Saturday, April 15, 2006

Gettin' Dirrrrrty

There hasn't been much knitting, but yarn buying has occurred. Elann Highland Wool in brilliant blue, new leaf and daffodil. The daffodil is in the process of becoming the Felted Pocketbook from Bags: A Knitter's Dozen. The blue and green are slated to become Snaps from the same book. I also have the Sheep Tote from Fibertrends slowly progressing. What about Lady E? She's ummm on vacation.

I've been busy getting dirty in the garden. First up my irises bloomin' away.

This garden was formerly nothin' but grass.

This garden - also brand new. My mom picked the plants for this one.

Why the new gardens? To save this:
A tiny rose bush that was growing in the middle of the lawn. I figured if this thing kept coming back after being mowed under for at least 3 years, it deserved to live.
Here's the veggies I planted. 4 tomato plants and 6 pepper plants. YUMMMM ! I can taste the homemade tomato sauce and salads already!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

April 12th was a wonderful day!

Even though I've seen this at a couple of blogs, January One made me do it (well being my birthday had something to do with it too!)

Do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1922 - Tiny Tim, American musician (d. 1996)
1947 - Tom Clancy, American author
1947 - David Letterman, American talk show host

(well that explains a whole lot!)

1912 - Clara Barton, American nurse and Red Cross advocate (b. 1821)
1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
1999 - Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)

1606 - The Union Jack is adopted as the national flag of Great Britain.
1633 - The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
1861 - American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1961 - Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space.
1981 - The first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission. I did a couple of more events, but so many interesting things happened! I couldn't pick just 3.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I was going to do what?

F is for FINISHED!!

Yeah, I know, I was going to knit. But instead, I was installing this:
Yes, a brand new dishwasher. It was suprisingly not hard at all. I had to run out and get new wire nuts because I had a disagreement with the ones I had. I got it all hooked up and then figured out that the existing compression fitting was no good. 1 dishwasher + 2 trips to the hardware store = a damn proud dishwasher installer.

While I was taking pictures, I thought I'd take pictures of the kitchen. I think the people who painted this were smoking crack. None of the lines are straight and really, the yellow is not a pretty yellow. Plus the flowers behind the stove top? REALLLLLY old contact paper.

How about this floor. Vintage is a nice way of saying it. Avocado green and blue. Yum. With the blue countertops and the floor, it really doesn't leave much choice for colors to paint with. Any ideas?

Zee purse... it is feeenished

Well, almost. I still have to make a button. But, here it is:

Pattern: Flaps
Book: Bags - a Knitter's Dozen
Needles: Denise
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Colors: Maple Syrup and Pumpkin

The pattern calls for 3 swirls on the band. I'm not sure if I'm going to do the swirls or not. If I do, it will be in Cranberry.

I've gone through my WIPs and I've been harsh. The sweater I was working on? Frogged. Frills from Knitty? Frogged. I've only kept Dainty Bess (thanks again SP) and Lady E. I'll have a new pic of Lady E later. I picked it back up last night and got two tiers done. I'm going to park in front of the tv right now and get some work done on it. The General is coming tomorrow, so I need to soak up some relaxation today and get a good night's sleep.

Speaking of secret pals... mine was Melissa from Needlephile! Go say hi!