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November 30, 2007

Good Reads

Ok so you can blame this all on Lindsey..... Good Reads.... Are there any readers out there? Oh I know there are! Well check out this site:

Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be another place to suck time on the Internet BAMMMMMM (speaking of which I read that Food Network cancelled one of Emeril's shows this week are they crazy?) Oh getting back to the Good Reads. This site is way cool. Check it out and before you know it 2 hours of your life will be gone. :-)

Oh yeah and don't forget to add me to your friends:

November 28, 2007

I am a Knitting Adventurer ~ what are you?

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer. You are through those knitting growing pains and feeling more adventurous. You can follow a standard pattern if it's not too complicated and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've started to experiment with different fibers and you might be eyeing a book with a cool technique you've never tried. Perhaps you prefer to stick to other people's patterns but you are trying to challenge yourself more. Regardless of your preference, you are continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as well you should since your non-knitting friends are probably dropping some serious hints, these days.
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November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving week is here.....

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

What will you be doing on this Turkey day? I am cooking a traditional meal with the help of our friend Arla. As I write this post there are many things to be grateful for this year. The success of Jimmy's surgery earlier this year, family & friends (old and new), health, home, kitty cats, yarn & needles and happiness. As you make your way to where it is you will spend this holiday what are you grateful for this year?

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November 15, 2007

Bills vs. Pats and Wolverines vs. Buckeyes

This weekend the football is going to get a little wild. First off anyone who knows me knows that I am a die hard Buffalo Bills fan. This coming Sunday the New England Patriots are coming to Buffalo. Now this isn't anything new since they are in the same division they play each other twice a season. What is so different this time? Two things. First, the Patriots haven't had a loss yet this season. Wouldn't it just rock for the Bills to hand them their first loss of the season in front of a home crowd? Hey a girl can dream..... Secondly, in it's wisdom the NFL is trying out a new feature this year. During the last part of the season they are selecting one Sunday game a week to move from its original time slot to the Sunday night game slot. Yep the Bills and Pats have been moved from 1 PM to 8 PM on Sunday. Wow...... LETS GO BUFFALO!

Now for college football.... GO BLUE!!!!!!! I am sure this will not sit well with all of my lovely Columbus friends and I pray they don't hold it against me to much! :-)

November 14, 2007

WOYNW 11/14/07

This week has been a busy one. Late last week Jimmy and I decided that I wasn't finished with Christmas knitting as we thought. We decided to make mittens for our Nephew, my sister-in-law, and mother-in-law. So off to the yarn store we went. I have finished knitting all three pairs and I am sewing up the last pair tonight:

Updated picture of my Alpaca gloves and Cafe Curtain Socks:

I was able to do a little tiny bit on my super secret project last night. I did not worked on the Cozy Wrap this past week.

November 13, 2007

Coffee and Yarn Swap Packages

Today I received the final package from my Coffee and Yarn Swap pal.... Darcy sent me many many wonderful items. Thank you so much Darcy! The package included French Roast Coffee, Earl Grey Tea, Godiva Dark Chocolate (mmmmmm I ate it all gone last night), a very cute hand painted coffee mug (in which I have some needles/hooks), and a hank of Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn. It is in the Cherry colorway and is 100% Merino Wool. I can't wait to knit a pair of socks with this yarn since I have been itching to get my hands on some of it.
I think I will go brew a cup of the tea and knit some!

November 7, 2007

WOYNW - 11/7/07

Welcome to November.... Wow where did this year go? Not much done on the Cozy wrap this week but I did work on the super secrete project. I would say its about 80% complete now. Here is a pick of the Cozy and for the secrete project check out Ravelry for a picture.

Jimmy and I worked in the yard over the weekend to start winterizing. ACK.... I dread the snow. With that on my mind I discovered that I need some warm gloves. In October I purchased some Baby Alpaca yarn and so on Sunday I started a pair of Interweave Knits Progressive Gloves. These will be the first pair of gloves knitted by me.
Progressive Gloves by Interweave Knits Winter 2003
Yarn (double strand used):
KnitPicks Cloud
Moss Heather

I am working on a pair of socks. The pattern is called Cafe Curtains:

Frogged this week:The white scarf was frogged and the brown sock will be frogged when I get around to it.

November 2, 2007

The Knitzi

Ok this is way cool.....
This is a sock in progress holder for those of us that like to carry our knitting along with us. I just know eventually I am going to break a DPN or drop stitches while my knitting is in my purse. This will eliminate the risk. Check it out here:
I am going to put this on my Christmas list!

November 1, 2007

Coffee and Yarn Swap Package ready to ship

Below is a picture of a Coffee and Yarn Swap Package before shipping to my swap pal. That is a 1/2 knitted sweater keychain (hard to tell from the picture). The coffee was roasted at Whole Foods on 10/26/07. YUMMMMMM Fresh roasted coffee.

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