Saturday, March 31, 2007

bag class

Well I learned today that I can only knit for so long at one time and 5 hours is just a little much. My hand hurts now. I think that it may take a few days before I can knit again, but the bag looks cool so far. I used the yarn that I dyed with kool-aid a few weeks ago.

Friday, March 30, 2007

scarf progress

Here is the scarf's progress. I am taking the Forest Stole pattern and making it into a scarf. Enlarging the charts was interesting. This is what 2 of them look like.

It may be a little larger than I thought. I think that it is going to look very cool when it is done.

YouTube Video

One of the blogs that I read had this as a video to watch, A Fat Rant. It is worth a view. I am 175 lbs. I do not look it. There are times where I use those excuses not to do things.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


I take call almost every other week. I have been doing this for 7 years now and today was the first time that I was paged while in the shower. It was different, mostly cold. I had to get out and grab a phone and then stand back in the tub, I was dripping every where, and they talk to the person that paged me. I did get to finish my shower at least.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Waaaa!!! My knitting guild is having Myrna Stahman come in September for 2 classes. I will be in town for one, but the class that I really want to go to I am flying out of town for Giraffe GE school. I already paid for both classes so I need to cancel Sunday's class.

So how do you answer the question "How are you doing?"
I tend to say things such as alive, coherent, here, currently alert. This is more fun and some times people notice what I say and laugh.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Washington DC

My brother's wedding is the first Sat. in June. It is right outside Washington DC. I am looking at the places that I want to see while I am there. The textile Museum is having an event while I am going to be there, it is the kind where they shear a sheep and they do everything to the wool.

I really want to go to the Smithsonian. I am just not sure which part I want to go to first. The Postal Museum also sounds cool. My sister works for the post office. Or maybe go to the National Air and Space Museum . I heard that driving is not a good idea, the hotel that my brother is having us stay at goes in to DC easily. But I think that I may get a few travel guides be for I go. The Washington Metropolitan Transit is a web site that I am going to go over.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Baby quilt

My mother requested another baby quilt, this is the first 2 rows. The next row will be yellow, then green, blue, and purple. At this point I do not know what the back will look like.


Yaaa! I got my partner for the secret pal 10 and the scarf exchange. Now I need to see what I am going to be making. I am thinking a lace scarf for my scarf pal and mailing out a box to my sister to mail for me in the secret pal.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Books I read this week

Cover & bake : a best recipe classic buy Tremblay, Carl.
There was only one recipe that I think that i would cook.

Bags : a knitter's dozen buy Xenakis, Alexis.
Only one bag that I think that I will make, but it is a very cool one

Size 14 is not fat either : a Heather Wells mystery buy Cabot, Meg.
Not bad but a library book only

Sorcerers of the nightwing buy Huntington, Geoffrey.
teenager book, not bad I am checking the next one out from the library

Goddess of the sea buy Cast, P. C.
Nice, I am looking for her backlist now. A library read but I like her writing.

Arge the wait

I am doing the Secret Pal 10 and the International Scarf Swap and I am checking my email often to find out if I have gotten my pal yet, the answer is no. It is just that I have to wait be for I can do anything else.

Well last week my Ipod died. I drove to Denver Sat. to see what the Apple store had to say. The hard drive went out. This is why I bought the extended warranty. Apple is replacing it. Yeaaa!!

It has been warm enough so Sat. I went and Kool-aid died some yarn for a Lucy Bag that I am going to make. It was fun. I think that I got the stripes right this time. Most of the time I seem to just make variegated yarn. It was so windy that I had to dry the yarn tied to a ladder.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

pictures and the bag I finshed

I needed a bag for my larger knitting projects. So I made one, it was not easy but I like what the finished project looks like and there is plenty of room inside.

This is a picture of the street light near my house. It had a bigger glow than the picture shows, it was very cool.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

dental splint

Ok, this is not fun. I can not really chew anything. So soft and liquid foods for now. I have made a bunch of instant oatmeal packets up for lunch. Right now my favorite is the dried blueberry coconut. The chocolate cover cranberry one is not bad. Anyway it is much cheaper to make up my own than it is to buy any. I can eat stuff if I let it melt on my tongue or it is in very small pieces. This may help me loose weight. I have found that some things that I was eating just do not taste good went on the tongue for a while.

The splint also makes me drool, not good. And it is some time difficult to get people to understand what I am saying. S and TH sounds just do not come out right.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Books read this week

We Few by David Weber
Very good. I like the company that put this on CD, they did an excellent job.

