Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Miss V sent us all home last night when it looked like the storm was upon us. I made it home before anything really bad happened here but Miss V tells me she had some fun stuff hit her place. Hope you're dry now Miss V! I would have stayed home last night but when ever I stay home I miss all the good stuff. Last night we had the Bad Baby names book and D was on a roll! Dyetara will have to bring that book back next time. (hope you are feeling better.)
I am going to try to go out and help Miss V dye up the next TLE order next week. Should be fun if the weather is good.
That's all for now, must go out in the sunshine.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The knee socks are done! In retrospect I would have added another 15 rounds of ribbing to the top. Other than that I love them. If it is not to hot I will wear them to EPWM. The color is really wonderful. The colorway is Brombeere. (Wollmeise 100% superwash merino) This yarn comes with a put up of 575 yards. I have a little bit left over. Do you like my pj's? they say Bite it Sideways. I love Happy Bunny.
After finishing the socks I cast on this shawl. I must be nuts. It is knit top down starting with 5 sts. The whole top part is stockinette so I have a while before I get to the charts. I have never knit from lace charts before. This should be fun. Right?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Well I can say it was a pretty good movie. Not near as good as Raiders but what could be? It was great to see Karen Allen back. Hubby and I had pretty much guessed the plot for Marion and Indy before the movie even started. It was good to see them play Indy in a realistic way age wise and to see a mature women cast opposite him rather than some 20 something year old starlet. I won't say much but Kate Blanchette is amazing. I love her in everything. George Luscas has said no more Indy but this movie sets it up really well.
MB was pretty bored during the movie but MG loved it. She is a big Indy fan now. Good girl.
Did you know Karen Allen is a knit ware designer and runs her own shop? check it out. Really beautiful colorwork.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Here is the little shawl I knit up for MIL. The yarn is an angora blend and super soft. The pattern is very simple. You see it here unblocked. I need to clear the guest bed for blocking. I started a wedding gift for Hubby's step sister. The wedding is in 2 weeks I hope I can finish it.
Well that is all for now. Everyone is home today. We may go see a movie if the sun doesn't come out.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I am starting to get a little pissed at my wheel. I just got humming along and the flyer stopped turning. The direst drive slips on the wheel causing the flyer to not turn. When I get this fixed the yarn won't wind on to the bobbin and I have to muck with the tension. When that is set right no spin on the flyer! This is making me very unhappy at the moment. I was just starting to get the hang of the drafting. I hope to try some wheels while to the wool market. We will see.
Knitting is chugging right along, I turned the heel of the 2nd knee sock and am working the foot now. They are pretty but kind of boring to knit. I have been playing around with a little lace project. I like knitting the lace but I really have to pay attention. This is not something I can do very often because of the monsters. By the time I pick it up at night I am tired and just want to zone out.I have ripped 3 times already. Maybe I'll finish it by Christmas. I knit up a little project I liked so well I'm not gonna show you. Sorry but I am thinking about writing up the pattern and submitting it to someone to publish. I think it turned out super cool. We will see what happens. It's a winter item so it may take a while.
In shop news I ordered some superwash worsted for 2 special orders. I should have it next week. as well as a new colorway in sock yarn. Fun stuff.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
and he won by 12 million votes! if we could get that many people out to vote in November it would be a miracle.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Just a quick note to all the political pundits. Hillary has NOT broken the glass ceiling. It will not be broken until a woman wins the White house and all women get equal pay and the gov't stops tyring to tell women what we can and can not do with our bodies. Please stop saying she has broken the glass ceiling. She has smacked her head on it harder than anyone else but broken? not yet. I wonder if I will live to see the day...
And a quick note on American Idol: I am pretty sure David A will win. Poor kid cried all through last nights show. I hope he doesn't faint dead away when Seacrest tells him he has won. I like the other David but I think he will be better off if he doesn't win.
Tommrow I should have knitting to blog about! with pictures!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I have been packing orders this morning. Woo Hoo! We are on our way to that new dishwasher! Remember free shipping until June 1st!
I just want to Thank Adminnie and Miss V for thinking of me. You guys Rock! I am so bringing treats on Thursday. I just want to add here that Miss V and Adminnie and all the rest of the S&B gals welcomed me into there group as if I were an old friend at a time when I really needed it. If you are not so lucky to know them in real life I can tell you, you are missing out. I'd say more but they both may smack me as it is.
Also Big Thanks to the L&N Nation for helping me out. It makes me smile. My knitters hands thank you.
Monday, May 19, 2008
This of course means I need to sell some yarn to cover the cost of a new dishwasher. So if you buy yarn form Bunkybobos from now until June 1st and put the words dishwasher fund in the notes to seller I will give you free shipping. I will refund the shipping cost right to you!
I will also have some new things for the shop this week. Some felting yarns and a new colorway in sock yarn. Fun stuff!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The pack is pretty nice to my kids when I am watching. I am afraid it will get worse as the summer goes on.
