Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oh Me....Oh My!!

Okay...okay already...please put down the cattle prods!

You don't know how hard it was to do this!

I can't watch...but wait I have to, because I'm the one using the scissors! I tried to get Hubby to do it but he said "NO WAY"! To him it's like making a piece of furniture only to cut it in half and glue it back together again.

I did have a little help...

Yes...that bottle is empty! ...and it was goooood! (hick) goes...

You don't know how many times I assumed this position in the last week only to back away! This is hard!

Look at that...

Easy-peasy...why was I fretting over this? I only have 3 more steeks to cut, better visit the wine store first!

What else has been going on?

Today is the last day of NaSpiMoMo, I don't know if I'll reach my goal or not but I'll be showing you all my hard work in the next couple of days!

My truck goes in for "surgery" on Monday...

...and one week from today Little Landon goes in for his procedure, please keep those positive thoughts and prayers going his way!

Well, better get to the spinning wheel!

An ice storm is heading this way, if I'm lucky I'll get a knit/spin day out of it!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bucket List

My "Cosmic Sister", Krafty1 has come up with an ingenious idea that I think is going to take the Knit BlogWorld by storm.

My Bucket Basket List (my bucket wasn't big enough, doesn't look like my basket is either)! I have included some of my spinning fiber, 'cause....well, there's plenty of that too.
This doesn't EVEN begin to touch my stash/queue list, only a small sampling of projects I want to cast on for...and like Bobbi, I too have more than 60 items (and growing) queued on Ravelry.
I was going to show you all the odds-n-ends stuff I have on hand for "One Skein" projects, but that was a bit much too!

So...what's on your Bucket List?

One Week and counting...

Mark your calendars~~Next Sunday is a VERY special day! Not only is it Super Bowl Sunday but it's also...


(I was going to post about this last weekend and forgot until Krafty reminded me this in the world do I forget such an important day?)

So, will you wear Patriot blue & red or Giant blue & red PJ's?


Picture of Cuteness ahead~~

Guess who had the opportunity to puppy-sit yesterday?! I wore him out.
Yep, he's in ONE of Ace's Kitty Pi beds. Which is okay with Mr Ace so long as he stays out of his heated, fleece lined, snuggy bed!

Oh and I almost forgot, Diana tagged me for a "Glimpse of What You're Reading"
Rules are: To open the book I am reading, turn to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence on the page! This definitely gives you a teenie tiny glimpse!
This should sound "crazy" to you~~
"Say Thank You?"
And you are asking yourself what the H3LL I'm reading? "Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair" by Laurie Perry. Love IT...she's a riot!

Who am I tagging? Anyone reading this who feels like participating...just let me know so I can read your "sentence"!
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Lady...step away from the sewing machine!

I'm really tired of telling myself that so...

I DID IT...well, this much anyway!


Now I need to be able to pick up my scissors without my hand shaking like Barney Fife holding his pistol!

I'm not the only one having issues...

Momma, I can't watch!

I want to Thank You all for your kind words...please keep that positive energy going!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Says It All....

Except around here it's been a bad week!

I really don't want to go into all the details at this time but please have my Little Landon in your hearts, thoughts and prayers. He will be having a "procedure" performed in 2 weeks that is very scary. I promise I'll explain later, but right now we wish to remain hopeful and optimistic by waiting for the results quietly.

Oh...if you are in the "contest" mood hop on over to Cass's blog for her #444 contest! Tell her I sent ya! Hurry, contest ends on Sunday the 27th!!

One good thing happened this week, I won a contest myself...Thanks Jessi!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


The time has come...

I'm at the "cutting" part and I'm sweating! I know I HAVE to do it in order to pick up stitches for the sleeves...I've been to the sewing machine twice and walked away.
I think I'll spin and get my courage up!
I don't think I can do anything else while watching "The Games" today!
Go Packers!!! Today (and hopefully again in 2 weeks)...I'm a "Cheesehead"!!

How I spent yesterday...

Well, I was invited to go to the home of one of the gals from our Knit/Spin group for a day of fibery fun.
That didn't happen~

I was side tracked unexpectedly, "Favorite Niece" Maggie came by wanting to put a puzzle together with Aunt Robin~~I couldn't say no.


My DS called to ask if I could "BabyPuppy sit" while he helped my brother with a project...I couldn't say no to that either!
We had a blast!!!

I finally got to some fibery fun last night after everyone left!

