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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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I’ve officially switched my bag pattern to the Booga Bag. It’s coming along beautifully. See?

Booga Boo

I made it bigger than the pattern says and I think I may have picked up too many stitches on the ends so it might end up looking a little different but who cares? :o) It’s a bag. *nods*

I don’t have much else to share. I’ve hardly had any time to knit lately. But my Knit Weekend is coming up in a few days and I can’t wait. Speaking of that… I need to go work on my Circle of Brains Knit Along project. 🙂

Later peeps.

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how weird is is that knitting makes me so happy. I mean, when you really boil it down, I’m just playing with sticks and string. Granted, I’m an easily amused gal, but come on… how can something so plain cause so much joy? How did I turn into this person who always has at least one project going and generally travels with said projects? All I know is that it’s a fairly easy craft once you get the hang of it, it’s not horribly expensive (until you become a Yarn Snob which I haven’t yet), and it feeds my everlasting need to be creative as much as humanly possibly every day. I honestly think, that if I could work in a yarn shop part time it would be like a bit of personal sunshine shining down on me. I’m just as happy browsing yarn as I am browsing books and drinking coffee… plus, Knitters generally rock. 😀 To be surrounded in people who rock is like my dream job (not to mention wearing blue jeans daily… that’s another dream). 🙂 Screw the two degrees I got in college, let me immerse myself in yarn! As long as it still pays my mortgage of course. LOL

Anyway… I really logged on to post some more pictures.

Here’s the sock I began the other night. Technically it’s not just one pattern. I used the Magic Toe Up Toe from Knitty and now I’m kinda sorta following a pattern I had laying around Pom Pom socks, but I’m not making these into Pom Pom socks, I’m just following the directions to turn the heel and then I’ll finish the socks as normal full length socks, not short anklets. The yarn is from ThreadBear and I bought it forever ago and don’t know the brand or the colorway anymore, but it’s pretty isn’t it?

Mine!

And, my felted bag is dry. 🙂 Here’s an up the skirt shot of the inside…

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I can’t seem to get a good picture of the outside yet. Maybe in the daylight. 🙂 I’m thinkin’ that this bad boy could be a great knitting project bag. This one is mom’s though… I’ll make another one for me. 🙂

And just because… Devvie-Doodlebutt himself. 🙂

Devvy Doodlebutt

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I bought some wool back around mothers day in anticipation of making my mom a Booga Bag. I started one and then decided I didn’t understand the directions so it sort of just sat there for a while. Tuesday night while I was deciding what projects to take with me to Knit Afternoon and Knit Night on Wednesday I had an idea… Why not use the wool on my Knifty Knitter to make a bag?

So Wednesday evening at Shawn’s I started a bag. Last night at my mom’s, I finished it.

Before Felting…
Before Felting

After Round One…
After Round One

After Round Two…
After Round Two

Blocking…
Blocking

Look Ma, I made you a perfect cozy for the sharps container! Hahaha… It’s currently in the window drying. I haven’t decided what to do about a handle/strap yet, but whatever. FYI… the sharps container is for Katie, the dog. hehe… she’s allergic to everything and has to have regular allergy shots.

In other news… I love my knitting friends. LOVE them.

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