Saturday, October 20, 2007


Wow, it really has been a long time since I last posted here. Life is crazy these days. I feel like I am on a roller coaster with steep drops and torrential climbs. My health is well, not great. I was dx with an auto-immune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It is associated with Hypothyroidism. It affects the thyroid. In a nutshell, my immune system is slowly "eating" away my thyroid down to nothing. My disease has just wiped me out. I am so tired all the time. I have gained 30+ lbs and it is VERY hard to take off because my metabolism is regulated by my thyroid. There are tons of other issues that go along with it that I have to deal with too. If you would like to read up on it, there is a good article about it here and here. So I am learning to eat for my disease and doing lots of yoga(which still hurts btw!!). I havent been able to knit for a long time. I have been to busy with drs and my new biz that there just isnt time. I really miss it and would like to get back to it soon!! The new biz I am talking about is my Candle business. I am an Independent Consultant for Partylite Candles. It so much fun and I get to have all sorts of great smelling candles and accessories in my home. I am enjoying getting to meet new peeps too! My fam is doing well. I just got to spend a night with the hubby. He just got home after about 5 days away. It was nice to just lay with him and catch up on everything. He is so amazing. I cant believe that we have been together for almost 9 yrs! He has really been my rock through all of the crap that has been happening lately. I dont know what I would do without him. I think I have caught you all up on the latest. I will try and get on here more often to give you the scoop. Take care peeps. I hope things are wonderful wherever you are! xo

Monday, September 10, 2007


Yoga + Me= No Zen, And that is all I have to say about that!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

A couple things

I need more Zen!

I have decided that knitting isnt enough calm for me anymore. So I have decided to start learning the art of yoga. Yes me, a Yogi!!! I watched a workout on TV and felt so relaxed. I just watched, imagine how I would feel if I actually did it. We'll see how it goes and update you with progress!!

Back to Knitting... Finally!!

My good friend from High School is having her first baby in a few days. :o) Ahhh, babies. So I have decided to pick up my sticks(first time in weeks) and knit that kid some sockies. I am going to try and knit a hat too. I figure if it doesnt get done I have a few weeks to knock it out before it gets chilly. I am using a little CTH for poshness and maybe a little sockotta too!! Then a little acrylic(I know, I know) to withstand all those washings!! A few....dozen, ahem pairs should be just right dont'cha think? heehee

Oh, I started a candle business! It is so fun so far. I will blog on this later. I miss blogging so much. Finding the time here lately is hard. I promise to get on here and share the news with you all more often. Till next time peeps, keep knittin!! :o)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It Came, It came!!!!


*deep breath* Ok, I am ok now. Just got a little excited there. Really though, I am so excited that it is finally here!! Over 2 months of pure agony just waiting and checking. Waiting and Checking. I am working on getting it all set up, then it is off to the races!! WOOHOO.
For those of you who are still waiting or havent signed up, it is SOOOO worth the wait!

PS: I know that it has been awhile since I blogged. There have been some medical issues that I have been trying to figure out. I am still in the testing and "try this" stage. But as soon as I get a chance, I will bring you all up to speed!! XO's to all! Keep knittin Peeps.

Monday, July 23, 2007

My glasses are here!!

And I love'em! They are so pretty and even better, they make my eyes feel 10 times better!!! I can actually get through more than 1 row without my eyes screaming in pain. Now I can get back to the fibers that keep pileing up in my basket!! Till next time peeps, mmmwah!

Sock U. pics

Here is a pic of my soon to be aunt knitting for the first time on DPN's and socks. She is having a great time learning the art and is making awesome progress. I just talked to her and she is finishing the heal flap!! More progress pics to come.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Does this mean I am getting old?

