Thursday, August 31, 2006

You guys are awesome!!!

First of all, I want to assure you that my blog will not be over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk for the next month and a half. But, I will probably mention it often . . . in between all the knitting and other blather I usually post on my blog.

That said, today's post will be completely over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk!! I can't help it . . . . because you guys are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I knew Knit Bloggers were a supportive and giving bunch. But I was in no way prepared for how supportive and giving you guys would be! In the two days since my ADA Walk post hit my blog, you've already put me 1/3 of the way to my goal! And what really caught me off guard was how many of you asked to donate prizes to the raffle!! I am very honored to accept each prize donation. Wait until you see all the wonderful booty that has been donated!! As the prizes come in, I am going to be setting up a Prize Page post, so I can have them all together in one place for everyone to see. I know you are all pledging because it's a wonderful cause, and not because of the prizes. But it makes me feel really good to be able to hold a big raffle to thank you for your support.

I also want to thank each of you who have linked my post on your blog and helped to spread the word. My stat counter has been reporting a huge increase in traffic to my blog over the past two days, and I know you guys are to thank for that! In fact, if each person who read the post had donated the price of a skein of Knit Picks yarn, we'd have passed my goal already. So please don't apologize if you have only a few dollars to donate. You'd be surprised at how quickly it is adding up!

Lastly, I just want to try and convey how much this all has touched me already. I have tears in my eyes several times a day as I read another e-mail or comment lending support. I also enjoy reading the stories you've been sharing of how diabetes has touched your lives through your loved ones. The ADA web-site supplies the numbers on how many lives are touched by diabetes, but it seems so much more real when I hear the stories from my Knit Blog friends. It makes me even more inspired to raise the funds and do the Walk-A-Thon. So a big thank you and a huge hug to everyone out there!!! Your support means more than you could know.

Next post, I'll have some knitting content for sure . . . I should even have a little FO to show for somebody's birthday! And maybe I'll have thought up some truths and lies for the fun meme JessaLu tagged me with!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Time to ask for some help.

I have diabetes. Many of you already know that. Many of you probably knew at one point, but maybe forgot because I don't tend to blog about it all that often. And many of you probably didn't know at all. But yes, I have diabetes and it touches my life every day, in every thing I do.

I've spent quite some time struggling to write this post. I don't know how to find the words to describe what having diabetes means to me. At times, it's just a "routine" . . . I take my insulin injections, I test my blood, I measure out my food and I exercise. It's part of my day, just as taking a shower or brushing my teeth is. At other times, it's the toughest thing I've ever dealt with. I can be going along, doing everything I'm supposed to, and BAM! My blood sugar crashes, I can't think straight and I'm a shaky mess. Another day, I've done the exact some routine, and WHOA! A very high blood sugar reading. There are so many variables of life that affect diabetes. Stress, hormones, physical exertion and so many other little factor most of us never need to think about. Diabetics learn to keep a close eye on themselves and try to factor in every detail of their day.

But you know what? I consider myself pretty lucky to have diabetes. Diabetes is not the death sentence it once was, or that many other diseases still are today. I am amazed at the advances that have been made even in my lifetime, since my diagnosis over 25 years ago. Yes, it is very hard work, but if you put in the effort, you see the results.

I'm not the kind of person who likes to ask for help. I'm more of a "do it myself" kind of girl. But there are times when we all need help, and today is one of those days. Today I am more than happy to ask for help, because the cause is so good. In October, I'll be participating in the ADA's Walk for Diabetes. In all honesty, I'm not walking for myself. I don't really believe that a cure will be found in my lifetime. I don't mean to sound defeated or hopeless, but there comes a time when you have to accept your lot and make the best of it. A cure in my lifetime would be fabulous, but I can't live my life waiting for that day.

What I do believe is that, bottom line, a cure will be found. I know there are children out there who are just being diagnosed today, or will be diagnosed in the near future. And I believe with every fiber of my being that a cure will be found in THEIR life-time. It is for them that I am walking, and for them that I am asking your help. If you are able, please click the button below and make a pledge to the Walk-A-Thon.

