Monday, June 30, 2008

musical meme and a sock

Yesterday I knit and knit and knit and just when you thought I was done knitting I knit a little more and the results are a sock, well almost, I have to finish the toe of it. I did baby cables in a worsted weight yarn and I must say I am quite pleased with it, can't wait to start the second sock. =D

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

"He's a Tramp" by Peggy Lee - i don't know, so don't ask.

"I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick - just a good song

"Rock and Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company - just a fun sing along in the car song.

"I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl" by Nina Simone - some days, you just need a little Nina

"Baby's Coming Back" by Jellyfish - just a fun song...and like Bad Company it's a fun car song

"Piece of Me" by Britney Spears - can't believe i just admited that

"I Thought I Knew Ya" by Martin Sexton - cause i just lurves me some Marty
Consider yourself tagged.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Christmas in June...

Yes, my friends I am thinking about Christmas and it's June.
I think this is a good sign as the past couple of years I haven't been into Christmas, and those who know me, know I LOVE Christmas, the decorations, everyone seems to be a little happier and friendlier and there's SNOW!! and I love snow...alot. I have decided that this year we (my sweetie and I) are putting up a tree. If it's a small tabletop tree so be it, but a tree is being put up. Hmmm, maybe I can find a small white tree, blue lights and the decorations i bought last year would look really smart. It's begining to look alot like Christmas...

I didn't go to knit night last night, I wasn't feeling well. :(

Am going to work more on Thuja today, as yesterday I got the cuff done, which i think I dislike more than anything and I don't know why.

I will be 32 next Friday. I will be forced to watch fireworks, but I will be entertained before hand with my knitting, so all is not lost. I am not going to force myself to finish my Sexy Summer Sizzle for the July 12th get together as it's a great pattern and I don't want to hate it and if I force myself to knit it, I will end up hating it. So for now, I am going to knit socks and be happy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


It's Thursday! Knit night and one day closer to Friday and the weekend and we all know what the weekend means...more knitting!! Hmmm, maybe I'll take a run to the video store, or maybe the Dollar Movie rental box at the grocery store...what to rent, what to rent....

I am warm, which if you know me is highly unusual and I am super sleepy. Such is life in big the city.

I have a chunk of thuja done, will work on it a little more tonight when I get bored with my Sexy Summer Sizzle. (no fault of the pattern, I just have knitting A.D.D.) I'll work on my house socks when I get home before sweetie gets home from work.

I love USA Network online as they have full episodes of Burn Notice. I just started the series and I do have say it is FABULOUS!! and the fact that Bruce Campbell is in it (who I'm currently crushing on) is an extra added bonus.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pity Party for One

Am bummed out today. My sweetie interviewed for a job that if he gets in turn means that I'll never see him as he'd be working 2nd shift. To quote Scarlett O'Hara, "I won't think about that today, I'll think about that tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day."
And denial ain't just a river in Egypt....
I worry too much I think.

Anywho, my comfy bed socks are coming along fabulously... Thuja however, not so much, but only because I haven't picked them up since the cast on. Will knit on them today.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Summer of Socks 2008 has officially begun! Technically it began Saturday, but I had a migraine and did nothing but sleep. Sunday was a waste of a day as well but I digress. My first pair of socks will be Thuja for my sweetie, as when I told him I wasn't knitting him anything again because he hasn't worn what I made him already, (his excuse of it's too hot for merino wool socks was thwarted as he recieved them in February!) I remebered i had some Trekking XXL yarn, and decided to make him a second pair of socks, but with the socks comes the warning that he better wear them because if he doesn't then I will knit NOTHING! A bit harsh, perhaps, but that's just how I roll.

Watched No Country for Old Men, and I will admit, I was disappointed at the ending, I understand it, but it was dissapointing none the less. And my lord was it a funny movie!!

Anywho, now on to sadder news, George Carlin died of heart failure over the weekend at the age of 71.

Friday, June 20, 2008

it's Friday...

The bestest day of the week.
My sweetie will be working all weekend. :( That means no Chivas/24 Sunday.
Maybe I'll just rent some chick flicks, hunker down on the couch and knit on my socks, as Saturday is the start of "Summer of Socks 2008" and I gotta tell ya, I gots me some sock yarn that I have been dying to bust out. Have decided that my lovely Sundra Cherry Blossom colorway will be made into socks with baby cables...or monkeys... I just don't know, will keep you posted.

