Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yeah I Did That

If you are in West Seattle and see this poster around town.

I did that!

And if you don't have plans you should go. It's for a good cause.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Disclaimer

First thank you bloggers who care to post about my recent non-employment :).

I guess technically since my "notice" went something like this

"I will no longer be available to work days as of june 29th. Since it has been brought to my attention that I do not fit into the culture of _______ I will understand if afternoon hours are not available to me"

Now I had expected someone in management to discuss this with me. I figured they needed to pow-wow before they got back to me. In this time my husband and I decided that I would just say when I came back from the holiday weekend that I can't work afternoon's either but they beat me to the punch and fired me. I know my head was on the chopping block anyway and since no one discussed my change of schedule I had a feeling they were going to let me go. Of course now I wish I would have listened to my husband and just went ahead and quit period.

So "technically" that was not "official" notice because I said I was still available for some hours. Yes it sucks, working for other people pretty much sucks thankfully I am my own boss now.

Friday, May 25, 2007

This one instead

I got tagged with a meme I have already done and I would much rather do this one

2 things you compliment your husband on while in his presence:

1. His smokin hot body! We have been working out and he is looking yummy!
2. How he is totally supportive of me staying home now.

2 compliments you give about your husband to others:

1. How good of a cook he is (He does ALL of the cooking voluntarily)
2. How handy he is around the house.

2 Traits you married him for:

1. He has an amazing personality
2. I fell head over heels in love with him right away. I knew he would be a wonderful husband and father. And because my mom approved ;)

2 days you cherished most being together with your husband:

1. The day we were married
2.

2 Material things you would give your husband if you inherited a fortune:

1. A hummer....now take your minds out of the gutter, I am talking about the vehicle he has always wanted one. 2. A whole garage full of tools.

2 things you would miss most if he left for 2 weeks:

1. HIM! I have NEVER been away from him more than a weekend since we have been together
2. His Laugh

2 things that crossed your mind the first time you met your future husband:

1. I don't remember him being that cute in high school.
2. Bald suits him.

2 favorite dates:

1. St Patty's day this year. We went to our favorite pizza bar then hung out at an irish bar by our house.

2. Is a honeymoon at disneyland a date?

2 funny, odd things you love about your husband:

1. He really isn't "odd" but he is very ticklish
2. I think it is odd that he thinks I am sexy but I like it.

2 places you have lived with your husband:

1. Kent, WA (where we brought our daughter home)
2. Burien, WA (where we bought our first home and where we brought my son home to.)

2 favorite vacations:
1. Honeymoon in Disneyland.
2. Weekends at my parent's lake property

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fired

Yep folks that's right. For the first time in my life I got fired. Oh well their loss not mine. The reason....I don't play nice with others. Funny because every other job I have ever had I have been told I was an outstanding employee and a pleasure to work with. Go Figure.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I did it!

I finally did it! I put my notice in at my job!!!!!!

I am finally going to get out of this hellhole that I have hated since I started here over a year ago. Working here has seriously been THE WORST experience of my entire life. I can't wait to be home FT with my kids. That will be MUCH more rewarding.

As of now it seems that I have officially pissed off ALL of my co-workers and everyone hates me so it will be a fun month!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Tour Loot


I am very tired today

I went with a mission. Every yarn purchase would be for a specific project and I won!

Edited to add:
I realize that I didn't even say what I got or what it is for.
On Friday I hit the Yarn Stash in Burien (didn't buy anything) and one of my fave's the Yarn Gallery where I got the tatting book and a few thread varieties (not pictured) for tatting.

Sunday the first shop was Great Yarns where they were featuring a cute baby bootie pattern but I didn't want to spend $15 on the skein of yarn when I have stash yarn to use at home.

From Main Street Yarn in Mill Creek I got some very cute cotton to go with the baby hat that they were featuring. Then Let it Rain Yarn shop in Mukilteo where I picked up a great belt pattern made from bamboo yarn and of course the yarn to make it.

There was also Spin a Yarn in Edmonds. Lots of yarn mostly organized by color. I prefer by type. I didn't see anything I couldn't live without so I left there with just the free pattern.

Hit up Village Yarn where they had a great lace pattern.

Oh my gosh Weaving Works! I love this store. Why have I not gone there before? This is where i picked up the cone o cotton for hello! $6 come on! what a deal! I also picked up two skeins of Louet Gems sock yarn for striped socks. People rave about it and it is really soft so I will have to try it out.

The last stop was Fiber Gallery also another nice shop that I should visit more often just a bit out of my neighborhood. Here I picked up some Heilo that was on sale for baby sweaters and some white Fixation for socks for Paul.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ok time for a little fun. Found this one here.

Mark with bold the things you have knit (or are knitting), with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest. Afghan
I-cord
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Sweater
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Slippers
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Scarf
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting
Knitting to make money
Buttonholes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Bobbles
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on one circular simultaneously
Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Swatching
Long Tail CO
Entrelac
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Darning
Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves
Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Pillows
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Shrug/bolero/poncho
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Thursday, May 10, 2007

#6 Fixation socks and yes I am alive


I finished my first pair of socks made from Cascade Fixation. I have stayed away from this yarn before because #1 the skeins never looked like enough to make socks and #2 I was just scared of it. But I....LOVE...THESE....SOCKS!

In an effort to bust through my sock stash I am now trying to focus more of my knitting on socks. I also have another pair on the needles. Some Lorna's Laces sassy stripes in a bright pink and orangy colorway.


This is also another major project I have been working on for Miss Riley. I wanted to have it done before summer but that doesn't look likely. I try to do at least a few rows on it when I am sitting in my recliner.

In other non knitting news I have been immensely busy at home freelancing. My secret project person you know who you are and I have not forgotten about you. I am working and sorry I am not done yet! :(