Archive for February, 2009

Weekend FO

  • Project: Birthday Scarf
  • Made For: Helen, my co-worker
  • Pattern: That Little Scarf by Anne Hanson
  • Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk

Even though this is a belated birthday gift (Helen’s birthday was February 11th), I wanted to get this blocked and out to her today.  She’s been through a lot already this year, and she deserves a little luxury.


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New Toy

Yesterday, with a bit of our tax return money, I went out and bought a new toy!

We’ve been in need of a new digital camera for a few months now.  Our old camera, also a FujiFilm FinePix, was starting to eat batteries.  It was also only a 4 megapixel, and this is an 8.2.  It was under $100 before tax – a great price!  It’s small enough that I can hide it in my period purse at Civil War events, it’s super easy to use, and it has a lot of really great, useful functions.  I can even make a decent short film.

It takes great shots, indoor and out, and has my favorite feature – anti blur.  I shake sometimes due to my meds, so this feature is great!

Well, off to finish a birthday scarf and maybe start another pair of fingerless gloves for myself.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday Fill-In

Friday Fill-In #113

1. I’m sleepy, I’m sore, I must make myself go to physical therapy.

2. Why do I have lovely yarn and not enough time to knit all that I want.

3. How does this new stimulus package work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put my sweater on my body because I get so cold when I get out of bed.

5. I consider myself lucky because I have the most wonderful husband in the world.

6. One day we’ll see no more need for gasoline.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a movie, knitting, and relaxing, tomorrow my plans include work and Sunday, I want to stay home and knit, but I have to work.!

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Spoiled x2

Last night at work was hell.  Well, I should say insanely busy.  So, when I woke up today to find my second Warm Ewe Up swap package on my doorstep, I dove right in like a kid on Christmas!

My pal really went above and beyond with this package!!!!  There are some of my favorite sweets (Mike and Ikes, Cadberry chocolate with caramel), really pretty sock yarn (Cherry Tree Hill hand paints – Wool in the Woods), two beautiful handmade dishcloths, a book on Civil War etiquette, the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse/TrueBlood series (which I didn’t have), a Berroco pattern book, a tiny sheep (so cute!), and very thoughtful here … flowers for Arwin’s memorial garden.

Thank you so much pal!  It was so kind of you to think of Arwin, and I can’t wait to plant these when the weather gets warm.

I leave you with yarn porn.

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February Socks

Last night at work I finished my February Personal Sock Club socks.  They look fantastic and fit so snug!  The ribbing is subtle; I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo or not.

  • Project : February Personal Sock Club socks
  • Made for : ME!
  • Pattern: Charade by Sandra Park
  • Yarn : Merino Tencel Sock by All Things Heather, in Robin

I really like them, especially the colors.  And speaking of socks, I think I’m going through hand knit socks at an alarming rate.  I just found HUGE holes in the third pair of hand knit socks last night.  Now, I can fix them, but it’s too much of a pain to rip and darn (to me atleast.)  I’m told that carpet is HELL on hand knit socks.  Well, it’s a good thing I keep knitting more, right?

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Manic Monday

Manic Monday #156

What’s one of the simple pleasures in your life?

Yarn.  Even if I’m not going to knit with it soon, I just love the feel, the color, and the smell.

What do you like to snack on when you watch a movie?

If I’m in the theater – popcorn, cola, and Milk Duds.  At home, well, popcorn and a soda or beer.

If you were a Survivor contestant, what would be your luxury item?

I’ve never gotten into this show, but probably chap stick.  I don’t know what I would do without it!

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Belated FO

My best friend and ‘sister’, Emy, is in town visiting for a couple of weeks.  Emy, my maid of honor and aspiring knitter, is currently living in the UK, hoping to graduate with a PhD this spring!  She came over tonight with homemade chicken pot pie (OMG – SO good!) and we also exchanged Christmas gifts.  So now, I can finally share these with the world!

  • Project : Emy’s Christmas Mitts
  • Knitted For : Emy
  • Pattern: Dashing by Cheryl Niamath
  • Yarn : Cascade 220 Heathers

This is the second pair of Dashing that I’ve made, and I must say … I really need to make myself a pair at some point!

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