Monday, November 17, 2014

FO: Britta's Baby Sweater

The parade of FOs continues. This is a baby sweater I finished at the end of August for a co-worker's baby.

Pattern: F207 Top Down Baby Sweater
Needles: Size 8 bamboo
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry
Modifications: None
Comments: This was a very easy and fun pattern. Clark wants everyone to know that he picked out the yarn to make the sweater.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. Here is my weekly dose of randomness.

1) We had our first parent-teacher conference on Tuesday. It went really well. It's always nice to hear good things about your kid.

2) I am starting my yearly Christmas stress. I know everything will be ok but I cannot seem to help myself.

3) The colder weather is here to stay it seems. I am ready for spring already.

4) We had a nice and low key anniversary celebration. We had Chinese food and Dairy Queen. I am pretty low maintenance.

5) Clark is sick so I stayed home with hm. It amazes me that I can get more work done at home with a sick kid than I do in the office. I guess the 100 stupid questions I have to answer for other people every day really does take up a lot of my time.

Here are some pictures from the week

Tube socks for Clark sure knit up fast

The nasty 4 letter s-word falling from the sky

My poor sick little buddy

Getting back into the workout routine

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Collector Edition

The topic for this week is 10 Collections You Have Had Over the Years.

1) Horse figurines
2) Dolphin figurines
3) CDs by my favorite artists at the time
4) Concert  t-shirts
5) Souvenir glasses from tourist traps like Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood
6) Candles
7) Stickers
That is about it. I really cannot stand a lot of knick-knacks so I do not collect much.

Monday, November 10, 2014

FO: Clark's Tube Socks

I am still playing catch up on finished object posts. I thought about just starting fresh and scrapping these but my OCD tendancies will not allow this. Here are Clark’s Tube Socks that were finished on August 30th.

Pattern: none
Needles: Size 3 bamboo
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole left over from my Undecided socks
Modifications: none
Comments: Since he outgrew his Christmas socks so quickly I decided to rip off the Knitmore Girls and make tube socks for him. I cast on 36 stitches, knit 2x2 rib for 1” and then did 6” of leg before decreasing for the toe. They fit him ok but I will make future pairs longer in the leg.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

October Fitness Check In

Another month has come and one and it is time to check in again

Fitness: I only worked out 5 days the entire month for a total of 179 minutes

Food: I am still writing everything down at My Fitness Pal during the week. I have not been tracking on the weekends and I may need to change that.

Weight: I lost a pound for the month. I also lost inches on my upper bust, waist, thighs and calves.

I really need to start getting my butt in gear. I also need to get back to the doctor and get back on my meds.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

11 Years

Seems like it was yesterday

Five on Friday - once again on Saturday

After skipping last week due to Friday being Halloween and the Saturday hangover from to much candy here we are again.

1) Two weeks ago Clark and I took a leaf walk. He needed to gather some leaves for a school project. It was really cute to watch him having fun throwing the leaves in the air.

2) Halloween was fun. I volunteered for the school party and Clark was so happy that I was there. It made me feel really good. Of course it was cold and rainy but we made due.

3) A tip from a help desk representative - when the agent asks you "how can I help you" don't say "I have a question". Obviously you have a question or you wouldn't be calling me. This is one of my biggest pet peeves.

4) The good thing about my new sucky boss is that she is motivating me to get stuff done that I have been putting off for awhile. I am hoping that 2015 will be a year of big changes around here.

5) My knitting mojo is really weird. I think about knitting all the time when I cannot knit. I have all these projects that I want to make. But when the time comes to actually st down and knit I don't want to. I am not sure what is going on but I hope it goes away soon.

Here are some pictures from the last two weeks

Out for a leaf walk

My little astronaut

A boy and his Jack-O-Lantern

Camping out in his tent

No school = lunch and play time at the mall

Stuff boxed up for Goodwill

5:15pm and it is already dark :(

Did you?

Enjoying a peanut butter cup Blizzard with chocolate ice cream while watching Thursday night football

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Bookish Edition

The topic for this week’s musing is 10 Favorite Books in Series.

1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - I think this one will be on a lot of lists
2) Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder – the all time classic
3) Savannah Reid G.K. McKevett – a southern belle PI working in Southern California
4) The Cousin’s War by Philippa Gregory – tells the tale of the families at the heart of the War of the Roses
5) Amelia Peabody by Elizabeth Peters – death and mayhem in Victorian Egypt archeology digs
6) Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber – the stories of the ladies who own, work and shop at a yarn store in Seattle
7) Penn Dutch by Tamar Myers – the antics of Magdalena Yoder and the crazy townsfolk in Mennonite Pennsylvania
8) Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig – spies and adventures during the Napoleonic Wars
9) Harmony by Jodi Thomas – follows the lives of many residents in a small Texas town
10) Knitting Mysteries by Maggie Sefton – the first knitting series I read. Follows the lives of the knitting group at a knit shop in Colorado.