Wednesday, May 28, 2008

C is for Cotton

So what's in the bag?

It's one very lonely yarn cake.

It is very lonely, because I have not been in the mood to sit and wind the rest of the yarn cakes friends.

The goal for Thursday is to wind all the cotton. Sounds easy but I have another blanket I am going to make using the same stuff. I am going to have cotton coming out of my ears at this rate.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Red Rocks Fiber Works

My friend, the oh so talented Mary-Kay, is selling some of her kettle dyed yarn on her blog. Currently her yarn is only sold in local shops, so you should check out her sale if you haven’t been able to purchase any of her lovely yarn yet! It is going fast so run over there and grab what you can.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Nefarious Package

"Tell wind and fire where to stop, but don't tell me!"
- Madame Defarge

Package number two arrived from the oh so fabulous Nefarious Yarn Club. The honor for this round goes to fellow knitter.......Madame Defarge.

She is a villainous character in Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities. Our evil knitster was a cruel revolutionary whose hatred of the aristocracy fueled her tireless crusade. Madame Defarge spends a good deal of the novel knitting a register of everyone who must die for the revolutionary cause. Unlike her husband, she proves unrelentingly blood-thirsty, and her lust for vengeance knows no bounds

The stitch marker on this one is a guillotine.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

ipod Seussical Sweater

It's sad when your ipod dresses better than you do. This cute Dr. Seuss inspired sweater was knit with Alchemy (drool drool drool) Bamboo. It is a dream to knit with. I think the color used was Rosita. I knit this a few years ago and then tossed it into the "God I really hate to weave in ends pile." The other day I realized I am tired of watching my ipod slide around the car naked. So I went home blew the dust off the tiny sweater and wove in all three ends. Yes all three of them. Sometimes you just have to wonder what the hell was I thinking!? I am happy to say the ipod is naked no more.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Knitting Humor

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway.
Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the woman behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "PULL OVER!"
''NO!" the woman yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Musical Blast From the Past

Does anybody else remember this kick ass song!? This came on the radio this morning and I cranked it so loud I thought the windows were going to blow out of my car.

Have a listen

"I Know There's Something Going On" was a song recorded in 1982 by ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), and was the lead single from her solo-album Something's Going On. The song was a huge hit around the world in 1982.

I also found out that my man Philly Phil (sorry that's my pet name for him) aka Phil Collins plays that awesome drum beat that you hear.

**Side note to my friends Jen, Sam and Ruth - Ladies you know that conversation we always have at SnB? Oh I think you know the one. Well Phil is so on my list!!! Actually I have something specific about Phil to add to that but I am not putting it on my blog because it is naughty.

Baby Got Buttons

My hatred for buttons was very short lived. So short in fact that I think it only lasted for two days. Well baby got buttons! I found an AMAZING source on Etsy for some of the worlds cutest buttons. If you don't believe me.....have a look below.

The shop name is Creamrose and I can not say enough good things about my new button supplying friend Nicki. She is located in the UK so we LOVE her. Shipping is fast and service is awesome. She has some of the cutest buttons I have ever seen. Nicki finds fun bits of fabric and works her magic by creating super cute must have buttons. I highly recommend stopping by and saying hello.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


The Dirty Pirate has set sail.

I can't say where in the world he has gone because it is a surprise for someone. Hopefully I can get a picture of the person modeling these beauties for us.

I miss him already.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is a video celebrating the
Ladies of the World

Flight of the Conchords - Ladies of the World

Monday, May 5, 2008

Blowing the Dust Off

Remember This?

That was a picture of my Mr. Greenjeans when I started it. I knit on that baby like there was no tomorrow. Then I got to the sleeves and sort of fizzled out. So it got neatly tucked in a basket and other projects were cast on. Well it is time to finish this one off.

Why yes! That is a finished sleeve that you see there. I am going to pop a movie in and get started on sleeve number two.

Stay Tuned....