Saturday, April 30, 2005

School and things...

Only 19 more days of school left! Yay! I am ready for the end of school and so are the students. They are getting almost unmanageable. We really need some summer vacation. All this yucky rainy weather doesn't help either. No way for them to be outside and work off some of that energy.
On the knitting front, I am moving toward the toes of my Go Team! socks. Don't think I will make the May 1st deadline, though. I am going to give it my best shot. I started on another Vintage Bubble bag and I am about halfway done. I would like to get it finished also and start felting. If I can get the socks done then I can probably finish up the bag on Sunday. We will see.
In the meantime, I am also reading a couple of children's books--The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke and I am re-reading the Lemony Snicket books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Bad Beginning is the first one. I want to watch the movie but I want to refresh my memory on the books also.
I got the cutest Mrs. Knitter bear from Avon! She is holding a bag with a kitten in it and the bag says "Knitting is my bag." She also has a ball of yarn with straight needles sticking it (not real) I just love it! I need to get a doll stand so I can stand it up.
Bad news! Our riding lawn mower is dead. I am going to Georgetown tomorrow to the super WalMart to look at new mowers. We are going to get a self-propelled instead of a riding mower. My hubby says to go look and decide on one and then he will go over on Sunday to pick it up.
So, I need to run the sweeper and clean house tomorrow also. It's supposed to be rainy again so I will probably try to get this out of the way early. Oh, our Home and Garden show is tomorrow and I want to go look around. We need to do some things around here and I want to make some inquiries. Hope I can get it all finished.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

No new finishes

I was hoping for at least one project finished but it is not to be. I had to go buy a new circular needle to finish the bag I am working on now and didn't even get the knitting finished. Maybe by next weekend. I am still working on the Go Team Go Socks from the Six Sox Knitalong. I want to finish these for sure by May 1st. I have too many other projects to finish.
So I went shopping...while I was in Lexington, I stopped at Target and picked up some of the cute little kits they have for learning to knit. I don't need to learn, I just wanted to get the projects. Here's what I got--Cat toys, Dog toys, summer tote, and Pocket purse. Then I went to Michaels--bought 2 skeins each of Moda Dea Tutu in petal pink; Moda Dea Dream in waterlily; and Patons Twister in Raspberry twist. All of these are in pinks because I was looking for something to knit breast cancer scarves. Just started on the Tutu this morning. Cast on 24 sts and knitting every row. Should be a quick finish. I must put this down and get back to work on the Team socks.
Finally, I stopped at WalMart and saw that they had some of the new colors on their shelf so I got 1 skein in these colors--Cotton candy, Cobalt, Grape, and Blue sky. Planning scarves for these also.
I am still doing laundry and need to change the sheets on both beds and then run the sweeper. But I don't wanna! :-( I would rather knit. Maybe I can reward myself with knitting the rest of the day, if I do some housework. ;-)
I really need to spend some time figuring out how to add pictures to this blog and pretty it up some. All the others that I read look really nice. But I just don't have time right now to do this. Perhaps this summer, when I am not working every day. Also, I plan on making some changes to my internet ... like change over to DSL or cable hookup. Gotta do some research on those. Also, plan on switching from Adelphia cable to Dish Network--lots more channels and better reception for about the same $$$.
Well, better go for now. Gotta get some housework and knitting time in before the day is done!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Busy, busy, busy

I have been very busy knitting since my last post. I have finished up a pair of socks that I started last year and another felted bag. This one is the Vintage Bubble Bag from Pursenalities. I am not really happy with the way the bottom of the bag finished up, but otherwise I really like it. I plan on making a few more of these for Christmas presents.
I got re-started on the last sock for the Six Sox Knitalong. I cut my losses on the first start because I didn't read the directions carefully and just started on my merry way to discover it wasn't what I thought it should be. So rather than frog it, I just cut the yarns and started fresh. I always have plenty left over at the end of a pair, so I figured I would still have enough.
I also need to update my Yahoo photo album with my latest finishes.
I am watching The Wedding Planner, one of my favorites. Matthew McConaughey is pretty nice to look at also. ;-)
I bought a couple of DVDs on Friday night and I watched them on Saturday. They were Bridget Jones 2 and Ocean's Twelve. I enjoyed both.
I am going to pause for a few minutes to finish getting my daughter off to bed.
Yahoo! Photos - iluv2stitchnread's Photos

Friday, April 08, 2005

I'm back!

