52 Books in 52 Weeks 2012

52 Books in 52 Weeks!!!

Book 1: Lunewulf Law - Lorie O'Clare

Book 2: Date Night - Emma Holly

Book 3: Bewitched - H.P. Mallory

Book 4: Unicorn Bait - S.A. Hunter

Book 5: Darkness Dawns - Dianne Duvall

Book 6: Night Reigns - Dianne Duvall

Book 7: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble - H.P. Mallory / Week 4

Friday, June 30, 2006

I Am Still Here

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while, it's been almost a week I think. Things have been going on, nuff said. I haven't been knitting at all lately. Not even to finish up my first Sweet Mary Jane, and I have yet to take a picture of it. I think I am gonna pick it up tonight and see if I can't figure out how the heck to crochet the strap on it. Wish me luck. Well.....take care, happy knitting! Thank you, that is all.

Monday, June 26, 2006

4 Wheelin!

Hey All! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Mine sucked! We're not gonna get into that! But, it ended alright! We (me, my hubby, and our kids) went out to my Uncle Danny's house for my cousin Shannon's (Dakota's mom) son's (Dolton) birthday party. Did ya get all that!?! Anyway, Uncle Danny has a NICE piece of land with a pool and plenty of room to run around. The kids had an absolute blast playing with all the other kids, swimming, and all the other birthday party kinda fun.

Plus, Shannon and her husband Matt have gotten their boys into riding ATVs. So a lot of their friends brought their ATVs and Uncle Danny had one as well. So Dave got to ride around on Matt's. He gave the kids rides and then it was my turn. OMG! Considering this was my first time on one of those things you would think that Dave would go gentle on me. YEAH RIGHT! Have gave me a ride on a small track near the house. Later he took me out on the wooded trails! Oi! It was so scarey and fun at the same time. And yes, I hurt today! I also managed to burn myself on the hot muffler on Matt's ATV. Later we took our Misty and Arliss' (my other cousin and her soon to be husband) ATV. That thing was even fast than Matt's! While I'm screaming and hanging on for dear life Dave is about as happy as a pig in mud! I love that goofy smile he gets when he's doing something he loves. Oh, and he PROMISED me he would pop any wheelies while riding me around......HE LIED!!!!

Thank you, that is all!

Friday, June 23, 2006


Hey All! Long time no talk! Sorry about that. Well despite being busy with knitting, reading, work, and family.....I am currently BORED! Which actually makes NO sense! Anyway, "what have I been up to" you ask? I've finished knitting one Sweet Mary Jane slipper. Now I just need to crochet the finishing touches! It's an absolutely AWESOME pattern and very fun to do! It boggles my mind how people, Erin, come up with stuff like that! Crazy! I already have 2 family members hinting around for a pair! LOL I'll post pics tomorrow if I can!

I've also been on a reading binge. It started out with Jane Austen's classics Pride & Prejudice, Emma, and Sense & Sensibility and has now taken a completely opposite turn to......smutty romance novels! I've read 1 or 2 in the past. Part of me keeps rolling my eyes thinking "Why oh WHY are you reading this???" and the other part of me says "Oh! Turn the page, I wonder what happens next ;)"!!! I just finished a great book called The Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands. I really enjoyed it! It was so funny, I was actually laughing out loud! It was also very sexy *teehee* with a dash of mystery in it! It was a short read, I finished it in one day but I really thought it was a fun book! I am currently reading Must Be Magic by Patricia Rice. It's got a better story than most romance novels but it's not just a romance novel. It's got a "witchy" flavor to it! Which is fun!

Now, if you have any favorite smutty books you don't want to admit to reading, LOL, let me know! Lesa has lent me a handful of books, knitting fiction and romance, so I have a bit to keep me occupied. But when a reading binge hits me I MUST read read, READ!!!

Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all.

Monday, June 19, 2006

An Afternoon OUT!

Hey People! I just had a lovely afternoon out! Lesa picked me up this morning and presented me with a bag full of books to keep me quite busy for a while. And she gave me a little bag filled with some knitting odds and ends, which was so nice! We headed over to Sheeps. Lesa bought lots of lovely yarn with some of her birthday spoils! I just walked around and sniffed everything! I fell in love with some sock yarn and THEN noticed it was $20 a hank. I did not purchase anything!!! Can you believe that! I know!

