Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Can't wait for this year to be over!!

Last week our fridge kept shutting off/on and defrosted lots of stuff, tossed it out, had to order a new one from Sears. It was delivered Thursday then that evening my washer started grinding! YIKES! Waiting a couple weeks on that one so the laundrymat has been my new hang out now. Dh is on vacation this week and it hasn't been such a vacation. This year has thown us some very trying times hard times, sad you name it anything else that could go wrong has, anything else that could possible happen just wouldn't faze us at this point... Just when you think things are bad they get worse so nothing at this point can hurt us I don't think! So can't wait for this year to be gone and hoping for a New year real soon that hopefully will start off better then this ones ending...
Trees down put away, decorations done with that, rake the frozen leaves and branches, hoping the tree will not fall on the house this winter we cut it back as much as we could for now until we can get the two that could be dangerous taken down in the spring.
So we ready BRING IT ON!!!! lol
Have 4 appointments with DRs the first week of January then a few more after that then more tests with the caridolgists for the kids, retests on myself my blood has been low and possible need a transfusion which so far I've refused treatment at this point to much going on. Already spent way to much time with several DRs last week in the mists of things. Had 3 opinions and I really just can't deal with anymore at hte moment so going with what I need to do in order of prioirty and I'm putting myself last right now I feel OK why make it worse. Then one DR suggested B12 injections which put me in caridolgy floor for telomentry (sp) for 8 days the last time so I said no way to that too! Been living with a thalesemia which isn't sickle cell anemia but very close in describing it. So theres no point in a transfusion or anything else unless there willing to do a stem cell transplant I'm not interested nor have the time to waste to have a temp bandaid for the moment, so I re~did my proxy and they have to listen now.....Who knows maybe I feel differently in a couple months. Right now I need some rest & relaxation I think it'll be the best medicine in the world for now!
Enough of my boring pathetic life ramblings same ole crap different day.
I'm a horrible mom I didn't get my DD snow white sweater completed yet still working on the front but all the other pieces are done. see........

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mr & Mrs Gifts were a hit! FUNNY!

I found his pattern in a few places but ended up using this one from Queer Joe's Blog and her's from Knitty They were definately the most talked about gift on Christmas Eve at our family party! They were hung from the tree with love that evening and there children woke to ask their parents what they were? hmmmmm Glad I was home.....heeeheeeeheee
Ok back to spinning & knitting orders to finish and DD gifts to finish & start the gloves for my DD too...

Friday, December 23, 2005

My Presents! ;o))

I recived my present to myself to issure that I had something that I really wanted......heeeheee It's sooo soft and I can't wait to spin it up. It's 100% superfine 80s combed top merino wool, dyed beautifully I have to add.. I have sandstone & abalone
colorways... Susan provides the BEST service is sooo patient as I had such a hard to choosing the colorway and couldn't make up my mind
She has them on special right now at 15% off here the link to her website Susan's Spinning Bunny Super fast shipping to, she also included a fresh piece of lavender herb in each package. If you never ordered from her before, don't hesitate you wont' be sorry for sure!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tree Sweater Cozy

tree sweater
Originally uploaded by Dabbler.
Still trying to figure out how they got this on the tree and each branch? Can you imagine? Kinda neat isn't it......A tree cozy

Click here

Monday, December 19, 2005

Knitty SP5 Secrets out!

She mosty certainly didn't forget about me and all the thought and kindness from her has been soooo much appreciated too!! I most definately have the sweetest SP5 on knitty! Danielle (nonokitty).
She has definately spoiled me over the past few months. UGE {{{HUGS}}} and Thank yous go out to her for sure.
Check out her last package, she sent a very nice note, knitted a cute felted bag for me, 2 skeins of wildfoote brown sheep company sock yarn coklor is master grey like a green/black/grey/white tweedy color very nice, 2 skeins of cascade fixation in lt green solid, beautiful 2 oz merino combed top hand-dyed roving by herself which I can't wait to spin up & set of US#4 Comfort zone DPN from Knitting On The GO These needles are a set of 6 too! All comfort colors and what a lovely surprise this week for sure!


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Yankee Swap Gift!

We had a good time at our guild meeting the other night, great food, company and lots of great gifts! This is what I brought home. it' a cast iron ram sheepy.. heavy!

Then I got this in the mail that I'm spinning for someone and she bought me some to... Quiviut! Luxury fiber for sure, needs a bit washing first then will be ready to spin...Not much to pick only very few guard hairs, whoever did this did a pretty good job... I'm just picky...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tea Cozy

I know ot a very good picture but it's a felted teapot cozy in holiday colors red/green.
Were having a grab at our guild party tonight so I hope the lucky receiptant enjoys it, now I need to make myself one or two after the holidays at some point when I get around to it.
Back to some unfinished projects

Friday, December 09, 2005

Found it!

YEAH! We found DDs hat this morning. The morning bus driver found it yesterday afternoon and couldn't find the owner so figured it was a kindergardener.. She happy again for now..

