Friday, December 30, 2005

Friday night

I've been a bad bad girl. I just ordered 3 skeins of Cascade 220. Ok so it was 40% off. hehe Bo Peep's Wool Shop is having a sale until January 1st. All in-stock yarns (except Sisik) and needles (except Brittany) on sale at 40% off and all in-stock books on sale at 20% off. The yarn should go well with the 3 skeins I have for my long waiting felted knitting bag. It should be enough to make the messenger bag on Knitty.

I started Nick's sweater. I have the garter stitch edging done for the back. No pictures cause how exciting can 10 rows of white garter stitch be?? I had to go down to a 5 in order to get gauge. I did the edging on 4s but man it looks way wider than my gauge on the 5s in stockinette (sp?). I need to get a size 5 circular to do the body on. I've only got 5s in dpns. Tomorrow I'm taking down the Christmas tree and I'm going to do laundry. Maybe then I'll be able to get to all of my knitting stuff and sort all my damn needles. hehe Well, I guess I do know where a pair of single point 5s are at but they are a real flexible plastic. I just know that the yarn will stick on it and the needles will bend when I'm using them.

I'm almost halfway into the last skein of Andean Silk for my blue celtic scarf. It is going to be plenty long enough when I'm done. I'm thinking that the next time I make a cabled scarf, I'm going to just put a plain knit edge on it. With the reverse stockinette base of the cable, I'm thinking the knit edge will counteract the curl or just make what looks like an i-cord edge when it curls. I pray that blocking will make this scarf lay flat. I also hope that it stays nice and soft. Don't want much do I? hehe

Ok, time to get my boring butt to bed. Night y'all.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Well crap!!

Things are just not working out today.

I set out looking for the yarn store in Galena only to discover my truck was being an ass. I guess all the humidity finally got to it cause it was missing like crazy. I put a bottle of heat in it and it is running fine now. I never did find the yarn store. It's called Fiber Wild. I couldn't think of the name while I was driving around but knew the word fiber was in it. I forgot to write down the address or look at a map to see exactly where it was at. DUH!!! I've updated my file on it and the next time I go off looking for it, I'll print it off.

I tried leaving Shelly a comment earlier wishing her luck in finding a better job and commiserating on the whole headache problem. But Blogger comments were being an ass. I was typing in the right letters but it kept coming back and it wouldn't change the pic so I could try new ones. pppppbbbbblllllttttt!!!!!! Anyways good luck dear.

I spent some of my Christmas money and picked up a handbag at Wal-Mart that looks perfect for a knitting bag. I paid a whopping $3 for it. hehe It should work great for small projects like socks or doilies. I just need to start making working copies of my patterns instead of carting off the books or magazines and wrecking them. I also picked up 3 more knitting magazines. 2 of them are English magazines. Simply Knitting and Knitting. They were so not worth the $9 and $8 respectively that I paid for them. At least the copy of SK came with a knitting diary. There are a few projects in each of them that will work as inspiration for future works, but I won't be buying these magazines again. The other magazine is the fall 2005 issue of InKnitters. This one was a much better buy. I found a couple patterns already in my size that I like, along with a couple others that I would like to modify for my use. I really like the sweater on the cover. Well I would if you cut off that damn tail on the side. hehehe I may try to modify it to just end below the hips with the cable band.

Anyways, I'm off to read some more mail. I tried putting a collar on my green sweater and ripped that out. I think I'll switch over to working on the kids sweater. I just have to figure out which needles to use. Man I need more needles!!!! I can never find the size I need. hehe

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I dunno

That is just so me. hehe Go play and see what you can come up with.

I started working on the mystery shawl 2. I had it to the first few rows of chart 2 when I messed up. My head hurt too much to mess with it so I snapped the thread and tossed it. hehe I think I need to repeat chart 1 twice anyways. I'm using my ultra thin gray wool. I did manage to do a sort of russian join on it when it snapped on me once. I couldn't even figure out where the join was later on.

I finished up my panta. No picture just yet cause I'm beat. Maybe tomorrow after we get back from shopping. I've finished the second skein of yarn on my cletic knot scarf. I think that just the 3 skeins will work just fine. It is going to take major blocking to keep the sides from curling. Someday I'll figure out how to keep the damn scarves from curling in. The cable is on reverse stockinette and I put 3 stitches of garter on the edges. I thought that was supposed to keep the sides from curling. NOT!!

