Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Awwww. POOR Puppy!

Can you believe what some people are willing to do to their poor dogs? If I were to do this to the Bean, she would eat me alive! Poor baby! ::gg:: I guess not everyone likes everything I do either, so if you'd like to make this pattern, you can find it at the Lion Brand site -- you will need a free subscription to see the pattern though.

Now, on to The long awaited WIPs, one FO and my first Zephyr!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Well -- looks like my luck might be changing!

Today started out with my being woken WAY too early, and I was NOT a happy camper -- but it gave me some extra time this afternoon to read some blogs that I have never seen before. Which, as it turns out, was a GREAT thing!

While visiting one of those blogs, I found, AND WON, a contest!! Not sure what I won yet, but I WON over at KB's Blog, and I can't help but think this is going to be the start of a new swing in my luck!! THANKS KB!!!! I will wait patiently for my prize to come :)

Seems Mr. KB is addicted to many of the same things as I -- Socks that Rock, Annie Modesitt. The FanFreekingtasticFranklin -- and of course, knitting ;) PLUS, he's a he! How kewl is that? Sure wish I could get Mr. NewKnittingAddict interested again. He used to knit as a kid, but has no interest at all now. I just know he would understand this fiber addiction better if he were knitting too! Maybe once he retires, he will have more time and interest? I can only hope!

Ok, I am going to try to get those pictures taken now, since I read all afternoon, I never did do it while the sun was out -- OOPS! So, they won't be any better than usual!

A new day....

I am feeling better about the whole job thing -- and I think the ole DH is too. He sure seems to be happier than he has been in a very long time anyway?! I know he hated it there -- maybe it's just what we needed? I don't know -- but lets hope this will be a GOOD thing, rather than a bad thing. I just hope we don't have to be long without insurance -- that will be a very bad thing for sure!

I have been a knitting fool! I've turned the heel on two socks, started a third, gotten about 1/2 done with a leg warmer for my Grandmother -- that would have been finished had I not had to frog it after about 10" were done when I realized it was about 4" too big for her skinny little Helwig legs! I sure don't take after THAT side of the family! I have linebacker legs ;) But they are easier to hide than the huge middle and breasts that they were given too, so I am not really complaining!

I am also about to start on a sweater for Cody's new baby. Or maybe I will just do the easy thing and go with booties and a hat -- since I have never done a sweater, I figure a baby one would be a great way to begin though, so we'll see if I can find a pattern that I think I will be able to follow. I will first try to find a washable yarn in the stash....that is HUGE, so that should not be a problem, and then continue the quest for the pattern -- since there are so many that call for different weight yarns, I would rather match the yarn to a pattern than the other way around.

That's it for now. Pics to come tomorrow, don't feel like dragging the camera out @ 3:30 AM -- besides, I really want to try to start taking better photos, and they say you need daylight for that, something not very abundant at this time of the morning ;)