23 October 2007

yet another i am alive post....

I am still alive! My brother in law is currently living with us.. so my world has flipped upside down. My mom came to town last weekend. and I got to learn to spin on a real wheel a little. Wow i am one with the over twist! but it was fun. And she tell me to feel free to use the wheel at the house in porter. I fink i will be hanging out there more often. maybe it will be my sunday hide from football place.

this sunday i did make Lesa's Corn Chowder. And now I must tell everyone you HAVE TO MAKE THIS! It is to die for. Jack even liked it, and he doesn't believe soup can be a meal. I am still working on my sleeve for the emerald sweater. I know i should knit fast then this but well it just isn't happening lately. There will be an etsy update soon. I have some ornaments ready to go in... and some sweater clips that you guys have not yet seen. That is if we can keep Jen from buying them before I post them. Jen was at least kind enough to take some pics for me. Clicky the link and see. they are towards the bottom of her blog :)

ok now i must take my leave.. i have a house to clean, a dog to was, and a sweater to knit!

Now playing: Portishead - Only You
via FoxyTunes

12 October 2007

Just a little note to let you all know that i am alive. Just dealing with life as it is flying at me. My brother in law will be here on saturday to turn my world upside down for an undetermined length of time. I have not gotten much knitting done, or even beading. Just lots of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Lots of running maggie around and doing things. Jack is currently doing sidework, so he is home a lot more then usual. and always seems to be wanting to know what ia m doing. lol. I am hoping that his brother will be a good distraction for him.

In other news, we are getting a new high efficency furnace, in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it will cause our NIPSCO (natural gas) bill to go down. I have a true loathing for nipsco. but that is a rant for the day that i get next months bill.

02 October 2007

become a vegan starter kit....

Ok so I can get on board with being a vegitarian... and I can get on board with being vegan, or so I thought. It isn't for me, i like meat.. but if you want it for you go ahead. I can understand how animals raised for food are not always treated well, and then are slaughtered and such. And how leather is also cruel.... but this morning on one of my free stuff alerts there is a vegan starter kit....

"Free Vegan Starter Kit
If you have been considering going the vegan route, learn a little bit more, this starter kit comes with information on how animals suffer for meat, dairy, eggs and seafood, how meat eating affects the environment, the myth of free-range, what's wrong with leather and wool, vegan recipes, and free stickers. You may also request a free copy of Meet Your Meat."

Ok what is wrong with wool!!!!!!!!! nothing! From the friends of mine that i have met through my mom, who raise sheep for wool, goats, and even fluffy wuffy bunnies. All of these animals, must be "cleaned", "groomed" or "sheered" because if we as owners and lovers do not do these things, they will do it to them self. Which then inturn causes them to digest their fleece, and it will form wool block in their digestive system. In essence the fleece will get wet, and warm and start to felt, blocking any food or nutrition from getting into their system. It is like a cat's hair ball on the millionth level! I am seriously thinking about contacting the sight and asking them how they came up with the idea that wool is bad. Oy!

ok rant over!

(hey look i ranted about something other then silly tv shows.)

01 October 2007

lets see what i got done on sunday...

ornaments are clickin' along. I just need to figure out a price for them.

That one only has one of mine in it. The very front one. the rest Sherrill made. I have 4 done so far though. :)