Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My nose is stuck in a book

Have you ever read a book you can't put down? This is the second book in a series, the first was "Twilight". I honestly must say that it has not been since The Witching Hour and the Lestat books that I have been so absorbed in literature. Don't get me wrong, I read alot, every night in fact. But these books are very well written. I finished the first on monday and bought the second tuesday and I am already 3/4ths of the way through. Not good that the author will not release book 3 until fall 2007 according to her website. I found it in teen fiction?!? Um, I guess, I mean it doesn't mean you have to be a teen to enjoy it. I think it's because the main character is a teenager. So, if your looking for an excellent read, check these books out. I also purchased a new "yoga" cd, Jala compiled by Shiva Rea. It's decent, a little fast for my class, but, I can take some of the songs off of the cd and they will work well. I am trying to decide on a knitting project for the winter. I think maybe a hoodie.... It's time to make something for me...Sorry I haven't been posting my free recipe sundays, but, I have been super duper busy ( Hopefully I can clue you in on what soon)... But I did happen to bake last friday pm for a bd party. Here's a little idea.. Follow the nestle tall house choc chip cookie recipe, add 1 cup of finely crushed walnuts and 1 mushed up ripe banana..And you get some yummy banana,choc chip walnut cookies. They were easy peasey and an instant hit.

Friday, September 22, 2006

sharin' my stash

What's that women's mantra? If you've got it flaunt it. Well here is the stash (most of it). I am sick, I have a problem. Defintely need an acrylics anonymous meeting. Actually looking at it this way it doesn't seem like much. At least to me. That being said, some of this yarn has been around since the beginning of my knitting, which at this point is about 4 years. So, yeah, that's pretty long. The bin in the back with the blue yarn I actually acquired at a neighbor's garage sale. Cheap. Nice stuff too. Lots of Lopi. The bin in the front on the right is full of cascade 220. This second pic is just a draw full of odds and ends, projects waiting to be started. On top of it lay the never ending junk pile. Items to be felted, patterns, etc.. The alpaca in the other pic is from my trip to LBI. I had forgotten my 10.5 dpn's. I was shocked to find Island Knits. A fairly new shop in LBI. Nice lady. Can't just buy sticks so I bought some alpaca (4 skeins). The teal is lovely and I can't wait to work with it. I'm thinking cabled scarf???? Ok, that completes my show and tell for today :)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Back from Vacationland

I've been vacationing in LBI (long beach island for the non-jerseans in the crowd). Of course it was freezing cold down there. With hurricane waters. But, hey, no work and that's ok with me. Hubby and I stayed in a condo 1 block in from the beach. You could hear the waves crashing as you went to sleep at night. I grew up near the ocean so this is like a lullaby to me. I do have some ranting to do. Now, I know I need a little work on the old figure, so I did walk (sat, sun and tues) for about 40-45 mins. I kept the alcohol to a very minimum ( 4 cosmos all week). And I really watched the food I was consuming. So according to WW I am up 0.4lbs. Not bad for coming back from vacationland. So here is rant #1, if you find yourself vacationing in LBI please do a favor to all the women who are not a size six and don't shop at this botique on the island N**A ( I have not posted the full name but, there is only one of it's kind in Beach Haven and it is on the same block as Fantasy Island. I couldn't wait to check this place out. Have credit card, on vacation, blah,blah.... So upon entering, several salespeople mulling about and COMPLETELY IGNORING ME. I was in there looking around for a good 20 mins. Not one person said a word to me. Nothing. Zip. This my friends is not the first time that this has happen to me. Contrary to the snobs that work in these botiques, I am not overweight because I sit home shoving it in my cake hole. No need to treat me like I'm beneath you. Besides, how do they know I'm not shopping for someone else????? Perhaps I should open a botique with trendy clothes for the over size 12 crowd. How awesome would that be. Because in this particular N**A botique 3 sales people were falling all over a 17 year old girl. Know why???? Because that is about the average age of the the american woman that can fit in a size 6, therefor, she is their customer base. So. That's my rant on that. Don't shop there. They are not very nice people. They don't deserve your hard earned cash. Rant #2, actually it's more of a story. I, like alot of people read Knit and tonic, because... Wendy is a super cool gal and I enjoy the stories she tells. I especially like the gym stories. So low and behold, in the calmness that is my gym..... erupts a story. I was on the treadmill, minding my own business, reading my mag. Woman next to me is running. A gal comes up to her and says, Are you ok??? I heard all about the screaming. my ears perk up ever so slightly.... Turns out, from what I gather, this woman's love interest or something of the sort got mad at her over something ( I missed that part) and decided to start screaming at her while she was running on the treadmill. Screaming and issuing death threats. (Oy. Glad I was not there at that point). Must have happened the day before because she said he keeps leaving her messages on her phone, begging for her forgiveness. Ugh. I need to start working out at home. So I was going to post another pic, but blogger is not cooperating with that so.... On the knitting front, lots of work for upcoming cranberry festival. Lots of newsboy caps working...will post pics soon