Sunday, November 28, 2010

32 Days

Those that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

I got that fortune in a cookie earlier this year. I know this, because I kept that fortune, as a reminder that better days are coming.

Martin Sexton sings about it. George Michael sings about it, as does Billy Joel.

Faith is something we all need, but seldom have. Faith in others, faith in ourselves, faith in something higher and better. Maybe we've been let down, disapointed or felt lost and hopeless.

My Uncle Gene always use to say keep the faith, at the end of a visit. Something I never really understood as a child or now to be honest. Maybe one day I will.

Heart count: 10

Saturday, November 27, 2010

35 Days

2010 was just a shit storm of bad luck, bad choices and bad times. I'm trying to move past all of that and am hopeful that even though 2010 started off bad, that it will end on a positive note which will overflow into 2011. Like allot of people these days, I could really use a win and since my angels gone to Vegas, it's up to me to make it happen.
If I let go of the past and focus on the future, maybe my future will be brighter. If I open myself up to new opportunity, to new people, to new things and new adventures maybe I'll have less regrets. If I open my heart maybe I'll find love.
I have 6 out of my 1000 hearts knit up, soon it will be 7. i'm not stuffing them so they just lay flat. I was toying with the idea of stringing them together when alls said and done.

Friday, November 26, 2010

36 Days

Being that there are only 36 days left to the year (for some reason I almost typed alphabet...s'up with that?) I vow to write a post every day till the end of the year in the hopes of being a better blogger. It may or may not have to do with actual knitting, but it'll be something, even if it's just a hey, what's up!

I knit another little heart last night. They are so cute and little and quick and addictive, I just can't help myself! I'm working on my 3rd one now actually. It's has a stripe!!!

I deleted In Search of Holly. I just felt like I was repackagingwhat I was saying here, there. So I moved Holly to here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

1000 Hearts

Ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from an illness or injury.

If 1000 oragami cranes can do that, I wonder what 1000 knit hearts could do. I think you know where this is going, but in case you don't, here you go, I am going to knit 1000 hearts and maybe my wish will be granted.

So I hope you'll join me on my 1000 heart quest for love and happiness.

Wish me luck!!

edit: 9;43 pm

heart # 1 (sorry for the sad picture, took it with my phone)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day we give thanks, here is what I am thankful for.

family, as much as they dive me to drink, i love them
kitties, who keep me laughing
knitting, it keeps me sane, introduced me to my pal Adam.
i am thankful that there are only 38 days left to 2010.

Tea for Two

and two for tea. Sorry, am done now. This post was inspired by the Yarn Harlots post on Tea Time.

I love drinking tea, especially in the winter when my feet are chilled or it's grey and rainy out. I am very specific about my tea, and get made fun of often for my particulars.

1. tea water has to be boiled, in a kettle, preferably on a stove, although i have used an electric kettle and a microwave when i was really desperate.

2. i like my black tea (ie Lipton, Salada etc) with a drop of milk (cream is unacceptable in tea) and a sweet & low. I drink tea like a Brit, or so one told me. Lady Earl Grey is my absolute favorite tea, and that just gets a sweet & low.

3. when home, I drink my tea from my winnie the pooh mug and if I'm really lucky, there are cookies in the house, Mary Martins winter gingersnaps... SO GOOD!

and that is how I do tea, what about you?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So Eclipse is coming out on DVD Dec. 4th. I already have plans with my friend for a Twilight movie day. I'm bringing a sock with me, easy peasy knitting right? OH YA! figure if between now and then I finish Doug's Gridiron sock, I can start the second one and hopefully have that done and overwith by the end of the year.

I still have some work to do on my brother's cobblestone, which I'll be doing tonight.

My goal, albeit a lofty one, is to finish Doug's socks and my log cabin blanket by the end of the year and start 2011 with clean needles. 39 days. not that I'm counting or anything.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


i am grumpy today.  grumpy because i miss doug.  grumpy i cannot have the one my heart desires.  maybe it's too much frank. maybe it's not enough dean.  maybe it's not enough solitude.  i am a walking contraditcion, an introvert and an extrovert, calm and anxious, loud and quiet.  no wonder i'm confused. 


I started to finish up the Log Cabin Blanket I started for Doug when I first moved in. I'm not sure what to do with it when it's done. I may keep it, I may gift it to someone for whom it was not intended.

Doug's Gridiron socks have been sitting on the needles untouched for months, the Satuday while watching the Hustler, I it up and started working on them. I do intend on giving them to him when they are finished. He picked out the pattern and the yarn and they are very much his.

I still haven't done anything with Todd's Cobblestone. Rather than plug away, find out that I 'effed up royaly I plan on stopping by the yarn store on Sunday to make sure I'm attaching the sleeves correctly, again, I'm sure it's just me, but something doesn't seem right.

Next up, when that's done is Francis Revisited for myself, it's a beautiful sweater and I have the yarn so, why not ya know!

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Oh My

I am seaming up the last part of my log cabin blanket. After that all that's left is the border.
Thank god for the 3 needle bind off! I would go absolutely bonkers if I had to kitchener stitch that bad boy. (pictures will be posted when it's complete).

Still at the sleeve portion of the Cobblestone, somehow the instructions just don't seem right.
I think it's just me though