Wednesday, May 30


i am moving to ATLANTA
nothing definite about when
Tiff is coming to Indy around the 19th
we will sort thru, pack & thro away stuff
pack it in a truck around 25/26
drive to Atlanata
put some stuff into storage

Tuesday, May 29

ITE 4 Questionnaire

1. Name and blogger handle: Cathy Hannigan - tryin ta knit
2. Blog URL (if applicable):
3. Do you want a purse that is felted/not felted/surprise me: EITHER - SURPRISE me
4. Color/fiber likes and dislikes: LOVE all colors & fibers
5. Do you tend to be dressy or casual? Casual
6. Prefer a pal who lives in the USA or international? SURE!!!
7. Miscellaneous info (anything you want to tell your pal): will think about it

stupid post office

i sent the scarf a while ago
Wed May 23rd to be exact
it should have been delivered
lucky for me,
i used delivery confirmation
i contacted the post office to be told

Your item was misrouted.
The error has been corrected and every effort is being
made to deliver it as soon as possible.
Information, if available,
is updated every evening.
Please check again later.

everything i mail takes extra time to arrive
wonder IF stuff arrives and the person that
gets it just is too busy to acknowledge
that's why i started using Del Con


Patti was my partner for the Sock-a-Maniacs
May Flower Swap
she sent me
Jackie E-S's sock pattern
FIXATION & yellow yarn for the cuff
a yellow flowered candle
white cotton(?) for a dishcloth THANK YOU PATTI
can't wait to start knitting Jackie's sock pattern
it's one i have coveted for a while


Judith sent me a skein of Trekking
a skein of yarn dyes by her daughter
a mini skein dyed by Joni
a hand written note
2 sets of stitch markers
all neatlly wrapped

now to figure out a pattern for the sock yarn

NEW Felting Book

this book covers it all
knit & felt
wet felting
needle felting

bought it sat when i was visiting
Deb Brown in Atlanta
the owner used to live in Indy
gonna use the pattern on page 32
for the partner for ITE 4

done feltig

looks smaller


adventure bag
Cascade 220
the Heathers
color # 2449
bought 5
used less than 4
dbl stranded
Started Tue May 22
Finished Fri May 25
Felted Tues May 29
gotta dry it
then will buy parts & assemble
anicipated mailing date
Tues Jun 12

donw knitting

felting now
bummer ...
gotta buy MORE yarn for another purse
not sure what to make for ITE4

Friday, May 25


So, first off
I passengered from IND to ATL
So I got to knit ore on the bag
By the time we got ready to come back to ATL
The knitting is done
Started sox
Headin to bed

Thursday, May 24

and so it starts

First there is the idea for the sox
convert the idea to a workable pattern
to convert it
i will need this

the yarn is ordered

supposed to be here in a week to 10 dayz

better get busy with the graph

taking the idea

SEVERAL sheets of graph paper

colored pencils & an eraser with me

not entirely sure what idea will develop

gotta pack

will have to take some knitting

also taking



oh yeah

'spose i need some clothes

and food & lemonade

food is cooking

gonna freeze it

gotta make ice cubes too


bag for spring felted bag partner is close to being done

if i take it

not alot else will fit in the rollerboard


i can finish it, felt it

assemble & maybe embellish it

then it could be on it's way Mon June 4th

could take sox to knit

they are small

would need more graph paper to graph an idea or 3

bag progress

looks pretty much the same
ready to bind off or do the strap
not sure which
it's NOT gonna go with me this weekend

thinkin' on takin' sox
i NEED sox
i HAVE yarn
i got an idea or 3 for patterns
i have an idea for a bag
i have yarn
i have needles
i COULD take them with & design a bag
who knows
it mite become the bag for ITE 4 partner
or i mite take Nikki's bag & start it
too much to knit
not enuff time away from home
too many things to do when i am at home
so rarely do i get knitting time
off to pack
84 degrees outside
wonder what it will be in HOT-lanta
tomoro evening
Chicago Sun morn


so, i got an e-mail from Nancy
she is gonna be off again
to teach Twined Knitting
she had better post details on her blog
and Photos too
i learned twined knitting in 1990
WAAAAYYYYY before i started knitting sox

but the bad news
she will be incomunnicado
for a while

so i won't be able to BUG her
BUMMER for her

i ordered the yarn i will use for the Sept
Whenever Kit
i KNOW what i want to do
now to get it ALL on paper
see if Elaine, will once again,
test knit for me
that being done
gonna pack
head to 'Chelle's
gonna grill chicken & Salmon
take what we don't eat with me
this weekend
wash & vacuum the car
maybe give Chelle a pedicure

