one to go. first I have a sleeve to tackle. :o\ I thought second sock syndrome was bad! (for you non-knitters, second sock syndrome is something only knitters suffer from, so you're safe! We get one sock done only to move on to another project and leave the solo sock all alone. I joked once and said I needed to find me a one-legged man. A knitting friend of mine said she works at the VA and could hook me up! What a charity project!)
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
tofutsies yarn? It's knitting up VERY nicely. I did an eye of partridge heel on this but somehow the detail of the stitching was lost in the pattern of the yarn. Or I made a mistake. It's probably the latter. I am digging this yarn though. Thanks mom!
Friday, December 21, 2007
It's true. And now I want to feel it. The yarn, not the musk ox. Can you even??
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I must have been grumbling a bit because Ken threatened to hide my knitting needles. "I want you to do something you enjoy!" he cried. I do enjoy knitting. I swear I do! Ignore the knitted brow (ha!) and the cursing and muttering under my breath. This is a hobby I enjoy. It is!
Today, I finished a sleeve. I sit here amazed as I look at my progress. I'm. Knitting. A. Sweater. There's a back, two fronts and now, a sleeve. It's amazing!
I'd show you a picture but my battery ran dead taking too many ice shots. (no need to comment Clementine! :oÞ) I'm hoping to put this sweater together this weekend. Maybe. With a little help from my friends?
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I couldn't have done it without her!
Excuse the crappy camera phone picture, it's all I had to capture pure genius at work. (nice kiss, eh?)
We frogged 15 rows of work. A whole afternoon of knitting but, as Cami pointed out, "For the same price you get to knit it again!" HA! Turns out if I'd just done what Rhonda said to do in the first place, all systems would have been go right off. I'm still not sure how I did it, those right slanting through the back loops, double somersault, full pike decreases but knitting is like that. Magic. And I'm hooked. Pun intended. Though that's really more of a crochet pun but I guess it works here too. The joke wouldn't have worked at all if I said I was needled so hooked it is.
Sleeves are next! And I know I'll feel like I'm almost done once I get the sleeves finished and really I'll be very close but then I
And Cami? Don't even complain one bit about this picture. Remember, I know your super secret password and have access to that slanty face picture and I didn't post that. See what a good friend I am? :oÞ
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I have been knitting today. Knitting and watching a marathon of Sex and the City.
We got our tree up and for the first time I have two trees - one in the formal living room and one in the family room. Even though I hardly ever go in the living room it's fun having a tree in there. It has white lights and teal and silver ornaments to continue the room's colors on the tree.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I -love- this picture of Ashley. It is just so HER. Justin in his Power Rangers jacket (everything really DOES come back, doesn't it?) waiting for his turn to talk to the big guy.
Taken in '94 at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I think I win that game. She totally tried to blackmail me. I finally gave in (cause that's what people close to her DO - it's self preservation as "Boris" informed me) and said, "I will if you will." Well she did, so I do...
Here's what's been making me pee my pants lately:
there's just nothing better than pee-your-pants funny, is there?
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I feel like it's finally Christmastime.
I made this for an ornament exchange I'm doing with my Pampered Chef team next weekend.
I bought the pattern from Little Coon Creek a few years ago and TORE my house apart today looking for it. I found bits here and pieces there but no pattern. Luckily, I had enough pre-cut pieces, I found the website, looked closely at the picture and guessed at the rest.
Now I need to go clean up the mess I made looking!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
My brother, Russ mentioned this artist to me then I read reference to her in a novel I was reading. Isn't that the way it goes?
I love music that touches me. Today, it's Eva Cassidy. Sadly, her story has a tragic ending as Eva died from Melanoma in 1996. It's our loss, to be sure.
But how wonderful she can live on and continue to touch souls with her songs. I'm so glad to have these little bits of her.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I love making stuff. I love making stuff for other people. I don't love swaps. People don't follow through or don't send stuff near as nice as mine (can I BE so modest? -lol-).
So here's the snippet I pulled from Shannon who got it from Jacqui who got it from Maggie May...you get the idea.
"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."
So come on out of the woodwork to get something fabulously handmade by me! It might be knit, it might be paper crafted, it might be whipped up in my kitchen. You just don't know! But I promise you'll like it!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
The beer. It cools.
The games. They wait.
To be continued. . .
Friday, November 16, 2007
uploaded by imelly
She said crocs are as bad as flip-flops, they really offer no support whatsoever. :o\
I'm currently in my tennis shoes waiting for my new orthotics to arrive.
I feel like an old woman.
The story behind the picture:
Susan got orange crocs for her birthday. My envy nearly consumed me so I got my own pair - the pink ones (and black mary janes, and pink ballet ones for Roo. It's a sickness, I tell you!). Lisa gave us such a hard time for our "hideous", "gross", "UGLY" shoes, so for her birthday, Susan and I got her a pair as a gag gift, really. Hers are the blue ones. See how worn they are? She LOVES them! She has two pair now.
Resistance is futile.
Sorry Lisa! (all this was before The Official Diagnosis)
testing out Flickr's blogging option
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I was floating around on that little bit of bliss yesterday until I realized she sent me my Christmas socks early. See them there on the left? They're that bulky thing up there that suspiciously looks like a hank of yarn. I have to make my own socks now! -tears- That's what I get for learning how to knit. :o\ Cooking worked much the same way. I hardly ever get out for a good meal now that I'm such a Betty in the kitchen.
But the yarn is lovely. It's made from Chitin fiber? (not to be confused with chitLin -lol-) Ever heard of it? Me neither. It's YARN made from shrimp and crab shells! But it's soft! Really! I wouldn't kid the internet! Can't wait to play around with it.