Monday, December 29, 2008

Time Marches On

Hard to believe that another year is almost behind us again. Regrets: some - Anticipation: Always.

Been reading "Twenty Wishes" by Debbie McComber - pretty nice idea - gives one something to look forward to and work towards. She (McComber) is inspiring - her book "A Good Yarn" is what inspired me to learn to knit.

Took the kids to the movies today "Twilight" - both had read it === now I have to also. Ordered from the library on tape so I can knit and read at the same time.

Have to ponder this 20 wish thing - is it a waste of time or encouragement for the future.....

Happy New Year All


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Remember I was so on top of it ----

Welcome to sooooooo lost it.

Oh well, come heck or 0800 it will be done I guess.

I am currently making bacon wrapped asparagus (yum), washing clothes and wrapping presents.

All the BLAH aside....

May I wish a very Merry Christmas to all my blog friends. Enjoy your families, everything else doesn't really matter.

See you post Christmas

All my love and virtual hugs

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Looking up :)

So who has signed up for 2009 Socks That Rock?

I have tossed around signing up. Was looking forward to the date (Dec 15). Was concerned about enough space etc. Monday came and I remembered as I was climbing into bed (0400). Thought about it again crawling in bed the second time (1000) and pondered it a third time late in the afternoon (1600).

I love STR - love the patterns, yarn, excitment of surprise packages. However, I only found time to knit only one kit last year (January -- though I did knit it twice.) I still have kits left from 07 (2 I think) that I never got around to -- and than 5 from 08. That makes 7 kits. Than there is that "Swell Yarn" kit, the Kintpicks kit (last year presant) and the several skeins I've just thought were "too pretty" not to come home.

What with full-time work and knitting samples for my LYS, there are just so many knitting hours. So though it is with a heavy heart, I figure I can get a lot of yarn for $230 and there are so many free patterns that if I finnish them I could than find probably something I like to purchase.

So while I am sure I will regret this at some point in the year... I have bowed out.

In other news....

I bought a new car. (Still doing my part for the economy.)

Its been 16 years since I last purchased a new car. With Lissa getting her license in April I didn't want the only transportation I have in the whole world being the one my brand new driver is using.

Saturn ASTRA -- Pick it up Tuesday.

Merry Christmas & Happy Anniversary to Me :)


Sunday, December 14, 2008


I'm sick.

Started last night (head cold type). Slept 16 hours cause I have to go to work tonight.


Hopefully it will be gone in a couple days.

Excuse me while I go tame the faucet on my face :)


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Making Good Time

Last knitting Christmas present in very good shape.

One sock down - 2nd sock more than 1/2 way up the foot.

Back to knitting now (and that yucky thing that pays for the yarn :)


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Glutton for Punishment

So, the knitting is going really well. I have just one knitting project left to complete and than the scrapbook (can you see this scrapbook being a down to the wire thing....)

Anyways, I finished my nephews socks last night and am trying to work on Lissa's cowl when she's not around so its an actual surprise. So I'm feeling great! Its only Dec 3 and I have just about completed the "Christmas Knitting".

So what does any over achiever do when the end of the deadline projects are in-sight? YES you are right. I added another project.

Pair of men's socks. Worsted weight, 100% Alpaca on size 6 needles. Waiting on the exact size, around a 10 if memory serves.

Just call me Glutton