Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I got these goodies from my friend Nachaele. I got some yummy Cascade - Baby Alpaca Chunky yarn and it is to die for. I can't even begin to explain how soft this stuff is. I just want to knit myself a bed out of this stuff and lay on it all day. Yummy!! I also got some cute stitch markers. One is a sheep and the other is an alpaca. I can't wait to use them. Then last but not least I got a little sheep soap. The scent is called Paradise. He smells really good. He is going to be displayed in my yarn room with my other sheep. THANKS NACHAELE!!! XOXOXOX!!!!
My sister Kristin took a wild chance and purchased a knitting book for me. The gods must have been smiling on her that day because it is one of the few I do not own. I had it in my hands at String a little under two months ago. Walked around the store holding it and then at the last minute I put it back. I love this book. THANKS KRISTIN!!! XOXOXOXOX!!!
My Mom got hubby and I a GPS system for the car. I can't wait to try it out. As soon as the man saw what it was he had it out of the box, hooked up to the computer downloading updates and maps, and was beside himself to try it out. It was snowing pretty heavily on Christmas and the roads were super slippery over here so that put any and all attempts at playing with the new toy on hold. He did ask me if I want to go for a drive on Saturday. I know it's not to spend time with me....BUT....so he can try out our new toy. THANKS MOM!!!! XOXOXOXOXO
Last but certainly NOT least.......Santa dropped off some snowshoes for the man and I. Hubby already tried his out around the back yard. I need to get some snow boots before I can use mine. I went shopping for boots on line last night and saw a nice pair I wanted. They were $225.00!!!!! I almost fell off the chair. What the heck!?!? Let's just say....I am still shopping around. THANK YOU SANTA!!! XOXOXOXOX!!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I came home from work last Friday to a message from my hubby. The message informed me that if our offer still stands a friend was in need of a place to crash for a bit. I called my husband back and upon him answering the phone I started singing the Three's Company theme song. Our friend it seems traveled back East to visit family for the holidays and when he returned on Friday his life was neatly packed in cardboard boxes waiting by the front door. I now live with two stinky boys. I am not sure what I thought life was going to be like with two boys. My husband is just giddy with the fact that he now has someone to watch man shows with him. Oh and the intense conversations I have witnessed about super chargers and exhaust systems are enough to make me wish for an internal mute button. I was also informed by my husband the other day that our houseguest is NOT my child. I'm not sure why I was told this. I can only assume it is because our houseguest got a lecture the other day about staying out all night long and not calling. Well......I was worried. I caught our houseguest doing dishes last night and made a mental note that if he keeps that up.....he can stay as long as he likes.
So for the moment three is company. I wonder when three will become a crowd?
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Today I heard a knock on the door and when I opened it there was a cute little weiner dog wearing a fleece coat with my friend Nachaele in tow. I wish I had taken a picture of him in his little coat. I didn't think of it until after they left....of course. So I had to steal this picture from Nachaele's blog. He is a very polite house guest and is welcome to drop by anytime.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I love this picture of Stacey and her mom Marsha
Stacey was my partner for gift swapping.
Stacey must know that I LOVE me some polka dots. I got an awesome green polka dot bucket for storing some knitting items in. Stacey has several of these buckets around her house and they are awesome. I can happily say....I now have my own. So I don't have to try and steal any of hers. It also had a kick ass tag on it. Go look at the pictures again and ooohhh and aaahhhh over it. I would have been happy with a bucket and a kick ass tag but noooooooo!!!......she had to go above and beyond and take it to the next level of hell yeah!! Brace yourself. I am the proud owner of some Socks That Rock. The name of the colorway.......Hard Rock. It is 360 yards of pure awesome!! Two words.....Pink and Black (various shades of). I LOVE THEM. I am also not ashamed to say that I like to come home and cradle the skein like it was my baby and rock it for a bit and coo at it. What!? Too crazy?? Anyhoo......I got a great little pouch made with some very limited edition fabric. I don't even know if that will ever leave the house. The thought of losing it makes me want to cry. I also got some funky wooden skull head stitch markers. I will have to get a better picture of them. They are very cool!!
