Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Feeling A Little Freaked!!!!!

Okay, I'm feeling kinda freaky. I mean, I think I may have some sort of fit or seizure. Have you seen the story about the dude that got stuck in an elevator for over 41 hours? I mean, how horrible would that be? Gosh, I don't know about you guys but I think I would be pretty freaked.

So, I've been mulling over some ideas to consider before you get on an elevator.

  • Make sure you have knitting, more than one project would be best, with you at all times.
  • You may want to make use of the restroom before you hop in that little box, particularly IF every move you make inside that little box is being filmed.
  • Make sure you have knitting with you at all times, more than one project would be best.
  • You might want to consider WHO you are getting onto the elevator with. Do these people look like someone you want to share a 6x6 foot cube with for Lord only knows how long? Think about it friend.
  • You should carrying at least one knitting project with you AT ALL TIMES. More than one project would be best.
  • Keep your cell phone on you at all times.
  • ALWAYS, have knitting on your person. More then one project to choose from would be best.
  • Carry peanut butter & crackers and a bottle of water with you at all times. However, IF you didn't pay attention to who you are getting on the elevator with you may not want to bring this out unless you can perform a miracle by multiplying the goods enough to provide for everyone.
  • It is always good to have knitting in your bag. Carrying more than one project at a time is to be considered.
  • You may want to carry knock-out drops or tranquilizer darts in your bag to be used IF you are one that just jumps onto elevators without checking out who else is riding.
  • More important than anything, carrying knitting with you at all time is extremely important to your sanity. Having more than one project to choose from is advisable.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Gammy's Hope

Last night I finished Gammy's Hope aka Christine's Rose Garden. It is so very beautiful. However, apparently I made a mistake in the very center section that I didn't notice until I pinned it out for blocking. Oh, well.............it is still beautiful. I have enough yarn to make a Baby Surprise Jacket and some matching little Saartje Booties.

The finished size is 37" x 45". For those inquiring minds out that. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Sunday we had a guest speaker at our church, Tina Richardson. We had dinner with her Saturday evening and she was extremely interested and inquisitive about my knitting/spinning. Well, you know how that is. If someone is truly interested it just makes your day. So Sunday morning I took several of my shawls/stoles, a felted bag and a pair of socks to show her. She and her assistant, Marilyn, oooooooooooooed and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhed at all the right times. How could I resist? I gifted my Mystic Waters shawl to her. She was so pleased and stated that she wears shawls all the time. Before I could even get the words out of my mouth she began telling me how she blocks a table cloth she purchased in Peru. I know it has gone to a good home. :)

On another note. It isn't really a good idea to continue knitting late into the night when you are tired in order to finish an intricate project. I was knitting like a crazed fool yesterday trying to get Mystic Light up to date with the completion of clue 3 before clue 4 was released today. I was at the very last row. Now, don't get too shook up here, it turns out happy.

As I began the last row my stitches seemed to be off. I looked at them, took out the partial row I was working on, recounted my stitches, compared the chart with the last row completed. It was messed up somewhere but I couldn't figure out where. I thought that the previous rows had matched up. I've gotten pretty good at "reading" my knitting since I first embarked on lace knitting last Summer. By "reading" my knitting I mean looking at where the pattern/stitches are lining up with the previous rows. After about 20 frustrating minutes I decided I would just put it down for the evening and finish it in the morning. This morning after a good strong cup of coffee I climbed the stairs to "the wool room," picked it back up and began looking over the stitches once again. Low and behold, I couldn't find any problems or issues. I knitted the last row of clue 3 and it all lined up. DO NOT MAKE ANY BIG DECISIONS OR CONTINUE KNITTING WHEN YOU ARE POOPED!!!!! You have been warned, the ramifications could be very disheartening.

Monday, April 14, 2008

That Gammy's A Fast One!!!!!

The last week or so has been crazy. Monday and Tuesday I worked for The Attorney. Emma Belle was on Spring break so Wednesday I headed to Louisville to get her. This trip takes around 2 hours, interstate practically the whole way. I think the trek takes me through 7 counties.

