Thursday, April 26, 2007

Here is my ever so helpful boy. He made a deal with me to get his nintendo DS back. Instead of being grounded from the games he had to do a bit of community service, ie: all the dishes and one load of laundry(start to finsh, that includes folding and putting away the clothes). well besides being a bit camera shy he loved doing the dishes. He wants to do them everyday. I wonder how long that will last.

On the knitting front. Today i finished another square for warm up america, and finished the duplicate stitch on my british flag hand bag. Photos to come. Tomorrow all i need to do is felt the bag and the handles, oh i guess is need to make the handles too. opps.
I tried my hand at mobius knitting today with very little success. i guess that will have to be for a day where i can focus a bit better. I'm getting my headaches back and they are making up for lost time. I am having trouble seeing well enough to type to you all so i will make this short. The headache today has decided that the most comfy place in my head is behind my left eye. so that is where it has stayed. I am also catching a bit of a cheast cold. So goes life in the ever changing weather of OHIO.

thanks all
best wishes and happy stitches
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I just loved it. Tonight's episode was simply amazing. The return of lore and Luke. Well not officially but still i think we could see them returning to each other a bit. What a show ending, Rory not getting the New York Times fellowship. That is gonna leave a few marks. I think we may see a return of the Rory that we saw when she left Yale. So very lost. Did i catch a reference to a ring during the preview for next week. My DVR shut down the show before i could see the last part of the commercial.

I'm glad that sookie and Jackson talked things out. I personally would of made him suffer for a few more months but that is just bitter little me. I think you can tell she is preg. for real this time. Her face looks different, Something about her nose, swollen a bit.

So car shopping with my ex doesn't sound like fun, Lore is just a nicer person than i am. Then again if I had a ex that looks like Luke i may make an exception. LOL. I thought it was so cute when she was smiling as he was yelling on about her little quarks. I think she may have been asking for that one, hehe, she is sooo sneaky. OHH and how cute is it when he showed up at the house after doing all that searching for a car for her. uhhhh!!! I want a Luke. If anyone happens to have a friend, cousin, brother that is sooo Luke, I'm looking, send'em thisa way. lol.

I have heard tell that we are getting some shows for a season 8 but it is not 100%. I read that the CW wants a certain amount of shows and the GG people want another. I cant tell you what a relief that was to read. They could end this season very easily as the final season, they are wrapping things up very nicely to end it all. I can only hope and keep my fingers crossed. As soon as i find out about the season 8 thing i will post it here.

Thanks all.
best wishes

Tim, I usually don't try to read into anything IE: songs, videos, movies. I'm kinda a blunt person but what is with the doll house. I mean first a maze and now a crushed doll house. Whats next? I'm afraid to ask. I miss the old writers, they gave us credit and let us use our own brains. lol.
anyways, i just wanted to know what you thought of this one. Maybe I'm wrong but it is just a little strange, right after the maze.

sorry for this folks,

I joined a felted bag swap and they need me to post this on my blog. It is knit related but not Gilmore Girls related. So again sorry and bare with me.

1. How long have you been knitting or crochetting? How did you learn?

i started in august of 2006, i taught myself from watching knitty gritty on the DIY network, i had to have brain surgery and needed a hobby i could do while in bed.

2. What are your favorite yarns to knit\crochet felted bags with?

i love cascade but i like trying new yarns.

3. What are your favorite needles to knit\crochet with?

i have a set of denise interchangable needles that i'm soo addicted to. also love bamboo

4. What are the last 3 bags you knitted\crochetted (include URL for Yahoo! or flickr album or your blog if you have them!)?

You can also link to patterns if you don't have pictures of your finished objects!my other blog has lots of pics,

5. Do you carry the bags that you make, give them as gifts, or both?

6. What is your favorite felted bag that you have made for yourself?
a cable knit celery colored green with bamboo handles and cream ribion. i just love it

7. What are your favorite colors? Do you like bags in these colors or choose other colors?
I like crisp colors for my own bags, nothing real crazy but for others i love crazy yarn. I dont think there is a color that i dont like. my favs right now are different shades of green.

