Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So I didn't get much done today. I got 4 more logs done on my Log Cabin Blankie and I started a pair of Cabled Legwarmers,my own pattern! They are being knit with a $1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Eco.
I called the power and phone companys today to get them moved next week to the new place. UGH I will be without phone and internet for a whole day! I am not happy about that! I wanted it done on Monday but they can't get to me till Tuesday. So do not look for an entry from my next Monday night.
I still have not gotten any boxs to pack with..which also means that I have not started packing. Now keep in mind that as of right now it is Tuesday and I will be moving Sunday! OH MY! So me and the hubby decided that he should take Wed and Thur night off work so we can have 4 days to pack! We have 4 rooms to do. (the 2 bathrooms will be packed along with the bedroom there at.so thats only 4 rooms!) The main one I am not looking forward to is the "craftroom" that became our catch EVERYTHING room.It is so bad that we can't even walk in the room. I have made my mind up tho that most stuff is getting donated or trashed! It's time to go from hording everything to being simple in things that I need!
Other than all of that the only other thing that I did today was go to Hobby Lobby for some cable needles. While I was there I scored a skein of sock yarn for just over $3! I don't remember the name of it but I will post about it tomorrow. ;)
Well I am tired so I am going to turn in for the night. I need to make sure I get up intime to go to the Post Office tomorrow and mail out 2 swap items. Good night.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I just started another Log Cabin Blanket! The knitted kind! I have made one before and I love it. I have a big pile of solid colored partial skeins and some colored partial skeins. you can see from the picture how I am doing the colors. I pick the solids at random.~
Thursday, October 22, 2009
While I was there me and my friend planned out the knitting group info for the group we want to start. I really hope we get it going. I want to have more knitting friends!
The boys was playing World Of Warcraft while we chatted.
I will share what I scored tonight at Walmart tho. (I have to make an fast trip to Walmart for a toilet seat tonight! lol)
I got it for $1.50! SCORE!!!! But once I got it home and started putting my hooks in it I noticed there is more spaces for F sized hooks and smaller than for the G and bigger which is what I use more of. So there is some needles just laying in the pack since they want fit into the slots.
I also got some skeins of Red Heart for only $1! I am soooo lucky!
OHHHH I did something wonderful! I never thought I could do it! But I did!!!
That my friend is a sock that I knit on 2 Circs Toe up! Two things that I had never done before! I made it in only 2 days! I did a K2P2 ribbing on the top and it doesn't gaither enough but oh well. I don't care! They still look good to me!
I made a lot more items to but will post about them in the next entry. But there is one that I can not talk about for a few days. You see it is for my friend that I got together with this past Sunday. So I don't want to ruin the surprise for her by blogging about it. She reads my blog. ;) *waves* So that will not be blogged about till I get to give it to her!
I know I am forgeting something but my eyes are winning me over. I must go to bed. I will make sure to blog tomorrow with more pictures of stuff! Have a great one!
Monday, October 19, 2009
There for here is a catch up post.
The hubby decided to take my cam and go walking down one of the trails. I had hoped to use some of his pictures here but they are 90% blurry. lol He doesn't know about using different functions for taking different pictures so he used the Moutain setting to take all pictures. I still love him tho!(the above picture was taken by the hubby if you can't tell!)
It was a wonderful day! I hope to do more stuff next year before it gets cold. Maybe if my knitting group grows we can make it a field trip! lol Not that it has anything to do with yarn but it is a nice place to chill!
I will end this here and catch up tomorrow! I have made a few mre items,visited with a friend and got some new patterns. OH I have even taked up a knit knitting thing! I will write about all that tomorrow!
Have a great one and please check back tomorrow!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I could of posted but that pill they gave me messed me up!! I felt like what druggies look like! I only felt better this morning. I am not used to RX pain meds! YIKES
My hand feels a little better but I am still taking it slow. :)
So on to blogging!
