January 10, 2006

Resolving to Heel & SPT

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Originally uploaded by NessieNoodle.

As promised KNITTING content:

I did it. I turned the heel on my first sock. My question is, what is everyone making such a big deal out of this part for? It wasn't that hard, I just followed the pattern and I was on my way ("Well La-Tea-Da for you Noodle head", my readers think to themselves). I really don't think it was so bad- picking up the stitches is a bigger pain in the rear than the heel was.

I am using a pattern from my "pattern a day" calendar I got for my birthday (so I skipped ahead to Oct. 20th, but "Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody care?")

The yarn is Lana Grossa Colorway # 337
Today is Tuesday, you know what that means don't you?

SPT of course!

I decided to dedicate this week to portraits of me with my "dads". To me a dad can be someone who is your flesh and blood, they can be someone who helped raise you even if they didn't have to, and they can be the person who raised your significant other. Because my biological father passes when I was still young, people often think that I didn't have a "dad". But I think that I have been blessed to have many "dads".

All of these men are strong pieces of who I am. I love them all...

This is my "Daddy" and me on the farm in Napa, CA. I didn't get to see him too often, but I sure did love the man- I got his blue eyes and his ability to tan- my mother always says, "Thank God you didn't get his nose". He passed on when I was about eleven, but I am still in very good contact with my sisters from his previous marriage which has allowed me to keep connected to him and to that side of my family. Do you like our duds? I am pretty sure my mom made my dress (can I get some pants please?) and his shirt (gotta love that print!)

This is a man who is like a dad to me- Buffalo (yes, that is his name). He is an amazing, creative and resourceful person. He sees the value in family even if they aren't blood. He gives the best hugs and makes some of the best food. He is also an amazing carpenter/artist.And my latest additions of dads, my "pops-in-law". I love this photo- someone caught the moment he was welcoming me "officially" into the family. I am so lucky to have such wonderful support from my inlaw(s). PIL is a wonderful man that has raised a family that is full of love and support. He too is creative and very talented (especially behind the camera).

Next week? An SPT dedication to my mom. She is such a SUPERWOMAN... But I will save that for next week. Join me then, won't you?


Mandy said...

The sock is looking great! I can't wait to start mine here soon! The SPT pics are great!

Becca said...

Love the SPT pics. Haven't tried making socks yet, but yours look really nice. Hope the yoga training is going well.

JessaLu said...

The sock looks great so far! I love the photos - very sweet :o)

Knit-n-Purl Zen said...

Wonderful sock colour and I'm posting....LOL The photos of Pa and Pa-in-law are great! Very sentimental!

Iris said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! Good work with the sock. Still waiting to see your stained glass works...