I will call in a plumber. (Think of the money I saved!)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Knitting as Meditation

I have a calendar with daily knitting quotes, and here is one I really like:

Knitting is so slow that we see the beauty inherent in the act of knitting. The sweater may not get finished for many months—thus, we make our peace with the unresolved nature of life. We slow down as we knit. Our breathing and heart rate drop, and knitters who have been at it a while experience a trancelike state that provides the same benefits as other forms of meditation.

--From Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Burgundy Socks

Here comes the second pair of socks! They really are a dark burgundy, but I had to give them lots of light in order for them to not look black in the photo.

Hand knitted socks just feel so good on your feet. A knitter who worked in a yarn shop told me that socks should be "dense." So that they will wear well?

Also, buying a couple skeins of yarn for a pair of socks usually won't blitz your checking account. Sock yarn doesn't count as part of your stash. Yeah!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Charcoal Socks - Finished!

What's next? Striped socks? Patterned socks? Or never again socks???

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Smokey Nikki Nu-Nu

Born 1993? - Died July 15, 2006
We lost our sweet little Smokey today.

Friday, July 07, 2006

A Workable Space

Finally, the mirrors are on the wall, the books in the shelves, and my office is looking sweet!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Office Saga

The purchase of two lamps and two mirrors (which will go behind the lamps) will add visual space...I hope. Because actual space is minimal. The mirrors were wonderful sale items, and I could not pass them up. Tune in tomorrow to see if I get them hung on the wall!