Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Last week I did get a new skein of sock yarn at my LSN, it is Lang yarns which I had never heard of but when i saw it I decided I would make a pair of fingerless mits with it. Now to just find a pattern I like. My LNS did have the Just Not socks book that I feel in love with and is on my Christmas list for sure. It had been so long since I had bought any yarn that I just wanted to buy everything they had, but I don't think my family would like starving to death because I bought yarn. I am working on a winter hat for myself in pure white and hope to have it done this week so I can' wear it before we have another ice storm.. oh the ice storm last week was crazy here in Oklahoma and I was very lucky to not get any ice and no loss of power at my house. Millions of people were without lights and heat for way to long . We had people sleeping at work because they had no heat at home!.. I sure hope that mess is over with for a while. My thought go out to anyone that is still without power.
I have been working alot the last month and it seems I never have time to blog or even talk to friends on the phone these days,but I do hope that in the future that will change:) The next post I will include pics of the phone cover, my hate and my new sock yarn purchase.. Hope that there is still someone out there that is reading this crazy and boring blog:).. till next time.. peace out..
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Here is my progress on my Jaywalker socks in Sundance from Tempted!. I had to put these to the side for about a week because I was working on a poncho for my Daughter and wanted to have it finished by Thanksgiving day, which did not happen :) But the poncho is finished and I just need to make a pic of it on her. Life has been really crazy around here to say the least.. I has on the phone with my bank today for ever trying to get them to refund some of the money that they stole out of my checking account!. they refunded 70.00 of the 245.00 they took!!!.I have had my account with them for 7 years and I will be closing it next week. It took them 10 days to post my work check after I made a deposit and then charged me 7 NSF fees because I used my own money .. they are out of their ever loving minds, this little girl is going else were with her money.. I still will post fully on this situation later.
I have been working every day since Thanksgiving and finally today I got a day off!!.. I still had to get up at 4:00am to drive my Man to our Boses house 30 miles away and back home. Then my phone rang off the wall and I never went back to bed!!!. I have been a screaming, pissed off woman all day long because I am over worked, over worked and way to stressed out of money to deal with life today.. It just seems this year will never end and the bad luck just keeps coming.I do hope within the next couple of weeks my life will be normal and I won't be working like a crazy person..
On the knitting front I am working on another poncho, for a co-worker and i still have the jaywalkers on the needles..and I am thinking of doing a pair of fingerless gloves , we will see.. I knit most of my days at work,so there is no excuse to not knit since I sit on my butt looking at cameras..lol..I do like the new job alot :).. tell next time..
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This post is a little late just because I wanted to fill the pages with all kinds of new pictures,but of coarse I am up at 4am this morning and the brain is not working that well yet. As you can guess I am finally back online and very happy to be settled into our new home and my soon to be new job! yes, you heard me correctly a new JOB. My better half has let me take over his job at Echostar/Dish network as a security guard:). Now this is the prefect job for me because of several reasons. First being that I will be working in a building with all my old friends/co-workers!!!! I can read all day long,play cards, knit, knit and more knitting... and I will work till 230 pm everyday except one day a week I will have to work till 11pm. Then there is the fact that me and Don /my other half will get to ride together to work every day which means only using one car, filling 1 gas tank. talk about saving alot of money on gas.. We are really excited about this because he got a new job at Dish Network as a cable installer which they will give him a company work truck, so we may not even have to drive our car to work everyday. we are talking over 50 miles one way to work since we moved out in the Boonie docks..lol... I got to meet the woman I will be working with and she is wonderful and sweet,so I am sure this will be a great job for me. Seems like life is finally stating to straighten out for us :)
On the Knitting front , the picture I have posted is of Sundance from Tempted Hand Painted yarns here in Oklahoma at http://www.temptedyarns.com/index.html I bought this yarn some time this summer and had been waiting for the right pattern to use it. Well, I found it.. I will try and make my first pair of Jaywalkers using the Sundance. Now when I had decided to do this I pulled the skein out and took off the band to re-ball the thread by hand.it was all going well until the yarn fell to the floor into one big tangled mess!!!!!!!!! it took me 2 hours or more to untangle and re-ball the yarn..lol.... I almost threw it in the trash and said the hell with it..I was so mad I could have spit at that damn mess. Of coarse I am very happy that I took the time to figure out the knots and put it all back together. Sounds like Humpty Dumpty story with a ball of yarn.. lol.. I have decided to make are few more projects and thought I would share them with you.
1. Jaywalkers in Sundance
2. Fake Fair Isle Hate
3. Mermaid gloves
4. Pair of Men's socks. worsted weight
boy, I could go on and on with this list,but I will stop there because I really want to make these before winter is over. I also am making my Christmas list for my honey and it seems I am really needy this year. The list includes, best buy for Pink laptop and new Touch Ipod, Knit picks for a set of Options needles and Harmony needles if they are off back order. And alot of yarn!.. Of coarse I am sure he will buy me some Brighton Jewelry since I love it so much,but I can do without it for the above list..lol..