I have been having lots of eye strain issues while knitting here in the last couple of months. So I broke down and went to the Eye Doctor last week. After lots of testing and time looking at that HUGE "E", Dr. says I need BIFOCALS!! What? I am only 24, I dont know many 24 yr olds with bifocals. My vision is great dont get me wrong, its just with all of the teeny tiny needles and yarn my eyes are freaking out. My hubby has been giving me serious BS about this. I started knitting and he tells me I am old, and now that I have to get these specs I am granny! WTF? I guess I cant complain too much though. I adore my needle time and with my eyes hurtin like blazes, I guess its time to suck it up and just do it! I will post pics of them as soon as I can. They should be done this week. I sure hope so, my new CTH yarn is calling nay yelling at me. Till next time peeps.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Sock Knitting 101

I am opening my basic sock knitting course to the public(Well, my friends and family) next week. I am so excited to teach someone the art that is sockies. I may not be a pro but My mom and my husbands Aunt have been looking longingly at my sock efforts and so I decided to put on my professor cap and get to learnin! Wish me luck. I will post progress pics as they come available. Till next time peeps, keep on knittin!! mmmmmwah

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Loot has Arrived!!!!!

And its all awesome!! My lovely SP is Sara. She really spoiled me! I got two balls of Sockotta yarn(First time seeing it in person!!!), My felted bag(purple, grey, and green!)Lots of candy including my fave Sour Patch Kids, A great family sock pattern(sizes for the whole family), a sock blocker keychain, a set of clover dpns, and last but certainly not least, a sock notebook from The Loopy Ewe!! I really feel special to have gotten such a great sp. The candy is almost all gone, the bag and the book are already in use, and as soon as the socks I am working on are off the needles, the Sockotta is going right on!! Thanks again Sara! I really hope that this is the start of a great friendship. More to come peeps. Keep Knitting, Tasha :o)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Playing catch-up!

Where to start. Soo much has happened since the last time I really blogged. Both knit and family related. Humm, ok well my daughter gave herself a black eye while playing in her bathroom. She really did a number on it. Her eye is looking better now though.

I have been knitting like crazy. Getting my sp's bag done, finishing my best friends sockies for her birthday. I have also been buying knitting stuff like crazy too. While shopping for my sp, I find things that I like grab them too! I think that is how it always works!! Swaps are so much fun, they feel like x-mas!! I really hope that my pal like all her stuff. Speaking of knitting, I recently lead a friend to the dark side!! WOOHOO She is working on her first scarf. I figured that would be the easiest thing to start with. She is doing really well. It is almost done and I will teach her how to bind-off. Maybe some pics of her knitting later. OH I have to tell you!! I was knitting outside at my moms house and the kids were all nakie playing in the water. Well my nephew who is 1 1/2, was standing by me taking a drink. He was awful quiet so I looked down at him and he was peeing into my knitting bag!! I was so mad, I scared him and he ran off. Good thing all of my stuff was either out of the bag or in plastic baggies. So after a good spraying with lysol and a long airing out, my bag had recovered! Note: No knitting tools or Yarn were harmed in this matter!!
More on my kids now. My daughter thinks that hair cutting is a sport. She has cut her hair and my sons hair TWICE in two weeks. We had to finally buzz my sons hair because his sister cut it to the scalp in 5 places! Nice huh. Kinzy is also playing T-Ball again this year. She is really doing well. I would hope so after playing the last 2 years. She played catcher last night and stopped every ball thrown to her. Her batting needs a little work but other than that she is doing great! Ty has graduated to a big bike with training wheels!! He thinks he is so big now that he can keep up with his sister. We have crashed a few times, but no major boo-boos.
Well, I think I have updated all I can update for now. More hijinks to come I am sure! Keep knitting peeps! Tasha :o)


Soooooo sorry this is sooooo late. Things have been crazy here!! Here are my pics from KIP Day. I knitted while at our Beef Empire Days Parade. I was working on a special suprise for a SP. I will add pics and tell you what it is later. There is so much that I need to catch you all up on. I will be doing that hopefully later today or tomorrow. Keep on knittin! xo

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yarny Cake Goodness!!

