Friday, March 26, 2010

Y@rn P0rn Friday . . . Rocking Prize Edition

Hey, what do we have here??
This deserves some closer inspection!!
A while ago I won a contest over at Melissa's blog.  Well, to be completely honest, I didn't even realize it was a contest!!  See, she signed up for a charity run for St. Jude's and I contributed.  Out of the goodness of her heart, she drew a name from all of her contributors to win a prize.  And the name that came out was mine!  Look what I won!

Socks That Rock!!!
That's right! A gorgeous skein of Socks That Rock Lightweight.  The colorway is called Rainforest Jasper and I couldn't love it more.

Beautiful shades of turquoise on one end.
Lovely earth tones on the other end.
Thank you, Melissa, for the lovey prize. I can't wait to cast on a pair of socks with it!!! Although it looks like I may have a bit of trouble getting it away from a certain someone who is also quite taken with it.

Mine, mine, mine, all mine!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Message from the Knitting Gods . . . .

How do you know when the Knitting Gods are displeased because you are working on a project you have no business working on until more important WIPs get finished?

They pull your needle right off the damn cords!!!

Okay, okay, I get it.  Putting Hemlock Ring away right now.

Monday, March 15, 2010

MeMe Monday

It's been a while since I've done MeMe Monday, but I saw this one over at hand eye crafts and thought I'd grab it too.

What are your current obsessions?
Getting the house decluttered and reorganized seems to be my obsession de jour.  I'm sure that could change at any time - I tend to be fickle about my obsessions.

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
My flannel sock monkey jammies. Although you'll be glad to know I never wear them out in public.

What’s for dinner?
Tonight we are going to try Creamy Beef Over Noodles from my Make It Fast, Cook It Slow cookbook.  I smells so awesome right now, I can't wait for dinner.

What is your greatest fear at the moment?
Well, ever since the roofer came on Friday and found that the rain coming through the ceiling was not a roof problem but caused by our chimney falling apart . . .  . my biggest fear is how much a mason will charge us to fix the chimney.  But long term greatest fear has been and always will be diabetes complications.

What are you listening to?
Silence . . . and loving it.

If you were a god/goddess what would you be?
Well, I took this quiz and here is what I got . . .
You Are the Greek Goddess Demeter
You are an Earth Mother, provider of delicious food and beautiful children. You prefer the company of the young, but you have a decided wanderlust, which makes being tied down lead to periods of depression. You are conscientious, law-abiding, and spiritual.
Hmmmm, I do like to cook.

What are your guilty pleasures?
Oh gosh, are you really going to make me admit it?  Okay, okay, I've been kind of watching ABCFamily reruns of The Gilmore Girls.  I know, I know, but there is knitting in some of the episodes.  And they always order out or eat hamburgers and pizza and candy and they still stay so stick skinny and have gorgeous clothes.  And Star's Hollow looks like a lovely place to live.  I want to go to there.

Who or what makes you laugh?
My husband.  My cat.  My friends.

What is your favorite spring thing to do?
Clean.  And start hanging laundry outside on the clothesline again.  And take walks outside.  Oh, and clean.

Where are you planning to travel next?
We're hoping to go to Cape May for our anniversary.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?

Who was your first ever crush?
A boy in kindergarten named Eric. He had black hair and light blue eyes.

What is you favorite ever film?
Gone with the Wind

What is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned from your kids?
Don't have kids, but can I count anything I've learned from my cat? In that case, never underestimate the value of napping.

What song can’t you get out of your head?
Usually the last song I listened to. Which today is a silly song called Ikea. It's catchy . . . sorry about that.

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
Hmmmm, tough question. Pete reads a lot of non-fiction about American History. I should probably read more of that too . . . but I find is so boring.

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
I'm mega-klutzy. And I have a dead pancreas. But I can pop my jaw on cue!!

What is your favorite color?
It changes all the time, but I'm very into green at the moment.

Friday, March 05, 2010

FO Friday - Inside Out Edition

Here's a little sneak peak of my latest project, hot off the needles.  Oh, and turned inside out!!

Now, it's ready for a little soak and a little blocking.  I'm also waiting for a little surprise to arrive in the mail, but once it does I'll have a full FO Post for you with all of the project details!!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cha Cha Red Pearl

Well, my yarn budget has been drastically reduced for the foreseeable future.  (Thus the importance of having a MASSIVE stash!!)  Last week, we brought home a brand new car in a lovely deep burgundy shade that Honda has dubbed Tango Red Pearl.  However, since Tango is my least favorite of all the ballroom dances we do, I've renamed it Cha Cha Red Pearl.  Ha!!

Click any pic to biggie!!

Ooohh, a moon-roof!!

And just in case the neighbors didn't find it weird enough that I was standing in my driveway taking pictures of the car, I went one step further.  The important task of showing you how well my Tango Cha Cha Red Pearl car coordinates with some of my favorite stash yarn!

Yes, the neighbors may not understand how crucial car / yarn coordination is.  But I know the Knitters do!!