I'd like to be able to give something back to you all to thank you for your contributions, so I'm going to have a drawing and give out some prizes. Since I am asking for help from the Knit Blog community, I thought it would be really nice if the prizes could also help the Knit Blog community. To that end, I have begun ordering things from fellow bloggers who have started their own little businesses. First up, is the lovely skein of sock yarn, called Pansy, that Christine was kind enough to donate from her Fingerpaints shop. (THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRISTINE!!!)Prize #1I've also got a Gettin' Knit Together kit on order from Knit 'n Plenty, and am working with Scout on a special colorway. I've got my eye on a few other prizes around blogland, and will be talking more about each of these in the up-coming weeks. Once the Walk-A-Thon is over, I will hold a raffle for everyone who was kind enough to make a donation and hand out the loot! I also encourage you to spread the word on your own blog, if you are so inclined.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

"Now listen here, Young Lady . . . "

there had better be a damn lot of knitting going on over there!!"

Umm, yeah, with all the yarn I've brought home lately, the crazy voice in my head has started to lecture me again. Luckily, I've been in the mood to knit and knit and knit lately . . . must be all the cold weather now that October is here. What, it's still August??? Are you sure???? Hmm, it doesn't feel like August.

Anyway, on to the knitting. First, there is something you should know. Despite valiant efforts by my parents to raise me right, it seems that if you all decide to jump off a bridge, I'd be right there with you, snapping on my swim cap. Without further ado, my latest FO.

I'm not even going to write up the specs on this, since EVERYONE has already knit one. I will say that I used the lovely Peaches and Creme yarn Missy sent me along with Lion Cotton for the "bumpies". I will be knitting more of these!!!

I also have been doing some sewing, and worked up that zippered bag for larger projects. It didn't come out great, but it's nicer than the Zip-Locs I usually use. I made it out of fabric and a zipper I found in my stash, so the cost (free) was right in my price range. And the project was easy enough that I didn't even need a pattern.

So, what's on the needles? Well, a whole bunch of stuff!!

I know, that's an awful lot of stuff!! But I do have a plan. Some goals. I should knit on each project every day. Even if it's only one or two rows, at least I'm one or two rows closer to finishing. Then, I can knit on which ever project is calling out to me the most. Oh yes and I should finish one sock every week. Umm, yeah, we'll see how that all goes!!

What's in that crazy pile 'o knittin'?? Well, clockwise from the top:

  • Picovoli
  • one completed Mystery Sock
  • the beginnings of my Almost Argyle sock (which got frogged and restarted late last night because the Latvian Twist cuff needed another try)
  • the second front of Sunrise Circle (did you forget about her? I almost did)
  • pretty little Koigu sock (which will be the latest in the Classic Rock Socks collection)
  • and the beginnings of a Perfect Pie Shawl
More on these to come, as we see how my new goals work out!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Yarnaholics Anonymous

What's that in the wine rack??

Why, it looks like a lovely Merlot.

Yes, this is the Merlot that made me fall off the wagon after my crazy weekend of yarn excess. What you see in the wine rack is 880 yards of Peruvian laceweight wool, hand-dyed by the ever talented Christine. I'd had my eye on it since she opened Fingerpaints, and planned to order it once I had finished knitting my Kiri shawl. Well, Kiri didn't work out so well, but I'm not letting that discourage me. I'm sure I can conquer lace knitting, and decided I'd better snap the beauty up before someone else did!!

What you see on the right are two skeins of sock yarn, also dyed by Christine. I wanted to order a skein as a prize, but she kindly donated it to my cause. (Details on this soon!!) And the other skein . . . well, I feared Chester dug it out of his crate and snuck it into my envelope. But really, his sweet mom sent it along for me. I think it may be time to cast on a new pair of socks!! Don't forget to grab a skein for yourself. Trust me, you won't be sorry!!