Here are the pics I promised! I cant show you the other colors now. They are for my sp and I dont want her to see them just yet!! Anyway, I am really proud of my cakes. The only problem, well question I have is this: Should the cake be soft or firm? My first cake is pretty squishey and then the other two got progressivly firmer. Anyway enjoy the Yarn PrOn. Now I am off to knit!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I finally got one!! YAY

I just got my very own ball winder!!! I am sooo excited! I made my first center pull yarn cakes today too!! I will post some pics tomorrow. Just had to share my excitement with all my knittyheads!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Just wanted to add my two cents on this day of remembrance. Yes this is a day to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by so many of our men and women in uniform. But today is also a day to remember that we have many thousands that are still fighting for our freedom everyday. They are risking there lives and giving up their families so we dont have to. So, lets fly our flags and raise our glasses in remembrance of those we have lost and to those that are still protecting us everyday! Here's to a safe return of all of our soldiers, may you all come home soon!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sox Box Contest Question #1

Question: What is your favorite beverage and snack while knitting, and why? Be specific!

Well, I havent been knitting that long so I dont have a ritual yet. But, when I knit I almost always have a cup - o - tea ( hot tea that is) with cream and 3 lumps. I know, I know, it goes 1 lump or 2, but 3 makes it just right! And the perfect snack with my perfect tea comes to me thanks to my kids. Bug Bites Graham Crackers!! They are so yummy and cute, I think they complement the tea perfectly! Some times though, if it is hot, I make a stop at my local Target/Starbucks and grab a Double Choc. Chip Frap. mmmmmmm yummy!! I usually dont have a snack with my frap, but sometimes I will have some Flamin Hot Cheetoes. With lots of wipe-ies for that not so good for yarn, Cheese!! :o)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First Pair DONE!!

I finally finished the "sister" to my first sock. They look and fit great! There is only a small difference in the socks, but I am not going to tell you where it is. I will let you find it on your own. I like the difference, I think it looks like it was made with love. (Which it was!) I see TONS more socks in my future! NOW, off to start on the Super Sox Box Swap!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Super Sox Box Swap Questionare

1. What are your favorite colors? What colors make you cringe? I really havent found a color I dont like.

2. Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? I am VERY new! I just started about 2 weeks ago.

3. Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? Both have their place, But I would prefer Multi!

4. What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn? Anything, as long as it isnt too itchy.

5. Where do you usually knit socks? In bed or in my rocking chair(grandma I know!)

6. How do you usually carry/store small projects? In any bag I can find, I dont have a good bag for that yet.

7. What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? Any favorite designers? I dont any faves yet for either one. Maybe you can get me hooked on one!

8. What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? None yet.

9. What new techniques would you like to try? Anything

10. Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? Well, I have only used dpns for my first sock. Circulars for socks look scary

11. What are some of your favorite yarns? Dont really have a fave yet.

12. What yarn do you adore and yearn for? What yarn makes you happiest? I would like to try any of the "cool" yarns. I am not sure what it hip or cool in the yarn world yet so HOOK ME UP! heehee

13. Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? Havent gotten the chance to get hooked on a pattern yet.

14. Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? I like Clover bamboo for all the above. I use metal too. Maybe there is another brand that I havent heard of that you can get me hooked on.

15. If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be? I dont really know, havent thought about it. I am soft and sweet. And a little spunky and crazy/bright. Hope that helps!

16. Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? Sweet or salty? I love sour patch kids! umm Flamin hot cheetoes, popcorn. I really am not picky! Any snack is just fine, maybe something that is local to you!

17. Do you collect anything? Right now, yarn and needles! heehee I also love bags/purses. Knitting books too, I need to start collecting sock ones especially since I am officially a sock knitter!

18. What is your favorite scent? Dont really have a fave, but I like fruity stuff.

19. Will you be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc. between now and the close of the swap? Nope

20. What’s your favorite animal?Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages? We have two dogs, Swade(6-7) and Ube(3). They are Boston Terriers

21. Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. There are sooo many. I dont really have an all time fave. "Do unto others"..... sticks out though

22. What is your motto in life? Just do it!

23. Do you have a wishlist? (ie: Amazon, B&N, a LYS, online store, etc.) Please list link here. I have an Amazon list, but havent updated in a long time. I also started a Yarn wishlist that is on top of my blog.

