Thursday, August 23, 2007

Getting Closer

I keep reading everyone's blog and how much they are loving Ravelry. I have been signed up for awhile and tonight I checked my status. It seems that I am getting closer and closer.

Taken from the Ravelry site:

patiently awaiting your invite?
If you've added your name to the invite request list on our front page then you can use this form to check your place in line.
Email address look me up!

Found you!
You signed up on June 19, 2007
You are #10205 on the list.
413 people are ahead of you in line.
17553 people are behind you in line.
35% of the list has been invited so far

If you haven't heard about it you better hurry on over and sign up. I understand that there is much to do there!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Other Week

The other week when I was spending time at THE lake I noticed a dead branch high up in the tree. Upon further observation this branch was upside down and just hanging there caught up in the live ones!! The scary part is that this branch is hanging right over my path down the the lake. I changed my path!! One of the days I happened to have the camera out taking pictures of boys having fun in the water. Just goofing off I took a picture of THE BRANCH, just a few seconds after I heard a loud rustle pointed the camera again and BAM!! the branch came down. For some crazy reason I thought I would share the pictures with you. Might be even crazier that I think some of you could be interested. I thought it was pretty cool that it happened while I was right there with the camera. It also disguises the fact that I have no knitting to show and haven't yet taken the picture of the promised yarn. I don't know- maybe you just had to be there.

Notice that the wrong end of the branch is pointing downward and it isn't a tiny little stick eitherBlurry falling Action shot!There it is - very large dead branch right in my pathway!

Cute teenage boys- the reason I had the camera out in the first place.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

News Update on the Hour

Good evening folks. Just a small news update before bed. Today at Smith Mountain Lake in the good state of Virginia there has been knitting- not a great deal but some. There has been YARN acquisition - A LOT! A more detailed update on that tomorrow. There was a major rupture of a tire on the highway earlier today. Fortunately the rupture occurred just immediately prior to the turn for the Yarn Shop. This event led to much yarn touching and purchasing, however purchasing was somewhat limited due to not knowing the final cost of the tire rupture. But if you've got to spend time waiting for AAA there is NO BETTER PLACE!!

In other news tonight in case you have not been following:
Elliott Yamin's new single "Wait for You" has been number 3 on the pop music charts!!

It was announced late this week by a news station in the DC area that his next single to be released will be "One Word". A song that I thought was just ok on the album ( Elliott Yamin is the name of the album- run now and get it if you haven't heard it! every song on the album is beyond good!)but live in concert is was absolutely superb!! I expect it will do very well.

Elliott will be on the Bold and Beautiful soap opera this coming Friday - Aug 24th!

Here are a couple of pictures I took when I went to his concert in May

This concludes our news update for tonight. Please tune in tomorrow for more news and pictures of stash enhancement.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Perfect Day

The humidity and the temperature dropped and this morning was cool and pleasant. Perfect weather for knitting and coffee drinking outside.

Some of this......

and a littile of that

It is starting to come together....

This is what I am knitting. The Surf Stitch Pullover. Sorry about the lousy picture.

I am using Araucania Nature Cotton and a ribbon yarn called Lucky. I am really loving how it is looking. But I am beginning to have second thoughts about how it will look ON me. I purchesed this last weekend at Holly Spring Homespun on my way to my Mom and Dad's. This past weekend I got an email with the Nature Cotton 50% off online. But you know what?! I don't really mind because I like to support the "brick and mortor" yarn shops as well as those online. Kathy at Hollyspring has such nice samples to look at and she is always so friendly and helpful. It is a great little shop in the quant village of Powhatan and well worth the short drive out of the city.

It really isn't a Lakeknitter post without a picture of the lake. I took this one this morning and tried to capture the "sparkles" on the lake but as usual they are too elusive for the eye of my camera. Trust me tho- they are there.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Good Grief!!

My goodness! It has been awhile. And I had planned to blog more in August. Looks like time just keeps getting away from me. I don't know where the summer has gone but if you judge by the heat and humidity it is still here and going strong but...if you judge by what I saw in my knitting basket today then fall is not very far off

Do you see it? I did not put it there. That is what happened when I let my knitting sit outside on the table while I played in the lake. I took a couple of extra days off to enjoy some extra fun in the sun.

I never tire of this view.never.

In knitting related news I am working on yet another new project and it is going along quite well. for me. I am almost up to the sleeves one side. The great news is that it is knit in one piece and there are only sideseams to sew up and it is knit on #10 needles. Mmmm if the sun is out and the camera battery isn't dead maybe I will give you a peek. Oh wait. There is a peek in my knitting basket.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me.

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