Thursday, August 27, 2009

Orbital Blowout Fracture.

This is what a Blowout Fracture looks like (See the broken white line on the right side of the image - under the eye socket?) I'm showing you this image since Puck would not let me photograph him in any manner.

So, yeah. Puck broke his face this week. His injury is not nearly as severe as the one up above, as a matter of fact, he requires no surgery or pins. However, if he blows his nose, the skin underneath his eye blows up like a balloon the size of a golfball. All together now, ewwwww!

He was swimming at a friends house and he was at the bottom of the deep end of the pool. He pushed off the bottom and shot out of the water, right underneath the diving board. Guess where he hit his face?

Yep. There's six hours in the ER right there. I was so freaked out, I forgot my knitting.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday FO.

There are those pale, yellow buttons. It looks very conservative to me. I love this sweater a ton, so I may make another and go to town on my buttons.

Pattern: Acer by Kristin Kapur Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy Color: Butter Peeps Needles: Addi Turbo US 9/5.5 mm Started: May 17, 2009 Completed: July 18, 2009.

Note: I love the fit details of this cardigan. I lengthened it just a titch.

In the meantime - the new Project Runway started tonight - woo!

Also? Go Vikes!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oops. I Cast On Again....

And I finished Acer, and attached the sleeves to the Sixteen-Button Cardigan! Acer even has it's pale yellow buttons, it needs a good steam, but I have to wait for my new steamer to get here. I may actually finish my 12 sweaters for NaKniSweMoDo before the year is up!

In the meantime, the boys and I are supposed to head over the border to the cabin in the morning. I'm trying to figure out if our limited TV reception will get the Vikes pre-season game tomorrow night. I can't imagine the Packer-state will bend over backwards to bring Favre to the vacationing Minnesotans...but I was looking forward to some good football this year BEFORE they signed Favre!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Very Long Process:

Well, Copine has at least one seamed sleeve. I thought it was going to be a finishing weekend here, but then yesterday I went and cast on Siesta from the Summer 2009 Knotions. I managed to power through an entire skein of CottonEase yesterday as I watched the PGA Championships and The Sarah Jane Adventures from Netflix. Regarding the PGA, I think I need to stop caring how Tiger is playing because he's having a rough couple of days. I watched some football on Friday night too, I'm thinking our new qback is going to be named Sage.

Also, you may, or may not know that I'm a Reality TV bug and I got caught up in Big Brother early this year, and that house is CRRRRAZY this year! Anybody else watching?

Now if you guys would hurry up and make up your minds about my buttons, I may have an FO to show off this week.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Button, Button. Who has the button?

Dilemma of the day. Do I go green?

Or blend-in pale?

Or bright, blinding yellow?

I'm just going to have to think about it while I watch Tiger golf. Perhaps even while I watch Football on later on.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Creatures Are These?

These would be Teenagers getting ready to ride ATV's in the mud.
(You should have seen them afterwards!)

What! fraternizing with the invaders?

(These are nephews and my Teen. Heh - one nephew plays football and the other runs cross-country, bet you can't guess which is which! The fraternizer is my baby sister.)

Monday, August 10, 2009


Back in October I made these socks, the TTL Mystery Sock, and I made them rather large thinking my husband might like them. My chill-prone SIL (who has size 11 feet!) came to visit and needed something to keep her feet warm and these became hers. I made them from Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Sock yarn (I had purchased two balls of this yarn, here.)

Well, now she wants another pair. Just like this pair. Same pattern, same yarn. Luckily, I have the second ball of yarn and here's where I am so far:

Like I said, big socks!

If I'm lucky, I may have some finished socks to show you soon!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Did Someone Say Pickles?

