Monday, May 26, 2008

Birthday Recap

DH and I had a lot of fun in California. We went to Disneyland, and California Adventure on Friday. We enjoyed it but it was a lot smaller than Disney World which we went to for the last two years. It was fun to ride different things and see where it all began though. On Saturday we headed out to Huntington Beach. I was very excited to see the Pacific Ocean. It was cold and really salty but a lot of fun.

I didn't make it to any yarn shops in Cali but I did pick up a few things for my birthday back home. First off I bought this amazing bag from Girley Purls. Carmen is awesome and so are her bags!

Then I ordered some yarn from The Loopy Ewe.

All Things Heather Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in Teal
(It's dyed in California so I counted this as my California vacation yarn!)

Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Juniper

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
I just got home from California,
And am very tired-y!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom came and visited us this weekend for Mother's Day. We did some shopping and went out to Missouri Town 1855. It was nice to see her again. I haven't seen my family since Christmas.

I gave her the Monkey socks that I finished on Thursday and the Branching Out scarf. She loves my hand knitted socks so I like making them for her.

For all of the mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day! My only babies have feathers but they still talk back.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Summer of Socks

So I signed up for Summer of Socks. Now I can try to burn through all of the sock yarn I have been buying and maybe even pick up some more. I don't have a huge goal, just two pair which is one pair for each month of the contest. Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Spring Cleaning

May is turning out to be a busy month! My mom is coming to visit for Mother's Day Weekend so this weekend we've been doing some serious spring cleaning. I tend to be a messy person at home and only do really serious cleaning when we have company coming which is only a few times a year.

My exciting news is that my birthday is in 14 days and I get to celebrate it by going to California. I am very excited! DH has to go out to Mira Loma for work and I am going to fly out the Thursday before my birthday. We are going to the Pacific Ocean (which I've never seen) and Disneyland (first time for me.) We went to DisneyWorld in January on vacation so this will be cool to see where it all started. I have this secret goal to go to all 50 states, it probably comes from being a geographer/cartographer as an occupation. I was upset last year when I turned the big 3-0 because I had only been to 26 states and the last of those was 2 years before. California will be 27 so I'm happy to be upping my numbers.

On the knitting front, there has been progress and stash acquistion. I ordered for the first time from The Loopy Ewe. I got my package very quickly and was excited to see all of my goodies. I can't show you everything in detail because some of it is secret.

I did get some Slyph yarn from Spritely Goods (Ravelry link) for myself. I love the pink and gray together. I also bought the sample sizes of Soak to try and Sheri threw in some needle tracking cards that will come in handy.

I finished my first Monkey Sock and am on to the foot of my second. Thought these might be a good Mother's Day present if I can finish them in time. I am so loving the Koigu!

In my effort to Spring Clean before my mom comes I also finally got my office set up so you can actually stand in the room. I have moved all of my yarn, knitting books, and knitting stuff into the room as well. I am having a dilemma though if I should actually put the yarn out on the shelves or leave it in the big plastic ziplock bag its in now. We get quite a bit of dust in our house and as much as I would love to have the yarn out on display I'm afraid it will become a home for dust bunnies.

So I am asking everyone a do you store your yarn? If it is out in the open, do you worry about dust?