Monday, May 28, 2007

Yarn Acquisitions

I have acquired a few more items lately, hoping to actually get them knitted - all socks, although while at the LYS I was tiptoeing down the felted bag path - thinking they'd make nice Christmas presants, but we'll see.....

This piece was picked up off e-bay - kettle dyed blues. Its was nicely wound until the cat (Shadow the yarn theif, look downward to the grey cat) decided he was bored. I'll be winding this shortly.

I happened to catch Duet Sock Yarn just as she posted a bunch of new colors and obtained this "Sterling". Pictures not great (sorry, need to learn the camera). Its Blue Jean with multi blue jean, purple, and cream.

and this....

I forget the name. I had seen something previously with the green and it was out of stock so I grabbed it when I saw the green again.
Finally, I stopped at the campers LYS looking for Malabrigo. (I pulled a list of stores off Malabrigo web site... FYI call the store first. Although listed they did not sell the yarn... Drat if this doesn't mean I'll have to visit a few more stores to find it)
I did however, pick up some purple Merino for a hat for my son for Christmas and the other skein to work the cuffs on a pair of socks for my girlfriend.
Well thats how I spend my Memorial Day weekend. We went camping Sat/Sun (I sat and knitted -- love camping) and Today I'm headed to work (don't be sad - can't pass up the OT-- it pays for the yarn purchases)
Happy Memorial Day All

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

When I am an old woman...

I hope I...

1. Live to a ripe old age being active in mind and body.
2. Can continue to knit, quilt, and volunteer.
3. Am young enough in mind and spirit to not critizie the "young generation" but rather generate enough respect that one can have a good conversation learning from each other.
4. Am comfortable enought financially to not have to each cat food (I saw this once on TV and the image/idea scares the bejevers out of me).
5. Continue to learn and change with the times (refer to #3 here).
6. Be active in my grandchildrens lives so they have memories to carry with them into their adulthood.

I hope I don't...

1. Outlive my children.
2. End up with no quality of life, laying in a bed in an ECF smucked. Please let me be active till I die.
3. Have a sour outlook on life making everyone around me miserable.
4. Loose my eyesight or manual dexderity (refer to #2).
5. Smell. Working with the public its amazing how many old people smell... BADLEY!
6. Live somewhere where I have no family around me.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Friday Night Knitting Club - New Fiction

I recently finished the above titled book and must say I was VERY disappointed. The story was very good up until the last 50 pages. Then, the main character (Georgia) is killed off. Boom. It was an absolute awful ending for the interweave of stories that swirled between the pages and around "Georgia". In my opinion this was a waste of time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

7 Things

I was suppose to tag 7 people to blog 7 things about themselves. I'm not a tagger. So if you read this and want to do it, leave me your blog address in comments and I would love to read your 7 things.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

7 Things About Myself

1. I love all things soft and fuzzy (as long as they are not running wild in my house).

2. My first husband I married at 19 and divorced at 22. I have not spoken to him since and still miss him very much.

3. I have a compelling need to make a difference in the lives of those around me.

4. I am an optimist, always.

5. I know, speak to and have a lot of acquaintances, but very few people I call friends. I often feel very lonely.

6. I will be your biggest cheerleader (OK nag). Don't tell me you want to do something and not mean it. I won't let you forget.

7. Up until now I have thoroughly enjoyed my children at every age and not regretted when they have turned 1 year older. Now the years are passing way to quickly and it is not that far off until they will be on their own which makes me very very sad.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Still Here

Yes, I am still around. Between the overtime and the switching from days to nights to days again, I have been out of the loop for the last 3 weeks.

In the few hours of wakefullness while at home I have managed to do one or two things. First, I have been doing a bit of updating to the house. Seems that whenever spring rolls around I get the itch to do so. So, I moved around the furniture and added a bit of cloth here and there to try and get a softer, country cottage/shabby chic look. (Cat in the foreground is Shadow, he is the baby)

I have also been working on the Grasshopper STR - finnished one. I again shortened the leg of the sock as this works best for me. (Weird angle taking the pic myself, but you ge the idea. Leg acutally comes up about 3 inches.

Sock #2 is on the needles and almost to turning the heal. Other than that the laundry, weeds, and spring cleaning are calling (screaming actually). As always, there is just Too Little Time!

Finally, this is Kitty Kat. He is my favorite.