Thursday, November 29, 2007

Question 4

What is the ideal setting for enjoying the perfect cup of coffee? Who would be there - or would you be alone? Inside or out? Morning or night? With food or just the steaming cup of joe?

I've really thought and procrastinated on this question. I still don't have an insightful or inspiring answer. The best times I have had that involve coffee have been with my family, usually after a meal, sitting and bs-ing around the dinner table drinking bottomless cups of coffee until the late hours.
This does remind me that my Dad is coming to visit next week and we will be able to have this scenario again! (Just insert tea for me!)

Knitting content soon. I am still finishing my Blackberry shrug. I swear, the ribbed edging is taking as long as all the pieces put together. Or the seaming. That was painful. I do have to day that Stephanie (Yarn Harlot) has a point. A glass of wine is a great thing when seaming. Unfortunately, I had to sub this with sparkling cider. Not the same. Festive, but it didn't dull the act of seaming! lol!
Trust me, pics soon! I found my camera, but now am in the process of finding the usb cable. (Darn thing.) Then I will lay everything out, tackle the friends and family that have been given some of these projects as gifts before photographing, and take some crappy photos for you all. :P

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Quick Update

Finally did my sonogram this last week...
It's officially a boy! (Yes, another.) And we will be expecting on or around the 15th of February.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Question #3

The Thursday upcoming is Thanksgiving in the U.S., so let's all - American and not alike! - just share a post with what it is we're thankful for. A wonderful thing to do any time of year, I thought it'd be a nice thing to share for this week with the group!

There really is a lot for me to be thankful for right now. I am constantly thankful for the fact that my eldest is happy and healthy. I'm tickled that my dad and step-mom are able to come and visit us this year. (I can't travel right now - wouldn't get to see them until next year if they couldn't come down!) I'm excited that I get to cook Thanksgiving this year. A little overwhelmed, maybe! I'm also thankful that even through the hardships, we have been blessed with enough that we can share with others less fortunate. In my church there was a giving tree. Karma, or what? I had to take a tag. (It was for a 2 yr old little boy. How could I not?) I'm really looking forward to the holidays and I hope they are special for you all, too.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Question 2

As the cold of winter approaches, do you change the projects you work on? Do you work on gifts for others or do you continue working on projects for yourself?

Now that it is getting colder, the sweater patterns in the magazines look more appealing! I am also making more hats and gloves. I may also try some knitted ornaments. I work on things for others sporadically through the year, so it doesn't change much now that it is getting close to Christmas. (I am NOT knitting all my presents this year!!!) I think this winter I will end up working on items more for myself. I need good maternity tops and shopping for maternity stuff is just downright depressing! Who knew that you had to look frumpy and pay a lot of money to do so when you are expecting?!? I have bookmarked several shrug and cardi patterns on Ravelry and in magazines I have at home and am determined to have a cute pregnancy wardrobe! :P

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Nope, still not from me...I'm having too much fun participating in others'!
Anne is having a contest to gather favorite patterns. Go on over and enter - just make sure to include that you heard about it here! I will get another entry!
Cass is also having a contest. You get to brag about your fav knit gifts! And again, please tell Cass that I sent you over!
Happy knitting!
I will post pics of my FO's soon...I think I have almost reached the box of miscellaneous computer stuff at the back of the garage. Hopefully... :P
(There are only a few old pics, but you can see what I'm up to on Ravelry also! I'm under ksknitchic.)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Question 1

When did you first start drinking coffee? What age were you? Was it about the caffeine, or do you love the taste and smell? Tell us how your passion began!
Coffee was always ingrained in my life growing up. I grew up in and around Seattle for my first 20 years. My parents probably have some cute stories about me and coffee, but I didn't actually start drinking coffee until I was in high school. I think I was a junior when I was actually drinking steadily. I love the smell of the brewing coffee, it will always bring up a million cozy memories for me. I can't think of a family household I have spent time in that didn't have a coffee pot! Getting back to the coffee...taste and caffeine are about 50/50 for me. I drink my coffee frou-frou. I love lattes and even the processed stuff you get a QuikTrip! (nifty gas station) My fav is when I take the time to pull out my espresso machine at home and make them myself. Mmmm... lol! Even though I am unable to drink coffee now, I am looking forward to when I can indulge in a latte soon! (Yep, pregnant!) I will miss out on all the yummy holiday flavors at the latte stand in town, but thank goodness for chai and hot cocoa!