Sunday, September 28, 2008

Spa Shenanigans

So, a week or so ago, Karen and I went to the Allo Spa. It was an hour of reflexology. Oh my!! We loved it. They soak your feet in hot water with herbs for about 10-15 minutes while they massage the neck, shoulders, back and arms. Then they go to town on your feet!
As you can see in the photo, the philosophy of reflexology is that your entire body (and it's well being) is represented by places on your feet. Well, I don't know if that is true...but I did enjoy the application of this method. It did hurt at times. Plus, occasionally my "reflexologist", Meena, would stop and say in a charming Chinese accent, hmmm your rotator good!

We will definitely be back. It was a bargain at $25 (plus tip) for the hour! I'd rather do this than have a pedicure any day, what do you think?

I finished my Noro cardigan I'll get photos of it up now that I've told you I will.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What makes a good wife?

My Score is 52

As a 1930s wife, I am


Take the test!

I guess I would make a good 1930's wife. Hmmm that doesn't seem correct. Evidently I am a good old fashioned kinda girl! Why don't you take the test and let me know how you scored.
(click that link above that says "take the test!")

I have been up to some other shenanigans and will be posting photos soon. But first I have to be a good little wifey and don my pearls and high heels and clean the house!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Must I be clever every time?

Thinking up a clever Post Title is the hardest for me. So many bloggers have such compelling titles. Too much pressure and I am not very eloquent. This post is a hodge podge.

The bracelet is finished and I'm really happy with it. I will make more of them even though it's rough on the wrists to knit the wire.

That gorgeous Passion Flower is in my backyard. It started out as a sad neglected and near dead little twiglet that Lowe's garden shop had reduced to $5. Now it is a robust monster, home to Praying Mantis and a slew of these luscious purple beauties.

I am well into my cardigan. I absolutely LOVE this yarn! Noro, Taiyo. It is so soft and the colors are Noro's usual spectacular spectacular!

Just like Kureyon, I am picking out hay like stuff as I go along.

I am also working on the Fair Isle felted Tote. I'll save a post on it for another day.

Tomorrow Karen J. and I are going for foot reflexology. I am mentioning it here so I will have the nerve to try and take pictures of the event. Will the Chinese reflexologists know what a blog is? They barely speak English.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

knitting with wire

I have been busy this weekend. I made myself do some housework. I started the Fair Isle felted tote and the top down cardi. Before I post photos of those projects. Look at this fun little item. It's 26 gauge wire knitted on #2 needles. With a few beads thrown in. When I'm done it will be a cute little bracelet. It' not exactly fun to knit, though. Kinda hard on the wrists. But, it didn't take very long to get this far.

Friday, September 12, 2008

One for the shop and one for ME!

Finally, here is some knitting content! On the left is some Reynolds Lopi yarn. I am going to make the Fair Isle felted tote that is pictured in the pattern. This will be a sample for the shop.

On the right is Noro Taiyo. It is delicious. 40% Cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, 15% nylon. What's not to like about that! I am going to use the Taiyo for the top-down cardigan pictured on the right. It is in the April '08 issue of Knit'N Style magazine.

Last night when I went to bed I could feel the cool promise of Autumn. Get ready kids, it's almost sweater weather!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Summer wedding and a country garden

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We went to a wedding reception on Saturday. The bride (on the right) met my daughter in the 1st grade and they were best buddies until we moved away when they were in the 5th grade. Now they are married ladies!

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I took this picture of the happy couple, the rice looks great flying through the night air.

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This reception was in the backyard of my friend Janet's house. She has a great crafty talent for making things look fabulous. Here is a look at her Secret Garden.

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She dressed up the side yard of her Orange County home. She is very modest but I can say that her home is as delightful as this happy spot.


Don't you want a fountain like this? I do. So clever!

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I have to explain what this is. Janet told her husband that the only thing she needed for her birthday was Time. Well, this is a photo of what he made her, it's a Sun Dial ...right under that flower in the center is the thing that casts the shadow. The markers on the bottom are the numbers for telling time. he researched how to make it accurate and gave her some "time". Very romantic!

I promise that there will be some knitting content soon!

and the Pepper gets the knife!

The time had come for the odd little pepper to serve it's end up on our plate!

nom..nom...nom! It was yummy! Hubby chopped it up and steamed it with other veggies and added some pasta sauce with Parmesan served over fettuccine. It was verrrry delicious!

ok, so I'm new to this blogger way of editing things. I made the pictures nice and big before and now it's not letting me do that. I went to a wedding reception on Saturday and I have some photos of a lovely garden. I hope I get it all worked out by messing around with them for the next post.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Do you like my new header?

After a little shenanigans with the digi cam. I have designed a new header for this blog and I like it a lot. The ewe is Maddie the award winning longwool belonging to my pal Natalie. Uh...the finger is mine.

I hope you like it. If you do- leave a comment. If come on you know you like it!!!!!!

Blog Pressure!

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All of a sudden I have a blog and now I don't have anything to say!
This photo is of a painting I have. I bought it because it reminded me of how my head works. See that apple? that is my good ideas. The flaming hair is me freaking out and not being able to access my good ideas. I will have more posts. I just need to get into the groove baybee!

Meanwhile ...I had foot reflexology today, by a Chinese guy that doesn't know a lot of English. It was great and the price was also good....$25 plus tip.

I have no knitting project at the moment because ...I have been doing other non knitting not blogging. Ugh!