Saturday, January 29, 2005

The MOLENATOR visits

So yesterdy my friend Pam had a undercoverwear party OH BOY was that fun!!! we're all gearing up for our hubbys to come home it was soo much fun! my friend Anna will be haveing another party and i'm thinking about having one. maybe after they get back as a couples party...HMMM we'll see i don't think my hubby would want to do that...anyways. when we got back last night madison lost her tooth...... then the tooth fairy came and she got 2 moneys as she said! LOL i told her they were quarters.....LOL sooo cute....and waaahhh she's growing up soooo fast!

so is my other daughter Iszabella..... here's what she thinks of you out there in blog land!

isn't she just the cutest? we were looking at pix of Madison when she was a baby! LOL they look soooo much a like! it's not even funny! LOL
well on the knitting front i'm working on my felted bag... i got the idea from my sis jess of naturally knitty to do smal stripes instead of the big as you can see i just started that...

I really like the purple it's got some pink highlights in the yarn....i hope it looks yummy felted! it's not the best pix i'll have to take another one with more stripes to post at a later date! which tonight we're doing a knit and stitch night for the ladies so i'll have tons of time to work on my bag there! It's not a knitting circle persay it's just something we started at our church for the ladies to get together so we could help support eachother thru the deployments..... and so we can learn new skills. we've learned sweing, crochet, german cooking (yum strudel), scrapbooking, stamping, tonights knitting and next month will be candle decorating! we've also played games and had fun like that and i'm sure i'm not remembering everything! we usually bring dinner things to share and chow down! plus get a bunch of ladies together and we have fun!!! i missed the reall knitting circle they started here on thurs i was a b-day dinner...i plan on going next month though for sure dude! LIKE TOTALLY! LOL
anyways i'm making fun of the sayings of my youth....
anyways see these socks?

I didn't make them.....but i want to make some like them! I bet you thought i was talented! LOL i've found a pattern but i'm trying some toe up socks before i even attempt these babies.... though i may wanna try knitting 2 socks on 2 circ at the same time...if i can figure it out that is...there's some great tutorials out there in net land.....LOL anyways i've rambled enough....
have fun Knitting or Crocheting I know i will!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Secret Pal 4

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- a and/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? I don't really like red heart supersaver b/c it's crappy but I haven't had any problems with the Lion brand I've used. I've really just started Knitting so I'm not a snob yet so if you wanna treat me feel free!
2. Do you spin? Crochet? I do know how to crochet but I don't do it that much since I've been KNITTING!!!! I'd like to learn spinning as my next venture
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) Nope, well compazine but that's an anti nausea drug so I doubt you'll ever come across it as a giftLOL
4. How long have you been knitting? About 5 months or so.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes I do I just have to link it to my blog and I'm not computer savvy so it may take a while.sorry
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) cooking smells like cinnamon, sugar cookie, coconut, vanilla any combo like that too ya know vanilla cinnamon, vanilla orange, coconut pineapple etc. I do not like cinnamon apple!! Yuck please NO! and I'm a vanilla SNOB it can't smell waxy/fake if it's just vanilla!!!!.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? HECK YEAH!!! YUMMY YUMMY CHOCOLATE GIMMIE MORE!!!
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I like stamping (cards), sewing/quilting, candle making, anything with my hands really......but I have to admit knitting takes precedence over everything these days.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) My husband has an MP3 player in Iraq but I'm not sure if it will come back okay.. but my cd players all play rewriteable cds..
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?
I'm attracted to bright colors! For clothing/wearables I'm always doing blues and greys this year though I've branched to pinks...but I like colors! Not to crazy about pastels
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? 1 husband,2 daughters &1 crazy cat..LOL
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) I'd like to someday know what I want to be when I grow up! I love working with my hands and I love coffee..I'd absolutely love owning my own coffee shop some day.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Soft and chunky pretty colored yarn.. or wool for felting. I'm still so new I've not really found a fav!
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I'm not sure I guess scratchy stuff..
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? defiantly felting!
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? uuuhhhh anything! LOL
17. What are you knitting right now? Good lord......let me think.. a hat for my hubby, a felted bag maybe for me, a sweater for my dd#1, socks for a friend, and I think that's it. Well at least for today LOL
18. What do you think about ponchos? I like them but I'm super picky.. I like the pink diagonal stripped one on Princess Diaries 2 but I'm picky and only like the colors and stripes I didn't like the holey ness of it.. I'd want one with less holes. I just have to find that one with the right look. I'd like a bunch of them in different colors b/c they're good for nursing.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? It depends on the project.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like pretty! Anything works for me as long as it's pretty!
21. Are you a sock knitter? I just started one this week so far I enjoy them..
22. How did you learn to knit? Taught myself with a kit and books and the red heart Knitting made easy cdrom.
23. How old is your oldest UFO? My DD#1 sweater like 5 months.
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Absorbent and yellow and porous is He? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
His nautical nonsense be something you wish? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Now drop on the deck and flop like a fish! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

I like cats they take care of themselves. Puppies and dogs are cute if they're not mine..Giraffe now that's a neat looking animal!

