Archive for June, 2006

Cool as a Cucumber

So glad to report that the A/C is fixed. Guy was here all yesterday afternoon, and had to come back last night. Then he stopped by today to make sure it was still working right. Totally recommend him!

I put the buttons on the wee baby sweater I made a couple weeks ago. The church newsletter came, and there was one boy born in June. I used little yellow duck buttons on it :)

Sounds like we are going to have a storm! I hear the thunder, and it’s suddenly dark outside. I am going to see Grandmother tonight, so I hope it’s over by then. I need to pump again so I can leave some milk, and then get ready to go.

Heat Wave!

There will be no work for us today. Our AC died last night. It’s 85 (so far) with a heat index of 92 (so far) and the guy can’t get here til after noon. Just breathing is making me sweat, and I hate to sweat. Hate it. Yuck! Hate! to! Sweat!

OTN: Grandmother’s socks

Stuff I want to talk about

The New York Times

Socks for Grandmother

Fair-isle

That little gal who called me on a political poll last night

I’ll skip the NYT right now, cause I just don’t have the time, and it’s hard to be a good mom when you have allowed yourself to get full of venom first thing in the morning.

Mama asked me to make (more) socks for Grandmother. Well, she specifically stated I could use my scraps to do so. She has no idea how long it take to get enough scraps to make a pair of socks! And Grandmother is NINETY-FIVE. She shall have another pair of socks alright, but they will be from whole yarn, and they will be cast on today. Yep, my Grandmother gets to move to the head of the line, ba-bee.

Fair-isle:I think I have decided to practice on another hat. Last time I picked colors that were pretty close so that if I messed it up, it would not be so bad. This time, I am going to use contrasting colors, and an actual geometric pattern, which I will have to come up with, but I can guarantee it will be simple, like shapes.

Gal called me last night for a political poll. Unfortunately for her, I was hooked up to the pump. I had NOWHERE TO GO. Bwahahahahahahah. So, not only did I answer her questions, but I EXPLAINED my answers. In detail. With the reasoning behind them. But maybe it wasn’t so unfortunate after all, because she thanked me at the end, and not the trite thanks either. A departure from the script thanks. A thanks for the best call I’ve had all month thanks. A you taught me something thanks.

Ok, back to the times thing: One of the questions had to do with a local candidate promising to end “secret meetings” and if I thought that was a good reason to vote for him. And I answered “No”, and then I explained thusly: We are at war. We are at war and some secrets just have to be kept for now. Thank you very much NYT for telling the enemy everything we know about them. Really appreciate you!

I have more to say on that, but you get my drift, I am sure. And I do need to be kind to my kids today, after all.

Just So You Know

Valerie
Which Princess Bride Character are You?
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Which of Henry VIII’s wives are you?
this quiz was made by Lori Fury

One Possible Answer

Remember I asked about a fair-isle pattern without steeks?� Check this out! The possibilities are ENDLESS! Endless, I tell you!� Imagine it in solids as pictured. Imagine it using a patterned yarn all through as the background. Or the foreground. See?� Endless!

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Look Ma! No Hands!

Ok, you can’t look, because I am not about to post a picture of it, but I am pumping hands free! I found out how here. Umm, yes, since you asked, I’m knitting with those free hands ;)

Calling All You Knitters!

I want to know what you do with your left over sock yarn.� And I want a recommendation for a fair-isle pattern. I prefer NOT to steek at this point.

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