Archive for September, 2008

what a mess …

I was given some beautiful yarn from Brooks Farm from my SP last year, it is the ACERO yarn.  When I receive the yarn I was not sure what I wanted to do with it.  The other day I was looking through my stash and decided that I wanted to make myself a scarf.  I have also wanted a ball winder for as long as I have been knitting. 

My mom and I decided that we would get a 50% off coupon for Michael’s and then we would split the rest of the cost … which would work out to be like $15 each.  So now I we have a ball winder. 

Yesterday I started winding some yarn that I use some of so they are neater in the closet (this is where I keep my stash).  I got to the Acero yarn and asked DD to help hold the yarn but had no patience for her and said I would do it myself … as you can see from the picture above I have a rather large winding project ahead of me …

SO the moral of this story is find the patience to have DD (8 years old) help.

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Jacket Finished

I have finially finished the Jacket for DD.  Well almost I still need to buy buttons and sew them on, but she has taken it and is already wearing it.  This was really an easy sweater to knit … and it looks very nice.  So now I have to finish the fingerless mittens, but she is not going to need them until November … at least so I have time.

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Wordless Wednesday

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I tried …

Well I missed yesterday’s post so I am not able to finish NaBlaPoMo … So it is back to regular blogging for me.  I will try again next time.

Happy Saturday.

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I am sort of at a knitting stand still.  The sweater that I am working on for DD needs more yarn or I need to finish the collar with the yarn I have and use other yarn to put it together.  Not sure which way I am leaning right now.  The Aran blamket is just making me angry right now because I am have a hard time following the pattern … and finally the fingerless mitten for DD are not really needed yet … so what am I to do?

Choices, choices.  I must think on this for a bit.

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 More Wordless Wednesday

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14 Days to go

so over the weekend DH smoked a brisket (will be my WW tomorrow). And while we were walking around we found our frind the lizard on the Pampas here he is  …

And I have only 14 days left to NaBlaPoMo … It is harder than you think.

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Top 100 songs

The rules:

A.) Go to musicoutfitters.com

B.) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year

C.) Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline or italicize your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don’t remember (or don’t care about)

1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
2. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
3. Can’t Help Falling In Love, UB40
4. That’s The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
5. Freak, Silk
6. Weak, SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love, Shai
8. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker, Wreckx-N-Effect
10. Informer, Snow
11. Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang, Dr. Dre
12. In The Still Of The Nite, Boyz II Men
13. Don’t Walk Away, Jade
14. Knockin’ Da Boots, H-Town
15. Lately, Jodeci
16. Dazzey Duks, Duice
17. Show Me Love, Robin S.
18. A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
19. If, Janet Jackson
20. I’m So Into You, SWV
21. Love Is, Vanessa Willlams and Brian Mcknight
22. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum
23. I’ll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), Expose
24. Ditty, Paperboy
25. Rhythm Is A Dancer, Snap
26. The River Of Dreams, Billy Joel
27. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Proclaimers
28. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
29. Right Here (Human Nature)-Downtown, SWV
30. I Have Nothing, Whitney Houston
31. Mr. Wendal, Arrested Development
32. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
33. Saving Forever For You, Shanice
34. Ordinary World, Duran Duran
35. If I Had No Loot, Tony! Toni! Tone!
36. I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Meat Loaf
37. Slam, Onyx
38. Looking Through Patient Eyes, P.M. Dawn
39. I’m Every Woman, Whitney Houston
40. Baby I’m Yours, Shai
41. Come Undone, Duran Duran
42. I Don’t Wanna Fight, Tina Turner
43. I’d Die Without You, P.M. Dawn
44. Whoot, There It Is, 95 South
45. Hip Hop Hooray, Naughty By Nature
46. Another Sad Love Song, Toni Braxton
47. Will You Be There, Michael Jackson
48. Comforter, Shil
49. Good Enough, Bobby Brown
50. What’s Up, 4 Non Blondes
51. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
52. 7, Prince and The New Power Generation
53. Dre Day, Dr. Dre
54. One Last Cry, Brian McKnight
55. Just Kickin’ It, Xscape
56. I Get Around, 2Pac
57. Bed Of Roses, Bon Jovi
58. Real Love, Mary J. Blige
59. Here We Go Again!, Portrait
60. Cryin’, Aerosmith
61. Cats In The Cradle, Ugly Kid Joe
62. What About Your Friends, TLC
63. I Got A Man, Positive K
64. Hey Mr. D.J., Zhane
65. Insane In The Brain, Cypress Hill
66. Deeper And Deeper, Madonna
67. Rain, Madonna
68. The Right Kind Of Love, Jeremy Jordan
69. Bad Boys, Inner Circle
70. That’s What Love Can Do, Boy Krazy
71. Do You Believe In Us, Jon Secada
72. Angel, Jon Secada
73. Forever In Love, Kenny G
74. Again, Janet Jackson
75. Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
76. When She Cries, Restless Heart
77. Sweat (A La La La La Long), Inner Circle
78. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube
79. More And More, Captain Hollywood Project
80. How Do You Talk To An Angel, Heights
81. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets
82. What Is Love, Haddaway
83. To Love Somebody, Michael Bolton
84. Give It Up, Turn It Loose, En Vogue
85. Alright, Kris Kross
86. Check Yo Self, Ice Cube
87. Fields Of Gold, Sting
88. Ooh Child, Dino 89. Faithful w/ Go West
90. Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears
92. Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix, Joey Lawrence
93. Three Little Pigs, Green Jelly
94. Livin’ On The Edge, Aerosmith
95. Hey Jealousy, Gin Blossoms
96. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Sting
97. Anniversary, Tony! Toni! Tone!
98. One Woman, Jade
99. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Taylor Dayne
100. Two Steps Behind, Def Leppard

Well I guess 1993 was not really a very good year … for my musical taste … O WELL.

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A Sunday Mem

1. Take the quiz: What Is Your Name’s Hidden Meaning?

What Coarine Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You’re always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can’t handle you. You’re very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you’re likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It’s easy to get you excited… which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don’t stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.


2. Which single sentence best describes your personality?  You are loyal, and people can count on you.

3. Of any negative traits listed in the results that you think are really true about your personality, which one do you most wish you could change?  Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

4. Take the quiz: What Does Your Name Say About You?

What Your Name Says About You

Your name says that you are mostly:Inspiring but melodramatic

Your name also says you are:

Moral but jealous

Ambitious but stubborn

Fiery but unbalanced

5. Which of the two results describes you better, the first set or the second? The Second Set

6. What single word from the second set of questions best describes your personality? Fiery

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Need another needle …

Is it me or is the needle going in the wrong direction?

Is it me or is the needle going in the wrong direction?

As you can see I was happily knitting along when I noticed I have a broken join in my needle.  So I had to switch out needles.  Thankfully I am using a #7 and I have about 4 pairs.  But now I need to send it back to Knit Picks and hope that they will just exchange the thing without too much of a fuss. 

On a good note the blanket is moving along nicely.  I think I am about half way done with the squares.  Well I am off to contue on the blanket.

Have a great weekend! 


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