Archive for April 2008

This was fun…..

April 29, 2008
you are paleturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You’re smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people’s conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low – You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.

the html color quiz

See Terri????   There is a REASON I love blue and green!!!!   🙂


Eggplant Baby Hat

April 25, 2008

Ok, I know I’m a bad blogger.   What has it been?  Two weeks or so?   Oh well, I can honestly say I’ve spent more time knitting since I last posted.  Progress?   Well, I’m still knitting away on Cavendish.   That is getting just a tad heavy so I keep it in a separate bag and have been taking it to work on Wednesdays when we have a weekly meeting.   Hopefully, those meetings will come to an end eventully.   PLEASE!!!   🙂  But for now, in order to keep my sanity, I knit and they accepted that fact with ease.   Oops, I digress.   I haven’t touched the Woodland Scarf in about a month.   I think I have it on the schedule this weekend though.   I have been playing with some swatches of cables.   Just playing around to see what I can do.   The more I knit cables the more at ease I am with them.   This is a good thing.   Believe it or not, I do have a finished object.   I named this the eggplant hat (for obvious reasons).  But the name of the pattern (found on Ravelry) is Berry Baby Hat.

The pattern is identical to the Tomato Hat except for the stem.   This was the first time I’d ever tried Idiot Cord.   I’m proud to say I can do it.  lol   I used Berroco Pure Merino.  At first I was not happy because it was a bit splitty.   That turned out to be a problem with knitting the first row and on the I-cord.   I read this is a 10 ply yarn.  It has a twist to it that makes it a heavier fabric.   Overall, I give it a big thumbs up.   I am very happy with the texture and it gives the hat just the right body it needs.   I’m also tickled to pieces about the near solid green.   Those slight variations are perfection.   I started and finished in two sessions.   Quick and easy, just the diversion I needed.  

Have a great weekend!!!

Another quiz….

April 12, 2008

You’re A People’s History of the United States!

by Howard Zinn

After years of listening to other peoples’ lies, you decided you’ve
had enough. Now you’re out to tell it like it is, with all the gory details and nothing
left out. Instead of respecting leaders, you want to know what the common people have to
offer. But this revolution still has a long way to go, and you’re not against making a
little profit while you wait. Honesty is your best policy.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Look at this…..

April 10, 2008

and this:

I’ve never had a personal shopper before but I think I could get used to this.  

(First picture is Madelinetosh-Rhubarb and second picture is Brooks Farm Four Play)

Thanks Marjie!  You did great!!

I AM getting old…..

April 9, 2008

I just took a little quiz called 100 words. It is quiz to test your typing speed. I remember back in high school when the BEST typewriters around were IBM Selectrics and I could type 145 wpm. No, it was not a speed I would want to keep for more than a 5 minute test but I could do it. Fast forward to several years ago when I administered typing tests to hopeful applicants and I took one then and had slowed down to 98 wpm. Well, here I am today…..and this is my score:
79 words

Not bad for an over-the-hill 50 something, huh?

Maybe I’m getting old…..

April 6, 2008

As I was sitting on the sofa knitting earlier today I flipped by CMT with the top country songs/videos for the week.   I confess I’m a closet country fan.   I grew up hearing country music on the radio while Daddy was working in the garage.   I knew Patsy Cline songs when I was a little kid.   I used to listen to country music back in the Urban Cowboy days and then changed the channel when many of the songs took on an 18-wheel tune.   A few years later I came back and listened to country music until about 4 or 5 years ago.   I finally realized it made me cry.   I think the song that did me in was some song about a little girl being sick and dying.     So I chose to hear it in dips and dabs instead of keeping my radio tuned in.   Self preservation you know.   lol   Anyway, one of the commercials on CMT showed a well-known country star who is married to another well-known country star on stage at one of his concerts.   Now I will tell you right up front I think he’s a good looking man and sexy too but what I saw looked sleezy.   This man doesn’t have to dress sleezy to get me to look at him but I guess someone thinks he does.   Proof:

There is another country star who I’ve adored for many more years than this fellow.   I’ve never seen him dress sleezy at all.   He always seems to be in nicely pressed jeans and a starched long sleeved shirt.   I think more singers should take after him:

To me THAT is sexy.   lol  

We had another almost standing room only Knit In at Gourmet Yarn last night.   I think Terri said she counted 40 and I know a few more walked in after that.  David jokingly said they considered moving all the yarn out and just hosting parties.   Not a bad idea!!  lol  Just kidding!!!   But seats and space get in very short supply on knit-in night.  

A funny incident (at least to me) happened last night at Knit-In.   I heard a newbie to knit-in ask Karen last night if she was ‘the winner’.   I got distracted and didn’t absorb Karen’s answer but I sure did think that was funny.  Plus I was flattered that someone had read my blog and knew about our game.   Btw, ‘the winner’ went south for a few days and may have bought out a yarn store or two not to mention half of what Brooks Farms brought to the Fiber Fest.   Since none of the credible witnesses were with her….we can only guess.  

Knitting news.   I’ve been plugging along on the Woodland scarf and since it will look the same for miles and miles no picture.   I’ve also been plugging along on the Cavendish out of Mission Falls Whirl.   Again no picture they all look the same.  lol   I do have one picture though.   Guess what this is: