Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Time to Relax

It's finally over!!! Now things can get back to normal~~or what passes for normal here!
Not that Christmas wasn't nice~~it certainly was. Ds stayed overnight Xmas eve~~so we exchanged gifts in the morning and DD got here around 4 so we did it all over again!! Everyone was happy with what they received and they don't need to return anything. That must be a first!!
Dh gave me the Ultimate Sweater Knitting Machine and the extension kit. My new Vera Bradley bag is just what I've been wanting~~got the back pack style so it should be easier for me to carry. New pj's will be keeping me warm on these cold nights we are getting now!! Got the cutest pewter pin--it's a tape measure with a spool of thread,scissors,needle and thimble hanging from it~~going to put it on my wool coat.
Made turkey dinner and all the trimmings and it was really, really good!! Everyone enjoyed it but ate way too much!!
After dinner we play Catopoly~~too funny~~ we gave it to DD since she loves monopoly so much and she has three cats. Course she thought she'd win but~~tada~~I did!!I hate monopoly!!!
Dh gave me a candle chandelier but I exchanged it for a different one~~I liked the one at Yankee Candle better and it takes regular votives versus the little decorative candles the other one takes~~votives are much less expensive too!!
Hopefully tomorrow the stores won't be too crowded ~~I'm going to exchange a pair of slacks I gave DH.
I was so happy the knitted socks and felted slippers were a huge hit!! All that fanatical knitting was worth it! DD called today to tell me she was wearing her socks again~~hope she takes them off occasionally and washes them! She did drop a major hint that she'd like a pair of felted slippers too!
Played with the knitting machine all afternoon~~didn't get very far tho~~kept dropping stitches and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Tried everything I could think of but no luck. I finally had to stop I had such a backache! I'm going to have to find a more comfortable way to use it. I did manage to get a few inches done~~not good considering all the time I spent. Patience is not my strong point!
Ok--off to bed~~I've got to start getting here earlier!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Two Days to Go!!

I can not believe that there's only two days left to get everything done!! Still working on a pair of socks for DD~~using the Magic Loop method so I have high hopes of finishing in time!! I'm half way through the foot on both of them~~no SSS here!!
Have one of a pair of felted slippers to knit up~~not going to felt them until the recipient can come over so she can try them on during the process.
The weather turned nasty today~~I never left the house~~matter of fact I didn't even get out of my pj's!! Did some cleaning ~the shop vac was nasty so get that emptied out and washed~~played with the birds and cleaned them. They sure enjoyed having time out!!Course getting Cayman back in was a bit tricky!! I swear he knows I can't reach him when he gets up on the center of the cage~~but all it takes is the promise of a Walnut and he's right where I want him!!
Changed the light unit in my mister and it's working much better and even picked up an extra color~~don't remember it having yellow~~now it does.
Finally got all the extra xmas odds and ends that I don't use put away. Everything looks nice~~even did the family room!! Now if I could get my room straightened out I'd be thrilled. I don't think that'll get done until after xmas tho~~
We had the sauce I made with the venison tonight--it wasn't too bad. I wasn't sure if I could eat it but I did mix it with good ground beef and there wasn't much of a difference in the taste. Gave DS a container full~hope he likes it.
Have to go work on socks ~~first a nice hot bath then knitting.


Wednesday, December 08, 2004

I haven't been here in almost three weeks??? That seems impossible but the calendar says it's true!!
Let's see ~~where have I been?? Had a nice thanksgiving with GD's family. Then went to an open house at friends. Wound up staying out really late--poor DH was the only one who had to go to work the next morning!! Way too much to eat and drink!
Then on that Sat. DD and I did gift wrapping for the Greyhound adoption group at Borders. We weren't busy at all so I got some knitting time in!I was talking with one of the members of BGA and she mentioned they are going to try to place some senior hounds. When they do and send them to their new home they are gong to include "care" packages with them. They'd like some blankets for the crates so she asked if I'd be interested in making some. How could I refuse?? That night I wrote to some of the groups I'm on and asked for yarn donations~~they need to be acrylic blankets for washing and drying purposes. Of course I don't have any acrylic yarns but have lots of time~~or will have once the holidays are over. As of today I've received four boxes of yarn!! I can't believe how generous people are!!
DD and her friend and a good friend of mine have volunteered to help with the knitting!!
Seems like I've been running around almost every day and haven't even really started my xmas shopping!! Don't know what the he&*'s the matter with me but I'm definitely not in the mood!!! DD came over last Sat. and got out all my decorations out of the attic and put back the empty boxes for me!! The tree has been up in the living room for a week with no decorations!! Tomorrow it will be done no matter what!!
On the knitting front~~I finished my mittenettes,Gd's poncho,one mittenette and one sock needed for xmas gifts! Guess I'd better get moving!!
The new den is painted and I put the border up~~looks really nice and I'm glad it's done!! Now we just have to decide what to put in there!!
Well, I'd better get back to the needles!!
Hopefully new photos soon!!

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Turkey Day Eve!!

