Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night, when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street towards him.
Terrified, the man begins to run towards his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him.
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushed in, slams and locks the door behind him.
However, the casket crashes through the door, with the lid of the casket clapping.
On his heels, the terrified man runs. Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.
With a loud CRASH the casket breaks the door down! BUMPING and CLAPPING toward him.
The man screams and reachs for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of COUGH syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...AND...( hopefully you are ready for this...)

THE COFFIN STOPS!!!!! :)))))

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bad, Bad, Blogger

WEll, last night I sat down at my pc and drafted a long ( for me anyways ) post including photos of my lastest project ( one of many I am sad to report). I go to publish and Bad Blogger is once again down...is it me or does it seem to be down every Sunday evening???? Why can't ya know it is down BEFORE you type out a post????
So anyways, here goes the condensed version:
Since I have fondled and catorigized my Noro I have been itching ( no pun intended ) to knit something with it again. Love the stuff ( as you can see from a previous post ) and once it gets a good soak in Eucalan it softens up nicely...which leads me to my question. I am knitting up Knitty's Wavy and am lovin' it....when I am complete & go to soak in the Eucalan ,will it lose the *puffs* that make it Wavy???? I realize I should not block it but am genuinely concerned...Noro Kureyon really needs to soften and once that quick rinse is done it is wonderful...so, do I soak or not? I am hoping that someone will read this that has made & washed a Wavy Scarf....anyone???

Sunday, October 29, 2006

This week's Saturday Sky is Sunday's sky...sorry way too much rain to photo yesterday . Heavy, heavy winds today, byt since it was blowing in the correct direction it was a good day to finish off the leaves!!

Amanda's Trip

Eldest daughter is taking a month to travel the good ole USA.

Here is a photo she sent me...
Have a great time Amanda!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival!!!

Man, we had a great time . Cannot wait till next year. It was very different than I expected, but I mean that in a good way. DH & I set off on the road Sunday a.m. and arrived around 9:30 . To my pleasure it was not crowded at all and it gave us time to meander around without being pushed thru the booths by the masses. The highlight of my time was the Llamas....we have been discussing getting one llama and a few sheep when we retire to *the Farm* in the next year or so...after meeting the llamas and getting into in-depth conversations with breeders, I think it is a *done-deal*. We picked up loads of good info.
I put new batteries into my camera before we left home and the camera funked out on me half way thru the day ( must have been old batteries :( ) But I did manage to get a few animal photos.
I was very good about holding back on the yarn buying...I did get 3 skeins of handspun Llama from Saratoga Llamas, some to die for soft baby alpaca by Alpaca With a Twist, and 4 skeins of Bluefaced Leicester from Smith Family Farm. It was a great time, I am glad I went and look forward to next year-maybe meeting up with some bloggers there also!
Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Scarves, Saturday Sky, AND Shingles

What a week, I finished a red scarf for the Red Scarf Project, I finished one scarf for the ISE 3 and the second one will be done tonight, ends woven in tomorrow and blocked Monday. The red scarf I did in some (gasp) Red Heart that I had, I went up two needle sizes to soften it up ( it worked )

The Irish Hiking Scarf I have almost finished for my ISE 3 pal is done in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino-VERY SOFT. I was wondering why the h*ll this was taking me so long to knit up, I have made two others and it usually knits up fairly quickly....DUHhhh, last night I realized I was using a 6 instead of an 8....hmmmm, will have to block it well it open it up. The other scarf I made for my ISE 3 pal is some unknown wool blend I had, I used large needles & it knit up quickly, I figured this would make a nice everyday scarf that you don't have to worry about getting a pull or stain on.

My Saturday sky is not very impressive this week the leaves have finished their peak colors and it is very overcast today. But it was still a beautiful fall day.
DH has been complaining all week of nerve pain around his chest, to the point of his shirts or sheets bothering it. I made him get to his Dr. this past week ( you must understand that he is very TYPE A personality and would rather die than leave his job under someone else's control for a day ) Well off he went and she could find nothing and sent him home with some meds for nerve pain and told him to see a nuerologist. Thursday evening he gets home and asks me to check the area as he thinks he has some bumps and the pain was worse....well
he has and ugly are they! Please, DH, call the doctor and tell her you have BUMPS now. To make a long story short he calls, she sees him and tells him, Yeah ya got Shingles...YUk, poor guy!!!

New York Sheep & Wool, here I come!!!!!