8. Chocolate: White, Milk, Dark, or not so much?
9. Coffee, Tea, or Milk?
coffee, dark as well.

10. Do you prefer sweet or salty treats? What kinds?
dont they go together? i love them both. i just dont like any nuts except peanuts.

11. If you went into Bath and Body Works and could only come out with one item, what would it be and what would it smell like? I have very little sense of smell. I can only smell a few things, it just so happens that one of the things i can smell is "amber" from bath and body works. I'd get it in a spray or body gel.

12. Do you enjoy any other crafts or hobbies? Do you collect anything?
I collect yarn. I also try to crochet but i'm teaching myself that hobby too.

13. Are there any bag patterns you have not yet knit, but hope to someday?I have a pattern for a bagette handbag from NONI

14. What is currently OTN (on the needles) for you?way to many things. a shawl, a to be felted pearl jam handbag, baby sweater, british flag handbag, fingerless gloves, scarf, i cord, Oh i know there is more i just cant think this late.

15. What is your most recent finished object before that?a felted handbag for a friend

16. What's cutest: Puppies, Piggies or Pixies?pixies, i'm not an animal person.

17. Do you enjoy reading? Books, Magazines, or both?if its about knitting i like them both.

18. Do you have any children? (kid-kind or pet-kind apply!)one, a 7 yr old boy

19. What are some of your favorite yarns for other projects?jojoland orange and green wool, berrocco glace

20. And for the final question, one I see debated all over: Novelty Yarn: Love it! Hate it! or It depends!I started knitting with funfur but i'm not much of a fan now. I think that it is ok for certain projects but i think it looks really bad on the rim of a hat or handbag.

Monday, April 23, 2007

If i did this right this link should take you to a album of the knit work finished. I'll post it and we will try it out.

here is one more.

Brenda's handbag

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what i've been up too

First off, My camera is all better, YEAHHHHHHH. so now you will be hit with mass amounts of pics that you prob have no desire to see, you can send hate mail to the comment box,hehe.

I've been a knitting machine. I have way tooo many projects going right now. I think i'm on number 13 and about to cast on number 14. Yes i truely think i have A.D.D. I get bored to easily. lol. I've done something knit wise that i swore i would never do, i've beeen working on my GG shawl and i was not watching the show (slapping my own hand)i just couldnt help it. This shawl has proved a bit bigger of a project than i thought it would be. so here are some pics, and i guess we will talk after the show tomorrow night. I cant wait.

grandma pulling micah's tooth.

He couldn't wait to put that tooth under his pillow. Teeth prices went up since i was a kid. He got 2 bucks, i always got 50 cents.

My sister and I were hanging out outside yesterday and i snapped a good one of her laying in the grass.

our dog harley. He looks so cute when he perks up his ears. He just had surgery on his left ear so if he has one that looks bald you'll understand.
micah and his mound of legos. This is a queen size bed sheet. I have found this to be the best way to keep his legos in one place. We wrap up the sheet when he is done playing and we can put them away.

I am having trouble uploading my knitting pics so i'll have to try that on a different program. look for another blog posting today hopefully with the pics.

best wishes and happy stitches

Friday, April 20, 2007

this ones for Tim K.

Hey Tim,
I just watched your video on your page. I agree with you to a point. I agree that this episode was alot about Logan and where he is going and the connection to what lore did when she left the money life. I feel the maze is a huge metaphor for several of the characters. When Rory and Logan walked into the maze there was a split in the path. They paused then chose to walk the path together. I feel that was a big metaphor for their relationship which was in question when she was applying for the new job. she didn't know where to put Logan on her pro/con list.

When it comes to lore and the maze I dont feel she is meant to seem lost in the maze but look more like she is on a journey alone. She has always been great at taking this journey (her life) completely solo but sometimes she has to remember that others can help. I think the important thing in this scene is not so much Luke helping her out of the maze but how they said they are sorry for the past. They both were doing so many things in their life (during their engagement) alone. They needed to lean on each other, I feel they did this in the maze. Finally. They said what they had to say, she took his advice and started on her solo journey once again. Who knows who is going to be around the next corner but at least she knows now she is on the right track.