I haven't been here is two weeks!! That's weird! I've thought about it a lot but just haven't taken the time to post!
Nothing really exciting going on~~have been working on the mini-socks for the lys. I think I have 5 finished. I think I have the pattern memorized!! I'm really sick of that nasty red yarn!
I did finish my mittenettes!! They turned out really nice--now if it would just get cold enough to wear them! I love the color!
Now I'm making a pair for my friend for xmas. I'm using some of the hand spun that I bought at the fiberfest in Hemlock. I bought it for socks but decided to use it for her gift. She ordered and paid for some at the festival but the woman never sent them~~how lousy is that?
I've been is a really blah mood the last few days. The weather really sucks~~it's been so damp which gets the bones to aching! It's getting dark so early~~I swear it was almost dark at 4 today.
The "den" is painted. Molding needs another coat but for the most part it's looking good. We went and looked at wallpaper~~trying to find a border. Now instead of the lodge theme we may do the Paris buildings~~talk about going from one extreme to another!! The paper does look good tho--brought a good size piece home and tapped it up and we both like it. It's in stock at Home Depot so it won't be too expensive.
DS got a deer on his first day out! He was so excited!! Now I have a freezer full of meat! Hope we can find some good recipes for venison! Next trick is eating it!!
Not so sure about that--lol
Off to bed to read~~never ate dinner tonight and now I'm hungry.Have to stop this late night eating~~

Monday, November 08, 2004


Nice and clean!

Aren't they cute??

Time flies!!!

The past few days have just flown by! I really need to get my act together and get these Xmas gifts going!
I'm going to start the poncho for GD next. She loves the hat I did for her~~she's wearing it all the time! What better compliment could you possibly ask for??
I started the mittenettes and love the way they look--except for one major problem!!
"what is it?" you ask. The worst thing that can happen when you go to a yarn shop that's miles away and you have no idea how to get back there and you know you bought the one and only skein of the orange mohair that she had~~yup, you guessed it~~got one mittenette done and the ribbing done on the second and ran out of the mohair!! What a major pain in the butt!! Now I did ask her if that was going to be enough yarn for what I was doing---she says "oh, yeah sure it is!!" She lies~~~
At least I was able to find a solution to that problem~~went over to the lys and showed her the yarn and the unfinished item and she was able to order it !!!! Alright!! Now I'm anxiously waiting for it to come in!! Since it snowed today I'd sure like to get them done quick!!
I made the cutest pair of mini socks and I'm going to give them to Terri and the lys!! They put a nasty Xmas tree up and I told her she needs some mini socks to put on it!! She said no one would make any for them--so I thought I'd surprise her with a pair. Course they could use a lot more!!
Gave Houston a bath and haircut today--yuk! I think age is catching up with him. Usually after a haircut he runs around and plays but today he just waited for me to dry him and he curled up on his pillow. My little "ole man" ~~ now he's snoring at my feet!
Had fun Sat. with my friend. We went to a craft show--was pretty good. Had antiques and primitive type crafts~~a little too much Xmas for me. Never thought I'd say that!
Then we went and found a couple shops that were nice. We wound up on the other side of Rochester!! Took us forever to get home! Didn't find any yarn shops~~did stop at one fiber place but it wasn't too good. We're planning another outing before the weather gets too bad.
I'm off--started taking my pills again so I can finally get some sleep~~which is a good thing but I'm starting to feel tired already and it's only 10!!
Nitey night!!

Monday, November 01, 2004

Hats????

I'm really beginning to hate hats!!! How hard is it to knit a stinking hat??? Apparently it's too difficult for me!! I did that dam hat all the way thru half the decrease rows and decided it looked nasty!! I swear it got wider as I worked on it! Then when I was doing the decrease rows I put markers which I never use~~and decreased after each marker~~I should have done a decrease before and after the marker It just did not look right only doing them after.
I think part of the my problem is I'm not used to working with a solid plain yarn~~looked alright on the brim with the fun fur but hated the body of the hat. Now I can not give a gift if I'm not happy with it~~DH could not believe that I took it all apart!! Actually I couldn't believe it either~~I can't stand to even look at that yarn today! I'm so annoyed with it. Don't know what I'm going to do~~
Decided that I would not waste the day tho and I did a hat for GD using Baby Cloud in pink of course! I used the KK green knitting loom ~~mindless looming!! Finished it and it looks really cute!!
I'd like to start my mittenettes tomorrow. I could use them now--the temp is dropping and it's only going to get worse!!
I'm dreading this winter~~being stuck in sometimes is just too much!
I think I need to sit down and make a list of what I want to get done ~~I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed with knitting. I don't want to let that happen because then I won't do it anymore. I can't let it become a stress point~~this is for relaxing and enjoyment. When I was just doing socks I was content with my progress then all of a sudden I'm thinking of all these gift ideas and I'm starting to feel stressed ~~doesn't take much to get me worked up!
Poor Ivy can't get used to the time change!! She's all goofed up with her feeding times!!
Gotta go!!Pooches want out!

Sunday, October 31, 2004


First Magic Loop Socks

What a Witch!!