Other WIP have been the front design of her Snow White Princess sweater! (sleeves & back are complete)
11 bobbins oif yarn hang off it and getting all tangled up every other row! It's fun to knit though after this only a couple more to do..Cinderella & Ariel! Yikes! Whaat did I get myself into this time.... heeeheee I'll get them done in a timely manner anyway since she asked so nice damanding sweet kinda way....LOL
Last night my 17 y/o asked me to knit her a pair if long fingerless type of gloves since it's snowing of course wants them right away in a sparlkly type of thin yarn with beads and desgin... I told her not that quick and the beads will freeze and fall off she's not buying that and wants them anyway! (I really don't enjoying knitting with beads!) She doesn't mind waiting until after Christmas for them, hmmmm how thoughtful of her???
Hourglass is shaping up nicely and still plugging away at some other projects. Haven't spun anything lately or soaped anything new yet ;o((
Still need to cast on my DS spiderman socks. Joke gifts are on the way started the uterus the other night at our local stitch-n-bitch at Borders the other night. What a fun topic and lots of laughs was only three of us Martha, Ben & myself. Yes I had the uterus pattern out in public and working on it! LOL Now almost ready to cast on the willie warmer. Maybe I'll wait for the next meet up to do that one......heeheeehee

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Warm Mittens

My kids are constantly losing mittens & hats my DD already lost a new cupcake hat working on more but she got her warm red mittens!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I'm back! whewwwwwww!

Well after a very long month with my DD being ill hospitalized, my cousin girlfreind passed away very suddenly then my BIL extremely sudden out of the blue no one seen this coming.. Besides all the stresses, illnesses, deaths were finally home... Whewww! Boy thought I'd never say it let alone miss my poor sad pathetic boring same ole routine of a life.... Have a very hectic couple weeks ahead of us and the next few months actually. First I have some appointments, treatments & day procedures that I have to have done in the next 5 days alone. Awaiting the kids cardiologist to call again. I had to call her a couple times since both my younger children are from my DH and my BILs DR was very concerned that with there heart conditions that they get a graft/repair of the aorta ASAP to prevent the same thing happening to them as well as my DH. So looks like my kids & hubby will be having heart surgery sometime in the near future. We are planning to move to Ohio after my oldest graduates in the spring. I really want my family all recovered and situated medically before the Boston area hospitals, then to deal with my little girl with exploratory surgery as well because of intestinal issues. Let alone my own health. This could be the worst thing that I could ever do to my health is to leave the Boston area. Well it's already been decided by bohth my DRs and myself that I have to keep my PCP in Boston, emial at least once a week and come back to see him prbbaly once a year unless requested sooner and that he'd refer me to opther DRs out west, one DR in Pittsburgh, PA that I'd have to see regularly which is about 2 1/2 + hours away from where will be.. Cleveland clinc for more rountine things through emergency visits only and they'd have to call my DRs here to get advice on treating me or shipping me into Boston... Oh BOY! So not lookign forward to this but my hubby says we have too. He needs to be a Dad for his brother's only sone (10 y/o) and help his mother with her house and stuff, she should be retiring in a ocuple years. I know that if he doesn't take care of his medical issues first and real soon I may have to disagree with him, start divorce and argue about custody issues in court. I'm on disability so not sure how that would go for me??? Just not a good situation all the way around. I ust hope that he can find a good job in the marine business making the same if not more money and the company will help with moving expenses to make this all possible for him. I just hope that I can cope with no friends, not knowing the area or anyonea t all. Love his mom but not the rest of the clan nice to visit and has been wonderful since we live over 725+ miles away.... Not sure how this is going to work out. Anyway I set up my checking/savings account out there with auto deposits, store cards & library card. Important stuff. A credit card at a local bank out there to build credit with the local bank. So much to do in so little time, the next 6 months or so will fly by I'm sure and be here sooner then we think. We plan on getting rid of most of our funurture and otehr things we don't use often and start fresh out there after staying with his mom for a while. We looked into either buying a house or even checked out some lots of land for sale to build on. So those are the two choices that we decided on so far.

Next step?? Who knows whre to start. I'm still getting delivers of plants/flowers and cards today even. The kids even received some wonderful baskets from people with lots of goodies. Lots of food, cash and things were given to us and the family. IT's been overwelming, lots of thank you's to be written out, DH had it rough going back to work and lots of people coming int o see him. It's nice but very hard after dealing with it the past few weeks to come home and go though some of the same..

Anyway on a brighter note, didn't have much time to get alot of knitting done and absolutely no spinning or soaping which I have lots of orders to fill and of course for scents that I'm out of.... That ever so popular patachouli! I did get both sleevs and the back done of one of three princess sweaters for my DH for chritmas, doesn't look like they'll be done but at least one will Snow White...finished the mosaic socks sure hope the lovely recieptant likes them. I'm so far behind for the holidays it isn't even funny! NOt sure what I'm going to do. The costs of the flowers and gas both way to his moms and evrything else that came along unexpectedly, medications and otehr things along the way were very behind now, just hope we can catch up with the oil heat this winter it's goign to kill us for sure!

Heres the socks:

I sure missed all my blogger friends and I've seen lots of things everyones done it feels like I've been gone so much longer then I was. His family don't have compluters so it was crazy insanity to live without internet access and the one day I did get to a library it wasn't even worth the trip and the time limit. So it's going to be a while for me to catch up but thank you EVERYONE for all the lovely words, comments and continuing to read my blog.. They were all worth a million bucks!
Now I've had to cancel 2 shows that I work this week and I've had 3 calls the past couple days about another show that I usually do every year with a date change and they insist on my presence no matter what and will even work out a deal with me to show up. I will be the only soap & toiletry maker to. Just not sure I can be totally prepared since I haven't done anything. I have soap in stock but not sure I'll have anything else ready in time and certianly not as much as I usually like to have with me. I like to have 600-100 bars at each show which I know that won't happen this year...Order taken will have to be a must to make this work thats for sure. So looks like I will only be doing one show this season. I don't want to stock up on my supplies that I'll have to move I may sell some to have less to haul out with us. ekkks! So much to do and think of my head hurts... Need a little diversion for the moment.. I certianly am not ready to get into the holiday spirit either...will have to soon for the kids sake anyway.....

