Monday, June 28, 2010

James' FO!:)

James has been making our headboard for our new king size bed!
Furniture stores never carry oak anymore and love my dresser, armour, and curio cabinet in my room and wanted something to whalla James started working on this!:)

Just finished....

Moved it into the bedroom last night! Love having the lights to read my books!
It matches the other furniture perfectly! So excited and he did such a wonderful job! Its amazing how exactly perfect it is to the other furniture...can you tell I'm excited!:) Now I need a quilt rack made, shelves in the office, pergola and patio outside my bedroom, my dining room table...poor guy, his honey do lists is always growing!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fitted Knits Class!

HeyMindy was our fabulous teacher yesterday at Grandma's Yarns & Notions!
She taught a class on fitting your knits to your body type.
We got to measure ourselves for sweaters/skirts...this was the depressing, hilarious part!:)

Learned how schematics are guidelines and not actual rules...and to not ignore your row gauge!:) Short row shaping (heel flap for your boobs). Also had wonderful examples shown to us and some awesome books to add to my amazon wishlist!:)

Those in attendance using Ravelry names were: HeyMindy and her hubby Jaimie; DawnRene; CourtsGram; Katnmouse; Knittinwolf; LakeAlien; Vmomr (all the way from Acton); grandmaangie; lszeremet; neckio30; familydiva, KnittingGlassGuy showed up later for knitting time!

DawnRene, Katnmouse, CourtsGram and I went out to lunch at Panera after the class and had a totally fabulous lunch and giggles! We had so much fun yesterday that we are all in a fog today! After lunch we went back to the shop for knitting time! Nancy brought in a coconut cake to celebrate Angie's birthday too....a day of fun and good times!

Friday, June 25, 2010

I've Been Tagged...

CoggieTM (Kari) from the High Fiber Diet Podcast tagged me on her blog!
Here are my answers...
1- What’s your staple meal (ie. what meal do you cook most often when you can’t be bothered to be adventurous) ? Anything with chicken: beer butt chicken/chicken & rice/teriyaki chicken burger (having those tonight)....James is the chef in the family! He's an awesome cook!
2- What do you want to be when you grow up? "When I grow up I wanna be an old woman..."; gotta love the Kaiser commercial....seriously though I am what I want to be, a mom/wife; the best, most rewarding thing ever! Maybe will resume my therapy practice one day because I love doing that too!
3- What book are you reading at the moment (if any)....I'm reading all the Hardy Boys books Jimmy has read and just started reading Eclipse again in preparation for the movie next week. Also reading a lot of knitting technique books for the tkga program.
4- How do you relax? Relax, what's that? I spin/knit/crochet/read/bubble baths...super stressed I unload onto James!:) Poor guy I'm always bending his ears!
5- What color are the interior walls of your home? Workout room is poppy orange/dining room is forest green/kitchen is sunflower yellow/ pecan throughout/bedroom is sage green/ school room is ocean blue/laundry room is country blue, light blue
6- What is your guiltiest pleasure? I don't think I have one...maybe knit meetings? Pot of tea and knitting in the morning for 1/2 an hour...
7- What time is bedtime and getting up time? Bedtime is 10:00pm or sometimes sooner....getting up time is between 5-6am, usually before the sunrises...hence the name, Dawn!:) Love mornings!
8- How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)? approximately 1/2 an hour every morning....gotta keep up with all my bloggy buddies!:)
My selections for the next round of "tagging"are:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Mom forgot to give me a tiny bite of cheese while she was making Jimmy's we had to do a bit of training with Momma!....I sat at the refrigerator door and whined and cried......guess what?.....Mom came running to see what was part one complete!"

"I then looked at the refrigerator and scratched at the door....Mommy started laughing and said 'oops forgot your cheese!'....she proceeded to open the fridge and get my cheese!"

"Wow, its so easy to train humans! the way, I tried this again ten minutes later and it didn't work!:( We'll try again tomorrow and see how Mom does!"
Happy DOT!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WIP Wednesday!

Citron by Hillary Smith Callis
This is a knit a long with the Knitmore Girls!
Yarn Love Juliet in the colorway sugared grapefruit!
Size 6 Knitpicks Interchangeables.
Awesome stitch markers from Crimson Orchid Designs!
This is my no think, no watch knitting! Also doing another shawl that's for a gift so can't show it on the blog! Also working on my TKGA stuff too!:)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tehachapi in the Fall!

