Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today's picture

Today was a really really dreary day... can anyone blame me for wanting to stay in?

I need glasses!

Do you need glasses? I do! It's been about 2 years since I've gotten new glasses. I found this place online that sells glasses for $8! that's a crazy cool price! I personally like the darker square-ish rims. Not sure what draws me to that shape but I just love it. kinda like these This website has very stylish glasses to choose from. I'm thinking I'm going to have to shop here after my eye doctor's appointment. Even if it's just for sunglasses. So I can wear just plain sunglasses instead of those HUGE one over my glasses. Yeah that nerd in the next car over is me no longer!
So why not go check them out?
Zenni Optical: Sell Rx Glasses $8 with case!

(this post will be paid for soon through pay per post)

Ravelry and Rearranging.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to rearrange my stuff. So the Superbowl party we'll be having this weekend is a good reason to do some rearranging. I spent most of my night yesterday doing just that. I was able to hang up my Christmas present from my brother. He got it in China. I have another one that he got me in Korea. I love them. If I had a ton of money I'd redecorate my living area in that oriental design. I love it. I've always said I want a Japanese house with the sliding doors/walls. I love it all! I just want you all to know that should anyone surprise me with a makeover for my house. (I doubt that will happen)
anyways that's my picture of the day for Monday. which was day 49
Sunday my photo was ravelry's designer page. I love ravelry and this is another reason why. You can upload your PDF patterns
and it's a store. Right now they only have it open to free patterns. I really like is that it gives you stats as to what was downloaded and when! how awesome is that? Over at etsy I have my pattern for sale. I hope to write more patterns for sale once I'm not working all the time. Which will be soon! Well I've got hungry mouths to feed. gotta go.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Today the girls and I went outside to play. I snapped a bunch of photos and then handed the Bub the camera as I tried sledding.. she snapped today's Photo of the day... you can see she caught a bit of the lens cap in it, but I think it give it a fun effect.
This week we had the "assignment" of taking a photo of our feet, time, and a person. I was able to take all of them. you can go see them on my flickr page.
Wednesday the Bub had her Awana Grand Prix. She didn't win really. But she had a lot of fun! and she informed me that she is starting a car collection. Since the Grand Prix is for the T&T club she
figures she'll get 6 cars total. She designed and painted her car all on her own. She even named it The Purple Flame! She cracks me up.
Over at Ravelry I've joined 2 new groups Sock Wars. Which I'd joined the very first one but had to not be a part of it since since we were moving and things were a little crazy. and the 2nd one i missed by a few months. sooo #3 it is! Here's the yahoo group if you're interested in joining.

The other group I joined is Hat Attack. it's similar to sock wars but it's with hats (hence the name) And it starts Feb 9th! so hurry on over and join, they have a yahoo group too. A friend of mine had a baby on Wednesday so I knit her a hat. But really it was a gauge knit so I'm ready and armed for this attack!
So are you going to join?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Finally finished!

Today I finally finished my niece's Christmas gift. I hope that she likes it. If the bead grabbing it the min I was done and running around with it is any indication I think she will! I decided to do the spiral mouth.I'm not sure if it looks good or not but I like it.
I took a couple of photos. I won't bore you with all of them.
Just two. there are more over in my flickr acct, along with my project 365 photos. Today's is the face shot of this monkey.
Anyways enjoy.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pink is the theme of the day

Pink and Coffee that is! I added the coffee part. I'm always craving coffee lately!
this yarn I dyed using coffee and some koolaid. I wanted a darker brown but I kinda like the light brown, well it's growing on me that is.
Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. Add the green to the mix and it's another color combination I like.
anyways that's it for the day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Monkey See, Monkey Do....

This is a monkey head. I've sewn his nose on and now I'm stumped for his mouth. I could do a straight line across the mouth part but I'm thinking that's not enough character.

what do you think?

Monday, January 14, 2008

This is a weekend catch up for Project 365
Today it snowed, which is kinda weird b/c just last week it was 69-70 degrees! It's so sad, the swing set is so lonely these winter months. I think most swing sets are lonely. When we went to the park last week all the swings were off the swing sets. I'm not sure if that was for the winter or if that was b/c people were misusing them. Who knows? yesterday I worked on my bro's pac man mittens. I think I was annoying my DH b/c he had to keep trying on the mittens. They're going to have a flap so my bro can use his fingers while snowboarding etc.
My 365 photo for Sunday is the bread I was making for dinner. I am so in love with my new book! the recipe i used was the baguette recipe modified just a tad to have whole wheat flour and make rolls. Our company LOVED them.
Saturday, we went to greensburg to see the new Veggietales movie. they loved it. On the drive there I used my favorite time waster.... the DS I got for Christmas. But I couldn't play it too long b/c I started feeling sickish. so I just talked with my DH as one should do from time to time... LOL
So for the most part my weekend was pretty boring. I must go to bed.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Knitting Class

I always love Thursday nights. Today the pix of the day is where I teach my knitting class.Tomorrow, (and every Friday) my LYS is starting a sit and knit from 1-3PM, I'm wanting to go. Hopefully I won't still be working.
Some of you may have been around this blog a while, so you know that I really didn't want to move here to J-town. But since finding this LYS, I'm enjoying it a little more. It's one of those few places that I really feel comfortable and at home. I'm so thankful to have a job teaching there. We're just coming off the slow down for Christmas so I'm hoping that my classes will fill up.
I just realized I have 99 projects on Ravelry. That's wonderful! I wonder what number 100 will be.... any suggestions?
I guess I could always knit or crochet something from my queue... LOL but actually I have to add some of my Christmas projects so it's probably going to be something I'm already working on.
Oh BTW Yesterday's pix is of my dash in the car. Wednesdays are busy days at our house. And yesterday I found myself in the car. So I snapped a pix. I really like how my car lights up.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

