Sunday, 28 October 2007

Yes as you can see I changed the name of the blog so I thought that I would post a picture of a project that I am working on right now. I also know that if anyone else who knits reads this blog I am probably light years behind everyone else by way of this is the first time I have EVER done a braided cable thanks to a question I posted on Knitty.com. Also yes there is a screw up in the middle of that braid but I don't care it wouldn't be one of my projects if there wasn't a few mistakes. So yes for all of you asking I am proud of myself. I will be even more proud when I figure out how to pick up stitches along the edge to turn this into a hat.

Now off topic of Knitting I just spent the bulk of my weekend at Casino Windsor. No gambling is not my thing, no you will never find me at gamblers annonmous saying "Hi my name is Brynne and I have a gambling problem". It's something that my husband and his mom and sometimes his sisters or an aunt or something enjoy doing every once in a while. I thought that I would give Windsor a second chance explination of "second chance" I went with my husband and mother-in-law a few years ago I don't think we were married yet and I HATED it! I try not to say hate too much cause it's a very strong word but I hated this trip we sat around and watched his mom hit the button on the slot machine for hours "Hi my name is _ _ _ _ and I'm addidcted to slot machines" and it was boring and I felt very let down cause they always talked about going to Windsor and how fun it is and how I should go. So disapointing. So after a few years I decided to give it a second chance this time it was my husband his mom his sister and myself we had a room so we could sleep (not that his mom slept are you kidding me she spent the entire night on the same machine). I want to make this perfectly clear that I know that some people like that and I have nothing aginst that but it's just not for me. So we arrived at about 4:00 or so and went to the room and dropped our bags and got to the casino we did end up watching his mom play slots again (BORING!) and we played some slots ourselves (EVEN MORE BORING!) Daves game is roulette. we played that a few times and won some and lost some (it happens but it's more fun then pushing a button) and we tried our hand at 3 card poker (that game was not treating us well at all). Won a little bit more on roulette and then went to the room and slept. That was about at 12:30 am. we woke up at 8 we had to be going by about 10 so Dave and I went downstairs and learned craps (I like craps) it's fun I really only know the basics but it's still fun. As we were leaving we hit another roulette table (oh yes I forgot to tell you when Dave goes to casino and no this is not an every other week kind of thing he takes everything he's won while there places it on a roulette table before we leave and if we lose oh well and if we win Woo-Hoo!!) Now it's not like he just takes money and when we start running out he's at the atm taking more out we can pay our bills and make our mortgage he saves for a trip like this (as any reasonable person would). So he puts the remainder of his money on the roulette table and.......................... We lose. It was an obscene amount of $$ I don't even want to say how much cause I don't need people thinking I'm a spoiled rotten brat (which I sort of am but not a RICH spoiled rotten brat). And yes there's a difference. I thought I was going to cry it was very sad even the dealer was sad for us (or atleast she acted sad). You know it's bad when the dealer is sad that you lost money. So that was my weekend and OMG I am actually posting from home and not from work it's amazing!

Good Mosh Pitting

3 comments:

coastergirl said...

the cable band is looking good! Let me know when you want support on how to pick up the stitches - I was worried about it too - till I did it - very easy. Just watch the length of the cable - I did not do the # of repeats the pattern called for - the length reached the circumference of dad's head before I got 7 repeats(I think that is what the pattern called for). It all worked out fine...

Brynne said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am probably going to just measure my head and hope it works, I wasn't thinking about the circumference and the # of repeats the pattern calls for. (doh I am a stupid head) thank you again. you rock

coastergirl said...

no worries - that is what knitting buddies are all about - sharing the lessons we have learned the hard way and navigating through new patterns etc....