Saturday, July 12, 2008

More Good Mail - Knitter's Summer 2008

In my quest to learn to knit, I have been challenged with the fact that there are literally a million different fabrics that can be generated, just by using different yarn type, different yarn weight, different needles, different stitch pattern and now with the knitting machine different tension. Needless to say I'm overwelmed trying to learn it all. I have never been one to do something if I can't picture the outcome in my mind. I have a very stron feeling that much of what knitters know is learned by trial and error. That is why they are always in search of the perfect pattern. I've never been a pattern sort of person. The only time I ever followed a sewing pattern was in junior high when I was learning to sew. I think I remember making about three before heading off on my own.

So now I to am on the hunt for the perfect pattern, so in the mail on Wednesday I received "Knitter's" magazine and on the cover is a sweater that is similar to an old sweater I refuse to stop using even though it's been repaired several times. I think I remember buying it back in 1990. Mine doesn't have waves but it does have all the pattern swirl stuff going on and mine is in black and white and tones of grey.

So I think I'm going to order yarn and dive in.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Oh how time fly's. Last 4th of July Michael had driven his truck home from Fort Campbel Kentucky, as he was getting ready to pack up all his stuff for deployment to Iraq. So last summer he was home for a little more than a month. The house felt normal again.

I have been feeling sick the past two days, and I know realize that it is sadness more than illness. As fast as time fly's it hasn't gone fast enough. especially when they move the coming home date by 3 months, So he won't be home in Oct, it now looks like he won't be home until Jan '09. A year is a long time but 15 months - those extra 3 months makes it feel like an eternity.

This is my son - actually step son that has been with us since he was 10 years old. I can't imagine what wife's go threw, for 15 months.

My husband served 22 year in the US Navy, but his deployments were never more than 6 months. One year he did 3 months out then one month in and then 6 months out. But with that one month in the middle you are ready to send him out again.

The current inlisted families of deployed soilders only get them for 2 weeks if that during the whole 15 months. I really feel for them.


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