Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'mmmm baaaaack

Sorry its been so long but the times are weird around here. Since Rob lost his job my schedule is way off. Not sure when I'll get the computer since he's always on it job searching and networking, but nothing yet. He does have an interview at the end of the month in FL with Office Depot. Not sure which way to go with this one since I've always said I wouldn't want to live in FL...ever! I don't do that kind of heat, or humidity. And the bugs down there are legendary. And my dog is smallish and could be eaten by an alligator. And I'm large-ish and don't look good in a bathing suit so what would I wear in that kind of heat. And how's a knitter suppose to live in FL, what would I knit that I could use, other that light socks I guess. But a job is a job and we gotta do what we gotta do.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Big Blue Sweater....FINISHED!

I finally finished this sweater.  I love it, but knitting a plus sized sweater takes forever.  At least it seems like forever.  I started this in October of 2008 and finished in April 2009.  Not too bad considering the spring I've had but long enough.  If you knit a lot of small projects, scarves, socks, and such, something this big seems HUGE!  The hardest part of knitting something is getting the right size for you.  It seems easy enough, just knit and measure and knit and measure some more.  And if you don't have the right size, you can take it apart and have a do over.  Who wants a do over except a loser?  But I had to do this several times on the sleeves, the width was for a stick person.  Unfortunately I am not only fluffy in the middle, but fluffy all over.  It's a bit plain too, but when you are more worried about fit, you don't also want to worry about the pattern.  I am celebrating the purchase of the yarn, pattern and needles and a completed project.  Now what do knit next....something smallish I think.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

We adopted a new kitty this weekend. His name is Jac (like Jac Sparrow from Priates, which is my sons favorite movie). And that's the name he came with and we were "good wit it", as Captain Jack would say. He is the most affectionate cat we've ever had. And I hear male cats usually are. He's also the thinnest cat we've ever had but that's probably because he's only 3 months old. He still has his claws but hasn't used them on us or anything else yet!!! I hope to hit the lottery so we have have him declawed. Now Holly on the other hand isn't too sure of him just yet. She's hoping he just goes away. Holly tried to chase him and play but Jac just runs away for her.....for now.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Little Blue Riding Hood

Finally finished something - this Little Red (blue) Riding Hood's hooded scarf. I realized that all my winter coats have no hoods and with the snow we've had I needed one. Seems like we've had snowflakes that could knock you down they're so big and without a hood your hair gets wet. This has also been a distraction from knitting my sweater that it TAKING EVAH!!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hello, I'm back

Not that I was missed but here I am.
I just have to share the funniest thing I saw last night. We have deer running around our neighborhood. Nothing new but they are fun to see. Well, last night the family was coming home around 9pm and as we were pulling into the neighborhood, I noticed a huge deer in my neighbors front yard. Just a walkin' around like it owed the place. Ryan also noticed another deer just a bit further down crossing the street, not in a cross walk I might add. Anywho, since we were coming from a school concert, I had the video camera. Unfortunately it's new and I had no idea what I was doing. Dear hubby was whispering, rather forcefully, to just "turn it on". This thing is smaller that a wallet and loaded with buttons to push and pull and did I mention it was 9pm and dark outside. So I'm fumbling around with it, and finally get it turned on and start hanging the camera out the window because trying to video through the front window of a car, get a good shot of nothing but you. I was taping everything but the deer. Then they took off around the back of the neighbors house. So we continued pulling into our driveway and the car lights hit something rather large and weird in their backyard. I whisper, rather forcefully, for dear hubby to back up so the lights can hit it again. Here's the funny part, it's a huge deer, a buck with antlers that has a tangle of tree branched stuck in it's antles. I mean it looks like it's carrying a bush by it's antlers. Picture a deer with a boufont hair do, stacked up so high it looks like the hair on the bride of Frankenstein. It was the funniest thing. So now, we start to get out of the car to video it. Elliot, that what we've named it (from the movie Open Season) takes off. Heads into our yard and is now about 5 feet from the car with the headlights blinding it making it come to a standstill looking right at me. Ryan starts freaking out saying "it's going to charge", guess he's seen Are We There Yet too many times. It's a bit hard to be scared of something that looks like that, I was laughing myself silly. We got a small video of it but like I said it was dark and so is the video. Now we look for Elliot every night hoping he's feelings aren't hurt.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hey Lucy!

Here's Ryan with the Oopa Loopa's at the PIB Chocolate Museum. Kind of looks like a cut and pasted his pic on another pic doesn't it? How old will he be when I ask him to stick his head through one of these things and he thinks it's totally un-cool.

I don't know why, but there is a Chocolate Museum on PIB. It's more or less a store to sell chocolates and ice cream than a museum. Here I am with Lucy and Ethal in the famous scene where they try to work at a chocolate factory on the assembly line and they can't keep up so the start eating the candies. Funny stuff.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Seein' ya!

Here's Kyle on top on Perry's Monument on PIB. If you look close you can seeRob and me in his glasses, cool huh?