Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Angel is ten!

Today is Angel's birthday!  Of course, we've already celebrated, but still, it's good to mark the day.  She's going to make muffins for lunch.  Would have made them for breakfast, but someone forgot to tell anyone that she'd used up the eggs the other day.  So we need to run to the store this morning and get some eggs.  She's already opened all her presents, which included an angel figurine from Kitty, a porcelain doll from Princess, two books from Mommy(Indiana Jones trilogy and Star Wars trilogy, two of her favorites), a printer from Daddy, and a computer from Grandpa.  She's already more than 2/3 done with the Indiana Jones book.

So happy birthday to my Angel!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Good things.

The leaves are beginning to turn!  I love fall.  It's the prettiest season, along with being the beginning of cooler weather.
And look!  We have power lines on our land!
And here's the cement truck on its way to pour the basement walls!
Angel's tenth birthday is tomorrow.  We spent the weekend celebrating it, as Hubby would be out of town for the actual birthday.  Tomorrow, she gets to make muffins for breakfast, and take the day off of school.  Because birthdays are holidays in our school. ☻  

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hey, check this out!

My patterns and I were featured on the Knit Picks blog yesterday!  They've introduced Freebie Fridays, in which they will release a new free pattern each Friday, with a blog post about the designer. ☻And they started with mine!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

And another pattern!

I have another pattern up today!  It's a freebie, on Knit Picks, called Lacy KiP Bag.  It's perfect size to hold your 100g ball of yarn when you Knit in Public, and way cuter than a ziploc bag!

The pattern can be found for FREE here.

Little Sweetheart Knee Socks!

My latest pattern is up!
The pattern can be found here.  These socks are knit toe-up, and are sized for little girls.  The hearts are on both the front and back of the socks.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time for truth

Okay, I know I've been posting all excited about the progress on our house, but the truth is: I wish I were still in Texas.  I didn't want to move here.  Ever.  And Hubby knew that.  But he wanted to, so that's all that mattered to him.  So here we are in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota, and I am depressed.  I'm having a really hard time adjusting.  The problem isn't the weather; I'm loving the cooler temps(for now).  The problem is the isolation.  But even more than that, the problem is that Hubby chucked "our plan" out the window in favor of "his plan".

Even before we got married, we talked about retiring in Colorado.  We discussed other spots, but kept coming back to the idea of Colorado, because it would be somewhat close to both of our families(closer to mine, I'll admit), and they still have the cold winter weather that he loves.  He would always make jokes about living in Alaska, or North Dakota, and I would always reply that I don't want to.  So he knew how I felt about it.  And yet...when he got the opportunity to move us here, just a few minutes' drive from his family, and 19 hours drive from mine, he jumped at it.  And since we're building on family land here, he intends for us to stay here forever.  So I have to just forget about Colorado.  I have to forget about ever living close to my family again.

Instead, I get to live super-close to his family.  His dad is a barking moonbat.  His brother almost never smiles.  His sister doesn't seem to like me very well.  I get along best with his aunt, but she's a barking moonbat as well.  Yay for me.  I need some friends. 

I hate it here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The footings for the basement have been poured.  They'll pour the walls next, then the plumber can come in and get everything roughed in.  The floor will be poured after that.
 Over Labor Day weekend, we went to South Dakota for some family time.  Which meant lots of driving time...also known as knitting time!  I made a lot of progress on my BBSweKniMo project(no picture, sorry); the raglan increases are done, and I've separated for the sleeves, and done several inches on the body.  When my hands were tired of working with bulky yarn, I switched to sock yarn.  I finished this sock:
I haven't cast on the second yet.  I need to do that today.  These will be some of my favorite socks this winter!  I'm using Malabrigo, which is going to make my feet very happy.

Oh, and by the way....Knit Picks likes both my "Little Sweetheart Socks" and my "Frost Cowl"!  Still need to make adjustments to the cowl pattern; the yarn support should be arriving any day now.  And I need to hunt up my notes from the socks!  I think they're in my old computer, which is in the process of dying.