Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hubby at Play!

Doing a Mythbuster experiment with diet coke and mentos. You drop mentos into a diet coke bottle and it shoots up like a rocket! This to be done outdoors only!:) Yes, we're easily entertained! So much fun!
This is the surprise I did for my sweetie! Very heavy!:)
Haven't done much knitting...been playing Webkinz with addicting and so much fun! I won a contest on Woolgirl! Yeah, will post when I receive it. Love her site! Still debating on ordering the Haiku bag? Wish I could see these things in person...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Charlie Brown Christmas Toe Ups!

This is the Southwestern pattern by Wendyknits.

Sock #1 of my second attempt at toe ups! Love this yarn....White Oak Studio Charlie Brown Christmas. The colors are so much brighter in person. This pattern is really fun too! Binded off with size 6's and had to rip it out and bind off with 8's. Then they fit perfect! Got to use my sock blocker for the picture excited to use it. Need to get some of that Soak stuff...whats your opinion of it and favorite scent? Have a great day...gotta start sock #2!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

My boys spoil me!
What great guys...shopped etsy, Loopy Ewe, Woolgirl, Bella Donna Tea Shop... love them so much...more than all the stars in the sky!

Surprising hubby at 4am with a 20 drawer tool box!
Had to go out in the 23 degree weather to the pump house where I'd hidden it!
Totally surprised and excited...can't wait for the sun to come up so he can see it good!:)

Hope everyone is having a very Merry all the hustle and bustle I pray we all take time to remember the true reason of Christmas...Jesus is the reason of the season!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve!

Eating goodies! My Dad, Auntie, Me and Granny!

Mommy & Jimmy watching Santa Tracker on google earth!

Jimmy, Mommy and Miss Fuji! I have the antlers Dawn!:)

My family opening presents! Mom, Grandma, Uncle, Aunt, Dad, Jimmy and Me! I was opening the Harmony sock needles, Harmony interchangeable set, gloss yarn, and felici yarn! Whoohoo!

Talking to my TN buddy! Love ya Dawn!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Special TN package!

Wow wee! Look at what came in the mail today...yup I did the squeal dance!:) My TN knitting buddy sent me this huge package! Look at the beautiful sock yarn...its so soft, cuddly, and totally awesome colors! I've never used this yarn or even seen this excited! I'll have to use the Best Friend pattern with this yarn...hint, hint Dawn!:) We've become really great friends in such a short feels like I've known her forever! Your friendship is the greatest gift of all...yup I'm going to get mushy and cry and not be able to see the computer screen. Yummy chocolate kisses, hot cocoa (which I've been drinking a lot of), Candy Cane tea (can't wait to try)(good for my sore throat), yummy berry lip gloss that I instantly put on as I'm snuggling my yarn, lotion for my dry (desert) hands :), modeling clay, adorable notepads (make all my scratches on from knitting) and look at the cute pen to do so with, and an awesome snowglobe that has two snowwomen :) in it (Dawn & Dawn). Whats funny is when I opened the snowglobe I was watching The Snowglobe movie on tv! Thanks a bunch, love everything! Can't express how much it means to me!
Oh, and guess what....started another pair of toe ups! Using the pattern on Wendyknits called Southwestern! Knitty has the figure 8 cast on gotta try it...go click on it!:) You can do it! Come on, come on...ready, set, go! Cast on, we'll do it together...we can complain about the things as we go!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Toe Ups Finished!

Finally Done, Finally Done! Whoohoo!

I Won Something...a sweet gift!

I was one of the 1000th comment on Marisol's blog. So excited...I never win things! She sent this adorable shirt and yummy cookies...although I ate some of the cookies before I took the picture!
The lady who sent me the Chinese figurines sent home the art calendar for me and then another lady that works with my hubby sent the beautiful jewelry case "because your wife is so nice." The case is gorgeous and perfect for dpn's and notions! That was so sweet of them...
Off to work on the toe up socks a bit...hopefully a pic later (nope I didn't finish them last night TN :) !) I've got to get these done because I'm tired of looking at them! Hubby is now home for seventeen days...whoohoo....honey do's here we come!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Toe Ups...ugh! Whine post!