As for me, it's time to reform. Not another drop of fiber . . . . well, we'll see!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Drunken Weekend

*hick* Okay, I don't mean that literally. What I do mean, is that I had the knitter's equivalent of a drunken sailors weekend!!!

Of course, it all started Friday when I sat on the couch and knit socks all day. If you will remember, I threw caution to the wind and cast on TWO NEW PAIRS. Oh yes, THREE SOCK WIPs. Crazy!!!

Next up, my new spindle arrived in Friday's mail. Okay, my spinning is still crap, but it's BETTER crap with this spindle. I spend some quality time with it, and I think I just may be getting it.

Moving on to Saturday, I met up with Elizabeth for a yarn crawl. Oh my, the fiber went straight to our heads and we couldn't help but over-imbibe. Somehow I forgot to bring my camera, but maybe it was for the best. What happens on a Yarn Crawl, stays on a Yarn Crawl. I woke the next morning feeling bleary eyed and dizzy and slightly nauseous, and wondered what I had done . . .

Knitting Central. They have the most upscale shop of the three, and while there are many affordable yarns there, you can also come across skeins that cost $40, or even $80 each. I don't care how drunk on fiber I am, I don't think I'll ever go home with a $80 skein of yarn. There just aren't Fiber-Goggles strong enough to slide that one past me. What did come home with me, from front to back, was

  1. Koigu KPPPM in lovely purple shades
  2. Rowan Cotton Tape (on close-out sale!!!)
  3. more Atacama Alpaca, since what I bought last week wasn't enough to make any shawl patterns I could find
  4. and a skein of Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille to knit more flower cloths for Christmas presents.
Next up, we made our way down to Knit Together. This was the biggest of the three yarn store, and at times we both found the selection overwhelming. I was a bit disappointed in how little sock yarn they had - which is odd because I certainly don't NEED any more sock yarn. A skein might have jumped in my basket anyway, which happens easily when you are under the influence. Purchases from Knit Together are to the right of the picture.
  1. A ball of Muen Molina cotton - on sale and the sample swatch they knit looked like a wonderful dishcloth!!
  2. Plymouth Wildflower DK in a great orange shade to knit a sweater for the boy my hairdresser is having
  3. two skeins of Cascade 220 for Christmas knitting
  4. that Steinbach Wolle Aktiv Uni sock yarn I was mentioning
  5. a Clover tape measure
  6. and a Clover row counter.
In an attempt to increase our stamina, we then decided to take a break for lunch. Of course, we both pulled out socks to work on while waiting for our food to arrive - after all, we didn't want to lose the buzz. After fueling up with lunch, we hit our final destination, Knotty Girl. This was the smallest of the three shops, but they had a great selection and the most helpful staff. It was here that Elizabeth finally scored the yarn for her Funky Scarf Swap. The sales girl also had us speechless when she said she's been trying to get the owner to stock Socks That Rock yarn!! (They have hardly any sock yarn, because the owner doesn't think it's that popular!!) As you can see from center front, I did manage to find some sock yarn.
  1. Cascade Fixation (two are for me, two are not!!)
  2. the cutest Lantern Moon bumble bee tape measure - I immediately wished I hadn't bought the one at Knit Together, but then again you can never have too many tape measures!!
Not bad for one day of shopping, huh? I think I was still under the influence on Sunday, because the first thing I did when I got up was cast-on for my new shawl. I seem to have lost all self control, and WIPs are popping up everywhere!! Later that afternoon, the two skeins of Lion Homespun you see in the center back of the picture ended up in my cart at Wall-Mart. I have a hand-puppet pattern that calls for it, and I've been wanting to knit them for my friend's kids. When I baby-sat a few weeks ago they put on an elaborate puppet show for me.

