Saturday, December 19, 2009
It is my blogiversary!! 12/19/2005 was my first post the day I created my blog. I am sitting in my living/dining room with a table full of yarn and 2 unfinished scarves. I need to start another one right away. The bias scarf that I need to start won't take long. I found out on Thursday night that my friend from work her favorite color is brown. The scarf I am knitting for her is grey. I guess I should have asked her what her favorite color was in the first place. Well I have 3 skeins of Lion Brand yarn in Fishersmen's Wool. I have a 1 solid brown skein, and 2 maple tweed. I have started another scarf for her in the maple tweed; which is a mix of brown and off white. Well here in Asheboro NC we did not get as much snow as predicted. However we did get some snow and sleet. I have very little experience driving in icy conditions so I came home 2 hours early from work. So I watched it snow and sleet while working on the scarf and browsing the Internet. I got out early this morning, cleaned off the car, and made a few stops at a few stores. I made one of my favorite things for dinner tonight... Manhattan Catfish Chowder! I got the recipe out of the local paper The Courier-Tribune in 2001. If you like catfish you might be able to find a recipe @ www.catfishinstitute.com . The pictures I am posting tonight are of two known enemies united in the face of the cold weather. Most of the time they can be found fighting and hissing at each other. Only 3 days to work next week!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I finally made it to The Flying Pig we went after work. I got the Calzone it was good and I am fighting with myself not to eat the other half tonight. Then went to the library for A ' Christmas Present from Lane & Friends. This is my second year and Lane cracks me up he is so funny and just makes me laugh. He is also a great singer. He always has some very talented young people sing,play the piano and this year the harp. Wow to be born with such great talent. I had a great time and it was a great way to unwind. I must visit The Flying Pig again when we go there the place was full and we went right after work so I am thinking there are a lot of people who are on vacation or people just head there straight from work for a Thursday night unwind. So far tonight no knitting or reading. I did add several rows to my scarf last night. I might try and add at least 10 tonight we shall see what happens. Since this weekend is suppose to be wet and cold here in North Carolina I plan to spend most of the day knitting this scarf and starting one for my daughter. Busy , busy and I need to start on that sock again. Over on Youtube Lionbrand has great videos to help you learn to knit socks. Unless things improve during the last 4 working days before Christmas I will be going in to work the Monday after Christmas.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It is Tuesday and I am blue, I had a hard day at work and I did not get all the things I wanted to done while I was at work. I have so many cases to finish and so little time. I have only 6 working days left before the agency is closed for Christmas. I think I have 40 maybe 50 case left to process. I don't think I will be able to take all of my vacation days and I am sad about this fact. I am thankful to have a job but I really need my vacation. I will think positive and work very hard during the next six working days and get as much as I can done. I have made great progress on the scarf I am knitting for a coworker. It is the Magic Scarf from Laurie Perry aka Crazy Aunt Purl in her book Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair. I had to rip out the first attempt last night I was to busy talking to keep up with the pattern. It is not a hard pattern but trying to talk watch tv and knit this pattern just does not mix. You repeat the same thing every 10 rows but you have to keep up with the pattern. 10 rows of k5 p5 and 10 rows of p5 k5. I am using Patons Classic Wool in Grey Mix very pretty colorway. My daughter wants me to knit a scarf for her boyfriend's mother and so I need to push myself to finish the scarf for my co worker and get started on my daughter's request. If you work on it hard enough the scarf does knit quickly because you just cast on 20 stitches. I will post a picture sometime this week of the finished co worker scarf.