I am so very excited, I feel like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve. Finally, I am getting to go to the Sheep & Wool Festival . It is only about one hour from where I live but it seems as though something always comes up every year and I cna't go . Well, we stayed home from the lake this weekend to catch up on the leaves and yardwork so tomoroow we are free and clear. I am taking my husband with me so that will put a hamper on my stash enhancement. Hmmm, maybe I can ditch him for a while. I sincerely hope all you knitters who attended today left some nice hand dyed/ homespun for me. I can't wait to see the Llhamas, Alpachas, goats, bunnies, etc..... Can ya tell that tomorrow's post will be picture laden!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Stash Flash Wednesday

Well, the Noro is done all sorted and packed up! Want the tally??? It is 306!!! Yikes, maybe a Noro house cozy is in order!! Boy, Jodi you were pretty darn close in your guess , that's amazing.
What got me going on this clean up binge was when I saw the scarf CURVY on Anny Purls blog & she was doing it in Noro. I have made CURVY but I knitted it in DB Cashmerino in an orange colorway. But it knocked my socks off when I saw it in the Noro....so on my list it goes. I was horrified when I saw my beloved Noro in about 10 different bins so began the organization!
Well I have to finish my ISE 3 scarf this week then maybe I will begin.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My Tea Swap package came today. My "PAL" is Alyson from sunny Florida.
Thank you so much for all the goodies I feel sooo spoiled!! I do not know which cookie or tea to try first...maybe I will just stare at them for a few days. Oh, my, the yarn!!! DB PURE SILK I have never felt anything like that before! Then there is the Cashcotton with the angora and cashmere in it...yummmmm.
Lastly, Alyson read up on my blog to learn more about me and saw my post about Brian's Half Marathon in my sister's memory...she made a pledge for this, I am so very deeply touched that I cannot begin to tell you how I feel. HUGS , to you Alyson...

My Knitter's Tea Swap Came Today !

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Saturday Sky-- a day late

We have just gotten back from a few days of repairs & raking at the lake...My camera went with us so here is my views of the Saturday Sky From The Lake!!! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Now off to unpack and get back to catagorizing my Noro ( smile )

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stash Flash Wednesday

I have taken on the task of organizing my stash. I am sure it will take me at least a month as I have a stash of yarn that will last beyond my life expectancy. Today I am going to tackle my Noro stash. I will catagorize it and list it all on a spread sheet by color/dye lots...here is a photo of the Noro Kureyon only. I am guessing there must be aproximately 275 skeins(????) Anyone else gander a guess? I will let you all know what the total is as soon as I get done counting.... ( this is sad )

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Simple Message

A few years back I lost my sister to Multiple Myeloma, she was too young and it hit her too quickly. My Nephew ( her son ) is running a half-marathon with sponsorships going to cancer research. Please see more information here or here

The Swaps & the Soup

Mmmmm the only time of year I love to cook is when the weather starts to get cool. Here is a photo of some things I cooked-up this past Sunday. One is apple pie...this time of year screams *apple-pie* loud and clear!!! The Other is just some fishy thing I threw together and it came out quite good! I have been vegetarian for the last ten years and while I have never really been very good at thinking up vegetable recipes I have become ingenious with ways to use fish. This just started with vegetables, tomatoes and fish stock ( natural fish stock as I cannot handle preservatives ) then I added 2 large pieces of Cod cubed, a pound of fresh clams, and a pound od baby scallops topped it off with some freshly grated Locatelli.....yummmmm.

AS you can see from my side bar I have joined some Secret Pal Swaps. I have just posted today my package to Stephanie of the Mason-Dixon Swapcloth. I am sure she will laugh when she see my Linen Towel, as you could tell from my previous posts the Linen & I did not get along , hence no photo of that baby ( it was fun nontheless )!!!

The Knitters Tea Swap I had a good time with also. That one is all packed up and ready to go to Sarah H. in NC tomorrow, hope she likes it. I still do not know who *my pal* is but from her e-mails she seems quite nice--*waves* to you :)
I am putting all my attention now on the International Scarf Exchange III gift. I am using a color I usually do not knit with and that keeps it interesting, maybe I will have time to finish 2 scarves, there are 2 other patterns I have been dying to try. Please check out the ISE 3 blog, some of the scarves are magnificent!!! Drool...
When that is done I will get me some RED and work on the Red Scarf Project...be sure to check that one out on my side bar!!
Later All!!