Friday, October 27, 2006

I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too,Thursday I don't care about you

It's Friday I'm in love

Today is my 13th anniversary - I can't believe 13 years have passed, it seems like only yesterday we met.

Happy Anniversary David - I love you!

ETA Pictures!:

Last night when I got home from work, my ISE package had arrived. My scarf buddy was Victoria from Glasgow, she sent me an absolutely beautiful Irish Hiking Scarf in the most perfect colors - rusts, browns and greens! All my favorite colors, she also included these lovely fingerless mitts to match, a skein of Louisa Harding yarn, an English chocolate bar and a postcard from Glasgow. I will post pictures as soon as I buy new batteries for my camera. I love everything she sent - I wore the scarf and mitts last night to meet some friends and received many compliments on the set. I am wearing it today also and will be all weekend too. Thank you Victoria!

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Photos taken in my office - sorry for the non artistic backgrounds

Tonight I am going out with some friends for Thai - I love Thai. No David and I are not going out tonight - there's a boyscout meeting tonight. 13 years and the thrill is gone, thrown over for a boyscout meeting! We will celebrate tomorrow night. The Olive Garden - it is our place.

On to knitting news - I have decided to frog my Likker'd Up Granny Smith - I tried it on and it is enormous. I was afraid it would be too small so I upsized it, but it is just way to big. I have also lost almost 15 lbs and am planning to loose a lot more and I really love that sweater and want to be able to wear it for years to come, so..... off to the frog pond and I will reknit it smaller. I have the KSH stashed in the freezer - we will see if that really works or if it is just an UKM (urban knitting myth).

And if I ever needed proof that I need to stay on my diet - one more Rhinebeck picture courtesy of Dana:

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Believe me Melissa's sweater is really lovely - ignore the model.

Oh, yeah I have 1 more pattern repeat and the edging left on the scarf I am knitting for the ISE - it will be finished this weekend and on it's way to Australia on Monday - again pics when I get those damn batteries. This is a fantastic pattern, I am going to make myself one next in that Fleece Artist blue faced leicester that I bought from Red Bird Knits last year. I think that will look spectacular, IMHO.

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Not much to look at now - but just wait till it's blocked

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Was it a dream, was it a dream? Is this the only evidence to prove it, a photograph....

Rhinebeck 2006

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Beautiful foliage

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Goats - I love goats!

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Friends - the best part: Carolyn, Gwen, Melissa and Dana - wearing her Melissa designed Sesame - Of course the picture with everyone did not come out so I will have to steal a copy from Dana.

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500 yards of sparkley Cotton

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1.2 oz Cashmere yummyness

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Squirly from Martiza's Etsy shop

No picture, but I also bought a package of lamb sausage - will be cooking up a storm this week.

It was a wonderful day spent with friends - I couldn't have asked for a better day

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone

Weak, thinning bone. That's what the doctor tells me anyway. I have to go for a bone density test Monday to see how weak and thin - I'll keep you posted.

On to much more interesting news - last night was my SnB nite - I swear I get less knitting done on knit night then any other - lots of laughing and talking, but not much knitting. Last night included my second most favorite thing - shopping! Lookie what I bought from Susan:

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Pardon the crappy photography - I took these this morning in a rush. Aren't they gorgeous? I love Susan's designs, and you too gentle reader can own your own gorgeous pieces - visit her etsy shop She is running a free shipping special this month, so you can get great earrings and save money - buy 2 pair! It is worth it to see how beautifully she packages her designs when she ships them out.

The purple stone earrings are a perfect match for my Sundara sweater, look:
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Just a glimpse of the finished sweater - you can see the whole thing Saturday at Rhinebeck. I should be pretty easy to spot in those amazing colors.

See some of you there!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Good manners and bad breath get you nowhere

I have fallen victim to the blogger funk that is going around, I just really haven't had anything to say.

Fall does that to me - it is my favorite time of the year, but it makes me very introspective, and somewhat antisocial. I spend a lot of time thinking, not talking or blogging.

This however should be a very social weekend, my friend Carolyn and I and another girlfriend are driving up to Rhinebeck Saturday, where we will meet up with other members of the LIC SnB. I had originally planned on taking David's car and driving up a whole group, but he and the boys will be camping this weekend, so I have drastically less room in my car to fit people. A classic case of autoclaustrophobia.

I have to go back to the Dr. tonight - I thought the xrays came back ok, I guess not - he wants to see me tonight. I am still having pain in my hip, so hopefully he will be able to identify the problem and we can fix it. I am tired of limping around.

I will be wearing Melissa's Sundara pattern to Rhinebeck on Sunday - I just have to finish sewing the seams.

See everyone there!

Monday, October 09, 2006

And I'm thinking about A brand new hope

The one I've never known Cause now I know It's all that I wanted

Today is my 3 year Blogiversary. When I started this blog, I didn't think it would last 3 months and now 3 years have passed. Amazing.

Thanks for all the kind messages and good thoughts for my injured hip. The drugs from the Doctor are helping and I will get the results of the xrays today.

David is home and starting his first day on the new job - I hope all goes well.

This was a lovely weekend, David and I spent all day Saturday and Sunday together and Sunday night has become Scrabble night at Carolyn's, who by the way is an gracious hostess and an amazing cook - last night's apple pie was to die for!

I am also looking forward to Tuesday's SnB - I really missed everyone last week. It felt like something was missing all week - it's crazy how much I enjoy spending time with these people.

Oh and Rhinebeck - 11 days and counting!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

To hell with you and all your friends, to hell with you and all your friends

Bah! David just called, he is not coming home tmrw - he won't be home till Friday night. I am really tired of his not being home - I miss him.

On top of that, I hurt my hip and am in a lot of pain, I am afraid it might be arthritis. I have a doctors apt. tmrw, but in the meantime I am a cranky, depressed bitch right now.

On a knitting note, I finished Melissa's test sweater, at least the knitting is done - I still need to do the finishing and block it, but my hip hurt too much to crawl around on the floor to pin it out. I also started the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style - Maritza and I are doing a KAL - although I haven't really communicated with her yet (- see above re: depressed bitch)