Next we headed over the Barnes & Noble! Lesa showed me how to cast on for Erin's Sweet Mary Janes. I've got a good start on them, thank you Lesa! She also brought a lot of her WIPs for me to oogle at! I really like the pie shawl she's doing but I'm gonna start the Mimosa Wrap from "Big Girl Knits" soon....sometime soon! Anyway, we just had a great time sitting and knitting! I finished the whole afternoon off by buying yet another book! It's "The Perfect Wife" by Lynsay Sands. I've only read the little story she did for "Dates from Hell" but I rather liked it so we'll see if I've found another new favorite! Well, I think I'll go read or knit....still working on a way to do both at the same time! ;)

Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!

Meme from Lesa

I got this from Lesa, and it seemed like fun.

Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me
It can only be one word long. Then copy and paste this into your blog so that I may leave a word about you.

Thank you, that is all!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Not a G Rated Post

Um, it's mother fucking HOT outside! And as a result it's mother fucking hot in the house....no a/c! Well, we do have a window unit in our bedroom but there's no TV in there. So there's NO WAY to keep the kids entertained in there. Taking a nap just isn't fun for them. I think it'd be a blast! Anyway.....Oh my good god! That's really all I have to say. It's not a complaint really. I like warm weather but ah, my mascara is melting off my eyelashes! It's actually not as hot as it was earlier today. I think we hit a high of around 94, it's currently 89. But the afternoon sun has turned our house into an oven! A mother fucking oven!

What the hell does this have to do with knitting.....well, I can't knit if my hands are so sweaty I can't keep a hold on the needles! I don't even want to get started on the socks I'm making for Wyatt. But ya know what really tells me that in my core I AM a knitter. I was sitting a while ago, doing nothing but watching TV with the kids and I actually thought, "I think I'll see if I have anything in my stash to whip up a wrap or shawl of some sort. It may be mother fucking hot right now but everytime I go meet someone at BN I freeze my ass off!" So I got out some yarn, I rolled it into a ball even. Then reality struck me smack in the forhead and I realized that when it's mother fucking hot out, a lap full of yarn just makes you.......REALLY mother fucking hot!

Happy Knitting Folks....for those of you who have A/C. Thank you, that is mother fucking all.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Alaina's Baby Blanket

Hey Folks! I am happy to report that I finished up the baby blanket for my neice Alaina! I'm sending it off in the mail tomorrow. So, I took a few pictures to share with you all. I have to say, it's about the EASIEST thing in the world to make! My daughter would now like me to make her one!

Here's a shot, not a very good one, of the border that the pattern creates. I've used this pattern to make a ton of washcloths and usually the edging is rather even on both the increasing and deacreasing side. This time however, it was not as pronounced on the decreasing side. But it still looks lovely! I know Alaina and her Mommy will both love it!

Everytime I finish something I always get "Could you make me one?". My sister would like a simple wrap and she's looking for some cashmere yarn for me to use. She's buying the yarn so......I get the pleasure of working with whatever she picks! FUN!

In my round about surfing on the net today I came across Sea Silk mentioned.....I think on Yarn Harlot's blog. It looks beautiful and sounds really nice! Anyone have any experience with this yarn? I'm gonna go see if the LYS has any of it so I can feel....and smell it!

And of course, it would be a good post if I didn't include a picture of my little rascals! Dave bought both the kids a new outfit this morning. Davey's outfit it a sleevless tee and shorts....he's almost 4....it's sized 12 months!!!! Just to give you an idea of why we call him Little Man!

Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

KnitPicks Yarn

Hey Gang, I promised to post pictures of my new yarn from KnitPicks So here ya go!

This red Palette yarn is going to make some lovely socks for my nephew Wyatt! He LOVES red! And little Davey is quite partial to red as well, he's asked for a pair too!

I must say the Andean Silk is unbelievably wonderful! Everytime I handle it I don't want to put it down! It's so soft and uh! just lovely! I'm in love with it! I'm definately gonna have to make the Natalie Coat from the Big Girl Knits book with this stuff!

Happy Knitting Folks! Thank you, that is all!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Rest of My Pics

This weekend we celebrated Leslie & Davey's UnBirthday.
We went to see the movie Cars, a cute and very funny movie indeed! We also made some funky cupcakes. Using food coloring we made Leslie's cupcakes purple and green with blue frosting. Davey liked his pink (it was supposed to be red but it never works out that way!) cupcakes with orange frosting. Very tasty! GrandMa let them use some of her colored sugar and whatnot to decorate them. YUMMY!

Now as I said in my earlier post, I've been working away on Alaina's baby blanket. For something that knits up so fast you may be wondering what's taking me so long to finish it already! It's Jane Austen. She has quickly become a favorite author! Did I say that already? I may have to look into getting some books on CD since I can't knit AND read. Hmmmmm.

And well, then there is Davey......

