Friday, February 29

plate warmer # 3

so, Sue wants to learn to knit sox

she came to my house

i gave her enuff yarn to knit at least 10 pairs of sox

then forgot to take a pic

gave her some readers too

she needs them for the sock knitting

while she was learning sox

i felt the NEED to knit

so i started another tam
the first hat was blocking on a plate
someone asked what it was
i replyed "Plate Warmer"
it stuck
2nd plate warmer should be done drying
i could WEAR it since it's cold out
winter usualy comes to Georgia before now
and is USUALLY done
not complaining
the weather is better down here
than up north
and NO SNOW!!!!!

Thursday, February 28

make-up & hair

so, i tried doing
something with the hair
and adding make-up
of course in a day or so
the roots will be adjusted
but as of 2-28 @ about 2 pm
this is what i look like
with Sue's help

Wednesday, February 27

blocked & drying

9:00 pm 2-27 => DONE KNITTING!!!

too many things to do, not ENUFF time

you know how it goes
you have a LONG to do list
some things get done fast
others at a snails pace

well ...
the handle of the rollerboard broke
i could still use it
the wheel broke
since i wasn't sure where to go to
get it fixed
i bought a cheapy @ walmart
i went to Hapeville
to get new wheels
tomoro or in a day or 3
i will go to Fayetteville
to get the handle fixed
had i known that someone in Fayetteville
could fix it
i would have had it fixed
it's easier to pay someone to fix things
so i can accomplish something else

gotta take the uniform in
to be altered
it's too tight
hopin' she can let it out an inch or so
re-attach the buttons
fix the hem (maybe shorten it an inch or so)
saw some shoes in Hapeville
do i NEED new shoes
will they hurt my feet
they ARE Dansko
the list of things to do isn't getting any shorter
i keep finding things that need done
if i stay home for a month
will i get ALL Caught Up??
do i really want to get caught up

Tuesday, February 26

met the woman who owns this site

CORN yarn

here are a few of the possible color
choices for the Corn Yarn
that i will design sox for
NANCY is dyeing the yarn

coffee sleeve for Gabby

so, i decided to try to personalize

a sleeve

5 letters is a challenge

next time i won't use so many letters


i won't make it so large

got 2 sleeves from one skein

and enuff yarn to make at least one more

her name is done in the

slate SWS i had left over

from the Tam

lattes vs calories

i was warned against lattes since i want to
reduce my waistline
too many calories

well IF I buy it ... yeah
they add sweetner (honey i think)
to Tazo Chai that Starbucks & Seattles's Best
use as a base for their Lattes
they use 2% milk

at home,
i use 1%
will buy skim next time
and tea with NO sweetners added
i am only getting the calories
from 2/3 cup of 1% milk
and if i am using 2 tea bags
per cup of Latte
i am depleting my supply
of tea
i haven't counted how MANY types
i have
maybe i SHOULD


so, i bought a cappicino machine
Tazo Chai & Oregon Chai are about the same
is YUM, YUM, YUMMY as a Latte
it's GREAT as hot tea
Bigleow Apple Cider is great as a tea
as a latte .. nah
so, i have LOTS of teas
some herbals
some greens
some blacks
some loose
some in sachets or bags
gonna try them as lattes
not sure what will determine IF it's good
in latte form
guess i will HAVE to try it to see


Nancy got in some sock knitting yarn
it's made from corn
don't ask me how
she is dyeing /has dyed it
she picked colors I would like
i may have to buy some of ALL of it
i want WHITE (un-dyed) for the mitts & headband
it will be the snowflake
if she sends me pix, i will get to decide on the color
hoping she gets it in the mail today
i need it thur so it can go to Mexico with me on Fri


so i got home yesterday afternoon
i noticed there were TWO daffodils
in the front garden
went out to dinner with a friend
saw a few hedges of forsythias
i LOVE forsythia hedges
and Daffodils
they are so brite & cheerful

i will live in a house that
has Forsythia Hedges
and big beds of flowering bulbs
and beds with Azaleas
i will admire everyone else's

had major t-storms today
knocked over the planter on the back porch

gonna go outside and walk for a while
taking the cell so i can take pix
will update them here so you can see
the wonderous things i get to see
when i am home

had FUN this past weekend

i have flowen with both pilots before
will fly with Adam on Fri to Mexico
Sue was FUN!!!!
she is here on Thur & Fri
so, i will start to teach her to
knit 2 sox- 2 circs
she is a BLAST to work with
i want to work out
she wouldn't let me drink pop
we did hit the treadmill
and talked about knitting, sewing, crocheting
crafting in general
her family
i had SSSOOOO much FUN flying with her
she made a list of what i have to do
while i am off
her friends call her "MAMA SMURF"
she is such a mom
but in a GOOD way
she told me she will try to bifd to fly
with me in April
we could be dangerous together

