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So my Backstreet concert last weekend was fabulous. I had a blast and ended up being in the 10th row which wasn’t too shabby (buying tickets through the fan club this year was sort of sketchy and I had no idea where my seats were until I picked up the tickets the day of the show… yikes!). I ended up getting a few really good pictures which made me happy too.

Knitting while waiting for the gates to open…
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Alternate Post Titles:
~ Black as my Soul
~ The Rainbow Connection
~ Boobs!

Last night I met up with Blogless Molly for some quality knitting/adult time that was needed by both of us. We had dinner at Panera in the mall and then moved down to Barnes & Noble where we scored two cush chairs near the knitting book section and sat for several hours knitting, browsing books, and laughing like the geeks we are followed by a late night raid of the Meijer craft section. :o)

The first round of giggles began when we saw this book across the room:
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The book is described as:
The 420 pages of this book contain the most beautiful and provocative black and white and color photos ever created of these iconic women, plus nine original interviews, including the first with Tempest Storm and Uschi Digard in over a decade, and the last with Candy Barr before her untimely death in 2005. In a world where silicone is now the norm, these spectacular real women stand as testament that nature knows best.

It’s an interesting book to say the least. And the poor 15 year old kid who picked it up later that night and was as shocked to see inside as we were was a freaking hoot. Poor kid, “I’m scarred for life!” hehe… He was adorable.

Boobs aside though, we also saw something else pretty cool from our spot in the store, check it out…

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Cool huh? It was huge!

Knitting was also done… I’m almost done with my lastest Bagstopper. I’m addicted to the damn things. :op I’ve gotta do the straps and this one will be done.

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My iPod sock was finished last Sunday…
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And I plan on casting on for sock #2 of my Happy Florida Socks today. They’ll now be my official Happy Florida & Backstreet Boys Socks though because tonight is concert night. Wee! Yes, ladies and gents… tonight is concert #18. hehe. I’ll be hitting the road shortly and grinning like an idiot for the rest of the weekend basically. :o) After tonight I’m also going to be spending the rest of the weekend with WONDERFUL friends and lots of knitting in one of my favorite parts of the state so it’s bound to be a good one.

Now pardon me as I prepare for The Hotness…
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Happy Weekend!

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. – Anais Nin

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It’s been a while… Last time we spoke I was still in Happy World (aka Florida) and having a blast.
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Well my first time working on a Sunday in the shop certainly proved to be an interesting one. Why, you ask? Oh something about a tornado warning and a massive storm that rolled through the greater Lansing area… *groan*

Thankfully, no damage was done to the shop. One of those big plastic real estate newspaper holder thingamabobs was in the middle of the parking lot but that was about it. No yarn was harmed. hehe.

Those of us who were in the store at the time the sirens went off all gathered in the hallway near the bathrooms with Tate (and knitting, of course…). We were kept updated on the storm via my mother who was sending me text messages from her work (where there was a television to watch for weather updates) and my handy dandy iPod Touch on which I could check Weather.com every few seconds for updates. I would have snapped a picture of us all cozy in the hall but my camera was in my car… darn.

I still haven’t heard for sure if a tornado touched down but I can tell you that my neighborhood is a big fat mess. There are trees down all over the place and power outtages galore. My house didn’t have any damage thankfully but my power was out when I finally made it through the mess to get home. It took a good half an hour or more to get home from the shop (I live about 5 minutes away in good traffic) because the police were blocking off certain streets and trees were blocking others. Craziness.

Aside from all of the crazy around here, things are still crafty. 🙂

Jewelry I made for Brian’s Heathly Heart Club fundraiser in Atlanta this coming Saturday:

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My Everlasting Bagstopper for the Knitted Market Bag class I’m teaching in July is coming along nicely… (it’s actually green despite what it looks like in the picture…)

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My Mom who not too long ago took Sabrina’s Never Touched a Needle class at the shop finished her first sweater:

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And it looks darn cute on Doodlebutt…
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Finally… the past week has taught me a few things…

Bubba still enjoys candy and goofing off for the camera. 🙂
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Doodlebutt has great Sweaty Hairdos…
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He’s also often too sexy for his clothes…
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These two make me smile a whole lot…
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Ice cream is always better with french fries…
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And it IS possible to run the stoplights at a major intersection with a plugged in generator after two nights of massive storms…
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Things I learned without pictures… my cousin who had brain surgery this week is pretty darn brave. The Wii Fit is damn fun. Sleeping in a bed with Doodlebutt and Boo is hazardous to my sleep and also my face (getting head butted in the face in middle of the night… so not cool). So You Think You Can Dance makes me cry EVERY week. And… the movie Speed Racer isn’t nearly as bad as people are saying it is especially when you see it with two of the most adorable boys in the world.

So in all, things are okay. A little stormy and a whole lot busy, but okay. 🙂

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Edit: Follow this link and you’ll see a HUGE tree that was totally uprooted not too far from my house.

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Lookie

No knitting content but check out the cuuuuutest preschool school picture in the world…

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*gushes* That’s my Bubba. :o)

Oh and Happy New Backstreet CD Day to me!

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Wee!

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But imagine my joy when I got home from work to find out that the first video from the new Backstreet cd was released TODAY of all days! (See previous post.) Wee!

Gawd I love them.

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Turned!

I turned my heel. Fudged the pattern by looking at a different one and basically made it work. Looks pretty good too if I say so myself. Thankyouverymuch.

So Rob and I have been conversing via electronic mail and he seems to think that we DO in fact have the colorway that my socks are made out and he thinks it’s in stock. We shall see… oh yes, we shall see. hehe 🙂

In other news… the ideas for the Backstreet Scarf are growing. I asked all of my girls over in livejournal land to lend me ideas which have lead to more ideas and yeah… I’m not totally there yet, but the wheels are turning. And you know what else? Today is my Backstreet anniversary. 🙂 9 years ago today I went to my very first Backstreet concert ever. And the world was never the same. *laughs*

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That’s all… I’m going home now. 🙂

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Hi ho hi ho…

I had a whole post written up and then my browser decided to be a bitch and die on me. *insert whining* Let’s see if I can remember what the heck I said the first time around. 🙂

So yeah… one of the cool things about working in a yarn store is that in the past when I’d lose the label for my yarn and someone would ask me what yarn I was using I’d say, “I dunno… but I bought it at ThreadBear a year ago…” But now I have access to these handy dandy sample books that show me the name and colorway of the mystery yarn!

So for those of you who have asked me what the yarn is that I’m using on my current socks:

Strapaz Cotton Effekt

…I finally have an answer. 🙂 The above Pretty is Steinbach Wolle’s Strapaz Cotton Effekt Colorway #01. It’s pretty and it’s cotton, wool and polyamide (whatever that is) and I love it. But no, we don’t have it in the shop anymore. We’ve got other’s kind of like it though.

And to answer your next question… no I’m still not done with Sock #2. I’m ready to turn the heel, but alas… the effing pattern is missing! I used Lynn H’s (a ThreadBear regular) toe up sock pattern for the heel of Sock #1 and now I can’t find the pattern to finish this sock. This is, of course the same pattern that I lost the first three pages of… but because I’m in love with the toe up toe found over on Knitty, I didn’t need those pages, but I do need at least the heel pages! I could re-buy the pattern, this I know. I just don’t wanna. So yeah, the sock is on hold until I decide what to do. 🙂

I did cast on for the Heelless Sleeping Socks though to see if it’s going to be a good pattern for Christmas knitting (translation: no fitted socks). I don’t have enough done to even bother taking a picture yet, but once I do I will of course. I’ve got a picture of Ravyn’s scarf though… I ripped it out and started it again in a different pattern which I love (the No-Roll Scarf). It’s actually bigger than this now because I worked on it last night at Shawn’s, but here’s a glimpse.
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In other news, I want to create a scarf. Not just any scarf though. See, in 46 days the world will be graced with a new Backstreet Boys cd. I am a Backstreet Whore if you didn’t already know it. And because nearly everything I do seems to merge with knitting now a days, I was thinking “I should make a Backstreet scarf between now and cd release day.” Why? Because I’m a dork. I don’t know what this scarf might consist of, but it’s still a new idea. 🙂 Maybe if I can get Matt to add Backstreet to the playlist for the shop *batts eyelashes and blows kisses* I could be inspired while I’m working. LOL

With that… I’ll sign off for now. I feel like knitting and have rambled enough for now. 🙂

Knitterpalooza this Saturday!

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