Ok, time to chase the kid off to bed and then pass out. Gonna take my Christmas money and do a road trip to a yarn shop I just discovered about a half hour from here. WWWhhhhhhheeeee!!!

Monday, December 26, 2005

4 a.m. is way too early

That is what time Nick woke me up. I let him stay up for about a half hour but we were both havin trouble keeping our eyes open so I made him go back to bed. He had a wonderful day. I of course bought him two of the same dang book. Man I'm a ditz.

I've done a lil searching and here are the books that my brother bought me. I still have no clue what magazine he got for me. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

I'm thinking I'll be doing the Best Friend jacket shown on the cover of The Knit Stitch. I've got some hemp/wool that I want to make a jacket with. I'm a pita so I'll be making the fronts even. I guess I'm one of the 10% that doesn't like things uneven. hehe Actually, I just don't want people thinking I screwed it up. :OP I'm also wanting to make the short version of the Einstein coat. I don't know if the miles of garter stitch is going to drive me crazy or not though. hehehe I guess I'll have to have a lace shawl going at the same time for switching off to.

I've got to finish my green sweater and make Nick's striped one first though. The blue scarf I was making for Kelly is going to be frogged. A double knit scarf, while warm, is boring to knit even with the twisted stitches I added on the one side. I'll be putting Joe's scarf aside to finish some time later when I'm bored. It is too far along to frog.

Everyone liked their hats. Joe's green and cream hat was just a tad too long. Kelly's hat was huge on her. I didn't realize she has such a small noggin. Dad's hats fit well once Mom made him pull them on right. Mom loved her doilies. I tried dyeing the smaller one yellow cause of a small stain on it's edge. I guess I had to prove to myself that cotton can not be dyed with kool-aid. hehehe The whole process took the lil stain out though so all was well in the end.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Random Thoughts

Being Santa sucks!!! Especially when you live in a small house with a child that sleeps very lightly. Nick wakes up at least twice a night. Once to go pee and once to sneak into my room to sleep. There is only one real place in this house to hide anything from him. My closet. Normally there is a laundry basket in front of the door so it isn't a big deal to barricade it. Unfortunately in order to get to the living room from my room, I have to go right by his bedroom door. It isn't easy to keep sneaking out carrying shopping bags and trying to keep the bags from rustling loud enough to wake him. He hasn't woken up in the middle of "Santa" visiting the house yet. I fear that is coming one of these years. All this sneaking around reminds me too much of when I lived at home. hehehe Man I want a bigger place.

And now for something completely different.

I thought of something tonight while playing JT's Blocks on Yahoo. If you haven't played it, it is a game where you removed groups of blocks and try to clear the board. Anyways, it is a game that has a chat room even though it is a single player game. If you have ever played a game on Yahoo that has a chat room, you know that they are constantly spammed. It is always someone claiming to be a hot college chick sitting home alone and needing someone to chat with. Oh and they have a web site where you can see their pictures.

On one hand, the question is, Who the hell is dumb enough to follow their links? I mean, chances are you are going to end up with a virus or trojan after visiting the site. Plus, they probably end up charging you. There are plenty of free porn sites out there. Why pay for the crap?

On the other hand, why don't they ever say they are a hot young stud looking for a lady to chat with? Come on don't the ladies deserve some hot porn? Don't they think that women are dumb enough to believe them? Or do they realize that most of us are smart enough to think that any guy who is home alone and bored enough to go trolling in chat rooms for company must be some ugly ass geek? Only a guy who be dumb enough to believe there is some hot young thing just dying to chat them up and show them naughty pictures. hehe Anyways, at least when you go searching for porn, chances are you will find just what you are looking for. Then again, I still haven't found any naked pictures of George Bush. gahhhhhh Thank the sweet lord. hehe

In other news. My dear sweet brother spoiled me rotten this year. He visited my wish list on Amazon and got me 3 books and a subscription to a knitting magazine. I'm too damn tired to go searching for links and pics of the books right now. Maybe tomorrow, or should I say tonight seeing as it is after 2am.

Have a Merry Christmas everybody!!!

