Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's me again....

Just wanted to post pic of my latest pair of finished socks.

This was my first time doing Intarsia and also my first time doing magic loop. Both were fun to do. I think I now prefer magic loop for socks. DPN are still fun to use out in public for the WOW factor, but for ease of putting them down magic loop is best. I also tried two circ but when you use a 16" circ the actual needle part is so short that it sometimes is hard to work with. I guess I could use two longer circs but then I am afraid I would have too much cable and that would be a bother. At least I have options.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Truck

I didn't get pictures of the FO's yesterday so I will have to try to get them this evening before I take the things to Knitting and give them to N.

But here are pictures of the smashed truck.

Believe it or not, that pile of wreckage at the almost end of the boom was our truck. When I first downloaded the pictures I did not even realize that the pile of mangled metal was the truck. One of our employees was sitting on the tailgate. Now tell me just how lucky he was!

This picture shows that it really was our truck.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

So much has happened

It has been nearly a month since I last posted. I did try to post but I could not get the video to load that I wanted to share. It was really cute. It was 3 and 4 year olds playing soccer. They are a hoot to watch. My daughter in law and her sister in law were coaching.

I have a few FO's to show but I have to wait until tomorrow when it is daylight again to take pictures of them. Our knitting group at the Markay is doing a Christmas sell to make money for the Art Theater here in town and we have almost sold everything so we are all knitting our fingers to the bone to make more stuff. I have a baby shrug and cap, a baby sweater and 1 or 2 pair of fingerless gloves and a helix cap that I need to do I cord on and finish off. That will be the end of my contributions as I have already give a baby bunting and 4 scarves. I need to get busy on my own knitting for Christmas now.

Last Thursday (Oct 4) we had a truck get smashed. It was one of our work vehicles and it is a total loss or as our son said, "It is destroyed, Dad" when D asked if we could drive it home that evening. I'll post a picture of it tomorrow. It is just impossible to describe it. I could not believe that it was as bad as J said until I saw the pictures. We had an employee sitting on the tailgate of the truck and luckily God was watching out for him as he only sustained some bruising and a few little puncture wounds. If he had been sitting only 4 or 5 inches to his right he would have been killed. God is good.

A couple of weeks ago D, J, M, MIL and I all went down to a family winery in Gallipolis. We did a wine tasting and when we had finished I had a buzz on (I seldom drink) and I did not even try all of the wines. I did have D get me a bottle of Pink Catawba. I finally opened the bottle just a bit ago and I am having a glass of wine and eating pizza rolls with it. Quite a combination!

Well back to the knitting, I want to finish the cap.

I'll try to post more often.