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. Posted by Hello

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 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 Posted by Hello

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!!!!! Posted by Hello

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! Posted by Hello

Wanna Play?

1. Grab the nearest book.
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

What Happened to All the Women?????

So...I'm checking out this Greatest American thing and there were lots of women... I ask you now...WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? Not that I am against men in anyway (unless they are idiots), but there were great women out there too! There was Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, etc. How come you didn't vote for them????? I guess I already knew who the top 5 would be but it doesn't make it any less disappointing. Geesh we could have had just one of the five...

~~****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 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

Just a quick post to tell you that even though I may complain...My husband is the best Dad in the world. My daughter (from a previous relationship) wrote the following to him for father's day...

Dear Dad,
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.

Love, Dylana

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

My Arse

Well, I was all set to post a pic and show you the progress on my Tivoli T-Shirt (new and improved) And the title of my post was going to be "Socks, what Socks" Referring to the fact that I had gone to the yucky yarn shop to buy KOIGU, KOIGU, KOIGU and came out with additional items (Calmer). Of which I have selfishly cast on for myself the tivoli tshirt, evil I tell you.

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 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! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Well, Here's the start of my Sockapaltwoza journey...
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 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 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 expensive is KOIGU? Geesh, I hope she likes them!

Monday, June 13, 2005

A Couple of Days OFF.

Well, I figured after getting all steamy over someone else's blog, I could stop being so anal retentive and just stop reading thier blog...especially if I find thier blog annoying, duh. The sad thing is... I didn't listen to warning. A friend of mine warned me of this bloggers inept views and I stuck up for the blogger saying that they had not yet offended me...Silly, Silly ME! Friend of mine, you certainly should know who you are, thank you for the warning and perhaps next time I will choose to listen instead of being bullheaded.


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

Well, Upon reading someone's blog, again not naming names, I found that I am disgusted with peoples prejudices. I agree that their are persons within groups of people who are quite fanatical. However, I do not believe that all people within a group should be chastised about the viewpoints of a few. I know, I am rambling and you are again wondering where I am going with this, Well Here is the Deal. I am so very sick of Religious Crap. You have Christians chastising Muslims, Jewish persons chastising Muslims, and vice versa with everyone chastising everyone Religion wise. Here's where I get mad... It's all the same God, people. Just different ways of worship and a couple of differences in opinion. Here's the kicker - in none of these religions is one person to judge another, hmmmm, yeah, that never happens. Reality Check people...unless you are perfect, which we all know you are NOT, SHUT THE F**K UP! Geesh. Sorry for getting so pissy, but I must say I am quite sick of all this stuff.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

All is Forgiven

Well, We have officially forgiven the "Krapper". No knitting done at all today. Needless to say I am quite frazzled. Maybe there is hope for tomorrow. I always get so stressed when I don't knit. I signed up for sockpaltwoza! Can't wait. I will start hunting sock patterns I would like to try! Catch ya tomorrow, hopefully with pics of progress on the Noro Scoopneck! We'll see!

Krappy Kid of my kids...I won't name names, but you know it isn't Gracie...keeps krapping in klosets...a new one every day. What is a chick to do with a krappy kid? Not only does the kid krap in the kloset...the kid smooshes it into the kream karpet!!! Help me someone, please!!! Kalgon take me really far away. If I have to spend the day with the steamcleaner again, I might jump out the 3rd floor window. Do they have some sort of Keep out spray, like for dogs? Can someone make some...I'd surely pay for it? Other kids here don't do that? Do I have a Demon? No punishments work...the kid doesn't care...just does it again. Geesh. Hubby wonders why I knit so keep my hands from strangling one kid or another...back to the therapy thing. Knitting can sometimes be cheaper than therapy. Speaking of knitting, I am almost ready to start sleeves on my Noro later.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I just can't get enough of

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.

What is Your Rising Sign?


You Are 55% Normal

(Somewhat 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

How Normal Are You?

Blog Newbie

Geesh, I tried to get all pictures in one post, but I am not sure how to do now I have millions of posts just trying to show what I have finished and a couple of the things I am working on. If you have any advice please let me know... Tonight is Hat City Scissor Squad Night at Molten Java in Bethel. I hope the girls bring their monsters...I am dying to see them. Well, I guess I have learned the link thing...he he he. Still working on The Noro Scoopneck. Hubby has the a/c set at 66 degrees in here...brrrrrr

99.5% Finished Object

Lace bonnet for Grace from a vendor at Rhinebeck....can't wait to go back Posted by Hello

Finished Object

Bonnet from Knitting for Two by Erica Knight and booties from a Debbie Bliss book both knit in Rowan Wool Cotton Posted by Hello


Sweater from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erica Knight Posted by Hello

Yet Another FO

Boatneck Sweater from Debbie Bliss Easy Baby Knits Posted by Hello


A Sweater Pattern my First Knitting Teacher Gave me. Posted by Hello


Matinee Jacket by Debbie Bliss and Bag to match also from Debbie Bliss...(forget the name) Posted by Hello

Broadripple 85% Complete

Broadripple Socks and a sock for Grace from the Leftovers Posted by Hello

A Sweater for Me...Maybe

Debbie Bliss Noro Scoop Neck Sweater Back Posted by Hello

Monday, June 06, 2005

I woke up and I can't get to sleep...

Well, the shower wasn't as bad as I thought... Weird but not too bad. I probably would have liked to go to Monster Craft Day instead, but I chose my weird family over a charitible cause and fun with my friends...boohoo. Check out my friend Anne's monster! Go Anne. Anyways, I must try to sleep...he he he. Talk to you later!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Rotten Family

In this post, you may find out much more than you wanted to know about me and my dysfunctional family...readers beware...

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 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. 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, 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

SP5 Questionaire.

This is my official questionaire for SP5 and great info for anyone who cares :)

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 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 Posted by Hello

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

I am:
"You're probably one of those people who still thinks that getting a blowjob is not an impeachable offense."

Are You A Republican?

Friday, June 03, 2005

Well, I keep changing blogs....

I seem to be getting bored with my blogs and am trying to find one that I please be patient with me.... Here is my aol blog On it you will find my SP5 Questionaire and a little bit more about me. I will try to set up this blog sometime this weekend and get it up to par! Sorry for all of the confusion and it looks like i'll be staying here :)

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