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Friday, July 29, 2005

Boogers and Big Guy

Okay, got your attention? Well those are the nicknames for our children, like we don't torture them enough.....  The reason why I am mentioning my beautiful kiddos is b/c they have been fighting ALL DAY!  To give me a little mental perk I got some knitting and pictures done!  Look See!
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One sock down, on the cuff of the other! I am in love with this yarn, too bad there was only 440 yards of it:(  Once again I have got to give props to the ML method..... I do have to admitt I miss DP's!
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The sock modeled!  wonderful huh?
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Here is Chris's hat AGAIN!!!!! I am hopeful it will be perfect, third times a charm!
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Started the Airy Scarf last night at my knitting group... Love those ladies so much fun to gab with!!!!

I went to LYS and loaded myself up with some lorna's laces sock yarn, yeah me! I will post pics of them soon, Brandon just woke up so I better cut theis post short, can't keep my Booger waiting:)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Stitch Marker Swap

Here are my answers for the swap! I am soooo Excited to see my pals creations!

Do you prefer shorter or more dangling type of markers?
I like both!

Is there any kind of markers that you would absolutely NOT want to receive?
Love them all!

Colors you like most?
favorite is red, but I already have a lot red ones, surprise me:)

Colors you like least?
neon colors.

Would you prefer markers for smaller or larger sized needles?
I have never knitted anything larger than Sz 10 needle.

Do you want your sender to reveal themselves when there shipped or at a later date?
and How would you like to find out if at all?
i would love to know the people right now! (email me) But i can wait until i get a package i guess ;)

Anything that you like your sender to know that would be helpful for them.
I like sheep and llams, and i like really creative things so have fun with this i am gonna love anything you send me!.

Monday, July 25, 2005


This is not a word you want to hear from your doctor right?  Well, I did after my third EKG in 6 months!  This one came out abnormal and there was concern of a blockage, or enlarged left ventricle.  Sure I have had daily (hourly) heart palpatations that never seem to get better, but I'm a big girl I just suck it up.  No longer!  They are really effecting my life so I went to the cardiologist.  They did there own EKG, normal, and an echocardiogram, basically normal.  So whats wrong with me?  We do know that I have an extra heart beat that seems to come and go when ever it pleases:)  I have to wear a halter with a heart monitor on it for 24 hours starting tommorow, oh what fun *wink*.  In 3 weeks I get to go in for an all day event of test-o-rama!  You guys know the "tread mill stress test" and a lot of other neato gadgets! Sorry my sarcasim is rampant but I am a little worried. I am glad it is nothing that can endanger my life immediately. 

Knitting i promise!  Look below!  aughhhh..... Got these in the mail today, they WERE for my needle exchange pal but they arrived broken!  Of course I didn't purchase any insurance so I am out 13 bucks! sucks! luckily I got a $50 gift certificate from my twin sis to the LYS so I will just get what I need there.
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OOOOOOH  AHHHHHH!  how sweet it is, look at my wonderful socks.... i actually picked up the stitches perfectly and I am decreasing the gussett now.  I like the magic loop b/c you can try on your sock throughout the process of making it, LOVE IT! So this is more of the kool aid yarn knitted up... me likey!  you can bet I will be dying more wool in the near future!  Thanks Dani!
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Have a great week!!!!! hopefully the next time I post I will be starting the other sock:)

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I was going absolutely CRAZY these past few days!  I was casting on for my sock with magic loop method and just couldn't keep my stitches from twisting!!!  Well, they say parctice makes perfect, and I am very persistant!  Look what I finally accomplished today with my Kool-Aid dyed yarn!  It looks so purtty all knitted up huh? I must admit I am becoming a sock-a-holic!  I really enjoy this method and it goes so fast for me.  Next pair I am gonna try casting on for two socks at once...EEEKKK!!!!
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Close up:)
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The library called for an interview!  I am so excited.... Wish me luck!  I have been kind of scattered brained about my projects so I added precentage bars (look right) to keep me on track!  They really are for my benefit, it is a poor attempt for organization!!!!  The OSW is coming along very nicely, but guess what!!??  I have ignored the fact that I don't own a pair of Sz 5 24" needles so I purchased some on ebay (seller: Supercrafty) for a very good price! $6.99! I am very hopeful they will come quickly so I can finish my OSW!  Gotta tell ya'll I love this pattern and I will be making a lot more in different yarns.