THANK YOU STACEY!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This is a long overdue thank you to my swap partner Hope who sent me the best package ever!! This was a mitten swap from the Knit the Classics group.
So what did I get? Well.......I got the most wonderful coffee. It is Spiced Almond Toffee and it smells heavenly. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but it is sitting right by my coffee maker and will be sampled this weekend. I got too small samples of Woolwash Eucalan and Gloves in a Bottle. They are not pictured because both of those items have been used and are gone. Loved them!! OK now onto the fibery goodness that I received........a skein of Mountain Colors Hand Painted Yarn in the colorway Red Willow. It is too die for!!!! Surprisingly I do not own any of this yarn. I have looked at it several times but never purchased any. So I was super excited when I saw it. Did I mention the color is too die for!?!? The fibery goodness also came with a pattern for Fingerless Lace Mitts by Monica Jines. I can't wait to get started on them.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Warning: Major Enabling Ahead
Here is a small sampling of what it says on the website........
"A wonderfully intriguing new way to look at Yarn Clubs! Want something different than just the regular sock club shipment every other month? Are you looking to try new and exciting projects in a variety of yarns?"
Well get your ass on over there
and sign up!!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Scratching your head trying to figure out what the heck that means?
It's just too painful to talk about right now. You will have to check back to see what developes with this story.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Here it is drying and looking VERY different.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I decided to frog the scarf since I was not very far into it. I did not like how it looked either. Quite wonky if you ask me. So with the help of my cute little frog friend we got down to business.
"RIP IT RIP IT" croaked the frog.
There is nothing better than knitting in bed.
That dark blob you see there is my scarf back from the dead. I am cranking away on it. It would have been done Sunday but my poor eyes begged for a rest. I am currently on my last ball of Touch Me and hope to call this thing done by Thursday.
I will have to take pictures of it coming out of the washer. Yes, you are supposed to felt this bad boy. Not too much. Just enough to tighten up the stitches. Rumor on the street is that the scarf looks like a wet cat when it comes out of the washer. This should be interesting.
Friday, December 7, 2007
I was on my way to clicking the buy button when I remembered.....
I am on a yarn diet.
I gotta have sock yarn with the name Monkey Farts.
I am going to go pout now.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I couldn't pass up a chance to blog about food. I mean seriously folks! How stinkin' cute are these donuts? Fat free, calorie free, sugar free, and well......taste free. Speaking of free (did you like how I went right into that?) you can get the pattern at Kat Knits blog.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The knitting world is a buzz because of this fugly hat. Knitters are scrambling to try and put a pattern together so they can make this for themselves and their loved ones.
Vik Prjonsdottir is the creative force behind the Beard Cap, a knitted hood with an exaggerated, whisker-shaped face piece (it comes in both "farmer" and "gentleman" styles). Don't have time to knit it? Not a problem. You can purchase this pile of crap for a meer $130.00 to $150.00 yup quite the bargain. If you care to see more fug from the "designer" by all means click here.
I'm sorry. I don't get it. I don't see the draw of the hat. I don't see the humor. Maybe I am just a Grinchy Grinch as the holiday season draws dangerously close.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I came home yesterday to the most beautiful site. It was a goodie box from my Mystery Theme Swap partner Stephanie who lives in Germany. The box had been sent out over a month ago and we were worried it went missing. So I was super happy to see it sitting there waiting for me. So the theme Steph chose for me is dragonflies. YAY!!!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The fabric/color on this bag is one of the ones that is being retired. It is called Medallion. So if you are thinking that you might have to own one of these you need to race your butt on over to my girl Vera's website. While I usually go for large bags for my knitting, this bag should be able to hold a project and a few odds and ends quite nicely. I don't think this will be my last Vera purchase.
The bags I got are the Villager (the large bag) and a Small cosmetic case.