Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I have been knitting, that's why I haven't been blogging! I've got a Ribbed Jacket from Jo Sharp on the kneedles (currently basking on Sleeve Island) and socks are on the kneedles too. The current socks are a lovely shade of maroon/red in Heilo by Dalegarn. I'm turning the heel on the first sock. Then lurking in the side lines is another yarn waiting to become Jaywalkers! In some totally fun shades to include red. February is for knitting in RED! Winter is for knitting in RED!

Feeling down? Knit something RED!!!

Go ahead. Knit something.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Knitting Olympics

I love watching the Olympics. And of course I knit while watching the games well, except when things start to get close or tight. Then my knitting tends to end up on the floor but that neither here nor there.

Stephanie is starting the knitting worlds own version of Olympics by sponsoring the Knitting Olympics in which the "athlete" casts on their choosen project on the opening day and completing it by the end of the games 16 days later. There's even a button. Well, of course there's a button how can we have a knitalong with one no?

So go on over the Yarnharlot and sign up. The idea behind this knitalong is to knit something that would otherwise be a challenge for you. I'm still deciding what to knit. I'm trying to choose between a Rowan cardigan -- sorry I can't remember the name of it, and a pattern from MagKnits called Alice.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New Meme of the New Year

You know, a nice thing about being tagged for a meme is it forces you to update your blog. My friend Lola tagged me with this one. Go visit her blog, she has some interesting answers (where mine are a bit vanilla).

Meme x 4

There's a meme, multiplied by 4 times going around.

Four jobs you have had in your life:
  1. Waitress/bartender, NCO Club Bar in El Paso, Texas
  2. Receptionist/data entry for an insurance company who adjusted claims
  3. Legal Secretary
  4. Personal Assistant

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:

  1. Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
  2. The Triplets of Belleville
  3. Chaplin (Richard Attenborough's film with Robert Downey, Jr)
  4. Porco Rosso (actually anything by Hayao Miyazaki)

4 Places You Have Lived:

  1. Germany
  2. El Paso, Texas
  3. Newport News, Virginia
  4. Arlington, Virginia
4 TV Shows You Love To Watch:
  1. CSI
  2. NCIS
  3. Last of the Summer Wine
  4. Mystery (PBS)
4 Places You Have Been On Vacation:
  1. New York City
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Disney Land
  4. Buxton, NC (my absolute favorite!!)
4 Websites You Visit Daily:
  1. Google
  2. AACo Public Library
  3. KnitCast
  4. Crazy Aunt Purl

4 Of Your Favorite Foods:
  1. Blue Crabs
  2. Dark Chocolate
  3. Pastas with cream sauce
  4. Roast Pork
4 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
  1. At work (A Good Yarn in Fells, Point)
  2. Any yarn shop
  3. Library
  4. In bed with my husband

4 Bloggers You Are Tagging:

  1. You
  2. You
  3. You too
  4. And You

So, I have been knitting. The CTS seems to have calmed down some. I've picked out some of that elasticyish sock yarn from Cascade called Fixation and have cast on and knit about 4 inches of Tempting II from Knitty.com. The yarn is a cotton so this should knit up to a rather nice spring/summer top. Who knows it might even fit me! There's enough give in the fabric for sure. Pics coming soon.

Knit on and be safe!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cuz it's my blog!!

Tho there is a little bit of knitting content here. I did knit the "puppybear" hat a couple of years ago.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Have You Ever?

The Year's first Meme. I picked this one up from Gina. I still can't believe she's never made a snow angel or caught a snowflake on her tongue! And she used to live in NYC!!

Have you ever...?
Smoked a cigar: Yes -- I like'em with a good cognac VSOP or XO baby!
Crashed a friend's car: No
Stolen a car: No
Been in love: Everyday since 1983
Been dumped: Thankfully
Dumped someone: Yep!
Taken shots of alcohol: Yes.
Been fired: Yes
Been in a fist fight: Yes (redfaced shame)
Snuck out of a/your house: Yes, please don't tell my Mom
Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back: Yes
Been arrested: Yes
Made out with a stranger: Yes
Gone on a blind date: No
Lied to a friend: Yes
Had a crush on a teacher: Yes
Seen someone die: Sorta
Been on a plane: Yes
Thrown up in a bar: No
Miss someone right now: Yes
Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by: Yes
Made a snow angel: Yes
Played dress up: Yes
Cheated while playing a game: Yes
Been lonely: Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school: Often at school
Used a fake id: No
Felt an earthquake: Yes
Touched a snake: Are you nutz?
Run a red light: Yes. :)
Had detention: Yes, best place to take a nap!
Been in a car accident: Yes
Hated the way you look: Yes
Been lost: Every chance I get
Been to the opposite side of the country: Yes
Felt like dying: Yes
Cried yourself to sleep: Yes
Played cops and robbers: Yes
Karaoke: No
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't: Yes
Laughed till some kind of beverage came out of your nose: Yes, milk really smarts!
Caught a snowflake on your tongue: Yes
Kissed in the rain: Yes
Sang in the shower: Yes
Made love in a park: No, but close
Had a dream that you married someone: Yes
Glued your hand to something: Yes
Got your tongue stuck to a flag pole: No
Worn the opposite sex's clothes: Yes
Been a cheerleader: Yes (surprised?)
Sat on a roof top: Yes
Talked on the phone all night: No
Ever too scared to watch scary movies alone: Yes
Played chicken fight: No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on: Yes
Been told you're hot by a complete stranger: Yes
Broken a bone: Yes
Dipped snuff: No! YUCK!
Lived overseas: Yes
Ever passed out/fainted: No. I'm no lightweight!

And now I tag ...... YOU!
Back to the kneedles! The Jaywalkers are calling!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Socks, Socks, Socks

and yes, more socks. Amie over at Rose By Any is seeing if as bloggers we can knit 2000 socks by the end of the year. And she's made a cute button. And yes, I'm being a joiner and will add my sock count to her ticker. Not that I knit many socks, but I've decided this year that I'm tired of cold feet and cotton socks just aren't going to work any longer. It's woolies for me all the way!

I think I'll join Lola and knit a pair of Jaywalkers to see just what all the HOOPLA is about. Cara over at January One has knit 6 pairs of these socks since October 20th. SIX!! So there must be something really good about this pattern. I've some lovely Opal and think I'll start my Jaywalkers with that.

I'm also thinking that I really loved the Branching Out pattern from Knitty. I've knit two now. My mom's birthday is just around the corner (January 29th) and would like to knit one in red for her. Then I believe I'll knit one for myself. After I finish the scarf for my dad, and my spare mittens. Oh and the shawl for the shop. And then I really should knit a top for my niece.

Good golly! What am I doing here? I need to get clickin!

Oh, someone asked what I look like. Here's a photo taken my daughter at our family Christmas Party. I'm sitting with my cousin's wife Kelley. Isn't she lovely!

Oh and Happy New Year!