I just put my SD card into my computer and guess what? My pictures are not there that I took the other day. I have NO IDEA where those pictures are. Maybe the card ate them? Who knows. But I will take the pictures again tomorrow and post a special picture heavy post! lol You have been warned!
Today I scored some $1 Caron Eco yarn from our old Walmart. I am going to have this stuff running out of my ears if they don't stop super sailing it. lol But the yarn is good for making many things and its softer than Red Heart. So that is a plus. ;)
Since I don't have pictures of what I have made I will do a "whats on my needles" section today.
-A Shrug that I started about 3 months ago. Simple knitting in the round for the arm then changing to garter st for the back section then right back to knitting in the round for the other arm. It is using Caron yarn in a purple shade.
-I still have that pet blanket on the needles that I blogged about a few weeks ago. lol I so need to finish it. It would be good for a long car ride. To bad I am not going anywhere till Christmas. lol
-I have had a Monkey sock on the needles for MONTHS now. Just not in the mood to finish it.
-I also have a Jaywalker on the needles. Also been on the needles for MONTHS. I lost my sock knitting groove. :(
-and soon to be a Bee
I am sure there is a few more things hiding in box's but I wont go there....like the sweater made from Caron. lol...Oh yeah..I said I wouldn't go there didn't I?! opps
I guess I will end this here tonight and go put in Harry Potter 2. It is October and I love Watching all my magic like movies this month...not that I don't watch them other times of the year....but right now it just seems right to watch them A LOT! ;)
So have a great one and remember to keep those needles flying!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Then I moved onto a Ghost. But I forgot to get pictures of it. I will get one tomorrow.
Monday, October 12, 2009
"Pasta-Free Spaghetti Bites"~They taste like Spaghetti and are portable!
-3 cans of country style biscuits(you will have a few left over but you can always bake them for breakfast tomorrow)
-1 can Huntz Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Sauce (you will use about 1/3 of a can)
-1 lbs Hamburger meat (tho I guess Turkey,chicken,Pork or some other meat would work)
-a handful of Shredded Cheese that has Taco Seasoning in it (or just regular cheese and a tbl of dry taco seasoning mixed together,I just had some left over from making the Taco Ring)
Turn oven on according to what your Biscuits say. Mine said 400 degrees.
Brown Hamburger meat(i added garlic,pepper&dried onions) and drain. Turn eye off and add in the sauce. Cover with a lid.
Open the Biscuits and lay then out to warm up a little.
Take your cupcake pan and spray it with some oil or baking spray.
Flatten out each biscuit,2 for each "cupcake",and stretch like you would pizza dough. OR if you have a rolling pin roll them out enough where it will come up the sides of each cupcake hole some.
Once you have each one filled in with a biscuit then take a small spoon full of the meat/sauce mixture and scoop it onto each flattened biscuit.
Take another biscuit and put it on top of the mixture. Take your finger or a fork and kind of pinch the 2 biscuits together so they seal.
Use a little leftover sauce and put it on top of the biscuit. Top off with as much cheese as you want.
Put in the oven and wait for the time to pass! Once they look done take them out and enjoy! I used some of the left over sauce to spoon it over my peice.(I turned on my broiler for a few to get the tops golden.)
Sorry about the pictures. I had dirty hands during most of this and had the hubby take pictures.
As you can see I have hand me down cookware! It is not dirty I SWEAR!!! Just very used! lol
Well I had planned on talking about my knitting and crocheting in this post but I think this was enough for one post. Tomorrow I will add in my knitting/crocheting from today!
