Thursday, November 29, 2012


Here's the scarf, all rolled up so you can see the texture (and the mistake, which is glaring at me) and the start of Knotty hat. The hat I am using some mystery yarn for and I forgot how much cables eat up yarn, so I'm praying I have enough to finish it with. So if you could please throw a couple of good thoughts up the the Knitting Goddess that I will be able to finish the hat, I would appreciate it. :)

yummy alpaca scarf
cabley hat

Monday, November 26, 2012


So, I finished my driving gloves and I've used them, they keep my hands toasty on the oh so cold steering wheel and I can still adjust the volume on the ipod. :)

I also gifted G his birthday/Christmas scarf from 2 years ago.  It was laziness on my part. 

I am almost down with the Infinity Cowl, which I will gift to my mom as she said she liked the color and would like one.  Hopefully, I'll have that finished tonight so I'll be able to concentrate on Franks sweater and the Squish. 

OMG! The squish, I have to tink back an entire repeat, so I can do the fancy make a hole in the middle thing which I forgot about.  PAMDA SMASH!

In other news, I've gone through 3 seasons of 30 Rock, thanks to Netflix, this past weekend.  That can't be healthy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Annie Oakley I am not.

I went to the gun range on Sunday.  It was totally my idea too.  I shot a nice little 9mm and 1 round off a large shot gun type weapon.  I am embarrassed to say that when the shotgun went off, I screamed like, well, a girl. 
Look how well I did shooting though! (sorry the photos are blurry and not not of knitting)
see that hole in the middle, all me!

i aim to the left, no idea why.  small cluster up top, not me.


Still working on the cowl, my mother has shown interest in it, so I will gift it to her, and I just finished the ribbing on the Knotty hat. :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

The most underrated snack cake in the world

Hostess needs a Christmas miracle.  They will be closing their factories and doors soon.  That means no more Sno Balls.  Yes, ladies and gentleman, my favorite hostess product is the sno ball.  You can keep your twinkies, cupcakes and apple pies, actually, the apple pies are pretty stellar but I'll always have a soft spot for the lovely chocolate cake with marshmellow and pink coconut covering.

And now onto the knitting portion of the program.

I am still chugging away on my cowl, as I haven't really knit on it.  A dear friend of mine was going thru something and I had sympathy stress (It has since resolved itself.) and when I am stressed I don't knit.  Only a couple of more rows of the 3x2 ribbing, then the fun begins! 4 rows of knit, 4 rows of purl...weeeeee. 

I've cast on for the Knotty but Nice hat for my friend Dale, in Cascade sport superwash, navy blue color.  I had orginally bought the yard to make something for my little monkey butt, but I only got 3 skeins, not enough.  This is why yarn shopping without a plan is a bad thing, learn from my error people, always shop with a plan, if not you'll have odd about skeins that you stare at and go, WTF am I going to do with this amount? When the pattern calls for this amount? GRRRR

If your feet are your dogs, (my dogs are barking) what are your knees? are they also dogs, cause if so, my knee dogs are BARKING!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

a tribute to my guardian angel

I've had many people come into my life at a time when I desperately needed someone.  One, who I refer to as 'my secret keeper'.  We met in 94, on Prodigy, shortly after Kurt Cobain killed himself, he told a bad joke, I got all butt hurt and a great friendship was born.  We talked, wrote letters, he even came out for a visit, 627 miles, a trip I have yet to reciprocate.

He gave me the strength to break up with my boyfriend at the time, he was the first person that I told when my daddy passed away.  I remember it, I sent him some lyrics to a song with the words 'he's gone' at the end.  We lost touch, like people who meet at a young age do.  Life happens, but, certain songs, would make me think of him. 

After 18 years of silence, 18 years of failed attempts to locate one and other, one  random, beautiful day in June, he found me, again, when I needed desperatly needed someone, someone to remind me of who I use to be, that playful, free spirited, alive, babbling girl.  I missed being that girl, funny thing is, I didn't realize she was gone. 

It's been close to a year since we last spoke, life happens.  Maybe another 18 years will pass before we speak again, if we ever speak again, but I take comfort in the fact that he is out there at the other end of my red string. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

for you

And I'll do anything you ever
dreamed to be complete
Little pieces of nothing that fall

I am in a funk, that little piece of hope is gone.
I need a starry sky with a million falling stars to wish upon.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ya, Ya, Ya...

I know.

Still no pictures of these "fingerless gloves" I supposedly knit.  I still have to weave in the ends. Sorry, no cookie for me.

"If you want to know where your heart lies, look where your mind wanders.”

I don't know who said this, but it's been around a lot lately, and I have to wonder if there's any truth to it.

I would like to think there is, but, if that's the case I wonder about where my mind wanders. It goes here, there and everywhere, like an unsupervised 4 year old in a toy store.

I wonder where other people's minds wander to, if their mind wanders to me.  I mostly wonder this of the one who has my minds attention.  It's doubtful. My head knows this, my heart however is always last to admit defeat.

C'est La Vie.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


It snowed.
I'm happy.
I also cast on for a cowl. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NaBloPoMo 2012

'Join us for thirty days of blogging! There’s no word limit and no set topic, just the goal of at least one blog post per day and the threat of righteous shaming to keep you on the wagon.'

So, ya, I joined that.  It's hard for me to do on the weekends oddly enough.

Remember way back when I said I was gonna start exercising? Ya, I finally started.
I'm on week 2 day 1 of the Ease into 5K program. 
today's stats
 So far I like it.  I do the program Mon., Wed. & Fri. and I do the evil elliptical on Tues. & Thurs.

I do have a finished object, pictures tomorrow!

I wish I had more to say.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Don't Bring Me Down Bruce

Dr. Bruce Banner

Our first passenger
I named my little ravioli the Hulks human counterpart.

Bruce and I have been getting to know one and other.  It's a slow process.  I'm getting use to his little quirks and sounds, he's getting use to my singing and talking to myself and him.   Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

OH! sidenote: Saturday I brought Kermie to the place where they do unspeakable things. He refused to start, gods love him, my Kermie did not want to leave me.   My heart broke all over again. There were tears, from sadness, frustration and tiredness. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

10 Questions

My fisherman friend and I were chatting over email and James Lipton came up, although I think he called him Robert, who is a person, no relation however.  It was decided that we would each answer Jim's 10 question list. Here are my answers:

1.What is your favorite word? Whimsical

2.What is your least favorite word? Twat
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
4.What turns you off? Stupidity
5.What is your favorite curse word? Fuck
6.What sound or noise do you love? Growling
7.What sound or noise do you hate? Thunder
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Lawyer
9.What profession would you not like to do? Politician
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You are forgiven