Saturday, July 16, 2011

So far this month...

*the boys rescued a baby bird
*we went to the mountains for a picnic and hike
*watched fireworks and ate s'mores
*took Oldest for her yearly physical and got kinda sad that she's outgrowing her pediatrician
*picked the first jalapenos from our garden and made salsa
*we got rained out of the same softball game two days in a row
*went to a cookout with some out of town relatives of Hubby's
*Middle got bitten by a dog while riding his bike resulting in a trip to the ER
*dog-sat a 3-month old Chihuahua named Chloe
*had a garage sale
*saw the final Harry Potter movie
*finally finished that softball game
*picked 2 cherry tomatoes, 1 yellow tomato and 1 zucchini from the garden
*watching the Tour de France
***Wonder what the other half of July has in store, lol!!!

Oh yeah, I finished some socks~~two pairs in fact!

Simple Textured Socks by Kay Redding
free pattern found here
size:  women's med
needles:  sz 2.5mm dpn's
yarn:  Ty-Dy Socks by Knit One Crochet Too,
color #1518
1 skein:  100g/436yds

(and what a happy chance that they ended up matching almost perfectly just by knitting them straight off the skein!)

Winterscape Socks by Kay Redding
free pattern found here
size:  women's med
needles:  sz 2.25mm dpn's
yarn:  Bamboo & Ewe by Jo-Ann Sensations,
color Red
2 skeins:  262yds/60g

I received this darling prim Liberty pillow from my dear friend Wendy's such a wonderful addition to my Americana decor.  She also included a sweet pin-cushion filled with crushed walnut shells too.  Thank you so much Wendy Jo for your beautiful and thoughtful gifts, I love them!!!

I was also lucky enough to win this cute chart from Melanie.  Now to find some stitching mojo because this sure would be cute to have displayed this fall!  Thank you so much for your kindness Melanie!!!

And that, my dear friends, wraps everything up in my neck of the woods.  I hope you are having a wonderful July too!


Bekca said...

You certainly have had a busy time lately, but it all sounds very enjoyable. Love the socks and I hope you enjoy your new stash additions too. Best wishes.

Julie said...

A very busy July for you and your family. Good that you found some relaxation time to whip up a couple of pairs of socks

Nice chart from Melanie, he's a happy chappy and lovely gift from Mary Jo.

JelliDonut said...

What's with our crazy monsoon season? I had a tennis match rained out same as your softball game. I hope your dog bitten kiddo is O.K. That's so scary!

Annie said...

First I thought your were listing things you could cross off your bucket list! But a dog biting your kid would definitely not be included on that. Hope he's ok.

Pretty new socks to add to your collection.

And that chart should be cute enough to get you stitching again!

Siobhan said...

It sounds like a fun July thus far, except for the dog bite! Homemade salsa--yumm.

Beautiful socks! I love the pillow, too--perfect addition to your patriotic basket!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your July sounds busy and fun, except for the dog bite.
Love the Liberty pillow and your socks are beautiful.

Lisa V said...

Your socks are lovely and all your socks and scarves look soo very inviting right now for me. Would you believe we are in the middle of Winter here in Aus and our gas heater decided to end its life on us, so no heating this Winter. Picture me snugged up in "Little Miss" pj's bright blue and pink, a pink leopard print dressing gown and pink fluffy ugg boots every night infront of the tv. haha what a sight!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you have really been busy. Keep up the good work!! I love your socks, and your gifts are lovely. Grats on the win, it's a cute chart. Hope the second half of July is as fun for you as the first half!

Carol said...

And you thought summer was for relaxing, Staci! Not, as you know, when kids are involved. Enjoy the rest of your crazy, busy July :)

Your socks are great--glad you've managed to squeeze in some time for your passion, too!

Julianne said...

Hi Staci,

Your summer sounds like fun.

I hope you all continue the good times.

Dee said...

You have been busy! Hope the dog bite wasn't too bad. :-(

Hope the rest of the month brings only GOOD things.

Love the first socks. I think I have that same yarn in my stash.

Virginia said...

The socks are awesome! I really need to get knitting on some more. I also need more time to knit... this whole working for a living thing is really cutting into my knitting time.

Dani - tkdchick said...

And that's only half of July? Take a deep breath girl! That or run and hide from the world!!!

Great socks and wonderful gifites!

WendyJo said...

Well....16 days down and only 15 to go! Hope "I" is the chart you cute...I bet if you put in a couple of'll be in the mood to stitch again.

The socks are awesome! Love the colors.

I'll give you a jingle soon!


Wendy Jo

Elisa said...

perfects socks and a lovely liberty pillow

Melanie said...

Oh no, a dog bite! That doesn't sound like fun. :( :(

Love the new socks! (And, how lovely, my password verification word is SOCKA!)

geeky Heather said...

Love the socks! Congratulations on the finishes!

Paula C. said...

Wow! You sure have been busy! I love the socks. I have so much sock yarn.....Maybe this Fall I will get to knit some socks!

MyStitchNiche said...

Such wonderful things!! I love your pictures of them, too -- they look like they could be pictures in a magazine :)

Berit said...

Awesome goings-on (and a great chart win, too!)

Yarny Days said...

Such a buzy month--and great projects! Love the socks..