Ok, I've finished one of the toe ups twice now! I first binded off with the size 1's I was using..too tight on the calf...unbinded it and back knitted and used a size 2....too dang tight again but better. Went to bed and this morning unbinded them AGAIN and going to do a size 3...if this doesn't work ya'll are going to hear a loud scream! If it does work I'll have to remember what I poor notepad looks like a math problem! I'm never going to finish these socks! I haven't even gotten my candy cane socks done and its almost Christmas...guess there's always next year...but I really wanted them done for this year. Whah! Need to wrap gifts, finish making cookies, finish shopping (poor mom still has nothing)...

Thanks to all my very special blog friends for all your condolences. Can't express how much they mean to me and felt every one of your hugs. I'm blessed to have ya'll in my life!:)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Goodbye Sweet Boy...

We had to have our beautiful, brown lab put down today. He had a wonderful fifteen years with us and will be deeply missed. We love you Stimpy! November 1992-December 2007.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ho Ho Ho!

Past couple of days been doing a lot of Christmas shopping...whew its so tiring! Jimmy's retainer broke so had to get another one molded the other day....My thyroid is worse so having to up the dosage on the medicine...I'm back to knitting my toe up socks ( TN Dawn will be proud!)...Thought I was about done with shopping and realized I haven't even gotten my mom anything! Shame, shame, shame on me! My grandma sent us some yummy meat the other day from Omaha came in a huge igloo..Jimmy went out and got it (150ft. from the house)...he looked like a little penguin waddling with it...I didn't know what it was and he didn't complain it was heavy...mean mommy I know! I teased my g'ma that the dog brought it to the house...she didn't find that very funny!:) Gotta get busy...tootles!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Charlie Brown!

Whoohooo! Got my Woolgirl Charlie Brown Christmas sock kit in. Soooo awesome...I got it Saturday but didn't open it until this morning because I was going to have James wrap it but....I just couldn't wait to take a peek!:) The yarn is White Oak tvyarn....her yarns are so, love, love them! Isn't the sock bag just adorable...zigzagstitches on etsy makes them...gotta check out other fabrics she's made them cute. Jen at Woolgirl added the Charlie Brown cocoa too and Christmas card which is just totally cool!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Golden Compass!

Went to see The Golden Compass was sooooo good! Hope they make more of the movies! Have no idea what all the hoopla is about...they did this with Harry Potter too...don't people/critics understand what the work FICTION means! Oh well, everyone is welcomed to their own opinion.

Knitting some gifts so can't post or mention what they are....nope, haven't worked on the toe ups either...they're sitting their staring at me though saying finish me, finish me!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Tea!

Last night I went to our church's Christmas Tea. My mom, grandma and aunt went with me and we had such a great time! The had a huge grandma won a family fun gift basket that had a fleece throw, Nativity book, Max Lucado dvd, and a 24 piece puzzle. She gave it to Jimmy and he immediately opened it, wrapped himself in the blanket, read the book, and put the puzzle together. They sang a lot of Christmas carols, the pastors wife told a beautiful, heartwarming story, and lots and lots of yummy goodies. All different kinds of cookies, scones with devon cream or lemon curd (which my mom ate plain), gingerbread cake, and a variety of teas. Our table was just gorgeous...each table is done differently but I think we got the most elegant one! Pink crystal, rose tea set, gold and crystal settings...just beautiful! Nope forgot to take a camera! Had a wonderful time...a time to remember! Can't wait till next years!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm Buddy!

This is one of my favorite movies! Just watched it again last night!

So nice...

A lady (Lien) at my husbands work went to Chinatown today and bought me these figurines..they bring good luck. I've been making cookies/bread every Tuesday for the past three weeks and she wanted to show her appreciation....and that I'm part of the family. Aren't they the cutest! My front bathroom is done in bamboo and these go perfect in there! That was just so nice of her...I've never even met her. He's very blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of great people. When I did meet some of his coworkers they couldn't keep from saying such nice, wonderful things about him. I'm the one truly blessed!

Fuji says, "Peekaboo"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Not a happy model!

Miss Fuji does not like to model her fancy sweaters! She has a whole drawer full that I've knit her and thought it'd be cute for her to do a model shoot! She's not going for it at all. kitty, kitty, kitty...:)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fuji Decorating!

Fuji is tuckered out from decorating the tree. She has her ever faithful froggy with her that she takes everywhere. Maybe she's making her wish for what she wants Santa to bring her! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jimmy Mitts!

