Archive for April, 2007

In my internet neighborhood today

Hey ya’ll! My friend Ang. needs some help. She’s trying to decide what colors to use for her new felted slippers. It’s not often you get to spend someone else’s yarn money, so please go give her your opinion.

Colleen is accepting donations for this year’s 3 day. She walks sixty miles every year to raise funds for breast cancer research. She’s halfway to her goal, so please help her out.

You knit what?

I am coming ever closer to ordering the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. I know I am way behind the times, but, well, you know how many things I already have going, right? There are several cute things in there I would like to make, but I think I will stay away from the linen nightie. One of my friends made it out of a cotton/linen blend, and that thing just grew and grew and grew. Before she knew what had happened, she ended up with some sexy plus size lingerie. She is quite slender, so that totally did not work for her. But she also happens to own a yarn shop, so she washed it and ironed it and hung it on a mannequin!

Just in case that first link shocks you, and I do advise you to not click it when your children are around, here’s a nice tame lingerie wiki to even things out.

Golfers Lending a Hand

I read a press release tonight about a Chicago charity event, and thought I would share it with you. It’s a little off topic for this blog, but I know I have a few readers in the windy city with big hearts, so I am going to share anyway. International Profit Associates has organized a golfing event to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

I have a friend that I have known since I was a child who has Juvenile Diabetes. If you know anything about JD, you know that’s a mighty big statement I just made. I have a friend, not I had a friend. He was never expected to live past his early 20s, and I remember the stunned feeling we all had when he was diagnosed in his early teens. He’s my age, you see. He’s a minister now, with a lovely wife, and three beautiful children. And sing, oh can he sing!! He gives Christian concerts in teh area, and has recorded a couple of CDs. It’s because of research funding that he has been able to live a full life with his diabetes under control. That, and a bit of help from above.

I’m famous!

Okay, maybe not exactly famous, but I have been interviewed by a friend of mine who writes for 411Press. Alli is such a sweetheart that when she asked me, I just had to say yes. And then the water thing happened, so I was a few days getting back to her. And then she was traveling, so it was a few more days before she got it published, but today!! it is up. I am so excited.

And the cool part? My hands didn’t cramp and no advertising pens ran out of ink during the answering of the questions!

Some Sticky Reinforcement

My kiddos love stickers. I give them out for good grades on math tests, and sometimes for other assignments. We don’t do a lot of written work here, so these stickers are highly prized items, LOL! The little ones like character stickers, but the older girls are happy with something simpler. I was looking at getting something for them today on PlanetLabel.

I didn’t find what I was looking for there, because they don’t carry pre-printed labels with snappy compliments. Instead they print the labels with the words you give them. I’m just not feeling witty enough today to come up with anything more stellar than “atta girl”, and somehow I can’t see ordering fifty pre-printed labels with that slogan.

What I did find out was that PlanetLabel has developed labels specifically for crafters. These would have been great when I was doing more knitting-for-money. Too bad I didn’t know about them then.

Still want a Dell

I posted not too long ago that I had some intensive shopping to do. I;ve gotten the dishwasher and washer, we’re not replacing the freezer, and we’re going to use teh old dryer for awhile longer yet. That leaves the computer. I have tried distracting myself, but I keep ending up back at the Dell site. I really want that Inspirion 1501. I think it would be enough computer to keep me happy for several years, and……….I just want it, ok?

LoudLaunch let me know that MyCoupons had relaunched, and so I went on over to see if they had any coupons for Dell. Not only did they have coupons for the notebooks, they also had one for the Canon Camera I want. (Yes, they sell a few cams on the Dell site, LOL!) I suppose I really wasn’t surprised. When I saw they had over 10,000 coupons, I figured they’d have one that worked for me.

Now all that remains is for me to save the paypal for the computer!

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This could be handy!

Have you seen the infomercials for the My Lil Reminder? When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was how handy it could be in my knitting basket to remind me of changes I make to patterns, or notes on sleeves and socks to assure that they end up the same. Sometimes when I grab my basket to fly out the door, I forget to throw a pen or pencil in there, and then when I get to the second sleeve or sock, I have to really study the first one to see what I did. I found this one on the As Seen on TV site, and it’s 5 bucks less there than ordering from the number on TV.

And movies, too

Another thing we’ll be doing this weekend without the fellas is watching chick flicks. So far, I have DVDs of Steel Magnolias and One Last Dance. I’ll have a new one in a couple of days, because we just returned one this morning. I have been a member of Blockbuster for quite a while now, and I like them because they offer 3 movies at a time or all the dvds you want! I get to keep the movies until I am through with them. As crazy as things are here, I may watch one movie this week and five next week. I used to use the local rental place, but I was either turning them back in unseen, or paying late fees. Neither of those options exactly appealed to me, ykwim? We use the three at a time plan, and try to keep out queue lined up in such a way that there’s a movie available for whatever age group is wanting to watch one. At $20 a month, Blockbuster is the cheapest possible entertainment option for us.

I noticed Andrew likes subscription DVDs, too. I wonder how that works in the UK?

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