I bet you are wondering why I didn't post all of this yesterday. Wel, I tried very hard to stay on the wagon, but last night I got very distracted by a lovely Merlot. I'll have that for my next post.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Just Tired

I woke up this morning feeling tired. I know I don't have a normal 9 to 5 job right now, but I still stay very busy with my new at home life. A load of laundry, an hour of exercise, a few hours of cleaning (yes, every day!!), a few hours of graphics work . . . and then it's time to make dinner and clean up that mess, water the gardens, and try to do some knitting. It may not sound like much, but when you are a perfectionist like me - you put A LOT of energy into it all. (Cleaning yesterday meant washing the floors on my hands and knees with a ammonia water and a sponge.) The other thing about not having a normal 9 to 5 is that you don't really get a day off. On the weekends, we still need clean clothes and food to eat and I still have to exercise.

On top of that, I estimate that I only got about five hours of sleep last night. First, Pea was stressed about work and kept tossing, turning, sighing and grumbling. Then some stupid teen decided it was a good time to ride his loud mo-ped up and down the street. Then, when I finally got to sleep, some stupid pack of teens came walking down the street "talking" at the top of their lungs. So I was really tired this morning. All I felt like doing was sitting on the couch and knitting socks all day.

That's when I realized the best part of not doing the normal 9 to 5 thing. I, in fact, COULD sit on the couch and knit socks all day. Pea wasn't going to be home for dinner anyway - he was invited to go out on a boat with some guys from work. And the house was pretty much spotless, so it would be fine without one day of cleaning. Why shouldn't I sit on the couch and knit socks all day??

And that's just what I did!!!

Oh yes, at long last, Embossed Leaves are DONE!!!

Embossed Leaves from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005
Cast on: May 9, 2006
Completed: August 18, 2006
Yarn: Appletini by Scout.

I freaking LOVE these socks!!! Yes, they took me forever to knit. Yes, there are a couple mistakes. But yes, they are mistakes no one could ever see but me . . . and only if I look really hard. I am more proud of these socks than anything I've ever knit, because I when I started them I was sure the pattern would be too hard for me. Now I no longer fear charts, or fancy sock patterns. The best part is, they fit great and feel so comfy on my feet. I love these socks.

Now trust me when I say, I really wanted to knit socks today. Not only did I (finally) finish Embossed Leaves, but I also worked on my Koigu socks. And wound the yarn for my Mystery Socks and got started on those. And cast on and did a few rows of the Almost Argyle pattern that I had forgotten I bought. What ever happened to my "One Pair at a Time On the Needles" rule?? Hi, my name is Karen, and I'm a . . . . SOCK-A-HOLIC.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Last weekend - with LOTS of pictures!!!

Well, since we've almost made it to another weekend already, I figured it's about time I shared my activities from last weekend with you. For once, I did remember to take lots of pictures. And yes, this are fibery things involved.

We started Friday evening off right by hitting the sale at one of my favorite LYS. It's Pea's favorite too, ever since they flirted with him when he went to buy my birthday yarn. I found some good deals to further feed my unruly stash!!

click to enlargeclick to enlargeGosh, I am the worst photographer, but you can click them to make them a bit bigger. On the left is a ball of Regia Crazy Stripe sock yarn and a ball of Rowan Handknit Cotton. They only had one ball of each, which probably explains the dirt cheap price of $3.50 per ball. I've already found an on-line source for one more ball of the Regia so I can make a proper pair of socks - it will cost me more than twice as much as this ball. But hey, at least I got a good deal on one! Nestled in between the balls of yarn is the elusive Lantern Moon Black Sheep (tape measure). He was not on sale, but I know a rare find when I see one!! And on the right, some purpley Atacama Alpaca at 40% off that wants to some day become a shawlett. After all the yarn store excitement, we only had energy left for my favorite Hibachi dinner and then a quiet night at home.

Bright and early on Saturday morning, my parents picked us up for the next adventure. We crossed the Hudson River . . .

and were transported to another world.

A world with singing pirates . . . and Queen Elizabeth.

A world where chess boards come to life . . . and the pawns fight hard for the squares.

A world with jousting . . and fun shows. Just ask my Koigu sock (which I am not working on because Embossed Leaves aren't done . . nope . . . I'm not!!!)

