Friday, June 27, 2008

Ever think you're a Rock Star?

Sometimes I think I am a Rock Star and I hit the bottle - or bottles in this case a little too hard ... usually this is done on a week night, so I inevitably have to go to work the next day. I am also very friendly with by boss ... which means I called her last night half way through my Rock Stardom ... which means I REALLY have to go to work the next day or else try and come up with a better excuse than having a hangover.

Well I made it through half the day, albeit very painful and will have to make up a few hours this weekend.

I plan on going to the yarn store tomorrow morning to see the ladies from the knitting group there. I also hope to drum up some business for my Mary Kay business while I am there. Then in the evening I have a Skin Care Class scheduled.

That's about it for me, its been a long and painful day.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Its a Rainy, Sticky, Humid Day ...

And what better way to spend it than working on some socks! I haven't finished up my Firestarters yet, but will shortly ... and hopefully before the 30th so they can count towards my June socks for Sock A Month.

I don't have much in the way of knitting to share photographically with you, but I figured I would share one of my favorite knitting related items! My Go Knit Pouch. I really do love it. The strap inside does indeed keep the yarn from tangling. The materials is super soft and slick so the yarn doesn't stick to it. The material is also very strong, so needles don't poke through it! Sometimes I forget where I last left it because I carry it all over the house with me, LOL!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our Lucky Day!

We went to see Iron Maiden in concert last night. Usually, no matter how hard we try, we are always later than we want to be, get stuck in traffic, miss the opening of the show, etc. Well for some reason we were early this time! While we were sitting on the lawn waiting for the show to start (lawn seats were the only ones I could get no matter how hard I tried) a man walked over and asked us if we wanted some free tickets. We were like, "yeah right!" and he said no really these people didn't show up, the seats are about 25FT from stage, here take them. So my boyfriend grabbed them and I looked at them and said, they're real tickets! After we found our NEW seats and sat down it was pouring rain on the lawn!! I think this was the best concert for me, I had so much fun adn I think its because we got these awesome seats that we weren't expecting!

I think we found THE house ... now we need to find a way to come up with the remainder of the money for the down payment. We saw it for the second time today and after I crunch numbers and speak to the bank about specifics - we are fist time home buyers so we can put down less than usual. I think we'll make an offer.

Not much on the knitting front, I am still working on my Firestarters, I think I will bring them to work tonight and get a lot done, I want to finish them up for my June socks.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Its already June?!?!

I finished one Firestarter sock last night, just need to weave in the ends. This was a really interesting pattern. I made a few modifications, Judy's Magic Cast On for the toe and then I increased to the correct number of stithces. I want to start the second sock today for two reasons - I don't foget the things that I changed and so I don't end up with the dreaded second sock syndrome!

I applied for another position at the company I work for, its very similar to what I do now, but its a step up and has more opportunity for growth and advancement, if I stay in the position I am in now there's little room for growth. I've been there two years now and I'm hitting the boredom point (doesn't take much for me) but I would like to stay with the company and keep my benefits and vacation time growing!

I watched True Romance the other day - the first movie written by Quinten Tarantino, it was excellent if you like those types of movies. I think today we are going to see the new Indiana Jones at the theater.

I can't believe its June already! I need to get working on my gift knits! I did not finish the baby blanket for the shower, so I think I will complete that for Christmas and give it to my friend instead (or any time really I don't need excuses to give baby knits, LOL).

I am going to focus on my gift knits now that only half the year is left!

1. Mom - Hodded Scarf
2. Diane - Gloves
3. Marion - Socks
4. Derek - Scarf

So if I finish one item per month I'll be done my October, LOL! - yeah right.

Gee - I wonder why my eyes were watering ... here's my yellow ... er I mean BLACK truck with pollen all over it ... it has since seen the care wash :o)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Super HOT Saturday

Well its over 90 degrees here in Massachusetts, after a week of rain and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Quite a difference.

I found that Alan Dart has an official website where you can order patterns. I had a little difficulty - I ordered, but the page did not display properly so I will have to contact them to get my patterns, but I am so glad they are available online now! I most definitely ordered the dragon!

I was killed in Sock Wars, I recived some lovely socks from Debbie.

I went outside to photograph them in sunlight and was pleasanty surprised to see the peony had bloomed.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy Week

I was so busy last week between house hunting and I started my own little business as an Independant Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. I have problems with where we live now, I think I mentioned that the idiots around here are trying to form a tenants association ... a co-worker suggested they start each meeting with a recitation of Eddie Murphy on SNL "Kill my Landlord" - I found just that video on recently!!!