31 January 2007

I will distract you....

Ok so since the original Jaywalkers have met the frog pond, and I don't have pics of the ones that I am working on now. The yarn does not photograph nice with my camera... I will distract you with a couple of pictures...

First we have titled this one I LOOOOOOOVE POPSICLES!

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Maggie on ocassion under very close supervison will get a popsicle.. Last night was an ocassion. It cracks me up how excited she gets!

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And finally a pic of our Cassidy puppy... The incredible chewing/puking dog. Who has been mentioned for each of those things in my archive.

I hope my distraction has worked well....More knitting knews soon.

28 January 2007

A couple of FO's and a UFO

A friend of mine from college and her wife just adopted a new baby on monday. And since I have been a bad blog reader as of late... I didn't have anything prepared to send. So I whipped these up yesterday.
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Using the barefoote (i think that is the name, same company as lambs pride) rock and roll colorway! Come on tell me what baby of 2 very out and proud ladies doesn't need her own rainbow socks! I love them! I am thinking i need to make my self a matching pair.

I also finished up a pair of socks for me yesterday.
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Just some Lion Brand Magic strips there. not my fave yarn in the world but it doesn't make a bad sock. I just wish it came in more colors.

And then I casted on my first Jaywalker EVER!!!!
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I know I know no zig zagging as of yet. But it will be coming soon. That is Regia yarn. First time I have worked with it we will see how i like it.

21 January 2007

Bear Down Chicago Bears.....

All right everyone in NW Indiana and Chicago look out your windows.... are you seeing this great and wonderful "Bears Weather". the nosw is beautiful and it just keeps coming down!!!! The game isn't till this evening, but I still can't wait. Jack and I went out with friends last night and did not get in to 3.00 so i had about 3.5 hours of sleep. I am so going to nap before the game. Just have to wait until i am done with my work at home gig this morning....

17 January 2007

Piddleloop Swag

Let me just say I love the piddleloop sewing team! Jen and Wendy are amazing! And well I haven't even met Wendy! I saw Jen at SNB tonight and she had in hand my bag of swag with her.

First I must apologize to Jen for the bad pictures but my camera sucks!

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That is my small project bag as they call it. I call it "here fishy fishy fishy". Let me say I LOVE it!

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This is the inside of my bag, I love the lining also! Notice my self striping sock already in there.

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The small 4x6 matching fishy fishy fishy pouch. And a small little bag notions bag maybe, I need to ask Jen what that is for. But it is more monkey's and i love monkey's. You will also see my headbands in the background. I totaly was not planning on these.. but jen is a head band pusher... LOL j/k. They were in the bag with the bobby pin things I asked for. And I couldn't help but look.

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And the bobby pin things that started it all. when I talked to jen 2 weeks ago about getting some stuff... This was all I had planned on. LOL What can I say I am a sucker for handmade stuff!

Piddleloop Go Check it out!

Whistle while you work.....

Ok so while I am logged into my work, when i have down time, i knit! Yay! But besides knitting I also have been listening to streaming tv, i never really watch tv. My latest obssion is the show Hero's. yes I know I am about a million years behind on this wave, but i love it. Kind of x filey, kind of not. My problem is that in the past 2.5 weeks I have managed to watch all of the episodes and well there won't be another new one posted for like another week. What am I going to do???? Yes I have my knitting but i need to multi task at all times!!!! YIKES!

In other news 1 pair of socks done, Moms purple ones. And yesterday I battled the toe up socks, and I won. Well I won so far. I am not to the point of the heel yet.

14 January 2007

non-knitting, but I had to get it out.

As some of you know all of my life my dad sang in either a barbershop chorus, quartet or both. And with that Gwen and I were raised at what is fondly refered to as "barber brats". This group of people honestly became extended family to us. I have about a million non-related "uncles".

this afternoon as I was logging off of work, my mom called. I didn't answer the first time, but when she called right back i did answer. Jack, a long time friend and lead in many of my dad's quartet had passed away this morning. And it honestly caught me off guard. And it shouldn't have. Over christmas his battle with prostate cancer had gotten to the point of just pain management. They went ahead and put him into hospice. But he was still having good days. And when I went to visit he made me laugh and giggle like he always did. And he even got Maggie to sit still long enough to tell her the story of rindercella.

To hear that he was gone today was honestly just a smack over the head and i have still not absorbed it. My heart is broken, I will forever miss my Uncle Jack. but even more I am sad that Maggie will not know him. He lived a wonderful life and has 3 grown kids, and multitudes of grandchildren. And he was a very loved man. He will be very missed.