Happy Knitting

Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Friday

I am at work, where I have been since 7:05am and I am sleepy.

I need something explained. Cowls, I just don't get it. Please, someone, help me to understand.

The loverly green/blue ocean yarn I got from McKate, I have decided to make a pair of socks out of. I can't wait. I have joined Summer of Socks 2008, so hopefully, there will be socks a plenty to look at and go...'ooooo, purdy socks'.

I have done nothing on my ssexy summer sizzle top, however, I am at the bust increase on the back portion. I am also going to Chickies tomorrow to do some shopping at Ann Taylor Loft (i've had a gift cert since last July that i have yet to use...) and to watch Enchanted, so, I will get some done them.

Sunday is Father's Day. I always have a hard time around this time of year even tho my dad's been gone for almost 12 years. I miss him, almost everday. Some days more than the others. I miss you and I love you daddy, Happy Father's Day.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday Blues

It's Monday. I am sad as I had a fabulous weekend hanging with my sweetie. We did much 24 watching, that is until I got a migraine around 7:30pm. I am blaming it on the fact that the t.v. was on 60 (I tease that he is deaf and that's why it needs to be so loud I am then told that it isn't loud, I just have super bat hearing and/or am not use to surround sound...dudes, seriously, it's just 'effin loud) and the Chivas Regal & diet ginger ale binge drinking that started at noon thirty. (in homer-esque voice) MMMMM Chivas Regal.
Worked on my summer sizzle tank top Sat. and worked very little on it on Sunday...was a wee too tipsy to be weilding needles =D
That's really all I got for ya.
Hope you're weekend was just as good.

Knittingly yours

Thursday, June 5, 2008

What I want....

Yesterday, on my way to a friends house, I saw an older couple, walking, arms around eachothers waists, both smiling, the gentleman holding the umbrella above both their heads, so sweet.
I want to have that someday.

Is it Friday yet....

No? Well why the eff not? I am done with dealing with stupid people today.

Thimbles...that's what I really want to talk about... ok, not really, but i do heart me some Eddie Izzard and sometimes a little Eddie goes a long way.

Want to go home and knit more on my sizzle summer tank.

Depending on how far I get on it, I'll post a picture...if I can figure out how to...

And remember my little knits & purls, if you've never seen an elephant ski, than you've never been on acid.

knittingly yours

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


that is my day so far...
was a half hour late to work because of a mystery traffic jam, it's raining out, i'm sleepy & whiney and i just want to go home and hide under the covers.

on the knitting front, i completed the 1.5 inches of seed stitch and about 3 inches of the stockenette stitch, another inch and i get to do something fancy with the back that involve stitch markers.

am almost done with season 5 of 24 and OMG!

am going to go crawl under my desk and chew my hair now.

knittingly yours,

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Swap Prezzies and Lost and Found

I signed up for the My Favorite Things swap on Ravelry. I got my bundle (am trying to bring that word back) from McKate (ravelry ID, as far as I can tell she doesn't have a blog) in the mail over the weekend. Inside were fabulous goodies and treats!
(apologies for the craptastic photo...)
we gots some sock yarn that is destined to be fruit loops (my favorite cereal!!) another yarn that reminds me of the ocean...may make a cowl neck thing-y (yes that is the technical term) or fingerless gloves...or i may just keep it and pet it as it is soft & beautiful to look at and sock elastic, which i never knew existed but have a feeling i will not be able to live without.
treats: kettle corn, which was soooo good, i need to buy more!!) sour patch kids & swedish fishies, hand made soap and candles, the soap is lavender citrus and smells heavenly.
Thank you McKate for your generosity and for making my 1st swap a memorable one.
I have found my knitting mojo and I didn't even know it was lost!!
I started Sizzle Sunday night. I am so excited about this, it was on my lust to knit list for at least a year.
Now only I could buy just the pattern for shopping tunic in Twinkle: Big City knits but sadly you cannot buy the patterns separately. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and buy it as I'm sure I'll find other things in there to knit.