Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tomorrow, who knows...maybe I will get to shelve children's books. The book world is my oyster!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
My library is about a hundredth of the size of the library pictured at the left. But it's still a good little library, and I noticed several books I will have to check out when I get a chance. And with my staff lib. card, no fines! woot woot!
Sorry I had to use your 'two hours sleep' picture, KT. But this WAS pretty much how you looked for the first day or so.
And today is my first day at the library! I'm a little nervous I'm going to forget the Dewey Decimal system at a critical moment, but we'll see how it all goes.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
On the knitting front, I am just about done with Scandinavian cardi #2. I just need to block and add some buttons.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
If you’re going hunting for turkeys, bring a gun with you. And the grownups have to handle that.
I am thankful for turkeys and watermelon. You have to have your manners at the table, that is important. Before you eat, say your prayers to God.
What happens on Thanksgiving: you eat dinner. You have turkey and marshmallows for dessert. Cook the turkey in the oven for 45 seconds or something."
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
One thing she put in there that I didn't even know existed was a "hot flash" wicking nightgown. Great idea for us sweaty menopausal types! B, you need one of these!
My multi-tasking sister B-Z is the gift buyer at Ostie's. The store held their annual Holiday Open House last Sunday, which we attended. Tons of great gifts!! If you are looking for angels, snowmen, Snowbabies, adorable items for infants and oh so much more, you gotta go there.
Shameless plug, but I'm serious, this store has so many cool holiday things! Santa shops here, I'm pretty sure (or I hope MY Santa does.)
Very nice pattern, so nice that I am scrambling to knit 3 MORE of them for the brothers. They will be perfect for Christmas photos. Of course, I didn't escape unscathed by the mistake fairy. I misread the color work chart when I was knitting the yoke pattern, and one stitch was off. I noticed right away, and went back and looked at the chart and misread it again. So finished the sweater, and as I was weaving in ends decided to look at that chart one more time. Sure enough, I had done it wrong. I managed to fix the error by duplicate stitching over the mistakes, but could have saved myself a LOT of time if I had only trusted my eyes and re-knit it correctly.
And one more note: generally I don't wash my sweaters when blocking them. I usually either use my steam iron and block them on the ironing board, or I just get them wet and then lay them out to dry. But I decided to throw some mild detergent in and let this sweater soak in the sink for about 20 minutes. I was amazed at how dirty the rinse water was! Either this yarn has been sitting on a shelf gathering dust for a while, or I dragged this project through the mud. I think I'll be washing all my sweaters when blocking from now on!