Just finished Jimmy's mitts! Made with soft and cuddly! I like Malabrigo way better than the Manos...I'll have to make me some with Malabrigo now. Love the colors too.

Feel rather poopy today. Definitely a sinus infection...burning, burning sinus', throbbing head...laying on the couch in my pj's, drinking Pumpkin Cream Pie tea, and watching Christmas movies. Off to a nap though now with my eucalyptus candle and sound machine making rain noise. La la la, la la la....

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Polar Express! my White Oak Tvyarn in today...its called Polar Express! Its so awesome...

Miss Fuji Ann sporting her red zig zag pattern sweater!

Had fun at the Hallmark store the singing/moving snowman, penguin, dog thingy they show on the commercial. Its so coool! Fuji likes watching it. We also got the singing Snoopy and his shirt lights up...Miss Fuji obviously doesn't like Snoopy because she grabbed it and took off running with it and biting its nose! I love Christmas time! Loved the new Shrek Christmas special too that was on last night! But love, love Polar is even in the car so can hear it whenever we go someplace!:)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Blue Bonnet...Blue Mitts

This is a Texas Blue Bonnet! I've tried for years to grow these here in CA and I finally have!
This is for Texaspurlgurl! Yeehaw!:)

Jimmy loved the mitts I made so making him some...although these are such pretty colors too. Maybe we'll share!:) The yarn is Malabrigo and its sooo yummy! It'd make an awesome cardigan to snuggle into.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monster Cookies and Manos Mitts!

These are the Monster Cookies! The first time I made my oatmeal cookies they were small little puff balls. I told my hubby I was going to make some more and he asked if I could make them cookie size this time. Well smart arse that I am...I made whopper size cookies...they're the size of a small saucer! We had a big laugh over them! To bad computers don't have
scratch 'n sniff!
Fingerless mitts are done...whohoo. These were so fun to easy and fast too! Gotta make the boy some or he'll keep these!:) He posed quite well though! Gotta go swim practice!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Deck the Halls....

Hubby got all the outside lights put up this weekend...looks so pretty! Then yesterday we put up the tree...still have a lot more ornaments to put on it...ooh I love Christmas, its so much fun! I felt cruddy all day yesterday though....sore throat, headache, tired. Then last night Jimmy was stuffed up/snotty....not again Lord! He's been sick on and off since October...because of course once he gets the cold it then turns into the sinus infection....Hopefully today we will feel better. Almost have my fingerless mitts done too...only a couple more inches! Then back to the toe up socks!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Knittin' Progress

My First Toe Up socks...getting ready to start the heels!

Manos del Uruguay...I've had this yarn for years but didn't know what to do with it...I'm making fingerless mitts! Keep my wrists warm while I knit!:)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gobble, gobble, gobble!

Saw this on someones funny!

Black November A Turkey’s Lament
When I was a young turkey, new to the coop, My big brother Mike took me out on the stoop,
Then he sat me down, and he spoke real slow, And he told me there was something that I had to know;
His look and his tone I will always remember, When he told me of the horrors of ….. Black November;
“Come about August, now listen to me, Each day you’ll be thick, where once you were thin, And you’ll grow a big rubbery thing under your chin.
“And then one morning, when you’re warm in your bed, In’ll burst the farmer’s wife, and hack off your head;
“Then she’ll pluck out all your feathers so you’re bald’n pink, And scoop out all your insides and leave ya lyin’ in the sink,
“And then comes the worst part” he said not bluffing, “She’ll spread your cheeks and pack your rear with stuffing”.
Well, the rest of his words were too grim to repeat, I sat on the stoop like a winged piece of meat,
And decided on the spot that to avoid being cooked, I’d have to lay low and remain overlooked;
I began a new diet of nuts and granola, High-roughage salads, juice and diet cola,
And as they ate pastries, chocolates and crepes, I stayed in my room doing Jane Fonda tapes,
I maintained my weight of two pounds and a half,And tried not to notice when the bigger birds laughed;
But ’twas I who was laughing, under my breath, As they chomped and they chewed, ever closer to death;
And sure enough when Black November rolled around, I was the last turkey left in the entire compound;
So now I’m a pet in the farmer’s wife’s lap; I haven’t a worry, so I eat and I nap,
She held me today, while sewing and humming, And smiled at me and said “Christmas is coming……..”

