Friday, July 25, 2008

A Quickie pimp and update

Apparently mom is all right, have yet to speak with her and they have no internet, cable etc (but cell phones work!) and her boss told me today everyone is allright, so yeah!

Flat yarn? check it out and you may get to try some: (tell them turtle sent you)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What the ??? In New Hampshire??!!??

what the ???? I remember as a kid once having a tornado come through the valley in new hampshire and being a little freaked as we lived iin a trailer park at the time...and we all know how tornados love to eat trailer parks! Well just after getting home from work today my father in law called me to see if my mom was ok. Huh??? What?? I had just gotten off the phone with hubby who is still in northern northern , did i say northern canada. Apparently they had tornados and storms in new hampshire today, check out the pics: Tornado pics: and pics of the storms aside from the tornados: I have yet been able to get ahold of my mom, but i do not want to call her just now as it is almost 11 pm there and the storms look to have been about 40 minutes south of her, but in the morning!!! i will be calling. again, in new hampshire! Well, off to make a drinkie, been a long day and tomorrow and saturday will both be just as long! sigh, i just want to sit and knit!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

an awesome link

check it out!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

well, no grams left

...aside from my hubby's gram that i do think of as my own after close to 20 years! But a sad note, my mom called me the other day and let me know my aunt (dads sister) had left her a message on her machine. i knew right away why she called as she has not called or anything since i did not sign over the rights to my dad's estate to her, somehow she felt like everything was meant to go to her???? I don't know. the last 3 years we have had both my grandmothers, my grandfather, my step-grandfather, my husbands aunt...i think that is all....pass away. So many years with no family members leaving and then all at once, or so it feels. This was the gram that sadly i had not been too close with these past dozen years due to situations of both distance and with my dad. But she was a classy lady who lived in white shorts (with pantyhose) and always had her hair colored black and done just so (she was a former cosmetologist) and bright red lipstick. She loved big chunky silver and turquoise jewelry, and made the best vegetable dishes from her garden...and she loved her horses! RIP gram, may you have peace and be safe with daddy and gramps.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some Q's answered: A bit o me revealed!

1.) How long have you been knitting?
Just about 2 and a half years ago. I was in the process of going through my state exams and my mom taught me the easy fuzzy scarf to keep me busy and stress free.

2.) How long have you been knitting socks?
This coming sept will be 2 years. I so love knitting socks, they are one easy thing for me to take to work and do when it is slow.
3.) What do you do with a problem like Maria? Hmmmm, an ant hill, some honey...

4.) What is your all time favorite sock yarn? I do not have just one, i seriously like trying new yarns and blends as this is half the fun!

5.) Toe Up or Cuff Down? I am still on my first toe up, so as of now i must say, cuff down.

6.) What's your favorite color (this week or for all time)? I love greens and purples but admit to loving turquoise and brown together and purple and orange combo.

7.) Do you have a pet(s)? i have a good old golden retiriever, Ocean Myst and a kitty who adopted us Stalker Kitty

8.) Babies: Oven Roasted or Barbecued?

Lol, bar b que'd!

9.) Besides socks what is your favorite type of thing to knit?
i have been really enjoying lace patterns and fingerless gloves as of late!

10.) What's your favorite scent? I am around scents all day in the spa. My fav's are vanilla, and citrus , fruity scents. They wake you up!

11.) What music are you really loving right now? Like a song or a band? The Dresden Dolls

12.) How many pairs of socks have you hand knit?
About 23

13.) What's your favorite treat? Salty or Sweet? Lol, kettle Korn falls into both of those categories!

14.) What was the most interesting thing you smelled yesterday. Not good or bad necessarily, just the thing that stuck out most so that you actually took notice of it. A dessert dip a friend brought over to nibble on. Very rich! it was a blend of cream cheese and brown sugar, i think that was it but it smelled like a heavenly birthday cake when blended with a bit of apple or strawberry!

15.) Needles - DPN's: Wooden, metal or plastic?
Usually wooden

16.) What is your favorite sock pattern that you've knit? What do you recommend?
The basic sock pattern i learned in the sock class i took.

17.) The last Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island who would you want with you, what knitting would you want with you and would you ever want to leave?

I'd want my honey, for a project though, a really big cotton throw of some kind, it would keep me busy and be useful after! I may never want to leave as i am also used to being away from others in the woods and love it! But can we have a sheep and a spinning wheel too?

Friday, July 11, 2008

not a creative title at all

hey all, been not to busy with work this week but busy enough, that's ok though as after the last 3-4 weeks a bit slower with the nice weather suits me fine! hubby is getting ready for his canada work trip which will take him away for the next 3-4 weeks, bummer, but the mooulah will be nice. i have taken pic's and will get off my lazy butt and post later! Did finish the cotton bathmatt yesterday and am making a wine sweater cozy as we are having friends over tomorrow night and it will be put to good use!


Stitch n pitch contest:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

a special summer memory and a pimp

As kids it seems we would disappear as soon as the sun came up and not return till sundown, or to replenish on food! The town i grew up in was very small, your best friend was your kindergarten teachers grandson, your mom delivered everyones mail, no one locked their doors. We would spend the majority of our days at the river jumping off the big rock aptly named "big rock", body surf down the current, soak up the sun....nibble berries along the riverbanks, kind of a scene out of some older fashioned movie although it was not that many years ago!! Those memories are my special summer memories.

pimp: check out this blogiversary !!

also, fab, check out their bowls as well!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A quiet post....lots of tequila after a full long day! Question #3 (or is it #4??)

K, sorry. no knitting this evening as it has been a long ass week.i can't complain really as my check will be nice and with all the increases in life right now (gas, groceries, a teen now in college and junior year high school simultaneously)but my neck and back.....ouch! Today was a typical day lately, 5 pedicures (classics, sigs, and spas), 1 polish change, 1 manicure and a staff meeting. Yesterday i also had an eyelash extension set as well as a gel fill. the margarita helps ease the pain, or numbs it very nicely, smile.but of course drunk knitting is not worth it, you frog more than you knit! So....for tonight....

The Q : Here's this week's topic: Go check out one other person's blog who's answered some of the weekly topics.. find someone you have something in common with, who posted a really cool cloth pattern, or who 'calls' to you for some other reason, and post about them on your blog sharing why!

I chose:

What attracted me to this blogger first off was her knitting the green market bag. I had recently finished one myself and though not difficult was very time consuming and boring truly. Yes, i may make more for function but not enjoyment, though a new pattern may be all that is needed. i am still crusising through her blog but enjoying the read and pics and finding more things we share aside from just the eco interests!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

off to work but pimping a bit!

number one:

number two: (let them know turtle sent you)

number three: