Tuesday, May 25, 2010

April Knitting

I know...I am getting closer to being caught up with showing off my knitting projects.  Hard to believe...

I knit up another model of my Stella Cowl....This time using Madelinetosh Vintage. The colorway is called Winter Wheat.  My friend Bonnie is modeling it for you and me.

This project is a Christmas gift; so, I am not going to reveal what it is.  I used a yummy bamboo and cotton blend that I bought from Fiber Lady this year at Fiber Fest.

Finally, I made a little toddler chemo cap in honor of a friend's niece.  I used some leftover Plymouth Oh My! yarn, and I had just enough to finish the hat.

I also worked on my top secret projects, which you will see later this summer...

MK out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May Means...

…season and series finales!

I watch a lot of television. I TiVo my favorite shows. I either work out to them in the mornings or just watch them when I have time. Sometimes, it takes me a while to work through my recorded shows, but I try to stay current.

Lost is my penultimate favorite show. It is in its sixth and final season, and the series finale is a two hour extravaganza, which follows a two hour extravaganza of a review of the series, all on this Sunday night. I.cannot.wait. but I will miss the show.

I watch Grey’s Anatomy because ER is over forever, although Grey’s is not a good substitute. It is quite entertaining though, but not in a realistic sort of way. Scrubs was more realistic than GA in many ways. Still, I like it. Their season finale was on tonight, but I didn’t want to watch it live…I want to whiz through the commercials for this one.

Private Practice is a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off. The two shows sometimes have crossover episodes. I don’t like it as well as I do GA, but it keeps me watching in a train wreck kind of way. I wonder why the writers don’t introduce new characters to be love interests for these people, because they continually engage in incestuous relationships amongst themselves. They just don’t date outside the group. Ew. Anyway, there were no cliffhangers in the season finale. I think I’ll be able to wait until the fall.

I like watching Brothers and Sisters just because. It’s another show without a cliffhanging season finale.

Desperate Housewives is silly, but fun.

I watch The New Adventures of Old Christine because I just love Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She is an exceptional comedic actress. She just cracks me up.

Cougar Town….Yeah…I watch that one.

I do watch a few reality shows:
Kirstie Alley’s Big Life is just dumb. I don’t think I will be watching this show for much longer.

Tori and Dean – Home Sweet Hollywood – I like to watch this show because the kids are cute.

Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels – I really like this show and marvel at the fact Gene and Shannon managed to raise such well adjusted kids in their not very conventional lifestyle. I mean, seriously, how many people do you know whose fathers are rockers? See. My favorite episode from this season is the one in which Shannon had a tazer party and invited the mother of Sophie's like/love interest.  OMG.

The Real Housewives of New York City – They started out being the classiest of the Real Housewives franchise, but this season…They are acting so high school. There was drama from the first episode of this season. I am not as enamored with this show as I was in the beginning…I keep watching because it has turned into a train wreck and I.can’t.stop.watching. Last season, they added Kelly – and I still don’t like her. This season, they’ve added Sonja. She is interesting.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – They started out as a train wreck and they made no apologies. OMG!!! Danielle is a drama queen pot stirrer. There…I said it.

Sunset Daze – This show chronicles the adventures of a group of seniors living in a retirement community in Surprise, Arizona. There is life after retirement.

MK out.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Knitting in February and March...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know it is May already.

I bought the yarn, Goshen, from Webs at their Sock Summit booth.  I started it in October, and that deadline knitting kept jumping the line.  I think I made the sleeves too big, but with the construction of the project - It is knitted sideways from one front to the other - there is no way I am going to reknit the thing.  I wore it on Mother's Day and it was fine.

I needed a little something to wear to STARS games that would keep me warm and show my team spirit.  I made this little sweater - adapting Stefanie Japel's Textured Tunic with Side Buttons.  I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease and did some colored striping on the sleeves.  I did not do the side button thing.

Amy made this color and I thought it would be perfect for another sweater to wear to STARS games.  It's made from her Tosh DK.  The pattern is Smock Top by Audrey Knight.  I cannot wait to wear it.  Since the STARS didn't make the playoffs, it will have to wait until the fall.

Remember these mitts I designed last summer?  I made a pair for a friend, but didn't get a picture. 

I did use this yarn though; so, use your imaginations.

I belong to a Yahoo knitting group (imagine that) and we read a series of knitting mysteries by Maggie Sefton.  There is always a pattern included in each book.  This little top is Tropical Shell in 4 stitches per inch from the second book.  I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease.  Can y'all tell I am trying to use up some stash?

I made another model of my Stella Cowl, this time out of Madelinetosh Eyre.

Finally, I continue to work on a long-term project using this yarn.  It's coming right along, I am happy to report.

MK out.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Remember several weeks ago when after a Dallas Stars game, The Husb and I went to dinner and unwittingly came upon Snuggy Bar Crawl Night?

Well, if I should ever come upon it again...I am prepared.  The Husb gave me a Dallas Stars snuggy for Mother's Day.

Who needs diamonds or flowers?

MK out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Date Night

The Husb took me on a mystery date last night. Well, I’m the one who dubbed it a date – but then as we were going out the door, The Husb said, “Calling it a date may be going a bit too far.”


Anyway, he ended up taking me to the Dr. Pepper Stars Center…not to meet up with any of my hockey idols, but to watch our grandson at hockey practice. The fam thought it would be a nice surprise to find out that the DGS was participating in my favorite sport.

I was surprised.

Afterwards, he took me to Truluck’s to have stone crab claws before the end of their season. Yum!

Oh – a couple of weeks ago, we did go to the movies and watched Date Night, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. It was a lighthearted, screwball comedy that we both enjoyed.

MK out.