Monday, December 31, 2007


Well, so much for my massive cleaning efforts for the hubby-he called this morning to say they can't leave today because of the weather. And WHY did they decide to leave today and not yesterday when it was beautiful out and he wanted to leave? Because SOMEONE didn't want to come back yet and spent the day doing NOTHING around the house. SOMEONE who didn't want to come home to an empty apartment. So now, because SOMEONE was being selfish, my honey is stuck 5 hours away from me on New Years Eve. Lovely. I mean, I like my solitude, but it's been DAYS. And were the roles reversed, SHE would be pissed and I'd never hear the end of it.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

So long, sweet freedom!

Today was a good day. I met a friend for brunch, hit up a LYS again and hung out some more. Then home again, home again, to try and get this pigsty under control before I lose my "bachelorhood" tomorrow when my sweetheart comes back from Christmas vacation. The living room is a complete disaster zone, but hopefully I can have it under control and the bathroom and bedroom cleaned and tidied by the time he gets home. ;)
Finished his alien scarf-it just has to be blocked, which I am sure you can guess that I haven't had time for today. Picked up some hot pink and black Nature Spun today-going to make a bag of some sort out of it for my store. Not sure what, exactly, but I have a few ideas. :)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ball Winder!!!!

Got myself one today at The Loop! Used my discount card and got it for under 40 bucks!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Triumphant Lethargy

Well, I feel like maybe i may have beaten the blogging bug that I had come down with, meaning-my not posting on any sort of regular basis. I seem to have made quite a few posts in the last little while. Maybe that's the fault of unemployment ;)
I have been laid off for exactly 1 week now. And I gotta tell ya, it feels pretty awesome. I haven't quite started to stress out about money yet, and I am still in the wonderful period of lethargy where you don't quite yet feel like you HAVE to be doing stuff. And by doing stuff I mean housework, exercise, that kind of stuff. What I HAVE been doing, aside from the time spent with my folks over Christmas, is making my way through all 3 seasons of Deadwood, back to back, while knitting on the couch. So I think that equals something along the lines of 36 hours of sweet tv. Today I stayed in my jammie jams until late in the afternoon, which is unusual for me. No boyfriend home to pretty myself up for, no errands to run, just me and my knitting. It's been pretty sweet.
But I imagine I should get on that housework-he IS coming home in a few days ;)

Naughty Needles!

Okay, so I remember when this book came out and I was so super excited for it. I am a pin-up fanatic and the idea behind it was too good to be true. Then I picked it up at a bookstore, gave it a flip and decided it wasn't so great after all.
Now you have to keep in mind that at that time, I was new to knitting and had only just started venturing into certain areas. When I started knitting, I planned only to make dishcloths and other horribly useful items of the sort. Then as time went on, there were more and more things I saw I wanted to make. All the while swearing I would never make SOCKS.
Socks are done on teeny tiny needles, I can buy them at the store, and they take a while. I didn't yet see the point. Then I picked up a Yarn Harlot book and by the time I was done, I wanted to make some damn socks.
Then recently, after swearing since the very beginning that I would never make a sweater, I now have a whole pile of sweaters I want to make.
So now that I have been surfing Ravelry every chance I get, there are a tonne of patterns from Naughty Needles that I now want to make. I guess I just had to grow up as a knitter to appreciate a lot of what the designer has created. I now have several patterns I want to start-only I have to finish that damn alien scarf first :P And one I started for a friend-Yorrick from

Thursday, December 27, 2007


HUGE sale over at Tangled Skeins in Dartmouth! Got my prize and picked up a tonne of yarn for myself and a friend who doesn't get access to fine wool where she lives. Took the ferry both ways-I am getting used to it. Doesn't freak me out too badly. But really-when yarn is the destination, I can't convince myself the ferry serves a purpose and that dying on the way to or from would be well worth it :P
Edit-My prize!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Woo hoo!

I just got an email from Tangled Skeins! I won their Christmas draw! I'm sure glad I stopped in there before x-mas to get me some yarn! :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Slackin again, eh? I'll forgive you this one time more

Oh, so I didn't keep up with my blog like I said I would. I'm horrible, I know.
But now I am on Ravelry, so I HAVE to, or I'll show everyone what a lazy slacker I am. That's what happens when you are on too many websites. I'm only on, oh, a million or so. So some of them are bound to get neglected once in a while.
Now that I AM on Ravelry, though, I have found a lot of cool patterns to try out. I started one this weekend and finished it in 2 days. It was awesome :) I like starting and finishing something in a reasonable amount of time.
I think I will even bring it to work today-it deserves to be taken out of the house and shown off. :) Here's a pic of it from when it was being blocked as it dried!

