gone ghost

that’s right…I’ve totally gone ghost. I haven’t meant to, but sometimes life just gets stupid busy.

We had our rodeo, which was a success.

My daughter Chloe on my favorite horse, rio, during opening ceremony.

I’m doing a test knit for Dream in Color yarn. Love the yarn, the pattern isn’t so much a favorite, but everything is pretty.

Happy day,

Shannon

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*gasp* a real post!

First, my new car.  Her name is Marilyn and I live her!  She is a 2017 Hyundai accent, in classic black.  And my daughter, Katie, for her learner’s permit yesterday.  Lucky kid gets to learn how to drive in a brand new car.  


The current projects, which I have to admit are a little boring right now, and frustrating.

A worsted 10 stitch blanket.  All wool scraps, and kind of fun, except when it’s hot out.

My lightweight pullover.  Not at all boring, but damn, am I pissed.  That adorable puppy is very lucky he’s cute.  That’s all I can say without steam coming out of my ears.

The owl socks for my sister.  Yup, blame the darn puppy.  Those two are really frustrating because they have become work.  I hate untangling yarn. Hopefully he outgrows this soon.

My other project is packed in the car, as I’m going to the cabin for the day and will need some good, simple porch knitting that’s not going to sit heavy in my lap.

Happy day,

Shannon 

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And here is the rest


These are the socks I’m working on now, for my sister.  Who, by the way, has feet mich bigger than mine!  I have almost two more inches to go on these plain, boring stockinette feet before I can start toe decreases.  I will never again do plain, not patterned all the way through the foot, socks.  There is nothing to hold my interest, at all.  But they are pretty, and she will love them.

Happy day,

Shannon 

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I am a bundle of nerves

Yup, that’s my current state of being. I mentioned, briefly, the other day, that my mom is co signing a car loan for me.  I am hoping to find out today if it is a go.

I habe no credit to speak of, having stayed at home with my kids for years, then working very part time for a number of years,  I had zero bills, nothing in my name, because I had little to no income.  Sadly, a few small utility bills for a few years do not build credit sufficiently.  Enter mom.

Several years ago she had her identity stolen, and got Lifelock, which has given her tremendous peace of mind.  She has had to jump through multiple hoops to unlock her credit reports, with the help of my sister who lives much closer to mom than I do.

So today, she has everything together and is ready for is to go shopping, but is waiting on the car dealer to get back to her with a positive answer.  Grrrr…..I feel nauseous, can’t relax, I’m so worried we will be denied for some reason.

That would be terrible.  I haven’t had my own car in months, been sharing with my 18 year old son, which sucks.  Sorry, no other way to put it nicely.  I can’t afford to keep paying hundreds of dollars every two months to fix all that is wrong with his car., i also decided I wasn’t paying almost 3000$ for a rebuilt engine installation in my car, which has been parked since the end of November,  because the head went, or is going.  Either way, not putting any more cash into that paarticular money pit.   

This is all kind of funny, really, because I have NEVER in my life wanted a new car, or the payment that goes with it.  I need peace of mind, though,  need to k ow if I turn the key, the car will stary, go where I need it to without fail or drama.  And if the damn thing breaks I just make a phone call and it’s taken care of.

So, here I sit, sipping coffee, trying to knit on some socks for my sister, waiting.  Have I ever mentioned I am the world’s worst waiter?  Thus feeling sick to my stomach.  I do a round on my socks and jump up to redo some simple mindless chore, that I’ve already done TWICE this morning!!  Vross your finger for me, please, that we hear sooner rather than later.  Mom is off to play tennis for a bit,  meaning we’re hoping she has a call from the dealer whole she was out.  Hopefully I can show you all pictures of my pretty new car later today. 

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And the days go by….

Some fast, some slow, but go they do.

There has been a prom, pics of which I can’t find,  a vacation, me dying my hair purple, a graduation, annoying car troubles, and every day things.

This bath tub was beautiful!  My baby sister on the left, me on the right.

I cried like a baby.

One of the things I did on vacation was collect shells, with the thought of making stitch markers.

Here are the shells I collected, and didn’t break drilling holes.  I bought several kinds of jump rings, but like the split rings the best, so far.


The first picture that has actual knitting is a shawl, whose name escapes me.  The second pic shows a stitch marker I made in use on the beginnings of the Lightweight pullover I started last night.  I’m thinking of making up some stitch marker sets and trying to sell them.  What do you all think of That?  Now that I know this will work I plan on using sea glass I collected in Maine a few years ago and doing the same.

Hopefully the annoying car troubles will be rectified soon.  I’m trying to buy a new car, with my mom’s help, since I have no credit.  Being a stay at home mom for years destroyed my credit, and I’m trying to fix that, and get a car I can actually depend on, without having to spend hundreds of dollars to keep the thing running.  

My last sunrise in nags head last month.

Seriously, feed back on this stitch marker thing woukd be awesome!!

Happy day, 

Shannon 

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