Friday, April 28, 2006

What do I get out of this? I always try I always miss

Odds and ends today - I decided I am not going to MS&W this year - boo hoo - My car is in desperate need of a new muffler and my inspection and registration are up in June, so what money I had saved up really needs to be spent on the Hyundai from Hell.

That is not to say I won't be buying anymore yarn, in fact I am preparing to scors some Kid Silk Crack on Tuesday - I am meeting a new Account Manager at our downtown branch which is on Varick St, a stones throw from Sullivan, so I plan on stopping at Purl and picking up 6 skeins of Liqueur for this:
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Though I think I will call her 'likker'd up granny' in deference to my color choice.
There is a KAL starting here

I also ordered some yarn from Marie at Brooklyn Handspun and I ordered something - I can't remember what - from Red Bird Knits . I can't wait to see what it is, I know it will be gorgeous, all her yarn is, I just wish I wasn't having another brain cramp.

I started my first project from Big Girl Knits (not sure I love that title):
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in a soft gold cotton I picked up at Smileys. I'll post pics when there is more to see than 10 rows of seed stitch.

I finished the 2nd cone of black wool/silk for my co-workers shawl. I really like this stitch pattern, it is quick and easy to remember, but looks complicated and quite pretty. I sent her a picture of my progress and she liked it so that is good.

David and Robert are going camping this weekend - Jeff is in trouble for not finishing school work again, so he is home with his mother, hopefully doing some of his homework. I am going out with Marilyn tonight - I think I might stay over there since no one will be home tonight and I no longer like coming home to an empty apartment. Besides we will be drinking and I don't want to be driving when I have had a few or more.

Sunday I will be in Prospect Park for the Annual Sheep Shearing - I volunteer every year at The Yarn Tree - There are spinning, weaving and dying demos and a few of us teach the little ones how to finger crochet. It is always a lot of fun - I look forward to doing it - I think of this as my first Right of Spring. If you are in the area stop in!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Can you hear them - They talk about us

Telling lies - Well that's no surprise

Guess where I am going? The Nokia Theatre, now what did I do with those big plastic earrings and flourescent lace accessories, like oh my god!?? Marilyn and I are going - it's going to be so much fun!

The weather this weekend put a damper on our weekend plans, David and I were going to drive upstate today but with all the rain and damp we just stayed home. Last night we drove to Roosevelt Field, didn't really buy anything but had a good time window shopping - all I picked up was Bead Style Magazine . I spent today making a pair of earrings based on a pair I saw in the mag. I would post some pictures but I left my USB cable at work.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you...that I almost beleive that they’re real

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Today was a good day - the weather was perfect, I didn't lose my cell phone at SnB last night and I got goodies in the mail.

My 3 bosses where in RI the last 3 days and while I had some deadlines early this week - today was slow so I spent the day cleaning up my files and receiving good things by UPS. First this came from the Fruit Store:
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The card said it was from my 3 managers - I think they though Admin Prof Day was today instead of next Wed. In the boxes starting from the big one on the bottom, were 3 apples and 3 pears, then cheese and crackers, 6 chocolate chip cookies, and a small box of mixed nuts.

The next thing that arrived was this:
Image hosting by Photobucket I had preordered it from Amazon in February and it finally showed up today! Can I tell you how much I love this book - finally sweaters I want to knit and I don't have to figure out how to upsize the ones I love like this:
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and this:
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and this:
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and this one:
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oh, and this one:
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not to mention - this:
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and I haven't even gotten to the accessories yet!

I also ordered this: - A granny smith cardigan that I love soooo much more than the one in Knitty - all I need are 6 skeins of Crack Silk Haze and I am all set!

And this weekend I picked up these patterns:
Image hosting by Photobucket David bought me a sewing machine a few years ago and the only thing I have used it for is to sew patches on the boys Scout uniforms.

This is the stole I have been working on for my co-worker - I like the way it is coming out and it is very easy to work on while drinking coffee and talking on Tuesday nights:
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Monday, April 10, 2006

...if I could be sure the head on the door was a dream....

I am finally feeling human again - my doctor said I had a bad case of the "ickies" - 2 prescriptions and $75 later I started to feel better. I LOVE that cough syrup w/codeine. I slept for about 3 straight days - it was lovely - deep sleep with no dreams - usually when I am sick I have strange dreams, I once dreamt I was having a rather heated conversation with the Walrus from Alice in Wonderland. To this day I swear he was at the foot of my bed giving me a hard time about oysters.

Once I regained conscienceness I was able to finish A Good Bias, see:
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I just cast on for a shawl for a co-worker - she asked me at a weak moment and I agreed to knit one for her. It is a straight stole in trellis lace - the yarn though is wonderful - she picked the heavier wt Zypher - it is a pleasure to knit with, the silk gives it a lovely sheen. I think it will be quite beautiful when it is done.

I am trying to decide what I want to cast on for me - I have so many projects I want to knit, I can't decide what I want to do first. I think the feather and fan shawl will probably win out. I love that yarn I received from my SP and have been itching to work with it!

I am very late sending out my final SP7 package - March just flew by, what with my mother, FLA and then the ickies - it was over before I realized it. I will be sending out my reveal pkg tomorrow. I really hope my SP likes everything, I feel really bad about being so late ending it out.

I am planning on going to the LIC knit group tomorrow after work - I really enjoyed it the last time I went and I really want to make it a regular happening.

Monday, April 03, 2006

I'm back, back in a NY Groove....

Well, not exactly. The only souvenir I brought back from FLA was a head/chest cold, which has currently progressed to laryngitis and a hacking cough, so I am not it any kind of groove at all.

I wanted to thank everyone for their kind thoughts for my mother - she is back in the nursing home and the pacemaker is working perfectly - she is just tired and weak from the ordeal - I've only been to see her once since I came home because I am afraid in her weakened state I will give her pneumonia.

Florida was great, but COLD - I froze my a$% off, plus it really was a business trip - I worked the whole time and mostly on my feet, so I was one exhausted camper when I got home Sunday night. Monday I woke with this cold and have been feeling miserable ever since.

I am behind on all my projects and really need to spend some quality time with my fiber and needles. I have 5 more repeats and the A Good Bias is finished. I want that done soon, so I can wear it. Then I want to start something summery, in cotton and lace. Don't know what yet but something.

Time to get back to work, as long as my phone doesn't ring - I will be fine.....