Friday, December 29, 2006

When You Get an F

Use it!

Julie gave me an F and I'll do my best to Fixate on it. The idea of using the letter given you is to Formulate 10 topics, truthinesses, themes or things with that letter. If you Feel the need for one, let me know, I'll send you one of 26 that I have on File. Let me start by saying, F is for Fluffy!

A pillow from Santa! OK, I bought it myself, but I love it just the same.
Let me Further elaborate on this ths F thing Flying around in my head. For instance, Family. Enough on that subject. Can you tell there was an incident at Christmas? Fkng right there was, and although I Fought the good Fight, I'm still Furious.Well, just a little. I can't be bothered because I do have Friends that can melt away any Feral Feelings I may have about issues past. This Fraternity I belong to, this world of knitters who blog and bloggers who knit is all I need to to stop my urges to Fidget and Fret and otherwise do away with the undesireables in my life.

Hey! This is like a first rant! I've never been pissed here before and man! This Feels Fabulous! Now for the Funny: A Friend who happens to be a knitter/blogger has a story of a Field Mouse. Well maybe not from the Field, but you know why I tossed that in.

Completes this series!

Over AND Beyond!

I've been wanting this for Forever! I Freakin LOVE Emily Post! And Peggy has done a wonderful job in continuing what her great-grandmother-in-law started. A true surprise from Santa. Along with a diamond necklace, I was a little Fawned over.

Received on Christmas eve from Rhymes With Fuschia for participating in Knit Unto Others.

This yarn Feels like heaven on earth! I'll be digging through all the books, zines and patterns for something special. I can't stop Fondling this yarn! Lucia, your Fiber Talents are Fantastic!

Now that Christmas is all but a memory, I can now Focus on learning my new position at work, and knitting. Since there will a Fasting of Fiber in 2007, I only have tomorrow to spend my gift certificates at my LYS. I plan to have a nice time there as this will be my cooling down time. A time to renew the Fun and Festive spirit that was squelched on the eve of Christmas day. A time to push aside the Female curse placed on us when we reach certain ages. I gotta get out of Florida! It's still in the 80s and ladies, I'm on FIRE!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

One More for the Road

You Are a Snowman

Friendly and fun, you enjoy bringing holiday cheer to everyone you know!

Which suits me just fine! And if this were not enough,

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Knit_and_Run sent to me...
Twelve somethings drumming
Eleven somethings piping
Ten somethings a-leaping
Nine somethings dancing
Eight somethings a-milking
Seven somethings a-running
Six somethings a-knitting
Five so-o-o-omethings
Four somethings
Three cats
Two marathons
...and a LiveJournal meme in a pear tree.
Get your own Twelve Days:

That totally cracks me up, cause it sounds like something I would sing to myself. I'm lost in the activities of making sure the house is clean, the laundry and grocery shopping are done so all I have to think about is baking cookies, reading blogs and knitting. Snowman, finished.

He has taken his rightful place with the other snowfolk collected over the years.

Surprisingly, they haven't melted. It's only like 80 fric n degrees here! Can we get a chill here or SOMEthing? I also managed a couple of ornaments, I was really lazy this year. I made a few for the bosses at work (golfers) and a couple for the fiber lovers, me being one of them.

Stuffing novelty yarns into glass balls is fun! Not a single bandaid was needed! A few felt bags for oddly shaped gifts and my niece's bear with her scarf and "purse" to keep her lipstick in. heh heh, her mom & dad will love that. She's 3

Go here:

I gave. I emailed the Harlot. Knitters really showed em we're here. There's another way to give,

go here and see! I did that too. And speaking of giving, January's coming quickly. So I'm making one more for the road.

Merry Christmas my friends

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas Time!

After getting my butt kicked by the flu, I think I can resume Christmas festivities. This is the longest time I've gone without posting and I think Michelle believes I've disappeared.

