Friday, August 31, 2007

Itty bitty bikini top

I may add removable fun fur to this to make kinda kinky or gag gift but still usable if she wanted to... I'm also knitting a thong to go with it in the same color. Question would you wear it??? or is it too crafty to wear??? BTW I tried to get DH to model it for the picture but he wouldn't

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

1st Day back to work

Well I went back to work. As some of you know I am a Para educator or teachers assistant. I knew that I would be at the same school but wasn't sure what grade level. To my dismay and all the teachers I worked with last year I am not in the same position....I am now a 1 on 1 with a child with special need and also will be doing program support. I had to kinda walk away and decompress the information and then went back with a better attitude and felt much better....and the extra 75 cents and hour won't hurt either.

Drew will also start school on Sept. 4th and the principal at my school is allowing me to come in 15 min late so I can take him his first day of baby is not a baby anymore... but working in the same school district I will get the same days off and be home in the evenings to help him with homework. And get insurance now that I am considered a permanent staff member

Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it? I knit and crochet but prefer to knit. Ive been knitting almost a year.

2. Have you made dishcloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both? Yes and both

3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from? What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ? I like all favorites that I know of.

4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles? For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles? I'm trying to switch over to circulars so am now buying only circulars. I prefer wooden now, don't mind metal but hate plastic.

5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much? I like pinks and purples...not browns or oranges

6. What do you like best about Autumn? The beautiful changing colors of the leaves.

7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks! All of them

8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day? Couldn't bad couldn't sleep at night and when I did dreamt about being late on the 1st day.

9. Do you celebrate Halloween? (The real key here guys is especially knowing if you have an aversion to the holiday or little goodies/decorations associated with it, given the time frame of the swap) No I don't celebrate any holidays. but I don't mind fall seasonal stuff. like pumpkins with no faces, scarecrows just not scary. I'm pretty open so if you have any doubts or questions just ask.

10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose? Almond Joy candy bars, Doritos, Nutty bars and diet Dr Pepper to drink.

11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;)We have 3 cats a dog, a 5 year old and a husband.

12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why? Homespun...I am totally a mom and love home and family.

13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths? Neither I use them as decoration.

14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why? (Feel free to share another fall memory if you do not celebrate either of these holidays) Since I don't celebrate,,,,I always enjoyed raking the leaves up and jumping in them. Love hot apple cider in the fall.

15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about? Allergic to penicillin so as long as they aren't sending mold samples I'll be good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Presents and more presents

When I finally woke up the day after we got home I found 3 packages waiting for me to open. One from Anne...I thought I already received my package from her but hey I'm not complaining.I received a magnetic notepad a skein of Sugar and Cream cotton and the a skein of Katia Jamaica cotton

Then I received my contest winnings from Donna. 2 skeins of knit picks, the Just Gifts book, 2 book marks, a little sweater and a cell phone holder. Then Drew took off with the Baa Choo book.

Then I received my Dog days of Summer Package from Holly in Alabama. I received a candle, a little dish, 2 soaps with sea creatures in them, a skein of cotton yarn, a skein of bamboo yarn, size 7 bamboo straight needles, 2 dishcloths along with 2 patterns, the letter A sticky notes, a set of blank note cards and envelopes,bath salts, a handmade soap with wood dish that she had Sharon make for me, and Chocolate.. my favorite Hershey's with almonds and Crunch sticks.

And here is the stuff she sent Drew. A bag of gummi worms, a thing of bubbles with Buzz Lightyear and a Spirograph

My thanks goes out to all of you!!!!


Go over here. If you leave a comment you get added into the drawing for 3 too cute bags to carry sock projects. And if you mention that I sent you I get an extra chance in the drawing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tales of Traveling with a 5 year old

Hi everyone... sorry took me so long but trying to unpack and wash all the smokey smelling clothes from the trip and read all 40000 emails I received while on Vacation. Well Drew and I left on the 13Th. We left our house at 4am to take a bus to Chicago...which Drew slept through. Then we sat in the airport for2 hours waiting for our flight. Drew enjoyed the take off and landing. My grandparents picked us up in Dallas.

We had a blast...I knitted so much that a cousin asked if I ever put the needles and thread down(every time he came I was there was something wrong with knitting) oh and I corrected him that it was yarn not thread.

I made #4 of the Mandy Candy bags.

