Amusing MySelf

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

A moment of insanity.

Ok so I had a moment of insanity this morning. I have been chastized for it by several people. I will not stop blogging I promise.My blogging just doesn’t seem as fun with out showing you my projects and such.I promise to figure something out for my picture situation.

I have been on the search for a sock pattern to knit now that my Thuja socks are done. But nothing is speaking to me. I want to knit up a pair of socks for my SP11 pal. She is not a sock knitter but would like some knitted socks. If you know any socks patterns let me know and I’ll check em out.Can’t print them out but I’ll still check em’ out.

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It’s Offical

Sorry I’m going to do a little wineing-oops I mean whining.
My blogging has become boring and rather pointless without picuters. I am in several swaps that require blog upate at least 4 times a month. But if I can’t add pics I don’t see the point of updating at this time. No one wants to comment on a pictureless blog let alone visit one.
Ok I’m done whinning- now you can get back to your regularly scheduled blogging and knitting.

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Bummed

It seems I will not be getting my computer back because it is just to far gone to be fixed. This really stinks because it means I am stuck with this back-up. It loads at a snails pace, I can use my camera with it and I can’t hook the printer and scanner to it because it just doesn’t haven’t enough memory for it. I guess I am destined to be without a good computer for now. I have so many pictures I wanted to share. I managed to finish my Thuja socks. But I just can’t show ya.

In other news I went today with my friends Donnely and Kathie to help them set up their booths for Hookahville

Everything went without a hitch in sgetting this organized. we left Donnely

 camper thereand rode home in Kathie’s jeep. That’s where things went

wrong. We ran out of gas and had to call Katie’s Dh to come rescue us.Kathie swore up and down it was just yesterday that she put gas in it.She appologiezed several times for it happening. It was no big deal. I mean it has happened to all of us at one time, I’m sure. Anyway what was funny was the fact that she kept saying I know it was yesterday I put gas in it.

The Conversation went like this.

Kathie: I know it was only yesterday I put gas in. I am sorry guys.

Donnely, Tomi and Jen: Don’t be sorry it’s no big deal.

Kathie: I’ll check the mileage. I wrote it down after I put gas in. Wow I drove 119 miles- since yesterday? That can’t be right I only drove around town.

Donnely- You have to be out of gas. I hope that is all that is wrong.

Jen- yea if it’s out of gas that’s an easy fix.

Kathie- I’m sure it was yesterday. I’ll check my receipt.(ruffling of paper while she finds it). Yea guys see it says the 26th.

Donnely, Tomi and Jen: Laughing to the point of rolling on the floor.

Jen: Kathie that was 3 days ago.

Ya gotta love her. She is so scatterbrained she loses track of time. But I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world. She keeps our friendship very interesting.  He hubby rescued us laughing at her the whole time.

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Love those Contests

Here’s another contest for you.I just love finding and sharing these links.

Schrodinger has won a few contests lately and now wants to share the wealth. She has some really cute sock bags to give away. Be sure to tell her JenW!~ sent you.

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Morning Thunder*

No it’s not storming. It’s what I’m drinking. Sounds like an alcoholic beverage doesn’t, well it my new tea. I bought it when I went to Amish country. It’s a caffinated tea. For those who want to kick start their morning but don’t like coffee. Love it. It’s my new way to start the mornings.

Mr Knowledge played his first offical football game this weekend and his team won.19-7. He is second string defense so he doesn’t get to play as much but ya know I’m ok with that cause I wasn’t all that thrilled with him playing to begin with. But it was his decision to play. And I am one who lets my children make choices on their own.

My computer should come home today. I am excited because I am tired of not being able to post pics. I have quite a few to show you once my baby comes home.It only cost me $35 to get it fixed so I think that is pretty darn good.

I am going to be spending my day in the kitchen. I have pumpkin to cook and strain so I can make some Harvest Bread. I will share the recipe later. I am using my white pumpkin. Mr Teenageer was excited when he saw it being cut up. He loves the seeds after they are roasted of course.

Well I am off to the kitchen. Take Care Happy Knitting and have a nice day.

*By Celestial Seasonings.This tea is made with a spirited and earthy combination of moutain-grown black tea and yerba maté, a South American herb and is sure to give you the lift you need to get in gear — without the coffee jitters.It has a buffalo on the box which is actually why I had to buy it. I collect any thing with buffalo. The fact that is was tea was just a bonus.

