Friday, November 30


started the scarf
6 1/2 repeats
took a few hours

making progress on the
thumb gussets

Thursday, November 29


i was right about the math
i will proceed with the mittens

about ready for a thumb gusset

yeah, Nancy gave me basic info
did i follow it
went my own direction
well ...
i did use the needles & stitch count
she recomended
yeah i KNOW ..
i can hear her now
all that whining & i didn't follow the directions

thanx for getting me this far
it's after 10 am

i can call & bug you now
will get past the pesky thumb gusset soon
i THINK I know where to put them


so, i started the mittens
(Nancy gave me the basic math)
to match the hat
gotta figue out where the thumb goes
(Nancy gave me directions for plain jane mittens)
i like them so far
will put up a pic IF the internet will play nice


did laundry yesterday
i thought i was being smart
thro the sox in a lingerie bag
when i take them off
the Austerman Step get their own bag
pull it out before adding softner
well .. like i said
i thro the rest of the sox in one bag
the Lucy Neatby are hand wash
they came out fine
they are black
some of the black came off
on the Pink Sox
i'll still wear them


A Note from: Santa Claus
I regret to inform you that, effective immediately, I will no longer serve the States of Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas on Christmas Eve. Due to the overwhelming current population of the earth, my contract was renegotiated by North American Fairies and Elves Local 209. As part of the new and better contract I also get longer breaks for milk and cookies sokeep that in mind. However, I'm certain that your children will be in good hands with your local replacement, who happens to be my third cousin, Bubba Claus. His side of the family is from the South Pole. He shares my goal of delivering toys to all the good boys and girls; however, there are a few differences between us.
Differences such as:
1. There is no danger of the Grinch stealing your presents from Bubba Claus. He has a gun rack on his sleigh and a bumper sticker that reads: "These toys insured by Smith and Wesson."
2. Instead of milk and cookies, Bubba Claus prefers that children leave RC cola and pork rinds [or a moon pie] on the fireplace. And Bubba doesn't smoke a pipe. He dips a little snuff though, so please have an empty spit can handy.
3. Bubba Claus' sleigh is pulled by floppy-eared, flyin' coon dogs instead of reindeer. I made the mistake of loaning him a couple of my reindeer one time, and Blitzen's head now overlooks Bubba's freplace.
4. You won't hear "On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen.." when Bubba Claus arrives. Instead, you'll hear, "On Earnhardt, on Andretti, on Elliott and Petty."
5. "Ho, Ho, Ho!" has been replaced by "Yee Haw!" And you also are likely to hear Bubba's elves respond, "I her'd dat!"
6. As required by Southern highway laws, Bubba Claus' sleigh does have a Yosemite Sam safety triangle on the back with the words "Back Off."
7. The usual Christmas movie classics such as "Miracle on 34th Street" and "It's a Wonderful Life" will not be shown in your negotiated viewing area. Instead, you'll see "Boss Hogg Saves Christmas" and "Smokey and the Bandit IV" featuring Burt Reynolds as Bubba Claus and dozens of state patrol cars crashing into each other.
And Finally,
8. Bubba Claus doesn't wear a belt. If I were you, I'd make sure you, the wife, and the kids turn the other way when he bends over to putpresents under the tree. Sincerely Yours, Santa Claus

Wednesday, November 28

a HAT!!!!

so, i made a BUNCH of mistakes
in the ISE scarf
so much for thinkin' i could knit & watch TV
so, i got mad
i want a KWIK knit
i forgot i would have to pay attention to this one
it's Bernat Natural Cables hat pattern
the yarn is Bernat Natural Alpaca
in peony color
i converted it to be knit in the round
used 2 circs to knit it
Nancy sent me a generic pattern
that i will add the cable too
wish me luck
i SHOULD be cleaning my room
and doing laundry

Sunday, November 25


it's cold & rainy in atlanta
gonna rain all day tomoro
got up with sniffles
hit wal*mart for vitamin "C"
forgot it
had to put on pants & jacket
when i left the house
did get soup
think i am gonna go back to bed for another nap
been wearing sox all day
no knitting today

scarf progress

1 skein = 2 feet close up
it's fuzzy

Friday, November 23

Harvest Sock DONE!!!!!