Just another day!

At least I have a good excuse for not posting for a couple days! I've been working on that xmas hat for DD's friend! A simple hat ~~you'd think I'd have it finished by now! I couldn't figure out how many stitches to start with~~every pattern I saw said around 60 and I took one look at that and knew that certainly wasn't going to be large enough. Then I kept second guessing myself thinking I made the darn thing to big! Geesh, how hard can this be??? I can do friggin socks for heaven's sake ~~a hat should be a piece of cake!!
As of right now I'm at the start of the decrease rows. I've finally figured out why I'm having trouble with it!! I don't like it! I haven't used a solid color yarn in so long I forgot what it looked like! My DD picked out a light grey for it with the fun fur trim. I like the edge but don't care for the body of the hat--it's so?? Plain! I am not frogging at this point!! I'm hoping that the decrease rows will give it a better look. I'll have to look around for some pattern for the scarf or I'll never get it done!
Worked a bit on my pillow--that's coming out pretty kewl!! I love all the different yarns mixed together. Now that would make a interesting hat!
Worked a little bit on the magic loop sock last night. It's coming along nicely. I'll definitely do another pair using that method. Need to try toe ups tho~~
Went with GD to Walmart for their Halloween contest--of course she was the cutest witch there!! Right now Dad and Grandpa are out making the rounds with her! Glad I didn't go--it's way too cold and damp for my bones!! I'm definitely not up to walking much anymore. Sure hope this doesn't get any worse.
I finally received my birth certificate from Belgium!! Glad that's done--talk about a nuisance! Now I have to find a save place to keep it. Certainly don't want to lose it again!
Off for now--going to finish that hat tonight !!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Long Day!!

I can not believe that it's after 1~~~I should be in bed!! My early night the other night didn't work out. Finally about 1:30 I decided to turn out the light and get some sleep~~tossing and turning for about a half hour and then the phone rings!!
Now any parent of grown kids knows that late night phone calls scare the *hell* outta you!!By the time I could grab the phone my mind was already spinning and my stomach was turning!! It was DS and he needed a dose of "home" so Dh by this time is awake and worried ~~so out we go and pick him up and bring him home.
Stayed up and talked for about an hour and then made him up a bed and everyone crashed.
Dh and I had to get up early~~not good after 41/2 hours sleep! I Had to get Ivy to the vets to get her teeth done and then do some errands. I was finished with my running around about 12 so I called the vet and Ivy was already waking up and I could pick her up. That worked out well --saved me from running back later. She was still very groggy when I got there. I'm really surprised they let her go that early in the day. The poor thing--she was all wobbly walking~~it was interesting getting a 68lb. Greyhound into the back of the van! Got her home and she passed out for quite awhile. They said her teeth weren't too bad ~~had one pulled.
She seems a little bit out of it today still ~~tonight she managed to sneak half a bowl of m&m's while Dh went upstairs!! She has never done anything like that before~~must be payback for taking her to the vet!!
Dh was off today so we went for a ride~~stopped at a really nice yarn shop ~~lot of yarns I haven't seen before. It's to far for me to go to very often~~but it would be nice to plan a trip there and stop for lunch along the way. I really shouldn't go in these shops when I know I can't buy anything but how can you just drive by???
There's something to be said for having a job! Might as well get that right out of my mind~~those days are over.
DD took me to a lecture at the University of Buffalo~~the speaker was very good. She wrote the book Nickel and Dime? ~~geesh, now I can't remember~~they say "the mind is the first thing to go" Course after listening to her I really got depressed about finances!
I'd better do some knitting tomorrow to cheer me up~
Tea time then bed!!nite

Monday, October 25, 2004

Quick one!!

Just a short post tonight~~really, really tired and don't feel well. Hope it's something that some sleep will take care of! This weather is getting to me--it's so damp and chilly~~once I get cold I can't seem to warm up until I take a hot bath~~and who the heck wants to do that in the middle of the day??
I did accomplish something today tho~~I finished the first sock on the Magic Loop!! I'm amazed at how fast it went. I've never finished a sock in three evenings and a afternoon!!I should have kept track how long it took just for the heck of it. I realize it's the knitting that's the fun part but it was nice to have one sock done so quickly! I don't even want to know how long my Making Waves took me!!
I'm now trying to find a pattern to start DD's friends hat that I'm giving for a xmas present. I'd like to have a xmas present going along with a sock then I can go back and forth. I don't usually like to have a couple projects going at the same time but holidays call for drastic moves!!
Ivy goes to the vet tomorrow to get her teeth done. I'm a bit nervous about it~~they have to be careful working on greyhounds~~something with the anesthesia. She has to be there at 8--and get picked up about 4. I've washed all the comforters so she'll have a nice clean bed to come home to.Wonder how many teeth they will pull~~yuk!
Ok--I'm off to have a cup of tea and hope it settles my stomach~~then sleep~
nitey,nite!

Saturday, October 23, 2004

More projects??

