Thursday, October 20, 2005

halloween is 11 days away

and i' so screwed. i'm still working on sean's tunic, haven't even looked at his cape, and i've still got liam's, mark's and mine to do. i may have to send out a sewing sos, and go visit mark's mom saturday afternoon. two sewing machines (and operators) are better than one, that's for sure. so i'm sitting here pinning sleeve facings. sigh.

since i can't pin while i am reading blogs, this is what i did. this is the manos that saunshine sent me when i was her secret pal. this stuff is yummy. of course, it's much purpler in real life. i'll be using this to make my hat for the contest at SoP (if i can get it done in time, the contest ends oct 31, so i'll have to take it october 30th (can't cut into trick or treat time!)). wish me luck. i've got too many projects due by the end of hte month, sigh.

These delectable little lovelies are my downfall. thank god i've only got one tin ful. what are they, you ask?

These are katydids, aka turtles. creamy cararmel, cruchy pecans, and luscious creamy milk chocolate. mmmmmmmmmm. i didn't know they were called turtles until i was an adult. my grandmother in wyoming used to have tins of candy all the time, and these were one of them. the other was a "pillow" candy that was crunchy on the outside, and creamy peanut butter in the middle. butterfingers, eat your heart out.

i went to sit & knit, and had a most enjoyable time, for the brief time i was there. i knit 4 rows of the baby afghan (and that heart pattern is not easy to do when your'e trying to chat). i did do it though. erin and alcariel brought in their hats (a "blossom" style feltie and a "hatmione " (the hat hermione wears in PoA)). much beauteousness going on. a new lady came in, and becky introduced us all. after that, i looked at her, and said "i feel like i should stand up and say "hi, my name is minnie, and i'm a yarnoholic." good fun, even if too brief.

sean had a horrendous day at school, so we had a "talk." (mark and i talked, sean listened). needless to say, mark and i are highly peeved. his teacher even wrote a note saying "what else can i do? got any ideas?" he just won't see reason. any of you have ideas?

You might be a redneck ifyou own a lava lamp more than 5 feet tall.

Pattern of the Day: Kalinka Kosy Scarf. This comes close to non-pattern, but the yarn looks fluffy and fun (even if it's novelty), and the pattern does have some interest. a thought, but with cheaper yarn, please.

Waht i'm reading:

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon.

Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon (again, a fantastic author)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (book tape in car)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (book tape in house)

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings. and yes, deb, silk is cool, lol.

Have a nice day!


Saun said...

Good luck with all of your projects. Hopefully you'll be able to get everything done in time.

We always called them "Katydids" too. All I remember is that when I was a child they were so hard to find that we would only get about 1-2 pieces a year. Now they are everywhere and I haven't had one in years.

mamaloo said...

They are Turtles up here in Canada. And the peanut butter chocolates sound like Reese's Cups - both faves of mine.

Just wanted to say, I LOVE your name. Minnie is the sweetest sounding name ever. I adore it! Can't wait to find treats in the mail - no pressure!

Now, what the hell are you doing wasting all this time reading comments! Get sewing lady!

Lynne said...

Looks like you'll be doing a bit of sewing over the next few days!
Have you ever tried dietary intervention with your boys? I've been reading this page and it has fascinating anecdotes about bad behaviour and food additives and natural food chemicals.

Michelle said...

You're certainly busy!

I love those chocolates. Mmmmmm, I love Turtles. Lalalala. [g] That's a part of the jingle from the commericial.

I hope you're not cat bowling. You can't get all your projects done in time if you are, you know.

itgirl said...

Torture. I have no chocolate in my house and you torture me with pictures of yummy goodness. Bitch.