Have a great day and let me know if you try these!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
So today I went to nana's to visit. While I was there my nana was talking about needing to go to the bank and go to the smoke shop for cigs. I was wanting to go somewhere so I said I would go for her. I figured my cousin Katie who just got her cast off would like to get out of the house. So Katie got ready and we got her to the car. (she is not to use her foot a lot just yet!So we helped her to the car)
While she was getting in another one of my cousins,Annie,showed up. She is home schooled and had finished her work so she was allowed to come to my nana's.(they live next door) I had heard that one of my cousins next door was sick. So I asked nana who it was. It wasn't Annie so I asked her if she wanted to go with us. She jumped for joy! lol
Nana was treating me and Katie to some lunch while we was out doing stuff for her so I said I would just pay for Annie's. I think I could spare $5. but nana said no just go ahead and use some more of her money and pay for Annie's also. Fine! You can talk this lady out of anything so I just give in! lol
We went to the bank to cash a check for nana.Then we went to eat at Steak-N-Shake. I got another Grilled Chicken Salad,Katie got 5-Way Chili and Annie got a Chicken Finger plate. It was all very good!
Me and Katie got done with out food and Annie was only done with her frys! lol She is such a talker and a slow eater. But she never gets out with out her siblings and her other cousin so this was a treat for her. I didn't rush her. To tell the truth I was enjoying myself! I wish I could do this more often. but when you have 4 cousins (I have 6 but one is in NC and the other one does not mess with anyone) its kind of hard to do a lot.
2 don't behave as well as the 2 I had with me today! ;) "She touched me!" "She poked my sore spot!" "He is on my side of the car!" *PUNCH* *Cry* "She hit me!" UGH I can't stand that and that's what my other 2 cousins do ALL the time.
After Annie finished eating we went a block to get my nana's smokes then took the long way home that goes by some animals. Camels,Lamas,Zebras,Emus,Buffalo's,Texas Longhorns and other animals! (I need to take some pictures!) It is privet owened but they allow you to bring food and feed the animals. They only ask you feed them whats on the signs,not to get your car in the grass and not to go in the fence. That isn't asking a lot! I love it there.
But like all good things it had to come to an end. So we headed back to my nana's. I dropped them off and headed home myself.
Once I got home I was hot so I decided to wait a few hours before going to buy grub at Walmart. Nothing exciting happened there. I just bought grub and toilet paper! lol
I started a Cabled Scarf last night. But I did something wrong so I need to rib it out. At the end of some rows you Sl the last st. Then when you turn the work around I was wrapping my yarn wrong and it is all odd looking. I am only 6 rows into it so its no big deal! I might not even restart it. I am not feeling it.
I did find a pair of gloves tonight that I want to knit. So what did I do? I brought out one of those $1.50 skeins of Caron Simply Soft and casted it on. I got the first cable section done.
But I am getting tired. So I figured I would blog about my day then head to bed early. If it is nice tomorrow I would like to go to the park. So maybe I will have some nice pictures to share of our little town park! lol
Sat we might be getting together with our friends. The same ones we was to get together with last weekend. I hope he doens't have over time this wee or I hope we atleast get to see them for a few at a park or IceCream shop. (yes you! I need to chat with someone about knitting! Tim doesn't get it that the pattern wasn't working out. He just says "Ok" and goes about his business! lol) I will also get some pictures from that if it happens.
So that is that and I am going to bed. Hug your loved ones and light a candle for the sick!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
"Hum....Where did it go?"
As you can see we loved it! I had to rescue some for hubby to take to work and a few to take to my nana and cousin to try! I now have some ideas for other things!!! I plan on trying 1 or 2 next week. So keep an eye out!
This afternoon I decided I wanted to try out my new pan that my nana got me a few months ago. I had a pack of Martha White Blueberry muffin mix that I could use. So I turned the oven on 400 degrees and mixed it all up.I then spooned it into each spot.
I baked them for 10 mins.That's when the tops looked good.
"Oh my! The bottom are burnt!"
Yes the bottoms was kind of burnt. Not rock hard but kind of stiff and they tasted like...well the bottoms tasted burnt. But if you pulled the top/middle away from all of that they was fine.
This was my first time cooking anything in this pan. I figured this would happen! Next time I will turn the oven down to 350degrees I think. This "should" fix the problem. but if not I will try again and go down to 300degrees. lol If you are reading this and you KNOW what temp it should go on please let me know!
