Wednesday, August 30, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

A sleeve

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Monday, August 28, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

The sweater continues. 12 inches or so right now.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

A sweater for ben. I can only post pictures with my phone for now.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

$440 worth of yarn for $90

I think I'm in love.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

pictures... oh why?

Okay, so blogger is having a hard time just putting my pictures in my blog. It does all the stuff and it thinks the pictures are there, but they are not. Reasons why?

Anyway, if you want to see Julie's wedding pictures, there is a whole page of the official ones at here. You can see my dress in it's natural habitat.

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Yes, I did.

No, I'm not proud.

Well, not very.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Baby, I could drive your car

Yesterday I drove all the way to church and back again with no incident. I know that doesn't sound impressive, but I even did it the way a normal person would, and not the way a person scared of left turns would. So, the point is.... I'm not completely scared to drive anymore. I mean, yeah, scared, but not COMPLETELY. I've been driving other places this week too. Well, I've been practicing driving every once in a while for months, so I guess it's about time that it quit terrifying me. Next, the mall!

It turns out that a lot of the time I need to have a simple portable project that is easy to do without thinking, so I started a cute little boy sweater in Knit Picks Simple Stripes. It doesn't have a recipient yet, but it'll be good to keep around. We'll see how big it turns out to be. It's a bottom up raglan in the round on size two needles, so it'll be a longer type project, even though it's mostly just stockinette. I'm still working on the cables, but I have to be alone and have quiet to keep track of the chart. It's definately not something to take out to work on during bowling or something. Hence the small gauge sweater to give me mindless stockinette for when we watch tv or go bowling or in the car.

The pool is 82 degrees right now. It's so gross to get into if you just go outside and get in. Like a bath. But, I figured out a plan. If I go out and pull weeds for about ten minutes, I'm dripping sweat and completely hot. Then when I get into the pool, it actually feels good. Pretty good plan, huh? The pool is nicer to get into and the yard will stay much cleaner. And I'm certainly counting the weed pulling as exercise.

Okay, so my blog has gotten boring. I just haven't been posting pictures. I just tried to put some up of Julie's wedding, but they're too big, and I'm just not patient enough to sit here and resize them right now. So tomorrow, I will do that and get some pictures up. And hopefully some pics of my knitting wips too.

The oldies station is playing some sort of Beatles b-sides marathon right now. It's odd. Well, I suppose what's odd is that this is about the sixth Beatles song in a row playing right now, and I just now noticed that it was like, a theme. Even though I knew the other five songs too. Sometimes I'm dumb.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

How's that for cute?

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Looking for a slacker job

I called about a crossing gaurd job at the elementary school across the block. I'm pretty sure they filled it, as they haven't called back and it's not on the sign anymore. I emailed about a data entry job listed in the Chandler Connection, but heard back today that I wasn't fast enough, along with about 30 other people on the CC list. I talked to a woman about an at home receptionist job, but it was filled before I got back home again.

Sounds like I'm complaining? I know it sounds that way, but I'm not. I'm actually pretty grateful that I don't really have to have a job, so I can wait around looking for these slackerish, two hour a day jobs. All I have to do is get one. And I'm heartened by the amount of them available actually. Seems like they wouldn't even exist.

We had a Rocky marathon this past weekend. And we watched Die Hard this week. (I was in the mood for a Christmas movie.) Ever since Ben realized that I kind of like action movies, it's been hard to get him to agree to much else. Besides horror. And I just cannot watch horror movies within a month of having to be home alone over night, and he's got some traveling coming up. Yes, I'm that suseptible to suggestion. Horror movies get me every time. Even when they're not scary.

I'm mad at seaming. I can see why knitters avoid finishing. Okay, actually, seaming it's self is not hard. I don't mind it. It's more the fact that I accidentally made the front of the shapely tank longer than the back is, and that's making it really hard to sew the side seams. And I eased too much. Twice. So I have it hidden next to the couch where I won't have to look at it. But I know it's there, and that I have to finish it. But before I can I have to take out the seam. Again. I should make it a rule that I have to finish it before I cast on for something else. But I already have cast on for something else. Samus In bright green Simply Soft. I'm a little concerned that will make it a monstrosity. And I'm a little concerned that that particular cable pattern might be a tad too much for someone who has never done cables before now. But I'm on row 25, and things are looking right so far, and I just couldn't take on a ton more plain stockinette just yet. And I just don't feel ready for color work other than stripes. So, cables it was.

You know that song that goes "Saturday, in the park, I think it was the fourth of July"? I think it would be funny if that guy had only ever been to the park on the Fourth of July. That would explain why it always seemed that way to him.

I made a cake yesterday, chocolate with buttercream icing. It's super yummy.

I also pulled the stove out of it's cubby hole and almost dropped it on my feet, because I didn't know it wasn't already on the floor. Kitchen appliances are heavy. But now it's clean under there.

I've got my whole day ahead of me today, after I vacuum and mop and finish a load or two of laundry. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. I was thinking of going to get a cable needle, because I've been using a double pointed needle and that's really too long and straight to be comfortable. But it's been so hot, I'd way rather stay home in the air conditioning and not ride my bike anywhere. I might knit and watch season one of gilmore girls. That really sounds like a perfect afternoon.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

I think the house missed me

I'm back now. We actually got back Thursday night. I've been settling in since then. Things got a little grimy while I was gone, but it's been nice to get back into routine and get the sinks and showers and things all scrubbed up. I did a ton today, normal things like laundry and dishes, but I also really branched out and worked outside. I know, I'm shocked too. I probably won't do it again for a long while though. There's a reason I hate doing outdoor work. I weedwacked our little rectangle of grass, but ants attacked me, and I had to get into the pool to get them all off. So then I put together the lovely outfit of jeans with socks over them and finished the weed wacking. Then I went to dig out the dirt and weeds that were keeping our back gate from closing all the way and latching. That went pretty well until I came up with a shovel full of dirt that included the cable cord. That reminded me that the cable goes through there. Duh. So, since I was so glad I didn't cut right through it, I gave up for now on digging back gate areas. At least it latches now. I had a really good visit and lots of fun at Mackinaw, but it's really good to be home again. There's nothing really going on here, just cleaning and getting back into my routine, which is just the way I like it. The Craftmart is closing which is depressing. But the fancy yarns are on sale, which makes me want to spend copious amounts of money. I mean, like, llama money. But on yarn.

I never did finsh my shapely tank for the trip to Mackinaw, but I've been working on it today. I just have the trim around one armhole to finish knitting, and then sew up the side seams and weave a millon and a half ends. I don't know why I have so many ends to weave in when it's just a one color sweater. Maybe I'll finish it today. Most likely it'll be some time this week.

Well, I've got to go put potatoes in the oven for dinner. Salad and baked potatoes, how's that for healthy?

Glad to be back!

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