Archive for October, 2008


October 31, 2008

It’s not spoken here.  I am so sick of the back stabbing and mud slinging.  I do vote, except for that time I was in the throes of a really violent period.  You know what I mean.  You sit in the bathtub and cry for two days.  Anyway, I find myself voting against the last several years, rather than for.

This just came from Red Bird in Toronto. They have great patterns.  I had totally forgotten about them.  I used to get stuff from them years ago.  They are in my favorites on my old computer at my old house.  I wonder if my sons has gotten the designs off the old one for me yet? 

This club comes four times a year also so that makes eight pairs a year.  If I keep both clubs, I will probably have another sock giveaway.  I assume that you have noticed that it is two colors?  And didn’t I say I wanted to make something with just one color?   Well, I just can’t help myself.  Look at that pattern! Look at those colors!  Need I say more?

The idiot on the point is trying to save his land and has hired some hoodles to do it.  The job they are doing is so poor, it’s laughable.  That bulkhead is older than the one we had replaced before we even moved here.  It needs to be removed and a whole new one put in its place.  All they are doing is driving some posts into the muck.  Water has been seeping up under it for years.  You can’t even walk around there after  a rain.  But, what do I know?

Why It’s so Hard to Finish a Sweater

October 31, 2008

Making Flowers

October 29, 2008

This is what I have so far.  I’ll make more before I decide.  I like to have plenty to work with and I want to make a bow.  I haven’t decided on a flowerpot yet.  And I still need to work on the back.  I’m not happy with it.  I’m not happy today anyway.  I think I need to kick someone.

I finished all the stupid little wavy pieces this morning.   And I didn’t slice myself once.  Of course, a little blood would add to the stressed look of the fabric.  I still have stars to make, but they are straight lines.  Maybe I’ll sew tomorrow.

Here they are.  The last of this year’s gnats, dying blissfully in apple cider vinegar and dish detergent.  October is gnat month.  I never had this problem where I used to live.  They start showing up in October and I put out they’re treat.

Sadness from Pheonix

October 29, 2008

I received an e-mail from my girlfriend a little while ago.  Her husband was laid off.  He might be getting another job, but they would have to move to North Dakota.  She said she was scared, but she still ended by saying that she would let me know if the people there have fur.  You’ve got to love her. 

The downward slopping economy hasn’t effected us much so I’ve been a little blind.  My husband and I never had to worry about losing our jobs.  I can’t talk about this anymore.

It rained all night and most of the day so we went to Walmart.  I needed a crochet hook size D.  I should have one, but I can’t find it.  They don’t carry the needles I need.  Maybe I can find them at Stitches.  I also bought a new pair of jeans.  Suddenly, all of mine are pretty ratty.  Please note, they are a size smaller.  Then, we headed over to the food.  When I think about it, we have always been a little frugal like buying extra of what’s on sale.  The house we lived in was less than what we could afford, but we paid for four years of college for our son. 

Darn, I keep getting moody.  Here’s a cat picture.  I’m going to knit.  And there better be something good on TV!

Idiot Dog, Idiot Owner

October 27, 2008

We were heading out to the horse farm this morning, when we saw this woman with a little dog beside the road.  She had no leash on the dog.  When it saw Gus, it took off after him.  She barely grabbed it in time and she started laughing, saying something about how her dog would tear Gus to shreds if he got to him.  She thought she was being funny.  We were thinking how that dog will probably end up on someones front bumper or trampled by a horse.  They were both pretty brainless.

It was too cold to sit outside so I knit a little inside.  I’ll probably make some more flowers later.  Last night, I made leaves and stems.  I need to dig through my stash for more leftover yarn. 

I got some fabric cut. I am making a little quilt that looks like a flag in the wind.  The directions are stupid and I’ve all ready found a better way to do it.


October 26, 2008

I spent about an hour looking for a new ring tone.  It was making me crazy.  I wanted some thing unique, but irritating enough for me to answer it quickly.  Happy Happy Joy Joy from Ren & Stimpy came to mind, but there didn’t seem to be anyway to get it without having to subscribe and paying $9.99 PER MONTH.  The site where I got  a free tone before doesn’t seem to have nearly as much as they used to and nothing of any interest.  Maybe I will look again tomorrow.  Sometimes you just have to be in the right frame of mind to do these things.

So.  Anyway.  Today was decent.  It’s supposed to be a lot cooler tomorrow so I took my knitting out to the deck while I still had the chance. 

I got up to get some coffee and this is what I came back to.

I managed to get about 24 rows completed. 

I experimented with some flowers.  I don’t know if I will make a flower pot and tie them with a ribbon.  I want to make more flowers first.

Einstein Jacket

October 25, 2008

The I-cord along the bottom is finished and the ends are tucked inside.  It has a tidy look.  Before, it just looked sloppy.

This is not a good picture of the back.  I should take a close up.  Now that it is completely mine, I am trying to add more color to it. 

I am not sure yet about this collar.  It’ll stay for now while I work on other parts. 

Hunting season must have started today.  I was awakened by gunshots around 7:30 this morning and they have started up again.  Sound really carries across the river.  I assume daybreak and twilight is the best time.


October 25, 2008

I think I got a little carried away yesterday.  Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something every single day, but I’m trying.  I guess I’ll just move to one of those states and live in a cave and eat worms.  That’s one way to lose weight.

Guess What I Learned

October 24, 2008

Canadians have fur.  I got it straight from the horses mouth.  So that’s why they can live up there.  Sh.  Don’t tell anyone.  I wonder.  Do Alaskans have fur?  And what about people in places like North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming?  Do they lick there fur dry?  The mind boggles.  Maybe they are changelings.  Was Anne McCaffrey right?

Sorting Fabric

October 22, 2008

I have been sorting my fabric stash off and on for the past several days.  I finished this morning and cut out a few things.  I have five fabrics for nightgowns, but I was planning on two or three.  How did that happen?  At least it’s good for quilting.  As a matter of fact, they would all make a very nice looking quilt.  The Christmas quilt that Doug wants me to make for our bed needs a few plain colors.  There’s more than enough for the bed and a small quilt.  I spent entirely too much time looking for matching solid fabrics today.  There are plenty of the patterned fabrics, and Iknow there are solids out there.  It seems no one is advertising them.  I guess I am going to have to do it the old fashioned way and call around.  Jeeze!

It’s very windy today and Zip doesn’t like it one bit.  His fur gets blown the wrong way.  It’s all our fault.  Maude doesn’t like the wind either.  She doesn’t  have much fur and gets cold.  She’s been in and out several times.  Elvis, on the other, was out for quite a while.  He was sleeping on the bricks.  I tossed a few acorns at him to make sure he was still alive.  He thinks the others are whoozes.