Friday, November 30, 2007

Under the wire....

I finished 2 pairs of baby socks just in time for the baby showers! Will
have pics on my ravelry this weekend.

It's the last day of NaBloPoMo! I can't believe I posted every day (even
if it wasn't a lot). I know next month I will try to poat more than I
usually do, but probably not every single day!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Gotta finish one more sock before bed! the 3rd pair of baby socks will
be made over the weekend...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Salsa Caliente!

Just took my first salsa class with some teachers from work! It might
become a new Wendesday night thing! I had so much fun! And at the end of
the class, I got to test out of Beginner 1 and I am now a Beginner 2!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Not much today

Not much going on here...behind on Grinchy socks and baby socks. I might go to a Salsa Dance class with some teachers from work tomorrow night.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Drowning in baby socks...

So while we were out for Thanksgiving, 2 of the 3 pregnant women at work
gave birth (on Thanksgiving day!), so I am busy making baby socks for
them (the baby showers -all 3) are Friday and all the babies are
girls...and they are all getting matching socks!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Crap! I forgot where I'm at!

This is what Sandy keeps saying at knitting today. She is working on
another fiber trends clog. Below are pictures of the completed men's
large clog (pre-felting) and my fuzzyfeet and Eileen's new alligator
notions case. Then Robyn tried the clog on her head and looked like a
15th century Dutch Merchant's Wife with fancy new glasses!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Today started with waffles, progressed into a haircut and bath for
Buster and ended with me finishing the 1st pair of Fuzzyfeet (I will
felt them later). Plus there was some cleaning done in between all of
this. I can't believe tomorrow is Sunday, then I work for 4 more weeks
before my 2 week "Winter" holiday!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Yarn shopping...

Sandy and I ran to Fiber Art for the Fiber Trends Clog pattern today
(Christmas gifts for mom, dad, mother-in-law and father-in-law). Then we
went to Joann's for Patons Classic Wool. After we got home, I have a
typical "me" moment and thought, why don't I just use the yarn to make
fuzzy feet for Christmas gifts. I could get them done so much faster
than clogs.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2007

DJ came over tonight with HoneyBaked Ham and Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin (not pictured) and I made Sweet Potato Souffle!

Recipe for the Sweet Potatoes

3 cups Sweet Potatoes Mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup butter

Mix and pour into greased casserole dish


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix and spread over the sweet potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Grinchy Grouchy Defeat.....

I have surrendered to the Grinchy Grouchy sock. I love how it looks in
the pics and I like the yarn....just don't like the pattern and can't
get gauge. So I've made an executive it out and use the
yarn for Feather and Fan socks with green heels and toes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Let the long weekend begin!

Woohoo! I am officially off for 5 days! I don't know what to do with
myself. I need to wind some yarn and maybe start the Grinchy Grouchy
socks tomorrow!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Not much exciting going on here. It's laundry night. I made a pizza and
I'm working on a stockinette sock. I finished mom's scarf at knitting
last nite. And I got my Yarn Pirate Sock Club yarn today. I love it!
Tomorrow is the last day of school before Thanksgiving break! Wednesday
I will be knitting at home and at Barnes and Noble (toasted marshmallow
mocha here I come! I can't wait!).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Finished Objects...

First off the Malabrigo Clapotis! I love it! It is so soft and snuggly-warm!

Malabrigo Clapotis

Here is a close-up!

Clapotis up close

Because I need to be like Robyn, here are The Wave Hand Warmers I made with leftover Malabrigo from the Clapotis. Since I took the picture, you can only see one, but I assure you there are 2!

Hand Warmers

And another Malabrigo project..a Calorimetry! I just love this Dark Earth colorway. I still have one skein left...


And finally, my Winter installment of the Loopy Ewe Sock Club. Yarn Pirate BFL in Cranberry Ice, a pattern, a medium sized bag, hot cocoa, Hershey's kisses and a 2008 calendar with pictures of sheep!

Loopy Ewe Sock Club

Saturday, November 17, 2007


We have a visitor today...I took the pictures and will get them up
tomorrow....(suspenseful music)

Friday, November 16, 2007


Isn't it a little early for the huge Christmas light display? It turns
out I didn't have to work tonite (which I found out after we got
there!), so John and I decided to go out to Pollo Tropical. There is a
Chick-Fil-A across the street with all their light on! Sorry the pic is's from my sidekick 3.

