Sunday, December 26, 2004

My God Baby David Nathan
born: Dec 21st 2004
at: 5:45 pm
weighing:8lbs 11oz
length:21 and 1/2 inches
head size: 36cm Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 19, 2004

this is the same house as the last picture but with a bit telling you what that bit in the tree is since the picture didn't really spell it out. By the by this house had a flamingo mail box! Posted by Hello
The crazy Christmas lights on the same street. Posted by Hello
crazy christmas lights at the house with the golf ball mail box Posted by Hello
the baby onsie I just embrodiered. So cute. !st embrodary project ever too. So its pretty hot. That little god baby will be the rockinest baby around.  Posted by Hello

since thursday

I went to Carol's (the previous owner and beginner of the Knitting Corner a local Knit shop)memorial service at 1 o'clock. It was a lovely service. She had donated her body to science so there was no viewing of the body just fond memories and lots of support. Her sister Susan runs the store now and had been handling it for Carol while Carol was unable to toward the end of her life. So that is nice. Carol was a very sweet lady she'll be missed. RIP

I ran into Bobby and Linda from my work in the parking lot and missed seeing Melissa a lurker from my SnB group (we have a yahoo bit so we have members who don't come regularlly but keep up with whats happening by sticking with us online). So I was sad not to see Melissa...I wish she could come to the Monday nights more... and it was nice to chat with Linda and Bobby since I haven't worked the past two weeks and won't be working next week. Sigh I miss the yarn store.
Which is probubly why I have visited it like two or three times this week. Once on wensday (picked up my pay check and was just letting everyone know how things were going, noticed we had a stereo system installed), then on thursday (stopped in to buy two $10 gift certificates and my mom bought a set of denise knitting needles and some powder blue plush yarn that she is in love with).

I started the garter belt project with the Phildar yarn I had to go up a size in needles to get the gauge but it looks good. I also ran into a dumb mistake on
Since I woke up so excited to continue knitting on the garters I had started the day before I started knitting before I was fully awake (don't recommend doing it) and ended up doing a stitch wrong in two places and not catching it till about ten rows later. No big deal right I rip it out to the point of the mistake and am fixing away only due to the nature of the stitch which creates these loops that need to be lined up above the other loop stitches that had come before it I was having some major difficulties. So after messing with that for... a good long while I decided it was stoopid of me to do this since I could re-knit it with little to no effort since I hadn't gotten that far into it and it'd only set me back a day. So frogged the whole thing and started over after I embrodiered the baby onsie for my god baby. (pictures posted)I really enjoied the embrodering. I am totally taking that up and selling stuff I've embrodiered. I have some ideas and things. anywhoo... another post for another day.
Mikie came down on Friday. I <3 mikie. He's my best friend who lives in Richmond and so he came down to chill with me and stayed til this evening but he's coming back tomorrow after he gets off work (which is why he ran back up to Richmond).
So I took mikie to Sonic's for the new mint blast malt shake and some fires. which was uber good. Mikie had never been to sonic. I love sonic the whole drive in concept and the food is just awesome.. I will gladly eat a bacon cheese burger, large fries, regular cheese coney dog, cherry limade and small pineapple shake and not even blink an eye. In fact I did earlier this week before mikie came. Yum Yum.
That was my third visit to Sonics in a week. Mikie and I just vegged and shared x-mas presents. I loved everything he got me (some lip gloss from bath and body that is super fly, some tea (I <3 tea), a book (Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris), and some starbucks green tea breath mints (I <3 those jibber jams too) all in all a perfect gift because it came with love. I got hime a new colone set of his favorite colone since last time I was in Richmond I saw he was getting low (mostly cause I always put some on when I visit it smells good and I figure its just coture to wear men's colone you like if you like it) so yuppers.