Brandon is an offical walker now! yeah!  he is so sweet, Hillard is amazed that he can follow him around more easily, and annoyed ;)

Thanks everyone for the great comments I have been getting!  There are a lot of new people in RAOK and I am finding it hard to greet everyone, so if your a newbie to the ring-WELCOME!!!!  Have a safe and good weekend!

Monday, July 18, 2005

ReDyed, And Socked

Okay, so I wasn't super pleased with the sublte results of the first dye job, so I packed the kids and headed to Walmart to get more grape Kool Aid.... I put 5 packets of the stuff in my pot and redyed the yarn....  As you can see I weighed the yarn down with a fry basket, it worked great! 
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I pulled it out washed it and hung to dry, this is what I woke up to in the morn....  My friend Jenn suggested that I wind it in a ball or knit it up b/c sometimes the prettiest yarns just look plain ugly on the hank.  Well she was soooooo right!  This has got to be the prettiest yarn I have ever seen!  Ni lie, and the following pics do not do it justice.  I you want the recipe for it just ask:)
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Pic One
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Pic Two, don't look at my nasty window sill!!!!  Do you see the hint of blue that remained from the first dye attempt?  The blues Lavendars and Deep purple go very well together.  If I had to name this stuff I couldn't? 
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Stick a fork in them baby b/c they are done:)  My parents socks made it, can you believe it?  I am in love with the magic loop method but i am having trouble casting on for my next pair of socks. casting on and doing the first few rows have always been the slowest part of knitting for me!!!!!!
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Hope everyone had a grand weekend..... I stayed up late Saturday night doing needle exchange assginments with Chris.  I was dissapointed when I couldn't participate b/c there was an odd number, but I had a last minute entry on Sunday so I think we may partner up:)

my questionaire!!!!
1. What do you like to knit or crochet? (socks, sweaters, etc.) I like to knit socks mostlt… I want to try lacing too.2. What fibers do you like? Just about anything….
3. What type of needles do you use most often? I use addi turbos and bamboo
4. Do you like to knit in the round? I love to knit in the round!! Magic loop and circs.
5. Do you use a magic loop method or any other we should know about? Are you interested in learning a new method? Love the magic loop, could use 40” sz 1’s or 2’s……
7. Do you have a favorite place that you shop online? (knitpicks.com, knitpixie.com, jimmybeanswool.com....)? love knitpicks(price is right)
8. Do you want to be surprised? then erase all your answers above and write surprise me

I also love surprises!!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

A whole Lot of Stuff!

This is my One Skein Wonder!  I hate how the left side looks funny compared to the right side.  Icky!  Can you guys see that?  Is it going to be a problem?  This is the reason I hate working back and forth one side always looks a tad different!!!!! 
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Pretty color huh?  My friend Amy Suggested the Jo Sharp it was on sake here.
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Okay, Here are the socks in all their glory and displayed on my ugly tootsies! sorry the pic is so bad... the camera kept moving!!!! You might notice that I switched to the Magic Loop method to finish up...Gotta say I LOVE IT!!!  some how all of my ladders have disappered and I wasn't even trying to keep the stitches tight!  I can really see why people love this method, it is twice as fast and like I mentioned before, NO nasty ladders!!!!
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I was running to the mailbox before a big thuderstorm came nad what do I find?  A package!!!!! Dani from knitting sunshine sent me a dyable yarn and Kool-Aid!!!  Well, the following pics show how fast it took me to give dying a try!  I ripped that poor package apart, it didn't have a chance:)  Thanks a billion Dani.
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There we go it's in the pot!!!!!  I put to packs of blue and then just sprinked a grape on top after the yarn was added for fun!
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This is the yarn straight out of the pot just washed!  I think I like how it turned out.  I am trying to decide if I want to try again with darker colors???
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This is the yarn dried.  It only took over night to dry!!!!!


Thats all thats going on, I have knitting group tonight! Yeah!!!!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Big Chicken!

