Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm Back!!

And barely alive....

it is getting late so this will be a really really quick post and I PROMISE to post more this weekend.......if i have the time and energy

Good news:

I am FINALLY on Raverly! my screen name is knitsnbits add me

so far I have one friend.....guess who? Kelly of course...

I am on the verge of searching for Stephanie

I don't think I will be playing with it much today...maybe more tomorrow morning

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cat sock update!

Ok so Charlie's Cat Sock lasted on him for about a half hour before he flung it off. I think it lasted that long because he was sleeping. ha ha ha

Picture Post!

Charlie and the Cat sock
Here is this first picture of the cat sock!

Charlie and the Cat sock
Close up of the cat sock!

Criss Cross Cable Glass Cozy
Here is the first Cozy I am making for Josh's mom.
Everlasting Bagstopper
Here is the Everlasting Bagstopper from kitty.

Sick Day!

I wish it was that exciting. I got up today and saw Josh off to his first day of work and hopped in my car to go to work to. Lots of stuff to do today! So I got there doing good. Around 10 - 1030 I started to not feel so hot. So I started over to see if I can do my work from home. On the way I got a comment "Are you feeling ok?" That is it I am going home for sure. So Im here at home feeling like crap. Might take a nap.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A little bit more....

ME: cat socks!
KELLY: Cat socks?
ME: cat socks.
KELLY: What are cat socks? Socks for your cat?
ME: I thought it was obvious.....

So I finished one cat sock. I want to try it on the cat before I make a second. (long story on why i am making them I will get into it later)

So today Josh and I went out to pick up a few outfits for his work. It wasn't too bad. We found a lot of cute polos and some pants (he couldn't wait for work to wear one of them so he threw it on and went to the bowling alley to show off his new threads (he even tucked it in...tee hee)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Oh yeaaaaaah....

So I have been bad. I have been home all week (working out of the office) and I haven't been blogging. I am currently working on another baby blanket for a guy at my work. It is blue and white. I think the pattern is called blue sky. only a jillion more squares to crochet!

Other than that I have been focused at work. I am present some ideas to the big boss at work tomorrow. The presentation is about making corrections on figures on the computer with out printing out the figure. This will help save a lot of paper and time running back and forth to the CAD guy.

eek crocheting and preping wish me luck!


Josh got the job! He will be doing tech support. His classes start on Monday! eeek! We have to go to the store and get him some busniess casual outfits this weekend!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Kinda creepy

I guess I was born in the correct month.....

Your True Birth Month Is November

High abilities
Never give up
Sharp thinking
Thinks forward
Always thinking
Motivates oneself
Loves to be alone
Has a lot of ideas
Difficult to fathom
Extraordinary ideas
Unique and brilliant
Brave and generous
Well-built and tough
Careful and cautious
Dynamic in personality
Deep love and emotions
Uncertain in relationships
Honest and keeps secrets
Can become good doctors
Less talkative but amiable
Stubborn and hard-hearted
Fine and strong clairvoyance
Not able to control emotions
Does not appreciates praises
Thinks differently from others
If there is a will, there is a way
Hardly become angry unless provoked
Knows how to get secrets out of others

I have survived!

This week was very hot. We only had one break from the heat and the sun and that was when a thunderstorm rolled in and lasted about an hour. Needless to say, my farmers tan is coming along nicely. One of these day I am going to have to even it out on the rest of my body. This week of field work was shortened by a day when the drillers called us saying the rig is broken. So Monday was a prep day. We left Monday evening to arrive at the hotel so we could have an early start time to make up for the loss of the day. The week was filled with lots of soil boring, some smelly and some not. The first day I ruined my seim field pants with an affected boring. Well those jeans are all field work now. Thursday night I found out that the next day, Friday, I was being moved from the boring part of the job to another job in the same area. Excavation!! Let me just say it kinda felt like Christmas but not as good. We were digging to see what the GPR survey had shown hits on. Well, First hole it was a dryer and car parts. the next three holes had a washer, a futon, rugs cushions, household garbage, and lots of scraps. The last hole had a fridge in it! Oh my was that surprising.

In the meantime of digging all of this crap up, I managed to get ants in my pants, grasshoppers in my pants, catapillers in my pants, and something else. Not sure what it was but my knees were stinging the entire day, and drive home. I also had to pee really bad so I went to the otherside of the truck, dropped my pants, and peed. When I was done I looked up and oh look I pick the area where the house across from the site had a FULL VIEW. I jumped up and pulled on my pants and my phone started to ring,, so I answer it. It is my boss... Only thing I can think of is I just peed in front of a house...... The backhoe operator thought it was hillarous..... So much that he told his boss and his bosses son that was working in another field. ha ha ha oh so funny.