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Yes more bad news

Sorry I have to leave blogger land for a couple weeks will be out of state to Ohio my BIL at 38 just had a heart attack and died? I don't know all the details were on our way this just happened about an hour ago and everyones at the hospital and were on the way. Will miss everyone! I guess its true that bad luck does come in threes! This is the third and also my cousins found his girlfriend dead this past Sunday evening at 43!
Needless to say its been a rough couple weeks and the worse is yet to come!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A great mid week pick me up!

This morning having my coffee and low & behold I recieved the cutest Ecard I LOVED it!!..

Make sure to turn up the volume on your computers for this one.....;o))))

check it out: Card

It certianly is a favorite and the BEST pick me up ever! Thank you Kimberly!

Monday, November 07, 2005

yuk! Monday Morning! Some FOs

The little guy fell asleep very early last night before dinner too slept most of the night until about 4am woke up vommitting, just liquid the poor thing, back to the DRs today which is his 4 y.o physical hopefully won't turn into a sick visit because they both are so overdue for their flu shots@! errrrr! This must've been my 3rd thing.....LOL If so it's not all that bad right?? could be worse... He usually gets over it real quick...I've been up for hours and am still trying to wake up, I hate Mondays. This Wed. looks even worse no school teacher conference day and 4 appointments..besides the other 3 appointments this week it looks like a busy week.

So even though I haven't been knitting to much I did finish up my wheelie that was severely neglected and did some quick knits.
Finished up my Wheelie for the car, not sure I like it or not....

Then Last night I made these from Rowan Big Wool book used 1 ball of Big Wool in smoochy definatley an easy quick knit!

These I used Patons Classic Merino for the kids debating weather or not I should put little tiger faces on them, but I imagine the kids would ruin them over the winter anyway..... little felt pieces for ears,some wiskers, rolling eyes and little noses...

Friday, November 04, 2005

Long week I've beenTagged!

Heres the short of a VERY LONG week between my little girl being hospitalized home sick again then this morning my little man wakes up at the crack of dawn of course I'm in a wet towel getting out of the shower and he's sitting on his bed screaming! I run to him and he has blood all over his face, side of head ear, hair! Ewww! What in the world happened???? I ask him what happened he has no clue thats he was even bleeding at first gets up hugs says he had a bad dream and was scared a monster or something who knows.. Anyway I get a cloth to wash him up my little girl sees him and freaks demands to know why he has blood all over his face! I thought the side of his head or something , ear I couldn't find it, so I get him all cleaned up ready to breakfast and when he opened his mouth he starts bleeding again! OH NO!! We found it! I gound it about 1 inch long or more actually and about 1/2 inch deep right through the back of his bottom lip in his mouth sliced clean and chucks missing!! OUCH!! The poor thing, he was so hungry but didn't want to really eat, now this from a boy who absolutely LOVES to eat...Now wonder he wanted to eat but couldn't really get the food in....So I get the falshlight and get another good loksie! Oooooh WOWWWW! He could use some stisthces! Ok One get my daughter to school two get to either the DR or hospital?? Called DRs they want him tot goto the ER they don't want to touch the face wounds especially lips/mouth area.. Wonderful Grabbed some gauze and out the door. At the bus stop (I drove today) my son in the car so pathertic looking holding the gauze in his mouth because after drinking it continued to bleed again. I asked him what happened after I checked his bed, in around and under couldn't find a thing that would've cut him like that. He said his teeth did it he bit himself?? Now who does this?? I've been know to naw the inside of my mouth but a 'v' shaped deep cut like this, it's so nasty! but who does this???????? Why?? I just dont' get a couple other mothers see him and come over to the car to see what was wrong and seem him, he shows off his booboo and one mother walks away the other is like oh wow! Looks like lots of stitches for that one how??? Told them who does this?? I don't know?! This lady offer to help and got my little girl on the bus and met the bus after school good thing too I was still at the hospital! Spent a good part of the day there, couldn't find a way to get stitches in there concerned about infection, they hesitate about giving him an antibiotic becasue it's not infected right now but think it will be real soon because they can't get it closed up so we have to let it heal on its own... We have to go back on Monday but if it turn red on the outside then sooner but not to worry about all the colors and nasties that I'll be seeing in the meantime on the wound itself and inside his mouth, they said it will get real nasty and don't be alarmed even though it'll appear to be infected not to worry unless it purtrudes outside.. YUK!! My hubby will be home tomorrow sometime has been out of state on business the past couple days.. Liquid diet and soft food as tolerated.... yeah right like thats'll be enough for a growing little 4 y.o right?

Now people say bad luck comes in threes I can't help but wonder if theres any truth to this and whats next??? My head hurts! lol i need to knit some, it's 10:30pm and I'm just sitting down, to much to catch up on to tired and just want to kick back unwind relax and maybe sleep but I'll do this real quick now

I was tagged by Mandy so here goes!

What is your favorite yarn to knit with?
favorites I love merino, Rowan yarn, Brown Sheep Co. and Cascade 220. I have way to many favorites really then theres my homespun too....

