Sunday, June 29, 2008

ABC Meme

Accent- A touch of Northern Virginian

Breakfast? - Yes, eggs, bacon and french toast

Chore I don't like- cleaning

Dog or Cat- Dogs!

Essential electronic- my iPod

Favorite Cologne- The Body Shop Satsuma

Gold or Silver- Silver

Handbag I carry most often- My big green purse from Target

Insomnia- only when Dottie wakes me up and I can't get back to sleep

Job Title- Sign Language Interpreter

Kids- None

Living arrangements- Townhouse with my husband and 2 dogs

Most admirable trait- Friendliness

Naughtiest Childhood Trait- Talking back

Overnight Hospital Stays- Appendectomy

Phobias- Lizards, snakes, rodents

Quote- "Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely." -Erma Bombeck

Reason to smile- My husband, doggies and friends

Siblings- None

Time to wake up- This summer: 8am

Unusual talent or skill- puppeteering, making balloon animals

Vegetables I Refuse to eat- Lima beans

Worst Habit- being lazy

X-rays- 2 that I can think of...left foot and right hand

Yummy Stuff- Fresh-baked bread

Zoo animals I like the most- Meerkats

Friday, June 27, 2008

The best swap package EVER!

Yesterday I received my swap package. This was a Doctor Who Jelly Baby swap done on Ravelry in the Who Knits group. The idea was for those Who fans over the pond to send out some of The Doctor's fave candy to fans in US and we, in turn would send them some American candies. Also, we could include yarn and other goodies as we saw fit. I sent out my pal's package this week and can't wait to hear back from her when she gets the candy and yarn I sent.

Anyway, my pal (who sent stuff to me) is Mandy . She truly spoiled me with all sorts of wonderful goodies!

Here is a photo of everything together:

Doctor Who swap package

Jelly Babies (which I will try soon), BFL sock yarn from Wild Fire Fibres, some cute notepads and even cuter stitchmarkers, Cadbury Fudge, other mint chocolates, wool fat soap and an article about Doctor Who from a magazine.

Here are close-ups of the 2 coolest things in the package:

A Dalek Cookie Kit. Once I make these, I will have to post pictures and a review!

Dalek cookie kit!!

And a Sonic Screwdriver!!!

Sonic Screwdriver!!!

Thank you so much for this awesome swap!!!

Friday Fill-ins

1. Birthdays are only once a year (Thank goodness!).

2. Autumn is my favorite season because I love the colors and crispness in the air (not here, but where I'm from).

3. I feel my best when I've had a good night's sleep.

4. French Toast is my favorite food!

5. First impressions are hard to replace.

6. The best piece of advice I ever received was Be Yourself.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching Doctor Who, tomorrow my plans include browsing for a car and Sunday, I want to knit!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Take5 Tuesday

1. 5 things you like about birthdays:

Buttercream frosting
Going out to dinner with John

2. 5 things you've cooked recently

Johnsonville Brats
Toasted a Bagel
S'mores Brownies

3. 5 things you've discovered recently

Part of the guest room floor
I own a LOT of books
I also own a LOT of stuff that I don't use/need
I hate cooking dinner in the Summertime

4. 5 things on your "bucket list"

I don't even have a "bucket list"

5. 5 sounds you hear right now

Dottie snoring
Buster sighing
The TV
A bird on the patio
The clacking of the keyboard as I type

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #3

1. A smile is a frown turned upside down.
2. Shanghai Rummy is my favorite board or card game.
3. I would love to have more peace in my life and less stuff.
4. When I think of the Summer Solstice, I think of rituals.
5. I just remembered I need to finish my Monkey sock today.
6. One of my favorite song lyrics goes like this: "Hold your own. Know your name. And go your own way."
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to eating sushi, tomorrow my plans include Sandy coming over to try and steal my green bag and Sunday, I want to knit at Panera!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Take5 Tuesday

This is something I am going to try and keep up with...

1. 5 of your favorite cookies, (or cookie recipes.)

- Molasses Cookies
- Double Stuf Oreos
- Nilla Wafers
- Oatmeal (no raisins)
- Chocolate Chip

2. 5 things you’re afraid of.

- Lizards
- Snakes
- Ghosts
- Rodents
- Death

3. 5 things you would like to learn.

- Toe-up socks
- Another language
- Cake Decorating
- How to use a serger
- Fair-isle

4. 5 things you wanted to accomplish at the beginning of the year, but you haven’t yet done (if you have 5.)

- Cleaning out things I don't use or need
- Reading more (working on it)
- Knitting more socks (working on it)

5. 5 of your favorite things to do during the summer.

- Knit
- Read
- Watch DVDs
- Go to the movies
- Cool off in the pool in the evenings

Here's the website if you wanna post your own:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pair #2

I finished these socks late last night. They are my second pair for for 52 Pair Plunge II.

Knit Picks Gelato Socks

Knit Picks Felici Yarn: Gelato
Needle: US1
Basic stockinette socks with short-row heel done Magic loop 2-at-a-time

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #2

1. Traveling the USA is high up on my bucket list.
2. My favorite quote is "What makes your heart beat? Music"; it's from Jason Mraz.
3. I don't know who inspired me to start blogging.
4. Strawberries are best served with Cool Whip.
5. Scariness was in the last dream I remember having.
6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is a cool evening.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a Netflix DVD, tomorrow my plans include WWKIPDay at Citrus Park Mall and Sunday, I want to catch up on my DVR!

Friday Fill-Ins: Friday Fill-Ins #76

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Are you The Doctor?

Just a little David Tennant/Doctor Who humor for today...

Monday, June 09, 2008


Since I've posted this on 52 Pair Plunge II and Tampa Knitters, why not post it here too? Here are my first socks completed for the 52 Pair Plunge challenge. They are the Aquaphobia Socks, but mine pooled over the gussets. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Rainbow colorway. I do like them....

Aquaphobia Socks

See the pooling?

Aquaphobia Socks

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Buster and Dottie sleeping

Buster and Dottie sleeping
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

From one night last week: Dottie's sleeping in her pen and Buster is right outside the pen sleeping on Dottie's old bed (which you can see is too small for him!).

Friday, June 06, 2008

Wow! I've improved!

Just re-did the reading level of my blog and I guess I've been upping the vocab lately!

blog readability test

TV Reviews

Friday Fill-ins

1. Idle hands are not knitting.
2. I love singing in the shower.
3. My favorite time of the day is when John gets home from work.
4. The last tea I drank was in high school...I don't like it, but mom used to make me drink it when I had a sore throat.
5. I like to read in the Summer.
6. My mother always said "Fine as frog's fur".
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to chilling at home, tomorrow my plans include running errands and eating dinner at the China Buffet and Sunday, I want to eat Broccoli Cheese Soup at Panera during knitting group!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Searching Meme


a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

ETA: Answers to my questions

1. What is your first name? Kelly
2. What is your favorite food? Crablegs
3. What high school did you go to? Howard High School (this picture is not it!)
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Jason Mraz
6. Favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
7. Dream vacation? Outer Banks, NC
8. Favorite dessert? Key Lime Pie
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Children's Book Author
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One word to describe you. Silly
12. Your flickr name. jmnkrt