Monday, April 17, 2006

Feeling much better

Fear not, the blue mood that took over my last post seems to have passed. I attribute it to all the wonderful thoughts, hugs and positive energies you guys sent out to me. Thank you so much - sometimes just knowing people all across the WORLD are thinking of you really does work wonders. Easter turned out okay. Pea stayed here with us, and it seems the rift with his parents is on it's way to being resolved, so we are all hopeful. It's quite a complex situation that I won't get into here, but we are hoping to help them get the help they need.

A quiet Easter with my parents turned out to be really nice and very relaxing, and I think we were all ready for that.

Aunt Mandy and Uncle Tom were here from Friday night until early Sunday morning, and we had the best time!! Saturday was also my mom's birthday, and having her "baby" sister here to celebrate with her made the day even better. We went up to the Native American museum and had a wonderful time. (Like a good blogger I snuck my camera in and took the bootleg pictures you see on the left!!) We then headed over the other casino to show them the great atmosphere there. I even managed to finagle a half hour on the nickel slots, and came away $20 richer!! Who needs a job when you can make $40 an hour playing slots . . . tee hee!!

We're already more than half-way through April, and my Project Spectrum content has been non-existent. I have a lot of yellow around here, so instead of doing one HUGE post, I think I'll add a little PS Content to each post until I've shown you everything I have. Up first is my Project Spectrum Knitting content - my socks and another washcloth. The washcloth will be cast on as soon as the pink one is finished, which may very well be today!!

Project Spectrum KnittingBlurry picture = too much coffee?

The sock is also knitting up very quickly - thanks to the Instant Gratification sock yarn and the size 5 needles! At first, I wasn't crazy about the color of this yarn - the gold in it didn't really appeal to me. But it's growing on me . . although I'm a bit disappointed with the pooling where I began the instep. I had a hard time settling on a name for this sock. Pea suggested Mellow Yellow . . . but that seemed too obvious to me. I was partial to That '70s Sock, because the colors just screamed '70s decor to me. But in the end, my heart belongs true to my man, so I've named them the Fields of Gold socks. The future may hold other socks with musically inspired names as well. I've already got a few other Sting socks floating around in my head!!

15 comments:

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I am glad to see everything came out okay. Though reading about your casino visits reminds me that I need to post my funny (at least Richie thinks it is) story on our surprise trip to Foxwoods. Enjoy this beautiful day! I'm stuck at the office and wishing I was knitting right now. :(
=:8

Jen said...

Mmmm, great song. Thanks... now I have Sting to serenad me all day!

So happy to hear your visit with your aunt and uncle worked out better this time!

knitannie said...

I think That 70's Sock is a cute name but the song lyrics idea is great!
To answer your question, yes I used jelly to dye my sock yarn. But I mean jelly as in Jello. Not jelly as in jam. I.e. the powdered stuff that you pour hot water on and it sets.

Noeysmommy said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling better (me too!) and that you had a nice day afterall!

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, the wonderful weekend weather was really needed. The egg was fun to knit, though now everyone in church thinks I'm nuts, because my son brought in to show what I did!

Socks on size 5 needles? Is the pattern anything unusual - or just do the math after swatching?

Sonya said...

Glad you're feeling better! Love the socks. I can't think of Sting without thinking about the SNL skit. Sting. Sting-a-ling-a-ding-ling. The Stingenator. Sting. He didn't really float my boat back in the day, but he has aged quite well. ;o)

JessaLu said...

Glad to hear you're in a better mood and that you had a good Easter!

candsmom said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are better!! I'm especially happy that you and Pea were able to spend Easter together. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the in-law situation, and am continuing to send you positive thoughts and good wishes on that one. Happy Belated Birthday to your mom!! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time with your aunt and uncle! Loving the bootleg pics, too. ;-) And you've given me a good idea- I think I need to take up a new nickel slot hobby, LOL! Your sock is beautiful!! I really like the colorway- it's so striking. Fields of Gold is a perfect name, too- love it! So glad that you had an enjoyable Easter... take care, Karen! :-)

Cathy said...

I'm so happy things are working themselves out for you :) Happy Birthday to your Mom :) The Pequot museum is a field trip we take every year from the school I work in - the kids love it - it certainly is a facinating place. Enjoy your day Karen :)

Lolly said...

What a fitting name for the socks! (and that is a great song too!) I like the gold in the socks - I hope you are happy with them in the end. I have not tried the Instant Gratification yarn yet... only the fingering weight counterpart, Sweet Feet ;)

A good friend of mine used to work at the Pequot Museum. It is so great that you got to visit!

Best wishes,
Lolly

Dipsy said...

I'm so glad to read that you're feeling better and that Easter has been a nice holiday for you! The Native American Museum sounds so interesting, I'd love to visit it one day too - and baaaaaad you for boootlegging there, LOL ;)
I absolutely love your sock, such gorgeous spring colors, and you've already done such great progress with it!

keohinani said...

haha, knit-a-holics unite!
that is some insane sock yarn! and look at you go! it's almost done!
i don't like gambling, especially now that i'm a knitter. hehehe...it's like throwing yarn money down the drain! actually, this one time, i put in 75 cents into a quarter machine at vegas and got a return of $30 in quarters. i figure the odds can't ever get any better than that and vowed never to gamble again. hehehe...at least until i learn how to play poker. ;P
so when do we get to see this new washcloth? :)

Ragan said...

I am glad that everything worked out alright for Easter. I hope that in the end, it goes well for everyone. Your "Fields of Gold" look wonderful. I cannot wait to see your washcloths!

Katt said...

I like "that 70s sock" I name things that look like they came from the 70s "that 70s (insert thing here)"

Glad to hear things are better for you now.

I am back online so my mood has improved! lol

Katt

Katt said...

forgot to say LOVE the native American piccie!

I have NOTHING up on my blog for this months Project Spectrum....I have something that I started last month that falls in it and thats it! I have had a bad month. Not really in the mood to knit anything to the end. Just want to start lots.

I like the Fields of Gold socks.

Katt

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