Wednesday, August 30, 2006

FO & Sheepie sightings....

Okay...You've heard me talking about them, here are some FO's---SOCKS-SOCKS--and more SOCKS!

Sheepie Sightings...are far and few between! I took a good look at my refrigerator and noticed this one came from a local "sleep center" as an advertisement for "Those with sleep this number, yada-yada-yada! Well I like the magnet but hated the blurb printed on I got out the ole white nail polish and painted it! TADA!!

I've started yet another pair of socks...these are going to be for my youngest son's girlfriend...the favorite...the one I WANT to be my daughter-in-law! I think they are waiting until she graduates college to make those decisions anyway she's a real sweetie and her favorite color is...purple. She's soon going to get real tired of the color, everything I make her is...purple!
I have enough sock yarn for about 6 more pair, I'm thinking about this pattern (I've not tried toe up's yet), or this, this and this plus I'm going to make some Felted Clogs & Fuzzy Feet per some comments received about my Mom's clogs she got for Christmas last year.
I still need to sew up that baby sweater and crochet the front band on it, I'm looking for the perfect buttons...nothing to feminine or masculine, something cute and babyish!
I'm thinking about making Melanie's cardigan sweater, Bristow, for my Mom's birthday in January (if I can get through all the Christmas knitting in time). I considering making some of these for those last minute gifts...I always forget somebody!

I'm starting to get excited...the end of this month we leave for the Fall Hawks Nest event! Maybe then I'll get some spinning done! Check out my pictures from the Spring event in March archives of this year.

We are supposed to go camping this weekend...but with "Ernesto" coming for a visit I'm afraid he will put a damper on things!! We just have to wait until Friday to make the decision whether to go or not...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Secret Is Out!

T minus 3 and counting...and SP8 is over for me!

I managed to fool my spoilee Aileen the entire time, even though she told me at the beginning of the month she thought she had me figured out! HAH--My package arrived today to her great surprise...I wasn't who she thought I was!!!
I sent her a spindle and wrist distaff I made along with some fiber and a book to learn to spin. She had mentioned she would love to learn to spin...Hey, they dont' call me "The Enabler" for nothing!

I won't get into the rant...but I've not had a good weekend! If you've been reading my blog you know that I was so ECSTATIC when my oldest son ended his relationship with "The Cancer" (I have worse words for her)----NOT! News came this weekend that wasn't good. I'll leave it at that because I don't think you guys need all the sorted details...I could write a reality show with this one! But she'd be better on "Jerry Springer"!
Oh a good friend said to me today--"This too shall pass"


On the Knitting Front--more socks, planning a baby blanket, and a sweater for my Mom since she's been dropping heavy hints!
I haven't been spinning much...but the ole wheel has been calling to me!

We are suppose to go camping this weekend...I just hope this hurricane doesn't ruin our plans. My MIL is in the path of the storm...she lives in Cape Coral, FL.

That's all for now...Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

WARNING--Kitty Porn & Naughty Sheep!

This post contains no knitting content!

Okay...for those who asked and anyone interested--Here's Ace during one of his "Love" sessions.
This takes place after he has sang and "wooed" the blankie into submission! Which gives plenty of time to get out of bed, grab the camera, and turn on to lamp to a very intense glare from The Aceman!


Now...I don't think this qualifies for the Sheep Challenge but I came across it when looking for the above came in an email some time back (caption unknown) But I thought since this post was a little risque/off-color/naughty (what ever you want to call it)...why not!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ace has been Tagged!

Caesar & Julius has tagged Mr. Ace to "reveal" a few things about himself!
The rules of the game:
The player of this game starts with “5 weird things/habits about yourself.” In the end you need to choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names. The people who get tagged need to write a blog about their 5 weird things/habits, as well as state this rule clearly, then tag 5 more victims. Don’t forget to leave your victim a comment that says “you’re tagged!” in their comments and tell them to read your blog. Well, as his mother, I am glad to share the naughty habits he doesn't want you to know.

5 Weird things about Mr Ace:

  • My favorite toy is a rubber roach (which I can’t find right now).

  • I won’t eat cat food that has cat spit on it.

  • I won’t drink from a regular water bowl…mine is continuously filtering the water, and if it gets cat hair in it I DEMAND it be cleaned out immediately!

