Amusing MySelf

A-muse v. To entertain in an agreeable, pleasing way;to make mildly or temporarily happy.

Look I’m knitting

Armed with a PB&J sandwhich, size 1 DPNs, some yarn and my row counter I decided to knit.Ready to knit

Knit a couple rows, click, click, take a bite, knit a few more rows, click, click, take a few more bites. On and On I continued this way and what before my wandering eyes should appear but a miniature sock and eight tiny cuff rows.cuff

Yep it is a sock folks.Although be it  a baby sock- it is still a sock none the less.

After numerous failed attempts at knitting adult socks I decided to take baby steps-parden the pun LOL. I thought it best to start out small and work my way up to adult socks. Besides I have a good reason for knitting baby socks anyway. One of my cousins  and his wife had a baby back in February and two of my cousins are pregnant and anothor cousin and his wife have one on the way. Gee sounds as if my family are baby makin fools. LOL- I love em.

I will get lots of practice and then once I am ready I will make the move to adult socks.

For this sock I just decided to use Red Heart Baby sport weight in Banana. Yes I know the dreaded acrylic yarn. But seeing how I am the only knitter in my whole family, they don’t know there are better yarns out there. Do you think I am going to tell them LOL well I might if they decide to buy me yarn a s agift. Hee Hee.

But for them acryilc will work just fine and besides I really have no qualms with using acryilc anyway.

Ok now it’s time to get my knit on and finish knitting my socks.


Something Strange is happening!


I don’t know what has come over me lately. I’m not particulary a girly girl and I don’t even like to wear dresses. I’m not really into pink and purple. I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt girl but the last few weeks I’ve been buying skirt patterns and even pink and purple material to make them with. It’s so totally out of character for me.


I usually just let my hair hang down but as of late I’ve been finding myself pulling it back into ponytails or hair barretts. I think someone has taken over my body and making me do strange things, either that or my brain has taken a vacation. Not that this is actually a bad thing , it just feels foriegn to me to be doing these things. I guess we all have to grown up sometime. Seems it just takes some of us alot longer than others.LOL

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My summer knitting goals

While doing my daily blog reading this morning over at Karma Kitties I read about this contest where you have to post your summer knitting goals so here they are.

1. Knit Monkey Socks– or any ole sock for that matter I’ve yet to make one single pair.

2. Pie are Square Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman

3. Learn to knit Fair Isle

4. A few toboggans (aka hats)for the Boys – to give as Christmas gifts.

5. Finish my Take Along Bag so I can take it with my on my trip this summer

6.I’ve been thinking about knitting some legs warmers but have not yet settled on a pattern yet.


Enjoying the view!

woodpeckerOk I’m ready for my close up. LOL actually is not a great pic but I had to take it while I could before the little bugger flew away. Ya can’t tell but it’s a small woodpecker. This morning I decided to just enjoy the outdoors and I just happen to have my cam with me. While watching the woodpecker I also saw a female cardnial, and Nuthatch. I love to sit outside and listen to the music of nature.

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What Blue Are You?

Found this on one of the blogs I read and thought I’d share it with you. It is so very much me.

You Are Navy Blue

You’re a true adventurer. You constantly find yourself drawn to new experiences, people, and places.
Sometimes you feel quite scattered and bored. If something exciting isn’t going on, you feel a bit lost.

What Color Blue Are You?

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10 Random Things about me

I’ve been tagged by Sari the Pink Pirate now I have to come up with a few random things about me.

THE RULES: once you have been tagged, you must write a blog with ten weird, random, or little known facts or habits about yourself. then choose ten people to be tagged and list their names. then leave each one a comment that says “TAG! YOU’RE IT!” and tell them to read your latest blog.

I wont be able to come up with ten people cause I’m new to this bloggin thing here and don’t have 10 people that I know. Heck I don’t even know if anyone even reads this.

1. I hate housework.I’ll put it off for days then I have a bigger mess to clean up and it would have only taken a short time to do if I’d have done it when it needed done.

2.I’m not a girly girl and don’t really do pink and purple but I am learning to think out side my blue box and exspand my color palet.

3. It drives me crazy when people says words in correctly. My Hubby is always saying tookin and the word is not even in the dictionary!

4.I can’t stand to have dirt on my hands. It just grosses me out to get dirt on them. Dh delibertly trys to touch me with his greasy dirty hands just cause he knows it makes me tremble.

5.I hate strawberries and anything to do with them. The smell of them makes me feel sick!

6.I am a self taught crafter. I have taught myself just about every art form that I do. with the exception of knitting. a former fiend-oops I mean friend taught me that.

6.I love to collect anything with buffaloes. Yea I know it sounds strange, but hey I never go with the norm.

7. I love to learn anything I can about the civil war era.

8.I am into heavy metal. Evereyone is surprised to find this out about since I am a very shy quiet person.

9. I am a huge Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson fan and proud of it!

10. I used to eat peanut butter and maynoaise sandwhiches as a kid but have not tried to eat one in years.

 Ok now it’s your turn. If you wanna be tagged just leave a comment and let me know so I can read your blog.


Fairie Delight

Decided to do some sewing today. I have an Art Walk coming up on June 9th so I thought I’d work on a fairie wall hanging for for the quilt contest they have. I’m calling it Midnight in Fairie Forest. I still have to add her face but thought I’d show you anyway.

 Then I had another thought. I have decided to have a name that fairie contest.Midnight in the Fairie Forest

This contest will run from May 23rd until June 21st.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you would name her. The winner will be notified on June 22nd.

Bucket BagThe prize will be this Bucket bag made by me filled with a  few suprise goodies.

So what are you waiting for. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Post edited on June 6th.


My Birthday Suprise.

It’s a little early considering my b-day is not til August but my two very best Friends Donnely and Kathie are taking me to Virginia for my b-day. That is so sweet of them. I love those girls and would be so lost with out them. I am so excited and can not wait. They are paying for my tickets  and few other things. They have it all plans out and I know it will be a wonerful time. It will be just us girls. They boys don’t get to come along. Hee Hee. Who knows what trouble we will get into LOL. It will be a grand adventure because when the three of us are together we know how to have a good time.

I have lots of clothes I plan to make. What will really shock everyone that knows is the fact that I will be wearing a few skirts. I am a jeans and t-shirt girl. I don’t do girly and I don’t wera frilly clothes so boy wont they all be suprised to see me in those outfits.

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We had a ball!

Wayne and I ready for the ball

Well it’s been over a week since we went to the ball and parden the pun but we had a ball!. It was a wonderful night. We dance quite a few dances I don’t remember all the names of the dances but there was a few reels, a group waltz and a few others. We were told that we were the best dressed couple and that really made me feel good. Wayne was not crazy about going but once people started complimenting him and he found the dances were fun he loosened up and enjoyed himself.He even said we might have to do it again sometime. LOL. Let me tell ya though Imdon’t see how those ladies did it everyday. it took me an hour to get dressed. Whew I have never taken that long, it sure was an experience but ya know I really didn’t mind it like I thought I would. I just am not a girly girl. I don’t like frills and lace, I’m usually a jeans and t-shirt girl but I didn;t mind it at all. It was not as uncomfortable as I thgought it would be. I actually didn’t mind wearing the corset.And I would be willing to do it again because I enjoyed it so much.