Sunday, December 31, 2006

Red Scarf Project

Just finished my scarf! It is a little over 60 inches long. I knit it in
garter stitch with size 15 needles. The yarn is Lion Brand Color Waves.
It's very soft and warm...

Thursday, December 28, 2006

December socks!

A quick pic of the socks I finished today! They are made with Regia
Brasil from my secret pal. I also got new shoes at Bealls that are
adorable and great for showing off my hand-knit socks!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Potato chip scarf

Here is the scarf I made for a very good friend of mine. I am giving it
to her tomorrow. It is made with the potato chip pattern from knit picks
and I used plymouth 24k yarn. The colors are berry, pink and purple with
gold.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Cactus

My Christmas cactus has bloomed. Several years ago I was out shopping at
Publix on Christmas Eve and the manager was passing out tiny Christmas
cactus plants to everyone on their way out of the store. I brought it
home and have been able to keep it alive (I do not have a green thumb
and usually kill my plants). Imagine my surprise when I saw the little
pinkish blooms appear a few days ago and today, flowers!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Quick hello

I am wearing my pink and brown jaywalkers to work today! They are so
cute and comfy. Been busy doing my Christmas knitting, no time for
socks. I have green koigu jaywalkers on the needles (still), but I think
I will put them aside and whip up some plain socks with the regia I got
from secret pal. Those shouldn't take too long.

This is my last week of work before winter break! Woohoo!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Secret Pal Package 2

I was very surprised to receive a package in the mail the other day! My
pal spoils me so! I got some more chocolate and hot chocolate mix, a
cute card, a Rudolph tape measure, a stich marker kit, and 2 hanks of
gorgeous green tweed yarn. An early Merry Christmas surprise! Thank you
so much!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

iPod story of my life....

Put mp3 player on shuffle (no cheating), list next to these life events.

1. Opening Credits: So Unsual, Jason MRaz

02. Waking Up: Galaxy, Jason Mraz

03. Falling in Love: Sleeping to Dream, Jason Mraz

04. Fight scene: Grade 9, Barenaked Ladies

05. Breaking up: Run Away!, Monty Python's Spamalot

06. Looking Back On Your Life: I Know Him So Well, Chess

07. Getting back together: Somebody Told Me, The Killers

08. Secret Love: An English Gentleman, Me and My Girl

09. Life's okay: Gypsy MC, Jason Mraz

10. Mental breakdown: It's Over, Goo Goo Dolls

11. Partying: Don't Stop Believin', Journey

12. Long night alone: High Flying Adored, Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone

13. Final Battle: Tainted Love, Soft Cell

14. Death Scene: I'm Yours, Jason Mraz

15. Ending Credits: You Wish to Have the Curse Reversed?, Into the Woods

As you can tell, lots of Mraz and Music Theatre....

Friday, December 01, 2006

December already????

Where has the year gone? Anyhoo...here is something cute I saw on another blog....

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Both...I wish there was an eggnog flavored hot chocolate...right now I am wishing for cooler weather so I can enjoy some hot cocoa

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Wrapped and under the tree.....

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights....very classic

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope...

5. When do you put up your decorations?
This year we had them up the Saturday after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Sweet Potato Casserole (recipe from my mother-in-law)

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
performing in the outdoor living nativity

8. Favorite movie?
A Christmas Story is tied with Muppet Christmas Carol

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
One

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas tree?
White lights and my collection of dated Hallmark ornaments....one for every year since I was born

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
Love it...but alas, it doesn't snow here....

12. Can you ice skate?
No

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
growing up it was my cabbage patch doll, Marty

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Time with my family

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Pumpkin Pie! Lots of cool whip on top!

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Decorating the tree

17. What tops your tree?
an angel

18. What is your favorite holiday book?
I can't think of any

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

20. Candy canes?
Yes!