Tuesday, August 29, 2006

When I grow up...

...I aspire to knit, design, and spin like Eunny Jang.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Because Blogger only lets me upload five images at a time, I forgot this one.
This is the magzine that has the instructions for the socks. As you can see, I've already started.

This is the adorable paper that my presents were wrapped up in. Paisley is so cute.
There was also a little pin/button that has an alpaca/llama face on it. I don't know which;I haven't learned these things yet. It's going on my purse. Right where every one can see it.
Thanks again. I love it.

A very happy birthday to me!

Wow, guess what was waiting for me when I got home. I got some sock yarn and some tweedy goodness. With the sock yarn, I got two 16-inch circulars to play with two socks on two circs. I've one up-ed it by doing them toe up with the magic cast on from knitty. Some one else's blogs will have the link, trust me. The yarn is 100 grams total of sport weight Louet Sales pure merino wool, super wash, in French Blue. That was probably confusing as all get out, but I'm excited, deal with it.

Green tea. I love me some tea. It's Tazo's Om organic green tea blend. I will have me a cuppa first thing in the morning. And. Chocolate. Moonstruck Chocolatiers Hand Crafted Artisan Chocolates. Four pieces of yummy chocolate truffles. I wish I could say I didn't eat them all within minutes of opening my box, but I can't. I did let my mom and brother have a bite of one, though. In my package there was also Pirate Band-aids. How did you know that Pirates of the Carribean(two r's? two b'?) two is my favorite movie right now? And they came in handy too. On my camping trip, I dropped a heavy rock on my finger and it needed a fresh bandage.

This is some Burt's Bees Body wash, in the Citrus & Ginger Root flavor, and some Lip Shimmer, in shade Champagne. YUM! In the background are some pencil toppers. It's SUSHI. How cool? Those will be on my pencils come school time. The white square are sticky notes that say BLAH, BLAH, BLAH on the top. Perfect.
And I have some Rowan of my very own...and it's tweed! Chrissy read my questionaire and nailed it.


No, really, I do.

Also, to Tabitha, I'll be sending your package either tomorrow or Monday. Again. Ugh, stupid USPS.

Friday, August 18, 2006

When Connor met Fletch

My dog and Annie's dog met today. We should have waited until we were both in neutral territory. Maybe in the baseball fields. They walked fine together around the track. I bet after a few more times, Connor can come into the house! I can't wait. And next weekend/week I'll be going to see Annie's dogs! Her huskies! I love 'em. Oak, Reb, Juno, Roary, Kody, Kuz, and there are more. Yukon, Ishla, and Cedric, the non-husky-pointer-dog. I'm very happy. We're also going to see if we have a harness that would fit Fletch to see if he'll pull. Woooooo! I love dogs.

And I'm babysitting Mary. Mary is a little dog. I'm getting paid. Finally, the end of summer, when kids make the most money, I'm making my first measly twenty dollars. I'm greatful for every cent, but still. And once school starts, I'll be babysitting Alex, the neighbor boy, for an hour or so every Tuesday. I hope that will pay for gas money. Ha, I'm delusional. I need a job. Someone hire me.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Actual knitting!

This is my Marseilles Pullover from IK Summer '06. The back is done and I've just cast on for the front. I did all of the arm hole shaping yesterday and I am speeding along on this because I got my Knitpicks magazine a few days ago and I really want to knit the Norwegian style sweater. Fair Isle, here I come! And steeks!

ETA: My grandma found some one local to teach me to spin on a wheel and with a dropspindle. I just have to send my fleece to a mill in Indiana and then I can SPIN!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Blogger help

Could some one pretty please tell me how to hide the title of my blog so I can put up my own banner? I just got photoshop and I want to add a banner.
Thank you!

Friday, August 11, 2006

The unknown

I wonder if my swal pal got her package yet. If she doesn't, I'll be really mad, but not too surprised because things tend to happen to me like that. I'm not complaining, I don't really mind, I've learned to deal with it. But I will be upset for my pal's sake, because who wants to miss out on a gift?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Life's to-do list

This is from Bag'n Trash.

Life's to do list - Completed items are bolded

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain -Hiked up it, really.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it --To family.
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen an eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day --British...like
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 10 provinces or all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign --A cone...close enough
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing --On fake rocks
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving --In my pool, but I plan to do it for real someday
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake Dead River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently --I can speak French, but I wouldn't call it fluent yet.
95. Performed in aisles at Rocky Horror
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray --A dolphin, but I bet they feel the same
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school -Still in High School
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating -Fish?
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - Anthony, who is deaf, and I can't sign
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life - Do baby birds count? And also a dog's. But not a person.

I tag any one who reads this. Do it, or don't, but if you do, I'd like to read it.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Computer fixed!

My laptop is finally back in my arms and in working order.
Things fixed:
  1. Laptop

Things not fixed:

  1. Camera

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Nick is a friend from school. Even though this is a knitting blog, I love reading his rants. Read them.They are oh, so true. Except he loves him some video games...I, personally, don't spend all of my time on them. I'd rather be knitting.

(If you can't read it, then he has his profile as private. I wouldn't think he does, but you never know.)

One step closer

My grandma has been helping me look (read: looking all by herself; I hate talking on the phone) for someone to spin/teach me how to spin my fleece. An old friend of hers used to spin, but she's 80 years old, so she (Teddie, the friend) gave us someone elses number to call. We (Grandma) got the machine. I hope she'll call. I might have to order a learn to spin kit from an etsy shop.

By the way, is it pronounced ET-sy or do you say it E.T.S.Y.? Just curious.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Blogger sucks

...yet I continue to use it. It's picture uploading really needs to be the first thing they fix. I'm seriously contemplating switching to a different service. Yeah, yeah, Blogger's free and all, but for as many people that use it, you'd think they'd (Blogger people) wise up and make it better. I really want to post but I can't because it's pictures and I've tried yesterday and today...Ugh
Maybe I should just learn how to use html better and upload photos to photobucket...which just takes longer......Blogger sucks.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Who'd a thunk...

...that my eleven year old brother would ask me to teach him to knit?

ETA : He got bored with it. He'd rather go fishing. In my opinion, fishing is one of the most boring things to do. Ever.

Swap update:

I just sent out my package. I had already taped it up when I remembered I was supposed to take a picture. I hope that my pal will be able to get a picture some how. Sorry!