Friday, December 23, 2005


Well, I finally got Dad's second hat done.

Click on it if you want to see it a lil bigger. I used 4s this time for the ribbing. The stripes started out random but it was taking too much brain power to make them look even. hehehe

I've got all my knitting done and all my gifts bought. Last year I was up until 2am on Christmas morning trying to finish my brother's afghan. I ended up having to get up after about 4 hours and I had to work on it for a couple more hours.

Now I've got to wrap everything. lol Doubt it will happen tonight. My poor head is hurting.

Have a very Merry Christmas y'all.

If I get anything super cool I'll blog about it when I get home tomorrow. Otherwise, who knows. hehe I'll prolly have a ham hangover because Mom is making a big one and I love her hams.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Why are children such pains???

I've got a huge cone of very very thin wool. It is finer than sewing thread. Yes I know it is for machine knitting. Did I know the it was so thin when I bought if off eBay? uhhh No. Anyways, I'm winding it into big balls in hopes to make a shawl. Yeah I said it. I want BIG BALLS!! hehehe

Well I was about half way through winding a ball of this stuff and everything was going fine. That of course was until my son decided it was time to fuck with mommy. The moment his little fingers toughed the thread it snapped. gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr

I'm just so damned pissed. I'm wanting to do this shawl without having to weave in any ends in the middle of it. I'm going to double the thread so it isn't so dang thin but now I've waisted all that dang winding on this ball. While there is a lot of it on the winder right now, I seriously doubt it is enough for a shawl. sigh

Yeah, no picture of my dad's hat yet. Why? Cause I don't feel like scanning 4 inches of ribbing. I've still got another 4 inches to go before I start the top of the hat. I doubt I will work on it tonight. I've got to go clean the house up. My mom will be here in the morning to put my son on the van for school. She will blow a gasket if she sees that the ornament boxes are still in the living room. hehe

Monday, December 19, 2005


Well, I've given up on most of my Christmas knitting. Mostly it is cause I just didn't want to knit most of it. There will be no scarves for my bro and his girl. The mosaic scarf I started for my bro rolled in on it something fierce. I've decided to try and do it in the round and seam up the long ends. No way will it be done for Christmas, so it will eventually be mine. :OP Kelly's scarf is double knit in just the blue with a very faint cable in it. It is only about 1/5 done. So, another scarf for me. wwwwwhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeee

Twinkletoes yarn just isn't soft enough for a hat, so Mom isn't getting a hat. She went and bought herself a chenille hat anyway. wtf? She can't ask me to knit her a hat? Her scarf in MCY is only about 3 inches long. She will get it next year for Christmas. hehe I've got 2 or 3 doilies that I've made her. I'll block those later today.

I do have another hat in the works for Dad. It was going to be random stripes of the dark gray from his first hat and the green and cream from my bro's hat. I've decided that there will only be 2 or 3 stripes of the cream in the hat. It is a much softer, fuzzier yarn. This is weird cause it is all Wool-Ease yarn. I dunno why the cream feels so much different. I've only got about 2 inches done, so no picture yet. I need to put in some dvds and just knit and get off this damn computer for awhile and I'll finish the hat in time. I'm doing the rib on size 4s instead of 5s. It is much tighter and I think it looks much better. I'm still going to do the body of the hat on size 6s. I like how the body on the first hat looks.

What ever is left of the Wool-Ease is going to making myself some pantas. Don't know what that is? Check out the pattern on Craftster. I think it's pretty nifty. I wonder if I have enough of the blue alpaca to do one with the yarn doubled. I think that would look more like a headband. I so need some more headbands. I have two old ones that I wear to work cause it makes me nuts having my hair fall in my face when I'm working. I've only had these headbands for like 15 years. hehe I can't wear the hard ones cause I have such a fat head. I get an instant headache when I put them on. Hell even the cloth ones will give me a headache if I'm already edging towards one.