I still have a morning full of work (unloading the truck and deconing my clothing)

I will end this post with a questionaire the my Secret Pal host has asked us to do (temping us to do with yarn..sock yarn shall I say)

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without?
Well honestly if I did not have a knitting accessory with me I would just ask Kelly like I normally do. But since this is to get to know ME better I guess I will give it a try. A bag. I can not really borrow that from Kelly although I do know she has plenty. I love bags...bags with pockets to organize....a bag with zippers. I have stuffed small projects, like socks, in my purse in the past but I really am not a fan of that. I do have the knit picks purse set that I stole from Kelly...thanks BTW I also have a few other bags that I use that my mom made for me a while back.

2. If you're heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If
so, how much and what type of project?
I do take knitting with me. Pretty much where ever I go. I would take what ever I am working on unless it is scary huge. Since my work makes me travel I take knitting with me so I will use this last one as an example. I took a sock that I am working on, the boy blanket for my sweetie (which I didnt work on), and a ball of yarn in case I wanted to play. I didn't get much knitting done this last week.....tooo tired

3. Where have you travelled to that you'd consider your favorite spot?
Oh so many places, I love out West, like arches area. Also Andros Island was wonderful. Lots of prettiness. But I don't think that I would do much knitting there....

4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it?
Umm I dont know if there are any *favorites* they are all special in their own way! If nyou see my amazon wish list you can see the ones that have caught my eye. The only knitting books I have are Big Book of Knitting (some of the patterns in there are well umm EEEK but it has taught me a lot) and The Cool Girls Guide To Knitting ....yes I did buy it at a reduced price. Pretty much the only reason is for the dog sweater that looks like a shark! It is going to be awesome. and no my dog doesn't normally wear sweaters but made he wants to be a shark for halloween. Eeek gotta get knitting on that!

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)?
I do listen to pod cast. I just need to get up to date with them. There is Yarn Thing, SSK, and ummm some others tooo. I cant get into itunes ATM though.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

Everyone LOVE my Clapotis at work. Every time my boss would see it she would chuckle. It has been killing her that I knit and that I knitted the "Clap"

Yesterday I wanted to have my hair curly today. I thought ooh I can do some quick pin curls. When Josh got back he saw my hair and said "What the hell are you doing?!" I was sooo excited I think I might of had a dream about how they could come out (a really really good one). I drag my butt out of bed this morning and start playing with my hair. By the time I get the pin curls down my hair is a FULL fro. Well that isn't going to blow over to well. I started to wet it down......a little better. I got the straight iron out.....a little better. It isn't that frizzy anymore. I hope it can last all day. My straightened hair is already starting to recurl.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

SP 11

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I am not a big fan of acrylic(despite the fact I have so much of it)...I like natural fibers.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Right now they are all over the place. I have been trying to keep them in a box by my BIG tote of yarn but the kitten likes to drag them out.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting for over a year now. I am a self taught knitter. I would say intermediate because there is always room to learn.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have many many wish lists but my Amazon is here

5. What's your favorite scent?
I like flowers and umm pretty stuff. Oh and honeysuckle!

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Matter of fact I do. I like pretty much anything sweet. I love dark chocolate (it is good for the heart ;) )

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I do not spin (maybe one day), however, I do crochet. I also like photography and art.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like all kinda of music....rock, alternative, country (when I am in the trucks at work I normally have on some country), and bootie music if I am out shaking my butt. I have an mp3 player, my puter that playes anything, and multiple CD players.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like pink and green. I can not stand mustard yellow or ugly browns.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am living with guy. We currently have one dog (Ranger), two cats (Charlie and Mage), a sucker fish (Teh Sucks), and a little yellow fish (fesh) some one gave us cuz we keep killing our fish...long story he he he

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
When I am chilly I will wear scarves, hats, and mittens. I do not wear ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I am working on socks. I just finished the Clapotis! I like fun patterns that will keep my attention.

13. What are you knitting right now?
I am working on some socks, the mitered square blanket for my guy, a scarf for my bro in law, and a few other items I am sure.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I like circulars either bamboo or aluminum, depending on the yarn.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
NO *sniffle* I have made hints to Josh to have him make me a swift for my birthday. I just need to work on getting the yarn winder

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
Are you sure you want to know....about 5-6 years but it is crochet! The knitting UFO would be about a year.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
I like them all!! but if I had to choose it would be Halloween and Christmas.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
I like candles. I normally have a bunch since we go through them fast.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I like knitting books. I don't have any magazine subscriptions. Every now and then I will pick one up at the store.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I would like to learn how to knit two socks at one time

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes I am. My foot is about 9 inches long (if I remember correctly)

23. When is your birthday?
November 13

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?
Not yet *Sob* I am on the waiting list!
2408 people are ahead of you in line!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007


I finally finished my Clapotis!!! Will have pictures of it up soon.

Friday, August 03, 2007

As much as i might get overworked at work I have to say I still like it. It is great to walked into the kitchen to have your coworkers making s'mores for everyone. Let me just say I have a new respect for toaster ovens!