24. Anything else you’d like to share with your Sox Box pal? Nothing really, cant wait to "meet" you!

25. Any allergies to be aware of for this swap? Kids have asthma, indoor/outdoor allergies. Son is allergic to Kool-aid(weird I know)

26. Coffee, Tea? Tea! Cold, sweetened or warm with milk and sugar

27. Anything Else? If you have a question, just ask! :o) Oh and I dont have a ball winder yet, so if you send a hank of yarn, please send instructions on how to hand wind too! That is imbarising to say, I think maybe I need to look into getting one now that I am doing socks!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Finished Sockie and a random thought!

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!! The sock gourds are smiling at me right now! I have finished my first sock! I am soooo proud and guess what, it even fits!! :) I am really so proud of myself I can hardly stand it.

I have started on its sister and hope to have it done soon. OH, I almost forgot to tell you that my sock yarn order came in from WEBS!!! Now I can make MORE socks as soon as this one is done!!! WOOOHOOO! I am sooo happy! I am an addict to socks.

Oh and one random thing. At the same fest. as the next post, my mom, daughter, and I all got Henna Tattoos. I think they are beautiful and I plan on getting more soon! Till next time peeps! xo

Awesome Art!!

Isnt this art beautiful? Weird looking but cool! I saw this at a local festival over the weekend called "Kansas Sampler Festival". I had to take pictures to show you all these amazing and unusual works. Can anyone guess what medium this art is made from? Plaster, foam, clay? What is your guess?

Well, here is your answer!!!

That's right people Buffalo "Chips" aka Poops!!! I thought this was sooooooo funny! I almost pee'd my pants when I saw it. It really is pretty in person. No, it doesnt smell. It doesnt carry germs. I have lived here in SW KS all my life so this isnt a suprise to me, but I thought that you all might get a kick out of it!! Thanks for humoring me, and I hope you werent too grossed out.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sock Pics

Here are some pics of my first sock in progress. I am proud of it even if it does look a little uneven. I am not sure if it is suposed to look like that but mine does and I dont really care! If you have any ideas for me to improve my sock making, I would appreciate it. Check back soon for finished sock pics!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

I am officially hooked!!!

Sock addict! I love socks! I am working on my first sock ever. It is almost done and I have loved every minute of it. I will post pics of the sock later. I just found a pattern and jumped right in. As you know, I started making Fetching but had horrible problems with all the needles. But I put that all aside and started the sock! I have even placed my very first online order with Webs!!! I will be feeling my first sock yarn soon!! I am going to go and finish this sockie so I can start its match. Till next time! Tasha

Friday, April 20, 2007


People, I need your help!! My good friend from high school is applying to be on The Biggest Loser!!! He is a really great guy and desirves to be on the show! His application video was 1 of 4 that was chosen to be shown on the Today Show this morning! In true Jez fashion, he brought the funk! His video was soooo funny! Please go to and vote for him! You can also text in your vote as many time as you can! You only have until 5pm eastern time today so GET TO IT!! Please look for him on Mondays Today Show, but remember he will only be there if you vote for him! Thanks again!

Oh, also go to his website VOTEJEZ.COM!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New project

I have decided to put the fetching aside and start a new project! I am making Monica for my daughter and for a friends daughter! I think it is soooo cute. You can find the pattern on! I will add pics of my progress later. Hope you all had a wonderful easter. I did, it was just way too cold! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

I got my first glove done!!!!!!

