Thursday, December 27, 2007
I got the pink one. The pockets that you can see along the sides are PERFECT for storing needles (circs, straights, and double points)
The pockets are also perfect for notions, and it can hold even a medium sized projects (maybe not an afghan, certainly a sweater)
Check it out, it really is great.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Intruducing Lorelai Hope to my Blog. She is just amazing, and so is her mom
After a pretty rough day where the thoughts were probably more like this
She was amazing. She did everything a three week old baby should do.
She cried (see above photo, that should give you the idea)
She opened presents (It is Christmas and Aunt Betsy was visiting
She looked really Cute. She filled a diaper (Which of course meant she got to change her clothes, why not the child has a bigger wardrobe that I do). So, here she is in her very cute Christmas outfit (well one of them)
As described by her mom, she has the greatest pout. I am sure that will come in handy later in teenage years.
And just so he does not feel neglected. Here is Hagrid at Grandmas house
Merry Christmas to All. I will post more as the week goes on.
Friday, November 30, 2007
had a girl. Lorelai Hope was born at 10:19. Mom and baby are doing great. To quote Dad "Baby is big and pink. And she (Becca) is amazing." Baby was 9lb 2 oz and 21 inches long.
Love to all.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Next Round: Using waste yarn, k7; slip these sts back to left needle and k them again using working yarn; work in 4x1 Rib as set to end.
Work 4 more rounds in 4x1 Rib.
Work Cable Round.
Work 4 more rounds in 4x1 Rib.How many stitches am I putting on Waste yarn, because later on it says.
Carefully remove waste yarn and place resulting live sts on two double-point needles; there will be 7 sts below the opening and 6 sts above. Attach yarn and k the 7 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 2 sts in space between upper and lower needle, k first 3 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, k remaining 3 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 2 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. 17 sts.
Can nayone offer some suggestions, I would really like to get this pattern done tonight.
Right now I have the most interesting house. I have one cat in one room, and she has resigned herself to the life of being in one room.
i just brought my new cat home to where I am house sitting. I have him contained to one room, and he isn't really thrilled about that. He wants to explore.
Then ther eis the dog. She knows that the cat is behind one door, and she an hear the other one crying behind another door. She is beside herself with curiosity.
Any advise would be great.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I will post pictures tomorrow, when I am really playing with my camera taking pictures ofHagrid. I was supposed ot bring him home today, but alass, his foster mom is sick and did not come inot work today.
I have been spending the bulk of hte day watching Next Top Model and SVU, it has been great.
If you are reading htis blog, and think something that has been finished might be for you, well. . . You will just have to wait. I will be posting some finished objects, but you will have to live in suspense until the big day.
Still waiting on word from nutmeg knitter as to the arrival of the little one. I have wagers placed on Sunday, as that is the wedding anniversary.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I know this is non-knitting related, but it is theatre related. As you probably know, unless you are under a rock, there is a strike going on in New York. This strike has closed all but a few of the broadway shows. This time of year is the major fundraising time for a wonderful organization called Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
This is a wonderful organization that has been raising money for people living with AIDS for many years. Usually, they would have the casts of shows raising money during the holiday time, and the casts have been known to raise upwards of $200,000. The website for the organization has a wonderful store, you can purchase clothing items, CD's (the holiday ones are great) and many other novelties that are holiday related. Please keep this organization in your Holiday giving htis year. Without the additional support, they will be struggling.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Working on some Christmas knitting now, Things looking good on that front. I have a four day weekend next weekend where I plan to sit and enjoy real cable while taking care of my friends dog, cat, and getting to know my new cat.
Thanks for the happy thoughts.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This is a Harry potter Scarf (DUH) and here it is, pleasantly modeled by my favorite seven year old.
I am really happy with how it came out. Now for the next bit of cuteness.
Oh, and back on a knitting note. A few weeks back I got home after an OBNOXIOUS day at work, and in my mail box was the coolest package ever.
Friday, October 26, 2007
It is just wonderful.
I started a shawl last night to wear to the gala. A nice practive at lace knitting. It is just some kidsilk haze (mmmmmmmmm, pretty) I am using two pinks. a Dusty rose and a baby pink. Nothing fancy, just a stockinette shawl. It is really nice and soft, and will go great with my brown dress. Added to that, I get to wear my pink shoes.
