Friday, December 29, 2006


Blogger finally allowed me to upload pics....

Here are pictures of the adamas shawl I knit for my sister's Christmas present:

This is the adamas shawl as I was blocking it. I had pictures of it before I blocked it, but I accidentally erased it from my new digital camera. OOPS

My sister opened the cute little package that I put it in and just saw part of the main pattern. I told her to open it fully and she was shocked! She asked if I knitted it for her. She was very impressed. I am glad that she likes it. She told me that she was thinking of what outfit to wear it with!

I am now working on the purse I started back in September. I am getting close to the end. I will post pictures of it when I am finished knitting, but before I felt it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


OK, so the shawl is FINALLY finished. I finished knitting the shawl last night around midnight. Binding off took longer than I expected. I started the blocking process tonight. I have never blocked anything before, so I am excited to see what happens. I did get pictures, but I accidentally erased the pictures.

A cool thing happened this week. My boss received a gift card for exceeding last month's investment goal. Well, it was my referral, and he gave me the gift card! So, I asked for it to be from Target! I bought a digital camera yesterday. So that is what I used to take pictures of the finished shawl that I accidentally erased tonight. It was cool to see the before and after. I hope to figure out how to upload the data to the computer. I plan on figuring this out Saturday or Sunday. I am so angry that I lost the pictures. I even tried to take a picture from my camera-phone, but the battery died last night....I tried the phone first, but lost juice, then remembered the camera I had.

Well I should be off to bed. I hope to sleep through tonight.....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thanks....and OH NO!

Update on the past week:

In the past week I gave a presentation, moved into a new branch, got a cold, and received the best package from my Secret Pal.

I am now feeling much better. The past couple of days I felt like a wash rag. Today I finally feel almost normal. I am not blowing my nose or coughing much.
So here are the neat things my Secret Pal sent last week:

The package contained purple slipper-socks, a bar of jasmine soap, and a purple washcloth. The photo doesn't really show the bar of soap really well, but it is purple too.
How cool is that! I love the color purple!

The penguin card is too cute too!
Thanks SP!

Here is my modeling debut....I promise never to model again :)

Thanks again SP.
OK, so now for the "OH NO" part of the title. I have, say, about a week to finish the Adamas shawl for my sister. I am close to finishing it. I think that I will do only 13 of the 14 repeats, just to finish it on time. I will then have to do the edging, which I hope will not take too long. I will then have to block it. I figure if I can knit the rest of it by next week, I will have enough time to block it. I want this to look pretty when she opens up the present. Oh I just can't wait. I plan on posting pics soon of it off the needle....
With that, I think that I will get going to knit the rest of the repeat that I am in.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hell week you ask???

OH YEA this is hell week.

So, I had my presentation on Tuesday. I think I bombed on it, but I had a couple compliments :)

As I was getting ready for moving to the new branch, I got a cold!!!! OH NO! I have not been sick in a couple of years! This sucks.

Well, I have to go. I am writting this at work and I have a customer.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hell Week....?

I think that I am going to call this week hell week. This is my 8th day straight at work. It will not end until Friday evening. This week is the final week at the bank inside the grocery store. We have a "real" bank built for us. The grocery store that the branch is in currently, is closing on Friday at 3. We need to be out at that time. We expected to be open until 5:30 on Friday. Rumor has it that we might close on Thursday. I would like that even better. I guess we are still waiting on another permit. The permit is for Radon....OH GEEE is what I am thinking. The new branch is built on a trash heap. It is supposed to be safe, but I am not sure how safe it will be if the Radon detectors go off often.

Well that is the end of the week, the begining of the week I have a presentation of a project that I am supposed to put into action at the branch. I am SO not ready for it. Oh yeah, the presentation is Tuesday. I still have to get together the "visual aide". I think that I have everything here, but I am just not motivated to get it together. I am a slacker.

I am sitting on the couch eatting a snack and watching TV. The only thing on is Brokeback Mountain. I have never seen this movie. I am kinda confused. I guess that is what happens when you start watching a movie half way through.

I am still working on the shawl. As I stated before, I am a slacker. I have been too lazy to do anything. I did get a chance to knit a few rows of it yesterday and today. I might knit a bit more tonight. I will knit some on Tuesday. I hope to finish it soon. Each row takes longer and longer to knit.

Well I think that I will buckle down and get my binder together for the presentation Tuesday.