Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Jeanne warnings

AccuWeather reported this morning on 2WD that it more than likely and highly probable that Jeanne will turn and head for the east coast and land somewhere along North Carolina and that Hampton Roads will be hit. Plan on Sunday into Monday. Well, I guess there goes my plans of preparing the back garden for winter early next week. But maybe Jeanne will blow off all the leaves and I won't have to rake this fall!

I'm making my vacation to do list:
see Financial planner
wash winter walking the dog coat
work in the garden
go to the movies
check out the LYS

(hmm, wonder how the bullets and numbers work on blogger? it will only number/bullet the first paragraph)

On the knitting front...I grabbed a skein of Rowan Calmer from the bin the other week and started a sample for Ewe Knit Kits. Finished it last night. Shows up the stitches well and blocked nicely. I'm not a cotton fan, but this has a nice give.

By the way, if you're in the area Ewe Knit Kits has all yarns with a cotton content on sale...15% off at the register. Sale will last about a week.

I bought Jamieson's Simply Shetland last week. Now I'm looking for the Jamieson's yarn. DK weight. I fell in love with Sweet Violet the little sweater/jacket in the front of the book at TNNA. The one with the ruffles on the butt....I'll leave off the ruffles. I think a greeny color would be nice. Or maybe since it's called Sweet Violet I should just stick with that color.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

I've added a counter..don't know why.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Ever wonder everyone knew which one and when to hold up signs at the Democratic National Convention? Mighty Girl explains it all.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

It's Wednesday

Tuesday is over. It was a frustrating day at mortgage-paying-job. I am looking forward to Sept 27 when I begin a 1 week stay at home and get things done vacation. I've made an appt with my Finance Gal. I'm hoping she'll tell me that with the money in my 401K I can retire in January and live happily ever after. I doubt it though.

Got a call from Dr. P's office that my glasses that will render me capable of seeing what's on my laptop screen without squinting or pushing it so far across my desk that I can't reach it to type were ready. So ran that's not the right words..sat in tunnel traffic for 30 min and then through Portsmouth traffic out to his office in Western Branch...put the cute purple glasses on and couldn't see a thing. The eyeglasses adjuster lady says..I haven't adjusted them..silly me, I didn't know bending the ear piece thingy would make me be able to see clearer. Nope, no change. So after a few minutes of closing one eye and then the other she figures out that instead of making the left lens (which I really don't need much correction in for reading thank you very much!) was made with a - vs. a + so yes I was right, I couldn't see out of them. So, I get to do the same thing next week. I have GOT to find a closer eye person.

But I did get a good hair cut on Monday! Picture Diane Sawyer's short cut but with dark hair.

On the knitting front...the baby blanket and hat are off to my neice. She sent me a picture of her belly yesterday. She's huge. They now think she'll deliver the first week in Oct vs. later in the month.

Saturday I was minding my own business, counting needles for inventory, and the regular group of knitters (they have no official name) that meet at Ewe Knit Kits several times a week asked me if I would teach them some patterns from Nicky Epsteins Knitting on the Edge. I said sure, but you'll have to buy the book. Most of them already owned it. So beginning Oct 3rd, every other Saturday morning will be dedicated to a chapter from the book. Week 1 is RIBS. I've got a few swatches knitted up already. It's been an interesting process. Going through the book and selecting the patterns. Here's the class info:

Class title: Knitting on the Edge
Using the book “Knitting on the Edge” by Nicky Epstein, we will explore each chapter, knitting swatches for selected patterns and discussing how we can apply them to our knitting.
Instructor: me
Length: 2 hours
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Day: Saturday morning
Dates and class title:
Oct 2 - ribs
Oct 16 - ruffles
Oct 30 - lace
Nov 13 - fringes
tbd - flora
tbd - points & picots

Cost: $ 20 for an individual class, $100 for the series of 6 classes
Class materials:
· Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein
· several colors of worsted weight or dk weight yarn for swatches
· appropriate knitting needles for yarn chosen
· the usual knitting notions (scissors, crochet hook, tape measure, markers, cable stitch holder, etc.)
Number of students per class: 6-8

The tbd dates...we'll have to figure those out once classes get started. Near the holidays and all you know. If you're interested give us a call and we'll sign you up.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Look ma, no cavities!

Great 6 month checkup at Dr. Wiggins.

And Dr. Pollock is making me a pair of glasses so that I can see the monitor of my laptop with plum colored frames.

School has started which means my morning summer commute of 20 min door to door is now closer to 45 (today an hour). Afternoon it averages 30 min. 1 way it's 14 miles.

Still no word on the position at mortgage paying job....

Knitting is slow...finished both of the felted bags but still need to seam the larger one...sewing on th pockets. Just haven't felt like it.

Besides I brought home some yarn to make store samples so I played with them this past weekend while the weather couldn't make up it's mind if it wanted to rain or not. I'm not sure when we we'll have a dry day. I don't want to get my hopes up.

B has been scratching the last few weeks. I've done the whole flea/tick check including baths. Took him to the vet the other night. Of course first thing the vet says "fleas" but I had to disagree. I know what the flea signs are and he doesn't have them. So after consultation with the other vets they think it might be an alergy to flea bites. Which had me wrinkling my forehead with questions. Basicly, he's bitten by a flea, the flea leaves, but the poison remains and makes him itch. Okay, I can buy that. So it was a 3 month supply of preventive stuff. And a blood test to rule out other stuff. So telling TP about the events of the visit to the vet, she laughs and says her older dog went through the same thing and after 6 months they find food alergy to.... CHICKEN!!!! Now this is bad news because B eats ALOT of chicken. Since he was 12 weeks old his dry food is chicken and rice, his soft and hard treats are made with chicken, his rawhide is chicken, he gets my left over chicken...this could be really bad. He's a picky eater. But I'm going to keep to the hope that it is fleas or something else.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

You are Schroeder!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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