Thursday, December 27, 2007

I got a present

My husband gave me money for the holidays. I could purchase anything I wanted. I could buy yarn! or fabric or so many things! How would I ever choose?

I finally did - I bought a HP 4280 printer. I am very excited about it. Now I can scan pictures I make and make working copies of my patterns even print patterns that I got online!

It is absolutely fabulous!

Last night -

while playing Scrabble, this happened -

Can you believe it? I can hardly believe it myself. It makes me think even completely crazy things are possible. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket!

Or maybe I should cast on another baby sweater? I mean there are a lot of people in my friends group having babies.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Look at this - can you believe it? I'm not sure I can!

I have only a few stitches left on the pink cabled wonder.

I'm so pleased. I can't wait to wear this sweater - maybe tomorrow!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Since last we spoke

I have been fighting the nasty seasonal depression, knitting the sleeves on my kauni sweater (one down one to go) and sewing a pavilion.

Yesterday we made a batch of double chocolate porter. I really like making beer and wine. It's fun and really gives you something to look forward to, like next week we bottle and then in a month or so we get to taste it to see if it is any good. I can hardly wait!

The weather here has been complete crap and the shoppers more annoying then usual. Today I had to run out for a few groceries. There were two men and their dozen children standing at the ham cooler (it was surrounded) while they looked at nearly every ham in the cooler and discussed the virtues of this ham versus the spiral sliced ham and the honey baked ham blah blah blah. And there must have been about six other shoppers waiting for them to get out of the way so we could select a ham and be on our way. I wouldn't have found the waiting quite so annoying if we had been able to obtain a cart for our selections. As it was we were carrying them all in our arms and a basket. No one should carry a 20 lb bag of potatoes through the entire grocery store, and especially while listening to two men discuss their opinions on hams while effectively blockading access to all other shoppers.

Tomorrow the children and I are making bread, caramels and fudge. I'm going to more than my fair share of knitting.

The year of the sweater is quickly drawing to a close and I'm ready to knit SOCKS!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Kauni update

I finally decided that the sleeve can't stay the way it is. The ridge in the sleeve really bothered me. I ripped it back picked up stitches and in about 2 inches I'll be where I was when I ripped back.

I need some longer size 4 dpns. I suppose a trip to the yarn store could be in my future. Or maybe just JoAnns.

We shall see.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Look - A kitty pi

Here he is checking it out.

I think he likes it. He sits in it. But we can't catch him sleeping in it.