Just my two cents.
thanks for your thoughts, it was great to see your page and your video.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

need some ideas

Ok folks i need some imput here.
I've been thinking about hosting a swap. coffee and music or maybe just coffee, to mark the end of season 7. I just want to get an idea to see if this would be of interest to you all. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, good and bad. I thought it would be fun and very gilmore of us, lol.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thank GOD

I'm so happy to have Gilmore Girls back. So Mandie is 100% right about the maze symbolism. Could they have made it anymore obvious? It was a bummer that I could see the end coming a mile away.

What is funny is immediately before last night's episode I watched the season finale for Season 6. OMG! that was a very very good episode. I'm glad Luke and Lore are talking again.

I wish Logan would do something. I don't know what, but something. Oooo he needs to propose. Wouldn't that kill Lore if Rory got married?

Oh i'm sooo happy

I got my gg fix and wow am i happy. If you haven't seen tonight show yet PLEASE don't read this, I'll spoil everything for you.

I love how they are slowly bringing Luke and lore around each other again. I do think the whole maze thing had a bit too much symbolism here. they didn't mask it very well. SO here is the big question on my mind. Why in the world did they give Layne's babies such bad TV names. I mean TV names because they are no Rory or Logan, come one Steve and Qwan??? I expected something a bit more rock and roll out of those characters. That let me down a bit. I enjoyed seeing lore turn into her mother for a moment when speaking about Logan to Suki. She seemed to be dressed a bit more Emily too. at least during that scene. All in all i think it was a great show. we got to see most of the main players, April came back for a visit, Paris and BF, Suki and family, Taylor, we weren't missing to many folks at all. No word yet if we will get a season 8 or not. We will know in may. Keep your fingers crossed. I cant imagine what I'll do with my poor half done shawl if i don't have new episodes to watch, not to mention the extreme amount of withdraw like symptoms that will ravage my body.

Well enough with bad thoughts
I hope you all enjoyed the return of our girls, let me know what you thought.
best wishes and happy stitches

Monday, April 16, 2007

is it tuesday yet????

The moment we have all been waiting on is almost here. I cant wait to watch the new show and finally work on my GG shawl. I have held true to the KAL and have not touched this shawl since the last new episode. I'm not sure if that makes sense, "the last new episode"? Its late and i'm getting tired.

I started knitting a british flag handbag tonight. This will be my first project done in the round on circular needles. I have used the double pointed for several projects but always seem a bit lost when it comes to the circulars. I use them all the time for staight knitting but not joined in the round. I got to use my new stitch markers too.

This week started my Warm Up America project. I was so nervous about no one showing up at the first meeting but i had five people show up. I was soooo happy. I think that we will have lots more people join us once they all start to see what good we are doing. We are thinking about holding a knitting sit in. Our church holds three services on sundays so we are thinking about sitting in the lobby in between services to grab attention toward our cause.

Last but not least. My camera is fixed. Silly me was using the wrong kind of batteries in the thing. once i put in rechargables the thing started right up. so now i will be overloading you with plenty of pics very soon.

talk to you all on tuesday.
best wishes and happy stitches.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Netflix Season 6

So last night I sat down and watched 3 episodes of season 6 including Lane's wedding. That wedding looked like a great time. I missed almost all of season 6 when it came out and I was confused as to most of Luke and Lore's relationship but it is all beginning to make sense now. Is it just me or were they just barely a couple through their entire engagement. Luke is so distant. I know it is just his nature, but Lore can't live like that. From day one Lore was keeping secrets, then Luke was keeping secrets, then Lore has to keep more secrets to pretend she doesn't know about Luke's secrets and it just builds and builds and builds until all your time together is pretending to almost be an entirely different person than you are. Even those the original "secrets" aren't terrible things, they grow into terrible roadblocks.

