Wednesday, February 22, 2006

So many projects, so much yarn, such a short attention span

Last night I went to the LIC Knit group at Communitea on Vernon Blvd - it was fun, I love meeting other knitters. I definitely plan on going again!

Progress Update:
I brought A Good Bias with me last night - I am hoping to finish this before I leave for FLA March 22 - I am pretty sure I will make it.

I should have the romantic cardi finished by this weekend - I had to upsize it a little and the rows are now taking what feels like forever to complete, but the end is in site.

I think I mentioned that I had bought some silk lace wt yarn from HipKnits here is the yarn:
Image hosting by Photobucket I have a slightly smaller skein ~1200-1300 meters. This is the project I am considering:
Image hosting by Photobucket You can see the pattern here - I wanted to try something really challenging with this - I think I can continue the swirl portion of the pattern and use larger needles so that I can make a circular shawl out of this. I will keep you posted once I cast on. If anyone has tried and (hopefully succeeded) in making a shawl out of a doily pattern, drop me a note and let me know how it worked out and if you have any tips on how not to make my self crazy with this - I would truly appreciate it!

I also think that I want to make this out of this:
Image hosting by Photobucket This is the Lorna's Laces I received from my SP7
I know the picture of the shawl is a little bright, but I really love the Feather and Fan stitch and with this pattern I can just knit till I run out of yarn - I think it will look gorgeous in the LL

The thread crochet cardi is looking good, slow going but very relaxing to work on.

The FBS I am knitting in the Alpaca/Angora blend is still on the needles as is the Spiral Nebula from the Alpaca I picked up in Rhinebeck - some day they will be done. I should really finish them before I start anything else - I know I having knitting ADD and I really need to finish something before I finish anything else!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Thursday I don’t care about you - It's Friday I'm in Love

I came home today from a long and stress-filled day at work and found a box in my mail - it was a box o'goodies from my SP:

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Filled to the brim with wondrous delights - 3 skeins of Lorna's Laces is a beautiful magenta/olive/rust colorway called Vera, Ghiradelli dark chocolate squares, a CD of California Music, Tangerine lip balm, a Bead Soup bracelet kit from Earth Faire and a really cool black embroidered bag. Everything was perfect - I couldn't have picked out anything better myself!

I also received the second mixed CD from the music swap:
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appropriately called Mixed CD of Happy - it is full of fun upbeat songs - me likes:-)

Tonight we celebrated the boys birthday (it was on Valentine's Day) went to Pizza Hut for dinner then came home and had ice cream cake:

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at least David and the boys did - I had a piece of dark chocolate - so good!

Here are D and the b's watching Hot Shots and eating cake:
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I think my next project will be this new yarn - a small shawl - maybe another FBS - I love that pattern - we will see.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My Dirty Little Secret Dirty Little Secret

I have to admit it - get it off my chest - I am obsessed, mesmorized even by..................

The woman's team has come up with an unusual way to promote interest in their sport.

Every Winter Olympics I am glued to the set, weirdly fascinated by the 45 lb granite rocks sliding down the ice. Please someone 'splain it to me!!!

Men's Hockey starts tomorrow - yeah - I sport I love and am not ashamed to admit to.

In other news, I receive the silk lace wt I ordered from Hip Knits in Chocco - it is lovely and so soft and shiny, the skein I ordered is not a full150g - it is roughly 1200 - 1300 meters. I am planning to make a light shawl for the spring - any suggestions would be appreciated!

I have almost finished the Romantic Cardi - pictures to follow.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

To my music swap buddies

Hi -

I realized that I left the song list out of the package - this is what is on the CD:

Headlock - Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Goodnight and Go - Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
I Am in Love with You - Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Heart Shaped Bruise - Elvis Costello - Delivery Man
I Know I Know I Know - Tegan and Sara
Sway - The Perishers -
The Way You Are - 46bliss
Love in Vision - 46bliss
Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well - Michael Doughty
Busting up a Starbucks - Michael Doughty
I Turn My Camera On - Spoon
The Delicate Place - Spoon
Such Great Heights - the Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes - The Postal Service
This Place is a Prision - The Postal Service

I hope you enjoy the music - these are just some of the songs I have been listening to alot lately.


I joined a music swap - we had to make a cd and send it out to 2 people from the swap list - I mailed mine out last week but forgot to include the list of what was on the CD - today one of my swap partners left a comment asking for the info - so I am posting it here for both of them to see. On my end I recieved a CD of Deee - Lite So cool - I have been haveing a blast dancing around the apt. to Groove is in the Heart! Thank You!!!

Snow Day

Well we finally got snow this winter - here is the view from my front door:
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I saw a pair of earrings in Lucky magazine that I loved, so I decided to try to make something similar - what do you think?

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this is a better picture (ignore my thumb - I need a manicure)

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I bought enough beads to make a necklace too. I want to see if I can find some material with similar colors to make a nice summer dress - something with a vintage print - I know what I want I just have to see if I can find it.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

La Vie en Rose

So much going on here - I found a nursing home for my mother - my brother is no longer speaking to me, work is making me crazy and I am very very tired. I thought I would have this weekend to myself - David and the boys were going camping - they left last night, but came back tonight due the the blizzard we are expecting. My apartment is in desperate need of a total deep cleaning and my closets are jammed full of clothes I really need to get rid of.

I didn't join the knitting olympics - I have too many things on my needles as it is, but I did see on someone's blog the FO olympics - that I can get behind. I took out the bag with my A Good Bias I had only a few rows to finish on the first sleeve, which I did tonight and started on the second sleeve - I want to finish it and take it to Fla next month - the Sales dept is going to Orlando for the annual sales meeting. I bought 2 very cute skirts from Dress Barn and I picked up some matching beads from AC Moore - now all I need is a cocktail dress and new shoes.

I can't wait for the hockey to start in Torino - I am a winter olympics fan - I love hockey and snowboarding followed by ice skating and skiing - speed skating and mogul not so much. I root for everybody and love when an unexpected athlete wins. The only thing I don't like are the commentators and the judges - they are both so biased and not in a good way!

Friday, February 10, 2006

You can stay at the YMCA

So what is it with Italians and bad 80's music?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

They've come to look you over and they're giving you the eye

So I am sitting here waching E Live from the Green Carpet - watching all the stars and the fashions and I realized that all the bands I like share a distinct style - Geek Chic. So far I have seen Death Cab for Cutie and Fall Out Guy - not into the "green carpet" look. There are a lot of people on this award show that I can't figure out. I am watching this while I wait for Veronica Mars to come on.

I have done a some work on my Romantic Cardi
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and here is an update of the thread crochet cardi:
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and a close up:
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I think I am going to turn on Fuse or Music Choice - I need music not talk.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Music Music Music

I stole this from Zeneedle:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

1 - Say Goodnight and Go - Imagene Heap

2 - Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well - Mike Doughty

3 - Sway - the Perishers

4 - Black Coffee in Bed - Squeeze

5 - You'll Never be a Man - Elvis Costello

6 - Me and Bobbie McGee - Janis Joplin

7 - We Will Become Silhouette - the Postal Service

Feel free to take this if you like

Thursday, February 02, 2006

oh oh oh the way you are ---put yourself in my place.....

This is eerily accurate:

ColorQuiz.comColette took the free personality test!

"Takes easily and quickly to anything which provide..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.