Once again, I'm having a hard time finding the words to say thank you. Thank you Tracey for sending me a fabulous sweater for Kailey, Look how cute she is in it!
awwwww! Tracey used a lovely, uber soft yarn. And I'm loven the wrap style!
Kailey looks adorable in it, and its been keeping her nice and toasty during this cold weather we've been having. (Thank goodness the ice storm never happened last night!) Thank you Tracey! You did a fantastic job knitting this for Kailey, I'm very envious of your finishing skills! Thank you, Thank you! Thank you!!!
Mike has been home since Thursday night, he came home on his break a little later this month. Because he dropped his trailer off at a dealership somewhere near Harrisburg to have the warranty work started and to fix the back end where
he hit something something hit him. This weekend, while Corra and Bryce where at their Dad's, Mike, Allysa, Kailey and I drove down there to get the rest of the stuff out of the trailer and took a bit of detour through Scranton. You would think there would be more knitting done, but no.... I can't knit too much while ridding in the car. We had a pretty busy weekend, we visited Mike's sister and her kids too. Found out there was an ice storm coming, and after Mike went grocery shopping it was downgraded to a freezing rain advisory. In a way I'm glad that Bryce didn't have his surgery this morning, it woulda been nasty this morning!! ok, I'm babbling! Night!
Some things just get under my skin and get stuck there. Have you heard about Julie Amero? She is a seventh grade substitute teacher in Connecticut who is facing 40 years in jail after pornographic add's appeared on her screen during a class in 2004. It takes a second to google her story, please take a few minutes and read about what is happening to her. And if you can donate a dollar or two to her defense fund (go here). I'll wait.
Now, I am a mother of 4 kids. Aging from age 7 to 1 month old. What I don't understand is how is this Julie's fault that pornographic ad's started poping up on her screen? She wasn't and isn't responsible for a firewall or spam guard on her classroom computer to stop them from getting in. It is the schools IT's responsibility. Is anything happening to the school for neglecting to do this? Nothing from what I can tell. Yes, she probably should have unplugged the computer instead of trying to close the pop up windows. But She's did just what I would have done. It still isn't her fault that they appeared in the first place! You can get stuck in one of those loops anywhere. It doesn't matter what kind of site you are on. Pornographic or otherwise. Spyware, adwear can get onto your computer anywhere. Come on people, even I am not a computer genius, I just live with one and I know this!
But what really makes me mad, really really mad. Julie wasn't doing anything wrong. And yet here in Pennsylvania a man who raped a girl walked free of any charges because she wasn't able to testify against him in court. She died the year before in a car accident. So the rapist walked free. The Judge wouldn't allow anyone who the girl told her story to testify. Because it was here say. How is that fair? Seriously, How.is.that.FAIR that he did something wrong, there was proof, and yet he walked free. While Julie was just doing her job teaching, and because the school she was working for wasn't protecting their student's computers from the dangers of the internets she is facing a 40 year jail sentence.
Seriously, How is that fair?
Now, you know the power of the internet, the power people have when they speak out. (ok when more than one person speaks up) I'd like to ask you, take the time. Read her story, and if you think what is happening to her is unfair. Say something. Either on your blog or write an email or a letter to the people on the reference list listed on her blog. Stand up what you think is right. Because its just what you should do.
Really, It's all about me. But I think we all know that already. KIDDING! A few posts ago I was whining that I was sick of knitting for others, and wanted to knit something for me. It felt like everything that came off my needles was for someone else, other than myself. And really, I can be pretty damned selfish. I'm not going to lie. So after B's crazy socks where done, I casted these baby's right on! Right on baby! Right on!
This is my sock Sunday night, as of yesterday afternoon I turned the heel and was moving down the foot. Damn it feels good to knit for me me me!!
Speaking of me me me, d,knit tagged me for the 6 weird things about me a few *ahem*months*cough* ago, even though I've been tagged for it before. I thought I would give it another go. My first answers sucked a bit the first time, and these are a bit odd
1. When loading my dishwasher the silverware *has* to be facing down. (the part that goes in your mouth goes down) I used to have to have the dishwasher loaded just right way, but I've relaxed a bit.
