Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I have to say, they were wonderful. Everyone (just about) helped clean up and put everything away. It was very kind of them. My mom worked her butt off and I really appreciate it!! We were in the ER until after one AM. I have a Dr's appt today so we'll see what she has to say... I don't want to go back on meds. That's my worry... I haven't excersized like I should and I know I haven't... ugh, I hate this....
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Laura made cute little drop spindle kits for everyone, see:
I did pot dyeing using a very pretty garnet color. It came out lighter than it probably should, but after almost two hours I was done and didn't feel like waiting for it. It's still pretty though:
The rest of the time, I did rainbow dyeing by hand and then microwaved it. We learned that I have a very strong microwave since it actually melted the first batch!! Once we figured it out, we were good to go!!
Love the pinks and purples!!! Now I have to spin it up... how long do you think it'll take me to do that???
I'm on the second sleeve of the sweater jacket - woo hoo!!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
That's my home screen... I've changed it a bit but basically that is it. It also has a qwerty board - what's qwerty? It's the first 6 letters on the top row of a key board! Yeah, I didn't know that and had to ask. I've been typing since elementary school but it just didn't connect... then of course, when Matt told me, I said, "Oh yeah!" Here's my qwerty board:
Notice my screen view changed too? How cool is that - I can hold it vertically or horizontally and it will change for me. Yep, it loves me!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JARETT!!!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
It took a little bit to figure out - especially since I'm not that computer savvy and kept opening things when I was trying to scroll.... but I've got it down and even figured out how to get it to vibrate and ring when I get a text - which is what I wanted because I was getting texts and didn't have the slightest idea that I was getting them.
We got skins for them too. Mine is purple. I don't know why, but blogger isn't let me upload pics tonight.... I'll have to try later... anyway, I love my phone and Jarett is a happy new phone owner!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Good news was, I finished the left side of my sweater jacket and started the right side. It's moving along - woo hoo!!
We came home to a dark house and the boys had a ball with lighting the fireplace and candles. Jarett and I sat with our reading lights and books and Bryan and Matt played on their ipods. The electric finally came back around 12:30 in the morning. But, with no power and no alarm to set and then having to set the clocks forward, by the time we all woke up, Jarett missed Hebrew School. He's not too sad... Anyway, my mom's coming to cook for Passover so it'll be easier anyway to not have to worry about running out to get him.
Until she gets here, I think I"ll knit...
Friday, March 12, 2010
by Sharon Hoelzle
Wear these indoors in place of gloves to keep you hands and wrists warm. Your fingers will be free to pick up items or write. Enjoy!
Materials: size 8 or 10 needles, yarn in your favorite color.
Sizes: 32 stitches will make a women’s size small, for smaller hands, cast on 28 stitches, for larger hands cast on 36 stitches.
CO 32 (or amount for size you need)
Work in K1 P1 ribbing until about seven inches long.
Fold in half. Starting at top edge, sew one inch down from top, leaving about a one inch space for thumb. Finish seaming down to bottom edge.
by Sharon Hoelzle
Materials: 2 skeins Caron Simply Soft Chunky
US size 10.5 needles
US size G crochet hook
optional beading supplies: package of beads, lace crochet hook
Special Instructions: Yarn Over - start with yarn behind needle, bring to front as if to purl, one wrap - bring to back and around to front again, two wraps, etc.
(cut 56 8” strands for fringe. save till end)
Rows 1, 2, 3 - K across
Row 4 - *K1 YO3,* repeat from *to* till last stitch, K1
you will now have 39 extra stitches on your needle
Row 5 - K1, *drop extra yo stitches, K1* repeat from *to* until last stitch, K1
Repeat Rows 1-5 for pattern
BO at desired length
Fringe - Taking two strands together, fold in half. With crochet hook, pull loop through each space on CO edge. Bring single ends through loop, pull to tighten. Repeat on BO edge.
Optional Bead Work
Determine what row you would like to have beads.
Using small crochet hook, insert hook into bead. With crochet hook (bead is already on) lift the loop of yarn off the left needle and pull through bead. Replace loop onto left needle. Knit this stitch.
Continue this until you have the amount of beading you want.
Experiment with bead placement until you are satisfied with the results. Placing the beading between two knit rows, makes a tightly placed bead that will not move around. The bead will stand out when using a contrasting color. Placing the bead on an elongated stitch will result in a loosely placed bead that will freely move along the length of the stitch.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We also are sending post cards from the surrounding burbs and, of course, yarn. Sock weight or lighter since they are in a warmer climate....
As a special "thank you" for Colleen, Trudy and I are giving her flowers and a book:
I think she'll be happy with it!! I can't wait to see what everyone brings - it will be a lot of fun packing everything up!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
You can see the darker pooling in the middle. Here's another pic:
So this is the back and it's just about done. Then I have to do the fronts and the sleeves...
With the temperatures warmer up, the snow is melting - YAY!!! One of my turtles must think it's Springtime - she's peeking out:
Isn't she cute?! Her friend is still sleeping in their log. I guess there's no fooling that one - Spring isn't here yet!
Bandit, on the other hand is enjoying the warmth of the sun from his sunny perch on the steps.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Jarett is on the last book of the Percy Jackson series that I bought him. Now there is a new one out so he wants to go to Barnes and Noble and get it. That, and a reading light!! Did you ever think I'd be saying "stop reading and go to bed?!" I love it!! I wish Matt loved reading... Unfortunately that gene skipped him...
Good news, I am off my blood pressure medicine for a week now and I feel fine. I need to cut back on the homemade nachos - I think I gained five pounds!!! I'm not sure what to do about the Super Greens I bought. They were very expensive and they do not dissolve into the water. I don't know what to do. I'll guess I'll try to call the company, but it's messy to drink it - it's just powder sitting in the water and not mixing...
Time to get ready for open mat night!! Until later...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
In the meantime, I started on my next Plymouth stash buster project - it's a long sweater jacket. It's supposed to be in Flauto and Fiocco, but somehow I don't have Fiocco... Not sure why not... So, I'm substituting Fusion instead. I'm doing a loop stitch to make it fluffy like the Fiocco looks. I think it's looking cute so far:
Now it's off to knit some more and get ready for my group!! Bandit isn't in the mood to help...