Friday, March 31, 2006

I've been meme'd from Exile in Knitville!

Four Jobs You Have Had In Your Life:
1. Motel cleaner (not fun)
2. Summer counselor for city kids
3. Worked in a College Darkroom (developing)
4. Worked in Camera Shop in the mall.

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:
1. Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azcaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Four Places You Have Lived:
1. Philadelphia
2. Trenton, NJ
3. Dania, Florida
4. Bountiful, Utah

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch:
1. Lost
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Everwood
4. American Idol

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation:
1. Florida
2. Georgia
3. Utah
4. Nova Scotia

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. Knitting blogs
3. ITunes
4. Blogger

Four Of Your Favorite Foods:
1. Chocolate chip Cookies
2. Fried Chicken
3. Chocolate cake
4. Lindor Truffles

Four Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. Watching Laura Croft Tomb Raider
2. Knitting anywhere
3. Buying yarn
4. Visiting family

Four Bloggers You Are Tagging:
1. Anyone who comes across this and feels like sharing, consider yourself tagged!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Well, as for the baby blanket, I re-started with the same yarn with one size larger circlar needle. I'm not as far as I was before I frogged, but I'm getting there. Good thing I started early, as the baby isn't due until September in the middle.

Just downloaded that Moon Phase in my side bar. It looked cool on Nessie Noodles site, so went and got one for myself.

Had a 10:30 appointment this morning. I had written the 10:30 in my planner but not put what it was for, so I totally forgot. Around 20 after 10, the lady I was supposed to pick up, called to see where I was. I was still in my workout clothes, as I go to Curves in the morning. Looked at myself and I didn't look too bad, so said I would be there as soon as I could. Turned out we weren't too late. The reason I hadn't written what it was in my planner, was that after making the appointment, we talked about another one, for the day before. Never went back and finished today's entry. Oh well.

I seem to have trouble getting things I put in my planner on the wrong days. Don't pay enough attention I suppose. Was going through it, and noticed I had written a doctor appointment next month on Sunday instead of Monday. Silly me. At least the one I almost missed was on the right day, just didn't realize 10:30 meant something.

The weather is slowly warming up. It's in the 60's today, hurray! It appears it will cool to the 50's in a day or two. Hope that's as far cold as it will get. I'm ready for WARMTH.

So, I've been knitting.

Monday, March 27, 2006

I got this off Plain Jane Knits website. Thought you might enjoy.

A-Age: 56
B-Bed size: Extra long twin, craftmatic type.
C-Chore you hate: Cleaning house
D-Dessert you love: Anything Chocolate
E-Essential start your day item: breakfast
F-Favorite actor(s): Daniel Radcliffe
G-Gold or Silver: Silver
H-Height: 6'
I-Instruments you play: a little piano, used to play guitar and banjo.
J-Job title: Been a homemaker for almost 36 years.
K-Keeping track of your day: Franklin Covey Planner
L-Living arrangements: Wonderful hubby
N-Not liking right now: Winter not giving away to Spring
O-Overnight hospital stay other than birth: 10 days in traction for bad back.
P-Place you were born: Philadelphia, PA
Q-Quote you like: I celebrate myself. I sing myself. Walt Whitman
R-Right or left handed: Right
S-Siblings: One sister, 5 step brothers and sisters.
T-Time you woke up today: 6:15 A.M.
U-Unique habit: Knitting
V-Vegetable you hate: Spinach
W-Worst habit: Staying up half the night.
X-X-rays: The usual dental ones, Mammograms.
Y-Yummy food you can make: Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Z-Zodiac sign: Pisces

So, been knitting that silly blanket, not getting very far yet.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Well, last night I took out my knitting of the baby blanket and decided I had to frog back, past that stitch hanging problem, and then decided to frog back past a dropped stitch that I had fixed that didn't look quite right. Anyway, It was so far back, that I'm just starting over again. Silly me. I'm even thinking I may look and see if I have different yarn to make it with. Not sure.

Very cold here and windy for the first day of Spring. Not fun! I'm ready for some warm weather.

Got the mail from the post office this afternoon. There was a lot of regular mail, several magazines, and 3 packages. Why is it that some days you get none, and others you get lots. Do they hold it back to give it all in one day? Weird. Anyway, got 2 knitting books, The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville, and Reader's Digest Knitting in No Time, by Melody Griffiths. There are several things in each book, that I might make someday.

Also got Body Clutter, and Body Clutter Journal from Flylady today. I've been losing weight, but can use all the help I can get. Got measured at Curves today, and lost 9 inches, and 3 and 3/4 lbs. Not bad I guess. So, will read the Body Clutter books and see if that helps.

So, I've been frogging.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Well, I've been putting off posting, because I haven't gotten around to taking pictures of things. Guess that's not a good reason.

Went to a Jazz thing at a local restarant last night. The dinner was great, but too much jazz is too much for me. I could have left after the first set, but hubby likes it, and so we sat through another set. Finally got home after 10 PM.

Slept late this morning, felt good. Wrote a note to myself to iron today. I like cloth napkins and I iron them. Well, didn't do it. Like to listen to music while ironing and I took my boom box into the other room lately for doing yoga. Didn't feel like going to get it. Silly me.

Been knitting on the baby blanket. I had taken it when we went to a friend's house earlier in the week, and somehow there's a yarn bridge. Think I need to put in a block so not too many stitiches come out and back up to the yarn bridge and redo it. I suppose I wasn't paying much attention to my knitting when we were taling.

Well, the Quite Man is on tonight in a couple minutes.

So, I've been knitting.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hi All,

I've been knitting on the baby blanket, knitting it corner to corner. Doing it on 36 inch circular needle, just back and forth. Need width for when I get the middle. Only needed the next size down, but 36" is what I had, so I used it. The pattern called for a size 15 needle, but I started with a 13, and after 10 rows or so, I didn't like it at all. Looked like a babies foot could get stuck in it. So, after thinking about it I tried the size 8, as I have several of those, and it's just right. The yellow and white held together make it look cool. I like it.

I've been hooked on Sudoko puzzles, but I cheat. Also crosswords, and I cheat there too. Silly me.

I go to Curves 4 or 5 times a week. Watching what I eat, and I am losing weight. Enjoy that it's all women and we have a good time while exercising.

So, I've been knitting.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Hi all,

Yesterday, we had rain, then snow, then rain again. Of course then it very cold last night and it froze. Luckily, my hubby had run the snow blower last night, even though we had just 1 1/2 inches of snow in that mix. Good thing as the sun today is melting what's left. Even though it's cold and windy.

Well, I decided since I added all those dumb stitches to my shall, I pulled it all out. Instead I got things ready to knit the baby blanket for my new grandbaby to be. Haven't cast on yet, been busy reading instead. Plan to do so by this weekend anyway. Yes, the baby is due in September, so have lots of time, but if I never start, it will never get finished. Silly me.

Didn't go out at all yesterday. I've had two ice accidents in past years, and the drive looked so icy. Today though I got brave, and got down it ok. Was able to do my grocery shopping and get the mail. Can't have a mail box, at the bottom of the driveway, as kids knock it off. So, we go to the post office 5 days a week to get the mail. Thought there would be more today, as I didn't go yesterday, but not really.

Looked at hubby's digital camera, but not brave enough yet, to take pics of my knitting with it. One of these days....

So, getting ready to knit.