Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Example Sock

Mrs. B suggested that I knit up a sock to show how looovely my colors are, and I was waay ahead of her. I turned these babies out last week (ignore the one with the ugly color changes at the top, I ran out of my yarn and had to sub this really multi-color, tried to cut the ugly out, but I got tired) and they are so just the thing for my bear, Julian. He rocks these socks folks!
Handdyed Sock Yarns at The Fuzzy Peach Work it! :P

And here is a zoom version. Handdyed Sock Yarns at The Fuzzy Peach I cut most of the ugly out of this picture so you can't see the orange, brown, and purple that I bound off with! :D Like I said, I got very tired, these are some small socks. I had only a 9g skein (like my heel or toe skeins) and managed to get one full baby sock and one baby sock up to the end of the heel. I had to pick up the new yarn after I had all my heel stitches done. I would assume that a tiny skein would work a full set of grown up toes or heels.

And I have to tell you, even though I have a stake in these yarns, I loved working with it. It was soft and sqoooshy. And it knit up into a nice fabric on size 1s (US) and I had a ball making such tiny little socks.

As you can see, the colors just blend and flow together in such a beautiful way. :D I think that this would be the way that Passion and Shades of Kermit would knit up, esp. Shades of Kermit because the colors are all in the same family. Passion is going to have some red punches in the darker background. It's the one I most want to keep for myself and knit into some cool socks. :D

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Yep, that's me. Coughy, sneezy, about an inch from death. Or at least that's how I've been feeling since Monday. Lower than a worm's belly. I'm thinking it has something to do with being in my mom's house all last weekend (she smokes!) and then seeing her friend who was also sick. I think I got her mega virus thing. I wish I could give mine away now. If you want a nasty little cold bug, got one, cheap!

In other news, The Fuzzy Peach opened on Friday, selling three skeins in less than 10 hours. I thought it was a great sign of quick sells to come. No such luck. Rawr. I really would like this stuff to sell, I need the cash flow, plus...the longer it sits in my house, the more it's likely not to ever leave. The stash has been eyeing it greedily and I'm not sure how much longer I can keep it from consuming all 7 skeins that are left.

And you wanna know what's better than silk yarn on a 75% sale? Cream cheese stuffed croissants. MMMMM. The Atlanta Bread company (and I'm sure Panera and the likes) sell them, and I've only had one recently. I loved it to death and wanted more (the closest one is like an hour and a half away) so I decided to make my own.

What you need:
Croissants in a can (a la the dough boy)
1 bar of cream cheese softened (Philly baby!)
1/2 cup sugar (pure bliss)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tabs melted (liquid) butter (I just eyeball this stuff folks!)
Basting Brush thingy
Rolling Pin
Flat surface to roll on

To Make:
Preheat the oven like the package says.
Blend softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in small bowl.
Take your croissants and separate them out, I roll mine flatter and wider than they come. Fill the center and a little down the legs of the croissant with the cream cheese yumminess. Roll that puppy up and place it on the pan. (You may want to PAM the pan first) I try cutting little slits in the top to give the filling a place to go, but it's easier said than done most times. When you have them all filled and rolled up, brush them with the melted butter. Then bake according to the little can.

YOU MUST WAIT TO EAT THESE. Cream cheese that's been in a 375 degree oven for 11 minutes is hotter than all fourty hell, ask me how I know. :D

My boyfriend says they'd be good with some cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on the top before the butter goes on, but I can't ever remember it!

I suggested the little bit down the legs of the croissant because if you don't you get these puffy little croissant pieces with no cream cheese, now who wants to eat that? :P Also, note...I have NO idea how to roll these suckers up to make them look right, I just wrap the dough around the blob in the middle and hope for the best!

Good luck and Enjoy!

Don't forget to shop THE FUZZY PEACH! You knowww you NEED more sock yarn...muuhahahahaha. :P

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Green Knickers

I wound up here through a number of different blogs, beginning with Soule Mama ->No Impact Man ->The Compact ->Comment on a post. Anyway, this site sells nice panties. Nice in that they don't kill the environment, hurt their laborers, rip off the producers, you know, nice.

And while I'm all for this, these panties are a bit strange. :D Click the link and see what I mean. http://www.greenknickers.org/Knickers/OtherKnickers.html
The first row, Sensual Nature, is interesting. The one that changes to cover the Earth in water is the one that kills me. I'm all for this place and environmentalists and communes and save a tree, but I don't know that I'd wear panties that said Global Warming across the sides. Maybe I'm just strange. But they are cute panties and they are funny (Eat organic on panties sends a very naughty message!).

Anyway, random rant/comment on random item. :D Enjoy your week.

And don't forget about my Etsy store. Only three skeins sold so far, so your favorite may still be avaliable. :D

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Fuzzy Peach is Live

We're up and running! I began posting at 12am and have finished, so they are ready for your purchase. Everything is up. I know it's like waiting for Christmas morning, so sneak out of bed early and peek. Dig in and enjoy.

The Fuzzy Peach

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tease Me

I managed to get everything photographed and ready early, so you get two days to drool instead of just one! I love these yarns so much, it's really hard to let go.
All our initial offerings (below) are fingering weight sock yarns. The goal length for the skeins was 440yds, your mileage may vary as this was done by humans on a niddy noddy.

This is the softcore set, you'll have to wait for the full frontals when the store opens on Friday. :D

On to the yarn p0rn.

Sea and Sky
The Fuzzy Peach
I wound this one into a tiny skein, trying to break up the colors and give you an idea of how it might look knit up. As I used a wooden cutting board, this was quickly abandoned as a BAD idea. :P The yarn is perfectly fine, just a little smaller in skein than the others.

Sunburst - SOLD
The Fuzzy Peach
This yarn comes with a mini-skein of bright pink. Use it for toes or heels. This is a free gift to you, using up my leftovers after the big skeins were wound up.

Shades of Kermit
The Fuzzy Peach
One of my personal faves, I want this one to pet and look at all day. This is a bit brighter, more vivid in person. The sun was not my friend today.

Sea Monkey - SOLD
The Fuzzy Peach
Bright blue with a splash of brown. I've seen these colors combined all over the Internet, and decided to capture it here, in this sock yarn.

Passion - SOLD
The Fuzzy Peach
This is a unique yarn that has deep, rich colors. From bright red to a purpled black, this one captures all those "loving feelings."

Sea Turtle - SOLD
The Fuzzy Peach
"Aye, sea turtles." 'Nuf said.

The Fuzzy Peach
This one is named for a guy who went to my high school. His brother was Lemonjello (okay, so this maaay be an urban legend, who knows?). This one also comes with the free heel or toe accent color.

1969 - SOLD
The Fuzzy Peach
Think, or remember, tie-dye T-shirts. Comes with a free mini heel/toe skein. Groovy, baby.

Lisa Frank
The Fuzzy Peach
This skein is difficult to photograph well. It reminded me of those stickers I was obsessed with when I was twelve. I LOVED this woman's stickers, and these colors play heavily in those creations. I probably put the CEO's kids through school, off of my allowance. :)

Berry Sophisticated
The Fuzzy Peach
For those of us with exceptional taste and high style. :D This skein is my favorite of the lot. This skein has extra yardage (113 g), human error to your favor!

Remember to stop by the shop on Friday to buy your favorite skeins! Also, get your two free stitch markers with each skein of yarn, this is exclusive to the shop opening. Thanks for looking, tell your friends, blog us, podcast us, sky write us, graffiti us, advertise us, and most importantly, BUY: you know everyone NEEDS more sock yarn.

And, Sock Yarn DOESN'T count as stash!

Monday, May 14, 2007


The Fuzzy Peach

You can now (by now I mean on Friday) find hand-painted sock yarn dyed in the Deep South by yours truly. I've been working up to this since Feb, and have just now put all my ducks in a row.

Well, they've been in the water awhile, but they've been helter skelter for a few weeks. I've got a few mini-skeins to twist up (beef up the original skeins), and then Friday, all hades will break loose when I let the shop go live. :D

Follow the link to see the empty store. For a preview of yarns, check out this blog on Thursday.

Exclusive to the first shop update, get two free stitch markers to match or coordinate with your yarn! First come, first served! I've been saving up these hand-made stitch markers for months for this very occasion. :D

Wish me Luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tag, I'm it

LaurieC tagged me on her blog so here goes. . .

Here's how it goes. . .each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others & list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you tag a note in their comments letting them know they have been tagged & to read your blog. So here it goes!

I'm only gonna tag two, the Knitorious Mrs. B and TeAntae. Those are the only two bloggers I know well enough to pass this blight on to. :P

1. I don't like onions, tomatoes, olives, and many other things that are fresh and good for you. I've only recently gotten to where I can stand squash, if cooked on way with some Zuchinni (sp?). This has always been a rough row to hoe 'cause I live in the South, and there's nothing a real Southerner loves more than a good pan of squash and onions, tomatoes and okra, and many other things that have that mess in them. My Aunt Jean makes a killer pea salad or something, it has onions, tomatoes, and all manner of other crunchy stuff that makes my tounge run and hide!

2. I don't like my hands to be dirty. I wash them in the dishwater over and over again while I cook or bake. If I get egg on me, into the water. Anything sticky, I'm going to wash then too.

3. I can hear all sorts of sounds others block out or can't hear. My boyfriend says I can hear things before they start, like things that I know get on my nerves. I hate small, repetitive, or "just within hearing range" sounds. I also hate the train whistle that the train yard behind our house uses. It's not one of those full blast horns. It's a halfassed thing that kinda whooshes. Since it's different from what you expect, it wakes me up.

4. I have moved probably 20 times in my lifetime, often back and forth from the same two cities. I went to 2 elem. schools, 2 middle schools, but only one high school.

5. I always mispronounce paradigm. I almost always say para-di-gum. Not even gonna play like I know why I do that.

6. I cannot stand to eat on real plates, you know...anything other than paper. The sound that a knife or fork makes when it screeches across the plate makes my brain squiggle and my teeth ache. It's the sound I cannot stand the most. It's totally my nails on a chalkboard. Although that sound freaks me out too.

7. I don't like to write in pencil. I've been taking notes in pen since high school. I almost always had to borrow a pencil for Biology, Chem, or math classes. I just don't like them. And if I do write with a pencil, I want the point sharp enough to etch glass. And I prefer mechanical pencils because I break the points on the real ones because I write so hard.

So those are seven random facts about me. If you would like to do this on your blog, feel free. I'm not one to tag others because I don't want you to feel like you have to do something. :D

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there, esp. mine. She reads this blog sometimes. Love you Mama, thanks for all you do! :D See you next Friday when you sign your life away to that man you say you love. :P

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Crock o' crap

Wow. I have hated those rubber clog things that have been sewn to the bottoms of people since they first came out. I find them ugly and cannot imagine wearing them myself. And now, I have extra reason to stay the hell away from them. I know I'm not a kid and I don't have kids, but I wouldn't support a company that hasn't looked into the root cause of this problem. Visit this blog and see the pictures of the damage done while kids were wearing these shoes.

Keep your kids and their toes out of crocs and away from escalators. EEP!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Fuzzy Peach

I spent last Saturday dyeing sock yarn. :D I'm going to open an Etsy store, The Fuzzy Peach, and begin peddling my wares. I love almost every colorway so much that I'm loathe to give them up for sale! They are almost dry now and need to be reskeined before I can photograph them and put them up in the shop. A preview of the color names (no pictures as of yet) 1969, sea monkey, berry sophisticated, Lisa Frank, sea turtle, sunburst, and there are a few more that I can't remember off of the top of my head.

The boy and I hope that they sell well, we plan to offer free shipping and be up within a week or so. If these sale well, I'll buy more blank yarn and get the dye pots back out.

Stay tuned for the shop openning and for your chance to purchase some of our fine, Southern yarnage. :P

*is muy excited!*

ETA: The shop will be The Fuzzy Peach. Lost my mind there. 'doh!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Avoiding Knitting

This is going to be a big ole' post about NOT knitting. I've not done anything exciting as of late, so this is not going to be about any FOs, etc. Like I'm a knitting blogger! Pashaw!

I've been meaning to post this stuff, since Easter and my birthday, but yeah. teh Lazy.

So here are the birthday cupcakes I made fo' mysef. They are just plain yellow (dyed a pinky purple on the inside, yay Wilton's!) with caramel icing. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket They were yummy but didn't last long. That kinda sucked. :(

And here's what the boy got me this year. I still have to go and get the ring sized though. I keep forgetting. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket He's a sneak, he bought it while we were at my mom's for Easter, right under my nose! We split up in the mall and he managed to get it, hide it in the car, and keep it hidden until my birthday! What a sneaker!

And I got me some yarn for my birthday.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket That's lorna's laces on the left, Mountain creek, currently being knit up into Pomatomus socks. Then yarn pirate in Paris (destash blog) and Rosie (the loopy ewe). I love me some YP now. :D I can't wait to knit them up. I also got some FrancisPatrickSales sock yarn from Ebay in Mountain Bluebells *no pics* and some Sweet Georgia in Slayer. :D Those were all over the last month, not all just for my birthday. :D

And the Easter egg pic! I had a madd photo shoot with our eggs, but decided since it was almost a month ago, I'd just post my fave. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

And on the way to Valdosta to see my mom for Easter, we found out what John Arbuckle (Garfield's owner) does for a living, his real job. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket He sells furniture! :P

As you can see, I'm avoiding discussing what's on my needles. I'm not too happy with anything (shawl) and my socks are still tiny (nothin' to show). I have an FO, but it's dark and I've got no pics to show there either. :D

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Partial Sight

I love this guy's photoblog. He has the funniest captions. I found him through Claudia's blog one day, and have loved the pictures ever since.

Enjoy Gowarth.