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Molly Had A Little Lamb

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Mr. Bee kindly took me to A to Z Farm yesterday to see this spring's batch of new lambies. It's THE true mark of spring for me, more so than the first robin I see or the first time I step in mud up to my eyeballs trying to unwrap the dog from the tree out back. This year A to Z had a plethora of new babies to cuddle and coo over. I took a picture of their tally board so I would know how many they had this year, but it didn't come out and I can't remember, but suffice to say they were everywhere! Lot of singles as well as sets of twins and triplets. Some had just been born the day before and some were a few weeks old. And every single one was adorable! I'm not lying! Ask Mr. Bee, I had to welcome every one! And the baby piggies too!

The newest babies-born 3/29/08

A little bit older
Oreo Lambie!Lambies in a basket

...Lalala...one of these things is not like the others. One of these things is kinda the same...lalala


There is always a spinning demonstration in a side room. …

Promised Pictures

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Awww rats! The sun isn't out so my Tropical Fish sock photo does not show it's truly amazing
brightness. Ixnay on the shopping run to go buy those Foster Grants!
I really like how the twisted rib cuff turned out.I don't know why I was surprised that this Blackberry Ridge yarn was so stripey. It didn't look so in the skein, but I like the result anyway. You can't see, because of the weather and the lousy photo job, but there are a lot of variations in the blue and reds; lot of bits of teals, purples and pinks on either end of the color changes. Fun! You can see what I mean a little bit if you click on the picture to biggify it.

And here are some of my Mermaid Tail singles.

That big lumpy piece on the left hand side is my end. I don't give it as much twist so I can find it. Yes, I've had that problem before! And yes if you look closely you will see a white snowflake towards the right hand side. And no, I don't want to talk about it! It's enough to make me…

Houston Wii Have a Problem!

Funny thing about the remotes for the new Wii game that Mr. Bee has. They are about the size and shape of the bones the Bentley and Holli chew every evening. Funny how the motion of playing with them; mimicking throwing a bowling ball or swinging a tennis racket, are the same motions one makes when throwing a Frisbee or a tennis ball for the aforementioned canines. Put them together in Living Room Chez Bee and mayhem quickly ensues!

You have two grown adults trying to launch imaginary bowling balls or hit a cyber baseball pitch,or what have you, and you have two 75# dogs doing the Frisbee Dance and barking merrily at your feet. (Throw it Go ahead. Throw it. You know you want to. I'll bring it back. I will! I will! Throw it! Oh! She's gonna throw it. Aww! She didn't throw it. OK. Next time throw it. I'll get it. I'll get it. Just throw it. THROW IT! THROW IT!!!!! ) Dodging a hyper mega dog is a obstacle rarely seen in an actual bowling alley. We may have to institute…

Introducing...

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Name: Spring Claret
Born: Friday March 21, 2008
Weight: 4 oz of Merino/Tencel loveliness Hours in Labor: ~15-20
Mother: MIGHTY PROUD (If she does say so herself!) (Click on photos to biggify them)



Wii Wii Wii All The Way Home

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Last night my plan was to finish spinning the singles of my wine-colored roving and start plying. I have been loving, loving, loving spinning this stuff. It's finer than the tresses of wee forest fairies....um...if wee forest fairies had slightly lumpy tresses that is. But none-the-less, I sped through my work day yesterday, counting down the hours until I could get home and spin again. And yet, I spun not. The best laid plans and all that. You see I had a Wii problem.

I gave Mr. Bee a Wii for his birthday. The big day isn't until next month, but since Wii's are only slightly scarcer than hen's teeth around here, I had to strike while the iron was hot. I was able to get one last weekend at Target and since that's a pretty big purchase to try and hide for a month...let's just say the bag is catless. At first Mr. Bee was fine with waiting until April 19th to play with the thing. When I say 'at first' I mean in the initial 15 minutes where he was so gratefu…

Spinnin' Round and Round The Yummy Weekend

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I didn't get to go see Franklin this weekend. It just wasn't in the cards so I'll have to live it vicariously through Dale-Harriet. We couldn't have asked for a better representative of the Sow's Ear Hog N Bloggers!

