Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Siren here. I'm having Mom type out a post for me.

She seems really glad that the year is almost over. I'm really glad because she has 2 days in a row to spend with me.

So enjoy your next year and remember to give treats to your kitties.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

i need to make up

I need to make up an Emergency Knitting kit. ( click image to go to the site that sells these cool bags. ) Now why do I need to make up one of these kits?
I'll tell you. (if you could see a cartoon face right now, a dark cloud would go over it and the eyes would go angry and sunk in a bit )

So, we were out a bit late at HT's work party. ( It was pretty fun) Then we get a call at 4:30am. It's ADT and they are telling me that my store has been broken into. ( I'm hoping it's a false alarm but guessing that it's not.) So we head to the store. There's a cop there. There's also a lot of glass on the side walk. Some SOB busted through my 2 front doors, then into my display case. If what you put out into the world really comes back to you.... well lets just hope in this case that it does.
(cartoon face would get a little softer now, more excepting of the hand fate is dealing)

So, my assistant manager came, took HT back home for me ( HT is a bit hung over from the party but wanted to come and make sure that nothing happened to me), came back with coffee (thank goodness), and we proceeded to clean up as a little man who spoke little English boarded up the door. ( it was pretty cold outside and we couldn't get a hold of our higher ups to see what they wanted us to do, call glass guy, which glass guy.. ect)

Let me just say that if they ever say " Oh well we can have these guys board it up for you so that you can take your time getting things done" Don't do it. It's a racket. They use these screws that are a funny head so people cant just take them off and they will charge you $100+ to come take it back off. Just put some plastic over to keep the heat in, sit down where you can see anyone trying to get in, and find a good glass guy.

Also, if you are getting new doors for say your store and say they are glass. Please please spring for the laminated glass. It will make your life easy.

So, I sent the assistant manager home when the higher ups got there. He deserved a little sleep before going to church. Then my district manager and I stayed till about 3pm. It took along time for the glass guy to get there and then for us to figure out how to get the damn board up.

So, the moral of the story? I didn't have any knitting in my car, i didn't grab my bag with knitting in it and there was about 6 hours of knitting/down time just waiting for things to happen.

So yah, i really need to keep a simple something to knit in the car.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It was..

Not an Alpaca, or a spinning wheel.

Though it's really nice to have a exercise bike.
Now we can work out as we watch TV. Though It wont
be living by the front door for ever.

Hope everyone is having a good day off.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I wonder...

what this is...

According to HT, the came into being when he was sleeping ( he caught my cold ).
It looks like Grimlock and Siren got a little excited.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Next year...

I will go see Coraline. It will be pretty fun to watch. I love stop motion animation. Oh, these are my button eyes.

I will also make candies, bath bombs ( because really I just want to tell people I'm making bombs ) and lip balm for the holidays. I like knitting people gifts, but I'm finding there are very few truly knit worthy people in my life. But who doesn't like candy.

I picked up the holiday issue of Living.
I don't normaly pick that one up, but Halloween and the ones with really good cookie resipes are hard to pass up. In this one they even show you how to make candy canes. I totaly wanted to learn how to make them for a long time. Now I have insturctions and I will get suplies in Jan. Then there will be candy canes ( and maybe loli pops as I could see them being made the same way ) for ever and all ways.

I'm kinda gitty at the thought.

Also, Miss Turtle and Miss CresentMoon will be getting treats for helping out and donating to Toys for Tots. Thanks a bunch you guys.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

hand felting

I finished some fingerless gloves for Ht today. Then I got to thinking, "I wonder if I can felt the stringy ends into a ball here at work". I finished the gloves on lunch.

Well it turns out I can. The hot water for tea from the water fountain is just right for small felting. I just rolled it around in my hands and soaked it in my tea cup, then rolled it around more.

I think I might make it into a necklace or maybe another tree ornament.

Also, remember to drop off your toys for Tots stuff. We have finished taking things in at the stores because we wont have anyone to drive out on Sat to the big collection site. So, head on over to your collection site then leave me a comment.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I experimented this morning with breakfast.

tried making quiche. It turned out pretty tasty.

The objects in the back ground are finished ornaments that I got done this morning. Now all my old cards have been turned into holiday ornaments.

It was a nice project.

Friday, December 12, 2008

it's 4am...

Do you know where your knitter is at?

Someone must have been worried that I was out and about whooping it up, because we got a phone call at 4am. It woke me up. Made Grimlock leave the bed. And was just annoying.

I laid in bed till about 5:15am trying to get back to sleep. I told my self stories (hey it normally works), I got up and got a glass of water and a tried to bring Grimlock back to bed. There is nothing like a purring kitty to put you to sleep.

But a lass, all that failed. So I headed downstairs to finish up a gift. I started this version of the Everlasting Bag stopper in may. The hemp and the linen kept getting tangled up so I put it down and didn't pick it back up until last night.

You see I don't think i'm going to get the Sis Scarf finished in time for the holiday mailing next Monday. So, the bag, she needed to get finished. Just 20 more rows and a 6 stitch I-cord for a handle and at 6am the bag is finished.

Speaking of the holidays, don't forget to donate to toys for tots and leave a comment in the linked post. I've got some tasty sock yarn and tigers' eye stitch markers for the lucky random winner.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A contest?

Good evening everyone. I have a little mission for you.

It is the holiday season and I've noticed that the Toys For Tots drop boxes have been light to empty this year. So what gives?

So, since I didn't do anything for my blog
arsary, or for my birthday, I'm going to do something now.

So, what I'm going to ask is that you donate to toys for tots and leave a comment here about what you donated. Doing so will enter you to win a fab
yarny prize, along with some fancy pants hand made stitch markers ( i have some tigers-eye beads that are just asking to be stitch markers)

All the National Camera Exchange stores are drop sites and you have the added bonus of seeing me if you pop into the right one ;) (edit: you don't have to drop them off at one of our stores.. it was just one place of many to drop off at) Oh, you have until Sat. the 20
th of Dec to donate and leave a comment.

Right now that the call to arms is out of the way, I have a wicked case of start-
itiss going. I think its because there is no hope of finishing my sis scarf before Christmas. So now i'm all like "I bet a knit tie would be fun" "oo I just got a tree, Ornaments" " HT could use a new hat" and so on and so forth...

Just a bit silly
really. It's like I need 5 of me to do all the things I want/need to do.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


So HT's favorite cardigan got a hole. (seen here)

So I tried my hand at darning. (seen here) I think it turned out ok.

I am...

a great kitty napping spot.

Siren has been on my lap since I got home at 7pm tonight. As long as she is facing away from me, I can knit.

If she is looking at the knitting... well she is a bad kitty when that happens.

Work was a little busier today. It was nice not to feel like it was a total waste to be there. Some of the resent days have felt that way.

The Sis Scarf is coming along. ( new picture is using Siren as a back drop :) I have the pattern down now and don't even really need to look. 1hour lunch breaks tend to make sure that i get 2 to 3 repeats done a day. That and Ht has been playing
alot of Halo these nights so there is knitting time when I get home. Though I don't think it will be done in time for Christmas. But I guess we'll see.

I finished the wedding album for my friends last night. I think it turned out well.

It's late, I'm sleepy, but i really just want to say up and knit...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

holiday slow down

Err, well the images aren't exactly in the order I wanted, but *meh*.

So, Things have been going on lately.

Siren and Grimlock have been coming to bed with us more. It's really nice to have little kitties with warm bellies and soothing purrs in bed at night.

It snowed. I shoveled our walk and driveway. I foresee this happening much much more.

I have been knitting.

Evidence here. This is the new Interweave Knits scarf. So far I like it, but i got a bit confused at the beginning. The colors are a bit more my sister like, so this will most likely be hers. (That said, if you don't like it, just send it back and I'll find a knitter who loves it.)

Ht's sweeter vest has stalled out at 1/2. Though you can see the back looks about right for him.

I'm on
pred, right now to make the UC behave. And until tonight, the munchies weren't a problem.

I got some Asian food for dinner and was planing on sharing with HT.

Planning is the operative word here.

Looks like
i'm going to have to get the carrot sticks out again.