Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Baby Sweater

The Green Blob (sorry about the sideways view)

Pretty Side Seam.  Nice Right?

One Big Hot Mess; aka The Sleeve Seam
I don't know what happened between the side seam and the sleeve,  I think it's because, well, I just don't know.  However I do know of a place where they would know, aka my LYS, and I will be going there today so that my little pooh bear can have his sweater!!

the specs:
Yarn: DiC Smooshy; Good Luck Jade
Needle: Size 8
Pattern: Baby Ribbed Jacket
Going to sew in a snap button and then sew on a dummy button. 

All in all,, it was a lovely knit and super quick & easy. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

52 Dollars; 52 Weeks

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to them!
Christmas was a success! However, my little pooh bears sweater is still blocking and I have to figure out the button situation as well as re-seeming the sleeves. I'll post a picture of it tomorrow. 

Now that Christmas is's time to start thinking 'Resolutions'! 
I've been thinking about them, off and on for the past couple of weeks, and aside from the standards*, I have a new one, to play the lottery.  Now hear me out, yes I know, a fool and his money soon part, but, my plan, to play one, one dollar quick pic a week, probably Wednesday.  You know what they say, you can't win if you don't play.  If I happen to win, I'll save the funds, fun and practical all wrapped up with a little bow. 

*lose weight, save more, exercise...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas is Coming...

the goose is getting fat, please to put a penny in the old mans hat. 

Now, in my head Miss Piggy is singing that, because that is the only version I know.  This doesn't bother me. 

We need to talk.  Seriously.  The Muppet Movie.  SO!GOOD!  Just go.

I hate being done with my Christmas shopping early, because then it leaves lots of time to start doubting what you it enough?...will they like it...?....why do i even bother?

Oh well.  Maybe I just need to watch Miracle on 34th Street (the orginal thankyouverymuch) and It's a Wonderful Life, you know to get some much needed perspective. 

Hopefully by Saturday, I will have a picture of my little pooh bears Christmas sweater.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Subjects of Yarnia

Hazel Knits in Sugar

Hazel Knits in Spice

Malabrigo in Botecelli Red

DiC Smooshy in Black Parade

Fiesta Yarns Baby Boom in Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

Cascade Yarns Superwash 220 in Blue (they don't have cute names for their yarn)

Madelintosh Sock in Colbalt

And there you have it, just a few of the loyal subjects of Yarnia. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Once Upon a Time...

...there was a princess, (I believe I've mentioned her before...) who lived in a castle.  The castle was a modest size, and full of surprises, secret doors and cubbies but what made the castle most special was when the castle felt threatened a moat would appear! 

Our princess, much like Rupunzel, only with not so long hair, and she's allowed to come & go as she pleases, other than that, totally just like Punzey, did most of her living in one room, a room she called Yarnia. 

Yarnia was beautiful, it contained a bed, a closet for her frocks, there was sock yarn stuffed into hidey holes, UFO's cluttering the floor, and a hamper full of yarn waiting to be knit into beautiful garments. 

One day as our princess was returning home from a ball, she noticed these creatures fluttering around the light post.  She wondered what they could be.  It was far too chilly for mosquitos and it was too dark for butterflies.  She crept up closer to the light and the fluttering beings.  When she got close enough to identify them, she was horrified and scared.  It was the greatest threat to Yarnia.  The only threat that can get past the moat. 
Evil Moths of Mothsylvania ----->

Our princess scurried into the castle quickly closing the door behind her, lest one of the evil beasts make it past the threshold of yarnia. 

Little did the princess know, one managed to get in, on the back of coat none the less.  She noticed it when it started fluttering about, heading towards some nummy wool.  Panicing the pricess did the only thing she could, took her coat and smacked that bitch down and flushed it down the royal thrown. 

~ fin

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Over the long weekend I played in yarnia, (aka as my closet) and I started my journey of taking pictures of my yarn and posting them on Ravelry. 
(OMG! Cool Rider!) 
Sadly the pictures are on my home computer, so I'll post here later. 

I started a jacket for my pooh bear, got as far as the beginging of the sleeves (it's all one piece) when I decided it was too small (was going with the 3-6 mos.) tore it out and cast on for a larger 6-9 mos. version.  So far it's just a row of 52 stitches about 1 inch thick in stockingette stitch, so nothing really exciting to photograph.

I think over the course of the upcoming year that I will in fact knit the girls each a blanket.  Log Cabin for one and Mitered Crosses for the other, similar, but different, maybe with a couple of books, like Charlotte's Web.  I remember loving that as a kid. 

Speaking of Christmas, brother, SiL, mother & I decided not to exchange gifts this year as it's usually an argument of 'what do you want for Christmas?'  'I don't know, I don't really need anything.'  'But it's not what you need, it's what you want.'  over and over again starting around the beginning of November, annoying right? Ya.

So we are exchanging stockings instead, we have a $100 dollar limit on it, as small things are just as expensive as big things sometimes, even more so as you need more of them.  I am ok with thinking of things for SiL (Hello Pier One!) it's my brother that is causing me trouble, what fun things can I get for him?  And why is it, you are at a complete loss as to gifts and as soon as you decide not to exchange them you're flooded with a thousand ideas? 