Then Saturday or today.
Mikie and I woke up super early for a set of people wo haven't seen each other since November first (we stayed up and watched the power puff girls x-mas special and crashed). Anywhoo. we woke up at 6 in the AM. yes I know so horribly early (not). And we just chillin, munched some cereal and what not tried to figure out what we wanted to do today. So we went to relative theory (a record store in Norfolk) and then were gonna eat at Cora's (an awesome restraunt in Norfolk) but when we got to Cora's they were having a private party till 2:30 and as it was one we decided to go to the starbucks down the road and get something to wake us up a bit more since we we're knid of in slow motion due to the lack of sleepies. So we get some drink (the peppermint hot choclate is really good it made me want to go home and grind up peppermints and put the peppermint powder into asome hot chocalte mix and shake it up... which I may just do some time) and chatted for a bit till it was close enough to walk back to Cora's. Ya well Cora's let me down today. Apprently they close everyday at 2:30 and open agian at 5 so we we're like... uh no we're hungry so we went to panera's down the street. Still good but not Cora's I geuss we'll go monday or something when Mikie gets back cause Cora's is super good.
Then Mikie and I came back to my house and he left and Amber came to get me to help her felt her sisters bag and to just chill. So we went to micheals and then her house. the felting turned out great I think (it was both of our first time felting something on purpose). I'll post pics or links to pics as soon as she takes some. Then we knit and watched the Pink Panther movie till 11.
At micheal's I bought some yarn (its pink and mac-fluffly, very soft) I'm going to use it to make a hat similar to the one in the Stitch and Bitch nation book (the little bunny one) for my friend's daughter, Tess, she's three. I also go some fabric glitter spray for a jean project i'm jammin on makin.
{quick explanation--> I went to Target with my mom and was walking past the little girls section which I always glance at because its got cute stuff and I'm a tiny person and can sometime's still fit in it to the dismay of many adults and children alike who can not or think I should grow up. Anywhoo. they had these jeans (i am to tall for the pants unless their at limited2)that had this glittery sheen to them that wasn't over powering but cute and would totally pass for acceptable in an adult ansomble(sp). and as I was looking the little light came on (Ding) and said I can make those jibber-jams. So now I'm going to make them which is what the fabric paint glitter spray is for just need to figure out what jeans I wanna use.}
I also got some little cute-see canvas bags that are the perfect size to hold a girls wallet, handie (cellular), and small necessaties (i.e. lip gloss and the occasional feminine products). they came in a 4 pack with one color of each (blue, yellow, pink, and purple).I'm going to embroader them and give them away or sell them. I'll post pictures when their done.
Oh ya. To explain the X-mas light pictures. Amber and I checked out this street on the way back to my house and had to take pics. There is another house that is just as crazy as these jibber jams with its lights that I need to take some pictures of. But these were good. I love the golf ball mail box in the first one. hehe you can only see it as a silo-et (I can;t spell and I'm being lazy). Welp. Till I have more to report.
Over and out.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Phildar yarn from Jill's inheritance stash (it smelt like raviolie when I got it which entertaining to me). Look at the cute lil' pink and blue flecks... awww.. so garters are the best thing ever for this yarn. Pray the gauge works.... <3  Posted by Hello
Purple yarns I used in the scarf I was just yammerin about. the nubbly one is a freebie from Jill the yarn angel and the rest is a gift from my Grandmother. <3's and thanks to all. scarf pix soon.  Posted by Hello
Good Morning
I'm rather chipper for not having slept well I must say. It felt like mars had inflicted its winter temptratures upon my house last night. Unbearable hot.
Anywhoodle. It's very nice now.

I am doing a test gauge to see if I work two strands of the Phildar yarn that Jill gave away at the last SnB if I can make the Betty pattern from Knitty.
I like the pattern and this is just the sweetest yarn and I really can't think of anything else to do with it so hopefully it works out yes?

I made a scarf (a novelty scarf) the other night its not quite finished as I made it long enough and tapered it so I could sport it as a belt if I so desired to as well. I always did prefer clothing that could handle doubleing as something else. Anywhoo. the scarf goes wonderfully with my favorite purple winter coat (it's reversible! one side is furry fluffy goodness and makes me look like I skin'd grimice from McDonald's to look like a pimp and the other side is a purple vynil that is very smart. I generally wear it on that side since its the water resistant side. Very warm very comfy very purple. <3<3...) So that is awesome. the scarf also kind of reminds me of My little ponies. Which is silly so i geuss I could wear my My little ponies beenie with my purple coat and my new winter gloves and I'd look jammin" if it ever got bleedin cold enough to wear all that. Sigh... 70 degrees every bleeding day. I know were near a beach but New york has beaches and it gets cold for winter time.

other news. I didn't gauge for the ribbion twist yarn... since well I figured if the yarn is for the pattern exactly then I should knit it exactly to what it recommends. Nope my gauge was off by three when I finally tested it at the prompting of the group telling me it looked to small (I was half way through the back pannel. (Blah!) oh course they were right. I was off by three measly stitches (this is a bulky yarn so thats alot) So I need to make the next size up. It takes the same amount of yarn as the small so I'm not to worried about it though I might buy and extra skein just in case.So I need to restart that. always a daunting task restarting something.

My mum wants me to make the biker sweater for my Omi because she'd like the cut. I am very keen to the idea so I think I'm going to buy a skein of bingo yarn and see if I can use it. There is a gorgous cranberry and red twist that would look fabulous and I bought little scottie buttons that I was going to sew on the bottom or top collar as an accent since my Omi loves scotties. Hopefully the bingo will work since I really liked that pattern it knit up quickly and is really relatively painless. We'll see yes?

Still working ont he back of the misfits pillow using the loop stitch from the SnB Nation Book. Its a fun stitch but the yarn I am working with is and isn't agreeing with it. Its a bit hard to keep the loops all the same gauge also. I enjoy the stitch though. I think I'm going to have to get a diffrent skein of black and do it since I was trying to use what was left of my lamb's pride (75%wool 25%mohair) and the mohair keeps gripping together so if there is any problems I can't unravel it easily to fix the problem or what ever. So there is that. Sigh I do need to get that done.

