Wednesday, September 27, 2006

OK I swiped a picture from Gaye's Blog. This is Erika, Chris, Cheesey-Me, and Jackie infront of a little Shirt shop outside. We were all together at the Knit-out. Oh how cheesey I look.
This is Gaye, taking that picture above. See she really was there!
After our big late lunch, some went for desert.

And just for cuteness Little Nate in his red cast! :) We went for a check up yesterday and they x-rayed his leg again. The cast is not ready to come off yet but Nathan did start a savings in his cast. He had two pennies in there. I told the Dr. that he was saving to pay him, and the dr. replies "But it's two pennies." and I said "Hey, it's a start." Sheesh...NO sense of humor!! Does he actually expect a 2 year old to NOT try and stick something in his cast?!? Anyway...the Dr. fished them out and I put them in Nathan's bank when we got home. The CORRECT place to put his pennies.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Did I have a good time yesterday or what?!?!
I went to the Boston Knit-out and Crochet 2006. I rode with Jackie and Gaye. Let me tell ya...Jackie can get around in Boston with NO PROBLEM!! She knew exactly where to go with out a map and we even beat the crowd at the Knit-out! Gotta love being early. That means you get the GOOOOOD Freebies!

The Stitching Mantis gave out a cute little bag with some fabric, a button and a 50g ball of Sensu Wool with a pattern for a little change purse to knit.
Another table gave a skein of Manos Cotton Stria (50g) in a pretty pretty bold red.
Another table gave a skein of Phoenix Classic Elite Yarn (50g) Kinda eyelashy.
Then I got a book called After Dark Uncommon Knits For Night Time, yes for FREE!! It's by Jil Eaton. There are some sassy patterns in there, even some for children.
We also ran into Chris and Erika. We hung out with them during the key note speakers and then after that we headed to Windsor Button Shop . I bought some discontinued Berroco Duo for a scarf swap and then some Superwash Lang Yarn for some socks! They are a nice fall halloweeny/thanksgivingish color!! Going to start on them Wednesday night and attempt 2 socks on one needle. We'll see how it goes.
After the Windsor Button Shop, we all went to a local pub and had a late lunch. I had the BLT with fries and it was SOOOOO good. Good choice Erika!!
I had such a great time and yes, that was my first time in Boston. We drove by the front of Cheers (remember the show) and I put on my best tourist face as I googled out the window at it. I know.....nerd.
I can not wait until Brent and I have more time to go explore Boston.

I've been tagged by Gina. Here goes:
7 Songs:
1. The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice - Man there is something about this guys voice that just goes through me. It's so dreamy and just relaxes me!!

2. Try - Aaron Crane- this is a guy that is from our home town that Brent and I used to go out and listen to often. He's in a band called Strumbeat. The song Try reminds me of the fun nights Brent and I spent out on the town in Louisville.

3. James Blunt - High

4. Home - Michael Buble - Another song that just goes through me and relaxes me. I love his voice too!

5. Into the Mystic - Van Morrison - this has always been a favorite of mine.

6. Alcohol - Brad Paisley - bet I can make you put that lampshade on your head.... tee hee

7. Don't forget to remember me - Carrie Underwood - This is a cd I got from my family before I left Kentucky. My mom even put a $50 in a birthday card for me...I guess she couldn't figure out how to get in my car with out me knowing to put it in my glove box. :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

I was surfing around Esty this morning and came upon a pay it forward item. You didn't have to pay for it. Just make sure you "Pay it Forward" and keep the karma going. SO here is my PIF Item. It's a funny little zippered change purse. If you chose to take this, just pay it forward by posting something maybe on your esty! (click on picture to check it out!)
In other news. I casted on for this door mat. It's the loops from the previous post. These were done on size 35 knitting needles. I like how it turned out! Big thanks to Tracy from the Concord Knitting group for the idea!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 here's the basket of loops tied day it's going to be a bathmat as soon as I finish knitting it. It's not as easy as I thought it would be to knit with... I do about 2-3 rows then have to take a break.
Next are some faces I made for Carols face swap.
I don't feel like saying much else today.... so just look at pictures.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avast Ye Hardy's!!!!!
Or something like that!! Carol says today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so I had to put up a proper picture and attempt to Talk like a Pirate. In the picture is my oldest niece, Lacey and my oldest son, Jacob. They were in Grayson Co., KY with my mother when the picture was taken sometime over the summer before we moved to NH.
For all my knitting buddies they have a cute bag on there to knit with some skulls on it. Yes you too, can Knit Like a Pirate.
Brent's in Detroit this week for work so it's just the boys and I hanging out at the new homestead. We've rented some movies and we're just kicking back and relaxing.
I've been beading faces for Carol's Face Swap (see last year's here) and I can't wait to get my returns!!
I'm working on knitting a bath mat for my bathroom. I purchased 4 bags of Cotton Loops like you use on those square looms to make pot holders, and I've looped them all together. Now to start knitting. This should be interesting. Right now the whole 4 bags are looped together and in a laundry basket because if I wound up all that it would be one big ball of LOOPINESS!! Lord knows I'm loopy enough....
Anyway... I'd take a picture but Brent has packed away the Camera. When he calls tonight I'll ask him where it is and get a picture of the basket to blog about tomorrow and you can see how far I've gotten.
Nathan's leg is doing fine. He's getting around just fine and starting to TRY to put some weight on the foot and tries to walk. I'm not encouraging it until I find him some slipper socks so he doesn't slide all over the creation and break something else if he slips.
Back to knitting...

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hello from my new home! We finally have our internet access up! I'm so happy! Let's see, where should I start.

I left Kentucky on August 3rd, my birthday, with my two beautiful son's, my mother and my dog. An hour into the ride we have some vomit action going on in the back seat from one of the boys, but after that the ride was pretty uneventful, thank goodness!!!

Jacob celebrated his 6th birthday here at our new home and he has lost two teeth! The toothfairy was very good to him. He has started First grade too and seems to really like his school and teacher.

Nathan is....well...NATHAN!! That boy is so rough!! He has a broken leg right now, but hey, that does NOT slow him down!! That boy can skoot like nobody's business. He wants to go to school with Jacob and gets upset when we drop Jacob off. He tells me in the car on the way home, "I go to my skoo." Too cute.

Brent is doing great at work! In the picture above he is in one of the wheelchairs in which he works on. We live so close to his work he drove it by the house today to say hello to Nathan and I, (and our dog Lincoln). You can see that in this picture Nathan now has a red cast on.

I have found a great local knitting group and the gals have really welcomed me with open arms! I miss my Sunergo gals to bits though.