Tuesday, July 30, 2013

stuff

While washing dishes had 8 eggs on stove hard boiling, so I could make egg salad to take to knitting bee tomorrow. 8 really fresh eggs that peeled jest fine (thank you Yvonne). Added a bit of roasted garlic and pepper seasoning mix and called it good. Knitting bee is getting smaller Shirley & Paul (preacher) have moved to Prince George to be closer to family so that just leaves Joyce, Christine, Elis when she is around and me (every other week). Sometimes Glenda shows up as well, we some where have to find others interested in coming.

Have only the thumb and forefinger to do on the 2nd glove, then working in all the ends and am done. Will in a bit get the yarn wound into balls for the stuff I'll be doing for Gudie. Have 8 skeins to wind so think I'll wheel a chair over to ball winder, crank up music and have at her.

Have been thinking about going to town this Thursday, if I don't get a haircut am going to hack off way to much in places myself, needless to say I don't know what I am doing. If I do go will get it really short, ever so much easier to take care of during this hot & sticky weather.

Today is my brother Mikes 39th (plus) birthday, for all our growing up years we always thought it was the 31st, guess he found out different when time came to join Army. Have always sorta wondered how my Mom could mix up the days.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Lil Socks


2 pair of baby socks from one ball of Regia Fast Koffe sock yarn, not to bad especially since the ball of yarn only cost $2 a hundred years ago. Even have enuff left to maybe make one more sock, but will instead just add it to stash bag for a color pattern somewhere down the road. These lil socks are going to D2's granddaughter in Alaska.

Almost noon and its not so bloody hot, last few days have been a bit above my limit, don't do so well with anything much above 85°F. And saving grace is the cooling off overnight, Wednesday and Thursday Tatlayoko was the coldest spot in BC (34° and 36°), makes for getting under comforter feel really good. I have been really pouring water in me while it was so hot, usually by now would have had a glass of OJ, and at least 2 or 3 bottles of water (my house water still hard to drink). I try really hard to only buy it when its on sale and always take empties back to town.

Have ribbing done on second glove, should get well into thumb increases this evening (CFL game on). Then onto wild & crazy stuff for Gudie.

One of the hardest things for me to deal with living out here is running out of produce (especially salad fixings), have even thought about small container salad plants but with as many deer as we have in here wouldn't last long unless a 7 foot fence was around it. But will buy a few pots that I can bring in at night and move onto sunny back porch during the day, may well be to late for this season but will be ready for next year.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

This & That

First of a couple of pair of baby socks is done, going to Alaska when all are finished. Will I think just use up the ball of Regia Fast Koffe yarn till done, letting colors land where they may, if'n I make 4 socks somewhere along the line they will look close enuff to be matching.


First glove to remind the fingers pair is done and have about 20 rows of ribbing done on number two. Good thing I did a practice pair as I find the fingers to be a bit tight, so will have to go to someone with a smaller hand than mine.


And then the yarns I will be using for Gudie's gloves and knee socks, the purple at the bottom of pix #1 and top of pix #2 will be the main color. Will email the pix to Gudie to make sure all the colors work for her. 2nd pix taken outside with natural light complete with my shoes showing up.


Finally getting some summer weather after the miserable wet & cold June, today is supposed to hit 29°C (84°F) and that is just about as warm as I like, anything above makes me wilt. The afternoon heat makes cooking anything for supper a real chore so instead have been eating simple stuff, lots of fruit, cucumbers and salads.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Veggies

Went into town last Thursday, then stayed overnight with fellow spinner-knitter Denise & hubnut, meant I could get to Williams Lakes farmers market Friday morning. Bought swiss chard, nugget potatoes, eggs, beet greens with small tiny beets attached and baby spinach. Last nights supper was swiss chard with a large spinach salad complete with mandarin orange pieces and lots of fresh blueberries. If I didn't need some protein every once in awhile could live on salads and veggies.

Its been awhile since I made a pair of gloves so started a pair while in town to refresh my fingers using 3 almost solid colors in random patterns. All in preparation for making Gudies wild & crazy pair. The main color is a Lorna's Laces other two are leftovers from other projects. Every time that I make gloves am so thankful for the 4 inch dp needles I found one year down at OFFF, makes knitting the fingers so much easier.


When my old blog was up and running I had somewhat over 140 followers now with the new one only 60 have found me. Wonder where everyone else went, must be hiding in the bushes. A Google search for sockladyspins will find the new blog.

Had frost Thursday and Friday mornings, yeehaw. This morning just a tad over 32°, nice sleeping weather but not so good for local gardens. Another month plus should see the big tomato garden down in Spences Bridge (a different climate there, much warmer at night) up and selling, will I think make the long drive just to get a box of 20 lbs of my favorite veggie, combining the trip with something to do in Williams Lake. First box I got last year I ended up eating two tomatoes at first rest stop I came to. Most all went inside me but of course ripe tomatoes and eating by hand meant I wore quite a bit as well, was well worth it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stuff

Finally finished these socks, blue is a Hazel Knits yarn (do love the stuff), colors are leftover bits of fast koffee sock yarn (Regia). Started these mid May and then several things got in the way, first I forgot sock #1 at Denise's on one of my town trips (used #1 as pattern for #2), then went to conference in Spokane, made Maela's socks, then flat out had trouble going back to #2. Trust me it happens.


Wednesday 3rd finally got a load to the dump, mozzies have been to bad to do much outside but W the wind was really blowing and that meant a dump run was OK, then carried onto Tatla for knitting bee, decided it was best if I only make the drive every other week, 20 miles each way proves tiresome every week. Not much else exciting in my life just now (the way I like it), unless one counts getting a load of flannel sheets washed and bed changed.

Still haven't seen a bear in my yard yet this season, guess that is OK but do like to get pix. I know that they have been around from the offerings they leave, must be sneaking around after dark. One neighbor saw 8 grizzlies in one day just recently.