Wednesday, October 26, 2005

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

I'd like to give a "shout out" to this man for putting up with me for the last 15 years. Today is our 14th wedding anniversary. Love you honey. Here's to many more.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sweater, fini!

So yesterday at the SnB I started to sweat the fact that I may not have enough yarn to finish the baby sweater I was working on. I was worried for a couple of reasons. The first being that this is a sweater for a baby and when crocheted in mass quantities Simply Soft becomes like one of those lead aprons you wear while having an Xray. The second reason is because i'm trying to do stash busting things. Granted, I started this with the yarn I had left from "TDB" and I had to go and buy another skein, but I really did not want to have to buy more and then have the majority left over after. That would have put me in the same position I was in when I started. I did end up with enough and this is what I have left over, yay!

and here is the sweater:

Thursday, October 20, 2005

What I need.

Ok Clare, you got me. I wanna play"What I need" (remember kids,this is where you go to Google and type in "[your name] needs"...first 10 things, blah, blah, blah.)

  1. Danielle needs to be attuned to how she is feeling
  2. Danielle needs to let the Social Security Administration know ( what do they need to know? See #8 of this list)
  3. Danielle needs to make announcement at October meeting for volunteers to make phone calls (Phone calls people! Make phone calls!)
  4. Danielle needs some advice about IUI pregnancy please! (ummm no, I don't)
  5. Danielle needs to stop making stuff up. :-)
  6. Danielle needs to be abused (in a good way)
  7. Danielle needs four wheel drive
  8. Danielle needs to retire (comfortably, with lots of money)
  9. Danielle needs to raise £1000 to cover flights, food and Team UK uniform (what the hell is Team UK? Dixie? Anyone?)
  10. Danielle needs another bath

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I think a couple of posts back I mentioned that I was knitting a sweater on size 4 needles for my nephew. Let's just say it's not going to happen. I was completely overzealous in my choice of needle size and yarn in relation to my lack of knitting skill. However, as a side note, I am still going to attempt knitting socks in the very near future. After much trepidation, I have frogged the 8,000,000,000 rows of that sweater and have found a crocheted sweater pattern I like a lot better and it's fun and satisfying!
Here is my progress so far....

The funny thing about certain crochet patterns, usually the stuff that is free, is that you have to look past the obvious dorkiness of it's appearance in the photo . This sweater was no exception. I hope that my visualization skills have not let me down and the end result will be what I have envisioned. Time will tell.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Happy Birthday to our cat Cyddy. She's 15 today! The cat butt you see is Baby Olive, she's only 10.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Yipee Cayee !


and the shawl that I made for my mom...

Friday, October 07, 2005


I'm still here. I have been a flake in ALL aspects of my life as of late. Not just in the blogging department. I've been super non-committal about everything. Sometimes I think it's just easier that way.
I've been working on some projects. In case you haven't heard...the frigging holidays are coming. Which means... holiday projects. Yay.


Little girls hat, for the niece...

Oh, and i've become semi-suicidal with my latest urge to knit. I'm making a baby sweater for one of my nephews with size 4 needles. Oy vey. At least it's a smallish piece. That ought to satiate my urge to knit for awhile. After it's completed I plan on trying socks. Hopefully, Dixie
the Guru of socks, will come through with that beginning pattern we talked about at last Sunday's SnB.