Friday, November 30, 2007

In the Spirit of the Season

As you may (or may not) know, many of the wounded soldiers from Iraq end up in at Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. When you're writing out your cards this year, you may want to include one to someone who may need it more than you know. You need to know that all mail will be opened and read before distribution and that homemade goodies will not be given to any of the troops. So keep those Christmas cookies to yourself, but spread some cheer the old-fashioned way. Send a card!

Mail should be addressed to:

“Any Recovering Soldier” at Brooke Army Medical Center

Gift Coordinator (ATTN: Norma Guerra)

3851 Rodger Brooke Drive

Fort Sam Houston , TX 78233

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate...

I've had way too much fun giggling over this not to share it.

I've been running a parallel blog to see if I like it any better. (And today I do because I haven't been able to upload the banana photo here.) Check out the comment from SexyCoolSuperSpy on the "Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking" post. This person is all outraged over a knitted fruit puppet which is pretty comical all by itself. Now what was he looking for that might have had "sheep" in it? Maybe I need to rename the blog...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Official Ravel-Rouser!

I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look for me in Ravelry as NoSheep4U. I am way too excited now to write!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ravelry Soon?

OMG!! I just checked and I'm only 140th on the Ravelry queue - just have to get those 139 folks in front of me invited and I'm IN!!!!!!! I think I just peed my pants!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I Got It!

Oh, technology - I may get this yet. I've been trying for awhile to get the little weather pixie on here and there she is! And, I added a couplet to the world's longest poem, so I got their button on here - I'm rockin!

I did get my FO pictures taken (and for you non-knitters, that stands for Finished Objects - not what you were thinking!) Now I've got to get them up here and captioned and I'll be good to go for awhile, maybe. I'm heading to my local SNB tonight as I need a fellow fiberista fix...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Time flies and I must be in a wormhole. I promise to be a little better about posting than I have recently. I still have to get my FO photos up, too! I've recently gotten some new yarn for the old stash, so I will get that updated as well.

I've been working feverishly on a blanket for the Yarnivore Knit-a-Thon which benefits Child Protective Services here in S.A. I'm almost done, but since it's in stripes, I've got major weaving to do. I did see a tutorial for weaving in ends that may just save my butt on this project. here's the link:
Thanks to Lime & Violet's link, I'm saved!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My proofreader...

Here's a shot of the witch cat (at least according to dear hubby.) She's a mouser - the one on the computer, that is! I keep telling her she makes a better door than a window, but I don't think she cares...

Here Goes Something!

There are so many knitting blogs out here in cyberspace that I can (and literally have) lost entire days reading them, searching for free patterns and looking for new fiber to covet and drool over. Well, being an aspiring writer in addition to fiber-addict, I figure I might as well jump into the fray (so to speak).

I keep saying that I'm just a beginner, but the owner of my LYS says that I'm intermediate. As opposed to medium? Whatever. I'm working on my 4th pair of (very basic) socks. I have completed a tank top that is an education in fabric and absolute proof that the swatch is pretty essential to my life as a knitter. At least if I want to wear what I knit. I've done about a bazillion scarves of various combinations of fabric (okay maybe it's only 7 or so.) I've made several bags - they were a good education in technique and does the swatch matter? Not so much...

I come from a short line of knitters (my grandma and mom) but it was my sister that created the fiber monster that I have become. She sent me home in 2004 with some pink wool and a pair of Crystal Palace bamboo size 13's and said, "Go forth and knit." And it's been a long slippery slope into addiction from there. She came for Thanksgiving in 2005 and brought sock yarn and DPN's - enter the sock fetish era. I've just started knitting some lace and I'm dying to try some entrelac (isn't that something you take for the runs?)

Well, that's my something. I'll take some photos of my FO's and some UFO's, too. That's ugly FO's - figured I had to use that somewhere! I'll be posting some of my fave blogs, fiber spots, and other assorted useless information that might have some entertainment value to my readers. I always said, I could have been a brain surgeon if my head wasn't filled up with useless trivia - this looks like a good place for a download. TTFN!