Sorry this is so blah as far as posts go. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Can't Think of Anything Clever.

I took yesterday off, an official, work sanctioned 'mental health day', it was wonderful.   I staying in my pajama's all day, knit a ton Squish, it was only 1 pattern repeat but man alive there are alot of stitches in that 1 repeat.  I've decided to add another repeat before doing the border, it just doesn't seem big enough and I don't hold much faith that blocking will make it that much bigger.  I'm sure the knitting nymphs will be glad to prove me wrong, and it will be more than possible that I did in fact knit a ranch house.   (I would post a picture, but it's still on the needles and looks the same as it did before.)

I'll knit a little more on it this weekend and next weekend, along with some little hearts, my Wild Thing sweater and a little something for the pooh bear. 

I don't know why but Christmas hasn't held the same magic for me as it has in the past.  I'm not sure why that is, but it makes me sad.  Maybe I'll write a letter to Santa.  And buy lots of twinkle lights, because twinkle lights make everything festive and magical. 

Another goal for next year, post more pictures.  :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Send someone to fetch us, we're in Saskatchewan

Why yes, I am listening to 'Movin'' Right Along', wanna make something of it?  Didn't think so. :p

I am snarky today, my head hurts and once again, I have no knitting to report on.
I do however have some vacation days saved up that I plan to take and have my own private knitstock, with bathrooms, and kitties and tv (oh my!).  I want to knit the pooh bear something for Christmas but I am not sure what.  A sweater? A vest? I mean he'll be 2 months old so, toys seem kinda irrelevant, ya know?  Suggestions are welcome.

Christmas is fast approaching, which means so is New Years Eve.  My goal is to finish out this year with no UFO's on the needles or as few as possible, and like everything in knitting, socks don't count.  

New Year's Knitting goals:
~ Knit more than 1 pair of socks
~ Knit something for the girls for Christmas
~ Learn Magic Loop, so many people love it and 100 million Elvis fans can't be wrong.
~ Knit from stash
~ Organize my stash and list on ravelry with pictures

That's all I got right now.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I have done ZERO knitting this past week.  I've brought it out, and there it sits, neglected.  Maybe I will knit tonight. 

Last Saturday my little pooh bear came down for a visit.  We had some cuddle time, some screaming time (him not me, it turns out my little guy is not a fan The Rainbow Connection, sad) and some napping time (again him, not me, although I was used as a pillow).  It was a lovely visit.  Then  came the snow!  And with that, some downed trees and power outages.  I was lucky our power was restored on Halloween, I know some people who are still without power. 

I heard from my ex on Monday, wishing me a Happy Halloween, and I wondered if he still reads my blog.   Probably not, but if you do, Hi Doug!

Now, let's talk movies.  The Rock em Sock em Robot movie...(aka Real Steel, the actual name I think), OMG! SO GOOD! It's like the movies Rocky & Balboa combinded into one Hugh Jackman filled treat of goodness.  I seriously wanted to cheered and clapped by the end. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Halloween is next Monday, and whilst I love Halloween, this year it is making me sad.  I never really had trick or treaters in all my years living on my own, despite that, I always bought candy, just in case, but that isn't why I'm sad.  I'm sad, because I have been missing my ex.  I'm not sure why, maybe because the Patriots have been on Sundays and we use to watch it together or if his friend Mike would come over to watch, I'd go on the computer catch up on some t.v. shows but the game would be background noise.  I miss that. 
I also miss our Halloween.  It was more or less a regular day, dinner, t.v., Edgar full of candy on the coffee table (Edgar is my bear cookie jar that had mini candy in it year round) maybe a horror movie or some video gaming.  Things we did mostly everyday, but this time of year makes me miss it more. 
This Halloween, maybe this year, while watching The Living Dead I'll knit him a heart or 2. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I need to be a waitress

Not really, in all honesty, for the most part people annoy me.  I'm kinda like Shirley McLain in Steel Magnolia's only younger and with better hair, fashion sense & 2 cats instead of a huge dog.  
However, and this is what I don't understand, and yes, I know it's tv and not real life, but apparently, as a waitress you can afford a nice apartment, in a big city, granted they're in a scary neighborhood, but still!  How?  GRRRRR
tiny rant over, thank you for your support.

Last Wednesday I got to spend the entire day with my lovely S.i.L and cute as a button pooh bear.  I, as a first time Auntie, learned how to change my first diaper, with mom's assistance of course, it was poopy & everything.  I was so proud of myself.  When I was done velcroing the diaper, I picked him up and the moment of truth, the diaper stayed on.  That's right folks, I did not have to duct tape the diaper to the baby as I feared I might have had to.
O.K. folks, here's what gets me, they have first time parent classes, sibling classes, hell, Grandparent classes, all to teach you how to care for a baby...Grandparent classes, seriously!?!?  but NO Auntie classes.  GRRRRRRR.  Anywho, there was much baby coo-ing and snuggling and it was fabulous and best of home, I went home smelling with my clothes smelling like the baby.  :)

I have been working a lot lately, so no new knitting going on, just a couple of hearts here and there. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Not Easy Being Green

I worked on Saturday, almost a full day to catch up from the day I took off to meet my little pooh bear.  Since I was at work and kinda crabby, I decided to treat myself to the Muppets Green Album and I've been listening to it ever since.  On repeat.  Seriously.  Sick, I know.  I can't help it, it cheers me up and makes me less stabby.

