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Some Cute Cat Photos
September 11, 2009, 5:48 pm
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So I think I can blog now from my iPhone. This may mean a huge increase in blogging production. Now I think most blogs with no pictures are kinda boring, so how about pictures of our three wild kitties. First there is a picture of Stewie, he’s a loooong cat. Next is Prince Oliver, we nicknamed him Puddin’. I don’t know why we call him that, but I’m pretty sure he thinks that’s his name. And then there is Nigel aka Babycat. He’s the youngest and such a sweetie. He also makes me have great respect for Moms of toddlers, as he can be a little needy. They are all completely adorable and we love them to pieces. Okay, the photos are upside down. Nigel is first and Stewie’s picture is at the bottom.



Seeing The Harlot
April 30, 2008, 7:38 am
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Well last night was the big night. Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot was here in town to give a speech to promote her latest book, “Things I Learned from Knitting … whether I wanted to or not”. Her talk was great, more intellectual than I thought it would be. She talked about how knitters have mental advantages over other people. It was both funny and fascinating. I think that I saw my friend from the comments Melissa from Banana Migraine. Melissa, I was too shy to come and talk to you, you looked like you were having a fun time with your friends. I got The Harlot to sign my book and had some pictures.
<a href=”http://The Harlot Signing My Book“>
<a href=”http://Me and The Yarn Harlot“>
My personal highlight was after she handed me my book she said she really liked my sweater I had on that the flames “rocked”. That was awesome! The Harlot liked my sweater!! Wow!!

Now on to my knitting, I have photos for you. I finished the first Earth Day sock for Mike B. I started on the second, but am running low on yarn. It takes a lot of yarn to make socks for a size 14 foot on size 0 needles! Here is my progress so far<a href=”http://First Earth Day Sock 1“>
<a href=”http://Earth Day Sock Close up with Flash“>
<a href=”http://Earth Day Sock Close up no Flash“>

I worked on the second version of the hemp socks while I waited and while The Harlot spoke. I got a lot done. It is pretty rare that I just sit for a few hours and knit without interruption. Here is a shot of where I am and I tried to get a close up of the pattern for you.
<a href=”http://Progress on the Hemp Sock“><a href=”http://Hemp Sock Pattern Close Up“>

I also have some new yarn to share with you. At the coffee shop we had “fun sock day” last week. That made me think that I would like some socks that match my uniform I have to wear. After much searching on The Loopy Ewe, I decided that Numma Numma Baby Boo in Spinach and Brown Rice was the perfect shades to match my apron and the coffee.
<a href=”http://Numma Numma Baby Boo in Spinach and Brown Rice“>

I have been trying to “go green”. Mostly in my cleaning and personal care products. It is really unbelievable when you look on the back of most facial and body products how many chemicals they have in them. I’m trying to avoid products that have anything with paraben in them. It is almost impossible. I have found some things, but it has really opened my eyes. You think because companies know you put these products on your face and body that they are safe, but I’m not sure that is their first concern.

I’m gonna go downstairs and watch last night’s Idol. DHC said that David Cook was the best. Have a good week everyone!!



I give up
January 23, 2008, 9:00 am
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I’ve written a long post twice this morning and it’s disappeared both times. ¬†I give up, I’ll try again maybe tomorrow.



Love Is In The Air
April 10, 2007, 9:27 am
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The computer and camera decided to play nice.  Enjoy!!

LadybugConservatoryPool Photo

Ferrari Store



Winter Wonderland
February 7, 2007, 2:15 pm
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Here is what it looked like out our office door last night before we left work.

Snow Photo

All in all, I think Peyton and the boys are better off in Hawaii.



A Tale of Two Socks
February 6, 2007, 2:59 pm
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Before I start telling you about my socks in progress, let me give you a baby update. Reece Merrill was born Friday afternoon. He and Mom are both doing fantastic and the whole family got to go home in time to see the Colts win the Superbowl. Here is a little photo for you:

 Reece Merrill

   Now on to the knitting portion of the program:

     completed-camoflague-sock.jpg                               

This a crummy picture of the first completed camouflage sock.  Second sock is well underway which for some reason unknown to me you will not be able to see a picture of.  But trust me foot and heel are already finished.  Nervously watching the Superbowl provides lots of knitting energy.  I also did a little yarn stash enhancement this weekend.  I went to the sale at the Knit Stop and bought some of the Noro yarn. 

Noro Yarn

I also bought black felting yarn to make David a felted messenger bag.

Yarn for David’s Messenger Bag

I know you are all just totally excited about a picture of black yarn.  Maybe David is excited, I forgot to tell him I bought it! 

Weather Update:  It has just started snowing, we are due to have 4-7 inches today.  Yes, I did manage to drive the Jeep today.  And I will have David with me as my co-pilot/navigator we we go home later today.

Back to the Superbowl for just a minute.¬† Troy really covered the spirit of excitement over at his blog,¬† Growing Sense, but I just wanted to say how wonderful it is for the good guys to win one, not that the Bears are the bad guys, although they do have one player that had to get special permission to leave the state due to some legal issues.¬† I read something online where they called Peyton Manning “whiny”.¬† I have never heard him whine, EVER!¬† He has taken more crap about not being able to win the big game than anyone since Steve Young and he never once rubbed it in.¬† I don’t think I could be that classy.¬† I’d be all “How you like me now, HA!”¬†

Peyton Manning

So Peyton, enjoy Hawaii, you’ve earned it!



It’s a Boy!
February 2, 2007, 9:54 pm
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Quick post update:

My friends Jason and Beth just had a baby boy!  Mother and baby are both doing well.  No name yet!