Showing posts from May, 2008

Heah's Grovah, Deah!

Ain't he wicked cunnin'? Blue faced Leicester. 2 Ply. Lace weight. ~ 3 oz.Remember that thing Grover used to do on Sesame Street where he'd run toward and then away from the camera to demonstrate:Neeeeeaaaarrrrrr...



(If you ever see my brother, BubberKev, ask him to do his Grover impression for you. He does it perfectly, complete with floppy arms akimbo and his head wobbling back and forth. It's hysterical. Especially since BubberKev is not known for doing silly things...EVER!)
I was shocked when I went to put Grover away, how much yarn I've spun up this spring:

I don't have plans for any of it. The joy is still in the making at this point. Time will tell...All suggestions appreciated!

Tag I'm It!

Elizabeth tagged me with this cool MEME. It's a little more thought provoking than some I've seen so I thought I'd give it a shot! Here are the rules:

Rules:* Answer at least three of the questions. Yes, I know a few look time-consuming and there are several of them. That's why I only ask for three. See? I'm nice!* Post them and the rules on your blog, and please link back to me here. Pretty please?* Comment here telling me and the rest of our little party where you're at and link to yourself.That's all!* Oh yeah, don't forget to tag others!

What's the last book you read that you thought was really super, inspiring, you'd recommend it to most anyone?
I really love Stillness Speaks by EckhartTolle. I will never be able to achieve inner stillness. The chatter in my head is even more prolific than the chatter that comes out of my mouth. Hard to believe I know. But I like the thought that I may master inner stillness someday. Maybe in the nursing home.…

Muppet Guts and Toe Cleavage

I wore my new shoes to work, I wore the right one anyway. They are cute little Airwalks ballet flats that I bought over the weekend. Comfy as sneakers, but more stylish (slightly). A new college-age intern at work stopped me and said that she liked them. I thanked her and told her where I got them. Then she said, and I quote, "I wish they were cut a little lower. They don't show any toe cleavage." WTF!?! Toe cleavage?!? People, for the love of God, don't keep making me learn this stuff on the street! Would it have killed one of ya'll to enlighten me on the importance of toe cleavage? With all of the other things, I, as a woman, have to worry about, now I have to be concerned about TOE CLEAVAGE?!? Oy! I'm too old to care, darn it! I've got more than ample cleavage topside (unfortunately) and at forty two years of age, it's rapidly approaching my toes so I'm just gonna go with that. Toe cleavage. Cripes.

I spent the weekend with my…

Big Bowla Froot Loops

What did I have for breakfast? Froot Loops of course! Breakfast of champions!

Next up at batt (batt! Get it!?!) is this little guy. He is the littlest one in my stash-weighing in at just over 3 oz. His name is Grover and he is from Rainbow Fleece Farm. Isn't he just the cutest little thing with those dribs and drabs of turquoise? I picked him because I was afraid he was getting monkey stomped by the bigger kids in the stash. I'm going to try to spin him into the thinnest singles humanly possible. He'll make lovely socks. We'll show those big kids, Grover! Doncha worry 'bout a thing!

Surgery Dates and Tennis Balls

Well, I got a date for my surgery. Not a date like, "Would you like to go to dinner and then escort me to my surgery, Mr. Handsome Super Model?" Although this would make it an infinitely more pleasurable event to look forward to. Not even as in the delectable edible fruit of the date palm. Even that would be preferable. Nope, it's more like an 'I-ruptured-my-Achilles-Tendon-and-all-I-got-was-this-stoopid-day-and-time-to-fix it' kinda date. June 16th is the big day. Then six weeks of down time. Now those of you who know me, know I'm a fidgeter. I don't sit still. Even knitting and watching TV, I'm up at every commercial, darting about, aiming to misbehave. So two weeks 'toes above nose', two more weeks non-weight bearing, and two weeks of physical therapy so I can stiver around ought to be amusing. And probably not in a good way. I may, in all reality, just spontaneously combust. Poor Mr. Bee will just find a little pile of ash and a sticker-c…

Totally Outnumbered

Legs-22. Heads 5. Tails 5. Combined weight ~475#. Three dogs, one cat, one rabbit and one Mr. Bee with food poisoning from eating sushi last night. Yeah. This will be a short post as you can clearly see, I am in WAY over my head here today! Our good buddy, Grendel is visiting for a few days while his people are in Philly. You try to get them all to sit at the same time let alone look at the camera together! They all get along great, but that's a whole lotta dog! Moving anywhere within the house involves the whole pack and takes time and patience!In between letting pups inandoutandinandoutandinandout, ferrying Tylenol to the bedroom and removing Velcro Cat from Mr. Bee's tender tummy repeatedly, I did get a chance to ply up a little Froot Loops. Added a little cheer to an otherwise out of control day!

