Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Voldemort, Hairy and Squeekers the Wonder Pig

Thank goodness they have gone home. They arrived Saturday Morning as Jill's apartment building was being sprayed for fleas and they were supposed to go home that night ............................... NO THEY WERE STILL HERE SUNDAY AND MONDAY............................. I really don't like rodents and no matter what Shelby says Guinea Pigs are rodents.

Well I haven't done much around the house lately ................ not news.  I have been knitting for Christmas and no I am not going to show you photos until after December 25th. You can see the cowl I have finished for me

This pattern is called "the Willow Cowl" by Amelia Lyon. I used Regia sockyarn for this cowl and it took ALL of 2 balls.

I did get up at 6:45 and did some dishes, picked up from Captain Chaos's last visit and unplugged the vacuum ................... Not from the wall but removed the large plug of dog hair and dust that was blocking the hose .......... Why is it always in the most difficult place to clear out.   So I unscrew the handle from this swiffer thing I don't use and grab a fondue fork from the kitchen ............... pull the hose end out the the machine and stick the swiffer handle down the hose ................ yep it is blocked right where the hose joins the machine about 4 -6 inches above the dirt bag ............... keep trying to push the block out ................no luck so this is where the fondue fork comes in. I get down on the floor, put the fork up the hose from the dirt bag connection and I get a wad of dog hair, dirt and a small rock .................. after repeating this procedure a dozen times the blockage is gone.  Now I have to get up off the floor.  Lets see............what hurts the least today .............. Hands are sore but knees and ankles aren't bad so I am up and off to find the broom that Jill never puts away.  I always put it by the back door so I know where it is but she puts it other places so I have to look for it.  Hopefully she hasn't put it some where SAFE. (I put the yarn I want for the pot scrubbers somewhere SAFE and now I can't find it.)
So I have found the broom and I sweep up a large dustpan full of dirt and dog hair.   The vacuum should work now but the coffee is ready for me and I for it.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Sept. parcel

I  received this in the bookmark swap in Sept. The Pot holders in the background are the best I have ever used. I need to fine the pattern for these and make some for gifts.

 This parcel arrived in the mail today.  Lots of treasures from Sally. I will probably have to fight Shelby off for the Pez.  The dispenser is a vampire bat...........
I love the little fabric halloween bag she made me as well as the very cute wee sock. Opening the parcel was great fun as everything was wrapped in bright orange tissue paper.

 The other side of the little sock has a witch button. Notice the cute little bat earrings!!!

These are socks I am knitting from yarn that was on sale at Micheal's .......... do you believe  $.79 a ball.
I picked up extras for the Knit Night Gals. There was also an orange/brown yarn on for the same price.


This is the Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho.  It is free on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bandana-cowl  ( I did try to put the link in properly but the %$*^%$ Computer is not cooperating with me today.)  It is an easy pattern and knits up quickly.

Jill and Elizabeth were here this morning for Breakfast.  We still have their dog as Shelby is coming after school to get the dog and hopefully her laundry.................... She and her Mother are having issues about several things and this is one of them.   Apparently if she doesn't take her laundry home and put it away by Friday I am to give it away or maybe Jill is going to give it away.  It is not like this child has any lack of clothes but I think these are her favorite clothes.

Parcel arrived today from my Wendy sister.  It contained the things Shelby left behind in Ft. St. John and a genealogy thing for me.

Well there you are TWO days in a row.  That is almost a record for me............... or will be if I post again tomorrow.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Yes I know

I know that it has been 2 months since I wrote anything.  Yes I have been busy.  October was very busy with a weekend in Whistler with the ABBA gals, a spinning retreat in Cache Creek and a quilting retreat in Surrey.
Jill and the Baby come for Breakfast every morning and Shelby comes on the days she doesn't have school. Needless to say I don't get much done in the mornings.  I have had the flu for the last few days and
missed quilting with Jackie and Wednesday night Knitting at the pool hall.  I have been trying to knit an easy cowl and have frogged at least four times. My brain is not functioning well.   I am feeling better so will hopefully be back to NORMAL Soon.

 I have had two lovely parcels in the mail.  One from a bookmark swap and one from a wee sock swap.

I of course was late mailing my parcels, so being in a hurry I forgot to take photos.

That's it for now. I need to go have a nap. Details later.