  • I'm an orphan...sort Mom found me (and my brother & sister-r.i.p) when I was 3 days old (approx) she hand raised me along with a labrador. I'm not sure what I am...human or dog?!?

    **picture this**
  • I “get intimate” with my favorite pillow and/or blankie every night…I sing to it—and make sure Mom & Dad hear me just as they are going to sleep! Mom has pictures somewhere…I just hope she doesn’t embarrass me with them! **if you're into "kitty porn" and want to see pictures leave a comment**

So Ace Tags;
Meezer & Friends
Gennie Lee
Bob, Sobakawa, Frankie & Roy
Ms. Casey

Mom's other friends who have pets DON"T have blogs....yet!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Desperately seeking Sheepies...

Okay...You know when you are looking for something you never can find it!? Well...I'm having difficulty finding my sheep! Some may not even qualify as entries...hey they aren't eating grass or pooping!
Here are my latest pitiful entries:

My next project...Wildfoote sock yarn label.

The cover of my favorite reference books.

The book mark my SP sent me...and I think she has the same bookmark on her blog. Notice I'm still showing off that beautiful shawl she knit for me! Since I can't wear it...

These are my favorite sheep...The Sealy Sheep! Not a good was pirated! Hey the ladies at the card store thought I was nuts when I took pics with my camera phone...only to get home and find out I couldn't download or email them!

I've tried to get Mr Ace to wear my sheepskin so I can take his picture but he will have nothing of it! Funny thing is he won't even walk on it, if I lay it in the floor he will walk around it...and that's a lot for a old, fat, lazy cat to do!

He's not amused! Check out those eyes!

Why he sleeps on his scratchy box...I have no idea!

Monday, August 21, 2006


You know its bad when you come home to find this....

***Post Amendment***
My boss sent me this I had to share since Mr. Ace is a "Tuxedo" cat! Mr. Ace has a goatee not a mustache.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

It's Official...I'M SPOILED!

For some of you out there you'll be very surprised and maybe you should make note of the fact I'm speechless!
Where do I begin--Oh yeah...the mailman knocked at my door this afternoon (and not our regular mailman--so it's a good thing I didn't rush him), funny thing is he looked a lot like the old (before the hair cut) Billy Ray, I've never been a fan just that's who he looked like.
This is what he handed me---

Julia was getting ready to leave for work and wanted to see what I had...knowing how impatient she is I knew what was next...

More to open...just like Christmas!

When I opened it I was...was...oh yeah, SPEECHLESS! My SP had made me this BEAUTIFUL sage green shawl! It's just like the socks she sent me for my Birthday, something handmade. I'm always making things for other people, but to have someone make something for me...all that work and love into a piece...for's amazing!

I can't wait to wear it...but it will be displayed all the time!

Oh...the other packages, sorry I'm still flabbergasted by the shawl!

There is a book on the History of Scotland, brochures, maps and a book about Lothian the area where she lives (so I can make more plans for our trip to Scotland), bookplates with a lighthouse scene on it, lighthouse playing cards, a beautiful ceramic lighthouse scene (which I thought I had taken a close up of--I'll post that later), a package of Scottish Macaroons (YUM!), and a huge lighthouse panel which I will quilt this winter--I just know know if I'll use it for a lap blanket or wallhanging!

Two gorgeous watercolor notecards with scenes of lighthouses on them. There's also a beautiful postcard of the lighthouse on Ball Rock in Frith of Forth, also a postcard of a beautiful "Flower of Scotland--the Thistle (which all will be mounted and framed). The latter also included the information I've been waiting for...THE BIG REVEAL--The identity of my Spoiler...she's been the absolute GREATEST! I hope the hostesses of SP8 take a good look at all she has done! If nothing else GourdonGirl--I appreciate it more than you will ever know and the best part is...I've made a new friend! It's very spooky the simularities between Forrest Gump would say "we are like peas & carrots"!

Some BEAUTIFUL lighthouse buttons, which I'll be searching for a new cardigan pattern so I can show them off on a garment instead of just adding them to the button collection. And some stitchmarkers, which I suspect she has made them...stitch markers are becoming the latest thing I'm collecting.

I guess I don't need to say that I collect lighthouses! I think that's obvious!