I also made Drew a pair of sock. Here he is wearing them.

I also made my boy cousin an arm cuff instead of a purse. It has 2 pockets one for his wallet and the other for his cell.

I also made my grandma 2 dishcloths and 2 pot holders but only took pics of the 2 dishcloths and 1 pot holder.

Drew swam everyday in my grandparents pool. We went out to Ci Ci's pizza one night. Texas Roadhouse one Night and Sonics one night. The other nights we just hung out around the house. I did get out a couple times to Hobby Lobby and Walmart. I watched a lot of the Ranger games...especially the double header where they scored 30 to 3.

On the 23rd we were supposed to come home but due to severe storms in Chicago our flight was cancelled so my grandparent came back and picked us up. I stayed up with my grandparents and watched a funny movie called "FOLKS". Grandpa and I laughed so hard that grandma said she'd never take either of us to the theatre to see a comedy and never both of us at the same
So we were re booked on a flight for the 24th with a connection in Indianapolis and wouldn't you know it but after we landed, there were delays due to electrical storms in Indianapolis. But finally at 9:45pm (Indiana time)...and hour and a half after our scheduled departure and almost 3 hours after we arrived in Indianapolis, we left Indianapolis and arrived in Chicago at 10:00pm(Chicago time). And of course we missed the 10pm bus by 5 min so we had to wait for the shuttle to Wisconsin until 11pm...We finally arrived home around 1 am. Later I learned that 1300 flights were cancelled into Chicago that day so I feel very fortunate that they didn't cancel our flight from Indianapolis too.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fall into Autumn Swap

Registration for the "Fall Into Autumn" exchange will open on September 1st and close September 8th at Midnight, EDT. Go over and sign up...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

We have arrived

Hey guys and gals,
Via a Flight Cancelation, rebooking with connection with delay Drew and I have arrived home. Once I can I will blog more about our trip. Right now I'm too tired.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Leaving on A south bound plane

Hey all you lurkers and commenters. Monday at 4:55 Drew and I will be leaving on vacation for 10 days. when we get back I will post pics and news. See ya in 10 days or maybe 11 depending on the jet lag.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pay it forward exchange.

OK I heard about this over at while being a snoop and trying to figure out who has

I will send a handmade gift to 3 random people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do if you like, is in return pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I will choose once I get back from Texas.

By the way the movie with the same name is AWESOME too.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Drew and I made the trek to the post office of doom. They are sooo slow. But we got the post office guy that gives out the free receipts....oooo can hardly contain the excitement. Wow I'm Snarky (Did I just make this word up??) tonight. But any who the DDoS package has gone out along with the KVVS package. One is going to North Carolina and the other is going to California. Fun. My KVVS spoilee wanted to go to California I flash Wisconsin is no where near So I hope she isn't too disappointed.
But I'm getting really excited....4 days until Drew and I fly to Texas...Scary but Exciting. I've never flown before. yikes.
Oh yeah Wednesday I went to this meetup for the second time in Illinois and have met some great ladies to knit with....yeah mommie time for I met a lady who works in a yarn store...that Drew and I visited on Tuesday. Where of course I bought what else yarn and needles oh and a cool pattern that is a kinda larger version of the Mandy Candy Bag that I've been making by the boat load. So Drew picked out blue variegated sock I will be making socks.

PS Go check out Cass's blog (link on the sidebar)...she has a contest going on. Pretty cool swag too...but I'm not entering because I've won swag 2 times in the last 2 months so I will let others win...Its only fair.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Yes another mandy bag

Here is bag number 3. 3 Down 1 more to go.

Monday, August 6, 2007

I had to chase the Mailman down today!

Look what came today!!! I went to Florida. While there I got a dishcloth with Florida knit in it. Some pictures that can double as postcards. Some orange slice candies. A mickey mouse magnet. a knit one felt too book along with some yummy hanks of yarn. Drew of course ran off with half my loot...some bugs, a mickey mouse patch, a flamingo cup (he used to call them go gos I miss those days) and the orange slices. oh and a pen....Lynn was from Florida where I hope one day to take Drew to Disney World.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

I have finished my package for DDoS dishcloth swap!!!

Here is the picture of the swag being sent to my spoilee. I didn't want to put the unwrapped picture on here just in case my spoilee is a lurker on my blog. If you'd like to see a pic of the swag comment and I'll show you.