25. What is your favorite holiday? Ones where I get to give people presents! I love giving!
26. Is there anything that you collect? I'd like to start collecting Lanterns that you put tea lights or votive candles in...........
27. Coffee or tea? I prefer coffee, not tea! yup that's right i'm a caffine addict....and not just your grocery store junk i like the good stuff! nice roasted goodness! MMMM i'm a total Coffee SNOB

Yes i added a question......I'm a part of th fiber RAOK group and everyone is getting tea, but i prefer coffee.

Monday, January 24, 2005

here are some more markers i've made i kept the one on the bottom right for me it's so pretty! the others like i said before will be RAOK'd out! if i ever go to the post office though okay back to IMing with my sexy hubby Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Are you READY?

here are some stitchmarkers i made tonight one if for my friend kelly the others that i will make with be RAOK'd out to ladie's blogs i've been reading..... check out this blog! illanna tells you how she makes her stitch markers.... She uses shrinky dinks....remember those?? i used to do the my little pony ones! i loved them! i bought some for my daughter to do she did them then got tired of them and i was coloring them...LOL
anyways off to workon knitting or stitch markers...or sleep.....can you guess which one will win? out?

here's a stitch marker i made tonight i'm using it to mark my stitches! DUH lol that's my felted bag you see being knit...... not a really good pix but still nice! Posted by Hello

ET phone home!

MMMMMM i love these! and they're so hard to find around here! but my friend Pam is AWESOME she got me these how special is she?and i only mentioned it like once how much i love reeses pieces and how much is sucked b/c you can hardly find them.... (check out her family website at )She crochets!(we haven't sucked her into knitting or blogging yet but this sat is our ladies night at we'll see HA HA HA evil laugh!) and she's also Deanna's mama (see pix below) she's great!
i'm almost ready to pick up and knit twisted on my booga bag....but i've gotta figure out exactly how to do that! LOL i'll figure it out!
well i'm borrowing my friend's web cam so my hottie hubby can see me today.... cool techno crap! LOL
well i'm going to try and figure out the next step for this bag i'm anxious to get it done!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

terror trio!

this pix from right to left Malayah, Deanna and Madison. which see the pink? i knitted the hat and scarf with mittens to match! my friend kelly ( knitted her DD's hat and scarf too! (malayah)
currently i'm knitting a bag for felting i'm just bout to pick up and knit in the round! then i'll be ready for felting...well almost i've gotta make an I cord for the string to hold the bag. i'll post pix when i'm done! enjoy the next few pix! sorry they're small i got them from a friend that way....HMM i'll figure it out one of these days..
Allena does not = computer savey......
oh well we can't do everything can we?

looming castle.....

dum da dum dum dummmmm...... is what goes thru my head for this pix...just had to share more pix. Posted by Hello

Friday, January 21, 2005


it's the same blog just a different template...i've been trying to change it but couldn't so i just changed templates....i'm also trying to make a button for this site....not gotten there yet so HMM. i may never be able to do it! but i wanted to leave ya'll a note of what's going on so you don't get scared and run away!

Thursday, January 20, 2005


Just a little sneak peek! i can't tell you what or post a pix of this finished project b/c i haven't given it to who i made if for....soon though...LOL but i thought i would share part of it while trying out my close up on my kodack easy share pix.....pretty cool huh?
back to knitting!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Waking up is so hard to do!

but not so bad when you have this to look at! How beautiful! Well that's what I got to see when I looked out the window of the guest house when I woke up yesterday! The girlies were up soo late and so they were also up early so I was tired not to mention I was freaking all night waking up like 100 times b/c they use feather comforters here so I was sure that Bella would be smothered! I know I'm a freak! Well I'm going to keep typing after the other pix so keep reading I'm not done yet!


view inthe car/suburban really it was packed as if you couldn't tell! LOL That's Frosty the dog. and iszabella's carseat on the right and jamison's on the left then malayah on the back right madison in the middle and just the tip of rhianna's head...LOL they were all z'd out! LOL 2 we'd given drammamine and madison just was tired. it was a long trip! though i think the girls had a nice time they had a movie to watch. Kelly's car is really spiffy! it'w wonderful! and she's awesome at driving it! okay on to the next pix......