What the heck is the matter with me??? I know to stay away from the lys but do I listen to myself as I'm driving by???? NOoooo--my van just takes over and pulls right in the parking lot??? What can I do after they see me pull in but go inside~~right????Just to look and say "hello" yah,right!!
Actually I did go to Joann's and A.C.MOORE first to try to find something I like for dear GD's hat and scarf--nothing appealed to me~~course I haven't seen her new coat yet so it was hard to pick something. Do you realize how many pinks are out there???? So I think I'm going to stop in Home Depot and grab a handful of pink paint chips then go over and see her new coat. Hopefully one of the chips will match and I'll take that with me to select the yarn!! Great idea,huh???
Now back to the lys~~~I was browsing and it was getting close to closing (5 on Fridays) and I wanted to get something!! The owner showed me the cutest little baby poncho and hat set she just did--it was adorable!! I thought why not do that for GD?? I think she'd love it--she's a girlie girl and the yarn is kewl!!! Of course it wasn't inexpensive and I needed two skeins of the novelty yarn and one of the regular~~but it's going to be darling!!! I hope~~~ This will be a Christmas gift and I'll still do the hat to match her new coat.
I'll take a yarn shot and post it~~~
I'm thinking if I post my yarn photos that'll keep me on my toes to actually finish these projects!!
My Magic Loop sock is coming along really well!! I'm at the heel decreases already!! I can't believe that I managed to figure this out!! I just started this sock late Thursday night and I'm that far ~~I'm beginning to think there might be something to this method!!
Have to get back to it so that's it for now~~ta ta~~

Thursday, October 21, 2004


Here She Is!!

Happy Spinner????

Why on earth am I doing this now??? I'm soooo tired!! I just couldn't go to bed without writing about the Guild meeting I went to tonight!!
I finally decided to go and take my wheel. They were having an informal gathering so I figured it was now or never to get this wheel looked at!! I'm so glad that I went!!
I was a bit unsure at first not knowing anyone and they had a pretty good turnout. I hate going to things like that alone but as soon as I got there someone introduced herself(what the heck was her name?)and said "sure bring your wheel in" So off I went back out to the car in the rain to get it! We set it up in the other room so this woman could check it out while they started the meeting.
She found some yarn and did the "belt" and tried it out~~it worked!! The wheel wobbles a bit but hopefully it can be fixed.
I brought some nice roving that I got at Hemlock and she spun with that!!
She said I'll be able to use it!!
I have a couple things to take care of tho~~naturally it needs a good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap~~then a rub down with some Linseed Oil. A peg is missing that goes right above where the wheel turns so DH will try to fashion one out of a dowel for me. It also needs a lock nut(?) on the other side~~she said if I do that I should be good to go!!!
Sunday if the weather isn't nice DH and I will clean it up and oil it~~hmmm, "it" doesn't sound right, does it?? Maybe "it" needs a name???
I have got to try to get some sleep~~I'm going right to bed now!! It's almost 1 and here I sit~~~I'm off~~

Tuesday, October 19, 2004


RAOK from Debbie N

Pillow progress

Annoying Day~~With a Happy Ending!!

What a nasty day!! Talk about a change in weather~~it's cold,damp,drizzling not exactly the best of weather for us Fibro sufferers!! Could I just stay in today?? NO, of course not~~I spent a good part of the afternoon trying in vain to get an international money order so I can get my birth certificate. Now how ridiculous is it that in this whole town I could not get one?? Finally at one bank they can order them but since it's not my bank they can't sell me one! Since 9/11 they no longer will sell them to non-customers! What a complicated thing this has turned into.So I called DD to the rescue and since she works in securities at a bank she can get it for me. What a nuisance tho~~
I had a brain storm a little while ago~~now that can be dangerous!! lol~~I was thinking about these round looms I have and what to do with them?? I mean really, how many hats can you have??? I don't even like to wear a hat and I've got one!!
Well, back to my idea~~I can make DG a hat and then a matching scarf!! How cute would that be?? She's such a girlie girl I think she'd really like it! I even have some nice yarn to use already! Now that will be a fun project!!
I took a picture of my yarn mix for the pillow. I'll get that on here in a bit. I haven't worked on it since Friday but I have a good excuse! I finished dreaded sock #1 and #2 just has a couple more toe decreases to go!!! Yeah!!
DD came over Sat. and we went to the new coffee shop. Wasn't as impressed with the coffee this time like I was when DH and I went. I need coffee hot--really hot~~and this was not. The place is really nice tho and they were really busy so maybe next time it will be better. I hope so because it would be nice to stop in once in awhile~~it's so close.
DD helped me pick out some yarn for her friends hat and scarf for xmas. So there's another project!! I've got to start my sock for the Six_Sox KAL too. Everyone's saying that it's a nice easy pattern--I hope so!!
Ok, I did say the day had a happy ending,right??? Well, it did--I got my very first RAOK in the mail!!! I was so excited!!! I got mail and it wasn't a bill!! Debbie N sent me a coaster that she made on her embroidery machine! It's a basket of apples!! She included tea for me to try which I'm having right now~~and using my new coaster!
I'm going to keep it right here next to the computer!!
Now to scan it and see if I can get it here!!

