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Friday, January 29, 2010
I've now got mad ninja skills...with my brand-spankin'-new circular knitting needles - so watch out! LOL I finally made my first real foray into circular knitting and made a hat. I've been putting this off for months because of those EVIL double-pointed needles (DPNs) - yes, they ARE evil!! Every time I tried to work with them I either made tons of mistakes or almost lost an eye from all those pointy ends sticking out. I got so excited when I found out I didn't HAVE to use DPNs for knitting in the round E-V-E-R (yay!!) So, armed with two sets of circular needles, I was able to finish with no mistakes AND the hat actually fits! cha-ching Even Bubba was impressed and wants me to make a hat for him :)
Friday, January 8, 2010
I love the snow...under CERTAIN conditions. Growing up in the desert, I did not have to shovel snow. We could drive up a well maintained road to a mountain resort and enjoy the snow while not having to work with it. Then, when we had our fill, we could drive back home to our warm, sunny spot in the desert valley. That was nice and enjoyable. Now we live in Iowa...it's a whole different story here. Between the arctic temperatures, the strong winds blowing across the plains, freezing rain and a whole bunch of snow piling up in my driveway, I'm starting to re-think my love of snow. Ok, not REALLY - I still love the snow...I'm just not liking Iowa so much right now. What I AM rethinking is my wish-list for Santa. This is my new wish list: SNOW BLOWER. That's all I want/need. Why didn't I ask for this back in 2003 when we moved here? or the next year? or the next? Why do I forget this one essential item? Because we normally don't get slammed with snow until AFTER Christmas and the memory of such horrible, backbreaking days shoveling ice-snow is just an inkling of a nightmare long past. So instead, I get to send Randy outside to chisel away the foot tall ice hump at the end of the driveway while I rest my aching back from shoveling the rest of the drive.