Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Jaywalkers

I finished my Halloween Jaywalkers last night and they were a hit at work today (so were my gooey pumpkin bars).

Here are our Halloween decorations. Too bad we've only had 1 trick-or-treater so far....and that was our next door neighbor....more candy for us!

Halloween Decorations

Pumpkins

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jinkies! Zoinks! Rrooby Roo!

Last night, our knitting group of friends had a Halloween party at Robyn's house. The majority of us were in costume. I didn't take too many pics, but a fun time was had by all!

Me, John and Bairu (Robyn's dog...I think that's how you spell it?) as Velma, Shaggy and Scooby Doo...with Robyn in the background

Me and John

Sandy and Josh

Sandy and Josh

Oh no! I didn't get a picture of Eileen and her family!

My newest project is to get a pair of jaywalkers done for Halloween...will keep you updated on that! I am using yarn I got from LoveSticks on etsy. She sent me the 2 colors I ordered (Trick or Treat and Count Sockula...both are self-striping) and a hand-stamped thank you card, a candy stick and a cute little rubber ducky mummy keychain! What an awesome yarn dyer!

New Stash

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Some Knitting Content and Recent Acquisitions...

*Picture Heavy Post!*

I have been very busy with knitting lately. Got a bunch of FOs to show off...

Green Slingshot

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Fair Isle Slingshot

Slingshot 1

Calorimetry

Calorimetry

Charade Socks

Charade Socks

Jaywalkers

Jaywalkers

and some WIPs....

Malabrigo Clapotis

Malabrigo Clapotis

Pomatomus Socks

Pomatomus socks


and some new stash!

Zen Yarn Garden Artwalk in Picasso's Three Dancers

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Yarn Pirate Booty Club Killer Bees

Yarn Pirate Club

Goodies from the Booty Club

Yarn Pirate Club goodies

Oh! And I got a little package from my Secret Pal 11! She crochetd me a change purse, made a keychain, and sent me green stitchmarkers!

SP 11 goodies

Ok! So that should catch me up for a little while!

ASL Expo 2007

ASL Expo

Last weekend, John, DJ and I went to ASL Expo in Kissimmee. We had been to previous Expo's (DeafExpo amd DeafNation Expo) and I was really looking forward to this one. The main reason was because my all-time fave ASL comedian was going to be performing...Keith Wann. Unfortunately due to a family emergency, he was unable to make it!

It was very crowded at the Expo and we did see a lot of old friends. It was a lot smaller than other Expos we have been to and we finished looking at everything in about an hour and we didn't really even buy anything either. I get very overwhelmed in crowded situations so I was not a happy camper most of the day.

Friendly's

We decided to leave and head out to Friendly's for lunch/dinner. Yum! I miss Friendly's, we had one where I lived in Maryland, so any time we go to Kissimmee a stop for Friendly's is mandatory! Expecially for a Butter Crunch Sundae!

John at Friendly's

We went back to the Expo for the raffle drawings and we were 1 number away from winning a 50 inch TV! Rats!

Here are some Keith Wann clips....










Friday, October 19, 2007

I have been Tag-ged!

FiredupFairy tagged me with the 8 Random Things Meme, so here it goes!

1. I am obsessed (completely and utterly obsessed) with the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat. I am so obsessed that I based my living room around the painting...I have the poster framed above my couch, which is in complementary colors....I have it on a puzzle, coffee cup, playing cards and showcard poster in the living room too.

2. Being obsessed with this painting, my favorite musical is Sunday in the Park with George by Sondheim. I have the Broadway showcard up in the living room and also the DVD (with Bernadette Peters and my fave Mandy Patinkin) and I have the musical score in my iPod, the piano book and the script!

3. I love anything Muppets and Peanuts. I have most of the DVDs and a bunch of books featuring Muppets and Peanuts in my collection.

4. Even though I was a Music Theatre Major in college and I love musicals, I only have 18 musicals in my DVD collection.

5. I have always loved being an only child.

6. Since I was a child, I have always dreamed about being an author of children's books.

7. Every autumn, I have to buy a Cinnamon broomstick to hang in the house.

8. My highlights are almost grown out and this is the first time in 17 years I have seen my natural hair color....and I kinda like it.

I'm not tagging anyone...if you are reading my blog and want to do this meme, just go ahead and do it and leave me a comment so I can check it out!

Sorry for the lack of links...I'm on my laptop and I haven't bookmarked all of my sites and blogs on it yet.....

Saturday, October 06, 2007