Wednesday, June 29, 2005
More stash enhancement, SP5, Sockapal2za, Tivoli T and kid stuff
oooo more stash enhancement!!! Socks, Socks, Socks. Lorna's Laces Shepard Socks in Cool and Georgetown. Koigu, Koigu, Koigu ( I am going to make myself Nancy Bush's Traveler's Stockings from Knitting on the Road) The fall Interweave Knits Magazine...woohoo. A sock pattern incorporating beads (new technique for me) beads, fixation sock patterns. A little knit card and tape measure for my secret pal. And one other pattern. This particular pattern caught my eye because it is versitile and has sizing for 3 of my children. Also, on the back it says "Please do not photocopy these patterns, all proceeds will go to Mac's college fund. Now age 12, she wants to be an architect and an olympic swimmer/January 2005" The Pattern is a Mac & Me (if you are interested in contact info, let me know)
Sockapal2za, turning the heel, turning the heel, knitting the gusset, knitting the gusset. I have here fore proclaimed my love for KOIGU...move over HWWTS&J(please see previous post...hehehe) this is the first time i have done the heel and gusset using 1 circular. Very exciting!!
here you will find my fat arse donning my poor poor neglected tivoli t-shirt.... it is way too big just like my arse!
Funny kid picture of the post...this is from monday night...thomas is hiding under the bed from daddy because HWWTS&J told him to go to bed...and look, foiled again, he fell asleep.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Finally a Sock! and kid stuff
Here goes, after frogging twice more (total of 5 times for those of you keeping count) I have found the answer... Interweave Knits Spring 2005 Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander. I really love this pattern and I definitely think I will be making myself a pair. BTW, those of you who "know" me have heard me bitchin' about what is the big deal with KOIGU, well I must now agree that it is wonderful! Also, I hope my pal will like her socks...no lace and koigu! You never know, maybe it is you!
How funny is this... This was at midnight last night. I had just cast on the Cable Rib Socks for my sockapal2za pal and couldn't keep from telling myself over and over again "Just one more row" That's Dylana on the very top, Anna on the bottom and Harrison laying on Anna. Bad mommy, having your children fall asleep on the couch...the horror.
This is my daddy and you can't have him!!! Hubby...who will be known from this point on as HWWTS&J** (He who wears tee shirts and jeans....because he will even wear this to weddings) didn't get home until 9:30pm. Thomas missed him. **stolen from Knit & Tonic's HWWV (He who wears Versace). Thank you, if you ever happen to stop by my blog. lol
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Sockapal2za, other knitting progress & some kids
Well here is proof that I have started my sockapal2za sock...
And here is the other side...
And here it is all frogged...The pattern that I finally chose was too difficult for travelling with. (I usually knit my socks in the car with hubby driving) So back to the drawing board... I must say that the rib was done on 0's and the rest on 1's. Oh well.
A little bit of progress on my Tivoli Tee, still not at the decreases yet...phooey.
What a beautiful morning for play. That's Thomas on top and Harrison on the bottom.
HAHA...I am in my sisters car, but I will leave the driving to someone else....THOMAS, COME DRIVE ME AROUND!!!!!
Friday, June 24, 2005
Secret Pal You Are The Best!!!!!
Look at my loot!!! Woohoo. Thank you so much Secret Pal!!!!
A Georgia O'Keefe Postcard!
Burt's Bee's Total Body Kit...My favorite kinda stuff...I love, love, love natural stuff!!!
Candy, Candy, Candy, Candy, Candy...woohoo. You are the best SP. I hope you have as great of a SP as you are to me. BTW, Thomas snatched a bubble gum already...see the empty wrapper. You are a hit with the kids too!
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth full sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around for the coolest book you can find. Use what's actually nearest to you.
"Felt both slippers at the same time according to the instructions on page 9."
Knit One, Felt Too by Kathleen Taylor
Thursday, June 23, 2005
~~****IN KNITTING NEWS****~~
I have finally decided upon my Sock Pal's Socks... Pictures to come later!
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Well Looky, Looky!
Oh, Oh are those finished socks you see? They are Broadripple from Knitty
This is the progress on my tivoli tee by grumperina... I think I may pick up stitches and do some sort of picot edging to ward off the hideous roll. By the way it is being knit in Rowan Calmer.
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE....NO IT'S my sockapal2za swatch...so now you know what I have decided on! I hope my pal likes it. I think I am going to try just a plain old regular sock to enhance the ability to see the beautiful KOIGU, KOIGU, KOIGU colors! Hope my pal likes it. By the way a great big thank you to Keri for helping me with putting multiple pictures on Blogger!
