Friday, December 29

i am LIVID!!!!

i helped a friend move the last 2 days
at least the weather has been good
mid 50's both days
i go out Sat @ 5:15 AM
come home Sun @ minight
got out Mon at 10 AM
get home Tues at midnight
so, since i haven't been home
i haven't got food cooked
need dinner tonite & food for FOUR days
it's 8:15 PM
so i went to Wendy's
ordered 4 grilled chicken sandwiches
(gonna eat JUST the chicken)
4 baked potatoes
2 chili (dinner tonite)
a coke - yeah .. trying to quit
cost $24 & some change
paid with a $50
did i look at the money as the kid gave it back to me
did i get a receipt
the guy at the window handed me 2 bags &
told me that was EVERYTHING
when i asked if that was all
i get home
thro the 2 bags in the fridge
do laundry
only have ONE pair of jeans i can fit into &
wore them yesterday when we started moving
so the NEED to be washed
took a shower
got in my jammies
packed the bag
packed knitting
found the patterns i wanted to use
went in search of needles i needed
went to pack the FOOD
so i can go to bed
it is NOW 10:15 PM
i STILL have to fix 3 nails & polish them
maybe the chili will be breakfast tomoro morning
so i grab the 2 bags from the fridge
and the lunchbag & yogurt
i have 4 baked potatoes
so i go to get the receipt out of my purse to call & complain
i got $15 - NO receipt .. i SHOULD have $25
so i find the phone book and call
no one answers
i will NOT be home till TUES to actually go into the store
to complain
it ridiculous
$35 for 4 potatoes & a coke

bag prgress

well ...
i lost the yarn i bought to be i i-cord
bought more and decided i liked my FIRST choice better
wanted 1019 soft brown
will have to order it
so, until i get the yarn i need to finish it
the bag & the yarn i have, the needled & the pattern
are in a 2.5 gallons Zipper Bag
will have to get the deco ribbon for the inside of the flap
then i will have to decide WHAT to do about handles
i PREFER straps
not sure what i will embellish with
thinkin' fall leaves in the yarn colors i used
bought several marls that mite work
maybe i can find the print

Wednesday, December 27


i am done knitting the bag 11:32 PM
can't find the Marl for the i-cord
will have to go BUY more tomoro

this was taken before i started knitting tonite

@ 9:45 PM ( Tues 12-27)


i need to take a pic of the English Garden before i resume knitting it
then another when i am done for the nite

bought a 29" # 11 circ for the Bjork
JUST in case i can't find the ones i have

i REALLY should start getting the bins in the yarn room filled up
as i fill them
the house gets cleaned up
will have a drawer for needles
then WHEN i want them
i will know where they are
if i do NOT have multiple UFO's goin'

gonna knit

my Christmas gift to ME

every year i buy myself something
this year
i bought an Ab Lounger
$99.99 @ Linen-n-things
used ther 20% off coupon from Bed, Bath & Beyond
it was a struggle to get it assembled
the goal is to be able to wear a swimsuit ASAP
i will be overniting in Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Fort Myers in Jan
who KNOWS where in Feb
so i want to get into shape IF the temps are hi enuff that i can get into a pool
now i am gonna knit
mite be able to finish the English Garden Bag
Laundry is almost done
dinner was chili & baked potato from Wendy's

purse liner

i gotta carry my purse for work
i knit the pockets to be atached to a purse
just NEVER made the purse
so i am thinkin'
IF i knit a liner for the WORK purse
i could use it EVERYDAY
then i can make a detachable strap
when i am not on a plane OR in a terminal
i can carry the liner as a purse
it would have the pockets with ALL the important stuff in it
of course,
i COULD knit the liner in a BOLD color
only I would know
the BOLD purse would be carried with me at all times
just disguised as a WORK purse
i really shouldn't think
it gets me into trouble
i have ENUFF things to do
but ..
i LOVE a challenge

