Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Shawl Is Finished

Last week I finished the shawl I was working on. It's so much prettier in real life. Photo's just never do anything justice. It's going to be so nice and warm, and is very soft. :)

There really is no pattern for it. I just used the Grandmothers's Favorite Dishcloth pattern and used the bee stitch instead of garter stitch, and then quit when it was the size I wanted it to be. It was a lot of fun, and very easy. I have started another one now for myself, only am using a diamond stitch on mine.

OH.......BIG NEWS!!!!!!
I got it on Sunday and I love it!
I will have Terry take my picture on it tonight if it isn't so terribly hot again.
I rode it to town yesterday, and really enjoyed myself, and I think I'll ride it to town again today.

Today I'm also going to do laundry and try to get my house in order again.
I really need to get my green sweater done. Maybe this week I will! :)

I hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A couple completed projects

I completed the chainmaille watchband that I have been working on. It's my first chainmaille project, and is a very simple pattern. I had fun making it, and it was a good learning experience. Here is a picture of the completed project.
I have some 14k gold jumprings that I want to make into something next....maybe a box chain.......so this watchband was good practice.

I also completed a dishcloth for a knitalong in a group I'm in, and here is a picture of it. It was a fun cloth to make. Thanks Karen! :) Knit alongs are always fun!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

My son is calling me a Harley Biker Mom!!

LOOKIE at what we ordered yesterday when we were in town for breakfast!! Here is a picture of what it looks like. I'm so excited to get it I can hardly stand it. It should be here the end of the week....I HOPE! It is a Honda Metropolitan scooter, and it is only 49cc. The speedometer goes up to 45 mph, so I'll probably cruise along at around 30 mph or so on the highway. It will take me approx. 30 minutes to get to town. LOL (We are 12 miles from town) It's 'supposed' to get 110 mpg! It will be fun to go back and forth to town on it when the weather permits. Our road to town doesn't have very heavy traffic, and I doubt very much that I'll be taking it on the interstate. My friend Kathy who lives across the highway from us is also getting a scooter......and she is retiring next week......so we have plans for lots of scooter play time. LOL

OTN is still my green sweater. I haven't been knitting very much lately, but I'm up to the armholes on the front, so after I finish the front I only have the sleeves to do and then putting it together. I am also working on a shawl for an exchange in a group I am in....and I have a couple pairs of socks in the making. If I get bored knitting on one thing, I switch to another. LOL
It's a hot day here today......it was 103 at the bottom of the hill when we came home from church, and 99 up here where we live. It's supposed to 'cool down' to the 90's the middle of next week. We will be branding on Saturday, and Thad and Warren are coming from Sheridan to help us, so I hope the weather won't be so unmercifully hot by then. Kris and the kids (and maybe Jim, depending on his work schedule) will come out and help too, so it will be a family time with our kids! I love it SO MUCH when we get to spend time with our kids!

This is it for today! Have a great Lord's Day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Montana Good Morning!

Yesterday when I went for my walk, I remembered to take my camera and here are a few of the pictures I took.

It was a beautiful morning, and just the perfect temperature for a walk. It was nice to see all the bales of hay out in the field. Terry has worked hard again this year getting the hay up, and the cows and horse will reap the benefits of his hard work next winter.

Next week will be stamping class again, so I will have to begin working on that. For now I've been knitting, and I have the back of my green sweater completed and am working on the front. I have also started a prayer shawl for a friend. As I knit on the shawl I try to remember to pray for her and for her family. It is a blessing to me to do this, and I hope she will enjoy the shawl, and that she can feel the prayers going up for her. :)
Today I have to take my car in and get new tires put on it. Next week I have to go to Billings for a Dr appt, so the new tires are coming at just the right time. I am also having lunch at the park with my dear friend Nettie, so I had better get my morning walk done and then get in the shower so I can get to town. :)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Green Crayon Sweater....

I started this sweater Friday evening. I have the back done up to the armholes. I love, love, love this yarn. It's Crayon cotton from Knitpicks.com and it's 100% cotton. It's sooooooo soft and so light. I can see it's going to be one of my fav. yarns. The pattern is also from knitpicks.