Saturday, September 22, 2007

I will be gone for a couple days

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post to let you all know that while I will still be among the living, I may not be among the blogging, or emailing for a few days. I have been chosen to go to one of the other stores in my district to help them out a bit. So that means I may not have much opportunity to blog and email and such. Mainly because I just checked what the hotel I have been assigned to has to offer in that way, and well, they charge you, so not sure how much time I will be on line.

Hope everyone will be doing well, and I plan to get plenty of knitting done in my off time. If I am not totally exhaused at the end of some pretty hectic days.

Will catch you all up when I get back.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

While I was sitting Knitting....

The girls alerted me to the fact that George (otherwise known as the UPS man) had arrived. Although I must admit, since my SP told me I was due to recieve my box today, I have been patiently waiting, sitting knitting, no music, no tv, just keeping my ears out for the sound of any truck that might pull up in front of the house. Actually I really should be in bed, as I have to work tonight, but I just couldn't resist.

So here is the deal.... THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH SP!!!!!! You are the bomb!!! I absolutely love my package. Infact I was totally taken with the wrapping, and was quite content for a few moments to just enjoy the sight of the wrappings and the smell that came from my box.

Can you all understand why??? Just look at this.

It is raw paper with the very delicate leaves intact. I am already trying to decide what I am going to do with it. :)

OK, so what is wrapped in said incredible paper you might ask???? Hmmmmm how about some exquisit Baby Alpaca Melange squishy, and some great looking Rio Del la Plata Kettle Dyed yarn from Uraguay (I can already see some awesome just plain knitted socks in that skein), then there is some Stash Peach Black Tea (mmmmmm yep tea season is just around the corner), and last but not least some lovely all natural Rose Petal Soap (I think I shall just keep it so I can inhale it all during the winter months) It smells soooooooooo good.

Since I couldn't decide which picture showed of the lovely colors of everything best, I am posting both. Although I must admit, I really wanted to show off the paper too.

Now I must run off and try to take a nap. I shall dream of what I might do with that Blue Sky Baby Alpaca....... oh if you could just feel it.

Again Thank You so very much to my very wonderful SP, who I might add is still in the process of trying to get settled having just finished moving into a new home. I kind of figured boxes might not be an issue for her. Thank You for taking the time to make up such a lovely box.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I Promised...

I did mention that I would try to publish a picture of Rick's Cardigan. Yes, he finally decided on one that would be acceptable and have all the details that he thinks he requires in a sweater. I tell you.... if I didn't absolutely LOVE the guy so much, I think I might have had to hurt him. After many patterns, and possibilities, and possible alterations, and so on and so on, we finally came to the said pattern.

What pattern you ask, well, leave it up to my Beloved to decide that a classic sweater from a Mary Maxim pattern book of mens sweaters from, get this, 1965 - is the one he wants. The crazy thing is, he looked at this pattern before and turned it down. Once things started getting ugly about making all the alterations he wanted on the other pattern - I re-introduced him to this pattern and 'lo and behold' he says "I think that one will do just fine - I like it".

So here is the picture of the current progress - this is the back of the sweater. I still have to figure out how to get a good pic of the finished project..... wait I have an idea.....

....Ha sometimes I actually scare myself.... I took a picture of the picture in the pattern book...DUH!
Just ignore how out of proportion the guy's head and hand are. I was trying not to get the flash reflection. - yes it took a couple trys. Oh and if I could figure out how to crop the pic I would so you would only be looking at the detail of the sweater.

So there it is kids, my Beloved's Cardigan. Now all I have to do is get it done in an extremely timely manner and all will be good. Of course I am still working on Emerald Isle for Annie, and then there are my socks, and Rick's socks, and any number of projects I want to start.

Well, that is all for now, since Rick just came home and we need to visit a bit.

Take Care

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!!

