Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
We got a dog carrier for Toph to sleep in. Mom has a big one for us I can pick up in April so this one is medium sized. She slept in there for about 3 hours last night. Then Hubby let her out for business and then she spent the rest of the night on his chest. I am glad she is bonding with him too. Poor Hubby needed the extra love. His work truck broke down on the interstate as he was driving home last night. Lucky for him he was able to get off at an exit and park the beast. It has 198,000 miles (this is not a joke!) The company just ordered him a new truck. He should have it soon.
I hope to order more yarn blanks later this week. I want to brake out the spring colors again. It is so drab here today
In knitting news I whipped up a quick baby gift to send to a friend of Moms. Pictures when the light returns. The little one is the first grandchild of a dear friend.
Sock Pal's sock are really close to being done. Just foot/toe of #2.
Gotta go snuggle with cute little blond kid and dogs. Don't I have a rough life?
Monday, January 28, 2008
It seem most of the puppies went home yesterday as well as many of the older dogs. It breaks my heart to see so many older dogs there. We tried mature dogs but Winston wasn't into it. He seem to understand Toph is a baby.
In more good news it is almost 50 here today! and sunny! lots of outside time today. I hope this mean all the kids will sleep well tonight!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The whole thing was shot here in town. We know quite a few people in it. The great thing is the director really liked Hubby. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that this leads to another part. Alexander Payne is shooting his next movie here.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Just to note I have not yet had to vote and have not really picked a candidate. All 3 of the top dems have their own appeal. I don't really think any Bush backer will get elected but then again I still believe Al Gore won. The primary here comes almost too late to matter but maybe not this year.
We will now return to our regularly scheduled programing.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Anyway, I have started listing some of my fabrics on Etsy. I have more coming. I figured I would list them on Etsy cuz its cheaper and there is lots of fabric listed already. Hopefully it will sell and attract some new people to the shop. I am waiting to hear back from Jess at Ravelry about my Yarnie profile there. Hope that will help drive sales a little.
As for knitting I have sock pals 2nd sock otn and should have plenty of time to get them done before the end of the swap. The round blanket is coming along. I am worried I don't have enough yarn for the knit on border so I may have to put it on hold again. I thought I had enough odd balls to finish it up but it is eating yarn at a fantastic pace now. I may need to order some to finish.
Made it to Knit Night last night. Had a great time, met some cool new people and saw the new L&V yarns.Yum!
Gotta run, MB wants me. Nice to be wanted eh?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So I got 2 hanks of Malabrigo yarn at me LYS year end sale. I knit a little beanie for MB which he loves and then started a scarf. He declared it "soft" and "Mine". So I finished up the first skein and gave it to him. He loves it. Soft and warm. The 2nd skein of this beautiful yarn is getting knitting into a Tam. I love this yarn! the color is amazing and it is so soft! I dream of knitting a Malabrigo sweater!
The color btw is Velvet Grapes.
Socks are flying along and non knit projects are ready for photo shoot. Should be a busy day, even if it is flippin cold here.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I have 3 non knitting projects going right now I hope to finish today. They would have been done but I can not make the finish cure any faster. I will show you tomorrow. Yesterday was good. I was feeling very creative and relaxed which always leads to good things.
Well time to feed the Monsters.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
In other news: Hubby's show opens today. This means that next week I can go to knit night! Yea! I have not been out without the kids since just after Christmas. I love them but I need a night off. Hubby has been gone at the theatre every night this week and most of last week. I am a little peeved that I did up all these props for the show and did not even get a thank you from the theatre. Not a word. Nice. Oh well us techies always get the fuzzy end of the lolly pop.
In a bit of good news it looks like Hubby will be taking the MK's to see his Mom in TX for spring break. I am not going on this trip. MIL gets very stressed if I don't let her have her way with the kids and it makes me nuts. Also with what is going on with her I want the kids to have a really great visit with her to remember when things with MIL start to get really bad. Less stress for her is the key to this I think so I will have a week to myself! I think I am going to go visit my folks. Mom and I never get to spend enough time together so this will be great. I will get to visit with GAL too and maybe see GAH as well. I think another adventure weekend is in order.
I can't wait! Is it April Yet?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
In knitting news: one secret project left here today. I forgot to take pictures, sorry. My sock pal socks are coming along. 1 leg done, Maybe I can turn that heel today. My pal has cold feet so I am making warm socks.
In other news: The first E-bay listings will go up over the weekend. I have some cool stuff to list..
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
In happier news secret project is all knit. I have a little finishing to do. My sock pal socks are started (again) and should progress quite fast now. It is a easy pattern.
I am wanting to start another sweater but don't have sweater yarn in my stash so will instead get to work on the wine bag I told Mom I would make for her. Shouldn't be hard... Maybe I'll add a little colorwork to jazz it up.
