Soctober 1, 2012

Things have been a bit weird around here this morning.  We’re getting  new driveway and what should be a fairly simple process has turned into a bit of a bigger process.  We need extra rocks in the area where we currently park and extra gravel where the UPS trucks turn around.  And while Vince was out with the contractor, I made the mistake of saying . . don’t waste the gravel by putting it here because this is where my new kitchen is going to be. Apparently we have a whole lot more discussing to do about that kitchen!

In this area where everyone has a gate, I think your gate design is seen as a status symbol . . kinda like the size of a woman’s diamond.  I don’t even wear a wedding ring so you know how much a diamond means to me.  Mine sits in the safety deposit box.  If you want to know what matters to me . . it’s the size of one’s yarn stash!  :)  Not really . . I’m not one to get real excited about what anyone has.

To me, a gate is something you open and close to get in and out.  I could care less what it has on it.  Vince really doesn’t care either but he knows we get one shot at getting what we want and we have til the end of the week to decide.  Guess we’ll be googling “gate designs” this afternoon.  I’m just hoping we don’t end up with a yellow jacket but I’ll just wait and see what happens.

So, while we’ve been discussing the gate design and the new kitchen, I’ve been knitting.

It’s the Circle Socks and I added a ribbing.  The pattern doesn’t have ribbing and I read what others said and most everyone thought they stayed up ok without the ribbing but I do not like floppy socks so, mine will have ribbing.  I had these in my favorites for a long time but I was scared they were hard.  Then when Judy said she was going to knit them, I decided to try it too.  They’re so easy and I love how they look.  That’s one of my Opal yarns.

For dinner, I’m dressing up some leftover Fricot by adding some carrots and dumping in leftover homemade tomato soup and then to please my husband and hope to get that new kitchen, I’m making homemade pasta.  The pasta is already made and the fricot is already on the stove so I should get lots of knitting time in this evening.

Anyone else start new socks for Socktober?

Design Wall Monday

Monday morning means we all get to inspired by what’s on your design walls!

I moved the Christmas Town Sampler blocks back to the big wall.  I’m all up to date with my center blocks but have fallen behind on the border blocks.  I hope to get caught up real fast because I’d like to have this quilt finished — maybe in time to give to Chad and Nicole for their Christmas quilt but then I remembered she doesn’t like purple at all so I’ll maybe finish the “It’s a Wrap” quilt and give that to them.


Reminder: Please be sure the link is going to a specific post and not to your main blog. Links to main blogs will be deleted. Also, please make sure there’s a relevant picture — what’s on your design wall or floor or what you’re currently working on. Thanks!



October Color Palette Challenge

All of the palettes have been gorgeous but I love this one.

Happy colors!

Be sure to check out Vicki’s etsy shop where she sells her gorgeous hand dyed fabrics. Each month Vicki gives away a fat quarter pack of those fabrics to a winner randomly drawn from those who submit a photo of their project from the previous month’s Color Palette Challenge. So .. add your name to that list by sharing a link here to your September Color Palette project. Wednesday I will select a winner from those who submit projects. Thanks!

Please note:  The link box below is for the Color Palette Challenge.  I’ll add a second one for the Design Wall Monday posts.