I took a gastronomic tour of Mt. Horeb with friend Anne. We went to Sjolind's Chocolate Shop where I had a West Indies Hot Chocolate containing ground ginger and peanut butter. It was yum! We knit there for a while before toddling down the street to Sommer House Cafe where they make a world class blue cheese chicken salad and Norweigankrumbkaka. More yum! We knit there a while and then headed over to BlackBerry Ridge Woolen Mill where I got a great kit for a sweater for Mr. Bee.>


This picture with the bosomymanikin makes it look a little girly but it's not really. It's a unisex design and the yarn I got is a natural fisher men's tan kinda stuff.

We went to friend Donna and Tom's today for a delicious chop suey lunch and then scurried…

Bloomin' Mailboxes and Rockin' Robins

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I have an important announcement to make! For the first time in the past 147 months that has been the winter of 2007-2008, I believe that spring may be on its way at last! Now I know that I've been lulled into a false sense of security on this before. I've gone all springy-in-the-head over a warm day here and there, only to have my hopes dashed by another 6" of snow right on it's heels. But this morning, I discovered our mailbox poking it's sleepy head through the snow bank for the first time since January. Tulips and daffodils be damned! I've never seen a more beautiful sight than that black metal dome with it's little red plastic flag breaching the dirty, drooping mounds of snow! Then...THEN!!! On the way to work, I saw a whole herd of ROBINS! I KNOW!!!! Could this be it ?!?!?

In more good news, I finished The-Most-Boring-Baby-Blanket-Ever for Adorable Baby Jack this morning. Here it is in all it's banal glory.
I just have to wash it up and pop it in…

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

I made a yummy casserole for supper last night. It was easy and pretty healthy too if you stick to low or ff versions of the cheese. I stuck the recipe in Molly Bees Kitchen-link here and on your left! Enjoy!

Grumpy Gloomy Gus

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I’m generally a pretty positive, upbeat person…but I must say, I’m sick of being sick. I’ve had every cold, stomach virus, sinus infection and bronchial highpopalopus that has come down the pike. And on top of that, all of the medication and angst keeps setting off my usual twitchy tummy problems. I pretty much reside permanently in the loo at Chez Bee with a tissue in one hand and an antibiotic in the other. TMI, I know. But if I have to suffer….you have to suffer.

I’m tired of winter. I swear to God, if I have to shovel one more flake! I need to see a blade of GREEN grass or a bud on a tree…something! I need to poke my head outside without my nose hairs freezing. I need to venture outside without having to be dressed in the 42 layers required to merely exist here at Ice Station Zebra. I need to stride purposefully down my driveway instead of waddling like a tentative penguin stuck in a minefield on the ice. I need SPRING….NOW!!! If I have to kick that black crap from the wheel wells …

People Are Paying For Snow?!??!?!?

It was a sad day in Mr. Bee Land yesterday. Brett Favre retired from the Green Bay Packers and one of the creators of Dungeons and Dragons passed away. Cheeseheads everywhere were in mourning and the state of Wisconsin virtually ground to a halt over the Favre announcement. Gaming geeks worldwide tried to figure out how they could transfer hit points to buy their gaming hero a little more time but alas it was for naught. Mr. Bee, being both a Cheesehead and a Gaming Geek, took it especially hard. He's a tough character though, my Mr. Bee. He rallied nicely by bedtime, claiming that life and football would go on!

I got a hilarious email from friend-Gail. She said that she was driving along in her air-conditioned car in Wilmington, North Carolina yesterday and she heard an advertisement on the radio for a company that would come to your southern home and would fill the yard with snow for your birthday party, or whatever, for the low, low price of only $450.00. She realized that she h…

More Lessons Learned

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Why do I insist on trying to do anything while watching Dr. Who? Honestly, isn't wiping the drool off my chin, caused from feasting my eyes on the lovely David Tennant, enough to keep me busy? But no, I decided to ply my yucky yarn so that I can start spinning my yummy claret roving. I'll never learn....I ended up with this.

What is this you ask? Check out the upper left hand corner of the picture specifically. This is what happens when you ply correctly, in the opposite direction that you spun the singles, then turn on Dr. Who and totally forget to ply in the opposite direction and ply all of the rest in the same direction as the singles. What do you get? You get a mess, that's what you get! And the best part is that you don't even notice until until you go to skein it and the incorrectly plied bit all falls apart. Now the Doctor's over AND you have a mess AND you don't know how to fix it AND it's bedtime. Disaster all around! Given the amount of time it t…