Saturday, January 29, 2005

So I have been totally lazy lately. I can't seem to get up the energy to do a good post on here between being sick recently, starting back at work and school I have been putting this on the back burner. So not good. So lets catch everyone up shall we.
I finished the news boy cap from the SnB nation book. Its really easy and fairly cute. I think the next time I make it I'll make the back a bit longer so I can install a snap and snap it down to the brim more like an actual news boy cap since... well mine kind of looks like an equestrian riding helemet more than a news boy cap. I still wear it and get compliments though.
Still working on jesse's scarf. I need to finish that. Sigh. I have a request for a beenie from my friend in Tulsa, Viet. So i need to make that. Finish my brother Paul's gloves while its still cold here and then I have to get going on a baby outfit for David. (Barbrah came in and gave me a copy of the cutest little baby outfit and I really have to make it). Then I have to get going on my stash since I'm starting to get a bit of a build up (I'm not a big collector of yarn or I try not to be...since I have no where to put it and I hate to waste it). So thats never good.
At work we got in new pattern books. I am doomed. And then there are these new yarns and all these other scrumptious things to look at that people bring in. For example a woman came in today to get help on a sweater she is doing (this is her first kniting project ever and she's starting with a sweater very brave) she had the most lovely looking yarn. It was Noro. It was black with a thread wrapping around it in rainbow vargation. Lovely. Although I often wonder if I'd like knitting with Noro since it always feels so course to me.

Other stuff
My car broke down this week. Lots of fun there. I hope it gets better soon cause well I love the clunker even if it is getting kind of worn around the edges. Ok very worn but still. So I get to drive the PT cruiser till it is repaired. This is nice since it's new and has a cd player. So I have been having fun rocking out in my car (think VH1's motormouth show).

School is going good. I love my art history class though that might change after the first test which is coming up next week. Gack! hehe. Yoga is great I totally missed doing it when wasn't. I'm not as flexible but I'll get back to where I was. I have been doing crunchies every now and then at home to try to help me get back in shape.
Speech class is easy but annoying because i have to go do all this planning and research. Blah on that. I think I can start knitting in his class though... which means I'll allow myself to not get frustrated with the research aspect of the class.
Photoshop is easy and fun too. Though I have to plan things around it since I don't have the Photoshop program they want. I have 7 and they want PS. Ya silly but what can ya do?

I'm sad because I don't think I'llbe able to finish my softie for this month and I was so close. I just don't have any time and its due on the 31st. Sigh. Poor softie.
Maybe I can get it done. We'll see.

I'm designing a picture for my friend Mike to paint on his car. He wants a pin up riding a bomb (big WWII history fan). So that should be fun.

I have the Valentines all designed and ready to be printed at Kinko's so I need to go do that... maybe tomorrow so I can get them in the mail monday.

I got my Secret Pal. Super exciting. Looking forward to getting to know her. She seems really cool. And I got contacted by my Secret Pal. She seems really nice. She also does Yoga. So two new friends. Very exciting.

