Thursday, March 30, 2006


OMG I'm freakin tired. Last night I dang near fell asleep working on my shawl. I only got 2 rows done. I was in bed by 9:30. Sheesh I must be getting old or something. hehehehe

No progress picture of the shawl. It doesn't look any different than the last picture. I cast on my fuzzy green hat. No picture of that either cause right now it is about 1/2 inch of pale green furry ribbing. hehe I making Odessa by Grumperina. I'm using some lime green glass seed beads instead of pearl beads. The color is very close to the yarn. I'm hoping that they will be visible through the fur. hehe

I had planned on getting the hat a little farther today. I had a doctors appointment after work but I had about 45 minutes to sit and knit. Or so I thought I would. For the first time that I can remember, I actually got into an appointment before the scheduled time. Hell I was out of the clinic before the appointment was scheduled to start. hehe It was just a check back on my cholesterol. The doc put me on Lipitor and I had blood work done last week. The stuff actually works. My bad cholesterol went down 20 points. It's still high, so I have to keep taking the pills. As if I need more pills. hehe

The doctor is also sending me to physical therapy. Who knew that physical therapy could help with dizzy spells. Sometimes when I turn my head or moved backwards I get dizzy. It goes away real fast but it is way annoying. He says that I may have calcium deposits or something in my ears. Never heard of that. He thinks that they come loose and knock around the hairs that regulate balance. The exercises are supposed to knock the deposits into an area of my ear where they can't disturb the hairs. shrug We shall see.

The therapists are supposed to help me out with my back too. What I really need is a damn boob job. The damn things are too big. HAHAHA I'm loosing weight but not where I want to loose it most. I really am having back pains now though. I guess my body just forgot what it was like to work. Damn I wish I could forget forever. hehehe

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Various pictures for y'all to see.

A bootie I may or may not give to my sister.

Some baby yarn that I'll be making hats out of. Click the picture for details.

The yummy Lorna's Laces sock yarn I just got in the mail. Can't wait to play with this stuff.

And now some pics of the shawl. I decided not to kill it. hehehe I used a size 0 Addi to pick up a plain purl row and frogged it back. I knit about 20 rows last night and today.

I've gotten more Addis off of eBay. Love em. I splurged and got myself a swift off of Joann's. I used the 40% off coupon they had last week. Ended up being an ok deal I think. I also picked up copies of A Gathering of Lace and The Knitting Experience Book 3: Color off of Amazon. I've got the lace bug and I so want to do some real fair isle work. Hell I just need to sit my butt down away from the computer and knit. hehe


My pirate name is:

Mad Bess Vane

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from

Thursday, March 23, 2006


I was working away on my shawl tonight while talking with my mom when the unthinkable happened. I dropped at least 2 stitches in the middle of doing a purl 2 through the back loops.

Who in the @#$%@#$^ thought up that stitch???????????????????

Because of decreases on the row before, I wasn't able to figure out where the damn stitches went. So I've got to tink at least 2 rows and more than likely it will be 4 or more. I dunno why Renee had to put pattern stitches on both sides of the darn shawl. I'm at least 4 rows from a plain purl row that may be fairly easy to figure out. Maybe I'll take another circ and try to pick up the row as is without tinking all the way. Cross your fingers for me.

Also cross your dang fingers that I'm lively enough this weekend to freakin take some pictures of the projects, yarn, tools and books that aren't pissing me off right now.


Time to sleep. I'm back to work again and it is a long drive to work.

Monday, March 20, 2006


The reason for the white buttonband on Nick's sweater is because white was the only color of Caron Sayelle I could find to match the yarn already earmarked for the sweater. It was meant to be a pullover but I wanted it as a play sweater, so I altered it to be a cardigan. When I ordered the yarn originally, I only got 1 skein of each color. Little did I realize that the yarn was discontinued. The only color I could find on eBay was white. Seeing as that was the color I was using for the ribbing anyways, I bought it. The only thing I would change about the buttonband is the number of buttons. hehe The poor kid has trouble doing them all up.

Thanks y'all

Thanks for the compliments on the shawl and sweater. I've been busy working on the second mystery shawl. You can find the patterns for the shawls at Bo Peep's Wool Shop. The green shawl is called Mystery Diamond. The edge that I used is not part of the pattern. I can't remember for the life of me where I got it. I worked from a piece of notebook paper. hehe

The shawl I'm working on now is called Flowing River. Renee's picture on the site is not very good. The details are kinda hard to see. I've got the center triangle finished and about 20 rows in the second section. I'm not using the Hub City Knits Silk Lace. I'm using Mystical Creations merino fingering weight in a blue/teal/purple colorway that I is called Angel Love. I'll try and get a picture tomorrow. I have a feeling it is going to end up huge. hehehe

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Tara is at it again

Go visit Tara and check out her latest drawing.

Friday, March 17, 2006

more pictures

Finally pictures of Nick's sweater.

The boy is a total ham. He thinks it is cute when he squints his eyes even though I yell at him not to do it. hehe And yes he has his pajama pants on. The shirt he has on is like 2 sizes too big so the sweater is actually the right length.

I still have to get rid of some extra fabric on the sleeve seams. I'm going to use a real short stitch and go back and forth and cross my fingers that the yarn won't unravel when I cut it off. hehe

Now excuse me while I go pretend to work on finishing the fair isle bag. :OP Who knows, I may end up working on my shawl, the baby socks or Nick's new sweater.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

testies testie


Blogger is being mean to me and I'm just testing here.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Holy crap!!!

She has PICTURES!!!!!

The shawl::

The blue scarf::

I'm buying Mom's cheap camera from her. It is a HP Photosmart M415. I have to get a memory card for it. The internal memory is only large enough for about 8 pictures. Before I lowered the quality of the shots a bit it would only hold 4. hehe

The fair isle bag is done except for the finishing. There are a few ends to weave in and then I'm going to line it. I'm also putting a piece of cardboard in the bottom to stiffen it up. Since I'm not working tomorrow, I'll work on getting it finished up and post a picture asap. I've got a massive cold, so don't get too upset with me if I'm a day late.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

blah blah de blah blah

Bloglines is being a pain. They are having trouble getting feeds from at least half the blogs I read.

Nick's red gansey is being preempted. While looking at yarn at Michael's today, my hand hit some Bernat Softee Baby and my heart stopped. Yes it is acrylic but OMG it is soft. I bought a skein of the blue and one of white. I'm using one of Lucia's pattern generators to create a v-neck pullover for him. For once, I'm actually swatching. hehe If it turns out nice, I just may end up making myself a sweater too. I'll probably add in the blue and white variegated for a third stripe color for mine.

Got some temp work for a week at a factory I've been to before. My poor left arm is sooooo sore. Because my wrist was, and still is, sore I was using my forearm to lift stuff. My arm is all bruised up. I ran into the freakin doorknob again too. They need to take the springs off the door into the warehouse. At least one time for each job I run into the damn thing.

Time for some more sleep. I'm beat.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

My automobile is a piece of crap

Your 2005 Song Is

Beverly Hills by Weezer

"My automobile is a piece of crap
My fashion sense is a little whack
And my friends are just as screwy as me"

You breezed through 2005 in your own funky style!

Cool cartoon

Check out Tara's cool cartoon. I think she did a great job and is one funny lady.

Monday, March 06, 2006

small smile

I ordered some Addi Turbo circs off of eBay last week. They came in the mail today. I think I'm in love. The cord is so soft. I wanted to try them out right away but I wasn't at home and they weren't the right size for my WIP. I bought 2 pairs of US4s and 2 pairs of US5s each 32" long. I'll be swatching something or other with them tomorrow. hehe

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Nothing much knitting related to report. I am working on the flap for the fair isle bag though. I also got the alpaca yarn for my sweater yesterday. I haven't been knitting much because of work and fatigue.

The last week has been a real bitch though. There was a cancer scare with my mom. She is fine though. It was just a cyst. I haven't been feeling very well. Nick was being a pain in the rear. And I got a call Friday night that I'm laid off until further notice. I was going to look for a new car Saturday. Guess I'll just have to deal with not having heat in the truck for awhile longer.