Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday in the Park .... and the Pool.

Summer is here. This past Saturday the 14th was World Wide Knit in Public Day so several of us from my local yarn shop, Yarns Ewenique, met across the street from the shop in the Veteran's Memorial Park from 9am-12pm to knit in public. Mostly to raise awareness of the craft.

Since it was also Flag Day there was more traffic than I'd originally thought. There must have been some sort of race going on near by because about the time we showed up to start, groups of people were walking by with those numbers pinned to their shirts. I assume they were on their way home after running.

We had about a dozen ladies, most I knew, a couple I didn't, and we sat and knit and chatted. People waved and said hello. One lady pulled up in her car and asked if we were celebrating Flag Day. That was kinda funny. We told her why we were there and she started clapping. Little old ladies are cute that way.

We didn't actually make it all the way until noon. Around 11:30am the breeze turned hot and it just got too icky to sit outside. So, we called it a day and all packed it in. Several of us went back over to the shop to sit in the nice cool air for a while. There was another group we heard about who were supposed to be knitting from 9am to 6pm on the lawn of a local museum near by the yarn shop. The particular lawn they said they would be on has zero shade at all. I wondered if they were going to have those tent type things so they didn't all die of heat stroke. When I drove past on my way home, I saw they were all up next to the museum building under the shade. I was glad to see that.

Later that afternoon I had some friends over to swim at my house. We had a blast! There were about 10 of us and we just laughed and talked and floated all afternoon. We munched on chips and had various and sundry adult beverages. After we were sufficiently pruned up and sun burned, we went inside and ordered pizza for dinner. I had a great time with the girls I already knew pretty well and got to know a few others a lot better. We will definitely do that again soon, such a good time :)

Even though at the end of the day I was dead beat, that was the most fun I've had in a long long while. Thanks to all my good friends who spent the day with me. I love y'all!

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Back from vacation

Hello friends! I took the whole week after my birthday off from work and did pretty much nothing. It was fantastic. I lunched with friends, spent a day with my mom, had some spa appointments. All in all, a wonderful week.

But here we are back again, to the grind of work and life.

I am ready to turn the heels on the pair of socks i've currently got on the needles. I'm also attempting to learn a new way to do the top of the leg of socks so I don't have to do the blasted ribbing that I can't stand. More news of that later ...

Next Thursday the 10th, The Office is coming back to TV and I am so freakin excited I can't even tell you. Shows have been trickling back and it has been good - but this, THIS is the one I've been waiting for. I will begin the countdown shortly!

Gonna make it short and sweet today. Ta Ta For Now :)

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Almost Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow is my birthday! Yep, Easter. This is the only year in my entire lifetime that my birthday will be on Easter. The last time Easter was on March 23rd was in 1913 and the next time Easter will be on March 23rd is in 2160.

The method of determining when Easter will be is kinda strange. Simplified it is: Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox. So, this year it all happens really early. Spring Equinox was on the 20th (a Thursday), we had a full moon last night on the 21st (a Friday), and the first Sunday following is tomorrow - the 23rd.

I'm not really all that jazzed to share my birthday with Easter this year. Mostly because Easter is all about families doing things like church or egg hunts or Easter bunnies. Plus a lot of places are closed on Easter - it just complicates things. So, I decided to have a big celebration yesterday!

We had a short work day, got to leave at 3pm - being Good Friday and all - so I headed over to a place called Gloria's (Mexican Food, yum!) for a Happy Birthday to Me happy hour with a bunch of friends. There were about 15 or so people there off and on, and I had a blast! I had 1 or 2 (ok, more like 6) Mango Margaritas - wow they were good - and laughed A LOT. I have really great friends :) After it died down a little, 6 of us went to eat at Kincaid's, a famous local burger joint. They have the BEST fried okra ever! Of course I had some ...

After the drinking and the eating, hubby and I went home for a sec to check on the kitties and then we went to a shop near our house and I got my nose pierced! I'd been wanting to for a while, pondering and researching. I finally decided to go for it. It hurt for a second or two, my eyes watered (even though I had them closed like I was supposed to), and unlike your ears - it bleeds a bit when you get your nose pierced. Not horrible or anything, I'd just never thought about that. The lady doing the piercing did warn me though, so I didn't freak out. It's a little tender now and it looks like my nose is a tad swollen but not freakish or anything :).

