Thursday, March 31, 2005

Thank you Knitty SP3

OH MY GOODNESS! Will you look at the devine goodies that came to me LAST Monday as I was home with a Sickly Mack!

I got - 5 balls of Rowan Cashmerino Aran (one ball already in use!), The coolest and prettiest stitch markers! (Mack's had his name on it, so he took it!), Some Jelly belly Jelly Beans - OUR FAVORITE!, a totally awesome CookBook/Journal! and all kinds of little knitting goodies - Chibi, counter, static line guides - - -


WOW! I am still amazed and I've had it for nearly two weeks now!

Rowan! Cashmerino! Posted by Hello

Most Original Packaging! Posted by Hello

One gone missing Posted by Hello

Ohhh, pretty Posted by Hello

The next four pictures - Explained

From the top

Picture one - Any Guesses? Its a journal for the little girl that had the birthday about 3 weeks ago (and got the fabric bag as her wrapping!) And her mother - Oh, I love her! As they were opening the gift, made sure to point out that it was A VERY SPECIAL HAND MADE GIFT!

Picture two - shows the colored pencils in the journal - I sewed the channels too close, so there is only a pencil in every other slot. I've made note of this and improved the "guys" version for C - Mack's Best Friend.

Picture three - shows the back of the journal and that it is just a pocket for inserting any ole half size spiral notebook.

Picture four - shows it all closed up and ready to go!

What is this??? Posted by Hello

Open, showing colored pencils Posted by Hello

Open, showing pocket for journal Posted by Hello

Journal Closed Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Jeesh -

Doesn't anyone come here and update this thing? Oh, wait - that is my job. Well, since I've died this week (wait - not dead yet), things are slow going! It seems that son number 2 had a Systemic Ear Infection. This is the one who has had tubes since he was 13 months old. The dr. thought that perhaps he has mono, but it seems that the Zithromax (ha - lelujah!) is working is miraculous wonders on his ear and his throat.

I have numerous photos to take this weekend to post for your viewing pleasure what great Secret Pals and RAOKers I have!

I need to work on a (mock)ruffles scarf for this Saturday. I'm to the binding off (400+ stitches!). I still need to complete my sockapalooza socks (I'm sorry Kristel!). I still want a KIRI shawl. I need to do a knit-up and evaluation for Toni.

Oh, yeah, and there are two Easter egg hunts this weekend that I will be at. One of which is indoors (thank goodnes), but the other? Don't know what she has planned for that one! And we go to two church services beginning on Easter, which means I now have to be there at 8:45 instead of 9:30 and its going to be COLD so I don't want to wear my new clothes (that I've been wearing anyway!)

OK, so - pictures soon!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Natures first leaf a flower . . .

It is SPRING! There are green buds on the willows, white flowers on the bradford pears and the daffodils are blooming! Yippee!!

Here is my Friday Gimme 3 from 24 Knits.

*List 3 things you've done that I probably haven't.
1. Um, how about something that I haven't done and you have? Tasted Gin
2. Filed bankruptcy
3. Had two boys

*Tell me 3 things in your life that make you happy.
1. Boy 1 and Boy 2
2. Babies of any type
3. Hubby when he cleans the kitchen (top to bottom cleaning!)

*Tell me the last 3 things you did to treat yourself.
1. Went to Knitting MeetUp
2. Made asparagus frittatas
3.

OK, I really need to improve on the "treat yourself" part!

Bonus points if you know what MOVIE the title line was featured in!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Friday 3x3

From Fiber at 24 KNITS, I give you my Friday Gimme 3.

List the last 3 things you spent more than $10 on
Dinner last night at El Chicos
Shoes for boy 1
Shoes for boy 2
Btw – they are all grown up now, and are wearing their first pairs of Chucks!

If you were on Jeopardy, what 3 categories would you hope show up on the board?
Brady Bunch
Smurfs
Chick Flicks

If you could only choose 3 words to describe yourself to someone, what would they be? (and if you're really ambitious, give me 3 physical and 3 character words)
Blonde – But not stoopid
Short
Natural

Reserved
Patient
Genuine

Freecycle

So I'm thinking of starting a Freecycle group for Tulsa/Broken Arrow (there is a small N. Tulsa/Turley group). Does anyone have any experience in Freecycle to give me a warning or a go-ahead? I would love for it to be "self moderating" but I guess that I will be listed as moderator until someone else can take over.

Hmmmm, I'll ponder it this weekend.


On the knitting front - Sockapalooza socks need one repeat on the leg and then we are turning heels (two on two) so they will be finished by the 15th.

For boring, evening before bed knitting, I've been making facecloths. I'm saving them for the Christmas stockings for the girls in my family.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

You can now translate this page

You can go HERE to have this page translated into redneck or Pig Latin if you feel the need. You may also translate other websites as you see fit. Please use the restroom prior to reading as you may find yourself peeing your pants in laughter!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Child of the 80s

YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP IN THE 1980'S IF...
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE ".
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair" ..and can do "The "Carlton". (not anymore, unless I'm watching Fresh Prince)
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. (never, I was on to VC Andrews by the time Babysitters Club was out)
6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on "Blossom"
8. Two words: Hammer Pants
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock ".
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and "spokey-dokes" Or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales " (Wooooh!)
12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen... and still know the turtles names. (Tho I DO have two sons!)
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear....need I say more - AND KANGAROO SHOES TOO
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's Truly outrageous.)
21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all The Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us... head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts. AND LOVED IT
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon colors, too)
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. and partying likes its 1999 or purple rain
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples..
43. "Don't worry, be happy"
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do... getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the family)
46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
47. You remember boom boxes.. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that
48. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies.
49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!""
50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales
51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and
don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on ”Saved By the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.
55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
56. You just sang those words to yourself.
57. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
58. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
59. You remember when mullets were cool! (Uh like NEVER)
60. You had a mullet!
61. You still sing "We are the World "
62. You tight rolled your jeans.
63. You owned a bannana clip
64. You remember "Where's the Beef?
65. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"
66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!!