"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman



This guy was sunbathing on the front door. I thought my front door was clean 'til I looked at the pic. That gooey stuff is glue left from a note I'd taped on the door for the UPS guy. Mr. Moth was using it to hang on I guess. See his right foot sticking out there-holding on? So cute! He sure is pretty.

I don't feel so good this morning. Sore throat and I ache all over. I'm hoping it's just reaction to yesterdays walk. Arrrghh.....not my idea of fun.

I worked on my Monkey Sock last night. A little here, a little there, eventually it will get done. I also worked on a bracelet. A friends birthday is coming up on Thursday. I'll finish today at bead group.

Morgan is doing much better. The drain has stopped draining and the swelling has gone down completely. Now, lets hope it stays that way and heals.

Sent Daddy's Fathers Day gift. I got him an electric remote control airplane from Red Rocket Hobbies.

Rather extravagant for me to spend that much on him, but he needs a toy to occupy him. He used to have a plane when I was a little girl. I have fond memories of the two of us going down to the track at the local Junior High school and flying the plane. It was a gas powered plane. He had to build it himself, made of paper and balsa wood. Took him hours. I used to enjoy watching him work. We'd be sitting at the kitchen table. He'd be cutting and gluing, I'd watch with such intense interest. I remember when he crashed it into oblivion too. What a sad day that was.

This plane snaps together and runs on batteries. Comes with a battery charger, 2 batteries, and all sorts of cool goodies. RC planes have changed a lot over the last 40 years.

I had to send the plane by FedEx Ground cos the box was kind of awkward, and the contents fragile. I wanted it to go 2-day, but they wanted $80 for that! Ridiculous to charge that much. So I sent it regular. He'll get it the day after Fathers Day. Better late than never.

Oh! Almost forgot! I took daughter Ruth to Borders (she's a bookaholic like her mother) and I found goodies!

This is a new version of Julia Pretl's book. The original she published herself and it was spiral bound. It also only had 4 patterns in it--the four on the cover. This new version was published by a real publisher just recently and has a LOT more patterns. Some of them are SO awesome. The charts and instructions are very very clear. If you are into peyote, check this book out. The boxes are adorable. It's a beautiful book.

Not only that, it's the same price as the older version, but a much better buy!

This is volume 2 of Charlene Schurch's wonderful Sensational Knitted Socks book that came out a couple years or so ago. I like V2 better than the first. Lots of really beautiful, yet easy, textured pattern socks in this one-both lace and aran, and a nice variety of gusset and heal choices. She also has included colored patterns that are complimentary to each other so you can do the leg in a main pattern, the instep in a complimentary pattern to the main, and the sole in another complimentary pattern to both the others. Makes for some really beautiful socks.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I love your pictures. Your little knitted snail was something. I love knitting toys and small items too. Enjoy your blog. Donna