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Ode to the Hubby
I want to give you this memory rock. It is small like me and golden like my hair. It's shiny and bright like a memory. I want this to be with you when you are away, or when I am away somewhere. I would like you to look at it when I'm away. When I'm at camp you can just look at the rock and remember me. I love you very much.
Hey daddy, remember the time when I had trouble with my K'NEX toy? It wasn't leveled right. You helped fix the problem by putting the connections in the right place again. I also had to put on the wheel to make it spin around and around. Then you helped me to attach the little people to the ride. I'm happy that you helped me, and you always will. I also now know that you will always love me. Thank you for always being there for me! I love you very much.
PS I think you are the best dad anyone could have. I love you!
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
So that is my mushy moment... Have fun with it... there won't be many more...HAHAHAHA
Happy Father's Day to all of the great dads out there. And if you are a sucky dad, buzz off!
Friday, June 17, 2005
Well~~~ That was before I saw my fat arse in the mirror. Now, I do realize that I had my fifth child not more than just 2 months ago, and she was definitely worth the fat arse...but when you have plumbers crack in a pair of stretch jeans there must be an intervention. How does one get rid of a super humongo butt? Remember people, no money for wardrobe enhancement, that would take money away from knitting, the horror.
My Birthday is coming...(the big 3-0, btw) But, I was planning more stash enhancement (can't get both from hubby, ya know) What to do, What to do... I know you are going to tell me to get off my fat arse and exercise, and that would be a great choice and I even have the equipment...no public gym for me....but alas, I am not willing to give up the knitting time... Got any suggestions? Anyone have a pattern to knit one's mouth shut? Not only would it help with my eating, but I know a lot of people who's headaches would mysteriously disappear.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Stash Enhancement...oh yeah and sockapaltwoza stuff. Okay, Check out the KOIGU, KOIGU, KOIGU #'s 143 & 611. My Pal asked for muted KOIGU or Jewel Tones. Here's the problemo, I originally was going to make the darker of the two for my pal, but do you see how well it matches my calmer. (Calmer is for my Tivoli Tee by Grumperina) What to do, what to do...Do any of you have any ideas? Please, please, please help me!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
So, could it be you? My pal asked for Koigu, so I am headed over to an LYS that I do not like, because they are the only ones in my general area that carries Koigu. This will be fun for me as I have not yet tried Koigu (are you sick of me typing Koigu?...I think it is fun to type Koigu, Koigu, Koigu, Koigu.) Okay back to the pal requests...no lacy socks...what to do, what to do. I have thought about Nancy Bush's Travelers Socks from Knitting on the Road. But, this sock has a semi-lace top and cables down the sides...do you think it will be okay? Hmmmm. I will see if the obnoxious yarn store has any patterns for KOIGU, KOIGU socks... More on this later...maybe even pictures...how expensive is KOIGU? Geesh, I hope she likes them!
Monday, June 13, 2005
A Couple of Days OFF.
On to knitting news.... OMG, I am so excited. A friend of mine is opening a Needlework Shop which will include knitting and crocheting, cross stitch, needlepoint and quilting. Well, I helped with putting up yarn yesterday. I love her so much because she listens to what I say about which products to get in. She has fixation...yeah, I no longer have to go to the nasty lady's yarn shop to get that. One thing off my list. She has the whole NORO line. The whole Jaeger Line. The only bummer is no ADDI TURBO's or Rowan Yarn...boohoo. I guess I could spread the enormous amounts of currency I spend on Fibers and such with some other shops, but I would much rather give my money to my friend. Now if we could only get the doors open. HEHEHE
What's on the needles...
Still finishing off the Broadripple socks from Knitty.
Working on a Sirdar Spree Tank for my sister Jackie.
Still working on The Debbie Bliss Noro Scoopneck Cardi.
Thinking of making my own design for some ankle socks in Cascade Fixation. woohoo.
Well, that is it for now...
See ya next post.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Disgusted at the Prejudices of the World
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
All is Forgiven
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
I just can't get enough of these...lol
Your Rising Sign is Scorpio
You're so intense and passionate - you're on fire!
You want to be an angel or a devil... you can't decide which.
No wonder you seem moody and even a little dangerious.
You've got some major mystery going on, so work it!
Your personality is the strongest of all signs, making you hard to deal with.
While you're ruthless to your enemies, you're loyal to your one true love.
You Are 55% Normal
While some of your behavior is quite normal...
Other things you do are downright strange
You've got a little of your freak going on
But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself
99.5% Finished Object
Bonnet from Knitting for Two by Erica Knight and booties from a Debbie Bliss book both knit in Rowan Wool Cotton
Yet Another FO
Broadripple 85% Complete
A Sweater for Me...Maybe
Monday, June 06, 2005
I woke up and I can't get to sleep...