so, yesterday
the weather was BAD
flight to White Plains was cancelled
spent Wed nite in Atlanta
it was 6? degrees out
when we left
had to passenger to White Plains
so, while i was waiting for the plane
to arrive to take me to White Plains
i took out the knitting
3 Gate Agents told me they want a pair of sox
several passengers ( i don't KNOW) want a pair of sox
anyways, like i said
i got to be a passenger
so we could fly (work) the flight back
got to see YOLANDA!!!!!!
i really miss not seeing her more
than to say hi & bye
yeah, SHE wants a pair of sox too
she wears size 10 shoes
when i asked her what size
another passenger told us about the measuring the arm
trick that Julia Roberts used in "Pretty Woman"
anyways, on the flight
i got to knit
the woman that sat next to me was excited that
i was knitting and she could watch
Yolanda was braggin on me
telling the woman about how great a knitter
i am and the KEWL things i have made
i haven't made HER a pair of sox
so, like i said,
i finished the Harvest Sock for the partner
so, i showed the finished sock to Yolanda
she took it
she played show & tell
showed half a dozen other passengers
what i can do
Yolanda got off the plane in White Plains
we came back to Atlanta
temp dropped to around 50
i started the scarf for ISE 5
the Gate Agents & Customer Service Reps
brought in food and asked us to join them
i ate too much
knit some more on the scarf
it's FUZZY
flew to Chicago where it's 28 degrees
time to crash
maybe knit for a short while
it's 42 at home
will show you a pic when i get home

da bag

it should arrive in the pal's mailbox on fri
so i can show you what it looks like
it's the large Cherry Blossom bag by Noni

Thursday, November 22

da scarf

do i like it
i will knit some more
if i decide i don't like it
i can rip it out & start again
i DO have the Panda Silk sock to work on

Tuesday, November 20

Harvest Sock Swap

dyed the Louet Sport for my
i have a ball wound
i worked on a pattern
i didn't lke it
i frogged & started again
NOT gonna show you what it looks like
in case she stalks the blog
she added the red, orange & green
TANX!! Nancy
the yarn is fun to knit


these replica of antique sock blockers are made
by Jerry Hodge
i bought 2 pairs
1 for SP11 pal
1 pair for Harvest Sock Pal
now i need to get some for MOI!!
if you want a pair


finally found the post office
mailed the Bag for the Fall Felted Bag Exchange
and both the Oct & Nov package for SP11

since i moved,
some of the little things that were gonna go
into the packages were misplaced
found em last nite when i was goin' thru bins
so, NOW more stuff is on the way to the "NEW" homes

working on the sock for the Harvest Sock Exchange
should be able to finish it while i am gone this weekend

then i gotta decide on the scarf


so last trip was mostly fun
the bag has a broken zipper ( 1 month after gettting it)
the handle broke & about the same time
it's kinda fixed
well ....
the bearings are going in one of the wheels
AND the wheel is cracked
so, i have to buy a temp bag
and send this one in to be fixed
it's 2 1/2 years old
last leg of the trip
caught my hand in the door mechanism
guess WHICH 3 fingers got caught
the longest finger on the right hand
bruised the fingertip
bruised the nail
broke the acrylic on the nail AND the nail underneath
i forgot how much i used that finger
last nite
i wound the yarn for the Harvest Sox
started it
didn't like it
about 1/2 way down the leg
got things to do
like PACK

Friday, November 16


having fun at work
Erica is a BLAST to work with
work with her next week
worked with both pilots before


in the mail
this yarn EXCEEDS expectations
this sock is being knit for Whenever Again
its the Nov Kit
last week i was knitting the black sox
this week
i am knitting this one
same captain
he asked what i was knitting
i told him a sock
he asked if there was a sock shortage
i LAUGHED!!!!!!
told him no, not as long as i keep knitting
it's 46 in New York
50 at home

Wednesday, November 14

lousy picture

finished the black Lucy Neaby Celestia Merino
but you can't see the details
will take a better pic when i get back mon
gotta pack & get some sleep

Tuesday, November 13

LOVELY November Day

it's 71 degrees out

went running errands in
shorts, t-shirt & flip-flops

now i am sitting here
shorts & a t-shirt
NO shoes


windows are opened

mite have to kick back & relax
knit for a while

NEED to finish Current SIP
so i can free up the needles


y'all have fun in the north
but it WILL be cold enuff in NYC this weekend
so i will need to have sox
so i had better finish the black ones
then i can wear them IF we go out anywheres
life doesn't get ANY better
need to find the camera so i can
SHARE what i see as i goof off

Sunday, November 11

view from the hotel window

we landed in White Plains New York
the hotel is in Stamford Ct
this is what i see when i look out the window
YOU do not get to see the SPLENDOR of leaves

Friday, November 9

on the Needles


for work i need

black or navy sox

the ONLY reason to wear pants

is for warmth

then i will have to wear sox

so, i started a pair of Black Sox

using Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino

bought it @ Stitches & Scones while

i lived in Indy

i was working on them at the airport till Julia

arrived at the gate

then, we started talking

i can't count (properly) and talk too

now i get to knit in the hotel

there are LOTS of lights in the room

they are ALL by the bed

got the pattern figured out

ready to start the heel flap
yeah, i KNOW the pic isn't the best
it's a TEASER!!!!
gotta get ready to fly to NYC
more knitting later tonite

another stalker

Last nite
Midway - Atlanta
a woman got on the plane
and said "Hi, again!"
you look better
the person behind her asked if she knew me
i told her
she is one of my stalkers
as she got off the plane
she said
"See you in a week or so"
"glad you are feeling better"

i MITE get to see my older brother on sun

i fly IAH home
get in about 9:55 pm
my older brother is gonna be at ATL
flying in from KC Mo @ 8:37 PM
sit for 2 hours
go to JAX about 10:59 PM
so, we may meet up in the terminal

Thursday, November 8

What Else ... SOX!!