time to do SOMETHING

i have wasted the day
well ..
the EAR is bothering me again
i SHOULD go to the clinic
i am dressed
it's 40 degrees outside according to yahoo & google
it's almost 1:30 PM
i haven't eaten breakfast OR lunch 'cause i am NOT hungry
guess it's the ear thing
i have a few errands to run
i will brave the elements and wander outside
taking knitting incase i decide to stop at the clinic

i'm OBSESSED by Dragons

i started with DRACO who came from
but DRACO needs a friend
so i am thinkin'
maybe i will have to make this for him
THEN for MOI!!!!
i will need
and then i will HAVE to make
here be the dragons socks .. ordered the patern
post is about March 10, 2006
and of course, you can NEVER have too many pairs of sox
so i will make
then of course i would need
and MOST important
the project that will NOT go with me when i travel
Heere Be Dragone Shawl
its creator Sharon Winsauer


Former President Gerald Ford died about 1 1/2 hours ago

Tuesday, December 26


I want to finish the english garden bag
Can't find it
Then I remember
Its in the trunk of my car
Since its 11:30 pm
And 32 degrees outside
I will work on the sox
Or sleep
On the 3rd decrease
Gotta get up by 8 if I want to go to Knit-Together @ Strange Brew
Callin' it a nite
Gonna drink a cup of sleeytime & pop out the contacts

my OLDER brother & His family


delivered all the stocks
Gracie tried to disassemble hers
took the bells off
will have to take jingle bells with me when i go visit again
they turned out smaller than i hoped for
next year
i will knit NEW stocks for the munchkins
so far i have
11 to make for family members
IF no one gets married or has another baby
i COULD make 4 more for munchkins
KNOW what i want to make
will do them INTARSIA
can see in my head what i want to do
now to convert to paper so that i can creat from yarn
NOT gonna start them before Valentines day
need a rest from stockings
will take that long to finish UFO's & make some of the
things in my head & kits that i have sitting around here
gonna go knit
gotta decide what to work on
laundry is started
it's the first step in getting ready to go back out

the straps

resumed working on the straps of a bag
my gauge is different
thinkin' i have to start over IF i can't match the gauge
not that i WANT to
but mite become what i HAVE to do to finish the bag
so i worked on airport codes
trying to get a list of what the codes are for work
been working on it for a while
on the "C" for international
will need this for work
found a list at
trying to convert it to Alpha Codes
in a database format
anyways ..
means i didn't knit
so, now i will work on the Bunny Hop sox
then my feet will be warm
OR i mite work on the English Garden Bag
i COULD finish it tonite
maybe EVEN felt it
then, tomoro
i could look for handles
i prefer straps
hopin' tomoro is STILL Knit-Together @ Strange Brew
SHOULD use the treadmill
haven't exercised in maybe three weeks
my scale in the bathroom
FINALLY is back to 170
need it to drop some more
so yeah ..
i LOST the bet to lose 30 pounds by New Years Eve
paid for the gym for a month & didn't use it

dry feet

for 25 years i lived in athletic type shoes
then i became a flight attendant
my choice is to wear the dress
this means
pantyhose & shoes with heels
the pantyhose cause dry feet
constantly washing my hands at work means dry hands
i HAVE tried lots of stuff
OPI makes some AWESOME stuff
as do some other companies
i found this jar of stuff to try
orange lid
this stuff is GREAT!!!!!
used it on the feet & hands on Christmas when i got home
STILL working
gotta find some more
so i can leave a jar at home
and take a jar WITH me when i fly
use it with cotton sox & gloves while i sleep


safe to travel out IF i am inclined
the new bed pillows cause me to wake with a crick in my neck
NOT good
i SHOULD start laundry
i keep saying i will pack to go as soon as i get home
that way
i don't forget ANYthing
wanna knit
my left ear hurts
i SHOULD go to the clinic
what am i inclined to do
gotta eat .. that means prepare food
Finish a few UFO's
do i start with the Bunny Hop Sox
i have done 1 or 2 gusset decreases
i made the cuff longer
then i used a traditional heel
eye of partridge flap
rounder turn
then i can wear them when i get back to atlanta
on Sat .. to show people i finished them
do i finish the Bag i started in May
all it needs is the strap finished
i can FELT it
do i finish the English Garden bag
ARAN # 1014 # 1012# 1013
ARAN MARL# 3004 = I-cord edging
GLAD I didn't use the darker one
then i can FELT it
not sure what i will do about the handles OR embellishments
well time to do something
even if it's wrong

in Moline .. waiting on a plane

Waiting for the plane to arrive
in Moline so I can go to
Atlanta 12-24 @10:40 am


We'll it's 10 minutes till midnight

so technically it's STILL Christmas

the rain started changing to snow as we descended

by the time we got to our cars

it was SNOWING!!!!

by the time i got home

the ground was white ..


2006 is a White Christmas

the Twelve Days of Turkey

The Twelve Days of Turkey
On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me
I'm glad we've bought a turkey and a proper Christmas tree.
On the second day of Christmas much laughter could be heard
As we tucked into our turkey - a most delicious bird.
On the third day of Christmas we'd friends in from next door
The turkey tasted just as good as on the day before.
On the fourth day of Christmas Gran came, she's rather old.
We finished up the Christmas pud and ate the turkey cold.
On the fifth day of Christmas outside the snowflakes flurried
But we were nice and warm inside - we ate the turkey - curried.
On the sixth day of Christmas the turkey spirit died.
The children fought and bickered and we ate the turkey - fried.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave a wince
When he sat down to dinner and was given turkey mince.
On the eighth day of Christmas the dog ran off for shelter
I served up turkey pancakes and a glass of Alka Seltzer.
On the ninth day of Christmas poor Dad began to cry
He said he couldn't stand the strain of eating turkey pie.
On the tenth day of Christmas the air was rather blue
And everybody grumbled at eating turkey stew.
On the eleventh day of Christmas the Christmas tree was moulting
Mince pies as hard as rock and the turkey quite revolting.
On the twelfth day of Christmas at last Dad smacked his lips
The guests had gone, the turkey too - we dined on fish and chips!

Monday, December 25


Started sox out of cp bunny hop
8 % Angora
Color is purple # 2207
Ready for gusset decreases

Last nite DEC 24
HOU - ATL l had Dante Robinson
#23 of Houston Texans and his family on the plane
This was after his team beat the COLTS

Got 1/2 hour to knit before I gotta get ready for work
ATL - INDY about midnight

Saturday, December 23

I Moline

In Moline @ 11AM
What to do?
Go hang at the mall
Now I'm gonna go to the HoliDome &
start some sox

Friday, December 22

WHO-HOO .. DRACO can fly again

a while back
DRACO lost an ear
i looked but could not find it
i have been knitting stockings so i didn't have time to
knit a new ear for DRACO
how long does a dragon ear take
anyways ..
last weekend i knit 2
then comes the dilemma
HOW to felt them
they are kinda small
TOOO much of a waste of water AND energy to wait
and felt in the washer
then it hit me as i was heating water for tea
use some of the HOT water & cup
in a 2nd cup
add water & ice
dip the ears from one to another
add a but of friction
so, i felted the new ears
as i am packing to go
i find the ear DRACO lost in my RON bag
now the ears are sewn on tight
the wings were starting to come loose
THEY are on tight too
so, on Sat Dec 23
DRACO will fly again
he is happy to NOT be spending Christmas at home alone
he is excited about the NEW places i go in Jan
i gotta finish packing
got knitting packed