And finally, I will leave you all with a couple cute pictures of the loves of my life.
Hey People! Well sorry it's been a little while since I've posted. Lots of family and work crap going on. Some good crap and some not so good crap. I've got a ton of pictures to share so sit back and enjoy!

First off, I've been working on Alaina's baby blanket. It knits up pretty fast and only takes 2 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun. I love that stuff, can ya tell! Anyway, I should be all done with it by the end of this week. I can't wait to send it off to Alaina!

I've got Sweet Mary Janes on my mind! I just can't figure out how the heck to cast on to start them! Good thing Lesa is taking pity on me and is going to show me what the heck to do on Monday. YAY LESA!!! I'm making my first pair out of some pretty acrylic yarn called Jewels, I think. I'm too lazy to go look at the label. You'll have to take my word for it.
I just got some more yarn in the mail. From KnitPicks. I'll post pictures tomorrow. But I must say the Andean Silk is oh so soft and smells lovely! The Palette sock yarn ain't too shabby eigther! ;)

I would post more pictures but Blogger is not cooperating at the moment! Hmmm! Happy Knitting Folks! Thank you, that is all.....for now!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

It's Hump Day

Not really much to report here folks. I'm working on Alaina's blanket, although I've been spent more time reading than knitting in the last day or so. I'm reading Jane Austen's Emma and Sense & Sensebility. Emma was going rather slow for me so I decided to dive into S&S. Wouldn'tcha know it, Emma starts to pick up and become a lot more interesting. So I'm reading both of them now. Depending on what book is closest really! I cart them both around in my little knitting tote with Alaina's blanket. So I have PLENTY to keep me busy!

I haven't touched Davey's HP scarf since meeting the Stitch-N-Bitchers last Friday. I need to pick up some more yarn. I am on the last block of crimson but I don't have enough to finish it. And of course I'll need more yarn for the fringe on both ends. I'm thinking of making it a bit longer as well. Who knows how tall Davey will be by this winter and I want it to be long enough for him to use a good couple of years. Of course, I am sure, I can always hand it down to Alaina! Her mommy is just as HP crazy as I am!

I'm still waiting on my KnitPicks order. And I still need to get out and buy some sz 7 DPNs so I can go to town on the Sweet Mary Janes. That is if I can even figure out how to cast on! I believe it's a Provisional CO??? Well, I'm sure my knitting homies will help me along.

I guess that's about it. I have to get ready for work. Oh, did I mention that I'm getting a massage today? No? Well, I am. Yes, I am totally bragging. Tasha, a co-MT and wonderful friend, and I are gonna swap today. Let me just say, she gives THE BEST massages I've ever had! And I REALLY need it! So, I hope you all have a great day! Happy Knitting! Thank you, that is all!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Alaina's Blanket

Well, after having put this off I have RESTARTED the baby blanket for my niece Alaina. This is the blanket using the pattern in my Free Pattern section. I love this pattern! Liz chose a pretty color, Lavender Sachet, in Lion Brand Homespun. My goal is to have this done in a weeks time. Wish me luck!
I guess that's it for now. Happy Knitting Folks!

Sock It To Me One More Time!

Hey People, I am have started another pair of socks! You remember that Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn I got, right? Well, I've just cast on for a new pair of socks with it. Nothing fancy, I like the ankle socks. I might find something a bit more challenging to do now that I've got the basic sock down, I think! So far I love the look and feel of the LL yarn.

I just got the Sweet Mary Jane Pattern from Erin yesterday! I am so excited. I have to pick up the sz 7 DPNs to get started. But I have some pretty acrylic yarn that I'm gonna use while I'm waiting for my order from KnitPicks. I got some lovely Andean Silk in Sangria and Lettuce. I'm going to make a "twin" set of mary janes a la Jen. See the lovely pair she made!!!

I also picked up some Palette Yarn in red for my nephew Wyatt's socks. Well, that's all for now folks! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, June 02, 2006

More for Dakota

Hey People. Well, I said I would post about Dakota's funeral but I really don't know what to say. It was sad and we all cried. There were a lot of people there, the procession seemed to be the longest I had ever been in. And no one seemed to want to leave the cemetary. Matt & Shannon are the best of people and have a TON of love and support around them. Watching them through out all this I really can't think of 2 stronger and more loving people.

I talked with Shannon and asked if I could put a picture of Dakota up on here. She said yes. I also asked about the fund started in Dakota's name. It's to help out boy scouts that can't afford the uniform shirts (they are rather pricey) and the day camp that the scouts attend. If anyone is interested in donating you can contact the Bank of DeMotte for further information.