Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Exciting Tuesday Post

I found the coolest yarn-sharing site around:


Once members, fiber hoarders can post the yarns they would like to sell or trade, and bid on ones that interest them. Such a cool idea!

Nothing exciting going on here- still freezing and we had two earthquakes yesterday. It's been the craziest weather year.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Warming Up the Workplace

As we have an large amount of Aquariuses at work, I have been busy.
The first is a fellow knitter so I knew she would appreciate something intricate and thought I would try my hand at lacework.

Pattern: Persnickety Knitter's Zig Zag Scarf
Yarn: Cascade Sierra, almost 2 skeins
Still can't figure out how to hyperlink from my Mac.
This pattern is beautiful and was very easy to follow.

Sorry for the sideways pictures, they were straight when I imported them, I swear!

This one is for the co-worker in the Kayne photo shoot below. It's a simple rib made with Bernat Soft Boucle but I really like how it turned out.

My husband and I went to Dallas this weekend for an early Valentine's trip away and I got to sneak in a trip to the Woolie Ewe in Plano. I didn't find any yarn I can't live without but I did get the Fiber Trends Leaf Lace Shawl pattern I've been eyeing for a while. And the Knit Picks Gloss yarn I just got will be great for it. It's merino/silk so it should give it a nice drape. I just have to get a few more hanks of it.

Look What My Friend Found at Wal Mart!

Please pardon the horrible pictures. Surely there's some other way to get pictures from your fancy picture cell phone to your blog other than taking a separate picture of it but, hey, it works...

It's Kayne from Project Runway! This is my very sweet co worker and we had gone out on Thurs. for another co worker's birthday and then the pictured co worker had to leave for Wal Mart so we continued celebrating, then about an hour later I got a call from her saying "Imstillatwalmartandkaynefromprojectrunwayishereandwhatshouldido?" So I convinced her to just walk on up to the fabric section and say hi. She did and said he was super nice and her 13 year old was with her and thought it was the coolest thing! Kayne is from around here but I haven't seen him. She told him the whole office watched the show and was rooting for him and he said to tell us all hi and that he has a new shoe line coming out in April. Exciting!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

You Know You're From Oklahoma If...

This is too funny! Saw it on Sue's Blog.

You Know You're From Oklahoma When...

You say ya'll ... many times a day.

Bedlam is a BIG deal.

You can tell when it's tornado weather.

When you drive through a neighborhood anyone out walking will smile and wave at you.

You've worn flip flops in the winter

You have stopped to let a family of deer cross the road.

You thought the twister ride at Universal Studios wasn't windy enough.

You know who your neighbors are, how many children they have, and when one of them gets married or graduates.

There are at least 2 to 3 Sonics, McDonalds, and Little Ceasars in your town

You've been off roading - many times

You or someone you know was born, raised and still lives in the same town.

You know that Miami, Oklahoma and Miami, Florida are pronounced two different ways.

You plan events around football games.

You are a Cowboy or Sooners fan.

You learned how to do country and western dances at school.

A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.

You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah and Chickasha.

You can remember the name of the last state legislator to introduce a bill involving castration, and he didn't mean farm animals.

You know exactly what calf fries are, and eat them anyway.

You think that people who complain about the wind in other states are sissies.

It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash.

You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.

A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.

It doesn't seem odd to see the term "chicken fried chicken" on a menu.

You save all your life for your dream vacation, and use it to go to the OU/Texas game.

It doesn't seem peculiar if your sweetie says "I'm going in to town for something" even though you live in town.

You don't turn on the news until 20 minutes past the hour, because that's the only thing you care about anyway.

Your quarterback is hurt and it is the top story on the six o'clock news.

You keep track of the grain and hog futures on the radio.

You don't buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.

You go to the State Fair for your only vacation.

You get up at 5:30 A.M. and go to the coffee shop, where the waitress never asks what you would like. She already knows.

You are on a first name basis with the county sheriff.

You know what the "Sea of Red and White" is.

You think that using the elevator involves a corn truck.

You can drive 80 mph on a two-lane dirt road with one hand, but driving 45 mph on a four-lane expressway in a city scares you to death.

You use manure on your grass instead of Weed and Feed.

Your nearest neighbor is in the next zip code.

You know the difference between fee corn and sweet corn... while it's still on the stalk.

You wear cowboy boots to church.

You know that everything goes better with Ranch.

You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.

"You wanna Coke?"
"What kind?"
"Dr. Pepper."

You know what "Orange Power" and "Crimson & Cream" means.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Oklahoma.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Its So Cold...

How cold is it?

They cancelled Tornado Alley Rollergirls. Oh yes they did.

It's freezing again and snowed beautiful fluffy flakes for most of the day.
I hope to make it to knitting group tonight but didn't get out of work until late.
I have no knitting news to report (again.)

Peace out.