Friday, October 15, 2004


Now that's fall foliage!!

Another project??

I really do know better than to stop at the lys "just to browse". Don't I????
I debated about starting a poncho but I never liked them when they were popular years ago and I'm still not sure if I like them now!! Actually there is a pattern I found for one I sorta like. It reminds me of a cowl neck sweater. I did give it a second thought but by the time I'd get it done I'd be needing something a heck of a lot warmer than a poncho!!
So after much fondling of the yarn I decided to make up a pillow to put on the futon in the "studio". For some crazy reason I seem to like the plain knit pillows using all the different textured yarns. After changing my mind numerous times I decided on five different yarns. If I can remember tomorrow I'll take a before picture.
This is not an inexpensive venture tho~~I can not believe the prices of some of those yarns!! I guess for someone who uses them for other projects and have leftovers this would be a great way to use up small amounts. Unfortunately I have no leftovers!!
Tried to get a flu shot today--what a joke that was!! People were lined up and down the isles of the grocery store waiting their turn! I could not stand in line that long so I bought my soup and left!!
Treated myself to much needed make-up!! Finally ~~I've been saying for weeks I had to replace the old stuff!!
So that was my exciting day~~great, huh???

Alleghany State park

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Happy Fall!!

The last few days have been really nice! We went to the Letchworth craft show on Saturday and it was perfect weather for the show! Of course finding what I was looking for just added the icing on the cake!!
I picked up the sweatshirt I've tried to get the last two years!! And I was so thrilled to finally find a shelf that I liked well enough to buy for my "studio"!! I went with a dark cranberry color to accent the blue that's in there. Dh already put it up for me so now I feel the need to accessorize it!! It never ends~~
Monday was the holiday so DD was off from work. I went over and we had lunch then did another coat of primer in her "office". It's going to be an awesome red room!!
We had to cruise the neighborhood because one of the cats got out. The Plexiglas sheet over the broken window fell out and we think he scooted out through there. At least the other two stayed in! Hopefully he will find his way home soon.
Yesterday DH and I went out for the day--we went to Alleghany State park ~~the leaves were beautiful!! We stopped at one of the spots and found these tremendous rock formations right in the middle of the woods!! I've never seen anything like that before! I'm hoping Sunday is nice so we can take DD to see it!!
We stopped at the casino in Salamanca for dinner. We went to the buffet--it was wonderful!! I ate so many shrimp~~everything was sooo good!!!And they had my favorite chocolate chip cookies!!
So spent a good part of today getting this house cleaned up~~had to do some rearranging so I could get the plants off the window sill in the living room~~which meant getting the baker's rack out of the 'studio" and putting it back in the kitchen~~which meant totally trashing the "studio"-~~so guess what I'll be doing tomorrow?? It was way too overwhelming a job for this evening!!
I did stop in the lys ~~and picked put some nice Alpaca/wool blend for xmas socks for DH. I couldn't resist getting some funky yarn to do a pillow for the futton.
I cast on 60 stitches but decided that was going to be way too big so frogged that and started over with 50 which I think will be fine.
Finished my loomed hat today too~~turned out cute ~~now we'll just have to wait till the snow flies to see if I ever wear it!!
About the dreaded socks??????????Don't ask~~~~~~

Friday, October 08, 2004

Title???

I'm tired of trying to think up a new title every time I post! My mind goes blank~~
So I may have a lot of Mz Mar's Page!!
Beautiful weather today~~mid sixties and sunny. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow is half as nice. Letchworth craft show weekend!! I'm looking forward to going--the trees should be really in full fall foliage after all the cold nights we've had. Not to mention the craft show!!! Have to remember to wear comfortable shoes and wear layers!! Never know what the weather will be like there.
Maybe this year I'll be able to get that darn shirt I've been trying to get~~going the first day I stand a better chance of them having some smalls left!!
Going to look for some sort of shelf for my "studio" I can't stand that bare wall behind the futon!
Well, I finally did it!! Had a hair appointment today and was going to cancel it but decided "no way" I'm doing it!! Told her "cut it off!!" I just can not hold that hair dryer that long any more. My shoulder can't take it! Hair turned out really cute!! Ears aren't showing but if I want I can tuck it back and that looks cute,too. It's short in back ~~feels weird not to have that mass of hair there. I'll see how much I like it the first time I have to dry it myself! Felt really nice to do something for "moi"
Worked on "the socks" tonight while watching a movie. Have both done to the toes. I'm tired so I'm not going to tackle the toe decreases now. Maybe tomorrow night if I'm not wiped out from all the fresh air I'll get tomorrow.
Gotta go~~have to be at DD's at 9 so I'm giving in early tonight!!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Dreaded Socks

I'm still working on the "dreaded socks" don't understand why I can't get them finished!! I actually sat down an hour at a time and worked on them. After about an hour I must get up and walk around and stretch--that Fibro thing.
The good thing about that is I do get some things done around the house~~the bad thing is I keep getting side-tracked!!
I took down my aquarium and got it out in the garage so then I had to clean the corner of the kitchen where it was. Next thing you know I'm wiping down the walls in there~~~
I'm thinking my mood has something to do with the Fibro acting up and I'm actually experiencing "empty nest syndrome" Now everyone who knows me would certainly find that hard to believe!!lol~~
Weird?? The house feels so empty--I don't get it because DS was at work all day and out most night. Drove me crazy!!!
I know this mood will pass but it sure is depressing~~
Maybe I need a new project?? Who knows~~
Knit On!!!

