Thursday, November 29, 2007

26 days till Christmas

I still have most my shopping to do.  It's really no different than any other year actually.  Still don't know what to get the boys - but nearly everyone else is getting gift cards.  (sorry if that ruins anyone's surprise)
 
I make a list every year, but really don't care if I get any of it at all.  I feel this year should be no different than others -so here it goes!
 
  • not to be in the hospital
  • Namaste knitting handbag in brick, rust or raspberry
  • Sock Needle set
  • Shopping Bags
  • Amazon or Borders gift cards
  • Patons Classic Merino Wool in either blue, orange or taupe (6-8 skeins will usually make a sweater, but I'd be pleased w/ one skein)
  • this yarn in sprout
  • Socks that Rock Lightweight - anything from the Raven Clan
  • Black Chucks - wmns size 9

I know that's a lot of knitty stuff, but that's what's peaking my interest right now.  Nothing is necassary though - I really just want a relaxing holiday season w/ everyone I love.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pre holiday funk

Well, I was going to post some recent pages I've made for FKS and some pics of the kids, but the card reader does not seem to want to work.  I'd ask DH to look at it but that would involve speaking to him and I have no desire to do that.  I started a new sweater last night in honor of my spite for him.  It should be done by the end of the week, at least I hope.  Maybe sooner if I'm still pissed at him for the next few days. 
 
We were all in another car accident on Thanksgiving evening.  It happened on our way to my mother's house and yet confirms my reasoning why we should not be party hopping on holidays.  The driver of the vehicle that struck us was going about 40 and ran a stop sign.  It was wet outside - all the more reason why she should have not been going 40 and why we need to stay home.  The damage, while it is not as extensive, is in the exact same place it was when I wrecked his car last year.  Hopefully, I'll have pics of that soon too. 
 
We did start our Christmas shopping, although still have a lot to do.  I'm standing behind my decision that I'm primarily purchasing gift cards for everyone.  The boys and my mom are getting some knitting (mom's is a priority, the boys, not so much) and the boys will get toys.  I might get our new niece some Pedi-Peds.  The Shedir I've been working on for the past few months is going in the white elephant exchange at the in-laws since it is now the wrong color(hollyberry) to go w/ my new orange coat.  I must get some chocolate yarn soon so I can do one up for meself!
 
And because every post should have some pics, here are some of us at the mayor's Halloween Party.  Although, I'm sure they are probably at the top of the post instead of here where I would like them to be.  I could go and edit my post, but then I would loose my paragraph spacing that I desire... blogger annoys me like that.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

FO: Jaywalkers

I finished them Saturday night and have worn them 3x's since (don't worry, they've been washed that many times too!)  I love love love them!  I'm dying to cast on for the next pair of socks, not sure what pattern I'll choose, but I have too many other things to work on right now.

A few things for the store

Here's some pics of the sample I made for For Keeps Sake Holdiay Open
House this past Sunday. The tin is done up w/ reinkers and alcohol
(diy alcohol inks) and papers from Daisy D's.


Also included some pages I did for them for my October design team
submission. Campout is Heidi Grace and Christmas is Daisy D's. Sorry
about the crappy pics. I still had no scanner when i turned them in.
(I do know though! Thanks T!)

BTW... I'm in love.... w/ my new printer. It's fantabulous! It makes
the most gorgeous prints. I don't know if I'll be using anything else
to have photos printed ever again (esp. 8x10's). I haven't played w/
it to much yet, but love is definately in the air.