Thursday, December 30, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
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My mother-in-law and I both got Keurigs! Woo Hoo! I also got dark chocolate cocoa, a stand for the containers, a tea filter insert for my tea leaves and a gift box full of differnt coffees. Happy times!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
I thought I'd share a pic of the cutest socks one of my colleagues gave me:
Happy Holidays and best wishes to all of you for a healthy and happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here are the busy knitters at work: (unfortunately, my phone took on the glare from the lights)
Here we are smiling and posing:
2011, here we come!!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I made the baby hat for Joyce's grand-daughter. Here it is, I used Moda Dea Dream on size 8 DPN's:
Here is a pic of it on my hand so you can see how tiny it needed to be:
Pretty teeny, huh?!
Bryan spent most of the day cleaning Matt's room - a job I did not envy!! Matt was working all day but was very appreciative when he got home. We even got kisses from him!! I did some last minute holiday shopping as well and then we went to dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant, Plum Tree. We get the most amazing gluten free meal there and we don't even need to place the order anymore. We walk in, they know us and put it right in for us! It's so nice there, they are so kind and take good care of us!
In the meantime, Bandit enjoyed his Chanukah gift from my parents.... as they say, a picture says a thousand words!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Here is a close up of the bead work:
The only thing I'm not thrilled with is that since it's a cotton yarn, it won't really block well. She's going to have to fiddle with the leaf pattern to get it lay the way she wants.
Next up, a baby hat for my friend Joyce's new grand-daughter!! She's so tiny - 5lbs!! I'm going to use my hat pattern from the free pattern page. I'll post a pick when I'm done.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I needed a new watch since mine died and was considering going with a Citizen Eco Drive. When I saw that they had pink faced watches with the proceeds going to Susan G. Koman, I of course bought one. It's gorgeous too - here it is:
It's hard to see the color, but it's a pale, pearlized pink and the numbers (except for 3, 6, 9 and 12) are diamonds. The three is the date.
Another charity I support is Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer. A great gift for a holiday stocking stuffer are the Hooks and Things pocket book holders. It's this cute little gadget that you lay on the table when you're out to eat, and there is a hook for your purse so you don't have to put it on the floor or sit on it. Here is the link - scroll to the bottom for the link to them and more info:
So, while you are all out doing your holiday shopping this year, please take a moment to see if you could support any of these charities. It may make a difference in the life of a woman you love.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
And here is Matt modeling the hat with a wet headed Jarett sitting on the steps behind him:
One more (can you see Bandit's paws at the door?):
This was a quick and easy knit for a good cause. So, if you are looking for a charity that is a little different from the "norm," please consider Channa's request. Until then, happy knitting!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
and here is Jarett with his star:
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here is Jarett modeling the hat:
Friday, November 5, 2010
I'm trying to get a little fancier with the pics... notice the leaves???
I don't know how much knitting I'll get done over the weekend - we have a post wedding party, a birthday party, Matt's working and then there is demo practice.... It'll be easier when Matt can drive himself!!! Soon, soon, soon!!!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tonight, I made a yummy lentil soup with fried onions and spinach. I found this delicious gluten free bread called Udi's whole grain. http://udisglutenfree.com/products It was awesome!! I lightly toasted it and put some butter and ate it with the soup. It was crusty and thick and delicious - didn't fall apart at all! Best yet, the boys loved it!! We have a winner!!!
Knitting tonight - getting holiday projects done. I can't wait to see what everyone in my group is working on!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here's a little more spooky version - like the spread out cape? He had a lot of fun and so did the Trick-or-Treaters that came to visit!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Here is my older son's team - he's the first one to do a back tuck (flip), the shorter of the two boys in the middle:
Enjoy, it's amazing!! I'm so proud of all of them!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
I did do the gallbladder cleanse, and let's just say that even though it worked, I will probably never do one again. It was horrible and I was sore for days. I'll spare you the grisly details, but trust me, if you have a weak stomach and intestinal track, don't do it...
I have my list of pH numbers and temperature along with all the test results. The only thing I"m missing is the Stress Check results which aren't ready in the lab yet. It's been 13 day since they got it, but when I called she said it's 7-10 week days and since Monday was a holiday, that doesn't count. That makes today day 9... I really want it for Wednesday when I see her.
I used my Health Master and made veggie juice. It wasn't too bad - it tastes like a V-8, unfortunately, I just don't love them. I made broccoli Charan's way tonight - sauteed onions and garlic with some ginger in olive oil and the added the broccoli and pressure cooked it. I think I added a little too much water as the broccoli was softer than I would have liked, but I'll know for next time. Tonight I'm going to put out beans for soaking so I can have beans and rice tomorrow. See, it's the planning that I have to get together. Once I sit on the sofa, I'm done and don't remember to do a thing!!
Okay, off to put out beans and jump on the re-bounder! I'll let you know how Wednesday goes!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This was fun - she has this really cool Royal Chair in her office and of course, Jarett loved it. Here he is pretending to be King. Tell me this isn't cute!!!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday morning was a driving craziness mess with Matt thinking he had to be at karate to meet Cara at 9 and then called me back at ten after to tell me it was the wrong day - he was supposed to be there at 9 on Sunday... then we had to get him to work at 12 for a birthday party at the Newtown karate school. We then picked him up again at 2:30. Later we met Jess and Scott for dinner and then went bowling. Can I just tell you that I really am bad... I broke 50 points and that was great for me!! It was fun though, as sad as I bowl...
