Monday, January 15, 2007

A week at home

Well I am at home this week. Today I finished my Major Accomplishments for the year. I can't believe I worked on all these projects. It was really eye-opening.

I have to weave in an end on my brother's sock. Otherwise, it is complete. Now I have to wash them, because the dye was coming off on my hands. Any helpful suggestions? I may have these sent by the end of January.

Lynn, yarn crawls are a convention. This is where knitters gather for a specific event. Plus, this event falls into the LYS having a sale category. Of course, my vacation to see the client is being considered mini-Lace conference by the client and myself. HA! Didn't think I could develop a loophole did ya.

I think I am almost ready to start dipping my toes into the dating pool. I am feeling flirty and slightly frisky. I have not felt this way in a long time. Sorry but I need to vent. Of course finding a man here to date who is not arrogant is difficult, but we will locate a cabana boy. I am even flirting with a contractor in Greenville and a guy who moved to England to work on a project. Of course the English guy, I am trying to obtain the hap shawl book from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Lace website. Go google it ladies. I need to go take care all.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I guess Yarn Diet 2007 loopholes have left my tiny but loyal readership thinking I am a crackpot. No comments and no joiners. Yes you are wimps. I even told about a portion of the stash acquired since my migration East.

This week at work has felt like I have accomplished nothing. Today was a crisis about a piece of equipment for a project. I think I am right and am disappointed in the designers and the lead. They did not check my information.

On Sunday I leave for Columbia again. I hope this trip is my last to SC for awhile. I do get to go to training in College Station, TX. It will be good to return to Big 12 land.

I am still knitting on the socks for the brother. Once those are finished I need to start his sweater. Yes I purchased the yarn in 2007.

See ya probably next weekend in blogland.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year

Well 2007 is here. I left Nell's at 6amCST to return to TN. Unfortunately I had a 1/2 hour wait due to someone else's accident just north of Knoxville. I made it in at 8:30pmEST that night. Not bad.

I still have my tree up. I want to enjoy it a little longer due to all my traveling. I will be returning to SC next week for probably the whole week. This time though we may be staying in a hotel with a fitness room. Yes. Also there is a contractor who I like to flirt with that will be there.

I did notice all the lose weight commercials yesterday. Or am I a paranoid? Oh well I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and a 20 minute yoga workout. Yes I sweat to yoga. Hey I thought inquiring minds would want to know.

Well here are some of the rules for Yarn Diet 2007:

1. I can buy yarn if my LYS is having a sale (this means I do not hit the sales bins).

2. I can purchase yarn at conventions/fiber festival (I have plans to return to NC fiber festival, go to Stitches East and the lace convention).

3. If the project is a gift for someone else, I can purchase yarn if I can not locate something suitable in the stash.

4. Books and patterns do not count as these items should help me reduce my stash.

5. I am allowed two Mulligans (or should I say Molly Mulligans for Lucy).

6. Any yarn ordered in 2006, but delivered in 2007 does not count.

7. Purchasing extra skeins to finish a project to destash does not count. We want to finish.

8. My STR club does not count. I registered in 2006.

Hmmm. I think the above are all the rules. Loopholes are always needed for yarn diets and weight loss. For those who don't realize the amount of yarn purchase. Hmmm. at least 8 skeins of sock yarn. 3 vests. 3 shawl worths. 3 sweaters worth. Oh yeah this accounting does not include the NC fiber festival, Stitches Midwest and Camp Stitches. And those yarn purchases are exponential increased la stash. I may be the subject of some good nature fun on Thursday at a certain knitting group in KS. I need to suck it up if I would like to move into a house in April.

Holly-congrats on the baby.
Chris -glad you made it to MT.
Lynn thanks for the smores.
Everyone else take care and let me know your knitting resolutions. I know mine and I am attempting to suck some other people (client) into Yarn Diet 2007. Do you want to play?