Monday, December 18, 2006

Merry Christmas

And again Merry Christmas! We might even have a white one this year. I think that I will drag my sorry butt out and make a snowman if we do. That is in between presents and making dinner. We are having a turkey breast this year-never tried one of these before. We have so much waste with a whole turkey that we decided to try one of those breast only things. You still have to cook it.

I have already gotten most of my gifts. This is the first time in years I have wanted anything. I got a new convection toaster oven and a blender. Such a personal thing you know. Oh and a small bag of yarn from Joanns. Ten skeins of their sensations collection"Cosetta". I wanted this to learn to knit mitered squares with, and two skeins of Tesoro in lavender for a scarf to go with my new sweater coat.

We went to the antique shop the other day and I found a real find. A small vinyl case of boye needles. They were labled knitting pins. There were five sets of single point needles in sizes one to five and five sets of dpns in sizes one to five. Three stainless steele stitch holders a small steele case with tapestry needles in it and a pair of top quality german made sissors. This was one of those complete sets of needles from probably 30 to 50 years ago. They didn't look like they had ever been out of the case. It had little slots for all the needles and accessories. It looked brand new-and I got it for $5.00!
I thought that was a pretty good bargain. It makes me want to knit socks and lace.

I am still working on the dragon and hope to finish it soon. My eyes begin to bother me and I had to give it up for a bit. When the headaches are gone I will go back to it.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Not a lot to say

I have not had a lot to say for a while now-not since the election. I was pretty happy with the outcome. The wild striped socks are finally finished and a little crocheted Dragon is started.

I joined another Yahoo group that makes miniature animals. The Dragon is not turning out as well as I had hoped-but this is my first one and the next one I can make the way I want to. This first one I have to follow the pattern as exactly as possible. I can change the next one. My problem is learning to use something called a Wobble joint. It has turned out awfull, the joint I mean. The next one I will simply make thread joints . They always work best for me, come to think of it I may another one just like this one with thread joints too.This one is supposed to be for my hubby, but if it doesn't turn out right-he doesn't get it. The first one you make from the pattern has to be like the pattern, after that it doesn't matter. Its all just to learn how to do it. The tiny animals are so cute. I will be sure to post a picture of it when I am done.

The snow is finally melting off a little-wonder if we'll get some more before its all gone. I wish we would get some more rain or snow or something. It has been too dry here. I would like to have a garden next year that actually has some plants in it. Everything burned up this last summer. I watered and watered, but it did no good. It was just too hot.
I have plans that should make the difference next year.

And speaking of a hot summer, We just rented and watched Al Gore's new documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" It is more than a bit scary what is happening to the earth, Everyone needs to see this movie and deside for themselves if it is for real or not. America needs to make some changes to the way we think-especially the wealthy in America. Its not all about money folks. Its about the spirit.
Well that all I got for now-will try to post pictures in the next post.The link I was going to post didn't work so you'll have to google it.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

It snowed

Unbelieveable-I haven't seen this much snow in years. It looks like a Christmas card outside ecept for all the deer, cat, dog, bird, and rabbit tracks outside. There are trails going through the yard all over the place. It must have been a busy night. It looks like the yard was really teaming with life. Maybe they all had a party. If the animals can talk on Christmas eve (or so the legend goes) why can't they have a party on the first day of December? That is of course all those deer that survived the hunt.

That brings me to another thing, I am sorry but dear hunters are lazy. Some guy that lived down the road was out shooting practically in my backyard. There are houses all over the place here-and this idiots shooting at deer. I didn't get a chance to post my little piece of woods this year. The stupid paint faded. Next year there will be signs up on posts. We have a small band of deer in our woods-why can't these lazy bums go hunt in the forest where there are no houses-but know they want to hunt in their own backyard or from their cars or trucks. With all these house out here, one day they are going to shoot one of the our neighbors or us. A couple of years ago, my friend lost her horse when some hunters shot it in the head- It was a morgan for Chrissake! It was four times the size of a dear or more. It was pregnant with a good foal-she lost two horses. That is just an example of how dumb some of them can be.

Okay enough ranting, I found the most incredible crocheted top pattern in an old Magic Crochet mag. It is made from motifs that resemble roses. It is so pretty. I plan on starting one as soon as I get time. You make the motifs and sew them together. I can't wait to get started, but it will have to wait until I get my socks done. Oh well its allways something.

Oh and the big news around here is my DH got a computer. I would tell you all about it, but he won't let me. I am going to continue to use this old thing. I am used to it. I guess I am getting old and hate to change. I would like to get a new one, but I don't want a big one. I just need one to handle blogging and a lot of crochet patterns. Well the movie is over and now we are going to get dressed and go somewhere. I think.