Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mosiac Me

1. First name - Janet

2. Favorite food - chicken pot pie

3. High School - Kearny

4. Favorite color - Green

5. Celeb Crush - David Bromstad HGTV Colorsplash

6. Favorite drink - Ice tea

7. Dream Vacation - Hawaii

8. Favorite Dessert - Ice Cream Drumstick

9. What I want to be when I grow-up - Young at Heart

10. What I love most in life - Laughing

11. One word to describe me - determined

12 My Flickr name - That Girrl

This exercise was really a lot of fun for me. Take a little time for yourself and put this picture of YOU together. You'll love it, I promise.

Here's how you do it -

Copy and paste the URLs for images that answer your questions into fd’s mosaic maker. Copy pictures from the internet or flickr.

These are the questions -

1. What is your first name2. What is your favorite food?3. What high school did you go to?4. What is your favorite color?5. Who is your celebrity crush?6. Favorite drink?7. Dream vacation?8. Favorite dessert?9. What do you want to be when you grow up?10. What do you love most in life?11. One word to describe you.12. Your Flickr name.

Now go have fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Ever try to knit with broken taped needles and an Ace bandage? Well, it's not easy...
Fixing the needles was no simple but the hand remains a big painful problem. I'm a virtual knitter for now....
And the sweater doesn't fit I need to frog.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Moving Right Along...

With Border lace barely finished I cast on for another project. Originally this yarn was supposed to be used for 'Free Pattern' but after trying 3 times to cast on and knit with it I gave up. The yarn just didn't feel right for the project. It is Rowan All Seasons Cotton and it felt very stiff, especially after knitting with the Andean Silk (itchy but great to knit with), besides it's summer and I want a top I can wear now. I had this pattern in a folder and before I knew it I had finished the cast-on and was busy making a sweater. Funny how I let so much time go by with the other project and here in the span of a week I have this sweater almost done. It lacks side and shoulder seams. It was truely a pleasure to knit. The directions are very easy to follow and the pattern shows progress really quickly especially after the body is finished.
The one problem I have is that my hand is aching something fierce from my desperate attempt to finish the sweater by 4th of July. That morning I thought I would quickly sew the seams up but the plan went awry. I missed my deadline and decided I better let my hand rest or I might never be able to knit again.

Does anyone else suffer from knitters hand? I had a case of carpal tunnel about 20 years ago, but it went away after I stopped working for the Post Office ( so did my nightmares and chronic headaches). Are there braces that knitters can wear, maybe something like the kind that bowlers use?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Do you know who this is??
That is my neighbor trying to figure out my mess of knitting for the lace border sweater that I am knitting. After finally finishing the 2nd sleeve I then placed all the pieces of the puzzle on my dining room table and knew in a instant that there was no way I could figure out the next move. Lucky for me I called a friend (the lovely lady in the picture) who actually knows how to knit. I only asked that she help me understand the directions but I was truly lucky and she knitted me out of never never land. When she asked, " How much do you want me to knit?" I said, " As much as your willing to do" and then she magically put the sweater together. Thank you very much Yarnhog. I couldn't have done it without you. Note to all of you kind hearted knitting enthusiasts who give knitting kits to friends - they may need your help!
I sewed the sleeves and sides together and then I tried it on.
See -

Isn't the border pretty?
Well you may be wondering, Why I have a Teddy Bear modeling my very first knitted sweater with sleeves.
Could it be that it is 85 degrees and too hot to wear sleeves?
Could it be that I am having a bad hair day?
Could it be that it ITCHES????
Yes, this beautiful blue yarn that I loved to knit with itches something awful. Kinda like poison ivy with a rash on top. Yeah super duper itches. Does it go away if I put it in the closet? Do I wash it in magic de-itching soap?
Do I wear something under the sweater to shield my skin?

Something to think about

I'll bet you'll never guess who wrote these thought provoking words. Enjoy the read, I promise it will make a nice difference in your day.

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. George Carlin
Did you guess right?