Wednesday, May 23


on Fri i sent my Spring into Summer Dishcloth
to my partner
well .....
hop on over to Mary's blog
to see what she thought of it
neener, neener

ISE 4 - DONE Knitting

Started : April 13
Yarn : Malabrigo
Color : Vermillon # 24
Used : almost 3 skeins
Pattern :
Size :5 1/2" x 7 '
Finished : Mon May 21
Hours to Knit : guessing about 40
Mileage scarf traveled : lost track after 22,000
Cities it was worked on : INDY, Atlanta, New York,
Mailed Thur May 24


when i went to mail the scarf

i couldn't find the post cards

guess i will have to mail them later


about the time the guys showed up at the gate yesterday
i thought i was about done with the bag
i missread the pattern
about 20 rows to go
then the shaping
so, i am about halfway
had i read the pattern correctly
i could have knit for the 30 minutes after
they got there before the plane did
i KNEW the FO
flew with him 2 or 3 times
thought i knew the Cpt
he said no, we haven't flown together
the FA said the same thing
inflight, i realized i have flown with the FA
on the shuttle back to the car
the Cpt i realized we HAD flown together
one leg in March when i got SSSOOO sick on the plane
and found out i had Bronchitis
they were a fun crew to fly with
2 days off
then i get to FLY again

comin' home

so as we are getting close to Indy
i realize we are getting low
you can SEE it
there was a little boy in 3D
he asked if we would see the track
told him usually NOT
to mess with him, i pointed out a High School Track
saw the RCA Dome
it was HUGE!!!!
we were circleing at that point
we RARELY do that
other passengers told the boy
we WOULD see the track
we did
it was HUGE!!!!!
he was thrilled to get to see it
several passengers remarked in all the times
they have come INTO Indy
they never got to see the track
too bad i could take pix
it was NEAT!!!

Tuesday, May 22

knitting in JFK

so, i was sitting at the gate in JFK
passengers saw me knitting and asked what it was
several assumed a baby blanket, by the color
found out that effective July 1
Smoking will be BANNED in bars & pubs in England
a nice lady that quilts sat
and talked to me off and on
she was in NYC to meet her first GREAT-grandchild
she was on the way home to GA
forget where around Atlanta she lives
somewhere around Deb
we talked about knitting and sewing
she has never seen circular needles
she has never felted
when we got into the air
i got her a cup of coffee
she said it tREALLY tasted good
better than most airline coffee
she was an enjoyable lady to talk to

What I did before 10 am this morning

New stitch markers are too small
so i had to improvise
my needles are size 11

so, today, i get to ride to JFK
sit for about 4 1/2 hours
fly to ATL
sit for 1 1/2 hours
Fly home
so, i started the bag for my Spring Felted Swap
Channon will be proud of me
i got this far before 10 am

downtown indy

the White Dot in the middle of the pic
is the RCA Dome
it's where the COLTS play
on the way to JFK
to sit & knit
get to knit as i ride

Monday, May 21

my dishcloth from Emily

Emily designed & knit the dishcloth for me
i LOVE it
thank you Emily
i also got a Sunflower Car Candle

