My Life According to Me

This blog is about the happenings in my world.

New stuff July 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessie @ 8:21 PM

So, a few weeks ago I got a Knit Picks catalog in the mail. Let me just say all the spring and summer yarns and kits are exceptionally yummy this year. They have three pretty lace shawl kits right now. I fell in love with the Seasons Shawl – Fall/Winter. The pattern is so pretty and the yarns are beautiful. I had to order it.

I told you it was yummy! Totally worth the money. I ordered two of them! I’m taking the second kit to mom this weekend. We are going to have a yarn cake party. I also ordered some cute sock yarn. Felici Sport Striping sock yarn in the Sorcery colorway.

This should make some really cute socks! I’ll have to look through my toe up sock book to find a pattern that is worth of this yarn. Shouldn’t be too hard, the book is full of beautiful patterns. I’m sure I can find one that strikes my fancy.

We are now two and a half weeks away from our Colorado vacation. I’m super excited. I have my cabin knitting project, the Fall/Winter shawl and socks (I have LOTS of sock yarn). I have some reading material if I get tired of knitting. I have some beautiful fiber on the way to spin. I even have my packing list.

This evening I finished up my black French Press slippers and got them felted. I think they are going to look real cute once I get the straps and buttons sewn on. I’ll post a picture when they are dry and finished. Cute house slippers are a must for a cabin vacation.


Catching up random style July 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessie @ 6:30 PM

We had an excellent 4th of July. Lots of fireworks and yummy food! My mother-in-law got a firework permit for us to pop our fireworks at her house, she also cooked a wonderful dinner and invited my parents over to partake in the festivities. It was a lot of fun.

During the day Hubby tried to dig a hole to China with black cats.

The result of the quality time we spent with the fine folks at the firework warehouse.

Some of my fireworks. I like the kid friendly fountains and sparklers.

I also managed to finish a toe up sock. The pattern is from Wendy Knit’s blog and the yarn is Knitpicks Stroll Handpainted sock yarn in the make believe colorway.

And I started the second sock.

Now for the random portion of the blog.

1. I went to my 10 year high school reunion last month. Out of 15 graduates 5 made it to the reunion. I was the only girl.

2. While in Texas we also met up with my childhood friends Ryan and Michelle. We all literally grew up together. And here we are all grown up and stuffs.

3. We also drove by the house my parents had built when I was little.

4. I read several books between last post and this one.

5. I decided to rip out my Rick sock and reuse the yarn for some basic toe up socks and use different yarn for the Rick pattern. I think the pattern will pop better in a more solid color yarn.

6. My new camera takes really good pictures. Especially of flowers.

7. I ordered two new shawl kits (one for me and one for mom) and some sock yarn from knitpicks. The order should be here next Wednesday. YAY!

8. I did some clearance shopping at Old Navy this evening. I walked away with some cute jammie pants, a t-shirt, and a super cute cardigan. I love clearance shopping!

9. We saw the following movies:

– Prince of Persia = very good movie

– Eclipse = it was okay….the book was better

– The Last Airbender = it was pretty good (the cartoons are pretty good too)