30 December 2006

My Knitting Resolutions.....

1. Knit more for myself.
2. Knit a sweater for myself. I am acuatly waiting on my Zimmerman book to get here for that.
3. Learn to do color work.
4. Learn how to read those little graph things that intimdate the heck out of me.
5. Knit a couple of baby blankets. (come on i had to have something that was reachable.)

29 December 2006

2 things....

If i ever knit another Irish Hiking Scarf it will be too soon. I will post FO pic later this weekend. Hopefully with Linz wearing it.

Also I thought this was cute.

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26 December 2006

A little more indepth, since it seems I have a little bit of time...

Ok, so I have logged into work, and either they are slow. Or the system is broken. I have had one call in the last 15 minutes, and well I like it that way! Anyway I guess, I spoke too soon just had a call.. LOL... but anyway!

Christmas for all the stress and the crazies I had going along with it, was wonderful. My parents were able to fly in on Christmas eve, thank god! Jack was just as bad as any little kid with christmas. Maggie made the smalles noise around 6.30, one that i would have normaly rolled over and went back to sleep for. But nope Jack had decided that the baby was up and christmas needed to start. He was jumping around like a 9 year old, wanting to give everyone their presents. It was very refreshing to see him have that much energy and excitment. He has been having a bout of depression since being laid off so early this year.

Maggie loved her persents, espically the toy box that Santa brought. She honestly tried to crawl in it first thing. It is a little too tall for her to do that though. She was also happy to open the present under the tree that had been making noise and flashing at her for the past 2 days. I had to rip it out of her hands twice on Christmas eve, causing many tears.

After doing presents with Jack and Dennis, we headed over to my mom and dads house. And did the present thing all over again :). This is where santa left all the good stuff.... LOL. My parents honestly got maggie a ride on zebra thing.

Since santa is too busy to wrap presents for our house he had just placed it in her pack and play there. I have never seen her try to climb into the pack and play before. It was good fun had by all.

Well work has picked up so I will post more later.
Ok I survived christmas..... and I would like to say that my Niece and Nephew have the biggest freakin heads ever, and their mother has the smallest head. I don't know how that works. I am going to re-work both Zoe, and Holdens hats. I didn't have the heart to take holdens away though, he was wearing it even though it was too small. LOL! OK, I need to log in to my work from home job now. I will do a more indepth post later.

Hope everyone else had a very happy holiday.

23 December 2006

Knitter's night before christmas...


'Twas the night before Christmas and all around me
Was unfinished knitting not under the tree.

The stockings weren't hung by the chimney with care
'cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds
but I had not finished the caps for their heads.

Dad was asleep; he was no help at all,
And the sweater for him was six inches too small.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.

Away to the window, I flew like a flash,
Tripped over my yarn and fell down with a crash.

The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how much I still had to go.

Out on my lawn, I heard such a noise,
I thought it would wake both dad and the boys.

And though I was tired,my brain was a bit thick,
I knew in a moment,it must be Saint Nick.

But what I heard then left me perplexed-ed,
For not a name I heard was what I had expected

"move,Ashford; move,Lopi; move,Addie and Clover
Move,Reynolds; move,Starmore; move, Fraylic--move

"Paton, don't circle round; stand in line.
Come now, you sheep wool work just fine!

I know this is hard semi, it's just your first year,
I'd hate to go back to eight tiny reindeer."

I peered over the sill; what I saw was amazing,
Eight woolly sheep on my lawn all a'grazing.

And then,in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa's feet coming across the porch floor.

I rose from my knees and got back on my feet,
And as I turned round, Saint Nick, I did meet.

He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe
And his clothes were handknit from above to below.

A bright Fairisle sweater he wore on his back,
and his toys were all stuffed in an Aran knit sack.

His cap was a wonder of bobbles and lace,
A beautiful frame for his rosy red face.

The scarf round his neck could have stretched for a
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.