I thought I was going to have to re-post the last entry, but when I logged in tonight I see it is there. Thanks goodness. One less thing I have to do.
So I retrieved my knitting bag from my daughter and I finished up a pair of socks and a Booga Bag so far this week. Let's see what else I can finish soon.
I went to a WW staff meeting tonight and got home at 9:15. There are still dishes in the sink to wash and laundry to dry, fold, and put away. Such is life.
Also, I am scheduled to do a demo tomorrow from 12 til 6. Then on Sunday, we have a birthday dinner to attend for my MIL.I don't know when I will find time to knit. But I'm sure I will manage. Maybe I can finish up the other bag I've started and get it felted this weekend and get some progress on the next pair of socks--which ones I don't know. I have another pair just in the ribbing stage for my step-daughter and another pair for the Six Soc Knitalong that I have finished the ribbing and I need to get started on the next part. I think I need to work on those first and get them further along cause it is a little more involved than the Ripple socks for Michelle.
One thing I need to do is figure out how to put pictures into this blog ... but for right now I don't have the time to invest in figuring it out. I will just keep posting my album addy for people to look at my progress.
Gonna go now cause it's late and I have tons of emails and *sigh* housework.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Uh, oh!

Ok. So I haven't posted since the middle of March. I have already broken one of my promises to myself that I would try to post at least once a week. So here I am to start again. I have been busy knitting although all I have finished is one pair of socks--the Stashbuster Spirals from the Six Sox Knitalong. They have posted a new pattern today as the sixth pattern and I have printed it out and need to rummage through my stash to find appropriate yarns to knit this one up. I was working on my latest socks -- Rainbow Ripples pattern using the Opal Elements -- but I left my bag in my daughter's car (actually my car, but she is borrowing till she can save money to replace the back tires on her car) on Wednesday afternoon, and I probably won't see her before Saturday night. So I went rumaging, knowing I have some things started here in my house that I hadn't finished. I am almost finished knitting the body of a Booga Bag in a long discontinued color of Noro Kureyon -- #36 -- very pretty pinks and purples. I have about 30 more rows on the body and then the i-cord straps to do and it will be ready to felt. Probably by tomorrow night. Anyway I hope so. Maybe I can take a picture and see if I can figure out how to post it to this blog... :-) This week has been Spring Break for our school system and I have accomplished nothing! I feel so guilty. But the whole idea of a vacation is to relax and refresh, so I guess I have done that. I have gotten lots more sleep this week. Then the time springs forward one hour this weekend which I like, but I hate the idea of losing an hour of sleep. One day to catch up is not enough. Wish we had another week off before facing the little darlings again. Ha! I have done some work this week, as I still worked my Weight Watchers meetings on Monday in Paris, and Tuesday in Cynthiana. I also started off my vacation by working 4 meetings Saturday morning in Lexington. Then I subbed for another receptionist on Thursday night in Carlisle. So I haven't been totally slothful. I did do some shopping on Wednesday, since I was in Lexington anyway, taking Megan back to her apartment. We went to Kohl's because they were having a big sale and I wanted to get one of those Dyson sweepers. The model I wanted, Animal, was out so all I got was a rain check. But at least it will be less expensive than I thought, so now I am back to plugging along with the old sweeper which does not pick up as well as I want. Two big projects I want to accomplish by the end of 2005 are getting my bathroom painted and ripping up the carpet in the hall and living room and replacing with some kind of wood flooring. I have everything I need for the bathroom, just not motivated to get it done yet. Perhaps this summer. I am still checking out flooring and prices for the other job. Well, the little darling of my own is whining about wanting on the computer and I really need to think about what I am cooking for supper and start gathering up for that. AND, I want to get back to knitting. So, if she is playing on the computer for a little while, maybe I can pop a DVD in and get some quality knitting done. Yay! TTFN! as Tigger says.