Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dang it

I've been gone all day, still feel like ass, and had to drive home 2.5 hours in the pouring rain. I try to settle in for a little time on Ravelry..and I get can't the damn page to load! Now how am I going to chill?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Public Service Announcement

People...if you are sick...STAY home!

This nasty flu/cold whatever the hell it is has been going around my office for nearly 3 weeks now. 3 people have been to the hospital that I'm aware of - two because their illness turned into bronchitis.... but do people stay HOME... NO. So guess what....now I'm sick! I think there's one person left in the office after me who hasn't gotten it yet. But seriously people....STAY the hell home when you are not well. Did we really need a whole office full of people feeling like death? I know I didn't need it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dream in LOTS of Color

Hm...so I started working on the Baby Tulip Sweater from Dream In Color over the weekend as I mentioned before. What I didn't mention..is the obscene amount of this yarn I also ordered over the weekend!

4 skeins of go go grassy for Wicked
5 skeins of Pansy Go Lightly for Mr. Greenjeans
1 skein of Petal Shower
1 skein of Ruby River
1 skein of Punky Fuschia
1 skein of Wisterious
(the signal skeins will go towards a girls Rocketry blanket I think..and or more sweaters).

And thats all just from The Loopy Ewe

I also placed an order at Eat Sleep Knit for:
1 skein Dusky Aurora
1 skein of Deep Seaflower
1 skein of Nighwatch
(these will go with the blues I already have towards a boys Rocketry blanket and maybe more sweaters).

And I ordered new Dream in Color Pattern from Pick UP Sticks for the Scotty Vest, Adult Tulip Cardigan, and Dream In Color Shrug.

Oh..then I ALMOST went back to Eat Sleep Knit to order some DIC Fatty because thats what the Scotty Vest uses...but I controlled myself...for now.

I also decided to put some of my stash available for sale (located at here for those of you interested and on Ravelry).

I guess the good news is....the stuff I bought from today's Loopy Ewe sneak up was NOT dream in color. But only because Sheri finally ran out of the Butter Peeps I kept forgetting to order.

Wow...just did the math...I ordered 4000 yards of dream in color classy this weekend! Thats 12000 feet. Thats over 2 MILES of classy!

Here's the tulip baby sweater so far. Waiting for my size 7 DPNs to show up from Sonny and Shear to finish the sleeves.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Oh...and did I mention????

Found another great online yarn store I love: Sonny and Shear. They are one of a few stores online that carry the Dream in Color line. (So does my favorite The Loopy Ewe). Plus Sonny and Shear carries my favorite Brittany birch needles.

Very productive lately!

So Friday morning..yes...7am to be exact...I cleaned out my garage finally. And now my honda has its new home! Was soooo nice to have it in there this weekend. Shame on me for being too lazy to do this sooner! That poor car spent its first two months out in the cold on the driveway! Only problem now, I have to make SURE I'm watching behind me and don't back into the impala again! After my second time doing that, I started backing the honda up the driveway so I'd SEE the impala in front of me and not hit it. But I can't back it into the garage because of what side of the car the door inside would be in....so.....I'm being careful...and the next time the cars collide the impala is definitely getting parked on the street!I've also been getting LOTS of knitting done lately! I loaded up onDream In Color Classy yarn in a bunch of colors. And I'm well into the Tulip Baby Cardigan. And SOOOOO loving it! I can't believe how much I got done. I figured I'm going to make some girls and boys colorways for babies who are on their way since I don't know which one it will be yet! Plus..its knitting up so fast, and uses only a fraction of a skein that I figured I'd make a bunch in different sizes and colorways and Mom and Donna can sell them at this falls craft fairs.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Business Travel is a Privledge

My ASS!!!

Not only did it take me 48 hours to get home from Peoria last week...but get what happened to me TODAY (taken from an email I sent to a few friends from the airport tonight. Good news is...I'm blogging on my macbook from my desk...so at least there was a happy ending! I'm thinking need to start a book on all my crazy travel problems and what I do when I'm stranded in airports. Too bad I didn't come up with that idea like 5 years ago though....Book would be done!

Yeah so....was supposed to land in charlotte at 8:48am for a 10-3 meeting. Diverted to SC and finally got to charlotte at 11:15, putting me at the office at noon. Meeting was OVER. Lunch was over (I was offered leftovers from the day before). B, who called the meeting, tells me to try and catch the 4pm flight rather than wait til my 6pm. I call my admin to try and change my flight. She emails me that u have to try for standby. She also wrote ( which I didnt see until 4:30) that I was unchecked from the 6pm and would has to check in again. I get dropped off at the airport at 2pm. Get on standby list for the 4pm-they tell me there may be a $25 fee if I get on. And I wait at the gate and don't get on. So at that point i have 2 hours to kill and start wandering. Not til I sit down to eat do I see the line from my admin about needing to checkin again. Go to the service center in a panic, and they tell me I'm not on the 6pm flight but the 4pm which was overbooked so I was on standby. They say they can book me on the 6pm for $25. I say that's fine if I am confirmed with a seat but that I never should have been pulled off in the first place if the 4pm was overbooked and I was only on standby. She says she has no choice, so I did my thing (note: original text removed cuz only the email receipents would have gotten in...but basically I was a bitch til I got my way) and finally they figure out how to rebook me without the $25 and with a confirmed seat. Now I'm waiting hoping no more issues!

Needless to say, this is the last time I fly to charlotte for a half day meeting! UGH! May be my last flight period for a while!!!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Pretty STR!

Look at the beautiful STR lightweight I got for posting on KnitMap.