Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary

OK.. so I completed it.. It's pretty to look at... but a total P - I - T - A to wear..

Next on the horizon..? I have NO clue... well I have some...(Classic Elite's Fan and Feather Cardigan) but I have no pattern nor yarn in hand.. so I've got the fiber DT's. Darn.. I guess I have no excuse to go clean something now... ugh... nah.. I'd rather watch Hannah Montana w/C.. OMG.. I AM desperate... Need yarn... will look tomorrow....

Monday, February 18, 2008

Blah Monday

Rainy:Foggy:3 kids cooped up in house that smells like wet Dakota...and a car that won't start... Drat the luck...The type of Monday to just curl up w/blanket and watch "chick-flicks" all day long... Started the VK Anniversary Scarf... I'm liking the little flowers... just need to get to the bead shop to see what I decide upon for the centers... Here's the start..

Friday, February 15, 2008

Loose Ends

I finished up the last of my projects, last night... the VK Cable Hat ...

and a requested neckwarmer for my Mom...

Onto the VK2007 Anniversary Scarf!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The last week has been a trying one... My resolution for 2008 was to set a better example for my kids... So, I've been going to the gym 5 days/wk (M-F) which equates to 3 of those days circuit training and 20 miles/week on the elliptical and on top of that.. (Sat and Sunday are my days off) . Mind you.. I'm still a chubbalub...just when I think I'm starting to get in better shape, I twist the wrong way, the back goes out, and am stuck on my back for 2.5 days. I have not watched one TV show when it actually aired.. Always on DVR or onDemand...some weeks later. I try and listen... and listen.. and listen some more to the kids.. Where now, when one of my kids say "This one time..." and I no longer say in my head "at band camp"..
AND to make the ultimate of sacrifices.. "I've given up Diet Pepsi" for Lent.. (and I'm not CATHOLIC, but my kids are) again.. positive perception... I'm hoping to go longer... I cannot begin to tell you how difficult this has been.. "Hello, my name is Tracy. It's been 6 days since my last Diet Pepsi." So, it's been water only for me.. ok. and morning coffee but that's it.. Which I now ponder if withdrawals of Nutrasweet can be attributed to an increase in stress, thus the outcome of my crippled state.. Hell, who knows... I just know it's time to quit the stuff when you realize your consumption would be calculated in liters.. On the knitting front, I did finish the Quickie Cowl (b/c my Sis took my original) and another Neckwarmer for my Mom who requested on in blue.. and I'm 1/2 way done with the VK Winter 2007/2008 Cable hat #12. Ok.. I'm off to fill up my water bottle... Have a great day all!

Friday, February 8, 2008

what to say what to write

Last night I attended my first evah SnB.. in Cheshire. It was fun. I met a nice bunch of ladies. A few of those folks that you see/read up on Ravelry, I was able to meet.. Nice to put a face to a name..I'll definitely be back. I finished a hat for C...

I'm onto making another Quickie Cowl as my sis stole my first one!.. Then onto making a neckwarmer for Mom as she requested another in a blue.. So I selected the Malabrigo's Blue Jewel. That should keep me busy for the next 2 days.. .Have a good weekend all!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Coffee Table

I just wanted to share my experience with Kloter Farms in Ellington, CT. A couple of weeks ago, I described how my twins 12yr old boys ripped the door off of my coffee table. So.. that following Monday, Hubby drove the hour each way to see if they could repair/replace the door... He left it with them, whereby, they were going to call us to see if they could... About a week later, I received a box in the mail.. containing what appears to be a brand new door...! NO CHARGE!.. They have a customer for life!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I competed Livvy's hat( Kim's Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts)... I KNOW this will fit her.. b/c well.. it fits my noggin too... Here's C modeling.. which it's big on her..

BUT.. good news is.. C loves this hat!..
so she asked that I make her one too..but she has two requests.. It HAS to be knit up in Malabrigo.(THAT's my girl!). She loves the softness of this yarn... and it has to be green... So I'm hoping I can find it in colorway Lettuce... Have a good weekend all!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Cobblestone's Complete

Well folks, here it is...

and here

and lastly

Last yeah I knit up this for my neice Olivia. IT didn't fit... Last weekend I knit up this for her... IT didn't fit... So, I'm knitting Kim's Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. using Malabrigo Worsted in Fuschia (it's a girl thing) I'm going to make a women's circumference and the length will be between womens and mens.... and I'm going to MAKE IT FIT!

I'd like a Friday Fix, if I may...

You come home early from work (ice storm) to a messy kitchen counter. WHY? b/c your husband gets kids up and puts them on the bus and they nor he wipe it down...You open the cabinet under the sink to get the cleaner, SCREAM at the top of you lungs run down the hall, and up the stairs... yelling "EW EW EW EW EW EW".... So the big question is... Do I donn the safety glasses, hazmat suit and oven mitts covered with double ziploc plastic bags, to dispose of what hubby set the trap for!!!!? or do I wait til he comes home (which is normally around 8pm ) keeping in my peripheral vision that the cabinet door never creaks open.. what if it's 'playing' dead? OMG OMG OMG...