Thursday, November 04, 2004
  had a cute title Earlier today I had a really cute title for today's post and some really cute things today, but now I've forgotten what they were. This is indicative of my whole week and am so looking forward to going home and having a glass of wine or two b/c YIPPEE its my Friday.

I figured out that my $17 dollar digi does a neat trick, it acts as a video recorder when its plugged into my PC and lets you take snapshots. If you don't believe me just look below hee hee, I went a little nuts. In order (really I'm just too lazy to put title on them)
A water color that my Grandma painted, hanging in my office
My computer, figuring out what neat tricks my cheap camera does
Malora, yes really it is. I post other pics later b/c she is so damn cute
cable hat - I got alot done yesterday

I worked on my cable hat yesteray at Mama Java's. It was very peaceful in all the madness. Yep, I was there for six hours. Just ask the very nice woman that is always working there. Maybe she's the owner? Not sure, don't know her name and I feel bad about it. I decided not to follow the pattern for the hat. Yes, Al the passed stitches were looking really strange and I totally messed up my cable rows. So I'm just making it up as I go along. I hope it doesn't meet the frog *sigh*.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004
  Hopes I know that I said I would not get political on this blog, but after perusing the blogs yesterday, other people decided they just couldn't keep it in. Well, I can't either, and it's my blog. So, instead of rambling, I compiled a list of my hopes.

All I can say is that I hope my younger siblings do not hit 18, or they don’t lower the age, before this thing is done, one is 13 and one is 14, soon to be 15.
I hope hangers don’t replace doctor’s clinics
I hope that the Constitution is left alone, as it is, except for perhaps a change to the electoral college system
I hope that religious fanaticism does not replace scientific reason
I hope that more people/children do not continue to go sick and untreated because they have no healthcare
I hope that America does not go broke because Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Rove and company cannot quit spending money to wage unjustified wars.
I hope that more jobs are not lost
I hope that Bin Laden does not continue to roam around free and healthy
I hope that the idea of killing terrorists to stop terrorism will go away. Killing terrorists does not stop terrorism, it martyrs the terrorist. Only a serious change in the US’s policy towards the middle east, and a serious change in the ideas and cultures of those on ALL sides will begin to start to bring any type of lasting peace. I could talk about terrorism all day, but I won't
I hope that discrimination, of any kind, towards anybody, for anything will not grow and become a long lasting sore in America’s history
I hope that fear will not guide us into an Orwell novel

On the knitting front...I am going to Mama Java's early to cry in my espresso. Yes, I am taking the afternoon off from work. I will prboably be there around two or three, and if anyone wants to join me I promise, I will be there simply to knit, or at least try anyway. I am frogging my ski cap, I messed the cable rows up completely last night. But it was fun! Thanks Allison and Mike for letting us crazies into your home and I hope nobody was offended.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004
  The Club Just saw this and think it's spectacular. Hadn't heard of it before and thought I would post it. Debbie Bliss "The Club"
  GO VOTE I'm really not going to be political on this blog, but I will say that if you are reading this and you are registered and you haven't voted...GO VOTE. This may very well be the most important election of my/our (30ish) generation, or really of whatever generation you happen to belong.

I'm a little upset because I don't think I will be able to make the knitting/election shinding at Allison's, it should be alot of fun. Oh well.

I started on my ski cap. It is an interesting pattern. You pass a stitch before and after each cable, so it makes this interesting pattern along the sides of the cables. Then once I am done with the bring, the body of the cap is done in purl. When its done you are supposed to push the purled portion up through the cabled brim. I think this may be what the passed stitches are for. I wish the pattern had a picture, so that I could see what it is supposed to look like. I hope I'm doing it right. It is a little hard to see in the pictures. Once again, my camera is awful. The ski cap is a really pretty purple color in real life. Mike thinks the roll brim hat looks girly...hmmm. He also said it looks very 20's eraish. I think he might be a little crazy and certainly wonder about his fashion sense. I was planning on giving it to a brother in law in Park City Utah. His fashion sense is lack too. Is it too girly?

Yep! Got an account with Photobucket. They have some wierd time policy for new accounts. I just happened to sign up at the right time.

Monday, November 01, 2004
  Windy City This windy weather is wreaking havoc on my allergies! Not that I don't love it, but wow, blowing dust is not good for a girls sensitive eyes.

I had a great time with the girls yesterday, its always fun to chat and knit. I finished my roll brim hat that I started, it was a quick and easy knit. I found it at Needle Beetle. Its just one of many great sites. I'll post a pic tomorrow. Now on to "Jess's Cabled Ski Hat". Luckily, most of my presents are going to cold weather people. Brooke was kind enough to loan me the correct size needles....well they are 10 and 1/2's and the pattern calls for 10's but I'm a tight knitter (I think), so it should be ok. I also finally found a tie pattern for my grandpa, but seriously, I want to give him something he will hear. I keep thinkging about it and I just don't know if he woud. I mean they do dress up alot, but other than formal black tie, I think he goes as casual as my grandmother will let him.

Yep, changed my blog a bit. I really want a cute blog skin, I was all inspired by Illana's. I found one I like at BlogDesigns, but I can't get the images to load correctly. I'm still thinking about 'things about me' list, think I'll start it in a few day.

Other than that its just another Monday.
Sunday, October 31, 2004
  How is it possible How is it possible that I have no children, there is only myself and Mike, I do not go to school, I work 4 days a week (granted they are 10 hour days) and I still cannot find time to do everything that I want to do. I'm a little grumpy because I haven't been able to knit at all this weekend. Nothing, nada. It is amazing how it affects my mood when I can't knit. I haven't even done any grocery shopping, my refrigerator is so empty it is sad. I haven't exercised since Thursday, which totally makes me feel guilty and like I have gained five hundred pounds overnight. (yes, I too have definite weight issues) I cleaned my apartment, but it just seems to get dirty again the next day, and I am a clean person. I don't understand where the time goes, or what exactly I have been doing all weekend.

I am meeting Brooke and Pam at Coffee Plantation to hang out and knit, and am really looking forward to it, but again I feel guilty because I think I should be doing something else. Although what that something else is, I am not really sure. Am I the only one that ever feels this way. Kudos to all you women out there who have children, lead busy lives and still manage to do what you want to do.  

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