Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wiki Waki Meme

Here's your assignment should you choose to accept it. Go to Wikipedia, type in your birth month and day.
Then post the folowwing on yer blog.
3 Events
2 Births
1 Holiday

Mix and match as you please, it's your blog! Here's mine, no toilets involved this time-thank jeebus.

3 Events:

Romulus Augustus 475 Romulus Augustus appointed emperor by his father as he fled western Rome. Thanks pop!

St. Ausutine, FL 1565 St Augustine is established, it is the oldest city in the US

If you're ever in Florida, it is one cool place to visit. Lots of history here.

Henry Hudson 1609 Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay. What? No else noticed a bay sitting there?

2 Birthdays:

Elizabeth Ann Seton 1774 (d.1821) Elizabeth Ann Seton 1st US born citizen to be canonized. We share the same middle name.

Jack Black 1969 Jack Black actor We share some silliness

1 Holiday:

Feast day of Augustine of Hippo 354-430 Do not! Although I loves me a good feast.

Just a reminder, the Red Carpet Convertable pattern is available for a worthy cause and a minimal price.
Annie and her family truly appreciate it. If you have a personal experience, or just want to leave an uplifting word, you can do it here:

Friday, June 29, 2007

Red Carpet Friday

The call is out, Annie is in trouble. Please spread the word. Please go here and find out how you can help, and be thankful for your blessings.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dog Daze of Summer

It must be summer, fur balz are sleeping under the influence everywhere.

While I've been slaving away; knitting.

Another string bag completed. This one knitted from Erin’s pattern,
was fast and fun. It took me Sunday to Sunday to knit, so you should be able to knit this in about 2 hours.

The string for this was gifted to me by Nancy. Hemp For Knitting in a DK weight color #102 or chocolate brown for those of us who like a more scientific term for colors. I used almost 2 skeins (almost 300 yds) and some beads I had by my chair. Doesn't everyone?

I liked this very much, thanks Erin! I'm going to plagiarize myself on the String it Along site
just to save a little time. What's that blue thing off to the side of this finished bag you say?

I do believe that would be a first sock! The Lacy Summer Sock from Knitting Lingerie Style.
These are knit on US size 3 dpns in Knit Picks' Bare fingering weight that I dyed with Wilton's food dye. I'm getting gauge so I'm one happy camper. I had to make socks so I can use the blockers I bought from Becky. Go there! Contest! I'll wait.

A big THANK YOU! to Michelle for cheering me up again when I needed it and always screaming at me if I go away too long motivating me to keep the contents here fresh. Thank you lovie!

Linus on the other hand, is not at all interested in dogs or projects of mine, unless he's in the mood to play that is. But mostly, he just shows his great enthusiasm as much as possible.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Scavenger Hunt

I'm sidestepping this Friday's Eyecandy report to bring you a contest entry submission for Erin.

A scavenger hunt! It was fun, but time sure flies when you're looking for certain somethings. This was fun Erin, especially when I upped and ran away from my husband in the middle of a conversation to get the camera and chase the ice cream truck that tauntingly drove right by my face. I think a photo of his expression would have be funnier.

The Hunt List:

Knitter in public

Easy. I see these every week

Ice cream truck

Bad picture I know, keep those cameras on your person at all times folks!

A Sock

It is so!

Library Card

I told you I can read

Ball of green yarn

But of course!


I see these all the time too, us living in the same neighborhood and all.

Street Sign

Not fancy, but it’s mine


It is kind of fancy. The petals feel like velvet

Public work of art

Le mountain by the Hulk (rollercoaster) at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
Because we’re so well traveled

My reflection in an unexpected place

I don’t remember what I was trying to photograph here, but all I got was me

Someone in a catalogue pose

This season’s grads

Funny billboard or sign

I know of really funny one, I just never thought to photograph it, so here’s a funny joke:

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a
particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where
they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.
>Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their
travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on
Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked
into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an
email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her
email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.
> Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home
from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory
following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting
messages from relatives and friends.
> After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The
widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw
the computer screen which read:
> To: My Loving Wife
> Subject: I've Arrived
> Date: October 16, 2004
> I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here
now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just
arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared
for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your
journey is as uneventful as mine was.
> P.S. Sure is freaking hot down here!

And that concludes my scavenger hunt. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Oh Come On!

Carol --


A person who falls into an outhouse and dies

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

When life hands you cotton, make string bags. After running out of yarn on my first attempt, I pulled out the heavy artillery just to make sure. After digging around in the stash, I found this 2 lb. cone of cotton that I bought eons ago. How could someone forget having this thing in the house? Maybe someone who's just a little over enstashiated?

I couldn't stop til this was done.

I like this bag. It looks dainty enough, but it can hold quite a bit. I will make another after I try a few others. The next one will be knitted and have some real specs to go with it. This one is from an older pattern crocheted with a size C hook in a pure cotton that wasn't marked. I got it from an indie crochet house about 3-4 years ago and it's perfect for this kind of project.

Seems the string bag thing is the general mood for knitters and crocheters alike these days, so I'll just keep making them until I stop. There's been knitting on the Gracious Parcels front and the Dishcloth Fun gang is at it for the month of June too. I've also worked the UFO Resurrection Forever Tank as I'm calling it.

Now I can literally say I'm up to my armpits in knitting. The arm shaping is about to commence, but the directions are right now clear as mud. Do this on this side while doing that on the other while every other row doing this and don't do this on every 5th row or something like that. This is now a "I have to knit this at home where I can think" knit.

I also want to make the Larger Than Life Bag from Interweave. And oh looky, I just happen to have some cotton yarn for it.

A draw string bag made about 10 years ago from a kit.

Now if you'll pardon me, I have to step outside to use the facility.