Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sweater Complete!

Well, almost...I still have to weave in the ends, but you can't really see them in the picture! It's a little small, but I did that on purpose as I'm in the process of attempting to lose weight. And I really need to wear like a tank top or something under it when I do wear it out in public - which probably won't be until next year as the temperatures are already in the 80's out here and it doesn't look like it's going to cool off again anytime soon. Oh well. I'm still proud! It's the first wearable I have made (other then shawls) and it turned out exactly as expected! And I didn't even crochet up a guage. Bad Jenny! When will I ever learn? Anyways, the specifics - the pattern came out of the winter Simply Creative Crochet and I used Patons Classic Wool in colors I can't remember off the top of my head (I'm at work) and Patons SWS in Natural Navy (the stripes). I'll let you know what the brown and natural colors are when I get home. So, now to the picture!

Well, what do you think?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Happy Friday to Me!

I received my package from the Magic Ball Swap from Bron! She really outdid herself. Check out all the goodies I got!

I know I was supposed to wait until I was working with the yarn to find all the trinkets inside, but I have a sweater to finish before I can start another project so I cheated. :) Here's all the fun stuff from inside...The little grey sheep is a tape measure - his little arm comes out. And he is so adorable! I absolutely love everything Bron. Thank you so very much!

On the work front, got out to Canadian safe and sound on Monday, and on Tuesday we cancelled the job. The temperature was in the mid 20's with 20 to 30 mile per hour winds bringing the wind chill into the single digits. We decided it was a bad idea for the driller's helpers to be sticking their hands in buckets of water to decon equipment. Not to mention other equipment was already freezing up. So, shut down and made plans for heading home. Woke up Wednesday to this:

Seems to be a trend here. Good thing we postponed the work! Definitely wouldn't want to be drilling in snow with temperatures in the teens and wind chill below freezing. It's supposed to be in the 60's on Monday. Flying back out Sunday. Wish us luck!

And to close, I found this picture on my camera when I downloaded pictures tonight. Aren't they the cutest?

Ok, off to work on my sweater. Only a sleeve and a half and the edging around the neck to go!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

What do I do?

I just hopped on my magic ball pals blog to find that her hubby bought her yarn for her birthday. And not just any yarn...he bought her the same yarn and colorway that I bought her for the magic ball swap. So, the question is, do I keep the yarn for myself and buy her something different? Or do I just send her the yarn anyway with a little note saying I bought it before her hubby did? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Shopping day

i'm heading out shopping today to get some trinkets to put into my magic ball. still waiting for my yarn to come. hopefully it will be here waiting for me when i get back from canadian. i think i'm also going to buy yarn for the sweater i want to make from Simply Creative Crochet if i can find colors i like. unfortunately my michaels doesn't carry as much wool as i would like and finding patons sws and merino may be difficult. we'll just have to wait and see! i'll shower and head out as soon as hubby leaves for work. in the meantime, i'll be working on some WIPs that i need to finish before i will allow myself to work on that sweater!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I Found It!

I've been looking for Simply Creative Crochet Fall 2006 issue since its release date, and I've not been able to locate it. So, I'm here in Longview and my co-worker wanted to go into Books A Million and get a magazine. Just for shits and giggles, I decided to look, and there it was! I was so excited. And it was supposed to be taken off the self on either Jan 9th or 19th (something like that - I remember it had a 9. I think it was the 9th. I'm just to lazy to walk across the room and look). I can't say the magazine was really worth the wait, but there is a sweater pattern in there that I love and was the reason I was looking for it, so it make the cost worth it at least.

Today is my nephews 2 month birthday! They're getting so big so fast. They weighed in at 9 pounds 8 oz! Here's some pics that Jess sent me today:

Aren't they just so cute?!?! They've been taking up all my free time at home. Look forward to seeing them again!

On the work side, looks like I'll be heading home from Longview tomorrow. We pretty much kicked butt this week getting things done. Of course, it helps that the weather has been so beautiful. Mid-60's and sunny! Absolutely perfect sampling weather. Oh, and it has been decided that I'm heading up to Canadian (2 hours north of Amarillo) on Sunday and drilling all week. Not sure that that's where I'm most needed, but oh well. It will be good to be drilling again. Been a long time since I've done anything other than groundwater sampling. Should check the weather.

So, I think I'm going to do that and then play a little. Maybe even do some reading....

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Work Sucks

So, I'm supposed to go home tomorrow and then leave again on Sunday to go to Canadian. And the week after, I'm supposed to go to Longview. Well, I'm still going home tomorrow (thank goodness) but now I'm going to Longview next week. And I'm supposed to come back to Houston, go to Canadian, and go to East Mountain the week after. WTF? How is that supposed to happen? Should be interesting to say the least. Needless to say, I need to have discussions with three project managers to figure out exactly where I'm going to be. Watch me end up in the office. I could just smack some people sometimes.

On a lighter note, I ordered the yarn for my magic ball swap! I was bad and ordered some for myself too. :) Shame on me. I'm very excited though. And I will finally force myself to make some socks! I cruised by the ville last night just to see what's been going on since I joined the freaks, and they're doing sign ups for a wool swap. I just may have to join. I wasn't part of the bruhaha that went down, but I am friends with some of those that were. Does that make me a bad person? I just love wool yarn and had such a blast doing the last wool swap...

So, I have recently gotten back in contact with a friend that I had like 15 years ago. We kept in touch here and there after I moved away from Pennsylvania in 92, but lost touch many years ago. Anyways, I got a message from her through classmates and we've been emailing ever since. I was so incredibly excited. Turns out we are still so very much alike, after all these years. It turns out she even has a secret passion for crochet! If you're reading this, Tammy, I'm very glad to know you again! When are you coming to visit? :)

Alright. I guess I should call Kyle and let him know my change in plans. He'll be happy to hear that I'm not leaving until Monday now. Maybe I'll even have some time to work on one of my many WIPs this weekend as well as study for my PG exam...