Keeping You In Stitches

Archive for December 2007

Vegetable knitting is just doing the same thing over and over; I started an afghan for daughter and son-in-law right after my second bunion surgery.  It’s the Blockbuster Afghan using Vanna’s Choice yarn.  It really is pretty nice to work with. Am just about ready to begin the very last block.  This is definitely a project to work on when you want to knit, don’t want to think, or don’t feel good!  But doing the same stitch over and over is very tedious.  Will put up a picture when I get it done.  The first couple of blocks I’m pretty sure I didn’t pick up the stitches right, but hey, that’s what happens when you knit when you’re on pain pills.  So I continued it even tho’ I was off the drugs!

Needles are calling me ………… 

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1.  When I buy something new (ie: top), two old ones get put in a pile for Goodwill.

2.  Do not start another knitted project until those started are completed.

3.  Try to keep up with the ironing – yeah, I know, I’m probably the only person that still irons!

4. Eat healthier – but I’m not giving up my Pepsi!

5.  Only bowl games that are over 100.

6.  Only golf games that are under 100 – preferably, under 95.

7.  Keep the bird feeder full.

8.  Clean one room a day in the house – that way, I don’t have to do it all at once. (got rid of my cleaning lady and figured I’d pay myself to do it!)

9.  Wear an apron when cooking so I don’t get splatters all over my clothes.

10. Try one new recipe a week.

I hope you note that I never made the obvious resolution to lose weight….I plan on doing a lot of walking – key word here is plan!

Just received an email this morning from a friend that has set up her blog,  Please check it out.

She said she’s going to use Ravelry to do the inventory of her yarn.  I should do this too, but wanting to do it and actually doing it are two different things.  Cat came over months ago and we did organize it according to weight.  So, I guess I would have a pretty good start on the inventory.

Good luck Gayla!!!

I happened to be in Target over the week-end and in their $1 section, they had a very condensed version of Knitting for Dummies.  I have the original one also.

However, sitting in the Drs. office this morning, I pulled it out of my purse and read through it – yep, waited a long time, a really long time!  It was very interesting and had some great info – ie: the difference between a skein, rolled ball and a hank, etc.  Also showed how to do continental knitting with some good illustrations.  Pretty good little book for only a $1.

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Having been  chastised last Friday by email, (when I only inquired about a post and if she knew who it was,) regarding MY blog, I feel that I needed to post the above: what is a blog.  My blog is NOT aimed at anyone – it’s mainly about fun times, with fun friends, or what is going on.  I’m not offending anyone and if you are reading it that way, perhaps you shouldn’t read it!  It isn’t required reading!!! 

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Ahh….just finished a great breakfast of turkey, dressing, gravy and pepsi!

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  • Comments Off on YUM! YUM! 21 lb. turkey for two!

Woke up Christmas morning with a fever and coughing; felt like crap.

But I had thawed a 21 lb. turkey for the two of us.  Finally got it in the oven about 11:30 a.m. If you haven’t used those cooking bags to cook a turkey, do it!  It’s so slick and cooks fairly quickly too.

It was yummy – very moist.  Made real mashed potatoes, which is a treat at this house, gravy, stuffing (the best!) and peas with mushrooms.  Meal was delish!

Went to the NEW, just opened Rite Aid store.  Drug stores have become shopping meccas with a little bit of everything.

Christmas stuff was only 33% off, but by golly the Valentine stuff was prominently displayed!

I don’t like it, even tho’ I’m one of those that “holidays ahead” sometimes.  Come on, it’s not even Christmas Day, or Christmas Eve, yet.

Off my soapbox and now to work on projects that were to be for Christmas this year, but obviously will be next years’ gifts! 


This is a picture of our Christmas tree and the goodies underneath. This is also a test…can you tell which “gifts” were done by man-shopping? LOL


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