Monday, June 29, 2009
So, I was reading the paper this morning and on Monday's our paper published the couples that have applied for a marriage license, those that have been granted a divorce, and the names of the new babies born in the past week or so. I tend to read the baby names just to marvel as some of the crazy names that people give thier kids. Honestly, it boggles the mind. American's have enough trouble with spelling as it is, to give you kid a name and then replace all the logical letters with z's and y's and etc just makes no f***ing sense. But I digress. I notice that a boy has been born and they named him Kaiser James. I think ok, odd, but he can be "King James" as Kaiser is the German version of king. Then I notice his parent's last name....... (are you ready for this).... Wilhelm. Yes, you read that right, this child is named Kaiser Wilhelm!!! I really hope he decides to use his middle name for the rest of his life. I can imagine him trying to get a passport and traveling to Europe and the scene at customs in Paris or Belgium ("Humm, this says your name is Kaiser Wilhelm. I'm sorry, but we really don't want you invading our country again. Please go home.") I am just shaking my head right now. Sigh.
And now for something completly different: I organized my yarn collection over the weekend. I acquired a new book case and thus had to do some rearranging. Everything is now organized by either type of yarn (sock, cotton, alpaca/llama) or by brand (Cascade, Brown Sheep, Encore, etc.). I did manage to fill 3 trash bags with yarn to donate - it is mostly red heart and lion brand yarn and some novelty yarn that I just will never use. Ick! The collection looks lovely now and I did discover some yarns that I had purchased for a specific project and re-disovered them. Exciting! I also discoverd some yarns that made me wonder why I have so much of it. There must have been a sale or I was inspired by something at the time. Who knows.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I have had time to knit though during all of this. I am working on a pair of socks in exchange for some artwork for our scrapbooking group. I managed to get quite a lot of the socks done during the jury duty stint. I was not allowed to knit in court, but I spend the time in recess and during the selection process wisely. Everyone around me was fascinated with the socks - the size of the needles, the color of the yarn (a dark poppy red from Happy Feet), and the fact that I was knitting socks in general. I would take a photo of them but the camera is at home (I needed to make the purse lighter). I am turning the heel on the second sock so I am on the home stretch!
I did finished knitting my Central Park Hoodie!! The color in the photo is not quite true - it looks pepto pink in the photo but the actual sweater is a dark maroon. I am still learning my camera settings. But you get the jist here. The back has cables on it as well. The sleeves are a tad long, but all sleeves are a tad long on everything I knit. You think I would learn but there you go. I do love the sweater tho. I used the Cascade Heathers yarn - lovely. I love all of the Cascade yarns and have yet to encounter a bad yarn from them.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Friday, December 12, 2008
An artic cold front is arriving in Casper this weekend - temperatures in the single digits for the highs! Buuuurrrrr. I think my hand knit scarves, mittens and hats will be getting a workout next week. Woo Hoo!!
We have drifts of snow and ice on our back deck from the snowstorm we had on Monday. Pershing and Lucie love to much on snow and ice - in fact, they each beg for ice cubes when I am at the freezer. Odd. So anywho, everytime the dogs go out they munch on the ice. But when they come back in, they each pick up a chunk of ice from the deck and bring it in the house to chew on. So, slowly but surely my deck will be cleaned off - one piece at a time. Of course one day Lucie got a little over ambitious and tried to bring in a 2 foot icicle and I made her leave that outside. I do have my limits.
Still no photos as I still have not found my camera. I have a real mystery on my hands here. I really hope it turns up soon.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I had a huge list of things to do this weekend - which included a bunch of Christmas knitting to catch up on, baking, shopping, wrapping, etc. I managed to do everything expect the Christmas cards and wrapping.
I have an excuse for the wrapping tho - I normally wrap on the bed in the War Room but I had a knitted present blocking on the bed over the weekend. As it is now dry and blocked I can start wrapping tonight. I also needed to finish knitting some gifts before I could actually wrap them and send them off (novel idea I know.)
I have also misplaced my digital camera. I could have sworn it was in my car but lo and behold it is not there. Hummm. I took knitting photos yesterday using the "old fashioned" film camera. But I really need to find the digital camera as it has some other photos on it I need to work on scrapbooks. If anyone sees a silver digital camera (I don't know the brand - it's silver) with a broken lens cover (I dropped it at the the dog park on day - mittens and cameras don't mesh very well) please let me know. Maybe the dogs took it as they were tired of having their photo taken all the time. This also means that I don't have any photos to post at this time. The cable to connect the camera to my computer is sitting here ready to be used, but no camera.
My LYS (local yarn shop) is having a party tomorrow night and we have to bring in yarn from our stash for a gift exchange. I had a hard time trying to find some yarn to gift. We had a limit of $20 worth of yarn. I don't want to be mean and give out all of the little leftover balls of yarn from years of knitting projects, nor do I want to give the really crappy yarn. I managed to find some chenille yarn and some nubbly stuff purchased at a garage sale. I figure that they add up to about $20 of yarn. Who knows. I need to wrap the box still so I have the rest of the day to change my mind if I want.
My final scrapbooking retreat of the year is coming up this Saturday. Crop 'n Carols! I am still working on my European Invasion album (from my year abroad about 13 years ago). I also have a calendar to work on, I just need to find the photos. There is probably something else but it is not occuring to me right now.
I still have 1.5 presents to knit, and I need to buy some stocking stuffers for the family. Oh, and I need to make a gift to take to my Girl Scout meeting - under $8 and has to be hand made. Humm. Something knitted I'm guessing.