I just had to take the shawl outside to photograph...the only problem is all the nasty hot weather we had during the month of July has left my gardens pretty I used the pond. By the way...we have new frogs and as soon as I can I'll post pictures of the little buggers! Jeremiah the bullfrog (remember the song), R.I.P was murdered last summer by the mean cat across the street...he would have been 4 years old this summer. I miss the jug-o-rum every not a drink, the frog calling his girl!

I have my package for Ireland all ready to mail on if you are reading this Aileen...I'm not telling what's in it!

Let the friendship begin...not that it already hasn't!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sheep Challenge, Almost FO's and other ramblings....

Woolly Wormhead left a comment that sparked my seems she has challenged bloggers who want to participate to take pictures of sheep...and NOT the real grass eating kind. So, since I have some of these sheep living in my home I'm posting my pictures here today...hopefully I'll have more later!

Of course you know who's first...Lammi Ewejean thinks she's the star!


"The Scottish Ruler"--really hasn't gotten a real name yet! That's just what I call her right now!

And the newest...

Here are a couple "Almost FO's":

The Jaywalkers you've been reading about...unblocked! But hey, all the ends are woven in! These are fun to make, especially with Trekking XXL. I told you this was going to be a "Sock Christmas" and I've got an early start! And the latest pair I've started...the school colors of my FAVORITE college--there will be those who read this who disagree with my FAVORITE College, because I live within 30 minutes of...gulp...the Hokies ~yuck~! I know I'll get some negative comments from this but it's all in fun! I'm a proud UVA fan from a proud UVA family...and these socks are for one of my family members, I can't say who just in case they happen upon this blog...I doubt that would ever happen but you never know!

This is the unfinished baby sweater I've been working on. The pattern is from one of my oldest pattern books...Brunswick Babies, it's been out of print since the 80's. I've made this sweater many, many times and this time I made a major screw up which caused me to frog the entire thing after I had already gotten it to this same finishing stage! It's knit from the top down and there are 3 different "insert" versions to choose from. It's very quick and easy...I'm glad I've held onto this pattern book. The baby isn't due until December and the happy couple (NO--NOT ME) are not going to find out ahead of time, they want the surprise--which you can't blame them, except I want it to be a girl!

I HAVE ARRIVED! Who would have thought that almost a year ago when I started this blog that a star of the "Knit Blogging World" would visit my blog and leave me a comment! Thanks so much are one of those who inspired me to start my own keep me laughing with every post!

I've added a new feature to my blog...the "FrapperMap" wasn't working like it was supposed I got the "ClusterMap". My blog gets lots of hits but not very many comments and I'm always interested in who's reading my ramblings....I guess I'm boring everyone to death! SO--now I can see all around the world where my blog is being looked at or read!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mail's Here! Mail's Here!!!!!!

Remember me saying I won the "Stolen Stash" prize...this is what came today!

And here's a close up of the item that "Bobbi" brought back from Amsterdam, she said in her note I would know which one it was. And like always I have to give my mascots names...the first thing that came to mind was...EweDaisy, because of the obvious but also the girl band "She Daisy"...get it?!

Well...Secret Pal 8 is coming to the end...and I'm very sad yet happy. I can't wait to get to know both my SP's better but also so sad that the fun comes to an end. I've has such fun putting together my packages...and "Spoiler" if you have figured me out and you are reading this...I hope you love this final package of SP8! My SP in have been the GREATEST! I can't praise you enough, the multitudes of e-cards, emails and snail-mail postcards, your packages and the surprise Birthday gift you sent that actually came on my Birthday--what timing! I've made a friend for life! Bobbi, again, you made perfect matches for me! And thanks for the prize package...I truly never expected it! Bobbi also learned about each of her participants...she send me a postcard from Miller Park--Home of the Milwaukee Brewers...I love baseball! One of the things on our list of things to do before we die is to visit as many ballparks as possible! I've been to 3 so far...Jack's been to 7!

While I'm posting's the KnitNana checkbook cover I the upper left corner is my birthday gift from my BIL & family--they attended an Orioles game and bought me this "Baseball Bracelet"!

And this came from my very special and long time friend, you often hear me picking on in various posts, Nancy. Yes, it's from Scotland! I'm afraid to use it for fear of breaking it...maybe on special occasions!

Jaywalkers are almost complete...I'm finishing the toe of the second one...and have cast on for the next to come later!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Weekend IS Here---finally!

