Monday, February 25, 2008


That's my mood today. Ho-hum. I won't feel like doing anything. My kids have been fighting non-stop today. I grounded one in particular from the computer for three days, which means she can't go on Webkinz. She's afraid her plants are going to die 'cause she can't water them. Cry me a river. So now I'll have to listen to her whine and pout for the rest of the day, because she can't go on the computer. I finally sent her to bed. She whined, "I'll never be a princess!" Ho hum.
We're supposed to go back to GA on Saturday. Of course, it's supposed to snow Friday night and Saturday morning. Oh well. We're leaving anyway. I am ready to go home. I miss my bed. It has been a great visit for the kids, but there is so much drama here, I'm ready to go home. I will have some super fun pictures of the kids to share once I'm home. Actually, they're on Mom's laptop. Maybe I'll head over there later and post some.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Frozen I had nearly forgotten what single digits felt like. I was quickly reminded tonight as I stepped out onto the porch to let a dog out. Thankfully, he hurried up and did his business. Poor Liberty went out onto the porch with bare feet last night. Her jaw hit the floor and she ran for a carpet as soon as she could. ;-) The kids are enjoying the NY snow though. They've played outside every afternoon for a couple of hours, and they're sleeping great at night! They're hoping for a fresh snow storm though. It had warned up to above freezing the first day we were here, then cooled right back down again. So, there is a thick layer of ice all over everything. Makes for some fast sledding hills, but no so great snowmen.
I'm almost finished with the gusset increases on the camo socks for Benjamin. He giggled every time I had him try them on, so I know he will love them. Don't tell him, but I would rather be working on my Noro socks. HA!

Friday, February 15, 2008

On the Road Again

Tomorrow we're leaving for NY. I probably shouldn't have just typed that for all the world to see, eh? I know I should be looking forward to this trip, but honestly, I am totally dreading it. Maybe it's the 2 loads of laundry I still need to do before I can finish packing. Maybe it's the fact that I have to drive 1200 miles with 5 kids and 2 dogs. Maybe it's the fact a snow storm is supposed to blow in on Sunday. Or maybe, just maybe, it's the fact that my brother lives there again? Hmph. I certainly hope my kids have a good time and show me some gratitude. ;-)

I finished one of the Noro socks. I LOVE it. Even though it's scratchy to knit with, it feels just fine once it's on the foot! I adore the way the colors are striping as well. I know you're dying to see a photo, so I won't keep you waiting any longer.

I started the toe of the other sock last night, but only finished a couple of rows. I'm hoping to have it finished by time I come back from NY though. I've got plenty of knitting packed. We'll see how much I get done. Here's a sneak peek of another pair of socks I'm working. The yarn is Thank Ewe, which might possibly be the softest yarn ever, pattern is Roza or is it Rosa? I'll clarify that later.
It's Roza. I just checked. ;-) I believe the pattern is in the Spring 2007 issues of Interweave Knits. I also have a pair of Camo socks for Benjamin started, but no pictures. I must work on them while in NY. He's feeling a big neglected because I set the socks aside. The poor deprived boy that he is. :-) Wanna know a secret? By time I come back from NY, we'll be very near the two month mark. I cannot wait!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Whoever it is that keeps bringing their laundry over to my house and dumping it in my laundry room, please stop. I am sick of doing laundry. I used to be able to get by doing a load a day. Not so much anymore. I have to do two loads a day several times a week. Who on earth wears all of these clothes? I don't think any of my kids are capable of turning their clothes right side out or unballing their socks either. I'm about to dish the laundry chore out to someone else. I'm over it. We're leaving for NY on Saturday, the laundry must get done or else we won't have anything to wear! Calgon take me away!!!!!!!!!
I have nearly finished a Noro sock. I may finish it tonight while watching The Biggest Loser. However, if I want to give the kids something for Valentine's Day, I had better get busy making them. I bought some Hershey's Nuggets and plan to make Nugget Boxes. You can google Nugget Boxes if you must know what they are. I'm too lazy to link it right now. We don't normally give the kids anything for V-day, after all, it is a holiday for lovers. However, since Mike is gone, I suppose I'm feeling a little guilty. So, maybe, just maybe, I'll finish the boxes in time to give them to my kids. ;-)
I got to snuggle with a super sweet beautiful little baby today! For a second, I thought to myself how nice if would be to have another little bundle of joy, but trust me when I tell you it only lasted a second. HA!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Could it be?

