Thursday, August 24, 2006

I found this cute quiz. Somehow It works for me!! LOL!

I am an

What Flower
Are You?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I am starting to enjoy the walking, part of the time. Monday and Tuesday is great, but by Wensday I am ready to use a wheelchair. My hips seem to not want to work after the first 2 rounds of my yard. By Friday I don't want to go at all. But I am sticking with it. Am doing six rounds of the yard now and will increase it to seven next week. That seems like a lot, but it really isn't. Oh and my DH cleared off some more trail so I can go farther. I don't know if I should kiss him or slap him. I just wish I had thought of it a year ago when I started gaining weight and I would not be like this now. Hindsight is always 2020 you know. I have so many favorite clothes that I can't get into. Once the weight is gone I won't need any clothes for a long time. I am one of those people that wears what I like and not what is in style. I am not and don't want to be trendy. And think of the time I will save, and yarn, being able to make smaller sweaters!!! It makes me giddy to think about it.

The Little black kitten is doing well-though sometimes I am not, I catch her frequently hanging off the curtains or trying to climb them, as well as me. I keep trimming her claws and hoping she will outgrow it. She bounces from one room to the other getting into things. I think sometimes a small child would be easier to deal with, and she thinks that yarns were made to chew. And speaking of yarn I have some finished objects, 4 pair of crocheted socks and a Shrug of my own design. Oh and I really like Hobby Lobby's house brand of yarn called Baby Bee "Sweet Delight" It is labeled Bulky, but it can't be. Some of the different kinds, like the twist are medium worsted but the rest seem to be light sportweight. Figure that out. It works really well for socks too.
Will post pics of the FO's when I get them. I have several things cut out to sew up and haven't done them. I need to get them done too. Am not done yet sorting through fabric. I have the best of it put away, but some off the smaller pieces are still in need of looking at, will get them done as I can. I have quite a selection that I want to make into needles and hook cases and accessory bags, and some pillows and things for the kitchen.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite reads, it is totally different from the movie with Irene Dunne and Sir Laurence Olivier in it though. Many of the movies made back in the black and white days were very faithfull to the books but, I was watching the movie while reading the book and it was easy to see the differences. The book was much better. For now I'd better get off here and go finsh my exercises.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This is a rant!

I knew what to title this one!! What is wrong with this country. Have we become a nation of paranoids or what. Everyone is so scared of dying in some kind of terrorist attack. What difference does it make how you die. Does being killed in an attack make it worse than dying in a house fire? Adversity is one of the tests a person, a group, or a nation has to go through sometimes. This is one and we are failing miserably. Someone gets upset on a plane and everyone panics. People used to get upset on a plane and were allowed to calm down and the flight continued. If someone gets upset on a flight now, they are handcuffed, abused and the plane lands and spends hours getting inspected.

As for saying "Pakistan" on a plane I guarantee if my flight was going badly I would be cussing out Pakistan, Afghanistan and every other middle eastern country that could be blamed as well as the US government for getting us into this crap. I'd probably get arrested too. Of course with all the crap that is going on-I won't be flying. I would be upset without my crochet hooks and yarn or knitting needles and yarn.

Which brings me to another rant, The criticism of the Japanese Primeminister for visiting a shrine of Japanese war dead. What is wrong with that. The dead of all wars should be respected regardless of whose side they were on. Right or wrong is more a question of viewpoint after all. We felt it was wrong for the Japanese to start a war-but they on the other hand felt it was right. If we had been born in Japan we would have felt the same way. Regardless of how we think of war dead-soldiers only follow orders after all, and they have a right to be respected for giving their lives in a cause. End of second rant. Hope this gives people something to think about.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What do I title this?

I had no idea what to title this post, any suggestions. I really do not see the neccessity for putting one on each and every post. Maybe I'll just start using numbers. I am trying to be really creative today. I have started the sleeves from Mrs. Wealeys wild sweater in what I belive was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, not sure, guess I'll have to watch it again. I am crocheting them out of vintage cotton sportweight yarn. Okay it cotton sportweight I have had for about 15 years. It has faded and mellowed with age and should give the affect that I wanted. I am having to throw in a little size 10 cotton in colors I don't have. I am trying very hard to make it almost exactly like the ones in the movie. Its difficult to work from some of the photographs they are not clear in some spots. That means I will have to watch the movie over and over to get it right. There are two patterns available on the internet-one is quite good but much too expensive and the other is not all that great but fairly resonable in price-but neither are what I want. I am not going to put them on a pink sweater-I look awful in pale pink, so I am using either an ecru or white or I am going to dye it myself. I think a loose sweater in Ecru with shells in it would be the best bet. If it works I might make another one in other colors. Just think I could wear it to the next book release. The last one. I wish that J.K. Rowling would reconsider and write one or two more. (or 10)

Organization is my weakest point and this week, I am going through two storage boxes and one large basket of fabric. keeping only my best and most usefull, yeah sure. meaning that I will be keeping two thirds or more of it. There are so many quarter yard cuts that I had no idea. I bought them to make small projects out of. Needle cases, handbags, pincusions and other little things. I get to finish sorting today. I may take some of it up to the DAV or Goodwill, or I may just throw it away.

My walking program is still going okay, I am up to 5 rounds of my yard It's a little shorter than I wanted so I have had to circle farther out in the yard. The neighbors think I am nuts, but they always have. I weighed last week and get to weigh again next week. I am only doing it every two weeks. I don't want to depress myself too often. LOL. Anyway that brings things up to date.

I am not thinking of flying anytime in the next century, I get airsick and would need my dramamine, and I'd loose my mind without my crochet or knitting, so whats the point. I flown three times and they lost my luggage the first time. The other two times I carried it on with me. I think its all kind of stupid. Wonder how much lost luggage they'll have this time? End of Rant.

The kitten is still doing well through she still hasn't gained much weight. She eats, she just burns it all up. She is now a glossy black kitty with a white bikini. Yes one of her distinguishing features is that she has a bikini shaped triangle on her tummy. That and being so onery. Have a good week, guess I'll go work on my sleeves and do some more sorting.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Weaving again

I finished the weaving both the main part and the binding-hope there is enough binding. The binding came out shorter than I wanted and longer than I thought it would. If that makes any sense. I have washed the weaving to set how it turned out, and I think stretching the yarn on a loom was a good thing. It is solid and strong after washing and didn't grow a lot, so I still have a good tight weave. It should work up OK. I don't know if there will be enough for sleeves-I could always knit those on, I still have plenty of yarn.

I guess I'll warp the loom again with some chenille I hate to knit or crochet with. I have enough for two shawls maybe more and several scarves. I want to get rid of it. It is such a pain to work with-even though I love the softness of it. Iwould rather buy a ready made sweater of chenille than make one.

On Knitowls suggestion (I keep forgetting ) I wormed "DC" again-this is the second time. She still doesn't eat enough. She would rather play then eat. Her back leg is still deformed a little with a mallformed joint, but she gets around like a rocket. She is so small to move so fast. She is so cute.

I guess I had better go do some house work and get that loom warped later. I also still have some tai chi exercises to do before that. I have already done my walking. Its easier to do it, first thing in the morning when its still cool outside, after about nine its start warming up a lot. I can't wait for fall.