Friday, July 02, 2010

knitting comics...

Graphic novelscomic books just fascinate me! I pick up a few here & there whenever they grab my attention and I have had many marathon archive sessions online. Last year at the Knit & Crochet show, I found a new comic book that made my knees go weak. Handknit Heroes combines 3 things that I absolutely love...comics, knitting & a free pattern!! I was able to pick up volume 1 & volume 2 and get both of them signed.

Last night I ran across a knitting comic that I had not seen before...The Knit Princess. I stumbled onto the website through a ravelry link, then spent the rest of the evening reading throught the whole archive. What a great comic & the knit princess is just hilarious.

Knitting & comics...what a great combo :)


Friday, June 25, 2010

Creeping Jenny...

I really enjoy reading the anticraft website. They have some fabulous, wacky & every so often, disturbing knitting projects! I am always so excited when they put a new issue up & I love all the knitting projects but most of the time, there is no..."I have to make this now!!". Well I found my "have to make now" project. It is the Creeping Jenny! Joann's here I come :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

hey all....

Wow...I really did a great job on those resolutions!! So much going on, but not a lot to say. Been working on stash busting. Finished projects include: booga bag, sunflower bag, rosy posy tea cosy and a chunky cable knit bag. I have been continually working on some knit picks afghan patterns:  the retro throw in greens & purples and the new traditions afghan in bold colors.

Well...that is all for now...I'll post more photos tomorrow :)


Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone...

Resolutions (or things I want to work on):
  • Blog More
  • Procrastinate Less
  • Major Stash busting...yarn & fabric
  • Finish all the projects I have abandoned
  • Be nicer to those that irritate me :)
That about covers it. Hopefully I can work on these things.

Have a great 2010 everyone & may all your wishes & dreams come true in this new decade!


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

slightly back...

I now have more capabilities for blogging...easier access that is, so maybe I will blog more :) we'll see how it goes.


Will post later

Friday, July 31, 2009

basically abandoned...

You might have noticed that I have basically abandoned this blog...

I considered deleting it since I never post anymore but since I use the links every day, I decided to leave things for now.

Maybe in the future I will have more time to post. But for now...catch me on facebook :)


Thursday, January 08, 2009

forever & ever since a post...

Here is the wrap-up since the last post:

Thanksgiving was very good. Normal family meal, but very fun time.

Christmas was way too much snow!! we got snowed in for 2 weeks & my daughter missed a couple days d/t school closure. I did have to laugh because Portland just shuts down when it snows. Nothing was open, the roads were empty of cars, and no one was going anywhere. It was very peaceful.

I stayed home for 2 1/2 weeks (2 weeks of vacation & 1/2 week d/t snow) and I couldn't wait to get back to work last Monday. I also was ready to send my daughter back to school! I love her dearly, but she was driving me nuts.

We did however have a very beautiful Christmas. A white Christmas was something we only wished for in the, as I found out, I will never wish for it again!

New Years Eve was hanging out with a few friends, nothing crazy. We did pop some champagne at midnight....I was the only one that enjoyed that though :) New Years Day was mom & dad's house.

Now it is on to my birthday! My husband took me shopping yesterday & I was able to pick out 2 of my presents. I bought enough yarn & notions to make the Cable Lux Tunic from Lionbrand & started that last night. Today I joined the Cable Lux KAL.

I made 2 resolutions for this year. #1 to actually complete a sweater & #2 to not buy any new yarn & only work from my stash! I am trying to fulfill #1 with the yarn I got yesterday & decided that gifted yarn & shop hop yarn doesn't count for #2! There are exceptions to everything!

My husband also bought me a new game for my DS (DS was a Christmas present from my mom & dad).

The only thing that slightly marred this holiday season was that we lost a beloved great aunt, Mildred "Mickey" Wilson. Actually I think she might be a great aunt X3 or maybe X4! Anyway, She was one of my favorites. She ran an antique store outside of Lincoln City, OR & we always stopped there on the way to the beach. For many years my family would go to the beach every weekend, and we always chatted with Mickey & her husband Snooker. The Oregon Coast will always remind me of Mickey!