Saturday, May 19

gettin' there

i watched Pirates 2
MiB 1 & 2
i have 4 more repeats to do till the scarf is done
that's like 2 or 3 DVDs
maybe on sunday / monday
gonna crash now
i would LOVE to get it in the mail by wed / thur
when i am off
it would be 2 weeks early
next thing to concentrate on
the bag for Spring Felted Bag

shoppin' at wally-world

so i went to wally to get food
love Garlic Chicken & Garlic Shrimp
ea bag is 2 meals
that's cheap $3.56 /bag
and tasty
and i get veggies
bought come green giant peas & corn in herb butter sauce
also a southwestern corn & beans
found Blue Bunny
personal ice creams
the containers are KUTE!!!!
bought Bunny Tracks & Banana Split
while i was wandering
i forgot to get allergy med re-filled
i saw
Pirates of the Caribbean stuff
they have bath stuff
so .. maybe i will buy some to pamper myself
was gonna go see it @ the theater
but had frozen food in the car
so i will pop in # 2 and watch the DVD
i can knit
i can work on the scarf
i really want to complete it

WHERE did i see it

have you ever been surfing and see something
think you bookmarked it
went to look and couldn't find it
i saw some Russian Nesting Dolls online
think i could find them again
now that i want to look at them again
if you find my brain
you mite as well keep it
i guess i don't need it afterall


Friday, May 18

a FUNNY pic someone sent me

Question for Spring Bag

Where's your favorite place to knit?
Describe where you sit and how you most enjoy your craft!


Summer of Socks ends the sign up soon
wonder IF they supply the pattern
i HAVE yarn ...
LOTS of yarn
thanks penny

WHO-HOOOOOO .. 'pises in the mail

i am heating water for tea as i type
in the mail today
look what arrived
Thank You Spring Felted Bag Secret Partner
whoever you are
water for tea is HOT enuff
into the Hot Water goes
Bigelow White tea w/Tangerine tea bag
also got
Black Currant flavored Black tea
NUM Red Mello Bush Rooibos
3 teas to try
as it steeps, i sip the Bigelow
onto the remainder of the 'prises i received
a DUCK with Flowers
who will be perched atop the computer monitor
2 pieces of Ghiradelli DARK Chocolate
savored one already
4 Beaded Stitch Markers
a skein of Regia Avenue Color sock yarn
a skein of Teal Fixation
a container of Sea Mist Scented Bath Confetti
i COULD go soak in the tub
a pink magnetic listpad with a "Girlie" shoe on it
and a HAND WRITTEN note
i don't do hand written notes
i have trouble reading my own handwriting
it says
Enjoy the Goodies!
your bag is in the works
I'll be in touch again soon

now to thank HER & post to the Spring Bag list

LOVE the white tea

thanks again

Stitch Marker & Yarn Swap

the swap is
partners are assigned

I knit, read, swap, work to support my addiction ..
hhhhmmm, maybe habits sound better.
I try to enjoy life, not stress too much,
allergic to housework, tryin' not to take life to seriously


My favorite colors - Blues, Greens ..
HOT PINK, Magenta, Teal, Purple (together)
My hobbies - KNITTING, reading, swaps, annoying my friends
My kitchen theme and colors - nothing special theme, colors are gold & blue
My bathroom theme and colors - RUBBER DUCKS!!! Yellow
My dislikes - working, but it supports my additions .. errr hobbies
My crafts..what I like - natural fibers for felting OR for sox .. unusual fibers
My allergies - HOUSEWORK ..
My favorite pets - none, the sea monkeys died while i was gone
My favorite scents - pumpkin & spice .. fall .. Chanel 22
Other stuff about me - i am trying to be more laid back &
not take life so seriously .. want to enjoy life ..
don't want to grow up .. eventually, find someone that
likes to travel with me .. i am TIRED of WINTER!!!


joined the May Book Swap on

this will be the first swap on this list
LOVE Nora Roberts / JD Robb
Monica Ferris
Maggie Sefton

i read
i only work to support my addictions

i am a flight attendant
if i stay home
i feel compelled to do housework & stuff like that
so, since i leave & stay away from home
i get to knit & read

My Wish List

My favorite authors - Nora Roberts, Mary & Carol Higgins Clark, Maggie Sefton ( read ALL 4 of them) Mnica Ferris, started the series again
My hobbies - i knit
My favorite books - UMMMMM
My books I want to read - the rest of the Crewel World series, The Bad Hair Mysteries by Nancy Cohen ??
My books I don't like....
My favorite type - Sci-fi, mystery .. KNITTING
My favorite colors - Blue / green (in combo) Purple, Magenta, HOT Pink, Teal
My allergies - HOUSEWORK!!!
My favorite pets - none
My favorite scents - pumpkin pie, apple cobbler, Chanel # 19
Other stuff about me - too little time

