Tuesday, August 30, 2005


I give thanks that my best friend in NO is safe and sound with her family. They left Friday with family heirlooms for this area. They have each other and they have some things. But not everyone was so lucky.

We have all seen the aftermath of this storm. Now it is time to help. What is needed is not clothing, basic personal items or even food (though they are welcomed). What is need is Cash. Money gets there faster and what many do not realize is they purchase things locally as much as possible this helps local economy.

Please go Here to see where you can make a donation.

I have given money already to the Red Cross (they have an account with my bank) I really didn't need that IPod right now. Do you really need that yarn or whatever you have been dreaming about?

Please give what you can, every penny helps.


Sunday, August 28, 2005

My prayers are with those in Katrina's path...

When you live in the South you know the possibility is always there for a Cat 5 to come barreling your way. Florida got luck so far...I feel horrible for thinking that way, but I am human and we got hit pretty bad last year. But Katrina is something that no one should have to deal with (another storm names after a friend out to do serious damage), I can remember Andrew and the nightmare it created afterwards.

When a hurricane is heading towards you and you are in evac area it is best to leave. To stay is stupid, you can replace belongings you can't replace your life.

By Tuesday, we will know what is needed and what needs to be done. Please give monetary donates to the RedCross and to the relief agencies, while food and clothing are often welcome. Cash is easier to get to the right areas and they often know what the people hurt by this storm really need.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

This is from Felicia. OnLine Sock yarn is not to be found in my area of Florida it seems.

Felicia's blog is one of the first blogs I ever went to when I started knitting. She has been a great inspiration. Her work is divine. I hope to some day be as good as she is. Then there is her photography- I really don't think anyone on the knitting blog world that can top it. When she puts up the pictures of food for a class assignment or that hubby or her has made you drool and just FEEL those Calories coming over the net

I could go on about her wonderful hand dyed yarns and spinning....Posted by Picasa

First ROAK

This is my very first ROAK from Moze! I love this card why because it reminds me of my Mom's cat Kallie who sleeps like this most of the time, she is even the same coloring.

It is always nice when people think of you while they are on vacation.

Moze I have a lot of the same pictures from when I was there in April. :)Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 12, 2005

It sounded so easy....

Make a cd to swap with some Knitters...until you look at your 1000+ collection of cds, scan through your 40G of digital song files, another 40G of Song Vids you could pull songs from and well you can see my dilema.

Honestly, I never realized just how much music I had and how much I listen to only certain songs. Please do not think I paid for all those cds. I get many as gifts, some just show up in the mail because I have friends in the music business and some are copies from indie bands trying to get a fan following. I actually got one cd from a wire artist who was a musician because I said I love music.

Needless to say, I got it down to 1 cd 20 songs though I was tempted to do a second one.

Monday, August 08, 2005

You know your work day is going to heck in a hand basket when...

You walk in and 5 people are surrounding the production floor computer and the person sitting at the keyboards doesn't know anything about databases and how they work...

It was a long day. My mind is goo. Not good goo at that. I still can not figure out what happened or why (besides the fact that certain people should not be in our databases). And worse of all they are looking for someone to blame...blame the person who let a certain person on a computer.

I knew someone was playing in something, while trying to pull a report the dates mysteriously disappeared for all of August while I was scrolling through the list trying to find the date I needed.

Tomorrow does not look any better since I will have to try to recreate the problem to prevent the problem in the future. Which usually will not work because soon as I figure out what they did and prevent it from happening they find a new and even more inventive way to kill the database.

Knitting stuff tomorrow I promise.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Day 1 of the Yarn Diet...

I have gone on a yarn diet...the stash has gotten a tad to big and needs to be tamed.
But the main reason is I bought my tickets for Ireland for Nov. and the check book groaned. I think this had to do with I have also just paid my fall tution.

So I'm on a yarn diet. Thankfully everything I wanted to start next has already been purchased, now I just need to get started.

Sorry no pictures but I have been working on a baby shower gift...I thought I had more time. Until the person in question thought she went into labor on Monday and got rushed to the hospital only to find out it was a UTI. I guess that was a given since the baby is 9 lbs already and this girl has a month to go. Needless to say they are going to induce in a week so the shower got moved up. So the only thing I have been working on has been a baby jacket. I'm on the last two inches of the back