Unconscious Mutterings

Here are my answers for this weeks unconscious mutterings…if you participate, please post your answers on Claudia’s blog


  • Zoo :: take a trip


  • Neighborhood :: friends
  • Salute :: the flag
  • Immortality :: don’t want it
  • Dominion :: over the world
  • Rhonda :: Run, Run
  • Parties :: don’t go to any
  • Prince of Darkness :: Satan
  • Garbage :: what we hear on the CB Radio
  • Standard :: time
We are still running around the country and working…not much other things to show.

Looky What I Got

We were able to go home for a little bit last night to get our mail.  I went home looking for a package from my upstream pal that wasn’t there.  My sister picks up my mail for me, but she hadn’t picked that up, so I went this morning and picked up the package and my secret pal has come through again:

In this picture is what was in my final package.  There is a skein of Fiesta Ballet in a colorway called Pansies.  There are two skeins of yummy, yummy Crystal Palace Panda Silk, two more project bags, a very apropos book called Knittin on the Road, some very good chocolate pretzel bites, and some mints.  There was a small pad of sticky notes and a ladybug dispenser, but I will have to admit that I don’t know what it’s for.  Thank you so much, Vicki…you did an excellent job, yet again!!!!!  If you would like to go and see who my upstream secret pal is, go visit Vicki at her blog.  

That wasn’t the only package that I got…

The above is the first installment of the Wollmeise Sock club.  Claudia does some of the most amazing yarn that I have ever see.  I have never seen a color of Wollmeise that I don’t like, and I am not one to turn down Wollmeise if it’s offered to me, so when the question of a sock club came up, I jumped and put my name in the hat and was fortunate enough to get a spot in the club.  I was not disappointed in the least, and the yarn is amazing, the dpn’s are beautiful, and the pattern will make a beautiful pair of socks.  Thanks Claudia.

I also got the latest installment in the Perfect Day Yarns Dead Poets Sock Club….

Sarah does an excellent job of dying yarn, as well.  She mixes up colors in new and interesting ways that makes me look at socks in a new way.  LaLa did an excellent job on the pattern that we got this month, and I enjoyed the other swag, although it’s not shown in the picture, as well.  Good job, Sarah!

I got a bunch of other yarn….some Wollmeise that had nothing to do with the sock club, I just happened to catch one of her early Friday morning updates because we were driving really, really late on night and got several skeins:


I also was able to get the kit for the La Digitessa from Yarnissima with the Digitessa colorway from the Wollmeise herself:

I know this looks like a lot of yarn all at once,especially a lot of Wollmeise,  but you have to realise that we haven’t been home for a couple of months, and this is stuff that has come in the mail over that time.

Next post, I should have some pictures of some of the places that we’ve been in the last while.  I finally got them taken off the camera, but not uploaded to the net yet, but I should be able to do that shortly.

Happy Sunday!!!

What a beautiful day it is in Northern Ohio.  The weather is gorgeous, the leaves of some of the trees are starting to change and it finally is starting to feel like fall, YAY!!!

I am going to post a response from Claudia’s blog called Unconconsious Mutterings.  This is the first time I have seen this and it’s kind of fun.  If you decided to do it, please post or link back to her blog for it.  Here are my answers:

Insight :: I have none
Irksome :: truck drivers
Maybe :: I will go to Ireland someday
Confirmation :: how we get paid
Bib :: for my grandbaby
Stop! :: red
Lobster :: off the coast of Maine
Boys :: are just not right
Fire away :: you will hit the target
Give up :: nothing

I have had a spate of WIP’s come off the needle, As well as doing a bunch of baby knitting for Taylor, our grandbaby.  She’s growing and I found a cute little outfit for her and wanted to mail it to her, but have decided that there is enough to take to her that  we need to go and visit.  We need to see and hold her so that she knows who we are.  Anyway, here are some pictures of the things that I have finished in the last while:


 Socks to go with an outfit we bought her.


These are socks for my grandma that I started during SMS III.  They are the socks that got me eliminated because I didn’t get them done before we got home and then didn’t get them done until last month sometime.

These are Six Pack Socks from Wendy Johnson of WendyKnits.  The pattern can be purchased at the Loopy Ewe and the yarn, Spirit Trails Fiberworks, in the Loch Ness colorway, can be purchased there as well.  I loved this pattern, and I liked the yarn so much that I bought another skein of the same colorway because these socks are going to my aunt as a thank you for having the boy come and stay with them at the end of July.  The socks for my grandmother are the same thing…a thank you for having the boy.

I got the book “Itty Bitty Nursery” when I found out we were going

 to be having a grandbaby so that I could do some knitting out of it.  I took it to show to our d-i-l and she said that this little bear was one of the things that she would like to have for the baby.  It’s knit out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and the scarf is knit out of left overs from the Six Pack socks shown above.  I thought it turned out cute.  Now I need to make another one because our D-I-L’s sister is preggers and due in February and she asked for one, as well.


This next item is for Taylor too.  It’s a cute little raglan pull over from Knitting Pure & Simple and is called baby pullover 214 by Diane Soucy.  I knit it our of Plymouth Encore colorspun worsted.  It is a yarn that is absolutely gorgeous as it changes from one color to the next.

The only thing I didn’t take the time or have the yarn to do, was to make the sleeves matchy-matchy.  One skein of the encore is enough to make this little sweater, but you don’t have much left over.  I bought her some little leggins to go with the sweater, and I hope I got the right size.  I was going to buy some little jeans, but DH, ever the opinionated man that he is, said that HE thought that jeans wouldn’t be a good thing.  I should have gone ahead and gotten the jeans because they match perfectly the darkest pink in the sweater.

These are some stockings that I volunteered to knit for Plimoth Plantation for the Living Historians, along with lots of other people.  they intimidated me, so I put them off for a long period of time, and finally finished them recently.  They are knit out of Shetland wool that is rough and scratchy and has a lot of vegetable matter in it.  I was forever picing out sticks and stickers because they were scratching my fingers.  They are not hard to do, but they do take a while because they end up being over 20″ long with a 10″ foot.  The heel is the strangest heel that I have ever seen, but not hard, once you “get” what they are telling you to do.

I have also finished a little ear flap hat for the grandbaby, but alas, I have no pictures of it.  I also have finished a project for my secret pal from Secret Pal 12, but until she gets it, I cant show any pictures of it.  I am woefully behind on sending her her last package, but I have let her know that it will be coming shortly.  I ordered some stuff for her and it’s sitting at home and we haven’t been home yet to get it.  We should be home this week and I will get her box together and get it sent out.  I would have had it sent out earlier, but we kind of got stuck running up and down the WEST coast, and all the stuff I had ordered was sitting on the EAST coast.

On August 14th, DH’s oldest son got married.  We went to Norfolk, VA for the wedding. It was a nice wedding, an interesting weekend.  Here is a nice photo of them in the courtyard of the church where they got married in Norfolk.  

I haven’t uploaded, yet again, any of the pictures of the scenery we’ve seen.  I have worked them up to upload, but I keep forgetting.  I can show you some snow at the end of August up in Montana as soon as I get the pictures uploaded.  I will work on that when I have a fast connection.

See ya, until next time.