Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I am still here!

Yes - I am still here!

I know it has been a couple weeks. So much is going on with little time to knit.
Thank goodness Knit Picky Has had the best 2 week sale EVER!! Today (5/29) is 40% off ALL CRYSTAL PALACE and 20% off all books!! Tomorrow (5/30) Is 40% off Sheep Shop and 20% off Parisian Tote Kits. THURSDAY IS 40% Off ALL SOCK YARN and 20% off ALL NEEDLES!! I may not be able to knit, but I can SHOP!!! For those who need to know: (www.knitpickyyarns.com).

Plus they are having a SOCK Club starting 7/1!! The first month will contain sock yarn from a new company called The Painted Sheep. Laura Bullins is the new artist!! We are so proud of her and wait til you see the colors !! YOU WILL BE SO JEALOUS and club members get first pick!!!! She will be famous soon and I will have some of her first stuff!!

Let see - coming up this week:
Relay for Life Walk
Hunters First Formal Dance
Birthday Bash Night at Knit Picky (which means WINE!!)
30 days til surgery

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

American Idol

This is for all those who have laughed at me for the past week!! I told you Blake would be in the finals!!

Way to go Blake!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Megan and Hunter before Prom

Megan is the young lady that lives up the street. She is a fantastic young woman!! She went to her Junior Prom Saturday night!! She is like a big sister to Hunter. Hunter and Megan's brother Aaron are very good friends and I take them to school every morning.

Megan is what is known as the perfect child. She is in 11th grade and is going to the local college to take college courses. She gets straight A's. She swims on the swim team, runs track and does triathlons. She is one of those young ladies that is just naturally beautiful and does not need makeup. She is so sweet and kind and does a large amount of charity work as well.

She wants to go to Wake Forest and become a Physician!

It is amazing to see her grow the way she has in the past several years. She is quite an amazing young lady!!


Knit Picky Knitter

Jo took this picture of me last week in the shop working on my sock!!

Mothers Day

Not too much fun!! I had a migraine and Wayne was passing Kidney Stones!! OOUUCCHH!!

I will get that one made up at a later date!!

Birthday Gifts

Well - I hit the 35 mark!!

Wayne was so sweet. He brought me roses to work. He went to Caravel and bought me a cake. He got me a BEAUTIFUL necklace from Simply Sterling that I LOVE!!!

Mom got me a pretty little dainty ribbon necklace and a new piece of Vera!

Becky and Sissy got me a gift card to Bath and Body!

My knitting buddies Kristen and Karen got me some much needed knitting supplies! Cute Markers, tape measure that is a little fuzzy lamb and a great pattern notebook with all these pockets that I have already started filling up.

It was a pretty good weekend!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Relay for Life June 1st

This year I am participating in Relay for Life on June 1st as a dear friend of mine from the ballfield has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She has a wonderful support team and a wonderful husband and two terrific boys. She has been through half of her treatments and is doing well.

Please help me by reaching my goal and above. You can either donate online or you can donate to me with a check or whatever you feel comfortable with, even if it is a couple dollars. I would appreciate anything that you can do!!

To donate online, please click or copy and paste on the link below. It will take you to the website. Then look on the right hand side for Cyndi Owens. Click on that and her page will come up. Once on her page, click on My Team and scroll down and look at her team list. My name is there. Click on it and then follow directions.

Again anything is appreciated as this cause is very important to me.

Thank you so much!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Cinco de Mayo Birthday

I had a wonderful Birthday! My husband spoiled me and I received wonderful things from my dear friends Karen, Kristen and Beth. I will post pictures soon as I have to download them from the camera as soon as I have time. Busy , Busy time of the year!!

My Secret Pal has sent me a Pattern

I am so excited about SP10!

My secret pal has sent me a little note and a pattern already and I LOVE IT! This is so much fun!! It is fun to get little emails from someone with your interests and wondering where it is coming from. ?? Are they close or across the country? Are they in the US or Canada? I get so excited just to check the email!! I can't wait to get to know my SP better!!

She sent me the Rogue pattern from Girl from Auntie. Check it out! It is so me!!

Thank you so much my Secret Pal!!


Monday, May 7, 2007


Needless to say - I HATE THE DMV!

As many know I just had a Birthday Saturday and then it hit me Sunday that my license was expired!

8:00 AM on a Monday morning at the DMV is a very bad way to start off the week. Especially when I had to wait over an hour and a half with NO KNITTING!! Yes - you heard me 1.5 hours of wasted time that I should have productively been using KNITTING!! I could have kicked myself. Instead - I sat there and watched and listened to all of the weirdo's and their lies in order to get a license. It was quite amusing to hear. It was quite an experience! Not to mention - what lovely personalities the DMV workers have. I think someone went pee-pee in their cornflakes before they got there. The one lady was pretty much a B****!! But I had the nice man named Gerald! He was very nice. A little slow - but nice. I think those workers really hate their jobs and the bad thing is if you complain to the state, those workers get raises and promotions!! Not to mention state benefits!!

Never the less - it is done for 8 years and I hate to brag, but the picture was quite good!

Contest 5

I am not sure what I enjoy more, knitting in the fall/winter or spring summer. All I know is that I just love to do it! When I don't - I can tell as I am grouchy! I did not get to knit much this weekend - so needless to say - I was GROUCHY!! And it was my Birthday too!!

In the fall/winter, I love to curl up in my recliner and a fuzzy blanket and sit by the fireplace with coffee and my favorite cat slippers on. My Taz cat likes to go under the blanket as well and we sit for hours as my husband watches games. I have learned to tune them out and enjoy my snuggle time with my Tazzer!!

In spring/summer, I enjoy sitting on the screened in porch by the pool in my wicker rocker, sipping coffee and enjoying fresh homemade strawberry jelly. (I love April/May and Strawberry season!) There is a fan and a light, so I can do morning or night! I will get up at 6:30 to go out there and listen to the trickle of the water in the pool and the birds. It is so peaceful. Of course - where I go, my feline followers must go too! All 3 love the porch. I get to enjoy that until 10:00 or so when the rednecks across the street kick their screamming kids out all day long. Then we cut the music on to drown them out! Then 8:30 at night - all is calm again!!

SP10 questionnaire

Here are is the questionnaire for SP10.
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Love sock yarns, Debbie Bliss, Blue Shy Alpaca. Don't really care for fun fur!

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I Use Della Q cases

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? almost 3 years, a friend at work taught me, skill - intermediate

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? no

5. What's your favorite scent? Pumpkin spice and vanilla candles

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? YES! Chocolate, Hot Tamales, lemon and cotton candy jelly bellies

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Flower arrangements and Jewelry. I have spun, but not very good.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) From Aerosmith to Kenny Chesney. I pretty much like it all!

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love brights like Orange, lime and hotpink. I also love red, black and brown. Don't really have any dislikes.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Married, 1 child, 3 cats (my babies)

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? scarves Yes, hats yes (love baseball hats and visors with velcro backs too), mittens - don't have any but would like them, ponchos - OH YES!

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? SOCKS and handbags

13. What are you knitting right now? socks and a baby blanket

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes!!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circular bamboo or Addi

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes

17. How old is your oldest UFO? dont know

18. What is your favorite holiday? any with presents

19. Is there anything that you collect? Jim Shore

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Want - New Sensational Socks. Want - Rebecca. Subscribe to - Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? toe up socks

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes, shoe size 7.5 wide, (foot Circum. 9 1/8 total length 9.5-10)

23. When is your birthday? May 5th