I FINALLY finished these Garter Rib socks. I started them when Becca and I went to see the Yarn Harlot in September. I enjoyed knitting them, I just couldn't get the mojo I needed to finish them. Details:
Plain foot, Garter Rib (Sensational Knitted Socks) cuff
Cherry Tree Hill yarn, I have on idea which color-way. If I find the label, I'll update ya'll.
KP circs, I believe in 2.5 size.
Becca's Heel Flap formula.
Now that the socks are done, maybe I could look for the remote that's missing?

Friday, February 8, 2008

American Girl Bistro

We had a blast at the Bistro on Tuesday. Who knew we could spend so much money in such a short amount of time? Liberty had decided she wanted to get a new pair of shoes for her Bitty Baby. She even picked a pair as soon as we got there. All was good. Until she saw the Diaper Bag. Who knew you can spend more on a diaper bag for a doll than you would for a diaper bag for your own flesh and blood? Yee-gads! So, back went the shoes, and off the shelf went the diaper bag. She enjoyed the Bistro much more than I thought she would. Liberty is a mix of Katie and Mikayla, that's for sure. Katie even enjoyed the store. I had taken her to the American Girl Place in NYC when Mike was deployed the first time, so she already had an idea of what the Bistro would be like. She hadn't planned to buy anything, but ended up with the Irish Dance Outfit. She is a little freaked out by the wig it comes with though. She has decided that she doesn't want to get rid of it, but her doll won't wear it. HA! Mikayla....oh Mikayla. She was in heaven, that's for sure. However, it was a bit of decision overload for her. She knew she could get two outfits, after was part of her birthday present! Two outfits was too hard to choose when there were about 30 she wanted! I don't know how many outfits she took off the shelf and then put back on when she found something else she wanted. She even said, "Mommy, will you promise to buy me these other two outfits for Christmas if I don't get them today?" Sorry chickie...doesn't work that way. heehee. She actually ended up with three outfits, because one she chose was a two-in-one outfit. She seems pleased with her decision though. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.....

We did go to an awesome yarn store too. I'll post about that later. :-) You can also read about our trip over at Becca's. We had some issues finding a place to eat, but it all ended well. We really did have a great time. Liberty talked to Mike about it this morning. He asked her if she got some new stuff. She said, "Yes, but not enough. I wanted to get more." Little stinker.

Monday, February 4, 2008

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

A while back, I won some Addi-Turbo Lace Needles off e-bay. I didn't pay much, less than retail including shipping. I had heard/read great things about these Addi-Turbos. Two nights ago, I case on for a new pair of socks. Toe-up, two at a time done magic loop. As soon as I opened the Turbos, I noticed one of the needles was bent. A bad omen maybe? ;-) I attempted to bend it more straight. I'm not sure that I succeeded, but it's atleast usable. I cast on the socks, using some ThankEwe yarn I bought off Etsy a while back. I totally love the yarn. Even like the pattern. What I don't like is, picking up a yarn over and a slipped stitch at the same time with the Turbos. Compared to the Knit Picks circulars, they are dull. Very dull. I wish I had just stuck with the KP circs. I guess I should be of the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" camp, eh? I will have a finished pair of socks to show you in the next day or two. No, not the socks I just cast on. The socks I started in September when I went to see the Yarn Harlot. We're off to the American Girl Bistro in Atlanta tomorrow. Should be great fun!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Too pretty to use?

I was so excited when I came home today and saw 3 boxes sitting on my front porch step. One was new Perler Beads for the kids, another was school stuff from Rainbow Resource, and the third was my lovely project bag from White Willow. I absolutely adore it. She was such a pleasure to work with. I was able to order the fabric I wanted on-line and have it shipped directly to her. I love, love, love the clip that allows me to hook it to my belt loop, etc. I think this bag is almost too pretty to use! It's sitting on my counter right now, so I can admire it every time I walk by. :-)