Once Upon A Time In Dallas

It may only be 3-inches (so far) but this morning I awoke and went to work in this.  Took myself some pictures from my cell phone in the car to prove it to you!  We’ve got SNOW in Dallas today.

Baby it’s cold outside!

February 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm 2 comments

Year of Lace Project Number 1 Part 1

In some knitting circles, 2010 is being referred to as the Year Of Lace.   So, it was impossible for me to resist my dear friend Sandra Singh’s new lace pattern written exclusively for www.sandrasingh.com, by the Goddess of Lace herself,  Renee Leverington of Goddess Knits.  It may not look like much now –

But in the very near future  it will grow into this gorgeous shaw, hopefully in time for Valentines – only mine will be Blue Blood Red instead of Carmel Latte.

Sandra, thank you again for offering up such wonderful patterns, fantastic yarn and the best help and customer service a knitter could ask for!

January 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm 3 comments

11 Years Ago Today

Happy Birthday Ma Petite!

January 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

2009 Knit Review

Looking back I’m pretty pleased with this past year of knitting.  I still have a few UFOs to finish and several new and exciting knits planned starting in January, 2010 so stay posted.  Oh yeah – and I promise to try and blog better too!

December 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm 1 comment

Teenage Turds on Tuesday – WTF?

Ok this title is a little out of character for me but oh why not?  Last night I walked in the back door so glad to be home from a long day of work.  I had eaten at a local Italian place for lunch and had Spaghetti & Meatballs for everyone.  Christmas performances and band concerts are behind me now.  It was going to be an evening of pure leisure.   Nothing but R&R from here on out.

One step into the hallway changed everything.  My teenage son stood there with a wild-eyed look with every towel in the house trying to soak up the carpet.  Now I knew that the toilet had overflowed and since he pretty much has exclusive rights to the hallway bathroom I really don’t know why I even bothered to ask but more important to this story is his answer.  “I don’t know . . . . I just found it this way”.  Yeah right.  I’ve finally reached a point where I can say “do you think I’m stupid?  I wasn’t born yesterday you know!”  (OMG I’ve turned into my own mother)  But seriously – how dumb do they think we are?   He finally fessed up that he might have a clue as to what went down this morning on the way to school but as for last night he stood firm to his story.

Now not to be sexist here or anything but my daughter and I don’t have that problem so why is it that my son manages to cause this on a somewhat regular basis?  Do I really want to know the answer to that?  My poor carpet can’t take much more of this.  Do I “ration” his squares of paper?  Do I demand that he do his dirty business at school (snicker snicker – no honestly – that’s just mean).  OK for real people I need a fix for this situation.  Anybody have any suggestions???

Oh and by the time I got over the shock and helped him put the last of the towels in the washer (we’ll be steam cleaning the snot out of it over the next several days) my precious border collie rounds the corner with an orange snout.  Spaghetti?  What spaghetti?

December 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm 3 comments

How I Spent October, 2009

October Fun

October Fun

Yep.  I believe that about sums it all up.

October 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm 3 comments

Will Blog for Free Set!

IsabellaI’ve been in love with the new Isabella pattern set from SandraSingh.com ever since I first saw it.  Heck there are lots of things there I love which is why my knit queue is growing daily (well that and Ravelry).  I meant to tell y’all about this earlier in the month but high school marching band has taken over my life and time got away from me.  Yes that’s it……..that’s why I haven’t blogged in a while too – uh huh.  And y’all still know and treat me well anyway! 

For my friends in the sock world if you read this today there is a give away for this pattern and some yarn to knit it.  Go here to Darcy’s Knotty Knitter blog for more information.  It’s not socks but the next best thing!  If you read this too late please forgive me for not telling you about it sooner.  I’ll try and blog better next time. 

 

August 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm 3 comments

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