APRIL FOOLS!!!!! hahahahahahaha

Ok so I havent gotten it done, but I am really trying. It is really getting frusterating! It doesnt look right to me either. All those needles are taxing too! But I am forging ahead and I am hoping to have it done sooner than later! Hope things are great for you wherever you are. Until next time peeps! mmmmmwah

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I need knittyboard!!!!! REEEEALLLLY BAD!!!! AAAahhhhhhhhhhhh! Please come back knittyboard. You have messages waiting for me, lots of knitty goodness, and great friends. PLEASEEEEEE come back!

:o( <--------------this is me.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Breaking News...........

I am making my first pair of fetchings. I will add this pattern to my blog later. This is totally insane. TOO MANY NEEDLES all at one time!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH They are making me crazy. I am trugging through and I will finish at least this pair. Then, I will re-evaluate making another pair after I am finished. I will keep you all updated and post some progress pics later.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Feelin Crafty!!

I havent posted for awhile, so I thought that I would catch ya up with post # 2!!

I felt kinda crafty the other day and this is what happened!

I was sewing and my daughter "Mak" wanted to learn, so here we are sewing together!

And this is the fruits of our labor!

A needle roll-up! This was so fun and easy to make! I think I will be making more soon!

More soon! mmmwah

More Goodies!!

My not so sp Sayllama, sent me some wonderful goodies yesterday! A ton of needles, a whole stash of yummy yarn w/container, 2 mags, stitch markers, and a sock pattern!!! I am in knit heaven!! Here are some pics of the goodness!!

I have been truly spoiled! Thanks sooo very much Sayllama!!

Arent these stitch markers beautiful? I Love 'em!!! You are soo crafty Sayllama!

Thanks again soooo very much un-sp! heehee You have been the best pal!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I think I know who my SP is!

I do, I do! I am just waiting on a package of goodies from my sp because it has clues inside. I want to see them to make sure I am right before I announce it on the board. My SP has been really great. I cant wait to thank her for real. This has really been a good experience and I cant wait to do another one!!

Monday, March 5, 2007

She found me!

I have been involved with an sp exchange at The person I have been secretly spoiling has figured out that I am her pal. Her Name is LICraftGal. I have had sooo much fun buying and making things for her. We still have a month to go, so I still have plenty of time to spoil her extra good! There is a link to her blog under My Peeps. Now if I only knew who is spoiling me!! heehee

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Blog Under Construction!

I am trying to change up my blog. I am using what little html skills I have to add a little spice to my blog. I hope you all will keep visiting and keep track of my life and the progress of my blog. Till next time peeps. mmmmmwah

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Here are the pictures you requested!!

This picture is of the very first scarf that I ever made. It took me like 3 weeks to finish, but I got it done and I love it!! I have had so may people offer to buy this scarf from me, but I turned them down. I think you should always keep you first project!

This next picture is of the yummy yarn that my SP sent me earlier this month! I love it! It is sooo soft, I pet it for awhile after I got it!! heehee I need to be brave and learn how to make a hat so I can use this yarn! It is just so pretty, I cant use it yet!

This last one is also a picture of the other things that my SP sent me with the yarn. These books have been soooo helpful. I read them all the time. And the card, It is sooo pretty. It looks handmade! My SP is soooo sweet to send these things. I cant wait to find out who she is. Till next time folks! mmmmmmwah

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Happy Sunny Sunday to Ya!

Hello peeps! I have requests for pictures n stuff on my page. I am working on gettting some pics up. Hopefully later today or tonight I will have some up. We finally have a good day here so the Fam and I are making the most of it!! Hope all is fine where you are. More later!


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Welcome to my Spot!

This is my VERY first blog EVER!!! I am excited to dive into the world that is blogging!! I will tell you a little about myself I guess. I am a mommy of 2 beautiful kiddos, Makinzy and Ty. They are 6 and 2 respectively. I have been married to my hubby Brandon for 6 years now! I just started knitting about 3 months ago. Mostly scarfs are coming off the needles right now. Anything else is a little intimidating still. I live in a tiny town in the middle of the plains. Not much here but Cows and Corn. I am not sure whatelse to say so I am going to go for now. I hope ya'll come back!