I am super tired today, which someone told me might be because of too much sleep, which caused me to ask this: Where does too much sleep tiredness end and real tiredness begin? 

I have also been crabby (thank you PMS! you rock my world!) So I am going to stop and take stock of things to be happy about. 
~ My little pooh bear
~ My mum without whom, who knows
~ My friends, esp. Russ who makes me laugh like a loon & Adam, who is always there
~ My sweetie, who even though he likes jar sauce over my homemade sauce, is a pretty cool guy
~ The Kitties, Sirus, Lila, Riley & Bella boo, (the last 2 are not mine) they are nutso and make me laugh and follow me around everywhere and meow at me. (i'm looking at you Riley & Sirus) and like to surpise me with lap visits and boob squishing. 
~ The Job - sometimes refered to as the 4th ring of hell, I'm very gratefull to have a job esp in this economy. 
~ The Muppets because they are cool and muppet-like

I feel a little better. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

In so much love...

me & my pooh bear

Friday, September 23, 2011

15 Years

Today is the 15 year anniversary of my daddy's death. 

It makes me sad in so many ways.  He was not there to walk me down the isle, he'll never meet his grandson, he is not here, yet, he is. 

As my little pooh bears aunt, I fully intend on continuing the insane tradition of using Old Shep as a lullaby, just as my fathers mother did for him when he was a wee laddy.  Ya, I don't know why either, I guess it's just my way of instilling some sort of tradition from our dad.   

So, in honor of my daddy and my soon to be nephew, I give you Old Shep.
I love you daddy.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Potato chips for the soul.

I have so WIP it seems and yet, this week, with the stress of this week, all I want to do is knit hearts.  Small, mindless, instant gratification.  It keeps my mind off all the changes going on. 

I had so much more to say here, and yet, it's gone from my mind. 

I want to crawl back into bed, with a cup of tea, a good movie and my Noro, so I can knit it out. 

Oh! also, I am going to start running, any tips, bring em my way!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What do we have here..

<---- It's the Squish!!

It's actually bigger than that, it's just that, well it's on circular needles and really, how does one flatten that? 

I am about halfway through repeat 2 of 3 before the border/edging thing.  I am debating tossing in another couple of repeats just for shits & giggles.  Also because it's all smooshy and therefore I can't judge the size of it. 

I have had knitting ADD as of late.  I am blaming the full moon, change of season, I don't know, work with me, will ya!!!  Other than this, I got nothing. 

What are you guys knitting/doing? 
Hope ya'll are doing well.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Grant Me Serenity

I am an introvert and astrologically, a cancer.  This makes for a very interesting breed of a pammy.  That being said, there are lots of things are afoot at Chez Si.  Staging, selling, moving and such = a freaked out and anxiety ridden girl.  If anyone has any advice or meds, I'll gladly take it. 

Also, with regards to selling, burying a St. Joseph in your yard to sell your home, say a friend has one, and isn't using it, because, they sold their house, can you use it or do you need fresh St. Joe mojo? 

As we all know, I have been knitting on my Big Squish blanket.  It's simple and mindless, no real counting and the like, it eases my troubled mind.  Problem is, the person I was knitting this for has decided for some reason to stop talking to me.  Part of me thinks they fell off their roof again and died.  Another part thinks they are just being them, antisocial and aloof.  So, my other question to you is this, when I am finally done with Squish, what do I do with it?  Should I just send it to it's intended reciepent and be done with it?  This person is oh so very knitworthy it's painfull, so I know it'll be appreciated, but I don't want to seem like a bunny boiler...what to do?  What to do?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First off, I am cold.

 Having said that, I was trolling around Ravelry and came across this!  Super cute right?!?!  As soon as I finish my little pooh bear's blanket & hat, I am totally casting on for this.  ok! ok! I may cast on sooner than that!! I may try to modify the cuffs a bit to add thumb holes.  I love thumb holes.  OMG! Who knew a sweater could cause such excitement?!?  I probably need to get out more.  I think I'm going to steal a fellow Raveler's idea and get a grey-ish colored eco yarn, so it'll look like it's been played in, although I may go with the brown.  Who knows!!  I haven't been this excited to knit something in a while, sad little pamda bear.   I may or may not knit the crown, I haven't decided that yet, ya, you're right, who am I trying to kid, of course I'm gonna knit the crown!    All this excitement has made very tired. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So much Muppet love.

So, I've been sitting here at work listening to 'Muppets The Green Album' for about a week now, quite happily, with a HUGE smile on my face (my eyes may or may not get a little damp during Rainbow Connection & Our World from Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas). 

I was on such a Muppet kick I searched and found on youtube a version of Bein' Green sung by none other than FRANK SINATRA!!  Holy cow was I excited, I downloaded it to me little ipod and everything. 

I forgot how much I use to like the Muppets. 

There was some knitting too!!  A couple of hearts last night whilst watching the second half of Hell's Kitchen and I a winter hat for my little pooh bear. 