objects in the rear view mirror may be closer than they appear! I just wanted to take a pix of the people driving with us to Garmish to get subs! LOL it's another military base that has a subway and since Vilseck is being totally slackerish and taking it's time finishing the subway on post here it was supposed to be done around the same time Iszabella was born (3 months ago) Oct 19th....So we're waiting! So anytime we're close to Americana things we go to them hence the extra trek to subway....Those gals behind us in the red van is my friends Pam and Anna and their kiddos Deanna, Megan and Cheyenne...... It was lost of fun for me... I haven't talked to them since we parted ways... Bella was screaming b/c she was hungry and would take the paci so we pulled over at a parking lot to nurse her....she was better, I felt horrible though....big crocidile tears are so hard to look at...esp on a sweet baby girl! too bad i'm not inspector gadget! LOL go go gadget boob.....and she saves the day baby is fed and we're home. YEAH!!...LOL okay i'm weird I lil bro Jared used to watch that show all the I have fond memories.....He's in the marines now btw and in korea. but back to the trip... next pix please (what are we doing a slide show?)

Schloss Hohenschwangau

hohenschwangau castle is what that means up there in the title....all you german speaking people already knew that though huh? i talk as if everyone reads this LOL how full of it am i? i took the pix thru a little walkway that was closed off for the winter months b/c it's icy and they don't want anyone falling and breaking their backs...too many problems. so on to the next pix


AKA the cinderella castle to us americans.... Disney mimicked the look of this castle so when we think castle this is what we think...... I have other pix on my website of the last time i went a visiting...i should update i'll get to it sometime i suppose! next pix i think will be the last one!

Pretty pretty

the alps in Austria is so beautiful! we drove thru Austria a bit to go to Garmish for gas and yes we drove out of germany and back into germany there are not straight lines to cut off the driving time b/c of the Alps. (i assume but no one has told me that) Now looking at that how can anyone say there isn't a God? It brings to mind this verse (which goes on into other verses but i'll just put down one)
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
Anyways as you drive you see the moste beautiful sites! i kept going How beautiful or cool what ever...LOL i'm sure Kelly (who was driving) was sick of hearing it. But in all seriousness it's breathtaking! as we traveled what better things to do are there but to knit? so that's what i did and i'm almost done with that thing that i can't talk about b/c the person it's for i'm almost positive reads this....LOL i'll post pix i promise!
that's when i'm finished that is...
so all in all the trip was nice..though parts were sucky but i won't talk about them b/c i'll let everyone in blogland be happy today....
on to other things...........
i got to IM with my sexy hubby today! it's wonderful! i only wish he'd become computer savey earlier on in this deployment. i told him about it but of course like all men he had to hear it from another man to actually think it was a good idea....which i asked him why earlier...he ignored me...LOL oh well.
i wanted to thank everyone who post's comments to the blog b/c i can't always write back and right now my yahoo box is full i'm working thru it.... speaking of saving time on the puter (i have dial up) i should go. i'll talk more later gaters..

Saturday, January 15, 2005

soo I should be....

Doing other things....LOL but I'm on the net again! My friend Danielle just left we had a good time I love my friends. I was thinking the other day how much I'm going to miss them when we move back to the states....:( if only we could convince our husbands to move closer to each other! I've been knitting away on something that I can't talk about or post pix about b/c the person who I'm making it for probably reads my blog so I can't say anything till it's done and I've given it....LOL I hate that! I got a wonderful email from my hubby I love him so much! I'm getting excited and nervous about him coming home all at the same time...I'm nervous b/c it's soo close and I don't want anything to happen to him. And excited b/c HE'S GOING TO BE HOME SOON! We don't know dates for sure yet so I'm still waiting.... In march we'll be married 6 years! And we were talking the other day how many of those years have we been together....Not more than half that's for sure. But that's the military life. I can't complain b/c God has blessed us so much! Tomorrow with my church I'm going on a trip to the Alps... I'll have to take pix and post them...So pretty. We're also going to be visiting castles! It should be a great stay. We're only staying one night. So it will be fun! I'm excited! Well anyways I've been reading some more blogs I have been expanding who I'm checking out! It's great! Well I'm off to read som so i'll see ya later gaters...

