Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I didn't make my trip last week due to items of a nature too personal to go into here. But at least I have the trip planned out for when I am able to go. This week needs a shorter trip, maybe into the Rochester, NY area. I am expecting to be on the road tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
She sent me a lovely skein of Tofutsies. I don't see a color name, but it is Item #725, dyelot #91506-82. She also included the lovely pattern that I used. The pattern is from SWTC (South West Trading Company). Also note the adorable stitch markers (on the socks) that she included! She didn't make them herself, but said a friend did. The pattern had you stop the design at the ankle. I knit the design all the way to the toe decreases and changed to an Eye of Partridge heel. While on the needles, there is a bit of biasing due to the pattern, but not a bit of twist when the socks are on! I even knit the sock leg longer than the pattern dictated, but look at how much yarn I have left over!
Monday, October 1, 2007
Oh, wow! That was easy. I'm on dial-up, so it wasn't fast. After posting, I'll check the size of the picture so I'll know if I need to go smaller next time. This beauty not only is the color of root beer, but SMELLS like root beer! This beautiful Iris came with my sweetheart. That, plus an antique quilt - not too shabby.
I missed one of the topics for the Dish Cloth Exchange. Last week's topic was to comment on our favorite part about autumn. Well, it sure isn't the cooler temps. I am a warm weather gal, and do not look forward to the winters here in PA. But the changing colors are tremendous. And in keeping with the whole autumn theme, this week's topic is all about food. Yes, I do cook more once it cools off. And I do use my crock pot alot. Comes in handy when your job entails working in the basement. Great to come upstairs and have dinner ready. My true favorite dinner is just to dump whatever into the crockpot. Chicken, whatever vegetables I have on hand. I do usually top the chicken with reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup. I am positive that food purists the world over just fainted dead away. But the chicken stays very moist and tender - it comes out so much nicer than just left to cook in its own broth.
Yesterday while reading blogs, I got up to date with the lovely Knit & Tonic. Seems she is catching some flack over her upcoming book. According to an unhappy someone she encountered "everyone" is writing a book. Gosh. I didn't know I was supposed to penning a book! I admire those that write. And especially those that can earn their living writing. And getting paid for patterns that they have designed? That would be stupendous. But the "suspect's" comment really has me confused. Is she/he jealous or just a very negative person? I have absolutely no desire to write a book. I am not a good enough writer, nor do I have the burning need to become one. My brain just doesn't work that way. You know the scene in the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie (for the life of me, the title escapes me) about the book store? Where Meg is typing on her computer and has to figure out what to say next out loud? Well, head shaking and all, that's rather my style of writing - just less verbal. Words do not flow out of the tips of my fingers (today's post not withstanding). There are lots of witty, charming, funny, serious, thought provoking (insert favorite descriptive phrase here) writers out there. I am inspired by many of them. But not jealous of their success.
I'm not sure exactly what is my "point." I suppose starting this blog has the brain cell whirling in circles. The mental confusion that Wendy's post caused has stayed with me for awhile. While falling asleep at night, very witty and charming posts are composed in my head. They must all leak out during the night, because I sure don't remember them in the morning! Bravo to those who do remember and are able to be charming and witty.
And I haven't been able to learn how to delete comments. I followed the lovely advise (and link) sent to my by Cathy-Cate (but I don't have a link for her - darn, I'm sure she's a lovely person. I mean, she helped out a total stranger!). I have cleaned up my cache (thank you google for the help!), and have refreshed several times. But the charming garbage can icon just doesn't appear for me. Ah, well. That apparently is knowledge to be gained another day.