Creating Me

Friday, November 25

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I finished a Brioche Helmet from Interweave Knits Winter 2005 for Tren a while back. I love that it covers his ears. The one I'm making for Sage has holes in the top for her ponytails.
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Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving 2005

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The best way to start Thanksgiving Day is roasting marshmallows in the fireplace.
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Wednesday, November 23

What are you doing with that sewing machine?

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Veste Everest and I had a sleepover last night. She slept the night on the living room floor blocking.
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But Jackie what are you doing with that sewing machine? Did I ever tell you that I hate sewing up side seams? Well now you know, I hate it. So I decided to try sewing them up with the sewing machine. It took about 3 minutes compared to the hour and a half of cursing it would of taken me to do it by hand.
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And I don't think it looks bad at all. I need some practice but I'm saying goodbye to hand seaming FOREVER (evil laughter)
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Monday, November 21

White Trash Bash

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I had a blast at my best friend's White Trash Bash. Look at us, 2 hot mama's.
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You can't have a White Trash Bash without Spam.
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My outfit was complete with a Dale Earnhart half top, a black eye, a hickey, stonewashed jeans, and house shoes.
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My best friend, Carrie, looked like she just stepped out of a trailer.
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This is her with Billy Bob teeth and a mullet wig.
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Friday, November 18

A FO (sort of)

I finally finished spinning the roving I got on the yarn crawl. I'm not sure what to do with it. Our KIP is doing a Panta knit-a-long so that's a possibility. But I don't know how many yards are there and I still don't have perfect spinning skills so gauge could be difficult. I need to practice more.
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Thursday, November 17

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Look at the little consumers. Dennis had to sub last night so I took the kids to KIP with me. Don't they look cute with their hot chocolate and laptop.
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Sunday, November 13


Since Dennis was off for Veteren's Day on Friday we decided to take a short holiday to Oklahoma City. It's only a 2 hour drive and they have a zoo and science center. We arrived on Friday ate lunch and checked into our hotel. Yikes, no more Ramada for us- it was called Ramada Limited and it was definitely limited.

The zoo was huge. Our favorite things were the sea lions and a seal. The kids loved to watch them swim around and around. Too bad the sea lion show was closed for the season. We spent about 3 hours there and didn't see everything.

After dinner we went swimming in an indoor non-heated pool, it was freezing.

On Saturday, we went out searching for something to eat and found... a Lakeshore store!! I knew there was one in OKC but had no idea where. I get so overwhelmed in places like that because I want to buy everything. We got a couple of things for the kid's Christmas.
After lunch, we headed to the Omniplex. A large science/children's museum with a planetarium and IMAX screen. We saw Fighter Pilots on IMAX and explored for about 4 hours.


We got home about 8pm, tired but happy. The best thing is we have today off to relax and get ready for school tomorrow. BTW, I love traveling with Dennis, he has a great sense of direction and we never get lost, except when I try to navigate.
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Tuesday, November 8

Lovey's new cage

The kids have been saving for a month to buy their pet hamster, Lovey, a new cage. And here it is:
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Monday, November 7

KIP knits

Here's the progress I have made on the Veste Everest from Interweave Knits Fall 2005.
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Thursday, November 3

The Perfect Storm

Sorry I'm a little behind on getting our Halloween pic up but this is week has been/is a whirlwind. Two Halloween parties, trick or treating, PTO meeting, Girl Scouts, and Meetup all this week. So here you go.


P.S. I finished Tren's hat. Picture to come
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