Thursday, March 31, 2005

Finished socks

I finally finished my Sockatta socks. I knit them short ankle length for summer. They fit like isotoners!
I have given up on my pi shawl and a lacy vest as the warmer weather is here. Now I am itching to start a new project and can't decide.

I am thinking about starting another home biz but dread doing home parties again. I wish there was some sort of knitting class biz I could start and have home parties with that!
I am going to quit selling Watkins as the shipping is killing me. I no longer make any money. My customers will be sad but they can order online.

My son is flying out to Seattle with his friend on Sat morn to stay with a couple of their friends from High school. This will be his first time flying on a big plane! I will be praying the whole time that nothing happens with his flights.

It rained last night good and hard and almost all our snow is gone now. It is so brown and dismal looking and MUDDY!

Monday, March 28, 2005

PDA & Case

Here is my new PalmOne Zire 31 and the case I knit for it. I am loving it. I downloaded Knitable's free trial onto it...too cool.

Easter weekend was very nice. My daughter, her hubby and my grandToddler came down on Friday and my Dad came up on Saturday. I made ham, mashed potatoes, baked beans and rolls. Everything turned out great.
Ella & Great Grandpa...

Sunday, March 27, 2005


He is risen!!!!

Have a blessed Easter and may God become a reality in your life.

Friday, March 25, 2005



Good Friday

What a Holy day today is when we remember what Jesus withstood as payment for our sin.

My daughter, SIL and dear Ella are arriving shortly! I have tried to babyproof but will have to keep a sharp eye on the Toddler of the Universe (TOD). I am making Easter dinner tomorrow and my dad is also coming over. He doesn't drive this way much and so I am excited.

I went to knitting group last night. We sure had some great laughs. I made good progress on the foot of sock 2.

My Easter Lily has 2 full blossoms open! It's beautiful! 2 years ago I transplanted one outside and it bloomed with about 7 blossoms last summer. It was a wonderful addition to my flower bed!

Happy Easter everyone.

Remember, Jesus didn't stay in the tomb!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

My saying for the day

Count your blessings, not your problems!
The Lord is teaching me to be thankful for what I do have. I have a warm, dry house with all the working necessities. It may not be the best of homes but it is ours.

I am having fun with my new PalmOne and downloaded a free Bible! There are some knitting programs too. This PDA is a blessing.

I am going to knitting group this afternoon. Maybe I will get sock #2 finished???

I got RAOK'd yesterday with some more yarn for knitting for charity and a Chibi!!! Thanks Nyxxie!

Monday, March 21, 2005


I went to a healing service on Thursday and since then my arthritic hip has not hurt! Praise the Lord! I walked into the service limping,
could hardly stand during worship and I walked out normally at the end of the night. I even went shopping which is the hardest thing for my hip and still doing well. I am sleeping better also. Praise the Lord for His healing touch!

KNitwise I have gotten almost done with the heel flap on 2nd sockatta sock, finished knitting all the body parts for a bear, sewn up one leg
of it, frogged a knit square several times that I am trying some 2 color knitting on..... just can't get that down.

I am awaiting delivery of my FIRST PDA!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to get some knitting programs for it so I can take it with me to knitting classes and knitting on the go. I am getting a Palm Zire 31...found the best price at Beach Camera after much research. I had gotten some money from my Dad a waited quite a while to get myself something. :-) Thanks Dad!

A squirrel just blew out a transformer down the street and the other side has no power but I do! Phew. It would get mighty cold here
without a furnace. It was a big explosion!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!

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Today is always special to me,,,, not because I am part Irish but it is my Spiritual Re-Birthday! I was Born-Again 27 years ago out of a drunken St. Paddy's day. That day was the last day that I drank, did illegal drugs or had sex outside of marriage. Praise God that He saved me from myself!

I finished knitting all my teddy bear parts last night. Knitting is fun...sewing together is not. LOL I got Debbie Bliss's Teddy Bear book from the library and thought I would try one. I am making the small bear on page 15.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Where is Spring???

