Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Lis and Kip need our help! They are entering a yard makeover contest and need something snappy (in 40 words or less) to win the contest and save Maddie from a blighted childhood playing in this backyard (either they win, or that poor girl is going to have to wear a helmet whenever she's out back to avoid brain damage when she bonks into the concrete wall).
Here's what I came up with:
the grass is totally whack.
Our lawn is so fug,
An astroturf rug
Is our desperate plan of attack.
Plastic ends our woe
But gives us a case of turftoe.
Help us out,
make something sprout
We need some green to grow.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Our yard is pretty much buried, and we're all a little sore from having to shovel this white crap. It's a great day to work on my knitting though! And that's exactly what I plan to do. Hopefully, I can wrestle the remote away from Pia so I don't have to watch any more movies of the caliber of her choice this morning: Benchwarmers. I could feel the brain cells imploding and I don't really have any extras to waste.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
"A Christmas Story’, one of the best holiday movies ever made, features so many outstanding handknits that it really deserves its own group. From Randy’s mile-long scarf to Frankie’s mittens-on-a-string to Scut Farkus’ moth-eaten sweater to Mother’s lovely beret and scarf combo to Schwartz’ stocking cap. There’s something for every knitter in this film.
Talk about what you love best about the film or take a screen shot of an item you want to knit, and tell the group where to find a similar pattern. Or design your own! Now if only someone could come up with a knitted Easter Bunny costume or a leg lamp…
I'll probably never make anything, but how great is it to say "I belong to the knitting group 'The Scut Farkus Affair'"!?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
This is Russell Simmons for those of us who aren't completely celebrity-savvy. Not quite on a par with standing thisclose to Helen Mirren, but still...
Saturday, January 19, 2008
You can organize your stash, your pattern library, your books, your needles, keep a record of your WIPs and your FOs, and best of all, check out what others have done with their yarn, patterns and more. I've been adding so many cool patterns to my 'favorites' list that I'm pretty sure I will need to live about a thousand years to get around to all of them.
There are also tons of special interest groups (I Knit with The Office, Nordic Knitters, Aran Knitters, Eastern Washington Knitters, Seattle Knitters and many many more) and also very active forums.
I'm lavs on Ravelry if you want to add me to your 'friends' list.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Liam pauses during Craft Time to give us a smile.
Riveria displaying excellent coloring skills. No 'outside the lines' for this guy!
Alex holds up his completed dragon. Very fierce!
Of course, Mikey was not about to be left out. He is a very good colorer! Of course, he prefers permanent markers, but settles for Crayolas...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
However, if her parents are not careful, she could end up like this:
(JK Pam and Josh! It'll never get this bad!)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I had to start 2008 with some cool new knitting stuff!
Just arrived in the mail: My Basspro "Extreme" bag, which I'm going to use to tame my ginormous collection of knitting needles. No more searching through a huge messy pile of needles to find the right one (I hope). This nifty bag comes with lots of plastic sheets that I can use to store my circular needles in by size. It was fairly inexpensive (about $18.00 I think) compared with some of the bags I have seen that are specifically designed for needles, and the word is that it does the job just as well. You can purchase at BassPro
Can't show a picture but I just ordered the cutest mitten kit from Morehouse Farm: Gator Mittens! So cute for the little guys, who love animals dearly and will really like these ones with claws on them! Liam gave me the Shark mittens back today, as they need a seam stitched. So it's repair time!
LOTS of snow here in Spokane today! We were all hoping for a snow day off of school, but no such luck. District 81 is too efficient darn it. The weather guy this morning threw his hands up in the air and said "We're Doomed!" He was just kidding, but it was a good one, as the Spokane news people are always giving these breathless breaking news stories about the 1" of snow that is predicted.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Sorry no pix but here's the Spokane to LA Road Trip 08 update:
- Knitting Project? Check
- Backup Knitting Project? Check
- Every possible knitting gadget I might need? Check
- List of every thrift store and yarn shop en route? Check
- Starbucks grande brewed coffee w cream? Check
Team Plack is ready to roll!
- Ipod? Check
- 2500 tunes uploaded to Ipod? check
- All 28 podcasts from the Ricky Gervais Show? Check
- Lots of cute, coordinated outfits and shoes? Check
- Starbucks grande nonfat caramel frappuchino, no whipped cream, or some drink I couldn't possibly order because it's too complicated? Check
Team Meowfoy is ready to roll!
And we're off! With the immortal thoughts of Karl Pilkington as our companion, we hit the road Wednesday morning, bound for the City of Angels. Somehow Lavs has driven all the legs with really crap weather (pouring rain in Oregon, heavy snow and high winds around Mount Shasta), but "Cherry" the Trail Blazer handles it all with no prob, and looks good too.
Tonight we made it to Sacramento, and Katie was able to obtain her Cali. nursing license before the office closed. So now she's legal for duty come Monday morning. We're tucked up in our Holiday Inn Express beds (with GOOD pillows, unlike the ones they normally use in caskets that were offered at the Travelodge in Grants Pass last night).
We treated ourselves to a movie since we've managed to stay on schedule thus far. "Atonement" which was excellent, if not exactly a feel good story...
We also made a stop this morning in Ashland to visit the Websters, a faboo yarn store. Katie bought some super cuddly kid mohair to make her stole, and I got a pair of Addi lace knitting needles for my hideous sweater project. They were well worth the $16.00, the sharp points make lace knitting so much easier and faster.
We plan to hit the big city tomorrow afternoon, and can get into Katie's apt. on Saturday. Will report on whether Marina del Rey is as ritzy as it sounds...