Knit Along With Me

Knit Along With Me

Location: Hazlet, New Jersey, United States

Married, 4 children, 11 grandchildren. Most important thing to happen lately - I found out I have two brothers and a sister in Texas - hurray - I'm not an only child anymore. I've met them and love them all. I now have nieces, nephews, and GREAT nieces and nephews. God is good!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Knit One Purl Two (or is it Too?)

After our annual start of the season trip to Mrs. Max's for lunch we headed over to the relatively new shop in Marlboro, Knit One Purl Two. They're on Route 9 directly across from the Marlboro Plaza. It's a white building and they're on the second floor. It's a nice enough shop but it doesn't have anything new and exciting although she does have a selection of different high end yarns. There was a basket by the door with magazines that were 50% off. I went through them and came home with a few. Not only am I a yarnaholic, I'm a book fanatic as well. I didn't come away with a "I've got to go back there" feeling. It might have been because I thought one of them was rather snooty - no matter what she said, even when she was complimenting me on my poncho (so maybe it was me). And, because they were sale items they didn't want to take my debit card - I've become so lazy since I pay all my bills on line and use my debit card for everything else. Can you imagine, I actually had to write a check LOL. It was almost $53.00 so it wasn't like I was asking them to run a charge for a piddly amount ya know! They also aren't set up to use debit cards as such - they have not got the machine that allows you to enter your pin. Oh - I must fess up - there was $24.00 worth of sale yarn in there - 4 skeins of a wool blend that caught my fancy (two different colorways).

On the knitting front - tomorrow I'll have two 1/2 pairs of socks finished. All I have to do is kitchner the toes and I can start on the other half. I don't know where the time goes. One would think I'd have lots of time to knit since I'm not working wouldn't one! It ain't so!

Pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Update :-)

Lady EleanorIt's Weds. afternoon and hubby is doing very well. He even managed to take the dog out for a walk in the yard. He's getting by on 600 mg. Ibuprofen 4 times a day. He's doing so well in fact, that I expect to make it to the Knit N Stitch meeting on Friday - hooray! After all, I need quality knitting time.

Oh, and just so I can put in the obligatory knitting info - you'll find a picture of the still unfinished Lady Eleanor.

Monday, March 27, 2006

All's well :-)

Well, we were at the hospital at 7:30 AM for hubby's surgery which was scheduled for 9:30 AM. The hospital didn't have the release from our primary physician! Fortunately they called at 9:00 AM and the doctor faxed it right over (yeah, they did something right for a change). Alas, they wheeled him into the "holding" area around 9:15 AM and the surgeon showed up late so surgery didn't begin until 10:30 AM. To make a long story short, they brought him to recovery, then back to the same day surgery unit where he proceeded to complain that he was in pain, dropped back off to sleep 5 minutes later and they just let him sleep off the anethesia. He woke up around 3:00 PM, they fed him, took his vitals, and sent him on his way.

If you've read this far you're wondering, what does all this mean??? It means I almost finished my socks on one circular needle, that's what it means! What a way to get some quality knitting time in. And, of course, everyone has to stop and ask you what your making - I think only one person guessed they were socks. I had people ask if I was making mittens, hats, just what are you making???? This also means I'm house bound for a few days but I'll be playing maid :-)

OK - I have to admit - I stole the next item from Parkway Rest Stop - the devil made me do it! You really need to go check THIS out! It shows you just what goes on in your computer.

And, since most of you probably don't click on the links in my blog anyway I'll just have to reiterate - go HERE Enlighten NJ and HERE Ken Adams musings and HERE NJ Fiscal Folly and HERE New Jersey for Change. Enter these sites at your own risk. What risk you might ask??? The risk that you'll find out what's really going on in the state you live in! I'm beginning to think the air must be really thin where our elected officials live 'cause most of them seem brain damaged - now the only thing I can think of that would cause that is lack of oxygen 'cause surely everyone who votes researches the issues and then decides who to vote for - voters are smart right? They wouldn't just blindly vote party lines would they? Sorry for the rant folks, just had to get that off my chest! OR, as my bible study teacher was fond of saying "Gee, why don't you tell us how you really feel" LOL.