Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Motorcycles are cool..............NOT
Please keep in mind, I have personal issues as to WHY I now feel this way!
If you simply MUST have a motorcycle, for whatever the reason (and trust me, I TRULY understand any and ALL reasoning)....then PLEASE, wear a helmet. They will 97.5% of the time save your life. A helmet prevents your head from cracking on pavement and then your brain, YES, your brain from being splashed on the road. No need for visuals here.
Next, wear protective gear, jacket,goggles,gloves,boots, why you ask, so that IF something DOES happen, you are not the latest stain on the road.
With that said...thank you for the prayers, they worked!
Brad is doing great and Kimmy (his wife) needs a nice vacation ;)
I love you both.
Now for the venting or bitchiness, however you choose to view it ;) The following is just some stuff that has been really on my mind. Things I just can't figure out, or maybe I just don't get it, I dunno. Mr. DebbieKnitter says I need to just ignore these things and/or people and not even consider them/things at all, but sometimes I can't, I think to much.Soooo, I decided to write it all down and maybe someone with far more wisdom can give me the answers (cinnamongirl....you always have good advice *hint* heehee)
1.) Why are some people selfish and not others? Why do they suck you dry and then never give in return? Not that I am asking, but I have experienced where one or two people in my life have just drained me and then boom, if I need a friend or someone to talk to, ya never hear from them except weeks later
and then it is all about them....never once considering I may wanna chat...
2.) Why do some people ALWAYS think they know it all. By this, I mean, why do some people, even in casual conversation, always have to say things like..if I say "I notice the weather is hotter lately" (pure example) and their response is "Well, no actually, it's not hot, it is worse where I live" I dunno if I am explaining this right, but it's along those lines. I call them "I know it all and you don't" people....drives me nuts.
3.) Why can some people just be so arrogant and so much so, they smear it in your face and everyone Else's?
4.) Why do some people just use others? Even when they know they are using someone, they do it and never even feel bad about it?
5.) Why is it whenever I go to a restaurant, the waitress ALWAYS asks ME if I want diet coke...when it is really Mr. DebbieKnitter that does...do I just look like the type of person who would drink it and not lemonade or tea? (just sayin')
6.) Why do some people insist in a rather insulting way, that they are much smaller in size then you are? Does it really matter? I mean gimme a break, it's insulting to hear it and just irritating.
7.) Why is it that people almost never tell you if you have spinach in between your teeth. THIS really gets me. I mean, they will let you go around smiling and chatting with every Tom,Dick and Harry with it hanging there and never say a word. I want you all to know, I WOULD tell you.
8.) Why do your children wait until the phone rings to start fighting?
9.) Why do some people say things that aren't very nice about their supposed to be friends, then pretend to be nice to them knowing full well they just spent 2 hours making fun of them in a rude way..........by the way, in case anyone (and I know ya'll would never do it) DOES do this, trust me, it ALWAYS gets back to the person who was the blunt of it all....kinda like the fart you try and sneak out so nobody hears you but then the smell follows you and EVERYONE knows it was you.
10.) Why is it that Tylenol NEVER goes on sale when you actually HAVE a headache...it waits until your fine and then has a fab sale of like 2 for 1.
Ok, I could keep going but I may cause you all to have high blood pressure. Ok, there ya have, some of my major issues right now....with all this said, I am now taking my monsters over to the Ribs Burn Off with my neighbor who is an absolute gem and I adore her. Then I am taking a nap cuz I am cranky (shocking huh lol)
Knit on my friends!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Takin' after her momma I tell ya....as far as confessions go, I gotta say, I was BORN to swim. I was in the pool at at a teeny age. Memories of my family swimming at my aunts house every weekend still flood my brain every time I smell chlorine......I digress.....
Friday, July 11, 2008
WOW, it's been forever and a day hasn't it?! don't answer that ;)
I hope everyone has been well and those who have read here, please stop back often and take a look around. I'm finishing up some neglected UFO's so I can get started on some FUN stuff. I am getting ready to test knit a scarf pattern by Knitspot at http://www.knitspot.com/ and will post progress photo's when I clear it with the designer first. I never know when one is allowed to post a photo of something that isn't yet out. First though, I have to pick a yarn. I am debating between several and hopefully the swatches help me pick out the one!
I will have some knitting photo's soon and more yummy tidbits. Truth is, I haven't been all that holed up in knitting. We have been doing lots and lots of swimming and poor Miss Gracie (the dog) had a vet stay to be...well....to be gentle about this....fixed! She is a-ok though.
Until next time, view some pics of a family gathering with generations of knitters past, knitters present and of course future knitters ;)
Mr. KnitterGuy's grandma checks out my handiwork and is very pleased I might add. She knit both the little ones their first booties and hats. Sooooo cute I tell ya.
