Monday, April 30, 2007


We had such a good time in NYC! Boy the time just flew by. The seats we were able to get for both the shows were great. We were in the 5th row from the stage for The Lion King and the 4th row from the stage for Wicked. Our friend's son had a walk on role in Wicked and we all just had tears in our eyes while he was up on stage. He is 16 and I know this won't be the last time he is on a Broadway stage!! We all got to go back stage after the show. It was great.

Maggie just loved the city. I may lose her to a big city some day. She really had fun. We did a ton of walking!! We did some shopping as well as sight seeing. We went to ground zero on Saturday morning. We rode the subway on Friday night. While we were waiting for our train, I noticed a man that looked familiar. It was Gil Rogers from Guiding Light and All My Children!! After Tom and Maggie talked me into it, I went over to him and asked if he was on Guiding Light. He said yes, and I was so excited. I told him I have watched that show since I was 5 years old!! He was so nice and we even got pictures taken with him. I'll try and get it posted soon. I am still trying to figure out how to get the picture from my new camera onto the computer. Somehow I get them loaded on but when I try to upload them to photobucket, it doesn't work. My hubby and I went to Tiffany's!! He bought me a bracelet. I am so lucky!!

I wasn't able to check out any of the yarn shops I wanted to. Just too many things to fit into the short trip. We were with 7 other people, and it gets a bit hard to do everything that all of us wanted to do. We may go back next year and take all the kids. The boys were pretty mad that they didn't get to go, (even though they didn't want to when we made the reservations back in December!)

I need to get dinner started. Hopefully I'll have some fun pictures to post tomorrow. Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Tom, Maggie, and I are off to NYC tomorrow morning!! I can't believe how fast April has gone! The boys are staying home and my niece is staying with them. We will be seeing The Lion King and Wicked! So exciting. I'm taking some socks along to knit and hope to check out some yarn stores if I am lucky. With the hubby along, who knows!!

Have a good weekend and Happy Knitting!!

Friday, April 20, 2007


We are going to Milwaukee for the weekend to take in two Brewer's games. The kids are very excited. I think we'll try and get to the Milwaukee Zoo tomorrow too. The weather is suppose to be beautiful!! Finally!

I am still plugging away at my sweater back, and hopefully will be finished in time for class on Tuesday. I have started a mitered square blanket too, and is that ever fun!! I made a Crayon Box Jacket a few years ago, and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. These mitered squares are addicting.

If anyone out there in blogland has any sock yarn bits and pieces that they would like to donate to my blanket project, you can email me at jaciquigleyATcharterDOTnet and I will give you my snail mail address. I would appreciate it very much. Check out Shelly's blog to see the inspiration for this project. The link is at the right of my post. I am still trying to figure out how to make links in my posts, again, I am a bit of a computer incompetent. I think I have come a long way since I started blogging six months ago!!

Well, I'm off to finish up some laundry and get packed. Oh yeah, I forgot one other thing! Send good thoughts for my oldest son. He has been struggling with some issues and he isn't gaining weight but losing!! He has lost 12 pounds! At 5'8" he only weighs 95 lbs. We are taking him off one of his medications to see if that helps, seeing another doctor today before we leave, and just trying to get him to eat high calorie foods. Keep us in your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.

Have a good weekend and Happy knitting!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

This is the sweater I have been working on. I need to finish the back by April 24 which is when the next class meets. I like how it is turning out. I am also working on my Monkey socks. I'm glad that I started over. I am enjoying working on two socks at once. Scout's yarn is great for the Monkey pattern! Maybe I will be able to post a picture sometime this weekend.

Patrick has baseball practice tonight and Maggie has softball practice on Sunday, so I can get some knitting in while they are on the fields with their teams. The sun is shining and we got above 50 today!!! I hope we don't get anymore snow this spring!! I am so ready to open up the house and get the warm fresh air in here!! Happy knitting!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Secret Pal 10

I got my package today from my secret pal. This is the first time I have done secret pal. I also bought a new camera today, and the battery is charging, so I will post a picture of my wonderful goodies as soon as I can. I got a cute Easter Bunny toy, some great smelling lotion, a wonderful skein of sock yarn, and a cute matchbook flower garden. You take the "match" sticks out and plant them! Isn't that a cute idea? Thanks SP10 for all my wonderful stuff.

The kids and I just got back from seeing "Blades of Glory". We all thought it was hilarious!! Some parts were a bit over Patrick's head, which I am glad!! If you like Will Farrell then you will love this movie!! Tom went to Milwaukee yesterday with some friends to attend a Brewer's game at noon today. He called and said it was freezing down there!! We had snow this morning!! It think it is colder for Easter than it was at Christmas!!

Okay, so I ripped out my Monkey sock and started over. I have cast on both socks and am going to do the pattern toe-up on size 0 Addi's. Hopefully I will like the fit. Size 2 was just too big, so maybe I will do size 1 for the calf part. Pictures to follow soon!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I started my STR sock and now have one complete toe. I am waiting for my Addi #00 to come in so I can work on the sole and instep. I did start yet another sock, Monkey, from Knitty. I am using some yarn that I got from Scout's Swag. I worked it on size 0 but ripped back to the ribbing and now am working on size 2's. I don't like to swatch for socks, since the amount of time swatching can be used to just make part of the sock and rip back if I need to.

Do I have a problem? What do you think? ALL I WANT TO DO IS KNIT!!!! I hate housework!! I would rather leave dishes in the sink and go knit while the kids are at school!! I find that when they are home and working on homework or watching their t.v. shows, then I feel like working in the kitchen and folding laundry. I make a terrible housewife!! Oh well, hubby is very helpful with the chores around here, he actually likes to clean!! I think I will just let him so I can knit more!!!

Hope everyone has a nice holiday weekend!! Happy knitting!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I delivered the finished baby sweater today. I didn't take a picture, but the twins mama told me she would take one for me. I don't think the girls will be wearing them until this fall!! They are 8 months old and are still peanuts!! They weigh around 15 pounds. Maggie and I had fun seeing them and watching them roll around. I started my socks for the STR club last night. The colors aren't my favorite, but I need to go outside the box and that is why I chose to sign up for this sock club.

I don't have anything else to blog about, so I'll close with Happy knitting!!