Friday, September 28, 2007
I don't really know where to begin, since I' ve missed blogging on so many subjects. First of all, though-here's the meme that my good buddy Karen in NC sent me:
Four jobs I have had:
1. Sales Clerk at the old Units Stores (HeHe)
2. Secretary for Alpha Insurance Agent
3. Unit Secretary/ Nurse Tech while I was in nursing school
4. Manager/Supervisor for the Birth Place-- gack, don't miss it a bit!
Four places I have lived:
1. Forest Park, Ga (when I was born)
2. San Antonio, TX
3. Alamogordo, NM
4. McDonough, Ga
Four Favorite Foods:
2. Steak & Shake Chili Mac
3. York Peppermint Patties
4. Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing
Four Places I Would Rather Be:
1. Orange Beach, AL
2. Disney World
3. Snow mobiling in Montana, Wyoming, etc.
4. Truth be told, I'm at home right now, and it's really one of the best places to be!
So, Melissa, Brittany, Ramon, Karen, and Lily, tag you're it!
Secondly, Melissa and I got to go hear the Yarn Harlot at Knitch!!! She was great- I wish I could tape her talk and play it when other people look at me like I'm crazy for wanting to knit all the time! If you've ever seen her, you'll know what I'm talking about. It was amazing seeing 700+ people in one building who all love to knit. The whole evening rocked.
As far as knitting goes, I have started and finished one of my Hogwarts Sock Pal's socks and then ripped back the whole thing again. I just didn't like the look and should have went with my gut instinct at the beginning. Don't worry though, Lily, I'll be done by Halloween!! This is after starting 2 other different patterns and one other type of yarn. I finally decided on ArtYarns Ultra Merino. Isn't it funny that one of my pet peeves in life is when people are wishy washy, and yet with knittingI seem to be the worst!
Anywho, I've started working again on my horseshoe lace scarf, my classy slip up socks (using Claudia Hand Painted Yarn-delicious!), and another Hedgehog for a very important girl (more to come on this one) and a blanket for Nick using Crystal Palace's Bunny Hop yarn in the Faded Jeans colorway ( it was supposed to me for my nephew, but I ended up making him the Debbie Bliss Raglan sweater. There'll be pics of the blanket and the Hedgehog when there's more to photograph). Speaking of said baby sweater, it ended up being adorable, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I presented it to the baby's mommy. Never fear, my sister-in-law is supposed to email me the picture I took with their camera.
Here' s your Friday Eye Candy- the beach is from when Steve and I went to the condo back at the end of August (it was a great trip-like a second honeymoon), and the others are just neighborhoods around my house this morning. I really love the dirt road with the sun coming down through the trees.
We've got a busy weekend planned-a powderpuff football game tonight, Nick going to a friend's house, tennis lessons, golf in the morning.... on and on and on! Here I go jumping into it with both feet!
PS-Brittany-I finally posted!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
1. Petunia is the sister of Lily
2. Lily married James Potter
3. James Potter is the best friend of Sirius Black
4. Sirius Black is the cousin of Nymphodora
5. Nymphodora is the niece of Narcissa Malfoy
6. Narcissa Malfoy is the mother of Draco Malfoy
I did it!!!!
Also, Makenzie and I went to the Grand Opening of the American Girl store in Atlanta yesterday. Talk about a zoo!! We were lucky since we had reservations to the Bistro and could walk right in, but even still the wait in line to pay for your merchandise was about an hour and a half! The people who didn't have reservations had to wait in a huge, long line that stretched through the mall and out the door and around the building. I also heard some of the employees say that they were in no way prepared for the mass of people who showed up. HELLO!!! Do they not have a marketing department (which I know they do, because they send me mucho amounts of catalogs and flyers in the mail in an effort to spend all of the money we've earned or ever will earn!) to prepare them for this? It's the only freakin' AG store in the whole southeastern corner of the country! Anyway, I have to admit the food was great (we had the fresh fruit and the roasted vegetable quiche), the Bistro staff was stupendous and all the staff of the store itself were friendly and helpful even in the line of fire of the mass of humanity that surrounded them. But to AG corporate office: You could stand to do a little more research before opening your Dallas store!
Enough venting, too much makes me a bitter person! Hope ya'll have a great Sunday. Sorry no pictures, next time O.K. darlins? (can you tell I've been reading Paula Deen's new biography?)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
2. Shoe size?
3. Foot Length?
4. Foot Circumference?
5. List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length.
a. Lantern Moon
b. Crystal Palace
7. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?
8. Allergies? Do you have any? Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals?
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Well, hopefully this will be a good day for some knitting, either at the movies or by the pool (it that dang smoke would cease and desist). I have several projects I HAVE to get done. One of course is the aforementioned operation fuzzytoes sock, the second is the "refuses to meet gauge once knitted" Miss Dashwood hat-it's still a really cute hat even though it makes me want to cuss a blue streak. Also, I need to get a Baby Albert sweater done for a friend at work who just had her baby-the said child was born two weeks ago, but heck, it's Atlanta and as long as I make the sweater in the 9-12 months size the said child won't need it until December anyway! (I know when my kiddies were small, there was nothing better than going through the closet to find something to wear for the continually growing child and finding some HUGE sweater, shirt, pants, etc. that someone had given me at a baby shower that I knew my sweet, small delicate baby child would NEVER be able to fit into- and realize it finally fits!!!!)
I guess that the newly purchased, delicious Rowan summer tweed yarn, in a color that exactly matches my green eyes, by the way, will not be able to be knit up for a while into a sweater for me. Does anyone know any KPA (knitter's projects anonymous) groups in my area?
On a more serious note-I hope we all remember the veterans and active troops today. It's because of them that we get to go to the pool, visit the LYS, go to the movies, go to the cookouts (or smokeouts) and all the other myriad daily pleasures that we take for granted in this free country in which we live. If you want to show your support, go to Operation Home Front. There are other sites out there, but I like this one best. There's a lot of knitting that can be done to support our guys and girls overseas!Have a great Memorial Day.....
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Anywho, I'm determined to make this hat for said infant. It is the cutest hat!!! But this time I'm using Crystal Palace's Bunny Hop yarn which is a smaller gauge yarn ( I guess I'm saving my Debbie Bliss yarn for all of posterity, when I probably should use it and shazam! the gauge would probably magically come full circle) I'm also using a smaller gauge needle as well. Has anyone out there had good luck with their Miss Dashwood? Let me know.
Well here's some eye candy I took with my favorite Christmas present ever. The DH got me a Canon Powershot S3 IS. I just love this picture. Hope you all enjoy and Happy Thursday!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I also got 4 skeins of yarn and a gift card to B&N. You just can't get any gifts better than that unless it's a gift card to your LYS for more yarn.
It was really warm here in Hotlanta on Mother's day, so we trekked on over to my mom's pool for a little swimming and wishing mom a super mother's day. It was really too hot to lay out, but too cold in the water. However, I did got some cute pics of the kids.