Archive for November, 2007


Okay so I didn’t go home yet… but I did play with ElfYourself.com and nearly made me and my mother pee our pants from laughing so hard. hehe..

Check out what I made

And, of course, the Backstreet Boys version


Why yes, yes I really am this big of a nerd! hehe…

Kristi, you totally have to do this for your family and send me the link or post it in your blog. 🙂

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Knitting Hiatus

I’m taking a hiatus from knitting… every time I’ve picked up a set of needles this week it has resulted in major tendonitis upsets which just aren’t any fun. So despite the fact that I have a massive amount of knitting to do before Christmas… I’m not doing any of it right now. *le sigh* But… I’m still being crafty. 🙂 I made a pin tonight to put on my new non ghetto nametag (see Black Friday post). 🙂

Cut huh?

It’s a shitty picture, but it’s the best you’re gunna get. 🙂 More jewlery goodness will be made tomorrow though… my buds are having a crafty slumber party so once I’m outta work tomorrow night I’ll be immersed in wine, beading, good food, and wonderful friends. 🙂 I can’t wait! Of course I have to work Saturday afternoon so I can’t hang out in my pj’s all day with the girls on Saturday, but oh well. 🙂

And now… I’m going to go home, drug myself up on cold meds and get some sleep. Nighty!

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Speed Knitting

I’ve found a love for bulky weight yarn and big needles for making hats. Today I went to Shuler’s for the 4th Sunday Charity Knitting Afternoon and in less than two hours I casted on and have half a hat.

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This will eventually be a “Beau” hat from Hip Knit Hats. The bottom trim will be a yarn with that same cream in it but that also has blue and brown in it too, then I’ll make a scarf to go with it. I’m not sure where they will eventually end up charity-wise, but I’ll find a good home for them. 🙂 Knitting at Schuler’s was fun… I’m going to have to make a habit of going on 4th Sundays. 🙂 Plus of the 8 people there I already knew five of them, so it was very comfy.

And now… I must go do other non knitterly things. 🙂 Happy Sunday!

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I had a perfectly good (and almost finished) post written up and then my computer decided to freeze up. *kicks it* About a week ago I got this message from Dell saying that I needed to install their support center thingy and ever since I did, I’ve had nothing but trouble… ironic, eh? Anyway, let’s see if I can remember what the hell I said the first time around. 🙂

First of all… how many of you get the Lion Brand newsletter and cracked up over this one?


Bwahaha… seriously? Um yeah… okay, no. Geesh…

I survived my first Black Friday (and Saturday) as a retail worker. 🙂 The shop was uber busy yesterday until about 4:00 and then it was pretty slow, but the sales were quite impressive for the day if you ask me. 🙂 Later in the evening a familiar face came into the shop though quickly followed by the question, “Are we allowed to hug the employees?!” Yes, Miss Kelli aka Knitterbunny was in town to judge a bunny thing this weekend and stopped by to say hi and dig through our yarn at the shop. So I got not one but two Kelli Hugs and that totally made the day!

I did however go home with a wicked migrane last night which didn’t taper off until about 10 this morning, but luckilly I didn’t work today until 1:00 so I was able to get a little bit of painless sleep before I had to be back at work. I reallllly need a massage now though… Today we were pretty darn busy again but it wasn’t quite as crazy as yesterday. I also spent a great deal of time setting up the display for the new Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend yarn which is just purrrrty. 🙂 You can see the colors over at Purl Soho.com, but ours is cheaper so buy it from us instead. 🙂

I don’t really have any knitting content pictures to share, but I can share some stash stuff. 🙂 Last Wednesday I bought myself a treat. I’m now the proud owner of Fergie the Frog. It’s a handy little trinket holder for stitch markers, mini scissors, and other stuff needed while knitting. I wouldn’t have normally spent that much on something to hold stuff in, but I’m a frog lover and well… how could I resist? Plus it’ll be nice because for a while Devin won’t be able to figure out how to get the zipper open and therefore won’t be able to dump my stuff all over the floor. hehe… This picture doesn’t do the color justice, btw.


This lovely yarn is Autunno by Di.ve and it’s all for me. 🙂 I decided I needed a new scarf and perhaps some matching wrist warmers so last week after molesting this yarn I got it.


As for stuff I don’t have pictures of… I bought some Jitterbug (my first ever purchase of the stuff! *gasp*), it’s not for me though… it’ll soon be a pair of Christmas socks for someone special. 🙂 I also bought my first Alpaca… also not for me though. LOL I’m making the Maple Shawl out of a strand of Drops Alpaca held with a strand of Drops Cotton Viscose… should be lovely. Seems like there was something else, but I can’t think of it right now. 🙂 Oh wait, I remember… I bought The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns after Suann told me that it was a good one that I needed. We didn’t have it at the shop (we do now though) so I found a used one on Amazon (oh how I love used books!) and it arrived in the mail today. 🙂

Oh and check this out… 🙂 About a month into working at the shop I made myself a Ghetto name tag because I didn’t have a real one. I ganked a name tag that belonged to an ex-employee and covered her name with mine. But my darling Matt finally decided today that I needed a non ghetto one. 🙂

Ghetto Fabulous…

Ghetto Fab...



Thanks, Matt!

Thanksgiving came and went without any major family drama so that was lovely. 🙂 Ravyn and Wesley decorated the dinner table for us this year and made personalized name cards. 🙂 Wesley made mine…


But his was the best of all of them… hehe…


More pictures will be in my photo blog later tonight for your viewing pleasure after I have the chance to upload them. 🙂

And on that note, I’m outta here! I might do some charity knitting with Sarah and the other Guild Girls tomorrow, but that depends on the status of my poor neck and back tomorrow. 🙂

Happy Knitting!

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Pain and Knitting

I’m not sure what the hell I did, but about half way through the day on Saturday at the shop my foot began hurting. By the time the end of the work day rolled around I was doing my best not to stand on it unless I totally had to because it hurt so much. This meant that today was spent (gloriously, I must say) in bed. I got up around 11, had breakfast in bed, and watched television while knitting. I began and almost finished a hat for my mom (as seen here on Herbie the Wonder Frog):

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It’s the “Valery” pattern from Hip Hat Knits. I checked the book out from the library on Friday and quickly decided that I needed to make this hat. See, last year I made my mom some wrist warmers out of Eskimo. I bought two balls of it and only used one. Then when I started working at the shop I saw the Valery model made out of Eskimo. Since I only needed one more ball to make the hat, I bought the purple and there you have it… I’ve got almost a whole hat. 🙂

Then I passed out for an afternoon nap while listening to NFL football. 🙂 I slept much longer than I’d planned on, but it was nice and I think I needed it because on top of the ailing foot, I think I’m catching the cold that’s going around. *groan* Even my horoscope said I needed a break today: You need to check out, recharge your batteries, and refocus on maintaining a healthy state of mind. But… the foot is feeling better-ish. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow when I’ve got a 6 hour shift at the store though.

Oh and remember this?

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I totally effed it up and had to frog it on Friday night. It’s not even worth explaining but yeah, gotta start them all over again… bah!

Anywho… Happy Sunday. 🙂

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FO: Scarf & Hat O’Pinkness

I’ve got finished knitting objects to share, people! 🙂 Ravyn’s Scarf O’ Pinkness and Hat O’ Pinkness are both finished and were worn to dinner tonight. 🙂

My pink girl.

What you can’t see is that she has on pink pants too and I’m pretty sure her socks were pink as well. And her new coat is actually black, but it has a pink/white stripe down each arm and the inside is a bright pink furry-like lining (almost like the darker pink in the scarf but a little brighter). Yeah, she likes pink a little bit. 🙂 Oh and she was in the middle of playing beauty shop with Rosie when I stopped her to take this picture… she doesn’t normally have make up on although she’d like to. 🙂

I even put a flower on it which she wore in the back but it looks cute anywhere. 🙂

So crafty

Devin tried it on as well. 🙂

I tried to get Wesley to put it on but he’s against all things pink right about now. hehe…

Cute though, huh? The hat isn’t as big as I would have liked it to be, but that was all of the yarn I had… see what I had left?

That's all she wrote

And… the socks are still in progress. I’d wanted to go to Wednesday Knitting yesterday and get some quality time in with the socks instead of just fifteen minute breaks at work, but I ended up hanging out with my mom and Devin all afternoon so it didn’t happen. Oh well. I showed them to the person who is paying me to make them for her and she was very happy with what I’ve done so far. Yay!


Tis all for now… Knitting Celebs in the shop tomorrow and Saturday… wee! 🙂

I forgot a picture… 🙂 Devin likes the scarf too. 🙂

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Whoops I forgot…

I got the permanent job at the library. 🙂 I mentioned it in my daily blog but forgot that a lot of you guys over here don’t read that one. 🙂 It’s only 20 hours a week, but it pays more an hour than my full time but temporary job at the library was paying me, and it’s not temporary so that’s fantastic. Plus I have the feeling that juggling two part time jobs will be a lot easier than holding down a full time and a part time job… we’ll see though. I start the new position tomorrow morning. 🙂

Oh and if you want to see the cutest little Star Wars kids ever… check out my Halloween pictures in my photo blog.

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I had yesterday off from work at the shop because my mother and I had tickets to see Keith Urban in concert at the Palace. On the way there, I got a little bit of knitting done. 🙂 Casting on for socks on a highway that is under construction and not so smooth… not exactly a speedy process. 🙂 I didn’t get a whole lot done.


These are socks that someone is paying me to make. She bought the yarn and I get to knit them and then get money to buy more sock yarn… wee! 🙂 I’m using the Lucy Neatby Simply Splendid Socks pattern that I used over the summer for the Hogwarts Sock Swap. It’s a nice brainless pattern and the person I’m making these for was specific about not wanting anything fancy. 🙂 The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill and although I never would have chosen the colorway for myself, I have to say that so far it’s knitting up pretty nice. Here’s today’s progress.

Spinning Socks

Not too shabby

As for the concert: Mmm… Keith. He’s a beautiful, amazing, talented, Australian man. This concert was my *thinks* 7th or 8th time seeing him in the last four years or so. Love the man. I’m still kicking myself for not taking my camera in, I could have had some amaaaazing pictures. *le sigh* Oh well. 🙂

Keith... yum!

I’m supposed to be at book club right now. Whoops. I didn’t exactly finish the book though, I’ve been too damn busy to do anything fun like read and knit this month. 😉

Happy Sunday!

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