Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Trade Me for Something -Tuesday

Ohhh...ahhhh.... look at all what Lisa sent me! We made a little trade - her beloved Cotton Ease for this truck full of fun!!

Brown Sheep, a giant sk of mystery wool, Knit Picks Shine Twist (lovin' that stuff), Peruvian Wool



Handmade soap from her business (how cool is that?)



The note card said "Very Sexy". Obviously that specific bar was made just for me.

hehe


Mystery wool and kool aide - which I will use to dye the Fishermans wool she sent also!



More Soap - yah for me!



And then.... this. I'm not sure what this is -


4'X9' blocks of thin wood, cedar maybe.

LOL - I'm sure its something really awesome that I just am clueless about!



Before Lisa responds to what a lame-ass I am.... I ask...what is this?!!

As you can see - I got a helluva trade! Thanks Chickie!!

I yet again, have no knitting news to report. I've cast on for at least 759 things this week - all which I frogged for one reason or another. I'm thinking that maybe I'm on knitting overload and so I am taking a break til this SP5 stuff calms down. Which I'm hoping will be by this weekend!

We are thinking about taking a little road trip either this w/e or the next. Maybe up to the Lake of the Ozarks. Kansas' version of 'the beach'. I've actually never been there so I guess I should be a little more optimistic on the whole thing. Growing up in KS I have always been a big fan of the area lakes. Then...just one little year in MA and a trip to HI....and I'm spoiled. Area lakes just cannot compare to a horizon of ocean. But - I'm told that the Ozarks are lovely and even have clear water in areas so.... maybe.

Possibly.

I'll keep my mind open just this one little time.

If you live near the beach - next time....dip the toes and take a deep breathe - just for me.

Gotta split chickies! Have a great day!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Where did Tues, Weds, Thurs &...

Fri go?

Has it really been that long since I've been here?

Did you miss me? Even notice I was gone?

I have to admit that I've been cheating on this blog a bit lately. The other blog ("of which we do not speak" - name that movie!) has gotten all of my attention and you really deserve better.

Can you ever forgive me?

In my weak defense, I will say that I wrote up a long post last night. It was a damn good read I say. You would of been impressed. Told your friends, I may even have won an award or something. And stuff. Spent a good half hour on it - hit the 'publish post' button here on Blogger and....poof. It was gone. *&%$# Plus...I've noticed that IE won't let me copy and paste while in Blogger - soooo...I didnt even have that backup.

What do I have in knitting news? Nada. My free time has consisted of repeating this mantra:

"15 is spoiling 17 who is spoiling 72 who is spoiling 81 who is spoiling 36 who is spoiling 15".

Today has been deemed 'NO SP5 STUFF', other than answering a few emails that I should of answered yesterday. I plan on watching bad tv, maybe going yarn shopping. Right now I'd be happy to grocery shop.

Just getting outta da house would be a good thing!

I have yet to take a gander at all the knit tank links that the wonderful Lisa sent me. Don't think I Thanked You for that chickie...Thank YOU!! I can't wait to start a summer top or two.... or three.

I have been thinking about maybe learning this whole spinning thing. I have no idea how I would even begin, nor even what the first step would be - but Danielle's latest spinning adventures have gotten my attention. And I think...I want to try it out.

Whats the worst that could happen? I hate it...and it ends up in the tote with the scrapbooking adventure that I went on last year....never to be seen again.

I can handle that.

Susan...getting ready to email you .... don't pass out from the shock ok?

Alright chickies...(and the one boy I think that stops by here once in a while)....have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2005

The Monday Blues

Ok. So. This afternoon I was feeling blech so I laid down on the couch to take a little nap. Just 15 minutes or so.

I laid down at noon - and didnt wake up til almost 4pm. This is one of the many wonders of being an insomniac. For some reason I find it easier to sleep during the day and tougher at night.

Strange.

My weekend was a blur. My FIL was hospitalized recently (being released today) for some diabetes issues. So between spending some quality time with my MIL, visiting my FIL, dealing with the sick pup and starting the end of sign up for SP5 - I've been a busy girl.