As you busily go about your day, remember to count all your blessings! I'm so thankful for my hubby (my everything), my amazing son (love more than all the stars in the sky), my family, friends, especially my very dear online friends, and God most of all....Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I'm making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they are sooooooooooooooooooo good! I'm glad I doubled the recipe so I'll have a lot for tomorrow! The recipe is on CelticMommy's site. Last night I made homemade biscuits...hubby and son loved them but I wanted them a lot fluffier and airier (good english huh)! Anyone have an awesome biscuit recipe? Ovens beeping...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nothing runs like a Deere....

Yup, another new toy...this one I have to share with hubby and son....hmmm who gets to do it first!:) Might help if we had grass!:0 It'll help put in the stuff though! Whoohoo. One of my favorite colors too! Hubby will have to sing "She thinks my tractors sexy...." when he drives it and I'll have to get him a cowboy hat too! Yeehaw!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Ooooooooh! I got my daffodil Lorna's Lace sock yarn in today....Its soooo pretty. The colors are way brighter than the pic...Awesome!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another New Toy!

Whoohoo lookie what I got! Yeah....I've been wanting one of these for years! I've made sugar cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies so far! MMMMMMMMMMMM Also did a mile on the eliptical...see that will counteract the cookie calories!:)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Toy!

Look what hubby found for me at a garage sale! Excuse the garage mess...haven't moved it into my workout room yet. So excited....its so fun! I've already gone 3/4mi.! Whoohoo! The best part is...guess how much he paid for it?.........................$15.00! Awesome huh?!!!!:) Gotta get busy doing chores!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Smores Toe Ups...take two!

Here's an update on my toe ups..there coming along nicely so far. I don't know if I care for the ladders its making with these dpn...hmmm do they show when they're on? I love this yarn from knitpicks, I wonder why they don't make it anymore? I just ordered some Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock yarn, how is it to work with. I love the colorway I'm getting...its called Daffodil...yes the yarn has to have a cool name!:)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In Loving Memory of my Best Friend...

March 20, 1971 - November 13, 2006
Thank you for being my best friend for twenty years. I miss you so much...

Some pics of vacation...

My sweet water boy!

Me blogging in the hotel room! Gotta get my computer fix!:)

Finished the Tofutsies on the way to Cambria!
(Gauge is way tighter on one...oops)

Noro Iro yarn I bought in Atascadero.

Mommy and Jimmy!

Daddy and Jimmy fooling around and being silly!:)

Bought these handpainted tea for one pots in Cambria at the yummy fudge shop!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Day 3 (Sunday)

Yesterday we had another yummy breakfast at the Apple Farm. We then went to Morro Bay and hiked on a trail to an outlook area and did some pictures. I've been wanting a family pic to put over my fireplace for 10 years now and we finally did it. (We're going back there this morning before we leave because hubby isn't happy with it.) Then went to Los Osos area and hiked on the beach there that has a lot of caves and rocks and a museum. Next we got some lunch and went to Cayucos to look in antique shops. Walked down the pier and then on the sand and played on the swings as we watched surfers catching some waves. Came back to Cambria area and shopped (bought some adorable teapot/cups (pics later)), Jimmy got a potato shooter, and some to die for fudge (melts in your mouth). Oh and in Cayucos went to a Starbucks and ordered a Peppermint mocha decaf....I'm hooked sooooooooooooooooooo good, can't wait to have another.

Today (Monday) we're redoing some pictures, playing on the beach, and heading towards home. I miss my Fuji! Might check out a couple more yarn stores if they're open today. So tired...gotta have a vacation from having a vacation!:)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Day 2

Yesterday was day two...went to a yummy, scrumptious breakfast at Apple Farm. Then went to my favorite yarn store in Atascadero, The Scarlet Skein, was quite excited to see Alana that I'd met the last time I was there...went back to San Luis Obisipo and went to another yarn store, photography store (hubby), and other shops...went to Morro Bay shopping (Jimmy got some awesome shells) lunch at McD's as we drove to Cayucos to meet up with some friends. Jimmy had a blast playing on the beach with the kids...had to run to the store and get him some swim trunks because he got soaking wet...mind you even in CA its winter, approximately 60 degree weather, I even had my wool jacket on! Went back to the hotel to shower Jimmy and get him warmed up. Hubby went to our favorite pizza joint and brought back pizza to the room and we just chilled out! In bed and asleep by 7:30...all of us exhausted! It seems like we've been gone from home forever! I missed seeing my friend from ravelry because she's sick with a sinus infection...definitely know how miserable that is...pray she gets better soon and will meet her when we come back in April!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Day One - Yesterday...