Now that I can see them headed for a downfall, it makes me wonder how I feel about Lore's single situation in recent episodes. She still loves Luke, but could it ever work? Christopher has become a much better person in my eyes than he started out, but she doesn't love him. At least not like either of them deserves. I am beginning to think Lore doesn't need a man, she just needs a new baby and another relationship just like Rory. Like it was just the two of them the whole time Rory was growing up. She needs some one at home, but not a lover.

I really don't know what I am talking about, just tossing the drama around in my head.

I started knitting top down raglan cardigan based on the one at this site, but I am knitting it back and forth rather than doing a steek. I would want to do a crochet steek, but can't find enough info on the internet to make me comfortable cutting into a sweater and I don't have any books that mention it. Besides, if I don't have to steek that is even less finishing right? and I sure do hate finishing. Anyway. It will be only two or three colors. I have a bunch of Paton's Classic Merino Wool Laying around (about 7 skeins in three colors) and I really need a cardigan for casual, non work (my work clothes are grubby) purposes.

I don't have a pic today, because their isn't anything to show yet, but I'll get you one soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

One more week

We have one more week until the new episodes start. I have been reading the spoilers since i cant wait to watch the show. Yet i think this makes me want the new shows more. Its a vicious cycle. I posted a new pattern in the "Fav Patterns" on the left side of blog. I may get a chance to post a few more today.

So i need you all to do a little favor for me. I applied for a job, a very good job and i'm worried i wont get it. This is were you all come in. Say a little prayer, cross your fingers, drop a penny in a wishing well, ask budda for help. What ever it is that you do for luck, pass a little my way. This job would truely change my life as well as my sons. Right now we are living with my parents and being 28 this really makes me go crazy, so if i get this job my son and i can move out, start over. pray for me. thanks all

Sunday, April 8, 2007

my poor little camera is broke :(

I'd first like to say i'm soooo sorry i havent been around. I started back to school a couple of weeks ago and it is taking over my life more than i thought it would.
So today is easter and like every other mom i was trying to take a picture of my son looking in his easter basket when my camera goes dead. I quickly put in new batteries but still nothing. So now i get to wait to hear back from the camera people who recieved a not very nice email from me. Hopefully this is not a big problem and i'll have pics again soon.
As for knitting. I have recruited another friend into my knitted web of fun, lol. I tell ya all of my friends will be buying yarn soon. lol.
Thursday is my first meeting for the chapter of Warm Up America i started. I cant wait. I've been collecting yarn from estate sales and such for this meeting. I am worried no one will be there but i guess i should have a little faith.
I hope you all had a wonderful easter and i'll write soon

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A must see knitting comic strip

This one goes out to all you male knitters. I thought this was sooooo cute.

I started a wavy scarf today for a friend and a felted handbag for another friend.
well must go do some stitches.
talk to you all soon

Monday, April 2, 2007

is it april 17th yet?

From a little research on i have found out that we will not get an new episode for another TWO WEEKS. yuck, yuck. Now dont get me wrong i love repeats just as much as the next person but who doesnt love a new one more???
On the knitting front:

I went yarn crazy today. I went shopping with my mom and my sister and my mother has an addiction to the goodwill. I tell ya, that women can go in there blind folded and find the best deals and really cute clothes. Anyways, i hit the yarn jackpot. I found four bags (about a grocery bag size) full of yarn. One i put back right away cuz it was just yucky yarn but the others were so wonderful i had to buy them. I spent a total of 13 dollars and walked away with. A huge cone of teal mohair, a ball of the coolest color mohair (black, teal, red and burgandy), 9 hanks of gold 100% virgin wool, 2 pink 100% virgin wool, oh you get the pic. I also received a couple other boxes of yarn in the mail. I just love ebay. so here are some pics. If you guys have any idea on what in the world i do with all this gold please let me know.
Oh wonderful mohair
lots and lots of wool
colinette yarn, this pic doesnt show how awesome this yarn is, the colors are great
pink, chocolate and coral. these are going to be a set of winter hat, fingerless gloves and scarf. I got several balls of each color.
my new yarn from I just love the yarn she finds. she has 50 new yarns coming soon.
Now for the yarn diet.
Thanks all