Thursday, October 29, 2015

October knitting with a little of this and that

Finally, a year after the big hail storm, the house is getting its make over. Hubby has been busily working hard to get a few things done before the siding goes up. We had the house built twenty years ago and there are just a few things we wished had been done differently.

The two car over sized garage is now a three car garage.
The new garage doors and driveway will be installed in a week or two.

There is now a door in one of the bedrooms instead of a window. In the spring there will also be the addition of a Juliet balcony as well.
The front door has been painted a new shade of red...
Some wiring has been added and rearranged making a much easier installation since the siding is down - who knew twenty years ago, I'd have a TV hanging from the wall?? 

We've been going up to the Griz games in between the renovating. There was a very exciting opening game and then some very sad, mediocre games. Saturday the Griz played in Portland. It was so poorly played hubby and I turned the TV off! Only one more home game this season but I'm not sure it will be worth going to see. We're playing our third string quarterback and to top it off Saturday night three players were thrown in jail, grrrrr!

All in all I've been keeping up the year of the socks, however. Four pair of socks ad a scarf completed this month with two other pairs started...
 Pattern: Ugly Duckling Socks by Maria Aida, with Fish Lips Kiss Heels
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Sock, and Knit Picks Bare Stroll Single Strand Blank - hand dyed
Colorway: Blue heel, toe and cuffs,
Needle Size: US 2
 Pattern: Flying North by Maria Montzka with Fish Lips Kiss Heels
Yarn: Hand dyed Knit Picks Bare Stroll Single Strand Blank
Colorway: Northern Lights
Needle Size: US Size 1
 Pattern: Ugly Duckling Socks by Karin Aida with Fish Lips Kiss Heels
Yarn:  Cascade Heritage Sock and Patons North America Kroy FX
Colorways: Dark Green, Clover Colors
Needle Size: US Size 2
 Pattern: Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
Yarn: Cakewalk Yarns Footsie
Colorway: Hey Brother
Needle Size: US Size 5
 Pattern: My own with Fish Kiss Lips Heels
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll
Colorway: Raindeer Heather
Needle Size: US Size 1

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall in North Dakota

Last weekend I made the eight hour trip to see the NorDakFamily. They are all doing great and we had a very nice time. The kiddos didn't have school on Friday because it was the annual teacher's conference. The Tiger played some video games while SadieLouWho made pumpkin cookies.
SadieLouWho and I were visiting about how, although I have a great new sewing machine, I just haven't used it as much as I had thought I would. Sadie said she'd like to start sewing and so off we went to do a little shopping. The Tiger picked out some great Star Wars flannel while Sadie found some bright chevron flannel. After a stop for lunch Sadie started her sewing lesson.
With great results!
The next day their Mom joined us for an hour's ride to Papa's Pumpkin Garden for a fun afternoon.
 Kiddos played in the cornbox.
Sunday there was more baking, and we were off to watch Sadie ride horses, and the Tiger carefully shot his BB-gun while I cuddled barn cats!
We had a fun time carving pumpkins with good friends that evening.
Then before I knew it, it was time for them to head to school and me to get back on the road for home. What a fun time, seeing all my favorite North Dakotians!