Kay, nough for now, I must ticket.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Had a great weekend. I got to go and see Sleuth If you find yourself in the Greensboro area, I would totally go. I also got to see a great friend that I have not seen in 6 years. SHe was my old boss when I worked for north carolina shakespeare We went to the farmers market and drove around High Point it was really great. I highly reccommend recconecting with people from your past. THat is my tip for others for today. My tip to myself, learn to communicate with people at work. Yeah, that would be good. Not doing a great job of that, I will figure that out eventually. It would be nice if they would bend a bit as well, but I thin I am the one that has to give more this time.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Look for me soon
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I started a new job this week. Yes, it is true.I have put school on hold for right now to hopefulyl have a nice stable job at The Turnage Theater The theater is inWashington, NC. I am the box office manager. I am really excited. It is a lot of new challenges for me, and I think it is exactly what I have been looking for. Also, guess what folks. Betsy has health insurance. that is correct. I can get sick and everything. Still can;t get a cavity, but I can get sick. I am psyched.
Right now I am at the library posting, and it doesn;t like putting in pictures the way that I would like, so I will be posing the pics in separate posts, bhope you don't mind. You can also go to myflickr page and see them that way.
Ooh, and anyone who woudl liek to tell me what happened at the end of greys, I would be most apreciative. I taped it, but I lost the last 5 minutes I think. BOOO HIISSSS. it was good though.
okay, that is it for me, posting picture fun for you to see.
love to all.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
No pics, and I have some GREAT ones, I promise. I will settle on these or you for now. . .
This is a rainbow over our greenshow stage at PSF. It was an amazing season, and I will forever remember it. Right now I am getting settled into my new apartment. I have pics of that as well. As soon as I find my cable for my camera, I will happily post them for you.
If anyone finds thmselves in NC, please drop me a line, I would love to see people.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I made my first official meal for myself (pasta, meat sauce, and a diet coke with whiskey) It was wonderful.
Yesterday I went to the Farmhouse Yarn sale and it was wonderful. I showed amazing restraint. And since Becca and I brought a new guest, I got a wonderufl free gift. It is great.
I will totally post pictures, I promise. I think I am going to forgo upacking till tomorrow evening, I think I am actually exausted, and going to enjoy my brand new tub of my own, with a great new colorful shower curtain.
Monday, July 30, 2007
That is our green show stage with a beautiful rainbow above. The smemr really has been great, but busy. I promise to post more pictures as soon as I have some consistant computer time.
I am not going to be taking classes in the fall, so if anyone knows anyone hiring in the eastern part of NC, let me know. Need to work on the bills, and get my residency in place before I start classes back up.
love to all
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I am also working on another chevron scarf, I will post the work in progress pics, they are pretty great.
other than that, things are good. Work is a bit crazed, but that is to be expected.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I also finished a string shopping bag, it is great.
Okay, I must work, and get things done.
Just wanted to let people know that I am alive.
Ooooo, do you know the nutmeg knitter If you do, check out her blog, there is big news.
Monday, May 7, 2007
I promise, pictures soon
I am back in PA, things are good, it will be a busy week.
My trip home was great. Becca and I had a lovely visit, went to see Grease, had a nice dinner with dad, found a tape of a show that I worked on years ago with friends of mine, and I have been listening to it all weekend long. It is great.
Well, since I slept through 2 alarms, I am heading to work. I promise to post pictures, but I cannot seem to find my USB. I have great pictures or great yarns.
talk to you all soon
Monday, April 30, 2007
SO this is a great apartment, don't get me wrong. I have a GREAT bathroom (little tear at losing that), a nice kitchen, great location, a fireplace, lots of space, and a nice closet .But that is where there really nice things end. Everything else, I am pretty psyched to leave.
The non-communicative roommate: I get the we all want our privacy, but acknowledging the person that you live with is customary. If ONE MORE PERSON takes the single thing (ie: ball of yarn, book, etc) and leave it in a pile on the counter I am going to SCREAM!!!!! My step mother did that while I was living there. Granted, when she did it, she was cleaning the entire kitchen. This one does it, and her crap is still all over. Oh, and let us not forget that she is very particular about the kitchen, but she will leave her crap all over. The worst one, oh this is gross,she comes home with left overs, and leaves them out on the counter instead of putting them in the fridge.
then of course there is the rabbit. I love animals, all animals, but this creature that gets into everything, including burrowing in my box spring. . . .. now that is a problem, and she finds it funny. hey, more power to you if it doesn't bother you that the rabbit has chewed up half of the molding in your house, and scratched up the doors to the point of ruining it. If that is what you want, thats fine. But keep the creature away from my stuff okay.
IT was convenient and affordable, but my very own apartment calls. Well first, it is off to PSF, but then I am living with people that I know and adore. People who will be nice to me, talk to me, watch movies with me, and at the same time, they will leave me alone when I have my door closed. That is great.
well, I have rambled. As of tomorrow I am in PA till August. Anyone who finds themself in the allentown or bethlehem area, look me up.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Ms Hart was a legend in the theatre world. I had the opportunity to see her perform her one woman show "My Wicked Life on the Stage" and it was so incredible. She was gracious, classy, beautiful, and just incredible. She as 96 years old. May all of us live our lives as full as hers.
