Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Message for Norma

Everyone knows that Norma is the national spokeswoman for the Red Scarf Project.

It's time to gear up for the 2008 action! You can get the details by going to Norma's Red Scarf Project 07 site. If this doesn't make you a little teary then baby, you's cold! There's more info on Red Scarf at the Orphan Foundation of America's site also. Even if you can't participate, please give it a shout out, maybe a few of your readers will!

I promised I'd try to somehow translate Gwen's Red Scarf Pattern in crochet, believe or not, not everyone knits. Yeah I know...So not as easy as it looks, but I did come up with a tunisian/afghan stitched pattern that's a tad close. If any one is interested, I am writing the stitch patterns up. Norma, anyone still asking about crochet? Or are they finding their patterns?

Tunisian view 1

Tunisian view 2

I figure if Norma can devote endless hours to this project, the least I could do was devote a post to it. More to come...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sigh Candy Friday...

It's A Boy!!!

When a friend in your knitting circle has her baby three weeks "early" there's only one thing to post about. Congratulations!!!!

Excerpt from email today:

The baby was born on July 25, 2007 at 4:24 pm. He is 6 pounds and 17 3/4 in. long. We're going to announce his name to the world at large next Wednesday, but for now the hospital has him listed as 'Master (Last Name)' which has a very nice ring to it. Maybe we'll just stick with that. Mom, baby and Dad are all doing great. He has full head of hair, sharp fingernails and is devastatingly cute.

More to follow later.

Dad & Mom

Fun Facts I dug up for the new mom:

Your baby's birthstone is Ruby (Contentment)
Your baby's Astrological Sign is Leo
Your baby's Flower is Larkspur or Water_Lily (Green, Russet and Red )
Your baby was born in the Chinese Year of The Pig
Your baby will start kindergarten in 2012, be old enough to drive a car in 2023, finish high school in 2025, and will graduate from college with the class of 2029, give or take a year. Can you imagine? This time last year you weren't even pregnant yet!


Thursday, July 19, 2007


This would be the current state of my internet connection lately. Every night around 9:00, I start losing the connection. I can't even get into my mailbox or anything. Time for call #2 to the tech squad. Hayelp!

Today was rather strange at work. I mean, how often does your employer have a career fair at work? I mean other companies were there to hire us! Tres` Beezar!

Life as I know it is taking a strange turn. I only hope the nice girl I talked to will really pass my CV on to the hiring manager as promised. heh

The best thing to happen all week? I won a contest at Knitting4Shirley’s!
That just made all the craziness that is work life these days just disappear (insert happy smilin' me here)

Don't worry, you won't be seeing any pop-up ads here, but you may see nekkid photos of me on the internet. My husband won't know either, cause we likely won't have access to the internet any way.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Die Candy Friday

What would happen to your blog if something happened to you? It dawned on me the other day that if I were to unravel to the big yarn shop in sky, who would know? Who would care for that matter, but how do I get the word out without all that inconvenience of coming back from beyond and scaring the shit out of all my friends and family? And so, the Last Post and Testament was born. No pun intended.

This burden task would typically fall on a family member who should will probably be an enlightened muggle. This little document will serve to further confuse the living daylights out of help them in one of their many tasks in finalizing your worldly pleasures duties. I'm also writing instructions on how they can sell off my stash and supplies, they'll need that to tap into my retirement fun funds.

Last Post and Testament

I ________________________ being of creative mind and and therefor, slightly insane, do hereby bequeath my last rites of blogship

to_______________________, who will carry out the task of final posting and keeping of or deleting said blog as she/he deems fit.

Any names and/or blog/email addresses contained herein, are those people whom I wish to be notified that I will no longer be leaving comments on their blogs or responding to theirs on mine due to the fact that I am no longer.

If, however, it is possible to do so, rest assured, I will be blogging from wherever it is that I may wind up, providing of course, they have Wifi.

Should the designated Recipient of this blog not have one of their own, instructions for posting are on page 2 of this document.


Your name and blog URL


Don't forget the details people, you worked hard to build what you have, don't let it just fade away.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I'm Buying Me Some Leather Pants

Since I've had this honor bestowed upon me, I think it's time for leather pants and a tattoo. Thanks JenLa!, you really made my day!

I was one of their 5 nominated, so I'm passing the stardom on...each of you then go make a star out of five more and make some one's day too. K? K.

1. Debi: She was the first professional blogger/knitter to reach out to me when I didn't know Jack about either. Now I now Jack well enough to know I still have a truckload to learn.

2. Michelle: Because she is sweet beyond belief.

3. Bridget: Because she makes me think, and Bridget, I would have nominated your Carol for this too, but that would just piss you off.

4. Jessie: This woman makes me pee myself on a regular basis and although that's not considered a dignified thing to do, I always enjoy it.

5. Crafty Bernie: I met her looking for technical blog help which she rocks at, but kept going back because this girl IS crafty!

Now we can all wear leather pants together and scare the shit out of people! I could go on and on (shocking huh?) and nominate quite a few more, but then that ruins it for everyone else and I know they'll have their nominations in the bag anyway.

OK, Robin whose middle name is FO and Nora who personifies class.

Have a safe and happy 4th and don't burn anything down, I for one am invited to dinner in my back yard by the skeeter family. They're having a reunion and I am the main course.