Anyways, I'm off to clean up the house and go finish my shopping. I have no freakin clue what to buy my brother and my dad. I've got to find some damn legos for Nick. God knows we need more so that there is no chance of me walking to the kitchen without stepping on at least five. hehe

Sunday, December 18, 2005


I'm up too late once again.
Sleep isn't coming for me.
My mind is a whirl of emotions.
I can't think straight.
I reach my hand out for you.
Just to touch, to feel, to hold
I don't want to be all alone here in the dark
Reaching out, reaching out but you're not there
There's nothing there
I'm incased in the nothing
I'm here alone in the darkness
It's oh so cold here in my room
I can not find the light
I'm reaching out but all I find is emptiness
It is so thick I can not move
I'm running in a pool of wet cement
The emptiness pulls at me, encasing me
I can't escape from the vastness of my pain
It won't let me go
I sink deeper into the darkness
Engulfed in it's vastness I disappear

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Yup this is actually a knitting blog. I have a picture to prove it.

I finally finished Dad's first hat. I think I made the pic a lil too bright, but the colors are pretty accurate. I think if I do this pattern again, I'll end up using size 4s for the ribbing. The stitches just seem a bit too loose.

I got the 3 cones of cotton today. I would say that it is just a bit smaller than size 10 crochet thread. I'm going to do some swatches using 2 and 3 strands and wash them to see how they look. I'm thinking that I'll make a summer twin set with it. The color in the pic is pretty close to the real thing.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Do you hear me

Do you care
Do you hear me
Do you care

My lips are moving and the sound's coming out
The words are audible but I have my doubts
That you realize what has been said
You look at me as if you're in a daze
It's like the feeling at the end of the page
when you realize you don't know what you just read

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it's no use talkin at all

I might as well go up and talk to a wall
'cause all the words are having no effect at all
It's a funny thing am I all alone

Something has to happen to change the direction
What little filters through is giving you the wrong impression
It's a sorry state I say to myself

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it's no use talkin at all

Do you hear me
Do you care
Do you hear me
Do you care

Let me get by
Over your dead body
Hope to see you soon
When will I know
Doors three feet wide with no locks open
Walking always backwards in the faces of strangers
Time could be my friend
But it's less than nowhere now
less than nowhere now
less than nowhere now
ow ow ow

Pursue it further and another thing you'll find
Not only are they deaf and dumb they could be going blind and no one notices
I think I'll dye my hair blue

Media overload bombarding you with action
It's getting near impossible to cause distraction
Someone answer me before I pull out the plug

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it's no use talkin at all

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it's no use talkin at all

Do you hear me
Do you care
Do you hear me
Do you care
tell me what are words for
Do you hear me
tell me what are words for
Do you care
tell me what are words for
Do you hear me
so tell me what are words for
Do you care
so tell me what are words for
Do you hear me
tell me what are words for
so tell me what are words for
Do you care
so tell me what are words for
Do you hear me
tell me what are words for
so tell me what are words for
Do you care
so tell me what are words for

Missing Persons - Words

Snow day

School was canceled today. When I called in to the temp agency I was told that no one was scheduled to work where I was working at. So I'm home with the kid.

Have I done anything? uhhhh Are you kidding? I'm working up the energy to go do some cleaning. I have to finish decorating the tree and put the boxes back out in the garage. Nick could only reach up so far, so I have to do the top of the tree.

I'm sitting here scanning eBay for knitting patterns. There isn't much really listed in that section. I've got tons of patterns so I have no freakin clue why I'm looking. lol

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I hate winter

The days are too damn short and it is too cold. I still can't use the heat in my truck without messing up the windshield. At least sitting in a closed truck I don't have to deal with wind chill. Tonight we are supposed to get between 4 and 7 inches of snow. I'm not 100% sure I'll have to in to work anyway.

I don't particularly like the month of December. I hate trying to figure out what to give to my family. I try to avoid the whole thing as much as possible. It does however keep my mind off other things. I totally glazed over a major anniversary a few days back. I didn't realize it until about 4 days later. It's not that I don't think about the day all the time. But when the actual day rolled around, there was no major breakdown. No tears. No drinking. (I think I drank all the booze the week before. hehe)

I haven't even teared up about it until now when I actually wrote about it. I've been composing this post in my mind for the last week. Twelve years ago this month, I lost one of my very best friends in a car accident. I still miss her and dream about her often. The reason it is hard for me to deal with even now, is that I was the one driving the car. We were out joy riding that night. When we realized what time it was, I had to try and rush her home before curfew. Her mom was so totally strict it wasn't funny. I don't remember the actual crash. When I was thrown out of the car I landed on the back of my head. My memory ended about half an hour before the crash.

Manda's life ended that night and my world was torn in two. It makes me feel so horrible to moan about the things I've lost because of the accident because she lost everything. I don't blame myself for her death, but I still feel so guilty. I spent a good deal of time pissed off at God, trying to make some sort of deal with him. As much as I loved her, still love her, I would give up having known her if that meant she would have lived. Part of me still would take that deal in a heartbeat, even knowing that my life would have turned out different. I wouldn't have my son. Maybe I would have met someone else and had kids with him. I wouldn't want to give up my son but I would give anything to have Manda back.

Uggghhhhh I shouldn't blog about upsetting things when I was already blue to begin with. I really should just go to bed. Maybe school and work will get called off and I'll get to sleep in. hehe

Monday, December 12, 2005

Feel like crying

I've got a bit of a headache, so I've got the tv turned down. I can hear a baby next door bawling it's little head off. I don't know if it is the little girl who is about 4 months old or so. Or the 1 year old boy. I'm thinking it is the little girl. It is just breaking my heart listening to her. The only other voice I've heard over there was one of the older boys. I'm sure the mom is at work and the dad is too busy getting drunk to care that his baby is crying. I'm not the greatest mom in the world but I pray that someday they have their kids taken away. I've seen lots of little things that upset me but none are big enough for DHS to do anything.

I guess I'll go watch Dr. Phil and let all the freaks on there put my life in perspective.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


I'm having one of those days where I just don't feel like doing anything.

I'm trying to stay away from eBay but it isn't working too well. I just spent an hour surfing on there. I started out looking for Delta Burke knitting patterns and ended up looking at clothes. hehe I've only got 2 of her knitting patterns. Some of her clothes are really nice. Well if you ignore the stuff with the bows and the big collars. The intimates under her label are real nice. I damn near bid on some bras. I'm just so totally picky about that sort of thing.

I haven't cast on for any knew projects. I so want to. I'm just not inspired to work on any of the things I have going right now. I'm almost done with the ribbing on Dad's first hat. I'm just so sick of k1p2 ribbing. I don't know why it is bugging me so much. shrug

Ok off to drool over Matt Damon in The Bourne Supremacy and mourn over his marriage. lol Nah I'm not that kind of stalker. I don't begrudge anyone their happiness. True, I would love to be with someone like him but I have no chance of meeting him let alone snagging him. lol Sometimes Iowa sucks, but hey, at least we don't get hurricanes.

Friday, December 09, 2005

blah blah blah

Not much to report here.

I'm back working at the distribution center.

The heater core (I have no real clue) in my truck is leaking antifreeze. Basically, I can either be warm or I can see the road. The only thing that will clean the haze off the inside of the windshield is vinegar. My truck smells so wonderful. I put some StopLeak in the radiator but I'm a dumbass and had left it in the truck over night first. It was total sludge and I didn't realize it separated. I really don't think it has helped at all. I'm thinking of getting the oil changed early and seeing if they will flush the radiator. After that I'll put a fresh bottle of StopLeak in as opposed to the frozen mess.

I'm slowly working on my dad's first hat. It is stripes of Oxford Grey and Pines Wool-Ease. It is just a basic stocking cap pattern. It is written for one color, but I'm doing 2 rows of each color. I'm also working on a cotton hat with a large visor for my mom during the summer. Yeah I know I've mentioned them before. I haven't cast on for anything new. I can't knit at work so I haven't been working on anything much at all.

My adventures on eBay haven't been real outrageous. I've been putting minimum bids in on the stuff I am interested in but cause I don't really wanna spend much money right now I'm not pursuing them much. I know I told ya about the last thin wool yarn I got. I'm thinking either I will do a quick dye of blue on it or pair the yarn up with a thicker blue wool. If I pair it up it will end up being a felted bag of some sort. The other night I won a shitload of cotton yarn. There is about 15,600 yards of it. Ok so it is 8/2 cotton and has 3360 ypp. I'm thinkin that is pretty damn thin. hehehe It's on 3 cones, so I'm hoping that if I knit off all 3 cones at the same time I'll get something I can work with. If not, I'll have to wind some large balls and figure out how many strands I need. I've got some super fine wool thread that I have to use like 5 or 6 strands of it to get something approaching fingering weight. Once of these days I'll wind it into balls and knit a scarf or something with it.

