Thursday, December 30, 2004

Bird is gone

I gave back the cockatiel that my friend had given me in Oct. The bird was untrainable and it screeched all the time. It was driving my husband zany. He has to protect his ears as he is a piano tuner by trade. It sure is peaceful around here again. It is too bad that the bird has had so many owners that it may never be a good bird.

I joined another knit-along today....Thing-along. It is from Jackie Fee's Sweater Workshop book.

It is foggy and freeezing rain here. YUCK. Good night to stay in a knit.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Christmas Gifts

I hope you all had a blessed and merry Christmas!

I got some wonderful gifts. My daughter and son-in-law got me a Shiatsu massage pad. Dear hubby got a new leather computer desk chair and a headset phone! And a big indoor grill(George Forman type). My dear son gave me a gift certificate to my LYS!!! woo hoo. A couple of my son's friends even gave me gifts. His best friend got me a set of snowman candles that sit on a plate with tree candles and pinecones. It is so cute. His ex-grilfriend got me a beautiful cross candle sconce and candle.

Dear grandbaby got tons of toys and clothes. Her favorite things to play with???? The boxes of course! She got this wonderful little walker from my son and she used the box to walk around house with. It was so funny.

My husband sure loved his wool socks!

It will be hard to get back in a routine after having family around for so many days after being an empty nester for a while. Lots of cleanup to do....

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas.

I got a shiatsu massage chair pad so may spend more time in that chair this year!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Day before Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas from

Feeling better today. I went to Dr. and found out it was not strep but I have a rhinovirus on my uvula and larynix. I have to take an anti-inflammatory and gargle with some numbing stuff. I am taking it easy to get all better for Christmas.

I finished lt.gray wool socks for hubby and started a pair of mittens for him to match the hat I knit him earlier. I am still knitting my socks. I bought yarn to knit socks for my son but I don't think I will get them done by Christmas. Maybe if I knit all the time and stay off the computer I could do it.

I made some new buttons for you to steal for your website to link to me. Please save them to your own computer. See on right under Take These

Wonderful Signatures from my talented friend Inez!

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Sore Throat

Owie,,, I woke up this morning with a swollen throat that is killing me. I got up at 6, ate some yogurt and fell asleep in recliner until 10:30. That's when I know I am sick. I can get into a doctor this afternoon. It probably is strep throat. Have to get better before Christmas!

I worked on a sock last night and got the heel turned and working on gussett. I have one of them done already so almost done. Sure am glad I can still knit while sick.

If I don't post before Christmas......

Merry Christmas to all and remember....

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Monday, December 20, 2004

All Ready for Christmas!

I didn't think I would get it all done but I did! All the presents are under the "tree". The 2 foot artificial is on top of coffee table and presents are under the table. MY hubby never finished a much needed job for me so I stood my ground on no finishing, no tree. LOL
It actually looks festive and sure will be a lot easier to take down after holidays.

I am working on 2 pairs of socks right now. Another pair of woolies for dear hubby and a wool pair for me. His are on circulars one at a time cuff down. Mine are on 2 circulars toe up. The pair that hubby is getting were supposed to be for my son but they are too big so he won't get a pair for Christmas....but soon after.

It has snowed all day and it looks great. The roads are very slippery though. I guess we will have a white Christmas. :-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

New Furnace

We got a new furnace today. Of course it was a very cold day, only 20 degrees. So furnace was off all day. I kept the house above freezing by using the self-cleaning oven. Got the oven cleaned and kept the bird and me from freezing. I wore my hand spun, hand knit sweater and wool socks and still needed a sweater over that and a lap blanket. BRRRRR. But now the new efficient furnace is running so nice and quiet and warming the house back up. It should be normal by the time hubby gets home from work.

I knitted on socks today but at times it was too cold to knit.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Crazy Toes & Heels Sock book

I finally broke down and bought Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes & Heels Sock book! Oh my goodness the woman is a genius!!!! I have my first pair of toe-up socks cast on and doing mindless knitting of the feet now.

Check the book out here...

Queen Kahuna Creations

Click to join Crazy-Toes-and-Heels

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Name Button

Look what my dear friend, Inez, created for me!

We met online quite a few years ago and have never met in person but are constantly sending jokes and prayers each others way.
She also creates the cutest hand painted wood items.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

I've been RAOK'd again!

What a fun week I had getting 2 Random Acts of Kindness in the mail!!!!!

One wonderful gal sent me 10 skeins of yarn and some bath gel.

And another wonderful gal sent me some quilt patterns and fabrics! (Pictures not taken yet)

I feel so blessed.

Thank you gals!