Sunday, January 21, 2007

EE 11

I needed pictures, so I am putting in these.
These are from my first ee (estrogen event).  I am really looking forward to the next one.  I have never been to michigan (I think that's where we are going, I'm just following Kelly's orders :-)
The last picture is a view of the hill I am standing on in picture 3 from the bottom.  I can't believe I walked all the way up there.  Kelly said I was very quiet.  I told her I had two choices, I could breath or I could talk, but not both.


I feel like I am falling apart *snatching up a chocolate truffle*
I mean, my thumb hurts, been sore for a while *opening box and munching on another 
truffle* Now my leg hurts!  What is this, I feel like I am falling apart!  *eyes box, thinking 
"should I?"*   Could it be my diet?  Is there something wrong with eating chocolate chip 
cookies for lunch and truffles for dinner with a diet coke chaser *where did I put that soda 
Oh well.

My needles haven't arrived at springwater yet.  I called the store yesterday and they said, 
nothing comes in a week.  Hmf!  Well, we'll see about that.  I have already paid for
those needles or else I would have canceled the order.  I found a site that sells needles.  I ordered 3 sets: size 19 double points, size 19 circulars and size 17 double points.  They said they would send it in two days, lets see if these take two weeks to arrive (somehow, I doubt it).

I am really in love with this Fantine pattern and I intend to make it lots.  I am going to make one for big sis for her birthday and probably one for middle sis for mother's day.  And maybe one for mom.  It is such an easy pattern, I have to see how it does with the lambs pride bulky.  That would mean size 13 or so needles.  Which seems strange because that yarn doesn't seem as thick as the stuff I am using.  Whatever, a swatch will answer that question right quick.   
On a totally different note, I called another yarn shop and asked for the 17 dpns.  they tried to talk me into a smaller 16 inch long set of circulars, most likely Addi Turbos.  I am now very much anti Addi Turbos (in anything larger than a size 10).  One of my size 17 Addis broke!!!!! midproject.  The darn tube just slipped right off the needle end and I can't get it back on.  Of course, no one takes needles back so I just lost $24.  @%^*  and more importantly, I can't finish the second sweater until I finish the first!!!!!  Which is why I am getting the size 19 needles, because I think the blue sky is too heavy for the size 17s, and I think the gauge will be fine.  
Anyway, this is more than long enough.  Still needs pics!

Friday, January 19, 2007

shoppin' with the kiddies!

Had the neice and nephew last weekend.  We had a blast, even though the boy didn't find
the video game he wanted.  Got lots of stuff at REI for the neice's trip to Canada.  Snow
boarding pants, glove liners, gaiter.  Spent like 250 on the kid, told her it was her Christmas,
birthday and Christmas gift.  Like I'm not going to get her a birthday present, hah!
They did my laundry, 7 loads of it, and washed my dishes, and cleaned my bathroom.  For
pay, of course (whole foods rates of 10 bucks an hour, with slight deductions for the repeated reminders to finish their tasks).  It was lovely to have the company (and the labor).  I really need to be more social, but I am not sure how to work it in my schedule (and commit to it).  I have tried the local snb, but sometimes some of the folk there seem a little snooty.  I went for a while, but then I stopped.  I tried going back one day last year, but the feel wasn't right.  I am kinda shy (hard to believe sometimes) and so it takes a lot for me to get into conversations with people and to make friends.  

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I am sitting here, waiting for springwater fiber to call and inform me my knitting 
needles have  arrived.  Until that time, I am stuck, sleeveless, in Fantine.
Of course, I could work on my snicket socks......oh, yea, those are in the bag too........
hmmmm.........I think, snicket socks it is!  
Still no cable, so no pics.

Monday, January 15, 2007

okay, i'm late

gotta go to work right now, but first I need to thank my pal Sabine, who totally rocks!!!! 
I recieved my last package and it was all yarn, the most beautiful, softest, fatest yarn, 
I totally love it.  I took pictures, which I will share later (need to find the darn cable 
for the camera), but for now I wanted to say Sabine is awesome!!!!
Thanks Sabine!