I guess I shouldnt feel so guilty about the nap eh.

I did manage to make up one of Kate Gilberts mittens. What a quick knit and a well written pattern. I'm still not happy with my knitting though, its choppy and uneven. I also used Bernat Chunky yarn which feels soft but has a cheap quality about it. I guess when you pay $1.39 for a skein of yarn at Walmart - theres a reason its on clearance. But I can't complain as it kept me busy while waiting at the hospital or pharmacy or vet or yada yada.

SP5 is moving along smoothly. I am paying right now for slacking earlier in the month!

Which reminds me.

A computer question for anyone who can help - why is it that when I hit the 'tab' button on my keyboard it brings up whatever else I may have open. For instance, normally when signing into Blogger I'd type my screenname then hit tab, which would take me to the password box. Now, I hit 'tab' and it will bring up the only other thing I have running which is my security suite. The same with Excel, 'tab' used to move me over to the next column, now it will bring up the internet window I have open - or whatever else might be open. WTH?

Any ideas?

Ok - I'd better get. Errands to run before the trip to pick up my FIL tonight at the hospital! Have a good one!

And forgive me for my whining - I just woke up from a nap you know.

;)

Saturday, May 21, 2005

SP5 Contest

Thank you sooooo much for the summer top links - I havent looked at them all yet - but its on my list for this evening. :)

I just wrote a long saga of what my week has been - and deleted it. Its just too much drama for such a beautiful day. Perhaps I'll bore you next week with it.

If your lucky, man.

Now lets see. Knitting news. Well, I started the world scariest mitten yesterday. I am currently in between projects. Not that I don't have some UFO's laying around - but just not motivated by any of them. So, I found Kate Gilberts kickin' mitten pattern - and tried my hand. I used the yarn Susie sent me - cuz its sooo wanting to be loved. But I think I'll be frogging that baby cuz - even I know the ruckus a mitten this happenin' would cause here in sedated KS.



Yeah - its wild aint it? I LOVE the colors - but I really did a awful job knitting with this - had to use a pencil as a stitch holder as I only have one set of 10 1/2's sticks. So, I'll frog it tonight - maybe try a simple ribbed scarf with the yarn.

I also have found my new addiction. The beloved Vogue Knitting crochet scarf. I won't ramble on yet again about my love of this pattern. A simple picture - then I'll move on.



Handpainted Yarn leftovers. Yum.

May be taking a little knit-related trip in August or September to meet an online buddy and hit a couple of knitting classes. It all depends on the Frequent Flyer miles - and what moola I can stash away by then. Michigan peeps - and/or Illinois peeps ...consider yourself warned!

I'll keep ya posted!

I'm off to spend some quality time on the SP5 stuff. Up to 357 as of today. Yowza. I actually have a tower of 357 index cards on my desk right now. Hoping maybe we will hit 400 this time.

Have you signed up?

I'm trying to come up with a little contest for the participants, offer up a little prize. Wanting something quiz related or ....I don't know. Any ideas? It has to be something dealing with the SP5 event. In fact - if you can offer me THE idea that I use for the SP5 site - I'll even send you a little prize. Only one idea/suggestion will be used, one winner will be selected and I will even let you guys vote on it.

So now - this might be fun.

I feel a little Donald Trump'ish (without the bad hair). Who will be my new apprentice.

Or something like that.

So - send me your ideas. Email me at beedergirl*@*yahoo.com or leave a comment here. In the case of a couple people having the same idea - the first person leaving a comment or emailing me will be the winner or maybe I'll send each a little giftie.

Deadline is to be determined, probably the middle of next week!





Thursday, May 19, 2005

Alex, I'll take Stupid Questions for $200 Please

A question for all of you dog owners out there:

How on earth, short of caging her - which is not going to happen, do you keep a dog immobile?

I feel completely at fault with my pups slow healing process. She gets better, starts acting herself and then the next day she will be paying physically for the little activity the day before. I cannot seem to stop her from barking at the mailman, or jumping on furniture or straining on the leash during a potty break or yada yada yada.