I hope to be blogging a lot more since I have the pc up and running again after I got the blue screen of death 2 days ago and had to reformat the hard drive..uggggg.... I sure have missed all my Internet friends and reading blogs.. see ya soon..
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I still have not been able to update my podcast and feel so lost in my knitting world. It has been about 2 months or more since I have heard any new episodes and it is making me crazy!!!I feel like I am missing out on all the good and new products and designs. I am having any luck with my trekking socks once again. I seem to be having problems with the decrease in the heel , the socks come out way to big in the heel and I end up having to frog back and start again.. I think I need to just sit down with a good friend and figure out what my sock malfunction is..lol.. Since we have moved and will be spending a lot less on rent and living cost, I will try and find a part time job, that will leave me a lot of time for family and knitting!!! maybe I will finish a project for once this year.. lord, a whole year and no finished products! that is just nuts... maybe I will pick up baking once again too.. I love to cook and bake, of coarse sugar is a no-no in our house so I cook sweets with applesauce or other fillers of natural sweetness.. I do hope all my Internet friends are doing well and leave me comments here so i know I am not talking to myself..:)
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
My little girl is really sick. she has been running a 103 fever for about 3 days and we are getting ready to take her to the docter to see whats is going on. I feel so bad for her and the rest of the family . my hubby is sick and my youngest son too!! I am guessing i will be next in line.. Hope everyone is doing well out there in blog land. Send me photos of your projects or finished pieces.. whould love to see what everyone is up too.. I need to learn how to set up google to notify me when someone updates their blog... have a great day.. Robin.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I quit my job last week after a horrible customer talked to me like a dog and my manager said to just move on and not let it affect me and that the customer didn't know me on a personal level. When I asked very politly for the customer not to talk to me in such a manor I was told I could not ever let the customer know that they had upset me or they were doing anything wrong!!!!!!!! I will not work such assholes that won't stand behind their employees.. so I just walked out in the middle of my shift. I do have a new job and I start on monday!!.. Its at Merrits Bakery and will be loads of fun.. no more stressful jobs for me, I am putting myself and my family first for once in my life..
And to my Panera knit group.. I am so sorry for missing Tuesday night! I was really sick with a stomach bug and could in no way make it.. I hate when I miss hanging out with the group and talking all night.. Hope you all had a great time..
Not alot going on in the knitting front. I am still working on the MS3 on Clue 3 ,... going slow but I am having alot of fun with it.. I am still working on the Hendra sock from Cookie A on Knitty.com , and working on a plain sock in Trexxing #100.. I will try and post from my cellphone and see if it works, so if you read some little comments or blurbs, that would be me playing around.. I miss all my internet friends and hope to be online very, very soon... miss you all...
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring "Hello Kitty," the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday. ADVERTISEMENTPolice officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late — among other misdemeanors — will be forced to stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won't wear the armband in public.The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts."Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the offense, no matter how minor," said Pongpat, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok."(Hello) Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It's not something macho police officers want covering their biceps," Pongpat said.He said police caught breaking the law will be subject the same fines and penalties as any other members of the public."We want to make sure that we do not condone small offenses," Pongpat said, adding that the CSD believed that getting tough on petty misdemeanors would lead to fewer cases of more serious offenses including abuse of power and mistreatment of the public by police officers.Hello Kitty, invented by Sanrio Co. in 1974, has been popular for years with children and young women. The celebrity cat adorns everything from diamond-studded jewelry, Fender guitars and digital cameras to lunch boxes, T-shirts and stationery.Email Story IM Story Printable View RECOMMEND THIS STORYRecommend It: Average (1122 votes)» Recommended StoriesFull Coverage: ThailandOff the WiresHello Kitty to punish bad-boy Thai police AFP, Mon Aug 6, 2:13 AM ET Thailand to launch environment satellite in November AFP, Mon Aug 6, 1:59 AM ET Feature ArticlesThe day the Thai economy crashed at BBC, Jul 02 n Thailand, Keeping the Fes
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I just learned that I can send pics and posts from my cellphone..lol.. This picture was taken at the Harry Potter wait in line all night to get a book :).. The girls had a great time spending the day together and dressing up , and I have to admit I had a great time too :).. the post is a little late, but I am still learning here..
My Mystery Stole is coming along. I am on Clue 2 half way done and hope by the end of the week to be working on clue 3 at least. Clue 5 can out this Friday and I am trying to stay off the yahoo board so that I don't see anything about what it might be..lol.. But I am sure as big as the internet is I will trip on top of it one day.
