Saturday, June 30, 2007

It's raining, it's pouring

And my stash is growing!

I've acquired a few new items over the last month. Take a peek.

A copy of Charmed Knits, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, and Casts Off. Also, two skeins of Jaegger laceweight in a light blue and a skein of alpaca in purple.

It's been raining here for several days so I haven't ventured out much except for work. We did catch a Royals game last night while the rain stopped for the evening.

I finished HP Book 5 and started Book 6 this morning and am eagerly awaiting the 5th movie and 7th book in July. In the meantime I knitted a few rows on Branching Out that I started last year.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Home and Garden improvement

Saturday the hubby and I went down to a really nice nursery near our house, Heartland Nursery. We picked up this bird bath that I had looked at previously when he was out of town.

We also found these cool glow in the dark garden decorations. I love how this one looks like a planet and this one looks like the man in the moon. They glow with solar light. It'll be interesting to see them glow as the already hot summer goes on. One of my favorite things about our house is that we can sit in the backyard on a summer's eve and just enjoy it. The duplex we rented previously was directly against the interstate and if you sat out back you got blown away by the wind and noise.

We've also been doing some small home improvements. See my new dining room chandelier. Much better than the old brass one. I like the pineapple motif.

There has been some knitting off and on. I'm trying to reread all of the Harry Potter books before book 7 comes out in July. I'm on book 5 and making headway to book 6.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I've been sorted, have you?

The sorting hat says that I belong in Gryffindor!

Said Gryffindor, "We'll teach all those with brave deeds to their name."

Students of Gryffindor are typically brave, daring, and chivalrous.
Famous members include Harry, Ron, Hermione, Albus Dumbledore (head of Hogwarts), and Minerva McGonagall (head of Gryffindor).

Take the most scientific Harry Potter
ever created.

Get Sorted Now!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I know this was originally set up as a knitting blog and I do have a little bit of knitting content but I also have some house and flower pics I wanted to share. We have now lived in our house for a little over a month and while we haven't taken on any major projects, we've made a few small things happen.

Here's the house (I love my front porch!)

Here's the flower bed we put in a few weeks ago (the flowers aren't doing so hot yet.)

Here's the back deck

Here's some containers I planted

And last but not least, the one thing no Southern girl can live without on her front porch

My husband is leaving early tomorrow morning and will be gone until late Friday night on a business trip so I have a whole week to keep myself occupied at night. Other than having dinner with a friend, I think I will spend most nights getting back into my knitting. I bought some Zephyr yarn in a deep blue and am now searching for the perfect lace pattern to do. I've also been going back through last year's issues of IK with the lace articles trying to get ready and catching up on knitting podcasts. In the meantime I have picked up a pair of socks I started last year and am now on the foot after finishing the heel and gusset over Memorial Day weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather!