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!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hangin' Out!

Yesterday Jimmy and I just hung out. We watched some scary Goosebump movies...and some I Love Lucy episodes. My mom came over and brought Jimmy "Surf's Up" so we watched that and ordered some pizzas to eat with it. Then we had some halloween oreos and milk...mmmm yes I'm being bad this weekend! Finished all the knitting of Jimmy's bear but I need to now sew it all together, stuff it and stitch a face on it. Than I can get back to the Tofutsie sock 2 and the tangle of mess!
Today when hubby gets home we're going to pop some popcorn, carve a pumpkin and watch the Nascar race. My knitting group is having a meeting but I'm home alone with a sick boy...tired too. My closest neighbors were having an all night LOUD party. They are about 5 acres away and we could hear, with all the windows shut tight, every word and bump of the bass! Not that I could understand the words because my spanish is lousy... Been doing school reports, planning next bathrooms, laundry, and I still need to iron. Fun, fun, fun!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Party

Hubbies gone fishing so I went shopping!:) Didn't go for to long since Jimmers is sick but did get me some nice new jeans and actually came down in the size! Of course then I bought some Halloween Oreos and some frosted sugar cookies! They don't count in calories if they're for a holiday right?:)
Came home and Jimmy crashed, sound to sleep for two hours! His friend, best buddy, was having a Halloween party and he begged me all day to go. Soooo...yup we went. They're whole house was beautifully decorated and the
cake looked like a statue, totally awesome! They had a whole carnival with lots of games, they'd turned their garage into a haunted house, costume contest, yummy nachos and punch...we had a great time. I wore my new jeans, my hair curled and more makeup than I usually wear...Jimmy said I looked very pretty. To bad I didn't have my camera...whah.
On the knitting front...didn't get any done yesterday!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jimmy's Bear!

Been working on Jimmy's bear...almost half way done. Thought I'd post a pic of it because my camera and laptop are going on a fishing trip with hubby this weekend. What am I to do? How am I going to survive not posting pics on my blog? :)

Jimmy is really congested and will probably go to the doctor tomorrow. So far it hasn't hit me like it has him...I know just wait...I'm with him 24/7 its bound to happen.

I'm really feeling the urge to buy some yarn...not that I don't have any to use!:) I'm really wanting some of Alice Jeans, some of Woolgirls, some of Yarn Pirate....then I'm really wanting some needles from Knitpicks. Got my eyes on some adorable sock blockers on ebay...I've got the shopping bug!:)

Soon I'll be on ravelry...3,000 to go! It'll probably happen this weekend when I can't take pics of anything! whah! that was a whine if I ever heard one!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pumpkin Hat 2!

Finished hubby's pumpkin hat! I wonder if he'll model it for me later!:) Going to start on Jimmy's bear he's wanting done out of the misti alpaca. He woke with a sore throat and not feeling good. I'm just congested. I think its this dang weather. One day we're freezing wearing jackets the next day we're in shorts and its 100 degrees. Wish it'd make up its mind! Going to go make some hot cocoa! MMMM!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Having horrible fires here in CA. There are soooo many different ones burning and popping up all over. Its unbelievable. Extreme high winds. Please pray for all the families who have had to evacuate their homes and the firefighters who are working around the clock.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tofutsie Sock 1 Done!

Yeah! I got the first sock done. As I was sewing the toe though I noticed a dropped stitch about 2 in. down. Scared the pooey out of me but got it picked up. Still haven't been able to untangle this yarn. I just knit a bit and then wind it through till I get more yarn and knit some more! I didn't want to lose the end so casted on for sock 2! I need to work on Hubby's pumpkin hat now!:)

It's so nasty here. With the winds the valley is covered in dirt plus there are like 5 fires around. They're not even showing the Nascar race because all the breaking news about the fires. Have to keep checking online to see who's winning...go Jeff Gordon! Staying inside so I don't breath this yuck. Gonna go knit a bit!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fuji's Knitting!:(

Went to Walmart to get a few things and then went swimming. When I got home I found my Tofutsie yarn and sock all over my family room floor! AAGGHH! Fuji thought she'd knit a bit while we were gone! She blamed it on the cats...I have three but they've never played with my yarn! This is going to take me forever to untangle and ball! I'm surprised she didn't chew my itty, bitty, toothpick size needles!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Stopped by Michaels and got some more orange yarn to make my hubby a pumpkin hat. Then I happened to stop at my LYS to get some circ needles and also happened to buy some Misti Alpaca in a deep jade color and The Magic Loop book. Gotta go do some school with Jimmy before we go swimming! Tootles!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Me and my Pumpkin!:)

Yeah! I finished my pumpkin hat! Whoohoo! Of course Fuji wanted her picture with her mommy!:) She'll have the pumpkin sweater and I'll have the pumpkin hat! Having a great day...finished school by noon, swam 40 minutes (34 laps) and finished my pumpkin hat! Now I will work on my socks. The thing with the heel is...on one side you see the seam and the other you don't?????

