Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Open your first photo folder
Scroll down to the 10th photo
Post that photo and story on your blog
Tag five friends to do the same
When I saw my 10th photo, I laughed. There's no way I'm posting that picture. But in keeping with the idea, I changed my mind. However, I am posting the 11th photo because the 10th is a little too graphic. Yes, this serves as your warning. After reading this post you will either be laughing with (at) me or running for the hills never to come back again. I hope it's the former since I've enjoyed playing in the sandbox with you.
We have two cats. One is a big huge 22 lb. scaredycat that will do just about anything for a little loving and some treats. The other one is the little 7 lb. queen. She is in charge of everyone and everything, and makes sure that you know it, every day.
The story goes like this:
Before we were married Hubster decided that he was sick of cleaning the litter box (thankfully always was his job). Not that I blamed him. He had heard somewhere that you can train your cat to go in the toilet. Yes you read it right. Dear friends, toilet training the cats was now underway.
So he joined a Yahoo group dedicated to the very subject. He researched online and began the four step process toward litter box cleaning freedom.
And it worked too. Here's a link to that more graphic 10th photo I mentioned, if you dare! The people in the know about this thing also say that you can teach kitty to flush (remember in "Meet The Parents") but we happened to have harder than usual flushers.
It was great for about 2 years. When we bought our house we spent every free moment of the entire summer ripping out carpet, installing tile floors, painting every surface, and all those things young (child free) home buyers do to save money and try to make the money pit they just bought livable. The queen of the castle wasn't too happy about not having a lap to sleep in every evening. She let us know by rebelling against the toilet. When we moved into the house we tried again to get them to use the toilet but the queen issued her edict to us about that. When the time comes for her to retire to the big catnip farm in the sky (oh, not that I want that at all), we will try again.
Are you still here?
Ok taggees, here you go!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The concert was fantastic. Or, to use a phrase used around here far too often...wicked awesome! I scored a nice concert tee shirt so I am representing in style. I could go on and on (an on, and on, and on) about it I loved it so much. Maybe a separate post about it soon!
I am so far behind in reading all your blogs! I'll catch up with all of you over the next few days, I promise. And I have a bunch of posts all lined up (in my head) for all of you dear readers. It's going to be a little difficult for me to get them out since school is over and everyone is always here (aka no time to myself), but stay tuned. I have something interesting coming!
Friday, June 12, 2009
If you're from New England, than I've just explained it all. If you're not, then let me sum it up. I had a 5:00pm flight from Providence to Newark (but my plane was coming from Newark). Checked on the computer before leaving the house to make sure everything was a-ok. Got through security and found out flight delayed until 7:00pm. Seeing as I would miss my connection to Columbus, I had to be rerouted. Since there were no planes in PVD (or seats left on the planes that were there) on any of the other airlines either, getting there tonight was impossible.
The good news...
I am back in the comforts of my home instead of sleeping in the airport in Newark.
I got a bonus night of kisses and hugs from the kidsters. Kidster #1 was especially gushy.
I'll still have most of my weekend with the parents, and I will not miss the Clapton concert!
The bad news...
I have to get up at 4:00am.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing:
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting: knitting items on, or to be left on the street
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a Loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public
Thursday, June 4, 2009
But I'm pretty excited because the thongs are a big hit!
It's been in a forum post on Ravelry. No, the other post that was not started by me.
It was picked up by Knitting Pattern Central without me even having to submit it.
It's listed in a Yahoo group called LinksLinksLinks.
It's linked in AllCrafts, somewhere, not finding the linky right now...
And apparently it's being talked about in Groupbox, but I'm not a member so I can't tell what they are saying.
My blog traffic jumped way more than when I released "just" a purse pattern. My returning visitors went from averaging in the 20's to the 80's. Now 20 I can believe since I know people lurk, but 80? It's obvious from who's playing in the sandbox over there that a lot of you...no, MOST of you are lurkers. And that's ok with me, really. I lurk too sometimes. But how about leaving a comment today?