40th Birthday Socks fit the recipient beautifully and were met with much love and thanks, which is what every knitter wants when presenting hand knits.  

Thursday, August 18, 2011

And then there were 2

I finished them last night, they are wrapped and ready to go!!  :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

To my nephew

Dear sweet little Pooh Bear,

In 2 months I get to meet you and I can't wait.  It is impossible to express just how much I love you.  I can't wait to snorgle your tummy, eat your tiny little toes and nibble your little fingers.

I know you won't stay this little for long, I'm not gonna rush it.  I am going to do all I can to be there as much as possible to watch you grow into a lil whirling dervish of a toddler, loopy little kid, surly teenager and handsome young man.

I can only hope to be half the aunt to you that my great aunt was to me. 




To make up for slacking on knitting the hearts, I knit some.  In fact for one weekend that's all I knit!  Then the counting began, in total I have 91 hearts.  Hot damn that's alot.  It has been decided that the hearts are going to be primarly Noro hearts.  I like how they knit up, the subtile color change from the solid color, so pretty. 

I started an owly blanket for my soon to be born nephew (less than 2 months!!!!).  Fingers crossed I can finish it in time for the baby shower on Sunday, did I mention that I just started it yesterday?  Ya.  Luckily it's going to be small, the perfect size for my little pooh bear.  :)  

I know what you're thinking, 'Hey pam, what about the 40th bday socks?'
You want to know about the socks? 
Well, I'll tell ya about the socks....I am at the toe. 
Of the second sock.

OH!   Greatest cover of Rainbow Connection and a bunch of other Muppet songs, included one from Emett Otter's Jugband Christmas!!!!!!  SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Monday, August 8, 2011

I got a crush...

<----   ya, it's on this guy. 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Go see it.  Seriously. 

Friday, August 5, 2011


And I ain't talking about Chandler. 

I may or may not have a tiny girl crush on Joy the Baker and Abra Moore.  I totally want to invite them over for a sleep-over and french braid their hair.  I'd have to learn how to french braid hair first though.  Totally do-able!

Also, I loves me some Bob Goulet.  Oh ya, we're so tight I call him Bob. 

I've been slacking on my hearts.  I don't think I'll be able to knit 1,000 of them this year and I'm ok with that.  I knit them when I need to get out of my dark place, when I need to reflect & meditate, when i need a little peace.  It works, I'm happy. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Whoever said...

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar...

<-------  LIED!! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Damn It!

I can't for the life of me remember if I conditioned my hair and if I did actually condition my hair, did I rinse it out? 

Anywho-how.  How are you? 

I did no knitting last night.  None, zip, nada.  Far too tired.  What the hell!?!?

Monday, July 18, 2011

What's My Name Bitch?!?!

Don't ask. 

Where in the world has pammykins been this past month? 
Loudin for a motorcycle race, a couple of LAN parties - where I sit, knit and socialize, finishing BSG - so sad.  oh, ya, i turned 35, only 1 year left before I move out of the 25-35 box range :(  

Mostly, I've just been lazy about posting, and I apologize for that.
And although I may have been lazy, I have also been knitting.

I have proof and everything. 

These are the 2 blanket squares that I knit up for a fellow Raveler, who recently lost her husband.   A whole bunch of us knit up 2 squares each to make a big ol blanket of love.  (blocking and I are not BFF's)

<---  40th bday socks!  I am at the heel of the second one

I am still chugging away on the stroller/car seat blanket and the big squish is coming along loverly as well, 3 pattern repeats left before I move onto the border.  :D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


May today bring you peace.
May any negativity that's haunting your life vanish.
May you choose to help yourself heal yourself.
May you be true to your heart and your sweet little soul
May you love all.

I totally stole this from Violet of the Quiet Life of Violet.  I want to be her neighbor, i would totally learn how to french braid hair.   Seriously, I find her inspiring. 

I'm going to live by that.  I will be peaceful, try to heal myself of the past year, stop being negative, good things come to those who wait right?,  be good to myself, bc if I'm not good to myself, who will be? 

I need to stop trying to control my life and give God the reigns and a chance. 

I need to realize that I am good enough, deserve to be happy and loved and that someday, I will have the family that I want and most importantly that I am perfect just the way I am.  Because as Baltar states in BSG " "God only loves that which is perfect, and he loves you, because you are perfect"

Monday, June 6, 2011

These foolish things...

I am on a major Sinatra high right now.   These foolish things is playing, not so softly in the background, it's June, it's 80 out and we're wearing sunglasses, hit it.

oh ya!  watched The Walking Dead.  SO GOOD!  Can not wait till it starts up again in October. 

My little bambino stroller blanket is coming along swimmingly, as are my picot socks.  At night I am going to alternate between Doug's socks and the Big Squish blanket, once my second square is done for a lovely Rav girl who recently lost her husband.  (i'll post pictures of the squares)

On a random note....I need to dye my hair, what color...auburn or a lovely brown?  decisions decisions. 

I had a point to this blog post and I've lost it. 
Sorry about that.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

oh ya

Avacados dipped in bbq sauce....SO good

Monday, May 23, 2011

so ya...

Picot edge socks are still socks.  I was 4 or so rows from the starting the toe decrease and not just finishing the heel as I had orginally thought.  So, I said screw it and opted to continue on to the toe.  I tried it on and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was.  Apparently I cannot trust my memory. 