Your favorite needles?
Bamboo, Addi turbos, and someday I wish to try lantern moons

The Worst thing you've ever knit? hmmmm does anyone really make a worst thing? when I was pregant I went on a blanket knitting spree....just have alot knitted everyone I knew at the time but if I'd have to pick something it'd be a cable knitted sweater for a nice man who was a neighbor and helped us out alot, it was out of red heart yarn ick! He picked it out and loved it...

Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it, but it was the most fun to knit) Socks of course

Most valuable knitting technique?
knitting in the round & seaming

Best book or magazine?
Rowan & Interweave Knits books/magazines are great! Also a newer favorite is Quick Knit To Wear

Your favorite knitblogs?
Oh come on we would be here all night! Way to many to

Your favorite knit-a-long? Sock it to me!

Your favorite knit wear desinger?
I don't really have just one I like coming up with things and finding interesting patterns online. Kim Hargreaves (sp?)

The item you wear/use the most?
I don't keep many things I make I give most of them away as gift & sell items too.

going to tag? hmmm lets see who should we tag

next........Carolyn, purlpower, Maggknits & Stariel!
Your turn folks! ;o))

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Christopher's Cabled Socks

Silja sock yarn on US 3 needles mini cabled socks size 5 1/2

I've been knitting one pattern repeat with several different yarns for Josephine and I HATE them all!! YUKKO! Yarns I've tried so far Blizzard, Cervinia Londra, Katia Colorado & Filatura Di Crosa Mimosa. I just didn't like the way any of them looked and the cables patterns didn't look good at all! very disappointed.. I'm tossed up now about getting Cascade Eco wool or Knit picks sierra.....ohhh Now What??? maybe Patons Shetland Chunky at least it'd be washable....hmmm Now what is one to do with all this yarn added to my stash.....YIKES! Getting tired of knitting and froggin with nothing to show.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Lots of mail when I got home!

Well sorry I haven't been around my 5 y/o DD came home very ill on Friday from school and was admitted to the hospital, came home yesterday afternoon but we may need to go back again... not sure yet but I hope not. When I walked in and seen a bag full of mail all for me!!! Lots of swaps arrived that I've done on the knittyboard bills YEAH! here's just some of the things I didn't expect!

Look I entered a contest on someones blog for some yarn, which I really didn't expect to get anything in return but it was for a good cause anyway then Diva knitting decided to totally surprise me with these 5 skeins of lana Gross Mouline.... yum! nice addition to the stash thats for sure! Thank you Cheryl!

Than I received a package from my SP5 on the knitty boards (coffeeshop) this was before I took it all out.. WOW~!

now looksie inside: Chocolates!!! Gourmet adult hot chocolate mix with a tiny beater too, a box of koala shaped milk chocolate, 3 sks of Brown Sheep Co. Nature spun wool in 'Plumberry' I never tried this stuff so looking forward to it, a cute little card, and did I mentioin chocolates! butterfingers, nestle crunchs & babyruths! Last but not least a wodnerufl smelling herbal hand soap. Thanks soooo much Sp5! Perfect timing after a long stressful weekend for sure! What a pick me up all of the packages when I came in the door! LOL Your definately spoiling me feel free to anytime! heeeheee

Now this is from the blogger SP6 round! Received 2 separate packages from her... One large envleope with an absolutely beautiful scenery calender from Scotland! breathless photos for sure! What a beautiful country. Then another package with a note saying just for fun! not 1,2 nor 3 But 5 skeins of Regina sock yarn! Also a neat clip on bookbook in goldtone by a famous scottish designer Charles Rennie MacIntosh! Really neat it's flat and won't bend any books, I'll be sure this gets lots of attention it deserves.. also she included 2 figurines with scottish outfits the little teddy and a sweet little girl. HUGE Thank you! Your defiantely spoiling me!!!
Sending BIG {{HUGSS}} over to Scotland! CATCH!!!

Other packages I received included some cotton ease, cotton glace, kid silk haze, londra cervina, cleckheaton 12 ply, a dale sweater booklet along with some hello kitty gifties ans green tea and an wooden ornament from Japan!..I guess I haven't missed beign able to go off shopping this past week thats for sure, it all arrived at my doorstep when I wasn't home.
Lots of love and feel all the hugs and being spoiled but other knitters!
Thank you ALL! Much appreciated!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A fun piece of mail came!

Isn't this interesting!

So neat I love the pumpkin!

Having fun unwinding the crepe paper...

Look inside lots of neat things under each layer, candy, stitch marker, book mark, keychain, another piece of candy and a candle along with lots of confetti!

A HUGE Thank you to Anglea at the knitting diva for her thoughtfulness and awesome creativity! So much fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Devastating Heartbraking ;o(((

This is what happens when you handwash your clapotis made with Zephyr yarn!! The company really should've sent washing instructions or label with this yarn! Need I say more? No other yarn that I've handwashed ever done this to me..and it seemed like it took forever making such a pretty scarf with it too. NEVER AGAIN!! and I was wanting to make a pair of socks with the leftover?????? I don't mind handwash material but this is so devasting heartbreaking, I can't laugh about it right now!! I'm sure someday I will.

Its not the first time I've used the zephyr yarn either?

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Clapotis II Finished!

I'll tell you working with mohair and drop stitches is a real pain in the butt! but the results are beautiful and can definately be worth it! I'm sure my mil will enjoy her gift. Plus it does break up the knitting of the clapotis by giving you that little breather to pull them down.
Still working on finishing up projects on this icky riany crapping month! All rain so far! YUK!!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Clapotis I Finished!!