Best laid plans...

I guess I won't get to my yarn photo shoot or story posting till
tomorrow. Found out today that I have to work Parent's Nite Out at
school from 6-9pm.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Loopy Ewe Sock Club

Got my shipment in today! Love it! Will do photo shoot tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sandy Rocks!

And 4th graders think she's cool! Today was Great American Teach-In and
Sandy came to the school where I work and gave a presentation on geology
and where she works. The kids loved it and even asked for her autograph!
They will be writing thank you cards tomorrow. After she left, a lot of
kids commended me for having such a "cool and awesome" friend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


So I have tried 3 different patterns for fingerless mitts.....think I
have settled on one.....maybe pics tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Piddleoop Bag pics

As promised...the pics...

Small project bag wiht matching notions bag and goodies (including a hard copy of the pattern I ordered)


The grommet near the handle


The inside with elastic for needles, a stitchmarker and a pocket (and 2 cute buttons)


The goodie bag full of cards for other yarn and accessories, stitchmarkers, hand-stamped gift tags and cards, and some gum!


I will post pics of the finished Malabrigo Clapotis tomorrow!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sandy's Birthday at knitting

Here is the cake Robyn brought in for Sandy's birthday (Happy B-day!)
and Sandy took this pic with my sidekick. Our group gave her the Yarn
Harlot's book Knitting Rules....which I have been telling her she needs
to add to her collection for months!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The car...

The shop checked the car all day today and ran diagnostics and of course
couldn't find anything we picked it up. We just have to keep
an eye on it. Hope we can get the truck fixed in a few weeks.Thanks
Eileen for the ride to the shop! I had fun knitting today too! Gotta go
work on the Clapotis....on the decrease rounds....

Friday, November 09, 2007

Five Guys...yummm

If you have never been to Five Guys Burgers and Fries...I highly
recommend it! So yummy! Bacon cheeseburger! Mmmmmm.....

Btw, car is in the shop...will find out what's wrong and how much it
will cost us tmw...fingers crossed!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Another quick post...

Since I don't have a working car to drive, I've been riding with a
teacher to and from I've been at school from 7:15am-5pm.
Tomorrow we are taking the car to the shop after hopefully
this weekend I will not be so tired and will post from the computer. I
have pics of my piddleloop bag and goodies and I have a not-so-short
story to post over a few days. And I am excited that my Loopy Ewe sock
club shipment will be sent next week!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Quick sidekick post

I won't have time to get to the computer I am mobile
blogging. We are gonna drop the car off at the shop on Friday night so
they can work on it Saturday. Hopefully that will work out ok....I need
my car. We will get the truck fixed next month.....

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I was hoping to get some pics of my new project bag posted today....but we had a car emergency. Our truck is in need of a new ac compressor, so I have been driving the green car....which now has an electric fan that won't shut off! When it rains, it pours....

So tomorrow one of the teachers I work with is driving me. We think we can get the car in to the shop on Friday after work...if I can get rides again on Thursday and Friday.....

Monday, November 05, 2007

New goodies!

I got my order from Piddleloop on etsy (thanks to Alyson's posts about
how great the bags are!). I am very pleased with my order (small project
bag with matching notions bag for $36 and a pile of cute extras!) and
will share pics tomorrow!

My student was out today, so I spent the day at a high school. It was a
nice change, but I still feel best working at an elementary
school....but I do think I will go back to working at a high school at
some point.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman...

hangs out with John at Walmart on Saturdays.

John and Spiderman ay Walmart

My parents were in town Friday and Saturday. Mom wanted to go to Walmart. Because of the release of number 3 on DVD, Spiderman was at Walmart and people could get a picture taken with him. How could we resist the free photo with Spiderman?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I got a package today...

My Grinchy Grouchy Sock kit is here! Still dunno if I wanna do the furry
cuff or not....

Friday, November 02, 2007

More Secret Pal 11 Gifts!

More SP 11 gifts

My pal is truly spoiling me! She painted this piggy bank for me to save yarn money in! She also sent me a cute frog postcard, magnets with recipes, and an adorable tiny wool snowman! Plus I got an email that there is more on the way...including yarn!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I am a follower.....

Visit NaBloPoMo

Yup! I've joined this one! Let's see if I can blog every day for a month!