Thursday, May 31, 2007

More Socks

Here are 2 more pairs I finished in May. My summer vacation will be spent trying to knit as much of my sock yarn stash as possible. I will be posting goals tomorrow!

Yarnahoy Berriness Socks

Yarnahoy Berriness socks
64 sts
Basic Stockinette with short row heels
US size 1 Addi Turbos

Opal Ladybug Socks

Opal Ladybug Socks
64 sts
Basic Stockinette with short row heels
US size 1 Addi Turbos

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Child of the 80's

So we all have seen the clothing from the 80's making a comeback. And it's really weird that my 9 year old niece plays with the same toys I had at that age (updated a little) like Strawberry Shortcake, Monchichi, Care Bears, Skydancers etc....

So here is a blast from my past that I had to buy at Super-Walmart today...

Jell-o Pudding Pops are back!

Yes! Jello Pudding Pops! And they taste just like I remember them!

Also, Sandy and I have been spending time on Skype....when are we gonna do a Podcast? But the other day we decided to play checkers through Skype (she won).

Me and Sandy playing a game through Skype

And finally, I did laundry last night and John and I took the heavy winter blanket off the bed and put it on the floor before laundering it and putting it away for next year....and look who we found enjoying the softness...

Buster sleeping on the blanket


I guess he thought we wouldn't see him since he kinda blends in!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Knitting Night at my House

Our very small knit group usually meets at the local Panera Bread for knitting, but we decided to mix it up and meet at my house. It was just me and Sandy (Sheila couldn't make it> and so it was the Knitting Duo in action!

We chatted a lot and watched Night at the Museum while working on our socks. We each made a snack, and would you believe we both made cream cheese based dips? Hers was a dip for apples and mine was Hawaiian Spread for crackers. Sandy ate her first Triscuit and didn't like the texture so I pulled out some Club crackers which were more to her liking.

We watched Sunrise Earth....

At one point, there was nothing on TV and we tried to knit to Sunrise Earth on Discovery HD, but it was boring so we switched to the music channels that are included on my cable system (it's like radio on the TV). It got real hot so John was nice enough to turn on the fan.

John turning on the fan for us

Here is Sandy pretending to knit for the camera (we really didn't do a lot of knitting, but we usually don't, we spend more time chatting).

Sandy pretending to knit for the picture

Even Buster got in on the knitting....checking out Sandy's yarn that we wound and even trying to knit some on her blanket! HAHA!

Buster with Sandy's new yarn

Buster knitting a blanket

Later in the evening we ordered Chinese food and got on Skype (my Skype name is Purlygirl75) with several new friends (Kat, Marly, Shannon, Teri, and Natasha). At one point the videophone (vp) rang so John tried to chat on the vp while we were on Skype, but there was too much going on!

A lot was going on...

All in all we had a great time. Next time we have a knit night at someone's house, it will be Sandy's turn! And hopefully by then she will have downloaded Skype!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Shrek and Pirates!

So we are leaving the theatre after seeing Shrek the Third (a cute movie
by the way)...and the theatre is overrun with pirates! I think all of
the Gasparilla Pirates have come here in full regalia for the movie.
John even scored some beads and a temporary tattoo on the way out!

Also wanted to give a big shoutout to my new friends on Skype (my Skype name is Purlygirl75)- Marly from Yarn Thing, Stephanie from SSK Podcast, Theresa from Knitting Time
Together, Cici and Teri! I enjoyed chatting with you all last night!
Let's do it again sometime soon!

Friday, May 25, 2007

My Accent

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Midland. The Midland (please don't confuse with "Midwest") itself is the neutral zone between the North and South. But just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from there. Since it is considered a neutral, default, "non-regional" accent you could easily be from someplace without its own accent, like Florida, or a big city in the South like Dallas, Houston, or Atlanta.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Nerd Score

I am nerdier than 46% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

Last Day of School!

Flowers from a student

These are some flowers one of the girls gave me on the last day. I must say this has been a wonderful year and I am looking forward to being back next year!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Prehistoric-sized bug

So I was leaving work today when I came across this huge
grasshopper-looking monstrosity that was at least 4 inches long walking
across the sidewalk at our school! I had to take a picture because I am
always talking about the huge insects here in Florida! Sorry the picture
isn't the best...its taken with my Sidekick 3 and I didn't want to get
too close for fear of it jumping at me! I will bring my camera to work
tomorrow (out last day of the school year! Woohoo!) in case I can get a
better picture!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Favorite Flowers

New pink flowers
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

My hostess for Secret Pal 10 asked us to post pics of our flower gardens and talk about our favorite flowers! I have so many fave flowers...daisies, sunflowers, hibiscus, azaleas, roses. Flower colors I love are white, pinks and yellows.....

These are some flowers from our idea what kind of flowers they are...we got them from the former neighbor!

Quick update....

Finished socks....

May socks

Spunky Club Strawberry Fields on size 2 Addi Turbos. My basic stockinette with short-row heels worked over 56 stitches.

Trekking 100 Socks

Trekking 100 on size 1 Addi Turbos...basic stockinette with short-row heels worked over 64 stitches.

Loopy Ewe Sock Club Package arrived today! Wow! So much cool stuff...and yes Sandy I know the yarn is teal...oh no (I'm a little over all the tealness of yarn lately)!!

Sock Club package

Contents of the sock club package

Yarn from All Things Heather, a sock club bag, Koolaid Lemonade, a pattern, Sheep shaped lemon-scented soap and hershey kisses.

I leave you today with a cute dog picture...

Buster's after dinner roll on the floor

Monday, May 07, 2007

Guess what I got over the weekend?

STR yarn

More Socks that Rock yarn! Colors are (l to r): Knitty Rocks, Socktopus, Titania, Pink Granite, Undertoe, and Rooster Rock.

I have been very bad lately! I am waiting on some Trekking yarn (thanks Sandy for showing me where to buy it!) and my Loopy Ewe Sock club.

I should have new completed sock pictures to post soon....

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Secret Pal 10 Package #2

I received my 2nd package from my secret pal! I have got such a great pal! The thoughtfulness and time in putting together my giftees is evident! This package had a theme of Spring and Garden Parties....

Garden Party card

Everything was wrapped beautifully!

Everything wrapped so prettily

I received all sorts of cloth cotton in spring colors, a basket, some art pencils and sketchbook, some note cards, butterflies and some chocolate.

Goodies from my pal

Thanks pal!!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Moon Cinquain

Almost full moon

Full Moon
Glowing Orb
Circling our planet
Inspiring feelings of security

Write your own Cinquain's the format...

2 words about the topic
3 word phrase about what it can do
4 word phrase descibing feelings about the topic
One word that refers to the topic

Pictures from the MOSI Field trip....

Outside of MOSI

MOSI - Kids in Charge

Kids in Charge checkerboard

Dinosaurs at MOSI