Monday, September 29, 2008

more yarn dying

I will have my yarn back tomorrow. I left it to dry at Nicole's house and she will bring it all wound up for me to knit night. Can't wait to get my yarn back and show it to you.

Ila dyed a sock blank tye-dye.
It looked great can't wait to see what she does with it.

The yarn lying across 3 rods is one of mine. It is my Fall inspired sock yarn.

Holly brought lots of roving. She also brought her drum carder. Nicole had lots of fun carding her fibers. I know what she wants for Christmas.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The day the yarn dyed

Nicole invited all of us to come to her house for a day a dying. The dyers for the day were, Holly, Becca, Sherry, Ila, Theresa, Olivia and myself. Tata and Kristie came for the food and to hang out. Kristie brought her two kids and so did Tata.
Olivia did a great job with her first ever yarn dying. Look at that beautiful yarn!

I will have more to show you later....

Friday Night at the Possum

My favorite LYS has a "late night knit" one Friday a month.
Tata, Nathan, Kristie and of course Ann were there.Kristie made this gorgeous "everlasting bagstopper".
This is a hat I finished for the shop.

John took me out on a date after knitting. I brought knitting along too. I think the hat was having a very good time.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What's in your shower?

Hopefully nothing but if you have a 6 year old boy it might be something like this.

Yes it is a toy and I knew it was there but it was still creepy to look down and see it.

Don't you just love having boys??!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wedding photos (finally)

Jason (my brother) and Becca were married August 14th 2008.

Tuesday night knitting

not this past Tuesday but the Tuesday before. This past Tuesday I was sick and needed to stay near my bathroom. John was concerned, he thought I must be really bad if I was going to stay home from knitting. I hardly ever miss my knitting night.

Our regular place was without power on knitting night so Ruth, the ever so generous person she is, had us over to her house. She even made special cookies just for us. They were very good!

Sam is giving us a goodnight wave.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Alex!

This cute little three year old........

 now eleven years old!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

When the wind blows......

the trees will fall.

It has been a very long week. On Sept. 14, a very ordinary Sunday, we had a wind storm that really shook things up.

This is from the 9/15/ edition of local paper.

The Louisville area was pummeled yesterday with 70 mph winds that left hundreds of thousands without power.

The damage, which prompted Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to declare a state of emergency, was so extensive that officials said thousands of residents could be without power for up to a week.

Dispatchers in Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana also reported widespread damage and some non life-threatening injuries in both counties. Interstate 65 was shut down in at least one direction in Clark County near Sellersburg for several hours.

Nearly 173,458 customers of Duke Energy were without power in Indiana at 11 p.m., including 26,612 customers in Clark County and 19,846 in Floyd County.

I know it could have been much worse. We lost power for only about 30 hours, my parents are still sitting in the dark. I think ours came back on so quickly because we live just a few blocks from the local jail. If you drive 1/8 of a mile down my street, there is no power. Go about 1/2 mile down the street and power is every where. There does not seem to be much rhyme or reason as to one side of the street having power and the other side, none. I have heard talk of houses next to each other, one has power and not the other. Trees are down, telephone poles bent over and shingles flying off houses like newspapers blowing in the wind. We actually had a neighbor get hit by some of our shingles while talking to John in the yard. We lost everything in our upright freezer, not to mention the stuff in the fridge. It will take several shopping trips to fill them both back up. May have to spread it out over the next month.

the tree pictured above is about 3 blocks away.
As you can see it is enormous, it brought up over a 6 foot section of earth with concrete on the side. It fell between the two houses. It did take out a small storage shed.
The school will be open on Monday, it will be nice to get them back. We have had way too much togetherness this week.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday night knitting

Here is some Tuesday night knitting for you. Tata is holding the most adorable Sam and modeling the scarf I knit for Joy. It is Patons Pooch yarn and I was very happy to relinquish it from my stash.

Ila brought a little present for Olivia. A Rick Nelson album.

She is getting very good at the Baby Surprise Jackets.
Ruth has made a cozy for a large coffee cup.