If you may recall, I mentioned that Puck and I would be making pickles soon. We ordered a 1/2 bushel from a local Farmer's Market/Nursery and jinkies, do we have pickles! (The market was Marshall's - to anyone local who would like to know.) FYI - we also purchased fresh dill and many bulbs of fresh garlic at the same Nursery. There were 29 jars just like these by the time we were finished and I STILL had 11 large pickling cucumbers left. Now, I don't heat preserve my pickles so these go right into the refrigerator and are ready to eat in 24 hours, though they only get better with time. (Also? Thank goodness for the garage fridge!)

Friday, August 07, 2009

The New Blob:

I finally buckled down and cast on the Sixteen-Button Cardigan by Cecily Glowik from IK's Simple Style book. This one knits from the bottom up and I've already knit up to where you knit the sleeves and they get knit into the sweater all in one piece (yay - no seams!) Copine is just reinforcing my hatred of seams. I'm slowly working on the seaming an inch or two at a time. I've started Acer's sleeves as well so it's a dead heat as which cardi will get finished first.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Best Mail Day Ever!
(Well, in a long time, anyway..)

Monday's post brought all sorts of goodies! The new Knitscene and the Fall 2009 Interweave Knits! Additionally, the second installment of the Oz Sock Club - I promise a more detailed post about the Sock Club next week. Boy - did the IK ever get my knitting mojo fired up! These patterns caught my attention the first time through:

Lisa Shroyer's Twilly Neckerchief

Carol Feller's Trellis and Vine Pullover
Connie Chang Chinchio's Farmer's Market Cardigan

Angela Hahn's French Braid Pullover

Which one do you think I'll cast on first? I haven't even given Knitscene a serious look yet! In the meantime, I'll be working on SIL's request socks this weekend.

It was Puck's 13th birthday today. We had a birthday dinner last night (he and dad took off for the cabin tonight.) The special dinner request? Lobster tail with lemon butter, Baby Asparagus and Steamed Rice. The birthday gift was a brand new Defense Lacrosse Pole (you would be surprised at the expense of that gear.) One of the 8th graders on the Championship team snapped his D-pole clean off about a foot from the Head in the middle of the Championship game. There were panicked parents running around looking for a replacement. D-poles are more expensive than regular poles and it's less likely for the kids to have a back-up stick. I digress, Puck now has a backup pole.

Wish us luck for good weather at the cabin this weekend, we haven't had very many this Summer!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Acer Without Sleeves!

...or buttons for that matter. I love how the fabric knit up for this and I am imagining the sleeves will go quickly - it just needs some pretty buttons!

Today was the last day of the Youth Lacrosse season. Puck's team didn't make it into the playoffs, but they swept the Consolation Tournament in Chaska today. The other 7/8A team took the State Championship home, so it was a bittersweet day.

Puck is a forward-thinking kid and he's pretty excited about the upcoming week; braces off tomorrow morning and a 13th birthday on Wednesday! He wants Lobster for dinner....expensive kid.

In the meantime, Teen has survived a camping trip alone with his buddy out to Whitewater State Park (no adult supervision), and there were no law officers involved - so that was a big milestone (the camping trip, I was kidding about the law officers.) Now, if I could just get him to finish up his college application essays.

There was a fracas in our neighborhood this week. My good friend/neighbor has three (count 'em, three!) daughters. They've all been involved in dance to some extent, but the oldest (starting 9th grade) is pretty talented in Ballet - she was invited to attend the Joffrey Ballet School's Summer Intensive and has been in New York for two weeks now! Her dance-mates came and TP'd her house last night - what a mess! Regardless, everyone is so thrilled for her.

Well, Puck and I have been making pickles here at our house this week - so I have a few pictures of that mess to show you later - and possibly even some socks in progress!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The New Accessory:

I fell in love with this fabric. Since I've been spending so much time with my Kindle - I decided it needed an appropriate bag to protect it.

I found this, completely by accident, on Etsy. I did not know I was keeping company with Martha Stewart! Janine King Designs - and this one was on sale!

Now I have to head back to the high school to catch a few more matches of Lacrosse!

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