Thursday, August 20, 2009


Yesterday I received a beautiful care package from my new friend Stephanie (mortaine on Ravelry). She sent me a homemade drop spindle and some beautiful fiber to play with. She is a sweetheart, and it made me smile all day long. Ahhh, now to just figure it all out and get started...woo hoo!

I've been in a sock place as of recent days. I've been plugging along on two pair that I started a few weeks ago, but I got some new yarn the other day and just HAD to cast on another pair. I decided to start a pair from the book "Socks From The Toe Up" by Wendy Johnson. I am making the "Lacy Ribs Socks" and I am zooming right along. This pattern is so much fun and super easy. Not to mention very pretty. I'm doing both at the same time with magic loop and I'm already in the home stretch working on the leg. I prefer my socks to be a little above ankle length so only a couple of inches to go. Then I'll go back to my two cardigans, my Cheshire Cat Stole and my two other pairs of many project's...too little time.

I also am dying to cast on for my "Dorothy" socks from the Wizard Of Oz sock club from Woolgirl. Jen puts together the most amazing clubs. That will be my next cast on...oooh maybe evening tonight. Scott laughs at me and wonders how I keep all the projects and patterns straight in my head. My Corrina girl knew me well. She always said "If my Mom puts her mind to it she can accomplish anything". She was my biggest fan, and I, hers! I love you CocoBean!!!

That's it for this update.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

54 Days

My knitting is all moving in the right direction. I've been working on the Featherweight Cardigan and the Cheshire Cat Stole. My socks are on the back burner right now. I love sock knitting, crazy about it in fact, but right now for some reason I'm very excited to be working on the other two projects exclusively. The cardigan is easy, just knitting w/inc's and purling back. So that is my TV and podcast knitting. The stole is another story though, it's lace and frilly and pretty and beaded (woo hoo) and I need to concentrate on all the knit rows. I get to rest & relax on the purl I really need to get started on a hooded baby blanket for a co-workers soon to be grandson. They are doing a C-Sect on 9/14 so I have some time. I have the yarn and everything but I just can't stop knitting on stuff for myself....bad Michelle. I'm also going to knit a few tiny baby washclothes, and a wee tiny pair of baby socks. Anyway, that's my knitting news!

In 54 days it will be 4 years since losing child, my heart, my love and my life. On the day it happened I didn't think I'd make it through one hour without her, let alone a day, week, month.... But alas, here I am. Almost four years have gone by. I'm lonely, sad, and yearning for days past. I wish I had superhuman powers. I could either go back in time whenever I wanted to see her (EVERYDAY) or I could travel to where she and her BEAUTIFUL soul are now and be with her. Oh how I wish! I have a quote by C. S. Lewis on my desk that says..."Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything". How true my angel...I love and miss you more each and every day.