Not Buying it, a Year Without Shopping, by Judith Levine
Meaa, it was OK. Library book only.

Fabulous origami boxes by Fuse, Tomoko
very cool book

Best of Knitter's: Shawls and Scarves
This is a book that I am going to get. Very Very good. Has examples of many different types of scarves.

Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe by Ward, James M.
Good, I am seeing if the library has more by him. This is a little like Hornblower with magic and dragons.

Drop dead gorgeous : a novel by Howard, Linda
Good fluffy book. Not good enough to buy though, there just is not enough there.

Throne of jade and Black powder war by Novik, Naomi.
Both very good. I am looking forward to the next in the series. Which will not be out for a while.

Life as we knew it by Pfeffer, Susan Beth
An interesting take on the end of the world. Not bad.

Beast master's quest by Norton, Andre
Not bad but not one of the best in the series.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

rocking sock club

I got in yesterday. Yahh! I like the yarn and I think that I will use that top part of the sock but I do not think that I will use the short row heel or the garter stitch toe. I just do not think that I would find it comfortable.


I finished the shawl, here it is not blocked. In April the knitting guild is doing a lace blocking class and I am leaving it unblocked to be used as example.

What I am knitting now, A scarf the pattern is from 144 Inches of I -Cord.

It is reversible. The pattern is not that hard, there is 16 rows, only 3 are different. It makes for a good Dr's and Orthodontist office wait.

books I read this week

on Ipod right now: Bell Jar by The Bangles

His Majesty's Dragon By Novik, Naomi.

Very good, I went and put the rest of her books on hold at the library.

Kris Longknife : resolute By Shepherd, Mike.

Good book for Library, I am wondering where he is going with the serise though.

Surviving Demon Island by Burton, Jaci.

Meha, not that great, library only.

Horizons by Rosenblum, Mary.

Good, I am going to see if she has anything else at the library.

Missing you by Cabot, Meg

Last one of the 1-800 missung books, It is a nice ending. Most defintly not a place to start reading from.

Touched by darkness By Spangler, Catherine.

Did not finsh, I just could not get into it.

The marriage spell : a novel By Putney, Mary Jo.

I fun read, no hard thinking here.

Fresh from the vegetarian slow cooker : 200 recipes for healthy and hearty one-pot meals that are ready when you are By Robertson, Robin

Very good, I think that I might buy this one.

All of these are from the library. I really like my library.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Today i got my dental splint. I now have to wear it 24 hours a day for many months, 5-6. It can be taken out to brush and floss my teeth and to soak in denture cleaner to get ride of smell. That is it. I need to were it when eating and so on.

So far the hard part is talking, I am having a fer issues with S's, F's and a few other sounds.

The splint instructions that I got from the Orthodontist was interesting.

1. Wear at all times, this includes when eating.

2. You can remove it for a several minutes so you can floss and brush your teeth. This would be the time to clean the splint.

3. If the splint becomes malodorous, you can remove it for 30 min to soak in your favorite mouthwash.

4. Avoid sleeping on your jaw.

5. Avoid chewy foods and chewing gum, and avoid biting anything with your front teeth. A soft diet is recommended.

6. Avoid clenching your teeth as much as possible.

I found some of the instructions a little funny. Of course you wear it 24 hours a day that is the point and right now it is very hard to get it out. Yea, if it starts smelling I am cleaning it. I am not having something smelly in my mouth for a long time. If I do not brush my teeth food Will get stuck between the splint and the teeth and that just would not look good. And oh ya I do not what to clench my teeth in the first place.

It shall be fun to see what I can and can not eat though. I am making up some instant oatmeal packets for lunch for the next few days.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Very costly week

Well it has been a very expensive week.

Tuesday at knitting guild I paid $100 for 2 class that the knitting guild is holding in September. The guild is getting Myrna Stahman to can and give 2 classes. This looks to be very very cool.

Wednesday I found out what was causing the pain that I have been having. My lower jaw is 6 mm smaller than my upper jaw so when I bite I have been unhinging my jar. This has caused TMJ problems. I need to wear a splint for 5 to 6 months, this will allow my jar to heal and my bite to go to what it would be before the joint wore down. Then we will see where my jaw heals to, it might not require anything else but braces or I might need jaw surgery. I will not know until then. Anyway, I paid my down payment of $1225. I now owe 245 a month for the next 5 months. It is nice to know what was causing the pain but man it is not cheep.

Thursday I went to traffic court for my first ticket, I ran a stop sign. It cost my $150 and 2 points on my licence.

I hopefully do not need to spend anymore money this week.