Saturday, December 31, 2005

A new year is coming

I am cleaning out all of my old books, magazines and such in preparation for the new year. I am going to my favorite book store, Half Price Books, to see if I can find any new books and magazines to replace the old ones with. Then I am heading to a Barnes and Noble to see if their calendars are half off since I really want this.

I am currently working on this and I hope to be finished with it soon. I am using wool-ease in a purple color. I was lucky and found a beautiful color at Tuesday Morning - it was $7 for 3 balls! I will post pics when I remember to take a picture of it.

I am about to start work on a dog sweater for a friend. She really wants a doggie sweater and I got the Target kit for Christmas. Perfect person to try it out on. I am not sure if my dog will wear it, but I think I will make one for her as well. The cold season here might not last much longer, so I will have to finish it as quickly as possible so the doggies can wear their new duds.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa,

So the holiday rush has ended and I am sure you are tired. Your mailbox has probably emptied now that the post office has caught up all your mail. I thought I would drop you a note to say thank you. I know that I didn't get any of my presents from you as I have gone over the Santa age limit, but I think you had something to do with the wonderful things I received this year.
The ottoman was genius, now I can put up my feet when I am knitting. Also, I can put my knitting items in the ottoman to keep while I am sleeping or at work...which means I am not able to knit. This gives all these items a home.
The knitting kits were great and I will start on the doggie sweater when I get home today. It will be red and is for a friend's dog. I am going to make one for Pika and Tank as well.
The knitting desk calendar is filled with projects I can't wait to start on. I am not sure I will have enough time this year, but I am sure going to try.
My computer thanks you for talking with Uncle Alex about the much needed new hard drive. Now she won't have to give me little pop ups of how my hard drive is full and needs help.
I really enjoyed all the rest of my presents as well, the knives (sharp), dragonfly (beautiful), perfume (nice), pictures in their picture frames (because we all know I don't frame pictures), the back massager (aaahhh), and the books (knitting books!).
And of course, the sewing machine was much appreciated. Though I haven't used it yet, it is already set up and ready to go.
Well, I am sure you want to put this letter away so Mrs. Clause can get back to rubbing your big toes. Hope you have a great new year. I hope you get some rest during the down time of most of the year.



Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ahh...the very first one

So...this is what a blog looks like.

Anyways, I have started this blog for many reasons, one being that I want to join the Secret Pal 7 and figured it was as good an excuse as any to finally start this blog. I can't wait for that to start.

Well, that is the starting point for this. I have a busy weekend ahead of me since it is New Year's and all. My husband's family is in town and I foresee a lot of visiting before they leave on Monday.

I plan to post pics of projects ongoing. So, if you aren't too bored already, check back in a day or so. Hopefully, I will have given this page a facelift.