Well time for bed. I'm pooped.

Monday, December 05, 2005


It seems that the neighbor has decided to start a campaign of harassment. All day when his wife was home it was quiet. Ok so the power was out for 3 hours, that isn't the point. Stop distracting me from the story. :OP Anyways for at least the last hour he has had the stereo loud enough that the bass is vibrating the wall. Yes I can still hear the TV. But it sounds like some moron with a loud car stereo is sitting next to my house with his stereo full blast. Another thing that I find very annoying is the fact that they have 3 children under the age of 4 in that house. You can't tell me that he isn't doing damage to their hearing. He sure as hell better turn it down by 10. I'll tell him once to turn it down. If he doesn't or turns it up again, I'm callin the sheriff's office again. I'll make sure they know how long it has been on and how many young children are living in the house. sigh

In fiber news, I got a huge ass skein of wool yarn from an eBay seller today. It is sooooo soft. I think there is like 800 yards in the skein too. The colors are way too bright, but maybe I'll make a weak dye bath of blue dye and darken it some. That will get rid of the bright pink parts. hehe I went over to Jo-Anne's to get some more Wool-Ease for my dad's hat. I got 2 skeins of variegated yarn in Wood and Pines. I also got a skein of Oxford Grey. I already had a skein of this, so I'll combine the grey with the other two colors and make him a green/grey hat and a brown/grey hat. I picked up a copy of knit.1. I hadn't heard great things about the magazine but there are some hat patterns in there. Out of all the magazines I have and the saved free patterns, I only found one hat pattern I liked. LOL This will allow me to do 2 different hats. I've also cast on for a knit baseball/visor hat for my mom. She is very sun sensitive, and hopefully this will help her out next summer.

Almost forgot. They had a bunch of stuff on clearance over at Jo-Anne's. I got a bunch of plastic circular knitting needles for like 1.99. Yeah, plastic needles are not so great, but I got some sizes that I didn't have before.

A study in boredom

The power was out for 3 hours this morning. It got damn chilly in the house. They furnace is gas but ya need electricity to run the blower.

I spent the time knitting on one of the scarves I'm making for my mom and looking for a hat pattern for my dad. I may end up using Jon's pattern, Hack. Link to Jon's site is over there <----, look for Colorado Knits. Basically I'm looking for a hat I can do using 2 colors of Wool-Ease.

I think I'm gonna head to the home improvement store (no not the one that fired me) and get some wood to make a small book shelf. I've got so many knitting books and magazines and no place to really have them handy. The shelves I've got on my desk aren't tall enough to have 2 shelves of books. And anyway, they are full of movies and computer stuff. hehe I was thinking of putting the book case on my dresser, but I'm thinking that putting it on top of the one side of my desk would be better. I can make it a bit wider. I just have to clear a bunch of junk off the top of the hutch. Yeah my room is cluttered. Deal with it. :OP I've got a cluttered mind so my room reflects it. hehe Yup yup I do believe I'll put the shelf on top of the hutch. Hell then I don't have to go leaning over the piles of junk in the corner of the room. roflmao

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Update on me

Well, I didn't end up calling the sheriff again. I figured the music wasn't half as loud as it was before and I really wasn't interested in pissin this guy off more than he probably was when the sheriff knocked on his door the first time. hehe

I got my new AERO needles in the mail on Saturday. Just kind of slipped my mind. What mind?? She sent me 9 sets of dpns and 8 circs. So I ended up with 4 extra sets all together. Pretty sweet if ya ask me. The pouches them came in don't reflect the sizes of the needles though. I do know there is everything from size 2 to size 10. I just have to measure em and mark the pouches.

I started my brother's scarf tonight. I'm too lazy to scan it right now. Basically it has 2 repeats of the mosaic pattern with k2p2k2 on each side. Each side switches on each row though. I guess it is kind of a wide moss stitch. I'm too lazy to look in my stitch library and see if it has a name. :OP

I took a cute quiz a bit ago. I think I got it off of Wendy's site. Link for Wendy is over <----. I'm a total wolf fanatic. Hell, my son's middle name is Christopher-Wolf. He acts more like a tasmanian devil though. hehe Nah, he isn't mean. He is just real stubborn, messy and whiney. Hmmm Sounds like me. hehe Well, I try not to be too whiney. I do complain a lot. I need more joy in my life. That might help. Hell just give me some damn sex and I'll be happy. hehehe

Alpha female
You're an alpha female. You're second best.
Basically, you make babies. And there's no
shame in that. You are almost as strong as your
mate. You keep the rest of the women in line.
Anyone who comes near your pups is mince meat.

