Saturday, January 31, 2009

my flamingo socks

I'm knitting a pair of socks, well really just one at a time but eventually there will be two. The yarn is called pink flamingo, which reminds me of Florida. We traveled along the gulf coast of Florida this last fall and the beaches were amazingly beautiful. We saw pink flamingos at the sunken gardens in Sarasota, and pink billed birds of some kind on Sanibel Island. This picture doesn't do the colors of the bird justice; they are very pretty and very pink. Florida was much nicer than I thought it would be; surprisingly affordable, beautiful scenery, and the beaches are very clean and pristine. We also saw some alligators ( I was sitting safely in the car while Eddie ventured out to get this picture. Fortunately this guy was pretty slow and not interested in a snack at this time so we were able to get a nice picture of him. 
Add ImageFor my next pair of socks, I'd like to find some yarn to remind me of this beautiful sunset

Friday, January 30, 2009

And the axe falls...

Well, this week I learned my job is moving and I'm not. Totally unexpected and a little scary. I have a few months to compete with several others for the few new jobs that will be posted. In other words, I'll soon be on the sidewalk. Losing your job is good motivation to tighten the belt; no more Starbucks or lunches at my favorite mexican restaurant. Needless to say, I'm exercising more to stave off the panicky feeling and keep my head clear. Oh, and lots of knitting

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back in the saddle again....almost

I'm back working out and being healthier, thanks to my wonderful trainer Leslie. She motivates me like no one else can. She's going to graduate soon and then likely move on to bigger and better things, then where will I be?! There's something to be said for being motivated to stay on track when you have to report to someone on a regular basis-a trainer knows all; there are no secrets with her

Monday, January 26, 2009

Good intentions

I had hoped to make it to yoga class tonight, but got delayed with a rather long phone call at work. It was all worth it, except my yoga intentions fell by the wayside once again. My hands are sore from knitting so much over the weekend, so I sat idle at home with a warm kittie on my lap. It's hard to not get something accomplished tonight before the evening's over with. As they say, tomorrow's another day...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday morning

I woke up to snow this morning, not a lot but enough of a dusting to make things pretty outside and to piss my cats off! It's beautiful while I'm sitting inside and have nowhere to go, perfect excuse to pick up the knitting needles. 
I have several projects going (of course) as I get bored doing just one thing at a time: Caitlin's striped gloves, Lady Eleanor scarf, another pair of socks, a scarf for me. I've wanted to learn socks two at a time but find it too tangly so far. I haven't tried the magic loop method yet so may give that a shot. 
Hoping for either a blizzard tomorrow morning, or all the white stuff gone so the commute won't be a nightmare. 

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Current doings

Today I'm still working on some fingerless gloves for my beloved niece Caitlin. The pattern is a pain and I can't wait to get them done and on to something more fun. 
I'm looking forward to April when Caitlin and her family will be up here in Oregon and I can meet up with them.  We're going to go hit all the local yarn shops we can find and go crazy. Can't wait! It's snowing outside just a little, which means it's too cold. Hope the spring comes soon