Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go

See you at my new address
Remember to change my address in your BlogRolls!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Decision time

My one year blogiversary of KitKatKnit will be this Thursday. I am so pissed at Blogger that I think that might be the day I go to another blog provider like TypePad. I'd ask for comments from TypePad users but you won't be able to comment because this new Beta-Blogger sucks. I wonder how many other users are making a move right now!?!?! I think since I have so few readers I can get by with the 2GB of bandwidth per month but not sure about the 100 MB storage.

Other decisions then. Do I stay KitKatKnit or do I make a name change for 2007. Cristina came up with a great new name when she moved to Typepad. She's now String Theory. Time for a cuppa coffee and some creative thinking!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Holiday Meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate with brandy.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wrapped.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Nothing on the house, colored lights on tree.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No.
5. When do you put up your decorations? Somewhere around Hubby Dave's birthday.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Seafood lasagne on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian tradition. The seven stands for the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. )
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I have two. My Dad worked graveyard shift when I was young and my Mom was the PTA president for years. So Dad always got roped into playing Santa for my school. And my Aunt Helen was a professional gift wrapper at Sterns Brothers Department Store in Bergan NJ. We didn't care about the contents. The wrappings were magnificent. One year my present came with a snow covered sleigh on it!!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? No idea.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We open one only because Hubby's family used to open all except the Santa presents on Christmas Eve.
10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree? Messy mix.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread? LOVE IT
12. Can you ice skate? Yes I can but I do not.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Engagement ring, Christmas of 1981.
14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Pumpkin pie
16 What is your favorite holiday tradition? Giving the special present last.
17. What tops your tree? A Waterford crystal topper.
18. What is your favorite holiday book? The Worst Christmas Pagent Ever
19. What is your favorite holiday movie? Toss up between A Christmas Story, White Christmas ("Sisters, Sisters" can't be beat) and Holiday Inn
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy? Yuck

Sunday, December 17, 2006

One down one to go

My plan worked just fine. So there. ~grin~

Saturday Sky for 12/17/2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Toes Up Tits Up?

Seven casts on before I was satisified that a figure-8 cast on was going to work. I didn't do it wrong from the start, I just could see what was wonderful about it. Then the pattern I chose used M1's and I kept getting a hole where I didn't want it. Tried two other casts ons, went back to the figure 8 and said screw the M1's and did the K1 in front and back increases. I am about 3 inches into the 6.25 I need before I start increasing for the gusset. The perfect time to frog the whole damn thing and go back to my original plan. Not only that but I may go down to 36 stitches cast on vs the 40 my gauge swatch indicated I do.Somehow my partial Friday off and my Saturday sped by. (I'll be at the office tomorrow) Last night we were guests at the Lockheed Martin Christmas party. It was pretty darn good as those things go. Up until the point where they started karaoke. Then we sped out of there (only to get stuck in post hockey game traffic). I ran a couple of errands today and have nothing to show for it. I was almost ready to start chili verde with pork for dinner when Hubby Dave requested Chicken Garlic Pizza. I called the new Garlic Jim's pizza place and they quoted $23.99. I had a $9.99 coupon for the same pizza at Papa Murpheys' so I ran into town yet another time.
Like father

Like daughter
Hubby Dave leaves for Washington DC in the morning. He is busy figuring out what knitting to pack. He hasn't started packing his other bag. Priorities!! Tomorrow is his birthday so I think we'll celebrate tonight rather than at 4 am. He is scheduled to return on Thursday, weather willing. He's glad he doesn't have to fly through Seattle to get home. Graham is driving to Portland with Beautiful Girlfriend Rachel's parents to go pick her up tomorrow. I should get lots of knitting done!