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Busy Busy This week

We have been busy working at my mom’s house this weeke getting stuff done so that Brian and I can move down there hopefully by the end of the month. I havent gotten any pics and have made very little knitting progress ofther than the heel is done on my Monkey sock and the first 10m rows on the back of the Cardi. Spring Forward is ready for me to start the heel flap so will prob do that today while waiting on my MIL to get home from the store then we will head out again today.

We have managed to lean out the shop and have gotten the stuff from the main upstairs room moved into there and the guys have just got the doors and sills replaced in the mudroom. After they finish that we need to figure out where to put the foundry stuff so we can move my moms comp  and craft stuff down to the new comp/craft area.

Thats all I have, and all that has been goin on so far this week.

See ya Soon 🙂


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Interview Away My dearie!!


YAHHHOOOO!!!! Is interviewing this am at 11 for a mail room position at JB Hunt in Springdale AR 🙂 Can you tell I’m very happy!!! Oh remember the when it rains post? Well we got another body yesterday at the Funeral Home so his mom is having to actually WORK part of a funeral (the hard part…not the actual funeral which will be Sat). The good thing about the mail room is it is a stepping off point within the company, most everybody works there for a yr and goes up from there! Wish Brian all sorts of luck 🙂

In Sock News…Spring Forward and Monkey are progressing quickly. SPrinforward is ready for the heel to be started and Monkey is half a repeat away. I’m gonna try to get Monkey to the gusset today and start on the Spring forward heel either tonight or tomorrow. Then will work some more on Mama’s Cardi and UA’s sweater. I havent decided who these socks will be going to or if they will go into my dresser drawer instead, am loving the colors so much that will prob be hard to give em up, HEHE!

Well Brian has returned and didnt get the job, they had already hired someone for the spot before they interviewed him, GRRRRR. The guy told him that there would be a couple more spots opening in the next couple of weeks and to keep calling. His Mom is gonna be happy that he wont be leaving after this service.

We are gonna start working on my Mom’s house Sunday and all week next week so that it will be ready for us to move down there as soon as he gets a job (prob sooner if I can talk him into it). He needs to just leave the Funeral Home and search for a job full time so that his stress level can start coming back down, everytime theres a death call his level goes right back up (mostly cuz his mom drives him nuts). I dont know if I can convince him of that need but I may be able to get some friends of ours (Bobbi and Curt…esp Curt) and the friend of his that helps him Jason tto convince him of it. Jason started working on him yetserday without my asking him.

Thats all for today…I know I promised pics Wed but I dont have them ready to go so will post them next time I post. Also…I will try to post what alls goin on at my Mom’s house this next week (maybe even with pics) in the evenings when I get home. And any orders for the Knit-n-Stitch next week will be delayed I’ll make one order to distributor and one mail run please bear wih us while we get ready to move, move, and get set back up again 🙂

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This post was originally written on the 13th of Aug and saved instead of published LOL 🙂


I finally got my sock yarns wound and ready to go, now all I need to do is finish up some WIPS and I am free to knit whatever I would like to 🙂 First thing tho I have to start my grandmas Cables and Lace Cardigan so it will be the very first thing I cast on once Ravelympics is over. I also have a skein of HandMaiden Casbah sock yarn in Loopified (TLE Second Anniversary Kit) that will be made into luxurious (has cashmere in it yummm) socks also for my grandma. She requested the Cardi, chose the pattern, and yarn color and knows she will be getting it sometime after or around Thanksgiving but the socks will be  total surprise for her 🙂

So far my quest to make all sorts of socks for SOS/Christmas presents isnt panning out like I had planned but there is still plenty of time I will just have to be a bit more dilligent in getting them cast on and finished quickly LOL.  Then of course theres the sweater I need to make for Uncle Atchie and the Stole for Tasha. Hers doesnt have to be done till next April in time for her Senior Prom but his will need to be started soon as well so he can wear it this winter. 2 sweater type objects in time for winter….might be a bit interesting around here pretty soon 🙂

You would think by now I would know not to leave yarn on a swift unattended for even a second…

 I turned around to get a drink and this is what I found when I looked back. He had taken the yarn off the ballwinder and was playing with it, guess he likes the smell 🙂 I expected smething like this from Charlie, but Bligh usually doesnt mess with yarn except of course when its bein wound. What a SIlly Boy he is 🙂

Well I guess its time I started working on my WIP’s again… I sure hope I get the Soldier Socks done pretty soon, about 3in to go on number 1 then can do the heel and gusset then can do the other one to the same point and switch back to the larger needles and all stockinette…NO MORE RIBBING on that pair!! How are you doing on your Ravelympics 2008 Knitting/Crocheting? Let me know I love to hear about other peoples projects!

