Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bad news

This is a serious post. No knitty news today. Just so you know.

Well I was watching Walk the Line last night, and I heard this car horn. It kept honking so I went to see where it was. It was in my driveway. I walked out on the porch to see who it was, and it was my aunt.

Now at first I thought, "Oh now what?". I hadn't seen her in years. And as far as I knew she wasn't keeping up with the family. I haven't seen or talked to anyone on my dad's side of the family for a long time. There are a lot of bad memories and most of the people aren't too good either. I have an uncle who has been in and out of jail and has a very bad temper. So I am a bit scared of him and hadn't wanted to be around him. Not just for my sake, but for my kids.

Then there is my grandmother. I haven't seen her since my Papaw died. She has a very bad habit of doing things and saying things that really make you sick. Not to mention the fact that she is always doped up. And what really clinched it for me was, that while she was supposed to be receiving friends after his funeral, she went out and had drinks with another man. While the people were still at the house. That was just so wrong on many levels.

Then a few years back, another aunt comitted suicide. I hadn't seen her in quite awhile and didn't go to her funeral because I just wasn't comfortable with that whole situtation.

Now all of this and more was going through my head when I saw her. So I went to see what she wanted. She just bluntly told me that my dad had died. No small talk first, she just flat out told me. I really didn't know what to say or what to do.
I haven't talked to my dad in a little over a year. In fact the last communication I had from him, he told me that if he died, not to bother coming. At the moment, they still haven't said conclusively what happened. About 10 years ago he had tried to commit suicide. (which is the main reason I didn't go to that aunt's funeral) So I am thinking maybe he did it this time. I just don't know what to feel or think at the moment. I guess it won't seem real until I get all the final details.

It just kind of opens up all kinds of stuff I had hidden away from myself. Sorry, but I just had to get this off my chest.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

LOST and some Fun

For any LOST fans out there, I found something fun. Someone has created a countdown clock like the one on the show. It counts down and even starts beeping just like it does on the show. It gives you a little window bar that you click on to pop-up the cursor so you can enter the code. Then it re-sets itself. I haven't let it get to zero yet, but I will eventually. You don't have to let it run all the time, but you could if you wanted to see how it's really like down in the hatch. Have fun.

I also have some new Dr. Who links in my sidebar. Under "Places I visit".

And here is something I saw on Lorette's and Mouse's blogs. Plus a couple extra.

Mechanical Intelligent Construct Keen on Yelling

Malevolent, Intimidating Creature Kindled by Yuckiness

Minx Imparting Carnal Kisses and Yeses

Monday, March 20, 2006


Well a finish anyway. I have been watching the first two episodes of Doctor Who over, and over, and over. He seems to fancy that word. Oh yes, I was talking about a finish wasn't I? I am done with my Hermione Hat.

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Here it is on my model. Although she kept moving so it's not a very good picture.

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Next I will probably work on the mittens. You have to have a matching set.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Spring is upon us

I was reading through the new Interweave Knits and found a picture of knitted and crocheted food. There were some crocheted deviled eggs. And I wanted to make one. There was no pattern and I didn't find any searching online. So I just decided to try and do one on my own. This is what I came up with. Here is the side view.

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Here is the top view. I don't know if you can really see it, but there is a sprinkling of "paprika" on top.

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I am obviously in a "springy" mood today. Either that or I just want some deviled eggs.

I knitted some on the Hermione Hat last night. I am finally starting with the cables. When I get a few more rows done, I will show you the progress. Right now all the detail you can see is the ribbed brim.

While I was knitting, I was watching Doctor Who. They made a new series and it airs on the SciFi channel on Friday nights. It was pretty good. Made me want to see the original though. Aw, nostalgia. It's great sometimes.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

An award

I have been given an award. I have been named a Shrone by the original Shrone herself. You can go check out the Hall of Shrones to see who else is there. The picture I added a few posts earlier is the one used on my Bio. I can now proudly tag my sidebar with this:

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She sent me a Shrone gift. I just love it. Thank you Lori! For the award and the gift!

