Saturday, December 11, 2010


Great day for a trip to Costco. So many people. Great sample's. The house is now well stocked with olive oil, chicken stock, cat food, and laundry detergent. I love Costco. Took the car to the shop yesterday and I have a temporary fix to my heating problem. To fix the problemwith the heat and be able to switch to air this summer will cost me $1500.00 my car is not worth that much. So this week I plan to take the car to another place to see if I can get the work done cheaper. I don't know what I will do if I can't . I can not afford to make a car payment and I live in NC and can't go without air conditioning when summer comes around again. Still working on the dishcloths for my Mother and Sister. Paid a visit to A C Moore today and All the holiday yarn was gone. I really wanted some to knit a few scarves. After this we made our way to Harris Teeter, I really like Harris Teeter and hate that Harris Teeter closed here in Asheboro several years ago. Walmart took it out I think. I am almost finished with dishcloth number 6 out of 8 for my sister. I need to have her dishcloths finished by Monday. So all of them are Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth. It is a pattern that you can knit quickly. I have another week almost to to knit my mothers. Books-A-Million did not have the books I was looking for so I ordered one of the books of course it has a knitting theme and I should get it right before Christmas. Another year is almost over. That have I accomplished? I will let you know in the next few weeks if I feel like I have accomplished anything.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Great Mid Week Break

After work today I made a trip to Hobby Lobby to pick up more yarn for my Mother and Sister's dishcloths. Brought a great set of Rosewood Travel Needles US size 7/ 4.50, they are very pretty and I had a 40% off coupon I could use. The needles are a great size for a dishcloth. After the trip to Hobby Lobby I drove to Greensboro to meet my Daughter to pick up every bodies Pampered Chef items. After she arrived and gave me the ordered we decided to go to OutBack Steakhouse, I really enjoyed the time I spent talking to my daughter. The meal was great. We had to appetizers Ahi Tuna and Cheese Artichoke Pizza, both really good. The Entree Steak slices on Focaccia Sandwich with cheese really good too and the dipping sauce. Still trying to find a simple dog sweater pattern and a co worker told me she would look through pattern books she think she remembers seeing a simple sweater. Added a few rows to my swap partners dishcloth at lunchtime today. I have to take the car to the shop tomorrow and if the repair is something I can get done while I wait I should get in good knitting time.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Planning a trip to Costco for Saturday

We need to restock. It is time to buy olive oil, sugar, chicken broth, sea salt, laundry detergent. Can't wait to try the samples. After Costco maybe a trip to A C Moore and Olive Garden. We shall see what happens I need to take the car to the shop, the heat does not seem to be working. On a bright sunny day this is not a problem, but it does create a problem when you are on you way to work at 7:40 am and it is 19 degrees. Progressed to row 16 for my dishcloth swap partner. I keep getting the overwhelming need to cast on a scarf and I can't I have to many dishcloths to knit. Tomorrow after work I will pick up a few balls of green cotton and few more red, and Christmas mix. The end of the year approaches. So many things to do so little time.

Monday, December 06, 2010

I would love to skip Monday's

The day was long and hard. I wish I could skip Monday's. After a long day at work I came home to sit in front of the tv. Then watched The View and Dr Phil. I have cast on a dishcloth for my dishcloths ar us swap partner. I received a very pretty dishcloth from my swap partner today . I am not as fast as she is so I her dishcloth will get mailed next week. I am searching for a dog sweater pattern. A very easy pattern. My fur grandchild needs a sweater. The pattern needs to be small for a chihuhua a small but not a toy. I have a pattern it is from 2008 knitting Calendar. The pattern name Howie's Knit-To-Fit Doggie Sweater. If you have tried this pattern please give me tips. It is cold in North Carolina it is the perfect time to pull out all the knit and crochet hats and scarves. I can't seem to find one of my favorite scarves. It is red and black self stripping scarf from a discontinued yarn. I still have a few skeins so I will be able to knit another scarf if I can find the pattern. My search for the pattern will start tomorrow. Cast off a Feather and Fan Dishcloth yesterday and I need to cast on another tomorrow. I think I need another set of US 7 needles. I have a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby I can use to get the needles. So many things to do so little time to do them.