Thursday, January 13, 2005

i had made 2 mittens before but maddy lost one so ihad to make another one and i got smart i attached them together so they loop thru the jacket....hopefully we won't loose any now! my lil sis jess started a blog naturally knitty i have a link over there on the side if you'd like to check her out! well i've gotta get to bed sometime today and stop blogging! if only i can tear myself away from knitting! LOL yeah that'd be easy....LOL Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

last christmas present

so i finally finished Stacie's's a pix of them finished....they turned out quite nice! and how sweet was she? she got me that book Knit one Felt too....i'm so pumped i was going to buy that i guess it's good that i'm a slacker and never got around to it....LOL.
so i know i said i was making a hat for my DH but i had to start it over AGAIN! arugh! it was too big....long story short i am going to follow the directions and not add stitches....LOL and i'm still looking for a pattern for a ponch similar to the one in Princess Diaries 2......if anyone has seen that movie and knows how to make that one (the pink diagonal stripped one) please email me!!!
also i finally started on the mitten again i say again b/c i already made 2 but maddy lost one! so this time i'm knitting an I cord to connect them! anyways off to bed i go! i'm up to late!

Posted by Hello remember these? here's Stacie's clogs before felting....

the reason.....

i just wanted to show you why i haven't posted in a while. these two keep me busy! but i love it! i've also been waiting for my lates splurge order from and i also used my gift certificate from my friend Danielle for to get myself some circ needles..... yippie! I plan on making some socks sometime once i get them that is.....i'm super excited! i'm also still waiting for my pilates dvd's to arrive so i can start working out my core muscles so i look some what fit when my hubby gets home......(which isn't long) but since it's been taking so long i was at the shoppette (aka gas staion) and they had some pilates dvds so i bought the advanced body sliming one...which i totally need! did i ever mention how bad my body image is? not too good so i decided to do something about it....i found this great book (actually my older sis gave it to me years ago) Loving your body by Dr Deborah Newman you can find it at amazon! so i thought it would be good book to go over with other i started a yahoo group. you can check it out at check over on the side to join if you'd like! it should prove useful and helpful! I always like books that have all the Bible verses i need to use for a certian topic....LOL all in one place always helps me out! plus it's always good to have other people to pray with you and for you and you for them! anyways check that out.....
i haven't been a total slacker though... (keep reading i've written more under the next pix i can't figure out how to put them in the middle of my posts yet or how to change my template....but that's another story.....)

see i've been working on this hat for my hubby! I'm using the Shaker Rib pattern. here's the link i hope that works! it's a great pattern and pretty easy! my hubby wanted to buy a hat but i told him NO i'm so able to make you one now! LOL! How many of us have done that? I was talking with my friend kelly (you can find her blog at ) and she said it's the same thing as her hubby building their frankenstien...aka computer! LOL that great pride when you finally finish and get to use what you've made! i love it! well anyways i've been working on this hat and i hope to finish with it soon i've got some yarn just waiting for me to make something for ME! so far i've not made anything! i've found a great pattern at for a turtle neck sweater and i bought some nice yarn and it's just hiding away somewhere waiting for me to knit it together...... i hope i can do it okay...... we'll see i'll keep you all posted! LOL no pun intended!

Friday, January 7, 2005

here's that pix i'm not sure why it's not pulling it up below....i'm going to go delete it now... Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 6, 2005

the best present ever!

HOW COOL ARE MY FRIENDS? they are the coolest! I love them! My bestest friend Kelly organized a surprise b-day party for me instead of bible study this AM..Kelly to throw me off on my b-day (yesterday) gave me flowers and a lava lamp! i love them! .. and this is everything i recieved as a present... along with note on how i've impacted each of their lives....SOB! it was really special and really embarassing....i loved it! I got candles galore! i love them! they all smell great (thanks tracey who made them herself, and kristy who bought some yummies to smell too) (*now i need votive holders and pillar holders to burn them all on/in!LOL hint hint) i got some white tea and ginger smelling lotion collection (thanks anna). a pin cushion (awesomely homemade!) which i totally needed BTW! (thanks jen! you're great!) I also got some great smelling soap b/c everytime i was at Pam's house i told her how i loves washing my hand's b/c it smells so yummy! (i really wasn't hinting at anything then i just like my hands smelling good! and who doesn't?) i also a great framed verse from my friend amy, and some ornaments from elva, and a great trivet/tile from Muriel that she painted herself and it says: An Army Wife is like a teabg * You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Danielle to throw me off made me cookies wednesday YUM! which i thought was enough but no she goe and aldo got me a gift certificate to Herrschners for more yarn..... Now HOW cool is that? (danielle you rock!) and i know i'm forgetting somethings so i'm sorry! they were all so sneaky! it was wonderful! God really has blessed me this past year with awesome friends to pull close to over the deployment. and just when i was feeling down He uses them to lift me back up! Thank you sooo much!
anyways that's my day i also finished some clogs that i was making for Kelly

so here are those clogs i made for kelly. they are really cool looking i was just excited to make her something! (besides christmas presents) i know she'll use them once they dry. i felt bad though b/c they were the "scrap" clogs....i had a bunch of left over woook yarn that i put together to make clogs as you can see they're all different colors! i have another pattern and i'm thinking of making some small baby booties (felted) for Iszabella! her feet and hands are always sooo cold! anyways i should be off to sleep! thank you all out there in blogland who are reading! and thanks to the ROAKers who've so warmly welcomed me into their group! i love it! thank you!

