Friday, April 17, 2009

OMG It's been over a year!

Okay so it has been over a year since I have posted on this thing. I'm going to try to start keeping it up to date again. I spend enough time on the net - I might as well do something more useful than Twitter or Facebook. Oh and surfing youtube.

The project that I am currently working on is a stuffed animal for an ex-boyfriend's nephew. When I started the monkey the boyfriend wasn't an ex. This project should have been done a long time ago but between watching WAY too much Law & Order and messing with Facebook I have neglected my knitting. Hopefully, getting back into this blog will help me stick to my projects. I still have a TON of UFO's around my place and have to do a gift for a friend's baby that is already here (even though I knew I wanted to make something for it during the entire pregnancy.)

I am a knitting slacker.

And I need to start working out again too. :)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blue Ribbons, Purple Ribbons, Green Socks and more


Hello all. I finally went and picked up my stuff from the Florida State Fair. My Jewels Cardigan won Best in Show for knitting and First Place in the "sweaters with pattern by different colors" category. And my "Elton" purse took first place also - however I cannot remember what category that was in.
There's some other exciting things going on with my Jewels Cardigan but I'm not going to post about it until everything is all 100% settled.


The socks are done. Whew! I really did not like working on this pattern at all. Not that it was difficult or anything. I just did not enjoy them. Luckily she does :) The yarn was Reynolds Soft Sea Wool. Yay for another FO!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

MIA, FO's, and CPaAGG

So I have been MIA on this thing for two months. I have tons of excuses but mostly it has been out of laziness. Do I really need this blog since I have Ravelry to keep up with everything? But, if you're not a member of Ravelry you cannot see my projects and such so I guess I'll keep this thing going for now.

Finished Objects!!

Yes I have actually finished a few things.

First off, Ber's Sidewinder socks are done! WOO HOO!!

These socks would not look so awesome if it wasn't for the beautiful Wollmeise yarn. It is my favorite yarn of all time.

I also completed some baby booties - one pair for a girl at work and another for Jen, the creator of CPaAGG on Ravelry.

The first ones were done in Regia sock yarn and the second were, of course, some more Wollmeise. Aren't they the cutest things ever?!?

So 2008 is off to a good start when it comes to finishing up projects.


The Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Group Group is a group on Ravelry that has been the center of my online life lately. If you are a Ravelry member and have a wicked sense of humor, I suggest joining in the fun.

Recently we had a Secret GroundhogBunny Swap (to celebrate a bunch of holidays at once) which was, of course, completely pointless and arbitrary. Pictures of my haul are located here. I'm too lazy to post them all on here too.

I'd like to thanks DreadPirateKel for the wonderful goodies and scary horrors that were included in the package.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Hello! I know it's been about a month since I've posted anything. Here's a quick update:

Vegas was amazing! Eddie Izzard was wonderful and everyone should go see Zumanity.

I am now the proud owner of a drum carder!! Woot!! A used one came up for sale for a price I could not pass up. I haven't carded much because I'm waiting for a scale to weigh out fiber so that I can try to get close to 50/50 blends of husky fur and wool.

Both cats are fine and happy. Later this week we are going to be the happy recipients of a LITTER ROBOT. I will let you know how that goes.

I'm still planning on putting a lot of yarn up for sale on eBay. It's yet another thing that I just have to get around to doing.

Will post more soon with pics!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I have found a Finest drum carder for HALF OFF!! *swoon* I am in talks with the owner and she will email me the shipping info tomorrow. OMG a Finest for only *gasp* $345 plus shipping. So, I'm going to take the "donate" button down. Thank you, dear sister, for your donation and I will eventually make you husky socks.

Also, I am leaving Thursday for a 5 day trip to Vegas where I will see Eddie Izzard live. This week is just getting better and better. And just to clear things up - NO, I'm not getting married by an Elvis impersonator (if one more person comes up with that smart ass comment.....)

See Ya'll when I get back

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Christmas Drum Carder Fund

Hey Folks,
There's a new button over on the right for donations to the Christmas Drum Carder Fund. Originally my younger sis was going to orchestrate getting monies together from family members and friends to go towards a drum carder for me as a Christmas gift; however, she is extremely busy with her college courses and has asked me to place this button on my blog. Personally, I now feel like I'm begging and I'm a little uncomfortable with it BUT this probably is the easiest way. Sometimes technology weirds me out.

For those who do not know what a drum carder is here ya go: it's a device to prepare fiber for spinning. Exciting, eh?!?

I know that most people have no clue what to get me as gifts so I'm helping everyone front of the world. Seriously, I feel so stupid doing this. I'm not expecting to pay for a whole drum carder this way and I'm totally prepared to pay for at least half of it myself. I'm planning on a major yarn stash sale on eBay to help fund it. If anyone out there is a yarny...I'll announce on this blog when I finally post items. Any extra $$ from the destash/christmas fund will go towards a Charkha spinning wheel.

Okay, so that's about it. I feel totally lame.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fricken Awesome Fricke and a few FO's

I know I've been absent from blogging but I have been getting a lot of stuff done. AND....
My Fricken Awesome Fricke
I am now the proud owner of a Fricke Spinning Wheel. Woot!

When I first tried spinning at Yarn School I became very frustrated and almost gave up. I'm glad I didn't. Here is a pic of some yarn that I have spun with my new Fricke.

This picture does not do the colors justice at all. The wool I used was some of the "gift bag" stuff from Yarn School, handdyed by Sarah aka: Maisy Day Handspun

Besides spinning yarn I have also been busy finishing some of my knit projects.

Finished Objects

Woo hoo!! My sister's Malabrigo Clapotis is done (finally!) along with Perry's scarf and Farrell's hat. Below are pics of Farrell's hat. The pattern for it can be found here