Today is the big day, I'm 26, it doesn't feel any different than 25 but there it is. My parents got me a new nose ring since I some how lost my precious emerald, ::pout::. T didn't know what to get me so I told him to let me buy yarn, he wanted to get me the chair I've been wanting but its too much $$ right now. I told him it was the thought of him trying to find me something that counted. I got C1 to say "Happy Birthday Mommy", she has her version and she isn't hot on saying Mommy so she says "Me" at the moment of course because she doesn't want anything :P. My 'rents are taking me out to dinner tonight, I chose Olive Garden because it is fairly family oriented. This way there isn't any dishes to do. T goes in to the doc this afternoon to get a cyst removed from his back, it's been bugging him a lot, the last one was cancer free, so here's hoping this is too. I'm not too worried, cysts run in his family. Sorry about the run ons, I'm a bit tired and trying to get my lunch down before I have to pack up the girls and go go go.

On the yarn front, I bought a bunch of Sockatta, it's all discontinued colors and they're very pretty, I can't wait to get knitting them.

Well I should run, enjoy your day.


Well it's mostly over .....

The gift giving and receiving is mostly over, We have some Santa gifts to get at the in-laws on New Years Eve and a birthday to celebrate (although I don't expect anything for that, I've mostly gotten all my gifts already) but other than that, the chaos is done. The in-laws opening was chaos to its infinite end, paper everywhere and presents opened with no order at all, T and I were greatly bummed to miss the opening of some peoples gifts. We did it differently at the my 'rents, youngest to oldest, simple and orderly, the girls didn't mind nearly as much as I suspected they might because of the opening chaos the night before. Either way the girls made out like bandits and now its time for the new annual tradition of weeding out toys to give to goodwill.

On another note, the whole family now has a similar version of a pain in the ass cold, even the littlest is sneezing and coughing a bit. T is miserable and so am I, the girls are just whiny and tired from all the excitement. T and I spent most of our day today folding clothes and sorting out what we no longer need or want and putting gifts away. My 'rents got us a coffee pot with to thermos cups in it, well the water reservoir in the coffee maker has a hole in it so if you over fill it with water it leaks out all over the counter, we're going to return it for something without a hole. I also got the Corelle dishes I've been pineing over for quite a while and a gift card to go buy more if I would like. I also got the coolest cookie jar, I'll have to take a picture later, its actually a cookie 'jug' looking like an old jug, it is totally 70s but I love it, its an antique too, :D.

Well its about to be dinner time, I'll update some more later.


christmas meme

From here. I read her's and thought I would give it a shot.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? hot chocolate. Egg nog, yuck.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? We wrap, but santa isnt big here yet.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? colored, but that is what my tree came with.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? We had a bit over our house entrance but being two years old now it's just a stick.

5. When do you put your decorations up? We try to do it the weekend after Turkey day, but it was a little later this year, I hope to do more decorating once the kids leave stuff alone.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? MIL's stuffing when she makes it, otherwise my shortbread is darn good if I dont say so myself.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Waking up early, like 5 or 6 am, going downstairs to see what was under the tree and then running back up to wake up my parents so they would come down, so we could open gifts. When I was old enough I would make coffee so they would wake up faster.

8 . When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Dont remember.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We do the in-laws on the eve and my fam on the day. Our 'little family we do on Yule.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? We buy ornaments every year one for each person and so it is just a mix of ornaments and lights.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it, now where is it, by march I want it gone though.

12. Can you ice skate? yup.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My stereo was pretty cool in middle school, but my antique cookie jar was pretty awesome too.

14. What's your favorite thing about the holidays? people's faces when they open a gift they really like.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? shortbread and those little cookies that are dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, lady fingers?!?!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The youngest to oldest opening of gifts.

17. What tops your tree? This year a fairy bear, other years a poinsetta star, I try to rotate.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? giving. Now if I only could find the perfect gift for everyone on my list every year.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? no real favorites here.

20. Candy canes yuck or yum? yum. but only the real ones, the fruity ones are okay but the peppermint are the best.

21. What's number one on your Christmas list this year? for our fam to be safe. Now for my birthday, 3 days later, a swift and some yarn would be good.


Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Off to the In-Laws we go :D !!!!


Merry Yule!!!

I'm sick. Of course this happens on the day that I need to cook a full turkey dinner and have no time to knit or rest. I'll post pics later. This is also the night that we open presents in our "small" family, then off to Hubby's 'rents on Christmas Eve and my 'rent on Christmas day, both all day events and exhausting. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get a few washcloths done to give as stocking stuffers, but we'll see. This head cold and fever thing sucks and it fortunately hit the hardest after I'd finished doing most of what needed to be done. Either way I feel lousy and I'm going to go to bed, I'll leave you one pic of my C1's socks taken with my new camera, not the best pic, not the camera's fault either. Yippie, new toys.

PS I just finished the newest Laurell K. Hamilton book Mistral's Kiss, It left me wanting more, sometimes I hate that in a good way. Cant wait to see what Merry will be up to next. Keep on writing Laurell, we love you.


It's hard to get an almost 3 yr old to sit still....

Sorry my camera phone sucks.

Sock info, pics to come

The C1's socks are finished, I'll post some pictures after I borrow my 'rents digital camera. Although, I may scan them tomorrow, too. They are very cute.

Pattern: Class Sock
Source: Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Materials: Plymouth Encore D.K. | 75% Acrylic 25% Wool | Color: 455 | Lot: 22860
Needles: US 6 (4.00mm) Knitpicks 24" circulars and US 6 (4.00mm) Susan Bates dpns (one type for one sock and one for the other)
Started: Last week some time | Finished: December 18, 2006

32 sts, 3" to the heel flap, 16 row heel flap, short row heel, 3.75" heel to toe, kitchener stitch toe, fits a infant/child size 6 (my 2 1/2, almost 3 year old)


Socks and my Daughter

I'm loving sock knitting. all I want to do now is buy sock yarn and knit socks :D. C1(child one, daughter the first) saw me knitting my first sock and trying it on to see how my foot progress was going, so she says "sock, sock" and I'm "yup, its going to be a sock" So she repeats and holds out her foot, I'm like okay and go find her some socks, she wont put them on, holds out her foot again and repeats "sock, sock" so now I'm knitting her a pair of socks and mine are on hold until I finish the second one. I also need to figure out how to fix a hole in her second sock because I seem to have not picked up a stitch in the right place, I'm not going to ripit because she is most likely only going to wear them around the house, they're of dk weight yarn and a bit bulky. She looks cute in them though, I'm going to make a matching pair in the same size so that the twins will have them when C1 grows out of them. Did I mention I'm loving sock knitting?

I've also learned I prefer dpns over circular needles, the yarn harlot was right.


Bad new Computer, Sock fun.

Well I sort of have internet again, I'm still having technical difficulties and it will be hit or miss. grr. Anywho, my computer had to go in it is having major issues and has been completely wipe-ed a couple of times and still no work. grumble, grumble. I'm using my hubby's today, but it is definitely not the same. I'm almost done with my first sock, YEAH ME. And I'm loving it. I need to buy much more sock yarn and then learn many patterns. I've turned my heal and picked up my stitches and I'm now doing the instep decreases. But right now, right now I'm going to go cuddle with my oldest and maybe take a nap, I was up knitting way to late last night :D. Chat again later.


Ballband 3 (really 4 , maybe even 5, I think)

Pattern: Ballband
Source: Pattern is a copyright of Peaches & Crème. You can find the pattern on the label of their 100% Cotton Yarn.
Materials: Peaches & Cream and/or Sugar n' Cream
Needles: US 9 (5.50mm) Knitpicks 24" circulars
Started: Unknown | Finished: December 1, 2006

This is the last washcloth I'm going to knit for my m-i-l, at least for a while, others need there share as well.