Finally a negleted project long over due, whined for me to complete! Clapotis I is FINISHED!! YEAH!! Laceweight yarn, Zepher 50% silk/50% merino wool, sage. I did the pattern repeats longer but got tired of the very long rows, now it's complete I wish I made it longer but it's just fine. I love it even though it's light weight airy it's very warm especially these damp, cold, wet icky days, nights weeks that we've been having here in NE..
Where or where is that yellow ball of sunshine Someone else in the world just not here ;o(
Maybe next week well see it. Back to knitting clapotis again...hopefully tomorrow I'll get the clapotis II finsihed... Maybe! My hands, wrists, arms, elbows, all hurt right now going to rub up with something to help feel better so I can knit more tomorrow my poor achy joints right now...
I'm looking forward to casting on a few new projects, my bag is seeing the bottom yet and will need to be refilled this weekend I think...I do foresee Josephine, hourglass sweater, spiderman socks, young girls & boys sweaters coming to the needles and something else haven't quite decided yet...Want to get all these partial finished projects completed especially those for gifts

Monday, October 10, 2005

Introducing 'Lara'

Here's my darling model for me with the funny face with Lara....... It's aDebbie Bliss pattern I replaced the yarn with Cascade 220. IT's a neat shade of green with speckles of color..
Todays my little mans 4th birthday we did the cake and gifts yesterday now he wants another party?! I told him I'd make him something special......Just for him and today we can play with his new toys and games so you know where I'll be and what I'll be up too......
Now to wait for that big, bright, round, yellow ball in the sky to come out again so he can ride his new Spiderman Bike!!
So sick of the drak, gloomy, cool, wet days that makes you want o do nothing or sit and spin, knit but dont' get much done type of days, not to mention the body aches and pains to boot! errr.. Wonder what I can get done next. So working on finishing a few UFO before casting on Josephine! I think I may get lots of goodies in the mail this week..I ordered more yarn! LIke I really need it right? hmmmm YEP!!!!

Monday, October 03, 2005

SP6 is definately spoiling me!!

Look yummy scottish treats!! ! She's sooooo sweet for sure! Included was a cute surprise note, a cute keychain that sayd 'keys to the madhouse'....LOL and another necklace. I'm being spoiled 2 packages a just a couple days apart boy was I surprised!! She defiantly caught me off guard for sure! I defiantely am looking forward to the rest of this round and it just started! I love ya!!!! Thank you so much my SP!!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Something fun! Mensa Word Contest 2005

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers
to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,
subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new

Here are this year's {2005} winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts
until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,
shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose
of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
person who doesn't get it

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra

12. Karmageddon: It's, like, when everybody is sending off all
these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes
and it's, like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter
when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets
into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm
in the fruit you're eating.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

SP6 Strikes!!

Look at all the goodies,, WOohoo I LOVE THEM ALL! Rowan!! A favorite yarn of course and the color is such a pretty shade of rich deep purple too... Now What to make??? Not novelty fibers are neat, the magnets but they dont' seem to stick to my refrigerator are they supose to? The necklace & bracelet are so neat did you make them?? Thank you soo much and the little pins my little girl just loves them... Great Job wonderful surprises for sure!!I love all surpises from the UK thats for sure!! Now have we met online before?
Thank you sooo much!

Friday, September 30, 2005

New WIP Debbie Bliss's"Lara"

I just started this, this week. I'm about half way done, it's knitted very quickly for me too...Flat knitting then fold in half and seam very simple really. I seen a sample in a store when out of state and the pattern called for 18 balls of Alpaca Silk, way to expensive I thought. The sample that was hanging in the store was knitted with a replacement yarn of 6 hanks of Bartlett so I thought I'd go with something a little softer and picked up Cascade 220. I hoep to be done next week sometime, I'm getting cold these days and need a sweater that I can quickly put on/off since the temperature is up and down.. Good ole New England weather for you...

Can you believe it something for myself finally other then socks...heeeeheeee if you all really knew how many projects I don't post about, you'd all think I was totally NUTS!! I really do either knit alot or really fast......;o)) I amaze myself sometimes

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Stressful week already! I have 2 new pairs of socks ;o))

Now remember this is all happening while theres hole in my yard from the septic pump guy (whos on the way out, a man on the roof cleaning the chimmney, trees being cut aorund the house and driveway, then of course my little girl trying to go outside and wants to play in the hole in the ground and wants to see, the deck was just stained and both the front and back doors so I'm trying to keep her away and my son so he goes to play in his room and be good... errrrrr! I can't be everyone at the same time then move vechicles and everything going on at the same time...phones ringing, screw that can't do it already split myself into many directions

My little guy was climbing on his plastic totes I got for him to keep his cars and trucks cause he likes to push them around the house, well he climbed up on them alright he fell and hit his head, knocked himself out cold! about 20 mintues or more I couln't keep him awake when he opened his eyes his eyes would roll in back of the top eye lids...I rushed him to the hospital wihtin 30 mintues they took him in right away he was stil lvery sleepy and groggy then too. then we got him to stay awake and be aware of where we where and what happend, then they sadate him to have a CT?
which the ER doc said he'd be fine and I could take him home... now this afternoon
The DR calls me and insitsted that I brought him back in right away like right now which I did, we home now again.. He defiantely has aa full confusion since he was out so long and lots of swelling which it's gone down some today which is good. He seems ok but tired and keeps complaining of his head hurts the poor thing.. They said that we have to watch very cafefully that he can have internally bleeding in 72 hours after the truma to the head and that
since he has had a concusion in the past, had emergency surgery on his head last year and this blow that if he hits his head again int he next week or so that it can be death!! They couldn't stress upon that enough... How the heck am I going to make him stay down for that long he's a little boy and loves to climb... HE can't climb, no swings no playgrounds, no outside int he yard nothign that he may fall at? He did this in his bedroom> errr! maybe I should put a helmet on him I said jokingly they said nope! DO IT!!! yeah right like he'd keep one on 24/7! I was so worried when they said that I had to bring him in right now right away....but to hear that not once but a ocuple times over and over then explin to him again he can die his in a HIGH risk alomst 100% that if he hits himself again he won't make it?? No why in the world did the ER doc let me take him home last night??