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Short Row Heel!

Ugh...I'm on the heel part of my sock...its a short row heel...oh my gosh the stress :)...finally found where you're supposed to leave the wrap heels alone after you wrap them...frog!...then I've gotten to where you pick up the wraps to knit them...knit side ok but the purl side is another story! I'm finally getting it but going real slow. The next sock (when we get there) should go a lot better since I know what I'm doing. Thank God for the internet to see tutorials on this since Jen is not available...she's the sock connoisseur! Gonna go work on it as I watch I Love Lucy!

Friday, October 12, 2007


For Socktober I cast on for my "Foot the Bill" socks with Tofutsie yarn. The dpn are a size 1 and are like using toothpicks! How do you keep a stitch marker on these things????

Still working on the pumpkin hat but it really hurts the arthritis in my taking a small break from it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Yarn Contest!

Ooooooh! Just entered a yarn contest and the host has absolutely beautiful colorways. Can't even decide which ones are my favorites! You can enter her contest on her blog: Alice Jean.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fuji Pumpkin!

Finished Fuji's Pumpkin sweater last night. She was not happy to model it though! Poor punkin'!:) Started a pumpkin hat for me last night. The circ's I was going to use the cable was too long so switched it to dpn and the stitches keep coming off. I need the whole set of knitpicks interchangeables!:)

Was emptying the dishwasher and looked out the kitchen window and this was in my backyard. I used a telephoto lense but it still looks far away...about 600ft. away. There were two hawks but couldn't see the other one all that well.

Still not feeling 100% but went and swam for half an hour. Jimmy still isn't feeling well and has a meet this coming weekend. Don't know if we'll go if he doesn't start feeling better. He's already been out of the water for 11 days. Poor kiddo!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Bigger Rocket!

The boys built a bigger rocket this weekend! Whoohoo! At least this one has a parachute so we can find it again. Got the back of Fuji's sweater done, now I need to start the belly part...don't know if I'll put a face on it or not...what do ya think?

Friday, October 5, 2007

Pumpkin Sweater...

Still working on the pumpkin sweater for my Fuji...after I finish that I'm going to make me a pumpkin hat to match her! I asked my hubby if he wanted one too...he gave me a look:)! My buddy, Jenny,got an awesome package from her secret pal. I love, love the Pirate yarn...really controlling myself from ordering but I don't know if my fingers won't stop walking! Plus she got a stitch counter...I'm really wanting one of those too to try. I've got to do this secret pal thing next time they have doing secret things for people.

I've missed swimming all week because I've felt crappy. Its a real bummer because my sweet hubby got me my lap watch this past weekend. I haven't even got to use it! Guess I could try it out in my bathtub! Today its been real cold (cold for Ca anyways) I'm itching to have a fire! Gonna go swim in my tub and then knit a bit!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fuji's Halloween Sweater!

Finished another dishcloth and started working on a sweater for Fuji. The turtleneck part is going to be green then the body is going to be orange. I'm then going to stitch on a pumpkin face on the back and she'll be my little pumpkin for halloween. I need to order Jimmy's costume...he wants to be a dementor!

This is a pick of my boys shooting off their rocket they made in the backyard. They lost it after the second launch and can't find it. In the pic you can see the smoke of the launch on the right. Pretty cool...I suggested a bigger one where we can find it again!:)
Jimmy and I haven't felt well this week so have been taking it easy where we don't get really sick. Spent a long while on Ravelry this afternoon (thanks to Jenny) oh my gosh its so addicting...looking at patterns and groups and blogs and wow! I have some 13,000 people in front of me!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Socks That Rock And Tofutsies Yarn Giveaway!!!
knitting in the bellybutton of California
It's a skein of socks that rock, light-weight in the semi-retired "foofoo" colorway and a skein of tofutsies #787 you will get an entry for posting about adrienne's contest on your blog (leave adrienne comment that you did) and Adrienne will give you brownie points entries if someone tells her they came from your blog. Brownie points entries will apply only for the tofutsies.