Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend

Wow! What a change in the weather around here. After snow just a few posts ago, we had weather in the 70's - 80's this weekend, I'm actually sunburned!

Kirk and our friend Brian built me some storage shelving for the basement on Saturday, they did such an awesome job! I'm hoping to fill them this week and start going through boxes in the basement in preparation for the rummage sale in a few weeks. While the shelves were being built, the wives spent the afternoon soaking up the sun and knitting on the patio while the kids played in the sandbox. We cooked out burgers and brats from the Brian/Alevya family and the remainder of our volleyball team and their kids came for dinner too. It was such a nice night, we had a fire in the backyard and just had a blast! Thanks to everyone who brought food and for coming!

I'm now knitting socks for my good friend and neighbor Staci. I have one done, casted on Saturday and finished last night. They are ankle socks so they went pretty fast. I think the pattern is for super narrow feet though so I just cast on another sock with some adjustments in the pattern, hopefully this time it will come out perfect. The baby blanket is at about 12 inches long, only have to get to 34! It's so cute, I just love it! I'm hoping to whip out these socks and then get back to the blanket. I also have to add 7 button holes and 15 buttons to my sister Jenny's denim jacket as we will see her the weekend of May 5. I have some mice for her cats that I knit and need to felt yet too. So many projects, so little time!!!!

Brendon and I are running 2 miles for the first time today. We did 1.5 miles last week and that went ok. After this week, life will get even more interesting as Brendon will start soccer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, this on top of running after school Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Summer is in site though and we'll be ready for some chilling!

Gotta make lunch for the youngsters! More some time! :)

Julie

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Headband pattern

I realized I forgot to add the link to the headband pattern I used so here it is. http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter03/pattnakiska.html

I'm addicted to finding patterns online, in fact, I'm going to make a rule for myself to not purchase any more knitting books or magazines for the rest of the year. We'll see if that actually happens or not. I suppose once my birthday approaches in November, I could add things to my wish list????

Monday, April 16, 2007

Weekend Update

Here's the picture of the angora/wool headband I knit for my friend Jess. She loved it and it looked adorable on her. I finished the sock I had on the needles and am taking a break before starting the second. It's cute on but I still don't love it. My latest project is a baby blanket for my friend Michelle who is expecting a baby girl in July. Michelle lives in Arizona and will be in Wisconsin for a shower in May but I'm unable to attend so I'm hoping to whip it up and mail it to her.

The weather here has been awesome! Brendon and I went for a 1 mile run Saturday morning. We hit Target then so he could use some Christmas money to purchase a portable cd player. The boy must have his music while running (just like mom)! Jack spent a lot of time in the backyard over the weekend playing in the sandbox and having fun. We also had brunch with my parents and sister Sunday to celebrate mom's birthday.

I skipped the Y today, my back has been bothering me. I think it's due to sitting in a crummy chair knitting. I'm on the lookout for a new chair soon! We'll be running a mile again after school and we have volleyball tonight too so I'll get a workout in. I miss my step class though.

That's all for now!
Julie

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Up and Running

Welcome to my first attempt at blogging! I have high hopes to post my knitting and sewing and whatever other projects I may decide to work on here. In addition I'll post what my boys are up to and I suppose anything else I please!

The last few days have been snowy and chilly here. Brendon, my 9 year old, and I have been training for a 10K run in early June. We ran 1 mile today on slightly slushy sidewalks! Since we're both new to running, we certainly didn't break any time records but we seem to be holding our own. Yay!

I knit the most adorable headband/ear cover for my friend, Jess who is also running. Luscious angora/wool blend. So cute! Pics will be up soon! Other projects I have on my needles are a pair of socks for myself, that I'm not in love with but am hoping to adore once finished, and a messenger bag that I'll felt.

It's my mom's birthday today, I should knit something for her too! Wonder what that will be....Stay tuned. I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow!

Hoping for Spring,
Julie