Sunday, June 05, 2005
The Rotten Family
I am the product of an extremely dysfunctional family...essentially my parents should definitely not had children. My mother is one child of 13. Her mother gave away and/or sold all but 2 children (my mother and my aunt)...I will go into what was wrong with my maternal grandmother another day. Needless to say...my mother is pretty screwed up. (And if you are wondering, I do not speak to her because I love my own children so much, I would prefer not to subject them to her abuses)...Okay back to the background. On my father's side...we have severe alcoholism and judging issues. IE...my father not too long ago decided to tell me that I was going to HELL for changing religions (please note...he changed religions in the early 80's)... All of his side of the family talks about everyone behind their backs... Okay, you are probably wondering where I am going with this... Well as a child I was bounced around from house to house (parents are divorced) ie Fathers, mothers, grandfathers (paternal). Well, when I was 15 both my parents signed over their parental rights to the state (essentially abandonment)...Now please, I am not complaining...I wouldn't be who I am now if that hadn't happened...And I met wonderful people along the way!... But here goes, I try my hardest to be a good person and my father's family treats me as an outcast... Now, I have no idea why this bothers me at all...but now all of a sudden, i am told by my father that I need to go with my sisters to a bridal shower for my cousin....okay fine i don't have a problem with that....however, I get a message yesterday on my answering machine from my aunt...did i mention how fake these people are...So says she, "Chrissy" I must mention how much I hate being called Chrissy " I just wanted to call to let you know that we are so happy that you are coming, but nobody else is bringing children, so I didn't want you to be embarrassed by bringing your children, its not my house and it is small...etc." I was fuming...geesh, did i rsvp for 6 of us, no...so why would the impression be that I would bring all of my children to a house that is owned by people I don't even know. Not to mention that it is a bridal shower, duh! Gosh, you'd think that I was five years old, not an almost 30 year old mother of 5....And, uh, news flash, I am an at home mom, don't ya think I would like to get away once in while... Sorry for the rant, but I needed to get it out!
Saturday, June 04, 2005
1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? Horrible Yarn Snob ;( 2. Do you spin? Crochet? I would love to learn both. 3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) smoke 4. How long have you been knitting? constantly for 3 years. 5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? It is listed under my profile on the right of this blog. 6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) raspberry and rose (seperately)7. Do you have a sweet tooth? of the worstkind!!! 8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Counted Cross Stitch 9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Literally everything from classical to alternative to hard rock to soft rock to country and some rap 10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? Everything except neon 11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? 1 Dog and 5 Children 12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) To design and get paid for it, then open a fiber store with coffee shop. 13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? I must say, I really haven't found an absolute favorite, I do however love to knit with Debbie Bliss' Line and Rowan's yarns are really nice. I would really like to try Rowan Calmer 14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Straight acrylics, blends are okay though. 15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? Lace and Socks! 16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Gifts, I can't seem to keep most things that I knit 17. What are you knitting right now? What am I not knitting...lol. I have 3 pairs of socks on needles, a lace stole in Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace, a baby blanket, a baby dress using Manos' Cotton Stria, a Blossom Cardi for an 18 month old, An adult Manos Cardi, And another pair of socks going on the needles today. (I have ADD if you couldn't tell) 18. What do you think about ponchos? I like the lacey ones, but not bulky 19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I Like both.20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Aluminum for speed (Inox is a fav) 21. Are you a sock knitter? See question 17.(YES!!!!) 22. How did you learn to knit? Mostly self taught but don't let that fool ya. 23. How old is your oldest UFO? One year 24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? None 25. What is your favorite holiday? The first day of school (remember I have 5 children) 26. Is there anything that you collect? Precious Moments and Stitch Markers (and yarn and knitting needles and knitting books and knitting magazines and ...) 27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? None, yet. (FYI...I hate Knit N' Style) 28. What knitting books are you interested in? Too many to list, please see Froogle wish list ;)
Say Hi To Grace
This is Grace, She was born on April 18, 2005. She is the newest addition to our family.
I learned how to knit 3 years ago, when I was pregnant with one of my sons. (I've decided that it is not much fun to knit for boys) Needless to say, I was exstatic when I found out I was having a girl! I absolutely love knitting for her.
Grace has 2 sisters and 3 brothers... They are Ian, 24 - Dylana, 10 - Anna, 6 - Thomas, 4 (on June 18) - Harrison, 2 1/2. She is the baby of the family and everyone loves her!
More pics to come - WIP's, FO's etc.
Are You a Republican - 2nd Edition
"You're probably one of those people who still thinks that getting a blowjob is not an impeachable offense."