So I’m still knitting! I tried and tried and tried to be patient and force myself to change over to Continental style knitting but decided it was not for me. I tried for over a week and decided that I am quite comfortable doing it English style and I like my stitches and gauge, so I’m going to just be an English knitter :)
My next project after my last post is to learn how to knit socks. I started around 2 weeks ago, following yet another Craftsy class and as well as watching some videos by Lucy Neatby. I am now working on my first sock:
You can view my instagram for my progress from cuff to toe (hopefully soon). It has been a lot of fun learning how a sock is made and seeing how much patience I have. I haven’t given up though I have frogged more times than I can count when it came to the heel (must learn to not read ahead in a pattern!). I am currently working on some nice inexpensive Patons Kroy sock yarn but I hope to use this yarn from my LYS purchase in February in the coming month or two. And of course, after I make the above sock’s twin :)
In other non-knitting inamood news, Dad and I drove over 5 hours north to visit my brother and sister-in-law to help celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. This little one is just a cutie pie and I love watching her growing up before my eyes through the lovely photos her mother shares on Facebook and in IMs. For her first birthday, my father made her a gorgeous toybox from scratch:
That is about it here in the Moody household. We are all looking forward to the Spring, it has been a cold, harsh winter for the 2nd year in a row and I cannot wait to thaw out :)
For Christmas I got my dad Windows 7, I picked it up from Best Buy. He hated Vista and had reason to especially when every update seemed to break something in his computer. It even got to one point where we reformatted his computer and turned off all updates so that at least he could have use of his printer.
Since the upgrade which came with a myriad of games, he has been playing solitaire none stop. Four days after the upgrade he had played over 1,500 games…
…now I see where I get my addictive personality from, lol.
I forgot to post that for Christmas I went to my brother’s to visit him and my father. I rented a car (Nissan Versa with a great roadside assistance plan for just in case) and drove the almost five hours to see them in Pembroke with the pups.
The plan was to stay until the 27th as I had the car until the 28th but unfortunately their newly adopted dog didn’t like Bruiser or Elvis and basically tried to eat them. So while we were there Laila had to stay in her cage and I felt bad. So we left around 6pm on the 26th.
It was good to see my brother and father and to see snow. The pups loved it and they love my father so they had a lot of fun.
Hopefully by next year, Laila will be socialized with other dogs and we can stay a bit longer.
So this Labour Day weekend I decided to go up and visit my Dad and my brother. The drive up to see them was awful as it took 2 hours to get Oshawa which should have only taken 40-45min tops. My 5 hour drive turned into 6.5 hours. Now, I don’t mind driving but I don’t think the dogs were impressed. Neither would lie down in the car and by the end of the trip Bruiser’s patience with Elvis was coming to an end (Elvis likes to lean on Bruiser).
We spent 2 days with my family and then headed back home. The boys this time decided that sleeping was top priority though of course Elvis had to make it interesting. First he decided he needed to sit and lean his head on me to sleep. Then he decided Bruiser was not another dog but a bed. I was really impressed with Bruiser – I’m not sure how I would deal with someone who decided I was a bed.
I have an iPhone 4 and I love it. I had an iPhone 3G prior so I really notice a speed difference on of the phone. I like that it can take HD video and takes really great photos and it has basically replaced my digital camera. Before switching to the iPhone last year I did read a lot of cell phone reviews. I wasn’t sure if I really needed a smart phone and did I really need to be able to surf the web with it?
The answer is yes! When I was in line waiting to buy my iP4 I was able to search out other stores in case I was not the right number in line to pick up the phone that day. When I was at Petsmart last weekend and realized that ‘moving to another location’ meant they had nothing, I quickly launched Safari and found the next nearest Petsmart and then entered their address into mapquest mobile and off I went listening to the phone tell me to turn right or turn left when it came time too.
I will also be using it to get me to Petawawa next weekend as I head to visit my Dad and brother. And I know…that if I do get lost, I have my phone to save me.
My 3G? Going to my brother – he’s very excited and I am excited for him :)