Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Of My Favorite Holidays!!!

Ahhhhhh........I thought it would NEVER get here!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Two Things You Shouldn't Mix

Two items that perhaps are on your desk at this very moment........glue stick, lip balm.

But two items that should NEVER be placed on the SAME side of your desk, within easy reach.....while working...or otherwise distracted.

Do NOT ask me HOW I know this to be true......

Or as a Professor of mine used to say, "A Hint To The Wise Should Be Sufficient"!! LOL!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Whiskers On Wednesday!!!

Generally speaking, Bella likes to add her expertise in the kitchen PRIOR to cooking....but apparently the fact that the cookie sheet was warm was more important than the fact that it had FLOUR on it!!

I use a LOT of dish detergent in this house while cooking!! LOL!!

This cat is SOOO cold natured!! Always looking for warmth wherever she can find it!!

Sitting underneath the lamp is another favorite place.
And Heidi???
She is something all together different!! LOL!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Socks On Monday


SUCH a fast, easy pattern!!

Two More Pair!!!

Juliet.....ahhhh, sweet Juliet.....I swatched for you and came up a little more than required....but you fooled me!! You are mighty small.....too small I am afraid for these big girls.

I'm going to string you on a lifeline and give you another chance....but better start packing, cause if you don't fit like you said you will be off to the frog pond for you!!!!

Addendum: Reason number 9,395,832, why I love my husband: While inspecting Juliet, I decided that the yarn just wasn't working for me......and my husband....darling dear that he is....looks at me and says, "Well, if you don't like it, why don't you go get what you DO like and start again!" still my heart!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Rings of Fire and Baby It's COLD Outside!!!

Henny Penny is helping display the first Burning Rings of Fire sock.

I really wish I could find the ballband that was with this yarn. It knits like a DREAM!!

I have cast on for the mate as well as another Ring of Fire sock in some STR for a friend of mine. I'll post when I have more of that to show.

That brings a total of 3 socks on my needles.....but the day is young, stay tuned!! LOL!!

It is C.O.L.D. !!!! Heidi has no problem with cold weather, she will paw at the door to go outside...even this morning!! She loves to sit in the cold....of course in addition to her fur coat she has a "blubber" coat so the cold has little to no effect on her. Poor Bella is cold all the time. She is light as a feather and absolutely no fat on her body for insulation. Even to the touch she feels cool......year round. She will follow the sun around the house throughout the day so I decided to help out a bit with a down filled throw for her to use. Needless to say she loves it!!! This may be her new bed!!

The high today here is 31.....I may join Bella before the day is over!!!! BRRRRRR.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wham Tam Thank You Ma'am!!

The Last FO of 2008!!!

And the first FO of 2009!!!

So very, similar, but ever so slightly different colors.

Strangly enough, the two balls of noro used each looked quite different, yet when knit, look very much alike.

Also on my needles:

SOCKS........(shocking I know!) LOL!!

In digging through my stash I ran across this yarn. I have NO idea what yarn it is, content, etc. as the ballband wasn't with the yarn.

The pattern is the Burning Rings of Fire by Kristen Kapur.


Isn't this CUTE????

That's all I'm saying.....stay tuned!!!!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Whiskers On Wednesday!!!

A few comments from Heidi.

Ahhhhhh......warm sheets from the dryer....nothing could be finer!!!!!!

NO.....I will NOT stay off the wet scarf!!! Laying on the wet scarf will IMPROVE the whole blocking process.....GOT IT???????

LOOK......I can breathe JUST gotta have an element of DANGER to make the play better!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

It's MONDAY!!!

Which of course, means it is WASH DAY!!!

21 pairs of dirty socks to be washed!!!

Heidi just LOVES to sit by patiently while I hang the socks on the rack above the washer/dryer.....wait until I have completed the job and left the room. THEN......she loves to see how many single socks she can knock behind the W/D while leaving it's mate on the hanger!! SOOO glad I can be a source of entertainment for my cat!! My life is complete now.

I have GOT to come up with a better method to dry socks!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year.........I'm Baaaack!!!

Woo Hoo.....resident Geek Hubby finally got my computer back up and running!! (always good to have a resident geek)!

I would like to say a big thank you to all the many friends that sent EM while my computer was "down and out". It makes me feel very good to know that so many of you care!!

I feel like I have arrived after the ball....I missed all the holiday blog posts!!!

In a Nutshell:

We had the annual baking of the pumpkin pies.....Princess Cupcake made all the pies......she is as tall as I am now and about all I'm good for now is to keep her company while she reads the recipe, gathers the incredients and sets about baking....well....except for the clean up part.....she graciously allows me to do that part!!! LOL!!

Bella still likes to help out in the Kitchen when she can "sneak" the time in!!

Bella loves the tiny bit of warmth given off by the Christmas I let her enjoy her time.

It only took Heidi a few days to wrestle an ornament off the tree.....but then she was satisfied.....the tree survived despite the aftermath of needles on the floor!!

Presents were given and well loved!!

Some were easily bored and found new ways to enjoy their toys! (we threw away the bag).

New Year's Eve found Cindy and I spinning the new year in while the guys held down the fort.

Hmmm....this spinning in the new year may have to be a new tradition for us!!

GREAT evening, the food was great as well...but best of all.....the friendship just can't be beat!!

I did get a lot of knitting while my computer was down.....

7 Scarves

3 pairs of Fuzzy Feet

2 Hats

1 Tam

And a Partridge in a pear tree.......(just kidding)! LOL!!

My typical New Year's Day!!!!

Ahhhh............ready for 2009 and hoping it is a great one for everyone!!