Monday, December 17, 2007

A snowy WInter day

WInter has come early to my area of the midwest. Enough snow to cancel school today. It seems a bit early for the cancelling but I will take advantage and get some knitting done on my DD's monkey socks. I had to frog them yesterday. They were too narrow. That is hard to do in my family- we have skinny feet. Oh well- when you knit- you frog!
I ordered some Noro sock last week and can't wait for it to arrive. Probably why I am in a hurry to get the monkeys done. I have heard good things about the Noro sock and I liked the coloways. Allison has it at her website Check it out sometime.

I just remembered to join the hot cocoa swap- yesterday was the start of signups and I almost forgot. If you are interested look here and see if sounds like fun

Later- Stay warm!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Hooray for the weekend

My daughter will be home this weekend for a month. Hooray! It will be so nice tohave her arounf for more than a couple days.. I could use the help to decorate the house anyway. Seems my energy leaves me by the end of the work day and I just can't face the boxes of decorations. I have been working on a pair of pedicure socks for a raffle at work- hope to combine them with a pedicure for a good raffle prize. Fun thing about the pedicure socks is they knit up so fast compared to the fingering weight stuff.

I have a few dishcloths to make- requested bleachable colors- that takes the fun out of it. But should be a quick knit. My step daughter loves to use bleach I guess. Gotta run, Later.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Check this out

Yvonne from Virginia spoiled me rotten! I wonderful pound of Eithiopian Limo- so wonderful- I drank nothing else till it was gone. She sent cookies and chocolate ,honey and a great mug. The mug has great coffee related things on it. The "literary Latte" will always remind me of Yvonne. A wonderful string of soaps from Mexico and some local produced Alapaca. I do love to knit with alpaca. It smells so good and feels so luscious. Yvonne's kiddos even decorated my packages with some artwork suitable for the frig. As a matter of fact,that is where they are now. I enjoyed every last thing. Many thanks to Yvonne.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Curing the WInter Blahs

I am trying to be more responsible to this blog. I mean why have it if you don't post. Seems like I get so busy that the last thing I want to do is spend more time on the computer. In an effort to cure that problem, I have decided to join a winter swap. It is the cocoa swap. SOunds like a fun way to beat the long Indiana winter BLAHS! I never look forward to it. Everyone is all a buzz today with the possiblity of our first real winter snow and I am saying,"Help-give me a ticket to Florida please!". Check out their blogspot at

Look for pictures of my coffee swap tomorrow. I mean really tomorrow!! Later