Saturday, January 06, 2007

Saturday night and all is well

I got up this morning to sign up for the Dinner at the Dairy hosted monthly at Goat Lady Dairy. I did not sign up because it cost a little to much for my budget, it is a 5 course meal and they serve lamb, beef, goat cheese of course it sounds great and I really like trying new foods. I just can't do $55.00 per person. So I have to come up with something else to do that I have not done before when it comes to adventure. Today my daughter cheered and I went to the game to see her cheer and to watch the game it was a good game but WSSU lost the game. Then it was off to buy my daughter food the meal plan she has only provides 9 meals a week and trips to the Ram Shack so this means she has to cook for herself sometime. Added to my yarn stash today with a trip to A C Moore brought yarn for an afghan and for the scarf I have planned to make for my sister's birthday. I will start the scarf tomorrow I think maybe tonight I don't know need to do a little reading tonight so I can finish up Needled to death. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Friday, January 05, 2007

First Friday Night 2007

I am so glad it's the weekend. It has been a long week and I only worked 4 days this week. Today I think I have finally figured out how to change my picture on my layout after I sent an email stating that I could not figure out what I was doing wrong. Oh well that's the way it goes I guess. I found out something very interesting today while looking in the phone book Caraway has an Alpaca Farm and you can visit, in May they have a special event Caraway Alpaca Spring Open Barn I visited the website also sent an email about the event and if they send a newsletter or emails to remind you of special events. Another thing I discovered while looking in the phonebook was Goat Lady Dairy at this farm they host Dinner at the Dairy tomorrow is the first day for online sign up and I plan to get up so that I can sign up for Dinner at the Dairy, you can get a tour of the dairy also I don't think it is the same night as the dinner. Another place to visit Rising Meadow Farm also has special events and I emailed to find out if the public can attend a February if you don't want to participate in the shearing and just watch. I hope you can I have never been on a working farm of any kind and it would be nice to see a farm in action and to see where all the wonderful natural fibers so many people crochet and knit with get their start and maybe buy from a local who spins or dyes natural fibers. I hope I get a response soon. Last night I tried to start an afghan with Bernat Super Stripes yarn it is a self stripping yarn and I have a great pattern for a ripple afghan but the yarn is bulky and has a rough texture very hard to see your stitches and I think it will take more skill than I have at this time to make this afghan so I am putting off this project for now also tried a scarf pattern with the same yarn and that did not go well either. So now I am trying to come up with another big project. Tomorrow I plan to visit A C Moore I need to buy more yarn for my sister scarf her birthday is the 16th and I want 2 colors for the scarf. I am using Patons Classic Wool Merino 100% wool. I have the Petal Pink I want to get a darker pink or white possible off white, maybe all 3 I think all 3 will make a great color combination. The pattern I plan to use is Skinny Minnie from Candi Jensen's pattern book Crochet Scarves! a nice simple SC. I will post a picture when the scarf is complete. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Three days into the new year

Well I hope the first week of the new year is going well for everybody and that going back to work after the holidays has not been to bad. My week started off a little rough but only two more days to go and its the weekend baby. My daughter went back to school today and so the house is very quite and I can see my living room floor once more she comes home with a lot of stuff. I don't know whats wrong with blogger lately but for some reason I cant change the picture of my afghan in my page layout and I can't add a picture of my self and my daughter to the bottom of my page. I finally get a digital camera and now I am having problems uploading my pictures to my layout. If I can add they to my post don't know why I can't add to my lay out and can't find the answer to my question on blogger and I know this is dumb but I can't figure out how to ask about this problem. If I need to re size the pictures I am still lost. Finally did some crochet yesterday made a scarf for my daughter to give for her secret Santa gift to a fellow cheerleader. I don't know why they waited until after Christmas maybe so they could go home and ask their parents for money. Still reading the book Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton it is a very good book and I like mysteries with out the CSI thing just don't think I can handle to many gory details I like to keep it light when I read. I will attempt to post a picture of the scarf I made yesterday the yarn is Cheerio by Moda.Dea 1 ball Onyx and 1 ball Pearl a hdc(half double crochet) it works up very easily and quickly. I think you can find the pattern for the scarf at it should be a free pattern Crocheted Scarf LM0116 the designed by Judy Hice.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!

Well its 2007 and everyone has high hopes for the new year. I am hoping for some things to change in my life and I hope they are for the good. I am tired of struggling when it comes to money I want to have enough money to get the bills paid and go to the grocery store something that has not happened to me in the last 20 years only on certain occasions such as tax refunds and now as I look back on it if I was crazy enough to go to a loan company an borrow money to catch up my bills or pay off a few and I was crazy several times. Well maybe good things will happen not many have in my life. Yes I know I am in a lot better shape than a lot of people because I see it every day and they are in better shape than some. I am thankfull I have a job and a house even if it could use some work, and a car so I can get back and forth to work. I have not crochet in over a week trying to enjoy the time I have to spend with my daughter and the time we spent at the beach to busy looking at the ocean to crochet while at the beach.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2007 Almost

Well here we are the last day of the year only a few hours to go before the new year. I wish I could say that my year had gone better that the year before but it was not any better and yes before anybody gets started I know that my life is better than so many people trust me I do its just that by this age I though I would be better than I am doing at this present time. Started reading my book today so far so good only read a few pages. I have no big plans to bring in the new year just watch TV and drink a little champagne at midnight. Happy crocheting and knitting.