(As told by Archie Campbell)

Once upon a time in a corn foundry there lived a geautiful birl and her name
was Rindercella. Now Rindercella lived with her mugly other and two sad
blisters. Also in this same corn foundry there lived a pransome hince, and
this pransome hince was going to have a bancy fall and he'd invited people
for riles amound especially the pich reople. Now Rindercella's mugly other
and her two sad blisters went to town to buy some dancy fesses for the
bancy fall, but Rindercella couldn't go cause all she had to wear were some
old ruddy dags. Finally the night of the bancy fall arrived and Rindercella
couldn't go so she just crank down and shried. And she was sitting there
shrieing when all of the sudden there appeared before her, her gay
mudfather and he touched her with his wagic mand and there appeared
before her a kig bulch and hix white sorces to take her to the bancy fall,
and he said -- "Rindercella, be sure and be home before midnight or I'll
purn you into a tumpkin!" Wh
and Rindercella spaced down the rairs and just as she beached the rottom
she slopped her dripper! The next day this pransome hince went all over
this corn foundry looking for the geautiful birl who had slopped her dripper.
They finally came to Rindercella's house, and he tried it on the mugly other
and it fidn't dit. Then he tried lt on the two sisty uglers and it fidn't dit an
then he tried it on Rindercella and it fid dit! It was exactly the sight rize!
And so they were married and lived heavenly after happily. Now the storal
of the mory is: if you go to a bancy fall and you want a pransome hince to
lell in fove with you -- don't forget to slop your dripper!

Things that are created when I am bored....

So while I was "working" this morning, I started to think about my stash. And how I really should sort some of it out. Go through, get rid of some of the yarns that were purchased before I discoverd the LYS. Some acrylic, some not. And so what do I do? Yup I run off to Yahoo to start a purging group.

So come on all you little Fiber Addicts join and start selling, trading, or giving... You know you want too... Just follow the link. Stash Purge.

10 January 2007

WIP Wen....

And I even have photo's today. Let me say in the new year I am really enjoying knitting. Not that i didn't enjoy it before. But Christmas kind of got to me. Right now I don't have a mass amount of UFO's. And 2 of my projects are for me me me. Not to mention the KAL on fiber freaks this month is Socks! And we all know that i just love a pair of socks. I think it is because they are fast for me. Anyway here have a few pics.

These are the only things that I have going for someone else. A pair of socks for mom. They are knit picks purple tweed. I am loving how this yarn is knitting up so much that I don't even want to part with these. Good thing I have some Grey Tweed in the stash.

These are the Very Tall Socks from Knitty. They are going to be great to wear if I ever really get them done. At least I have them casted on to fit me and have figured out all the decrease math. Got to love us thick thighed girls.

Does it look like a sweater yet. Let me tell you it will soon, I promise. I had the hardest time picking the yarn for this sweater. I am naturaly drawn to grey's for sweaters so all of my sweaters are that color. So I decided to go with my favorite color avacado green!!!!! yummy!

So that is where I am at right now more updates to follow soon.

09 January 2007

fried fried fried....

My new computer that was a birthday present, since the old one died in the horrible storm in august. Is now.... DEAD. Computer doc was able to pull the memory out for us to use when we get a new desktop. But it was not able to be saved otherwise. And to think I just got it working the way I liked it. *le sigh*.

In knitting news still working on my tall socks, yes i picked them back up. And currently working on my sweater for me. I am honestly have a great time knitting this sweater. I get most of the work done on it in the morning while i am doing my work from home gig.

Other then that not much to post. Our camera is MIA! so I don't have any pics to post at this time. As soon as it is found, I will be posting more. But for now I am going to go and put my sleepy head to bed.

07 January 2007

can you smell the eletric frying

The electronics in our family room fried sometime on saturday night. Desktop computer won't power up. PS2 will not power up. Cable box will not power up. We still aren't sure what happened. but right now i am on the crappy ass laptopl where i spend most of my time proofreadaing since it adds random letters as i am typing. Rather then proof read tonight I am just going to let you guys see waht i am talking about. Going to take the computer to the doc tomarrow to see if it can be saved. *cross your fingers for me*

PS I have about 2.5 inches on the sweater done.

03 January 2007

WIP Wen.

Only one thing of importance to report.... I CASTED ON MY FIRST SWEATER!!!!! I knit a few rounds also. thank you Erin for suggesting the Zimmerman book. Reading it just made a light go off in my head and say "wow i was really trying to make this too hard!"
Anyway I have SNB tomarrow so I will be taking it to work on. Straight Stockinet Stitch for a million rounds can make a woman insane. So I shall go insane in the company of friends.