Thursday, January 28, 2010

Purple Rain

Martin does a cover of Purple Rain, that makes me all teary eyed.

Knit a little on the heel of my pretty in pink (and purple) sock. Sadly I got too sucked into Saw VI and was unable to continue knitting for fear of breaking my tooth pick like sticks.

Saturday I have a hair appointment, I got gray's, they're multiplying! Get it, from Grease... WORK WITH ME PEOPLE! anywho, am going to get the yarn for my fisherman's hat and hopefully start that at some point.

Sunday, I have a date with the fisherman, he is traveling my way to fetch me and take me out, show me a good strange being woo'd like this, definatly something I am not use to as the last person to treat me like this was my ex hubby, go figure. That's actually a lie, the boy was very attentive, again something I'm not use to, still don't know why I'm running from him, I guess Lance Armstrong was right.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He says...

Son can you play me a memory, I'm not really sure how it goes, but it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete, when I wore a younger mans clothes.

Hands down the greatest lyric ever written.

Monday, January 25, 2010


My fisherman & I had a bit of a miscommunication on Thursday, but we spoke Friday and are hunky dory again. We have learned that communication is key to a good relationship and that sarcasm doesn't translate well via the internets.

Tonight I start my 20 hour 24 sweater for the KAL. Have to wind a ball or 2 of yarn and get the pattern, that would help.

Am at the heel of my pair of pink socks, just a 2x2 rib with a eye of partridge heel. Nothing exciting. Will go to storage to night to get the yarn for my fisherman's hat. Hopefully he won't think it's too dorky and hopefully it'll fit, he really does have a large head.

Ok, I really got nothing else.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Hate Myself for Loving You

Murphy's law is Hi-Sterical!

Listening to massive amounts of Tom Waits, which is not a good thing. I know this, and yet, I'll still listen to it.

Almost done with my hat, need to find a cool button, as I am not sure my Lenore pin will cut it, as it's small. I may go to Harrison's and inquire about a larger Lenore button perhaps, if not a cool button will work. Once that's complete, I'll start on my Fisherman's hat, although I'm not sure why, I doubt he'll ever get it, as we're no longer seeing each other, however, for some unknown reason, I feel I should knit it. Don't ask, I don't know.

I got the yarn for my 20 Hour 24 sweater for the Jack Bauer KAL on Ravelry. Can't wait to start that on Monday. And I even got the yarn for the Ravelmpics (Hemlock ring blanket). Yay me!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I don't know

That has been the phrase of my week. I don't know, because, my brain is fried.
I'm tired and pissy, such a combo!

I still don't know about undoing all the squares in the log cabin blanket or if i should just undo the seaming that I've done so far and redo it, and redo it neater and more even. I have a feeling that's what I'll end up doing. I realized after my last post that I already weaved in the ends of the squares.

So, I have decided to knit a hat for Sean's big ol head. I'm not sure if he'll wear it, and oddly I'm ok with that. I think that's a good starter, hi, I'm a knitter, I will lavish you with handknits. Plus he's a fisherman and goes out in all sorts of kooky weather, it'll keep his head warm and hopefully keep him safe as well. That will be my random hat project after I finish my button hat.

For the 24 KAL have decided to really challenge myself by knitting up on my brothers cobblestone sweater. I've already lost 4 hours. That means 20 hours to knit a sweater, wish me luck!

In other news, my skin has been SO dry lately it's starting to annoy me. And before you ask, I moisturize, like a friggin crack addict I moisturize. I don't know what to do...suggestions? Maybe I'll try a mask...or a facial...ooh, that just sounds dirty.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Who's Jack Bauer...

Jack's back baby!
I signed up for the 24 KAL. You can only work on your project during 24, and basically it's to see what you can knit in a 24 hour period. I was going to work on a hat andI probably will stick with it, but part of me totally wants to frog my log cabin blanket that I started for my ex a while back for many reasons, 1. he's my ex and is not getting the blanket. 2. I like the kitchener stitch as much as the next person, but to do it over 100+ stitches, uh, no. 3. kinda want to make a mitered square blanket for my fly fisherman. don't ask, I don't know.

