Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter

Do you know what is better than solid chocolate Easter Bunnies?


Sheep!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ok, I think we should just be friends....

I know we've spent a lot of time together this year but it's just not working out. Yes, it's true, I love that you give me so many reasons to knit with wool. Okay, and I do love the way you encourage me to wear the things I knit with wool, too. It's also true that you're beautiful when you glisten in the sunlight and so peaceful looking when gather up gently on the naked tree branches. All wet and heavy.

Maybe at another time we could try things again. Not today, though.

I've met some else. We've gotten close in the last few weeks. We've walked the dogs. Gone on bikes rides. Just enjoyed being together, outside, in the sun.

It started out innocent enough.

I don't mean to rub your face in it, but... I'm sorry, truly I am... This new relationship, it's so full of promise. I want to explore my options. You know, that old adage? Don't settle on the first season. Experience two or three before you decide. I think it goes back to Debutantes and balls....

I didn't think you would hold it against me though. I was sure you could appreciate the charming gifts I've received. Sweet little buds innocently peeking out on the trees. And, please? How can anyone resist the temptation of tulips!?! Their freshness and promise of beautiful colors?

I thought you wanted me to be happy? It didn't have to be this way. I was willing to try again later, in several months. Not now though. I'm done. This is the last straw. It's OVER. I never want to see you again! LOOK at what you've DONE!


GO AWAY! FAR AWAY! Don't come back or I'll get out my shovel and shove you to the curb. DAMN you SNOW!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Twitterific?

I've been "Twittering" for a couple weeks now. I hear about it all the time, on TV, on the radio and even at the knitting shop. I only get the updates on the web and not that regular since I don't get on the computer that much. I don't like the random updates some celebrities do as I have so many to read through since last checking. Although the one from Marilyn today made me laugh and wonder why I was on the computer and not knitting on this rainy day!

So I think I'll share about my knitting. I am focused and on task for the pair of socks each month for my man. I have the yarn chosen and have narrowed my pattern options [I think] to two for April. I will be finishing this months pair by the weekend.

I'm having a hard time keeping focused on the Duxbury Point Wrap I started last November. I'm at row 96 on the 144 (yes, a gross of rows) row repeat that needs to repeat 4 times which equals 576 rows, gross. I probably did not want to know that.....

I have great expectations of finishing my Norwegian Fair isle Socks which is fun to do and surprisingly relaxing, except when the dogs run off with my yarn!

Also, knitting related. I'm attending the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling in April that I'm very excited about it. We had planned to drive but now with airfare being close to the cost of gas [and a desire to not sit in a car for ten or eleven hours] we will probably fly. Flying is slightly out of my comfort zone, as I don't do it often, the speed of time travel by plane is greatly appealing, however.

Since I mentioned the Fling, I should tell you that I am participating in a swap. It is intended so you get to know someone who also is attending the fling and therefore have a friend when you arrive. I have been partnered with Janice. She attended the first Fling last year and had a great time. I met her very briefly once before at the Midwest Fiber Festival in Illinois. I have put together her package and I chose some local things that matched her preferences and I am looking forward to her receiving them. I mailed them out today!

So, I hope it keeps raining and the rain barrels we put out Sunday fill up. I think I'll leave a twitter and then go knit!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fargo is to far to go

It stinks having my husband so far away. Any chance of leaving early has been squelched by the exorbitant flight change fees. I miss him terribly but with the economy the way it is who can justify paying twice as much to leave one day earlier.

We are all missing you. Hope your wool socks keep you warm.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Me: Hey Max, if your hungry you can make yourself pancakes.
Max: Okay.
Me: Here's the box mix, just follow the directions.
Max: Okay.
Me: How many do you want?
Max: Just one.
Me: One?!
Max: Yes, just one.
Me: You never eat just one.
Max: I got it handled.
Me: Are you sure?
Max: YES! YOU told ME to follow the directions. See. Directions. Me. Following. I got it handled.
Me: Okay. Handle it.

Yup, he had it handled, one pancake, with chocolate chips Ala Max! I should have known.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Life and times

I have lots of things to catch up on. My laptop died so I am begging and borrowing internet time from the husband and kids. At first I found it to be incredibly frustrating. Then I found it to be inconvenient. Now I find it practical.

I make notes throughout the day about things [I want to check out on-line] that I've heard about from friends, TV or radio. I therefore end up being very organized about my time. I'm focused and my mind doesn't wander, along with my cursor, nearly as often! I am amazed at how much I can get done when I'm not on the computer.

That leads me to what's going on. I'm finishing up all the unfinished knitting I have. I'm making a conscience effort to keep the clutter at bay. I am taking the time to actually cook breakfast and lunch for myself rather than eat quick, garbage food in front of the TV.

My big knitting goal this year, is to knit a pair of socks each month for my husband. I am proud to say, so far I'm 2 for 2 and have started the 3rd today. I am very excited about having 12 pairs of socks, just for him, by the end o the year. Some day I hope he will have enough to wear a different pair every day for a whole month. I know he appreciates my knitting and that makes knitting for him fun. Thanks, honey, I LOVE YOU! And, he doesn't mind spending money on yarn. Bonus.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BRRRRR!

One of my favorite things about winter.......Wool socks of course!


These jewels were knit by Kellie from the last Loopy Ewe swap. Are they not lovely?!




This Wee sock was knit by me for the January Wee Sock Swap over on Ravelry for Kim. I Hope she loves it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NO MORE STALLING!

I've finally mailed Matt's wizard hat off to him. I felted it four times and reshaped it about a million, even added some wire. It's harder than I thought to make a perfect man's wizard hat. Especially when the brim keeps flopping and the top is, um, well, I don't think any man wants to be told he's too limp! Ugh! Well, no turning back now......It looks good on the table and he's so cute he'll look good in it, too!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday my Love! I am so very lucky to have you in my life. I am thankful everyday to be with you. I hope this year is your best so far! I wish for you too have many, many, many more birthdays to celebrate! I love you, tons!