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I found another contest for you.

Jacque is having a contest. And it’s pretty easy to enter

1. Leave her a comment, 2.Pass along the word via your blog that she is having a contest. Make sure to tell her that I sent you so my name gets entered again for each referral! That’s it.

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I’m a Rockin’ Girl

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketGrace (Lovin Comfort Knits) has nonimated me as a Rockin Girl Blogger. Wow I can’t believe someone would even consider me a Rockin Girl. I never though of my blog as being good enough to even be considered. Thanks so much Grace that means alot to me.You certainly are a Rockin’ Girl! and awesome knitter. And is a little bit of good news after lossing my beloved Scooter.

Edited to add my nominees.

Donnely  because she is my friend and my inspiration.

Sarah-a former secret pal. I can always count on her for a comment.

Laurie – a recent swap pal. I was her secret pal for NSFY.

On another note. Mr Fisherman has a job interview Saturday(which happens to be my B-day) to work in a haunted house. It is his dream job. In October the man turns into Mr Halloween. He really goes all out and turns our yard into a monster fest. Of course the neighbors all think it is cool and ask every year what he is going to come up with this time. He can hardly wait. I hope the interveiw goes well. If it does the man will be in seventh heaven.

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Sad news.

Sorry I haven’t been around the last few days. I just didn’t have the heart to blog. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. My cat Scooter passed away on Tuesday morning. This was and still is very hard to deal with. She was a member of my family for 11 years. She was with us longer then number 2 son who is only 8.

It is so hard to walk out my front door because the porch was her domain. When we would go out in the evenings to sit on the porch swing she was there ready for her nightly petting. She was always right there ready to greet you when you got home from work ,she rolled back and forth on the walk until you reached down to pet her. She loudly let you know when her food bowl was empty and if you didn’t fill it right away she sat and stared at you until you couldn’t stand it any longer.

She was a beloved pet and will be greatly missed for a long time to come. I will post a picture of her later as I am at a friends right now and I still don’t have my computer back. Hopefully by Monday.

Take Care everyone.

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I passed!

 Those of you who regularly read my blog may know that I work in a retail store. Wont say what one. But anyway I am a sales associate on the sales floor.

My assistant manger has been after me for the last two weeks to put Department maganger as one of my career goals so that when a position comes up I can be considered for it. For this you have to take an assesment test on the computer. Well I did it about a year ago and did not pass. So I was a little apprehensive about doing it again. I kept putting it off and was worried that I would not pass it again this time.I kept telling myself I didn’t want that responsiblity. Well tonight I finally worked up the courage to take the test. And guess what. I PASSED. I couldn’t believe it when those words popped up on the screen. I was worried for nothing.  I think I just wasn’t ready for it the last time I tried but now I think the time wasright or I would not have passed. I didn’t realize how much I wanted it until after the test was done. So if I ever get Departmanet manager that means I would work 7-4 instead of 2-11 and I would have weekend off instead of working every weeknd. I know everyone here at home would like that. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed that something comes up soon.
I rushed home to tell Mr Fisherman but he is alseep, now he must wait until tomoorw to hear my news. So I am happy to share it with you first.

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A few contest links.

I enjoy contests and I am sure you do too. I found a few more for you to enter.

First Jean is having one to celerate her 6 month blogiversary. Stop by and be sure to tell her I sent you.

Rachel is also having a contest to celebrate her 100th post. All you have to do is answer a few questions. But you better hurry it ends the 20th.

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Sp11 Contest Answers

Sp11 is having it’s first contest and here are my answers.
1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without? I’d have to say my row counter. I certainly would be lost without it.
2. If you’re heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? yes I would if I ever went on vacation but just don’t see that happening anytime soon. If
so, how much and what type of project? it would have to be whatever sock I was working on at the time.
3. Where have you travelled to that you’d consider your favorite spot? Haven’t travelled anywhere since I was 17 now I’m in my 30’s so I can’t really answer this question.
4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it? Right now it is Last Minute Knitted Gifts and no I do not own it. I just keep borrowing it from the library.
5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)? No I do not and can not since this backup pc has lost the sound.

