Sunday, March 21, 2010

Could it be?!?

Yes, a post two days in a row!!!

I have spent the morning trying to organize my pictures on line and I'm realizing it's been busy here!

1. Baby Girl was involved in a PSA abt saving water. Not only did they film it in the classroom (she was the well),

they also got to take a field trip to the court house to do it for the local County Commissioners.

2. #1 Son had a Trampoline-a-thon for his gymnastics class. The goal was to do as many tricks on the trampoline in 2 min.

He did 139! He came in 2nd in his class and 3rd overall.

3. One of the moms at ballet noticed I was a crafter and asked me if I did any cross stitch. Once she found out I did, she gave me this.

She knows an older woman who has lost a lot of her sight and can no longer stitch and she wanted to pass it on to somebody who would appreciate her supplies. The straw bag has lots of patterns and fabric in it and the other container holds floss. Both sides are full! What a fantastic surprise!

4. While I showed you my yarn that I'm using in Baby Girl's Wrap, I didn't show you these.

They were on clearance at Joann's and I wanted to try them.

Aren't they cool?? I haven't cast on anything with them yet, but I think they will be interesting to use when I'm watching TV.

5. It hasn't been all fun and games at Happy Acres. We've had some vandals in the area and a couple of Saturdays ago, we were woken up by a cop telling us to come check out our van.

We were one of 3 or 4 in the area that had been hit that night. There were some a couple of weeks prior and we found out yesterday that there were more this past wknd too. What made that mess?

A marble! Apparently they have a paint ball gun and are shooting out windows as they cruise the neighborhood. We don't have room in the garage to park in there, but we do park closer to the house now. They seem to only go after the cars close to the road. Easier access for their marbles to hit.

6. Thankfully when this happened we weren't having weather like this.

It's been really rainy and this was a really bad storm that passed thru. As you can see the entire front yard was flooded. What's good abt living in a sandy area is that 20 min later the majority of the water is gone.

Come back soon. I should have the quilt show and our trip to Bok Tower up this week.

So there you have it. Add in a few other things that didn't get documented with pictures and that has been the past month. Hmmmmm, so for those people who are in ruts or are bored out of their minds, please tell me how you do it?? I could use a bit of boredom right abt now.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Inching Along on a Saturday Night

So here I am with less than 10 days to go and this is what I've done so far.


I haven't given up on it though. I plan on working on it for the rest of the night. I've got a couple of movies saved on DVR that will be perfect for a night of knitting (and knitting and knitting!)

This wrap has gone thru a few changes. I originally planned on using a pattern from a baby blanket which meant that if I wanted it to look right, I needed to work it across the LONG way, which explains the 350+ stitches on my needles. But as I worked the moss stitch border, I'm realizing that the silver thru the yarn makes any pattern blend together. Esp to people who have no idea abt knitting. So instead of adding in the pattern, I'm doing a stockinette stitch with a knit border. It was actually Baby Girl's idea. She figures that no pattern will go faster than with one. She's a smart girl! I figure if I can at least get close, I can make it a shrug by sewing up the sides for the arms. We'll see.

Speaking of Baby Girl, today's sky is brought to you by her.

We've been having some nice weather FINALLY. The news has been abt the nice weather, but also abt how allergy season will be worse this year because it went from super cold to nice very quickly which meant everything is blooming at once. The rugrats can attest to that fact as well. They are also talking abt the shortages of cabbage and tomatoes because of how long the cold weather lasted. In fact, the local fast food places have said they would add a tomato if you want it on your burger, but you have to ASK for it right now instead of it just being automatically put on it. By mid April, we should be back on track, but until then, the prices will be higher than normal.

Ok, there was my break. Back to knitting and purling......

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Other Side of March

So what happened?? The last I wrote, I was up and running and able to post more. Hmmm. And yet not so much. My emails are back being a pain again. AO-h*ll is being a BIG problem. The IO thought he fixed it by downloading their special desktop, but now I can't even access my emails. NOT a good thing. I think it's time to leave AOL behind. I used to use Comcast exclusively, but when the IO decided to get rid of Comcast (he goes thru these phases and likes to change a good thing) I reactivated my AOL acct. When we went back to Comcast, I kept AOL. I tried signing up with gmail, but I had issues with them too. I may pay for Comcast service, but it works and very RARELY gives me a problem.

Since I haven't been on, I'm getting lots done, right?? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaha.


I have such good intentions but we all know what road that paves. I think I did 3 rounds of my FX socks, and 6 rounds of my charity socks. What abt the wrap that needs to be done by the 30th?? I did a row last night. 354 stitchs is a LOT! AND I can't really work on it in the car. Ballet and gymnastics have been used for running errands. I've also been hanging out my therapist shingle for a few of my friends. Everybody seems to have something going on right now and I'm the person who can keep things in the vault. I'm like Vegas; what is said in/with Vegas stays with Vegas.

Meanwhile *my* therapy has been Facebook.

And this is a sure sign that we watch a lot of Food Network!!

Mudpie drinks that include a garnish!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Up and Running!

Well that took longer than expected. We had issues with the operating system ~and~ our internet connection, but right now all seems well. I'm still not completely done, I don't have all my pics transferred back to this computer so all I've got is what was on my camera. Lots there, but no saved shots from before to post.

That being said, here is an update of Too Pooped.

I've done more on the tree trunk. Did as much as I could before I got browned out.

Really little is being done on my knitting. My charity sock in worsted weight has only been recently been touched. Like yesterday. And my Kroy FX sock?? Ripped out and started again.

I think I'm on row 4 or 5.

My kitty blanket is almost 3" deep. Since nothing is really *moving* me, I started a wrap for Baby Girl.

I cast on 354 stitches yesterday. I'm using a fine weight yarn,

white with a poly silver fiber, and size 6 needles. Did I mention I need/want this done by March 30th? Three hundred fifty-four stitches wide, fine weight yarn, size 6needle for a total of 14 inches high. In 20 days.

Yes I am that insane.

No quilting being done, but I did go to a quilt show last week and took some pics. I'll be posting those later this week.

Now that I'm back on line, hopefully I'll be able to post more. With more than kitty posts, too!