Its like having a two year old in the house. She is doing better though and I am Thankful for that. Just wish I knew how to teach her to chill out. Cuz the phrase "chill the hell out" doesnt seem to work with dogs. Who knew.

What else have I got going on. Well I am looking for a new tank to knit. Or at least a summer top. I thought about following Laura's lead and knitting up Boogie. But not sure about what yarn I would use to replace the Patons. Leading me to my next question - anybody have any ideas on a cute tank pattern I could find online. Has to be a tank or something with short short sleeves, not spaghetti straps. Or gawd forbid a tube type top. Something I learned from my trip to a Hawaiian beach a few years ago - I do not have tube top wearing boobs.

Not that you wanted to know that.

I finished my kicky pink/orange crochet scarf. It will def be gifted to someone this year. I am sooo loving that pattern, from Vogue Knitting - the last issue. But I am kind of getting sick of scarves. I need to get back into something with a little more substance. I've seen some Phildar sweaters that are gorgeous - but trying to find a pattern online for them (in English) is near impossible. Consider that the third and last question I'll torment you with - where can I find Phildar patterns in the US?

Watched Lost last night. I thought it was the season finale and was about to be pissy over how lame the wannabe cliff hanger was. But there is still one more week left - so I have hope. If they kill off my boyfriend, there will be cuss words coming from this blog. Consider yourself warned.

Alright - I'm off to search the net for a kickin' summer sweater. Wish me luck!!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Its Finished ....

Finally - I have finished the Cable Eight tank from IK. Want to see a really bad photo of a cute tank?



Not so awful eh? Someday, when I am maybe 70 or 80 and have shrunk to half my current body weight - I'll be able to wear it. The mannequin is equivalent to a size 1 - and its a good fit. Which is kind of depressing - but its so pretty I can't be pissy about it.

Although I really want to be.

This was a really easy pattern. Highly recommend it for someone working with their first cables. All K2P2 with 2 cable rows in each pattern repeat. Good stuff. I'm not a big fan of all that ribbing, but once you start it...and if you manage to stay with it....its a fast knit. I used Lion Brand MicroSpun in Lime. Which knits up very nice but was much thicker than I thought it would be.

All in all though - a nice experience that only caused me to complain once or twice.

Kind of.

I was begifted yet again yesterday by my dear friend Kendra. Who doesnt do this whole blog thing but stops by here once in a while. I shall post pics tomorrow as its all too wonderful to just put into words.

Plus this will make ya want to come back tomorrow right?

Have a great day!

Oh yeah - almost forgot. Someone spammed my comments yesterday. They hit the SP5 site board too. I know you probably already know this - but don't ever click on a link in a comment. It might send you to an infected site. The upside is that I now know how to delete comments from my blog.

:)

Monday, May 16, 2005

Happy Anniversary Baby....

....got you on my miiind.

Who sung that anyway?

Yesterday was me and the dh's seventh anniversary. Seven - count em' years I say. This must be a record in my family. Not in his though, his parents could not be topped. They met in a store, he asked her out. She said ok, they went out that night and he proposed. A few weeks later - they were married.....and still as much gaga as 40 years ago.

Thats what its all about man.

I met my hubby on the internet. Yeah, the internet. And not in a Jerry Springer kind of way - before you go there. We met in a chat room, back when chat rooms were not venues for porn or child molesters. He lived in MA, me in KS and we met in Kansas City 3 months later.

My family flipped out - I was going to meet a 'complete stranger' I only knew from the internet. I knew though that he was the one, as cheesy and Matrix'y as that sounds. A guy does not bake cookies and ship them across the country for you unless he's a good guy. The cookies were awful, but you know - it was all about the attempt.

Anyway, we met and spent the week together. He asked me to move to MA til he could finish college. I went home, sold almost everything including my beloved Ford Bronco and loaded up the Lumina with my cat Sable and everything that would fit to drive across the country.

Only got lost once. Who the hell knew there is a Springfield MO and Springfield IL - and why don't the signs specify this? :)

We married a year to the date after our week in Kansas City.

So - to my hubby who as Bridget Jones would say "loves me just as I am" - back at ya bub!