As for my other knitting, I did a scarf for my brother for x-mas that he should be receiving in a few days, and I pretty much slowed to a crawl on those socks, which were an x-mas present for my dad, so I think I will just plug away at them whenever and let him know I am making them and he will get them eventually :P
Most of my time, though, has been spent making earring cards and stickers for my jewelry. Doing some decent business the last few weeks, from my friends, of course. I hope business picks up in the new year. I'll have to get word around more or something. Anyways, off I go! My last day of work is in 2 more days and I am very excited. Then I can enjoy some much needed time off, although if it goes for too long I will be hard pressed for cash. At least I will be able to get back in to my photography and have more time to knit!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whew! Am I a slacker or what???!!!

Okay, so I have been neglecting my brand new blog. This is what happens when you have waaaay too many hobbies, events, and all that stuff to do. I finished that other scarf for myself that I was talking about, and picked up a bunch more of that yarn to do some other stuff. Started a baby bib I have to get back on. This week I made 2 cammo baby hats for the 2 boy babies I know are coming this winter from friends. I also finished that rug I was working on(a while ago, actually) but I still need to regraft it(I did it backwards) and get a mat to sew under it so it doesn't slide around and kill anybody :P
Also, this past weekend, I started my forray into sock knitting. I am making a pair of blue and grey striped socks with Opal sock yarn. I've done a few inches of ribbing and am now just a handful of rows into stockinette stitch for the leg.
What else is on the needles? Started back up on Chad's alien scarf(from the 1st Stitch N Bitch book) so I want to have that done some time this month since it is scarf weather out there most days now. I also started a felted alpaca. I need to get back on that as well, since it's a Christmas present.
Been mostly spending my time making jewelery, since that's something that I also enjoy doing and am trying to make money at. My sale site is over at
I just sent a bunch of stuff to my hometown to be sold, so here's hoping *crosses fingers*

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Knitting and pics!

Okay, I DO have stuff to update, but I don't have pictures ready yet, so that will have to come later. I finished another scarf this week-it's extra long and super soft. I bought 2 skeins and ended up just using the 1, so I think I will make another and keep one for myself :) I will get a picture of that this weekend.
I also started on a rug, but I need another skein of the wool I am using, so I am going to go as far as I can and then I need to pick another one up. It's a chunky off white wool with some flecks of a sort of autumn palette. Kinda nice-like rolling a sheep in a pile of mulched autumn leaves :)
Last night my darling dear Lisa helped me get my cat to the vet so he could get checked out and I found out that my little guy needs dental work done and it is going to cost me lots of money. He's lucky I'd do anything for him-that's all I can say :) I'm way to broke right now for that but we'll make it through somehow.
Afterwards we went to Lonestar for supper and Chad bought us both food-because we are awesome! Then back to my place so I could get lots and lots of photos of Lisa and her knitted projects. Good thing I left my light up and ready-all I had to do was move the table and put up a backdrop :) I'll post a couple here when/if she gives me the go ahead, just to show off how cute she is :P ha ha ha ha ha ha
That's about it right now. I am trying to get supplies(but I am broke) so I can start making some handbags and accessories to sell this fall. I'm hoping I can supplement my income with it, since once I get laid off I will be extra broke. I want to sell stuff around the city and possibly also on Etsy, as I know a few people that have stores online there. Not sure how good business is on there, but worth a try, I suppose.
Have a great weekend, blogland!

Monday, September 3, 2007


Okay, well, it's been a few hours and I've finished the wrist warmer I was working on and nabbed my dpns for the camo hat, which is also now done. And all that before 11 am. I love holidays! :)
Wrist warmer

Camo Hat

Where the hell are my dpns?????

