Texas Highways

On my monthly drive from Dallas to San Antonio I always see something interesting or noteworthy. This time I caught it on film. Although it’s debatable whether this picture is either of those things.


Contest Time!!

Let’s have a contest!!! I am almost finished with Shipwreck!!! 14 rows and the cast off and I’m done. I’ll not consider the dyeing as being done for this contest, just the knitting portion of it. So, leave a comment with the date and time of day you think I will finish and you will win a prize!!! What will you win?!!?!?!? I dunno. Let’s see…hmm… how about a skein of lace weight yarn from my stash!! So, leave a color preference in your comment and I will see what I can do to please you! Unless you would rather have sock yarn. Ummm…let’s start over. Leave a comment here with date and time I will finish knitting Shipwreck and let me know if you want lace or sock yarn and color preferences!! Contest ends when I finish knitting my shawl. Could be today, could be tomorrow, could be next week! Good Luck!!


The lovely My Only Sunshine (who has two of the most beautiful young ladies in the whole world) tagged me to do 5 Things I Love About Being A Mom. Wow! That’s a tough one. I love being a Mom but I don’t know if I can define why I love being a Mom. So in no particular order, here are 5 of the many, numerous things I love about being a Mom.

1) The feeling I get when The Squid smiles at me.

2) That he has made me a different person and given my life an alternate  purpose and a special perspective.

3) When he comes and grabs my hand and pulls me away from what I’m doing to come play with him.

4) When he walks up to me and asks for a kiss.

5) That all of a sudden he now he has to do everything for himself. He’s such a big boy!

Starting off the New Year right!

It always makes me feel good to finish things.  I seem to start and start, but not typically finish!  HA!  I have a few things to show today, woo!  

First, it’s Baby Starghan for Cheerio.   (That’s NanC and Matty’s bebeh.)  This was done in cotton-ease.

I also have a couple of caps for friends going through chemo.  The first one being modeled by my baby Nephew.   He actually walked around the house like that, running into stuff and laughing. He really cracks me up.  This cap is based on the Yarn Harlot’s basic hat pattern and I used part of the We Call Them Pirates pattern for the band. 

 One more… this is a sleeping cap for a friend with breast cancer.  I used organic cotton and the Lace-Edged Women’s Hat pattern.  I made this same cap for my Mom when she went through breast cancer and she loved it. 

In the current pile “to be finished” are two scarves, two socks, and a variety of other things that have been in the pile for a while.  I didn’t make any New Year resolutions related to that pile.  They don’t work for me.  I do intend to stick with my yarn diet of sorts… I can only buy yarn when I travel, called souvenir yarn.  I did really well with that last year!  I travel enough for work and fun that I didn’t feel deprived. 

Had a great time New Years Eve!  We went to a friends house and had a bonfire. 

Happy 2009!  Hope it is filled with love, fun, friends, and good knitting mojo!