Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Twilight - The Movie

I finally had a chance to go see Twilight today. Some parts of the movie were ok but for the most part it was rather lame. I know the books are always going to be better than the movie but I had high hopes for this one. Will I go and see the next movie when it comes out? Maybe. Maybe not.

*Word of advice - Skip the movie and read the books!

From Crap to Clap

Have you ever bought a skein of yarn you fell in love with only to get it home and upon winding it want to throw it in the garbage? No? Well I have. This has happened to me twice. The most recent time was the Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb I purchased to make a Clapotis. Between the pattern and the ugly yarn this project was quickly dubbed CRAPotis. When I bound off the last stitch I knew there was no way in hell this would be worn. I couldn't even give it as a gift because three skeins in I ran out of yarn and had to purchase an odd skein with a different dye lot number. Think dye lots don't matter? Trust me they do! I had a nice dark corner picked out for this ugly mess. End of story? Nope. Mary Kay (she is now my hero) suggested I try and dye it another color. Hmmmmmm......I had nothing to lose at this point. She suggested black and without blinking I said yes! So with Crapotis in hand I headed on over to Mary Kay's and we proceeded to drop the ugly mess into a nice pot of black dye.

Drumroll please.......

Crapotis Before:

Clapotis After:

My new Clapotis will be getting plenty of use in the colder months ahead.

I LOVE IT!!!...and they lived happily ever after.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blog? What Blog?

Has it really been a week since my last rambling? I have been busy going round and round on my Blankie of Many Colors. Several of you have offered to give it a good home when it's done. Thank you but I think I have become quite attached to it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Novel Adventures

Now this is my kind of book club!

You can watch the first two episodes here. I think they are currently up to episode four. A new one will air each week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BMC Update

I am still going round and round on the Blanket of Many Colors. I figured now would be a good time to stop and take a nice picture.

It looks a whole lot more impressive in person. My camera is not taking very good pictures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blankie of Many Colors

I have been in dire need of a mindless project. My brain has been begging for a vacation for a long time now. Since I'm not a mean boss I said ok fine. Hmmmm what project do I have that screams mindless? The Blankie of Many Colors from those wacky girls at Mason Dixon Knitting that's what.

When I see these colors they just make me happy!

So around and around I go.....wheeeeeee!

I know you are wanting a better picture than this. However my camera was being grouchy and this artsy fartsy picture was all it would allow. Don't worry I will try again when it's not looking.

Project: Kelly's Blankie of Many Colors

Yarn: Cotton Classic by Tahki Yarns

Needle Size: 6

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

You Been Served

This is how all elections should be decided!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Party

On Saturday night HHBL and I went to a Halloween Party at a friends home. We had a blast! Next year I will have to pick a costume that allows me to smile for the camera. I had to play the moody goth part. Trust me, it only looks like I am not having fun. We laughed our butts off!

Here's a picture of the ladies. I love my knit girls!

HHBL was instructed to try and look the part. You can see the smirk as he gets ready to burst out laughing.

HHBL tries to command Skully to float over to the bar and get him another beer.

Thanks guys for a great night! Party at our house next year!!