Sunday, April 05, 2009


This is just a jumbled up post of different things. I finished one of the felted bags I needed for the Oldest One's school Spring Fiesta that was held on Saturday. It's made with Cascade 220 Heathers in a black/brown marl. Started March 30, finished April 1. Got the other one for the Littlest One's school's raffle draw done and is awaiting felting. It's the same thing as this one.

Finished another pair of vanilla anklets out of Patons Stretch Sock in licorice. These are for the store, Ravelry details here. Started March 31, finished April 4.

The Oldest One had an orthodontist appointment last Thursday, so we went to Wal-Mart. I was in the market for a new vacuum. My old one was probably almost 12 years old, a cheapy Kenmore upright that has lived its life. It won't stand up any more, one side is broken and flops loose, the cord is mangled and taped in a dozen spots, etc, etc. I'd love to have a Dyson, but I can't bring myself to part with that kind of money right now. We only have carpets in the bedrooms and hallway. Anyhoo, I found one at Canadian Tire that I liked the best, and it was pretty inexpensive. I had a $10 gift card and $6 in CT money, so that helped. So.... since I had alloted double of what I actually spent I got one of these I've wanted for awhile. I will make dehydrated apples and other fruits, Hubs had wanted it to make beef jerky. I also picked up a new pair of sneakers for Hubs. The Oldest One had some money and got another fish tank and a heater, so now we have some tropical fish. (And more work for me.)
I also got my seeds for the season. Since the weather is coming around I'll start tinkering in the garden days. I'm expanding this year. I added green onions, broccoli, turnips, and squash.
And here's my new baby. It's a sad life when a new vacuum cleaner brings this much excitement!
I knew the old vacuum wasn't working well, but MAN, look at this! This was just half of the hallway and the Oldest One's room. Crazy!
Fur, fur, and more fur.... I guess my carpets haven't really been "clean" in a long time.
Back at almost the end of February the Littlest One won a dvd of Journey to the Center of the Earth in his milk at school I sent the claim ticket in like three or four days before the deadline. I forgot all about it til it arrived in the mail the other day. One side of the dvd is just the regular movie, the other side is 3D, and it came with four sets of 3D glasses. He's watched it twice so far. We watched it one night already on pay-per-view, but it wasn't 3D. They love it.

And lastly, I was cleaning the bathroom the other day. I went into the kitchen for maybe one minute and came back to find Maggie and this mess in the hallway. Total little ball of evil but so sweet along with it. Sigh.

Happy knitting!

PS We got our order of Estelle Arequipa in stock as well as Lang Jawoll Silk Sock and Invicta Sock Yarn. It's really nice. We've got quite a selection of sock yarn now. We'll also be ordering more James C Brett Marble DK. That's selling really well. I haven't used it yet, but everyone so far says it's really nice to work with.


Blogger Donna M said...

Your purses look great!

New vacuum cleaners are always exciting! Anything that cleans the way it should saves you time to knit more!

6:26 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Look at those seeds!! We still have masses of snow here, planting is feeling oh so far away... :o)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

I totally have that same vacuum cleaner! Don't feel so bad, it fills up awfully fast even if you use it every day, it's just the way with those new ones with the clear cups...I think they make them that way to make you think you are really getting things clean, LOL.

Love the purse and the socks!

6:25 PM  

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