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So I checked Ravelry (isn’t that site just so wonderful!) and I realized I started these socks on July 2, 2009, yes, that’s right, 2009!! I just finished them on the 22nd of August. Over a year in the making! I definitely got a case of second sock syndrome with these. Funny thing is, the second sock didn’t take that long at all. I worked on it in VT (top down to the heel) and then again this weekend in WV (heel to toe) and waa-laa, finished!
Faceted Rib Socks

Faceted Rib Socks Detail

Now, I will say, I will never take this long to do a pair of socks again, there is a noticeable (if only to me and other knitters) difference in gauge! Whoops! One sock slides over so well – the new one – the old one takes a bit more work, but it’s the perfect definition of a well fitting sock. I like snug socks, no bunches, gathers or droopy cuffs for me!
Faceted Rib Socks Heel
Faceted Rib Socks

Faceted Rib Sock from Little Box of Socks
Sunshine Yarns Soft Sock Yarn
US 1 1/2 needles – I used the Hiya Hiya small circulars, which I love and then used DPN’s around the heel


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New Job!

Yep, that’s right, I have a new full-time job….I’m a stay at home mom! I “left” my old job last Wednesday and have yet to look back. I say “left” because there’s more involved, but one thing is for certain….no more yucky-traffic-light-filled-stop-at-dunkin-donuts-drop-the-bub-off-at-the-babysitters-commute! Woo woo!

There’s been a lot going on since my last post, so I’ll give you some quick snippets of September…

We threw Bear’s mom a surprise birthday party on Labor Day – it turned out so well and she was so surprised! I didn’t get many pictures, but I thought this one was cute. This is our friend’s son, Zach and his little toy car. Lila hoped on and Zach pushed her around for quite a while, but you could tell he was straining pretty hard! Later she put her feet up, sat back and relaxed while he pushed! Too cute! It’s not the best picture…it was an overcast, rainy day.
Zach pushing the bub

We headed to the beach- Assateague Island to go camping, didn’t work out quite as we planned, but we made the best of it. If you look close, you can see all the water in the background, most of the campsites were flooded and it was quite windy and chilly. The campsites were so flooded that most didn’t have a spot to put a tent, we got lucky and found a semi-dry one.
bub at assateague
So we came home and went to a local beach instead – Lila doesn’t know the difference, she just likes to play in the water.
bub at the beach

We had our county fair – I won 3 ribbons! A first place for her strawberry dress – and second place ribbons for her Boheme and Sheep Sweater (pictures of each project are on my sidebar). Pretty exciting! Lila was too thrilled this year with the sheep or goats, but she was quite fond of the cows and piggies!

I attended two Cookie A. knitting classes. One was Traveling Stitches held at the very beautiful Maples in Solomons and hosted by Marie, who is so lovely! And the other was hosted by my LYS Crazy for Ewe and was absolutely wonderful as well. We had a fantastic lunch at Cafe des Artistes and following was the Intuitive Charts Reading class. Whew – that was a lot of info at one time, but I think it all sank in and I was quite impressed with the amount of new knowledge I took home – not to mention I learned how to quickly (and safely!) cable without a cable needed! I didn’t take any pictures, but if you hop on over to the Crazy for Ewe blog, Ellen took a few that day.

And as for this week….busy so far as well. We headed to the National Zoo on Monday. What a blast! Lila loved the aminals as she calls them, but we definitely missed the hippo. She asked for him all day, but I guess he was inside because we never saw him.
They are a doing a lot of renovations, but we still go to see most of the animals. There was a baby gorilla born in January who was absolutely precious! I wanted to take her home to be a playmate for Lila!
baby gorilla
The weather was perfect, she was a great kid, and other than one wrong turn in DC (totally taking credit for that mishap) we made out okay! But a side note…flamingos stink, bad!

And coming up Thursday is Leprechaun Lilly’s. One of my favorite days of the year. I did my volunteer hours yesterday so I could shop early and I’m so excited! This was by far the best idea anyone has had a in a long time, and it makes so much sense! Everything I’ve gotten from there has been name brand, quality clothing that has been either brand new with tags, or barely worn. It’s fantastic! They are even doing one this year for women’s clothes, called Elly’s Closet. Unfortunately, I will be out of town this year and unable to attend…maybe next time!

It’s a cool, rainy day so I’m looking forward to settling down today, getting some of my domestic duties (hehe!) done and enjoying my daughter!

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Fantastic Giveaway!

There are a lot of giveaways out in blogland lately, but this one is by far the best! You could win a Bumbleride stroller worth $695!!! All you have to do is go to their website and comment on Simple about your favorite item.

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That’s my girl!!

Bubby Girl at my LYS!

I recently took my daughter into my LYS to show off her cute little sheep sweater – which she loves by the way! Of course she loved the attention and made a point to “show” everyone, by practically pulling her sweater off, the sheep on her sweater!

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It’s Snowing!!

Okay, for some of you, that might not be all that uncommon, but for Southern MD, it’s very rare! It usually snows about 30 minutes north of us, but we get rain, or worse, sleet! But today we got snow, a few inches at that. Bubby Girl got a sled for Christmas (mainly to use in WV when we go out there), so maybe I’ll have a few pictures to post of her in the snow!

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Wow – I’m all about giveaways lately! It seems like everyone is having one! Anyways, if you’re into sewing – you need to check out See Katie Sew (and she even throws in a little knitting every once in a while!) She’s having her two year Blogiversary and a fantastic giveaway of beautiful fabric! Mention that I sent you there when you leave a comment and I get a few more entries! Yay for that!! Good luck!!

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