Sunday, December 31, 2006

Just picked this meme up from Rachel,

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Resolution :: goals

2. Happy :: Me

3. Bubbly ::coka cola

4. Kiss :: Hubby, now that I'm feeling better.

5. Leather :: Would love a leather chair.

6. Fancy :: pants

7. Pages :: Web

8. Stupid :: try not to be.

9. Apologize :: often

10. Secrets :: Wouldn't be a secret if I told you, would it?

Silly thing. Consider yourself tagged.

Well, I cast on the 97 stitches and had to just knit, did 3 rows and somehow I counted and had 111 stitches and it looked like crap. So, frogged it and will
try again, later.

We will have a quiet New Year's Eve here at home. Lucky if we stay awake that long.

Saw a friend who was home visiting and she was knitting with double points,
and I allowed I had tried metal ones and they defeated me. She had wooden
ones, and they seemed to work well. She said she tried the metal ones and
couldn't use them either. So, guess I'm not the only one. I do want to
make a pair of socks this year that fit me. It's either try the buy and
try the wooden double points, or learn one of the circular ones. But first
I am knitting this shawl, if I can keep from splitting the yarn and getting
more stitches.

So, I've been knitting.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday Sky

Nice day actually. Was supposed to snow or something, but it is around the
low 40's and not too bad out today.

No pictures yet, but spent the last couple days winding balls of yarn.
Quite a while ago, I bought 3 hanks of Knit Picks yarn called Shimmer,
to make a Candle Flame Shawl. I put the hank around the backs of 2 dining
room chairs, back to back. Then hand wound the ball from there. Took a
while. My left hand got tired holding the ball while winding with the
right. Odd. Anyway, Now I need to cast on 97 stitches to start this
thing. Can't decide what type of cast on to use.

So, almost knitting.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Well, I finished the washcloth I was making.
Here it is in all it's errors. I don't worry
too much when I make a mistake if it's not
too bad since it's just for my use. If I
was making it to give, I would frog and
several times probably. Oh ran out of
yarn on line 58, 3 rows short. Even
used a pink cotton to finish casting
off as I ran out of yellow. It was a partial
skein when I started but thought there
was enough and there almost was.

So, I've been knitting. Next is a case for my iPod Nano.
Saturday Sky

What a yucky looking sky this morning. White. But I see in the photo,
that it looks blue. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It rained
all day yesterday, and during the night. Rain again earlier. When I
went out to take the picture, it was just plain white. Evidently the
camera saw enough blue in the white to make it look blue. Odd. We
know cameras don't see color the same way we do. Hence something we
knit, doesn't come out the exact color it was knit in when photographed.
Putting it on the Internet may change some colors too.

So, I've been knitting

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here is the scarf I knitted for my friend, Peggy.
The color isn't quite right, it's a dark blue but
not as dark as the picture.

Here is a picture of our Christmas Tree. It's fake, with both lights, and
fiber optic strands that change color. We didn't put any ornaments on it
as it's just Hubby and me this year. It's pretty enough as is. Sorry it's
such a dark picture.

I'm sick. Not fun. I'm giving my hubby a birthday party on Saturday
night. Better get better before then.

So, still knitting the dishcloth. Pictures when done.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Meme
I got this from Pink Knitting Adventures. I thought it would be fun and help you all get to know me a little better.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Used to be real, but just me and hubby have a fake one, with lights and fiberoptic fibers, we don't even have to decorate.

When do you put up the tree? If it was up to me, Christmas Eve. But
it's not. When it was real, I got him to put it up as late as possible.
Now with the fake one, it was up at the beginning of the month.

4. When do you take the tree down? New Years Day

5. Do you like eggnog? No!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? a Ricky doll

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but I keep forgetting to put it up. No good place for it.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Parents

9. Easiest person to buy for? Hubby, he makes a list.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, but hubby does most of them. I do the few I know.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Something that doesn't fit.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I love them all!!

When do you start shopping for Christmas? Sometime in November. Hubby
is the late one. He's stopping tonight on the way home to get something
for me.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yup...I'm careful to always give them to people who don't know the
original person. :)

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, I love it all!!!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colors

17. Favorite Christmas song? The Christmas song, you know Chestnuts roasting ---

Christmas Song That, When You Hear It, Makes Your Eyes Bleed And Your
Brains Start To Leak Out Your Ears, Because That Is Less Painful Than
Having To Listen To
Grandma got run over by a reindeer, ick.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually at home now, but used to travel to
see the folks. No money to do that any more.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Let's try, Dasher and Dancer, Donner and Blitzen, Comet and Cupid, -- well that's 6, good enough?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I used to like the Angel, but as I said, no
decorations on the fake one.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Waiting for gifts to be delivered.