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Yep…I’m back

I was excused from the Jury due to my disability and the fact that the trial was a Civil one that was expected to last from Tue through at the least Friday and possibly into next week. We cant afford to take me to and from Pineville that many days nor can Brian afford to be away from the phone while job hunting that long. He has been calling and checking up on his applications and applying online for days now, he has received one call back so far and it led into nothing due to a bad check charge that his EX-Wife caused (hence part of the reason shes an ex). He has 2 places he is particularly looking at and several other options in the wings. If none of those pan out and since the truck is paid off he will take any job (pretty much anyways) that presents itself and go from there. Hopefully it wont come to that 🙂

I got another inch done on my  Soldier Sock yesterday while waiting to be called into the Court room as well as 4 rows so far on Mama’s Cardi, sorry no pics yet as it isnt far enough along to show the pattern. I understand now why everybody loves Dream in Color yarns…the Classy is yummmy soft and squishy and I’ve heard the Smooshy is even more so. I am definitely looking forward to working further on the cardi and starting some socks in the Smooshy ASAP!

Thats all for now, back to stalking TKE for Wollmeise and Ravelry browsing…oh yeah and knitting of course 🙂

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Brian found this new free game site called Travian and once he got set up had me babysit his game off and on and then decided it would be fun for me to join him in the game… SO Now I have a Non-Knitting, non-Knit-n-Stitch, non-Ravelry computer thingy to play with, SHEESH… 🙂 This game from the way he plays is definitely a time suck of epic proportions!

 And We have an FO!! I finished weaving in the ends yesterday, got them washed, blocked and into a baggie to save for Christmas Gift Giving! They are really comfy but are on the small side for me so will gift them to a smaller footed person. I started the gauge swatch for Uncle Atchie’s Sweater, am using the Lion Brand Wool Ease form his boot socks last yr and the Brick Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman. The pattern seems to be intuitive but obly time will tell LOL! I may however have to go up a needle size or 2 for gauge esp since the yarn I’m using is worsted and the pattern calls for DK, pic of swatch to come when its far enough along for one. I am also, as soon as I get done here (and with the dishes too…YUCK) gonna cast on for Mama’s Cardi hopefully since the stitch pattern is easy to do I will be far enough along to post pics of it Monday Tuesday.

Speaking of Monday…I will be away from the blog for that day and hopefully only that day (crosses fingers) for Jury Duty. Will take some knitting with me (I think I can find some bamboo needles somewhere around here) so I can keep busy and not be bored while waiting. Unlike my hubby I doubt very seriously I’ll have someone there to chat with that i know (he had my sister lucky devil).

Thats all for today, will be back Tuesday (or maybe Sunday if I have pics to post) So see ya’ll then!

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Choco Chip Cookies

No Pics but plenty of YUMMMMMMS!!!

I finally gave in a made cookies for Brian and Josey today (they still havent gotten a cherry pie yet HEHE). I just used the Nestle Toll House recipe and substituted 1/4 c of Herseys Cocoa for 1/4c of flour so they cpuld have Choco Choc Chip Cookies 🙂 Which both of my guys will greatly appreciate!

I have put the DSS in time out and started the second Illusions Sock by Fiber Dreams just so I ould wrk on something that wasnt tan and K2P2 Ribbing YAY!!! Am starting the leg pattern now and it is so nice to do something different 🙂 Dont worry the DSS will make an appearance again, just not for a day or 3 so I can get the tan color outa my dreams.

Nothing new goin on so am gonna go and will see ya again Monday when hopefully I will have news as to Brian’s Job Hunting experiences and what all he managed to find.

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At 7AM CST 8PM in Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympics started. It isnt being broadcast here yet that starts at 1AM CST on USA Network tonight.

Now for Ravelympics….Since The Yarn Harlot brought out the Knitting Olympics in 2006 and is only hosting the Winter Olympics a bunch of people got together and now there is a Ravelympics 2008 in honor of the Summer Olympics. I’m Participating as a member of Team Loopy in the WIPS Wrestling event I have entered my DSS (Soldier Socks), Illusions, and the socks I am custom fitting for Brian. 

Thelonious is coming along, I turned the heel and started the gusset decreases yesterday and tried it on. The Lace work opens up nicely when on and the pttern is looking very nice in the red Wollmeise.

Wed I met my new Neurologist, hes from Russia (moved here at 15) and retired from the Army after serving for 29yrs. He seems really nice but I still miss Dr. Candler. The good news is  since my condition has stabilized and the only flares I am having are mild and still in the same areas as the original attack I dont have to go back in every 3 months like before. Now I just need to whenever I have a severe flare or need renewals on my prescriptions and I will need to get another MRI but not until the SSDI comes through and we can afford it, unless of course the gov specifically requests a new one.

Well back to knitting I have several WIPS to get finished…Updates and pics to come!

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