The weekend is here...the heat of summer has broke...much needed rain has arrived! Only the rain has messed up one aspect of my weekend plans! For some of you out there;
1-you'll either know what I'm talking about;
2-consider me some kind of redneck or
3-learn about something new!
I love all kinds of music--except for HipHop, the kids at work have tried to help me with that but I just don't like it. Mountain music is a fairly new yet old one for me...
In recent years we've made it a yearly tradition to attend the Galax Fiddler's Convention. People come from all over the US and abroad to this Festival! I've seen license plates from California before! At the age of 15 I didn't appreciate this kind of music...what a shame! My Dad's side of the family aree very musical and played various instruments, every time we had any sort of get together...which sometimes consisted of just the "pickers" they would play. My Grandfather recorded a record in 1927 along with his father, brother and future brother-in-law. I was fortunate enough to find a copy of the recording a few years's very scratchy, pops and cracks but I can hear my grandfathers guitar, he was a teenager at the time...I would give anything to have him back here to play...
The instruments are all lost now...
So...this event happens every year...for the past 71 years! When I sit and listen to the Old Time Competition (which is one of my favorites) I can hear my Scotch/Irish roots...the fiddle especially. Then the flatfooters or cloggers get up and start dancing and you can see the Scottish and Irish dance roots...
I'm deep rooted in these mountains, I can feel it when I hear the music...the music I didn't think was "cool" when I was younger!
I wish I could play an instrument, but I wasn't given the craft of music. And I have 2 left feet for your toes! Now...flatfooting or clogging just looks like you are stomping out an ant hill, but to watch it you can see where it originates and it creates a rhythm all it's own. While listening to the music you can't help but tap your toes...which, I guess, is why flatfooting is so spontaneous, people just get up and start dancing!
I had my knitting ready to take with me...the camera was ready to take pictures and my ears were ready to hear some of the best Old Time Music around...but the rain came! Oh...we could still go but it would be like a "Bluegrass Woodstock" aka Mudstock!
I am anxious to find out if my friend 'KD' won the Dulcimer competition this year...last year she placed 3rd!
I was surprised earlier in the month when USAToday featured an article on "The Crooked Road."

So...I think I'll go out and knit by the pond...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

Of course, I picture myself in either Ireland or ANYWHERE in Scotland! Pub Crawl--Yeah Baby!

Oh--and for those of you out there wondering about The Indigo Muse--we all know she hasn't updated her blog in FOREVER! She's still dreaming of that Buttercream frosting...but right now she had her toes in the sand for the next week in Costa Rica! We've all been on her about updating...maybe she'll share pictures when she gets back!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I have the BEST Secret Pal!

I know I've said that before but it needs to be said over & over! I had a surprise in the mail yesterday...from across the pond!

A Birthday package from Scotland! She made me a pair of socks...I can't begin to say how much that means to me! I always plan and make gifts for Christmas & Birthdays...and the only other person in my life who makes me things is my wonderful hubby!
Secret Pal...these will be cherished and I can't wait to wear them...when it cools off! We are still experiencing HOT & HUMID weather here...when will it ever end?

Also included was a Scottish Favourites recipe book...I LOVE to cook and this will be using this often!

THANK YOU SP!!! The reveal to happen soon...Her birthday is coming up, I know 'cause I asked! Yet another thing we have in common...I tell ya we are like twins!

I'm still working on my Jaywalkers...

Notice the cute little bag beside Lammi? My friend JH caught me by surprise yesterday with this Lantern Moon silk bag...perfect for holding my sock yarn! Hubby wants to know if I'm going to knit while fishing now!

Oh--I've won another contest! Remember that Secret Pal Question I answered a week ago...need a refresher go here?
My goofy answer WON! I didn't even know it was a contest...I just answered knowing what my first reaction would be! I don't know what's coming but I'll post when it gets here!
A week ago I won Knitnana's contest...Thanks Sallee, sorry I didn't post a pic!
I think while I'm on a roll I'd better go buy a lottery ticket! Third times a charm!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'...and keep in touch!

Monday, August 07, 2006

H-B-T-M! H-B-T-M!

Actually it's an do that after you get a certain age--the age YOU define as appropriate!

You want to know how old I am...I'm not ashamed!?

It's my 14th Anniversary of my 29th Birthday!