Who needs buttons??

That's it--no more buttons~~~~well, at least for tonight!! I've just spent the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to get those darn things on here~~who needs them???
Thought I had it figured out but could only get those two to work and now I don't like the one~~well, it's staying now because I'm afraid to try to take it off!!
Just think of all the knitting I could have accomplished!! I picked up the dreaded socks and knitted for about an hour before my thoughts kept wandering to this blogging thing~~that was it. I could not keep track of my heel decreases so I quit!
Tomorrow DH works late and I'm not going anywhere so no matter if nothing else gets done all afternoon I'm working on those socks!!
We have DS's room almost all cleared out. Looks really weird with no bed in there. Walls are really a mess so there will be a lot of washing and spackling going on before painting!
My van got detailed today and what a difference!! It looks sooo good and smells so nice and fresh! Seats still aren't dry but they are predicting tomorrow to be warm so they should be fine. DH put my new greyhound sticker on the side back window. I didn't think it was going to show on the darkened window but it looks great!
Got the deer whistles on too--in the nick of time!! The deer are starting rut and they are all around our development. Coming home the other night around 8 there one was standing right in the middle of the road ~~poor thing couldn't decide which way she should go~~we just stopped until she made up her mind!
It's late so I'm off to read a bit.hmmmm think I'll post a progress photo of dreaded socks!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Too Tired!!

I'm soooo tired ~~I don't understand it?? I'm really,really exhausted~~from doing ???
Maybe it's the cold weather we've been having ~~I'm not ready for it!!
I should be jumping for joy~~DS came over last night and took his last two aquariums!! Oh, happy,happy day!! I was just asking DD to come over and help me move them~~major job. Then I was going to get mine moved or taken down~~I really would have been ticked if I did all that work and then have him come over and get them!!
I decided to make life easier and gave my fish to his friend.
Now we can clean/paint and paper that room!!
I really planned on coming home today and getting that tank out of the kitchen--it's half empty already but no way!!! Not in the mood for that!!
Took a good portion of the hat I was working on off the loom and frogged back. Decided I wanted a wider brim on it. That was a major pain~~the fun fir kept getting tangled up with the yarn. I finally got it untangled and back on the loom ready to knit.
I think I'll curl up in the recliner and work on it for awhile now. I really need to finish those darn socks on the dpn's so I can start the new Six_Sox pattern. I won't start them until these are done. Too many things going make me nervous! I still haven't touched the pair I started on the circulars!! I was going to stop at the lys when I was out today but I was embarrassed to because I knew she'd ask me how they were coming along!!
I have to figure out how to get "things" on here--I've tried a couple times but I didn't do it right. That's for another day~~my mind is wandering somewhere--not sure where but wish it would get back here with some ambition!!
Off to knit~~~

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Beautiful Day!!

This was the perfect fall day!! There wasn't a cloud in the sky,sun was shining and the trees are starting to turn!! What more could you ask for??
Dh and I got up ~~hmmm~~not so early and went for a ride in the country. We stopped for a nice breakfast and then preceded to get lost on all back roads!!
Some weren't even paved! We did find a nice little country gift shop that I wouldn't mind going back to some time.
Stopped quick at the flea market and talked with a fellow that handles computer "stuff"~~he bought the old monitor,two printers,and keyboard we had. So that was well worth taking the time to do.
After leaving there we happened to go by Antionette's so naturally we just had to stop for sundaes!! I got my usual chocolate with hot fudge and strawberries!! So much for dinner!! Then off to the market to pick up fresh cold-cuts--yum--but way to full to even think about eating any!!
This was a good thing for me to do today because the Fibro has been really bad the last couple days and I wouldn't have gotten anything done around the house.
Don't think I'm up for any knitting tonight either~~hands have been so swollen the entire day. I finally found the plain heavy zippered sweatshirt I've been wanting and almost didn't buy it because I thought the zipper was shot~~zipper was fine it was me~~hands didn't want to work!!
I've been accepted into the webring and the ROAK list~~not actually sure how this works but I'm sure I'll find out. Amazing what I've learned how to do on here myself now that there's no one around to help me!
I'm off to curl up in my chair and see if there's anything on TV worth watching!!
Happy knitting!

