the knitted purl

A CT girl's adventures in knitting, marriage, pregnancy and this thing called life. Happy reading...

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Hot, sticky and icky

It's raining hot rain today. I have meetings in Springfield today, and am sporting poof-head hair. If you are reading this, and do not live in New England, you are not missing a thing this week! Later today, we take Taylor to an hour of horseback riding in a toasty hot barn.. I feel SO bad for the horses! The upside is it can only get cooler!!
On the knitting front, last night we went out for dinner at the local pizza spot and I looked through my Elizabeth Zimmerman Knitting Without Tears. That woman is fabulous! Our needle business is exploding on Ebay. For those who have yet to see or use them please check out our ebay store! www.stores.ebay.com/Gracie-and-Company

Monday, June 27, 2005

Projects in Progress

Despite the toasty NE weather this weekend, I was able to finish one side of the Chenille Tank (in Classic Elite Bubbles yarn). This pattern is from the Teen Knitting Club book (yes, I'll admit it.. I had purchased this to learn knitting. And come to find out there are a few cute things within worth trying....don't tell anyone!) My next project after this will be a big-girl handbag from Loop-D-Loop (beautiful book, and really worth the purchase). We had a non-kid weekend - so Scott and I were able to have a few date nights and days. To escape yesterday's heat, we went to Barnes & Noble for iced coffees and browse the magazines. Then I surprised Scott with a new guitar from the Guitar Center.. since he's a lefty, it's rare that he finds one he loves.. and since he did yesterday, we just had to get it! His recording/music site is www.scootersongs.com by the way. Have a great Monday!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Thank you Secret Pal!

What a wonderful Secret Pal you are!! Thank you so very much!!! Today I received the nicest of surprises. My Secret Pal sent me 3 gorgeous skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and a fun sheep toy! I have never tried this yarn before, and cannot wait to! And the best part of all, is it is in my favorite color.. lilac!!! And what a pretty card (I notice you also live in CT! Hope you're staying cool on this hot summer day!) . I will post pictures asap...

Friday, June 10, 2005

Is it weekend yet?!

This has been one of the longest weeks in history. Feels like it took a month for the weekend to arrive. Kim, one of my closest friends, lost her dad of cancer last week. He was a Vietnam Vet and the air force and marines did an unbelievable job at the service. The Sunday wake and Monday funeral started the week off on an emotional note. Been out-straight at work. Last week I was recruiting for 3 new openings, and this week it's 9. Scott's been working around the clock, and I can't wait for a date-night this weekend!! Fought the urge to hit snooze this morning, and got out of bed at 5:30 am to hit the gym. Getting on the scale was a mistake. I had to click the weight thingie over one....official confirmation why my pants are getting too tight. Now I'm back to doing the backwards walk with lights off..if you know what I mean. Looking forward to a low-key weekend.. a trip to Starbucks and maybe an old movie or two. Top Gun...About Last Night... and Say Anything are on my top 5 list. Also want to see Closer.. that's out on pay-per-view. Scott & I need to wrap up plans for vaca in August. Dad's building a house in Maine, so we're taking the kids camping for a week nearby (did I mention I hate bugs and worms..).. anyway off to look through some resumes... happy knitting!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Secret Pal 5

Last night I started preparing package #1 for my SP5. I'm sending her The Yarn Girl's Guide to Simple Knits (so many books to choose from!), orange yarn (her favorite color), and freshwater pearl stitchmarkers. I hope she likes them! :-)

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Taylor and Ian - how big they were when I got them

Grammy Dot!.. 95 years old and will tell you just like it is!

Scooter & Me! This was on our honeymoon in Jamaica.

Scooter! On a sunny day we drove to a big field to take pictures for his album.