Friday, February 29, 2008

Post in Progress ...with links!

Fun contest: check it out!!

Also for fun go visit this bloggers post contest:

Fun contest, i have to help promote this one! A st paddy's day yarn o rama! Go check it out if you love yarn or roving! Let her know "murphy" sent you!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Busy Big Post! Cause I've Been Lazy!!

K, talk about dumb. The other night i spent so much time on the computer loking for a knitting abbreviation. PO ... Purl over? No, that would be SKO or PSSO . Hmmm, could not find it anywhere! Of course it was the new Eyelet cardi pattern i was starting and i had just drank a super yummy drink concoction hubby had just made me (which had a total of 5 measley shots). Finally hubby comes over to look over my shoulder and says, "Hon, that would be a 0 not a O" For size medium, Purl ZERO! Dense, dumb dumb dumb. Then last night i did another, lets not entirely decipher what we read and ripped another 5 rows out this morning. I think so far i am about even on the knit and the rip ratio.

But, i have lots of fun pics for you! Catching up on mailings i have received over the past few weeks.

Received from my wonderful dishcloth swapbot pal:

Received from When Angels Fall's contest. Can you say cute! I am excited to try a pair of toe up socks! Hmmm, where did that choc go? OOps, where is my daughter!

This was from my wonderful Hot Cocoa Doldrums Swapper! So wonderful! I have not decided for sure what i want to make yet but am loving the other goodies, and what a cute buddy! The kitten has not been named yet, but then the stray who adopted us is simply named 'stalker kitty".

Kitty on the v-day tulips from the spa owner!

Off to go see about another drink and to pick up my knitting again!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

DUH......this is my brain after taxes! + contest links

K, short and sweet. I have taken pics but after 6 hours of getting all paperwork ready yesterday (personal, home, business , etc) and now this evening coming home from work, going to work out for 30 minutes, then helping hubby finish dinner...the yummy drink hubby bribed me with to do taxes, lol, and doing taxes .... i am braindead! Will post pics of some wonderful packages i got the other day from swaps and secret cocoa pal!( Loving them by the way) Oh, i said that already didn't i ?? I was so dense i even took an earlier ferry than necessary this morning! 2 days left of the week for me, then skiing sunday again, yeah! Good news: now that taxes are filed i will have fun money for vegas next month!! {big smile} Later all! May try and knit a bit, could be dangerous though!

Links: check it out knitters!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Skiing and Dishcloth Q #5

The Q: If money were no object, and the day was just perfect - not to hot, not too cold, sun shining, slight breeze - how would you spend a perfect day out that had been given to you in the middle of a cold and blustery winter?

The answer: see skiing below. Fit into all the above question categories and would gladly repeat anytime.

Well, after 20 years (literally) hubby and i outfitted up and hit the slopes. Dear daughter went snowboarding. This mtn snow was the most snow she has ever seen and she loved it! Aside from sore knees and muscles she didn't know existed she had a blast. Hubby and i were so happy to be back on a mtn. We both did so much skiing growing up, i was threatened to be kept back from school each year for missing so much to go skiing. This was such a blast, reminded me a bit of our diving adventures. Was such a nice physical day! Here are a few pics!

Just a view of the mtn trail, this one was fun to ski!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chowder, Bugs and Yarn Porn....ahhh life!

Hey there! Been a little busy to hook the camera to the computer, lol, ok really i have been tired and too lazy to go hunt down the cable in my daughters room! It's that time of the month where I start feeling like a beached whale and all lovely and bloated which so helps with the mood! (I know you ladies know what i mean)

I was suprised at how many people do not like chowder! I did figure that new england would prevail over manhattan but wow! You would not have done well growing up where i grew up! Chowder is a staple of life in northern new england, i think we are weened off the formula with it!

Contest link:
tell her i sent you!! When reading a pattern chart i use a post it to mark my spot on the row as i knit, then after the return on the row is knit i highlight the knit row. Easy to walk away and find my spot again!

contest link: tell her i sent you! Great book giveaway!

A little late but better than never! My xmas cactus bloomed! I think it is the first time it has bloomed since i got it. Purty aint it?

This is the organic cotton i picked up the other day, along with the buttons and pattern for the lacy cardigan. I hoped to have it for vegas next month but realistically....don't see that happening! I will enjoy it though, a great year round piece! Real purty!

This is a SCARY picture! My dear daughter and her new car. It found it's way here yesterday.She only just started drivers ed last night but will be 16 at the very beginning of June. We got a great deal on this and it was her dream car, so could not pass it up. Plus it is PAID FOR !! SMile, no financing on it which i so hoped to avoid. Of course this is why i am broke now. lol.