Today, I am up early to take Jarett to Hebrew School and I teach a Hebrew reading class. Matt's coming with to help me. Then of course, we have Jr Demo practice this afternoon and Matt changed his 9 am meet with Cara to 5:30 so they can come to demo practice (they love working out the kids) and then work on their kata after the class... By the time we get home, it'll be time to pack lunches for Monday and get everyone to bed. Hee hee - they all have school but I am off - yay Philly and Columbus Day holiday!!!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I'm doing a very basic toe-up pattern and as you can see, I like to knit both at the same time. The way I do this is to knit a few rows of one, and then a few rows of the next. When I keep track of my rows, I divide a piece of paper down the middle and use my stitch marker to tell which sock I'm working on. For instance, one has a purple marker and the other blue. I will tally rows on the side of the page labeled "blue" and then tally the same number of rows on the side labled "purple." Make sense? This helps to alleviate the dreaded second sock syndrome, which I so easily get!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Anyway, Denise's kids are absolutely adorable. Her daughter Maya is so mature (at 8 yrs old) and has no fear what-so-ever! Lilly (4 yrs old) was shy and took a while to warm up, but sure enough when I brought out my turtles to show her, she became my best friend! Dylan (6 yrs old) followed Jarett around and looked up to him just like little cousins should - how cute!! The swam, went on the trampoline and even took Bandit for a walk around the block. Alexa (Jimmy's daughter - 1 yr old) was the happiest baby I've ever seen. She never cried and just giggled the whole day! Gamble (Jason's daughter - 6 yrs old) was as mature as Maya and jumped right in to be with the "big guys!" It was so nice to see their kids playing with mine. Now I understand how my Aunts have felt seeing my brother and me with their kids...
We've made a resolution to try to keep in touch more and get together. Gina and I exchanged phone numbers and I know we'll text and keep in touch. I can't believe she's an adult now - she was "the baby!" She's in school to do hair and I know she'll be fabulous. She's very artistic and you can see she loves design. I'm very proud of them all!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Jarett asked me to make him more socks. He's out-growing the others! I think Matt thinks he's too big for me to make him socks. :-( Off to pick out sock yarn for Jarett!!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I'm back to working on the scarf. It was the braided scarf, but after one knit night Erica called it the pretzel scarf and Tina said I should add beads as the "salt" and call it the Philly Soft Pretzel Scarf. I loved the idea!! Here it is so far:
Here is a close up of the "pretzel."
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here is a close up so you can see the mitered square and the pink I'm using:
The only negative with this project is that it can get a little boring doing the "arms" and "legs." It's good tv knitting though and I'm sure I'll love it when it's done. I haven't decided yet if I want to keep the legs that go around the waist in garter or do them half stockinette. I'm leaning towards the stockinette because it'll be less bulky to tie...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
There is more pink to it than what is showing in the picture, and I am using a hot pink as a contrasting yarn for the arms and legs...
On another note, camp ended and we had an interesting visitor for the last day! Check him/her out:
It's a leaf bug!! Okay, I know I'm a little overboard with the whole animal thing... just can't help it!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
It's Araucacia yarn in colorway 1012. It's kind of a brown/pinkish mix. Very pretty. I bought two skeins and am thinking of doing Citron, which is what Trudy wants to make, so we figure a KAL will be in order...
From there, we went to lunch at Oh Susanna's where I was so thrilled they were able to accommodate my gluten free diet. We had a wonderful lunch and then moved on to more shopping. I bought more tea - they had the most delicious smelling citrus orange, had to get it! I also got an English breakfast. Trudy bought the orange too.
My mom had told me about a kitchen store there and I did get a tea strainer to put over your mug to catch any leaves that may have fallen into your pot. So fun to have tea accessories!
Then we went to the best store that was so much fun - it was a store with everything and anything you could imagine as well as things you'd never think of! At the register, they had a wheel to spin to get a percentage off your order. They let you spin for each item. Anyway, how cute are these little scissors I bought for my beading?
I just love them!! I also bought a "lady" jewlery holder, two hair sticks to use as shawl pins and the cutest little tea pot shaped tea bag holders. So here is the funny/ironic part, there were five tea holders but I only wanted four. However, me the goofy person I am, felt sorry for the leftover one and couldn't leave it there all alone. So, I took all five. On all of my spins, I got 10% off except for the tea holders - that one gave me 21% off and a free gift!!!! Woo Hoo!! So what was my free gift? Please see earlier posts if you don't get the irony in this.....
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Now only if people could get along as well.... Here's another of a different goat who we renamed "Badness" and Hope the sheep. Badness is so named because he gets into everything. This time, everything includes the new hay bin we put up!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I put a seashell next to it with water although honestly, it won't be able to get to it. It can't move around really. Here's to hoping it's alive in the morning!! Not that I want to cut up more worms, but if it works, I guess I'll do it...