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Mother Nature Strikes

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.Well Mother Nature must have been in one heck of a rage for last night a round of vicious storms hit our area. The thunder was so loud it woke me up and the lighting was so close it made me jump up. It scared the crapola out of me. I tell you it can sure make ones heart beat a little faster when you awoken from a sound sleep in such a furoious manner.
Do you think she could have a little kinder to me? But Alas it was not to be for not only did she awaken me but lighting also hit my phone lines which was connected to my computer and now the modem is out. I am on an old pc that has no sound and I am not able to upload any pics because my camera is not compatible with it. And can you say slow,snails pace that it. It takes it’s good ole time uploading some of the web pages. Guess that could be why it was no longer in use. Let me tell you I miss my other pc and it’s only been one day. It may not have been the best computer but it worked for what I needed.Wayne is going to take mine to work with him tomorrow and see if one of his friend can get it working again. He says this guys used to be a computer techie.

Here’s keeping my fingers crossed because I really don’t like this pc.I have nothing downloaded on this one and I don’t remember all my sites that I had in my faves file. But I guess I need to be thankful that I had a backup. Still I do hope the other one can be fixed.I really can’t afford a new right now.
I had planned to show you a finished Thuja sock that I am working on for my mother as a christmas pressie. But that’s out now. I was actually excited to share it because this will be the first time I actually have a christmas present done this early. I am going to start a pair of Hedera socks next. 
Ya know I was just thinking how funny it is that just a few short months ago I was afraid to try sock knitting and now that I’ve finished my first and second pair I have my third pairon the needles and the fourth pair ready to go on the needles. It is so addicting and now I have no ideas why I waited so long to try sock knitting.
Well I am off to work on more socks. Happy Knitting.

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Mandy’s Candy Bag

Mandy's Candy bag

Yes finally some knitting content.

Mandy’s Candy Bag 

knit in Peaches N Cream Stripes Colorway :Natural Stripes

on size 5 DPNs.

This bag was fun and easy to knit. I made mine a little shorter than most of the others I seen knit up. I was going for a Native American look. It kind of reminds me of the clay pots you might see food or water carried in. The name of the actual pot escapes me at this moment.

There is a contest going on for this bag so be sure to stop by NH Knitting Mama’s blog and check it out. You have until September 3rd to knit one of your own to be entered.

And on a final note. I had no idea it would be so hard to give away something made by me for free. I have joinned in the Pay it Forward exchange going around see earlier post. I thought for sure 3 people would jump at the chance to recieve a free gift but so far only two people have taken me up on the offer. Who’d a thunk it. I can’t even give away one of my hand sewn  bags.Yep you guessed it I’ve decided to make up 3 of my Ruby June hand bags and give them away as my Pay it Forward gifts.Well I guess it will only be 2 bags since I can’t get anyone else to take it off my hands.

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Dish Rag Tag

I’m finally getting around to posting about the Dish Rag Tag box. Yeah I know it’s a little late but hey it’s better late than never.

As team captain I received the box 1st. It arrived on Saturday August 4th. Lucky 13 boxInside of course was the Dish Cloth, 2 skiens of Peaches -n- Cream cotton and a recipe for Yummy Shortbread and finnally two heart shaped cookie cutters. Thanks bunches Emily.

I knit furiously on Sunday so my dish cloth would be ready to be on it’s way to my next team member Karen in VA on Monday the 6th. Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the dish cloth I knit before I sent the box on it’s way.

This has been a fun swap and race and even if we don’t win I have had fun doing it and keeping track of the boxes progress. It is now on it’s way to Aleta (aka Ally B). Through this swap I have met some pretty awesome Ladies. Rock on Lucky 13.

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Pay It Forward

 It’s based on this movie with Helen Hunt  and Kevin Spacey in it called ‘Pay It Forward’. With all of the things happening to me these days, I thought it was exactly what I needed, something entirely positive.

How many of you out there have had a chance to watch it? I myself have not. So I guess I need to do so. But anyway this is what the PIF Exchange is all about……
(Copied from Megan’s blog, which was copied from Pony Knits blog which was copied from…..you get the picture) “Here is how it works! I’ll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week…LOL… but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog…”
So the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog, I can’t wait to see who you are! I have some great treats in store for you all, just you wait and see!

Update:As of 3:55 p.m. 8-14-2007 there is still one spot left. Doesn’t anyone want to recieve a handmade gift from me?

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