Oh well I'm in for a hell of a week I think and the DR explained to my 5 y/o no wrestling with her brother for a while if he still has headaches and continues that his head hurts in the next day or so and still sleep drowsy I have to take him back..
I'm sooo stressed I need a break!! He just wants mommy, cuddle and kiss him on his booboos, yes more then one on Saturday afternoon we were at a playground next to a Clam/lobster boil that we were at and my DH was right with him then I walked over to tell him something my Ds was on the see saw wioth another kid who decided to jump off whiel my DS slides off the see saw end goes smack down and hits him right on the face side of cheek.. Sao now he has a little cut beside his left nose/cheek and side of head with lots of brusing and swelling then this yeaterday on the right side of his head actually the entire right side of his head is one large bump was like a boulder egg but like I said it's gone down way down

so were chilling and cuddling he's getting lots of kisses and hugs and attention...the poor thing I think I'd be out cold right about now, he must really have a hard head! I 'm just worried about the rest of the week and weekend.. Is it possible to keep a 4 y.o down that long?? I guess I'm going to find out ... I think I need to stalk up on chocolate to keep me going with him.

Bad luck usually comes in 3 so I wonder whats next?? I'm on the look out now.....

I did manage to finish these the other day! Anoushka from London, UK knitted one with the Regina and it wasn't the right size so I swapped with her for it there perfect

Then last night after coming home I recieved these from a sock swap I was in on the Townsend-socks-knit-long-group.. I sent Nancy my teal Ample socks and she knitted these with lovely German trekking sock yarn in a basketweave pattern.. They fit perfectly....

Now when I can seriously sit, relax and knit on a project... This is my hectic life just a little sampling of a basic day in our house......I should've taken up juggling and joined the circus??...... Wheres DH Working AS USUAL!!! day/night and weekends to this time of year.. Those bad boater people he's had his own dilemas this past week too! Dumb employees grown men that need to grow up and they do stupid things wreak boats, flip the finger to customers at a boat ramp, I dont' need to say no more or I may go on about that...Just stupid expensive things!!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Here we are!

Here's some of us girls spinning at Marthas Vineyard a couple weeks back..
Yes, I'm in the picture along with Maggie, Lin and Charice

We had a grand ole time, lots of fun and I'm sure looking forward to going again.. Maggie tried to hide this from us, she drew this afterwards of us, she's so very talented!! Isn't it AWESOME! I'm sure proud ot be part of her art....She did this in ink & watercolors, I had to brag....she has a story about htis I"m sure but will remain with us....LOL shhhhhhhhh!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2005

YUmmmmmmmY! Salt, Sweet & Crunchy..hmmmm

Check this out........... What is it??

It's a very SATISFYING treat for knitting......A MUST TRY! I just made a batch!
here's it's ready to eat and finger licking good!!

It's will surely melt in your mouth and tickle those taste buds.... Better then SEX! YES!

Is it teasing you yet????? GREAT! but I'll stop teasing you now and share??????..

Want to try some check out the recipe here....
Happy Knitting licking and Enjoy!! Endless possiblities

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Oh I've been longing to do something like this for years.... I want to so bad but the price of the yarn will kill me!!! despartely seeking a replacement for sure
I love to wrap myself in these types of sweater it'd be so nice to make one instead of buying's the pattern I know not everyone checks out knitty

Help! It's killing me to even look at it anymore......LOL

Secret Pal 6

This post is mostly for my secret pal 6 but in case anyone is curious I would never turn away free gifties....LOL

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
sad to say yes I am a snob....although I think I like the Cotton Ease for the kids knits for hats & mittens otherwise I avoid it at all costs....

2. Do you spin? Crochet? Oh yeah I spin!! Love it have 2 wheels that are in good use...

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) yes n no but some florals do make me sneeze, and recently had tests and found out that I'm allergic to all tress & grass?? Who knew I thought everyone sneezed coughed and gaged when doing lots of yard work

4. How long have you been knitting? most of my life but obsessively as an adult

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? both amazon & knit picks

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) fresh, clean fruity, sweet everything really except not huge fan of florals. I also make my own soaps and things dable here and there

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? well of course.. I think I'm a certifiable chocoholic.....

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? spin, knit, felt, beaded stitch markers, knit more, spin more...

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? not really kinda plain, nautical but branching out into more colors, not a sparkly type

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? have a Dh & 3 children, 17 & 5 y/o girls and a little man of the house who'll be 4 in a couple weeks. Oh and of course the best one the family a knitty cat lovwes to knit with

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)Living it sort of.... have a wonderful husband who works very hard for us and a happy healthy family

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I'll knit with just about anything...althoguh I've been trying to catch some Rowan big wool on sale but it never happens to me, I 've been dreaming about the tate sweater inthe book I bought last year still drooling.....