She is also very special to me & my husband because we spent our honeymoon at the beach house that she was the caretaker of. She gave the week to us as a wedding present and not only had the house all ready, but stocked the refrigerator. My husband had never been to the Oregon Coast, so that was one of the best gifts that we could have received.

I will miss her very much, but I know she is in a better place now and as she told us...she was ready to go to the next stage. Her Memorial service is this Saturday.

That is all for the updates for now. I will try to post some snow pics tonight.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

post halloween & election....

Thank goodness the election is over. I am so ecstatic that Obama won. I think he is the breath of fresh air that this country needs. This whole election has been a pretty happy process around my household (we are all Obama supporters) but I have been very upset by comments my daughter has been picking up at school. For weeks now, practically every evening I hear..."Samuel says..." and then the sentence ends with something inappropriate or completely derogatory against Barack Obama.

The final straw came on election night. We were waiting to drop off my ballot & I heard "Samuel says...". I rolled my eyes but listened anyway. "Samuel says that if Obama wins all unborn babies will be killed". I stopped the car & said "what did you say?" She repeated the sentence again. At that moment a billion things raced through my mind. First & foremost, how do I explain that statement to a 7 year old without getting into what abortion means, especially when she is already too young for "the talk". And secondly, how irresponsible can some parents be! I wanted to smack Samuel's dad upside the head! Now, I have no idea if this was something Samuel heard his dad say, or if it was said directly to Samuel, but either way...get some responsibility!

So, what could I do? All I said was Obama stands for change & Samuel is wrong. I left it at that and went on to another topic, but I did write a note to my daughters teacher today :) Hopefully, we won't be hearing any more "Samuel says..." in the future.

As for went great. My little girl dressed as Hannah Montana & had a great time for most of the night. Halfway through trick or treating her cousin accidentally pulled her wig off. Even though we got it fixed, little miss diva was ready to go home.

This Halloween was especially good because my daughter & I designed the costume together.
She told me exactly what she wanted to wear & I went about making all of her requests. I made the skirt, fingerless gloves, scarf & headband. Everything else we already had on hand. And yes, those are her real fingernails!
I was so proud of her! She went against the store bought norm & really got into putting it all together. We had a great mother/daughter week & the total price...less than $10 (made my husbands heart go pitter-patter!)
All in all, a fairly good week.
Ok, that is enough for today...


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I know, I know...

I know I haven't posted in a while, and I rarely post anything about current events....BUT, I have been listening to CNN every day on my way home from work (love your show Nancy Grace) and had to speak up. Thank God they finally arraigned Casey Anthony!! I do realize that the cops wanted to have their ducks in a row before they went to the grand jury, but this gal didn't report her daughter missing for a month. Then lied to the police repeatedly! As a matter of fact, Casey Anthony has not told one truth since this whole thing started!

Well, she is paying for it now...she is being charged with first degree murder & has 7 counts against her....and finally she is back in jail!!

If my daughter was missing, I would freak. I would be frantic to find her & I would be completely and absolutely cooperating with the police, but I, on the other hand, would never harm my own daughter...

OK that is all I have to say about that whack job!


Monday, September 22, 2008

New Red Hat Blog

My mom has had a Red Hat group for a while now & being her only daughter...I am in the group too! It is pretty fun & somehow most of our meeting end up at restaurants, so I guess I can't complain too much :) For instance, this last Saturday we had a pajama party...breakfast in your pajamas, great idea. Breakfast at Denny's in your pajamas...a little intimidating! But we all survived & have pictures to show for it (will post those later).

Since I am the Hysterian (combo of historian & hysterical) & I am supposed to be documenting our history as a group I have decided to push all the ladies into the 21st century...

Our newest venture is that I have started a new blog to detail all the hysterics of the group.

Should be interesting...


UPDATE 6/23/10: we have deleted this blog d/t our Red Hat group is going on hiatus (possibly indefinitely) *_*