All of this and its not even my birthday yet! Today I'm going with my friend Debora to a sewing shop to look at sewing machines. That will be my birthday present to myself. I'm quite excited about it. I have lots of ideas of things I would like to make. After that I'll head over to my local yarn shop to hang out and knit. I'm already working on my next pair of socks of course! And I'm also using the left over yarn from the 2 pairs of socks that I've finished to make some socks for my iPod, ha! I'm taking all of next week off for vacation, lots of relaxing and hanging out with a little bit of household chores thrown in.

That's about all for now .... stay tuned for more updates as they happen :)

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blog Update

I'm sure nobody noticed, at least while I was working on it :) but I just widened the main column of the blog so that I can post bigger pictures. I wasn't able to post anything but small ones, lest they get cut off! So I fixed that!

I'm about to leave for my Thursday night Knitting/Crochet Group! I love this time with my friends. And I might just finish my socks sometime this year, hahaha!

Have a great evening everyone ...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

So much fun!

I just got home from a game night with some girlfriends. We had a blast ... we laughed, ate, played, talked and laughed some more. We went over to my friend Debora's house and joining us was Angel, Amanda and Jenn - so 5 in all. We had pizza and other snacks and played Apples to Apples, Mad Gab, SkipBo and Can't Stop. All great games! I love my friends and so glad I found them.

I'm tired now and going to sleep .... oh yeah, I'm to the heel on my 2nd pair of socks, yay!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Take the pledge

For the past several months I have been spending my time knitting, crocheting, beading, taking photos, and in general just being crafty. And I'm in love. I love the care and the time it takes, the people I've met who share this passion, the feeling of accomplishment I now have, and the items I create.

A few days ago, I decided I was going to start selling prints of some of my photos. I am doing this on etsy.com, a fabulous place for all things handmade. I will also be putting more things I've made in my store as soon as I can get their pictures taken ... So, I encourage you to go to etsy and look around - and I don't just mean at my things. Support the handmade crafts of people who truly love creating. And if something strikes your fancy, buy it.

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Here is my store: http://debidoodle.etsy.com

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

My first totally completed knitting project!

I just finished these fingerless gloves :) I'm quite proud of them. My friend Amanda weaved in the ends for me (thanks Amanda!) but everything else I finished all by my lonesome.

I am making a headband/ear warmer that matches, and if I'm really ambitious, maybe a scarf after that!

Upclose of Cabling

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This is what I was afraid of.

When I started a blog the thing I was most afraid of is that there would come a time where I had so many random thoughts in my brain that it becomes overwhelming to try and pick one thing to talk about. I realize this is an irrational thought, like it matters which one of these things in my head I talk about - just talk about something. I really need to get one of those digital voice recorders to speak my thoughts into so that later on when I get to the computer I won't think "uhm ... I know I thought about something to blog on this morning but I can't remember what it is now." So here I go :)

I learned to knit a few months ago. I LOVE it. I like it more than crocheting. I know that I will catch flak from some friends for saying that but they will have to deal! I've finished one sock of my first pair and cast on + done a few rows of the ribbing, however I was thinking about it today and I think I'm going to have to rip it out and start over because I cast on more stitches for the 2nd sock than the first and that will end up making lopsided socks. Which of course we can't have. Here's a picture of this pair ...

Socks - First Pair

After that I started a 2nd pair which are turning out to be really cool. I'm not as far along with that pair yet but the color combo is awesome. I'm also using smaller needles and I like the size of the stitches better. Here is a close up of that one ...

Sock Close Up

I have also started a Doctor Who scarf for hubby! I'll show a picture of that when it gets a little further along. It's going to be really cool looking I think. I believe it will be about 12 feet long or so when it gets done. He's really excited about it. So yay!!!

On another note, I'm watching a very weird show on TLC right now called "Help! I'm a Hoarder" about people who are obsessive pack rats and can't help it. It's a compulsion for them. It's actually pretty sad, I feel bad for these people. One of the ladies is actually an interior designer and she spends her time reorganizing and decluttering other peoples homes and her home is a disaster area. There's another lady who is about to be evicted because her apartment has so much crap in it that is isn't up to fire code. Things to be thankful for. I'm glad I don't have that problem.

And now ... it's peanut butter jelly time! peanut butter jelly time! In other words .... dinner.

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  • From Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • I'm a 37 year old, left handed, aries, web designer, kitty cat mom, swimming pool fanatic, tv watcher, game player, knitter, seamstress, crocheter, aspiring photographer.
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