Tonight for supper we decided to go out to Steak-n-Shake for a good salad. I tried a salad with Chicken in it for the first time. (I had never tried ANY meat in a salad before) I loved it! I want more!!! The hubby had a grilled chicken sandwich. It looked good also...if you take the sauce off it. lol Guess where we will go eat tomorrow? Can't guess? Well you will just have to read the blog tomorrow night to find out! :)
After eating I decided since I was so close to the newer Walmart I would go out there and look for some Caron Simply Soft yarn. So I begged the hubby and he caved. But when I get out there there is NO Caron on the shelf's! I went to ask the fabric lady and she said she was told to pull it all and put it on sale. She doesn't know if there going to stop caring it or not tho. I bet they are. :( When I found the yarn it was marked down to $1.50! OH MY! I wish I had money to burn! i could of bought a lot. But I only got 5 skeins.Thursday is payday so I might be able to get more then. (still wont be more then 6 or 7 skeins.)
We checked out and headed for home in the dark. It was nice and cool out there! I was enjoying it.
Once we got home I got ready to hang out in bed all night and put in Star Wars 1. Not 10 mins after changing clothes my nana calls. They had to buy a new tv for my papa and a DVD player. But they can not hook this stuff up. So they needed me to come over and do it. I said I could tomorrow because the hubby had to leave for work in an hour. Well she said papa was in there trying to do it. That's when I knew I had better go NOW! lol
I got there and hooked it all up in less than 10 mins. I don't know why but things that are electronic are simple to me. I put up a ceiling fan all by myself and didn't even look at the book! I had never done it before or messed with wires. But the fan still works so I did it right. lol
On to my knitting.
Last night I finished my hat with the brim.But I haven't gotten a peice of canvas for the brim yet.Maybe tomorrow I will get that and have some pictures of it.
I have 3 skeins of yarn that I knit with and can't pick a pattern for eaither skein. :( They are Patons Silk Bamboo which is a light yarn with only 102 yards,Classic Elite yarns Wool Bam Boo which is DK wi only 118 yards and the third is Plymouth Yarn Mulberry Merino which is worsted(i think) with 99 yards. Got any ideas? I don't have kids. ;)
Since I couldn't find anything and I didn't want to make an account on another site just to buy a pattern I decided on making the Celtic Cable Neckwarmer which is a free pattern on Ravelry. Each row is a lot of work compaired to what I am used to but I need something to wake my mind up after knitting all this garter stitch hats. ;)
Well I have talked long enough for one post. Please leave a comment so I know someone is out there reading my words! have a great day!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
I am not sure I am wearing it back far enough. Maybe you can tell me where it should go. ;)
Well I have watched this movie 5 times in a row now. I think I will change it to Harry Potter 1 and cast on for the next hat! Have a great one!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Today was payday...so another words I am broke. lol We went to eat(more on this in a few),we got my meds then we went to Walmart to get grub and some fabric for my new idea. (more about this tomorrow or the next day)
Ok about the going out to eat thing....Last last night/early this morning...I decided that I want to join Weight Watchers once we move. For those who do not know me I am over weight....really over weight. I am to the point now where I can't do most things. I can't wash dishes because 5 mins into it my back starts killing me. I can't really clean house because I get tired fast. I am only 29 and I can't keep up with my 42 year old husband! That is not a good thing to say.
All my life I have been heafty. But ofcourse it has gotten worse. I don't think I eat TO bad...its just I don't eat the right amount. lol
So today I talked this over with the hubby and he is happy for me and would like to use my Weight Watchers info to help himself. He isn't that over weight. Maybe 30-40lbs? I don't know how much he weights so thats a guess. So before we left the house we thougth of a place where he can get a salad,hes in a salad mood now days, and somewhere where I,mrs picky,can get something healthy also. The only thing I could come up with was Zaxbys.
