Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy Brithday to Meeeeeeee!!!

Well another year has gone by like a blur....I don't even remember how old I am...and my mom wants to forget because that makes her 20-something years older than me!!! :)

Before we get to the knitting, I wanted to do a holiday season in review type thing.....and then there will be some knitting at the end I promise!!!

Here we see one of my favorite "aunties" passed out on our porch on Thanksgiving. She'd already had a nip at the ol' hip flask, before she even got to our house.

And here we see her husband passed out right next to her....he wanted to keep her company...awe isn't that sweet. :)

Here we see a person who will remain nameless' closet o' shoes.....if you can believe it this is only one of several!!!!

This sleepy Pierce has been really tuckered out by all these holiday celebrations.....I'm considering having an intervention and sending him to sleepers annonymous. :)

Here we see my honey(s) passed out.....Pierce was totally passed out, but the sounds from the camera made him open his eyes and say "Huh! What? I'm awake!!!"

And now to the knitting......

These came for me over the holidays!!! The cotton is just your basic dishcloth cotton, that various family members have requested. Then we first three pairs of Addi Turbos (sizes 1,2, and 3)!!!!! I can't wait to get knitting.....I think my first project on these may be the following Socks That Rock!!

You guys knew I'd deliver the details on my adventure to The Fold!!!!! Let me just tell you that this shop was just AWESOME!!! Toni was just wonderful. I called her from Chicago to let her know that I was on my way and that I may be there a little before closing time.....she said "No problem, I'll keep the shop open since I know you are coming!!!" She was wonderful! I conned my Dad into driving out there and we were greeted by Toni and her friendly German Shepard!!! I walked around the shop and drooled over everything. Toni and I being fiber addicts petted and discussed the merits of certain yarns vs. others (mostly it was her educating me, and me throwing in a smartass remark). My DAD even had fun. He remarked that it was a very pleasant expierence, even though he doesn't knit!!!! I had a great time, bought lots of yarn, got some stuff for free, and came away with a huge yarn high. The above picture is just part of my Socks that Rock haul (2 skeins of Cotton Candy and Spring Fling).

Here we see some Austrailian Heirloom Breeze Shade 13 yarn that is 30/69.6 wool/cotton with .4% Lycra thrown in for elasticity....there was a sock made of it at the store and it made a really pleasant fabric that would be great for Houston weater. The other two skeins are Socks that Rock that I brought back for Cathrine as a request (Colors: Farmhouse, and Watermelon Tourmaline)....Just beautiful!!

And here we see some more Socks That Rock for me!!!! Colors are ( from left to right): Tonalite, Ms. LaRock, Peacock, and Black Onyx. I can't wait to knit these up but I don't feel like my knitting will do these colorways justice.

The above I got the other day at Barnes and Noble.....IT WAS HALF PRICE!!!! Along with all the other calenders so you crocheters and scrapbookers get down there and scoop these up!!!

Why is it that I can't stop knitting tiny socks? I got this one skein of Classic Elite Yarns Premiere to test out and it is JUST FREAKING WONDERFUL!!!! I like it even better than Calmer! It's's 50% Pima Cotton and 50% Tencel, color: 5226. The fabric is so soft and lovely and the color is just perfect for my new Cousin. If I had more time I'd do a baby blanket but she's due in Jan.....I don't think I'd have enough time.

Well that's it for now...I'll post later on since I don't go to work for like 3 weeks....Plus, in the near future we will be going on vacation to Tahoe....get ready for pics of Martha on skis trying not to fall on her butt!


Blogger amylovie said...

I'm so jealous that you went to the fold. Your goodies are fantastic.

Those shoes!!!!!!


3:21 PM  
Anonymous Meeju said...

Yes, the auntie wasn't happy, but not mad either, when we told her we go her sleeping.

Those Shoes. I found one of these closets and nearly fainted. I thought it was a linen closet when I first opened it..........imagine my suprise.

A man and one of his cats........what can I say. I get comfy..........he gets comfy.........our eyes close.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Ina said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks for all the pix of your haul from The Fold (completely enviable!). Next time I'm in Chicagoland, I'm going to have to go.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Jes said...

Omgosh I'm so jealous you got to go to the Fold, look at all those beautiful STR and other yarns. It looks like you're going to have a lot of great knitting on your hands in the New year! =)

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Hi Martha,
What a great post! I love all the new yarn. What are you going to knit first? Since we've moved back to Houston, I've started knitting socks. We won't need all that cold weather gear anymore.

Your kitty pic's were great. My siamese kitty was my best friend for 17 years. I haven't had the heart to get a new kitten but everytime I see a seal point, I sure miss her. They do have a real talent for sleeping.

Thanks for visiting my site. I hadn't really thought about Bill reading my blog to be supportive, but I think you're right.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Ina said...

Happy New Year! Hope you had fun at the Cherry Tree Hill sale too.

1:37 PM  

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