Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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.