Not much good going on here. I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving and looking forward to the remaining holidays. The purpose of this entry is to let you know that if you send me an E-mail and it gets returned as undeliverable, please use this one: colaqueer@yahoo.com. The reason being is that my life is SO up in the air right now. I will probably have to let my house go back to bank. That being said, I'll have to start closing my accounts temporarily, which will include my internet service. That's why I'm putting out an alternate E-mail address because I don't won't to lose touch with anyone. I can't begin to tell you the stress and feeling of depression this can bring on. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and ask a friend (my ex.) if I can stay with him while I get back on my feet (and pay him, of course). I'm going to have to find somewhere to store all my stuff because he simply would not have the space for mine. I HATE this. I hate that my previous employer (the "Can you hear me now" people) put me in a position that I hated the job so much that I was willing to quit just to get out there. Needless to say, temp. jobs just don't pay enough to make a seven hundred dollar plus mortgage and all the other bills. This really SUCKS. Sorry about all this, but I'll just be glad when I can put all this behind me. On the plus side, I never really have enjoyed living in the house that I bought. I don't know why I bought it except that I was ready to stop living in an apartment. Now, I totally wouldn't mind living in one and that's what I plan to look for once I get back on my feet. I really do not look forward to talking with the bank and telling them that they're going to have to take the house. I'm really trying to find the bright side of all this. Please keep me in your prayers.

On the knitting front, I finished the the back of my mom's "Mock Cable Sweater" about a week and a half ago, but I've only been making slow progress on the front because with all this other stuff coming to a head/weighing heavily on my mind, I just haven't been able to concentrate much on my knitting. I will try to post pictures later.



Mesdames et messieurs, je vous présenter le chandail!

A view of the sweater being worn. I think that it turned out pretty well considering that it's the first sweater that I made for an adult (I love Raglan sleeves). The only other sweater that I've made is the baby cardigan. I think that the circumference of the sleeves need to be just a tad bit smaller. Maybe when I wash it, the sleeves won't seem as wide. I need a haircut.

This is my next project. My mom has requested this sweater. You can't see it, but the name of the booklet says Sears Beginner's Knitting Book. It even calls for you to use "Sears yarn". How funny is that!! I didn't know that Sears sold craft supplies back in the day. This is from one of the booklets that was mentioned here. Isn't the picture so groovy?! It's so 70's ( I feel like I need to watch the movie Can't Stop The Music, even though it came out in 1980)!! A special thanks to Andrés for my new profile picture. I just love the way he put my blog name on my tee-shirt. I like the font very much. Well, tomorrow is Friday and I know that everyone is looking forward to the weekend. So, with that being said, I hope that everyone has a FANTABULOUS one!!!!



Tonight as I was sitting here at home, for some reason, the music of The Mamas and The Papas kept going through my mind. I got up and found my Greatest Hits CD and put it on. It hit the spot. I have a good many CD's in my collection that I forget what I have. Listening to the CD brought back a good memory from my early childhood. I don't remember exactly what year it was, but it was right around the time that cassette tapes came out. My sister got a cassette player for Christmas and one of the cassettes that my parents got her was one of The Mamas and The Papas. I remember playing it and just being enthralled with Dream A Little Dream Of Me. Mama Cass had a nice voice and it really showed on that title. I have to chuckle at myself because even at that early age, I was drag queen in the making (no I don't publicly peform drag...too self conscious). I took whatever was handy and pretended that it was a microphone and just sang along with her like there was no tomorrow. I really like the harmonies of that group. Speaking of drag, I remember taking a pair of my mother's late 60's pointed toed, high heel shoes (brown, imitation alligator skin no less)....oh, I'll save that tale for another day. After The Mamas and The Papas, I then became enthralled with the harmonies of The Carpenters. The piece de resistance came when I discovered La Streisand when A Star Is Born came out and I've wanted to be the male Streisand ever since, LOL.

On the knitting front, I finished knitting my sweater and now comes the sewing everything together part. Something about sewing in the Raglan sleeves is confusing the crap out of me. I called a friend today and she's coming over tomorrow to help me with it. Hopefully, within the next couple of days, I be able to show it completely finished. Well it's 11:30 pm and I need to wrap this up. I hope that everyone has an absolutely fabulous day tomorrow.