Sunday, January 30, 2005

New Google Group

I just created a new Google group that goes along with the Christian Knitters Ring.
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Google has Groups just like Yahoo now!

Saturday, January 29, 2005

More socks

I just finished a pair of socks for me! I used Wool-ease variegated.

I decreased slowly around the leg to form fit them to my leg and they fit like a glove. Of course I started right away on another pair for myself. I will be using a solid color and doing a pattern in leg.

Dear Grandbaby was here and she had to model my scarf/hood.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

New chat box

I put a new chatbox on my blog as the tagboard one was adding pop-ups, which I can't stand. It is in the sidebar, down a bit.

We went back to cold weather again! It was -13 F when we woke up this a.m. BRRRRR.

I am starting the heel of a pair of thicker wool socks for me. It is just too cold to wear thin socks.

Tomorrow my 6 months are up since my accident. I went the whole six months without a ticket so they will drop the ticket as it really wasn't my fault! Yippee!!!!! It is amazing how well behaved my driving was. LOL I will continue driving this way though as the accident scared me. I rear-ended a jerk who keppe changing lanes, pulled in front of me and slammed on his brakes. I slammed on mine to avoid hitting him and my brake line blew. I ended up really smashing my car and did no damage to his. I also got lateral whiplash and a ton of pain. I had to sell that car as it cost more to fix it than to buy the newer one I have now.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Knitting Looms

I ordered a set of round knitting looms and they arrived yesterday. I knit a baby hat yesterday afternoon using one!

We got lots of snow! Sun is shining and it looks so pretty.

Yesterday the mailperson knocked on my door and delivered 2 boxes of baby yarn! I got them from a sweetheart of a blogger called Knitting Nyxxie! The hat I knit yesterday was from the gift. FiberRAOK is a wonderful group of knitters.

*Note to self.....I really have to get my camera out and take some more knitting pictures......

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Warmer today...

but it is snowing again..... so we are not traveling north for my daughter's 25th birthday. I am sad...
Every 4 years she celebrates her birthday with an inauguration! LOL

I am thinking of starting some socks for me cuff down just to get some done. I am still stuck on toe-up instructions. Just not in a learning mode I guess.
I ordered some of those round knitting looms. I am thinking I can knit some hats quickly with them. Joann's had a 50% off code so finally ordered them. Have been looking at them for years. I'll let you know if they were worth the investment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Still cold....

Ok I am sick of this cold.... I want to go south! Today it is supposed to break and we may have a high of 12 above... get out the shorts! But with the "warmer" air will come more snow.

I knit one baby hat for donating and need to knit many many more. I am almost done with a fun fur hood/scarf for myself. I knit my son a funky multi-colored hat and all his friends want one now!

I am stuck on my toe-up socks for myself. Just haven't taken the time to really figure out the spot where I am. I have so many things I want to start but only have so many needles! LOL

Thursday is my daughter's birthday and we are hoping for good weather to drive up north to see her.

Friday, January 14, 2005


It is 11:00 am and the temp. has risen to -5 degrees F. I put blankets and quilts over windows to help keep the cold out. Our furnace has run non-stop all morning trying to get the house warm. I am going to bake some bread today to help the furnace out. I wish I were knitting an afghan to keep my lap warm. LOL

I got a birthday RAOK in the mail today!!!!! What a delight! Lynne sent me some Home Cooking stickers, some gourmet mocha cocoa and the coolest little box of Spirit Lifters cards. Thank you Lynne!

I am knitting my son another hat as he forgot his other one I knit in his friends van. I am also knitting Hello Kitty sweater (knitalong) for my dear Ella's 1st birthday. I am about to start the kitty pattern.

What a what to start my 50th year! LOL

Dear Hubby says he now married to a half century hotty! ROFLOL

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The BIG 50!!!

When did this happen? How can I be 50? I feel like I am still in my 20's.

Dear Son took me to lunch on Tuesday, Dear Hubby took me out to lunch yesterday and shopping. He bought me a nice boombox for listening to my teaching tapes while at computer and also a new watch. We were supposed to be going up to my daughter's for the weekend but the weather is supposed to drop to 40 below zero!!!! Our old cars just can't hack that. My daughter is going to give me some temporary red color to my hair. Now mind you, I don't have but 2 gray hairs but thought it would be fun.

I have recieved so many birthday e-cards from online friends! Thank you all. Internet friends are wonderful!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Icy day

Freezing rain and bad roads makes for an icky day here.

I started knitting a hooded scarf last night out of fun fur. It looks very fuzzy and funky.

Went to local yarn shop and spent the gift certificate my son got me for Christmas. Got some sock yarn, fun fur, cotton for a bookmark and a magnetic board to hold patterns. That was fun.

I have another certificate to spend at another yarn shop. I am going to get some more circulars and sell my yucky ones. LOL

Drains are unplugged, car starts, things are looking better! :-)

Monday, January 10, 2005

Nice lunch

My 21 yr old son took me out for lunch today for my birthday (which is Thursday). He took me downtown to our favorite pizza place. They have pizza buffet at noon so we ate well. This is the first time he has been with me to eat since he was a teenager! I guess he is finally growing up and can be seen with Mom again. We had a great talk.

I am almost done knitting a baby hat for charity out of some yarn that was given to me. I plan on knitting more.
I also joined another knitalong! Hello Kitty Knitalong. I will knit a sweater for dear Grandbaby Ella's 1st birthday. Her mommy used to play with Hello Kitty when she was a little girl.

I have some links way at the bottom of the page that you can click on to save money with your purchases. I also have a link to buy knitting software about half way down on right.

Thanks for your prayers yesterday and well wishes. I feel a little more up today.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Major blah mood

Blah,,, I am in a icky mood. I am turning 50 this week and I just don't want to. Oprah & John Travolta are 50 and doing good....hmmm if only I had money maybe 50 wouldn't be so bad.... LOL

My car won't start from the cold. Kitchen drains are plugged again... I haven't been to church since beginning of October because of my health and no one from our church of 19 years has called to ask where I am. My anti-depressant doesn't seem to be working very well. Maybe it's just SAD from winter lack of sun.

I keep starting projects, don't like the way they look, frog them, start another. Dear Grandbaby will be 1 next month, should start a sweater for her.

I need a good hug and some prayers....

I updated my 100 things list...

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Suzie Homemaker

I feel like Suzie Homemaker lately. LOL Yesterday I made a big pot of ham & bean soup and loaded breeadmaker up so we had hot bread for breakfast. Tonight I will make cornbread to go with bean soup.
Today have some laundry hanging over drying rack to help humidify this dry old WI home. It snowed all morning and it is beautiful. Its good to stay in and be creative.

Tonight is knitting group and my carpooling knitter friend & I will be going in her 4-wheel drive. It is my turn to drive but she said I wouldn't get up her drive.

Finished my hubby's mittens to match his hat. He is so easy to please. I see mistakes but he sees beautiful and love.

I got RAOK'd today from Nyxxie. Some wonderful white and cream yarns.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Do you ever feel..... you have too many projects started and you don't want to work on any of them? I have come to some parts I don't understand,,, so I start another.

Maybe my resolution should be to finish a hard one before starting another.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, I actually stayed up last night and watched 2005 happen. LOL

Larry and I started our sugar-free diet today together. We went sugar free for 2 years before our daughter got married and we know that we can do it. We both dropped over 30 pounds but have gained it all back. :-(

I got another gift certificate for local yarn shop! Now to figure out what I want to splurge on.

I am knitting the Thing-Along (sampler) and it kinda fun just to knit a few rows of a stitch and then change.

Hope you all have a Blessed 2005!