Monday, August 28


Well, had my last few days of vacation, 3 days + the weekend. Wah, last day today, but I got a relaxing fiber fix over that time. I've uploaded tons of pics of projects and stuff so I'll be posting them over the next bit. It's a lot easier using B's camera than mine so I've not been lazy doing the pics at least, just writing. Always seem to be too tired to sit and knit or crochet at night after work, so I end up just laying on the couch and reading my bloglines on the laptop which is also great. I've made a point in the last few days to "sit up" when I'm reading my bloglines so I can easily type comments on the blogs again too. Even when I think I don't have something interesting to say, at least the blog owner knows she does have readers.

My vaykay days have been SO relaxing. I read a few books, finished up a lot of WIPs, napped and played with Curly, so he loves vackay a lot too.
Yup, he does look relaxed, doesn't he :)


Last Sunday we had a funnel cloud go over the house - man that was scary. B had just gotten his freshly painted truck into the garage, and seconds later the hail started. Then the wind which was so fierce, blowing branches off the trees and against the house and there was a sheet of playwood bouncing around in the driveway!! B was stuck in the garage so after seeing the heavy rain pelting sideways and the wind throwing stuff against the house, me and Curly took off to hide in the basement. Thank goodness it didn't touch down; it was over in minutes so there was a lot of yard cleanup of tree branches and crap blown around. The power went off and we ended up without electricity (or air conditioning) for about 15 hours. Yah, pissed me off cause I missed Big Brother that night.

Well back to work tomorrow, it'll be nuts for a few weeks.

I read Memoirs of a Geisha, A Good Yarn and Christ the Lord (Anne Rice) over the last bit, all were good. I loved the peaceful language used in the Geisha book and found it such calm reading.

So, time for a nap I think and then figure out my next knit or crochet project. I finished a baby blankie for a friend's sister this morning. Have a great story and pics of that later.

Sunday, August 27

Look at the sock monkey dresses

I saw these sock monkey dresses over at Way Too Much Stash blog. W.O.W.
She saw them at the Minnesota State Craft Fair. Both are knitted.

Tuesday, August 22

YouTube little video

Just trying out a little video I took of Curly the other day.
update: I'm just leaving the link here and taking out the embedded video since it screws up the alignment on the page. I must get a better video of him and his ducky though, he protects that ducky like a puppy. In the vid he seems to be more interested in looking at the camera and me, LOL

Hope it works, and enjoy :)

If not, here's a link to it.

Monday, August 21

back in gear

Hi everyone

Well, my studying is finally complete for the spring/summer course I took in Statistics. I gained a whole lot of knowledge and tons of confidence that I actually could study again, re-learn how to be a student and get the most out of the teaching. In math type courses the only thing is to work work work on the problems and keep doin it.

I almost finished up my vacation time, got a few more days this and next week. I did a ton of knitting, ton of reading, lots of crocheting and oodles of R&R and nap time with my dog. :)

It'll take me awhile now to get all the pics uploaded of projects, FOs and WIPs, but I felt good to finish up a lot of things. Now to get back to blogging :)

I finished and sewed up all the Irish Hiking Wristwarmers, well, 2 sets since I had screwed up on the # of cables, so ended up making 2 sets instead of ripping back, since I'm not confident in frogging knitting yet.

I'll be sharing more soon. If you're still reading, thanks for sticking here and hangin in for more.

Saturday, August 19


Meme from Jaye

1. If you had to set your own work schedule; 8 hours per day; 5 days per week. Which days and hours would you choose?
7 hours a day, 4 days per week

2. What Reality Show would you be on and why?
Big Brother...I'm not brave enough for Survivor, and I think I could blend in with a lot of different personalities.

3. What is the last book you read?
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber

4. There are many songs that bring us back to a certain memory. What song(s) do you HATE to hear for that very reason?
Pop Goes the Weasel - that song gets sung and it gets stuck in my head for days!!

5. If you could go back in time to be any place in world history, what time would you choose and what country / place?
Now and Canada

6. Do you know more than one language? Which one(s).
only English

7. What is your favorite blog? Please link it. One only (Okay, I'll grant you two or three, I'm easy that way).
Yarns and Musings

8. What is your favorite web site?

9. Your house is on fire, the people and pets you love are safe and you can grab one other "thing", what are you taking?
my Grade One scrapbook

10. You have $100 to spend in the next hour. How are you spending it? (Saving it or giving it away not permitted.)
Yarn baby, yarn