Thursday, September 30, 2004

woohoo WOOL!

well, the 'oh shit' account has to wait - I'm going to Taos! there is a wool festival there every year. it's this coming weekend - i only just realized that. i'm gonna farm out the kids and hubby and i are making the drive. i'm all excited :)

okay, check back later today, gotta go, i have MOPS today, but i did my first dye last night.....

til this afternoon

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


hmmm, looking at pictures... stuff i haven't posted about yet (here at least)
this is a purse i made using basic tunisian stitch with RH grande in brown. i really love it! the handles come off, for one day when i can make more in different colors :)

here is another purse i made not too long ago, it is done with landscapes... i've forgotten where the pattern came from... maybe there wasn't one *shrug*

this is the yarn and handles i used - and a double ended hook i got on clearance for a buck!

here is the finished product after fulling:

and no, i did not think to take a 'before' picture. okay, well that is all i can think of right now. i need to get busy. i didn't do the dishes after dinner last night *gasp!* the cardinal sin in my mother's book.

hmmmm, what is that "cardinal sin"? catholic? hmmmmm, something to research.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

they're back!

woo hoo photobucket is back up.
sorry for my few days' of disappearance - i'm going to oh so gloatingly, post MORE pictures of my birthday present :)

here she is.. she needs a name... just not sure yet. gonna give it a while. i'm so so so in love. i wish i weren't so behind on my Christmas crocheting. i'd love to spend mroe time spinning. oh well....
conned that wonderful man of mine into carding some of my fleece while watching the cowboys' game last night ;) woo hoo. he filled a whole laundry basket with fantasticly fluffy rolags.

okay, i really really need to update my WIP list.... some things are further than the bar shows and i've started more *sigh*

what else? anybody notice the little bumper sticker on the right? i will be chaning them frequently they make me laugh.

let's see:hmmmmm oh, picked all this up to make a jacket for my mom for her birthday....

we'll see how that goes. then, my dad actually chose a different pattern.... so its not from that book, i'll post it when i get started. i've got to finish the 2 circle coats i've got going right now... along with the other 500 things. off i go - need to get dinner ready, think we are having bbq weenies, green beans, and macNcheese tonight... good ol southern comfort food!

Friday, September 24, 2004

finally got the ends weaved in of the triangle head scarf for my friend's birthday gift... now i have to get to the PO... i also need to send her the giant purple mohair rose.

here is the toe of a sock i have started and was finally able to do! YAY! but why am i showing you this very small progression of a sock toe? because i have to frog it!!! you see, i lost the pattern booklet, then found it and now, have no idea what row i am on and my stitch marker is missing to mark the row.... so screw it. i don't even think i'm gonna bother frogging.... just chop the blasted thing off and throw it in the garbage and be done with it! BLAH!

haven't worked on anything today... i had a field trip to the zoo this morning with my daughter's class. it was fun - i wanted to sneak the sheep in the back of the 'burban. which by the way, is fixed. hubby was able to fix it last night. he replaced the starter and altenator and some other junk.... which really is cool that he can do that kind of thing. here's the bad news: we have an "oh-shit" account. basicly, when anything goes wrong, we pull from that account and it doesn't screw our budget... well, thank goodness for that, but now that hubby pulled a little over $500 out of it fixing the 'burban; that means it must be replaced... which means, my allowance is what has to be used to fill the gap - agh! a whole month of NO fun yarn, roving, or wool purchases of any kind. :( i'm sad, but it's the best thing.

gee, i'm so tired... would it be wrong to take a nap with the kids running around? :) can you imagine what my 2&3 yr old boys would do to my house!?! oh my, i don't even want to think about that!!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

more more more!

i know... it's ridiculous the way he spoils me! but you'd never catch me saying that to him :)
looky looky what hubby picked up for me at walmart

and what makes it so bad? i shop for myself too

yesterday was lots of crocheting on the circle coat for my daughter. hopefully i will get it done today in the car while waiting for them to get out of school. but i am soooo freakin tired today... i hope i don't fall asleep.

