Thursday, October 26, 2006


I know, I know...I keep meaning to take pictures, but never seem to get them taken. i haven't really done much knitting lately. I started a pair of arm warmers, half done. Hedgehog still doesn't have a face. Another hat started. I just can't stay on track for long periods of time. I think it is the weather. i just feel like curling up under a pile of sweaters and going to sleep.
Anyways, filled out an application to work at Barnes and Noble. A bookstore would be a fun change of pace. I don't think I could handle the waitress/bartender thing again. Too crazy. Too many obnoxious people. Food service just attracts wierdos. Yikes. My friend J is so sweet, she let me use her as a reference and will even tell them I am organized! She's even seen my house!
Again, pics soon I hope!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Wow...went to Michael's today. Big sale going on...not huge markdowns though. Enough to make me feel like I am getting a little bit of a deal. :) Haven't barely worked on anything lately. I have been trying to sell all of my old clothes on ebay and it has been killing me. I haven't sold much. I think in fees and what I have bought I am way in the hole (technically speaking). Haven't finished the hedgehog, yet. My youngest won't give it up for me to mess with it. Decided this morning that I am going to take a break from the gift making and am working on my own sweater. It is sooo awesome. It will be a 3/4 length coat in a soft almost tweedy looking yarn in fuschia with ribbon blended in. Sounds crazy, right? Maybe a little. Will post pics eventually. I hate putting up pics of stuff half-done....then they never get finished!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Old habits.

Blah, blah, blah.
I don't need sleep, not really. I just need lots and lots and lots of coffee. It is absolutly amazing how much I can get done when I don't go to bed until 11 and get up about 5. AM, yes in the morning. I was shocked also. I started the Harry Bear from Berocco yesterday morning, finished him this morning....made him up in Yarn Bee Luscious....very odd novelty yarn, sooo soft! Ended up a little skinny, a little floppy. Cute though, shades of pink, fuschia, white, black. Started and almost finished this afternoon the Hedgehog from Lion Brand Yarn...totally did not use their yarn. Ended up using Red Heart Super Saver, Symphony, and Foxy. Take that Lion Brand. Came out totally awesome. Use double strand symphony plus one strand super saver instead of wool-ease thick and quick, use double strand foxy for double strand fun fur, and disregard second color fun fur. I'm so amped that it came out! Will post pics when he has a face sewn on!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Yep, I cheated.

But I still finished it! The Branching out scarf should have had 27 repeats of the pattern, but I got through 21 repeats and had to call it good. I was definately going crosseyed! LOL
(Yikes! Will I get all of this done for Christmas?!?)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Must. Be. An. Adult!

Dammit. I don't want to be an adult. I don't want to dress like an adult. Why won't people think I'm professional if I choose to dress in overalls?!?
I am so clueless on sizes. Each brand name seems to have a different set of measurements for their sizes. My body (depending on brand) ranges from a 14 to a 20! How do they expect me to shop? I must be missing something.
Okay..enough ranting.
Back to knitting.
Still working on the Branching Out scarf. I am about 2/3 done. Started an eyelet stitch wrap out of one of the Vogue Knitting books with the evil yarn. I love this yarn but it is a cotton/silk/mohair/nylon blend that has no elesticity or stitch memory. It really just hangs there. But it is soooo soft. It will not do ribbing or cables or whatever. but it will eyelet, sort-of. The wrap is trying to bias on me, but I am hoping that by the time it is 80-some-odd inches that it will not be overly noticeable.
Well, pics eventually...have to finish something first!