Ok. So now - see - this is what happens when I can't upload pictures (camera issues) AND I don't spend alot of time knitting over the weekend!

Did watch the Survivor finale though. Ian, dude. What were you thinking? I'm still loving you ... even though.

Alright - thats it for me now. Must go and beat the hell outta my treadmill - got tacos to work off!

Have a good one!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

I'm A Lucky Girl

Me - lovin' this whole RAOK thing.

Look at what Susan (she the magnificent yarn dyeing goddess) sent me. Completely out of the blue. And completely made my day.

Hand dyed wool:



And Stitch Markers which I actually have started collecting now (hey - some people collect bears or wine bottles - is stitch markers really that bizarre?).



Yes, I am a very lucky girl. Thank you so much Sweetie - it really did make my day a little brighter. And that was one box that got its money worth eh?!

Sable was being obnoxious, trying to get in the photos so I thought I'd include of her looking a bit fangy.



I also managed to pick up some LB Cotton Ease today at Hancock Fabrics. 5 sk's of each color in the pic. It was on sale, $3.89 and 30% off of that. I've never used it before but I thought it was a good price, especially with all the yardage - 200+. Lisa has been in the midst of a Cotton Ease addiction as of late. So maybe she will take some off of my hands!



I am getting ready to color my hair. Send all your good hair thoughts my way - I'm going darker. It seems my hair is getting darker the older I get and I just don't have the patience to deal with the roots.

I know you don't care about my hair, but you know - I just thought I'd share. I'd want to hear about your hair. :)

Gotta split and check the SP5 email. Up to 280 participants right now. Newest and farthest away are Malaysia, New Zealand & Germany.

And I am soooo lucky (again) that they all speak English! Have plenty of people signed up so far though that speak numerous languages so - we'll be fine either way!

See ya tomorrow - thanks again Susan - you da bomb chickie!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Ask Dr Phil - and stuff

Today I had an interview for a job that I don't really want but really need. Then again, all of my interviews are for this type of job. And I interviewed with two men which is never a win situation for me.

It seems like whenever I interview with a woman I can form a friendship, some sort of hidden bond that is just there. And this is with most women. Men - I am just a lump of nerves. Two men is even worse.

When they both appear to be younger than me - well its all over man.

Anyway, it could of been worse I suppose. Usually I break into nervous sweats. The kind where you thank gawd you wore bangs today as maybe they will act as a sponge to absorb the sweat before it slides down your nose.

I don't interview well. This I know.

They said they were interviewing all next week and would be in touch the week after. The nail in the coffin.

Its the equivalent of the phrase "its not you, its me" only in the job interview world.

Now I am trying to figure out why I interview so awfully with men. Or rather, not that I interview so awfully but come across as being un-hireable in their minds. I think the interview went pretty well, I mean ....I am THE chick for the job. Over qualified at that. And although on the inside I am a wigged out mess, on the outside I appear to be calm, smart and friendly. I didnt stutter or cuss or have anything stuck in my teeth. Nor did I even use the phrase "But I'm a fast learner". I even wore my push-up bra.

Ideas?

Ok, onto knitting stuff. Which is really why you came over here right? Not to listen to me ramble about job interviews and stuff.

Want to see some pics of the hand dyed yarn I made earlier in the week?

Ok.







Kind of uneventful pictures as the day is cloudy - and the camera cheap.

One of these is going to be gifted to a pal who is just starting sock knitting and also doing a huge favor for me right now. I won't say the name - its a surprise!

Alright - I am out of here for now. Sorry such a dull, rambling post today - promise to be in better spirits tomorrow.

Maybe.

:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Dieting

Aw...Thanks for all the help with my new diet. I laughed while reading Eric's comment as it started off with me raising the eyebrows and then went in a funny direction. He said the obvious suggestion to my losing weight would be to put down the sticks and move. Oh no he di'nt. hehe . Then he obviously thought about what he was saying and how that was just going to be impossible for me - and offered a alternative that would make me happy while burning the calories. I should jog while knitting. A hell of a compromise and a good idea.

I would love to run/jog again. I used to daily, it was a regular part of my routine. Rain or shine - I'd sneaker up and hit the pavement. Them was da days man.