The back of his mittens bore an intricate cable,
And suddenly on one I spied a small label.

SC was duplicate stitched on the cuff,
and I asked "Hey Nick, did you knit all this stuff?"

He proudly replied "Ho-ho-ho, yes I did,
I learned how to knit when I was a kid."

He was chubby and plump, a quite well-dressed old man,

And I laughed to myself for I'd thought up a plan,.

I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew he was tied to a chair.

He spoke not a word, but looked in his lap
Where I'd laid my needles and yarn for a cap.

He quickly began knitting, first one cap then two;
For the first time I thought I'd really get through.

He put heels on the stockings and toes in some socks
While I sat back drinking Scotch on the rocks!!

So quickly like magic, his needles they flew,
That he was all finished by quarter to two.

He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.

And I heard him exclaim as he sailed past the moon
"Next year start your knitting sometime around June!

Author Unknown

22 December 2006

I K. Koker....

I K. Koker promise to lose the Christmas Crazy's effictive now! I will no longer worry or fret that anyones present will not be perfect. I will not loose countless sleeping hours to knitting. If it is done now, then it is done. If it is not done by chirstmas??? then well I guess I will just have to become orthodox! But I am not going to let this season drive me crazy any further. And by doing so.... I will stop driving my family crazy. Sounds nice doesn't it???? So here is the christmas run down....

Mom - Main present done... working on a pair of socks.... but she will understand.

Dad- Need to felt his slippers.

Gwen - Yarn is wound into pretty skeins for her and maggie to dye, and then give to me to make her socks.

Maggie - Done

Zoe - Done

Holden - Done

Tibult - Giving him the yarn to give me back once he has figured out if he wants a long hat, or short. And if he wants his thumbs to be able to play game boy or not. Convertiable thumbs how cool is that.

Larua - Done

Andy - picking up coffee mug tomarrow.

Dennis - Done

Jack - Finishing tomarrow but at least i know what i am looking for now.

And on that note, Jack and i went out to dinner tonight and i am a little tipsy. so i am sending my ass to bed.

21 December 2006

bad poster i know i know.....

ok haven't been much on the posting or emailing as of late..... but i have been knitting my butt off (literaly i wish!). I will post some FO pics soon. But in the good news catagory.... My swift got here! and my ball winder! and my cone of yarn! i am soooo set.

And the bestest news of all!!!! My baby sister got here... not much of a baby any more... but oh well. Grabed a pic of her and maggie last night :)

15 December 2006


The package from knit picks arrived yesterday.... So i will be on my couch knitting until futher notice.

13 December 2006

Waiting on the mail...

So I just realized how much stuff I am currently waiting on being delivered.....
*The comcast Cable modem. Should be here anyday now, coming from UPS
*The New to me large Swift from Deenen! Thank you for the great deal sweetie!
*Yarn from Knit Picks.
*Center Pull ball winder from Jo-Ann Fabrics, I got it for under 30 bucks so I was excited.
*Sock Yarn from Stick Chick. That should be here anyday now... she is always good about shipping it.

I know all of these things have been shipped, just waiting on all of them.

Good news today.... well fun news. When I checked my mail today i did get my annual Haunakah Gift from my friend Jon. Mind you neither of us are Jewish. But it was nice to recieve it. I had such a crappy day with work stuff... that i acuatly opened it already. I think I will re-wrap it for christmas though. Normaly I wait.

***** Edit: Knit Picks now changed my delivery date to tomarrow.... *****

WIP Wen....

Sorry for missing last week. but i have recently hit a lack of motivation kind of..... My log cabin afghan still in process... Linz's scarf very close to being done. but may be put on hold so i can cast on a hat for Andy. Still waiting on my box of yarn though... And i casted on my "christmas socks" this morning while I was working.

That is about it!

12 December 2006

Ah the need to vent.....

