Sunday, March 26, 2006

Chilly Day, Hat knit on size 6 DPN's

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Getting to the source of the matter, Fiber Fest: Lake Farm Park

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Fashion Goddess

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The Aran Knit Parade aka The Cleveland St. Pat's Day Parade

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Happy Hooker Sock Monkey Blanket (needs more monkeys)

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Sock Yarn Doll, Knitted on bamboo skewers

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Friday, March 24, 2006

WIP list

I thought I would list my WIP's
"Snowballs chance in Hell" arm warmers
White Irish Hiking Scarf
Baby blanket and hat .. and what ever else I come up w/ that matches (this may be finished tonight)
Toddler pink tank top, cotton, my design. It's cool :)
Kid's Easter Purse (almost done, needs a ribbon or something .. not sure what)
Barb's bag .. ok ... I WANT to get this done, really.
I know there is more .. ugh, just got myself overwhelmed. lol. That's enough for now.

Zero knitting and picturepalooza

man .. knitting w/ size zero DPN's is insane. It's going to take me a zillion years to get my arm warmers done.

Tomorrow: picturepalooza, I SWEAR. I have a bunch of projects that I want to post.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

$$$ A Junkie Knits

money and yarn ... money and more yarn .. less money and more yarn ... no money and lots of yarn. I'm a happy chick... THEY are the ones that think I have a problem ;) lol

So, I sent Kelly an email about her yard ... typo'ed it and ended up saying yarn. now SHE thinks I have a problem. There are worse problems out there :)
I just sent my husband a link for a coffee mug that says "FUCK OFF I'm knitting" I need that mug, really ... I NEED THAT MUG (Mason, are you reading this?). lol

I wanted to go to the sewing expo this weekend .. but decided not to. I think I have been spoiled for expos for good. Soon after my 2nd daughter was born I was dying to get out of the house and went to the "baby expo" I guess I was expecting something about babies, but ended up finding this Tupperware Party on steroids. Everyone wanted to sell something .. it got old. Fast.
So ... I was afraid of having the same type of experience at the sewing expo. Instead I took the money that I would have spent on the entry fee (another thing that bothers me, I have to spend money to get into a place to SPEND more money? Huh? wtf is w/ that?) and bought "Happy Hooker," a nice pile of yarn, a few needles and a few hooks. I'm all set for knitting and crochet for a while.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

4 stores today

an off to another one in just a few min. This one is a 40 min drive ... I hope they have the yarn I'm looking for. I REALLY want to make this damn project!!!
Man ... I think I know how a junkie feels.

whooooo hoooooo

I'm happier than a hooker that just made employee of the month at the local whore house.
I just picked up my copy of "Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller! Damn, I wish I would have taken the time to submit a project. I had no idea how cool this book would be. I should have known, the Queen Bitch of Stitch n' Bitch :) hasn't failed me yet.
Now ... It's off to the yarn store (aka, dealer).... Somebody stop me.
Either that or feed the need.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


The Irish Hiking Scarf is finished! IMO it's rather short, but I think that men's scarves are shorter. ?? maybe. I hope ??
I have started my second IHS. I think I am going to rip it out and try a more complex cable pattern. I LOVE doing cable work, I had no idea how easy it is.
I'll post a pic in the morning. It's 4:08 a.m. and I'm waiting for the teapot to whistle. The Kid has been up vomiting (thanks DH for cleaning the vomit off of the floor). I have a feeling that by the time the tea is made, she will be sleeping again. I hope.
Poor kid :(

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Day 1


Anne Frank

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

I found this quote today, it really hit home. If Anne Frank can say this, I should be able to apply it to my own life.

Friday, March 10, 2006


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My Monthly Cycle:

January, summer tank top for Z.
February, HP scarf and Hat
March, Z's birthday hat and Irish Hiking Scarf
April, I have to figure out something for C's 7th birthday ... not sure yet
May, well, it's mother's day, I'll make something for a mother
June, Father's day .. now this is hard, The only thing I have made for my husband that he has worn is a scarf and I just can't see giving him a scarf in June, any suggestions?
July, July 4th ... I'm not exactly a "proud American" right now and can't see making something stars and stripe inspired ... maybe an early Christmas gift.
August, Do people really knit in August?
September, something for back to school
October, something for Halloween
November, something for thanksgiving
December, Christmas tree decorations

Well, that's it, my goals for the year, I'm sure I'll be knitting other stuff on the side, but I would like to do theme knitting this year. Maybe it will help me get at least one project done a month.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

why I like to knit, part 1

One of the reasons I enjoy knitting is that it allows me to gather my thoughts on a particular subject or life event, weather that be contemplating my next educational endeavor, how to best deal with a child who happens to have a disability, dealing conflict, dealing with success or even a successful conflict, or what yarn to pick next.
My thoughts as of late:
It's interesting how if a person doesn't take a particular path they are considered the 'bad guy.' I'm happy that I choose not to make those that do not share my exact view point into villains. (I know this is a bit of a leap here, but *I* get it) I guess that just goes in keeping w/ my long time philosophy that what a person says about someone tells more about that person, than the one they were talking about.
Anyway, back to knitting. I'm almost done w/ the Irish Hiking Scarf, pics when I get my cam fixed.

Now what are we going to do?

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Charlie Brown Sweater I designed for Z

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Knit Picks, SnB, Life goes on ...

Well, I was going to make my Knit Picks order this morning .. but I just can't make up my mind! Too many yarns, not enough time. I really need to create a project list. My knitting is pretty moody ... it's difficult for me to plan projects.

The drama of my local SnB has really gotten to me. Going to meetings is pretty much the only thing I get to do that is 'mine'. More than likely I'll be quitting, I guess I'll see how the drama plays out. What it boils down to: Some People would like Other People not to attend because Some People are afraid they will offend Other People. Even though Other People have never claimed to be offended. Amazing. Really, I have been out of high school for almost 20 years, I'm too impatient and too busy to deal w/ high school drama/exclusionary behavior from adults.

I love going to SnB but right now I'm embarrassed to be a member. I met someone at an event today, she was wearing a wonderful hand knit hat. I wanted to invite her, but couldn't do it. Sad really.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Irish Hiking Scarf

I started the Irish Hiking Scarf posted on (thanks Jennifer) It's lookin' gooood. I'm using 100% wool from a sweater that I bought at the thrift store a few months ago, when wool sweaters were going to 2 bucks each! I love to use recycled yarn. I think the pattern calls for size 8 needles .. but I'm going w/ 9's. The wool looks all the better for it. (That and I couldn't find my 8's when I was starting.)
I'm not sure who is going to get the scarf for Christmas ... I may just end up keeping it for myself ... of course .. that means I'll need a matching coat .. then new boots ... and ... well .. I'll HAVE to knit a hat ... I may as well get a new outfit while I'm at it. hehe No wonder I live to knit! :)