Tam 2 = "B"

think i started this around 2-22
as of 2-25 / 10:07 PM
i got this far
i LOVE the way it looks
reminds me of Easter Eggs

from Patti

Florida Strip Poker

i don't know WHERE Penny gets these

but OMG!!!!
window washer

Saturday, February 23


got to work with Sue
then we worked out on the treadmill for 1/2 hour
ate salads @ Jack-in-the-box
back to her room
gonna teach her to knit sox
gonna be FUN!!

Thursday, February 21


haven't been to a pajama party in over 30 years
Nancy is having one at her shop for
members of Whenever Again & New Yarns
i will be getting yarn to design sox for the party
the sox will be sold to the groups in April
the party will be held in the shop
Fri March 14th after it closes
it's gonna be FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!

i gotta buy new jammies & slippers
wearing them to the airport
and on the plane
will get pix

i NEED to learn to hand felt small stuff
so i created another coffee cup sleeve
will hand out the pattern at the pj party
then will post it to my blog in April

it started as Shannon's Fault

so, for my partner for SP10
i made her a sleeve 'cause she
drinks LOTS of Starbucks coffee

since she didn't know who i was
she called me Mary

i made a few & lost the directions
people keep asking me for one
so, i reknit one today
tweeking the pattern
gonna knit a few this weekend
using left overs

coffee cup sleeve

it's LARGE enuff
to cover the 16 oz cup
maybe i should have
felted it a bit more
wonder how it fits a 20oz cup

did i make it too big??

paton's classic wool

2 hours to knit

20 minutes to felt

# 8 circs

tam blocked

looks better blocked

Wednesday, February 20

got this from Penny

NEW series

the 2nd book
Mayhem in Miniatures
comes out in Aug
this looks to be a good treadmill read


what some people will TRY to do

Bud Light Ad

BudLightC...mpa (2.5 MB)

new meaning to talking out of your butt


Can you pass the Citizenship Test

i got them all right
guess i won't be deported
had me a bit worried

what i am reading now

so, i started the Suspect
by John Lescroart
gonna hit the treadmill
& read some more
it's SO GREAT not to have to
wear readers
oh yeah ..
this is a sequel to a book
i already have but haven't read

once again ...

i have been tagged by Penny

This is a very easy one for those of you I tag.
The Rules
1.Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages.
2.Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence.
3.Post the next 3 sentences.
4.Tag 5 people

OK, so the NEAREST book is
No Idle Hands (i'm not sure why i got it out- it's on the nightstand)
so following the rules
page 123
The ensuing sock knitting craze gripped the state and
assured that no Alabama soldier would lack warm socks
even though he suffered from other shortages. Attached
to a shipment of 12,000 pairs went this note from the knitters:"[M]any willing fingers are diligently plying
their needles to furnish much more needed socks."
These fingers continued until Alabama's heavy casualties
compelled them to produce linen and bandages for hospitals.

but the book i am reading is slightly farther from me
on the floor
The Suspect
haven't gotten to page 123 yet, but here goes
"God-dammit, Stuart! It never happened is not the
same thing as they won't find out. Because they always
find out!

now ... who to tag
Cathy in Ohio
Keppy (from INDY)

Tuesday, February 19


finished reading ALL the
Janet Evanovich/Stephanie Plum books
not sure what i will read next
will be knitting on wed thur

my day so far

had an eye dr appt @ 9
got up @ 8:45
made it on time
the eye doc decided to have me
try bi-focal contacts
i can see my phone without readers
i can read
play on the 'puter
life is GREAT!!!!

talked to the lady @ storage unit
she is a TEA drinker
she told me where the health food shop is
came home & played with the cappicino machine
on my 2nd cup of chai latte
not even noon
and i have accomplished stuff
gotta do laundry next

Britain is Repossessing he USA

A Message from John Cleese
To: The citizens of the United States of America:

In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).
Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections.
Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.
A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix-ize will be replaced by the suffix-ise. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').
3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell- checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.
4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.
5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.
6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.
8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.
9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.
10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.
11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. New Zealand beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of British Commonwealth - see what it did for them.
12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie McDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.
13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try Rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.
14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.
15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.
16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).
17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.