5 things to mail

going out
SP10 - part 2
Spring Felted Bag - part 1
Magic Ball - part 2
Monthly Dishcloth
Spring into Summer Dishcloth
i won't be sending the May Flower swap out today
i like to MAKE up a pattern in pattern swaps
didn't have time for the 2 dishcloths
i am having trouble with the sock pattern
give me an hour or so
& i will probably GET IT
but i don't want to mail it without the pattern
so it will go out Wed or Thur
will mail when i am NOT flying
along with
BOOK & BookMark swap
Beaded StitchMarker & Yarn swap
didn't make it to the yarn store
they close in 40 minutes
it takes AT LEAST that long
since i will hitting traffic
gotta get OUT of here
wanna get TO the po before rush hour
it's a pain on the loop during rush hour
just remembered
there is a post office 10 minutes away
wonder WHEN they close
gotta go to MY po box to get the yarn for the gloves
not starting them tonite
gotta figure out the sock for the may swap
maybe put another repeat on the scarf
think i ONLY need 2
then IT could go out on Wed too
better get knitting

rest of Magic Ball

i bought this stuff for the Magic Ball Swap
i forgot to wind it in the 2nd ball
so i am sending the stuff NOW
hope she gets it
never heard she got the first part

Spring into Summer Dishcloth

so i am mailing my dishcloth swap today
it was a challenge to get the stuff ALL in there
i have to include
1 dishcloth i made
it's a Summer theme
so it's a Sun in SUNSHINE Yellow cotton
2 a skein of cotton
3 a soap
4 something to eat
5 a pattern for a dishcloth
i included THIS one
i created it for another swap
there is also a scrubby in there - at the top
keeps anything from popping out
YEAH, like that would happen
it's packed TIGHT!!!!
put the lid on to apease the postal people
it isn't needed
and a note from me
i typed it, i can't read my OWN handwriting somedays
NOW to go see how convoluted the
NEW postal rates are
oh yeah
da partner WILL have a challenge getting
the stuff out
hope i got one with a sence of humor
if i didn't
i could be banned from FUTURE swaps
oh well
cele' vez


so, Channon
my hostess for Spring into Summer & Spring Felted Bag
said to FLASH the STASH
this Brown Sheep Bulky was obtained while i was married
i divorced Dec 91
so, it's been around a while .. not sure why it's on the book shelf
this is some of the kitchen cotton
Sugar'n Cream
Peaches n Creme
Lion Brand

some sock yarn, the kitchen cotton
the bag on the ground
is the DYE Experiment from 2002

this is all feltable
differnet weights and fiber
i am slowly depleting it
i could deplete it faster IF
i had more knitting time

YEAH, i know
i have to get it ALL organized
there is more in boxes in the spare bedroom


in 1991
at the age of 34
i started smoking
yeah, i know
that's when MOST normal people try to quit
what can i say
i ain't normal
stop LAUGHING Nancy
i resolve to quit before the
i actually quit on Sun May 6
after i ran out of cigs
but i have 67 days
till i ABOSOLUTLY want to quit smoking
quitting smoking is easier than eating right
and exercising daily


JUST found out the partner for the Tea Swap
is gonna be "50" sometime in June
NOW i will have to include something
i think i KNOW what i will do
neener, neener ....
someone ELSE that is older than i am

BREAKFAST of Champions

so when i lived in Fort Wayne
i bought the tin of tea @ Firefly
i LOVE Scottish Breakfast
it's how i wake up
sadly to say
i drank it alot & the tea ran out
it did however, last for almost 3 years
i drank other stuff to stretch it out
in Indy
i have found some Scottish Breakfast (loose)
it's almost as good
i can STILL feel the caffeine as it courses through
my veins
it's my FAV Breakfast
the infuser
i bought at Glenbrook Mall in FW
it goes thru the dishwasher
i NEED to find a 2nd one so i
can take one with me when i fly
my luck, the loose tea will get confiscated by TSA
when i go thru
will leave the loose tea at home
there are plenty of tea bags to take