So where were we? At the legendary RenFaire!!! And why would this be on a knitting blog (aside from the stow-away Koigu sock)?? Because as we were walking along, something made me turn my head to the right . . . and I spotted a woman at a spinning wheel! I yelled "She's spinning, she's spinning" and probably ended any illusions my parents had that their daughter was somewhat normal. I don't care if I outed my full fiber obsession . . . because look what I saw?

And to think that my family had laughed on the ride down when I said knitting was an old craft!!

THE FIBER HUT!!! A very nice lady inside was spinning with a drop spindle. I mentioned how I can't get the hang of it, so she gave me a little step by step lesson. And something might have begged to come home with me.

Mmmm, merino!! Of course, I tried my hand a spinning again Sunday . . . . still crap. Luckily, I am married to an engineer, who determined my main problem to be that the $5 spindle from the Fiber Fest is too light. Yup, I'm expecting my new spindle to arrive tomorrow. (Jill, sorry I haven't answered your e-mail yet . . . this is the one!!!)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The growing stash.

Do you remember when I decided to catalogue my stash last month? I never owned up to the total number (only the sock yarn), but it was clear I had more yarn than I would be able to knit up for quite some time. But we all know a knitters will-power is weak. The better the price, the weaker we get. And if the yarn is difficult to come by, well, there is no use trying to resist. So when MissyJoon e-mailed a proposition to me, I knew better than to try to resist.

It seems she found a source for the Cotton-Ease she needed for Sitcom Chic. They have a minimum order of $40 and charge a flat $8 for shipping, so she thought I might like to go in on an order with her. Well, anything to help out a friend, right? My share of the loot arrived late on Friday.

NEW YARN!!!Since everyone raves about Cotton-Ease, I figured I'd better order some before I missed my chance to ever knit with it. I believe I have enough for two tank tops. Yes, I do want to cast-on right now, but I'm trying to hold out and finish my other WIPs. I can wear tanks all winter for ballroom dancing lessons and practice parties, so there really is no rush. Except that my willpower is weakening!!

More great stuff!!!And what is that?? Why, it's some great extra stuff Missy threw in for me!! Actually, I had ordered the Bernet cotton, but it was supposed to be one skein of green and one of blue. Smileys made a little error, but I told Missy to just send me both green skeins, because they were going into the dishcloth stash anyway. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box to see she gifted me with two blue skeins of Peaches & Creme from her stash, cleverly held together with a pretty blue flower candle!!! She also correctly predicted that Frankenstein would be the November choice for Knit The Classics and sent me a copy!! If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see the adorable glass lady bugs she tucked in the box too. I have them on the desk where I work with my lap top, where I can see them often and smile!! All this plus a sweet card, it brought tears to my eyes.

Please do make sure you go over and pay a visit to Missy's re-vamped blog at Persian Purls and Yarnovers. She is the very first person to every ask if she could hire me to do some graphics, and was one of the people who gave me the push I needed to give the graphics thing a go. I was so thrilled when she contacted me last month to let me know she was ready to get started. She was an absolute joy to work with, so be sure you visit her and leave her a comment to say hi. And don't forget to vote for her Amazing Lace entry too!!

Oh yes, and I supposed I should mention that we are checking our calendars and making plans to ride the yarn bus in the near future too. I can just imagine what we'll end up adding to our stash that day!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

A year and a day . . .

Yesterday was my 1st Blogiversary!!! I really wanted to post on my actual Blogiversary . . . but our weekend was very, very busy. (It was good though . . . more on that later in the week.) It's just like me to be running a little late anyway, so I figured I'd reflect on the past year today!!

Gosh, I don't even know where to begin. It may sound corny to say that my blog has somewhat changed my life, but I really think it's true. Over a year ago, I was desperately trying to teach myself to knit. I started reading Stitch 'n Bitch, and when I got to the section about knitting blogs I was intrigued. I didn't even know what a blog was. So I took her suggestion and Googled "knitting blogs" and the journey began. The more I read, the more hooked I was. Soon I started to think "Hey, I could do this too." And on August 13, 2005 my first post was written and I was an official blogger.

