Monday, January 21, 2008

Stars - Philosopher's Wool

OK--here is a picture of the Philospher's Wool sweater kit that I bought--I can't wait to get started on it. I'll have to buy a hat and get a red scarf to put on it. It will be my first attempt at Fair Isle Sweaters. I got the kit for Christmas, but I have to get one pair of big black socks finished (I have one size 13 sock finished and the 2nd one cast on--these socks are BIG) for Socks for Soldiers, Inc. I joined thru It's a worth while organization to support our troups--more than a bumper sticker as they say.

Friday, January 4, 2008

"Borrowed" this from the simplysockyarn blog and she borrowed it from another person. Not original by any stretch of the imagination

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? I started my own blog
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any resolutions, and I didn't make any this year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? no
4.Did anyone close to you die? No.
5. What countries did you visit? None.
6.What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? More time to quilt. Have been knitting
7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The day after Memorial day when my mom called to tell me that she had a stroke around 3 am
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 8 pairs of socks were completed
9. What was your biggest failure? My office is still a mess
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No
11. What was the best thing you bought? Portable DVD player
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? ???
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Anna whatshername who didn't even know or didn't divulge the father of her child and all of the hoopla. Ugh
14. Where did most of your money go? Yarn, yarn, yarn and insurance rx etc etc etc
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Participated in a tea swap and got a new friend
16. What song will always remind you of 2007? ????
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 a) happier or sadder? 
b) thinner or fatter? 
c) richer or poorer? I'm just ok--anxious about my mom's health, a little thinner, sleeping better and still eating chocolate
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Sitting in the sun and reading
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating.
20.How did you spend Christmas? with my mom, sister, niece and nephews. It was fun.
21. Did you fall in love in 2007? no
22. What was your favorite TV program? Bones
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope
24. What was the best book you read? The Book Sellers Promise (or something like that)
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Josh Groban
26. What did you want and get? healthier
27. What did you want and not get? ????
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Didn't have one
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 57
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? My mom to be in better health
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Quacker Factory Bling
32. What kept you sane? Having a good friends to talk to when things were a mess.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? None.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? The death of Benazir Bhutto .
35. Who did you miss? ???
36. Who was the best new person you met? Judy Wise
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007. Live each day to the fullest
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. On the road again