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Knitting Up A Storm!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I've been knitting! Just a bit, but stitch by stitch, row by row I just might finish something. Here is the Tilted Duster:

Tilted Duster

And Petal:


Both projects are quite large and take some time to finish a row, but I keep plugging away on them.

posted by Lisa @ 10:35 a.m. 


Monday, January 21, 2008

Thanks all for your comments regarding getting better. I am back to 100%, but poor Jay is only at 90%. She stayed with my in laws on Friday and all she did was watch TV for the whole day. I packed her book, markers, paper and Nintendo DS and she didn't touch any of it. Today she is feeling alot better, so I hope it stays that way.

I picked up my Tilted Duster and knit about 1.5" of the skirt. The ribbing looks so good and squishy. I wish I would have brought it with me today to knit it on my ride into work. But, I didn't. Instead, I listened to my brand spanking new iPod Touch. This thing rocks! I have 166 pictures, 133 songs and one video uploaded on it. All this only takes up less then 1 gig of memory. Holy moly, I can not believe how much stuff you can have on it. Wow. This thing is impressive.

For those of you out there that don't like cooking, like me, I came up with a system that works very well for me and I hope it helps others. So, here goes:

On the weekend I scour Racheal Ray's and Foodnetwork.ca websites for interesting and easy recipes. I save them to my PC, print them, put in plastic covers and put in my black douatang:


Then I decide what I want to make for the week and write down each day's meal on these little green papers:


Then I put them on the side of the fridge in order:


I then wirte all the items I need to buy to make it and go food shopping on Sunday or Monday night. Easy eh? I think so.

We've had such great meals these last three weeks and my whole family can't wait to see what we are having. So much so, that if I don't make a new dish, my older daughter is very disappointed. AND my husband is bragging about all the meals he is eating. He has NEVER been impressed with my cooking. Frankly neither have I. So I am doing something about it.

posted by Lisa @ 9:01 a.m. 


Saturday, January 19, 2008

After years of not having bangs, on Friday I decided I wanted bangs. See:


I really like them. I am surprised that I do, but I feel younger!!!!

No knitting to report. Sorry. One day soon, I hope.

posted by Lisa @ 5:59 p.m. 


Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm here and only slightly alive. Both my older daughter and myself are very sick with some kind of throat and chest sickness. Thankfully it all started Sunday evening, after the girls' hockey tournament - which they won first place! Yeah. I am so happy for them.

It was their own league's tournament, so it is much sweeter when you come in first place. They got gold medals and everything. The best part of the whole thing is, they get to hang the big ass banner stating they won it all at our home rink.

Go girls go!

Here are some pictures of them at the tournament:





posted by Lisa @ 5:11 p.m. 


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Remember that one thing I said I was knitting throughout the holidays? Well, it is done. Toasty Topper courtesy of the winter 2007 knitty issue:


It is too small for my nephew and too big for my niece. Well, it will eventually fit my niece, but I betcha dollars to donuts it will be the wrong season to wear it, when it finally fits.

Oh well. I DID knit something.

I have also been working on my Petal sweater and am getting pretty close to putting the sleeves on scape yarn. Progress my friends, one step at a time.

posted by Lisa @ 2:55 p.m. 


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Well it has been a while since I posted because frankly the last few weeks have been quite a blur. I haven't been busy which is extremely unusual for me, so I guess I just took it easy. Christmas was a complete blur because I was so exhausted. I hit the wall of tiredness and couldn't move. Thankfully my mom and mommy in law did all the work - cooking, cleaning, etc.

I am finally feeling back to normal and working my way up to getting back to a routine that is not as hectic. Yeah, who am I kidding? Just let me have it that thought for awhile, k?

Because I haven't knit all that much, frankly, hardly at all, here are some pictures of our Christmas. Aren't we lucky, Santa came to visit us on Christmas Eve:


My girls were so surprised that they were speechless!!! They didn't know my husband Chris was going to do this and man, were they SO happy.

Not all the kids were happy:


It only lasted for a short bit:


Two VERY happy girls:


Chris wasn't too pleased about doing this, but once he had the costume off, he was glad he did it.

Here is a picture of my mom and me. Why you ask am I posting this? This is the one and only picture I have of my mom and me and she is smiling. AND her eyes are open. AND she is looking at the camera. I swear, once my mom sees a camera, she becomes very weird in front of it. BUT this picture, is pretty great.


Hope your holidays were great!

posted by Lisa @ 9:10 a.m.