REALLY love this yarn
so much in fact
that i am considering buy a 3rd skein to make
a 3rd pair of Striping
Reverse Fraternal Sox
they feel GGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-888888888888888

been knitting sox
currently it's 22 degrees in SUNNY GA
guess i will be needing sox

and the BEST news
been home for 4 day
no allergy/asthma issues
AND i haven't had to take meds

i have been outside running errands
not holed up in the house knitting
people i talk to on the phone
tell me i SOUND happier
others i run into
tell me i LOOK GREAT
they keep asking about the "GUY" in my life
no guy

laundry is done
i am packed
gotta run to put gas in the car before i go to work
got the NEW J D ROBB to read
and another book to read IF i finish the J D ROBB
there is a treadmill at the hotel

so i will be reading on the treadmill
taking the current SIP
about 10 rounds & i can start the heels

Black sox for work
using Lucy Neatby yarn
it's almost 8:30
gotta drink a 2nd cup of tea
eat breakfast
take a shower
and to quote Porter Waggoner
"Do something, even if it's wrong"


Wednesday, November 7

Fall Felted Bag arrived

Becca did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!
Thank You Becca


Becca sent me a handwritten note

i have lousy handwriting,

can't read my own half the time

in the box that arrived at the PO Box

was a Brown Felted bag with shoulder straps

the straps are GREAT!!!!!!


some Werther's Originals

some tea bags

shower gel in Pumpkin Cinnamon

one of my FAV Scents

it's in the bag - NO!! i am not packed

some age defying hand lotion

also in the bag

some tea

a Christmas Bell Ornament with my Name on it

Knitting to go

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

a BOOKMARK that says

"Learn from yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tommorow"

some "IRISH" recipes

and Belles of Ireland seeds


i will LOVE carrying the bag around GA

and where ever i go as i travel

and the IRISH stuff is Much appreceiated!!!

STILL waiting

the mailman has NOT brought the yarn
for the scarf
OR the Harvest Sox
the item i ordered for the Fall Felted Bag
the last thing i am waiting for
for SP11
it looks like i will have to wait another day
to mail the FFB & SP 11
i KNOW they are holding my packages hostage
because they are mean

RECEIVED my Harvest Sock from Kim

and she did an EXCELLENT JOB!!!!
there was a Hand Written note
you don't know how much that it means
to me that you took the time to write
me a note
THANK YOU!!!! the yarn is Lorna's Laces Sport
in a pink & purple called Iris Garden
it's the Monkey Pattern by Cookie
it's one of the patterns on the list
of wanna knit for MOI!!
the fit is PERFECT
now i get to try to match it
she also included some TOFUsies in a pink/purple combo
that i hadn't seen yet
a tin of "Newman's Own Mints"
didn't know he made mints
chocolate leaves in FALL COLORS
i have been blessed recently
i moved to an area that has a LOT of trees
as i drive to run errands
i get to see Fall Foilage at it's best
NOW i have
Fall Foilage in a bowl on the table
to remind me of Kim's thoughtfullness
i LOVE FALL and the changing of the leaves
she sent me some Fall Leaves Stitch markers
so that i can enjoy FALL every time i knit

Tuesday, November 6

Halloween with the GrandKids

my older brother, his Grandson & Daughter-in-law my younger brother & his 3 grandkids
they are getting SSSSSSOOOOO Big

Sunday, November 4


because of the pets at Deb's house
i moved out
in the last several weeks
i have had NO sinus, allergy or asthma flare ups
the headaches & migraines are gone
the stomach issues have been resolved
the chest pains have stopped
as have most of the symtoms that were associated
with menapause have subsided
i sleep now
i have had several passengers that had been on
planes in the past few months
tell me i now look & act happier
i don't look like i suffer from allergies
i have run into a dozen or so members
of flight crews that i used to see in Indy
they all tell me the same thing
Georgia agrees with me
life is tranquil & serene
the best part
when i come home
i don't smell a cat box
i can walk bare footed thru the house
and not have to worry about stepping in
cat yak, dog pee or dog poop
life is GREAT!!!
back to knitting sox