Okay guys went to see War of the Worlds today with Chris, and I am better known to family and friends as the Chicken!  Guess what?, they pegged me!  It is really late and I am terrified to close my eyes:)  I feel like I am in the 2nd grade again and I just saw Poltrigist! Or it could be the latte I had a 6pm???  I know what ya'll are waiting for Pics of the twin in her new sweater, bad news!! Turns out I suck as sister and didn't bring it to her this weekend!!!!  I will post later...As of now I finished Chris's hat while at starbucks on Friday night! Took me about a day to do it and guess what?  It is still too big!  Instead of frogging it right away I took pics and I will frog it and knit it up again for the THIRD TIME!!!!! I really don't mind, I want the hat perfect so he will wear it ;)
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The Noro is kinda stiff so it stood by itself without a head to rest on!
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This would be me!  My head is almost 4" smaller than Chris's  but, I wanted to share a small triumph with you guys!
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My first subscription to a knitting mag. came today! I was so excited I looked through and ignored everything else for about 10 mins.  Lookie, the second sock!  I have about 3 more inches to go before I get to the toe decreases.  Wow, my first pair of socks should be finished by tommorow...

Dennis didn't send the New Orleans crew here for shelter, but did you hear about another Tropical Dep.? This one is gonna be named Emily and I hope she keeps her distance!

Friday, July 08, 2005

I Can take Dennis on!!!!!

Well, this post has no pics so if your willing to read w/o them carry on:) As most of the country knows there is a category 4 hurricane hurrdling towards the central gulf coast.... Some of you already know that Chris and I have extended family living in New Orleans and Lafayette, LA. Guess where they are evacuting?????? Houston! Some of them were just here for the fouth of July and they will probably be returning to Katy for a Hurricane Party! Last September they came for the same reason when Ivan ravaged the coast....Luckily Gavelston and Houston are not in the forecast to be effected by Dennis. I have been in (three) too many hurricanes and I would like to avoid another if possible:)

Good news on the job front, I quite my job taking very good care of my sisters children and applied at the library. Before I was married with kids I worked in the library for several years and can't wait to do it again! I hope to hear word about interviewing soon.
Brandon is soooo close to walking it isn't funny. he took 12 steps today w/o falling! My freedom days are over ladies!!!! I am so proud of him. His new favorite game is to show people (strangers) his belly button, this is big fun to him:) 13 months is a cute age.....

Knitting stuff: as you know Tempting is done and Carmen will model this weekend! Don't worry I will make sure to take pics!!! I am almost finished with "The long Awaited Hat" and my parents other sock....I will have pics of them next posting with the lovely tempting modeled my remarkably cute TWIN sister:)
Thanks all you guys for commenting your congrats, each of ya'll made me smile!

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Hey everyone I finished last night!!!!!  I only went two rows after the YO's instead of five b/c I was running out of yarn, and fast too!  Well, my first sweater, can you beleive it...  I think it will be too big for my sister.  I wonder if I was wrong on the gauge?  I though I had it perfect!  Before I put the temprorary tie in the top it was WAY BIG!!!  But, the tie made it all better, anyone else had that prob?  On me it looks like a peasent blouse =O
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Another pic, just incase you missed the first two:)
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Next on my list i am finishing up the sock, the long awaited hat, and then i want to start the Hourglass sweater sometime in Aug.  Laura (knitsforsanity) and I are gonna do that together, I am soooo excited!  I may do the tank top fron SnB to tide me over until then..... I got some great cotton ease from Yarnmaven and I want to use it!  I also have a few socks I want to start.  so little time it seems!!!!! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Quick blog!

I have hardly been on the computer this week!  I have been working like a mad woman on tempting for my sis and the other sock for the folks....  I am very happy to say i should be done with them no later than tuesday:)  in the mean time i got a package from Jenn.  She is going to start selling stitch markers at her local LYS, and these are samples.  You may notice she made very personal markers for me, they have pics of my family on them, are they cutest are what?  She is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met.  We have been such close friends for so long!!!
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I have been aching for some knitting cards so she sent a pack.  along with a lot of beads!  i have made a few sets already:) I am surprising my knitting group with little gifts!
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