Thursday, May 17

also from Mary

if you haven't got a smile on your face
and laughter in your heart,
then you're just a sour old fart

from Mary

first the "Cat in the Hat" turns
then Mary
then ME!!!!
i will know how to do it rite by the time
i get there

people can be RUDE!! -- yup -- a RANT!!

the whole thing with kids
i am almost 50
people ask
do you have kids,
usually followed up by
1) HOW selfish not to have had kids
2) is there something wrong with you
(selfish is emplyed)
had a captain ask not too long ago
with the inference that i was too selfish to have a kid
i told him that according to the BIBLE
children were a blessing in a marriage
meaning I am unmarried, so i should NOT have kids
this is NOT to say
that deeply religious couples necessarily have
a multitude of kids
i have a friend that can't have kids
i told her, before you put your body, mind & spirit
not to mention sanity & monetary resources
thru fertility testing
make sure it's something you BOTH want
the expense will add stress to the situation
the tests are EXTREMELY invasive & personal
it is costly - $12000 is about the norm
so, now when someone asks
do you have kids
before they get a chance for ANYthing else
i tell them the BLUNT truth
i was pregnant twice
they were both tubals
i lost both my tubes
3 so called "SPECIALISTS" & $15000
and i still couldn't get pregnant
i guess that GOD doesn't want me to be a mom
it shuts them up
in many cases
the pilots never ask me anything again
it's a subject that keeps coming up
in alot of cases
people decide since i didn't have children
i CHOSE it
basically, GOD made the decison
i have to live with it
mostly, i am ok with it
so, before you go making a snide remark when
you see a woman/couple without kids
about the selfishness of being childless
GOD has a plan for each of us
NOT all of us were created to be a parent
it doesn't make sence that some of the parents
on this earth
are lousy & should NOT have been allowed to

it's 52 degrees

10:40 AM
it's 52 degrees
at least i don't have to use AC
errands to run

gotta mail the Monthly Dishcloth Swap
hope i don't get a violation
for improper mailing container
the point of life is to HAVE FUN!!!
almost ready to mail the Spring into Summer Dishcloth
heard the postal service REALLY upped the price
of mailing odd sized stuff
so i took the stuff out of the bottle & will
mail in an envelope
it was a PAIN to take out
so, better i took it out
than to upset someone i DON't Know
had i know this
i would NOT have done the Spring into Summer one
in the same fashion
too late - that one goes in a bottle
she WILL have difficulty getting the stuff out

8 Random things

i got TAGGED!!! by Marigold

Write 8 things about yourself, then tag 8 more people to do this.8 random things:
1 i don't have kids .. never will
2 i didn't start smoking till i was 35 - it's been off & on since
3 domestic beer kicks up my allergies - i rarely drink it
4 my music tastes are eclectic
5 i don't watch tv- it's not plugged in - at home, the only reason i watch
it on the road .. nothing else to do .. time to get books on tape or figure out
how to download audio books to the i-pod
6 i am a sucker for an accent
7 i like to knit hat, scarves, mittens & gloves but HATE to wear them
8 i fry post toasty crispy if i lay out to get a tan

now WHO to tag


CHAN tagged me -hehehe i WILL get her back .. when she doesn't suspect it
Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here are my facts:
1. i NEVER expected to stay at the Post Office so long (25 years)
2. When i was 30, i wanted to be a Flight Attendat, but at the time,
there was an age restriction on New Hires
3. i REALLY want to get out of Indiana - I have been here almost 40 years
4. i like solitude
5. i speak American, not English
6. i can create my own patterns, sometimes it's just easier to have a
pattern to follow than to have to think
7. i never wanted to go to New York City, but now that i have been
there, i want to go back

I'm Tagging

Wednesday, May 16


Knitting Survey(Mark bold the things you HAVE done in knitting, in italics the things you PLAN or WANT to do in knitting, and do nothing with the rest)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn - NANCY didn't TELL me about this stuff
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting - WHAT???
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money - i got paid to knit stuff - so i guess
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting - don't know what it is
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

What have you learned to do that has marked a definite change in your knitting life? learned continental