Monday, June 13, 2011


Wow, Sunday was my blogoversary and I did not know it, what a flake. I found out when Tina commented on my last post. . . Too sad

Yeah, I got into one of my waitlisted classes at Sock Summit! They do make it easy to spend money :-) I can’t wait. Still plugging away at the socks, I am so slow, but wrists are acting up, so it is okay to be slow.

I just downloaded a sweater pattern from Ravelry I want to try; the yarn should be here next week so as soon as it gets here I am going to try it, Crazy Aunt Purl’s Summer Sweater. It looks great and something I can wear at work and be comfortable.

I downloaded a book called The Uncoupling by Meg Woltzer on my Nook and it is very weird. I am trying to read on and complete it because I hate buying books and not reading them, but like I said it is very weird. Maybe if I just sat and read it until I completed it, I would like it better. It is supposed to be funny, but I am not there yet!

Happy knitting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sore Face

Hi All, I have been plugging away on a pair of plain old vanilla socks, but I had levulon with a blue light on my face the other day and have to stay in fairly dark rooms, so sock knitting is difficult. It is funny, when people go looking at new houses they look for houses with good light and the more windows or sky lights the house has the better; however, when you need a dark room in my house you there are only two and one is a half bath. My face is still swollen, but I don’t think I will be doing this again for the rest of the year; face is scaly and peeling, which is a good thing, I guess. lol

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am so lucky, I won the shawl pin that Kathy B at Irish Eyes Knitters was giving away. I hardly ever win anything so this was a boost to my week :-). Thank you Kathy.

I am diligently working on socks, no faster but steady. These are a birthday present so they have to be completed by the 4th of July. . .

1. Hey! Its Friday!

2. Do politicians know what this means- kernel of truth.

3. Eat chocolate.

4. The fist bite of a peanut butter sandwich should be in the middle.

5. First thing to note: Pay all bills on payday so you don’t forget.

6. To distraction.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to nothing but knitting, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the upstairs and making room for a new couch and Sunday, I want to babecue some skirt steak, work in the back yard and knit!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Weather

Wow, it’s already June 1st and the weather sucks here, cloudy, gray, with a high of 69. I bet summer is really hot, but for now, it is good knitting weather. In prep for sock summit, I have started a pair of socks, I really need to get used to the little needles again. I like the way they feel, but have been using larger needles for so long. . .

I entered a contest the other day and need to post my recipe for Cheese Enchiladas, they are the easiest dish I know and everyone loves them at my house, which makes them my go to meal. Changes can be made to add meat, change the kind of cheese or sauce, whatever.

12 corn tortillas
Large can of enchilada sauce, red or green (I use homemade when I have it, but it’s always good to have the can around)
Cheese, cut into logs to fit into the tortillas (normally whatever is on hand a mix of Colby longhorn or whatever)
Shredded cheese (I like the mix of Mexican cheese that is sold now, but again, whatever works for you)
½ Onion, chopped

Heat the oil in a fry pan and cook each tortilla on each side to just before crisp, just soft, lay each one on a paper towel to absorb the oil. Dip each of the cooked tortillas in the enchilada sauce, then wrap each tortilla around a log of cheese, with a few pieces of the onion. Lay side by side in a 13 x 9 x 2” pan. Continue until all of the tortillas are used. Pour more tomato sauce over the rolls, and then sprinkle the leftover onions on top. Now sprinkle a handful of cheese on top and place the pan in the oven at 350 for about a half hour. Remove from the oven when everything is bubbly and just a little crispy. Let sit for a few minutes and serve with the normal sides, sour cream, guacamole, rice, beans or chips.

You can add taco meat or chicken to each of the tortilla rolls, whatever you have on hand and whatever your family will eat.

Eat hardy and knit today!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fill ins

1. This week I have decided it is time to retire lolol.

2. The stomach issue returns.

3. It's all about the chocolate.

4. I love laying in the sun.

5. I demand nothing.

6. Watch life’s path, it's filled with rocks and hard spots.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out to eat and knitting, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the backyard up and Sunday, I want to help my hubby clean the fifth wheel!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am going!

I am very lucky, I get to go to Sock Summit and I am really excited. The problem- I am going alone and am terrible at meeting people. In addition, I know there will be a bunch of great knitters there, and my knitting comes out all right, but looks funny while I am doing it. I can’t wait to learn what I can and see all the great vendors, I just wish I knew someone else who was going. It is very weird to have a passion for an activity that none of my friends or acquaintances has.

So anyway, one of the things to do at Sock Summit is the stitch marker swap. I am so uncreative, unimaginative, whatever I cannot figure out whether to make the boring ones or to buy wonderful ones and swap those. Do you think it would be cheating to buy, as long as I tell everyone they were purchased?

I have two chemo hats in my hat stash now; it is amazing how sadness can motivate me.

Knit happy today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sad. . .

A friend of mine (D) at work had a daughter (T) that was seriously ill, and diagnosed with terminal cancer in February, though I did not find out until March. I talked to my friend in April to ask if there was anything I could do, but of course, there wasn’t, so I offered to make a chemo cap and that made my friend happy that I thought of her. I thought about D and her daughter all weekend and bought some trinkets that I thought D’s grandchildren might like, just to make them smile for a few minutes. I should have called D because her daughter died Friday night. I am very sad that D has lost her only daughter, I am sad that T’s children will have to grow up without their mother, and I am sad that it took me so long to complete the cap. T was only 44 and was way too young to die from such a horrible disease and her children are too young to be without a mother.
I am going to figure out how to learn to knit faster, I want to be able to finish a cap quickly; but I am also going to make a stash of Chemo hats for when I might need them, too many people are needing them lately and I have not been able to keep up as I knit so slowly.
If anyone has any ideas on how to knit more quickly, let me know, I need all the help I can get.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fillins and Sookie

I have been listening to the Sookie Stackhouse novels while working and knitting lately, (I must be the only person in the world who hasn’t read them already.) They are not great literary works, but I am finding them entertaining, I do wonder how anyone ever decide to make a series of them??? I haven’t seen them as I am too cheap to pay for HBO, but I am now curious to see if they are as entertaining as the books are. I wonder if the library has them, hmm.

Friday Fillins
1. Laughter is the best medicine.

2. Please use the are the three words that started off the last email I sent.

3. What I'm most looking forward to today is getting through the day alive and intact.

4. Babies put a smile on my face.

5. Where in the world am I going to move when I retire?

6. Another bill, just what I needed!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a book on tape, and knitting, tomorrow my plans include working and bathing the dogs and Sunday, I want to sleep in!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It has been so long since I blogged I forgot how comment moderation worked; I finally figured it out yesterday and found several very nice comments. Isn’t it great how nice blogger land is?