Tuesday, January 31, 2006

FO Report!

First off, the binder has been found. It was left at the apartment and the company that does the coporate housing had it at their office. Thank goodness that their office is close, in Rancho Cordova. The kiddo's and I took a little trip down there yesterday. I could have kissed the woman at the office. Now WHY they didn't contact Safeway and tell them that we had left some belongings there......I'll never know.

Ok on to knitting..... I have 2 finished objects! Wait. did you hear that? Two, count them, TWO FO's.

First up is my International Scarf Exchange scarf. I really liked how it turned out. I would wear this myself. I LOVE the yarn (Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK) and the pattern (Zig Zag Scarf). I first saw this pattern over at Anne's, The Knitty Gritty, and I had to order it. Go look at the lace weight cardi she just made. Lace weight! I think I will be making one of these for me in pink. So soft and warm! I think my pal will really like it, at least I hope she does.

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And second up is the felted ballerina slippers by Fiber Trends. I made these for Katie out of Cascade 220. She really likes them, and of course she calls them princess shoes. What is it about 4 year old girls and princesses? I made the pattern with the strap but during the felting process, the strap felted so much it would no longer go over her foot! So I just cut it off.

And because I can't just take a picture of Katie's feet....a shot of Ben's as he was running around this morning. And trust me, it's a miracle that he has ONE sock on! He now thinks he IS Buzz Lightyear. He even wants to be called Buzz. So I have a Princess and Buzz, and they call the baby, Baby Dragon. Buzz saves the Princess hundreds of times a day from the dragon. The dragon thinks it's funny and yells BOO everytime. Kids.....................

Oh and no my floor is not dirty....there is water damage to the wood floor in front of the door to the deck.... I could never have a floor THAT dirty!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sick...with worry

I can't believe it. We've lost the binder that held all of our birth certificates, immunization records, social security cards....

I can't do the taxes because I don't know the kids SS #'s, can't get a new SS card without birth certificates.

I need to enroll Katie in preschool and kindergarten for next year....can't do that without the birth certificate and immunization records.

Guess I'll be on the phone a lot on Monday.

I think may be in a box that was left in the apartment we stayed at.......I'll be calling them Monday too........I hope it wasn't stolen.

I don't think I can knit.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I now feel like a real knitter......

I've knit scarves, socks, mittens, hats, and even a shawl.....but never a sweater. Well I haven't actually KNIT the sweater yet but I bought the yarn for it! I have never made such a big yarn purchase before.....well $$ wise anyway.

17 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran plus the Cotton Angora book. I am going to knit Grace....for me. I have enough cotton angora in pale pink for it also. So now I have to decide, Cotton Angora or the Cashmerino Aran. What do you think?

Cotton sometimes hurts my hands so I am worried about that. I would love to hear from anyone that has used the cotton angora or just anyone that has knitted Grace!

If I use the cotton angora for Grace, then I can use the Cashmerino for Tubey!!! Have you seen
The Wool Palace's Tubey? It is beautiful and as soon as I saw it, I knew I'd have to knit it.

Tomorrow pictures of the scarf for my scarf pal. There will not be any natural light pictures for a week or so. I was going to take my yarn outside and play with my new camera but ummmm it's snowing and so cold!

:-) See what happens when you husband doesn't get you a birthday gift...you buy your own. In my case it was a brand new digital camera. Thanks Greg ;)

Friday, January 20, 2006

The 4's have gotten me (that's the best I could come up with!)

I have been tagged by Laurie, a fellow cow lover :-)

4 jobs you have had in your life
First job was at MJDesigns (that's a craft store for all you west coasters)
Assistant Manager at Papyrus
Receptionist at Big Oil and Tire (That's how I met Cath)
The best job in the world.... MOM

4 movies you could watch over & over
Gone with the Wind
Anne of Green Gables
A River Runs Through it

4 places you have lived
Manassas, Va
Middleburgh, Ny
Grass Valley, Ca
Ukiah, Ca

4 TV shows you love to watch
CSI - Miami
CSI - Las Vegas
The first 3 seasons of Alias (ummm it now sucks, sucks so bad that its GONE!)

4 places you have been on vacation
Sun Valley, Id
ummm no where else, sad huh?

4 websites you visit daily

4 of your favorite foods
My creamy Chicken enchiladas
Reeces Peanut Butter Cups
Taco Bella Crunch Wrap Supreme (and me wanting to loose 10 pounds!)

4 places you would rather be right now
Gainesville, Fl visiting my sister
St. Joseph, Missouri doing some genealogy research
Upstate New York doing some genealogy research

4 bloggers you are tagging

Monday, January 16, 2006

That's my Brother!!!

Check out the review of the restaurant that my brother works at.


My big brother, Jeff Johnson, is the executive chef. I am so proud of him! He is an awesome chef, all the dishes are his original recipes....I just wish I wasn't 3000 miles away, I would like to EAT some of his cooking!

So if any of you are in the Richmond, VA area make sure you check Escabar out!

Oh and the laundry room smell....it's going away. The floor is not carpet thank goodness, but I did find cat urine sprayed on the wall..... I cleaned it off, and then took a shower. GROSS!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Yes I am alive....

Moving during the holidays is hard...moving anytime is hard. I am exhausted from all of it. First moving into a 2 bedroom corporate apartment....let me tell you that moving from a 3000 sq ft home into a not even 1000 sq ft apartment brings a whole new meaning to the words "close family". The apartment was nice but I am happy to be in a bigger space and to be with my "things" again. Can you believe that I had to put my YARN in storage!!!!

But now we are in our new home. The ex cat ladies home. The lady before us had 8 cats...8. Can you say STINKY? I am positive that she had the litter pans in the laundry room because it still smells like cat pee in there. I have vacuumed and scrubbed this whole house to get the smell out. I should buy stock in Febreeze..and that baking soda carpet deodorizer! So now you can walk in without wondering what that smell is....just don't open the laundry room door.

Christmas was great this year. It was the first year that Katie really got into it. All the kids had a blast and we spent the day having a great dinner at my parents.

My birthday was last Sunday. My parents and my in laws were the only ones to get me a gift....or a card. I'll not say anymore on that....(yup Greg is in trouble)

Other than that I haven't been doing much. I haven't had much time to knit. After unpacking all day and getting the house set, I am so tired I could sleep where I sit. Soon things will be better.

I did finish the Koigu pattern and start another sock....pictures when I find the camera!