About 10 years ago I fell up a curb. Yeah - Up. A. Curb. I stepped on the edge of the curb and my foot slipped down and twisted horribly. I should also mention here that this was a busy intersection in my home town, I had just jaywalked and when I went down - the skirt I was wearing blew over my head.

Go on, wipe the laughter tears from your face.

I'll wait.

Anyway, it turned out I broke 16 bones in my foot and ankle. And - thus ended my joy in jogging. Any extended time on the foot results in a limp and a couple days of Tylenol. I can walk on it though - which is what I started today. Starting out with a mile or two - then we'll see what the old body can take.

Jacqueline also asked about Blue Bunny ice cream. Do you not have BB in Canada? Cuz - this stuff is probably about 30% of my excess body fat. I can't believe Lyle was just here a few days ago - and didnt have Blue Bunny ice cream. I should be fired as city host. Its good stuff - the best in fact. She also lost 4 pounds last week. Four pounds man. Impressive stuff.

And Kathy - I am so happy you are here. Someone I can dish with about The Amazing Race. You know whats so funny... is that my hubby doesnt really watch the show. He has tuned in and out of it all this season but those last ten minutes he was in front of the tube hollering at U & J to forget about the damn cab already and RUN! He doesnt like to admit it - but he's a fan. I am just thrilled that they won - now if they could just bring Stephanie back on Survivor. :)

Alright - I've spent the last 10 minutes talking about ice cream and tv. Lets just add this to my list of reasons why I've put on 20 pounds in the last year.

And on that note - the sneakers are callin' my name.

ps - visit Emily's blog wayyy over in Belgium. She just started this whole blog thing - and feel free to remind her to post a pic of the beloved brown/blue button bag. I'm dying to see how those colors felted!

I'm off to burn calories. And stuff. Have a good one!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Grease is the word....

Ok. So I was wrong. The movie Grease is loved by all ages.

Kindly do not kick my ass.

Not only do I stand corrected - but I feel much younger now. :)

Kind of a blah day today. I dyed what was left of the Knitpicks yarn I bought a few weeks ago. This batch is teal/yellow. I actually really liked the colors - I'll post pics tomorrow when hopefully - the skeins have dried.

And Jaq - I use Rit dyes. Easy peasy stuff. Other than my hands being teal & yellow for a day or two - its mucho fun. Laura started me on this - and I got me a Rit addiction.

To completely change the subject, I decided today again - that its time for me to start a diet. Again. I am putting on a boat load of weight with this whole unemployed thing - and its just not a good thing.

So. Tomorrow - is D day. Goodbye sweet Dr. Pepper. Adios Heath bar. And so-long my dear, dear butter brickle Blue Bunny ice cream.

Its been real, man.

Dieting was one of my New Year's resolutions. Of which I failed as my double chin can prove. I also planned to learn to knit socks.

That one may never happen. I am just not really into these tiny, little wooden sticks. I've tried - but gawd I hate the feel of em', I hate the sound the yarn makes sliding across them & I hate the fear that my amazon chick hands will crack the buggers in half with each stitch.

Now. Do you want to hear my diet excuses?

hehe.

I did keep one resolution so far. I havent bitten my nails since Jan 1st. Which is amazing considering I am the mutha of all nail biters. This of course could also explain my ever expanding ass.

:)

Wish me luck - and feel free to send me diet tips. Or if Oprah's personal trainer and/or chef is listening....call me.

Have a good one guys!

ps - The Amazing Race - did ya catch the finale tonight? *happy happy joy joy here in KC!

Day O' Excitement

It is to be a day of dog sitting, i-cord making, house cleaning and folding the at least 1000 towels that I washed yesterday.

Oh and handwriting out entries for SP5 as my printer chose this weekend to crap out. Especially on a week where we had $600 in vet bills. Ack.

Everyone all at once now - "Grrrrr".

Ok. I'm done with the pity party.

Doogie is doing much better. Thanks to all of you for your kindness and well wishes for her. She is still a little woozy and on a very little movement routine - but she did manage to yell obscenities at the mailman today. Which tells me she is feeling back to her old self a little more each day.