My embrodery kit came. I'm most excited to get to play with it. I read the instruction book yesterday. Its very basic and easy to follow so we'll see how that goes yes? I'd love to do some embrodered baby onesies. I'll have to go out and get the nessacary items.

I need to get something for some special people for christmas too. I hope a girft certificate for 10 dollars each to my work will be enough but maybe not. Sigh... decisions decisions.

other stuff. Been cutting out more peices to sew together. Mostly bags and little things like that. I have this kitchen apron whose fabric is so atrociously 60's in design that I am in love with it. This apron design is also like the excess of fabric for an apron ever since its like a smock and cover. So i am thinking I want to turn it into a cute little day dress with modern lines and an empire waist bar. very cute. Just need a pattern to come together for me. I'll probubly try to make the pattern (dangerous I know ) but I am not thinking it'd be that difficult. I just need to remember seam allowances mmhmm.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Blik rocks

can i just say i want I want I want!

that has to be one of the coolest things ever as I love love love apples and was planning this whole theme thing. Rockin. Plus their removable which is awesome for me because I move all the time. I wonder if they are reusable.. hmm... any whoodle.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

A candy cane christmas tree Posted by Hello
Not Martha posted about a candy cane christmas tree that she found on the 30th. It made me really want to make my own ... So I did. Thats the explanation for the candy cane tree thing in case there was any need for one.
Its made with 2 boxes of candy canes, a support form (i.e. a cone made from card board covered with foil), tape and rubber bands. I debated making it free standing by using some stronger adhesion techniques but I really wanted to still be able to eat the candy canes after the holidays are over so yuppers.
I finished the Debbie Bliss Biker Jacket. Its looking super hot. I think I figured out what I'm going to do with the eros yarn... well I'm going to attempt to do it any ways. But that will be waiting till after I finish some of the other stuff. Namely gloves for Paul, the Erin sweater from rowan's twisted ribbion yarn, the back of the misfits pillow, yup that should all get done first.
I am definatly feeling much better from this cold though I'm still fighting it. It was a killer one. I am glad it didn't get me really really sick like some colds like this have before since that would have totally blown super chunks.
When I went to the doctors today they were all commenting on my knitting... alot of them knit there so its fun to hear about what their all doing.

the update

So lets see...
knitting up a storm
What to tell what to tell. the other sleevie is being sewn on as we speak. I will definatly have the jacket finished by tomorrow and then I have to throw together... well the Erin sweater, a pair of gloves, a can coozie and a knit kit. Not to much at all.
Tonight the SNB was super small in comparisson to what we've been having lately. But it was nice in a way too. I felt like I accomplished alot. Joanne's sweater looks great that she just finished. My mom came to the SNB tonight too. She said she really enjoied it which makes me happy. I like having her around.
The new Knitty issue is really good. I really like the uterus hehe and really all the patterns that are offered this time. So if you haven't checked it out you really aught to since it is awesome.
Oh i got my new halycon yarn cataloge in the mail today. Always exciting.
What else what else.
this cold has been killing me I am being constantly torn between feeling ok to feeling absolutly awful. It really really sucks. I sneeze all the time and have a runny nose constantly I hate taking medicine but really have to to try to garentee that it won't turn into a type of strep throat i catch every so often if I am not carful with a cold. (it has to do with my nose getting broken so many times).
My brother enjoied the Pixies concert I got him tickets too. So that makes me happy. My friends Jay and Adam want to come down and visit after christmas. i should be getting a post card from the carribean in a couple weeks since tiffany is going there for the winter siesta (I love post cards from far off places who knew 35 cents could make you feel so cherished and exciting)
I am mailing maux's package tomorrow (its been sitting in my room for a couple weeks) and marissa's money for her poetry book ( i kept meaning to send that too)
i should probubly try to remail Been's package also and get those books mailed out to greg since.. well they'll just keep sitting in my room if I don't send them.
My embrodiery kit should be arriving any day between the 8th and the 16th. sigh. I want it to get here already. Blah! I want to play with embrodery. Well I am feeling light headed so I better go to bed.

Monday, December 06, 2004

close up of the fabric side Posted by Hello
close up of knit side Posted by Hello
the plaid baby blanket... I found and edging I like so I still have to sew that bout other wise its finished. Posted by Hello
Debbie Bliss Biker Jacket  Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 05, 2004


I took pictures and then couldn't find the usb cord. So no new pictures till I find that.
I caught a massive cold. it super sucks.
I went to Stacey's Knitting Christmas party. It was quaint. I finished the edgeings and sleeves and have sewed everything together but one sleeve and one cuff. So it should be done in time for the SNB tomorrow as long as this cold doesn't totally wipe me out.
Blah. Stuff noses suck.
I have been going thouhg my socks looking to make those cute little sock guys from the Bust magazine. Uber cuteness.
Welp. Time to go take a nap maybe i'll be able to breathe agian by the time I wake up.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

pictures will be posted later today...
just thought you might be interested to know. Must jet.