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What is this? February 9, 2009

Filed under: house,weekend wrapup — Emily @ 10:11 am

Fountain or light fixture?

A) A basic kitchen light fixture.

B)  A beautiful hanging light up water fountain.


Yeah, that was a nice evening.

ETA:  Ladybug was playing in the bath, and somehow (we have been unable to replicate this) splashed water in such a manner that a gush of water ran down our kitchen table light fixture (seen above in the picture.  It’s directly below the bath tub).  There will be caulking in our future.


Grrrrreat! October 1, 2007

Filed under: Ladybug,weekend wrapup — Emily @ 10:10 am

I am so happy that football season is back! 

Hubby has a certain team that he roots for; here’s a picture of my lass all dressed up for a very special game last February.

Superbowl Sunday

So when he asked if he could hang out at Buffalo Wild Wings yesterday afternoon to watch the game, I said sure.  It was a noon game, so most of the time he would be gone would be the little lass’s nap time.  We took two cars, ate lunch together, and then lass and I came home.  She went down immediately for her nap.

And the rest of the time was all for me! 

So now the husband socks are almost done.  I just have to finish the toe.  (I have mental castonitis.  This drives me to finish the most easily finished thing instead of seaming up Reid.)


It’s August, and it’s hot August 7, 2007

Filed under: me,weekend wrapup — Emily @ 9:50 am

Sorry, things have been a little weird recently, and I just haven’t found much to say.

Would you like to hear about how my oven doesn’t work?  Probably not.  It’s just a pilot light that won’t light. 

Or I could say that Annie is healing up nicely, and we’ve even managed to give her the antibiotics that the vet couldn’t get her to take. 

I could tell you about seeing the Bourne Ultimatum, and how it’s not advised to try to watch it after having a couple of drinks.  The movie is good, of course, it’s just a little bumpy to follow when you’re walking just a little crookedly.

I could also talk about my current WIP.  I have decided that I don’t like picking up gusset stitches from a garter-edge heel flap.  But I will soldier on, because the garter-edge heel flap is part of the whole “challenge myself” nature of these socks.  They are for the Loopy Ewe Q3 quarterly challenge, you know.

I was going to take pictures of my new yarn, but the camera battery died after taking 3 very terrible pictures.  I think that maybe on my next digital camera, I’ll get one that uses rechargable AA’s instead of the special rechargable battery. 

Here’s something you can help me with.  I’ve been trying to find the RSS feed for my knitting photos on Flickr.  I put them in a set, and I am fairly sure there’s an RSS feed for the set now know there is no RSS feed for the set.  I can’t find it, though.  Another related question:  I use the flickr uploader, and in it I can upload directly to a set.  However, uploading to the set always places the picture at the end, and I would prefer that the newest pictures were the first ones in the set.  Anyone got any ideas?  I do know about going into the set and arranging them in my preferred order, I just wish I could get them to upload newest first. 


Something looks fishy June 18, 2007

Filed under: knitting,pomatomus,weekend wrapup — Emily @ 2:41 pm

Yup, you lucky readers get a picture of my in progress Pomatomus*.  Don’t you feel special?

But first, you get to read about a miraculous occurrence at our house this weekend.  Don’t want to?  Well, just keep scrolling.

On Saturday morning I was not woken up by an unhappy toddler or an alarm clock.  I was allowed to wake up completely naturally!  And then I got to do the same thing on Sunday morning.  Hallelujah!  Did you know that you don’t need coffee in the morning if you’re well rested? 

So, back to the sock.  Lisa‘s suggestion to purl that first instep stitch through the back leg is working beautifully. 

*See this space:

This area is where my picture was going to go before I tried to turn the camera on.  Apparently between this morning and this afternoon my battery died.  You’ll get a picture soon, I promise!


Oh so loverly May 21, 2007

Filed under: weekend wrapup — Emily @ 11:00 am

Well, that was a lovely weekend! 

We ran a garage sale on Saturday.  My parents came down and sold some stuff with us, so between the 4 adults present Anna was well entertained.  And hey, we made almost $100 off of stuff we never use. 

I won’t get to use any of that money for new yarn or a ball winder though.  Gas is $3.299 here.  Both hubby and I drive vehicles that get around 28-29 MPG, but this expensive gas still eats away at the disposable income. 

I did get a new zit on my chin, but those are free.


All wet May 7, 2007

Filed under: in the news,weekend wrapup — Emily @ 1:28 pm

Super Rainy

It’s been raining almost non-stop since Sunday morning, and the news folks have already invoked the memory of “The Flood of ’93”.  Last I saw we had over 5″ of rain.

Luckily we mowed on Saturday.  And then frolicked in a sprinkler. 

But did I knit?  Of course not! 


What do I have? April 23, 2007

Filed under: weekend wrapup — Emily @ 1:37 pm

Hey, I have two rows of a heel flap. 

I have a toddler who loves her new sandbox so much that she didn’t feel the need to dig in my iris bed this weekend.

I have three new bras from K-Mart, which astoundingly had ones that fit me well enough for me to bring home.  Two of them are black!

I do not have pictures of any of the above. 

I have a link to a beautiful finished Reid.  Right now, my Reid is glaring at the Roza’s Socks.  I think she’s jealous.

I have the yarn for the crocheted edging for Reid.  It is Elizabeth Lavold’s Hempathy in the deep purple colorway.  Trust me, it’s much prettier in person than on the website.

I still don’t have any pictures.  But I might have time after work today to take a picture of something.  It might end up being a cat.