Skip to main content

S oc K s?

Do you remember that old hooked on phonics foreign language commercial where they taught you how to say things by turning them into things you already knew? Like spelling socks aloud actually means something in Spanish. No? Well, no matter, that's not what I'm really posting about any way :D

What I'm really posting about is my first pair of knit socks!




Hannah was kind enough to photograph them for me.  I think she might have a future as a photographer!

It was actually enjoyable once I watched some tutorials from Miz Booshay at The Quiet Life.  The first sock took me a month, the second was done within two weeks!  And as soon as they were off the needles, I was hot to put my second pair on.  Remember, I have all that cute yarn just waiting.  I started on it last Friday and had turned the heel and finished the gusset by midday Sunday, but then had to "frog" it because it was too small for dear Hannah's foot!  So now, I'm back to working on it again with more stitches.  Making socks for kids definitely goes fast, but it's not nearly as standard as big people's feet.


Oh, I also finished my mom's quilt, though it did not make it to her in time for her birthday.  Here's a snapshot of it
I just love the green and the pink together.  I don't think she'll loose it in a crowd, that's for sure!
I'm also excited about the possibility of a quilting group forming with some of the ladies from church.  It just might get me out of the "StallOut" category and into the "ProjectCompleted" one

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stories from the Kitchen: Taste and See

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. It was wonderful and the leftovers left me with a question or two. Find out what they are and how I'm currently answering them in this week's podcast.

Stories from the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2: Taste and See






Notes from the episode:

Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg

Dad’s New York Cheesecake (from the back of a Philidelphia Cream Cheese package)
1 ⅞ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ to ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar, divided 2 lbs cream cheese (4 packs) 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 450F
Mix well graham crackers, 2 tbsp sugar, and enough butter that the mixture holds together. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the freezer while preparing the filling.
Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until just blended. Stir in sour cream. Pour mixture into crust and bake for…

James Week 10 James 5: 13-20

We finish up our study on James with some encouraging words about prayer and standing in the gap.




Study Questions Week 10


When you don't feel like yourself, what is generally your first response? Do you start with prayer, rest, food, lashing out at others? When you encounter others that are not acting like themselves what is your initial thought? How do you think your relationships would be different if you began those interactions with prayers? Prayers for understanding for yourself and peace for the other person?When you are happy, do you ever try to keep it to yourself because you don't want to celebrate while others around you are struggling? Can focusing our happiness towards God with praise and worship change how we view sharing those moments? God is the source of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). How can this verse help shape your worship and praise? Take some time this week to praise God for some good gifts, which are present even if you are in the midst of a s…

Thankful Thursday

Hard to believe that it's Thursday already, but it is! Wow! I'm thankful for a whole bunch of things this week, so many that if I would list them all, I'd be here for the rest of the day and into tomorrow. Heck I'd be lucky to be done by the end of the decade.

I'm thankful for my husband! He's a real trooper. Love how he not only cares for so many people through the church, but that he cares for our family. Seems like he's always got just a little bit more time to do what needs to be done, which is pretty amazing considering that he's only got the same 24 hours that I have.

I'm thankful for my little girl. I enjoyed the time away when she was at camp last week, but we've been having fun this week hanging out together. She's pretty amazing in lots of hard to explain ways, I guess she's mysterious in her lovliness. I hope that others are as impressed with it as I am.

I'm thankful for family near and far. I'm looking forward to spe…