I will post more about this week later.
luv to all.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Hope all is well. This week has the potential to be a bit stressful, but I will fill you all in with the show as it goes on.
talk to you all soon.
Friday, April 13, 2007
The color is pretty true, it is one of the encore Heather colors. I am really pleased. I actually cast on too many stitches, so it is actually too wide, bit I am still happy with it. This is the 4th of this pattern that I have done. I made one in green for Becca, one for My sister Rebecca, one for my cousin Sarah. I have already cast on the one for my cousin Alison.
I also have some very cute baby stuff to show
This is baby Michelle, She is about 7 weeks old, she was born a bit early so the hat is still a bit large on her. This is the pattern from LMKG it was made with farmhouse yarns
It is the silk spun cotton, they don't seem to have a link for it. I love working with this yarn, in fact I am making a pair of cargo
Other than that, things are really good. I got my grant done already, so that is a wonderful thing. I only have a little bit to fix. I also finished my Press release, and I know that is just fine.
Guess that's it for now, I have a bunch of shifts to work this weekend, which will come very much in handy for the beginning of the season in PA. Only two weeks left till I head back up to PA, and am out of my current living situation. I can't wait.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
So here is the deal everyone.If you can't give blood (and most of you can) then try to set up a blood drive at your school, work, church, knitting circle, it doesn't matter. A little back story, it occured to me this year just how important it is to give blood. When I was born, my mother was given a large blood tranfusion, something along the lines of 6 units of blood. She would not have survived if it weren't for blood donations.
Please, it only takes a little bit of time, and drinking some extra water during the day.
summer on just a beautiful day with my friend Maria. If you look very closely into the picture you can also see this:
It is just such a wonderful idea on a nice day isn't it? Can't you just feel the sand beneath your toes. The cool thing was that, although it probably happens more often than not, Maria had never seen anyone actually do this, for fear their shoes would get stolen probably. I thought it was great.
Camera as therapy. Try it, you would be amazed.
off to class.
Monday, April 9, 2007
I know I am not actually expecting a response to this, I will find it, this is just venting. I have already contacted the professor to ask him for some assistance as to what he needs. IT doesn't exactly help when my advisor, and director of the show I am sm'ing, calls to tell me that her Father is in the hospital and she will most likely not be in class tomorrow, and I will have to run the rehearsal. That isn't a problem, I can certainly control that, but that the press is coming on Thursday. I don't do press well. I don't like press. So hopefully everything will be fine by them.
More pictures to post, when I am not writing a grant or doing an annotated bibliography, or putting cues into my script, or. . . . . well you get the point.
off to a leadership meeting.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
I used size sevens. Nothing fancy
I will probably add a snap to it. Nothing fancy, Just something to keep it from getting scratched up.
These are the Baby Cargo Pants from knitty
They are really easy, I would highly recommend them. I am just about done. I hope to have them done this weekend. They are for my friend who is due in July. I hope that they will be able to be worn into the fall.
Well, today I am off to work on my Grant for Theatre Management and my calling script for the Runaway bear. Then hopefully I will be able to get the rest of my journal done for Childrens' Theatre. It will be a lot of work, but I would really like to get all of it done today. I would like to take my camera out to play tomorrow. It is so nice to have it.
hope everyone has a blessed Easter.
Friday, April 6, 2007
knitting: i am addicted, obsessed, and fully willing to admit it.I love to knit. I makes me happy, it thrills me, it calms me, it excites me. crazy huh.
church: I am a re-newed catholic. I have been away from the church for a long time, doubting my faith and everything that came along with it. I have no welcomed it into my life with open arms. It is a bit strange for me, but I am enjoying it.
cooking. Love it. I love to cook all sorts of things (but I refuse to make green bean casserole, I hate the stuff). I will admit and I will get into food ruts and eat the same food for about a week at a time (quesadillas and yogurt, I could live on the stuff)
food in general: I love food. I love all food, i love to eat drink and be merry.
friends: my friends are my rocks. there are a few in particular that have seen me through so many things. I love them dearly, and am not quite sure where I would be without them
photography: I am heading out to get my new digital camera. I know finances are not great, I but I have been looking into this purchase for a long time. I want one, and I am getting it. You will see a wonderful photo journal of my life. I look forward to sharing my love of photography with you all.
family: I love them. I love them with all of my heart. I share their sadness, i rejoice in their victories, and I accept them with all of the quirks that come with them. I hope that they think the same of me.
Theater: It is my love, my passion, and my life. I cannot see myself in any other career, I love it.
Teaching: Everything in life is turning into a lesson plan. I see them in everything. I am currently back in school (at age 31) to get my teaching license in (insert surprised face here) theatre. I can't wait to be in the classroom
okay, so those are the major spots in my life that you need to know. I do hope that you enjoy this blog. I hope to share more with you all.