Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Step three, drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool.
No where in the directions did it say to push the candy off the spoon with your fingers!
I love you Chuck! I'm sorry your hurt.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random, arbitrary things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
1. I clean up dog poop several times a day.
2. I watch the Today show every day.
3. I compost.
4. I get grossed out seeing someone eat rare meat.
5. I knit lots of socks, but rarely wear them.
6. I sit "Indian" style on my couch!
Tagging; Kellie, Meliaballa,
I'm thrilled with the way the kids are embracing this, too!
Oh! By the way, do you notice the wee socks and hats on our wee tree? Hehehe
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I wondered how soon the days would have bone chilling winds. Heavy coats and looking for that lost mitten you had just moments before. How miserable I would be scraping ice from my very hard to reach van window. Or worse, scraping frozen poop off frozen grass. It was depressing.
So instead I tried to concentrate on how, with a day like today, in let's say in May, it is filled with excitement and things to come. Trips to the garden center and placing yard ornaments in the perfect spot. Going out with no coat or even shorts if you dare.
That's when I realized I could just enjoy the day. Because it's today. A beautiful day. Filled with the wonder of having four seasons. Fall is a great time of the year. Enjoy every day.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I need to get started on all the new fabulous patterns and yarns I've been collecting. I have so many Christmas gifts I want to make. I'm excited to be giving my knitted items to people that will appreciate the work and time put in every stitch.
On the kid front..... Homecoming dances and new experiences as one forges into adulthood.... I wonder why fighting the parental desire to document such moments is required. The pleasure of seeing the kid [who doesn't think brushing his hair is worthwhile] all cleaned up and shiny is far and few between. I need these documents to remind me eventually "teenager" will be a memory and they become normal again.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I am trying to finish knitting my Witch hat so I can get it felted and dried for a party on the 25th. So, I better get going on it.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
See the wee clothes pin just waiting for your sock?
Also, the girl and I attempted to make a felted bar of soap. I don't think we have quite the knack for this. The soap bar got considerably smaller and the roving felted minimally. Hmmm.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I find I'm concerned probally more than I should about what others see of my life and home.
Let's assume I have a freind visitng me. She thinks that my life is over cluttered. I have too much furniture in this room. Why don't you put things away and what doesn't fit eliminate? Too many boys sharing this space. Maybe you could reorganize this area? We good make it look so much better.
Now let's assume a different Friend is visiting. Wow, everything is is so nice, your colors are great. I like that you have extra chairs so every one can sit together. I'm amazed how you can fit so many people in so little a space. You always have everything so organized. It looks so nice, too.
But, I suppose it's more telling about the person noticing these things than those being noticed. I know I myself have thought these things about my friends each in turn. And that, I would say is the most interesting.
I should remember that people look at others and see both what they admire and what they hope to be better than. It's not really about you. So, I'll endeavor to remember we all appear one way or another at different times and to different people and that is okay.
I'll strive to be calm and comforting and work on the chaos and clutter, not only with my house but also with those in my life. We all need to see the good while acknowledging the bad so we can continue to grow.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Meanwhile, I'll try to update more often.
Let's see, my life has been put on hold it seems. M and H are in OK. Still. I have no kitchen. Still. I am traveling with ML for his work. Still. I'm doing laundry for the trip (Buffalo, NY this time.) Still. I'm trying to find more time to knit. Still. It's hot and muggy. Still. My life seems to be on hold. Still.
I have new blogging goals of 2-3 times a week. Just 15minutes of my time 2-3 times a week. I think I can handle that.
I updated my flickr so feel free to check that out. Meanwhile I am going to hang the perma-press.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I am making the chevron pattern from Sensational Socks. I started with a 0 needle because it had more stitches (66) and it was too tight. So a frogging it went. Started again with a 1. Too small still.... Frogged....Added another repeat which is eleven stitches..... HUGE....Frogged......again.....UGH! So.....Now I'm trying 0's with 77 stitches.
By now, surely, I've knit this sock enough to have finish the damn pair! If this doesn't work......I'm burning the yarn......Well it's wool so maybe I (can't) won't burn it.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Everyone helped by following Uncle's direction
It turned out fabulous and I am looking forward to all the days and nights we will be spending under the shade watching the kids playing. Now all we have left is to add some flowers and invite the fairies for tea. Nice job every one. Especially Rick and Drew.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Who doesn't love the comic section?!?
