Monday, October 25, 2010

A Bit of Fun............

Let's have a few laughs, seeing as Halloween is coming. Consider yourself tagged for this meme :10 Things that I am Afraid of.

1. Our crawlspace- which is huge. I once had to get on the "creepy crawler" to retrieve some fish medicine - but other than that, no way, no how will I go in there. (eta; Alex keeps all his fish supplies in a cabinet in there, as well as the server.)

2. Dress forms- like mannequins- and I tried to conquer my fear by getting Fred and Ginger, as well as visiting a place that sells used ones. The owner told me they had a flood in the basement, and there were arms and legs floating around in the dark---whooo!

3. The organ music from "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"- a camp movie, but it always freaked me out. (..and they used Bon Ami)

4. The way the Victrola starts playing by itself- Laura has a Victrola. It freaks me out.

5. Remember back in the old days when the television stations would sign off?- I would shut the tv off and cheese it up the stairs before the national anthem- and the screen would go black.

6. Black Christmas- and here's the house.

7. Pin- A Plastic Nightmare- again, the mannequin theme.

8. Remember that strange noise the phone used to make when you left it off the hook? I don't like that. Now it just beeps.

9. This Episode of "The Twilight Zone"- "The After Hours"-

10. Joan Crawford- who was a lovely woman in her day, but what was up with those eyebrows?

Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cool World

Hi again. This past weekend has been full of happenings. Not necessarily exciting happenings, but that's life, isn't it?

I'll start with something that I think is pretty cool- and that is my Scare Isle Tam pattern was published in Knitty:
If you are thinking of attempting a Fair Isle Tam- this is a bit of fun, and some beginners on Ravelry have completed theirs already- so it's not hard, and you'll get a laugh out of it.

We just had Thanksgiving, no Turducken but a nice 20lb turkey, with stuffing and pumpkin pie, the whole works. It was fun. On the 11th, FC and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. I just read that last line, and it scared the crap out of me!I baked alot last week, and made Pumpkin Pie Bread, which smelled amazing.

I've been stalking this at Costco- and it was half price. All the Beatles on CD- how cool is that?

I spent the morning cutting out the squares for the Basket Quilt- and I've used up alot of my fabric stash, but somehow I still have lots leftover. Le sigh.

I went for a day trip up to Camilla Valley with my buddy, and brought home a rather large bag of Spindrift for another design, but I'm not entirely happy with it yet- so it will wait until inspiration strikes, and in the meantime, I am knitting another Peace Fleece sweater, and finalizing the pattern for another Fair Isle. So while it appears I'm not productive, in truth, it's all happening in my head.

My sister and I are also going for a 3+ hour walk in High Park once a week- I am determined not to miss fall this year- and the park is just glorious. TTFN!