Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Thrusday Afternoon with Friends

January 6, 2017

Some knitting is accomplished.  But mostly we bitch about everything under the sun.  We had a great time.  It’s so nice to have friends of like minds.

Outback Salisbury

March 23, 2010

After knitting group, two of my  girlfriends and I went to Outback for dinner.  Usually three or four of us go out.  I suggested Outback since I’m a veteran and I could get a free blooming onion.  The thing was enormous and there was still two-thirds left by the time we were through.  The sauce that came with it was too hot, but the onion wasn’t bad.  I got pork tenderloin and I was pleasantly surprised.  It was really good.  We stayed for about three hours.  Not that many people go out to eat on Sunday around here so we weren’t taking up needed space.  I’ve been teaching them how to make gloves.  Currently, they have finished the thumb gusset and are ready to knit the hand.  Then come the fingers. 

And look at what I found out on the road.

Frivolous Fibers

March 5, 2010

My girlfriends and I went over to St. Michael’s this afternoon.

And a good time was had by all.  Maria is going to make this scarf –along with several other things.

Six rows to go on the ‘Sweater from Hell’.

Snow Sick

February 16, 2010

I am really getting tired of this snow.  I can’t go anywhere.  It has been over two weeks since I’ve been out for a walk.  I’m going to become a couch potato and turn into a warm brown turd.  Yesterday’s big event was going to Pizza Hut.  It’s ridiculous.  We need a few warm days and some rain to wash it all away.   All this snow is so depressing.  My girlfriend called this morning.  She wanted to go to the yarn shop in St. Michael’s.  I said my driveway  was clear, but not the loop and my street was still snow-covered.  I invited her up to help her with her gloves, but she didn’t take me up on it.  

Even Cora would rather stay inside.

An Enjoyable Day

May 29, 2009

I made a fresh fruit cobbler this morning. A friend was coming over.  We spent a pleasant afternoon together, chatting, knitting and surfing the ‘net.   I started a pair of gloves to go with socks I made last year.  I’m using

I’m going to Reisterstown tomorrow.  Hopefully, I’ll only be there a couple of days.  It’s supposed to rain for the next five days and I want to sew the sunhat.  I made the bias tape.  I would have liked to have finished it before going.   Oh, well.

I originally worte this on Monday and for got to publish it.

Yesterday’s Comments

January 17, 2008
Christine and Nancy are a great help to me when I talk about the weather. Nancy makes me enjoy my Summers when she talks about the 120 degree weather. Christine makes me enjoy my Winters when she talks about the -22 degree weather. Thank you so much. It just makes me feel so much better. Can you see the self satisfied grin on my face? No. Wait. I shouldn’t talk that way. I’ll go live in a cave and eat worms. But I do enjoy Delaware. I think that you should both come for a visit in May. We can sit out on the deck and knit the day away.

This morning.

This evening. Myuushi is always helpful.

When I have to pick up new stitches between the fingers, I pick up twice as many, the knit 2tog. It helps to close the gap. I also do this on heels when making socks.

Here’s my purple and black sweater with my new hat and gloves. Now, I have to make a scarf.


Good Friends, Happy Thoughts

January 9, 2008

Here are two pictures of some real friends. I believe that I could tell them anything.

And there are others, but I never remember to take my camera with me.

Here are some of my Christmas presents.

Kevin, my grandson, gave me this.

These are from the two prior years.

Don’t tell me you’re not smiling.

We’ve got to have some knitting. These are from Doug.

She is so cool. I’ve been to a few of her classes.

I finished the front of the table runner. I have to make a label and go downstairs to get the batting. Never buy ten yards at once. There is no place to put it.

And we have to have a cat picture.

Happy thoughts to you.


January 8, 2008
Christine has caused me to think about people I have known over the years. There was the girl I spent so much time with in high school. She contacted me when I moved back home. She came over. We had a nice time, but we were both very different people. After a while, she seemed eager to leave and I was glad to see her go. Over the years, I mentioned her to other people from school, but no one had had any contact with her. A few years ago, I got a list of classmates that the alumni was trying to reach and she was on the list. I even tried calling her brother. I left a message, but he never called back. It was kind of creepy.Sometimes, I think that I don’t trust women. I had one that stole from me then acted like I stole from her. She still talks about it. Since we both are involved in knitting, we know some of the same people. Some believe her. Others do not. I don’t say much of anything. Why bother. It makes me sad that she is like this. I thought she was my friend when she was really stealing my designs. That’s one of the reasons why I offer free patterns. I don’t need the money. It’s not that important to me. A beret pattern will be coming soon. My girlfriend wants one.

It really surprises me when I get an invitation. I love it when I get an email saying “**** has added you as a friend”. It’s like the cheerleader asking the wallflower. So, I want to say “Thank you” to everyone.

Girls Day Out

November 15, 2007

I went up to Hampstead to have lunch with some of the “girls” I used to work with.  We have been doing this for several years.  It started out with three and now it is up to seven of us.  We are mostly retired now except for Diana and she’s goingout at the end of the year.  We talked about all the usual bull crap that you would expect. 

I was a bit surprised when Joan talked about the one thing she would never forget about me.  A man from another division asked me if he might look at my files.  I told him, “I don’t give a shit.”  I don’t remember this incident, but it certainly sounds like me.  This was probably the last thing he ever expected to here from me.  I am sure I did it just to see his reaction.  It’s good to be remembered.

I made everyone key chins with “Girls Day Out” on the backs.  I was going to take pictures, but I forgot.  I guess I am becoming senile.  Here are pictures that I took earlier of the chains.  

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I started this entry last Friday, but the computer I was using began to act weird.  Also, in order to add pictures, I would have had to climb under the desk, and I wasn’t about to do that.  I tried to call my friend, Deb, but no one was home.  I left a message, but she never called me back.  I think she is mad at me again.  She has been mad at everything and everyone lately.  She stopped seeing her shrink a few months ago and it has really started to show.  I can only take so much and I get depressed, too.  I have had depression and been through it with family and another friend.  I hope that her family and friends can help her.  On to more pleasant things—

I spent a lot of time with my son on Saturday and Sunday.  He has to take care of the house on his own now and there are a lot of little things that he needs to be aware of.  He has really grown up since he started college and I will be extremely happy to see him graduate this year.  We went to Cheeberger Cheeberger.  I had the best burger and the fries and onion rings were excellent!  I regretted it the next day, but what the hey.  We had a good time and we talked a lot.