We had snow again last night!!!

Kool-Aid dyeing.... cherry generic kool-aid used

New yarn storage cubes...
and they were on Clearance at K-Mart!
Looks like my stash is pretty pathetic. Althought I do have some wool in moth free storage. Have to have some hidden away from hubby also!

Oh as I was typing this post the sun came out!!! YES...melt snow, melt snow, melt snow!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005

New Gramma Doo

My daughter, a beautician, gave me a new GrammaDoo! New color and spikey cut. I love it! I have never colored my hair before and this is only a temp color but I think I may color with a permanent color with a Brighter red....I was a red head as a youngster.

Darling Ella is all ready for Easter.She admires herself in the mirror! Too cute.

On the knitting world....or should I say fiber world...Birdhouse is partly felted.
I also tried my hand at Kool-aid dyeing coming another post.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Needle Felting

OH NO I have another new addiction! Needle Felting. I got some needles to try and I LOVE it.

I have a blog over at Xanga and am a member of this ring. YARNAHOLICS

I am so disappointed as I was denied disability again. Now I have to get a free lawyer to help me. It made me so sad getting the letter yesterday. You hang on for 3-4 months waiting each time. I was getting my hopes up and then CRASH. Dear hubby has to work so hard to take care of me and work too.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Cold again!

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It was only 10 degrees when I woke up this morning. We had a good snow storm last night also. Larry says this is our last winter in Wisconsin. I am thinking he wants to move to Texas near his family.

I finished one sockata sock yesterday and started a teddy bear. It will be my first attempt at doll type knitting.

Feeling better today. Must have been a 24 hour bug.

Ordered some more knitting needles on eBay yesterday. Addi's are so cheap from these people in Hong Kong. Gotta love a deal. Makes you wonder why American shops mark them up so much!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Flu...go away

I think I am coming down with the flu. I am achy all over, other than my fibromyalgia pain, and my eyes burn. Oh and a killer headache! Just don't feel quite right. Even missed knitting group. :-(

I am almost done with one sockatta sock. It fits like a an isotoner glove.

I got some wonderful stitch markers today from Julie over at Stoneview

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Birthday Pix and more

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She sure enjoyed her cake.
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Hello. Ella got her own phone.

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Felted Birdhouse is knit.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Ella's 1st birthday

Oh what fun. Ella's 1st birthday party was a success! She got tons of clothes and toys and shoes. She ate her cake with gusto! Her mommy loved the leg warmers I knit her! LOL It is amazing how much she has changed. Walking and new faces.

I found fixin's to finish my felted purse!!!! Now I will get that done.

WEATHER! Yesterday we had 50 degrees and a lot of snow melted now today it is cold and snowing again. I am ready for Spring!

I started a pair fo socks on size 1 needles and Socakatta yarn. Oh how pretty they will be. Since they will be a warm weather sock I am making them shorter. The yarn is blues and greens and knits up looking like caribbean water. Yummm

I also started knitting a felted birdhouse from fiber trends. Finished the base and can't remember where I placed my needles. Is this what happens at 50?????

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

RAOK-ey week

Wow I feel so blessed. I have been RAOK'd twice this week. (Random Act Of Kindness for those of you not in the Ring.) Yesterday I got a box with 5 skeins of yarn from Jenny and today I got a card and a magnet from Erica. Thank you both.

My dear granddaughter turned 1 year old on Monday and took her first walking alone steps! Just like her Mommy did! I remember it so clearly. How can 25 years go by that quick? We are going up there this weekend for the 1st birthday party. It was cancelled last weekend due to illness.

I got my booga bag all felted and have handles ready to put on but can't find a decent way to put the handles on. I might have to go buy some grommets.

I started this one pair of socks 4 times and wasn't satisfied or made mistakes. I was all the way into the foot and it just didn't fit right. I think the yarn I chose was not good sock yarn.....sooooo... sploosh it went into the frog pond last night!