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And now back to regular stuff.

Today I went to A.C. Moore. I had a 50% off coupon, and couldn't resist. So I used it for this.

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I also found a bargain bin. I got these 4 big skeins for $5. Not bad huh? It's all blue, wine, green and beige.

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After I finished my Weasley Cell Cozy, I started a Hermione's Cable-and-Bobble Hat. I will post a pic when I get into the cables. Love them cables.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

On a break

So I took a little break from knitting on my shawl yesterday. I like working on it, but everyone needs a break from lace now and then. I have had a pattern for a Weasley Cell Cozy for quite a long time now. So I thought I'd try it out.

I ran out of the maroon color I was using, so I had to use the gold to make the sleeves and the pull-string. Here's what I ended up with.

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And here is my phone on it so you can see the size.

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I didn't do everything exactly like the pattern. I made a few mods here and there. And if I make it again, there are other things I would do differently. It's amazing how in the short time I have been knitting, I would know different ways to get things done. But I am sure most of you out there have read a pattern and thought: "Now I could do that much easier this way." But it was fun and it gave me the rest I needed. Now back to Rosy.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Adam!

Today is my hubby's birthday. We won't say how old he is today, because I am 6 months older than him. He likes to remind me of that often! Just kidding me of course. But today he is the same age as me and will be for a few months anyway.

I met him on Tuesday, February 19th, 1991. It was kind of a blind date. Someone I was working with at the time was staying with his aunt and uncle. I had just come off of a really bad break up and she thought I needed to meet someone new. So I went over there with her that night. Right after working all day at a fast food restaurant. I was very lovely when he first saw me. In that lovely uniform smelling of burgers. So I took a shower and got myself together. He later told me it was a nice improvement.

He taught me to play darts. The others put me on his team. You know the whole get them closer together thing. We went walking around outside for hours just talking. We made quite a connection. I was also going to stay the night with the girl I worked with, so I slept on the couch. The next morning before I left for work I told him bye and gave him a kiss. That really shocked him. Then on Saturday he asked me to go with him and gave me a ring. We were teenagers after all.

He asked me to marry him on August 9, 1991. And on May 1, 1992 we were married.

Hope you have a great birthday baby! I love you!

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Monday, March 06, 2006

It only took a month

It finally came. I got my Super Bowl stuff I ordered. Today. It could have been worse. The company had already sent me a letter telling me they might not be able to fill my order. That was last week. They must have gotten a new shipment after they sent the nice little letter. Or they found out I wasn't at all a happy camper. They smartened right up didn't they?

Here is the first item. The original Terrible Towel. This one will be waved during all future games. Excuse the crappy quality. Just imagine a really bright yellow color.

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Here is the second. This is the commemorative Terrible Towel. I am really considering framing this one. I want it to stay just as it is.

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And here is the third. My t-shirt. All is well with the world now. Or at least my little hunk of it.

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Still working on Rosy. Hopefully soon I can give you an updated picture. Until then, I leave you with this picture. I will explain what it is soon.
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Friday, March 03, 2006

I got the bug

The Olympics are over and done. Some got the gold, the rest of us are in awe of your accomplishments. Even though the deadline has long since come and gone, I still want to finish my Rosy. I am still having fun with this pattern. Even with all the quirks. But as always, I will wait till I have finished the chart I am on before taking another picture. You can't really see progress with a few extra rows.

And as if this project isn't big enough or lacy enough, I already know what I will work on next. I may not work on it only, but I want to spend the majority of my knitting time on it. Here it is.

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What do you think? Have I got the lace bug or what? And this isn't the only thing in lace I will be doing. I also have my eye on some other patterns I have. And since I have the yarn for them all, why not? It feels good to dip into what I have and come out with the yarn I actually want to use for my patterns.

And if I use most of what I have, I can get more right?

Mischief Managed

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