04 December 2007

I'm making socks!!!!!

That is right, Crazies!!! I am making socks. I took Kelly's sock class at www.chixwithstixknitting.com. I picked out the Fruit something color in Jitterbug, but then, I saw the Sahara. So, I cast this on first. So, here it is. Isn't it pretty???

02 December 2007

Thank you, Melanie (Secret Pal 11)

My secret pal sent me the reveal package, and let's just say, I am very well spoiled. :)
This huge over 7 lb box came all the way from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
filled to the brim with goodnes...? CHECK
And these are the goodies. :) Melanie (http://web.mac.com/melanieostmo/) sent me a very cool pattern book, 6 skeins of wool in my favorite colors, warm animal print slipper socks, a hot cocoa cup and Candy Apple lotion and soap from B&BW. There was a lovely note, and truly, she outdid herself. I love it. Thank you so much!!!

If you wanna hear God laugh, tell him your planes.

When life is most chaotic is when I try to be far more organized. However, you know what they say about the best laid plans. For all who are curious, I am okay. Life is going pretty well, and I have no major news. Just really busy with work and going home to Ohio more often to visit the family. In case I haven't blogged it yet, Jeff and I broke up in early October (I think.). I now live in Evanston, and yes, we are still friends. We were just two really great people who weren't on the same track. I am going to post pictures and such of the past month and try to get you all caught up on my life.

Be prepared to be bored. ;)

Me at work eating candy cane sticks... Yummy!!!

11 November 2007

left over pictures from Ohio

Eric and I went to the Air Force Museum. Still very interesting.. Make sure you were shoes that fit.
I'm short.
GiGi in my cute buckled heels...
not the greatest angle
Mom and me at the VFW post...

Yarn purchases from yesterday... Chix with Stick ROCK!!!

Misti Alpaca (Isn't it pretty???)
Malabrigo Worsted
Jitterbug for my first pair of socks...
a finished project... This is my scarf for winter... I probably should have made it thicker and longer, but I think it's gorgeous!
Debbie Bliss on sale!!! And I got it in cream, too!
800 yards of Rayon Boucle (Bless you, Laura, for winding this!!!)
Blue Sky Alpaca
Blue Sky Alpaca
Blue Sky Alpaca

So, this is where I have been!!!

I went to Indy and hung out with an old friend. We went to the Indy Zoo and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kiss the bricks... I'm quickly becoming a NASCAR fan. It's far more interesting than I originally thought.
While we were in Indy, I got my ears pierced for 2nd holes again. It's been a long time (since pre-Navy) that I had them.
When I came back though, my amazing pal sent this amazing package. Thank you so much. I truly have a pal who knows what I love. I got two gorgeous skeins of Cascade Heathers. An amazing amount of candles that I love love love. Some of my favorite candy in the world. Cute toys for the kitties and more... I really love the sock book and the needles. I signed up to take a sock class next month, and I can hardly wait. Thank you again, Pal. Sorry for the delay in posting. It's been crazy.
Then, last weekend, I had to leave suddenly the Thursday before for Dayton. We had gotten some bad family news. The good news is that I got to see my nieces as well as the rest of the fam and Eric. This is GiGi and me at Mom's. She is getting so big.
This is Madison. I can't believe she'll be 10 in a few weeks. She wants Moon Shoes for her birthday. I'm not sure what it is, but I guess I'll be looking that up in the next week. So, on Tuesday, I drove back. I was crazy behind at work. So, I sepnt 3 days trying to get caught up. Felt sick on Friday, but I pulled through. I spent yesterday shopping for yarn and knitting. Pictures to follow in the next post.

08 November 2007

Go fast! Knit left!

I have been missing in action. It has just been a rough and terrible yet fun and exciting past month. I promise that I have updates. It is just going to take me a little bit longer. Sorry, Guys.... Tomorrow, I promise.

21 October 2007

Then and Now

This napkin ring is the first knitted item I took a picture of. :)
The Booga Bag pre-felt... Isn't it pretty?

17 October 2007

Scavenger Hunt

Made by Ansley

Quidditch Round 3

1. What was the name of the book Dumbledore left for Hermione in his will?
a. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
2. Whose sign was on Xenophilius Lovegood's chest?
d. Grindewald
3. Was October 30, 1980 the night that Lilly and James Potter died?
b. No
4. What's another name for the Elder Wand?
a. Deathstick
5. Whose Potterwatch code name was 'Rodent'?
d. Fred
6. What was so special about the peacocks at the Malfoy Manor?
d. They were all white
7. Who does Harry say was "probably the bravest man I knew?"
a. Snape
8. What thing was Lockhart giving Hagrid advice about getting out of a well?
b. Kelpies
9. What was the occupation of Colin Creevey's father?
d. Milkman
10. Which Professor of Hogwarts was a dueling champion when he was young?
a. Flintwick

My fab Harry Potter Swap Box!!!!

I've never knitted socks, and I've wanted to. I love Harry Potter, and I joined a Harry Potter Sock Kit Swap!!! Sandy, my pal, is a Gryffindor. I got her box while I was in Ohio, but I finally opened it yesterday. Thank you so much, Sandy. You are amazing.
2 GORGEOUS skeins of Knit Picks Memories in Yukon.
Harry Potter Post-Its - I love love love them. A gauge measuring tool and some yummy chocolate mixes...
I own sock patterns!!! How freaky cool!!!
Pepper is a bit sad. No toys for him this time. He has enjoyed the box though.
This had to have been the coolest wrapping paper. Too cute. I love the bag, too.
Knit Picks 0 DPN's, cute soap and candy....

And the bag!!! Yummy!

11 October 2007

I won a gift certificate for my FAVORITE OHIO yarn store, Fiberge!!!

Thank you to all who voted for me in the contest for this picture. I won a $50 gift certificate which I will be using on Saturday!!! I even have a project in mind. :) Thanks so muc!!!

05 October 2007

photo hunt

Harry Potter Quidditch Round 2

1-c. A teacup
2-b. Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones
3-a. Aunti Muriel's house
4-c. Barny
5-b. A lynx
6-d. Gillywater
7-a. Gwenog Jones
8-b. Hippogriff
9-b. Magenta
10-d. Devon