Friday, March 27, 2009

Fridays Fave 5

This week I have pictures to share my five faves for the week.

I found the cutest knit sock monkey kit ever - over at KnitPicks.   I had some time to start on it and it took me oh about 10 seconds to realize I was in over my head.  I knit hats.  And dishcloths.  You know, things that don't take a lot of thinking.  Things you can knit and watch tv at the same time.  But I plunged in and oh my, is it fun!  I love a challenge.  The first thing you begin are the arms and it made no sense to me at all how they wanted you to start it.  So after two evenings of studying it, I devised my own way and it worked!  If you knew me, you would know that I rarely ever deviate from the directions on anything I do.  I am very black and white and goodness, who knows what could happen if you don't follow the rules!  But I am very proud of myself coming up with this idea.  I even posted about it on the knit-along on the KnitPicks website and somebody told me I was brilliant!  Imagine that!

I'm using size one needles.  They are like those little pick up sticks we played with as kids!  But it's coming along and I'm really enjoying it.  I have mentioned before how wonderful the Harmony knitting needles are that KnitPicks sells.  If you knit, you really need to try them.  They are so smooth, they flex a bit so your hands don't get so tired, the tips are sharp, which I just love, and they are beautiful.  My goal is to get them in every size.  I love them that much.

I won a contest on Michelle's blog, Big Blueberry Eyes!  Yay me!  I have always wanted one of these bath pillows - I usually just roll up a towel that acts like a wick and soaks up the water until my hair is all wet.  I have a date with my bathtub this weekend - I'm going to pretend I'm a lady of leisure.  When I opened the box this came in the delicious smell of chocolate invaded my senses as though I were standing in the middle of the Ghirardelli chocolate factory!  Amazing!  Thanks Michelle!

I put out a little spring decoration on my table this week.  I am so happy for the long cold winter to end.  It's still cold.  But spring's a comin'!  I just love these little bird salt and pepper shakers!  They just make me happy.

And speaking of birds and spring, this morning I looked out in the back yard and saw dozens of these sweet little robin birds jumping all around.  That's a sure sign of spring!

And my seedlings are doing pretty well.  I am waiting for a warm enough day to start hardening them up outside.  So far that hasn't happened.  I can't wait to get these all planted.  Soon.  Very soon.

Well that's it for me.  Have a happy weekend doing whatever makes you happy.  As for me, I will be soaking in the tub, knitting, and doing some organizing of closets and drawers.  Those are some of the things that make me happy.


Becky said...

What a great list! It just oooozes spring if you ask me.

And that sock monkey ... knitting ... I love him! I knew you were brilliant all along. I'm just waiting by osmosis for it to come through my computer screen.

Have a wonderful, relaxing, refreshing weekend.

kittyhox said...

what a lovely view you have. You are in Idaho, right? Beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on winning the contest! That spring tablescape is so cute!

Angie said...

I had to laugh when I read about your sock monkey..I'm the same way, I usually knit things while I'm watching TV. But good for you on making it your own. :)

I'll have to check out those Harmony knitting needles.

congrats on your win. :)

And your salt and pepper shakers are too cute.

Jerralea said...

Organizing makes me happy, too. Love your spring tablescape! I don't knit but applaud you for taking the challenge of the sock monkey.

Karyn said...

Good for you on the monkeys! It is always good to stretch yourself.

It is time for me to start my seedlings here in the just beginning to melt north...LOL...I hope mine do as well as yours.

Brenda said...

Wow! Look at all those seedlings you have going, looks like you will have a great garden soon.

ellen b. said...

Look at all those birds and all those seedlings! How wonderful. The sock monkey looks like it's going to be really cute!!
have a great weekend....

Dawn said...

What a great list with pictures to match!

Barb would be so proud of you KNITTING monkeys! I am so glad you figured it out. Makes my head hurt to think about it - not to mention my eyes and my hands!

We've had robins, too. And squirrels eating all the finches' food. Naughty squirrel!

So I really need to get my few Easter things out.

Have a wonderful week-end.

Susanne said...

What a treat to get bath goodies in the mail! I could use a good bubbly get away. You gave me a great idea for tonight!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What an awesome blog you have :) ♥ Hugs!

Dawn said...

We had a fun time last night with the Extreme truck. What a display! I'm certain you've seen it - that's our pastor's son plastered on the side, bigger than life!

I loved Michelle's latest post.

Dawn said...

Me again - we're pretty leary around here of putting anything out before Mother's Day - and sometimes it should have been Father's Day!