23. Favorite Christmas Tradition? Turkey, dressing and the whole bit.

24. Outdoor decorations? The house we live in now is so far from the road no one
would see them, but long ago we used to do a little. We do put a netting full of
inside the dining room window, maybe someone across the valley can see
it? We enjoy it while walking around the house for exercise. Our
driveway goes all around the house so it's easy.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday.

Yes, a package from my Knitting Secret Pal 9. I had been expecting it, as
earlier the week before I got a package that was yarn from Lazy Perry Ranch.
Sorry forgot to take a picture of that. It was a 100% Merino Superwash, in a
pretty turquoise fading color. Two balls of it. And this package directly
from my Secret Pal

Then I took the things out of the envelope, a book and several packages, and
a card.

Once open, I found a book called Sock Hop. Cool. Then opened a skein of sock
yarn, that's a pretty blue, self striping yarn. Also a package of DPN's. It
has 5 each of sizes 000, 00, 0, and 1.

I had told her that I want to make socks, thus she sent me a sock making
package. In the card, she also says some more packages will be coming.
How nice.

The same day I got the package from my Secret Pal, there were also 3 other
boxes. I didn't take pictures of them, one was a present I got for hubby,
one was a package of gifts from my parents, and the third was Worm Bag that
I ordered for my circular needles. Works great too. Will try to remember
to take those other pictures.

I'm knitting. I finished the scarf for my friend, and got all the fringe
put on now. Just need to wrap. She will be here for hubby's party I'm
having on the 23rd, so will give it to her then. Then I am knitting the
mid month dishcloth. I'm just starting day 3 which was yesterday. Haven't
yet got my email, so don't have day 4 yet. I all ready made a goof, as I
did what I thought was right for a p2sso, and then looked it up, and found
I did it wrong, but couldn't undo it, so, there is one spot in 1 row, which
doesn't look right.

So, I've been knitting.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Saturday Sky

I took that around 9:30 AM this morning, about 45 minutes ago. Nice day
but chilly morning. It's supposed to be nice through Monday, temps in
the 50's during the day, here in PA. Then it will chill down 10 degrees
or more.

I finished the scarf for my friend. I'm putting the fringe on. Got one
end done and cut the yarn lengths for the other end.

Today starts the dishcloth, so we will get the first 10 rows today. The
last one was a Rocking horse which I goofed up on. Will try to pay more
attention to this one.

Tonight is an adult Christmas Party at church. I have to cook a Ham for
it. Should be nice. It will be nice as they usually have the kids come
to the Christmas party and it's noisy and I often don't even go, as all
3 of my kids are grown and gone.

So, I've been knitting.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saturday Sky

I finally remembered to take my Saturday sky picture. Nice, but Cold day.

This morning, I went to our Church women's orgainization Christmas Party.
There was nice brunch that we had first, with lots of good things to eat.
After we ate, there was a program, "The Women who knew Jesus". It was
quite well done, and the cultural hall was decorated beautifully. There
were one group of trees all with white lights in the them grouped to the
side of the stage. Near the piano which was draped in red, there was a
decorated Christmas tree. The room had 10 round tables, set beautifully,
with two battery run candles on each table with a small centerpiece in
between. On the wall above the buffet table there was a huge wreath,
with red bows and white lights on it. Anyway, it was very nice. I had
invited a friend, but she never showed up. Must have had a problem.
I was asked to pick up a friend, who called me yesterday afternoon. I
went to her house at the specified time, and it appeared she was still
sleeping. I honked and then knocked on the door, but no Carolyn. When
I got to church, another friend, told me that she heard that Carolyn
called an ambulance last night with Chest pains. Anyway, the friend
at church found she was in the hospital. That is sad.

So, I'm still knitting the scarf.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hi all,

Haven't posted lately, not sure why. Want to put a ticker thing for
Christmas on the top, but the code I got didn't say ticker on it, and it
was just the picture. Can any one tell me how to get a ticker, with all
the info on it? The site confuses me. Mostly about women problems.
The small ticker info, doesn't say much on how to do it. Maybe I need
to search google for it.

I've been knitting. I joined a dishcloth pattern list, where they give
you two patterns a month, on the first and 16th. They give you 10 lines
of pattern a day until finished. The one I just finished was a rocking
horse, but I must have goofed, as my horse isn't. Have the base, but
somewhere I goofed on the horse. I'm using it as a washcloth, so no I'm
not going to frog. It's only meant for me anyway. Will try again on
the 16th, and see if I can do better. I suppose I should give you the
URL for the site, maybe later.

Need to finish decorating my house for Christmas. I usually do it on the day
after Thanksgiving, but was away this year, so it didn't get done.

Oh, I'm knittng a scarf for a friend for Christmas. Have maybe 20 inches so far.

So, I've been knitting.