Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Can you even imagine?

Can you even fathom, coming home and finding your home on fire? To think of losing everything you own. I know we all say, at least you are all OK, you have your lives and we all agree on that, but what would you do if you lost everything? Where do you begin rebuilding your life. A good Fiber friend has lost her home to fire today. Her family is fine, they may have lost two family cats but saved one cat and the dog. The details are still a bit unsure but the fact is there was a fire and it was bad. It's too early to give material things, until we know more. Money will help I'm sure and I will be putting a Fire Fund jar in the shoppe.
Tonight as I am writing this I remember a saying ..."How would you feel if you lost everything.....and then got it all back."
How would I feel if I lost everything? What is something that I would miss most? I guess my photos would be a major loss, I have a ton of them, and they can't be replaces. It is mind boggling to even try to comprehend the thought.. I get sad at the thought of the loss, but to really have it happen. What a sad day for our friend.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Let it snow...let it snow ....let it snow!!!

And snowing it is....Winter has not even started and we have got more than 18" above our normal snow fall for December....just thought you would like to know that....!!! I went to the Movies tonight and saw Beowulf.....I wasn't prepared for it to be cartoony? Not a big fan of cartoons unless they are by Pixel. It was different, and it was supposed to be in 3D and we didn't get glasses? Not sure what that was about....let me just say dinner was good!!!! I am still getting an influx of knitters scurrying to get all that last minute gift making finished. I love seeing what people are making. This coming week is party week, two parties to attend ....weather permitting. I am working on some entrelac neck warmers....what started out as a gift ended up on my head.... why is it I go shopping for someone else and everything is tempting me to buy it.
We had a full house here on Open Knitting Thursday, I didn't expect that with Christmas closing in....we had our usual pizza and Christmas cookies and fudge, that was no good...(translation...very good leave it for Jan to eat) Any suggestions for classes in February? Or March? Let me know, I am working on the class schedule with beginning knitting the four Tuesdays in February filling up in a hurry.
Update on the sleep mask thing....we will call it Charlie the Cpap, because if I am going to sleep with something every night I am naming it!!!! I am really used to the machine, it was a bit of trial at first but the hardest thing was being tethered to a tube and I wanted to turn and it was pulling me back... But the best one was me spitting into the mask....oh yeah...spitting!!! Now close as I can figure out, is, the unit has a humidifier and I had it turned up high,,more is better you know...water must have been pooling in the mask and spraying me in the face so I in my sleepful wisdom started spitting, I am not a usual spitter, that I know of? Maybe I always spit in my sleep? Maybe I never noticed spittle everywhere? But I woke up torking a spit into the mask and the mask being under pressure kindly blew it back into my face which woke me up enough to know it. So now I had to get up and wash everything???? Am I supposed to be sleeping better? Now I have a permanent wrinkle down the right side of my face along my nose....at my age I am wrinkling enough, now I have incorporated a gutter system for all the humidity on my face. It takes up to four hours to go away. I mad the mask looser, but the problem is I sleep on my side and press the pillow into the mask which crinkles my chubby cheek, into the pooling system.... Is it just me???? I am trying to sleep on my back more, I know this can create something else like wrinkles in front of my ears?????

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Game On!!! Superbowl 2008

I know it seems kind of early but you may need to get your reservations in for this one!!!! During the Football game Sunday and cheering on the Packers it made me think....Superbowl is coming up, we need to do some sort of knitting thingy for the game? Hopefully it will be the Packers playing but regardless....set the date for February 3, 4:00pm. We are knitting Superbowl game scarves!!!! With a twist that is!!!! Everyone will cast on 250 stitches and knit 6 rows in worsted weight wool, and bring two skeins of yarn with them oh and a snack of course.
We will be doing a friendship sort of scarf and it will go along as the game goes along...stay with me here. I will be the ref, barking out the commands....wow that isn't much of a stretch?
We will all start with our own scarf. The game will dictate what we will be doing.
When the ball changes team in the game we pass the scarf we are working on to the next person, who will begin knitting with their yarn.
Touch Down-We add a bead,( I will have them here)
Fumble- Oh yeah we drop a stitch
Interception-You can take whatever scarf you want from whoever you want to start knitting
Extra Point-You increase until the next play
Flag on the play (If the ball gets brought back to line of scrimmage-we decrease till next play.

So we will have no idea what this is going to look like, there is more but you get the idea!!! How fun is this going to be? So start knitting your 250 stitches and 6 rows....do your stretches and let the games begin.