2. I have to wear shoes. I don't like to walk around barefoot or just in socks.
3. Not so weird, but I talk in my sleep. I've been known to have full conversations on the phone while sleeping too.
4. I have to drink water from a glass, not a plastic cup. Bottled water is ok though.
5. Can not eat soup out of a square dish or bowl.
6. My parents told the maternity nurse when I was born that they where going to name me "Lead bottom moose belly"
Sorry I can't remember the rules to this meme, so If ya haven't done it yet, and want to. Go for it. Let me know so I can read your answers! What? Yes, It is all about me me me, here's one more meme! Mary (kinda) tagged me for 5 things you haven't mentioned on your blog meme (I think that's what its called) This post I remembered to save on bloglines so I could go back to it (ya me!) Here we go
First, the Rules:
Someone Tags you, you post 5 things about yourself that you haven't already mentioned on your blog, you tag 5 more bloggers.
1. I once had a job at a local farm near where I grew up in Massachusetts washing eggs for 1 cent/egg.
2. I once *had* to bake blueberry muffins from scratch in the middle of the winter, my Dad was nice enough to buy me real blueberries. I mistakenly added 3 tablespoons of baking powder when I should have added 3 teaspoons of baking soda. Opps! Dad will never forget that one, those muffins where bad!
3. Mike is 15 years older than me.
4. I used to wonder if I would ever have kids, if I even wanted them. Now that I have them (4 of em!) I would never change a thing.
5. I used to write poetry in high school (come on who didn't!) and had once of my poems published.
I'm coping out of tagging, who ever wants to do it, go for it! Let me know if ya do it! Since it's all about me me me, I'm going to finish off my turtle chex mix, which btw is so.freaking.good, and knit my sock. Me me me!!! ; )
We had a 3 day weekend this weekend, after the kids having 3 days off last week thanks to the snow storm (which by the way, why wasn't it called a Nor'ester?) it was like we had a vacation from school. I'm looking forward to tomorrow which will hopefully bring back some bit of normalcy to our house. I say some, because Bryce has a cold and he's being dragged to the Dr tomorrow. Kailey has her 1 month appointment and I'm hoping to have him checked out too. He's supposed to have his adenoids removed this coming Monday. The kids where able to spend some time outside in the snow this weekend. They enjoyed themselves immensely and its a good thing Mema keeps us stocked with mittens!
Here's B's crazy socks after a day of wear, He loves how the socks don't match! When I asked B how much he liked his new socks he replied with
"This much!!!" ahhh, this is why I love to knit him socks. Do you know what is so crazy about these socks? I have a walnut sized ball of lapis left over. Crazzzy! The needles didn't even get a chance to cool before I wound up a hank of brand spanken new sock yarn! More on that tomorrow, Here's a pic of Kailey holding my needles
gotta start 'em while they're young!
PS Does anyone know where you can purchase downloadable Knitting Pure and Simple patterns? I'm dying to have the top down V-shaped Cardigan and don't want to wait a week for it to be mailed to me.
magical knitting basket! Look it spit out a baby borelo
I finished the second baby borelo Wednesday night for (follow me here) Mike's cousin who just had a baby boy. I'm hoping to knit a hat to send a long with it. But to be honest. I'm kinda getting sick of knitting for others! I want something for me!
Pattern: Baby Borelo from One Skein
Yarn: Inca Cotton 100% Organic Cotton Ecru
Needles: US 8 & 9 knit pick options
Time: Sunday Feb. 11 finished Wednesday Feb. 14
Notes: I have no idea how I managed to knit this so fast, it might have been because I didn't have to keep looking at the directions to find out what was coming next. This time I remembered to knit the ribbing on the size 9 and it lays down much better. One hank of the Inca cotton (325 yards) was enough to make 2 sweaters and has enough left over to make a baby hat. I can see why Cynthia of Stitch your art out loves this yarn so much!
I'm hoping if I leave the left over Inca cotton and the mission falls cotton together with the needles they will copulate and make a baby hat... think I have a chance?
I took these pictures of Kailey yesterday and I just have to share