Monday, 18 February 2008

Weekend Knitting Project

So this was my little weekend project. Totally honest I started it Saturday evening and finished it Sunday afternoon partly because I put it down and partly because I didn't have a needle to sew the button on with. Now I got the pattern from

I am a Ravelry memeber and she posted it there. as you can see she has it shown with the button at the top of the head I tried that on and frankly it doesn't do anything for me I suppose it's all in what your taste is. The Yarn is actually Red Heart Light & Lofty and the button was bought at bead paradise in Oberlin Ohio. They have an amazing selection of vintage buttons. It's a good thing I didn't go in there with a handful of cash because it would have been gone! :-) So for your viewing pleasure Handspun Headband. Photographs curtosy of my husband. <3

Friday, 15 February 2008

Hee Hee Hee Hee. Little Project

So one of my co-workers has been out of the office for the week. He went on a mission trip to mexico, turns out he was about 70 miles away from Oaxaca, which is where the quake centered. When his manager talked to his wife she said she spoke with him and he's fine and he said it was "so cool"!!! Are you kidding me if my first earthquake experience were a 6.4 magnitude I'm not sure I would be calling it "cool". Anyway while said fellow employee has been out of the office on my lunch breaks I have been slowly covering his computer mouse with rubberbands. Yes I infact actually work while I am here real work does get done. I swear. :-) I know this is not quite as funny to the rest of you as it is to me but here's the thing. every once in a while (and when I say every once in a while I mean on a daily basis) one or both of us is shooting rubberbands at eachother. Now it does occur to me that this is going to give him more amo, given that he doesn't just cut them all off or as a smart person would do switch our mouses around before I get in that way making me deal with it (boy I hope he isn't reading this).

Also this is the fan on my desk and yes those are rubberbands wedged between the plastic rungs. it's target practice. Boy I have a feeling I'm going to be ambushed on Monday. At least I'm not in trouble with the boss who thinks it's completely hilarious.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Good mosh Pitting!

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Lovely, Lovely snow

I love snow I really do it's beautiful. especially when the wind hasn't started up yet so it's sitting so nicely on all of the branches of all of the trees. and it's so picturesque. Except in this instance when I still have to go home, a normal drive home from work is about 45 minutes. I know this picture not so clear (cell phone picture what can I say?) but it's nasty out. I'm anticipating not getting home till oh I don't know 6? or 7? I don't leave here till 4:30 so probably 7 is more acurate.

Trying to keep that ॐ Feeling going throughout the drive home.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Here and There Cable Scarf

So here is the newest work in progress.

But here is the issue. on the cable row the first six stitches are slipped to a cable needle and then you are on your way knitting and purling but I get this little flippy pocket at the one end and I know that some how I am wrapping the yarn around the slipped stitches but I am not seeing how I am doing this. I know that it's not supposed to be doing that. Grrrr has anyone else done this pattern?

Where did the weekend go?

(lovely shot of my knee in there but I couldn't resist a good bunny ears picture)

Well I'm glad you asked :-)

Yes I know you didn't actually ask but this weekend went by really fast. did it do that for anyone else? Well here's my excuse (other then weekends always seem to go too fast) we had a suprise birthday party for my Grandfather. he's 80. and it's a good thing that he's predictable We would have never been able to pull this off other wise. so for your viewing pleasure pictures of my grandfather and his 9 kids. yes 9 of them.

I know they are all slightly insane. but it was a good suprise the one in the back row all the way to the right, that's John he came from California to be here. and the one on the left of grandpa well, she sort of disowned the family so the fact that she came was HUGE. it was really really good. also a good thing that there is a gigantic riding arena in the back so we parked all of the cars there. he had absolutely no idea. And we didn't want to give him a heart attack so it wasn't like we all hid in his living room and jumped out at him and screamed suprise. we were all standing in the kitchen singing happy birthday when he walked in I'm pretty sure I saw a few tears. He seemed really happy and truly suprised. The house set up is alittle tricky. there's the garage and behind the garage is the utility room and then there are steps up to the kitchen.