Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I won!

Check out the sexy canister set I just won on eBay!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always wanted a canister set!


What do you do when all you want to do is bake cookies all day, but you're on a diet? Oh, the torture!

Friday, January 25, 2008

So far so good!

Well, it's been 5 days since my resolve to better myself. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I did lots of exercising, yesterday I took off(but actually walked for a good hour or so to visit my Grampie in the Infirmary while he rested after his ankle surgery), and today I am going to be doing that long cold walk again and hopefully something later tonight too. I've been eating good, and not too much, and I have dropped 2 of the pounds I somehow put on last week(my boyfriend's mom brought us lots of cookies-that's why). I feel good. And I am hopefully going to keep this cheerful optimism for a while.
On the knitting front, I finished my criss cross gloves but have not taken pics yet. I had purchased some ribbon for them last week, but it's too crunchy for them so I am going to have to substitute something different next time I get out to Michaels. I starts the front of the garter and am....close to halfway. It's taking a lot longer than the gloves. But I am still on my original skein of yarn! I am so in love with Louet! I also started some Kitty Dim Sum from www.knitty.com. I need to go pick up some catnip today while I am out :)
My purse frames finally came too! So I am looking forward to making some bags and coin purses this weekend! :)
Have a good weekend, all!

Monday, January 21, 2008

It's Time

Well, I've been feeling a little down lately, stressing about things I can't change and things I can and all that stuff. I decided this morning that it's time to stand up and take responsibility for the things I can change and have screwed up and set things right again. It's time to be productive again and not waste all my time watching tv and being lazy. Granted-I WILL miss the obscene knitting time, but I have to reward myself with knitting time after actually accomplishing something, like working out an obscene amount. Like I just did. I swear I feel like I am not going to be able to move at all tomorrow, but it was worth it.
On the knitting front, I am done one of my criss cross gloves and just have a little ways to go on the second. I'm very excited to have them done! And so soon! Then I will try steam blocking them and maybe they will be all ready to wear tomorrow-not that I'm going anywhere :) I don't know what to work on now, though. I still have the Sophie bag that I started, but I just don't seem to feel like working on that RIGHT now, so I need to find something else to occupy me. And make some more jewelery too.
Today is a good day, I think. A new beginning.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Life is killing my buzz

Okay, so the shiny new-ness of being unemployed and having lots of time to knit has worn off. I am broke. Very very broke. I'm still loving the free time, the sleeping in and the knitting time, but I am starting to stress out again, which I don't want. My system is finally back to normal from the last 2 years of working/eating out/stress, and I don't want to go back to being sick :(
We have company this weekend, so that should be fun, anyways. Started the criss cross gloves on Wednesday night and have reached the thumbhole part and am stopping, because I am not entirely sure what to do. I have instructions there for it, but I'm nervous there's something there that I'm supposed to know that they didn't include in the pattern. I've run across that before. All I know is it says nothing about putting the stitches on a holder, but I have watched friends do mittens and they put the stitches on a holder until the end and then got back and knit them. So I'm waiting until Lisa is around to help me. :P Just in case. Always ere on the side of caution. They are turning out great so far, though!
That's about it, I suppose. If anyone wants any jewelery, check out my etsy page, I could use some sales. :(

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Not too much going on lately. Frogged a bag I had started and then reknit it and felted it. Just waiting for it to dry now. Started a simple dishcloth pattern while sitting at a tattoo shop with a friend all afternoon yesterday, but cotton always makes my hands hurt so i didn't get very far.
Not really sure what I want to work on at the moment. I have a bag I started before Christmas that I need to get working on, and I want to get my criss cross gloves and garter done, but I haven't even cast them on yet. Also found a pattern on ravelry for some socks by a local woman using local yarn that was in my prize from Tangled Skeins. Would like to make those too. So many decisions!!!!!
I've managed to watch all of Season 1 of the X-Files this past weekend and last week was Season 2 of Rome. At least I managed to fit some exercise in there. Everything but my hands are going to atrophy! ha ha ha ha ha

Friday, January 11, 2008

I've become art!

A wonderfully talented artist that I know has been doing some portraits lately and recently asked a few of my derby girls and I if she could paint us from some online photos of us. We all agreed, and she is now finished her second one, which is ME! I'm so excited, I could hardly sleep last night and then I woke up and it is done and online! Check it out!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Tonight I made fuzzy pasties at knitting night!!!!!! Will update with a photo tomorrow!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Shoe Shop

Well, even though yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated then, I also went out with some of my derby girls tonight to the Economy Shoe Shop for some drinks. Had a few Cosmo martinis and the baked goat cheese-sooooooo good. I wish I had another plate of it right now. Soooooo good! ha ha ha ha ha ha
One of the girls got me a set of knit lites, too! So now I can knit in the dark! Woo!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Well, once again it is my birthday. They seem to be coming faster and faster every year :P

Yesterday I finished up the Yorrick scarf from Knitty.com for my friend Sarah. I had handfelted it the night before in my sink and I have to say it worked out really really well by hand. I had a bit of a heart attack yesterday when I cut out the eyes and nose holes(I decided to not knit them and I went and cut them afterwards so they would have a wonkier look to them). but all seems well.
And she LOVES it. So I am glad :)
Here's some pics:

Also-Zartan loves yarn :P

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Pay it Forward!!

Thanks to Stellina I am joining in on the PAY IT FORWARD (PIF) exchange. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first three people to comment on here. The the condition is that the three people will post this on their blogs too, and make handmade gifts for their first three commentors.

The time frame to make and send the gifts is ONE YEAR-so lots of time

The gifts can be anything as long as they are handmade by yourself/myself.

Let's get crafting and posting, people!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Years!

Well, today my sweetie finally comes home. Still finishing up cleaning the apartment before he gets back-I have a whole pile of stuff to send back with my parents next time they are in the city. Was farting around Ravelry and found a substitute yarn for a sweater I wanted to make myself, so I am going to be picking up some Lion Brand Cotton some time this week, I hope. If I can get to a Walmart or Michaels and if they have the color I want.
Hope to get knitting tonight. Haven't done any in a few days because of the massive apartment wide de-Christmasing and cleaning. I'm on the sceond part of the Yorrick scarf from Knitty, so I hope to have it knitted up in a day or two and then I have to get it felted somewhere, or hand felt it.
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year's Day, and let's get working on those resolutions, shall we?