Started a baby blanket, on the idea of the log cabin only different.  I have 2 squares done, I'll post em on Friday.  I may have 3 by then!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I hate it when...

..the voices in my head stop talking to each other.

So, the picot edge socks are going to turn into gloves, as they are a smidge too tight and i don't have the heart to rip em and reknit em. 

The big squish blanket is coming along loverly.  I did tell you about that right? No?!? well, i am knitting ex's garter stitch blanket out of fisherman yarn for s&g's.   And now you know and knowing is half the battle.  GI JOE!  (I need more yarn for my log cabin blanket)

I have decided to knit my future nipote a cute little sweater with the dream in color that i have and will find some other more washable/baby friendly yarn to knit a blanket with.

I knit a whole mess of hearts this past week, i think i'm up to 74 or something like that.   yay me!

Oh! and i'm about to embark on season 4 of BSG!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cutting Ties

Not an original title, but fitting. 
Sticking with my New Years resolutions, I am putting myself first and I am officially cutting ties with the girls.  This is sad in a sense as I've known them my entire life it seems.  Saturday, I was suppose to have a nice brunch with the girls, and well, you know, the best laid plans of mice & men...
It was painfully obvious that our friendship has run it's course.  Like ripping off a band-aid, it hurts at first but then the pain subsides and like with any break-up, you focus on the good times, quietly ignoring the bad, and you think, maybe, just maybe you made a mistake, but when push comes to shove, you know it's the right thing. 
c'est la vie

I'm almost done with my first picot sock.  I love it!!! BMFA Puck's Mischief is such a great colorway, the only pooling I have so far is at the gusset (i think) otherwise it's lovely and stripey. 

I have 3 skeins of Noro in my stash & 8 skeins of Casscade Eco wool in a lovely cream color.  I have 1 of 2 options, being that I really would like to make the girls each a blanket for Christmas, (and the one I want to make frankly I can't afford to), I have been noticing the mitered crosses here there and everywhere.  It won't take that much Noro for the crosses and I can use the Eco for the border.  Maybe? 

Plus that means I'll have an excuse to get new yarn for my Francis Revisited.  Win-win I'd say. 

Whatcha think? 

Monday, April 25, 2011


The reality of the fact that I will not be able to knit 2 twin size blankets for the girls by Christmas has set in.  I then remembered that I have a recipe for some felted Christmas stockings, so me thinks, that instead of 2 blankets, I shall knit the family new Christmas stockings instead.  Maybe embelish them a little to make them unique to each person.  Who knows, this may be another flight of fancy in my twisted head.  Only time shall tell. 

I am loving my picot edge socks, I am at the heel portion now :)  
My goal is to have these done by the end of April so that I may start my Francis revisited sweater in May.  

Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Finally completed the Stornoway sock.  It fits loverly and the toe is in the correct place!  All in all it took me about 2 days to finish. 

Watched the entire/only season of Lights Out.  Excellent show and I wish it got renewed for a second season.  I can't help but wonder if it got renewed for another season if the ending would have been different. 

I have been M.I.A. as of late.  More on the whys later....there are pictures and everything!!!

I have about 2 inches left on my picot edge sock before I start the heel.  I'm somewhat amazed how much mindless plain ol stockinette stitch I can get done while watching Celebrity Apprentice.  (love you Gary Busey)

Knit about 6 hearts this weekend, listened to alot of Dean and snuggled some kitties.  All in all a good time! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

If I Ever Leave this World Alive...

I had a dream about zombies last night. Which normally would be ok, however, I remember thinking, 'why am I dreaming about zombies?', weird.

Have not looked at my bambino baby blanket. No idea why. I just have an urge to knit plain socks and finish my 2 long standing works in progress. WTF is wrong with me? Seriously.

Luckily the 2 works in progress are *this* close to being finished, so that's promising, I think. I think my brain is asleep.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Angry Kitten Attack!!!

That's me, an angry kitten! You know what I did? Do ya? Wanna take a guess? Come on, you know you do, all the cool kids are doing it!! Stumped?!?

 Ok, well then, I'll tell ya. I effed up on my Stornaway sock. Oh ya! I have the pattern going up the same side. Basically, I made 2 left feet. Top that off with the fact that I started the stupid sock with the toe in the middle.

What? Don't believe me? 
<------   see. 

Can we say 'take 3'? I can. Third times a charm right? GRRRRR! SO MAD! Although, upon looking at it, it may not be as bad as I think, it looks like I had it going the right way, but somehow effed up on the heel portion which in turn screwed up the rest of the sock. That makes me feel a little bit better, not by much though, I'm still an idiot.

