Friday, November 20, 2009

A Meme? From Me? Me?

I don't usually do the Memes. I don't know if you you are even that interested in what I do around here unless it's knitting related, but THIS is just way too "something I cannot pass up trying for"!

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?

I just told my mom I would be fine and happy if people made donations in my name to a good charity, but I can think of stuff:
a. My sister's cancer to miraculously GO AWAY
b. Our children to have another happy, healthy year
c. All the wool I can spin and knit for a year (and clearly a bit more since I seem to come out of every year with more than I went in)
d. A self-cleaning house
e. A huge craft studio!

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?

-A bracelet my son made me in pre-school. It has wooden beads and pinwheel noodles. I mean what mama doesn't love some pasta jewelry?

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?

-There are so many! I would love to make a funny family T-shirt for everybody

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?

-When i was in about third or fourth grade, i got a ton of books and I was so excited about them. Some of them are still faves to this day.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?

-Well they haven't finished their lists yet, but they want all kinds of different stuff!

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

-Mashed potatoes - and cookies!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?

-I already did two dozen cards and am knitting up a storm. There's never enough time to do all I want to!

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

- Elf and Love, Actually (sorry two favorites)

9. Favorite holiday song?

-All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

- Baking!

This meme is from the Todaysmama holiday giveaway. I hope you enter too and I hope you even win second place to me! Hehehehe.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Audiopost soon, but I do have something grande to be thankful for.

I have two sisters and the oldest of the three of us has been battling breast cancer for more than three and a half years now. We recently got news that her markers were way up and that she would be trying a chemo pill. The odds of efficacy were less than 50%, but she was still wanting to avoid a port an IV chemo so she did it.

She needed the results early and got them today.

Her markers are down more than 25% after nine days of this pill. That is FABULOUS NEWS!

I am very thankful.

I am thankful for both my sisters too. This is the three of us oh about 32 years ago or so. And yes, that is me with the braids.


I sure did hate to put on a dress back then.

Monday, November 16, 2009

No Socks For You!

Leaf Sucker

The Chief's sweater. You can tell the front is blocked, but not the sleeves. What a difference blocking makes when your stockinette stitch is uneven, like mine!.


The Merino/Tencel laceweight. now I need to figure out what I can knit with it. Of course I have to finish Queen Silvia first.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hate On Me

I finally decided to start audioblogging (um yeah I'm slow). It will get better once I get used to it!

New Socks on the way - Boyfriend Socks


This pile is just about as long as my car (which is not a big car, but still), however it is not as tall as my car. Unfortunately, I need to make another pile that big at least from the rest of the yard!


Hate on Me by Jill Scott

Talk soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hey! Guess Whose Husband

Carded up his very first rolag last night. Muahahahahahahahaha!
And yes, I am aware that it looks quite a bit like it came straight out ofa 1970s Playboy, and no, it is actually just Romney wool. But yes, you do have a gross and perverted mind!

I forgot to take a photograph of the socks I finished and gifted during the retreat so Poop on that, but I am just a few inches from finishing the sleeves on my darling husband's gansey, so pictures soon maybe?

I'm getting close to finishing the merino tencel laceweight singles that are taking FOR FREAKING EVER.

I don't have any socks on the needles which is super weird.

I am already engaged in planning the next retreat, because I had a good time and i am a little slice of crazy pie.

I need to make myself some kind of spinning goal for the winter. Spin down stash or something. 15 minutes a day spinning? Maybe 30? I need to do like four hours a day. I'm going to include prepping time for anything I prep too. I gotta spin this fiber stash down!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

You Know It's Fun When. . .

People fall asleep on the couch because they don't want to go to bed.


I had lots of fun meeting new friends and hanging with the ones I already knew.

Hope you all had a great weekend, and I hope I get to see all these friends again soon!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gone Fishin'

I'll be at the Fiber in the Forest Autumn 2009 retreat until Sunday. I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I know I'm late

So here are the boys. Mine is the hobo. He insisted on being one even though I feel like it's kind of a cop out. Just put on a bunch of old, dirty clothes and beg for candy. It seems too easy that way, but I have let him choose his costume since he was three, so this year is no exception.


And the girls - they are stick people. That's why I'm giving you the dark version.


It was a fun Halloween.

Also, if you've read my blog with any regularity at all, you know I hate people. I do. In fact if I meet a new person, I've noticed that I assume they're going to be jerks until I find out otherwise. Isn't that awful? You know why though?

Have you ever noticed that a lot of people feel free to give advice or judge you when they have no right? For example, morbidly obese people (and let me tell you I have no problem with people of different weights, that is NOT the point here) giving out weight loss advice? Or someone who has never married a person with children telling you how you should handle it? Or maybe someone who lives in something akin to squalor giving you advice on how you can be a better housekeeper. . . I know it's happened to every single person who reads this blog, and I know that's way more people than comments. Do you just laugh it off? Are you ever tempted to say, "Gee thanks, Dr. Phil"? I am tempted to laugh in the face of these people, but I never do. Why can't I kindly point out that I would rather take weight loss advice from someone who appears to have some experience in weight loss? Or someone who has blended a family as a parent and understands the foibles and pitfalls therein?

I friggin hate people. They are largely fuckknuckles and asshats. And it ain't getting any better out there, folks.