Sunday, January 27, 2008

Oy am I in trouble! Cathy tagged me...

So I've been tagged by my pal Cathy for 7 Random Facts Meme!! I hope I do this right, and I hope I know enough 7s to make it right!!! ACK!

Here are the rules, and they must be posted on your blog:
  1. Link to the person’s blog who tagged you (see above).
  2. List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog and also so they can look at your blog and not tag the same people all over again!

Let the fun begin.

  1. My first known ancestor was either the assassinator of King Charles or at the very least was a member of the hit squad.
  2. My great great great great grandmother Martha Carrier was hanged at the Salem Witch trials
  3. I have only sisters and my husband has only brothers AND we're both the oldest child
  4. Easter & my birthday have been the same day 3 times, when I was 10, 21. and 32 but not at all since then.
  5. I am left handed but only for writing, and cutting with scissors. I do everything else, right-handed, including knitting.
  6. My feet are always too cold when I go to bed, but always too warm when I wake up.
  7. I love flowers and gardens but I don't grow anything well.

NOW... do I know 7 people with blogs who I can tag!

  1. My commuter pals Patty aka chrome horse knitter and
  2. Karen aka ChooChoo Knits
  3. Chappy glad your knee is better and you're back online!
  4. and my pal Colin aka Knitman who knits wonderful socks and has the cutest pooches!
  5. Kim over there in PA, hope you join in this silliness!
  6. And a new biker/knitter friend Nobody
  7. and a college knitter from my town, Manda

Now, that was pretty silly! But fun too!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Socks for my sister redux

Ok, so I had to take out the shortrow heels I did. I started the increase incorrectly, so it wasn't seated evenly across the row. What a pain, I probably should have just yanked all the stitches back to the first decrease row but I was trying to save time. Wraps and double wraps and dropped stitches, but I finally got tinked back to the last decrease row. I will be more careful this time!

They look terrific!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sock's for my Sister

For a long time, I've wanted to knit socks for my sisters. I have 4 of them, they are all younger than me. This is the year. Here's the first pair, for Elisabeth, who turns the big 50 this month.

They are Elfine Socks, and I'm using Socks that Rock. The yarn really lets the pattern pop, and after I charted it, it became easy enough to commit mostly to memory with an occasional peek. I think though that I need a smaller needle to get better sizing. I will continue as I'm pretty sure these will fit her.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Christmas photos

I am so very slow getting these pictures online. I have nearly 100, but won't put them all here. They are on my flickr site.

Here are Nikkie and Kira showing off their new hats.

That's my greatest gift, holiday fun with my family!
I hope you had wonderful holidays too!