Breakfast as of late has been nummy in my tummy smoothies. So good!!! I am also, on the fold over portion of my puck's picot socks. Yay. I didn't get as far as I would have liked on them, but thems the breaks ya dig homeslice? what's wrong with this picture? that best be the last time ya'll doubt me is all I'm saying! ok, I have this all nice and pretty and spaced nicely. Then I hit publish. And everything smooshes together, makes me mad.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Puck's Picot

So, I finally cast on for my picot edge socks using my socks that rock Pucks Mischief, recipe courtesy of Carole at Carole Knits. I hink I'm going to do an eye of partridge heel, because well, I like them. Still working on the baby blanket...ok, not really...I've worked on exactly 2 rows past the border. I have no idea what else to say. Life has been good. I'm still chugging away on my little hearts, in fact I am knitting a purple one at the moment. I am debating if I want to felt them or not. The drama llama's were running rampant at work last week. Keep in mind, I'm from the 'ville, I'm nosey, I like to know what's going on, but to be honest, as much as I like it, I hate it, it's like H.S. all over again. Hopefully, the llama's will stay in the zoo where they belong. Also, if you're a fan of cooking and have the cooking channel, watch Extra Virgin. It's awesome!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Learn Something New

I learned recently that Istanbul (Not Constantinople) was orginally by the 4 lads and not they might be giants as I had orginally thought.

I finished up my pink cotton candy peace fleece yarn and have moved on to little purple hearts. Man is that yarn soft! I love it!! I may have to make a sweater from it.

Although lately I've been wanted to make a pair of plain, picot edged socks for myself. I may have to cast on for that tonight.

Orange tic tacs. I had a dream about them. Really big ones too. I wonder what that means? Do I want to know?

In other news, I have a cold. Poor me. :(

Friday, February 25, 2011

To Do Is To Be - Nietzsche

That really has nothing to do with anything, was just at a loss for a title.

you ever notice how some words even when spelt correctly still look wrong? Like 'receipt' and 'weird'.

Started the baby blanket. No pictures yet as I just cast on, kind of, don't ask, it's safer that way.

I knit a couple of hearts last night. 3 to be exact, 1 out of the remainder of my noro, 2 our of pink peace fleece. The peace fleece remindes me of cotton candy.

The night I was stressing about all week turned out to be quite pleasant. That was a nice surprise.

I am quite tired today.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meet Monty

This is Monty the Monster. Isn't he cute.
He is for a fellow Rav'r, so soon he will be going to his new home. So easy, so cute, guess what's going to be peaking out of everyone's Christmas stockings this year...yes even one for the wee little lad or lass.

I am going to start the baby blanket this weekend. I have some DiC that I was going to use for a scarf. It's a beautiful green-ish color called Lucky Jade or something like that. I will post pictures as the blanket progresses.

Still finishing up my Stornaway sock. Will hopefully have that done by Saturday. I also finished my first BSG sock. Yay!!

I got nothing else.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wee Knits

I am going to be an Auntie!

I'm super excited for my brother, sister-in-law and family. I'm also excited about the wee little knits I get to create. (come on, you totally had to know that was coming!) I've already had a request for a blanket. :)

Now, I would like to make something for my 2 inherited nieces, so they don't feel left out and so that they too have something from me. I was thinking a blanket of some sort, maybe a 10 stitch blanket (google it to see the picture as I can only find the pattern on Ravelry). Thoughts?

The dinner with the girls was rescheduled, so I have another fun filled week of, 'do I really want to go?' 'I don't want to go' 'I really should go' & 'This is gonna suck, I hope there's alcohol there'. ya I know...

Loving Cee Lo Green, loving It's Ok.

I got nothing else.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paying Attention

Every Monday's I get a fortune delivered in my email, this weeks gem "The smart thing to do is to begin trusting your intuitions".

I have an opportunity to go to dinner with the girls. I had to distance myself from them last year and with the exception of the odd facebook comment, I haven't spoken to them in almost a year.

Do I heed the fortunte and trust my intuition and not go, or do I go and have an exit plan?

Monday, February 7, 2011


I stuffed my hearts this weekend, well 37 of them, 12 of them are already seamed up. I will take a picture of them soon, I promise. Oh! I made a Minion.

<--- This is my Peace Fleece sampler that I ordered the other day. I figure I can get 2-3 hearts out of each little 1/2oz skein. The colors are gorgeous! So bright & colorful, like a little yarny box of crayons.
It's February, I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to knitting this month. I know I'm suppose to be working on a scarf, but I am just so unmotivated to knit a scarf no matter how pretty the pattern and how soft and squishy the yarn. I am going to finish my sock (ya still haven't finished that, don't judge), knit up some hearts, maybe start the scarf.
I am madly in love with Candlebox right now.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rule Number # 32: Enjoy the little things.

Snow! I genuinly love snow and eventhough the snow displeases everyone around me, it pleases me.
(And to answer your next question, no, I do not ski. I have a hard enough time walking without banging into things, do ya'll really think that strapping skis to my feet and having me go down a hill really fast is something I should do? ya, I didn't think so either) and what goes better with snow than hot cocoa? (note the happy snowman cutout on my desk. his name is burl)

New necklace.

"Not all who wander are lost". My new mantra. I often feel lost. Wandering around in my own life, without purpose or direction. So although I wander about, in truth, I am neither lost nor without direction for to wander is my direction.

New yarn

Madelinetosh sock yarn in Colbalt. Ya, I know it kinda looks green, but trust me in person, the prettiest Paul Newman would be jealous of this blue, ya dig?


It's snowing. Again. 38 inches of snow so far and counting baby!

LA Song is stuck in my head. Mostly because I want to run away so very badly. Someday.

No knitting yesterday. Boo Pammy right?!?

Have also decided to frog Gridiron, as much as it breaks my heart to do so.

And it's February, new month, new project. I have decided that I am going to knit the strangling vines scarf in yummy red malabrigo. It's soft and squishy and comforting and that's something I need right now, comfort.

Still have to finish my second Stornoway sock, I messed up on the short row heel, but I want nothing but positive energy and love going in it, so, it's on hold for the moment, same with the hearts.

New Moon has been playing constantly on some movie channel, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I watch it every blessed time it's on.

Monday, January 31, 2011


I have them. Wanna know how I know? People keep telling me!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I don't know, really they are just cute.
<--- See. Cute. Go ahead, disagree with me. I dare ya! that's Emmet & Purl Otter

Anywho, I have a question for ya'll...February is the month of L.O.V.E. and what better way to celebrate than with knit hearts! So I think that, for February ya'll should knit some YheartsY and put them in a pretty jar like over at a Friend to Knit With (a blog I stalk). And like she says (and I concur) it's a great way to use up leftover yarn bits.

Nat King Cole is playing in the background and what with all this talk about YheartsY and love, I'm swooning I tell ya! Swoon-ning!

I want to cast on for something, I'm thinking my Francis Revisited sweater. I know, I'm suppose to be knitting a scarf for February, but I'm just not feeling it. I don't need another scarf, i barely wear the scarf I have. Plus, I want to knit something BIG! Maybe I'll switch out my scarf for the sweater, I mean the goal to 12 in 2011 is to have 12 completed items in the year 2011 right?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Am I... Sorry, I adore that song and am listening to it as I type this.
What the world needs now, is a new Frank Sinatra, so I can get you in bed. Gotta love Cracker!
Wow! Thanks for listening to Radio A.D.D. all your favorites, all the time. jeeze! Moving right along... (come on, did you not see that coming? really?)

It smells like cinnamon in here. Does that mean I'm going to die? You know, like when you smell burnt toast or some wacky like that. Don't ask, ok, just don't. :p

Thimbles, that what I really want to talk about, not really. Stornoway socks, however, a completely different story! Dumb dumb that I can be, totally decided not to actually read the instructions from the heel on, so I totally didn't do the increases that I was suppose to do. Which would explain why the sock was tighterish than the first one, so I decided to frog it and start it over.

Still chugging away on the log cabin blanket. Almost done with the second side. Me thinks I may end up needing more yarn for the remaining 2 sides. So be it!

Is it naptime yet?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Like a Lost Angel

I was listening to Candy by my man Marty, the lyric, "Like a lost angel not longed for this world" struck a chord with me.

More often than not I feel lost in my own life. It seems like everyone else knows what they want, how to get it and how to keep it. Everyone else has a plan, and then there's me.

A friend told me once 'Problems are impossible to solve if you just focus on the problem. Solutions are possible if you accept they can be done and you are capable of doing it. ' (betcha didn't know I was friends with Tony Robbins*)

I try to live by that theory. Sometimes it's a struggle, you feel so weighed down by whatever the problem is, no matter how large or small, you think that you'll never be able to get up, but you do, and your stronger because of it, eventually.

*I'm not really friends with Tony Robbins, but seriously, how cool would it be if I was?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

For the Record

I did not start the second Stornoway sock over.

I finished it.

purty huh?

Happy Blizzard of 2011


And in honor of the snow, a little song.

I have been blessed with a snow day today. My intentions are to stay in bed, knit, watch season 5 of Dexter, drink tea and relax. I may go out every so often to catch a snowflake or 2 on my tongue and de-snow my car.

I am starting my Stornoway sock over, I think I added an extra cable repeat on the foot and for some reson, it's really bugging me.

This post is boring, I apologize for that.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Story

Once upon a time there was a princess. She was unlike any other princess, this princess knit, and she knit everywhere around her kingdom. While the court jesters performed various things, comedies, tragedies & nonsense. Others thought the princess was odd for her knitting, feeling it was something that only old women did, but our princess dismissed these thoughts as foolish and laughed at these poor misguided fools.
The princess knit all sorts of things, a sweater, a few hats, a blanket and socks. Oh did our princess love to knit socks! She had a favorite pair that she wore whenever her royal tootsies got a chill.
One chilly, snowy day, our princess pulled out her favorite linen heeled socks, to put onto her royal tooties, when what did she discover? A HOLE! Yes, you read that correctly a hole at the bottom of the heel of her sock. The princess took a closer look, apparently our princess dropped a stitch.
So now our princess, has to learn how to darn a sock.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm still knitting on my little hearts. I have about 36 hearts knit up, I'll have an offical count later this week. 12 out of the 36 are made with leftover sock yarn, unstuffed but sewn up, any non felted hearts from here on out will be stuffed with cotton balls to make them all purdy and fluffy.
The remaining 24 hearts are knit up from the noro leftover from my log cabin blanket, which I plan on stuffing and felting.

Each of my little hearts take me about 30 minutes each to complete, and I can usually get 2 out of the leftover Noro which is nice.

