Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I am ashamed....

Wow has it really been 8 months since I last blogged. Holy Moly. I digress though, I have had a few girls keeping me busy like:

This girl would not let me even talk to my husband while I was on vacation. She currently lives with my mother and got jealous of everything and everybody that came around me.

This girl is not happy unless she is up my arse all. darn. day. Here she is insisting on watching the movie "Coraline" in 3-D with us because hey, she is the 4'th member of the family, right?

This girl right here, I am relishing the summer time I do have left with her. She starts first grade in less than two weeks. Half the time I look at her wondering where in the hell time went. Her Daddy told her if she spun in a circle 5 times while shouting "I want to be little!" she would shrink. How I wished that had worked.

Then there is this girl who's arrival we are all excitedly anticipating. She will *hopefully* be a Christmas or New Year's baby. Preparing for a new one is a lot of work. I have forgotten about that since my oldest will be days away from her 7'th birthday by the newest one's arrival.

So yes, forgive me. I am alive and well! Hopefully I will be able to blog again. If you want to hear from me though, I advice you to take away my sewing machine. I have a new found interest in quilting. It is making my knitting jealous.

**And let's not forget about the man of the house. He keeps me busy as well, but can take care of himself, no?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Better late than never

I recieved my package from my HSKS6 spoiler last week. I was able to email Shelly and thank her with promises of pictures, but until now I haven't been able to sit down and take pictures.

She sent me 2 skeins of Essential sock yarn, some Jitterbug in a colorway I was hoping to snag in London but it had sold out already, and some Soft Sea Wool which I have been wanting to try. I got a new "take a long" bag as I like to call them and of course my handmade bag :) I like everything so much. Thank you~

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I woke up to my Girl telling me that it was snowing. That was about a hour ago, not its sleeting. At least she got a little bit, right? What amuses me is I am originally from NC, and my family got some flurries before me! The cold here is "different" than in NC. It really gets in your bones, imo. No matter how cold it was back home, I never needed say, a hat. Here if my ears are uncovered they hurt from the cold. I really appreciate my hand knits here as I use them quite a bit and they are very useful.

I finished a pair of socks yesterday. They came in good timing as I am going to have to put my Monkeys away for good. I finished them on my birthday and yesterday I discovered two holes in one sock and one hole in the other. I'm currently looking to see if I can buy a darning egg, but I don't know if I have the patience for that. I wore those socks a lot.

Pattern: Yarn Harlot's Basic Sock Recipe
Yarn: Trekking XXL in 81 colorway
Needles: 1.5 US
No mods.

I have a bigger ball left, more than I anticapated. Some is going into my sock yarn blanket.

And RIP my poor Monkeys:

Now the question is: To darn or not? Any ideas, horror stories??

ETA: After I posted this, the sleet turned back into snow. We have big, fluffy flakes coming down. Without further ado, here is Iris' first snow!

What is this stuff?

Does it taste good? She seriously kept trying to eat it, it was hilarious.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
b. Cecilia

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
c. Wrackspurt

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
b. Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
b. Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
b. Dirk Cresswell

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
b. 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Look at what I got today!

L to R:
Pfefferminz Prinz medium
Frosch harmonic
Pfauenauge dark

All are 80/20 Twin and from the 17.10 update.

I have been sitting down with another skein of Wollmeise and knitting another shawl. It's Evelyn Clark's Baltic Blossoms Lace Shawl. Today I have a day off so I've been tinkering with it on and off in between loads of laundry and dishes and such. I'm so glad that I have finally found the balance between work and home life and the generous sprinklings of my daughter's extracurricular acitivities. When I was first hired I was a little over whelmed but its starting to work out. My job is awesome :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Totally my type of cat. Long on hair on guys=blech.

Friday, October 31, 2008

When life gets in the way.

I've been busy with my life. Last week I was hired by a store located on one of the bases and started this week. I volunteered 3 times in the Girl's class room. Tonight we went trick or treating. I spent all day F5ing for the Wollmeise update and got 1 laceweight and 2 of the newest colorways. So instead of hearing me fuss, want to look at some pretty spinning?

And for cuteness: