Sunday, 30 March 2008

When technology gets into the wrong hands

DH had to pick out a camera, for the teen, that is capable of video complete with audio.

I just had to fall asleep in my knitting chair after dinner.

So....if you find a video, on youtube, of a sleeping woman, with a knitting project on her lap, complete with the sounds of an undignified snore......please disregard.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Wish me Luck

My health hasn't been great, as of late. Just when I thought that I was getting over something, I take a turn for the worse.

However.....there are a few things coming up that could make me feel better. Remember the crazy sock contest? I've entered. I made a pair of my crazy socks, but this time I went a step further. In my original how-to posting about crazy socks, I also gave the link for the Rainbow sock pattern. Mad Mad commented that I should combine the two methods and that is what I did. After they announce the winners, I'll post a picture of my entry.

Now if contest with a yarny type prize isn't enough to raise my spirits......listen to this. A local radio station, Majic 100 fm is holding a $15,000 Broyhill furniture Family Room Makeover contest. The winner not only gets $15,000 of the most incredible furniture but a $4,000 home movie package from the Audio Shop.

This Saturday they are holding the Give Away party for the 30 families picked from those who entered online and the 20 families who entered at Broyhill. If you haven't guessed by name was one of the 30 picked by the radio station.


I realize that I haven't won anything yet......but I've already beaten the odds just by having my name picked to go to the give away party. Cross your fingers and toes for me...(just as long as it doesn't interfere with your knitting)

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
the Fibreholic

Thursday, 20 March 2008

I thought that they would help.

As I'm sure you're all aware of the healing powers of knitting cables. All Hail!!!! to the restorative powers of cables. I figured what better way than to become a Yarn Harlot groupie and knit my way, with the Must Have Cardigan, back to health.

The yarn would have been perfect. It has been in my stash long enough to have aged nicely, just like a fine wine. The yarn actually came from an estate sale about 12 years ago so it's hard to say how long it's actually been stashed for.

Because I wanted this cold to be over and done with quickly, I dove in, head first, into the back. After a few rows I discovered that this yarn was not meant for cables. I can't blame the yarn though. I just can't think clearly with phlegm filled sinuses. I'm heart broken, but resign myself to frogging the little I've knit. After all, what's the point of all those lovely cables if you can't see them!!!!!!

Since I am anxious to use this yarn, I am knitting a plain raglan sweater. Looks like I'll be sick for a while longer.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

Monday, 17 March 2008

Death by Children

I thought that I was in the clear. I thought that I had survived March Break. HAH!!!! Boy was I wrong.

They look like perfect little angels, so sweet and innocent. HAH!!! They are really terrorists deep down.

They have clever tactics. The "oh mommy, I don't feel good, please let me sit on your lap" ploy works every time. This is actually the deployment method they use transfer the germs onto you by way of coughing and sneezing. Here you are trying to be comforting and nurturing and in turn they infect you with whatever they are carrying.

So while I thought they were two of my kids, somehow last Friday they were replaced by a couple of typhoid Marys.

I am sick and I'm not having any fun. Hmmmmm...... enough grouching for one day.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Nose to the Grindstone

Motivated by the great marks I've received recently on my individual project for the class that I'm taking, I've been studying my heart out the past few days.

It's a way to keep the kids quiet. "I have to study! The next person who says a word has to spend the entire March Break in their room while the rest of us do something really fun." It works. Okay so the two biggest noise makers went next door for the least it was quiet.

My test is today.
But I can not live on a perpetual stud
y period alone. There was knitting. I finished my cardi but the pix that I took of it wasn't the greatest so I'll try another time.

These are my Socks from Stash for February. They are a Llama/Merino blend that I bought from a local rancher. The reason why they look so sloppy in the picture is that the are DH's socks and the feet are mine.

These socks were meant as a Christmas gift for my sister......however....I tried them on after I shot the pix and discovered the socks fit me. (Sounds almost like a Freudian slip of the knitting needles) My sister's feet are two sizes smaller than mine. So Should I keep them or rip them back a bit????? In any case these are Feb socks #2 knit from stash.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Weird and Wonderful Me!

Georgie tagged me with a seven things about me meme. But it just can't be any seven things, these have to be seven "interesting" or "weird" things. So in no particular order.....

(1) I am deathly afraid of snakes. Sweaty palms, dry mouth, heart palpitations......I get them all.

(2) Last Spring I fell in love with travel. I love the whole idea of travel, the excitement, the adventure, seeing new places, meeting new people. It has consumed my life to the point that I'm stock piling my money, for a year, so that I can spend two years in school to get the certification to get into the travel business.

(3) I eat strange things between slices of bread. My kids call them the "pregnant" sandwiches. According to them, only a pregnant woman would eat them.

(4) I like sleeping in a cold room. While I am warm and comfy under the blankets, I like the air temperature around me to be much cooler. I'd open the window a crack in the winter if DH would let me.

(5) When I was a kid, I liked to play with matches. I wouldn't light things on fire. I would sit on my front steps, at night, and light matches.

(6) I have a very strong gag reflex. It is so strong and so quick, that to this day I can't believe that I was ever able to change a diaper. This gag reflex does get me out of picking up after the dog, so it can't be all that bad.

(7) The first tune that I learnt on the ukulele, about 25+ years ago, was a song about Titanic. I still remember the words to this song....oh I'll be singing that silly song all day now.

That's enough weirdness for now. I'm suppose to tag people now. I'll leave it up to anyone who would like join me in publicly declaring of their weirdness.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,

The Fibreholic

Monday, 3 March 2008

Let the games begin! was bound to happen.

I've had all kinds of people find my blog by googling "crazy socks". Today someone found my blog by googling "how to make crazy socks". I decided to investigate. Google has me number one on the list.....sniff sniff....I feel so honoured.

I investigate even further.

There is a contest for making crazy socks using leftover sock yarn. WOOHOO....first place here I come!!!!

I know what you are thinking. Does she really NEED a reason to start another pair of socks? No, but the possibility of knitterly prizes is enough to get even the most mild manner knitter salivating.

I know that I've corrupted enough of you with the thing called crazy socks. Here's the website so that you can all join me. The contest closes on March 25th...get those needles moving.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic