Thursday, April 26, 2007


Wow. I live with tons o' crap in my house. My mom has tons o' stuff too. It's genetic. Dave can't throw anything away, so I clean out stuff when he's not home. But my GOD man, we are NOWHERE near as bad as these guys were.

Check this link.

Read that story and then think about the crap you keep just cause.

Oh, and the 100 oranges to bring back eyesight, what a loon! :P

Oogie Weather etc.

We're under yet another tornado warning dobob. I'm very tired of bad weather, we need rain. Not wind, just rain. Mmmmkaythanks.

In other news, I've begun the Cookie A. socks, Pomotamus socks, two at a time, magic loop, cuff down. And I am lovin' it. bahh dah dap dah dahh I'm lovin' it

And I'm still slowly working on that horrid shawl. It's beautiful, just boring. Knit all until you YO at the end and beginning of every other row.

Snooze. Wake me when it's time to bind off.

I think I've found that socks make me happy and make my needles happy too. They just have a way of knitting up like whoa fast. I think it's like speed for knitters. Socks = love. I was trying to be all into this shawl thing and knit it up before I started any socks, I was not doing well mentally. The brain health wasn't much above avacado. I realized that I was not in love with the shawl when we drove for 45 mins to the next habitable town over (it has a mall and a Hobby Lobby) and only in the last 15 mins of the ride did I bother to pull out my knitting. The rest of that time I was just sitting there, watching the burnt up pines flick by. Not really doing anything but sitting there.

I know, what's up with that? I never just sit still anymore, I'm always knitting or futzing with something. Not this time, just sat there talking to Dave about how dumb the person who has burned the pines off was a fool. And about how he scared the pure hell out of me while driving. I hate letting him drive my car, but if I don't let him drive, I can't knit. You see the problem there. :P

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Check out the photo in the link. It is a real photo of a hillside in California. Can you imagine walking into that much beauty? I bet it would feel like walking into a Monet painting. :D Spread the joy with this one guys.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pictureless Update

I've been knitting a lot, but not much to show as far as pictures go.

I finished the bubble wrap socks, and they don't fit. I knit the foot too long (trying to get the repeat to the right point, paranoid they weren't long enough yet)and they feel foolish on my feet. I'm going to have to give them to someone with larger feet than myself. I know only smaller footed folks, so they may have to marinate.

I'm knitting a shawl from some fine merino dyed by the marvo people at Mystical Creations Yarns. The yarn is to DIE for beautiful and I'm using a simple pattern from One Skein Wonders where you started with 2 stitches and do a 2 yo increase each round (one on either end) every other knit row. I was wanting to do a real lace shawl, but all of the patterns I found called for at least 400 more yards than I have (600ish I think) and all of the lace scarves called for less that 300, mostly 250. SO, I said screw it, I'm going to make this one and I will just knit until I run out of yarn.

And then I realized how BORING garter stitch is.

So I'm thinking that I might do a panel or a strip rather of a lace design. No real idea what I'd like to stick in there, something simple I think, nothing too fancy. Just a little something to give it some visual and creative interest. Seriously, if I just keep knitting until it's done, I may kill someone or something. Rawr. :P Again, I'm in it for the process and the process of knitting every single stitch isn't of much interest at this point. I got over that when I went on my scarf kick with froofy yarns and plastic needles.

Look out for ranting posts about how hard it is to wing lace. I'm sure they will occur and I'm sure I'll figure something out.

Monday, April 16, 2007


I think I'm 'lergic to wool.


Isn't that fun? I've been working on a very simple shawl with some BEAUTIFUL hand painted fingering weight wool from Mystical Creations Yarns (mecca baby, color wonderful!) and my face has gotten crazy on me. It keeps itching on one side and has broken out and my nose goes nuttso when I knit with it. I'm very afraid that I'm allergic to this wool, maybe all wool. Damn.

But I'm going to soldier on because this is too pretty to stop working on. Maybe if I hold it farther away from my face and nose things will get better.

And, how much does it suck about the shootings at VT? I have a livejournal friend who goes there, thank God she doesn't live on campus or have class on Mondays. If it had been tomorrow, Tuesday, her bf would have been in the classroom that the freak shot up. Talk about close calls! My heart goes out to all of them, students, teachers, parents and friends of those lost. And what a punk, killed himself instead of facing the music. Bastard.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I was in the Waycross mall this past week while going to pick up the boy and saw this display in a dept. store.
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Notice that it is a nice display of housewares, bath towels, yadda yadda yadda. What do you think I saw?

Can you spot what I spotted from about 20 feet off and had to go touch?

That's right, knitting takes over your life.

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Sorry for the crummy pic, but the lighting in dept. stores is always bad. That's right, I looked over, saw this prop basket of yarn and then reached in to pick them up. They seemed to be real enough, but I didn't look too closely as an assoc. was walking up about that time. The flashes had drawn them. :) Then I wondered if they sold yarn and got excited before I stopped long enough to think. NO, it's a PROP! Duh. I felt very foolish.

Car Wash and More

I mentioned in the last post that I was recently in a car wash. And I love them. !!! LOVE.

We stopped for gas on our way out of Albany coming home and I decided that a car wash would be just the thing. Our friend Chels was with us so we were three in the car and we got the expensive wash, with the tri-color bubbles and the whole works.

So we went through the wash and I couldn't drive into it so Chels took the wheel. We went through and noticed that it didn't seem like it was the deluxe wash like I'd paid for. We didn't think that the suds looked very colorful. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket But we saw this: Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket It was much fun to watch it go over the car. And we had a casualty. My little sunshine do-bob that lived on my radio antenna was lost.

When we went to drive out we realized that the dryers didn't come on and I knew then that something was afoot. We drove around to the front of the store and I went in to complain and the lady gave us a free wash. I thanked her and got back in the car to explain the problem.

The stupid pay at the pump thing gives you a base wash code, not a deluxe. There was a car in the wash when we went back through so we had to wait.

So back through we went. But before we went in again, Chels slithered out of the driver's door (parked too close so to enter the code) and rescued my little sunshine from deep inside the dripping car wash. Very Private Ryan and very dangerous. :P

And this time we had colored, scented suds. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket You can't smell it from the picture, but it was very pineappley. :D

Then I had a very sparkly car. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Which didn't even last as long as the ride home because of all the blasted pollen. I hates pollen.

Now for the more portion of this post.
Some flowers my love gave me just 'cause. :D We found them on a trip to Albany.
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A very ugly hat we almost bought from Ross, a discount clothing store. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

And the newest socks to be finished. A pair of leftover socks with the Mema yarn from the feather and fan socks below. I used some lorna's laces to fill in the foot so that I could use only the nice yarn on the leg. I still have leftovers. Wouldn't have had enough for the whole sock, but still could have used less of the other yarn on the foot. This is what being paranoid gets you. First pair finished in April. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I'm now working on a pair of socks out of the plain lorna's laces with a bubble wrap pattern, very cute. No pics now because it's very boring as it's no more than a few foot inches.

Finally some new yarns. I was without the boy this past week and was very sad. I needed love so I bought yarn, yarn always = love. :P I managed to snag the red, blue, white yarn pirate (rosie maybe) from the Loopy Ewe during their last update. The other yp (paris) I got from Destash and the Lorna's Laces (Mountain Creek) came as an early birthday present from my cousin. He loves me and knows to just stand back and let me put things in his eBay account and then pick from that. :D
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That's all for now. I may post later about a sighting I had this past week.