Sunday, September 30, 2007
Posted by Diane at 9/30/2007 10:11:00 AM
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I just got done cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom. I just wanted to wash down the cupboard doors, well one thing led to another. I cleaned out the fridge, vacuumed under it, washed some walls (not the ceiling though, lol!), and I did wash down the cupboard doors. Mopped the floor. It's all shiny and pretty now.
I just can't decide what to start knitting next. I think that's called starteritis. I pulled out some Bernat cotton last night and started a potholder. How exciting is that? I'm doubling the yarn so it's nice and thick. And now that I've been a good girl and got my housework done I can go play! I think I'm going to take a drive to the local LYS, Neighborhood Knits. Never been there. I want to pet some pretty yarn. I did go to Michael's and Joann's last night. Nothing called out to me, so I left. Maybe I'll have some inspiration at Neighborhood Knits.
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Posted by Diane at 9/29/2007 09:56:00 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Hey! Look I can sign in today. I could not sign into Blogger for the life of me yesterday, it was so slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Anyone else have problems?
I'm working on some I-cord. This is the first time I've attempted I-cord and I think I'm doing pretty good! I went to knittinghelp dot com and learned it there. It's going to be the tie for a little candy bag I'm making for my daughter. I'll post the whole thing when it's done. I'm going to put some candy and maybe eyeshadow and lip gloss in the bag and send it to her for Halloween.
My legs are still tender. I got some million degree hot tea accidentally dumped on my lap the other night at knit night. OMG, that hurt soooooooooo bad. I can't even tell you. It still hurts to be touched, but I think I'm healing OK. One leg is all blistered, the other is just red.
Posted by Diane at 9/27/2007 05:32:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wow, September flew by! I can't believe it's officially fall and next week is October. That means Christmas is getting closer. Scary.
I finally broke down and signed up for Ravelry. I won't be able to see what all the hype is about for quite a while:
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Posted by Diane at 9/25/2007 08:14:00 AM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Here's a Feather & Fan dishcloth made with the new Sugar & Cream Stripes. I like this yarn! It was fun to work with. Same texture as the other Sugar & Cream, but the ways the stripes came out it looks pretty cool.
I'm now making a little bag for my daughter. I'm going to put some Halloween candy and goodies in it and mail it to her when it's done. I did a new stitch. I did the "M1" and it turned out! I was so excited. Had to go to knitting help dot com to find out how to do it, and I did it! I'm also going to have to make an I-cord for it. So I'll learn another new thing with this little bag.
Posted by Diane at 9/24/2007 06:04:00 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I feel better. I went to knit night at the 'Bou. It was good to get out and knit. I've been in such a slump. I wasn't going to go, but forced myself, and I'm glad I did. AND we had cupcakes! They were yummylicious! Happy Birthday to Sonya and Angela, and anyone I forgot. And thank you Jennifer for the cupcakes.
Posted by Diane at 9/18/2007 08:42:00 PM
Monday, September 17, 2007
I found a free pattern on line for this "M"!!! My son goes to U of M and is a big football fan. I gave it to him over the weekend. And Michigan won this week, yay!
Living alone is very strange to me. I've always lived with someone, my parents, my husbands, my kids. Now it's just me. It's a pain in the butt when it's time for dinner. You get tired of having the same old leftovers for days in a row. Frozen dinners get old. You can only eat so many sandwiches and cans of soup. And going out for carry-out adds up especially right now with money tight. I'm sure in time I'll adjust.
I started knitting a hat for my grandson. I had some Bernat cotton with varying shades of blue. This won't take as long as the hat I made for my granddaughter cuz it's smaller and I'm not doing double strand knitting with that pain in the butt yarn I used for hers. Still have to take a pic of it.
Posted by Diane at 9/17/2007 06:01:00 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Happy birthday dishcloth from the first September KAL.
Damn, I hate being broke. Where the heck does my money go? I couldn't go to Knitterpalooza cuz I just didn't have the money to spend on yarn, needles, etc. Very depressing. It's time to get serious about doing something moneywise. Been looking for a part-time job, no luck so far. It seems all I ever knit are dishcloths, but that's all I can afford, the Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream. But I like doing them. I do have some stash that I've been using for Christmas gifts. I made my granddaughter a hat, very goofing looking yarn! I still need to take a pic of it. I've got some more stash to make my grandson a hat, hopefully I'll start that today. Once I get the damn dentist paid off, hopefully I'll have a little bit more money, but then after that it will be time to get the other crown done. Not having dental insurance sucks. I'm working on getting the credit card paid off, it's getting there, but I did use it twice lately, ughhhhhhhhh. Having a kid in college is very expensive. I need a sugar daddy or a long lost relative to leave me something.
Posted by Diane at 9/16/2007 10:35:00 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I believe today is the garage sale/fund raiser for my friend's mother-in-law for the breast cancer 3 day. I made and donated this washcloth, along with another washcloth and a pink little purse. I hope they raise tons of money.
I've been in a knitting slump. I don't know if it's the weather, but just haven't felt good lately so I haven't really been knitting much. I did finish the dishcloth monthly KAL. I was working on a pair of slippers, finished one, and I don't like it. I'll probably rip it out and contemplate what else I can make with that yarn. It's the pretty blue Nashua I got from one of the girls at knit night. Today is knitting with the girls in Saline. Just haven't been able to decide what I want to make. I found a pattern for the University of Michigan M for a dishcloth and cast on for that this morning. So, once again, I'm making another dishcloth. This will be for my son as he goes to U of M and loves football (let's hope they win this week). I'm making it with yellow Sugar & Cream.
It's cooler this morning. I got the house cleaned, still have to vacuum. It's amazing how the house doesn't get that messy with just me living here. But the dust still accumulates and the cats keep shedding. So, it's off I go to vacuum.
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Diane at 9/08/2007 10:45:00 AM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The daughter was here for the weekend. It was soooooooooooo good to see her. I really miss her. The house is so empty now. You always think, I can't wait till their grown, I need some time to myself, they never shut up, they always want something, where does all this laundry come from? Now, it's gone. I wish I could go back in time to when they were little. This living alone is a big big adjustment. And I'm so broke from getting her off to college. Damn. Right now an extra $10 is a ton of money. I'm sure eventually it will calm down or I'll get a second job. I'll see her sometime in October when I go visit her. Gotta get her a real warm winter coat and some boots. They get a lot of snow there.
Mom had her surgery and it went well. Two hips done now and a knee. I call her the bionic woman. Went and visited tonight at the hospital. She looks good.
And work? Who knows what's going on there. The lease is up at the end of the month and no new digs in sight yet.
I gotta quit worrying about everything and go knit or something.
Posted by Diane at 9/05/2007 09:01:00 PM