You know, I just turned 51 on April 3rd. 51, that means I've been driving for 35 years. That is 35 years WITHOUT a traffic ticket. Not one. 35 years with a clean record. 35!!!!!!! I'm sure you can figure where I'm going with this.

I was bebopping up I65 happy as a little lark. Singing like one as well. I don't know why or how but somehow or another the cruise control got turned off and I was sailing on my own. Low and behold as I trudged along I noticed a policeman standing with the driver door open pointing a little thingy in my direction. You should have seen the little feller's face. You would have thought it was Christmas. He hopped in his car so fast and shot out after me so fast. His little lights a flashing. So I pulled over, the little guy came to the passenger side door looking as if he expected to see an uzzi stuck in his face and asked for my license and auto insurance. He took it and headed backk to his little mobile office. Now, did I mention I have never had a traffic ticket? I kinda figured that would mean something. Apparently not, sweetie pie came back with my license, proof of insurance and a nice little Uniform Citation with my name on it. Yep, "You have a nice day m'am." Muttering "Yeah, whatever."

After picking up my girl and heading back down I65 the little blessed son of Kentucky had someone else pulled over. Must've been HIS birthday!!!!!!

I finished the Winterberry Socks. These are made from Tofutsie in their limited edition color Winterberry and Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Silk. They are to be the birthday gift of a friend.

I also finished Clue 4 of Christine's Rose Garden aka Gammy's Hope. The 5th and final clue came out last Friday so as soon as I've finished Clue 3 of Mystic Light I'm going to finish it off.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Light My Fire-2

Hey all, I finished clue 2 of Light My Fire aka Mystic Light while working for The Attorney yesterday. It is definitely fiery!!!!!

I also completed, well almost, completed a pair of socks as well. All but the kitchenering of the toe. I misplaced my little tin holding all my tapestry needles so I'll have to finish that up and get a picture later.

A funny thing I forgot to mention. The other day when I met The Harlot I told her how it was her fault that I was in all these KALs. When I said "KALs" she looked at me kinda questioning and said "Cows? Oh, K - A - Ls" I can't help it y'all I'm from the South. :)

If you are in a KAL and haven't read my previous post "Can We Communicate, Can We?" please do. Let's make a world a better place. :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Where To Begin.......

Gosh, where do I begin. I have so much to report on and show. I guess I'll start off with. I thought I would have Mystic Light clue 2 completed to show tonight but, I worked for The Attorney today and well......if people would quit breaking the law I probably would have gotten it finished. So, hopefully tomorrow.

Saturday morning I headed up to Louisville and met Tabitha, Emma Belle, Sonya and Olivia for our trek to Lexington, KY to see The Harlot. We had such a wonderful time. Visited a couple yarn stores, Re-Belle (Emma Belle really liked that one) and Magpie. Would you believe I didn't buy a thing? Strange huh? I am really spoiled by my LYS, Crafty Hands. It has so much to choose from. After a little shopping we ate and then headed off to Joseph Beth bookstore. Tabby bought The Harlots new book for me for my b-day, how cool is that? Here we are, all quite happy. Me, Emma Belle to enthralled in coloring to look up, Tabitha (Emma Belle's lovely mother), Sonya and her adorable daughter, Olivia. Those two little girls were awesome. So very well behaved.

I had mentioned on one of the KALs that I was headed up to see The Harlot and two women contacted me saying they too were going to be there. How cool!!!!! I was actually going to get to meet someone I heretofore had only an on-line relationship with. I got to meet the lovely Betty and her friend. And I got to meet Edna. It was rather humorous, I texted Edna to say I was there and she texted back she was too. Then I said, "Where are you?" Her statement was "With the knitters." Duh!!!!!!! So I got up and started walking around the room when I spyed a lady on the front row with her cell phone in hand. It was Edna. Just about the same thing happened with Betty as well. Here is a picture of me and Edna.

