Knitting animal lover, a place where I can talk about my endless number of knitting projects and go on and on about my cats, 2 dogs too!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

cozy afghan

I finished this in record time. I started this afghan, Manos yarn it's the fall block pattern, in the beginning of August and finshed this weekend. I will be putting a crochet fringe on it and then I'm giving it to my Aunt at Thanksgiving. She is also my husband's godmother and is very special to me. She has always treated me more like a daughter in law and has been wonderful to both myself and my husband. I think she'll love it.

This post has been a long time coming becasue I am insanely busy at work and with school. I have huge things are working coming up and starting my thesis for my masters. YIKES! Start to throw in the holidays coming up and I think I'm going to go crazy. I did join a swap thatIi think will be great fun. Only 1 gift exchange and its' the Knitter's Coffee Swap. I love coffee and with these cool days starting this will be perfect. Other great news is that I have lost almost all of my 'quit smoking' weight. A grand total of 15 lbs, I still would like to drop another 10.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

good eatin

Honestly folks I am still knitting with all this cooking going on. Tonight we had lemon marinated chicken and parmesan crusted green beans. It was YUMMY! Things are very busy at work and with school so the posts have been slow coming. I am reading all the blogs just slow with comments

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I can cook

This is the Thai marinated steak that I whipped up at Let's Dish. I cooked mine alittle long, Zach likes his medium rare but it was delicious either way. I think this was the best steak I have ever had!

Everyone wish me luck, I am giving a testimonial speech at a signing ceremony between my local community college and the university I graduated from, Towson. I'm pretty nervous but my speech is good, thanks Dad & Heidi for the review and edits and Maggie for the insightful tips.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Can it be

a finshed project!!!!!!!!! That's right folks, finally a finshed project to showcase. This is from Fall 2005 Vogue mag. Knitted in Andrean Alpaca. It's so soft and warm, I think still needs to bell out a little on the sleeves and peplum but this is going to look great with a black pencil skirt and red leather boots! Laura at the LYS calls this "one Red Hot Mama outfit"!

Thanks to the Elves at the yarn shop for the fabulous finshing job, I think I'm spoiled now!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ta-Daa let's dish

Yummy, I'm going with my Mom and friend to Let's Dish. It's great, you prepare your meals, pack 'em, mark 'em, stick 'em in the frezeer and cook when ready! I figure between this and the crock pot my kitchen will never be messy again! Just to name a few...the menu is chicken parm, thai marinated flank steak, wild rice and chicken chowder, jambalya..need I go on. Check out the site and see if there is one near you.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

still alive

I am still alive and knitting. I have no pictures and little progress to report. I have finished the vogue sweater I was working on. I will begin blocking tonight so maybe a picture in the future. Things have been incredibly busy at work. I am trying to make my rounds to post comments to let you all know I haven't forgotten you. Happy knitting