Tuesday, August 15, 2006

This is my title!

Does anyone else have trouble coming up with a title every post? Some days it's just obvious, but other days I come up with.....nothing. Today is one of those days. I have things to say, just no snazzy catchy title. The creativity gods aren't smiling on me I guess.

We took the kids camping last weekend, and had a great time. The weather was nice, we all got along well together (which can be tricky when you have 4 individuals in a tent) and our new screen tent was a smart purchase. It kept the bugs away, gave us room to work, and didn't clog up our site too much. The only thing we forgot was a can opener. Oops, thank goodness for kindly neighbors in ginormous trailers that have more than everything. Like tv and stuff. Now that's camping! We also all got to enjoy our new air beds. There's nothing worse than waking up on a flat mattress. It was almost decadent.

I'd like to say hi to the celiac knitbloggers that have made their way to my site. One is Chris, hey Chris!! And the other one that comes to mind is Lynne who stopped in from Down Under. G'day Lynne! If there are any others don't be afraid to speak up. Also I'd like to send a shout out to Susan. Hiya Susan!! She's not a celiac but she's from Grayling, which is close to where we spend a lot of our lake-time weekends. She's got my blog spotlighted on her blog, and if you go check her out, make sure to check out her Etsy store too, she has some beautiful handpainted yarns for sale. I'm waiting for a skein to hit my door any day now. Ooooh, I love shopping online! Speaking of, DD's order from Old Navy just got delivered so mom is off the hook for clothes for about 5 minutes. Maybe 4, a new season is right around the corner.

I am zooming along on my Hippo sock, and I must say it's a relief that I'm not suffering from SSS. The trick is to have a challenging pattern and that way by the second sock, you're so thrilled you're not tinking back every 2 seconds, that it just flies by, since you figured out all the tricks on the first sock. I'm getting much closer to my next pair of socks, which will be toe ups on my new Knit Picks needles. Don't worry Lisa, I'll tell you as soon as I know if I like them or not. I'm really anxious to see if they fare better than the Addis. I ended up buying some Inox needles for the Peacock shawl, due to the snubby nature of Addi tips. Too many yarn overs with lace weight silk had me pulling my hair out. It seems that Skacel is listening to our requests though as plans are in the works for pointier tips to accomodate lace knitters. Hooray! A company that really cares! Also, gotta love Grumperina for putting her proverbial foot (needles?) down!!

I survived another Monday, which means I survived another exercise class! I'm still not sure who's getting more of a workout....my students or me? Well, as long as they keep showing up, that's a good thing. It's kinda silly to dance around and bark out instructions (like a drill sargeant-right Amanda?) all by yourself. Could give a girl a complex.

I don't really have any pics to post, as I haven't really taken pictures of anything lately. I hope too soon though since I just purchased the One Skein Wonder from Glampyre, and will be using my handpainted (by others) handspun (by me!) llama. I might even make a second one using the skein of Sari silk I bought while in AA for YH. Gotta love talking in code. Makes me feel so high tech. "Hey Betty, yep I conquered the tricky YO's while in AA visiting with YH, which means I'll have another FO soon!" Roger, out! OK, yes, I'm a dork. Self proclaimed and not even remotely ashamed of said dorkdom. It works for me.

Ok, well this dork has to get back to work. Have a great day!

Hi back! :) I can think of a few other celiac knitbloggers, too. Try glutenfreeknitting.wordpress.com for one.
I'm excited about the potential for pointier tips too (that sounded weird, didn't it?) Glad you had fun camping!
I'm excited about the potential for pointier tips too (that sounded weird, didn't it?) Glad you had fun camping!
Hee.. I love talking in "code" too! I especially love when I get going and then someone who doesn't knit just stares at me, and requests politely that I speak English. ;-)
I know what you mean about SSS with harder socks--by the time I finish the first I've worked so hard to get it right I'm just DETERMINED to get the next one done, and you are right, it is so much easier!
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