Flag Day Knitter

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

CB sweater FO

After making a bear sweater for Cubs For Kids, I needed to make a Chicago Bears sweater for my bear. Regular season is just a few weeks away!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I am *this close* to finishing a knit and don't want to show you until I have the FO pic.

hang in there.....oh and if you haven't already, check out the Harlot today - friggin funny!!

read all the way to the end!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

the next chapter

Today The Boy got his driver's license.

The new insurance bill is in the mail to me. (uh doubled)

Must go buy yarn.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

88 minutes

That is how long I have been on the phone with Dish Network. It was about 20 minutes on hold until I got Randy with tech support who had to transfer me to advanced tech support after I exhausted all his tricks and another 20 minutes on hold until Sue tried to help.
This tired story begins Sunday when my satellite went kaput. After eons on hold and some tips and tricks from tech support they said they would ship me a new receiver. I should get it in 3 days. erm, 3 days with no TV....with a 16 year old. Oh fun. So today it came and while I was at work The Boy set up the new receiver. Call #1 to tech support was for activation. Call #2 was to fix the fact that we only had basic channels. Call #3 and #4 were unsuccessful trying to fix remote #2. You see we have 2 TVs and 2 remotes.....but only remote #1 is working - but it is working on both TVs at the same time. So call #5 was from me and after hearing 2 tech support people say "I know what the problem is..." and then "huh" 4, count them ,4 times, they have decided to send me a new remote. I should have it in 4 days. GREAT. 4 days, over the weekend, when The Boy, my mom and myself will be here.
Did I mention that TV #1 which controls the channel selection is upstairs. So I have to go upstairs to turn it on, run downstairs to turn on TV #2, back upstairs to change the channel - repeat.

To reward you for staying to the end of the story I give you knitting. A FO even. The Baby Bolero from One Skein by Leigh Radford. Very cute, very fast, too many ends to weave in. Give me top down 1 pc any day. Me hates the finishing.

Monday, August 20, 2007

win #2

Friday, August 17, 2007

Crissy needs some knits

Remember Missy? (check out Jan 28 post) and her ill fated meeting with Chloe's teeth? I have been researching and web surfing trying to find another just like her. Well after some exhaustive searches and a tense week on Ebay, I have her replacement. I named her Crissy. All she needs now is some knits....oh and protection from the dog :-)

Thursday, August 16, 2007


We have a wee Seahawks sweater for a charity bear.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Seahawks win too

It was a very good weekend for football.

Here is me knitting on my Football-a-long charity knit.
I look so serious!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bears win

Mom was over to help decorate for the football season and work on her charity knit for the football-a-long we joined and cheer on the Bears. We were able to see the game late Sat night on NFL network.
We paid for the FieldPass on the NFL.com website last 2 years, but we think we have a freebie way to listen this year, plus some games on TV...... we will be happy.

p.s. we watch and root for the Seahawks too :-)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

the jean skirt fiasco

Tyler finally has a skirt. The jean skirt story is much longer than the skirt itself.
This skirt pattern is a piece from the same pattern set the ill-fated pants came from. It was my goal to figure out the waistband today. Thinking the skirt had less pieces and would take let time to remake (if it came to that) than the pants, I started at 3 p.m. Mom and I were a team. She read (and re-read) the directions as I sewed. (and re-sewed) I put together the skirt pieces, next was that pesky waistband. So if the last time was wrong, how about I do the opposite? Voila - a correct waistband. I moved onto the lining....only I didn't use the lining pattern pieces and that didn't work out so good. I found the lining pattern pieces and cut more fabric and re-sewed the lining. I had to re-press the seams because I had pressed them the exact opposite of the way I should. (are you seeing a trend?) I finished the skirt at 8:30 p.m.

8 pattern pieces
2 grown women
5.5 hours

I'll stick to knitting.