Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best Way to End the Year

1: Got a call from the boss; we are going to be on TV next week (which should help with business)

2: FINALLY got my 3 skeins of BMFA STR;2 for a chevron scarf 1 for socks

3: (And the best): MY AUNT IS PREGNANT!!!! They've been trying for 10 or so years, did the invetro-fertilization and on the 4th time they took! They are going to have babies! I cannot think of ANYONE who'd be better parents!

(And for the person who asked -sorry I forgot who did, I'm all hopped up on the excitement- Spring Fling is a knitting retreate hosted by The Loopy Ewe in April. Hard to get into as hundreds try but there is only 50ish spots and it's all lottery picked. I got uber lucky).


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

101 in 1001

I updated my LIST. Go look. I've got a busy 2ish years ahead of me.

(also, does anyone know what Exact date is 1001 days from January 21, 2008? Thanks, teh maths...they work not so good in mai brain)

Monday, December 29, 2008


Nothing has been going on really on the knitting front so allow me to distract you with a quilt top I finished and sent off to be quilted this weekend:


That is draped over my parents sofa. I had pieced the blocks 2 years (ish) ago and was planning on adding sashing to it but since it was supposed to be a gift for someone I'm no longer friends with and they aren't my colors, I said "Screw it", and sewed it as is. It'll make a great throw to snuggle under, take to the park or let guests use. But I'm pleased it didn't take too many hours of my life.

Here's a detail shot of the material.

Other than that I've been spinning a little, and will have to up that since I got 8oz of roving from my mom for xmas of one type of colorway and 100 grams of roving of another as well as 8oz bats from my lovely Loopy Ewe swap partner. Anyway, I have tons of idea swirling through my brain so I need to get going. Have a good day everyone!

AND!!! Speaking of the Loopy Ewe, I got into the Spring Fling!!! I'm so excited! I get to meet so many people I've become friends with and I can't can't can't WAIT to go!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday filled with family and love (and lots of quality yarn!!!).

Merry Christmas Matthew, stay safe- I love you.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Finished Projects!

I finished my first Cabled Project! Not only did I knit this in 7 days, (really more like 6) but it also completed the last of my knitting goals I had set to learn at the beginning of the year!

It's Fifi (Rav link)By: Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. I used Rowan Calmer that the pattern called for, but only used 3.5 skeins instead of the 5 it calls for.


I'm uber proud and it's lovely!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bleh Sorry!

Sorry about the cryptic post, it was all I could do from making the whole thing have every other word be "fuck" or a derivative of. Yesterday there were 2 suicide bombers in the area Matthew is located who killed 15 or so people and injured over 100 more. Matthew is however safe (last time we talked yesterday morning) if pissy and exhausted. So he's fine, but that was really all I could spit out before going off on a tangent. SOrry about that.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Matthew is fine. That's all I'm saying.

Monday, December 1, 2008


So my husband has two beanies I knit him and his friend was saying how "lame" it was he wore them and how much of a loser he was. My husband comes to find out it's because he's jealous HE doesn't have one, so Matthew (hubby) tells him he'll get me to knit Brennan(his friend) one-but that it'll be pink. Brennen replies with, "I'd f-ing rock a pink beanie" So I knit him one...but added little ears to it. :D He gets our type of humor.

(ETA: The general Consensus is he does, in fact Rock a pink beanie.)

The guy in read is their Coreman (Naval Doc assigned to the Plt) and he said how he'd maybe like one so I knit him up one as well.

And here's a group shot with my Husband in the center (who is a cashew addict).

And now, I have a knit list for 5 guys who want beanies. 3 want a specific color (black, red/black, MC green) one is good with whatever, and one, *snort*, one wants a beanie with dog ears ("but pretty please not pink?"). And I'll do it cause I'm told there are even funnier pictures and the boys are sleeping in them (even the pink one). That makes it all worth while.... Now I need to find some good wool brown yarn. :D :D :D