Ok, so I moderate a local freecycle list (freecycle.org).... And things had been going pretty well until probably the last week or so. And then we had a rash of crossposting to our list and another local list. So I follow my little rules and post the reminder about crossposting, and buckle down on it if you will. And the rules aren't unreasonable... Post your want or offer to your home list, what ever one you choose, first. And if it is not met, then wait 24 hours and post it to another list.

So last night, I deny someone's post bc of this rule. Send the standard letter as to why it was denied. And I get this email this morning. Pretty much telling me I was out of line, bc it isn't a "want" it was a "need" for someone in their church. She was looking for some clothing. So I just email her back and explain that she can post again in 24 hours.

So while I am workign today, she sends another post thru to both groups. So I deny her again. Send her another letter. And I get another one from her. Telling me that i obviously don't read the post, bc this request wasn't for her it was for a neighbor.... I once again send her a letter explaining that she can post it in 24 hours from the original post.... and sign it "blessed be," which i use from time to time. And have for years..... Well this somehow offends this woman and i get another not nice email from her......

Am I truely being the bad guy here. I am just reinforcing the normal rules...
Merry Christmas to all huh?

Thank you for reading, if you made it this far I owe you a cookie!

Knit Picks Yarn....

Just a little update the box left wisconsin this morning. According to tracking. I hope I will have it tomarrow. If not by thur. I think I am going to be sitting at Lesa's Thur night knitting mittens. Next year will someone remind me that Christmas kicks my ass every year. And not to put it off???

11 December 2006

Can no one tell that i am dying????

OK, so someone please explain why my yarn from knit picks went from Ohio toooo WISCONSIN????? I bet you anything it drove right past me at some point just to taunt me a little. in my head i am worried to death that it is being sent to the wrong place. So I call and well they tell me not to worry. Me not worry... i would be ill!

Oh well maybe it will be here tomarrow.

10 December 2006

New links...

So I went through this morning, and added some of my favorite places to shop links. All yarn of course. Over time, I may add other things, but right now YARN YARN YARN and more yarn.

My favorite has to be Stick Chick Designs! Jennifer is awesome and amazing. Very easy and wonderful to work with. So please check her out!

And now I must return to my regularly scheduled insane weekend day!

08 December 2006

Busy Busy life.....

This holiday season is trying to kick my very large butt. Jack has not been officaly laid off as of yet, but he has not worked in over a week. I just love when this happens at christmas. On top of him having the crapiest year of work ever, the lay off comes nice and early. He did file for his unemployment benifites yesterday. But they switched their weeks around. So instead of a 2 week check we are only going to get a 1 week check before christmas. As if that is not stressful enough. I have not been able to work solidly at my work from home job, bc we are having problems with noise on our phone line, which causes my dsl connection to drop off and me to drop calls. And well work does not appreciate when my computer randomly hangs up on customers. So right now we are gettting buy on a little bit of savings and the extra money i get from teaching classes at the beadstore. Which i would not be doing if i didn't have too. Between trying to work from home and the bead store (just lost my internet connection right now at 8.15 am.) I feel like i am constantly on the run. Which makes for a very grumpy kaytm.

We also have decided not to do personal gifts for christmas this year. We are all getting each other things to face lift the kitchen. Jack is currently painting the cabniets and ceiling since well he has time. And I think i am going to be able to either purchase some counter tops or flooring for christmas. Mom got us pots and pans for our wedding present. so things will look new in there soon enough. I should get in there and take a before picture. In other christmas news I am waiting on my knit picks yarn to get here, so well i can knit some presents up. My questinos is why does it take 5+ days for a box to get here from OHIO?!?!?! I could drive to where it was shipped from and home at least 4 or 5 times before it will get here! :( Acording to mapquest it is 266.42 miles that is a 4 hour drive... not bad. i hate dealing with shipping things. *sigh*

OK I need to start my day, I have to unknot a skein and teach classes so i will talk to everyone later.

05 December 2006

this is what i find.

I was lucky not to find what Sock Porn did http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/ . But I did walk into this sunday afternoon.