Thursday, September 28, 2006

And...I'm dead!!

I just got the mail, and found these:

They are pink, and they fit perfectly!! Thanks to my killer for my fantastic socks, I love them!!

Now I send off these to the next person in line to finish them for me. I got a bit done, but not as much as I hoped.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Game On!!

So, Sock Wars started on Friday! I got home, and immediately cast on. I got about an inch and a half down friday night, and then hardly touched them Saturday. On sunday evening, I knit away while watching more of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. I'm have 2 more rounds to go before I start the heel flap, and hope to get that and the turn/gusset done tonight.

Here is what I'm using:
Rowan Cash soft in a brick red color
size 6 circular

I have to say the rib is really lovely, and I can't wait to see how they look done! I've seen them on some blogs, and I think they are fantastic.

Bad news: I heard from my killer yesterday, and she is sending my socks in the mail this morning. So I shall be dead soon. But that doesn't mean I'm stopping on my socks, no way!! I'm going to get those as close to done as I can before my socks come in the mail. Talk about motivation!

Tomorrow night will be knitting free though, I'm having a Creative Memories party! I love their stuff, and can't wait to see the new things they have. Fun!!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thanksgiving in Williamsburg

We decided this year, that instead of staying home and doing more house work over thanksgiving, that we'd do a little get-away! We wanted to do something somewhat close, but not so close that being in a hotel wouldn't be worth it. At first we thought maybe Philly, but then settled on Williamsburg, VA. Close, just a few hours drive, but far enough that we'll be away from home. I can't wait! I just really need a break! It was a very long summer, without any chance for a vacation with the move and everything. I can't wait to go, and they even have an Embassy Suites there, so we're thrilled. They always have a huge breakfast and a little cocktail hour in the afternoons that are complimentary. And with 2 rooms, at bedtime, you can close kid into the bedroom, and watch TV/read in the living room area. I first got hooked on this chain in Franklin, TN when visiting my brother, but it really is ideal for traveling with young kids.

Hmmm, I wonder if there are any yarn shops in Williamsburg? Need to do some research on that one!

Monday, September 18, 2006

pics finally!!

I finally am getting around to posting many pictures I haven't gotten around to uploading yet.

First are pictures of fingerless gloves. The first (Voodoo from Knitty) is a christmas gift, the second (Fetching from Knitty) is a birthday gift for next weekend.

And this is the vest I started a while back. It ended up being way too big, so I frogged it.

This is a felted bag out of Manos. I did this one at Sunday in the Salon at Woolwinders.

This is my hat I also did at Sunday in the Salon. It's for my hubby out of bulky Cascade yarn.

And my Jaywalkers, in green and purple Lornas Laces (lime and violet...I started these way before the podcast, just a funny coincidence!)

Here are the felted mittens I made my daugheter at Sunday in the Salon, all I need to do now is add on a cuff.

And here, is the lovely yarn from Savvyminx. It's called Sweetheart, and I'm in love!!


Ok, so a few weeks ago I ordered a skein of yarn from Savvyminx. I made the stupid mistake of not paying attention, and apparently my old address was on my paypal account. So that is where it was sent. I realized my error when it hadn't arrived and the tracking number said undeliverable. I called the post office, and they had no idea what I was talking about. They said that it would be forwarded if it showed up. A few days later, I checked the tracking number and it said Delivered. When I got home, it wasn't there. I went back to the post office, and also spoke with the lady who bought our old place, and it wasn't there either. The guy at the post office seemed to think it was gone. Then today, I opened my mailbox, and IT WAS THERE!!! At first I thought it was the second one I ordered last week, but it wasn't! I knew it was the first one when the yellow forwarding label was on it. It's absolutely lovely, and I can't wait to try it out!!

pics later!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Misbehaving again.

Well, I've been trying not to spend money on yarn lately, and have failed miserably. First last sunday, it was on some yarn for my Sock Wars socks, and a hat for me, and DB Cashmerino Aran for Fetching for a gift. Then, my co-worker wanted me to go with her to Woolwinders to get yarn for a sweater that she wants to make her son. We got there, and 45 minutes later, we left and I had gotten a second skein for my Sock Wars socks (1 wasn't going to be enough), and a skein of Cherry Tree Hill that I've been wanting to try. The bad part comes in here: On my way out, I asked the owner if they would be getting a shipment of Schaefer in any time soon, because I've really wanted to try Anne. She said that it actually didn't sell well there, so she could order it for me, but they weren't carrying it. I thought about it through lunch and the car ride back to work. I then jumped to the Schaefer Yarn website, and chose 2 colorways that I liked, and e-mailed the owner to have her order it for me. The order is in, and I can't wait to receive it! I've been so bad lately. It's a good thing my hubby loves me so much!

Off to watch more of the World Series of Poker, Main Event. The suspense is killing me...who shall win??!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

choices, choices!

