Sunday, October 29, 2006

Crazy stuff....

Ok, so a few months ago I found a cool blog. I have visited it often, but the hostess decided to stop blogging. I recently found its replacement!

Check out the original at
The replacement is
There is also:

Enjoy these sites. I always get in my daily chuckle.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The shawl

Here are pics of the Adamas shawl (from KnitPicks). It is easy going at the moment, nothing but repeats. Soon I will work on the points on the edge of the shawl. I will be pulling my hair out trying to figure it out, but I cross that bridge when I come to it. I am pretty sure that I am at 10 of the 14 repeats! Will this be finished for Christmas? I think so!!! I just hope that my sister likes it. If she doesn't....well I will bop her on the head :)

I am so tired of Political TV spots. They are nothing but bashing the other opponent's character....Oh I can't wait for it to be over.

So, I decided to start the diet again. Of course I will start Monday. I am planning on the food plan for the next week. I think that I need to go to the grocery Sunday. Let's see how long this lasts.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Beads in the mail

Ok, so I did get the beads in the mail on Monday....I decided that I like them. I think that they will look nice in the purse! Now ask me the question...have I done anything with the beads? NO. I have been working strange hours and I have been too lazy. I also want to focus on the shawl since it is a Christmas present.

Talking about work. That is where I am at today. I am working another all day shift. It is only 11 hours or so. But it is a long day when you don't get to leave. Know I know, if anyone has looked at my profile, you noticed that it says "banking" as my career. And how can someone with "bankers hours" work an 11 hour shift? Well, when you have people on vacation and requesting days off, that will happen. I can't wait until our new branch opens. We are building a new branch down the street...with real hours. I am currently in a grocery store bank. This means 7 days a week and being open longer hours. When we move we will be open until 5:30 and close at early on Saturday. We will also have Sunday's off.

I just can't wait!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Blah Blah Blah

So this is how I feel....blah. I am still depressed about the dog. When I walked into my parents house yesterday, I expected the dog to visit me with a toy. No dog, no nothing. Mom and I cleaned all of her toys and got them ready to pack them away. Mom told me that I will have a nice stash of toys for my puppy. I hope that is sooner than later.

On the knitting front....
I am still working on the shawl. I have a couple more repeats finished. They go fast, but my hand goes numb.
The purse has come to a halt. I am waiting for beads to come in the mail. I am not sure if I will like the beads or not. I will see.... Hopefully the beads will be in the mail box today!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Get-to-know-you SP9 questions

Oh I like these questions...


1. Where is your favorite knitting spot?I like knitting in front of the TV. I have knit in public before, but only for a bit. I have even knit a sock while at work.

2. If you suddenly could never knit again (shudder) - what would you do instead? How dare you mention something so bad.... If I was unable to knit, I would read more.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world - where would you go and why? Do we have to pick just one place? If I could travel...I would travel the world. I would visit many places. I like to experience different ways of life. But, if I had to choose only one place in the world to visit, I would have to say that I would go back to London. I had a ball there. It is so rich in history (which is funny for me to say because I don't really like history), I liked the shopping, and I liked the lifestyle there.

4. When you were little - What did you want to do "when you grew up?" Are you doing it? I wanted to be a pediatrician. I am no where near the medical field. I started to go that route in college, but I dropped out for a "semester"....bad idea because I never went back. I am currently looking into going back to finish my business degree.

5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Is this sad to say that I am not too much of a fan of ice cream? Oh I feel so bad for saying that. I buy it once in a blue girls would understand this.....:) When I do buy ice cream, it is Ben and Jerry's. I usually change it up....depends on what I am craving at that time. I usually go with something with caramel. OH I LOVE the one with the Karmel in the center of the pint. I also liked the Marsha Marsha Marshmallow. Thinking of food is getting me HUNGRY.

Friday, October 06, 2006

SP9 Questionnaire:

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I like working with wool. I have used novelty yarns in the past. I don't have a dis-like to yarn...I guess that is a good thing huh?

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a box that some of my needles are in. I have a portfolio for some needles, but I have too many to fit in it.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I have been knitting for 3 or so years. I would consider myself intermediate. I learned a LONG time ago from a childhood friend. All I could knit then was a very bad looking scarf. I revisited knitting about 20 years later and have been hooked ever since.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No list.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) I like any citrus type fragrances.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Oh boy, do I ever! I LOVE chocolate. I would say that my favorite would be TWIX candy bars...or just plain ol' chocolate is good too :) YUMMY...this is making me hungry....

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I have tried to bead things. They just don't come out like I would like them to. I have to practice I guess. I have two bracelets that need to be fixed, and I am just not getting it. I also make candles and smelly jelly air fragrances.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like just about every kind of music. I don't really like country, but I can tolerate it.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like purples, blues, pinks, greens. I don't really like orange or browns.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Single. No pets.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Scarves and mittens.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I like to knit purses...I like to felt purses/bags. I like to knit socks. I am getting the hang of knitting lace.

13. What are you knitting right now? B-4 Bag and Adamas Shawl.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? YES!!!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I prefer circular. I have all types of needles. It depends on the project I am working on.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I own both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 3 years. I have the items to finish, but have to get off my butt to complete it.

18. What is your favorite holiday? I would say Christmas. I like to give gifts...I also like shopping for the gifts.

19. Is there anything that you collect? I collect bears.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I have no magazine subscriptions. I can't really say that I am dying to get my hands on books, yarns, needles, or patterns...I try anything once.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I would to know more about cables.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes I knit socks. I am not sure of my foot size. I would say HUGE.

23. When is your birthday? 01/27
Huge Post

Ok, here is what I have been working on:

I am currently working on an Adamas Shawl for my sister for Christmas....shhhh don't tell her, she does not know that I am doing this for her :)

Here are pics of the shawl:

Last week I got home from a little vacation to Disney World. I was GREAT fun. My sister and I went for 4 days. I bought two Mickey Mouses. The big one is for me and the little one is for my dog Samantha. Now there is a bit of heart ache for Samantha. She had to be put to sleep Saturday the 30th of September. She was FINE when I left my parents house on Friday night. My parents got back home about two hours after I left, only to discover Sammy in the bathroom with blood and foam all over her. Come to find out she had a grand mal seizure. She was rushed to the vet. She had 5 or 6 more seizures by 2 pm on Saturday. We decided that since she was not getting any better to put her out of her misery. We got to see her and say goodbye. When she was wheeled in the room, she recognized us. She tried to get up and greet us, but she was too weak. She knew her people were there. I now have the Mickey back and the Mickey charm that I got for her collar is now on my key chain.

This is my Sammy:

She was only 9.5 years old. Spoiled rotten, but she deserved it. She was the princess that captured the family's heart. She is missed and will be missed for a long time.

I started the B-4 Bag from my SP8 while in Florida also. I am to the point where I am to add beads. I can't find glass pony beads. I have looked in the local craft stores, but can only find the plastic ones. I need to look on line harder for what I want. I have a couple more places that I can visit in the area. There is even a bead shop not too far from me.

My phone line.....OK so I have dial-up....I have to admit that it is crappy. I have not been able to get a good connection because the phone line has been static-y (if that is a word). When I got home last night, I tried to humor myself and try to connect...well there was NO DIAL TONE!!!! I sent a little note to ATT for them to correct this little problem. Well when I got home today, not only did I have a dial tone, I had a dial tone with NO STATIC!!! Yes finally! I hope that this lasts more than a couple of months like it did last time. I was dragging my computer to my parents house to connect with their phone line.

Well I will create another post for the SP9 questionnaire. Check the blog soon!