I have also started on a new pair of socks for me! they will be pink and girlie. :p and I need something to knit whilst I watch tv other than 24 before the Ravelympics start.

I also have the desire to bake banana bread. I'm strange.

Monday, January 11, 2010

As if...

Sara Evans has a song As if, and I think that I'm going to try to live that way, sounds like a good way to live.
So far, 2010 is off on a good start. My ex FiL Frank, is on the road to recovery from cancer treatment and surgery and a little more treatment. Things seem to be going well with the Fly Fisherman and hopefully that will continue. I'm starting to get back on track financially, which is nice and something i never thought would happen.

I finished my sock with the linen stitch heel and have started a second toe up sock.
Ravelympics start in a month!!! WOOO!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Louie, this is the beginning of a beautiful....

My fly fisherman was ill, however, with some TLC and some homemade chicken noodle soup, he is well on the road to recovery. Sadly, that put a kabosh on our going out on a date-date, so instead hung back at his house, watched a bad movie or 2, made a fire in the fireplace and just relaxed, laughed and enjoyed each others company.

I also knit a little more on my sock and with any luck it will be done tomorrow. Not sure what kind of project I'll start after that, maybe another pair of plain jane socks.

Friday, January 8, 2010


My date with the fly fisherman tomorrow may be canceled because he is feeling ill. Now being me, my first instict is to assume he is politely blowing me off, then I feel bad as he's done nothing to give me the impression that he would do such a thing and I realize that all that thinking is, is nothing but my own insecurity. My second thought was "that's what you get for looking forward to something", but in reality more likely than not, he is ill, it is afterall the winter. I am still a smidge hopeful that he'll be better after resting up today or that he'll take me up on my offer to make him soup and care for him.
I'm trying to be hopeful with this one. My fingers (and toes) are crossed that it works out and becomes something real and dare I say, permanent. I am hopeful that he will accept what I have to offer and not take advantage or take it for granted. He says the things I need and have waited to hear, and he says then often, sometimes jokingly, sometimes very seriously. I am aware of how happy I, we, could be, and how lucky I would be to have his love and his heart.
I am also aware that he is a fisherman, which means that there is something he will always love more than me, and that is the sea. I am strangely ok with that, as long as, at the end of the day, he comes home to me.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I spoke to my fly fisherman the other day and i am happy to report that i did not scare him off after our in initial date, he was busy with work on Nantucket, which is why i hadn't heard from him. :)

I am driving down to his neck of the woods on Sat. and i am very much looking forward to this adventure. I realized today that i have a strong urge to feed him, an urge i do not have for the boy, sadly. i know can't see the future, we've already had that conversation, but i have hope that whatever we become, my fly fisherman and i, will be great, and the biggest obstacle being distance. ::fingers crossed::

haven't don't much knitting the past 2 days, something intend to rectify tomorrow night.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Normally this post would be full of resolutions which would never be kept and quite frankly they would have been forgotten 10 seconds after i wrote them. This year, however i have one simple goal, simple in theory only but i think something that is both doable and neccessary, i'm going to be happy.

on the knitting front, i knit the boy a hat for christmas, which impresses him to no end, that i created something in less than day that is usuable with sticks and malabrigo string.

i also have 1 & 3/4 of a pair of socks made with yummy yarn that is 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere for ME!

I signed up for Ravelympics on Ravelry, Team Cooper Boom! i don't know what catagory i'll register under but i'd like to see about making a Hemlock Ring Blanket out of some stash yarn i have. After that, i will work on my UFO's, a cobblestone sweater for Todd for christmas (figure if i start now, it'll be done in time) and lots of socks from my own personal sock club, which i have to organize, after the ravelympics and i figure i'll start that in March.