other news: my 'burban died yesterday in front of my daughter's school. don't know what is wrong with it. either the starter or altenator... ahhh, it's good to have a hubby that likes to tinker. he will be getting it fixed over the weekend. we also have my hubby's el camino that he drives and a 2001 dodge caravan... so i'll be pimpin' the mini-van for a few days or so.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

pvc paradise

yippee (oh man! i can't get the smiley central to work in my posts-bummer)
anyhow, i am a happy happy girl :) that wonderful fantastic amazing (and shall i add gorgeous) husband of mine made me some prizes! woo hoo

what is that? you say? (ignore the ketchup splatter on the wall-ugh!)
why, it's a holder for my massive cone yarns!!

no more wildly twisted yarn - it unrolls as i crochet!! is he a genius or what!?!
and then, but what else could he possibly do to make me any happier? ---

it's a niddy noddy!! YAY YAY YAY ---- for you non-spinners, basiclly it's a thingy to wrap my freshly spun yarn around to make it into a skein.
oh, but this is no ordinary niddy noddy - do you see the bumpy thing? makes it oh so comfortable to hold - the best part of it all? it's completely waterproof. well, what in the world difference does that make? after the yarn is spun you have to give it a hot bath to "set the twist" (keep it from untwisting)- i can just toss the whole thing in!! woohoo woohoo woohoo.
niddy noddys are typically wood and cost around $15-20, hubby made this for just under $3 :) that's how the rich get richer, my friends... anyhow. okay, so i guess that is all for now since the day has just begun...
oh, spinning news - i know i was supposed to put it down for a bit to work on Christmas, but how could i resist making a new skein for my toy?
as far as crocheting goes... last night i did some of the dreaded 'end sewing' did a lot of sewing in yarn ends on multiple projects... joy joy
i also carded a few rolags of the cheviot while sitting in the backyard with the kiddos. it's easy to do while also "watch this, mom" "did you see me do that" "check out my new trick" "see how fast i can run".
enjoy your day, i'm off to take care of some laundry... the boys are playing awfully well this morning... my sanity saved - one more day

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

when the cat is away

the mice will play... but that's okay, 'cuz the toy came my way!

he he he!! hubby went to best buy ALONE this evening.... came home with a new camera for me!!! YAY
i'm all kinds of excited. he also got the extra memory stick for it. it is way way better than the other one-which is still under warranty by the way, just waiting for it to get fixed.

now, don't think i was the only recipient of this adventure: he bought a new toy for himself as well. which will equally benefit me :) he also got the freakin' serious surge protector, the new star wars trilogy dvd set- ick that means i'm going to have to sit through them again, sorry, but i'm not a star wars fan. well, i'll sit next to him and hook a bit.

so anyhow, i went camera happy tonight and will be posting all my pictures over the next few days... i won't bombard you all at once.

ugh, my two little guys are making me nuts! my older two never behaved this badly... these boys just won't mind. the poor little puppy, they are gonna kill that sweet thing. constantly picking her up and lugging her around. i have to first point out that i'm not a spanker (unless they are in a dangerous activity - and i use it for getting total attention). well, i have concluded that little miss rosie is in a dangerous situation with these boys and i have been tagging hineys for picking her up. they dont' care, i mean they do... but then they pick her right back up! i don't want to continue in the booty beatings for this behavior, because obviously, it's not working. and it's not just rosie- it's like they totally don't hear my voice. *breathing in and out* i know it's their age. but it's hard when you've had 2 before them that didn't go through this.
also, i watched the nick berg video for the first time tonight. i truly thought i was going to be sick. not necessarily at the graphic nature of the video, but more of the thoughts i had afterward about the murderers that did that to him. and their complete disrespect for life. i find it truly odd that the actual footage didn't really affect me - wow, what television has done to us. it's when you stop and think that this was real and not tv... that's when it gets you.
leaving you with your thoughts of the state of the world today.

blasted mail

i'm so frustrated that chelle has not received the squares i sent her.... guess i will start them again after i hear from her on sunday/monday. grrrr
i'm also stuck on the circle coat pattern... it's me. just a duh moment. i need to step away from it and come back.
i'm also on the search for a lightweight jacket pattern for my mom's birthday.
can't really remember what i did yesterday... i finished the head kerchief thingy. i'm going to take a pic with my phone i guess... i sure am bummed about the crapped out camera. trying to talk hubby into buying me a new one with a printer and all.....cross your fingers for me.
i've set my spinning aside for a while. i MUST get my ass in gear for Christmas! now that i have discovered filet, i'm thinking about a blanket for my mom. although, i want to get the navy throw out of the way that is for my eternally ungrateful sis-in-law. maybe it's not eternal... last year, she actually hung up the floral thingy i made her *faint*. guess because she couldnt' return it mwaahaahaa ha. i also have the rainbow fluff going for one sis and the red for another. man, doh- and the 63cal for my niece.
for a chic who has so much to do - not including the massive amounts of laundry and dishes 6 people can produce, i've sure been sitting here for a while. off i go