Okay, so this weekend has been full of knitting.
Friday night I started a pair of wrist warmers using this lovely black and purple variegated yarn I bought quite a while back at The Loop. I think it's Cascade. So there's one of my 2 sets of dpns. I also have another pair that is pink and made by Pearl. I have ONE of the set of 5. Only ONE. The rest, I know are in the package. Somewhere.
Why is this a problem right now, you ask? Well, because I am finally(I say that like it's been forever when really it's only been 3 or 4 days) at the decreasing point on a camo hat I am knitting for my sweetie, Chad. And I totally could have finished it last night if I a) could have found those dpns or b) hadn't of started that damn wrist warmer Friday night.
On the plus side, in my frantic 2 hour+ search, I had a chance to lug out ALL my yarn and get it somewhat more organized. I now have a GIANT bin that I freed up from stuff I still hadn't unpacked yet which is now full of the many balls of yarn my mother has acquired for me at yard sales, another giant bin full of the cheap Red Heart and Bernat yarns I had picked up when I first started knitting, along with a bunch of cotton, a medium sized bin full of all my natural wools(my "good" yarn), and another bin full of my novelty stuff. And I have an extra bin left over for the future. Hahahahaha Half my closet is yarn.
But ya know what? No damn pink Pearl dpns were to be found. So now I guess I need to spend the morning trying to finish 1 of 2 wrist warmers so that I can use the needles to finish the hat, and then do the other wrist warmer. Thank heavens it's still the long weekend :)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The start of X-mas knitting

Okay, so in posting the stuff as I work on it, I realize that I am opening myself up to possibly ruining x-mas presents on people. I really don't want to do that, but if I wait until everything I am planning on making in the next 4 months get's delivered and opened, then i will have no projects to post. So I am just hoping that no one I know other than the handful I gave the link to actually find out about this blog. Mom and any other relatives-if you come across this, I apologize. As a compromise, I am just going to leave out the recipient of the items I list, so maybe someone will be surprised if they DO stumble across this little corner of the internet.

So, my finished project for this post is a very neat little scarf I made up on the fly and finished in about 2 days(so maybe, 5 hours?) thanks to the nifty little knitting loom I picked up the other day. I wish I had the time to handknit everything, but in some cases, you need to make a compromise. I decided scarves are that compromise. At least when heading up to x-mas.
The yarn I picked up that I fell absolutely in love with for this piece is by Patons and is called "Bohemian". I picked black because, well, I usually do, to be honest. And this yarn is soooo super soft. Really-I'd love to just roll around in a huge pile of it. Then, after getting it home, I decided to pair it up with a Berroco yarn called Candy FX that I picked up a few weeks ago on sale at The Loop. The color for that one was 8734-it's a black, silver and white sort of concoction. Very cool.

Anyways, enough of this-here's a few pics of the finished piece!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Knitting night!

Well, tonight was knitting night-Wednesday nights-and me and the girls all met at Lisa's place. I was working on a present for my mom, Karyn is working on a wicked Transformers scarf she is inventing for her fiance, Lisa is working on multiple things(like her second Space Invaders sock from and while we were missing our little Kel, Crystal came out for the first time and learned how to start a hat. I think it was a productive night for the most part for everyone. Afterwards, to spare Lisa from driving EVERYONE home, and in a bid to be somewhat self sufficient, I decided to not only get the bus over by myself, but to get it home as well. Lisa's neighborhood is slightly scary at night and I was the only person on the whole bus all through the shitty neighborhoods until we hit pretty close to downtown. SCARRRRRYYYYYY!!!!! hahahahaha But worth it, i think. I need to stop relying on drives. Especially since they all come from Lisa. :P I love you, Lisa. You're my hero. :)
Notable quote for the night goes to Lisa with "I can't take a good picture of my weiner" in reference to what I call her bag sack-a crocheted plastic bag holder she finished last weekend. If she ever gets a blog up, you can go look at it. It's pretty :)
And I have a picture tonight! My first hat, knit from no pattern and finished off with a little help from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules. I can't wait till it's cold enough to wear it! :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The beginning

Well, now, I'm a little out of practice at blogging, so if anyone ACTUALLY decides to start reading this, I apologize.
I'm actually running a little late for work, so no pics for my first post, but I WILL have a few pics of the new hat I just finished for myself that I pretty much made up out of scratch and which I was very pleased with. I almost can't wait for it to get cold! ha ha ha ha ha
Projects I am working on-well, some of them I can't really mention, because thy are gifts for people I know that may happen to stumble across this little piece of the internet. I am working on a baby kimono for a friend who is pregnant(all that's left is the seaming and the ribbons-the knitting part is done!), a few scarves for some gentlemen friends that I know, STILL have to get back to Chad's scarf that i started LAST fall-hahahaha, and any number of other things.
Well, that's it for now, I will have to get some pics from friends since I actually don't keep too much of my knitting for myself!