Saturday, January 20, 2007


What a week. I feel as though it has been go, go, go all week. But thankfully, the Friday and Saturday activities have been fun ones, but it has been nice to get caught up on laundry and dishes tonight, no matter how much fun those two activities lack.

Friday night we went and saw a HS Hockey game, Waunakee vs Wisconsin Dells. It was really fun, chilly but fun. Both teams did really good and it was a blast for me as it was my first live hockey game ever!

Saturday morning, we got up early and drove to watch the Dells Wrestling Invite. HS wrestling is very interesting to watch. I have been slowly learning all the rules and what the different calls mean. It helps to have Llama around since he know so much about wrestling, he was a wrestler in HS and is taking the test to become a ref. Matches will keep us busy in the future.

My Mom sent me a package in the mail and it was a new apron! I love to bake and have been using the Santa themed apron that she made for me almost 4 years ago, it was time for a new one although the Santa one has held up incredibly well. It was fun to get a new one, it is double sided and had sparkly hearts all over it for Valentine's Day. It might be a little early but she wanted me to get it with time to make some Valentine's goodies. But it is simple hearts so I will keep it out all year.

Still working on my Tech Guy socks for Llama. Just turned the heel this morning while watching the wrestling meet. I really like the STR Alina sock yarn. It is really nice, I am getting so spoiled with these wonderful sock yarns I have been using lately. The colours are just beautiful and I love the swirling that the sock is creating. Can't wait to get some of my pictures down loaded to put on here. I am still learning all the ways to work my blog.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Yeah Badgers!

The UW Madison (Badgers) men's hockey team just won a game against Minnesota Gophers and they were not supposed to win, younger team, less experienced, and not to mention that MN had a 3 streaks going, including a 22 game winning streak. Now I am not attacking MN since I am originally from MN. However, since moving to WI, I have come to enjoy the love and admiration that the fans have for their teams!
It was a great game, lots of close calls and high tension, they will play again tomorrow and I am sure it will just as much fun to watch.

Last weekend Llama and I went shopping for WI college sweatshirts to wear to our first Badger game later this month. I am so excited and I got to wear it tonight also (although I was just sitting in front of the TV with my knitting) so it was nice to be rooting for the underdog and have them win!

I also get to sub for Llama's bowling league tomorrow. I am always excited to play and I enjoy hanging out with my husband outside of the house sometimes. Usually I go knit with the wife of one of Llama's teammates, but this week there will be two people on their team gone so both her and I will be subbing, I sure hope I do a good job. Sometimes I don't take sports/games as competitively as Llama and I just want to do my best and have a good time.

Hopefully, I will be able to post some photos soon of my knitting and things going on around here. Although it is very icy and slick outside tonight, I am hoping it warms up to good driving this weekend.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Socks or Felting...

Okay, I think it is time to admit it... I am addicted to socks.
I have been trying to work on a felted bag for the last two and half weeks. Now if you have ever deliberately felted your knitting, you know that it is created on large needles with at least worsted weight yarn (in general), so it usually only takes an afternoon or a weekend to make a felted bag or slippers. So why the delay with this particular bag... well, two weeks ago Llama wound a center pull ball of some new STR sock yarn and it has been calling to me. So finally Friday night, Llama asks if I would rather just make a pair of socks, and I quietly said, "yeah, I think so". In my head I was overjoyed, something about tiny needles and soft merino wool just works for me.
Since the knitted bag is for him (for lunches)he was really good about it, which I think happened more because he LOVES hand-knit socks and this pair is for him too.
I am still going to try to keep working on the bag, he really needs a replacement lunch bag ( me too). This way when I start to get antsy, I can pull out my socks and change up what I am doing.

In other news, Llama is gearing up to take a class for his CCNA certification, I think he is excited to get it and know that it is done, but I am not sure what I will do with myself one night a week for the next four months! I see lots of knitting in my future. I know that he will do a great job and pass everything with flying colours. I think it is just a little overwhelming to try to do it on his own, so I am glad that he decided to got he classroom route. We will see what happens in May!

I am also very excited because we got tickets to the Badger hockey game in a couple weeks. This will be my first live hockey games ever. I think we might have to go buy some Badger wear. It will be a busy weekend, since we are usually watching the game at home but maybe we will go out to eat first, lots of good places to eat near the Kohl Center. My favorite so far is a Serbian/Arabic restaurant, they make the best hummus!

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

2007- Here we go

Well, I have been sucked into the world of blogs. I think it will be a nice way to keep a check on my knitting habits as well as keep friends and family updated on our lives.

Living in a different state than my immediate family has made sharing daily events harder than it used to be, so I am hoping this will allow a bit more communication.

Okay, now for the name, rank and serial number bit...
I am married to my wonderful husband "Llama", we are living in the capital city of the Dairy state. I currently work a 9 to 5 job that allows me to knit and bake in the evenings and weekends. We have lived here for approximately 2.5 years.
I started knitting due to some encouraging and now enabling co-workers. We regularly get together for knitting club. Which somehow ends up being more about watching reality TV and eating chocolate than knitting but it is nice to have friends to share my knitting with.

I have two siblings, my brother JBear who lives in the great state of Wild Hockey and my sister Zutzan who is currently en-route to Missouri. Both are students at their respective colleges and I want to be able to communicate with them more often.

I also want to share my daily life with my Mom who I don't get to see as often and it is hard to explain every knitted object over the phone.

I also have a wonderful nephew, who is my only nephew at this time, so much is lavished on him.

Hopefully I will be able to expand my blog in the next few weeks and add some of the wonderful things I have seen on others blogs as I have done my research to begin this blog.

I guess my New Year's Intention is to keep up with this blog and share my hobbies and experiences.

Happy New Year!