March 2005

Well the move is almost here. Just 3 more days! I can’t wait for this to be over & I can start getting the new place organized! I am falling soo behind in my groups & blog reading. LOL

In knitting news, I got a little more done on the first of my sister’s sox. I have about 1″ left before I begin the toe shaping. Unfortunately I don’t have much time to knit right now, what with packing & cleaning. 😦

Anyways… I will probably be MIA until sometime next week because my home pc is being packed up tonight & I don’t know how long it will take for it to get connected at the new place.

Dont forget me!! 😉


Stolen from Liberty’s Yarn

Are you up to the MeMe challenge? Here’s a different take on the MeMe, whereby you put your answers in the comments section of my blog. When you are through, copy-paste the MeMe to your blog, and I’ll stop by and do the MeMe for you! I will post the answers to everyone’s three questions. . .

A. First, recommend to me:

1. A movie:
2. A book:
3. A musical artist, song, or album:

B. Ask me three questions, no more, no less. You may ask me anything you want, but I can decline to answer anything which makes me uncomfortable.

C. Copy and paste this in your blog.

Grrr.. so, March 1st our health insurance changed carriers. I hate when this happens because it never is smooth. Last night I stopped by CVS to pick up my very necessary prescriptions on my way home only to have them tell me that according to MCare my account doesn’t exist! Of course, they would happy to have me pay out of pocket for the presriptions until this is rectified.. only a mere $300 for 2 prescriptions. I can’t imagine what it is like for the uninsured!! After much calling around by hubby, it seems that mcare is showing us in their system but the group its through (hubby’s employer) is shown as deactivated! LOVELY!

All this hassle made me throw myself into my knitting last night & I currently have about 12″ completed on the Irish Hiking Scarf. I know some of you are anxious for pics, but the camera appears to have been packed so you will have to wait until after April 1st! (sorry)

Anyway, all I can do is thank god for knitting or I would probably have spontaneously combusted!

Done venting now.

Feel much better! 🙂

Despite all the packing I managed to finally cast-on for the Knit Red KAL. I frogged it once because the sts were really uneven, but it seems to going nicely now. Got 5 pattern repeats knit last night while watching 24! 🙂

Honey really likes it, so maybe it will be for him even though its being knit to promote heart disease awareness for women… I will have to see. I am hoping to do the variation on a frill for this as well, since the kal doesn’t end until december. If that turns out well I am thinking of donating it or auctioning it with proceeds going to WomenHeart.

Lots & lots of packing done.. but lots & lots to go. The thing is I could have packed a lot more, but was afraid I might need the stuff before the move. I just wish April 1st would hurry up & get here!!

I finally finished spinning up the ruby merino & plyed it last night. Now I just need to wait for it to dry & I can finally cast-on for the Knit Red KAL I will definitely have enought to do the Irish Hiking Scarf & omg! is this stuff scrumptious!

Of course, pics will eventually be posted…. (did I pack the camera already??)
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Ok. This was posted by someone on Rebecca’s Blog in regards to the “say no to the poncho” webring.

the manolo no-poncho pledge

“i, kim, swear on the head and/or the grave of my sainted granny to never wear, buy, knit, crochet, or fashion from the old throw rug, the poncho. and if the poncho it is given to me as the gift, i will graciously thank the giver and then, when she has left, put the poncho into the dog’s bed and/or the trash as the case she may be. only by doing these things faithfully can i help end for the good of the humanity the scourge that is the poncho.”


In other news, saw Ring Two last night. AWFUL! complete crap! Stay away! Beware! Sure, I new that the odds were against it, being #2 in a series means that its going to be crap. (for excepts to this rule see Empire Strikes Back & Aliens) But still, the only thing it achieved was to make me miss Seattle, what with its sweaping panoramas of the sound & evergreens, not to mention all the wonderful architecture.. sigh.

Got a few more rows done on sis’ sock. Probably won’t get much knitting done today. We move in just under 2 weeks & I have tons of packing to do!

Last night we watched “Out Foxed”.. I don’t even know what to say. It made me so mad at one point I actually had to leave the room! If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably should. I will leave it at that.

On to knitting news. I didn’t finish the sock last night as hoped. I got a few more rows done & then my wrist started acting up , so I set it aside. I decided to switch to spinning & am almost finished with the ruby merino!

I have been trying to decide what to make with it & have finally settled on a pattern. I have been admiring Mel’s Irish Hiking Scarf & finally looked at the pattern. Only 350yds! I can totally do that with the merino! Oh won’t that be a treat! Woo hoo. I think the variation on a frill will just have to wait a little longer…

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