My internet is acting crazy and kicking me off every 3 minutes or so.. So i may not be around at all since it will not even let me get on yahoo without disconnecting the DSL connection.. I am thinking I have a bug in my system and I will have to re-formate my hard drive.. I may be posting to my blog via my cellphone.. lord that will take forever.. I guess I better figure out how to do it first.lol..... I have no new pics to put up since I am being a lazy butt and not taking pics.. I will post as soo as I can and when my computer will let me... :) till next time..
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I got a email this morning from a Cousin of mine that I have not seen in like 10 years if not more!!!. I thought I would post pics of me and my little family for him so he could see that I am getting old and fat...lol. the top pic was taken about 3 years ago and the bottom one was 2 years ago. I was in a hurry and couldn't find the new ones we have, but here we are :).. I will post later, have to run to get to work...
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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It looks like this weekend I will be surfing the Raverly pages..:) , I can't wait to see everything and make some head way on putting all my knitting information in one spot!.. I guess I better think of a good screen for myself.. Just had to post that I am almost there..
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007
Well, it is Monday and away we go on another work week.. yuck...... I thought I would post since I have not done that in like a week. Man, time flys when you have to work. Do you see the theme here? I hate working and I want to stay home and knit and cook all day damn it!!.lol.. Like that is not going to happen for a while so I better just get it out of my head right now.
I had a great weekend. I spend the whole day and night friday with my knitting buddy :) Hey knitting buddy, you know who you are. We chatted , and chatted and eat and just had a really great time hanging out. now you would think we would have done some knitting,....no..... we were way to busy talking and eating..lol. Every time we get together we say we are going to knit all day but it never happens because we just end up hanging out and talking. We did go to the Harry Potter party at the mall which was diffrent, it was almost like going to a Star Trek convention in a way.. But it was really fun for our daughters to get dressed up and just have some fun.. All of that standing around waiting and I didn't buy a HP book..lol.. One day I will read them..
The pic above is my youngest son with his girlfriend.. Are they not the sweetest thing you have ever seen.. and of coarse I found a Hello Kitty Tattoo that I want.. Not sure if I would get it just like that are maybe change it up a little to make it my own .
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I think I should get my invite to Raverly in a week or so.. I am so excited to see what all the hype is about..
I did get chart A done on clue 1 of the MS3 yesterday !!!.. I am really having fun working on this and learning along the way. Of coarse I don't think mine will look like everyone elses because I have never done lace before and I really don't know if my gauge will be correct. Seems a little hard to figure out if I have the yarn to tight or to loss most of the time.lol.. I guess I will figure it out in the end.. I will try and post pics of what I have finished but at this point it is just a little ball of something on my needles..lol.. Have a great week everyone .
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I went shopping yesterday for my Mystery Stole 3 project yesteday after work . As you can see in the above photo I bought pink Zephyr wool/silk lace wieght yarn and some new Addi Lace circlular knitting needles. I am so excited about my new knitting group meeting this coming Tuesday and making a shawl!.. I will post pics on the stated shawl when I start it tomorrow. Boy I'm I going to have alot of work to do..
The great HK hate was a great gift my knitting buddy! she gave this a couple of weeks ago on our day of fun together.. I love it Stacy, thank you very much..
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
I have decided to do the Spirit of the SouthWest Shawl which I feel in love with the first time I saw it. It uses Zephyr Wool/Silk lace yarn in Cooper which i think I will stick with since it is the color of the red rocks in New Mexico. http://www.allegroyarns.com/FiberTrends/swshawl.htm
I still have to buy the pattern and the yarn,but I figure this will something to look forward to in the next couple of weeks when I can really do some shopping. Of coarse I will buy a new set of circular needles just for this shawl.
I have learned that a blog is a great place to keep track of all the projects and stash I want. If I don't write it down I never remember what I want or what plans I had .lol. I would guess this is why most people start blogs. I have a long way to go in really knowing how to contruct a blog and how to add things to it. I guess in the future I will have to take a HTML class or something to help me along the way.
I still need to find a pattern for the Misti Alpaca lace yarn I bought in the pink, I think when the right piece comes along it will hit me and then it will be on baby.
I found out that there is a knit group in the town were I live ,that meets on Tuesdays nights at Penera Bread . I could not be more excited about it! I plan on going tomorrow night unless something comes along and I can't go like a major earth quake or something... I will take my camera and take some pics to share with you all. I am sitting here and wondering what in the earth to make for dinner! I hope I figure it out soon..
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July. Please remember to Honor our soilders that are fighting the war in the Middle east that make our freedom possible for us. :)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This is a Fem-bot. If you click on the link above you will see what she is all about. A little to real for my taste but I guess in Japan they need good animation for partys and business. She looks so really it is hard to believe she is just a machaine. Of course I had to show this because of the Hello Kitty t-shirt..lol...
