Thursday, April 29, 2010

Socks Appeal Boxers & Temptations

Somewhere on the internet I spotted a picture of the Socks Appeal boxers Rav Link.

Temptations is one of my LYS located in Dublin, Ohio.  Karen is the owner and offered to call Skacel to order the pattern.  That was very helpful!  They have two more copies of the pattern available. Go pick one up and tell them that Gerald sent you!

The Mystery Sock class is a lot of fun and offers some very nice sock patterns. 

The Gams is from Knitty Spring/Summer 2010.  Please notice the horrid pictures.  It was the picture on this ravelry pattern page that show the boxers off better.  I purchased some Serendipity Tweed for my pair. I ended up getting a total of 4 skeins of yarn.  The colors are better in the video. Serendipity Tweed

full disclosure: I might have been influenced to knit these items because of this project and this project.  I'm certain that if I wear my knitted shorts, I'll be thin (& 100 lbs lighter and 20 years younger :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gardening and Maddy

This is a post about my "colorful loops of daily living."
There is NO knitting content in this post. 

The weather in early March was quite pleasant here.  So pleasant that I started working in the yard.  One weekend I spent about 16 hours working on the yard doing the weeding and general upkeep of the flower beds.  Some people say at the end of the growing season they "put the beds to rest." Have you heard that phrase?  Well, I woke up the beds!  I raked, cleared away dirt and such and weeded a lot of day lilies.  I've got nothing against day lilies.  It's just that they take over. (kinda like my yarn stash)

You see in the video on of the beds I cleared. I've toss about a bunch of flower seeds in there.  knitSB & I picked up a couple of packets of flower bed seeds.  I'm excited to see everything growing!  The recent rain really helps. 

Maddy is the latest addition to our family.  Isn't she cute?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Multnomah, Citron and Feeling Good about my Job

Multnomah is an enjoyable pattern from  It's a nice pattern. (and I just realized I've been mispronouncing the name of this shawl. **sigh** It's not a reflection of the pattern.) 

Teal'tron is my ravelry page with limited information about my version of Citron from the Winter 2009 Knitty.  (Rav link)

I've been enjoying listening to the Electric Sheep podcast. It's from Hoxton Handmade.  Have you heard it?

Today was one of those days when I felt that I was good in my job. I've been soaking up a lot of information about improving my communication with people.  I've been able to apply these new skills successfully at work the last couple of days. I'm helping to make a difference.