Monday, August 11, 2014

A Winner and Rainbows and a Knit Along!

First of all, congratulations to Deborah of Deborah K's Life! She's our "Trust Me. Giveaway" Winner.  She's got a bit of "Everlasting" in Amethyst coming her way.

Her blog is a fun mix of craft, personal project and running/health/fitness. She's got a positive, inspirational but real tone, which I really appreciate. I often find some inspiration to sign up for another 5k or make that extra day in the week at the gym  after reading her. Goals are meant to be achieved and it's nice to have a voice that reminds you it doesn't mean you're setting yourself up for disappointment, even when (and I probably will many more times in the future) I take steps back occasionally. This applies to my knitting too, hehe.

Speaking of knitting. I did finish the rainbow socks. They are not weaved in yet or blocked, but HM, these are coming your way soon. Yes, it's a long leg on a little foot. HM has a small foot, and I dunno, I have a tendency to knit long legs. I'm trying to switch it up, but I guess "long leg" is my default sock knitting setting.

I thought I'd have another pair finished this weekend, but after the taco party at my sister's we kept the party train going. Sunday The Manfriend and I took 6 boys to see The Guardians of the Galaxy. Heck yeah. It was great. Soundtrack? I'm in love. I mean come on, The Runaways, David Bowie AND the Pina Colada song? Everyone sways to that song, don't lie!

Little fact, my 6 middle school boys were well behaved compared to the 2 grown men fussing at each other over their seating arrangment (and lack of manners all around -- really, a) put your feet down b) try not to kick the person's seat in front of you. You should've seen the boys watching this grown man snooty smack talk. It was like watching cats watch tennis.

Parents came over for Sparkling wine and crostini snacks for a cocktail party. Fun times! Clean kitchen at bedtime :)

One final knitting note. I am trying to catch up on my blog reading. Seriously, knitting bloggers are just ze best, dahlings for some online sunshine.  Along my partial catch-up way Dee sucked me into Andi's pumpkin sock knit along. 

The cat with the orange sock picture on Dee's site was very woo-ing.

little pumpkin kal

Kathy are you reading this? Socks and Pumpkins and fall themes? Hello, this has you written all over it. Who's with me?


  1. Im seriously considering it! Pumpkins..oh my

  2. The rainbow socks are wonderful and will be FUN to wear!

    I really need to cast on some socks - it has been too long since I've knit a pair.

  3. gotta find some orange for cute!

  4. He he he! I gotcha!!!!! Have fun with the knit-along. I can't WAIT to see what yarn you choose.

    I'll have to go over and give Kathy a little bigger nudge to get her going!

    Your rainbow socks are awesome. They remind me of the colorway: Mind the Gap, that is so popular right now on Rav.

  5. I saw that sock on Dee's blog, it almost made me want to start knitting socks again. Glad you loved the movie, I found middle school boys to be very well behaved when I had them, now three year olds, well that is another story.
    Hugs to you my friend,

  6. love your rainbow socks!! super cheerful and bright :)

  7. Love those socks! What is the yarn? Sophia is into rainbows now, and has asked for a rb hat and scarf . Gotta find the right yarn! Soon!

  8. The boys look so old now – completely like the middle schoolers they are! Remember when they were just wee ones?

  9. Thank you so much for the gorgeous yarn and your kind words about me and my blog in this post! It was wonderful coming home from our long trip to something fun amongst all the bills and junk mail. I can't wait to knit something up with this yarn!