Monday, April 20, 2009


I guess spring has finally sprung here. We've been having nice weather lately, sometimes a little cool still, though, in the wind. Lots of outdoor playing for the kids, and I sat outside and knit for awhile yesterday. Went to our accountant's office on Friday, and they had a little vase of mayflowers on the counter. Lots of my flowers are up, and I've gotten some more leaves cleaned up and hauled away. (My yard is surrounded on three sides by hedges, prickly icky hedges, that gather all kinds of leaves and garbage. Got one side cleaned, the back isn't too bad, the far side will be the worst.)

Working on vanilla socks for the store. I'm on the gusset decreases now. Making these ones a little bigger, more for a ladies large/mens medium. Cast on 68sts on 2.25mm needles, twisted rib for 20 rows, heel over 34sts, and I'll work the toe down to my usual 20sts and graft. The yarn is a breed of Fortissima Socka.

The Oldest One flying his kite in one of the parks in town.

Hubs got the kids some more sand for their sandbox on Saturday. I'll get another three of four bags later on. It settles and gets packed down. I keep it covered with canvas so the neighborhood cats don't think it's a big litter box.

That's about it lately. Lots of yard work and nice weather cuts back on knitting time. The next couple of days after today are supposed to be wet, so knitting time will pick up. Got to take the Oldest One to the orthodontist tomorrow. He has a crossbite and was having a thing made to put in his mouth for three months to correct it. The piece arrived from the lab, and they won't use it. He has a small palate, and the doctor said there was "no way he'd do that to any kid". Apparently the way they made this thing it would hang way down in his mouth and would end up sticking in his gums as it was turned each day and cause great discomfort and pain. So now we had been there 2 of 3 times, now he has to go back 3 more times to try it a different way. At least it costs the same, I don't have to pay any more.

Must do some bookkeeping and a bit of housework so I can take the dogs for a walk. I bought new harnesses on Saturday for them that are supposed to stop pulling instantly. We'll see how they work.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna M said...

It must be spring! J has gone golfing this a.m.

Fun picture of kite flying. I love kites.

And your sock is looking good!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Socks are looking good! I tagged you to share 6 random things, check it out on my blog. :o)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Sounds like a lot what's going on around here too. How did the new harnesses work out?

8:44 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love that sock yarn.

I want to get a kite this year. We haven't done that for years.

9:35 AM  

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