Speaking of Michelle, sweetie pie, you made me feel like a million skeins of yarn when I saw this:

Would you look at the bag? It's knitted! I'll also have good supplies to document the festivities in the scrapbook and look at those gift tags! Purses! Uh that lovely Regia sock yarn is now being compromised to Megan who really wants socks from it! The coffee is all gone, Michelle, you KNOW what I like! A million thank yous! And I know yous is now a word cause it's in the dictionary. Not mine, but it's in the new one. And now for something completely related:

A holiday meme that I first read at Maryse's.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate with marshmallows please.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? They're wrapped and in the most imaginable ways possible. We've given shirts in pizza boxes. They were not used for pizza!

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Both. White outside-it's the only thing that makes it seem cold. Colored on the tree.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yes

5. When do you put your decorations up? Depends. I like them up as soon after Thanksgiving as possible.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Christmas eve-traditional Italian feast baby!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? The Christmas morning we woke up and there was three feet of snow! It was just like in the movie Christmas Story when Ralphie looked out the window and proclaimed, "Wow!".

8 . When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember, but I was about 6. It was & still is, hard to keep things from me.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes sort of. Christmas eve at one SIL's, then ours are opened Christmas morning, then more at other SIL's in the evening. We're rather spoiled over here.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Lights, wood bead garlands and many ornaments that were handmade through the years. Before children, I actually cross stitched ornaments. HA

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? It would make front page news across the US if it snowed here. So I guess we'd love it.

12. Can you ice skate? Are you kidding? I can barely walk with grace.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Yes, a piano.

14. What's your favorite thing about the holidays? The spirit of it all.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Cookies!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Going to Karen's Christmas eve, to Eileen's Christmas evening then crashing on the 26th.

17. What tops your tree? An angel, I really hate doing that to her though.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I always wanted to be Santa Clause.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I love them all, but Nat King Cole's Christmas Song.

20. Candy canes yuck or yum? Yum, but only one per year is necessary.

21. What's number one on your Christmas list this year? That ALL our troops would be home with their families.

Now a little Christmas knitting that I said I wasn't going to do. A scarf for my four year old niece, cause she loves to play dress up. A pair of fingerless mitts for a co-worker who lives in Michigan. I also made a "goth" stocking for daughter 1's boyfriend.

I added another project to my list after making this:

I have a snowman collection, so when I had three sea urchins in my craft stash, this just popped into my little mind. Some things just come out as you envision them. I hope my knitting will too. I went and joined a knitalong, I must be insane.

Since I'm also joining in on THIS knitalong or should I say diet along, which also coincides with THISI better hurry and get the yarn. This is going to be a year that will test my very will. Integrity I'm not worried about, I'll tell if I slip.

Monday, December 04, 2006

My Life. My Blog.

Here's a cool meme I found at January One's. So , I downloaded the form here, took a self photo, I was cracking up by the way, and here you go.

I'm in Meg's room cause she has the best self pic photo op in the house.

I've been caught up in all the Christmastime glory-The shopping the wrapping the decorating and man am I tired. I hope to get in some good knitting tonight. I finished 3 squares for Firefly and they're ready to ship. This was the most realistic way I could participate in the Knit Unto Others put together this year by Margene and Carole.

I always want to do way more than I can and when I was younger it was always all or nothing. Now I realize I can not look at this as a "Go big or go home" thing. If I do just 1 thing that helps another, then it's good. If I just wish I could do a lot, I've DONE nothing. I'll continue to do what I can. Of course, The Betties knit things all the time for whatever is calling to be done. That's our group's only requirement: 1 item per year for charity, whatever you want, however big or small. I can live with that. Girl One made a sketch for me (in about 15 minutes no less) I think you'd enjoy. she draws all her sketches with black ink and colored pencils. It's her knitting insert large smile here.

PS, I don't think the meme page is large enough to read. Blogger and Photoshop are playing tricks on me. Don't worry if you can't read it, it's not that exciting. OK, I checked, it's tiny. If you click on it, it's readable, but still not terribly exciting. Happy knitting!