Friday, October 31, 2008


Every year at this time, my laundry room fills with lady bugs. They've been flying around the house. They are so cute, so harmless, I just let them wonder. Unfortunatley they eventually die. I wonder why they gather in my laundry room?

Well, it's hallows night and we've had a few trick or treaters. It's now 7:00 pm and I'm guessing we'll get maybe one or two more strays and that will be it. They usually start around 6:00 and done by 7:00. Halloween is not anything like when I was kid. The streets were so packed with people in the neighborhood it took at least 3 hours to get around. I was never in before 9 pm on Halloween night. I guess the little tykes still have a good time anyhow.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Ok, I admit, my obsession with knitting tapered this summer. After trying ONCE AGAIN, to knit socks, I became disheartened and disinterested. So, this weekend, I had some free time to myself and Ragged and I decided to head south to a nearby town to check out a few yarn shops. I thought sure, I'll go, look and feel but I really don't think I'll feel the urge to want to knit much less purchase. I didn't feel like investing yet more $$$ for the ever growing yarn stash that keeps growing because I never start or finish a project. Well, I should have known better. Yarn is so addicting. You walk into a place and are greeted with friendly people who are eager to help you with anything you desire. The walls and crates of yarn filling the store just beg to be touched. Once you touch, you start thinking, ok... maybe I could do this one project. It won't hurt to try. It can be ripped out if it doesn't work out and the yarn used for some other project. Well then the possibilities just overwhelm you and before you know it, your addicted. Yes, addicted. Addicted to the possibilities of enhancing your wardrobe with something stylish. Addicted to final accomplishment. Well, here's what had me at first feel.

I went with a pattern in my purse, the February Lady Sweater. With the craze of swing jackets and sweaters, I thought this would be a great addition to my work wardrobe (provided I could finish it before the cold season ends and the fashion changes.) Ragged and I stopped at a quaint shop called Enchanted Yarn & Fiber located in Russellville, KY. The owners were very nice and the shop is actually getting an addition it was a very nice place. I bought some Peace Fleece, Sheplova Mushroom, DK to knit my sweater project. Bought some buttons for some neckwarmers I plan to knit too and a book that had a pattern in it that I've been looking for and yes, plan to knit. All sorts of treasure were purchased. We then moved on to another shop in Bowling Green, Kentucky called Crafty Hands. I bought yet more yarn (Alpaca with a Twist, Temptation) to knit some fingerless mits. I can't wait. I can't wait to finish all these projects! Yes, I've started on the Frebruary Lady Sweater pattern and, yes, I'm as addicted as ever!

Purchases made after a fun day shopping with Ragged.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Ok, I don't usually gush over movie stars but every once in a while, one will grab my attention and I become enamoured. For instance, Robert Redford. When I was a teen and even now, I just thought he was the greatest thing on the screen. Watching him was bliss. I even had dreams with him in it. I love to watch his movies. Well, he's the only movie actor that I can say affected me the way he did until I saw 10:30 to Yuma. Russell Crowe. He's always facinated me with his deep voice, accent and eyes. But until I saw this movie, I didn't really think him to be, well dreamy, sexy I guess. He wasn't all that in this particular movie until the last couple of scenes. Oh my gosh!! He took my breath away. Something he did with the character just put him into a different light for me. I went to bed thinking what a hottie! He's up there with my Robert Redford, just younger. He might even be close to my age. And he knits! What else could you ask for?