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~Socks, Socks, Socks~

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I spent a fantastic day with my daughter Emily yesterday. We went shopping and I bought a few “to me, from me” birthday gifts. The Socks, Socks, Socks, book is great, I had never seen it before. There is quite a variety of socks in there, and Em and I have picked out some that we must have (I’ll try to post some more pics soon). Socks Plain and Simple, just arrived and I look forward to spending some time looking through it later. As promised, here is a pic of one of the Trekking skeins – My daughter Melyssa picked that one for her socks and I chose the Swizzle – they are both gorgeous! I also picked up some Wooly Nylon to use as reinforcement in the heels of socks. If there is anyone out there reading this blog, I’d love to know your opinion and/or experience with Wooly Nylon. Does it extend the life of the sock? How is it to work with?

Here is the result of my Sock Profile, It seems there is no hope for me~ lol.
Super long sock
Wow! You would have been a pair of socks as long
as it’s possible for socks to be before they’re
tights – and all multi-coloured with pretty
patterns and detail all over the place – then
you could stand and admire your sock-self all
day!
What type of sock are you?
brought to you by
Quizilla

I wish you all a great Sunday, I will be going out for a relaxing Birthday Dinner with my DH and girls – some knitting in the car – and a snuggle up on the couch with the girls for a movie night!
 
Happy Knitting!
Cath

~Another 10 Years Off…~

Children are one of life’s greatest blessings, and also a sure ticket to an early grave!Apparently, my lovely daughter walked out of the bathroom after taking a shower and dressing, and called out…. “Daddy!!!!! I can’t see!!!!!!!!! and promptly passed out! The poor man caught her before she hit the ceramic tile floor (he is truly hero of the day) and while he was calling 911, she came to. The ambulance was cancelled and Dr. “Mom” was called – what a heartwrenching call.
Suffice it to say, I rushed home, rushed her to the Doctor – all is well – she is fine now. She is actually MUCH better than her poor Daddy, who might very well hesitate to stay home with an ill child again. This “pp” moment is good for “another 10 years” off of these parent’s lives. Although if 10 years were removed for every “pp” moment we’ve had so far, I don’t believe I would be here writing this. Although, we love our children and tell them so every chance we get, it is moment’s like these that make us realize, all over again, just how DEEPLY THEY ARE LOVED and how horrible it is to see them ill. They truly are a BLESSING!
Knitting? What knitting? I WILL knit the matching Red Sox Sock earring this weekend even though our beloved team lost. I must say the White Sox played a phenomenal game this evening and I hope they are able to break their “curse” and have a celebratory year like we did last year!
I did stumble upon a bargain the other day – Lots of Bernat and Lily Cotton, to make up a bunch of these for the holidays. I promise to get a shot of the trekking soon. It’s been a long day, I think I’ll go and sit with the DD for a bit before she drifts off to sleep. An extra hug and kiss all around!

My children are getting older – 18,16,13 and 11, a son and three daughters – we’ve had our share of “parental panic” moments – (i.e., 3 year old son tripping over sister and splitting forehead open – 3 1/2 year old daughter belting herself into Dad’s truck, somehow kicking the shift into neutral rolling truck down the driveway (after Mom tells Dad not to trust 3 1/2 yr old daughter by turning his back on her for even a nano second- husband is, by the grace of God, still in one piece as is the lovely child who, by the way, is the topic of today’s “pp” moment….. more on that soon) – another child, out cold in a soccer goal after her head meets an opposing player’s knee (they didn’t score) – 2 1/2 yr old sitting on steps mere inches away from me, inserts her head inbetween bars of wrought iron railing— need I say MORE????! – a lovely Police officer and the ENTIRE volunteer fire department showed up along with an ambulance and the rescue truck! The lovely Police Officer just wanted to spread apart the bars and get her little head out, but … alas, it must have been an incredibly boring day for the rest of the town, as they proceeded to saw the railing apart while blocking off my entire road with their vehicles Although grateful for their response, the curiosity factor it produced was incredible……. you get the idea. There are less of the “pp” moments now, unless I stop to REALLY think about what my oldest “could” be doing while away at college, but for sanity’s sake, I won’t travel THAT road right now.
Fast forward to today… my beautiful 13 yr old daughter came home not feeling well from school yesterday and stayed home today. My DH stayed home with her today so that I could go in to work. I received a phone call from the normally calm, now COMPLETELY distressed DH.

Goodnight everyone!
Cath

~~Welcome~~

Welcome to my sometimes (ok mostly) out of control world! Knitting plays a big part in this world…. I’m not a great knitter, not even a speedy knitter, I sometimes have an incredibly short attention span and the second sock in a pair will sit for a long time, … well…… long enough that dust becomes really, REALLY attached to it – – in a loving sort of way, or so I like to believe. Friends have received one sock as a gift with the promise of the second one to follow along shortly – I have an uncanny ability to put off finishing the final 1/3 of an object because “I still have plenty of time” … they love me for it (I hope).

My choices of projects are (bizarre, according to those closest to me) random. I have a plethora of ufo’s distributed in various places. I’m fickle, I admit it – just yesterday I found that it was imperative (while watching the Red Sox and Yankees game) that I knit a micro-mini, Red Sox sock — as soon as the puncture wounds in my fingers, from the insanely small, pointy 0000 needles, heal and I can refocus my eyes, maybe there will be a mate for it (or not) .

I love knitting, I love shopping for yarn, I love planning projects, I have beautiful knitting bags (and plastic shopping bags) with wonderful projects waiting for me to finish and waiting and waiting and waiting….. well…… you get the idea. I love to read about knitting, hear about knitting, I braved a sinus infection and led my older non-knitting (ugh! lets not go there) daughter down the road to ruin (well not really) by missing her third annual (see I’m not that bad) drug and alcohol awareness meeting, to head to the Sheep Shack for an evening with the incredibly entertaining and talented Yarn Harlot ! We had a ball, she picked out yarn for socks (Trekking – lovely stuff), I picked out yarn for socks, she wants socks, two socks………
I have been alone for a day and a half, as the rest of the family are visiting my oldest in college this weekend. I have been left here to babysit the puppy (chocolate lab), the cat and a few fish, have a restful weekend, catch up on the wash (doesn’t that cancel out restful weekend?), get some work done at home and perhaps knit. I am TOTALLY PARALYZED by the possibilities – – should I work on the circular throw, the “few” pairs of socks that are started, the felted bag, felted slippers, the Knitted Babe, the teddy bear — WHAT should I do????? What did I do? ….. I knit a MINI RED SOX SOCK! I punctured holes in my fingers, ruined my vision and have one MINI SOCK to show for it! I did, however, manage to keep the puppy out of surgery by removing one of the lethal 0000 needles out of his slimy little MOUTH! As soon as my digital camera returns from the aforementioned college visit, I’ll share the wonderful “mini sock” with you all!
 

So…. Welcome To My World – some days it’s quite a ride!