Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This jury ROCKS!

Here's the whole story:;_ylt=AkRWUFb5AdBLIw3nQdzr2xys0NUE

I am really not sure where this church gets their information, I have read His book and in it God CLEARLY speaks AGAINST hating ANYBODY.


Brandon and Madeline don't know anything about spreading hate, they just want to say Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Not much knitting going on around here for the last week or so. I finished the match to my left-handed Fetching and have worked a little on a sock for my sweetie.

I have had an allergy attack of unprecedented proportions so for the most part all I have done for the last week is sip cough syrup through a straw and pray for the sweet release of death. Robert claims that I have done a considerable amount of whining too, but I don't recall any of that. I've lost my voice so even if I could whine it would be unlike me to do so. He is crazy and must be making that up.

My parents are on vacation this week, a cruise of the western Caribbean with 5 other couples. They will be in Montego Bay tomorrow, Grand Cayman on Thursday and Cozumel on Friday. I am sure they are having a great time. They will be back in Galveston Sunday morning and home Sunday night or Monday.

It's back to the couch for me, with my cough syrup and tissues.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Addictions, memes and other stuff

First of all:

I was a little surprised, I would have thought it was worse than that.

Secondly, I was tagged by Julie for a book meme, it goes a little something like this:

Open the book you're currently reading to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence on the page, then tag 5 bloggers.

The book I am reading right now doesn't have 161 pages so I just opened it to a random page (page 92) of New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi and the 5th sentence is:

"Stitches with vertical compression, like slipped stitch patterns or garter stitch variations, are well suited to this pathway."

Who should I tag...hmmmm...

Emma she'll do it for sure - she LOVES her some books




Tina or as Madeline would say 'nother Tina

I tried to tag people that I hadn't tagged for anything before.

And lastly, I finished this in just a couple of hours yesterday:

Of course it is only one and I have yet to start the second one, but I was really surprised at what a quick knit this was. I am thinking that this might be a good project for the llama yarn that my oldest, er I mean, my lifelong friend gave me.

The pattern is Fetching from Knitty. It calls for a heavier yarn, the llama is a sport weight, but I think it can be done with a few adjustments.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Have you ever done anything that you had previously sworn you would never do again?

I do it all the time. I stand up in front of God and everybody and swear that I will never participate in (whatever) again. I am telling the truth when I say it, I fully intend to never do it again. It becomes a personal commandment...for a little while. Then something happens to me, I don't know what it is. I guess I just can't help myself, maybe I am weak, maybe this behavior is indicative of some sort of mental illness, I don't know.

What is it, you might wonder. Which self-imposed barrier did I crash through this time? It was the Seasilk...Seasilk and the Montego Bay Scarf. Modeled here by my youngest niece, Madeline.

The details:
Montego Bay Scarf
By Amy R. Singer
Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Knit with Handmaiden Seasilk in the Ocean colorway
Size US8 straight needles
Approximately 80" long by 10" wide

This picture better shows the details of the pattern:

Lace knitting still does not seem to come very naturally to me, but I will probably do it again. I am too hard-headed not to.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A VERY pleasant surprise

Last week I got an email from my oldest friend. I better be more clear, she is not my OLDEST friend, I have friends that are older than her, but she has been my friend longer than anyone else. We met and became fast friends when we were four years old. That's 37 years ago for those of you who are counting.

Anyhoo, so I get an email from Dana wanting to get together for lunch and we agreed on a time last Friday and we met at Local Table. The time with a dear friend and the incredible food would have been enough to make it a great afternoon, but she brought me this:

This stuff ROCKS! 200 yards of 100% Llama, sport weight. She claims that she is not a knitter, but anyone that can recognize and appreciate yarn like this has most definitely got an "inner knitter" and I am going to try my best to help her wake it up.

This is a very special yarn, given to me by a very special friend and I would like to find a very special project for it. Do any of you have any suggestions?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Noolie is pretty cool

Noolie is so cool, I think we should change her name to Noolio or LL Nool J or Nool and the Gang (wow that one came from the dead file). Not only did Noolie devote her time to walking with Betty's Boops in the Light the Night Walk to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but she raised nearly $800 by herself.

Another cool thing about that is that she had a contest and gave US prizes for helping her with her fundraising efforts. Believe me I did very little, but I still received this in the mail yesterday.

Thanks Noolie, for rewarding my little (and by little, I mean pitiful) contribution to your effort. You are the one that deserves the prizes.

Monday, October 8, 2007

If you think you're having a bad day...

You should go over to Jaye's blog and see what kind of day she had today. It was enough to make me want to slap someone and I wasn't even there! She could definitely use some happy thoughts if you have a couple to spare.

Here are the Regia silk socks I started a couple of weeks ago for my SIL:

The pattern came from a book titled Knit Socks - 15 Cool Patterns For Toasty Feet by Betsy Lee McCarthy, they are called, "Low-Roll Sporty".

We had a nice weekend, we went to the Fair, did some shopping, went to dinner with family for the P-I-T-A's birthday celebration. I hope your weekend was as pleasant.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My favorites

This is a contest for SP11. A list of my favorites:

Actor - That's tough, if I were judging solely on sexiness it would have to be Kevin Costner

Actress - Meg Ryan

Animal - Dog

Band - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Georgia Satellites, anybody classified as "Southern Rock"

Book - I don't read a lot of fiction, I like to read biographies and knitting books of course.

Bubble Bath - I like any kind of scented bubble bath

Candy - Chocolate

Color - Blue

Flower - Tulips...or Glads....maybe Irises...well, there's roses, of course...I don't know, what's not to like about a flower?

Food - Anything Mexican

Lip Balm - Beauticontrol Skinlogics Platinum Lip Protection

Lotion - I like any kind of scented lotion

Movie - Bull Durham - Kevin Costner is just too good-looking

Song - Amy's song, written, produced and performed by my husband, for me.

TV Show - My name is Earl

Vacation Spot - Any - a bad day on vacation is better than a good day at work

There you go, now you know even more about me. It's hard to have a blog and remain mysterious, ya know?

Monday, October 1, 2007

OMG I feel really old today

Today is my daughter's 24th birthday.

She was the cutest baby, she had these chubby little cheeks and the biggest, brightest smile. Her blue eyes just danced when she smiled, they still do.

She was always a very smart kid. It seems like she was born talking, and she is still talking...and talking...and talking. She has always been an over achiever when it came to school and work. She is focused, hard-working and you'll probably never meet anyone more goal-oriented. She bought her own home ALL BY HERSELF before she was 21.

She is very funny, she has always got a funny story to tell. She is good at finding the humor in the not-so-funny situations too. She is also quite a writer. I think she should start her own blog, she claims that she doesn't have time. So she works full-time and is a full-time student, I am sure that she is not doing much of anything between midnight and three a.m. She could use that time to blog, right?

So happy birthday today to my beautiful, smart, hard-working, funny, pain-in-the-ass kid.

Love you, Kate.