Sunday, September 14, 2008

Socks that Rock

My first pair of socks made with Tina's famous Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock are complete! These are my favorite by far. They are so soft and comfortable! This yarn is so easy to work with, it is very forgiving. I even used small size 1 needles by knitpicks which are very pointy. The stitch was a basic knit 6, purl 2. They look great, I am so happy! Thanks again to Irishgirlieknits for all her support and skills and gifts!!! I am addicted to this yarn!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Presents in the mail......

I opened the mailbox the other day and what did I find but a package addressed to me! Inside the package was this ....

Yippeee! Sock yarn. Socks too!!! Irishgirlieknits sent me the most beautiful skeins of Socks That Rock, three whole skeins! (One was already wound, so that is already on needles!!!) There was also another skein of sock yarn, a pair of circular needles, several samples of sock soak soap, and a brand new pair of socks for me! You may also see some of Irishgirlieknits moo cards peeking out too. What an awesome box of goodies! She is so good to me! Thank you so much!!!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First day of school

Today was Emma and Liam's first day of school. Emma started 2nd grade and Liam started Kindergarten! They were so excited to start their days off! So were their Dad and I. They both had great days. Here is to a fabulous school year!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Gold Medal!

To justify sitting on my butt for 2+ weeks while watching the Olympic Games, I set a goal to complete this pair of Ampersand socks. I cast on and started during the Opening Ceremonies, I finished up during the US Men's Water Polo Silver Medal game. Before the closing ceremonies! For me that's Gold! I am excited that this pair fits! This yarn was purchased from Woolgirl. Thanks again Jen! I was a bit annoyed with the ways the colors pooled and came out. Yes, this is from one skein of yarn! One looks lighter pink, the other darker pink. I guess that makes them totally unique! What a thrill the Olympics have been! Go USA!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Thanks to the Olympics, my first sock of pair #3 is finished! It is a pattern called Ampersand. I named this pair For Ampersand By Me, since the ampersand is &, they are called For & By Me. Clever, right?!? Anyhow, the first is done and I am excited to show it off. I cast it on during the opening ceremonies and twice began and ripped out another pattern. Third time is a charm for this little guy, I finally decided on this pattern and went for it. The Yarn was purchased from Woolgirl is by The Unique Sheep, Foot Prints in Sport Weight, color is Cherry Blossom. More pooling, crazy striping, but all in all, I think is turned out pretty cute. Thanks to Carrie for your support! Also, thanks to The Knit Witch for all her great videos. Today I used the Kitchener (Graft) Stitch video, any stitches you need demonstrated, check her out!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Emma's post

These are my favorite funniest pictures ever! They are of my family. I took these pictures with my mom's cell phone.

This is my brother Liam. He makes funny faces, like Ron Weasley.

This is a picture of my father. The reason I took this is because I love him.

This is my mother. The reason I took this is because my mom's eyes are beautiful.

This is me. I love making funny faces in front of the camera!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

....mmmmmmmmmm Cookies!

I have been thinking about these cookies a lot lately. The were introduced to me by my friend Megan (we went to school together from 4th through 12th Grades). They really became our favorites in Junior High School. In fact, they could account for much of the acne. Anyway I was thinking about these, thinking how much Tony and the kids would enjoy them. I haven't talked to Megan in 15 years until yesterday, by way of a little invention called Facebook. We don't need to talk about how I spent ALL day on Facebook yesterday, finding several of my old and new friends! It is a social networking website where it seems all my pals have been having a party without me! I am a little slow! So, yesterday I found Megan and right away asked, "Do you remember the Poo Cookies your Mom used to make?" She immediately forwarded me the recipe and said I could share it with all of you! Yes, we called them Poo Cookies, because that is exactly what they look like. They are actually called Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Trust me on this one, they are fantastic! Thanks to Megan and her Mom! Miss you guys!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (aka: "Poo Cookies")

1 Package Brownie Mix with Syrup

¾ Cup Flower

6 Tablespoons Cooking Oil

2 Eggs

2 Tablespoons Water

1 12 oz. Bag of Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, including syrup. Stir until well mixed. Add Chocolate Chips.Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes...Do not over bake! Let cool 2-3 minutes, and then transfer to cooling rack. Store in airtight container..if there are any left!! =0)