Friday, October 20, 2006

Fall foliage in Washington, DC

Fall is here in the city!!! I am so excited. I was waiting for my personal limo (V5 metrobus) to go to work downtown and while waiting I spotted this beautiful tree in all it's glory. Fall has definitely arrived and it was so neat to see all of the orange, yellows and reds!! Wow, I love DC in the fall, sometimes it can get really gray and dark and the colors make it look 100% better. I am loving the weather right now. This is perfect knitting weather. Here are pictures of the tree (I took two pics of the same tree) . Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Weekend - Smeekend

This weekend my son Stefon was a drummer in Howard University Homecoming Parade. I was so excited for him. He is in the band at his school and he did a great job - if I may say so!!! It was a good turn out and his dad was so proud of him. I thought he was going to chase him through the parade. His aunts were just as bad, I will upload pictures at a later date.

This homeownership process is working my last nerve. I am trying to stay positive, but I am getting sick of the classes and the run around. These people are suppose to be working for you and it don't seem like it sometimes. I want to say f*&k it, but I know it will benefit our family. I guess I will be more appreciative once the house is mine.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Promises, promises - Mountains, Starsky, Spa & Sock Wars

Hello fellow non readers,

Here is a list of things I have done in the past two weeks.


The last weekend of September was my boyfriends b-day and we decided to go back to the mountains (went in July) at Wintergreen Resorts (Blue Ridge Mountains) in Virginia. Living in Washington, DC can be very hectic and stressful sometimes, so it was nice to slow down a little and enjoy the beautiful view and amenities the resort has to offer. We went with another couple (his aunt and her partner). We had a ball in front of the fireplace and staying up late playing cards and enjoying each other company and of course plenty of alcohol. On the last day of the trip we went to the spa and received a couple massage. It was wonderful, it was my boyfriend and I, first massage and we will definitely do it again - it was so peaceful and tranquil. I have always wanted to get a massage and never had the opportunity or kept pushing it back. Look who else decided to ride along to the mountains.

STARSKY (back) & SCARFSTYLE - making a debut in the mountains on the back porch. Scarf style has beautiful scarves, I am just at awe with this book. I am trying to join the knitalong with no success. One day.....

One more mountain picture


As mentioned before I lost the war, battle, scuffle - whatever you want to call it. I was killed before even leaving the gates. I still had fun and will definitely do it again. Here is the sock I started for Sheri (couldn't complete, was sent an email declaring my death). I loved this pattern and am thinking about doing some socks for me. Well below, is a pic of it. I will take a picture and upload the killer socks I received in the mail.I was known in the sockwar realm as sockwarrior and did poorly, I was deceased before the weekend was over and did not complete one of my socks. Well here is a picture of the sock I was trying to complete so that I could get Sheri, but it was not meant to be Sk8tgrl got me - I must say a pleasant death, I will upload pictures of the socks later. So, here is my first attempt at sockwars, I will definitely be ready next year.

Okay, okay, I think I have redeemed myself from last week for not writing, I will write about this past weekend soon. Pretty boring though. Until next time - may the saga continue.......

Monday, October 09, 2006

Secretpal 9 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I do not have a favorite yet, I can tell you what I have knit with so far and all have been good. Lorna Lace, Debbie Bliss, Jaegar, Knitpicks, Caron Simply Soft. I would say I don't care for the eyelash yarn.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Right now, nothing.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? A little over two years. I learned from books and knitting videos online. I would say I am an intermediate now (I hope).
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No, but I am thinking about creating one
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Vanilla, Cinnamon, Apple, Lavendar, Lilac
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes. Candy, chocolate with almonds - Cakes - lemon pound cake.
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Scrapbooking, making cards. No, I dot know how to spin - would like to learn.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Jazz, R&B, Rap, Pop, some classical, Rock (some). Yes it can
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like all colors, if I had to pick one I like I would say earthy tones, green's, brown's, gray's, black.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have been with the same guy for almost 15 years, we have three kids together and we are in the process of buying a home. No pets
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I love scarves. Will wear mittens and maybe a hat or poncho depending on how it looks.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love knitting scarves and am falling for socks and moving into sweaters and I like it. Will do more.
13. What are you knitting right now? I am knitting Knittys Starsky
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? If it doesn't look handmade, I will love it. If it is constructed poorly, I will not like it.
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Depends on the project, I have not worked with bamboo, I have with wood. Aluminum had a better feel than plastic. Wouldn't mind trying rosewood or bamboo
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Do children legs/arms count? No.
17. How old is your oldest UFO? 3 months
18. What is your favorite holiday? Family holidays - Thanksgiving & Christmas
19. Is there anything that you collect? No
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Hum...... Book - Stitch Dictionary or good knitting reference book. Yarn: Cherry Hill Sock, Socks that Rock and Artful yarn, needles - Knitpick circular set or some rosewood needles. Patterns, I will have to think, so many to name.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? To design my own patterns, confidence in knitting socks and sweaters. Also to learn how to dye yarn.
22. Are you a sock knitter? Yes What are your foot measurements? 9-9.5 US, if you can not do 9.5, than 9 (10 will be too big).
23. When is your birthday? May 15th