Of course, most posts back then had no comments and at times I wondered if anyone was out there. But soon, I made my very first blog friends, Chrissy, Jill, Chris and Jen. Little by little, I got to "meet" more and more of you. I could never have imagined the wonderful people who would come into my life, from all over the world. If I tried to list each and every one of you, I'd never get this post uploaded . . . but a look over at the scrolling "Blogs I Read" section in the sidebar will give you a good idea. (And of course, I have to give a special mention to my long lost twin!!!) Some of you I have been lucky enough to meet. Some of you I'll be meeting in the near future. If I had my way, I'd meet you all some day.

Another thing I ponder is the question "Would I still be knitting if I didn't have a knitting blog?". Quite honestly, I have to say the answer would probably be no. I'm notorious for finding a "hobby" and throwing myself full force into it . . . only to push it aside a few months later. (I have a dozen half-done counted cross-stitch canvases to prove it!!) Through knitting blogs I learned about the "good" yarns, the importance of yarn crawls to LYS, the millions of wonderful patterns on-line. I learned the correct way to increase and decrease. I learned what a provisional cast-on was and how to do it. I learned that one pair of socks should always be on the needles. And so much more. But most importantly, I learned what it was like to be part of a knitting community. To share your triumphs and your failures - knowing someone is out there rooting for you. To share the triumphs and failures of others, to admire their wonderful works, and to root them on when a project goes wrong. I never could have imagined you could share so much with people who feel like family . . . yet most of whom you have never met or spoken to. I came to realize that for me, knitting in not just a "hobby". I have to say, without the information I learned on knitting blogs I don't think I would have ever stuck with knitting long enough to find that out.

All of this is all well and good . . . . but is it really life-changing? No, probably not. However, a year ago, when I started my blog, I had no idea what HTML was. I didn't ever click on the "Edit HTML" tab on my Blogger page because everything in there looked too scary. It took me several days to figure out how to add a web-link. I spent many aggravated hours trying to figure out what the heck I was doing. But the more I fiddled, the more fun I had. I found some HTML tutorials . . . . I did a lot by trial and error . . . . but somehow I started to learn how it all worked.

A year later, I have finally quit that job that was sucking the life out of me. There were a lot of different factors that made it the right time to go. But one important thing that always held me back was the question "What would I do next?". I never had an answer. Frankly, I still don't, but thanks to blogging I am a little closer. The girl who had no idea what HTML was and didn't know how to use Paint Shop found that she really loved working with them both. I not only reformatted my own blog template, but I do banners and blog templates for others too. I love it, I've never been happier, and I feel like I'm on the right path.

I didn't intend for this post to be so long and wordy . . . but it's so hard to express how much blogging over the past year has meant to me. If you have stuck around and read this whole post, I want to give you a special thank you for being such a faithful friend and reader. And I want to thank all of the readers who couldn't quite focus through this long rambling post too - I hope they know I appreciate the time they took to stop by.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Actual knitting progress!!!

Spurred on by the voices in my head umm, the evil talking yarn - well, that's really the same thing, isn't it?? the desire to some day be able to wear this beautiful pair of socks, I have finally made real progress on my second Embossed Leaf (aka The Project that Never Ends). I've actually made it to the foot!!!

three more pattern repeats left!!!You know, when I posted that evil talking yarn yesterday, I thought you guys would be on my side. That you would help me stay strong and avoid it's temptation. HOW WRONG I WAS!!! Most of you left comment after comment, telling me to go ahead and wind it up. You guys. Well, that's okay - I'm thrilled for each and every comment I get. Even if you are bad influences. I love you all!!

AND luckily Dave was paying attention and has a far better memory than I do. I promised him last month that the next sock yarn I knit will be (some of) the Koigu in my stash - the Koigu I pet and admire but don't feel worthy to knit!! So, to keep my Koigu vow and also fend off the Hill Country temptations, I did this.

winding KoiguSee that Hill Country in the background looking jealous??) So yes, I wound up two birthday skeins of Koigu. And I might have cast on. And maybe knit the toe. I suppose I could be going to knit a bit more with it now.