Mr. KnitterGuys Aunty that lives out of state got to meet Miss Priss for the very first time. She wanted to capture as many photo's as she could for memories. They grow up so very,very fast. Here, this whole time we were worried about what Miss Priss would say or do and it was ME that got caught sticking my tongue out!!! That dang Mr. KnitterGuy is gonna get it for that!FINALLY, a perfect place to set Mr.Mann and Miss Priss to keep them occupied.....give them a television and some shows they don't get to see ALL the time and BAM, serenity is mine!!!! Does that make me a bad mom LOL
Awwww, some fun "girly" times with Aunty. A glass of wine, knitting and a camera....aaaa good times, good times ;)
Till next time my friends, knit on and knit fast!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Rick R. Rodak
Born in Canton, Ohio on Jun. 3, 1967Departed on May 26, 2008 and resided in Canton, OH.
Left behind...a beautiful wife, 4 beautiful children. Prayers and love sent out to the Rodak Family during this very difficult time.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Nuttin like my knitting and fiber friends to make me happy...oh and those whose blogs I have been stalking that have been sporting some awsome new shoes on them. I'm gonna gets me some new stompers soon!!!
Now, an important public service announcement....................................
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I do have some photo's to share though when it's fixed. Same old "Why is our house a medical mystery" issues goin on here, yet ANOTHER abscessed tooth and now on top of antibiotics and pain medicine, I got steroids too so they are gonna "pump me up" (in my best Arnold Schwartz...voice). Feeling better, just not 100%, I guess I am prone to dental goo too :( Actually, I have had dental problems for YEARS!! Terrible teeth..thanks DAD! See, mom is right, all the good stuff comes from HER SIDE. grrrrrrr
Ok, for the closing, picture it..............10 year old boy, eating yogurt and licking the spoon while talking to mom....
"so, mom, there's no school tomorrow right?"
me= "What, why wouldn't there be"?
boy= "Well, isn't tomorrow a Holiday?"
me="Not unless I am missing something, what Holiday would it be?"
boy= (as serious as a heart attack mind you) "Tomorrow is April Fool's Day, isn't that a Holiday?"
There ya have it, a day in the life of a 10 year old.
Knit on my friends!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I just wanted to say how much you guys make me smile. I have always kind of just thought maybe 3 or 4 people (plus my mom when I cry about her not reading LOL) read my blog. I have always just been really happy with that too, but the last few days, I have not only received comments but emails from all of you really sweet and caring readers. I don't care how ya find your way here, just that you do. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for emailing. I never thought it would matter if I knew people were reading and they either liked or disliked my knits but IT DOES MATTER. I care about what ya'll think.....and thank you so much for supporting the whole sweatpants theory LOL. We should make some sort of governing law LOL...ok, with that said....more torture for all of you heehee. Pretty photo intensive today ya'll but fun!
let's get started........while flipping through the knew KnitSimple Magazine, Miss Priss and I fell upon THIS :
It's the FlyAway Cardi by Debbie Bliss. Most know I ADORE Debbie Bliss patterns (now that I can read them LOL) and I haven't found a yarn of hers I didn't wanna roll around nekkid in.....sorry for the visual ;) anyways, ya know I have been DETERMINED to not buy yarn unless it is for a project I just CANNOT find yarn for in my stash (which so far, has not come up lol). I really wanna knit down my stash and have been doing a bang-up job. I tend to get anal about things so I know I am taking this to the extreme probably. Anyways, while stash diving for yarn for this, I was in one of my tubs that have some acrylic yarns in it...well, I pulled and pulled and pulled each skein, checking, looking trying to see which one is Miss Priss sweater worthy (not wanting to waste any cashmerino on a little cardi that will only be worn a few times mind you) I would rather use it for an adult project......mainly for ME...heehee. Ok, sorry, I digress, well, each time I pulled one out, my new poochie kept looking more and more horrified until FINALLY she yelped, gagged and sputtered at the entire lot of acrylic....folks, I have been raising an acrylic yarn snob dog!!! PLUS, I am doing a good job at it...........look what she looked like during the final acrylic ball
There ya have it folks, a pure bred yarn snob!! Yup, that's what they look like, all hankered up and everything. So, looks like Miss Priss gets her own way yet again (grin) she gets to have a cashmerino cardi, trust me, she's not complaining. She swears she gets a rash when she LOOKS at acrylic;) Truthfully though, isn't that cardi so cute?! Hopefully I will finish it BEFORE Easter Sunday since it is to wear with her Easter dress. Baring no problems, I should finish it over the weekend when I have longer stretches of knitting time and let's face it, the pattern is EASYYYYY PEAZZZYYYYY which is why I picked it LOL.
Next on the knit F.O's is a gnome hat of of the SOFTEST merino evah!!! I wish I had the ball band cuz it is AWSOME and some cute little fn fur. It's a gift for Hunky Mr. DebbieKnitter's buddy at work, well his wife.....I am making matching booties for it but fell in love with the little hat. No pattern, just a piddling in my head (scary I know). They are due in one of the J months (that's how Hunky Mr. DebbieKnitter gives due dates) so I wanted to make something that will fit her (it's a girl) for this winter so I made a size for about a six month old. So cute!
Notice the sweet little pom-pom? I am slowly becoming obsessed with pom-poms. I have been tossing the idea of a scarf out of pom-poms UGH!! GAWD I can really have awful taste.
Only thing I am worried about is the fur getting in her little nose and mouth. I am sure mom will watch and keep her safe.
Last on the knits list is Miss Priss's Pepto Bismo socks. I have one done and am NOT loving the toe shaping I did. What do you guys think? I find them just a bit pointy. I am sure I will rip and re-do, I may add some more length. The yarn is a bit thick but I wanted that, they are for the early camping season when your piggies get cold at night. Mr. Mann's are coming up next. His feet grew so I am in need of resizing his pattern. I used a size 2 needle for Miss Priss', maybe a 1 next time, making it a tighter fabric?
Now WHAT on earth are my children up to these days and why is Miss Priss' foot on the funny papers?? Because she has been "crafting"....seeeeee..
She has been making a club house out of an old diaper box, cutting, coloring and gluing for THREE days now........hey, whatever gets us through the days ya know...........makes a mess but sooooooo worth the peace.
She has her puppy supervising for her.....Mr.Mann on the other hand, is fast at school work online, looking up some information on Wikipedia for school...........Now tell me, WHO can resist THAT smile!!!!
One last note..............the website of the week is *drum roll please*................... http://www.snailspirals.blogspot.com/
Great blog folks, a must see....don't forget to leave her a comment that you were there :)
Monday, March 10, 2008
I'll leave ya'll with this photo, it's me happily showing off my new knit........I know, this picture, YUCKO, but lemme tell ya, if my mum were to see this, she would automatically love it.....why, (cuz she's my mum lol) cuz she would say, Oh, Miss DebbieKnitter, your eyes look so pretty, or she would say, that look, it's the same one you get when your about to do something ornery.......mum's, they're great, our own personal cheerleaders when we feel poopy heehee!!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
The snow is blowing so hard and coming down so fast, I could barely hold still.
Finally, yet another photo of the front of our house.......by the way, it's a dang good thing we decided we are ripping out the shrubs as soon as spring comes and re-doing the landscape cuz those suckers are TOAST!!!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I hope it shows in these photos, but see how pretty that is? I just love it. The fence is REALLY cool too. Look at how the drips just froze in mid air almost.
It's funny cuz if you look really close, it sort of looks like that "barbed wire" but it isn't, that is ice frozen before the drips fell!! Soooo cool. Ok, 'nuff of the nature stuff.....wanna look at some knitting?
I am just now picking up my Glee again since the flu fiasco. Ohhhhh how I missed it. I just LOVE the yarn. It's a little heavier then what I expected when it's knitted into fabric, but it is still PERFECT!!
Now I know your probably wondering WHY there is 2x2 that has started shortly after the the mid section...well, I decided to change the bottom to a more flattering look for me. Now mind you, I am NOT saying I don't like the Zephyr's pattern for this, I obviously love it. I have problems with sweaters and such hitting straight at my waist and then just gathering at my hips making a muffin top bubble.....Empire type waists are very flattering on me (not tootin' any horn, just sayin'). It also gives the illusion for ME personally, that my shoulders are smaller then what they actually are. I have a rather large shoulder span for a girl. My whole female side of the family has this issue.
Ok, anyways, I decided to change the waist this way. Now I am still a little up in the air regarding the arms. Part of me wants to do long sleeves in the same 2x2 pattern from the elbow down and the other part of me wants to just do the short sleeve version..............time will tell. What do you all think?
Well, that's pretty much the knitting news, it was a little slow due to that crappy flu that decided to camp out here but things are picking up again:)
Ohhhhh, I almost forgot, Mr. DebbieKnitter and I would like to thank all of you for the emails and well wishes for his father. He is doing great. There is always a silver lining right?!
OMG, I almost forgot THIS too...................I have some REALLY cool pictures that include one of Mr. Mann...........look at his photo and see what we are ACTUALLY taking a picture of...........let's just see how observant some of you are *giggle*..................leave your guess in the comment section. Ready, Set, Go......................
I'll leave the FULL series of photo's that tell EXACTLY what we were up to on my next blog post.