Add to the pack the rest of the kids in the area. The park is always full on the weekends. Family's like to picnic there. Friday afternoon I let the kids go to the park. There were a bunch of kids there and some grown ups setting up food. Well as I sat on the porch with the dogs I saw one boy (maybe 9-10) shove MB to the ground. It was dinner time so I called the kids home. MB fell on the steps and scraped his elbow pretty good. Turns out MG knows this boys sister. I am going to keep an eye out for him too. MB was good about his scrape. I remember worse when I was a kid. All of these things make me a little sad. When I was a kid my Mom could let us go a block away to the park and not worry too much. All the Moms knew each other and everyone was watching out. Now I can't let my kids go to the park right in my own back yard. Never fear I can get over that fence pretty fast. (yes I have done it). It is harder to climb back over from the park side due to the hill.
I have a feeling I am going to be doing a lot of park knitting this summer.
Speaking of summer: MG is out of school after this week. I can not believe how fast the winter has flown by. Now I am off to enjoy another sunny day.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Today is Field day at MG's school so MB and I are going over to help serve lunch. Should be lots of fun and it looks like a nice day.MB loves to do stuff at the school. He is going to help me pass out cookies.
Also on tap for today: Finish MIL's comfort shawl. I hope she likes it. I am going to be the bigger person and act like nothing happened last year when she comes to visit. Her husband will be with her this time so It should be better. I will call him the Lt Colonel. (he is one as well as a an Air Force lawyer.) She said she wants to stay in a hotel so we will see.
Hubby has 3 days off this weekend. We are planing on working on the house. I think we could get the basement done. As in ...after 2 years done! knock on wood...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I have not interest in chewing on any of the toys you have bought for me. They are very nice but I want to chew on shoes and pop bottles. I would rather chew on the leg of the couch no matter what stinky stuff you spray there. Sorry I just like chewing stuff you don't want me to chew. I hope it helps you to know that I will grow out of this in a few years. But until then watch your shoes. They taste good.
Tell this little B*tch I want to take a nap in the sun.
Leave me alone little girl or I might just take your head off.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I finished the first knee sock. The second is cast on but not much else. I have been busy with Toph. She chews on everything. She is outside right now chewing on a rope toy, well it used to be a rope. I think.
Monster Girl has this week and next. Then she is out of school for the summer. She is ready for 2nd grade even though she will have a new teacher. MG was lucky enough to have the same teacher for K and 1st. We will miss Mr. B. She is a great teacher. I hope MB gets her at least once.
We have a busy June planned. I am hoping to spend the rest of the summer just enjoying being a Mom and get started on my optical course.
Gotta run MB wants to play on the computer
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
They have a contest where you pose your Loopy card in different places and send them in. Loopy is going to Colorado.
I should add that I bought new underwear the other day. The same brand/fit/size I have been buying for years and they are too damn big. Like a whole size bigger. wtf people! Quit changing the sizes will ya? I hate baggy panties!
That is all.
Friday, May 09, 2008
Here's my newest pair of socks. The yarn is Wollmeise 100% superwash merino. I love them. The Wollmeise colorways are so pretty I really wanted to show it off. I am making up the pattern as I go and taking lots of notes so the 2 nd sock will be the same as the first. I hope to get these done before Estes so I can wear them to the wool market. It is still pretty cool in Colorado in June.
The yarn comes in a 575 yard skein so I should have enough yarn. If I run out I will be in trouble. This yarn sells out so fast I may never get more.
Went to S&B last night at Miss V's house and she had just gotten some of the new Socks That Rock colors. omg people! I must get KawKaw! It will have to wait though as I have decided not to buy any yarn until I go to the wool market in June. I am pretty sure I have enough in stash to last me till then.
One of my favorite cousins is getting married the weekend after Christmas this year and I would like to get something knit for her and her Hubby to be. I am thinking of another Pi blanket. I am in need of another mindless project and it just doesn't get anymore mindless than the Pi blanket. Maybe I will try to add a little lace detail this time. This means I will have to shop for some yarn but I have lots of time on this one too so I can wait.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
We all went to see Iron Man on Sunday and had a lot of fun. I thought it was a pretty good movie. I hope they make another one.
We had great weather this weekend so we all spent a lot of time at the park and just playing outside. Hubby got the stage and screen wall done in the basement and I knit half a knee sock. A pretty great birthday weekend if I do say so.
Hubby and I also got our trip to Colorado planned. We will stay one night at a campground in Estes. This is the same place I stayed with my folks in '88. We will have Friday and Saturday to enjoy the wool market before driving across Trail Ridge Road to the condo. We have a whole week to relax in the mountains before we have to head home again. I can't wait.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Allosimanius Syneca is a planet noted for ice, snow, mind-hurtling beauty and stunning cold. The view from the top of the Ice Crystal Pyramids of Sastantua is widely known for its ability to release the observer's mind to hitherto unexperienced horizons of beauty.
Apart from being the closest star system to Earth's, (4.1 light-years northwest of earth) Alpha Centauri is home to a local planning department office of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
p.s. if you live in Florida you can visit Hanks in person.
I have been knitting a bit. the Rainforest Jasper socks are nearly done and I have one Monkey sock finished.If I am lucky I will finish the RJ and cast on the other Monkey today.
Other than that I got nothing to report. I am hoping to have a nice day Sunday for my birthday. I hope to spend the day with my family outside doing something. I was not able to get a sitter for that night so maybe we will all go to the movies or something.
Look for the new yarns tomorrow!