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? synthetics

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? socks, sweaters, felted things, & clapotis's, handpainted yarns, fingerweight to extra bulky oh everything! I do alot of knitting

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? sweaters & socks and felted items

17. What are you knitting right now? several socks, clappotis's, pullovers, cardigans adult & child, more socks,

18. What do you think about ponchos? don't won't knti them won't wear them reminds me way to much of having to wear them and hating them as a kid

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? circs & DPN all the way for everything

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? hard woods or addis

21. Are you a sock knitter? Totally obsessed!

22. How did you learn to knit? grandmother when I was very young and self taught

23. How old is your oldest UFO? scray thought a crochet afhgan in single stitches , takes forever!! I only work on it in the winter cold months so Ishouldn't say how old it is... Maybe alomst close to 5 y.o but nothing else sits aorund longer then a couple months

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? sponge bob, smurfs, tweety but I do sit and wacth sponge bob even if t he kids get distracted so sad I know 5pm everyday!

25. What is your favorite holiday? just another day, but of course I celebrate them for the kids, I enjoy halloween the best I get to tkae the candy and some of that bad chocolate thats no good for them....heeeheeeheee

26. Is there anything that you collect? besides yarn and fiber?? hmmm I'd have to say lighthouses but I like more decor type thigns not knick knacks that have to be dusted takes way to much time away from knitting ya know

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? spin off, IK & Rowan

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on? can't think of any at the moment maybe knitting mysteries or the new sock book by Nancy Bush is allthat really comes to mind

29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another?? can't think of anything, minds a total blank

ETA: 30. What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like? US 8-9 all kinds of soft luxury sock yarns of course. I usually knit them about 9" long. To put that many stitches onto something they need to be soft & cozy as well as warm, but I don't like thick types have to many only wear around the house

I just love getting mail so don't stress out, let me know if you have any questions....

Friday, September 16, 2005

Ample British Gansey Socks

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This is our second sock completed for this years six-sox-a-long

Its done with a beautiful teal colored wool on size 1 needles a neat british gansey pattern. The patterns are free if you join the group of course.... I'm sending it to my sock swap partner..on the Townsend-socks-knit-a-long.  Hope she enjoys them as much as I have knitting them

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Secret Pals Rock Today!

Isn't this packaging adorable it's a heavy nice thick tissue type.. I love it! Looksie merino roving, hmmm she must know me.......and just enough for a pair of socks I hope, I'll be spinning it very thin for sure and make a 3-ply lace weight with this stuff for sure....
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ok look SOCK YARN!!!!! heeeheee merino too. a little cute card with  a sweet note and birthday wishes,  a box of tea and small package of cookies with chocolate
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check out the tea's made of a nice quality tulle...I've never seen tea bags like this.. Very neat...Smells great  ~ Enjoyed myself a nice hot cup of tea with this very damp and 12+ inches of rain we had today so far..... urghhhh! Thank you knittyboard SP5!! Big HUGS! I'll enjoy everything!
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then a couple other secret pals arrived today too..from our stitch marker swap 1  aren't they pretty neat and the earrings or row counters either way they work.. so generous what a lovely secret pal and even thoguh I've hosted the swap I have no clue I don't recognize the addy... so it's really a surprise but I get to find out next motnh sometime right???? Thank you so much SMSP!
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Oh boy another package!! hmmm LOVE THEM! The've got to be the cutest most adorable markers that I've ever seen.. WOW!! Very impressed!! Thank you SMSP!!! a mermaid, sheep, fish, colorful nubby ball, and a smooth one, so beautiful all glass blown I'm sure of it!!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New Ring

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I took about a DOZEN OR PICTURES, BESIDE BEING THE ONLY ONE WITH THE KITTY UNDER MY HAND SHE INSISITS.......This is probably the best picture that I'm going to get... I think my DH has great taste in jewelry..  It's my third sapphire my birthstone of course but also a favorite anyway. the setting also sits up  a bit with like latice type high prongs for each diamond... kinda like the family ring I had designed a couple years ago but the lattice work is more like tulips type setting. Gourgeous color and 14 diamonds to go with it....hmmmm I wonder what he's trying to tell me......hmm?? (beside that he still loves me)

Monday, September 12, 2005

My Birthday Cup Cakes.........NOT! Or is it!?

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Ok well not exactly birthday cake cups but definatley My little cupcakes aren't they adorable?? My son really wants this pink one but little does he know I'm making him a chocolate & blue cup cake hat for himself.. He can be such the little girl sometimes I swear....
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I'm going to make a half dozen or so for little gifts for the kids in the family, cousins, etc. Of course I may add some jimmies with white or colored yarn peices for the little ones and beads for the older kids......Who doesn't like al ittle cup ckae, even DH had to admit they were cute... There's some free paterns for hats on  Chole Con Yarne's blog... There all so cute but these had to be the cutest and most unique and how the kids hate to wear hats in the winter I thought they'd be perrrrrrfect!! Super quick to knit up in an evening too. I just used some left over junk and wiped one up to try and they really do fit a variety of heads but the others I'm going to make about 1/2-1 inch longer on the ribbing because the girls with hair it gets a bit slippery.

One hat I'm going to alter the pattern a tiny bit and make it to match my cousins strawberry shortcake theme of everything she owns.....but do the entire thing in red/pink color then on the top decreases use green and the pom pom green or brown for the stem and black specks .. Hopeully it will work...  Does anyone have some extra time I can borrow to do all these??!!  lol pretty please... really need more time

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

First Day of Kindergarden!

