Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
What hurts the most is I trusted J to make the right decisions from the time I woke up in the hallway in the apartment and over the last month it's just caused me so much pain. But I trusted him because he said he was my husband and it would be all right, everything would be ok. What a crock that turned out to be.
As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?
What is your favorite summertime drink??
Iced tea and slurpies. There's a 7-11 in town here, I have to go and get one. Or just nice cool water, not really cold. Lemonade is a good one too
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Just resting for now, wanting to go take a nap but won't because I'll not sleep well tonight. It's not the first time I've gone 2 days on just a few hours sleep, not even the first time this week. Actually going on 8 hours for the last 3 days.
I did manage to get some knitting done on the bus, and even some spinning. I found my supported spindle about an hour before we left for the bus depot and grabbed that and some cotton to spin. It's fun to use. Most my yarns and fiber collection are in the 2 trunks that are my stuff, and the box my spinning wheel was packed into. I think there's about 2 pounds wool roving in there with the wheel. I'm knitting something for my secret pal partner person, but can't tell y'all what it is.
I wish I was with Scott, though I love my family. To read my more depressing thoughts right now I'm on Live Journal username Vxb222.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wish me luck getting settled in. I'll write soon.
Taking all my yarn with me, and my wheel too.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I spun up some bamboo, the first thing I've really SPUN on my wheel since the bump on the noggin. I've plied up some cotton yarn for sale, but that's not the same. I've never used a wheel in my memory, but obviously the muscle memory is there, and it's tucked up into my brain as well. I just sat down one night and started spinning on it, and it worked.
I finished my gran's shawl, and just have to weave in the ends. It took a whole ball of yarn. And I'm not talking about a regular ball, but one of those 1 pound balls o' cotton that you can get at the craft stores. I'll be taking a picture and trying to figure out if I want to dye it in the next few days.
It's been pouring rain today, and so the kids were a little antsy. We took them to the mall so they could play in the play area there. That was a success, and they both crashed once we got home from shopping. Tomorrow will be much the same, with a trip to Jo-ann's for yarn for Mum, Cold Stone for ice cream shakes (they do 1/2 price until 5pm), and the store to get things to make truffles. Those are for some friends of ours who are having a going away party on Saturday. We were told Sunday (with all our other friends) that they are moving to Washington state on the 17th. Short notice, but their roommate is an abusive woman and they need to get themselves and the 7 year old daughter out of the house NOW. I'll miss them dearly but it's what's best for them, and for my friend's health. MN winters don't do very much for those with Fibromyalgia (which she also has).
Gonna try sleeping again. Here's hoping it works.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
On other what was I thinking notes, I had my mom and 5 year old niece come out for a visit. They're driving me up the wall already. But she's cute, and my mom is a big help. I also taught my niece how to use a spindle and a spinning wheel. Yes, that's right, a 5 year old is spinning. Granted, it's not real spinning, but more plying cotton singles together, but it's something.
Scott turns 2 on Monday, and he's so cute. We're going to the zoo with his auntie and some cousins and than having a small party at home. Speaking of parties, i have to make his cake tomorrow, and get a cheesecake made tonight for our usual craft potluck day at friends. Cheesecake and pasta salad are what I'm taking. But I'm not making a heavy mayo salad, more of a light one in Italian dressing. There's a friend there who can't do meat and other protein items due to health problems so the salad is for her, and the cake is also for her if she wants to dare it.
I finished crocheting a shawl for me, and I'm making a cape type thing for my Gamma (great-gran). Both are pineapple patterns, and both are kinda my patterns. I say kinda because they are based on pictures of patterns I've seen, but never actually seen the pattern. I have a knack for getting patterns from crocheted items and even just pictures of them. My high point was taking a cheap plastic tablecloth from the dollar store and sitting there and writing out the pattern for the crocheted item it was pressed from. Took a while, but the folks at the dollar store were amazed when I took the finished item down there to show them.
Off to make cheesecakes. Woohoo!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Cotton, rayon and linen are my favorites, as well as silk. I like wools and other critter fibers too. Please no acrylic as I actually have problems with them.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Whatever is handy to use, I have a knitting needle case for my interchangeables and a crochet hook case for some of my hooks
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I've been knitting since I was 14, so over 10 years now. I'd consider myself pretty advanced, as I can do just about anything, except knitting socks, I can't stand them.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Nope, not really
5. What's your favorite scent?
Don't have one really, but clean light scents are the best.
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yes, and chocolate. The darker the better, I personally love a good 75% cocoa bar
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I knit, crochet, spin, needle tat, and am learning how to weave. I also do kumi-himo braiding.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Classic country and rock, but pretty much anything but rap and gospel music
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
Blues, greens, and deep reds, I don't really like pinks unless they are a dusky rose
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a hubby and a 2 year old, no critters
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes, Yes, Yes, and sometimes
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Lace anything, usually scarves and shawls
13. What are you knitting right now?
Nothing actually, crocheting up a storm though. A pineapple lace cape for my gamma
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Circs please, and metal is better for me, they have pointer tips
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Nope to both, but only for lack of $ right now
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Well, she's going on 25 years (hehe, me). I try not to have unfinished projects
18. What is your favorite holiday?
19. Is there anything that you collect?
Rubber ducks, pretty patterns, anything Yoda (yes, Star Wars), hummingbirds
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I like White Lies Designs patterns, and Fiddlesticks knitting patterns also. No mag subscriptions
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Maybe how to turn a heel on a sock. I've just never tried it before.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Nope, not a sock knitter. and I wear between a 7 and an 8 US
23. When is your birthday?
24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?Username is Vxb222 but I still haven't put much into it.