God Save the Queen.
Only He can.
John Cleese

Monday, February 18

FUN despite Mother Nature

so, in case you haven't heard
there were tornados & T-storms
around atlanta the other day
messed with alot of travel plans
we were on a plane for a while
got to houston about 2:30 AM
several hours late
had fun flying with Chandler
then Rose
will fly with FO again soon
Cpt has a great sense of humor
but he got a stupid song stuck in my head
ya know the add for
the one with the guy working in a fish place
it's his favorite song
now i got it goin' thru my head
no knitting
and very little reading this weekend

Sunday, February 17


cp & i walked to McD's
i got a salad & SHAMROCK SHAKE
it's my calcium for the day
been getting leg cramps when i am
on the ground
need to drink more milk & eat
more yogurt
bought a cappicino machine so i
can NOW make my own Lattes
$10 supplies makes 16 lattes
instead of $4 a hit PLUS gas
i drink lattes when i fly

gonna knit

got a few hours to kill
just finished # 11 Stephanie Plum
so, i will work on the 2nd tam
will have 2+ hours to knit in ATL
before i head to HOU

Friday, February 15

i JUST died

i got home from El Paso
no mail
so, on a lark
i checked
I DIED when i opened the mailbox about 6:08 PM

the death came swiftly but NOT painfully
in the form of a warm green hat
embellished with a butterfly

death can't be bad if it's via a butterfly

also found a tin of altoid
and SOMEONE did me a favor by eating them

instead of altoids
i found

a tiny knit heart
and a bracelet
and some REALLY neat stitch markers

and a note saying
Sorry, you are dead


i love it all
and the painfree death as well

Thursday, February 14

at 2:15 .. the doorbell rang

with much trepidation
i went to answer it
it was Fed-Ex
dropping off a package for the room mate
mail had come
NO hat
i live for a while longer
if it's NOT in friday's mail
i will get it late afternoon / early evening
i won't get it till mon nite
around midnite
i did received notice that the usps
delivered my weapon of death to tracy
about 5:08 PM

need a day off

putting in for May 22nd off
INDY comes back to the BIG screen
hopin' there are 2 more
both with the kid
adding DAD would be better
can't wait
gonna start watching the first 3 now
so i am prepared for INDY
when he returns

Wednesday, February 13

get to liive another day

so, the mail has come
the hat didn't
i could use the hat today
it's almost freezing out

oh well..
like George Burns used to say
i'm not in the obits
so it's safe to get up & start the day
yeah ...
missed breakfast
need to fix the nail i broke yesterday
when i fell off the rollerblades
need to do laundry
need to pack
wanna knit

the return of winter

the temp has been dropping all day
it's NOW 34 degrees
i played on the internet
i finished reading # 10
now, i s'pose i should do something
even if it's wrong
gonna go see IF i am dead yet
maybe then, i'll have an excuse to get out of bed
gonna eat breakfast
made a cup of tea
mite knit
not dead yet


about a year ago
in time for the March '07 swap
i posted my wish list here

now i probably need to post a NEW one

are you a knitter or crocheter? Knitter
I love to make .. hats, mittens, gloves, sarves, sox, dishcloths & felted bags
i really want to make ..
my favorite yarns are .. natural fibers
my wish pattern is ..
my favorite hooks or needles are .. circs
i really wish i had ..
my favorite colors are .. blue & green, purple, magenta, hot pink & cobalt blue
my hobbies .. knitting & reading & walking (treadmill if it has to be indoors)
my kitchen theme & colors ..
my bathroom theme & colors ..
my dislikes .. acrylic, shoveling snow
my crafts .. what i like .. knitting (it's portable)
my allergies .. HOUSEWORK, mild allergy to peanuts
my favorite pets ..
my favorite scents .. pumpkin pie & autumnal
my favorite novels or magazines .. Janet Evanovich, Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwall, Carol Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton
other stuff about me .. life shouldn't be about drama ..
when i turned "50" i decided to take life more slowly,
appreciate what it is


so, a while ago
i found some jewel jitterbug
i have black sport luet
i was gonna knit the mitts
but they would look better
in Jewel & WHITE
i am waiting for the
white to arrive
found this hat pattern
not sure WHY i like to knit hats
i rarely wear them
BUT i like this hat
don't NEED another hat
gave away 5 when i moved
but THIS hat keeps calling to me