The day I changed my parents life FOREVER! I'm the oldest...there's just 2 of us but I was my fathers first son...yes, if you've been keeping up with my blog you know, I grew up a tomboy! But I credit my Grandmother for teaching me the finer things in love of FIBER! I literally started at her knee...she and her mother taught me to crochet when I was 5...the rest is history!

I've given myself a present today...I took today off from work! What am I going to do?? KNIT!

Everybody out there...go have a piece of cake today, it's ok--forget the diet for one day...and silently sing Happy Birthday!

I hope YOU have a great day...

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Pairt Ceithir--I mean Tri

SP-forgive me if it's wrong--I'm trying!

Are you tired of me yet?

Okay, I realized I forgot one of the BEST Irish pubs we’ve visited yet! On Friday afternoon we took a late lunch because of the ballgame…My Celtic soul was VERY happy---This is a new business and VERY glad we found it! Maggie Moore's--I loved this place…it’s housed in an old insurance building built in 1857, and it appears they kept as much of the old architecture as possible…including the gold leaf words on the windows from the former Insurance Company, the tin ceiling tiles and all the old wood. The food was great—and the ale even better! My first time having Smithwicks Ale (excellent), I’ve had Guinness before, the bottles stuff you get here in the states, but I’m waiting until I get to Ireland/Scotland to have the REAL thing to pass judgment! And…the dessert (are you getting the picture—I like my desserts) was an Irish custard called “Posset Chuchulainn” (my SP’s can correct me if that’s not a traditional dessert), it’s a lemon custard covered in a blueberry compote with shortbreads on the side…YUM!

Saturday was our day to return home…and Jack already knew that I had a stop I needed to make! About 35 miles west of Baltimore was a very special knitting shop I wanted to visit—Knittin’ Chicks in Mount Airy, Md. This shop is very easily accessible from I-70, you only have to travel a couple of miles into town. There was a very interesting Antique shop we passed but I was on a mission! We very easily found the Knittin’ Chicks which has the outward appearance of being a chicken coop…just a long narrow building painted a bright yellow! Jack, who always, opts to find something else to do while I’m in the yarn shop—and he’s very good about it. I walk on up to the shop, first think I notice is the 40% off sign! My blood is coursing through my veins…I’m getting very excited…I get to the door and notice a second sign—CLOSED JULY 29TH! DAMN IT!
I’ve been denying myself yarn and fiber for 2 months waiting for this trip, saving money in hopes that I would come back with the MOTHER LODE—NOT!! So yet again, I slump back to the car—Jack knows not to ask what’s wrong, he can tell! Either that or he was afraid I’d rip the trunk lid off the car! He took a picture of their sign for me:

Looks like the perfect place for me Huh? Only curious thing about this sign is the fact they have a "rooster" knitting...I thought it said "Chicks"!!

So…again, I’m not going to pass judgment until I get into the yarn shop and meet the owner(s). Next time I’m not going to deprive myself…I’ll buy yarn if I want to!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Secret Pal Question--

My Secret Pal Hostess has asked her group to answer a couple of questions;

Someone has stolen your stash and all your books: now what are you going to do?
OMG--OMG--OMG! CALL 911--CALL 911--CALL 911!!


WHERE'S THE PHONE NUMBER TO THE FBI? ATF(alcohol tobacco & firearms)?


RAPE-RAPE (because I've been violated)!!

Okay, now that the initial panic is over and the police are here...I demand justice! By this time 4 of the FAB5 (not the ones on tv) are here consoling me, rubbing my feet, bringing me wine--notice I didn't say a glass--etc.
They are also demanding justice and that someone find the filthy, no good, lowdown thieves (I know there are more than one because of the sheer amount of fiber & numbers of books I own). Another wave is hitting me...somebody get me a paper bag I think I'm hyperventilating! My books are gone??!
Now I've called the police chief--at home...I also know where he lives! He has promised me complete satisfaction that the Salem Police Force are fully on this case! I believe him...because he's just that kind of guy!

Assuming you don't let the experience discourage you from ever knitting again, here are some additional items that you could include in your answer...What would be the first thing you'd replace? What would you live without? NEVER KNIT AGAIN....ME??
I've been knitting for more than 25 years you'd have to break my hands to make me quit...even then I think I could knit with my feet! The first thing I would replace are my books...because the thieves left me with my spinning wheel and I've been spinning yarn from the cats fur during my fits of worry and rage...yes, the cat is bald now! The thieves can keep all the fluff yarn...maybe they can make some rope out of it to hang themselves, because that's what there going to want to do when I get a hold of them!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Part Deux

No, I don’t speak French…I just thought it would make me sound refined!