Had to share this one. I am sure it will make some "idiot" episode on tv some day. Apparently just down the road from the spa at a night deposit drop box at the bank yesterday an 18 year old girl was making the deposit after her work shift ended. Some how she accidently dropped her meth into the drop box. Now bad as that is she actually went into the bank to see if she could get it back. I have not heard all the details yet, the tv crews were outside of the bank today filming their stories for the evening news. This will just make our small town look even more "stupider" than it's reputation already was. Oh well, had to laugh though.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I got tagged!

Christy b tagged me:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have a moderate case of OCD, most people who do not spend hours a day with me at work or home would not know this. Although in my profession it is a plus!

2. I grew up in a seriously small town in a trailer park and a farm before that. Our high school was made up of 13 towns combined and our class had only 135 students.

3. I sing lead vocal in an alternative rock band.

4. That i love asparagus but cannot really stomach brussel sprouts. I will always eat my veggies before the rest of my meal.

5. That i really feel like i am anti-social but get along well with almost everyone and have always worked with lots of people, in customer service oriented careers.

6. That i did not eat meat for more than half the years i have been alive.

7. That one day i may be a punker, a yuppie, a granola girl, a chic sophistocate all depending on my mood but i am most happy in shorts, a flannel shirt and hiking boots out in the woods!

christy b
knit and fall back in it

Friday, February 8, 2008

Winter Doldrums Q#4

Q: Defeat the Winter Doldrums" for some of us we get the doldrums and others don't. For the ones who get doldrums what helps you get rid of them? For the ones who don't get the doldrums, what helps you keep them away?

You know, this is only the third "winter" I have had in almost 20 years, so i still look at winter a bit differently. We have been in Hawaii where winter just means brown/more rain. Right now we have not had snow but have had it could snow weather. I am sick of this tease...can take spring now if it isn't going to be white. So when i get the winter blues i start planning for spring, seed catalogs, seeds..what to plant in the garden, reading books on long distance hiking, starting to get backpacking food ready, dehydrated, packaged, looking at patterns and fabrics for a few new summer pieces, knitting something for summer...these usually help me get over the blues, and in a way keep them from even coming!

A sweater for your ....... !!!!

This is just adorable! I do not know how i missed that issue of the Stranger! If you are a knitter, if you like fun, kwirky, ...just go check it out, lol!

towards the end of the day today it was quiet as a couple had cancelled their services. I got "dragged" into getting a choc-rasp sugar body scrub. Yum! And i feel so soft, lol!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

A cute contest on LOVE and see chowder!

Not much today, went back to the old salon and had my hair done, fresh cut and color! So in the next few weeks i will take my girlfriend out to lunch as a thank you seeing she will not take money from me (we have been trading for 2 years now). Aside from being good and working out...Oh! I did pick up some yarn and a pattern. Organic cotton, beautiful sage! I'll post the pic tomorrow, my daughter has my card reader, smile. Must be downloading songs to her phone!

One more day to vote for your chowder of choice!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Job! My commute...the foot ferry!

Yup, i have survived the week so far. Is kind of relaxing as at the beginning of my day and the end of the day i have a ten minute foot ferry ride across the sound. Of course yesterday we had hail and today was colder! It makes for a nice day's end though and there are some interestingly nice folks on board, a few really plain interesting as well!

Kitty is upset as the dog stripped the fur off her catnip wobble mouse today. It is still a wobble but naked! I cannot find even a shred of purple fur anywhere! Guess i'll find it in the yard later.

Lol, as of right now 8:17pm it is snowing quite hard out! YEAH!! A man on the ferry and i were talking about how cold it felt and how it smelled like snow..ok, folks laugh at me but i can usually smell snow..and i was right today! (brushing knuckles across shirt, still got it!)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Topic 3 Dishcloth winter doldrums!

Ok, a pic here would be super boring! I buy my dishcloth yarn usually by the pound cone and i have a few lying around. I did just locate a shop 2 weeks back that carries a much larger variety of yarns for dishcloths, so plan on a trip back there soon! My needles are just plain old straight 8's. I sometimes will use my harmony circs if my wrist is bugging me but otherwise...good old hand me down needles!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The simplest post ever!

Go Patriots!!! Ok, i'm, a Packers fan but by marriage and location support the Seahawks as well but by birth and growing up have the Patriots at heart as well. So lucky for me I still do have someone to root for in the Bowl this year! Have a great sunday all!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Some contest links...mellow saturday!

A great cause! Check out this contest that helps others who cannot help themselves!

this one has some beautiful pics with a fab prize!

anniversary post contest:

A fun contest knitters will love with the cutest ever sheep bag!

another fun one!

and another for yarn lovers!:

a fun one with guesses needed!

Saturday is for being a bum and knitting. Still in pj's. Our guitar player is supposed to be coming by to practice a little. Not motivated to head into the shower. Sometimes i just do not feel like getting wet! Finished the book The Friday Night Knitting Club. Very good read!