February 7, 2010

This and that...

Good morning fellow travelers! 

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable Superbowl Sunday so far.  Who are you rooting for? 

We're not football fans around here (ducking to avoid the projectiles being hurled at my head after that comment!)...actually we don't care for much in the way of sports except for watching the Olympics.  I guess we're weird that way.  Our Superbowl Sunday is being spent being totally and utterly lazy!  We tried to go to church this morning, but when we got there, we realized that they changed the time of the service.  It used to be at 9am.  We arrived about 8:37 to see a sign that they are now having two Sunday morning services, at 8am and 10:45 am.  So we headed back toward home, stopped for a bite to eat, and hubby started feeling really bad.  He's had the flu this week, and he had a few dizzy spells before we were supposed to leave for the 10:45 service.  So, I decided to stay home to monitor him instead of going to church.  I think God would understand! 

I have a turkey breast roasting in the oven for dinner, and aside from checking that once in a while, I'm 100% committed to doing little more today than camping out in the living room catching up on my shows that have DVR'd this week and knitting my little heart out!  I love love love lazy days!!! 

Did I hear someone ask what I'm knitting?  :)  Well, as a matter of fact, I'm working on my first "me" project of the year...my Booga Bag.  This is my first felted project.  Remember the hideously ugly yarn I bought a while back?  Go check the picture, I'll wait.  :)

Here's that yarn again, this time being worked into a Booga Bag.  I still think it's gloriously ugly, but the striping effect is nice.  I've nicknamed this my "Booger Bag"...because although you can't tell very well in the picture, parts of the yarn appear the beautifully appetizing color of snot.  Or baby poop.  But I didn't think Poopoo bag had the same flair as Booger Bag.  But, maybe that's just me. 

"Booger" Bag in progress: 

Yesterday I had to make a hasty trip to the yarn store in order to pick up another skein of said hideous yarn, because when I first bought it, I didn't know quite what I was going to use it for.  So, I bought three skeins.  I should have bought four, because once I got into knitting the bag, I realized it's quite chunky and I was afraid I was going to run out.  While I was there, I found another colorway of the same yarn, which since it was on SALE, I bought as well.  :)  Oddly enough, these two skeins shown are the same colorway, but because of the long color changes, they appear to be totally different.  I really liked these shades, and will probably do a second Booga with this.  Or maybe not.  It all depends on what strikes my fancy!

Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes (pastels): 

In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.  So if God has given you...ability...[use it] with as much faith as God has given you.  ~Romans 12:6 NLT


  1. Cute bag!

    Hope your hubby feels better!

  2. I could care less about football as well, & (no offense), if I'm going to watch any football on TV, it will be our Canadian Football League (CFL) & not the NFL. Even then, I generally just watch the Grey Cup, which is our national championship game, in November.

    I did watch the halftime show with the Who (or what's left of them, lol). Yikes, both Daltrey & Townsend are looking pretty long in the tooth these days, but Townsend can still play a mean guitar : ) & you've got to admire them for still getting out there in their 60s!

    Looking forward to the Olympics too! : )

    Cute bag! You must post pics when it's done!

  3. Well, I'm so glad you asked! I am actually not a big football fan, either. (I LOVE basketball!) I have never cared a lick for the Super Bowl... that is until the Saints made it to the big game this year! I am thrilled for my home state and for the city of New Orleans! Never thought I'd get excited about football, but I guess there's a first time for everything. My whole family is on cloud nine! :)

    The Booger Bag is coming along quite nicely! Dare I say that I actually quite like the colors? It's cute!

  4. Hey, I gave you an award on my blog!

  5. The bag looks good! :)

    I'm glad you're feeling more focused and better.

    Can't wait to see the finished product!


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