April 30, 2009
This salad was so pretty. Almost to pretty to eat. NOT! Very yummy too. Thanks Tami...
Sunshine sock updated picture. I have three more gusset decrease row and it will be many rows of foot knitting. Not much longer....
April 29, 2009
INSTALLING HUSBAND 1.0
Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
Additionally, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system!
I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.
Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme. html and try to download Tears 6.2 and don't forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
If these applications work as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
Remember, however, that overuse of these applications can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.
Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law1. 0 It will run a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.
Additionally, please don't attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend5.0 program. This is an unsupported application that will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.
April 28, 2009
This box of yarn goodness arrived today! Hummmmmm......
This yarn is going to be another Slinky Ribs. Jimmy picked out this hot pink.
I picked out this blueish/green. Not sure if this will be another Slinky Ribs or something else. Depends if I get bored after knitting the second one.
April 27, 2009
I have heard so many amazing things about Montgomery Inn's BBQ that now looking back I may have set myself up for the disappointment. I have had some really great BBQ at some very dumpy places. Montgomery Inn is very pretty inside and the jalapeno cornbread was very good but the ribs had an odd, very odd, taste. The pulled pork and brisket were good too. I would not order ribs there again. Just my two cents.
Here are a couple pictures from dinner. The waiter asked us if we wanted bibs so of course we said yes!
Ash & Komet (his bib conveniently fell off right as the picture snapped):
Oh yeah and during the meal my brand new dental bridge fell out. So this morning I am waiting for the dentist office to open so I can have it put back in. Yippie!!!!!!
April 21, 2009
Well remember the Poopy Experiment? Remember our dining room? This is what the dining room looks like tonight. See that far back right corner?
It seems Poo got VERY pissed (pun intended) off after that day of testing and decided the new, hip spot to pee was that corner. I spent two nights using our steam cleaner plus $40+ dollars on urine neutralizers to no avail.
This past weekend Jimmy and I purchased Kilz & wood flooring and have schedule installation next Wednesday. So for now the dining room continues to be barricaded with plywood to keep the little villain OUT.
Isn't he cute though?
On a good note he is doing better. His readings have been in the 200's and his doctor is considering a minor tweak of his dose soon to see if we can get it a little lower.
The seedlings are coming along great.
April 19, 2009
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April 15, 2009
Well I really want to say the first sock is done but as you can see the cuff stitches are still on scrap yarn. Almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.
April 14, 2009
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April 8, 2009
Heather and I are planning to knit this lovely starting in June. It is the Leaf and Trellis from VLT. What I didn't realize until today is that shawl is listed in Miss Lambert's section of VLT. How cool is that?
Leah is knitting the most beautiful baby blanket for Henry. :-)
April 7, 2009
Google Books has a copy of a knitting book written in 1843 available for anyone to read. I think this is so very cool. Miss Lambert and her book are referenced in the pages of Victorian Lace Today. What an awesome gem.
My Knitting Book
April 6, 2009
And I thought spring was here at last?
This aloe baby (bottom right) is a little miracle. Miracle because I have never been able to grow aloe plants and I have managed to keep this sucker alive for over a year now! And it is giving birth too! Yeah me!
This past weekend found me sowing the seeds for this year's garden. I am trying my green thumb at starting some tomato plants from seeds this year. I sowed two different kinds called Early Girl and Big Beef. Several of the plants, should they sprout, are promised to friends and the remaining will be planted in the courtyard. I hope to freeze diced tomatoes for bruschetta, salsa and marina over the winter. Of course if Grammy knew I was planning to freeze them she would tell me that canning them is the way to go.....
Anyway I found these tomato starters. I use the smaller ones for the other seedlings. These suckers triple their size once you add water to them. Its almost magical.
I also sowed some basil, cilantro, and GrandPaw (Jasmin's Grandpaw sent seeds to Poo and Kiki for Christmas) Catnip.
Below is a saucer of oat grass seeds. Kiki will be soooooooooooo happy when these suckers sprout. I wish Poo would eat it.....
Stay tuned for seed sprouting pictures.
April 5, 2009
April 4, 2009
Did I say how pretty it is too?
Here is an updated curtain #1 picture. It still doesn't know if it wants to be a half or whole window curtain. Perhaps a half with a valance topper?
Thursday night I went to knit with knit group. All the knitting I completed on both projects ~ Ribs and Clap #2 had to be ripped back out!
The sleeve cap I finished on the Ribs was perfect on the back side but the short row wrap and turns on the front side looked like Poo knitted them. So frog frog frog. Here is the sleeve cap reknitted. Much better. Thanks to those ladies who sent me short row support.
So despite the fact this is my second time knitting the clap I misread the pattern on the increase section and ended up with 50+ to many stitches. OOOOPPPPS! So I had to rip back a bunch. Here is an updated picture with the first column of stitches dropped!