Hubby had a grilled chicken salad and I had the grilled chicken sandwhich and a glass of water. Mind you that I HATE slimmy grilled chicken!But I gave it a chance. It was..ok. Of course mine came with frys so I HAD to eat them. lol While we was sitting there eatting we talked more about our plans on weight loss. I know it will take me a while to get down to where I would REALLY like to be. But hey...I am doing the right thing and starting one step at a time! These meetings will help alot and I found a wonderful group on Ravelry! I have already been talking to them! (Y'all rock!)
While at the grub store I asked hubby if he would like some Yogurt. He got 3. I HATE that btter taste. ewww But something cought my eye....Yoplait Whipd Choc. Mousse Style. Oh that sounded good. So I figured"whats 50 cents?" So I got it. I cracked that thing open about an hour ago and knew I was going to hate it....spoon to mouth...wait...whats this?...I...Like...It?! OH MY! I love it. I cought myself taking little small bites to make it last longer! lol This is wonderful! I am sure WW will say this stuff is ok. I am now planing on trying the Lime and lemon ones!
I surprise myself. Today I tried 2 foods that I always hated and discovered that I love them! (well the grilled chicken needed SOMETHING on it...say maybe bbq sauce or garlic..but it was good.)
Oh sorry...I got on the WW trip. I have been doing that all day! lol
So once I got back home I sat back down and watched more Hulu.com tv and did some knitting on my Slouchy Hat. Then here I am plurking! All in all today was a slow kind of day.
I think tomorrow might be more exciting. I might be going to a friends house to help her learn how to spin on a drop spindle....note to friend get ready to learn why its called what it is called. LMAO I will try and get pictures of the wheel atleast. :)
This is a special section of my blog post tonight. I would like to review some items that relate to knitting/crocheting/spinning here on my blog. I am looking for those of us who sale our handmade goods online. If you would like to get the word out there about your products I am willing to receive a sample of said item(patterns,yarn,roving,books,stitch markers,new tools,etc),use it,then post my feelings about it here on the blog.
I don't have money to buy said items but maybe thru me posting about your items and linking to it here on my blog you will get more looks/sales of your items! It could be a wonderful thing!
A little about me...I have been knitting for 5 years. I haven't done sweaters/vests/skirts or the like yet.I am good at cables,socks and many other things. I do have a Kiwi spinning wheel for testing out roving. My ravelry name is AbsoluteTreasure if you would like to see some things that I have knit.(i don't have any cabled items in there but could show you pictures if needed.)
If there is anything else you would like to know about me or my knitting/crocheting/spinning please feel free to ask.
If this is something you would be willing to let me do for you please contact me at Lawrence82909@yahoo.com . Thank you
Well thanks for haging in there with me dear readers. I know boring day to day life isn't that wonderful but its SOMETHING atleast! lol Tune in tomorrow for more fun!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Right now in my bedroom I have the A/C turned to fan only and it says its 70 in here.That is my perfect temp! Oh if only there was a way to stay 70 degrees all the time!
On the crafting front I got like 6 more Stockings done today! I don't have a group picture of them yet but I did get all of my stockings listed in my shops.5 on Etsy & 5 on Artfire!
I have decided that my 1 Across Beanie needs to have some more ribbing on it. So I get to pick up 100 and something sts and do about 15 more rows of k1p1 ribbing. UGH But instead of doing that I decided I wanted a Slouchy hat! I casted on for one just a few mins ago. I wanted to use my Mulberry Merino bit discovered it is only 99yds. :( So I had to use my Lustra. It is nice and soft but it splits VERY easy. But I wanted something that will be loose and slouchy. I might get hooked on making this hat!
As for the pet blanket I have not knit any on it today. I got wraped up on sewing those stockings and just enjoying the nice weather. I think tomorrow I will have the hubby put out the umbrella so I can enjoy it even more. OH I can dig out my crocheted shawl and my wrap! They will keep me warm. ;)
That was all I did today. Tomorrow is grub shopping day so I might not get much done but I will blog none the less. ;)
I hope you had a wonderful day and please excuse me for not posting any pictures. I thought about getting one with my 1 Across Beanie but I need to wash my hair before the public sees it. ;) See ya tomorrow!