Now that my day has started out right I'm confident I'll reach my knitting goal. And it's supposed to be 75 degrees today! Woohooo!!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
This is Swirls
This is the sock I sent to Margaret in N.C.
I think I'd like to make a million of these and hang them on a "clothesline" with little clothes pins.
Friday, March 28, 2008
you reconize people on multiple, seemingly unrelated groups.... and feel like you've seen a friend in the hall at school.....
you check ravelry so much you change it to your homepage.....
you turn the TV on, boot up ravelry and half an hour later... you realize your watching the sports news on ESPN.....
the reason you want a PDA to have Internet is so you can check your forums when your on the go.....
You catch site updates... and panic because you think it's gone.....forever.....
you can't understand why anyone would NOT be on ravelry.....even the non-knitters.....
Friday, March 7, 2008
But today as I sit contemplating my visit with Ann Marie over knitting and coffee, I realized not that anything specific we said was so fabulous but rather just the chatting and sharing was. I enjoy the listening and sharing stories and learning about her life.
I guess that's what blogging is missing. The sharing.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
On the knitting front I still am working on the same socks and I've started a prayer shawl. I am going to knitting in the morning with the intent to finish the Murky pair. Today I purchased these fabulous shoes to show off my knitted socks! Aren't they cute?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The most beautiful shawl in browns and I'm sorry I don't know the pattern but it looks like leaves. I just can't believe I have such a talented partner. I have been sooooo lucky in this swap to have got her.
This is ML showing minimal enthusiasm for the pecans (which are a favorite snack for him.) Isn't he cute!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It's super cold out. I can't wait for summer to be here. I have to go grocery shopping and the thought of loading and unloading the van with the wind ripping through you has me snuggled under a blanket with the dog instead.
Speaking of dogs. ML and I will be going to Georgia to visit Stephanie for the weekend and we'll be bringing a dog home. Another Chihuahua, so Nina will have a new friend named Rosalie. I think every one is excited. She will be a rescue and I here how sweet she is from all that know her so I'm sure she'll be a good fit.
My swap partner received her package and said she loved it and the socks fit. That's a big relief. I can't seem to get any more photos uploaded so I'll try again later.
I've also started two new socks. 1st pair is Chewy Spaghetti in Murky. Just a basic rib. The second pair is Duets in Neon Love. It's mostly st st but it does have a cute lace heart around the leg.
I also am working on a scarf with Schaefer in Rosa Parks. I think I'm intrequed with this scarf. It's got me thinking about what other scarfs I might like. Maybe it just too cold out today to think of any thing but staying warm.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
We have several inches of snow on the ground today with a nice thick layer of ice under it. Of course since the schools called a snow day last week (when we had almost no snow) they all went today. You only get two snow days figured in the calander and if more are taken school gets out later in the summer and the teachers and other staff hate that. So off to school we go after deicing the van and prying the frozen doors open and almost killing myself on the icy driveway. Happy winter to you, too.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I've been plugging along on my socks. I have two pair I'm progressing on and one pair on hold (sorry ML). The 1st pair is for me. The Perchance to knit-Pond II. I'm working on the foot of the second of the pair. The other pair is the new Swap partner version. This is going much better but I am concerned the colorway will be boring for my partner. I hope she'll enjoy them though. I think they're nice. I'm thinking of making a pair for myself also which is a suprise because I only have "Frank" socks right now.
And speaking of Frank color socks. ML went to the Loopy Ewe and is bringing home yarn. I can't wait to see the colors he chose. I am trying to get at least one pair of socks done so I can cast on with a new pair right away! I can't wait.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Well, I know ML would rather be home to eat with us than in that God for saken place he has to be. I love you, tons. I miss you too.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
My brother says, "Oh, are you talking about the Sock cocks?" Honestly! That's what he thought they were called. I almost peed my pants. He's not just another pretty face you know.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I LOVE YOU- CHUCK!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This one macked on some girls......O- to be young.
This one did this.
At one point he actually asked where every one was. When I answered "swimming" he says "Oh- makes sense." DUH! Only the brightest can be so dumb.
The older boy child didn't stay with us now that he's a too cool adult but he did drive up to have dinner at the restaurant with his girl so that was nice. I didn't think to take a picture of him eating a mound of Zender's family style chicken dinner. I think we all had fun. Next time we'll go back to one of the bigger parks.