Monday, September 20, 2004

crochet news: i completed 2 more rows of the red throw! YAY! i will be soo excited to get this done. i also have that head kerchief almost complete. i should get it done today.
watched "The Knockaround Boys" last night. it was okay. kept me awake to work the 2 rows. i've been so tired lately. not sure why. anyhow, have much to do today - i MUST get some work done around the house - looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a month, how do they do it???

by the way, thank you AGAIN YarnTomato. She fixed the comment thing on here, so now, COMMENTS AWAY!!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

mixed drinks

i feel like complete crap. my sister is in from out of town with her new fella.... so we all decided to go out and have a few drinks last night. mom and dad watched the kids for us. anyhow, we went to a few different places.........had a drink here, drink there......uggghhh.... what's the rule?: never ever mix your drinks
oh my gosh i know it has been at least a year since i've had a drink of any kind and even then it was champagne at my sister's wedding. i now remember why we don't go out more often. 2 or 3 times a decade is enough!

i did start a new *sigh* crochet project yesterday. mainly because i thought it was going to go really quickly and i was going to send it with my sister before she makes the drive home today. it's taking a bit longer than expected.... but i honestly think it is because of the cotton yarn i am using. it's a filet head scarf with a rose design in it for friend's birthday. i also finished the handles for the pink purse i am making for the babysitter-childwatcher, as my oldest calls her. afterall, 2nd graders are not babies, you know.

wish my camera was working-blah!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

curses and kapooty

curse the comment crap. can't get it to work.
and my digital camera went kapooty. therefore, no pictures of my work or booty (prizes) to show *sigh* and i was so looking forward to it. oh well.... the peacock beckons me.

combing through!

oh man, my joy of being almost finished with the machine washes of the wools came to an abrupt halt today. i move my box of "unknown" and under it was at least 2 more pounds of the oh so fragrant raw cotswald! ugh! back to the machine *sigh*.
i'm still combing through the several pounds of cotswald that has been cleaned. the long staple of this makes it tough to card, so i bought a cat comb at walmart and am doing it lock by lovely lock.

the peacock is still on the spindle... first single.

as for crochet: i worked on the red blanket last night during a movie. hubby calls me over to the couch - away from trying to get this site set up - "hey hon, this movie is just now starting, come watch it with me". being the dutiful little wife (snicker) i quickly gather up something to work on that doesn't require much attention.... go sit next to my lover and then after just 10 minutes find out this movie is scary! i'm not good with scary movies! curse him!! didn't tell me and thought it was quite funny. it did end up being a little more 'suspense' than scare. it was called "the ring". it was really creepy. one of those that makes your tummy all nervous. anyhow, i made it through and spent most of the time with the blanket covering my face and not in my lap getting worked on. ONE lousy row is all i completed!

tears from the boys' room. maybe more later. i have LOTS of stuff i need to post about :) woo hoo

Monday, September 13, 2004

eau de ewe

today is another washing day. yummy. i still have about 5 pounds of cotswald that is in process of it's 'handwashing'. and have just begun the washing of 6 pounds of 'unknown breed'.mmmmmmmmmmmm the aroma. X|
the good news is that all 5 pounds of the cheviot have been washed completely and are in process of being carded. which i have found is very gratifying.... but also takes quite a bit of time. after i get a bit more done, i'll consider dyeing it.

i also started the peacock rovings. i'm trying to spin it thinner and try my hand at plying - yikes!

i need to find some emoticons i can insert in this blog thing --- hmmm.

oh, i'm working on the comment thing, i don't know why the option is not there. but am trying to get it up (and yes, i know they whole thing is crooked - working on it too).

Saturday, September 11, 2004


slowly slowly ever-so slowly, i am getting this website thing figured out. you will (hopefully) begin to see changes as i get stuff done. let me know what you think about it all :)

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