Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Yard Toy!

How do you like our new yard toy? I found it on sale at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price!
It's hanging from a tree branch in our front yard.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Update came!

The update for my Magellan GPS came today.

This is what the screen looks like when it's being updated:

According to their software, it takes about 2 hours to update.  Then the maps will hopefully be current!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chain Link!

The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) is having its next Chain Link conference in August in Buffalo NY.
For the first time since I've been a CGOA member,  I AM GOING!

Hubby and I will be driving up since it's cheaper than both of us flying there.  However, it will take 2-3 days to get there from Louisiana.

The conference will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  You can get more info about the conference at CGOA's website

At the same time there's going to be a Knit & Crochet Show which is held in conjunction with Knitting Guild of America. 

If you happen to be going to that event, please let me know and maybe we can all get together one night!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Red Hat happenings

Some of you might know that I'm a card carrying member of the Red Hat Society. You can see me in the above picture (I'm the one holding the doll). That's my friend, Dee, sitting on the "throne".

We had an outing to the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge and then to Oak Alley Plantation for a buffet luncheon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yarn addiction?

Have you ever gone into a yarn shop and not noticed a particular color of yarn only to go in several days later and it simply calls out to you?   That happened to me today.   I went to the same yarn shop I'd been going to and did see that there was new yarn on display, but lo and behold, a variegated merino yarn caught my eye and I simply could not resist picking up two balls of it.
I really don't know how I missed it before!

The yarn is Ornaghi Filati Merino Kind in color #7.  Sorry I don't have a picture of it yet to show you.
LYS owner says it's self striping, so it should make some interesting socks. 

Someone on Ravelry made a pair of stockinette socks with a different colorway and it does stripe.
She used size 3 needles, but I prefer a tighter fabric, so I'll use size 2.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New blog!

I should have made this my first post on the new blog instead of the one about the bar at the Radisson in Fresno.

I've moved here from Yahoo 360. I don't think there's a way to move the blog posts from Yahoo, so will start out fresh here. A lot of my project pics are still on Flickr, so you can see them there.

I'm also on Ravelry as Labeelady.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Radisson Hotel, Fresno CA

The above is a shot of the bar in the Radisson Hotel in Fresno. See the
lighted square above the bar? That's one of the elevators!

It was a nice hotel, only it was freezing! The only place I could go to warm up was our room underneath the covers!