Thursday, September 28, 2006

Another Cute Quiz

I found another cute quiz, I don't know how accurate it is. I always thought I was a winter person.
You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...
You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings
Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

Monday, September 25, 2006

Chili Today!

Its Chili making time, I love to make Chili when its start getting cool in the evenings. I have been smelling it all day. I am thinking about making a desert too. Maybe a chocolate pudding cake, there is a recipie in my cook book for one that only makes 4 servings-there are only two of us. Its quick and sounds very tasty. It may get made but I want to serve it hot or at least warm-with whip cream. That means I have to do it much later. Like just before DH gets home.

Have not knitted or crocheted all weekend. We shopped Saturday and went to the antique mall on Sunday. I didn't buy much-A really cute cast iron rack for the wall that is shaped like a cat and a mug warmer of all things-I want another one of those, this one works great. My coffee or tea stays hot til its gone. And another of those printed doll panels, you know the kind that are printed with a doll and you sew it up and stuff it. This one has a teddy bear you have to make too. The doll is victorian with a dark blue callico dress and white petty coat.

When I have time I want to get my Golden Hands books out and make some of the toys they have in it. I love to make toys when I have time. There is also a lot of knitted and crocheted stuff in them too. Well thats all for now,must finish washing dishes.

Friday, September 22, 2006

I don't know what to call this-Death Nell maybe?

I don't usually post links to things, and I don't really like politics-to me all politicians are corrupt. Some are just more corrupt than others. But on this link to Daily Kos, I think this pretty much says it all. We are in for a fight in this land. This was predicted by and author I read and have been reading for several years-on this blog it is predicted by another person. Go and Read I hope I linked this right if not let me know and I'll remove it.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Finish Objects

I had to wait until today to finish posting all my FO's. It is hard to write a post in advance. I couldn't finish posting all my pictures in the last one so I am trying to get them all in this one. First of all is my socks.

These are all crocheted from both fingering weight yarn and worsted weight yarn. I really like to crochet socks, yes I can knit them but crocheting them is so much faster and its so much more fun for me. I get all up tight when I knit and I can relax when I crochet. I guess its because I've been doing it so long-like 35 or more years. The pattern use is the one in CrochetMe online magazine-I modified it though so it has a much longer ankle. If you add 2 and1/2 inches to the bottom of the ribbing and then start the foot and heel it looks and fits much more like a real sock. The yarn I've been using is some of the inexspensive yarn from Hobby Lobby, its called Sweet Delight, I think and is some of their house brand-its really nice and soft. And it comes in a lot of colors and kinds. They have some of it labeled as bulky-but it is fingering yarn and some of it says bulky and it is. I don't think they really do much knitting -whoever buys this stuff. I will be making many more pair-though I need to find a bigger pair of winter boots or shoes. I won't post a picture of the last shawl I made, but I will post one of the kittys, Little Grey takes care of the little one, like it was her own.

Walking and FOs

The Walking seems to be working. I don't want to get my hopes up too much. I have lost 2and1/2 lbs so far. I didn't start loosing though until I added the coconut oil to my diet. I added almost 300 calories a day in fat. Now I'm starting to loose. I suppose that maybe I wasn't eating enough. That could be too. Anyway I am happy just loosing that much.Maybe more will come off this week. I am going to try to post some pics here, if not they will be on my flikr album.

First up the shawls.This is the Seraphina Shawl from Work with me.This picturecame out a bit dark.I have two more pictures to post if blogger will work for me, And some pictures of socks and of the kitties. Dial up is a pain when you have to upload.

Well that is two of them, shall I try for one more shawl that is?

These have taken up a lot of homespun yarn, I still have 4 more to finish, I may take them to a PowWow this month or next. Mine don't really look like Doni's do-I think my sense of color is way different than hers is. If you want to see some and get the patten-just Google the seraphina shawl. Once you learn the pattern it not to hard. Hers shawls are lovely!Ok it said no. So I guess I'll have to post them later. So I guess that all until the next batch.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Dogs Barking

Dogs barking, no I don't mean my feet. I mean the neighbors dogs barking. Why is it that I, can't walk in my own yard in peace and quiet? I try to walk when I am sure my neighbors are up so I don't wake up their dogs, but it just doesn't work. Of course if they didn't let their dogs crap in other people yards it wouldn't happen. Yes, one of the neighbors dogs is always in my yard doing his bussiness, and the other neighbors dog is in the other person's yard crapping. Why can't they do it in their own yards? I just don't think people have respect for even their own animals. I try to keep my cats in my own yard-that's why they are all spayed. The two outside are older and they don't leave the yard much anymore-the dogs come here and bother them. I have a gate on my front porch to keep the dogs off. I just don't believe in raising tons of unwanted kittens.

On the crafting front, I am loosing the war. I have already made four shawls this week from my large stash of Lion Homespun. I bought it before I saw how it would be when washed. Now I am trying to use it up, Out of 80+ skeins, I have twelve left. It went from a large storage box to a small storage box and that is now almost empty. The large empty box is already refilled with the perle cotton and size ten matte cotton I bought years ago for weaving. It's still in good shape and I am going to use it up too for crochet and knitting and some weaving. The small box is going to hold whatever current projects I am working on when it is completely empty. But what do I do with all those shawls? There will be about eight when finished. I don't need them. When I get a chance I will post pictures of all of them. I have several other finished items to post pics of too.

The Cats in the house are doing well, they chase each other and play all day. The little one still thinks that she needs to be on or around me all the time though and the older one gets really jealous of her. They roll around and playfight all the time. The little one still hasn't put on much weight but she is still growing. Well thats all, I know I said I'd post pics, but I will try to do that next time. I just haven't had time to take any.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Still Walking

Sometimes I get so frustrated with this computer, It just ate my post, or the computer died and the post went with it. Anyway will try again.

I did my walking this morning, I am up to seven rounds daily, and still no weightloss. My diet hasn't changed, it is still consistant. I am eating more fiber foods, but still maintaining around 1100 to 1200 calories daily. Since that is all I was eating when I stopped putting on weight-you would think that now I would start loosing. That doesn't seem to be the case. I will be doing 8 rounds next week, that around 6000 steps a day plus what I do normally.

I finally decided that if the weight doesn't start coming off soon, I will just keep exercising, but I will start cleaning out my closet and getting rid (boo hoo) of my smaller sized clothes. Or making them into other things. I am upset by this, because a lot of them have never been worn. Guess it will be yard sale time.

I hope to post some finished objects in my next post. A shrug was finished, and four pair of crocheted socks and a crocheted Seraphina shawl, and the work in progress is a knitted Pheonix shawl that I am using a modified pattern for. I wanted it to be deeper and not so long side to side. Will try to get them posted next time.

I just reallized how many times I used "I" in this post, I need to find more to write about, but knitting needles and crochet hooks don't do it on their own. The first attemp at posting was better, but it got ate!!