Yup, I was afraid this would happen.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Yarn speaks to me.

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Oh this yarn is such a bad influence. I'll try to stay strong though.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I hate nature. ****

The good news was, Pea and I ate these with our lunch on Saturday.


Yup, the first harvest from my garden this year. They were a little small and maybe could have stayed on the stalk a few more days. But they were SO GOOOOOD. Sweet, tender and yummy. I was really looking forward to picking the other four during the week for dinner side-dishes.

Did you notice I said WAS looking forward. That's right. The four remaining ears of corn are no more. The ^@$&# squirrels came and ate them. DAMN NATURE. They must have been hiding in a tree spying on me. I've had no problems with them at all this year . . . and then a few hours after I picked my first corn they wiped out the rest of the crop. And they keep coming back and pulling down the remaining stalks - even though there isn't any corn on them. That's just plain mean!!!

Okay, enough about the rodents. Real knitting content in my next post . . . I promise!!!

*** This is my favorite mantra. I say it every time the squirrels or birds ruin something in the yard. Every time a bug bites me. Every time a spider is crawling up the wall. I say it so often, I'm driving Pea crazy. But at least he knows to not even TRY to talk me into going camping!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

My sense of humor is warped.

"I bitch slapped your mom because dat bitch took my taco."

Why do I think this is the funniest meme I've ever seen? I just saw it over at Jill's blog and had to play too. Try it, it's fun!

January-----------i married
February-----------i lied to
March--------------i stole
April--------------- i ate
May----------------i bitch slapped
June---------------i kissed
July----------------i killed
August------------ i smoked
September-------i choked
October---------- i played with
November------- i watched
December--------i love

1-------a spork
2-------my friends pants
3------- myself
4-------a football player
5-------my true love
6------- p diddy
7-------a lawn gnome
8------- snakes on a plane
9-------a banana
10-------my best friends boyfriend/girlfriend
11-------a ruler
12-------an ipod
13-------my neighbor
14-------a sandwich
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
18-------a spoon
19-------a monkey
20-------a mexican
21-------a ninja
22-------a fireman
23-------a noodle
24-------a gangster
25-------1000 people
26-------your mom
27-------an alien
28-------a squirrel
29-------my science teacher
30-------a hobo
31-------my uncle

White-------Because dat bitch took my taco.
Black--------Because that's how I roll.
Pink---------Because im in love
Red----------Because the voices told me to.
Blue----------Because im sexy and i do what i want.
Green--------Because I hate myself.
Purple--------Because i love snakes
Gray---------- Because i keep it gangsta
Yellow--------Because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange----Because i hate my family.
Other-------Because i was high
maroon-----Because i was drunk.
teal-----cuz it was illegal
Brown-----Because im emo
Caramel----cuz Charlie told me to.
Striped------cuz ur mom said so
black & pink----Because i am kool like that
none-----cuz im so sexy
bathing suit----- cuz im to kool for t.v.

PS: I did have tacos for dinner last night. But your mom didn't come steal one. And even if she did, I would have gladly shared. :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Shifting into neutral!!!

Sadly, we are on the last month of Project Spectrum. (Don't be too sad though, it looks like part II is in the works!!) August is Neutral Month . . . . which is right up my alley. Pea loves to tease me that our whole house is "tan, beige and light tan". It's almost true!! Just look at the living room, front hall, and kitchen.

In the living room,and the front halland the kitchen!!
I've also got some lovely neutral yarn in the stash, just calling out to be knit up. However, I've vowed not to cast on anything new until my two current projects are done. We'll see if I can hold out. (And yes, I am ignoring Sunrise Circle for now. I'll finish that up in September.)

For now, I'm off to sit in front of the love of my life air-conditioner and work on my never ending sock project Embossed Leaves.