BTW~almost $5000 damage on the truck...ouch!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

O Happy Day!!

I'm a Happy~Happy Chick today....

The weatherman was right! Last night I had convinced myself we would get sleet and freezing rain, which may yet still come later today. So far we have almost 4 inches and it's still coming down!

What's on my agenda for today? Well, I got up early went into the library and completed the one task that "They" throw a fit about having to do if I'm not there...came home turned the truck over to Hubby, who also had to take DD to work too.
Now, I'm going to take my walk in the snow...

Then I'm going to sit and spin...

Hope you enjoy your day!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

I received this picture from DS~~

He LOVES the snow too!!

Hubby didn't make it to work...he wrecked my truck! He's okay...I haven't seen the damage yet. So, maybe I'm not so happy a chick today...

Hey...I still love the snow!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blah~Ugh & Grumble...

Where did the week go? (Feeling blah...) I'm a "Slacking Blogger"!!

Re-entry this week was tough after 2 weeks of working only 3 days each....ugh! So, I had Friday off but that didn't help much because of the schedule of things I had to do....grumble!

So while in the "waiting room" for my truck to be serviced I finished Milo's sweater!

Bashfully kindly modeled it for me...

Turned out pretty cool...huh? And this is the first FO of 2008!

He even posed in Milo-mode...

I took the sweater to Milo's proud father only to receive this Pix-message on my phone late yesterday afternoon...

I must admit I was disappointed he didn't attend Maggie's Birthday party. Isn't he the cutest little thing?

Mom's birthday was on Friday...we shared a very nice lunch. I quickly knit up a Calorimetry using Paton's Classic Merino Wool, boy I like that yarn!

Today, I'm feeling pretty crappy...going to stay inside, wrapped up and watching football~~

Let's go Cowboys!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

It's a Boy!!

My new "Grandpuppy" arrived on Friday @ approx 6:30pm, 7 weeks old but I have no idea of his weight just that he's tiny!
Meet Milo...

Isn't he just precious?
He was so tired by the time he go to my house after visiting several others on the way he slept the entire time.

So...I started the little fella his first sweater! After all, it's only 70 degrees outside!

What did Mr Ace think? Oh, he sniffed him over and went to his bed for his 'umpteenth' nap of the day...just wait till the little tike starts nipping at his heels!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

What's in a Name?

What Robin Means

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. (rebel...YES!) You're always up to something. (yes)
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. (intense?)
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun. (trouble=fiber/yarn enabling)

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you. (yes!)
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself. (apparently they are thinking of someone else close to me on these 2 sentences)

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous. (I don't know about boisterous)
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things. (you should have been around a few years back!)
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. (high energy....I don't know about that)
You can have a pretty bad temper at times. (VERY rarely)

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. (tightly wound...Nope) It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. (what?) You don't stick with any one thing for very long. ( they are stretching it a bit)
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. (I ALWAYS finish my projects!)

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts. (NO)
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. (absolutely NOT) You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
(Wait a you are grasping at straws)

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

Friday, January 04, 2008

WWCS Package

My WWCS package arrived today...and I need to send a BIG Thank You out to Karen P. in Nebraska.

Check it out....

Everything is beautiful!! You REALLY did your favorite colors, I'm a sports fan and I have a serious sweet tooth, etc! I love getting things from all over, the mug is a perfect size for my morning cup-a-joe, and I can't wait to try "Huskers" coffee. Thanks Karen!
Yum-Yum-Yummy package...

Go on over to her blog and check out her knitted purses...they're BEAUTIFUL!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Guess What???

(2 posts in one day~amazing)

.....Sunday is~~

International Pajama Day!!!

Don't miss it!!!!

Knit and or Spin ALL DAY in your PJ's.....Yeah Baby!!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

SAL & More Gifts...

For all those Spinners out there...check out my new SAL button, wanna give it a shot? This will help me to spin more during 2008...personally I DO NOT need to buy any fiber for this, I have plenty I need to work on!! Which is my motivation for joining. My goal is to spin everyday for the month, maybe I'll be able have to buy more fiber in February!

I promised to show more of my gifts~

This was part of my fantastic package from Scotland...Thanks again GG!
Who would have thought our Clans have their own Scotch?

Hubby added to my collection~~Which one is the new one?

Tonight is Knit/Spin night and I am taking a very special show-and-tell tonight!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Hope you all are "feeling" okay this morning....I'll try not to shout!

Here's wishing you all a "Fibery" Good New Year!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!