Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm Back!

Time was against me, and then, the computer was gone for some work! Hubby (who is celebrating for the Red Sox ~ big time!) started some college classes, and the computer needed some more ram, and some new programs, but when we added all of that, the computer got wonky. I guess it had something to do with bitmaps, or some other computer stuff. I don't know what, all I do know is the computer was acting weird, it was gone, and now it's back, and working!
I have absolutely no idea what's been going on with all my fave bloggers, so I have a lot of catching up to do.
I did get some knitting done, though. I have some dishcloths to go in the gift pile, and I made myself some fiber trends clogs. I still have to felt them, though. I had such a great time knitting them, that I've decided they will make great Christmas presents. I do not want to think about that, yet, but if I'm making gifts, I'd better get started asap!
I'm making my mom a pair that are the opposite colors of mine. Her cuffs and soles are the rosewood color, and the uppers are brown. Her feet are so tiny (yay!) that the prefelted pair almost fit me now. The ones for me are huge! I also got yarn to make some for my MIL, and SP is going to buy yarn for some for his girlfriend, and his other Grandma.
Lil' Diva and I have a Halloween party at her school tonight. We're going to be Hippies. Since the clothes for it are already here, it's an easy one. I just borrowed some clothes from my boys, and LD has one of my broomstick skirts and a tie dyed shirt. I will definitely post pics. You have to see LD's afro. She wanted one so bad, and I finally figured out why. She loves SingStar, and she sings "I Will Survive" every time she plays it. Well, the singer (Gloria something with a G?) has a fro, and LD loves her! When she first put it on, she kept singing the song. Funny girl.
Thank you for the nice comments you left. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you. Yes, LarjMarj, MM was a suspect in the missing hat. All of the kids were, they really like it. lol Lucky them that I found it.
I guess I've rambled enough. Time to go catch up on some blog reading and commenting! Yay!!!
Have a great Monday and Knit-On!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My Guys

Here are my guys. SP and the Hubby posing for a senior picture. I had to put a pic of my other guy, MM, on here, too. I finally found my green hat. I couldn't find it all Summer. The last time I'd seen it was in March, and when I got out a jacket, since the weather was turning cold, there it was in the sleeve! You can't see his dark brown eyes in the pic, but they look just like his daddy's. :)
I owe two people a meme, and I promise I'll do it someday! Really!!
Today, Little Diva and I went to a pumpkin carving extravaganza that Carrie and her hubby organized. What fun! The local famous pumpkin carving guy was there, and he gave a demonstration before we all got started on the pumpkins. He carves a bunch of the huge 800-1000 pound pumpkins every year. Very cool!
Then my best-best friend and her sister and I went out for lunch. (Yeah, at like 4 pm) hehe Sorry, Carrie, but I saw the baby, and she's so cute! And getting big. Penny told me not to be teasing Aunt Carrie, but I just can't help it.
See, Carrie's best-best friend is my best-best friend's sister. We are quite a lucky group. I was thinking about how special our friendships are after lunch. Penny and Lisa have lived in many places, but the relationships they made with Carrie and me are special. I really feel like they are more like sisters to me than friends. Whenever I count my blessings, they are right high up there on the list. I could get all mushy about it, but I'm just too full, and tired right now. lol
I have been knitting on the second pinwheel blanket, and some dishcloths. So exciting, right? I've been spinning that gorgeous superwash Carrie got me for my birthday, too. It looks so neat. Now, where is that darn camera? I think I'm about ready to spend my birthday $, too. I want wool!
Speaking of wool, I have some exciting news. Besides teaching the knit classes to the kids, I will be teaching all of the third graders to spin! They will be making their own cd spindles, and the teacher is ordering wool. It's going to be fun!! I can't wait to start. It's going to be pretty soon, I think.
I've got to plan out my time better, though. Hubby has gone back to school to get some art learning, so the computer is in use a lot! I don't mind, though. This is going to be great for him, and in the long run for all of us. Maybe there will be lots of $ for more wool! hehe
Well, as usual, I sat down here planning to write an entertaining, but organized post, and rambled. Oh well, when I find that extra time I'm always dreaming of, I'll do something great!
I'm off to spin!!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dancing, spinning, knitting....

The Homecoming Dance was attended by my SP and his girlfriend! This is big news here. SP is a homebody. He usually skips all of that school stuff. I'm so glad they went. Look how cute they looked!!

Here's another picture from the Senior Pictures taken a while ago. We look so happy, awwww! I think this is one I'll have to print out and frame, along with the one of him and his dad, posing in front of the same gate. I'll have to post that one sometime, it's neat.

I've been spinning, and knitting! I have some new yarn. I think I might knit a hat out of some two plied merino I spun. It turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself. No pics right now, though. My darn camera is having issues, and it's just such a hassle to try to mess with it.

I'm working on another pinwheel baby blanket, this time out of cotton-ease. Three of the discontinued colors, blue, light blue, and mint. I think it'll be really cute, it's so soft, too. I finished another pair of booties, and a hat for a baby. I love these patterns. The set I just did is pink. One of LD's friend's mommas is having another baby in the spring, and the news got me in the knitting mood.

I also made a soap sock on special order for another etsy seller. She has a really neat blog, too.

So, I have been so busy, I have once again turned into a lurker on all y'all's blogs. Lurking and looking at fiber to spend birthday $ on! I haven't spent any yet, but I have seen alot of stuff I like! It's so weird, when I have $, I don't spend it right away, but when I'm broke, I spend like there's no tomorrow. ??

I haven't answered any comments or emails, either! I am so naughty! I really do appreciate all of the birthday wishes, and the nice comments, I'm just a busy, naughty girl. Hehe, wonder what kind of freaks will land here from those words?

I also got the most adorable birthday card, handmade by Rhoda! I'll try to add a pic later. (Camera's a butt, remember?)

Gotta go get ready for work. Hope everyone has a great week! I'll be lurking!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

What a great weekend!

First of all, thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!! I must have been very good this last year, because I got lots of great gifts. :)

I think Hubby must have taken some spoiling lessons from Becka's Hubby. He spoils her real good. My Hubby spoiled me real good this year, too. He didn't know what to get me for my birthday. He knew I wanted wool, of course, but I never sent him any links of where to get the stuff, so he struck out on his own and came up with a different idea.

I got a gift certificate for a fancy shmancy spa here, to get a hair-do, and a massage, and a manicure. Of course, I'll ruin the manicure as soon as I leave, so I'm getting a pedi instead. Mmmm, I can't wait! What a smart guy. That wasn't even it, he also got me a binder and plastic sleeves to keep patterns in, so I don't have to re-print everything over and over, and the final season of Charmed on dvd. Whatta guy!! :) See, I'm so spoiled!!

Then, my mom got me a little family prayer thing on a mirror, and a jewelry box that looks like a Faberge egg. My MIL got me tanning minutes, and $ (for wool) and Hubby's aunt got me a certificate for a class on lamp work beads (and $ for wool). I do need another craft, don't I? lol I've been wanted to learn bead making like that for a long time. Torches and glass, heck yeah!! I'm going to go to the class with Hubby's cousin. It should be so fun! And, his other cousin and his wife gave me more $ for wool!! I feel so spoiled! I hope it doesn't go to my head! I'm already starting to feel like a brat. Hehe, just kidding.

The most important thing was that we had a nice family gathering (with cake)! I love seeing everyone, and getting to share my special day with them.

Once again, thank you all for the birthday wishes. I love feeling special, and being a busy mom of three, it doesn't happen enough!

I owe so many emails, and I even owe Becka an answer to a meme that she tagged me with. I'll get to it, I promise, but Hubby took the day off and the kids get home in 3 1/2 hours! We need to squeeze as much as we can into it! We never get to see each other alone during the day!

Have a great (gasp) October!!