What kind of wolf are you?
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Onward the madness

SOB turned the stereo again at 1:40 a.m. I figure give him 5 minutes to be an asshole. Once I realize he isn't turning it off and in fact has turned up the volume, I called the sheriff's office. Ain't nothing like a pissed off fat chick. I may be fat, but I can always (and am) lose weight. He will always be a freakin moron. I could hear the bass in my living room.

A couple minutes ago, I was looking out the kitchen window and saw a trooper walking down our driveway. I have no clue where he parked cause I can't see his car from the house. So far no more music. I will not hesitate to call the sheriff's office again.

Now, let's see if my truck makes it through the night unscathed. hehehe It's a piece of shit 1990 Bravada, but it still runs good and the heat and air work.

update: Just as I was about to post this, the freak turned the stereo back on. What a damn moron.

omg I'm sooooo pissed

Here it is freakin midnight and the asshole next door had his stereo blasting. Our bedrooms are on opposite sides of the main wall of our duplex and all I could freakin hear in my room is thumping. No I wasn't anywhere near ready to go to bed but it's freakin midnight. They have 2 babies over there and he has the stereo blasting in the middle of the night. Then again I think his wife may not be home with the kids cause he has some chick over there. When I told him to turn the stereo down he said to take my fat ass home. He is so lucky he wasn't standing on the porch and there was a door between us. If I hear one more thump, no matter how loud, I'm calling the cops. I'll also be warning the police to be on the lookout for drugs over there. I have never been anything but nice to them over there and he freakin insults me after disturbing my damn evening!!! I'm so pissed the muscles in my neck are freakin hurting like hell.

I'll be relaying this little episode to my dad. Yeah he is an ass himself but he is one super over protective ass. He isn't above harassing someone for being mean to me. Of course that doesn't stop him from being a royal shit. hehe

He did drive the 10 miles here tonight on bad roads to bring me a can of gas for my snow blower. I was going to go out there and get a can cause I don't have one, but Mom was worried about me driving on the snowy roads. Yeah, I'm spoiled. BITE ME!! hehe Sometimes having overbearing parents comes in handy. :OP I just really wanted to play with use the snow blower cause shoveling hurts my back. I'm really starting to take the idea of a breast reduction seriously. That's a different story though. hehe

Well, I'm feeling better now. I still want to hurt the guy, but my neck is feeling better.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

yeah i'm alive

I've been workin my poor fingers to the bone at work. Yesterday was actually a pretty good day right up until the point when they laid off all the temp workers. sigh

I'm currently working of a lacey scarf for my mom. Actually there are two of them. I'm not sure which one I like better but I'm leaning towards the Mystical Yarn Creations fingering weight scarf. It is in shades of purple and blue. I forget the name of the colorway. The other scarf is in Twinkletoes sock yarn that I just got. The Twinkletoes is a thicker yarn by far and it just isn't as lacey looking as I want it to be. Mom got a new black leather coat and I want the scarf to be something special to wear with it.

I still have to work on the scarves for my brother and his lady. I'll have to do them on circs or change needle size because last night I discovered that one of my dpns was snapped clean in half. sniff sniff I was using plastic dpns so I wasn't afraid of them breaking. In fact the one was all bent from being half melted. hehe I had run hot water over it and used a hairdryer to get it flexible enough to straighten it. Oh well. I'm sure I'll be getting my AERO needles in the mail pretty soon. I've got some yarn coming from eBay too. I swear I didn't think I would win the auction. I just put in the minimum bid figuring that someone else would bid on it and win. hehe

Well, I'm off to work on Mom's scarf. I think I'll go across the street and get lunch. I need to go grocery shopping though. uggghhhhh I don't really need to pick up much but I really need to get some milk. Any volunteers to go pick some up for me? hehe