Here’s my first attempt at knitting cables….they are in the new Death by Socks pattern so I’ve been forced to learn.  I have to knit my pair of socks and mail them to my “victim” before my “assassin” knits the socks intended for me.  There are 26 of us attempting this…we’ll see how long I live. I dyed this yarn myself – it was an awful flesh-colored off white skein of Cascade 220 superwash I got on sale.

I also took some pics of Smokey the bunny on Saturday after I groomed her – she wasn’t happy with me, but she did pose for a few pics.


Knitting Olympics socks finished!!

Phew….finished sewing in the ends right before the closing ceremonies! Came down to the wire but I finished.  WHOOHOOO!!

For this grand and noble undertaking, and for the fact that I finished before the extinguishing of the torch, I have awarded a medal of achievement!  I will treasure it as one of my greatest knitting possessions.

Destin Spin-IN

Fun times with our crazy spinning/knitting pals in Destin, FL. This is one of our favorite trips of the year – 4 days of nothing but spinning and craziness!

One sock down, one to go….

So far, so good – one sock finished, second one is casted on and ribbing complete.  One week to go….looking forward to my knitting olympics medal!

Knitting Olympics Progress….

Here’s my work on the Maple Leaf Sock….slow but steady. Hoping for a big push at the end.

Time to go get some Gatorade, or a PowerBar, or chocolate, or…..

Knitting Olympics!

Once again, as the 2010 Olympics draw near, it’s time for all knitters near and far to feel apart of the games and compete in our own little way.  The Knitting Olympics – Brainchild of the Yarn Harlot – one of my favorite knitting authors/bloggers, Stephanie Pearl McPhee, is an ambitious undertaking, in which we who participate will cast on a somewhat challenging project during the opening ceremonies, and attempt to finish the last stitch before the torch is extinguished.  17 days to knit.

A noble undertaking, albeit small compared to the years of sacrificial training by the athletes in Vancouver, but still important to those who will attempt this daunting task.  My project will be maple leaf socks, by Jeanne Townsend, and I feel they are a fitting project, since the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver, Canada. 2 days until we begin!

4-H National Consumer Decision Making Contest

1st Place Team - Reasons

Barely able to hold all of the Awards!

My son, Tim, and 3 of his fellow Tift County 4-H friends (winners of our state competition last year) recently competed in Denver in the 4-H National Consumer Decision Making Contest.  The team had a great time, and finished 3rd overall in the nation!  In 2 out of 3 areas of the contest, they were 1st in the nation.  In addition, Tim was 4th high overall individual, Michael was 5th overall, and Natalie was 2nd – Reserve Champion!  WE are so proud of Michael, Ethan, Natalie, and Tim -our Tift County 4-H Winners!

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