Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rainy Saturday Night

Well not an all together bad day. It started out a bit rocky because about 6:30 am I think I was trying to come out of a bad dream I kept hearing a loud noise like someone was trying to beat on my front door and get it open then move to my bedroom window and all I remember is the beating noise at the door and my window and the fact that I was very afraid and could not make myself scream. I could her myself screaming in my head but no sound out of my mouth. Do I finally made myself sit up in bed an then get out of bed and turn my bedroom light on in the room. I went into the living room turned on the lights looked outside and nothing so I think it was just a dream. Could not go back to sleep so I spent the early morning with TMC and my computer. I had a planned trip to Costco with my sister and brother in law. It had been several months since I had paid a visit to Costco and I still love the store but the prices have increased more than I expected them to increase. I still feel on some items I received a good price but I am being to wonder if it is worth the membership fee. I have to accept the fact that I will not be able to get another skein of yarn for the bias scarf I have on the needles. It is a Yarn Bee yarn by Hobby Lobby. I made the mistake of only buying on skein because I felt like it would be enough and it is not because I like a nice long scarf. The Hobby Lobby in Greensboro did not have the color I need. The color they had did not come close. It is a nice very bright pink. You can see the color in yesterday's post. The picture I am posting tonight is of a bowl of Manhattan Catfish Chowder I found the recipe in our local newspaper The Courier-Tribune Wednesday July 18, 2001 I love the recipe. I like to make it on cold nights it is not that cold tonight but very rainy so I felt that it was a good time to make the chowder. Only 2 work days in the up coming week. Happy, Happy! So far so good on Yarn Harlot the secret life of a knitter.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Night Combo

Well its Friday night and it is my blog anniversary 12/19/2005 while watching tv and drinking wine I decided to create a blog. I have to confess until I started listening to NPR and read an article in the newspaper I did not know anything about blogs. In November 2005 I decided to learn how to crochet took a class at my local Hobby Lobby joined Crochetville and found out so many interesting things. I am however a bad blogger because I will go for long periods of time without posting a blog. It is not because I have a lot to do at night or on the weekends but because I hit slumps and I can barely make myself do anything. I know I have promised this before but in 2009 I plan to try harder. Knit, crochet, and post more often. I brought another Yarn Harlot book(Yarn Harlot the secret life of a knitter) today and the Fall/Winter issue of Knit.1 . So I plan to look through the magazine and read a few pages of the Yarn Harlot book. Only 2 days to work next week Monday and Tuesday our office is closed Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday. So a nice long holiday. I don't want to wish this weekend away because it passing by to fast all by its self but I can't wait until next Tuesday. The year is almost over and I am not sure I am ready. You will see in the picture I have posted my current knitting project it is a Bias Scarf using Yarn Bee Yarn I made the rookie mistake when I purchased this yarn over a year ago to only by one skein. So this week I went looking for another skein at my local Hobby Lobby and I could not find the color I needed. So if I can't find this color tomorrow at the Greensboro Hobby Lobby I will need to live with a short scarf.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Night Out With Friends

I spent a wonderful night out with one of my friends Priscilla Williams and her daughter Amber. After work today I met them a local restaurant Chin Song Restaurant they had a very good sanitation grade the food and the hot tea was great, very friendly service. Then it was off to the library to listen to a wonderful concert performed by Lane Ragsdale and Friends. It was called A Greeting Card from Lane and Friends. Everyone did a wonderful job and I really enjoyed myself and I play to go to the next performance in the spring. I have decided that I am going to try and get out more and participate if life. I have got to do more fun things instead of the soul sucking activities I participating in each and everyday. My picture is blurred could not get a good shot.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quick Post

It is the middle of the week and I wanted to do a quick post to say still knitting and reading. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby after work today I was looking for a certain Yarn Bee yarn in a certain color a very bright pink I my local Hobby Lobby did not have the yarn. So on Saturday I will visit the Hobby Lobby in Greensboro to see if the have a skein if not my scarf will be short. I purchased a skein of Fishermen's Wool , by Lion Brand Yarn. I plan to use this to make a simple knit stitch scarf to go along with the book A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is the book of the month on a reading group that I belong to on Ravelry. My favorite movie based on the book is the Alastair Sims version in the movie you see several scarves and shawls. I think most of them are knit. So I plan to do a simple scarf in knit stitch to go along with the book using the Fisherman' s Wool . Still reading Knit Two, by Kate Jacobs and adding row's to both the Bias scarves I have on needles.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Finally a finished project!

Well today I managed enough energy to weave the ends on my Filipi Scarf, designed by Tamara Del Sonno from the book 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites One-Skein Wonders, Edited by Judith Durant. The scarf that I knit is on page 29. I used the Misti International, Misti Alpaca Chunky, 100% baby alpaca color I used VR1440 Forest Green. The scarf in the photo is 2L474 Yellow. The yarn is great very soft. The pictures I post just don't seem to capture the color very good but its close. The scarf is not difficult too knit. The worse part for me was the ending ruffle. Increasing back out to 64 stitches. I had a lot of help from Jane Lackey a friend a fellow co-worker. I knit a few rows on one of my bias scarves I have on needles. Finished reading Dead Until Dark The First Sookie Stackhouse Novel, by Charlaine Harris. The HBO Series True Blood is based on the Sookie Stackhouse Series. It was a great book and I am on the waiting list at the library for the second book in the series. While I am waiting I have gone back to Knit Two it is Kate Jacobs sequel to A Friday Night Knitting Club. Well Monday is looming and I want to read a little more before I go to bed.