Okay, so were did I leave off…(I hope you are not getting bored yet)

As always getting into Baltimore is an experience in itself…we finally get to the hotel, which by the way we have stayed there before, only to find out our room was not ready and we were asked to wait---ABOUT AN HOUR! That would be an hour AFTER check-in time! I’ve written and made my complaints because that wasn’t the only thing but I don’t think you want to hear all that.

That evening Thursday night we decided to go a couple of blocks over to Little Italy, you know when you are there—the wonderful aroma of garlic, onions and basil hang in the air! Every building is a restaurant or sub shop…how do you even begin to choose? We walked a couple of blocks looking at menus, turned around and decided on the first one we saw (that’s where people were lining up) Chiapparelli’s. We ate until we were ready to pop…Jack ordered an appetizer (calamari) that could have been a main course! This one and many of the other restaurants in the area are all Zagat rated! I wanted dessert…but there was NO WAY! The waitress was…okay…she made some great suggestions but she really acted as though she’d rather be elsewhere. One thing about me is I like good customer service, I think that’s the least anyone can ask for. So then we waddled our way back to the hotel where we just rested up for the next day.

Jack had to leave early to register for his conference so I took care of some knitting that needed me, I made sure he called me about 10am to let me know of his status…there was some place I beckoning me! My next Yarn shop was actually not my first visit but a MUST go back visit;
A Good Yarn—The owner, Lorraine Gaudet is one of the nicest yarn shop owners I have met—and I’m keeping a list! Hubby walked down with me (and it was hot & humid) it was only about 7 blocks from our hotel in Historic Fells Point, which really is not that bad except for the humidity! She saw Jack sitting outside on the stoop, took him a real chair and some ice-cold water--GREATLY appreciated! I loved getting to talk with her again, and yet again I was invited to their “Saturday Morning Coffee Group” but, I couldn’t make it. She offers up a place to knit along with coffee, tea and pastries for $5.00 with all proceeds going to charity—great idea! I was a little disappointed because her stock of yarn was down, but for a very good reason—she’s remodeling for more space! I went in hopes of getting some more of the Blue Heron Yarns I bought last year—she’s out, however she said if I had let her know ahead of time she would have had some for me! DARN IT! Here’s what I ended up getting:
The pretty Wool In The Woods is for my MIL for Christmas...I don't know yet what I'm going to make, and the purple Luna is for a hat my niece wants...she asked for a purple hat!

After leaving A Good Yarn I remembered that dessert I wanted—a couple of block away was a Gelato stand—for those who don’t know what this is—YOU’VE GOTTA TRY IT! It’s an Italian ice cream so rich and creamy (it’s cooked at a higher temp which makes it so…so…scrumptious—YUM YUM! I had never had it before but had always wanted to try it—especially after the Olympics! It’s okay---I walked and sweat enough I think I justified in having it!!

This was also ballgame night…this is the 5th year we’ve made a trip to Baltimore and always take in an Orioles game…now, I know there are those wondering if I took my knitting with me?! I debated and pondered over it…Jack said he would take a picture of me knitting at the game….so did I?

No, I didn’t…here’s my reason(s);
I didn’t want anybody (including me) spilling beer on it
I was going to have to carry a bag and we had 7 blocks to walk (the opposite direction from the morning jaunt)
And walk that same 7 blocks back…now, we could have taken the water taxi but there wasn’t one at the time we were coming or going (I’m not one for waiting).
And last but not least, I wanted to stay tuned in to the game—yes, I knit at home while watching ball games but I don’t think a foul ball would come through our TV screen and hit me in the head (our seats were in range)! Watch the movie Fever Pitch if you need further explanation! Last year a foul ball came a couple of rows in front of us. I love the game of baseball…and I love the art of knitting…its just sometimes the two can’t be mixed.

So I knit when we got back to the room!

Next time, Part Three! And don't worry there is no part 4!

WIP's--I'm turning the heel on the first of my pair of Jaywalkers and starting the ribbing on the baby sweater!