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

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

There's Something About Baggy

I don't have much knitting to show ~ yeah, yeah, what's new?

A Bib O' Love from Mason-Dixon.

And a receiving blanket trimmed in crochet for the girl who is having a baby at work. i hope she doesn't have the baby AT work This is why I work here and she's invested some time showing me the ropes.

I'll also get her diapers. She's going to need them. A lot of them. For a long time. For all my friends over 40, this is why we have biological clocks. There are other reasons too, but let's not go there right now.

This is the Bag Boy as I now call him. Linus is 12 and never quite got what the catnip thing was all about. I wasted more money on catnip toys that went unused for years. ok, so it takes time to train humans We found this "bag" in our local PetCo wherein we ALMOST came home with a conure. I swear, he is only 3 months old and he already plays peek-a-boo and plays dead! I flipped for the little guy, but back to the Bag Boy. The bag is all fabric with a furry rim that bends to hold it open and it's very crispy. It also, unbeknown st to me is laced with catnip.

Linus always loved bags that's THE reason I bought it.

Hello bagggg.

I like this... what's tha....

It crunches and there's something about this bag nomnomnomnomnomnom
This bag makes me tired.

4 Days later...

After I knitted his little a$$ a Kitty Pi Bed, that he doesn't use. Should have washed it in catnip.
Tomorrow, toys!

Friday, April 4, 2008


Happy Anniversary Love.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Norma, This One's For You

Because I never heard of this until I read about it on Norma’s blog.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


iKnit. Sounds like new wave technology for knitters, when in fact, it doesn't get any slower than this. The Betties are knitting a Log Cabin blanket for a specified charity. I just don't remember which one it is at the moment. I just knit, I leave all the remembering to the girls.
iKnit my loggy part and will pass it on to the next logger. iMay see this again and anticipate the next log will take a bit longer to roll.

In other knitting news, iFinished my second Clapotis!

iKnit it with US size 8 needles and Peaches n Cream bought through their online store. Say it with me. Elmore Pissssssgahhhhhhh it's known in my circle that I love to say that and I usually giggle after I do. But really, iLive in Florida and need cotton. Where else are you going to get a $6 Clapotis?

Mods: Only one. For the straight rows iDid 6 repeats instead of 12. iJust wanted this a little shorter and got a 45" x 27" wrap with more than plenty of yarn to spare. i'llMake a tote bag out of the remainder because iLove the comfy blue color of this yarn.

The new job is going great, how lucky am I to be fed lunch every single working day of my life? And if that were not enough, my boss always says as she's leaving for the night, "Don't be late for quitting time!" A real culture shock iTell ya. I was getting used to coming home feeling less than zero, now it's a whole other sunshiny story. Even the old man has noticed a pleasant difference. Speaking of nice work environments, the girl who I'm replacing because she's having a baby, will get a couple of knitted gifts for her little one.

For starters, the Baby Bib O Love ala Mason-Dixon.

Other small knits to come. And maybe, another Clapotis.

Can you tell iShopped for a phone recently? No no no not the iPhone, just Kid M's 4th cell phone in 2 years. iEyed it though. Per itty cool stuff.

Friday, March 28, 2008