Monday, December 26, 2011
On the other side of the equation, I think the kids liked everything they got. I try very hard to make sure that they get things that they want, but it can be tough. Eric seemed to be interested in the Wii games that I found for him. We'll see if he enjoys them once he starts playing.
I hope you got lots of wonderful things and had time with the people who fill your life with joy.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I hope that you are keeping calm and relaxed this week before the big day. It's a great time of year for tasty goodies and hot chocolate so please partake! I'll be sharing my knitted gifts in a couple of days - as soon as Dad's socks are done. I've even managed a little something for myself. I hope you have, too.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I'm also thankful for all of you, dear readers. You've put up with much inconsistancy on my part. I'm blessed to have you.
Why has it been so long since my last video? Well, I've had a bout of accident-prone-itis like you wouldn't believe. In fact, the scar on my finger from the skirmish with a pair of scissors will probably be with me for the rest of my life. I hope that I've injured myself enough for the next several months and won't have to be afraid of sharp tools or hot food - don't ask.
Khloe wants to learn how to sew clothing. What books or videos should I look for? She most likely won't be patient enough for me to help her but maybe something from a professional would be worth her time. She's been watching Project Runway when it's on and would like to learn how to make pretty dresses. Are there learning tools from the show? I'm sure a day or two with Gigi Knitmore would be the best teacher - but Gigi is in baby mode right now - yay for babies! I'll just have to keep reminding the girl child that patience and practice are the best way to learn.
I'm off to have a turkey sandwich and pumpkin pie. Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, October 21, 2011
I don't usually knit for my kids. They tend to grow faster than I can get things finished. However, Khloe doesn't have a lot of cold-weather clothes so I knit up the sweater she's been asking for since she joined Ravelry. She's named it the Amazing Blueberry Sweater and has worn it three times since it's been done.
In other news, due to a medical situation in the family I won't be going to the Knittin in the Mitten retreat. I'm so upset. I really wanted to meet Coggie and learn all of the things that a big group of fiber lovers can teach. I have a local knitting group, but we only meet every couple of weeks and sometimes I can't get there. I've never been on a vacation since I've been an adult, either, so getting away would be so nice. I keep telling myself that there will be another chance.
Several of the podcasts that I listen to have book reviews. A recent one has me wondering about some things. Sometimes I wonder if people get good or bad reviews based on who they are and how popular they are. There's a podcast that I quit listening to because she offended me, but she's very popular. She has a book out that's getting great reviews - but I won't be buying it because I don't want to support her. Have books become big sellers that have been written by unknowns? People get famous somehow. No, I have no plans to be published. In fact, I haven't been inspired to buy any knitting books lately - except for the two that are almost $50 each. Do you think that sometimes a book gets bad reviews because of the author or publisher?
I've been having trouble with blogger lately. I can't seem to leave comments on most of the blogs I read. I get some sort of message about not having permission. I hope you all aren't having trouble, too.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Next week my boy child is having surgery on his leg. Sometime this week I'll hit the freaked out stress mode that I know is coming. I'll have to find some simple projects to work on since my brain will most likely be unable to concentrate on anything.
I'll let you know how things go for him, don't worry. Have a great week!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Back to the Challenge for a moment. I got my pattern today. I can't say more than it's in fingering weight - but I'm excited to get to work on it in a couple of weeks. I'm kind of upset, though, about a few of the challengers. When asked who they would be watching they said only the popular few and just don't have time for the rest of us. The idea behind the challenge was supposed to be support for everyone. Maybe if the Popular Few would watch the rest of us the video world wouldn't be so cliquy.
My guitar lessons are going well. I really like playing and making music, even if it is rough right now. Sometimes it's tough to find practice time, what with the kids and the house and the whole food thing, but when I have time I make the most of it. I don't even mind the short nails!
I'm off for now. I'll be back soon with more news from the house of Bobbi.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Please send good thoughts if you can. I'll need the energy by the end of the week!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I'm also on the lookout for some artwork. I'd love an opening scene to go with the misic I'll have soon (I'm going to spend a great deal of time on the podsafe music site) to use as an intro to the episodes instead of the image of me smiling on the couch. I have editing software to figure out, too, so by episode nine or ten everything should be awesome.
My biggest problem is itunes. I seem to be the only video not approved yet. It's very, very annoying to me. Do I need to brag about coffee or swear or something? (I don't drink coffee or swear, maybe that's the problem.) I hate trying to contact itunes. When I've had problems in the past it's been so frustrating for me just to get my message across that I usually quit trying. ( I still can't get my audiobooks to drag to my ipod - why?)
If you can assist in any way, please contact me. Maybe we can work something out.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
That's all I have for today - it's late and I need to get some rest. Check the movie out if you're at all interested in his music or his phenomenon.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I'm going to work on what does speak to me - yarn and fiber. I don't have pictures right now because it's all on the video.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I wound up with a bit over 1000 yards of fingering to lace weight yarn. I've kept the skeins in order so I can knit it up in the same progression that it came ffrom the braid. I plan on making a pi shawl - something simple yet open to show off the colors.
I can't thank Jenny enough for selling the wheel to me. When I spin I feel like everything in the world is okay. My mind relaxes and I work on instinct. It's like meditation, only easier and productive. I feel like as long as I'm behind the wheel nothing bad can happen in the world. I really need to thank her for soothing my soul and invigorating my spirit, too - but there really is no way to pay her back for that.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Also, if anyone has beads left over that they don't want, please keep me in mind. Maybe we could work something out. Thanks!