Jun 30, 2007


I cannot say that I don’t want one. I do – but not for practical reasons . I wanna be one of the cool kids on the block with the cool new toy. I don’t need it. I want it. I am currently riding public transportation to work (BART) and having a cell phone and an iPod in one unit would be more ideal for me. I don’t like having two devices to navigate while knitting. I mean really – what knitter wants to put down her needles and take off her head phones to answer the phone for a “Mom, can I ………? (insert previously denied request here) call. My time with my iPod and my needles are my sanctuary from Goldie - you know the guy with the nappy chest hair who wants to talk to you and you haven’t given him the slightest reason even speak to you. OK granted the knitting needles are always an open invitation for the perennial – what are you making question – but I don’t wanna be hit on! Anyway – with all of the hype – I wanna be caught up in the hype and have a cool new toy to play with use. I tell you I couldn't convince Honey Bear to spring for one. I’ll quite playing the role of the spoiled brat and be happy that he hasn’t commented on the yarn stash that doesn’t seem to be depleting no matter how man projects are on the needles. *SIGH* still lusting after the iPhone….

Jun 27, 2007

Virtual Vacation Swap

This is my virtual vacation swap questionnaire. I read this and realized I am getting really boring in my old age….

1. If you could visit any state in the US , which would it be and why?
Florida – I love the weather and the beaches

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why? Greece – It’s a beautiful country that still looks untouched by tourists.

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries?
Yes – I’ve driven from Dallas to New Orleans on a girls only road trip.

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it?
Not yet! (unless you count las vegas - I saw some exotic looking people while there )

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why?
My favorite vacation was to New Orleans . The food and music were incredible.

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain. No

7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker? Beach comber

8. What's your favorite type of yarn? Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn? Red Heart acrylic

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet? I love to knit dishcloths – instant gratification

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation?
dishcloths, small baby items

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet? jewelry

13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise)
walnuts – all yarn is safe with me

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite?
Favorite color is any shade of blue or green. I don’t have a least favorite

15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)? Sweet

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know?

Jun 24, 2007

So I was visiting one of my favorite blogs Grumperina and she had this cool looking blanket called the Curlieque Coverlet on her site. I went on a mission like a mad woman to find this blanket – ordered it and began. Now I realize that I should have heeded the warning about it being a difficult project. That wouldn’t be any fun if I did that. I with my cotton yarn and KnitPicks needles in hand went on a mission. I completely struggled through and frogged the first section of the blanket – fourt times. Once I finished Section one – I went on to section two. This is my progress so far. I’ll keep ya updated. I’m sooo ready to pull my hair out working on this one right now. I need to concentrate on this with no one in the room. Lots of counting – but I refuse to give up on it.


Today is my birthday!! Most people don't celebrate their birthdays once they get past 25 - which I find hilarious. I heard a lady once describe her 36th birthday at the 11th anniversary of her 25th birthday - i thought ok. So I am celebrating the 12th anniversary of my 25th brithday! I will post photos later of some stuff that I do today....I'm almost done with my Denim Lady Eleanor Shawl from the book Scarf Style by Pam Allen - editor of Interweave Knits. Down to one skein!!!!! This is soooo ecxiting! I know it's to warm to wear it right now - but this is a feat to be reckoned with. I started this shawl one week after mothers day - so I'm excited that it's almost done. Since I've been taking BART to work and knitting a lot of comments - all positive on how intricate this pattern really is. One man started to tear up because he said he'd not seen anyone knit since his mother knit in Japan years ago as a child. He said that it made hime remeber all of the good things she used to knit for him and his ster. A couple of best friends said they couldnt figure out how to do this - so I let them practice a few short rows on it. Another lady completely unrolled it and fondled it while I was knitting on the other end. I had no idea how many people were enamored with knitting. And the one day that I didn't have it with me - apparently I'd made an impression because another lady who rides the train asked me where was the beautiful shawl I was working on! I have to say - you can make friends anywhere when you have some knitting needles in your hand! oh yeah....happy birthday to me!!!

Jun 14, 2007

I know I know I haven’t updated this blog in awhile. I’ve been working! YAY income is always good. Anyway – I gave up on the pink Lady Eleanor Shawl I started. I had too many mistakes in it and tried very hard to frog the shawl. Imagine my surprise when I found out that when knitting with small needles with Noro Silk Garden – it tears every six inches or so. So I had to just throw it all away. Oh the pain of tossing all of that work. That lesson has been learned. So what did I do? I purchased some more Noro Silk Garden in the hard to find denim color way and used the correct sized needle and would you believe I’m almost done? (The photo on the left of the greenish blue is actually hanging form my dining room chair.)I thought that it would take me about three or four months to complete it – but it’s been only since mother’s day (about five weeks) that I’ve been working on it and look at my progress. I’m soooooo stoked and ready to wear it. Never mind that it’s 87 degrees right now – but fall will come again soon and Lady E and I will become close friends.