Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Yarn

This is my new bright pink 1200 yards of lace weight yarn for my Rose Leaf trellis shawl. Yes, I know I started this shawl with the Skacel lace weight variegated yarn some time ago, but the yarn just didn't work at all. The variegated yarn hide all the stitches so I had to find a solid color to knit with. I will post pics tomorrow of how this yarn is working out.

Hello Kitty Gift

I received this wonderful present in the mail yesterday all the way from the UK. It was given to me by Janet Barton who designed the Rose Leaf Trellis Shawl. Janet wanted to thank me for starting the KAl on Raverly for her shawl and found this Hello Kitty Messenger bag!! It is so perfect for me because its pink, Hello kitty and doubles as a knitting bag/laptop case. What more could a girl ask for? Thank you Janet for thinking of me and taking the time and money to send me this wonderful gift :) super happy girl...

Graduation Time

Well my youngest son graduated high school Friday night :) I can not tell you how proud I am of him for really digging in and getting everything in order so that he can go to OUS . He ended up getting a paid ride to school so that is wonderful thing for us and him. He is really excited to be off for a couple months before he starts college.
The top picture is my oldest son Dean on the left, then Blake in his graduation gown and Cheyanne. Happy little family .. And then there is the love of my life Don and Blake :)
Life is good when you see your kids growing up and doing their own thing. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Oh No!

Well we survived the storm and got our power back finally,let's hope we don't have to go threw all that again any time soon. I think we will invest in a generator because living in Oklahoma is like living in never never land, you don't know what the weather is going to be from one day to the next.

I was reading twitter this morning and saw that Lime and Violet podcast is coming to a end after 4 years! I am so very sad because they really had a way of making me feel better when I was feeling so crappy. I hate that things in life pull us away from the things we love, life changes suck ass!!!.. here is what they wrote on their blog  So I am going to download all the episodes and keep them for bad days when I need to hear the girl laugh and talk yarn. I'm so sad now :( I was going to blog some other stuff but now I must go listen to L&V for a while.. later peps

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Storms Are Coming

I guess we had some pretty bad storms lastnight because we were woke up at 5am this morning by the power going off and the alarm system screaming. There were 90 Mile hour winds and 8 or more power polls were down at 101st and Garnett. So we have had no power all day, I'm sitting at a coffee shop right now posting this to let the laptop and my blackberry charge for later use. I hope by tomorrow we will have some power..

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Here is what my Don got me for mothers day . I went with him Thursday and help pick it out. Boy was that some work. I really just wanted more memory and faster processore so that I don't have to worry so much about not being able to store pictures and such on my laptop. This is a Gateway NV53. It came with 500GB HDD ,4GB Memory and a AMD Athlon processore ..I have watched a couple movies on it already and loaded some games and think it will work just fine , I am super happy with it. I love my family so much for putting up with my nerd butt.. hope all my friends and family had a wonderful Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What I am Knitting

So here is what I have been knitting on. It is the Rose Leaf Trellis Shawl by Janet Barton . When I saw this on Raverly I decided to start a KAL for this and we are going strong , well kind of.. We all had problems finding just the right yarn and right needle size at first. This is my 4th attempt and I think I finally found something I can work with. The Yarn is Skacel Merino Lace and I'm knitting on size 4 needles. I really hope the variegated yarn does not hid the beauty of the design. This has been a lot of fun but slow going for me since this is really my first real lace piece and I am having a time with the small yarn. I guess it is something that you get use to the more you do it , but I really think its just this yarn. I have other lace yarn in my stash and I think it would have been a lot easier to deal with.
I tired posting pics on my project page but I seem to be having a issue with my computer and can't load pics and my flickr account i can't upload pics to. Not to mention I bought world Of Warcraft to play and I can't get that to work!!!!!!!!!! I think I need a new laptop like now.  Its something I need to look into really soon.