Centrique Shawl by Carol Feller
Colorway: FreckleFaceFibers Tehachapi in the Fall; Nicole made this colorway for the 2009 Cogknitive Retreat! Its an alpaca/bamboo blend and was fantastic to work with!
Knitpicks Harmony needles in size 6 US.
This is the same pattern I made my mil's birthday shawl...just love this pattern! My favorite thing to knit is shawls...I'm addicted!:)

Monday, June 21, 2010


Fiberphile's Superwash Merino Top
Colorway: Pacifica
Fingering weight; 273 yards 2ply

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Wolfe Farms Product Review Contest:

This is a contest to get product reviews on the website…

For those of you who have ordered or used Wolfe Farms please go to the site and review the products you have used.

You will need to sign in…go to the product you have used…click write a review…then post your review!:)

Every review is an entry to win:
1st prize: 4 Pack Soap of your choice!
2nd prize: Soap/Lotion set!
3rd prize: Soap or Lotion of your choice!

Thanks a bunch and good luck!

I'll run this contest until July have a month to enter!:)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy DOT!

"They think my tractor's sexy..."

"They're always staring at me
While I'm chuggin along..."

Happy Dogs on Thursday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lotion Sample Packs!

Sample Pack #2 contains the following fragrances:
Apple Crisp
Cucumber Melon

Sample Pack #1 contains the following fragrances:
Fresh Cut Roses
Sweet Pea
Our Wolfe Farms Hand and Body Lotion Sample Pack contains four different 1 ounce bottles of our moisturizing, silky smooth lotion that is non-greasy and fast drying. This sample pack will give you an opportunity to test a variety of different lotion scents. Our Hand and Body Lotion contains Sunflower Seed Oil, which is rich in Vitamin E and Allantoin, a skin softener and anti-irritant.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Happy Dogs on Thursday!:)

It's also Red Bandanna Day on The Portuguese Water Blog...go check out some of our doggy friends sporting red! I'm on there with a cool red sweater Mama made!:)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the mail....

Nobody likes me,
Everybody hates me,
Guess I'll go eat worms,
Long, thin, slimy ones,
Short, fat, juicy ones,
Itsy, bitsy, fuzzy wuzzy worms.
Down goes the first one,
Down goes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.
Up comes the first one,
Up comes the second one,
Oh how they wiggle and squirm.

These are for our bearded dragon. Had to mail order them because none of the stores around us are carrying them right now! Was so disgusting, could hear them moving in the box and could actually feel them moving in it also! Ug!!!

On the brighter side and less grosser stitch markers from Crimson Orchids came!

Amethyst, Tiger Eye and Blue Lace Agate!

They are soooo pretty, can't wait to use them! Might need to cast on another shawl just so I can!:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Centrique Shawl!

Centrique Shawl I made for my mil's (Mum's) birthday!
It was made on US 6 circulars and the yarn is Plymouth Yarn Sockin' Sox.
It reminded me of peacock feathers when it was all laid out and blocking!
Last week CoggieTM of The High Fiber Diet Podcast mentioned it on her episode!:)

Hope she enjoys wearing it! Would love to have a picture of her with it on!:)
I enjoyed this pattern so much I'm making another...this one is out of FreckleFaceFibers Tehachapi in the Fall colorway! This was the colorway she designed for last years Cogknitive Retreat! Wanted to make something out of it so I can wear it to this years retreat!:)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jimmy's Fun Day!

BEWARE 13 yr. old crossing!:)

Manly facial hair!

Opening some of his prezzies!
He mainly got $$$$ and is thinking of getting a Playstation 3!

His favorite dessert...Chocolate Thunder from Down Under...(chocolate cake/ice cream/drizzled with lots of hot fudge)!

Some family from NY was out to visit! My grandma's sisters and her niece!
Lft to rt starting from back: ( My Mom and Fuji, Buddy, Shirley, Me, Carol, My Grandma, My Dad, and Jimmy) Not pictured is my other Grandma, Aunt and James!:) Had such a fabulous time! Was a great visit!
Today is my mother in laws birthday...Happy Birthday Carol (Mum)!:) Tomorrow I'll post what I made her!:)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Happy 13th Birthday Jimmy!
Wow, I have a teenager!:( How time flies!
So proud of you! Have a totally fabulouso day!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Wow! My brother, Jimmy, turns 13 Saturday!
A teenager! Mom's going to be sad!:)

Getting all the stuff ready for his party!

These smell really good! Guess I'm not supposed to chew on these!
Have a great day! Happy DOT!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Won!!!:)

I won this beautiful skein of yarn by participating in Bijouxmaster's contest!
It is Handgefaerbt Merino Extra Fine Superwash in Lord of the is soooo pretty and I love the name!:) She had a total of 72 hats donated! How awesome is that! Knitters/Crocheters are the bestest!

Pic of the hats I donated!