Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sarah at the apple orchard

This picture was taken last week when we went apple picking. Sarah just can't help herself when it comes to posing for the camera. She is just too cute. She really brings endless smiles and joy to my life everyday. She is my sunshine.
Every year we take a trip to Pennings Orchard in Warwick, NY. It's so beautiful there. We love the apples, the petting zoo and the playground. This year we went during the week and had nearly the entire orchard to ourselves. Macintosh, empire golds and ginger golds were ripe and ready for us. The apples were a little pricey but one bite and you know what you are paying for. Seriously, we had an amazing time and we were so lucky to share that time with our friends, Kristy and Brianna.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I have completed my first sock

I am so happy to blog about my first sock experience. I followed the tutorial for Little Silvers socks on 4 dpns This tutorial did not dissapoint. My sock is done and awaiting its mate. Unfortunately I followed the pattern for the largest sock and baby it's big!
Now that the first one is done the itch is working it's way slowly thru my bones. I want more....more patterns...more dpns....more sock yarn....more socks! I can see this taking hold any moment now. I have already been on numerous sites looking for a good price on sock yarn, posted about them here and on my yahoo group. Hooked at least another member into knitting them and convinced another to try again. I see lots of hours scouring thru patterns and me knitting away in bliss.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Books I read in the last two weeks

I have been searching high and low for my little book journal. I can't seem to find it so I decided to post them here for now.

Last week I read:
The stolen child by Keith Donahue
secret life of bees by sue monk kidd
theory of relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard

This weeks reads:
The myth of You and me by Leah Steward
The other Boleyn girl by Phillipa Gregory (HF)
Molokai by Alan Brennert (HF)

Now thanks to a new member of my knitting group. I love historical fiction. My first thought to historical fiction is that it would be a bore. Could I have been any more wrong. I have read two HF books this week and was totally delighted in each of them.