Wednesday, December 28, 2005

No pictures yet.

Well, Christmas is over and am I glad! A. came over on Christmas eve and Christmas Day and we ate, watched movies, ate, watched the Spurs lose to the Pistons-ggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr, ate, took a nap, ate, knitted,ate...well, you get the point. Lots of eating going on. I am working on a hat for m. Another of the rolled brim hats but a thicker yarn this time as she wants one that is really warm. Lion Brand Jiffy Thick and Quick in the color Smoky Mountains. Fancy, eh? lol. About half-way through so I should be able to finish it pretty fast.

"The carrier" is coming tomorrow-*groaning*. She was such a pain when they came for lunch on the 26th that I was glad we didn't have to see her anytime soon. But she needs a babysitter tomorrow so ...lucky us.

Took some pictures of knitted stuff but have to wait for them to be sent to me and then I will post them.

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH I almost forgot!! My Harney tea order came today. Many happy dances through the kitchen. The best tea ever!!

Friday, December 23, 2005

More pictures coming soon.

The digital camera will be here for Christmas so I will have some pictures soon. A. and I went to the lys and got some yarn. Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty. She got another skein of the Cherry Hill yarn to make sure we have enough for whatever pattern she picks for her shawl. And a few other goodies.

 The zig-zag raglan sweater for Ad. is moving right along. I hestiated to knit on it because I had never done a placket. Not to mention knitting a pattern like that...16 row repeat. It really isn't hard but I have to pay attention since there are stitch markers, stitch holders.... But I'm pleased with it so far. Hopefully he will like it also.

Should be able to get alot of knitting done over the next 2 days. Except when the Spurs game is on. Yah!!! Haven't seen any basketball this season so really looking forward to it. And then a Lakers-Heat game. My b-ball watching overfloweth, lol.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


I do hate when I write a post and then I get knocked off line before it gets a chance to be saved. I finally finished the scarf that I was making for A.'s friend. I used Wool-Ease Thick and Chunky in black and made a hat to match. It was a little wider than I had intended but by the time I decided it was a little too wide I had so much done that I did not want to pull it out and start again. It will be wide enough to double over so that will be okay. Ad.'s sweater is moving along so hopefully I will have that done soon. I went to my lys the other day and A. bought some bee-u-ti-ful yarn...Cherry Hill Yarns "Melange". The color is called "Nothern Lights" and it is stunning. She wants a wrap or a shawl from it but hasn't decided what pattern she likes. She is planning to have it for years so she wants a very special pattern.

I wrapped all the Christmas presents today and to celebrate I opened the kona coffee that I was given this year as a present. Nasty!! I've had plenty of Kona before but this was not it. Had to dump the whole pot and threw out the bag. Yuck,phew,yuck. Very disappointing. Didn't even get to Starbucks last night as the traffic was soooooooooo bad not too mention the COLD!! And was it cold. Ended up being about 9 degrees out so much too cold to venture out. So knitting did I do. And today and tomorrow. Knit, knit, knit.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


***You Have a Melancholic Temperament***

Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything.
You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life.
You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you.

Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace.
You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life.
Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times.

At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you.
You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others.
You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.

What Temperment Are You?

Monday, December 12, 2005

More, more, more....

I need at least 8 more hands to get everything finished that everyone wants knitted. A. says she needs to get a whip so they can make me knit faster. Or I need to knit a I am making another hat, this time for a friend of A.'s. She would like to give it to him on Christmas as that is also his birthday. I can finish the hat and hopefully the scarf that she wants also. I am using black Wool-ease Thick and Chunky. It knits up pretty fast so maybe I can finish this soon and finish the sweater for Ad. after that. Sooner or later I will be able to make something for myself. I would like to get all this done first though.

Thursday, December 8, 2005


I am surprised that the "albino brain suckers" actually appeared. The weather people made such a stink about the big snow storm coming that I just knew they would be wrong. If  only I could shovel the driveway while knitting. On the upside, I finished my hat last night. I have made several but the ones that I have made for myself are too big. But not this one. I raided my stash for a skein of really cool yarn that I had gotten this summer at Lambikins and it made a bee-u-ti-ful hat. I love it. It is Reynolds Smile and it is lovely. Time to shovel.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Stupid poncho.

I am going to finish this stupid pocho for C. even though she will not call me and tell me how long to make it. Since I made her another just like it but in pink not black, I made the first one about 341/2 inches and she said it's too long. I have asked her several times to measure the old one and tell me how much shorter she wants it. But nnnnnnnnoooo, I just can't get an answer. So I am going to make an executive decision and knit it 28 inches and too bad for her. And no fringe...woohoo. I'm sick of looking at it so it will be a relief to finish it. It's boring to work on, black acrylic and Modea Dea Dream in black done in garter stitch...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. But I can watch my knitting dvd's while knitting so there's an upside.

 Yesterday I went to the new lys to get a pair of Addi Turbos (LOVE them). I went in with blinders on 'cause I only had a few minutes. I don't understand how a yarn shop cannot have white yarn. What's up with that?  They have a knitting group that meets every Monday during the day, which will be nice since the group at the library doesn't meet until January. And also the first Wednesday evening of the month which (gasp) is tomorrow! What a coincidence...heehee. Of course, it's ssssssssssoooooooooo cold that I might not go out at all tomorrow. The high will be 23 degrees which is just wrong. And cold. But good knitting weather.

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Knitting frenzy

Well, I just got back from Hobby Lobby where I returned the knitting machine. I was ambivalent about it to begin with but once I started reading the direction book and looking through it I decided it was more trouble than it was worth. So back it went but got a really cool knitting bag so it's all good.

Friday, December 2, 2005

Too tired to knit

Spent most of today (after working) running errands and geeze, I'm tired. Sssshhhh, I'm too tired to knit. Today m. bought me a knitting machine for Christmas but haven't really decided what I think about that. Seems kind of like the easy way out or cheating somehow. I  am sure that it will be great and will be able to make some afghans and larger sweaters pretty fast but still.... The weather is supposed to be gross and wintery this weekend so I will sit inside and watch the video for the machine and see what's going on with it. And I will knit by hand. I am making myself a hat since everyone seems to like theirs. I bought some Lion Brand Colorwaves and it looks pretty cute. And so soft. Someone will probably want that one also so hopefully I will be able to get 2 hats out of it.