Saturday, December 01, 2007

Well it rains and it pours When you're out on your own If I crash on the couch Can I sleep in my clothes?

This will be a rambling post - I am in that kind of mood

all the goodies
What I found in my mail today - my Ravelry Scarf Exchange package from koreancracker - Isn't that yarn the exact color of a NE autumn?

RSE Scarf I love it

I had an idea a while ago to use some of those 4" bamboo DPN's I bought on ebay to make shawl pins - I went to AC Moore and picked up metallic paint and antique looking buttons and voila:
shawl stick
close ups:
shawl stick close-upDetail Scarf pin

I also bought a few items on ebay recently - one was a large silver pendent - I made this from it and some rubber tubing and silver beads:
necklace and earrings

I finished one of my Christmas gift scarves - this is for my boss #1 - I love working for this man - he is a pleasure to deal with and one of the reasons I love this job - I really hope he like this:


The wool is so soft and squooshy - it is comfortable around your neck
IMG_0542 IMG_0543

My birthday is the 19th of this month, it is genetically impossible for David not to give me my gifts when he buys them, so I have already gotten them - see that red lap top in the picture? Yup, mine - birthday gift (can I tell you how much I love this thing?)

I got another gift too, but this one requires a little back story.......

David and I started dating in October 1993, we went away together for the first time June 15th 1994 - yes the day after the Rangers won the Stanley Cup. I watched that last game in David's living room - he had gone to bed because we were leaving first thing the next morning and driving down to DC for a long weekend. I bought this latter that week:
I have worn this tshirt to bed at least once every week since, I also wear it when cleaning house and dying my hair and of course while watching hockey games on TV (NHL Center Ice Package - lots of hockey on tv)

Well after 13 years of wear:
my favorite T

So for my birthday David bought me this:
front of Tshirt
and the back:
new favorite tshirt

He wants me to throw away the other one, but that is not going to happen! David is camping with the boys this weekend so I was able to sleep in it last night without having to listen to any rude comments.

I think that covers everything for now, have to work on the rest of my christmas scarves and my RME mittens - only 1 thumb to go and they are done.


Kathleen C. said...

I really, really like that scarf you've made for your boss. It looks like a relatively straight forward type of pattern... did you make it up or is it available somewhere? I know some guy types who'd like it too!

Ruinwen said...

You are so creative! I love the shawl pins they are just beautiful! The scarf you made for boss is lovely too! :)

Ruinwen said...

You are so creative! I love the shawl pins they are just beautiful! The scarf you made for boss is lovely too! :)

mcr_gd_kid said...

Your knitting is beautiful!
I also like the references to Green Day ("She's a rebel. She's a saint. She's the salt of the Earth, and she's dangerous" from the song "She's A Rebel", for those of you who would like to know) and My Chemical Romance's song "House Of Wolves" ("Well it rains and it pours when you're out on your own. If I crash on the couch, can I sleep in my clothes?")