Want to see the pics of the crochet scarves I started yesterday? Made with the yarn I dyed.





The first is pink/orange the second orange/creme. The pattern is from the Spring/Summer issue of Vogue Knitting. Really easy crochet, would be great for a beginner just learning crochet too.

I was going to post an uneventful pic of my i-cord for the not - ugly (per Erin) Booga bag I made last week. But, its just not necessary to terrorize you guys on a daily basis.

Erin was being kind. Even the handle would make babies cry. But isnt she the sweetest for saying that? :)

Spent a good part of the w/e working on SP5 stuff. I am shocked at how the participants are from all over the world. Malaysia, Germany, England, Australia & even one from South Africa. Amazing. And they are all so very sweet and kind. Its been a wonderful experience so far - and I am really enjoying it.

Have a good one!

ps. whoa...is that Neil Diamond I hear on The Ellen Show today? Is it bad that I got me a little ND crush? Just his music - not his bod. You pervs.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

I-Cords defined. And this is what I was stressing over?

Happy Mother's Day to all of you with kidlettes. If you haven't already - go call you Mom right now. Go on. I'll wait.

Boring Sunday here in KS. Spent the day watching movies. One of my faves was on.

Name that movie tune.

Stranded at the drive in, branded a fool. What will they say Monday at school?

or

I got chills...their multiplyin'.

Ok. That was too easy. I love that movie!

Right now, there are 20 year olds who just read those two lines from the movie saying "I have no idea what the hell she is talking about". I am so friggin old.

I loved Dirty Dancing too. I saw that smirk on your face. It was the 90's. Or maybe even the late 80's. Every woman loved Dirty Dancing for one reason (Patrick Swayze) or another (bitchin soundtrack).

Of course, not all of them confess it. In public.

back to tv, chicken parmesan & a new wip - a crochet scarf with my new hand dyed yarn. Maybe a pic or two tomorrow. If you think you can handle it. :)

See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Links

Ok. So. I was just looking over my blog, trying to figure out some cool things I was wanting to add when I noticed there are issues with my links within the posts.

WTH?

It seems that somehow some of them link back to Blogger & others are both the Blogger link and the intended link. Which, obviously is not something I would have done. Has anyone else had this happen? And gawd man, how long has it been happening on my blog? I check daily for comments here but never thought I needed to go and make sure my links were screwy. I really - really need to work on finding a new online journal.

I was tagged by Kathy. I'm thinking - this might be my first ever tag. :)

Pick five and fill in the blank:

If I could be a scientist…
If I could be a farmer…
If I could be a musician…
If I could be a doctor…
If I could be a painter…
If I could be a gardener…
If I could be a missionary…
If I could be a chef…
If I could be an architect…
If I could be a linguist…
If I could be a psychologist…
If I could be a librarian…
If I could be an athlete…
If I could be a lawyer…
If I could be an inn-keeper…
If I could be a professor…
If I could be a writer…
If I could be a llama-rider…
If I could be a bonnie pirate…
If I could be an astronaut…
If I could be a world famous blogger…
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world…
If I could be married to any current famous political figure…

Now choose three more people to tag.



If I could be a musician: Well gawd - since this is the "IF" game - I'm going for Gwen Steffani.

If I could be a gardener: I'd grow all my own fruits and veggies and never worry about the animals that always seem to destroy any of my garden attempts.

If I could be a psychologist: I'd be more of a sociologist. Just because.

If I could be an athlete: I'd be a marathon runner. I'd kick ass.

If I could be a world famous blogger: Uh - Mrs Yarn Harlot of course.



Friday, May 06, 2005

My SP4 Rocks

Woo hoo! I finally found out who my SP4 was! Danielle sent me yet another box of goodies along with the grand reveal of who she was! Look at what graced my mailbox yesterday. Prepare to drool in sheer jealousy man.

CPY Cotton Chenille


A gazillion yards of worsted merino from Blue Moon


Passport Yarn Co - this screams Misty Garden :)


The cutest tape measure kitty & a ton of lip gloss.


