Monday, May 28, 2007

Packing

It is a little funny that while packing one of the things that is stumping me is figuring out what knitting projects to take and which are in the carry on and what to pack in the suitcase. So far I am taking the sockaploosa socks in the carry on, a hat and another set of socks in the suitcase. If I finish those I just will have to visit a yarn shop. Wow, that would be very hard. NOT!!!

garden update

well the cucumbers did not survive the cold night, the watermelon and pumpkin did not handle it ether. I am not getting any replacements until after I get back from my brothers wedding. This way I do not have to worry about them when I am gone. The mints and raspberry's are doing well. It looks like I will have a few raspberries this summer, Yaaaaa!!!!

When I get back I will be planting beans and more cucumbers I am not sure if I will be planing anything else. I will just have to see.

Friday, May 25, 2007

weather

Colorado has different weather. Yesterday there was frost and snow on my car when I went to work. I am glad that I had covered some of my plants with straw, I do not think that thay would have lasted otherwise. Even with the straw I am not sure that the cucumber will make it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

recipes

At what point does a recipe become yours? When you change 2, 3, 4 ingredients . When you add 2, 3, 4 different things? When 2, 3, 4 things are taken out? When you can no longer remember what the original recipe was?

I made 2 different kinds of bread this Saturday. I changed about half of one and only kept the idea of the second one, I like the name, Chocolate Loves Vanilla Bread. Are they my recipes now? Susan's Basic White Bread I used soy milk instead of milk, butter instead of oil, less salt, white wheat flour instead of bread flour, halved the recipe and added around a half cup of cubed cheese. I also used a bread machine to mix and rise the dough. Is this enough of a difference to call it my recipe?

With the Chocolate Loves Vanilla Bread I used a different sweet bread base, one I made up years ago and used chips as well as ground chocolate. this really is a recipe that I changed everything but the name. I think that if I go with a different name I could claim it.

Anyway they came out pretty good. The cheese bread needs a little more cheese and next time I make it I am going to use whole wheat and white wheat. It came out just a little to soft.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

scarf exchange


Yaaaa!! The scarf is now done and in the blocking stage right now.

It is 20 inches wide and 56 inches long. It came out a little wider than I wanted but it looks very cool.







Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Surgery

I have a day now. 7-23-07. Now I need to get everything else together.

The knitting project meme

I got this from Waste Of Valuable Server Space.

Bold
for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you're not planning on doing.


Afghan
I-cord
Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Sweater
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting (?)
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Slippers

Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
Scarf
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting!
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit
Bobbles
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn
Steeks
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
simultaneously
Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Darning
Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers

Pillows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Physical Therapy

I have to go the PT for 6 weeks in a row. This was my fourth trip, I am going once a week. Today I was given some new exercises that I was giving today really showed the a have limited range of motion in my arms and shoulders. I can only have my arms go so far back. I also did a back stretch that hurts now. This is all because I have bad posture due to to much boobage. Well the PT will help after the surgery.

Monday, May 14, 2007

going down a pants size

Going down a pants size is great but now I need to buy some new shirts for work, the old ones look baggy. I do not care for cloths shopping so I am not looking forward to this.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Yard after some work

I dug out some of the weeds and planted zucchini, acorn squash and pumpkin. the yellow stuff is straw, I am using it as mulch.


I planted rhubarb in front of the house. I like rhubarb and the leaves look really cool.





Here is my garden so for this year. This is a straw bale garden, which really means that I will not have to weed. In the Wal-o-Waters is 2 cherry tomatoes and a cucumber. When I get back from my brothers weeding I will plant some green and purple beans. I am debating on planing some melons. It really depends on the weather, whether or not the growing season is long enough. First frost has been as early an the end of sept. and as late as late oct. So it is a gamble.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Call

If it does not need to be fixed right now why did you page me at 10pm Sunday????? That and I do not fix IV poles, that is maintenance.

The last few post have been about my call this week. Some times when I am on call I do not get much at all and other weeks are like last week where I got paged a lot. Oh well. It is yarn money.

yard work


This is a list of things I have to do, If I have it listed I will not forget as much. This is what the front yard looked like on Sat.






Front Yard:

fix gutter down spouts, I need to replace one and add an extender to the other. Done!!!

Buy and Plant rhubarb Done!!!!

clean out where I want to plant the zucchini and squash Done!! and planted.

Have Shawn weed eat the taller weeds around the tree. Done! he mowed it instead.

Make the bed where I want to plant bulbs

dig out the dandelions Started

put a weed controller down on side yard

move rocks to side yard, has been started

Back Yard:

set up canopy, the second or third blizzard blew the top off Done!!!

set up where the herb bed will be

start planting peas

have Shawn mow the lawn, when it dries out Done!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

speakers

work best when connected the computer.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

stuff

Yahhh! I have no cavities! This is good because I have been getting at least one once a year. I also love the feeling of clean teeth. My dentist office is very cool, I got 5 things of dental floss, tooth paste and some tooth brushes.

I am almost done with the scarf.

I am very excited to start my Sockapaloooza socks, I got the yarn for them today.