Sunday, November 26, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This whole blog thing has gone by the wayside a little bit. Mostly it is because there is really nothing new or interesting going on in my life! I promise I will start to try harder. I mean it - I PROMISE!!!
Thanksgiving went well. We had my family here - 12 people including us.
Instead of shopping on Black Friday - ick...crowds - Bruce and I did some Christmas decorating.

And made this with a few corks and glue-

By the way, there has been a LOT of knitting going on. I just don't have any photos to show you today. I am working on a sweater that I designed myself, thank you very much. I learned a lot from a class at Stitches East by Melissa Leapman on sweater design. If you ever attend any of those events, please take her class. This was the second class I took from her and she is so much fun!

Well, I must go, but here is the obligatory pet photo - today it's the ever elusive Zephyr

******By the way, if you cross stitch, I'm selling the rest of my stash on ebay. Take a look if you want.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Five Weird Things or Habits About Me

I have been tagged by Sue

Five Weird Things or Habits About Me:

1. I hate tomoatoes. (Unless they are processed and shoved in a ketchup bottle or can.)

2. I love watching birds.

3. I used to bite my fingernails.

4. When knitting, I always sit indian style.

5. Most of my high school life was spent twirling a rifle for marching band.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Problem is...

You know how every knit blogger wants every knitter to read their blog? Yeah, well that is me. Problem is that I don't blog that often. I mean, I have good intentions. I read everyone else's and get a bit miffed if they don't post as often as would be desired. I knit a lot, but can't seem to take enough photos. I knit, knit, knit.
So, enough is enough. Here is a pair of socks that I was working on at the time, but have since completed:

Ewww...see that fugly toe?

The yarn is Dancing from Knit Picks. I lurve them. Already wore them to work with the purple scrubs. They are pretty darn cool.

Speaking of work, what a complete and total BITCH it has been the last 2 weeks. Busier than all get out .

It's time for beddy-bye, so here is a parting shot for all you dog lovers:

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit

There was an old sleeveless sweater hanging in the closet for about the past 3 years. I think it may have been worn 2 times. Can't say that I ever did like it.
Hmmm....I wonder what I can do with the thing...

It's so ugly it's killing me...

So I grabbed me some scissors and frogged the bitch.

Now a day later, the yarn is still drying in the shower.

Hey - take a look at Redneck - He put a new fan in the bathroom yesterday and was cleaning up his mess. Guess he was worried that his head would get cold or something. I love it when he wears hand-knitted items!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Easter Joke

It seems that a LOT of you have been googling "My Butt Hurts...What?" lately and coming to this blog. Guess a lot of people are looking for this. You are all SICK individuals.
Redneck and I are on a few billboards in our area and on one of the local credit union websites for an advertisement for mortgages...take a look at the pic .

I'll tell you more about the photo another time.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Springtime

Yesterday was BEAUTIFUL here in Cumberland, Maryland. Redneck and I had some errands to do, so we put the convertible top down and enjoyed the beautiful day.

Baxter was hanging out at the family room window letting the sun shine down on him. There is a tree right outside the window where he and Fenner sit. See, all the birdies come to the tree and then the cats can talk to them. Ah, a cat's life. I'm envious.

So, there has been a lot of knitting going on here the past month. Recneck went to Breckenridge, Colorado on a ski trip last week. He asked for a few hats to match his ski jacket. His jacket has bright green, and I remembered seeing some bright green Lamb's Pride at the LYS. Redneck must have really wanted the hats because he even went to the LYS to get the yarn himself. Here is the end result:

Also, remember that yarn that was dyed with Kool Aid? Here is the end product -

Pattern: Razor Shell Socks designed by Miriam Felton

Yarn: Knit Picks Dye Your Own fingering weight dyed with Kool Aid

Needles: 2 Addi Turbo Circulars - Size 1 24 inch

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

What do you get when you have...

Some dyeable wool fingering weight from Knitpicks. Some Kool-Aid. Some red food coloring. Some water. Some vinegar. A Calphalon stock pot. Some canning jars. Some tongs. A few extra hours on Super Bowl Sunday a few weeks ago.

You get some hand dyed yarn!

This is my third attempt at dyeing, and this time I really like it. Also, I made it into a really long skein so it will be self striping for some socks.