Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yet another play, yet another DW...

I'm in the middle of yet another CYT play. This time it's Daniel: An Uncompromising Life. (As in the Daniel from the Bible) We're in the middle of the last 2 weeks of rehearsals, and it's been so much fun! All of the music is amazing, and I love everyone in it. It's definitely kept me busy this summer, but it's been wonderful to regularly see all my friends when I wouldn't be able to otherwise. Pray for us if you think about it, we are going to need it! Everything is going really well so far. There is more music than usual in this play, and it's all based on different styles, which makes the whole thing a lot of fun. I am a Babylon girl/flapper, (you'd have to see it to understand!) a peacock, (for the Nebuchadnezzar's second dream) and a member of the court. My brother is playing Meshach. My dad is in it too, and he helped write one of the songs! Here is a picture of me and my best friends Kelsey and Elise in our court costumes. (No, I will NOT be wearing the pink shirt underneath mine!) :) It's the only picture I have so far, but there will be more, trust me!
Even with the play going on, I have managed to squeeze in some knitting. Here's a picture of my latest DW cloth.

Also, be sure and check out the dishcloth calendar site. I'm already excited about it, and I had the chance to design several patterns for it this year! From what I've seen and heard so far, it's going to be wonderful!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

July Mid-Month KAL

I love this pattern! It's so different from any I've tried before. It's nice to have a KAL finished on time again. :)
I also made another Finders Keepers cloth. Definitely one of my favorite patterns.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Of Birds and Brandon (and dishcloths!)

Our baby wrens are gone. They flew away yesterday, and we were able to watch! It was so cute. Here are two pictures, the first is from the day before they left, and the second is of one of them out on their own.Brandon has been dying for me to teach him how to knit, so we went to Wal-Mart and got him some needles and yarn. He was so excited to learn! I taught him on Tuesday, and he finished his very first dishcloth today. He did a great job! He's already started a second one. This time I'm showing him how to make a Granny's Favorite.

Every night Brandon has to write in his journal about something he's done that day. The night I taught him he wrote about knitting, and I told him if he'd type it on the computer that I'd post it. So, here it is.

Knitting lesson with Lindy

I am learning knitting with Lindy. Lindy is teaching me. Lindy is good at hand making: knitting, hand sewing, sewing machine and cross stitch. I like knitting. I want to make clothes. I’ll give them to my family. I bought yarn and needles in Wal-mart. I picked the color. I’m making a dish cloth. I worked hard at my schoolwork so I could have my lesson with Lindy afterwards. I knitted 21 rows. I want to do this in Korea. I’ll buy more yarn and needles and then make a lot of things.

It did not me this long to finish the June Mid-Month KAL, only to post a picture of it. :) It's such a pretty pattern, and the picture doesn't do it justice!

Last but not least, I've fallen in love with another pattern... the ballband! It was so much fun to make, and I love any pattern that uses more than one color! I just can't believe it took me so long to get around to making one.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Baby Wrens!

Several years in a row we've had a wren build a nest somewhere in our front porch. The past few years we haven't, and about a month or so ago we saw a wren fly back and forth on our porch. Sure enough, there was a nest, and now we have 3 babies! They are so cute! I think they're about ready to fly. Here are some pictures and a video. The video has sound, and you can hear them! As far as my knitting, I started my first Ballband cloth yesterday. I'll post a picture when it's finished.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 4th

Every 4th of July for the past 5 years we have gone to Charlotte to stay with my grandparents. This year was no exception. The morning of the 4th, we got up, put on our bathing suits and left for the pool as soon as possible. Usually the pool is very crowded on the 4th, and there are only 2 places with shade. We got there about when it opened, and got the spot we were hoping for. We swam all morning, ate a picnic lunch, and stayed until about 3. 4th of July at my grandparent's pool is always fun, because they have games for the kids, like a coin toss and a relay race. Sadly, I'm not a kid anymore, but it's still fun to watch my cousins and brothers. Actually, brother. Jamey is too old now too.

My grandmother is still best friends with her college roommate, Kermene. They now live 5 minutes apart, in Lake Wylie, SC. Kermene and Bobby actually live right off the lake, and their dock is the perfect place to watch the big fireworks show Lake Wylie has every year. After the pool we went to their house. We had a big dinner, and then everyone visited as it started to get dark. We were a little worried; there was bad lightning, and if it was raining, they obviously couldn't shoot off fireworks! Fortunately, it stopped in plenty of time, and the fireworks were absolutely amazing! The show lasted for 15 minutes, and really it was too pretty for words! I love the 4th of July. Here are some more pictures.

Zach's sailor pose.

Reed and Will, my cousins. Are they not too cute for words?

Kermene had fun socks for all the kids. From left to right it's me, Brandon, and Zach.

Jamey took this one.
The lake
Waiting on fireworks
On the 5th, we went to see Wall-E.