Monday, June 18, 2007
I am going to work on my now famous Hedera sock after cleaning house, doing laundry and running to wal-mar, updating my blog,reading my email... I think I can sit down and work on it for a couple hours without moving. Then I will be able to post a pic finally. I have only done the 10 rows of ribbing, and 4 rounds , so not much to take a pic of at this point,but it will get there by the end of the week.I will be so happy when I get some progress on this sock, it's like climbing a mountain for me at this point,but I know with a couple deep breaths I can do it.
If you have not checked out http://www.hellokittyhell.com/, get on it and see all the cool stuff. This week they have a lost dog with a hello kitty tattoo on her belly..lol.. you just have to see it to believe it. I really have been into reading great knitting blogs and i think I read so many I should get payed for it.:) I love seeing new yarns and new projects, not to mention the great vacations some of you are taking, Bravo for you.. if anyone has or knows a great knitting blog please pass it along to me, I would love to see more great creations and yarn buying.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Yesteday June 10th, 2007 was my youngest sons 16th birthday! I can't believe that he is almost grown, man were does the time go. We had a great day together with the birthday party and as you can see in the picture his dad bought him a Harley!He was so excited he could not stand to sit still,except for on the bike. He just got his driving permit last week so I guess he will have to take a test to ride this monster. I had no clue his father was going to give him this and it is very scary for me to think of my baby out on the open road on this ,but I am sure he will have alot of fun on it. I asked if I could ride on the back and he sad (NO MOM!).. lol.. I guess that would not be to cool..lol.. this will give him and his dad a chance to spend time together since my ex also has a Harley and his uncle has a Harley.. I guess I better go out and buy a Harley so I can ride with the pack.lol.. I am off work today and I will try and work on my Hedra sock that is just looking at me and screaming to be finished or started, which ever way you want to look at it..lol.. Then I will go pull stuff out for a garage sale we will try and have next week. Till next time, smile and love the skin your in..
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I tried yesterday to work on the Hedera sock and once again got stuck on the 3rd round with 3 more stitches than I needed!! I emailed Cookie A at Knitty and she gave me the link to knitting help and told me the pattern had a update to the pattern and that might be the problem.when I took a look at it I already have the updated copy so that was a no go. I am hoping someone can tell me what the heck is up with it so I can get started on this sock before I go mad!!! if there are supposed to be 2 repeats on each needle which is 20 stitch's then way does it have 12 stitches on round 3? I am so confused Will someone please save me from the hell of not knowing what the heck I am doing with this damn sock... OK, enough about that.
the pic I have posted with this is the first pair and only pair of socks I have made and I have to say that this pair was much easier than what I am trying now with Hedera,but I wanted to challenge myself .what was I thinking..lol..
We are sending the little one off this week to grandmas house for some fun in the sun and for summer vacation, for her and us so she is really excited about leaving us behind and getting spoiled at grandmas house,can't say I am to happy with the spoiling part ,but I guess I just have to live with it.
If anyone has made the Hedera sock from Knitty could you please email me with what is up with round 3? till next time, smile and be happy .
Monday, June 4, 2007
November of 2006 I learned to knit by first taking a sock class. I thought why note just jump right off the bridge and learn something that looks really hard. It was the best gift I could ever give myself. Since learning the basic knitting of a sock I have gone on to knit a couple hats,scarfs and working on the sock pattern Hedera from Knitty by Cookie the obsessed knitter.Now mind you this is only my second pair of socks EVER since learning to knit. I have frogged the sock about 5 times now . I am sure that in the near future I will be able to put this puppy together. In the mean time maybe I will work on some crochet or cross stitch just to mix it up a bit.
I bought a Jordana Paige bag yesterday when me and my new knitting buddy took a road trip to Ft.Smith Arkansas to Stringtown Yarn and Fiber, did I mention it was so much fun! that I wanted to buy the whole store!. It is so hard going into LNS and not buying every little thing they have. But I did get my Lovely red bag that i will carry every were with all my little goodies inside.I also bought 2 skeins of pink Alpaca yarn ,which i am sure will take me a while to vinture into since it is so little and fraile. If you are in the Ft.Smith area I urge you to stop by the store. It is in a beautiful old brick building with hard wood floors that say (walk this way to my pile of yummy yarn). It had the feeling of a place I could just spend all day knitting and talking among friends. I am sure we will visit again really soon since it is only 1 1/2 from my home. Hint hint..lol... In the pic you will notice Hello Kitty stitch markers! These were special made for me and are a one of a kind by new new knitting buddy . I am a big,big fan of Hello kitty and even have a whole room in my house full of her:). So these stitch markers mean alot to me.. Thank you knitting buddy.I would post her site on Etsy that she sales her hand dyed yarns,but I need to get her ok first, so look for that in the future.
I'm not quit sure where this blog will take me but I do hope that It will reach far and wide and lighten someones day. Till next time , Smile and make the world a better place..