She also sent a little lamb toy (which Doogie has called her own), a cat toy that Sable has hidden in some secret no-dogs-allowed spot and a brooch which was attached to the yellow yarn above - I forgot to photograph it! All wonderful, all very sweet.

Thank you so much Danielle. You went wayyy above and beyond and I am truly spoiled!

I finished my Booga bag, well most of it at least. Its kind of ugly. Be kind. I do still need to make the handles for it - but I just havent had time to look for (or at the links my SP sent me - tytyty) what a I-cord is. I will this w/e though - then its off to felt city.



Pics of my latest excursion into hand dyeing. Oranges and pinks. Some are blah - some I love. The pic doesnt really offer up true color - they are kind of bright.


And last but certainly not least - my pup. She is feeling a bit better. We built a cushy fort for her in the front room. This would not be a good day for Better Homes & Gardens to visit my house. Not that there ever is/was or will be a good time. Here's a pic of my sweetie resting with her heater fan, 4000 pillows and every comforter we had in the house. Thanks for all the kind emails wishing her well - she is looking/feeling better every day. Plus all this couch time gives me quality knitting time too.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Ohhh Mittens

Stuff that I am pretty sure I need.

Icelandic Wool Mittens.

How cool & very sweet that a non-knitting guy from Iceland found this reference for me.

Lets see, whats going on here in the happening state of KS. Well, Lyle is visiting. :)

Our pup, Doogie is not feeling so great. She is having either a disc problem with her neck, a disc problem with her back or some sort of neurological (sp?) problem. She is in alot of pain. Seems like every time we have a pet that is really ill - we can never get a vet to say exactly what the problem is. Doogie spent last night at the vet and came home this evening. She's on bedrest and drugged to the gills. Hoping whatever is going on - gets a chance to heal with some rest.

Please keep her in your well wishes.

In other news the SP5 kick-off is going very well. About 60 or so participants just today alone. I am going to be having alot of couch time with the pup for a while so I managed to spark some life into our old laptop. It'll be put to use to organize this event. There is only so much daily soap operas/ Judge Judy/ talk shows I can handle.

Off to watch the new episode of "Lost" that we taped tonight. And to watch my man Sawyer do a couple of hair tosses, maybe get in a fight or two and yada yada. If luvin' him is wrong.....

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Big News

What a week it has been. And its only Tuesday! I'll spare you the drama that is my life - you will have to wait for my autobiography. Or Wednesday.

I do have good news though. Following in the footsteps & brilliance of Mrs. J, I have signed up to host the next Secret Pal, aka - SP5. Because, you know - I'm fearless and stuff.

Please sign up - its gonna be a kick!

Due to the responsibility in hosting SP5 - I have cancelled my Bag KAL. I am sure this will dissapoint the single person who signed up for it. I am hoping she will be able to move on with her life. :)

More tomorrow!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Sunday Stuff

Well. Susie just told me that my total number of Blogline friends has went up to 10. 10 I say. Too cool.

The closest to being a celebrity I will probably ever be.

I am pretty sure I saw the paparazzi following me at Dillons. I lost em' in the feminine products isle.

Works every time.

hehe

Speaking of celebrities - I was going to comment on Tommy Cruise and his new girlfriend. But I am above that. Ok, not really but I guess if I think the whole Demi/Ashton thing is alright - I probably shouldnt get all cranky over Tom. And the girl who could be his daughter.

And the fact that he never called me back after our night together.

It could of happened. You doubt me?

Lets see - moving on with the important stuff. I really have no knitting news. Still in a felting frenzy, still working on a kickin' striped bag and still planning on dyeing up the batch of wool I got from Knitpicks.

Thats it man. I will post some pics tomorrow of the new bag, which hopefully will be finished tonight. As soon as I figure out what an I-cord is.

I'm getting ready to talk about reality tv here - don't judge....

..... I'd just like to say that if I was on this seasons Survivor and was one of the ones who voted off my girl Stephanie - well - I'd def feel the urge to kick myself in the ass for being such a wussy schmuck.

There. Someone had to say it.

Later peeps! :)