Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Good morning

Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful day here. The sun is shining brightly and all is well with my world.

Just came on to post a few words before going off to work. I thought if I tried to make it a daily habit to post on here maybe I would do so more than twice a month. LOL

It is 8:12 and I really should have been out to the office 12 minutes ago but I am nursing a throbbing headache and am waiting for the meds to take effect and make me all better. HMMMM, I think I will need more than Excedrin to make me all better, I am told by my family that I am a little bit loony. Can you believe that my loving family would say such a thing about me?

I started a sweater for my nephew's soon to be baby. The pattern has you start by knitting the sleeves first, so I did. They are done and are on stitch holders and I have cast on for the body of the sweater. Maybe I will get some pics at noon and add them to this post. The pattern is a feather and fan and really goes fast. It is a 12 stitch and 10 row repeat. I made some pretty stitch markers so that if I mess up a repeat I will know which one it is.

Well, guess I had better get off of here and get on to work.

You all have a great day!!

Sissy, have you come and had a look see yet? Leave a comment if you have. (Sissy is my older sister that I am not allowed to call anything else but Sis or Sissy. If I call her by her given name she just ignores me until I say the magic name. LOL)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A few pictures and a few more words.

Geez, it has been almost 2 weeks since I last posted. I have read others blogs but have not had the time to attend to mine.
So much has happened since I last was here. Most importantly I had a birthday!!Yay!
It has been really hot here. So hot that I called our boys out in the field to make sure that they were drinking enough water and being careful. It really surprised them that I did that. They are all around my son's age so I guess I just mother them.

The bags that I showed awhile back have inspired me to do more. I have a "sister" in PA that has a birthday next month and she loves hand made things from me. I went the other day and got some floral upholstery material and a satin stripe upholstery material and I am going to make her a bag for her birthday and a pair of socks if I can get them done.

On the sock front I am finished with the first sock of the August sockamania and have turned the heel on the second and am ready to pick up the gusset stitches. Five days have passed since I tried to post this and the socks are done. As you can see I have quite a bit of the yarn left over. Maybe enough to make a pair of socklets. I have to do some weighing and see. This yarn is a silk and alpaca blend and is really sock feeling. I love it. It was made in Springfield, Ohio which is not that far from me. Maybe I can get some more.
Hmmm, same socks just different time of day and look at the difference in the color. The one on the bottom is most like the socks really are.

I have started a baby sweater for my nephew and his wife's expected baby. The baby girl is due in September so I had better get cracking on it. It seems to be a pretty easy pattern. It is a fan and feather pattern and those go pretty fast.

It is 4:01 in the morning and I can't sleep because of an upset tummy. Must have been what hubby and I had for dinner as he just joined me downstairs and said that he is sick also. At least I did not cook dinner, LOL. We went out to eat.

Tracy, I had a snake visitor also. Back in July I took pictures of this little garter snake. Of course I live out in the country so snakes are expected. He was just crawling down our deck. I had not seen a garter snake around here in quite a long time. When our son was little we had them a lot, or maybe since he liked snakes he would just find them. And yes we taught him early on how to tell a poisonous snake because he was not a bit afraid of them and if he saw a snake he HAD to pick it up and bring it to show to his Daddy and I. Gotta love the little booger. He is now 30 and still likes snakes and loves to aggravate anyone who is afraid of them. Such a lovely child, LOL.

I think I have mentioned in the past that I have a commercial embroidery machine and had a business for about 10 years. I was trying to do some much needed embroidery work about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I broke a belt on the machine. I ordered the piece, got it in in about 3 days and then had to wait on my hubby to install it. He did after about a week, only thing is, he put the machine back together backwards. So I had to wait until he had time to fix it again. We finally did it tonight so I am back up and running. Now I need to get a bunch of shirts for our workers done. I plan to start on them tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Did anyone miss me? LOL

You would not believe the past two weeks that we have had here with internet and computers. On July 31 our internet went totally out. We use it in our business so we really needed it. We were told by our provider that it would be 3 to 7 days before anyone even called us to set up a time to come and fix it and then 5 days after that before they came out to do it. To say the least, that was not acceptable. So we called another provider to get it from them and they could not come until the following Monday (we did not call them until Friday, DH spent 3 days arguing with our provider before he just said to heck with them.)
They came on Monday and started the install but the installer had an appointment at the VA hospital and had to leave before he finished. So he was back Tuesday morning to finish the install. Okay, now we have internet but our email is not set up to come through the new provider so we have to keep the old until it is.
Then, low and behold, Tuesday afternoon our network started acting up. DH could not print to any of the printers in the office and some of the other offices could not print either. So we had our computer person come out to check things out. He was here until about 10 that evening and did not know what to do to fix things. So he called another man who is said to be a real whiz at networking and they came out around 1 on Wednesday. They were here until 7 that night and still did not have everything up and running, so they were back out here Thursday morning at 8:30 and stayed until sometime after 5 and so far things are still not fixed. It has been a real madhouse around here. They even took DH's computer back to the shop to try to fix things up. He was in a real bind today without his computer. So he and I more or less shared mine.
I hope they get everything fixed up soon. We can't get all of our work done. Of the 5 computers in this office, mine seems to be the only one that is really working ok. Let's just hope that it doesn't go blooey too. If I dissapear again, you will know where I am, in computer limbo!
Things have been so hectic around here that I have not had a whole lot of time to knit. I did manage to finish the baby afghan for DD's friend and I finished the July sockamania sock with a very short top. I am almost to the heel of the first August sock. I like this pattern a whole lot better.
We have been in a bit of a heat wave also. So we have been spending evening out in the pool. Yesterday evening the kids, MIL, DH, and me all went swimming. The pool was 90 degrees!! It was almost like bath water. It has been so hot that the water level is down and we need to put some water in so it will cool it down. Since it is supposed to be hot until sometime late next week we may have to add water again. Oh, well.
Hope to have some pics to add before the weekend is over and I hope to not be gone so long again.
Everyone have a great weekend!