Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Family

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

I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I got my invite to Ravelry today! of course I am at work on lunch break and a short one at that since I had a blow out on my car coming to work that made me late... I will be on as soon as I get home to play :)>>>>> , my name on Ravelry is prettyinpink

Friday, July 27, 2007

Super Kitty

Does this not make you laugh your ass off.lol.. I found this and could not decide if it was very cool or just really silly, you decide. I think it would be very neat to have a Hello Kitty super Hero running around saving me everyday :)

I checked Raverly this morning and look what it said , BY tonight or tomorrow I will be sitting pretty in the the Raverly world ladys and gents.

You signed up on June 5, 2007
You are #7049 on the list.
177 people are ahead of you in line.
13692 people are behind you in line.
33% of the list has been invited so far
I am still working on my MS3 stole that I keep messing up on so I am back to row 50 on clue 1.. I swear one day I will get to clue 2 if it kills me. Having worked on no lace prior to this I have to say that I really enjoy working on this and I see myself doing more lace in the future for sure!. I also down loaded some Classical music to my ipod today so that I have something relaxing to leason to while I knit. I am sure alot of you know already that I love Country music and 80 Hair bands like, Montly Crue and Skid Row and to many to mention right now., but I just for the life of me can't listen to head banging music while I knit on this MS3! Now socks is a diffrent story, but lace tends to take all my concertration and listening to Skid row is a large distraction for me since all I want to do is bang my head and jump up and down and dance. I was looking around Itunes this morning and found a podcast called The Concert and WGBH Classical Performances which as going to be my favs from now on.I can't remember the last time I listen to Classical music but it had to be back in the early 80's when I went to a o ballet. Just seems that life takes turns and twist and we just have to go along for the ride.
There use to be a podcast on Itunes called knit Tunes but I tryed downloading it today with no luck?? have no idea what the deal is with it, but maybe Itunes removed it for some reason? Check out all the new Knitting Podcast too while you are on there!!!. was to many to ever listen too,but fun to poke around anyway.. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Raverly update"

You signed up on June 5, 2007
You are #7049 on the list.
397 people are ahead of you in line.
13280 people are behind you in line.
32% of the list has been invited so far

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

Look what I got today.

I have fallen victom to the hype. I finally broke down and bought the first Harry Potter book today. I figured now is a really good time to read the book and decide if I want to read the rest after I finish this one. I had to drive all over town just to find this and it seems that they are going like hot cakes everywere!. I also checked Riverly tonight and I am getting closer and closer to getting my invite :)

You signed up on June 5, 2007
You are #7049 on the list.
572 people are ahead of you in line.
12994 people are behind you in line.
31% of the list has been invited so

I worked on my MS3 lastnight and got a couple more rows done on chart A and B of clue 1.. I was suppost to go to my Knit night with my friends at Penera bread,but I am just to tired to move, plus I want to start on my book later . One day I will get a pic posted of my knitting.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Happy Monday

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 .

Raverly update:

You signed up on June 5, 2007
You are #7049 on the list.
726 people are ahead of you in line.
12465 people are behind you in line.
32% of the list has been invited so far

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

For Sale

Well I am having to say goodbye to my baby :( , we are putting the Trans Am Formula Firebird up for sale and hope to find it a really good home. This was a birthday gift I recieved last year from my boyfriend and we always thought we would keep it for our retirement to cruz the roads with, but it just is so not practical for us right now with the gas prices. This car is our love , but we are going to part with it. It has the LT1 corvette engine, 6 speed with the hurst shifter. It is not a car for a young kid or someone that is not use to dealing with alot of horse power, this car gets up and runs all on its own. But maybe one day we can get another fun car to play around with for our old age:).. Parting is such sweet sorrow .. I will keep my online buddys updated on the progress of this..

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

Mystery Stole 3

I have taken the plunge and signed up for the Mystery Stole 3 on Yahoo! I really can't believe I got talked into this but it is going to happend. I had posted that I found a new knit group super close to my house that meets everyweek. They all started doing the MS3 so i figured what the heck, I will jump on board too..lol.. mysterystole3-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.. I still have to buy some yarn and a set of new circulars,but I am really excited to start. Of coarse I will be a week behind everyone else, but that is ok because it will give me the push to get on it! The sign up closes July 6,2007 so if you want to join you better do it now.

We went and saw Transformers today and it was unbelievable. Make it a point to go out and see it if you have not yet. I think today was the first day opening..lol. Well we are still trying to decide if we should fight the crowds and watch the fireworks or just stay home and watch from our house , which we don't have a great view at all.. all the trees and such.
On the knitting front, I messed up my Hedera sock lastnight and I can't seem to fix my mistake, so i guess I will put it up until I can have someone else look at it and tell me how in the world to fix it..Gives me an excuse to start a new project or 2..heeee.............

Monday, July 2, 2007

Toe up sock

I want to learn to do the toe up sock. I was on http://myfirsttoeups.blogspot.com/ and saw that she had alot of patterns for toe up socks on the side bar of her blog and with this great pattern called falling leaves from no other Knitty.com. And these use the Magic Loop method which I want to try also. So I wanted to start another pair of sock in addition to my Hedera socks which are still on the needles and it looks like I will try the Falling Leaves or maybe something a little easyer for my first go around.

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

Hedera Update

Here is what I have doneso far on this crazy sock of mine. The next step in the directions is for the guesset. I am a little confused by the directions so I will have to take it slow and see where it takes me. I will be so , so happy when I have this completed and can start on the next on. I am really liking this yarn . I think I almost like the cotton/Bamboo mix better than wool just because it seems like It will wear better in my crockswith the nubbys inside them. My first pair of socks were 100% wool and they are starting to felt on the bottom from wearing them with my Crocks , I don't like that a bit!!!!!...