Sunday, April 29, 2007

finished projects

This weekend I finished 2 projects I have been working on this past week:
The above pic is of the 5 hour baby sweater I made for my friends new neice.

This I have been working on a bit longer:
I love this pattern!

Monday, April 23, 2007

New Sock Club!! Wooo Hoooo!!!

There is a new Sock Club going on--- with Registration open now!
Isn't that exciting??
Did I mention that the colorways are going to be ice cream based???????
Now who wouldn't enjoy working on socks in the middle of the summer- knowing the names of the yarns will make you think on a cool dish or cone of the sweet stuff?
Just look at the inaugural colorway:
(yes- I have the same pic that is on the site! But--- I have Permission!! - Thanks Carla!!)

I can personally vouch that the yarn to be used is great-- and the colors are scrumptious, and I can't wait to dig in - or rather knit my way through them all!

You can find out more on this here.
I am very excited about it, especially as I am the one doing the dyeing for the club. So don't miss out! Join Now!
Registration ends on June 1, 2007!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech.... saddness

Such a sad situation. My heart bleeds for the familys of the victems, including the shooter's family.
Maybe that sounds bad, but as we all go strraight to making him into a huge villian, we do need to stop and remember his family.
Yes he is gone.
Yes he did a absolutely horrible thing.
Yes it was the most horrible attack on young adults in our nation.

But what about his family? What must they be feeling?
Were there warning signs? yes.
Did others try to get him help? yes.
So what went wrong?

Maybe the Heathcare system failed him, maybe the society as a whole.
But what about us?
We as individuals need to help each other.
I saw a report about how he had been hospitalized at one point as he was making threats I believe they said. But yet he was discharged the next day, as the powers that be in the hospital felt he was okay.
What responcibility do they have now?
I am not saying we need to take their jobs away. But what about a double check system for those who make that type of decisions. I see many people who go into a Psych unit come out quickly, too quickly. Often with no or little help given other than a place to sleep for a night. Who is at fault? Is it the insurance companies, and their "managed alotment of treatment time"? Or the Dr's?
I don't know.
But I do know that watching the news media drag this through the wringer is depressing.
so, I guess I will leave it at this:

To ALL of those touched by this act - You have my prayers.
May you all find peace in this darkest spot of your lives.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The boys are here!!!!!!

Okay- I am gushing here, But the boys arrived on Friday! Here are some quick pictures I took of them!

Meet McSteamy:And Mc Dreamy!!

I am totally in love with them. So look forward to some posts about them LOL.