Ok, so I've been really bumming about missing the BNL concert in November. Yesterday, my friend (who's wedding shower it is that I have to miss it for) e-mailed me, and asked if I wanted to join her and another mutual friend in Philly a few days before to see them there. After careful consideration, I declined. It would mean leaving for Philly right after work on a thursday, getting there and seeing them, and either 1) turning around and heading back for 1 day before heading up to Buffalo for the shower, or 2) leaving right from Philly for Buffalo. The issue with that one would be I'd completely miss Stitches East. I was excited about hitting the Market on friday, and then leaving for Buffalo that afternoon. OR if I didn't miss it, I'd be so exhausted that I wouldn't enjoy it. Ever since I had my daughter, the idea of driving 2 and a half hours for a concert in the middle of the week has just become impossible. Heck, going into DC for a concert mid-week hasnt' happened either (and both Guster and They Might Be Giants have been here but we missed them). I suppose if I had more time to think about it, I would have decided to go. But unfortunately, my friend was ordering the tickets yesterday, so it's too late. Thankfully I've seen them 12 times, so it's not the end of the world.

As for photo updates, I have tons of them! I just have to get them off my camera first. I have several FO's to show off! And several of my WIPs have been frogged, since they were either not touched in over a year, and the recipient has grown, or it was coming out too big and loose (Manos vest). I have started several more projects, but most have finished, or are almost done!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Just my luck!

So, I just found out that my absolute favorite band of all time (Barenaked Ladies is coming down to DC in November. They just released a new album (in stores today, and arrived on my doorstep from Canada yesterday!) and will be on tour. What day may I ask?? November 4th! The same day as one of my best friends wedding showers in Buffalo. The same shower I have to miss most of Stitches East for. And the sad part is that she lives in Fredericksburg, and is also a huge BNL fan. I need to see the rest of the US tour schedule and see if I can squeeze in another show. I cannot miss them!! I haven't seen them in 2 years, and they put on the BEST shows! ;(

Monday, September 11, 2006

Fantastic cabled sock pattern

Chrissy, over at Knittin Mom has put up a new sock pattern, it's really beautiful, and the best part is that the proceeds go to support the Walk for Diabetes that a friend of hers is doing. I think it's a fantastic idea, and everyone who knits socks should go support this cause, and get a great sock pattern in the process.

Check it out!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Ok, I'm about to admit how pathetic I can be!

When I was in 6th grade, I had strep throat for a week. One of the big infomercials at the time was for the Food Saver, and I watched it over and over again the entire week. When Nathan and I decided to replace the freezer in the garage, one of the things we talked about was getting a Food Saver so we can buy meat and stuff in bulk to freeze. I have to tell you how excited I was to head over to Costco today and buy a Food Saver!! It's sitting here, in my living room and it's killing me not to tear it open and watch the DVD that came with it. But...alas, I have work to do and can't get to it now.

Silly how such things from your childhood make such an impression! ;)

Back from Buffalo

We drove up to Buffalo for Labor Day weekend! It was a fantastic time, filled with friends and family and food!

We got there around 11pm on thursday, which wasn't too bad! We usually leave later and get there after 1am, so this was a nice change. Friday I did some shopping with my mom, over at the Elmwood Yarn Shop, which I hadn't been to before. They had a great selection, which I took full advantage of! I ended up with a skein of Mountain Colors bearfoot, some Jawool, and some wildfoote. All of which I hadn't seen in person before, so it was a justified purchase. ;) Then I met up with an old friend from the lab where I worked during my undergrad/grad and post-grad time. It was great to catch up with her!! So much going on, but some things are still the same. After lunch, we went home and rested a bit. Dinner was one of the best parts of the trip! Nathan and I decided to head up to the Old Orchard Inn, where we got married/had our reception. I asked my mom and step father to come with us, and since my brother was in town he came too! It was a blast, the food was just as good as I remember it, and Celia had fun (even if it was just checking out the potty and eating the cinnamon rolls). After Celia was in bed, we headed out to a wine bar and had a glass. I was so tired, that I drank down my glass and begged to go home and put on jammies, so we did! And watched some old episodes of Cheers that my mom has been getting on netflix. I forgot how much I love Cheers!

Saturday I went shopping with my mom and step father, and Nathan took our daughter out to meet his parents for lunch. I had a dress shopping date for one of the upcoming weddings I'm in. Since I left a little early, I stopped for lunch, at Mighty Taco!!!! I had 2 beef and cheese tacos on a hard shell, with hot sauce and sour cream, and they were absolutely amazing! They were so much better than I remembered!! All I can say is wow! Then I headed to Davids Bridal. The dress is absolutely lovely, and we bought it then and there. I even bought it 2 sizes too big, in case I happen to end up pregnant between now and then. I'd hate to have to buy another dress just because I'm pregnant. Thankfully they strapped on the baby belly, and it worked perfectly.

Then, it was home for my uncles' birthday dinner. The kids had a blast, there are 3 total with my daughter and two cousins. They had way too much fun, it was cute to see them all running around.

Sunday was spent partly with my dad, partly relaxing and getting ready for the drive. We had breakfast with my dad, and at lunch time headed over to Teds Hot Dogs and had a foot long with cheese and Ketchup and fries with vinegar...LOTS of vinegar. It was SO incredible. THEN, dinner ended up being pizza and wings. REAL pizza and REAL wings... I think I put on all I've lost in the last 2 weeks...but it was SO worth it!!

The other great party about Saturday, was that I finished my green/purple jaywalkers!! I absolutely love them, and will post a pic soon. Now I must work!! So much to do in so little time!

On another note, Sign-ups for SP9 started last week, and go through the end of the month. Should be a blast!!! Check it out!!

yet one more swap...

I also joined the Knitters Tea Swap 2 yesterday. This will be one fun filled Fall!!