Hat worked with Wool Ease on Knitting Loom Posted by Hello

Saturday, October 02, 2004

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I really can't believe so much time has passed again since I've been here!!
I haven't been reading my emails either and there's a couple hundred waiting for me to go through!
Since my last entry life has changed! I'm finally mobile again!! Yeah, for wheels!!
Bought a "new" (used) van~~it felt so good going to the gas station and filling up!! Catch me a month from now and see what I have to say about that!!
So of course I spent the day running around~~went to DD's and picked her up and we went to Tim Hortons for soup and bagels--they really do have great broccoli soup!! Then we were off to Target~~had to get some Frebreze to spray the van~~have a thing about smells! Since we were right there we had to stop in A.C.Moore~~I did exchange some yarn and picked up a tart burner and some tarts~~the house smells delicious!! Then we were off to Joann's~~nothing there that we liked--that was a good thing $$ saved!
Last week I picked up a set of Knifty Knitter Looms from A.C.Moore with a 40% coupon. Didn't get a chance to try them for a few days but when I did I couldn't believe how simple these are to use. I got interested in them after reading about knitting boards. Haven't tried those yet.
Wasn't sure how the sizing works with the looms so I tried the large size first and using Wool Ease T&Q I did up a hat in a couple hours!! I never would have gotten that far using needles! The hat fits me but it's a bit snug so I'm going to try the x-large for me. I picked up some mohair look black and I think it would be fun to do the brim with a mix of the mohair and eyelash!! I don't even wear hats but I'm liking the idea of this!!
Today I did a baby hat on the smallest loom~~that's for DD's friend that's due any day now. I think I'll try to do booties too~~
I finally stopped at the lys and asked what happened to the Magic Loop class I signed up for. They said it was on for last Monday but no one contacted me so I called to get the details. She said come in and someone will show you how since you already know how to do socks. It was nice going over for an evening visit for a change. Quite a few women were there hanging out and knitting! I got a lesson in ML and sat and knitted a few rows of ribbing to get the technique down. Haven't touched it once since then!!
Still have the basic sock on the dpn's~~want to get them done because the new sock pattern is out for the Six_Sox_Knitalong and I don't want to fall behind with those!!
Ok--enough for tonight~~DH and I are going out tomorrow for the day--fall is in the air and the trees are starting to turn and it's going to be a nice day! So, I'm off to get some much needed sleep!!
I'll be back!!

Monday, September 20, 2004

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Fiberfest Overload!!

Had a great time at the Hemlock, NY fiberfest on Saturday! Walked in and didn't know where to begin ~~
The yarns were absolutely beautiful~~every type you could possibly want!! I was intrigued by all the homespun, of course.
I went hoping to find a "Babe" wheel but didn't see any there. The only good thing about that I was then free to spend my limited dollars on other things!! And spend I did~~I picked up not one, but two spindles!! So if you get new spindles naturally you must get some roving, right?? I did purchase two different types but now have no idea what they are! I hopefully bought enough of each to make socks once spun. I can't wait to say "I made these totally from beginning to end" well, with some help from the sheep!
Ater a couple walks around the buildings I was totally overwhelmed! Too bad it was so darn cold out--it would have been nice to take a break and really give some thought to what to purchase~~but hey, even without the break I did ok.
Took a couple pictures of the Alpacas~~they have the cutest faces!! You just wanted to grab them and give em a hug!! Did see some Angora goats that were awfully cute,too. hhmmmm,wonder where I could hide one of those?
Did start a new pair of socks the other day with some yarn I got through ebay. Decided this time I would start both at once~~got to the heel flap and they were waayyy too big!! So not only one sock to frog but two--how annoying is that? Anyway I did start them again yesterday while sitting outside in the yard enjoying the beautiful fall day. Today I have the first one to the gusset stitches and I'll start the second after trying them on again to be sure they're right! I'll take some progress photos later.
Yesterday morning DH and I found a nature walk that's only about 10 minutes from home! Amazing we've lived here almost 30 years and never knew it was there. Perfect day for a hike in the woods. Found a waterfall back there and someone had some benches placed in a spot right near the falls to take a much needed rest! Next time I'm taking a soda!!
Off to knit~~have a great day

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Waving!!

They are finally finished!! Spent a good part of the afternoon finishing my wave socks~~so much for "only about an hour of knitting" They are definitely worth it tho~~I'm really happy with the way they turned out~and they fit!!
This was the first time that I carried the pattern down the foot. I think I would like to try this pattern again using the no cable needle method. I would think once you get the hang of it that it would be faster.
Not sure what I'll do next~~I'm starting to get a small stash of yarn~~so at least now I have a few choices.
Too late tonight to start anything and I'm tired so I'll wait until I get home tomorrow and decide.
The weather today was nice again and tomorrow is supposed to be nicer yet. Maybe I'll cut the grass and surprise DH. Then again~~maybe not!
Can't wait until the weekend to go the fiberfest~~that could be trouble!!
Ok--going to get a wave photo on here~~

