Thursday, June 04, 2009

Rest In Peace

My lovely friend, Peggy aka Sasha the Clown passed away last night after a 17 year battle with cancer. She was such an inspiration. She had been fighting metastatic breast cancer for so long, but still managed to keep a positive outlook. I feel bad that I never finished her prayer shawl. God Bless You, Peggy!

A bunch of animals

As usual, I like to have a picture of myself knitting while I'm traveling. I'm sitting in front of the elephants at the San Diego zoo in this one. As long as I'm talking about animals, I may as well post some pictures of my boyfriend's sister's cats (that's a mouthful) and my cousin's doggies.

Oceanside Knitting Memories

This past week I traveled to the Oceanside, California area with my boyfriend for a memorial party for his father. We had a lovely visit with his family and I managed to hit three knitting shops in the area. The first one I went to was Yarning For You in San Marcos. This was by far my favorite of the three shops I visited. I was able to meet one of my acquaintances from ravelry, Carol (KnitaRella) and several of the customers and other employees. My boyfriend enjoyed sitting and visiting with him while I felt up the yarn. I ended up getting some lovely Berocco Pima Cotton and some books. I plan on doing the Becky pattern from the Berocco book. See my ravelry page for further information.

The second shop I went to was Black Sheep which also had a wide variety of yarn and friendly staff. I was shopping with my cousin and her two dogs, so I didn't spend as much time in there, because no dogs were allowed. I managed to get some lovely Irish Linen from Maggi's Knits for the MK Collection and a shawl pattern for it.

The third shop I can't remember the name of at this time and it was a very full shop with not a lot of room to move around so I didn't stay long, because I was afraid of having asthma attack from the wool.

Most of my trip was spent getting to know Cy's relatives. His sisters and their husbands, as well as his two cousins were very nice.

It was also wonderful to catch up with my cousin, Joy whom I hadn't seen in 6 or 7 years. Her two dogs were adorable.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Special Day

For the first time in my life, I feel like a mom. It's one thing to be a mom to fur babies, but quite another to be a human mom. For several months now my boyfriend's son has been living with us on the weekends. Today, he gave me a mother's day card. All I can say is..I feel blessed.

I finished my boyfriend's socks today and as soon as I can borrow a camera or take one with my cell phone I'll get them posted. Now it's back to my prayer shawl and some squares for the Sock Summit Charity Barn Raising Quilt. Here is the link for information if you want to contribute a square or make one for a charity project of your own.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sock Summit Anyone?

I'm dying to go to the Sock Summit. This is the mecca for all sock knitters being held in Portland, Oregon in August. If my darn house sale goes through I've ear marked some money to go traveling and I really want to do a knitting related trip, so this would be perfect. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying, praying, praying.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A tale of two feet

This is a story of two sides of the country. On the west coast you have my boyfriend in California, saying his final good byes to his father. On the east coast you have me, alone and knitting diligently on his sock. I took a photo with my camera and sent him the finished sock. He sent me back his foot. I think they are lonely for some new socks. Have no fear, I do not suffer from second sock syndrome and should have the second one finished within the week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's all his fault!

A year and a half ago, my husband and I broke up. I hadn't knit a pair of socks since then. It seemed I had lost my sock mojo. Well several months ago, I started dating a lovely man whom I have grown to love very much. My life has taken a completely different direction. I'm actually a basketball "mom" to his nine-year-old son. For Valentine's Day I entered a contest for one of the local radio stations and won a billboard! Last month, with his 50th birthday fast approaching, I was in a quandry as to what to get him for his birthday. Well, I decided to try to knit him socks. I had a few false starts, but I think I have finally got my sock mojo back. Like one of my knitting friends said, Cindi is knitting socks again. The world is back in balance.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Long time no blog

Life has been pretty busy lately. We finally made it through the holidays and work is gearing up for all our Spring events. Most of the knitting I have been working on has been during lunch times. I have several projects going at the same time. I really think I'm ADHD. I don't seem to be able to finish one project at a time. I have short attention span. I did manage to finish my Aran Dog Sweater. I love the way it turned out and hope my customer likes it. This is the first time I have gotten paid for knitting something. I'm back to working on the striped mittens to match my beret that I finished last month. My silly cats had to help me take a picture of the mitten in progress.

Friday, January 02, 2009

More Christmas Gifts

I'm still working on Christmas gifts. I finished my Alice Beret from Knitting Little Luxuries by Louisa Harding and am now making a matching pair of mittens. I have also made several ornaments lately that I didn't get pictured for my blog yet. I really love the Minutia Patterns downloaded from Berroco. They have made some quick little sweater knits.