Thursday, October 13, 2011

Whoot!! A free night!!

Yes, no hockey, no cubs, no power skating.....NOTHING!! A night off!! Actually, the neighbors just picked up Brayden and he's headed to Awana....a youth group of some sort!  I'm happy to send him as he is driving me nuts!!  Man that child has a mouth on him!!! I KNOW he's not like this when he's away from home....and I'm told by the so called professionals to just let him "vent" when he gets home but when it comes to being disrespectful...I will NOT tolerate that!! GAH!!!!  Anyway, I'm off to a weekend scrapbooking retreat with the I think that's just what the doctor ordered!  B will be staying with Grandpa who was nice enough to come HERE to look after him and the animals.  WOW...does that ever make things easier on me! (Thanks Dad!!)  I'm really looking forward to the weekend although much of it will be spent working on the new online store.  I am taking my knitting along  too and hope to steal a little time other than inputting pictures on the site (read b-o-r-i-n-g!!) 

On the knitting front...I test knit a pair of socks for a gal and they turned out fine.  I only have the first one done and hope to get the other one started this weekend.  It is "Socktober" right now so I have three more pairs on the needles.  Each has one sock completed but sadly I've been suffering from Second Sock Syndrome and have yet to cast on each mate.  I hope to rectify that this weekend and get them done by the end of the month!! I am also working on a Twistygoo hat and just finished this Rib-A-Roni for the little devil child! 

 I actually enjoy making hats - they knit up soooo quickly! This one was pretty simple but I think it will keep his ears warm.  We usually go through 3-4 hats a season so I'm sure this one will end up in a lost and found somewhere! :) 

I'll have to wait until after the weekend to show you my scrapbooking items - I have a new card class and some make & takes for this weekend planned.  I hope the ladies like them! :)  Anyway - have a GREAT weekend....and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Brayden's jokes of the day.....

1.  Do you know the difference between pulled pork and pea soup??  Everyone can pull pork but not everyone can pea soup!! LOL! Get it??

2.  Why couldn't the soccer team light a fire?? Because they lost all their matches!! (*Snort). 

He's on FIRE today!!! LOL!!!

So we're just spending the day hanging out, watching football (NFL - bleck) and doing absolutely nothing.  I'm knitting and he is coloring on a great big NHL logo poster that someone gave him at school.  I'm totally impressed and I'll be sure to share it with you when it's completed.  I will be framing this one as I can't believe how patient he is and how much work he's put into it.....HOURS!!!  It looks really COOL!! We are enjoying the down time as we've had a pretty busy week leading up to the weekend.  We had hockey again yesterday and so far the teams have not been picked.  I did hear from one of the coach's wives that her hubby is trying to get Brayden on his team but who knows.  I'm not going to worry about it this year - let the chips fall where they may.  They always switch things around anyway and I end up getting all freaked out for nothing!! I'm sure wherever he lands, he'll have a great year!  :)

So ....I was involved in another test knit for a designer.  I am way ahead of the deadline on these so I was thrilled to be able to get them in early for her.  That's what having extended hockey practices will do to you - lots of ice time also equals lots of knitting time!! Whoot!! Anyway, here are my completed socks:

It's a little tough to see the beads in these but trust me, they're the perfect match to the color of the socks - which, by the way, is my own hand-dyed yarn.  It was fun to work with my own stuff - nice to see how it knits up.  I am getting low in my shop - all the fall colors are gone - so its time for me to get busy again!! I need to get more yarn! :) 

Anyway - hope you are enjoying your Sunday - enjoy the nice weather this afternoon as I think it's going to be rainy for the rest of the week!! I'm heading out to cut the grass!! Yippie!! :)