Monday, September 13, 2004


Making waves from Six Sox KAL Posted by Hello

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Weekend's over

What a nice weekend~~weather was absolutely beautiful!! Perfect fall weather,sunny warm with a slight breeze.
Some of the trees are turning colors already--looks like we're in store for some great fall foliage!
Dh surprised me today with a day at Mumford the restoration village. I really enjoy that place~~it's so peaceful there. I imagine that it would be a great place to work. Probably don't make much $$ but the atmosphere is wonderful.
Talked with one of the woman spinners there and she gave me a small sample of Romney roving to spin--it's sooo soft!!
Next weekend is the fiberfest in Hemlock,NY. I've never been to one so I'm really looking forward to going. Hoping the weather holds out for a couple more weeks!
Apple umkin craft show in Wyoming,NY is in two weeks and then Letchworth show Columbus Day weekend~~all these fun things coming up before the white stuff starts flying!!
Worked on my waves Saturday but just can't seem to get them finished! I'm right at the last pattern repeat on the foot and then to do the toe decreases~~probably not more than a hours knitting left. Tomorrow for sure they will be done.
I've already been looking through the patterns I have to get some ideas for my next project. Haven't heard anything about the Magic loop class yet so I guess I'll start something else.
So many ideas~~~

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Another week

I can't believe that another week has gone by since I've been here!!
Had a nice b'day~~DD and friend came over for dinner and they made me my chocolate cake!!
Enjoyed my gifts~~presents are always fun!
Love getting CD's I want and won't buy for myself~~and a new sweater in the prettiest fallish(is that a word?) orange.
Now I have a DVD player all my own to watch all those sappy movies dh doesn't want to watch!!
Friday mid-day dh stopped home and surprised me with a windmill I've been wanting~~tried to put it together myself and that was NOT happening!! Saturday when he got home we did it together--what a job that was!! Have to get a picture of it.
Sunday we went to Toronto to the CNE--that was fun but a very long day. Way too much walking for me!
We saw the Canadian RMP's~~they did a performance with their horse that was excellent!! It was amazing to watch the maneuvers with perfect timing! The dog show was very entertaining as usual. They really do look like they're enjoying themselves. Always take time to watch the horse show--beautiful animals ~~
Still working on the second wave sock --but making good progress finally! Working on the gusset now and hope to get past that before bed! Already thinking ahead to the next project!
Received my bottle swap from the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/whenever/ . Actually mine was sent in a box instead of a bottle but that's ok--never could have fit everything in a bottle! I was happy to get some Sockotta in a really nice blue color. Have never used this before. Also some Regia in Partie color--fun color.
There are a couple x-stitch patterns that would look really nice done up for my craft room. That means a trip to my favorite x-stitch shop to get just the right fabric!! Any excuse!!
Well, I've rambled on long enough for tonight so I'd better get back to my socks or I'm going to be up all night to make my goal before bed!!
Happy knitting~~~

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Mz Ivy wondering why slippers are on her blanket! Posted by Hello

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Well here it is--figured out how to get that photo in here~~
Looks like a nice day today! Sun is shining and it's getting warm outside!
Time to cut the grass and do some trimming.
Can't wait till later to eat that ham dinner and hopefully chocolate cake!
Going to try to get some time to sit outside in the sun and knit on the waves socks~~see ya later

I guess he approves! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Another Day!

I can not believe that almost a week has gone by since I've been here!! I don't have a life so just where does the time go??
Did get a pair of felted slippers completely finished for a Xmas present! I'm going to put forth an effort to knit something for all my gift recipients. The slippers do up rather quickly and they are a nice break from socks!
Still working on my Making Waves for the Six_Sox_Knitalong@yahoogroup First sock is completed and the second is just past the ribbing and starting the first pattern on the cuff. Hopefully I'll get these finished before starting something else! I really don't like having too many things going at the same time.
Birthday tomorrow and I'm making dinner--hmmm somehow that doesn't seem right? DD is working but is coming over after work so I said I'd do dinner if she brings dessert! And it must be chocolate!! I need a fix!!
Weather was nice today--sunny for a change and pleasant. Not too hot or humid.
Ok -I'm off to take a photo of the new slippers so I can add them on here ~~if I remember how!!
Happy knitting,
Mar

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

What a day!!

Was up early this morning and DH and I decided to take a road trip for the day! We rode to Lake Geneva which is about three and a half hours from us. Beautiful day,very warm but breezy and no rain!!! Finally!!
Had some really nice shops and two yarn stores!! I finally got to see Koigu yarn~~and now I know why everyone likes it so much. I was disappointed that they didn't have two of any colors that I could get for socks. Nothing matched so that I could have mixed them either~~guess I'll have to check out some online vendors.
Haven't touched my knitting in two days! Probably not going to work on the Making Waves tonight either~~too tired.
Have a good evening everyone!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

First day!

Well, here we are~~a new blogger and I'm speechless!! That does not happen very often!
Had all these great thoughts running through my head and now they're gone~~
Guess I could mention I'm working on the Making Waves socks for the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Six_Sox_Knitalong/ and I'm quite happy with the way they are turning out.
If I can ever figure out how to add photos here I will.
That's about it for today~~
After playing around on here for over two hours I finally managed to post a picture!!
Tuff work ~~this blogging

Monday, August 23, 2004


Progress on the Making Waves Posted by Hello