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Chinese food yum!

Today for my B-day a bunch of my friends and i went to a chinese buffet. which is not normal here. well it's not like the states but it was close! and oh sooo yum! i'm happy it was a good dinner! so HB to me! a little early that is....LOL

I absolutely love popcorn! A friend of mine gave me a bag of kernels for popping for Christmas! It was great. I’m just now popping some. It’s white popcorn though….not my fave but the appeal of the white popcorn is growing on me….
Anyways I’ve been knitting away I’m almost done with my 3rd felted slipper set then I can get to my hubby’s hat and Madison’s sweater…but I did find the poncho I wanna make… or something similar. The other day I bought the Princess Diaries 2 and she’s wearing a pink and whitish striped poncho in one of the scenes and I want it! or rather I would like to make it…with the same colors too! well I think. though I’ve got an idea of how I’m going to do it….well kinda, I don’t want to get board making it. I’ll have to freeze frame it to see it up close. If anyone out in blog land has a similar pattern to what I’m wanting that would be great and totally save me time!! Email me!!!! You’ll be my best friend forever! LOL Well anyways I’ve got a bunch of things in the making (like in my head that I want to make) and I keep buying more yarn…some of which I will use very quickly. I’ve got a few presents to make for some friends. So I can’t talk about them b/c they may check this site out. But when they’re done I’m talking away!
Hey I just got approved for the fiber ROAK list! I’m so pumped! I was on the waiting list and now I’m not! YIPPIE! Since I’m just starting as a knitter I don’t have too much of a stash to unload on other knitters but I do have some so I’m excited! Plus I’m sure I’ve got some stuff like candles and such sitting around….I love candles but only the cooking smells kind (ya know sugar cookie, vanilla but not the waxy kind, cinnamon (never cinnamon apple yuck loooong story) etc.) Plus I love being a part of things. Especially if it has to do with giving things and support to make people just sooo happy! .
I’ve also signed up for the Secret Pals 4 and passed on that to a few of my friends here who are also knitting or just learning to I’m super excited about that too. but I haven’t officially been approved for that and won’t know about that till the 24th I think that’s when they divvy out the names….I love this secret pal stuff! Well I should get to bed sometime this day….

Sunday, January 2, 2005

well i'm done with the scarf i made for my friend kelly. i've started on the clog slippers i'm going to make for her. not too much has been happening today so off to knit i go....i just can't stop...arugh. LOL
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Saturday, January 1, 2005

2 down (almost) one to go!

so here is my 2nd pair of clogs that I've made for friend. well they're almost done that is. LOL I still have to felt them. I had my friend over to felt them today but I cleaned this AM and didn't knit as much as I thought I would so I wasn't done I'll have to have her over for like 30 min to felt them......They are sooo easy to do! I think I'm really addicted to felting! I like the end result! I'm going to make a pair for my best friend but I think I should finish her scarf that I'm making her for Christmas.....LOL it's just easier to make something when you see the end in sight. The scarf I want it to be long so I'm just knitting away it's mindless knitting though.....LOL
I went to today and bought like a ton of yarn for different projects. LOL and I told myself no more yarn till I finish the projects I'm working on and have waiting....LOL oh well I'm a sucker for yarn. LOL I got this really pretty multi color yarn for a felted bag I wanna make! It will look totally cool!
I got a call this am from my hubby. I miss him so much! I worry about him also....It's so close to when they get to come home but still so far away. It's soo hard! I def won't miss this life when we get out! but I know God had a purpose for everything and I just need to trust in Him! so needless to say I've been praying a lot! I always say that instead of worrying you should pray! Luke 12:25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? that's the verse I keep playing over and over in my head these days! God is definitely taking care of Andy!
I'm watching that movie Hero. But in English I'll have to watch it with the subtitles to get the real meaning. b/c if it's anything like crouching tiger the English doesn't do it justice!
anyways I should get back to my movie and more knitting! LOL