Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Vow

I had a special girls night out with a few friends and new acquaintances. We met at the Movie Theater to watch this wonderful movie called "The Vow" A wonderful love story it did not disappoint! I loved everything about this movie, The Actors & Actresses played the parts perfectly and it was such a  great love story.  

Oh and it most certainly didn't hurt the movie that there were tons of Knit Wear!! Worn by Channing even ;-) Can't wait to watch it again someday!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Little Bitty Snow Flakes ..

Now I know there are plenty of places that get FEET of snow. 

But here in our little area of Oklahoma Snow is a rare treat.

To get enough snow to even build a snowman is even more rare... almost never happens. 

But it still makes us so happy even when it melts before noon...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gettin' My Gym On . .

I always said that when both of the girls started school and I didn't need to worry over who could watch them, That I'd start going to the gym. That time came way back in August. But I've finally found a Gym buddy.. everybody should have one.. only a few will be lucky enough to have found the awesome Gym buddy I have! She makes me look forward to the workout every morning.

Cheers to good health and good friends.

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Good Find . .

We have a Second hand store 2 blocks down from our house that is run by a very nice lady and her Daughter. We drop in from time to time to see what they have new. I only frequent this store because everything is so neat and tidy and it doesn't have that "used" smell like some resale shops do. On our last visit we found this beautiful curio cabinet! I've always wanted one. 

The lovely dishes you see belonged to my Grandmother. When I was a little girl she had them on display in her dinning room build in hutch.

 I would always gaze at them and she would tell me that someday they would be mine.

 I was always very happy to hear that. 

 Since they've become mine they have been hidden away on the stop shelf of my cupboard unseen.

 So when the curio came home with us I knew what would go in right away.

Now I have a reason to visit the antique shops downtown, I have a curio cabinet that needs more pretties. I look forward to filling it with color & eye candy...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Socks 4 Abbey :)

Abbey is my darling 5 year old. She is also my favorite person to knit for because no-one get's as excited about a new knitted item than Abbey. She is also very demanding about receiving knitted items.

Her favorite knitted item seems to be socks. Every time she sees me knitting on a sock she asks if it's for her. If I reply no. She says it's not fair and stomps away.

The truth is I do love knitting socks for her. Well, I love knitting socks in general but the best thing about Abbey's socks is how quickly I can knit a pair up. I always use leftover sock yarn I had from other projects. On this particular pair I decided to try out an afterthought heel for the first time and so I did the toe and heel in a different color. I think they turned out very cute. The colors work well together.

After a new pair of socks is placed on her feet. She wants to wear them for days without taking them off.. 

Pattern Used: My Own (Cast on 40 stitches)
Needle Size: 2.5 MM
Yarn 1: Cherry Tree Hill (Colorway: Wild Cherry)
Yarn 2: Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (Colorway: 5633)
Specs: Top Down, Afterthought Heel Using The Knit Girls Tutorial.