who knew

NEED this

SOME people will buy ANYthing

Chocolate Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips
Were Fannie May candies that sneaked past my lips.
Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care,
In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there.
While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps
Had just settled down to sugar-borne naps.
When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the kitchen I flew like a flash,
Tore open the icebox then threw up the sash.
The marshmallow look of the new-fallen snow
Sent thoughts of a binge to my body below.
When what to my wandering eyes should appear:
A marzipan Santa with eight chocolate reindeer!
That huge chunk of candy so luscious and slick
I knew in a second that I'd wind up sick.
The sweet-coated Santa, those sugared reindeer,
I closed my eyes tightly but still I could hear;
On Pritzker, on Stillman, on weak one, on TOPSA
Weight Watcher dropout from sugar detox.
From the top of the scales to the top of the hall
Now dash away pounds; now dash away all.
Dressed up in Lane Bryant from my head to nightdress
My clothes were all bulging from too much excess.
My droll little mouth and my round little belly
They shook when I laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
I spoke not a word but went straight to my work
Ate all of the candy then turned with a jerk.
And laying a finger beside my heartburn
Gave a quick nod toward the bedroom I turned.
I eased into bed, to the heavens I cry
If temptation's removed I'll get thin by and by.
And I mumbled again as I turned for the night
"In the morning I'll starve...
'til I take that first bite!"

Thursday, December 21

"PC" Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves".
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!
The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."
And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.
So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she'd had enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.
And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.
No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.
No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passé;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.
So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.
His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere...even you.
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."

whats on YOUR needles

yesterday i started
USING Taos # 8
Aran #1014, 1012, & 1013
will use Aran Marl # 3004 for the edging
had to buy a 29" # 13 'cause i didn't want to search for my needles
not gonna put flowers on it
the original plan was leaves out of
Aran Marl & Print
in fall colors
will see what i am inspired to do once the knitting is done
sat @ Sprint for over an hour while a tech played with the phone
still doesn't work
talked to another tech on the phone
hoping it problems will be resolved next week
can't send pix
you will ONLY see text for a while

Tuesday, December 19

last of the STOCKS

Word Find

See how many words you can find, forward and backwards and names included.
There are 34.

the 12 knitting days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
One set of knitting needles.
On the second day of Christmas
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the third day of Christmas
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the fourth day of Christmas
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the fifth day of Christmas
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the sixth day of Christmas
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the seventh day of Christmas
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the eighth day of Christmas
Eight gift cards
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the ninth day of Christmas
Nine needle cases
Eight gift cards
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the tenth day of Christmas
Ten balls of Red Heart
Nine needle cases
Eight gift cards
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the eleventh day of Christmas
Eleven storage bins
Ten balls of Red Heart
Nine needle cases
Eight gift cards
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
On the twelveth day of Christmas
Twelve bags of yarn
Eleven storage bins
Ten balls of Aaron
Nine needle cases
Eight gift cards
Seven sets of needles
Six yarn needles
Five golden markers
Four magazines
Three pattern books
Two skeins of yarn
One set of knitting needles.
[by-Georgia Shank]


SO ...
I am done with the stocks
now i got too much time on my hands
since ALL i brought was the sock yarn for accessories for the stocks & the needles
Now I will use it for sox
For MOI!!!!
Know the pattern stitch I wanna use
Called Nancy to make sure I got rite
Start at color change will go for matching sox
First stitch cast on is red
Rest are white
Starting 11 am sun 12-17
Using 2 yarn balls of different colors
Not in the mood for 2 sox 2 circs 1 ball - opposite ends
Too confusing with all I have goin' on

Sun Dec 17 @ 9:14 PM
I am done with the stocks
now i got too much time on my hands
since ALL i brought was the sock yarn for the stocks & the needles
i will knit sox
i KNOW what pattern i want to use

Sun 11:35 PM

Mon Dec 18 @ 9:21 am
started knitting a while ago since I was awake
It's almost 9:30 & I NEED a nap
keep dozing off
gonna catch some ZZZZZZZZZZZ

i made the mistake of turning the TV on
Watched CSI Miami for a while
It's on A & E all morning
watched part of 2 episodes
3 entire episodes
LOVE Horatio Kane
Knit while I watched
INTERESTING the way the pin moves to the left as
the cuff gets longer
I REALLY like the Prisma

i HATE this upgrade

it takes 20 PLUS minutes to compose
then blogger screws up the post

don't have patience or TIME
to mess with this crap

Monday, December 18


When they stripped the hair
It's partially fried
Now I have to clip it up
The clips set off the metal detectors @ the airport
Time to get ready for work

Sunday, December 17

Well RATZ!!!