Had a great time at Knit Night on Friday. Met new friend, Paul and had nice knit time visits with Beth, Shirley and Lois. The lemongrass mint iced tea was to die for! I stayed up …

Haven't Been Able To Work All Morning...

I've got the feeling I'm being watched like a hawk.... I can't explain it... unless it's this guy! (Be sure and biggify it and check 0ut those talons! I took this with the company camera through a dirty window, but still...)
You know it's going to be a better day when you get to work and this is perched outside your window! He stayed for over an hour this morning before soaring off to hunt gold finches. Also had a vivid orange Baltimore Oriole out there and we never see those. How am I supposed to work under these conditions!?

Eye Candy

I don't know about you, but after the day I've had, I need some nice soothing eye candy, my good buddy Mabel and quite possibly a glass of Blackberry Merlot to schluff off this day! If that doesn't work, it's a clock tower and a semi-automatic. That's how bad a day it's been! So we'll try the eye candy, spinning, wine thing first....

One very full bobbin of Fruit Loops merino singles... Looks more like Highlighters to me except for the very dark blue.

And my newest socks....
It's Fleece Artist Merino. Can't remember the name but it's all berry colors so let's just call it Blackberry Merlot OK?
(And with that she wanders off, mumbling to herself, to drink some...)

One Lucky Weiner!!!!!

I'm a winner! I got home today and there was a phone message from the Sow's Ear letting me know that I'd won a travel mug in a drawing that I entered Knit Night before last. Then I checked my email and found that Beth from Chocolate Sheep fame had awarded me her 1,000th comment prize! [And to think I only had to send comment after comment after comment continuously all day to ensure I won! HeeHee!] I'm a lucky ducky. Even my Bleeding Hearts started blooming today! I should go buy a lottery ticket!

I couldn't read one more word last night and so I broke Mabel out of her library-enforced confinement and spun a little more of the Froot Loops merino. It's got so many bright colors and is so soft that it just makes me happy to look at it! Can't wait to ply it. I'm hoping for a Knock-Down-Drag-Out-Dave-Daniels-esque-Color-Riot!

One of our Sales folks from California brought my co-worker and I 3 bags of Angora Goat fleece that she had recently sheared. It was s…

The One In Which Poking The Bear Bites Me In The Butt and Harriet Tries To Kill Me

I brought a bottle of water in to work yesterday. It's one of those square Fiji bottles. I bought it because:

1. We were filling up the car so I was at the station.
2. I'm trying to cut down on soda.
3. It was on sale.
4. I was thirsty

That was it. No big ulterior motives. Just a bottle of water. It seemed like such a simple thing.

One of my kids notices it and apparently has never heard of or seen Fiji water bottles before so he asks me what it is. I tell him. He asks why I got that kind. Thinking that it was an especially inane conversation... [Even within the parameters of our usual conversations around here. Just last week our debates included a 20 minute discussion on where that baby powder smell was coming from and an even longer discourse regarding which exact Star Wars film Anakin/Darth Vader lost his hand in. I thought I was going to have to get out the hose on that one! But I digress...] Anyway, I replied, "Because square water tastes better than round water." Y…

Fish Feet Finally Finished

I finished knitting my Twisted Rib Socks on Friday night at Knit Night at The Sow's Ear! It seems like I've been working on them forever because I mostly only worked on them at Knit Night or Saturday Afternoon knitting; I've been a spinning fool at home. I like the way they turned out and I love the Tropical Fish Mer-Maid colorway from Blackberry Ridge. I had a record number of passers-by at the Ear ask what yarn it was. It is pretty bright and eye catching! AND Ann from Blackberry Ridge was there when I finished them! Cool Beans

I'm spinning up this wool Louet pencil roving in Froot Loops color way. It's much longer fiber than the ruby Slippers and is spinning up fast which is good since I have a half a pound of the stuff to get through!

Had friends over for dinner and Wii last night. I made Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing Casserole and it went over really well. It's one of my favorite winter 'company' recipes and it was nice to give it one last hu…

Ruby Slippers

Name: Ruby Slippers
Roving: Wool from Rainbow Fleece Farm (with shiny add in)
Weight: 100g
Wraps Per Inch: 16
Yards: 330

This was so much fun to spin! You know me and all things shiny! I am disappointed that I can't get a decent picture that shows all the tinsely sparkles though. You'll just have to trust that they are there.

Next up: FrootLoops!