Monday, November 17, 2008

Tiger Homecoming

We had a great time at Homecoming! We usually march in the Alumni Band... gives us the chance to play Tiger Rag again and see some friends from band. It's always fun. We also get pretty good seats in front of the band...

This is our view of "the most exciting 25 seconds in college football" - the Tigers running down the hill! Very electric.

Tiger Band doing pre-game...

The Tiger and Tiger Cub like to "direct" the band - this time they tried to do it together. I got a couple of pretty good shots!

Good shot of Clemson about to take it in for a touchdown

It's so nice to see that sea of orange

Our friend bought a purple trumpet off Ebay for $100. Not bad! Someone else had an orange trumpet, so they looked pretty cool together.

T and me having fun :-)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Uh oh... I've started something...

... and I'm not sure I can deliver! T and I drove to Anderson this afternoon to visit family and I wore my newly-made socks (see prev. post). I showed them off to my fam. and now dad and Gramps want socks for Christmas!! Uh oh... I wasn't counting on this, LOL! I better get busy. The only thing - dad wants black socks... ugh. I'm thinking some fun heels and toes...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

First Toe-up socks

I've made socks before, but always from cuff down. I liked the idea of doing them toe-up because I could try them on as I went and also use as much of the yarn as possible without wasting any. I also wanted to try a short row heel as well because I like the way they look a lot better than a heel-flap (which just look strange to me). I used the instructions from Silver's Sock Class for socks on two circular needles (size 1 KnitPicks 16") and I LOVE this method for making socks! Thank you Kristin (aka Silver) for your great tutorial!

She teaches a figure-8 cast-on, which is very easy and a non-holey short-row heel. I wanted to have a stretchy bind-off because a typical bind-off is pretty tight and makes it hard to pull on over your heel. I found instructions at which are easy and stretchy - meets my requirements!

The cables running along either side are pretty much from the sock instructions. I used 4 stitches for the first 4 cables, and then elongated the 5th cable and knitted 7 rows before adding the next cross-over.

I really like this yarn - Zitron Lifestyle. I've got a couple of other colors and have already started on another pair of socks... not sure which pattern I'll do this time, but I know I'm doing toe-up again.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More dishcloths

I made these on a recent trip to North Myrtle Beach. My grandparents offered a timeshare to my inlaws, who went for the week. We drove up on Wednesday evening and stayed at the condo through Saturday. Then, we drove down to McClellenville to visit my brother and sis-in-law. It was a great trip and it was nice to get away for a few days.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Our friend, Marcia, and her fiance, Chris, invited us to go to a Falcon's game. They both work for the TV station that ended up buying all the extra tickets so it'd be a sold out game - this is the only way the station can broadcast it on TV. So, they passed out a bunch of free tickets to the employees of the station (oh, about $80-90 tix... EACH!) and they invited us to join them! This was my first pro football game and we had a ton of fun.

College Game Day - Clemson vs. Alabama

Travis and I went with our friends, Jon and Britt (and baby Savanna), to the ESPN Gameday down at Centennial Olympic Park for the Clemson/Alabama football game. It ended up being a very sad day for Clemson, however, the consolation is that Alabama is just unexpectedly kick butt this year - makes it not quite so bad... I guess. We had a great time, living in the obliviousness of the Tiger's eventual fate of that evening.

Monday, July 28, 2008

teehee :-D

Just thought this was funny