I spent all of yesterday making scrapbook covers for Hubby's show. I got 7 done and 1 nearly done. Not bad for one day. I was able to use stuff I had on hand and not have to buy anything. The only direction the director gave me was to make them tacky. Fun! I love the tacky!
btw Ms Snark sent me some wonderful homemade soap and beautiful yarn. I will have to get pictures later. I love the soap! I would try soap making but I hear it can be pretty toxic and the kiddos get into everything so...none of that for me. Thanks Ms Snark! You Rock!
Monday, January 14, 2008
ETA: Hubby wants me to keep the flyer. He feels he can make a new "Mother of all" to make the flyer fit. He has promised not to mess with the parts of the wheel as they are now. Just replace the one. I figure I will let him try. I can always sell or trade the flyer later if it does not work and have the old one intact.
With any luck (and I could use some) it was a shipping error and a new part will do the trick.
I have some props to get done for Hubby's show today. Show opens in 4 days. Thanks for the warning guys.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
As to everything else. The movie Hubby did a scene for will have a screening on the 26th. I am going to try to find a sitter so I can go with Hubby. We fear they may have cut him because they never filmed his 2nd scene. Should still be cool. Lots of people we know in it and shot here in town. I might even get to meet Issac(from the Love Boat!).
In knitting news the secret projects still rule here. The round blanket is about 33" across now. I think I need a longer needle to hold 576 sts. I have put it aside for now. We will see how long it takes to get back to it.
In Spinning: I am getting better at drafting and joining a new piece of fiber. I just need to practice a bit more. There is a bit of a learning curve but I am enjoying the new challenge. I will have some pictures sometime. My on the bobbin photos always come out a little blurry.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Top secret knitting goes on. One project to be done this week. Gotta go more yarn to dye!
I have wanted to put some things up on e-bay for a while and I think I will add some of these items too. I need to do a little more checking first.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I have been knitting like crazy for the last 2 days but can not show you. Super secret projects.
If the sun ever comes back I will have new yarns to list.
Well that is all the time MB will let me spend on the computer today. He wants to read books!
Monday, January 07, 2008
In other news.
We have been offered a Basset Hound puppy for free. He is 3 mouths old and had his shots and is named Mater. You know like Trmater without the Tr. The owner has to move out of her house to a small apartment and may have to give up the puppy. We have not said anything to the kids yet because it may not happen if the owner can find a way to keep him. We should know in the next day or 2. We have been thinking about another dog but have put it off for a while when I left work. We told her we would take him if she and her daughter could not keep him, but we understand if they want to find a way to keep him. This is why we have not told the kiddos about him.(Please don't tell them) Besides they will freak out when we go to pick him up and Hubby and I can be Heroes for at least one evening. This would be the best time to have a puppy because I am home. We think Winston will do well. He has mellowed a bit. He get along great with other dogs. We will have to wait and see.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I just want to add here that the kindness of bloggers amazes me. Ms Snark sent me lots of pictures I had not found yet and told me I did not need the Scotch tension thing I am missing. That she would take time out of her day to help me Rocks! Thanks again! and thanks to the gals at knit night for cheering me on.
Well I am off to spin some more.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I will take some more pictures of her today to post.
I set the wheel aside yesterday to try some new dyes. I got a new black and it does not crack! I got black yarn! a little uneven but still black none the less. Yeah! now if I could just get the red I want. I also got some neon colored food coloring to play with. I think brighter colors for spring are in order. But not today. Today the Mk's and I are going to the zoo to see the baby penguins. They were to be hatched just before Christmas. I love being a zoo member. I can take the kids for an hour or the whole day and it cost me nothing! Memberships to our zoo are about $75.00 per year and it pays for itself after 2 trips. As a side note we had some folks from China here to check out our zoo. Seems there is a chance of us getting a Panda or 2 here! That would be so cool.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Next is 440 Yards worsted. Semi solid Royal Blue. Same fiber as above, good for felting. A wide range of color here. I love it.
The Orange/Yellow is 70% Mohair/30% Wool. A deep yellow over dyed with red. 380 Yards fingering weight. A one of a kind.
The last is a bad photo(the color is good) of 2 semisolid Aqua and Burnt Orange. 110 Yards each dk weight wool. Also good for felting.
Guess I've been on a semi solid kick lately. I have 2 skeins of sock yarn soaking now. I am hoping to place a wholesale order for my blanks next time. More $$ up front but less $$ in the long run.
In personal news I got the guest room turned back into my office. It is nice to have a place to spread projects out where the kiddos can't get them.. I got a new craft table for Christmas and it holds a lot of stuff. I now have all my craft stuff together. I have a lot of junk. I may put some things up for sale on Ebay that I will never use. I also hope to get my sewing machine out again.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
1 Make BunkyBoBo's a success. Figure out how to make Etsy work for me and sell more yarn
2 Spin yarn I can knit something with. Master my wheel, and learn to spin.
3 Knit my self a sweater that fits.
4 Knit 6 pairs of socks from my stash. 1st is already OTN
5 Teach MB to read. Help MG read better
6 Quit Smoking.
I hope New Years finds you all well. The best to all of you in 2008.