In the tradition that has now started and to my delight, all of you enjoy.........here is my blog site for the week:
Don't forget to drop her a little comment to say hi!!! Remember, blogger courtesy says it's fun to get a comment on your blog!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Check out her site, she is awsome:)
Ok now, here we go.........
1.) I am a closet hermit........I actually kind of like it when I go through the "hermit spells"
2.) Now no laughing, and YES, I have proof that I do this...........it's truly sick...........I vacuum no less then twice a day EVERY day. It is a sick OCD I know LOL and yes, my husband is quite used to it....its kind of a family joke now LOL. I very,very rarely miss doing it unless I am DEATHLY ill. When we leave to go camping, I vacuum right before we go and vacuum as soon as we get in, even before we unpack. I even vacuumed a day after my hysterectomy (my doctor said it was ok because my vacuum is self propelled...well, at least that is what I THOUGHT).
3.) I am a germaphobe
4.) I HATE pizza
5.) I love reading Meme's and doing them. I think they are fun and are a great way to learn more about your "friends"
6.) I can't remember the last time I slept through the night (diabetic and bathroom trips come to mind)
7.)I am a celebrity gossip junkie............I know, sick right?!
Ok now I am supposed to tag 7 more people but I will do this instead............if your reading this, then tag it on your blog.
Ok, on a more serious note......please send good healing vibes our way. Mr. DebbieKnitter's father has suffered a heart attack. He is doing well now and has been released but of course, you can never have to many good vibes. Also, send a few for Mr. DebbieKnitter, it was a bit of a blow for him and of course good vibes are good for him too. But seriously, I have been told a thousand times over that with every crisis, there is a blessing and I am FINALLY starting to believe it.........the blessing in this is, it was caught early, he will eventually be healthier then ever and feeling better too and it makes me even more greatful my own parents quit smoking and take fantastic care of themselves.....and they take good care of me too :)
Until next time.....................chat amongst yourselves and please, use the sani wipes and lysol when ya leave;)
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
The yarn is Debbie Bliss wool/cotton. Nice yarn folks, what can I say about this that I haven't said about her yarns before. Ya gotta try it. Knits smooth, holds shape while knitting, I'll post more on the wear and tear of course after making and wearing it. I LOVE the increases at the shoulders, FABULOUSSSS.
The pattern can be purchased at :http://www.zephyrstyle.com/home.html
Seriously ya'll, ya know how I am with patterns, if it's good, dang it, it's good!!! I HIGHLY recommend you check this site out and try one pattern, you'll be hooked. I can't wait to finish this and show you!
Moving on......sorry, that's kind of all I got on knitting, I am kind of hell-bent on this sweater;) The spinning side is still finishing up the previous post about the fiber, I should have some nice pics this weekend! Stay tuned.
Okie Dokie, what's equally as fun as knitting/spinning? EATING!!
mmmmm, feast your eyes on THIS!! Red Pepper,Yellow Pepper, Orange Pepper and Zucchini. YUMMO, all sauted' in some yummy goodness and plopped over rice!
For dessert..... BAMM!
Cranberry/Orange muffins....AND....they are GLUTEN FREE BoooooYaaaa Baby!!
Yup, I have a WHOLE house full of Celiacs but we eat good ya'll, dang good heehee! I always laugh when people say to me, "How do you get Mr. Mann and Miss Priss to eat veggies like that?" My answer has been and always will be full of such confusion LOL. They are 9 & 4, whaddya MEAN how do I get them to eat it......Simple, I COOK IT, they EAT it. When they can cook dinners and clean up, then hey, we'll talk, till then, ya eat what's made. No resteraunt ordering here at Che' DebbieKnitter House!
' Sides ya'll, when ya got a Miss Priss who INSISTS on putting bandaids on all over her head, what do ya THINK she's gonna eat?
I tell Mr. HubbyKnitter, it's a damn good thing she's cute cuz, well, what the HELL!!
Mr. Mann and Miss Priss (plus mommy and daddy) have picked up a fun activity together lately......wanna guess?? It's not fiber oriented (dang it) and it is EVERY adults childhood love.....can't guess??
How about now? Or now????
Yup, it's coloring. I personally, ADORE coloring...WHAT, it's better then SOME things ;) I remember when I was pregnant with Mr. Mann, I colored ALL the time and then when I was pregnant with Miss Priss, at the end of the pregnancy, I was not able to move around and needed to kind of stay put (bed rest sort of) so I colored with Mr. Mann. Probably more then HE would have liked because I always bugged him LOL.
Well, that's what we've been up to, how about you??
It's time for the website of the week (SUSAN, this one is just for you)
My very good friend Susan likes this so much, I thought I would tie up her ENTIRE evening with TWO, count 'em, TWO sites!!
and this next is not knitting related but oh so cool!!
There ya have it.until then ya'll..........Knit fast, Knit on and then ship it off to me!