Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Let her have a cake....

Here is the birthday cake for my sister. I was happy with it, especially since this was my first experience with basketweave and grass. I put a little "yard sign" in the grass with Happy Bday wishes. She was happy, so was I!!! Now, my birthday is in April and I am contemplating my cake. I end up making myself a cake every year. I like to bake, so it isn't that bad. Plus I know what is in it and where it came from :) I am not a huge fan of grocery store cakes, they taste chemically....
Anyway, I started my antibiotics, have several Ibuprofen in me and feeling a little better. Off for a nap and then dinner :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

I feel rotten, how bout you???

I feel rotten going on my 3rd week. I finally hit the wall last Thursday night and spent my EAster holiday on the couch wishing my headache and sore throat away... I went to work this morning to go to the clinic, but the NP was out sick!! So back in the morning to try again for a strep test. Yep, that's what it looks like. I guess after spending day in and day out with people with strep it was bound to catch up to me!!!

Here is my finished rag quilt bag for Britt. I love it! I think it turned out very cute for my 1st try and I so hope she liked it! I told her she could put her tennis shoes in it for GOTR. I am thinking of making a few more for kicks :)

In knitting news, I am back on the socks and slooooowwwwllllyy getting there. We have had several snags in knitting class with the pattern. There have been a few errors in the pattern and I am so confused. I came home and started on my "homework" and seem to have hit a bump in the road. I am following the pattern, but it is wrong. Yes, it is wrong!!! My heels look completely different. I am hoping we get a corrected copy in Wed's class, so I can try again. I will not be defeated!!

I have been out of commission with mid-term exams, a dog on the mend (she is getting a little more spunk back), work stress out my ears!!!!, and being sick. Plus our internet connection keeps cutting off, without a reason. I will try to post some more pics when it cooperates!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

New project in the bag....jumping out at me!

I was at sock knitting class and couldn't help buy pick up a new project. A sweater pattern. What was I thinking????? I have never knitted a sweater. I have been scarves, shawls, booties, wraps, but never a sweater...or the socks I am fumbling through. I did finish the heel flap (homework for next Wed) and I think I messed up again. I will find out Wed, so stay tuned!! This is the sweater (Berroco pattern book) and yarn (8 balls of LOVE IT!) I am going to attempt. It is so pretty and soft and Brandi (knitting teacher) promised I could do it. Yeah, she said I could do socks too!!!

Sibby-dog is doing a little better. She is on her meds still and at the vet right now. Her daddy decided they would go and do their thing, which includes a McDonald's trip I am sure! Her check-up on Wed was a different vet and she started saying "cancer" right and left and freaked him out. I told him to chill, there was not enough evidence for that! Positive, positive...she is doing better! Even went to Lowe's yesterday and enjoyed the ride :)

Yesterday I made the quilted block 5"squares for Britt's bag. I love the colors and patterns, the pic does not do them justice. Today I MUST sew them together. I hope she likes it! I made enough squares for a 2nd bag. I am considering doing a little Etsy account. I have lots of stuff to share :)
I also have a brand new Cat Bordhi, Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles book that I need to sell. I haven't used it, since I switched to the one needle sock class. So I need to destash that book and a bunch of other stuff. Guess that means I will be doing a little inventory this week. I have a rack full of aprons I have been making, another obsession!
Oh well, better get at that if I am going to make any progress today. (Plus I have a test to take in my Survey of Math class, blugh).