Monday, December 31, 2007
You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves. Well, this kind of cruel theft is happening with other body parts as well!
My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans.
Then the thieves struck again. My ass was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new ass was attached at least three inches lower than my original. I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.
Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arms swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?
When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story.
Women of the world wake up and smell the coffee! Those "plastic" surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has some thing "lifted", look again - was it lifted from you?
THIS IS NOT A HOAX.
This is happening to women everywhere every night.
WARN YOUR FRIENDS!
P.S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my breasts. I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them safely hidden in my waist band.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Inish Oirr Cniotáilte Stocaí (Inis Oirr Knitted Socks) are the first in a series, inspired by our family trip to Ireland. Inish Oirr is the eastern most of the Aran Islands, where we spent a delightful day this past summer. These were lovingly created and designed for my daughter, Bevin.
- Pattern: Inish Oirr Cniotáilte Stocaí
- Designer: Me
- Yarn: YarnAddict 100% Easy Care Merino Sock Yarn
- Colorway: November Sockamania PLUS
- Yardage: 400 yd
- Needles: Addi Turbo US 1.5
- This pattern will be available after the New Year
These were made for my nephew, Patrick. They are simplicity plus. They were crafted using 2 socks/2 circs, toe-up with the Turkish Cast-On, and a simple K3,P3 rib. I named them Lifesavers, because they look like a roll of Lifesaver candies.
- Pattern: Lifesaver Socks
- Yarn: Regia 4-ply
- Yardage: 450 yd
- Needles: Addi Turbo US 1.5
Monday, November 26, 2007
- Pattern: Ripples Socks
- Designer: Anni Design for Sockamania
- Yarn: Sunshine Yarns
- Colorway: Reef
- Yardage: 400
- Needles: Addi Turbo US 1.5
- Start Date: November 16, 2007
- Finish Date: November 26, 2007
- Notes: 2 socks/ 2 circs, toe-up, and added a few rows of ribbing at top.
- This pair is for my niece, Kyle Ann
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Walmart Employee: 'Hello 'dis Walmarts, how can I help you?'
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
- Pattern: Elegance Socks
- Designer: Anni Design, for Sockamania
- Colorway: October Club
- Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
- Yardage: 400 yds
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
The colors didn't really come out as vibrant as they really are, as the flash did wash them out, just a tad. But, I hope that you can just partially imagine how truly exquisite this gift is. Boy, do I feel special!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Then, there was a lavender sachet pillow from Peace Valley Lavender Farm, accompanied by a little tub of the Lavender Shea Butter. Nothing, I mean nothing, makes my yarn smell any better than lavender. A girl can never have too much lavender.
Finally, I came to a small package that was wrapped in a plain wrapper, from Knitty Noddy. Gingerly, I opened it to reveal.... "Knitting Lace Triangles", the latest book from my idol, Evelyn Clark. It is eerie, because I was seriously contemplating buying the book myself, just yesterday. I just ran out of time and never got around to order it. Talk about karma!
Well, "Sock Pal", you have put together one truly fabulous package and I am in awe. This one was definitely a "10". This is one that will hard to beat.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Some people came up with some very creative ideas when shipping internationally.
Flat Rate Envelope:
The most cost effect way to ship is to use the "Flat-rate" Envelope. It costs $11.00 and has no weight limit.
Downside - it isn't too big and it is gosh awfully hard trying to cram any goodies in there.
Read your pal's blog and try to find out what LYS she frequents. Is there any one in particular that she really likes. Email them and ask if you could purchase a gift voucher.
Downside: You email them to inquire. They will email you back and ask to you call them. So, the 10lb** voucher, at the current exchange will cost $21.00, $4.00 in postage, $4.00 for a phone call. I'm up to $29.00 for a 10lb voucher. I ask you. Doesn't 10lb sound kind of skimpy? Just how much can you buy for 10lb?
** I apologize but I can't find the symbol for the British pound.
Go to http://www.amazon.uk.com/ and order a book. Let's say "Victorian Lace Today"
Downside: In the UK, that book cost 21.00lb. Do the currency thing and that equates to $44.00!!!! My poor dollar is taking such a beating! I can order the same book from http://www.amazon.com/ and even with the shipping abroad, the same book will cost me $28.75.
By the end of this exchange I will have figured out all the angles. But for now, I'm still trying....
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Today, I finally got up enough gumption to do something about it.
So, it went from this.....
...... in under 60 seconds.
Ripping back the 500+ yd of yarn, it felt like eternity. I am planning to knit another of the first half (clue 1-4) and then grafting the two pieces together. I know that I'll be so much happier with Plan B.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
For these reasons, and so many more, I am extremely grateful for this exchange.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We stayed outside Galway in the town of Athenry, in a delightful home that had enough bedrooms and bathrooms to hold our family. It was complete with a pool room, that the boys loved, and a tennis court. We couldn't find the tennis rackets, but the kids did manage to make up a new game of Irish handball that will soon be sweeping the nation.
Some of the group, enjoying an afternoon pint......At The Quay, in Galway......Nick and Bevin.....
Sunday, the 15th, would have been my parent's 57th wedding anniversary. We surprised Mom by taking her to Knock, where we visited the shrine and attended mass. Our Lady of Knock was my Dad's favorite Irish song. That day had my Mom shedding a few tears, remembering my Dad but sharing this day with her children and grandchildren.....The family at dinner, the night before Nick returned to Afghanistan....Emma and Bevin giving the "Pete" thumbs up......
We created memories that will last a lifetime. And hopefully, will keep up Nick's morale for the remainder of his tour, until he returns home next May. Please, keep him, and the other young men and women that serve our county, in your thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
God bless all the heroes. Keep Louis, the 8 other Charleston Firefighters and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I was heading out the door, when my maillady came to greet me, holding this package from Sophie, my Knitters Tea Swap 3 partner. Oh well, the beach will just have to wait......
WOW! I couldn't believe my eyes. Sophie included a magazine for some light beach reading. There are scrumptious crackers and cookies and chocolate. And some English Breakfast Tea from Second Cup, which is "local Canadian answer to Starbucks". And some President's Choice, another local, English Breakfast Tea. Sophie's choices were fabulous, knowing what constraints that I had placed upon her when I admitted that I abhorred flavored teas! Sophie also included a small magnet from Lettuce Knit that she obtained at a local knit-in. It is already on the fridge. And the cutest, miniature porcelain teapot. And the most intriguing box that read "Tea for Two". This is what it said on the side of the box, "Enter into a world of grace and sophistication - the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Inside Tea for Two, you'll find a pair of miniature tea balls, a saucer, a honey dipper and a 32-page book with easy recipes and tips for tea-time etiquette." How adorable is that?
But, the best and the truly NOT the very least, there are THREE skeins of yarn. Sophie had chosen some Fleece Artist 100% Merino for socks. And yarn from Hand Maiden - Sea Silk and Silk Maiden. Oh. My. God. Have I died and went to heaven? I have heard some great things about this yarn, but it wasn't until I had it in my hands did I understand what all the fuss is about! It is truly fabulous. And the color choices are superb. Wow! and Wow! again.....Sophie, you are a master and I bow to your good taste. Truly, I have been spoiled. Thank you.....