Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Ummmm...Houston...we seem to have a problem...
I've been having fun while in St. Louis. I've been shopping with my sister, my mom. I'm going to lunch with my former boss tomorrow. I need to do some work (Yuck, I know) tomorrow. I'll be ready to go back to DC on Sunday though.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I got some wonderful gifts. Santa bought out Talbots and I got 2 wonderful shirts (from my sister) and 2 sweaters from my parents. I also got the BBC DVD of Pride & Prejudice (yes, the one with Colin Firth!!!). I got several more DVDs, a CD, and the most awesome spatula in the world. There were knitty gifts as well. I got Lace Style (I really want to do the Katherine Hepburn cardigan and the Lily of the Valley Shawl.
In the afternoon, I played Candyland, puzzles, Cooties, Go Fish and was the "Old Maid" for the 3rd tim in as many days. The only one I escaped from was Hi-Ho-Cherrie-O.
All in all it was a wonderful day spent with my family and I hope everyone else was able to have a great holiday with their family as well.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Have a great Holiday.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
So, everyone have a great holiday.
Monday, December 17, 2007
2007: A Year in Review
Moves halfway accross the country: 1
New apartment: 1
Knitted objects - 27
- 10 hats
- 2 sweaters (1 baby, 1 toddler(
- 1 pair baby mitts
- 5 pairs of socks
- 1 shawl
- 5 baby bibs
- 2 baby blankets
- 1 shawl
More knitted items than ever, but not nearly as many pairs of socks. Unlike last time I moved, I kind of went into a knitting funk this year.
All in all, I'd rate this year as a good year. Professionally, my life is finally where I want it to be. I like where I live. I like my apartment. I like being near family again and being able to watch my nephew grow up, like I got to spend time with my neice when she was small is definitely wonderul. Still no boy, but given the troubles others are having, I'm okay with that. I do miss my friends from KC. It's hard to find people that you connect with as much as that and I was definitely blessed to have found such good friends in such a short time in KC. I assumed it would be as easy in DC, but time will tell.
Looking forward to 2008, many knitted items. The funk seems to be over. A new car early in 2008 and then we'll see where life takes me. It seems to be working for me so far.
What does an 11 month pair of sock look like??
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Fabulous Christmas Gifts
I got several fabulous gifts includin...
...a le crueset stock pot. Love, love, love this. I never need to have a wedding you know. I have almost everything you could ever need for the kitchen.
I also got one of the most fabulous comfort items in the world...
Pink Fuzzy slippers. They are so soft and are currently on my feet as I type. They are my favorite thing in the world. I come home from work, take off my uncomfortable work heels and put on my pink fuzzy slippers. Ahhhhh! They're a replacement for my old pair that are getting very worn through on the bottom.
I also got the christmas classic cartoons. The deluxe set of all of them. Yippeee!!
Now, I just need to survive the next 5 days at work and then I'm headed to St. Louis.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
It's large on my head and I have a freakishly large head and the intended recipient has a freakishly small head. I think I'll pick out the ribbing band and do some more decreases and keep it for me because, as far as hats go, this doesn't look too bad on me.
So, as a replacement, I made Odessa from knitty.com in a spare ball of Cashsoft I had lying around.
I ws supposed to clean my house today, but, as expected that didn't happen. So tomorrow, I'm going to have to actually do some work. I'm leaving for 10 days to go to St. Louis and I can't stand coming back to a dirty house. So it's kitchen cleaning, vacuuming and laundry for tomorrow so I can pack because work will be crazy since I'm trying to escape for a week and I have a party to go to and then Friday night I'm out of here. Hurrah!!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I'm still working on the mohair beret. It's taking forever. It's like knitting 2 hats by the time you knit it out and then knit it back in. I have 4 more rows of ribbing at the brim and it's done. Yippee. Then it's onto Odessa and then...blissfully, I'll be finished.
I can't wait for the weekend!!! Tomorrow's friday, right???
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So, back to the movie, I went to see August Rush. I loved it. Admittedly, you have to suspend disbelief, but I really liked. Keri Russell is so beautiful. I think she's aging exceptionally well and I think she's even more beautiful now than when she was on Felicity. Ohhh!!!! and you fans of Moonlight out there...Alex O'Loughlin has a bit part and he has short hair and mmm!mmm!mmm! is he cute.
Monday, December 10, 2007
She wore a...
Saturday, December 08, 2007
And the stockings were hung by the chimmney...
No tree, but they look very pretty in front of the fire place.
I had a bad day on Friday, so I took a trip to the yarn store near the office and this beautiful yarn came home with me.
It's Claudia Hand Painted fingering weight in Chocolate Cherry. It's so pretty!!! I'm going to have a hard time deciding my next pair of socks...
Thursday, December 06, 2007
So, I had 2 half skeins of Patons left over. Kind of similar colorways. So, I spliced them together where the colors matched and tried Quant.
Which I was intrigued by in the new knitty. Only slighly less than the Jeannie Shawl. So, I immediately cast on my spliced yarn. No idea what it's going to look like, but it will be an adventure.
On another note...Ummmm... I semm to have a problem...
I'm stuck in a colorway!!!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
My second attempt at Calorimetry. The first one ended up too big. Worked much better this time.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Another day another hat.
Like this one too. Robin's Egg Blue Hat from I dream of knitting, although mine should probably be Pink Hat. Still need to finish 2 more hats for christmas gifts. I love, love, love ravelry. You can look up hat patterns for the guage yarn you have laying around and find one that will work right. That's how I've found all the hat patterns I've been doing. It's a blast. I have another finished and waiting for pompoms, but I washed it before adding pompoms and it's still wet, so I should hopefully have pictures of that one tomorrow. Back to ravelry to find another pattern for some yarn...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
35 minutes to put hair in hot rollers
20 minutes to apply makeup
15 minutes to wiggle into panty house and Spanx (thank you Oprah)
2.5 hours putting in an appearance at the company xmas party in 3 inch heels=
I can barely walk and I left 2 hours before the end when I hit my allowable people per square foot allowance. 2000 people in 1 ballroom is way too many....