Katie's sooo excited and nervous I think she won't admit it..... Yesterday morning we all waited for the bus to arrive patiently but of course running late as usual. Parents taking pictures and all the drivers do try to move it along as quickly as possible. Now Katie is a talker she NEVER shuts up even in her sleep she talks, she didn't start talking until she was over 3 y/o. We asked her how her first day was and on the bus she said they all talk??? (and she didn't????) Daddy even found that hard to beleive and we should hope that I won't be getting lots of phone calls for her excessive talking in class.......She loves it and is getting back on the bus today!My little man is only a year younger but couldn't wait for her to go..I think he was more excited then her...
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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Spinning Dog & Pastel Dying

I psun a sample of some fiber someone sent me and asked me to spin for them it's blended of Dog Fur & sheeps wool. soft & fluffy.triple plied about a fingerweight to sport.  It's approx 39 yards & .5oz. the picture is very acurate. I'm getting a little batter at them aren't I...................
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wanted to try my hands at some pastel colorway it's pale pink and very pale lilac which is very pale but I think knitted up will look better. Its triple plied, about fingering/sport weight, some unknown fiber,  approx 240 yards & 1.6oz
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 the dog fur I'll be sending back to it's owner and the dyed not sure yet, just playing.

The campground we go to is closing was sold to someone who's not likely to keep it as a campground so we heading out for the day , theres trick or treating this afternoon for the kids, of course we have to have this accuse for me to bring a chocolate cake!! yum!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Lovely Handspun Teal Colorway from UK

Oh My! my! my! I'm impressed with myself and my friend purlpower.. WOOOHOO!! You can see the deep teal color compared to my ties in seagreen..It's absolutely beautifully colors and spun perfectly if I do say so myself.....The sheen is beautiful I ended up triple plying this yes thats right triple ply and it's still a beautiful laceweight/fingerweight type of yarn...  I can't rave enough about the color and the way it drafted, spun and how lovely the yarn turned out, I'm totally impressed with her for choosing this herself someone who doesn't spin yet so is experimenting not know what to look for she's totally magnificant! I folded the roving in half and spun on 2 different bobbins because I wanted to make socks so I wanted to be sure they were perfectly even. I spun them the same and very consistant too. so the singles totalled 211.8 yards and after playing I have 2 perfectly even skeins of  70.6 yards each. It was from about 1.7oz of roving maybe less.. I was planning on sockies but now I want gloves for myself so I can show this lovely lovely yarn off!! I Love it! (and a bonus merino, too!) and no sticky?? I wonder what the secret feed is over in the UK for the sheep.  The picture doesn't do this any justice really!
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Another Sock Sign Up!!

I've been in my own little world, relaxing, appointments and hurting this week but then I saw something ot brighten my week.. YEP!! Another sock sign up!!


Ya think I'm a little obsessed ???! HELP ME!! Send me to a sock or fiber camp...heeeheeeheeee

My DH asked what I want for my birthday (in 10 days) guess what my answer was??

YARN or a Gift certificate for some and for Christmas too....
Every year I tell him the same but still I'm waiting paitently maybe this time........

just not sock/ fiber annoynomus?? I think we should start one......
I have to HAVE I need more SOCKS!!! and FIBER!! I'm drowning!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Look what arrived today! I'm Being spoiled now!!

Geez! I thought we weren't going to see mail today since it was way past 5:00pm! Anyway purlpower package! I sure was surprised as ever!! wasn't expecting any package from the UK today thats for sure. Besides my ink cartridges and bills looksie what arrived all wrapped it was like Christmas! (my birthday isn't for a couple weeks)    It sure was an early present for me! and SUPER DUPER FAST SHIPPING TOO!! Your card should be going to to you shortly I had to sign it
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OT OH!! Yes it's chocolate 2 bars too!! YUMMY!! Box of Darjeeling Tea (the champagne of teas) wonderful soft mystery wool that drafts very easily, such a dream on my wheel, which is calling out to me now... Help! where are you this stuff is hanging waiting for some attention! Sure is very soft, I'm spinning so very smooth, thin & even too. Wait to you see, I don't want to jinks and show it off until I ply this one Then a skein plus maybe another one wounded of Point 5 by Colinette, I'm guessing maybe fruit coulis Its gourgeous wool thats for sure thick/thin now to figure out what to make with clues as to what would be worthy of such nice yarn.. Although I could buy more to make a sweater jacket. It's wonderful wool thats for sure. I'm soooo spoiled this stuff sell for $22-23+ per skein around the US. I'm trying to bid on a couple skeins on Ebay now! I haven't seen such nice yarn like this since my very first  couple skeins of my own handspun and I don't think I can spin like that anymore, people did warn me too, I knitted up a pair of socks with my yarn I made and there the best warmest pair of socks that I own!
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I think I have a good friend over there in the UK!!?? I have to figure out something special so she won't forget me and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her.....Now I need to teach myself how to spin like that again...Speaking of which my wheel is yelling at me to come back now.......;o)))))))

Looking forward to tea & chocolate tomorrow for sure.. What a treat!! WOOOOHOOO!

thank you so much now are you sure your not my SP too?? Love ya!! Lots of purl power!!

You've got to be one of the sweetest people on knitty....

This was great after I long week - weekend and day! I missed hte fair yesterday I'm soo bummed it was the last day,too! I haven't done very much but go back and forth to the chiropractor everyday I've been hurting so bad, this is a new experience well see giving it time as they say.. I'll try anything once maybe twice if it's good. thats my favorite last saying/quote....but I think Mae West had it first, well my time it's me!! ;o))