Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Winter Look

YEAH! I am so very very happy with my newest blog look. The elf is so very cute and I love the colors. Merry Soon-To-Be Christmas to you all!


2008 Booklist Sept/Oct

September & October
Note: (M)=Magazine

Servant-The Awakening by LL Foster
Servant-The Acceptance by LL Foster
The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson (R)
Dead To The World by Charlaine Harris (R)
First Blood by Various (Susan Sizemore)
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (R)
Legacy by Jeanne C. Stein
All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
The Nightwalkers:Noah by Jacquelun Frank
Up In Smoke by Katie MacAlister
Kiss Of The Wolf by Morgan Hawke
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Nancy Madore
Heat Of The Night by Emma Holly
Wolf Tales VI by Kate Douglas (R)
Lord Of The Dark by Dawn Thompson
Wicked Hot by Charlene Teglia
Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
Working For The Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow
The Devil's Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow
Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow
To Hell And Back by Lilith Saintcrow
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (A)
Make It Modern by Classic Lite Yarns
Mini Knits by Noro
Halloween Tricks and Treats by Matthew Mead (M)
Craft:You Can Weave (M)
Manga Clip Art by Hayden Scott-Baron
Spin-Off, Fall 2008
VOGUEKnitting, Fall 2008 (M)
Knitsimple, Holiday 2007 (M & R)
Knitsimple, Fall 2007 (M & R)
Entertainment Weekly, Aug 22/29, 2008 (Harry Potter!)

KnitMeter FTW

Yeah.. was surfing this morning and found a Knitting Meter! Go grab your very own. Instructions are simple and its nothing but copying and pasting into your blog code.


Friday, November 28, 2008


A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly open the door to the freezer, the parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

I received this in the mail and made me laugh so very much!!! I hope it did for you too!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ACK! Time has flown!!!

So sorry for the lapse in writing. I have been camera-less for the past few weeks, because I can not find the cord to download pictures onto my computer. Worse, I have to have the hubby dl them, put them on a thumb drive and then load them... le sigh!

I did not want my posts to be pictureless.. so I waited and waited and waited and waited! Finally I said to myself, "To heck with this!" and as of tonight will start to post again. Filling in later with pictures of stuff which has already happened and stuff I want to do. ::grin::

Let's see... what has happened?

I have not started it persay.... but I did find the materials needed to make a stamp, purchased the carving tools and rubber medium, and also purchased some E6000 glue along with plain wooden blocks to glue the stamps to.

In this endeavor, I took the hubby to a local privately owned coffee shop here in Orlando which was supposed to sport a hidden letterbox, alas everywhere we looked we could not find the bugger! Not to say its not there, BUT we could not locate it. So I will have to go back again when I have our stamps made and really tear the place apart. ::hehe::

I need to enter the books read/listened to for the months of September and October. I really did not read much in October to tell the truth because I was horrible sick and nothing was coming out at all!!!! Granted that did not stop me from finding a few new authors... but really knitting was my focus!

Gosh.... for the very first time... Christmas knitting has reared its ugly head in my stash, time, and pattern collecting. Three cowls down, one more on the needles... two bounce hats, one on the needles... I have some gorgeous yarn from YarnPirate, Duet Yarns, and some sweeeeet knitting bags from GoodtobeGirl! (Again... pics are a hassle because of the missing cord, but I hope to post them very soon!

Lastly for this blog! The newest pattern from ..... ELVES!!! Anna is so awesome, she even created Christmas Gift Tags that can be downloaded and printed for holiday giving... and when I get paid next week her ELVES pattern shall be mine mine mine!