Sunday, May 23, 2010

Grand Lodge

Hubby and I went to Guthrie this weekend to the Masonic 2010 Lodge Leadership Conference at the Grand Lodge. Lots of great information, fraternity, and inspiration were on tap. The wives were invited to attend, and activities/seminars for us were planned as well. We had the immense pleasure and honor to be able to hear Dr. Jim Tresner speak about masonic history and its impact on the birth of democracy in America. I thoroughly enjoyed this time.

While on an afternoon break for free time, I walked down the street of historic Guthrie and visited a lovely little yarn store: SWAK, Sealed With a Kiss. There I found a gorgeous skein of yarn from my friends at Tempted Handpainted Yarns and Fibers: Queens "3 of a Kind" Good Girl fingering weight. Couldn't help myself, I scooped it up plus a set of Crystal Palace #1 bamboo dpns, and cast on for a pair of socks as soon as I got back to the lodge!

I mosied back to where the ladies were gathering after the break and we enjoyed a lovely hour or so of chatting, while they asked lots of questions about knitting. I finally decided on using Cookie A's pattern Hedera, should show off the yarn to a beautiful finish.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Watch out, World!!

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Union High School, Class of 2010, Redskins for Life.... our daughter Katie graduated last night, as one of 1,034 young adults who will be exploding out onto the world scene with dreams and plans and hopes and ambitions; the world doesn't have a clue what's about to hit it!!

Grampa Ken, Katie, Oralee (step Grandma)

Roger (brother), Mom, Katie, Dad

Chelsea (Roger's wonderful girlfriend)

Dillon (Katie's adorable boyfriend)

Receiving sage advice from Grampa (and a card with money in it!)

Graduation! Yay!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Knit it! Knit it Good! (Devo inspired)

My copy of domiknitrix by Jennifer Stafford arrived today! I won this little gem from Melissa of Vivid Creation Fibers during her new website grand opening contest. Thank you Melissa! I've been thumbing through it with a silly grin on my face -- I'm going to love getting down and dirty with it.

Nope, not enough

Six repeats turned out to not be quite what I wanted, so I went for seven, making the leg about six inches long. Starting on the heel now!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the wonderful women out there who are moms, and to those who act as "second moms" (you know who you are -- hugs!), Happy Mother's Day!

My own mom has been gone for many years now, and I miss her physical presence like fury. But, as weird as this may sound, I have always known that she is with me, guiding me, protecting me, smacking me upside the head when necessary, she's never left me. I love you Mama!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Repeat x2

This shows two repeats of the Fawkes pattern. I'm thinking that to make the leg length to my liking, I'll do six repeats at least. The colorway is knitting up beautifully.

I also finally got the buttons purchased and sewn on to the Presto Chango baby sweater. Then I tossed it into the washer and dryer to finish it off. As expected, the Simply Cotton Worsted did shrink a bit in length, but that's not a problem.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sock pattern found

I've decided to use the Stained Glass yarn to knit the sock pattern Fawkes by Socktopia. I found the pattern at Ravelry where it's a free download. It might be available out on the web, but this is where I found it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Isn't this one of the most beautiful little cakes of yarn you've ever seen? It's sock yarn from Melissa of Vivid Creation Fibers called Stained Glass. So soft, so squishy, so scrumptious. Please go check out her store and blog!

Now to decide what lacey sock pattern is worthy of this yarn.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


The back, left front, and almost all of the right front are finished on Anise. Yippee!!