I'm excited and nervous about the Noro ones as I've never felted before. I'm usualy Silk Garden so I know it won't felt felt, but from what I've read, the stitches should fill out, I'll post pictures when the ones I have are felted. I have a lonely skein of Keyron in a pinky color, I think I may have to make some hearts out of it.

Friday, January 7, 2011


I've been seeing alot of patterns on Ravelry for crocheted blanket and I LOVE THEM! So I was thinking, I may learn how to crochet. Ya, I know, believe me I know. I'm insane.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I am not good with it. I pay my bills, for the most part on time. I'm trying, but it's hard. I have a budget recipe, I just don't understand it, I know what bills I have to pay and how much they are, so what's the point of a budget? I know, I have to put on my big girl pants and suck it up. I wish I could designate when my bills were due, the fact that they are all due at the same time, kills me.

If anyone has any advice on how to not be a financal f**k up, I'm listening.

Thanks!! =)

Monday, January 3, 2011


I knit a short row... and I liked it. Well, I liked it once I learned how to execute it correctly (thanks youtube! you rock!!).

I have bangs, they are past the longish sexy stage and at the long annoying stage. This makes me sad, I do not feel I had enough time with the longish sexy bangs.

I am on the lookout for twinkle lights. Not just any twinkle lights the kind that hang like icicles (wow, that word just doesn't look like it's spelt right...but spellcheck says it is so we'll go with that). Where's a Harry's House of Twinkle Lights when you need it?

I have a new ipod, which I love, it's a touch, named Chester. I have the most bizarre playlist. Seriously weird. I'm kinda concerned.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

12 in 2011

So, I joined a little group on Ravelry, 12 projects in 1 year with lists and everything!!

Here's my list:

(edited January 1/11/11)
January: Finishing up UFO's: second stornoway sock, casting off my BSG sock, finishing gridiron...

February: Strangling Vine Lace Scarf, Mmmmalabrigo Sock Yarn, Brick Red

March: Camden, Knit Picks Andean Treasure, Lagoon; Some mods: Short sleeve & no baubles

April: Bella's Mittens in Cascade Superwash Chunky, Blue

May: Saroyan, DiC Classy, Green

June: Sizzle in Knit Picks Merino, Hollyberry

July: Charybdis, BMFA Socks that Rock, Pucks Mischief

August: Cambridge Socks in Araucania Ranco Multi, Green

September: Francis Revisited, Cascade Ecological Wool, Cream

Sock-tober: No Purl Monkeys, Knit Picks Gloss, Pumpkin

November: Marta, Yarn unkown...

December: Sockhead Hat, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Sugar

Happy New Year!

It is offically 2011. A fresh start for a new year. My room is clean, my knitting organized, ok, just a couple of things but the closet is alot neater than it was so that's a win in my book.

I finished one of my stornoways sock. Ooooh, purdy.
I am at the ribbing stage of my BSG sock.
Also, I knit a heart before falling asleep last night, in Noro no less. It's pretty and pink. Granted I still have to weave in the ends, but I'm planning to stuff it, so, I can't weave till it's stuffed, so there :p

Meet my original monkey George. Now I've had George for years!! My big squishy. Here he is modeling my button hat. I got 2 little faux diamond flower buttons as I couldn't find my big button I got originally for the hat. I kinda like the flower buttons better anyway. (I'll try to get a close up of them)

Resolutions, everyone has them, here are mine:
  • Be a better blogger: that means post more of projects here, including pictures
  • Update my Ravelry project page: hey, I'm uploading pictures to here anyway, what's putting them somewhere else.
  • Knit 1,000 hearts: if a wish can be granted by 1,000 folded paper cranes, why not 1,000 knitted hearts?
  • Be a better person: I suck, I know this, let me 'splain. I'm a moody bitch, who on a bad day has the patience of a rabid pitbull. On a good day, I'm funny, pleasant, happy-go-lucky. My goal, have more good days and have less life rage.
  • Live my life for myself: Granted, you do have to take other people into consideration, and I understand that. But when you start to ignore what you want in favor of what others want then I think it's a problem. Yes I know, it's a smidge selfish and that's ok, it's allowed, like everything in moderation.
  • Get in touch with my inner Holly Go-Lightly: have the confidence I had when I was HS. The crazy one who took a belly dancing class on a whim, who maybe wasn't so crazy.
  • Not believe the hype and just be myself: I'm done caring what other people think of me (see above) If you like me, you like me, if not, your loss. I'm fabulous, I know it. :p
  • Knit more: I know right. I have my 12in2011 projects (will post those later) all set up, written down with the yarn I'll be using for each project. Using up stash yarn - yay me!
  • Swear less: I have the mouth of sailor on leave (no idea where that turn of phrase came from but I digress) now, this doesn't mean that if I stub my toe, I'm not going to drop the F-bomb, studies show that swearing helps the pain go away faster, I'm sure I read that somewhere....
  • The standards: Eat better, more fruits, veggies etc, drink more water, exercise etc.
  • Let go of my anger: Learn to forgive.
  • Have faith: In myself and in others. The older you get, the harder it seems to be to see the good in people and yourself.
  • More whimsy: twinkle lights, fairies, swinging on swings, catching snowflakes on my tongue, skipping down the street, running around barefoot in the grass. More silly, more fun.

That's all I got, all do-able I think. What are yours?