Started to head out to our trip and hubby got a call from work and had to go in for a meeting. It was pretty cool because we got to see his new office and downtown LA. Once we got to San Lois Obisipo we had dinner at the Apple Farm...yummm its one of our favorite restaurants ever! Yarn stores today...whoohoo!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Been ironing...doing laundry...ironing...packing...ironing...other chores. Tomorrow...Cambria!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Ug, today I have to go shopping. I don't have enough pants for our trip to last 4 days...I would if my tush wasn't so big! Jimmy doesn't have enough pants (that don't have holes in the knees) and by golly he's grown...although we are going to the beach so I guess high waters would be appropriate! :) Oh joy this will be fun, each of us trying on clothes! I think I need new crocs too...what do ya think Jen! And of course I've already thought...instead of pants thats yarn money! ha ha Tomorrow will be laundry, ironing, packing day. I've found lots of yarn shops along the way...boy I got a great hubby!

In the knitting news: I'm working on my tofutsie socks (so much fun untangling yarn as you knit...again thanks Fuji)...I have both toes done on my smore toe up socks....Have about 4-5 sock patterns picked out that I have (yes have) to get sock yarn for this weekend! Want to do the monkey socks, jaywalker, Baudelaire, hmmm can't think of the other one! Hope these aren't to hard! Plus I might get to meet to of my friends from ravelry!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

My First Toe-Ups!

Started my first toe-ups! I used the knitty figure 8 cast on, size 1 dpn, and Knitpicks Memories in smores (Jen socks!). The pattern I'm going to kinda follow is Fingering Weight Toe-Up Socks with gusset heel by Wendyknits. I'm also going to do both of them at the same time so they'll both be done a the same time!:)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah

Whoohoo, oh yeah, doing the happy dance! My knitpicks order just came, whoohoo. I got the Ann Budd beginning socks book, 0 dpn in Harmony, 32 circ to try magic loop with, candy cane sock pattern, and gloss yarn in burgandy to make the socks! So happy, oh so happy!:)

MMMM...fresh bread baking...

Yummy! Just got done making persimmon bread. Hubby brought home some persimmons the other day from a lady at work. I've never had them before nor even seen them and they're really good. I love fall!

Friday, November 2, 2007


Whew...I finally figured out the short row heel. Working on my second tofutsie sock and did the whole heel last night. I found an awesome tutorial that made it click in my head and work in my hands!:) Both sides of my heel look alike on this sock...yeah!

Boy is Ravelry addicting! I'll go on to look at something and then hours later I'm like where has the time gone!:) Plus the taking of all the pictures of your stuff and getting it onto the site takes forever too. I keep finding things to put on! But it is sooooo awesome!

Hubby booked our hotel for next weekend in Cambria, CA. I can't wait. I get to visit my favorite yarn store The Scarlet Skein! Its sweet of him to take me'll be the year anniversary that my best friend for twenty years, Andrea, passed away from a tough battle of cancer. It'll be a very hard weekend....its been a very hard hard to believe its been a year...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Ya'll! Jimmy went to the doctor today and he has another sinus infection. They gave him some medicine and going to monitor him for twenty days. Took him trick-or-treating at Walmart since he won't be going out tonight. He got a new Lego, Charlie Brown 3 pack DVD's, and a bunch of candy. We came home and watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Meet the Robinsons. We ate some candy and he built his lego as I played on Ravelry. Hubby brought home Panda Express too...yuuuummmmm! Hope you all had a spooktacular day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jimmy's Bear Finished!

Yeah, I finished Jimmy's bear just in time for Halloween! Notice I even made it a spooky, Halloween scarf! What's extra cool for him is the scarf is just like the Halloween scarf on Club Penguin...its sooo awesome! Can't wait for him to wake up and see it next to him!:)

My darling aunt sent Jimmy an awesome Halloween treat on Friday. He waited all weekend to nibble on it so I could take a picture of it and put it on my blog. Its from Hershey, Pennsylvania! 3lbs. of chocolate! MMMMMM! He just loves it!