Archive for February, 2008

Mmm… cake.

My grandpa turned 93 on Wednesday. There are pictures in my photo blog but I had to share one because it’s my favorite picture right now. 🙂 My mom and my Doodlebutt. 🙂

Devin loves his Damma!

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I’ve never before in my life done a gauge swatch. Yes, I know… the absofreakinglute horror of a LYS Assistant Manager who hates to swatch, right? *rolls eyes* I’m just an impatient knitter… when I want to knit, I want to knit… not to knit a square that is going to be ripped out after I spend time making it. Ya know? I seriously crack up when people talk about doing swatches for socks. Seriously? *shrug* Anyway… considering the project d’jour is a shop model and really needs to be on gauge I’ll have you know that last night I did my first swatch. I hated doing it, and still don’t forsee a future of swatches made without bitching, but… I did it. 🙂 I haven’t actually checked to see if I’m on track or not because frankly, I don’t want to know. I want to think that my gauge is just perfection and I can begin the actual knitting. Cause if it’s not okay then I’ll have to re-swatch and yeah… that’s something that pretty much makes me want to gag. Plus if that’s the case then I can’t knit tonight during Idol because I don’t have any other needles with me. By eyeballing it, I think it’s okay, but I’ve gotta check for sure with the appropriate tools later.

What am I swatching for, you ask? It’s a vest. Mountain Colors Foothill Vest to be more specific. Something I’d never ever wear (not a vest person… nope), but I’m happy to make the model.

Made a new kind of stitch marker last night… so far I’m liking them.


Also made two more I ❤ Knitting pins for two of my girls who wanted them…



The pictures are kind of crappy, the colors are off… but you get the idea. 🙂 I also made a glasses string for Sabrina…


Lastly… belated pictures. 🙂

Knit Weekend Revisited… Kristi stole my camera during the Night O’ Wine and took a few self portraits. LOL This is my favorite. And this was before the back surgery! 🙂

And a Knit Weekend isn’t complete without a picture of Kristi laying somewhere odd on her back. Remember the last one?

Where's Kristi?

You’ve seen this Bergere de France ad in Vogue Knitting, right?

Come on, vogue!

Yeah well Franklin can rock the swing jacket too… hehe… 🙂

Finally… a glance at another kick ass birthday cake crafted at the last minute by my SIL and me. 🙂 For the non Star Wars people this would be the scene where Obi Wan and Anakin fight in Episode 3 and we find out why Darth Vadar needs the breathing machine and helmet thing in the future. 🙂 Hehe… Wesley specifically wanted that scene on his cake this year. 🙂

Star Wars rocks!

Tis all for now. 🙂

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Happy Valentines Day!


Photo ganked from an e-mail sent to me by Loopyarn.com

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The geek in me

I decided to change my blog layout. The new header picture was taken by me last Spring Break in Daytona. Oh how I long to be back in Daytona… Mmm…


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I know I seriously need to update. It’s been a little crazy in my world as of late though. Not necessarily all bad crazy, just crazy. Kid birthdays, concerts, a broken car, winter storms, Drama, and job changes are just a few of the things that have kept me from blogging lately. I have more quotes from our knit weekend that I never shared, pictures of knitting WIPS, yarny goodness (have you fallen in lust with ShiBui sock yarn yet?), a great picture of Franklin in a sweater formerly pictured in Vogue Knitting, new jewelry I’ve crafted, and tales of The Shop as well but alas… I’m too tired to share them right now. 🙂

I will say though that I reallllly appreciate all of the support I’ve been getting from fellow bloggers, co workers, and customers who shop at The Shop and have congratulated me on my promotion. You guys rock. 🙂 For those of you who don’t yet know and didn’t see it in Rob’s blog… I got promoted to Assistant Manager of The Shop and left my library job to be a full time yarn slinger. Wee! This is week three of the position and much fun is being had.

More soon… until then, happy knitting to you!

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