Sunday, September 21, 2008

I finished my 8 pairs of mittens

I finally finished my 8 pairs of mittens for the MITTNZ 2008 blitz for the Cheyenne River Reservation. I will send along a baby blanket too. I will take a picture of that tomorrow and post it then.

Monday, August 25, 2008

7 pairs of mittens fnished

...just the thumbs needed on pair 8. It has been so much fun knitting 8 pairs of mittens. I intend to knit 4 more pairs but they will be for my granddaughter and her 2 sisters and soon to be brother.

take care

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

mittnz and Jarrett

Jarrett my dear sweet son number 3 stole 20 bux from me and we had an arguement. I told him he cannot live in our house if he steals. This is not the first time he has stolen - he has stolen out of Yassir's wallet, from Justins back pack and from my purse and my mothers house - her bottles that her b/f had bought her and cash. What decent man steals from his grandmother - I mean hello. How aweful. well he decided to go and live at his g/f - He is 18 next month - many have moved out at this age. and survived. I want to go and get him but in my heart I know I would not be doing him any favours to poopoo this incedent now that I called him on it. and he needs to grow up. but holy hanna it is hard. I am more hurt and upset now than mad. but he has to know - there is a line - do not steal, sorry - you cannot sleep with you g/f in my house when you are a minor and do not have a job and steal and act badly. You have to be responsible to get that privledge and you have to be old enough.

I am 4/5th the way through 2 pairs of the mystery mitten KAL. THey are little snowmen on the back - very cute. I will hopefully finish them tonight. I started some 2 colour mittens but they re a challenge. I am not enjoying them but they will be warm. Who ever gets them will not appreciate the work. carrying 2 colours on 36 stitches on DP isnot easy - not as easy as a sweater. that is for sure.

Hopefully i can find a camera and post pics .

Thursday, July 10, 2008

OMGGOODNESS Channel Island Cast On

I have been reading links and books trying to understand what is Channel Island Cast on. It has never been clear. Thank you mdm oftroy who ever you are for this tutorial

Blessing to you knitting goddess

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Well I have started and finished my first pair of mittens for the MITTNZ 2008 challenge
8 pairs is a lot but maybe not - september is far( not very)
WOrking on the collar of the sweater for CIC too.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cultural differences make marital woes

You know I thought love conquers all.

Simple things are so hard to understand until you figure out what it is that is wrong. Like yesterday, there was a woman in the grocery store with a hajib, a caucasian woman with a hajib. my hubby - being muslim saw her and pointed at her and wanted to stand there and analyze what culture and race she was, as seeing a woman in hajib is rare in our town - no talk about a white woman. I just turned the corner and kept going.

So here is the long and short of it. I am Canadian - we know staring is rude. pointing and staring is ruder. We do our best to be accepting of all differences and we may see them and acknowledege them and even give a little thumbs up or down in our head. But we do not make a big deal. But in my husbands culture it is perfectally okay to stare and point (so he says) SIGH

So needless to say, he though I was disrespecting and ignoring him and I was just embarrassed that he would point and stare and he gave me the silent treatment for hours until he finally told me why he was peeved and then I was pissed right off.

So that is another point of contention. I feel it is good to talk about what is bugging you . Understand it and then move on. And he does the silent treatment and for the most part I do not know he is upset but sometimes I will ask who peed in his cornflakes and he does not talk so what does that accomplish? I ask you what does it accomplish!!!!!!!!?????

I want to be in love and happy-or at least passionate. I want to live. I want a man that can not live with out me that wants to be with me and sharing with me and and and...
God give me strength and help me understand

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


-Okay -
So I have joined the SUMMER OF SOCKS 2008

Click on the Summer of Socks button to find the link

and as Zarzuela the blogger with the knitalong says

"The along starts on June 21st and ends on September 1st. During the course of the two month along, you can knit as many or as few socks as you like. No pattern requirements, no yarn requirements, do as much or as little as you want! The whole point is to have fun and relax while knitting along with others."

sounds like fun AND there might be prizes!! :) YAY Zarzuela

wow it has been a long time

Well dear sweet GD have her 3rd birthday and Yassir is settling into his job nicely - carving amazing things (now that his work has discover they have a resident artist)

I am going to join the Summer of socks so I had to remember my blog address _ and here it is
Nana loves you my beautiful grandaughter XOXOXO