Tuesday, January 31, 2006

SuperBowl....because I can...

Sports Fans. Have you noticed that on most tv commercials, or on QVC or anywhere they are trying to sell you football party stuff that they are now referring to the Superbowl as 'The Big Game'...? What happened to the Superbowl. Has it become a trademarked word that you have to pay to use? It is the Superbowl...verb...not noun! Seriously, that's like Trump getting his panties in a wad if I want to say "You're Fired" when I fire someone. Some things should not be allowed to be 'forbidden' words. I would think Giant trying to sell me hot dogs for the Superbowl would be free advertising reminding me this is Superbowl weekend. How self important have they become????

I think I'll open a store, call it IS and trademark it...go ahead try and put a meaningful paragraph together without IS...can't use it, I'll own it, hah, I'll be rich. Imagine how much Bill Clinton alone would have owed me...

Ok, that was an odd little rant. I was hoping to distract you from the distinctly missing Man Sock. It's not done, I actually put it aside, I just finised a little present. I can't post it because I haven't given it yet, I'll show you tomorrow, I'm quite proud.... Prepare to be jealous...lol

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Here Comes The Bride...to be

This is a picture of my darling daughter at her Bridal Shower.

It was a fabulous event planned and executed by her Maid-of-Honor, DJ. It was a pink cotton candy dream filled with family, friends and loads of glorious gifts for the newlyweds.

They received everything from gift cards to a quesadilla maker...yum, can't wait for that invite. Thanks to all who joined us in our glory.

Five weeks to the wedding, I could say a month, but OH NO, I'm not giving that week away. Although all the hard jobs are done, it still feels like there are a million tiny details. Dotting i's and crossing t's. Mostly standing by the mailbox waiting for the tardy RSVP cards. It was never a tortuous event to plan because the bride had a very specific idea of what she wanted. That actually made it pretty easy because it was simply a matter of doing it.

I can't believe my daughter is getting married. I have been busy trying to be brave about her leaving the house, even trying to give myself a warm fuzzy by focusing on the rooms I'll gain when she's gone, but deep down none of it helps....I'll miss my baby girl...

Man Sock...

Ok, so as promised You can see the progress of Man Sock. Its actual name, Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch heel. It is from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. The yarn is Bernat Sox in Hot Steel colorway. It's a much chunkier wool than I am used to working with, but it's making a hearty man sock. So here's the thing. Look at the picture closely if you will (you can click on it to make it bigger). As you can see I'm working the heel flap. Directly in the center of the heel flap it's having me create a seam. I'm not wonderfully comfortable with the whole...lets make a line of ugg to walk on in the middle of my foot...but, alas these are for hubby and I doubt he'll notice. That said, this is a new pattern for me and I wondered if others made socks with seams.

There are many wonderful patterns in the Nancy Bush book. At first I was unimpressed. I couldn't work out what I would do with so many men's and children's patterns, lets be frank, I knit for ME primarily... The book only listed 3 or 4 womens patterns. Don't let this fool you, if you pay more attention than I do, which is not terribly difficult, you will see that most of the childrens sock patterns have be re-written into lovely womens sizes.... Yeah! I am going to make the Little Child's Sock on page 97 for the Harlot's knitting Olympics. Go Team USA! They look quite challenging and the thoughts of making an entire pair of challenging socks in 2 weeks is enough to make me swoon, but for love of God, Country, Family, Corps...I will proudly take up the banner. Will you? If so, forward me pictures of progress, or end products and I will gladly post your items.

Tomorrow, pictures of my lovely daughter at her Bridal Shower!
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Monday, January 23, 2006


I have no excuse. I actually could try, I could say, my daughter is getting married in a month and we've been relentlessly busy, I could say, I've been knitting (which would basically be a lie of tremendous proportions). I could say, Christmas, how busy were we.... I could use smoke and mirrors but none of it would hide the fact that I've just be... lazy. Not so much lazy as....ok, lazy. I have not made blogging a priority...and I should...I really enjoy writing. Even if no one is reading this but me, it does allow me to amuse myself. So I'm back and have committed to blogging at least twice a week...of course I only promised myself and well, we won't get into how much I totally don't trust me.

So, like I was never gone I can say, I'm knitting a sock. A boring gray sock for my honey bunny. I'll post next time a picture and source. To engage myself beyond the basic sock I have signed up to be an Olympic knitter with the Yarnharlot. Please see her site for the rules. I'm going to make some kind of patterned sock. I have the yarn, so I need only find a challenging pattern. More to follow...

Ok, so let me leave you with a joke:
What did snail say when he rode the turtle..........Wheeeeeeeeeee.....
I love that....