Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saturday Sky

It was a blue sky earlier today. Why didn't I take one then? Didn't
know it would change. Pretty cloudy now.

This is the baby bib I made on size 6 needles with Peaches and Cream.
I like the coloring of the akein made. Trouble is I used the size
6 needles. Couldn't figure out why it was smaller than the green one
I made, picture down a post or two. Hmmm.

So, I started this bib on size 6 needles, cast on and did one row, and
then I realised why the striped one was smaller. So then I changed to
size 7 needles as I like the slightly bigger bib better. So this is
how I far I've gotten, 33 rows I think out of the 64 that it needs
before making the straps. Might get that far during the 4-6 hours of
Conference this afternoon.

Ok, this is a bunny rabbit, made from a square of knitting. Well, I
found some pink yarn, and started it. I've frogged it two or three
times all ready. Why can't I do strait knitting? Don't pay enough
attention I suppose. Better go Conference is starting soon.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday Sky

Not a wonderful looking sky today. It's supposed to rain tonight and has been
dull all day. Warmish in the 50's. But no sun, just gray clouds.

Well, I finished the Baby Blanket. I showed it to you a post
or two ago, almost finished, and I finished it a day or two
after that. Put it through the washer and dryer. Also finished
Hubby's washcloth and put it the bath room for him, after putting
it through the wash. Started a Burp Cloth but after doing a few rows,
I really didn't like the look of it. So I frogged it. Instead I'm
making another bib for the grandbaby that's due next month. Will take
a picture of that soon. Hubby has the table where I take my pics
covered with a computer and all the software. Hope he cleans it
off before dinner. We might have to eat on the coffee table. LOL

Hubby has a friend here, helping get the two computers he's giving
away ready to do so. Ones going to our oldest grandkid. He's
turning 14 on the 31st. The other is going to someone at hubby's

Doing wash today. Also some knitting. We went to Church to a
preparedness Fair they had today. Wasn't too exciting, but it
was nice to see friends from church. Sat and talked to a Chinese
woman, that I've become friendly with and chatted with her
for a quite a while. After that we went to the mall food court
for lunch, and Hubby bought a pair of shoes for work. Harder
to buy shoes in the mall these days. I can remember a man's
shoe store where a jewlery store is now. He ended up getting
a pair in J.C. Penney's. We almost watched a movie but didn't
see one that we wanted to see.

So, I've been knitting.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday Sky

We had around 10 inches of snow yesterday and last night. Hubby had to
run the snow blower this morning, so we could use the driveway. We
have a very long driveway, as we live on a hill. He has two snow
blowers, a large one, and a smaller one. Anyway, the sky looks
good today. Snow cleared the sky up I suppose.

Thought I would update you with the baby blanket. Down to 40 some
stitches. Thinking of moving from the circular to strait at this
point. Might be easier than dealing with large circular getting
in the way. It's looking good. There's a few spaces here and
there, I'm not the best knitter. But I think washing and blocking
it might even it out. Looks like it's a good size.

Also showing you the wash cloth I'm making for hubby. Measured it
with his bought wash cloths and need about 4 more rows. He's not
sure he'll like a knitted one. The one I made like this, I really
like. So we'll see if he likes it when I get done. Just did
two more rows while waiting for these pictures to upload. LOL
It's the Nubbins Dish Cloth pattern by Vyvyan Neel.

So, I've been knitting.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Got this list from lots of sites, but last from Shana

Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of. I can't cross out in blogger so put yuck in front of the ones I don't like and won't read.

1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. Yuck The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
6. Yuck The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. yuck The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. *Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. +Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. *A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. +Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. *Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. yuck The Stand (Stephen King)
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. yuck The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. +Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. +The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. Yuck The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. +Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. yuck Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. *The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. *The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. *I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
39. *The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. *The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. *The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. +Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. *Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. *She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. +The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. +Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) (i read half.)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. *One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. +The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. *Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. +The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. yuck The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. +Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. *Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. yuck Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. +The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Curves Leash

I go to Curves several times a week. During the month of your birthday,
every day you go, you put your name in a basket. Well, this year, I
won the February gift. I had a choice of what she called a key holder,
or a realatively small bag with Curves written all over it. Guess it
would hold shoes. Well, I all ready have a Curves Zippered bag that
I carry my sneakers in, so I chose the (key holder). Well, when I
got home, I got it out of my shoe bag. I unfold it to see how long,
and then I realize it is not a key holder, but a dog leash. So,
here is a picture, as my email friends, don't believe it's a leash.

I've been knitting, on the baby blanket, down to 92 stitches.
Still a ways to go. Also been working on a washcloth for hubby,
which is almost half done. I work on the washcloth while
waiting for things on the computer or while I listen to
podcasts on my iPod. The baby blanket, I work on during
commercials while watching TV.

So, I've been knitting

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Saturday Sky

Well, if nothing else, at least Saturday Sky gets me to post once
a week. Rained this morning, sky doesn't look too good.

Hubby and I just made a swift. Gee, maybe I'll go take a picture of it.

It took us 3 or 4 hours, with a trip out for a bolt and lunch. Hubby
did the work, and I did the fetching, and giving the ok. We got the
pattern off the Internet, actually it's from the Yarn Harlot's site.
I had printed out a thing she had for hubby's to give them hints for
knitters for Christmas. But I used it for my birthday. I asked for
a yarn winder and a swift, and I printed out the directions to make a
swift. So, got the winder for the birthday, and a coupon for the swift
if I helped. So birthday was the 25th of Feb, and I got him to do it
this Saturday. I'm not a morning person, so I told him we'd startat
11 AM. I think we started around 10:45. Looks like it will work fine,
and maybe I'll try winding a hank tonight. We'll see.

Making a Turkey tonight. Smells wonderful. My son, sent me a cooupon
for $15 off a Turkey before April somthing. So, I've been holding on
to it, and decided to get a fresh one yesterday. So, figured I should
cook it tonight. It's only a little over 12 lbs. It was $19 so the
$15 off really helped. No turkey sales this time of year.

Still working on the baby blanket.

S, I've been knitting.