Monday, July 30, 2007

Finished Socks

These are the socks I finished within the past week.

Gryffindor Socks
Basic Sock Recipe
Yarn from etsy

Gryffindor Socks

Mindless Socks
Basic Sock Recipe
Scout Tencel yarn Tarzhay colorway

Mindless socks

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Who am I?

You scored as Kitty pryde, Kitty Pryde is a mutant with the ability to “phase” through solid matter by shifting her atoms through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving.Kitty is also a genius in the computer sciences, and is highly skilled in the design and use of computer hardware. Kitty also undertook ballet and modern dance training, speaks fluent Japanese, Russian, and the royal and standard languages

Kitty pryde


Jean Grey








Emma Frost


What X-Men would you be? (Female Version).
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Another Big Post and Winners!

I've been away with the computer due to storms, Harry Potter (which without interruptions took me about 5 hours to read it and I loved spoilers here!) and Wii! Plus I've gotten a little knitting done too! But I am off for 3 weeks before I go back to work, so I should get more socks done (must work on the ever-growing stash before it takes over the house!) and more blogging too!

So here's the update (yes I'm gonna make the contest winners wait until the bottom of the post!):

I finished the Clapotis with the idea I ripped off from Julie in our knitting group!


I went to knitting on Wednesday nite and called Robyn to ask her to save me a seat and this is what I found when I got there:

My spot!

We went to get our Harry Potter books! I figured it was my last chance to stand in line waiting for it so I gathered some friends from knitting and we wandered around Barnes and Noble knitting.

Here I am working on the Gryffindor sock:

Me knitting

Here is Eileen working on a cute summer top for her daughter:

Eileen knitting

Here is Sandy wearing and knitting the Clapotis in Lilac Microspun (she copied Julie too...just not the same color):

Sandy knitting

Here are our wristbands (Sandy and I had pre-ordered, so Eileen was in another line):


Here is where we stood in line:

Our meeting place

Here is my book with the little tassel (that has 72107 on it) and my glow-in-the-dark Harry Potter glasses we got at the event:

The Book!

On Sunday, we had our regular knitting group and Sandy tell us anything to us without drawing a picture to accompany the story.

Sandy drawing

So I guess that's it!

Oh, wait! The contest!

The first person with a correct response was Robyn! I will give you the yarn in person next time I see you!

I used the random number generator to come up with the winner of the drawing and that is Katie ! Please email me with your address so I can ship out your prize!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Happy Blogiversary to me!

It's been a year! Wow!

Doctor appointment went well...all is fine!

Don't forget to enter my contest (see yesterday's post)!

I was bad and ordered Wollmeise from The Loopy Ewe....

Off to (hopefully) finish the Clapotis before knitting tonight!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Huge Post! and a Contest!

Where to begin? I have been very busy back at Summer School. Most of my free time has been spent working on my Clapotis...which should be done in the next few days! I am addicted!

I finished my Socapalooza Socks using Scarlet Fleece yarn in Kiwi and a Twin Rib pattern.

Sockapalooza socks

Here is a picture of some fireworks on the Fourth of July.


We went to 7-11 and bought Squishees and Krusty-O's (which are basically Froot Loops).

Squishee cup


I met up with Robyn, Valerie and Alyson recently (Phoebe and Chris are not pictured). Speaking of Robyn, I tried the Canadian Oreos. They were ok...I still like the American version better!

Knitting meeting

Also! I finished my Larger than Life Bag complete with is a picture:

Larger than Life Bag

John went to see Transformers. Here he is demonstrating the transformation from vehicle to robot.

John about to Transform

John Transformed

Sandy and I went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! We wore our Horcrux socks!It was great and we can't wait to go to the party on Friday night for the book release! We will be there in our socks with our knitting!

Our Horcrux socks

Speaking of Harry Potter, here is the headline from a local free newspaper:

HP headline

That's about it for now....tomorrow is my Blogiversary and I have a doctor appointment, so I might not post (depends on the results I get), but I am running a contest! In what city was I born?


1. an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia
2. bounded on the north and east by the Rappahannock River; across the river is Stafford County; and is bounded on the south and west by Spotsylvania County.
3. daily newspaper is the Free Lance-Star

Email the answer to purlygirl75 at gmail dot com. I will be giving away some sock to the first person with a correct answer and one to the person whose name is pulled from a hat! Deadline is July 22 at noon (EST).

And finally, a pic of Buster!


Saturday, July 14, 2007

A "Wii" Rant...

So after Harry Potter, John and went to the loval BJ's Wholesale Club to buy a few things. We saw they had Wii on display for $399.99 including extra controllers and 2 more games, so we got the paper to fill out and take to the cashier. We asked the cashier if they had any and she handed the paper off to another employee and started ringing up our other items. Then she told us the total and I said did you find out if there are any Wii's? She asked the lady who said yes we have 1 listed in the computer so I said "We'll take it!". So she rang up the Wii and we paid. She told us to go pick it up at member services and we were informed that they don't have any Wii's for sale, just a display (in a sealed box) and it's not for sale. So I spoke to a manager and said well the cashier sold it to me and said there is 1 in stock. The manager said well, it's the display and you can't have that one (I would understand if it were out of the box, but it was in a sealed box in a glass display case and we are talking about a pricey purchase here). She had the member service person refund our money back on our card (and that transaction isn't showing up on our bank account online I will have to keep an eye on it to make sure we get our money back...we have the receipts and return credit receipt too). Then she said "we are getting in 12 this week...we don't know when...we usually get 3 trucks a week and they could be on any of them so here is our number and you can call us everyday to find out if we have any. If we have them, we will reserve 1 for you." I said if they are coming in this week, can't you go ahead and reserve 1 for me and she said no, you have to call when we have them here to reserve one. So now I have to waste my time everyday trying to get one. I guess I will call in the mornings and afternoons cuz she didn't know what time the trucks get there, let alone which days. And I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday so I can't get to the store that day!

Whatever happened to good customer service?

This sucks!

But.....we bought one from are in stock and will be delievered between this Thursday and next was $100 more, but includes 5 games (3 of our choice) and 3 controllers and 2 nunchucks, and 1 classic controller....Woohoo!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Doctor Who and Harry Potter

Yay! And I'm gonna see the movie tomorrow and get the book on Friday!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Update soon

I will definitely post an update in the next day or so....including pictures of my Larger than Life Bag and Sockapalooza Socks....

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Smelt dipping...

Sandy: When I think of dipping I think of chew...
ME: When I think of dipping I think of milkshakes
Sandy: ....
ME: You know hand dipped milkshakes


Sunday, July 01, 2007