70 Degrees today

Today was unusually warm here in J-town. So we went to the park to play. The girls really enjoyed it. I think they've been feeling cooped up lately so this warm weather was much appreciated. Though it was weird b/c it still got dark around 5 so we had didn't get to play as long as we do in the summer. My pix of the day was right after Beady climbed up the ladder all by herself. (of course I stood behind her to catch if anything should happen) I also took some photos of them sliding down the slides which, they got a kick out of. When we came home they demanded to see the pix I took and then proceeded to laugh very hard at each of the photos.
Today I'm a bit tired. Actually I have been for a while now. So I'm trying to remember to take my vitamins. I'm really bad at remembering those types of things. Though I think that my tired-ness is from emotional things. I mainly loose sleep over my job these days. But we're not going to talk about that today.
My photo of the day for yesterday and the day before are FO's! NOTE to my Sister: You may look at these next photos but you may not tell, show or speak of them to your kids.
You may however, gush about them in the comments of this blog. (wink wink)
So Yesterday we have an amigurumi penguin. Isn't he cute? I changed the wings b/c I wanted them to look like wings not discs. I also didn't add the feet. So this cutie ball like toy, is for my niece. The girls really liked it and kept asking who it was for. I guess I'll just have to make some for them. WHOO HOO! I love ami's! I used red heart soft yarn and found the pattern here. I'm not sure about that yarn, but it's good for kids b/c it's machine washable so you don't have to worry about stains etc.
For my nephew I made some alien finger puppets. This pattern is in the Crochet Today Jan/Feb 08 go get the
magazine today! It's by Regina Rioux Gonzalez, her blog is Monster Crochet. I heart her designs, they crack me up. The pattern also has another puppet but I didn't make it b/c my nephew only has 5 fingers on a hand, as do most boys. So I figured 5 finger puppets won't overwhelm him. Though he's a pretty smart kiddo. You can look at more of my photos here. I think my fave is the one-eyed octopus.
I only have 3 more Christmas presents to finish then I can start my Secret Prayer Swap Socks and my Hello Kitty KAL...
I must apologize to you non-ravelry people out there, a lot of those links are to Ravelry things... so go ahead what are you waiting for? Join already!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

It's all about the B-day, baby!

Yup today was my B-day. For my day I wanted to visit Kathy's Kreations in Ligonier, PA. I took this pix while driving by so it isn't the best pix but it's my day 26 pix. That LYS is awesome. It's huge and the women are wonderful. I'm already plotting showing up for a knitting night sometime, it's really not that far only about a 30 min drive and it's a lot bigger than my local LYS so maybe more people my age would be there. The whole area is so cute, we're totally planning on going back in the summer to walk around the town and visit the store again. (plus when Jess visits I'm so taking her there!)
Stupid me forgot the camera when we went into the store so I don't have too many photos. We had to park a couple of blocks away, and for fear of my DH pushing me in the car and driving away like a mad man
, I didn't go back and get it. LOL I think if you ask him it wasn't that bad. The girls gave him a run for his money. Luckily they had some coloring books and puzzles for them to play with while I walked around petting the yarn.
I finally walked away with a watermelon tape measure, 3 skeins of Tatamy Tweed, and 2 addi
turbo needles size 1.(my b-day present to myself) I bought two b/c over at Ravelry my Christian Knitters group is doing a Secret Prayer Sock Swap. Where we get a partner and they give us something they would like prayer about. While we're knitting their socks we're praying for them, kinda like a prayer shawl/sockapaloza smoosh. And when we send our gift package we reveal who we are. So much fun! Anyways I'm going to do the 2 socks on 2 circs b/c I have MAJO
R second sock syndrome. Hopefully that will remedy it's self! I'm so excited about this swap. I can't wait to get started.
NOTE:I am not allowing myself to start until my Christmas things are done. Yes I'm still working on them! (only 3 more to finish)
For my b-day gifts from my DH and the girls I got two things I've
been wanting. The girls got me, The Bourne Ultimatum. To complete my set of those movies. It's really good if you haven't seen it. (all 3 of them are). From my DH I got the Local Breads book I've been wanting for oh so long. I think it's partly b/c he wants home baked bread and b/c I sent him my amazon wish list! LOL I just started reading it and I'm totally in love!
Well I've got to go and get reading, knitting, crocheting and everything else I need to do. Have a great night!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

working it.

I really hate the thought of working out. Well right now I do. Though I keep telling myself that the first couple of steps are always the hardest. Hopefully soon it won't be as hard as it is to get started.
I have to say I LOVE the way it feels when I'm done. Something between ruling the world and a good sense of accomplishment.

I'm tired, but I'll be back another day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Snow Day 23

Yesterday it started snowing and it was still snowing this morning and off and on through out the day. When I got home from work I took this pix. The fresh white blanket is so beautiful! sorry it's a shade view. I wasn't wearing boots or a jacket so I was staying on the porch. Right now it's 9 degrees out! Supposedly, tomorrow it's supposed to get down to -6 tomorrow with wind chill. Cold weather = good knitting. Actually for me you could add anything on that cold weather side and it would equal good knitting for me. (I'm sure I'm not the only knitter out there who thinks that.) Well I'd better get off and finish up some stuff.