First wooo hoooo is that I have a cell phone again - granted it is my very old little dinosaur - but that little phone has stood by me through thick and thin. Now she has the chance to come out of retirement and do it again. I know, I know, I was suppose to turn her in to be recycled months ago, but..... it is that procrastinating thing. Now see!!! Being a procrastinator is not all bad. So DH and I stopped at the Sprint store and I told my sad tale of woe (oh woe, oh woe, and oh woe again), and the politel young man just kept chuckling at me. He then did a bit a research and found that my account is not eligible for 'any' upgrades until next March, but he did offer to try to put my number back on my little old phone. It took awhile, and a couple phone calls but we had success!!! It is just that I need to put my Bluetooth in time out for awhile, and go back to using an ear piece. See this phone pre-dates that kind of technology. At least I have a phone again!! Yippeeeeeeee

Second woooo hooooo is that I was nominated as a Rocking Girl Blogger!!! My secret Pal, who doesn't even really know who I am yet (except that I am from the US) nominated me, because I made her day with some little notes and such right when it counted most. I really am enjoying SP, and have even managed to put my widgets here on my blog. I just needed a bit of a refresher from Queue this weekend at knitting.

Let's see, yesterday was our Yarn For Breakfast Meetup, and what fun we had. We pretty much had the coffee shop staked out (in fact we had the whole store front window). Lots of chatting and getting to know some new faces, and checking in with some of our group who had been off and about over the summer. I think they all got a lot more knitting done than I did, but that is just fine.

Last night I again casted on a wool sweater cardi for my DH. Although he has finally agreed to a pattern that has pretty much all that he wants (even if the shoulder is slightly dropped), he figured he better agree soon or there could be some serious trouble. So while he and my youngest step son Matt were watching the end of the Alton Brown 'Feasting on Asphalt' marathon, I was busily casting on, and frogging, and re-casting on the back of his sweater from a vintage pattern book I got this summer. As soon as there is anything worth showing (other than a K1, P1 band) I will put up some pics.
I think I may soon be done with my first mini - monkey sock. Now all I need is some time to knit. Although this week, I am only working at the store 3 days (+my one night shift), so I may really make some serious progress.

On that note, I am going to sit and knit for a bit (if my headache would just release a bit)

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Like Carly....I'm Procrastinating

So I decided to do this meme. . .

Green=where I live
Blue=where I've lived in the past
Red=states I've visited OR at least driven through in my current lifetime
Black=haven't been there....yet!
Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii/ Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /
Guess I really should just bite the bullet and go ahead and visit those few that I have missed thus far.
Now that I am awake (worked last night), I am going to try to finish fixing my teeny tiny error on my Emerald Isle and get a row or two done. I have past the 'longest point' and am now heading int the territory of decreases... wooo hoooo
Oh btw.... I have this terrible sinking feeling (almost a vague memory) that I threw away my cell phone. You see I do remember having gathered the garbage bits from my car that evening and coming in and putting them in the bin. Alas Friday morning is garbage pick up morning and DH dutifully collected all the garbage and put it out to the curb and it was picked up just before I left for work (which is when I figured out that I was cell phone-less). I am going to give it a few more days of hard wishing and hoping to see it peek out from it's hiding spot before I give up and plunk down the $$ for another. (no.... I did not have the foo foo insurance for the phone, as in all the years I have had one (since 1994) - I have never lost nor broken one) Oh well....

Monday, September 03, 2007

Where Oh Where has it Gone...????

Where, Oh where, has my little phone gone??
Oh, where, oh where can it be???
With it's sleek black shell, and it wrist loop long,
Oh where, oh where can it beeeeee??

Yes, folks, I have managed to, for the very first time, LOSE MY CELL PHONE!

The painful, frustrating, irritating part is, I had it Thurs night (while talking to DH in the car) arrived home, came in the house, went to bed, got up Fri morn - went to work and LO and BEHOLD....poof!! no cell phone!!

I have found things in my house that I haven't seen in months, but no cell phone!!

Now, honestly, I am not what one would call a cell phone junkie, but I do like the security of having it there, and the free nights and weekend long distance calling that it provides. I like the fact that I can call DH and it doesn't count against my minutes, I can just call when I forget things, or when I am lost in the car.....

So if anyone has any patron saints of lost cell phones, return cell phones to their owner spells, any chants, dances, or gauranteed 'we find it' ways things that work for them.... I will be most thankful of any and all information or options.

Needless to say, this incesent "looking" for my phone the last few days has really cut into my knitting time. :(