Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Can't think of one...

Tagged for this by Kim and Bridget, so I can't say no. mwaaa

The rules: Posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer. Play nice, children. Or not, but I'm too tired to play Dr. Phillis, so just play nice.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Back in the day, I worked for the corp treasury division of a bank. My children were 7 and 3~I can not imagine constantly living with children that young. I firmly believe there’s a damn good reason we have biological clocks. I neither had a blog, nor did I knit. Even if I could, I wouldn’t have had the time. The days of whine and runny noses, of bubbles and cartoons and jammies that had cute characters on them. But always, lots of laughs. Now we're looking at college and driving lessons and exams and of course, we still laugh a lot.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today - in no particular order?
I’ll have to do tomorrow’s also. Today’s list has gotten pretty short.

3. Snacks I enjoy.
OMG Bridget, Rita’s water ice??? Do you know how long it’s been? Shlurrrrp~I’m on an Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Donuts (chilled) and milk, No one eats chocolate like Kim though, but I do love fresh baked cakes and breads. Hmmm, could be why the cholesterol is up. Ruh, roh. My all time favorite gigantor sweet tooth soother is an all out keep you up for a week banana split; wet walnuts and all.

4. Places I've lived –
Bridget and Kim, you’ve lived in some cool places. What’s your favorite? I’ve lived in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Florida. I don’t much like moving. So Bridget, can we say “There was a young lady from Wheeling?” OK, that was for teasing me with water ice.

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire –
Pretty much everything I want, I’d still clip coupons and look for sales. There is the thrill of the hunt and it can also be considered exercise if executed properly. There are some peeps and pets I’d like to help.

6. Peeps I want to know more about –

There is an FO, but I took a lousy photo and I’m too tired to re-do now. It’s a Green Gable, only it’s white. I'm so pleased with myself on this. Almost finished with a 5th pet blankie for a local shelter. I have so much fodder, it isn't funny, yet it seems like it's all in a bottle that's upturned and they're all clogged in there and nothing is coming out. So much was accomplished lately, I’m too tired to think of a title.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Play With Your Toys Dammit!

Since I started the new job, my brain cells were used to learn and I haven't been reading or posting. I miss y'all even if all the cool kids went to camp at Ravelry. Do I really need to link to it?
Seems every time I take a small hiatus from blogging, I miss major events in every one's lives. I hate when that happens. Don't you love that WTF feeling?

When I first got the job, I treated myself to 2 purchases of yarn. I'm waiting for Revenge to come any time now, and I'm having much fun perusing patterns for it. I'm also on the verge of an FO that is actually larger than a dishcloth! I may even be able to wear it in public.

While I was still trying to strike a balance in life between the job and the toys, something wonderful arrived from Jessie’s store. The color is called Tie Dye and it's the only one of its kind. Let me just say na na na nana na :p
It was one of those rare times when I happened to be browsing the store and it was just put up. I was devastated when I, in a rush to get my hands on the yarn, snipped three stands in the hank while cutting the package open. I wanted to slap myself. Luckily, the snips were close enough together that I lost only 12 inches and have only 1 knot linking it back together. Duh, the packaging had a perforated strip to open it. Fiber induced frenzy there.

Anyway, behold the colors of Tie Dye!

I made yarn spaghetti. Someone really needs to buy me a swift please.

Then I made a yarn cake.

This is a nice fingering weight superwash that feels so fine. And get this. It was dyed by an 8 year old. Gawd. I sure hope she takes up pattern designing, imagine.

I have 500 things to talk about, yet I can't seem to put a sentence together. I'm quite happy, but feel quite subdued. My 8th sense tells me something ominous is afoot. ~snort~Isaidafoot