Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
That's the front entry. Ugh. But oh, it gets worse!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
*Perhaps I am a really bad blogger. Sniff.
*If you have self esteem issues, maybe you should not blog. (lack of comments can be devastating if you let it)
*I am much snarkier in person than I am on the blog. I find it very hard to let my real personality come through on the blog.
*Did you know you can do a Chicago yarn crawl and not buy one thing? True. Really. I did it yesterday. Amazing.
*I make the same typo every time I am on the computer. Couple is not spelled coupld. I know this. So, why do I type it this way constantly?
*Loose and lose are not interchangeable words. Some bloggers do not know this. You do not loose a knitting needle. You lose it and then pray you find it back before you sit on it and need to have it surgically removed from your backside.
*Reading blogs can be good and bad. Very inspirational, and fun, yet I can waste so much time doing it, that I get nothing of my own done. It can also cause crafting ADD and/or internet addiction problems lol.
*Sunny skies and temps above 70 can make a person deliciously happy.
*Finding the perfect crochet pattern for a little lace cardi can take a very long time, or quite possibly, never be achieved at all.
*Having remodeling/redecorating done on your house can really disrupt your knitting, blogging, crafting, and online activities. (the adhesive used for laminate counters stinks so bad it can cause an immediate excruciating headache)
*I want a housekeeper. I find this hilariously funny. I AM a housecleaner for others, WHY can I not keep my own house clean?
*I think the chicken came first.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
First, I made some progress on the pink sweater. I really should put it on some waste yarn and try it on, but eh, I am being lazy.
If it doesn't fit, I will be sorry. This pattern is very simple and easy to take along wherever I go. I want to finish it quickly, because Green Gable is next on my list.
I started some new socks too. They are my own pattern in the new Panda Cotton. This yarn is really interesting. It is a little like Fixation, but finer and much easier to work with. I love the soft color too. It's such a nice periwinkle color! I think these will be very comfortable socks. So far I really like them.
Thanks Sue for letting me try this yarn!
In random household news:
This week I have been spending lots of time at soccer games (the 3rd one this week is tonight) and catching things up around home. Today it is back to work, but that is okay, because I need some spending money. My friend Sal and I are going on a bus trip to Chicago on Sat. I bet two crazy knitters can sniff out some yarn shops, don't you agree?! And just think of all that knitting time on the bus....yeah....like 7-8 hours worth! Woot! Have a fibery good day!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
It's the Split Neck T Shirt from Knitting Pure and Simple. Their patterns are really clear and easy. I hope to make a lot of progress on this one today at the voice competition. I will probably be knitting like a crazy woman just to avoid a panic attack. I'm using pink Cotton Ease from the stash - yay!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
1. Obviously, your favorite color is pink. If you had to give up pink (horror!) what color would become your new favorite? I loved this question, especially her little "horror" stuck in there. (Not kidding, I would have totally said "Oh, the horror!" at the thought of no more pink.) It's true I definitely love pink! I actually love a lot of colors. I wear a lot of brown (it's my favorite color in my wardrobe right now), I like soft greys, burgundy, some greens, and light aqua. So, I guess I didn't really pick a new favorite, but I do like all of those colors too.
2. You are the mother of three really beautiful children. In what unexpected ways have they changed your life? Well first, thank you, I think they are beautiful too, but yeah, they are mine, so I have to think that hehe. I love being a mom, even though sometimes it is the hardest thing in the world. It is challenging, yet definitely rewarding. I think they have made me grow up for one thing. I had The Musical One when I was only 21 and I was still such a baby myself. I had already been married for 3 years, but still, I was so young. I would never recommend getting married that young to my children, but it worked for us. They have also taught me a lot about love, responsibilty, personal accountability (they are watching your every move) and not always having to be #1. If you don't know it already, when you are the mom, you are rarely if ever #1. So if you are a selfish drama queen, don't have kids! Not sure those things are completely unexpected, but those are some of the changes.
3. What is your favorite thing to do on a date night (just you and hubby and I'm only asking for PG13 details at most)? Actually, we are a little, um, BORING lol. We will usually go out to dinner and either stop at the store, do a little shopping or just sit at the restaurant and talk. We are just happy to be together. Many times we have just stayed home, rather than go out. We are both incredibly content people and really don't need to eat at fancy restaurants, go to every movie that comes out, or be out socializing every weekend. Yupp, kinda boring, but happy.
4. Congratulations on your new Majacraft wheel. What got you interested in spinning? I have a great group of online friends and most of them are great spinners. I said I would never learn to spin, but they convinced me that I really NEEDED to learn. They were right. I love it. Love it. Love it. I'm still a little spin challenged, but the love is there. (I figure the skills will come later, no?) Another thing that inspired me was all the gorgeous handspun all over the internet, especially the
5. I read that you have always lived in Michigan. If you were to move outside of the United States, where would you be interested in living? First, I would never move out of the states unless my ENTIRE family came with me. I am big on being close to family. But......if I had to choose, I might move to Hawaii (Hi Opal). No wait. Hawaii is a state. It does seem like a whole different world to us here on the mainland though. Yeah, I hope you all know I was totally just kidding. I would have to be a dumber than a box of rocks to not know that Hawaii is a state. So anyhoo, maybe I would choose St. Maarten. I have only been there on vacations for short periods of time though. I'm not sure if I would want to live there for, like forever or anything. I guess if I had to move I would just pick somewhere warmer than Michigan. I am getting a bit cranky after the snowstorm we had this week and temps in the 30's rather than the normal 50's. It is just not right to go from 75 degrees a couple weeks ago, to this nasty weather (again). And I have a daughter that is playing soccer now....outside....yeah you get it. UGH!
Well that's all folks, (if you're still awake) . Thanks again Maia!
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
I have been knitting actually. I even finished my cardi. Here it is (pre-blocking), I just need to figure out the best way to close it.
I do like the little ribbon for a closure, even though I just grabbed it for an example. Who knows, I may just leave it like that. I don't particularly like the way the buttons are set on the original pattern. I probably wouldn't wear it buttoned up anyway, so a little tie like this might be the answer. Any other ideas for me? Maybe something other than ribbon to tie it with?
I am also test knitting some socks for a friend of mine. I just love this pattern so far.
My little dog got a haircut this week. I just love him!
Brodie says "Hi everyone!"
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Some happiness from the greenhouses for you:
Gorgeous huh? If you want some for yourself, Coppermoose is the place to go! (Sugar maple is what I got.)