Thursday, June 29, 2006

moda dea website

So the first time I linked it, I put a comma where a period should be. So I went to edit and fixed it and republished, and it hasnt changed so. Here is the right link for the Moda Dea site

A note about the socks

Mary reminded me that I needed to share the pattern and colorway on Gwens socks. Well I did so in the comments section under the sock picture thinking that everyone would be able to see it. But unless you click on comments, you won't. So here it is again. The yarn was Lion Brand magic stripes in the stonewashed blue pattern. The pattern was "Knitted Socks" by Grace Alexander. I found this pattern on the Moda Dea website for their Sassy Stripes yarn. It was a free pattern when I found it. I think you need to look under free patterns for Sassy Stripes yarn on the Moda Dea website.


Yeah for me and Gwen! Or is it Gwen and I? Yes I think it is. Well anyway and either way, we finished removing the wallpaper in the kitchen. I will still need to paint, but it is a huge improvement on the partially removed paper that we have been looking at since Oct.. Plus I like the white walls better than the paper that was up there. There is something to be said for making a home your own, rather than living in what you what you purchased. Everyone has diferent tastes and one should not be subject to the tastes of the previous owner.

Our family room is a sorta peach color, which I guess isnt that bad. But up against the now white walls of the dining room, I am not fond of it. My husband thinks it still works, but I will soon convince him that it will need painted. It just looks dirty to me now.

On a completely different note...I cut my finger pretty bad yesterday instictively reaching for a picture frame that was falling down our stairs. Just as I reached for it, it broke apart and the inside of my right ring finger was sliced by the glass. I took a pretty good piece out near the second knuckle. It bled a really long time and just when I thought it was done bleading it started again. My husband and sister both thought I needed to go to the doctor for stitches. But my answer to them was to stitch what, the piece was missing. My sister suggested they might cauterize it. Yeah just what I want something hot, burning the spot that I cut! Well now a day later, my finger, and whole hand for that matter hurts. So I made a doctors appointment just to have it looked at. At this point I want to be on the safe side. Also I really dont want it to get infected. I like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. I mean I did give birth twice naturally, and I didnt cry yesterday...all though I wanted to. But, right now, I could go for some pain pills. Of course typing isnt helping anything, and I keep making mistakes and I use that finger to back space and when I do, pain shoots through my hand. So now we get to see what the doctor has to say. TTFN, Miki

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Well I have spent the majority of the day removing the wallpaper in the kitchen, dining room and hallways. What a hot, yucky job! But, the dining room looks so much brighter with just white walls. I will still need to paint, but it looks so much better. Granted there was nothing really wrong with the wallpaper. I have seen worse, but it just wasn't my thing. My oldest daughter Gwen helped. Of course she knows that as soon as the kitchen is done we can paint her room. I am glad she helped though, or I wouldnt be as far along as I am. TTFN, Miki

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Socks and progress bars

Well I finally figured out progress bars. I told my sister earlier today that I would need to make a progress bar for my progress bars. For some reason I was having trouble figuring it all out. Well today I had a break through, and they are now fully installed. Yeah! Kinda corny I know, but gives me and anyone who reads this a perspective of some of the things I am working on. It will hopefully also keep me on track, and help get things finished in a timely manner.

Keeping this in mind...I finished Gwen's socks. They were orginally my socks, but I didnt think the first one fit as good as it should, and it fit her perfect. I loved the colorway, and loved most of the pattern, but it had me stopping and cutting the yarn and then restarting at the heel. This, because I wasnt thinking, made the two socks just a little different. Hard to tell unless I mention it and you are looking for it. Plus, she will probably be wearing shoes most of the time. The frustratin thing is that I restated the second sock MANY times to make them match and then they don't. I know I am being anal about this, but I like my socks to match. Anyhow she is tickeled to have them and I have one project done, not counting the progress bars. TTFN, Miki