Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rocky Mountain High

I made a cute little baby hat with Cotton Tots yarn, one of my favorites. It is from the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book called Children's Cotton hats. I made it to go with a little knitted sweater (I got the pattern in the 1st store mentioned below). I made it as a baby shower gift for a friend of my mom's. She felt like the sweater needed a friend! ;o) I forgot to take a picture of the sweater so I'll try and post it later.

I have decided to post some travel pictures in each of my posts for a while - or at least until they run out. Today's locale is Boulder, Co. It was a great place to visit. I found a couple of great yarn shops there. At Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins they had a HUGE book selection - just about every book I had ever heard about they had - knitting OR crochet.

The second one I visited was MewMew's Yarn Shop. She not only has a cute website but a really neat selection of sock yarn. I was able to get a great self-striping yarn for socks in kelly green and white for my favorite Celtic Soccer Fan (my DS). It is difficult to find ANY yarn in kelly green, so the sock yarn was a real find. I also saw Dark Horse yarn for the 1st time and HAD to have some reddish/pink variegated. I'm a sucker for variegated yarn.

The photos are the view from my hotel room in Boulder. Beeeeeutiful...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Empty Nesters...

Wow, I did not expect the empty nest syndrome to hit so hard! We have been weaning ourselves slowly with our move to Texas, my DD's wedding, my DS's Senior year with Gram so I thought this would be a no-brainer... Well, that's hormones for ya' I guess.

We moved DS Asa into a really nice dorm in Stillwater. When I say we, I mean my DH and I. A kid on crutches is NO HELP when moving into a 4th floor apartment! LOL. I think he really likes it so far, so many girls - so little time...

DD Cheyenne is working toward her Associate's in Business. She finished up 2 summer classes and has started for the fall.

Please keep Mark's dad in your prayers. He made it through the heart surgery but is now undergoing treatment for his leg - diabetes may cause him to lose it. He has a great attitude and will be glad to go home in a few weeks after the treatments end. They are trying a cool treatment where he is in an environment like he is under the sea in a high-pressure environment breathing pure oxygen. We pray the treatment will save his lower leg.

On the craft front, I have been busy on several projects. I have knit the sleeves to my mama's sweater and now just have to knit the sleeve bands and sew everything together! Yeah!

Here is a picture of a neat little project. It is called Garterlac, it is like Entrelac except you work everything in garter stitch. A great pattern for a cotton dishrag.