I'm still being blamed for people getting into KALs. Can you believe it? I mean, really, where do they get off blaming me? :) In all actuality it is The Harlot's fault. Early last Summer I was minding my own business. I had plenty of time to keep up with everyone's blogs. Plenty of time to knit this and that. No pressure whatsoever. Then around the end of June or first of July I read on The Harlot's blog that she had joined something called a KAL. I followed the link and thought, "Hey, that sounds like fun." That was the start of all of this......Mystery Stole 3 by Melanie over at Pink Lemon Twist. Here is a photo of myself and the Harlot with her holding my MS3 stole and I holding her sock. :)

My oldest, Aaron, and his lovely wife, Becca and my new granddaughter, Sydney gave me this lovely orchid. Isn't it gorgeous? Sunday, after the morning service we had a meeting at our house. The sweet people in this group got me a cake, a balloon and some of that green stuff that fits every occasion perfectly. Here are two pictures. One shows my sweet, precious friends making faces behind my back.

And finally, I received my sweet little sockie from France today. It is so adorable and Yvette even sent some stitch markers. Way too cute. Ciao baby, see you at the next KAL. :)

Here We Go Again!!!!!

I had a wonderful weekend, but a crazy wild weekend. Therefore, I haven't gotten to update with pictures and all from seeing the Harlot on Saturday. AND, today I'm working for The Attorney again. Sheesh!!!!! :)

I found another KAL. Yep, another one. It sounds pretty cool. It is based on the movie Casablanca. You can sign up here. Oh, come on, you know you really want to!!!!! Everybody is doing it!!!!!!

Someone in one of the other KALs asked how I find these things. You know, somehow or another they find me. Guess they know I'm a sucker, there is one born every minute. You might what to check and see where you stand. More than likely you are one to!!!! :)

Hopefully I'll get to post about the weekend tonight.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I Couldn't Wait!!!!

Yesterday, Saturday, April 5th, I went to Lexington to see the Yarn Harlot. I have a lot to say about that but I don't have the time this morning. I'm getting ready for church. :) However, while getting ready and perusing my emails I saw there is ANOTHER KAL. This one is the sister to Slow Bee Mystery that starts in May. Slow Bee Mystery 2 and it starts in June. Come on in!!!! The water is fine!!!!!!!!!

I'll post about yesterday later today, I hope. Maybe tonight. :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Attorney & The Harlot

For the last three days I've been working for the attorney. It is a pretty sweet set-up. I only work when his Admin Asst has to be off. I make coffee, drink coffee, eat the snacks he keeps the office kitchen stocked with, although this time they didn't have any diet cola, gonna have to bring that up. Lets see, oh yeah, I answer my email, update my blog, check out Ravelry and knit, knit, knit. I do answer the phone, make appointments and greet clients. But my day is primarily taken up doing all the other stuff. AND I get paid for doing it.

Whilst "working" at said location I completed Clue 3 of Gammy's Hope (Christine's Rose Garden). This baby afghan is so pretty, I really love it and this is one pattern I am sure I will knit again.To the left is a picture showing clue 3 and to the right is a picture of the edge.

I am so excited, tomorrow morning I am getting up early and heading up to Louisville to meet Tabitha, Emma Belle's mommy, and her friend, Sonya. From there we are heading to Lexington for a day of yarn store shopping, eating and then we are will be attending the book debut of the Yarn Harlot's newest book at Joseph Beth. It is going to be such fun. But one of the things that I am most excited about is......there are going to be several ladies there I have met on-line via the various KALs I have or am taking part in and we have made plans to meet!!!!!!! I may be more excited about that than everything else. I'm taking the camera so I can share it all with you.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Bestest Birf-day Ever!!!!!

I've been knitting away but haven't completed another clue or project yet, so I don't have any pictures. Today is my birthday and it is crazy how many birthday wishes I have received from the various KAL members. I don't know how they found out, but I have been inundated with group emails, personal emails, Ravelry messages and e-cards.

It has made me feel so special. Knitting/spinning people are the nicest in the world I do believe. So to all who have sent me birthday greetings I want to say:

From The Bottom Of My Heart
THANK YOU !!!!!!!
It Truly Has Warmed My Heart And Made My Day Cheerier.