Tuesday, February 12

from Sam,0,1036393.blurb

Tam "A" = DONE!!!

needs blocking

but i LOVE this tam

just what i need

for 60 degrees in Atlanta

i get to live another day

the mail arrived
the hat didn't


real LIVE growing in the dirt DAFFODILS
i LOVE Daffodils
they mean,
they are sssoooooo cheerful
spring is almost here

walked for an hour thru the woods
heard birds chirping
saw a creek that s NOT totally dried up

muscles can be felt
lungs work

gonna eat lunch & maybe go out again in a few hours
maybe after dinner
gonna make pineapple upside down cake

so ...

i strapped on the elbow pads
i strapped on the knee pads
i put the blades on
i put the iPod in my jean pocket
i went outside
locked the front door
put on the wrist protectors
i LOOK ridiculous
and slid across the fron tporch
if the pillar had NOT been there
it would have been ugly
i have white paint on my shirt
didn't hurt the left elbow
i landed partly on my butt
NO pad needed there
took off the blades
and the pads
got OFF the driveway
went back into the house
put on shoes
think i will WALK
it's safer

another thing to WORRY about

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from Debbie

options for today

i have had 1/2 my calcium
in the form of a Vente Chai Lattee
i mailed the weapon of death

what do i do now

i can hit the treadmill & read
i can finish the tam
i could rollerblade
where did i put the blades
it is GORGEOUS outside
if you don't hear from me
i killed myself trying
to act like a kid

Weapon of death ...

at 10:58 am
the weapon of death
started it's journey to kill
Tracy in Austin
she will be dead by sat
maybe sooner
IF i don't get the mail
i won't die


i was confused on the deceases
Debbie Barisa explained it to me
i'l finish it today
i mite start the 2nd one right away
i am thinkin'
of knitting 2 out of the same
color & pattern
just do a shadow
this will give me the practice i need
for the gloves
today is Knit to gethers
afternoon @ Assisted Living Center
evening @ Books-a-Million
i will get a CHAI LATTE tonight
buying a cappichino/expresso machine
then i can make them at home
1 large = 1/2 my calcium for the day

on the way to the po

MARIA finished my hat
i am guessing it is on the way
my death is immenent
Tracy's hat is on the way to
the PO
i will send off HER weapon of death
before MINE arrives to cause my demise
the ne Maria made me
will be kinda of compliant
i WILL wear it when i
go to KOLD places

Monday, February 11


the weapon of death
will be sent to the victim on tue


The weapon of death is complete
Too bad I can't send it until tomoro

10:30 mon - gotta fly

finished 37 out of 49

ready to decrease

the hat is ready for decreases
stitches are on 2 circs

ANOTHER good one from Penny

Sunday, February 10

FUN at work

SO, it's been a FUN 2 days
half th etrip is now over
last nite when we got to Knoxville
we went to get food & drink
i got carded
today, i slept in
sleep GREAT in Knoxville & Midway
it's the hotel beds
ate breakfast
came back to the room
talked to a friend i hadn't talked to in a while
not i have 4 hours to work on the hat
while we sat in ATL yesterday
i read instead of knit
finished 8 1/2
started 9 when i got back to the room

havin' fun at work

if i spend too much time with Elizabeth
i will make Pam sound like the YANKEE
havin' a BLAST!!!!
pilots have a GREAT sense of humor

Saturday, February 9

row 17 @ 3:40 PM

i gotta get ready for work
think i leave in 40 minutes

things i FORGOT to pack

shirt to wear IF i go out
tea cup
water for tea
# 6 DPS
dental floss

finished # 8

so, i have one of the
in between books to read
before i go to 9

12:12 pm

so, i need something to drink
forgot water
i can drink tea
well ..
took the tea mug out of the bag
used tap water
i got REALLY weak coffee
can't make tea out of it
forgot to bring pop
guess i COULD go buy a pop
no way i am using the water in the
coffee pot to make tea
back to where i was
when i had to frog
got 3 hours i can knit

Hat Attack

MY death comes via
a 16 year old that lives in
i am so excited

Tracy lives in Austin
i LOVE Austin
mite have to bid to overnite there next month

my brain doesn't work

i forgot a cable needle
i forgot the # 6 for the cast on & rib
so, i am doing the entire hat on 8
i was cruising along on row NINE
when i realized
i forgot to cable row 7
froggin i had to go
first cable is IN
i LOVE this hat pattern
mite make one for MOI!!!!