Sunday, January 30, 2011

Still going

I'm having a very hard time with Hubby's socks :(  I think that I finally found out where I'm going wrong, so I can give it a go again.

I have a new video of Mathai, well a couple of here they are!

Mathai's riding instructor wanted some pictures and video of Mathai because he has been in their academy program since the beginning of last Summer.  I uploaded all of the pictures that we had taken and played with some videos to get the first one :)  Watching the videos of his first lesson to now, I'm amazed at how far he's come!

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Wow!  I'm beyond words :)  both my Hubby and Son want a pair of socks!  Hubby said " You make stuff and give it away, when are you going to make me something?"  And my Son "If you make Appa a pair of socks, then you have to make me a pair too!!"  He has already taken the hat that was supposed to be for me, lol and he requested I make him a new scarf earlier this month.  I asked him why he likes the things that I make, I was informed that I put so much love into them.  How can anything compare to that??

I started a pair of socks for hubby, but I have to frog them and start again, they were just too big around.  So I'm off with the requests of my family :) to knit some more.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I finished my socks last night, and now I'm extremely inspired to make more!  And yes, they did fit :) I have tried and tried so many times to make socks, I had given up out of pure frustration.  Now I'm doing the snoopy dance, I simply can't believe it!  Now what to try???  Wish someone would suggest something for me.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Warm Saturday

Outside temp was 0 at the barn this morning, inside the barn it was 50 and humid :)  perfect for a riding lesson!  Mathai had a wonderful lesson today on one of his favorite lesson horses Susie.  We met a new student and her Mom today too :)  The young girl's name is Maggie, this makes 2 Maggie's in the barn!  Mathai didn't get too much time for talking with our new barn friend Maggie, but we'll be seeing more of her I'm sure.

We have spent the day inside being warm for the most part.  As I said, it is frigid outside! Hubby is watching a movie, and I'm knitting away.  I'm just about ready to start decreasing my socks at the toe!! I tried one on, and it fits!!!  I couldn't believe it!!  In a previous post, I stated that I wasn't too sure if they would.  I'm happy and proud to say that they will!

I'll happily post a picture of them when they are all done.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Not Sure

I am working my heel flap, and as I'm knitting away, I don't think the socks will fit :(  My lack of experience in knitting is showing, I don't know how to measure well enough to get a finished sock that will fit.  I'm thinking that this is going to be trial and error for now, but I will complete my first pair of socks!!

I'm completing this post a day later, and last night I did my first heel turn!!  I'm so excited :)  Again, I'm not sure if the socks will fit, but they are fun to knit.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Couldn't resist

OHHH  the horrors!!  I just can't seem to resist trying already.  I found a website titled Cyber Socks I have to try to knit 2 socks at once!  I found some really cute yarn in my stash that is sock yarn, so here I go!!

Have you ever had a "I can't believe I have that!" moment?  As I'm sitting at the computer trying to understand and apply the cyber sock writers method, I sat back in, I'll be honest, frustration and thought, "I just don't get it!"  As I'm shaking my head, I could feel the "tube light" moment approach.  You know those long iridescent lights that take a moment to come to life??  My Hubby has nicknamed me "tube light" because I tend to have a lot of those moments :(  oh well.  As the moment was once again on me, I realised that I have a book on knitting 2 socks on 2 circular needles that I bought a while ago!  OK...I'm on it!!  Have the book open and my two socks are cast on!  Further then I got previously, I'm a visual person and need LOTS of pictures some times, I don't want to imply anything negative to the writer of Cyber Socks!
At the point of setting everything for my first round, my Son asks for ice cream.  He's home sick, so I can't very well ignore his sweet request :)  Besides, it gave me a moment to update here!

Oh Boy

Well, it has been a very interesting weekend here in NH!  Snow storms and bronchitis :(  Mathai hasn't been feeling good since Friday, but was bound and determined to attend his riding instructors birthday on Saturday.  Since he hadn't been running a fever all day Sat, we decided that we would attend the function.  What a mistake, and I feel like a horrible Mom!  2 hours into the gathering, both Hubby and I looked at each other and said "Gotta go"  Mathai was just not right, lounging on the couch while his barn siblings were playing a few tables away.  Got home and it all snowballed down hill.  Took him to the Dr. yesterday and discovered that he has bronchitis.  He'll be out of school until tomorrow, and can't play outside until Monday.  Poor guy just loves to be outdoors in the snow.

On the lighter....I have found some wonderful new knitting blogs!  One woman has some great recipes that I can't wait to try along with her knitting, another is not to far away from me (Im in NH she is in MA)  How wonderful is that!!  I have a couple of projects to finish, and then I'm going to take on some harder projects.  I would love to be able to knit socks!!!  I'll keep ya'll posted on how it's all going. 

For now, I need to get back to my sick little man...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Too Long

Wow, it's been way to long since I have updated this!  So much has happened :)

Mathai won the Leadline Walk Only Equitation Champion during the Twin State Octoberfest last year in MA.  Here is a picture!

Since this win, he has been bumped up to leadline walk-trot!  He had his first tournament Dec 2010, we didn't expect him to do well as he only had 1 lesson before this show and he wasn't feeling well.  He walked away with an honorable mention in showmanship and 2nd place in equitation!  

I've put down the cross stitch and picked up the yarn!  I need to get back into cross stitch as I have a few things that I would love to finish!  Alas, with the winter months it's nice to have an afghan covering my lap while I work on it!  I have one that I'm working on for hubby that is going to be a surprise!  I just finished my first knit hat and it was even my own pattern!  Mathai asked if I would make him a new scarf, so I had to make one for him.  I asked if I could buy him one, and he asked if I didn't want to make him one!  How could I resist that??  

Guess that is all for now, I'll try to do better from now on!!