Got to the hotel
Went to finish the stockings
Forgot to grAB THE NAMES
SO I CAN't finish them


Friday, December 15


got up at 4 AM
got out the Clover Needlefelting kit
used red felt for Joey's name & the year 2006
used cocoa felt for the arms
i SHOULD have bought the small brush
the large one doesn't fit into the stocking far enuff
cut the sponge from
the other kit
next time
use sharper scissors to cut
use a stencil to make letters and numbers

after i finished Joey's
i did Miles

then i did Paige's
still haven't gotten the hat knit
so i will have to knit it while i am gone
won't get to mail it on time

went to do Gracie's
since Brayden & Jameson have lots of letters
in their names
the felt won't work
Gracie's needs to match
so i dug out the needle PUNCH kit by clover
the stocking is too dense to use it on
found some Lopi Bulky to use for the names
also will use it for the arms
still need to knit the hat & finish the
scarf for Gracie
hers won't be finished till probably later today or sat

what would be nice is that parents use LESS letters in a child's name
not bad for the FIRST attempt at needlefelting
i can NOT get the snowchildren to stay on IF i needlefelt
they HAVE to be sewn on
i LIKE Needelfelting
too bad i can't take it with me
it is NOW 8:40 am
i gotta PACK
fix 2 nails
get all the rest of the stocking stuff gathered
up so i can take it with me & finish them
take something to knit IN CASE i finish them
find food to pack
go to the bank
get $$ & put gas in the car
did i think of that when it was $2.02
NO ..
so i will pay $2.29
gotta MAIL Joey's stock
still can't post pix from the cell
so you will have to wait to see how the rest
of the stocks turned out
don't know IF i can post text or not
some come thru
some don't

Thursday, December 14

the "10th" reindeer

betcha didn't know
there USED to be 10 reindeers
who was the "10th" reindeer you ask
the "female" isn't allowed to fly with the guys anymore
WHY you ask
because she was MEAN to Rudolf
don't you remember
OLIVE the other reindeer
used to laugh & call him names


SO ..
i gotta finish knitting a scarf
knit a 2nd scarf
knit 2 hats
assemble 4 stockings
i gotta put the arms on the Snow Children
then the stockings need names on them
gotta pack
fix TWO nails
pick a color to wear on all 10 fingers
fix food
pack food
maybe get SOME sleep
better get started
i NEED to be in bed in 7 hours
i gotta run to the bank
gas up the car
gas was $2.02 @ 10 AM
$2.29 @ NOON
did i fill up
gotta mail the stocks tomoro
before i fly


so the hair was STRIPED!!
i didn't know how bad it looked
so, yesterday, i went to wal*mart for something
the salon wasn't busy
i asked IF she could "FIX" the hair
first she used UnColor
then Color Eliminator
then added an Ash Brown to tone it
there are still faint traces of the stripes
the color is a little lighter than i wanted but i can LIVE with it
anyways ..
i went to the Post Office to mail my Bottle Swap
a guy in line ahead of me kept chatting to me
i was wearing a Bob & Tom sweatshirt
he told me Bob & Tom are gonna sponsor a BUSH CAR next year
i kinda blew it off as a "FRIENDLY" person
it is B-U-T-FUL in Indy
Rose & i went for a walk
i have fleece pj bottoms, a hooded COLTS sweatshirt on
we went to wal*mart
some guy comes up and askes
"How are our boys gonna do?"
the COLTS .. how are they gonna do""
so we chatted for a bit
i went to put stuff from the cart into the car
a HOTTIE comes out and asks
"Isn't this a Beutiful Day"
"I am thinking of calling in sick for the rest of the day"
then we chatted abut the Exceptional weather
Rose & I go to Long John Silvers for lunch
another guy in a COLTS hat started chatting to me
Rose wondered what was up
she has NEVER seen people (guys) come up
& start conversations
with me
i too am amazed
so is it the HAIR ?????
maybe next month
i will KEEP this color
tooooo funny
i didn't think i looked that hot today
kinda look scruffy

amazing weather

57 degrees at 4:20 PM

11 days before Christmas