For the secret pal and incase you were curious

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- and/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? I really don't mind any yarn as long and its long enough to knit I will be most enthusiastic to use it.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? I am trying to crochet (I love the patterns) one day I'll master it.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)no allergies
4. How long have you been knitting? I learned when I was 8. But I only became addicted to it (as in can't stop knitting if I tried) a year.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? no not yet.
6. What's your favorite scent? good smeeling ones.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Oh my gosh yes. I love love love candy and fruits.
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? sewing, embrodery, painting, drawing, ect..
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? I like most everything. Some of my favorites are Old country like hank williams, patsy cline, yada yada, punk, hardcore, jazz, rockabilly, 80's, ... it just keeps going.
10. What's your favorite color? purple, any shade. but I don't wear it very often
11. What is your family situation? I live with them long time.
12. What are your life dreams? to become an art historian and work in a museum.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? the one/s that I can get my hands on.
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I can't say i absolutely dislike anything.
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? cables... I don't know why they frustrate the hell out of me but every pattern I pick up recently has cables in them.
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? the ones that make me want to knit all night long
17. What are you knitting right now? a scarf, a pair of gloves, a baby out fit and the bike bag from the new vogue
18. What do you think about ponchos? not a big fan. caplets are cute ponchos are genrally not.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? straight. circs always get me.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I actually really like aluminum. then wood and lastly plastic. I don't like plastic needles.
21. Are you a sock knitter? i haven't knit any yet so I'm not sure. though I have had my eye on a sock book at work.
22. How did you learn to knit? My Omi (grandmother) and mom taught me.
23. How old is your oldest UFO? a few months. The dread Dr. montiville's double helix scarf.
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? I have lots of favorite animated charaters (i love cartoons) my favorite animal are frogs and hippos. Love em don't know why.
25. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween. No doubt. Candy,costumes, and cheesy horror. right up my alley
26. Is there anything that you collect? metal lunch boxes and containers, license plates, pulp comics and romance comics, old vintage clothing, cute kitch items.

Thursday, January 20, 2005


I have been in absolute whirl wind of self caused stress. I hate when I do this. What is this you might ask. Well this is when I get so worried about things that I get super tense (couldn't think of another word for it) and I get all scatter brained and disorganized. I mean really disorganized. For example In December I had everything going amazingly. I knew what was going on when, I had tons of projects going (knitting, embrodery and other wise) and felt on top of my game. This month... I am a mess I can barely rememeber what time my classes are, when they are, when I work, I am working on two measly little projects that should take no time at all and what is going on... I am stuck half way through both. How silly is that? I am constantly running late, looking terrible and generally being emotional and stupid. I can't believe I can't get things organized. I am hoping that it'll go back to the way it was in December where my productivity and being on time and time managed were awesome. Sigh some day soon.

In other news I was horribly sick yesterday. Honestly it was awful and of course today I am just all back to normal. 24 hour flus suck. You don't even get to enjoy being sick... which yes I realize is a sick concept but when you have a24 hour flu all you do is throw up and sleep and feel to weak to do anything while with most other illnesses you at least get to do some knitting or embrodery and watch a movie with out dying. No sense in complaining now that I'm better. Well I'm off to knit tomorrow is my day off woot woot. Knitting here I come.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Live journal is back up. Thank goodness.
I am happy to report that I am using my christmas present to type this. I got a laptop for Christmas from my dad so that my brothers and I wouldn't have to fight for the other computers. hehe no its his old one actually but he doesn't need it anymore so he gave it to me as a Christmas present. Always nice though.
I changed my background image. Its just for fun since I still haven't figured out how to do everything I want to do yet. I am taking a web design class though as we speak so I hope by the end of this semester I'll be able to make and maintain wonderful beautiful blogs. Sniff. Dreaming***
Till then though. I'll do little updates. So heres the new background image. hehe. its amusing. Black Sheep Comic

Other news. well Today was a crazy day at work. It was so busy and there were so many people who wanted help with knitting problems. I love helping people with knitting problems I think its fun to learn the new things taht it forces me to learn about knitting. I found my first crochete project that I am going to do. Its just a single crochete pattern but the yarn you use makes it look so much more complicated and awesome. Its on a size K needle. So that is exciting me. Another exciting event... wait for it... My mom figured out double knitting the thing I have been trying to figure out with no sucess for weeks (my mom is so amazing like that) So I can finally do that space inavders scarf for my brother.
So hurray hurray. I really aught to wait on it but Amber wanted to learn how to do it too so I'll learn and start this scarf so I can teach her. woot woot. I need to sit down tomorrow and have a massive knit out. Finish Jesse's scarf, get the back pannel of the Erin sweater really going, ect ect...
I hope this week is a pay week. I could use it. I'm down to less than 10 in my account. I really need to call Mikie. Miss him
Well I think that about covers it.
Went to see John William's works preformed this evening with my brother, Christian. John William is the composer who did the music to Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Catch me if you can, Amistad, E.T., and a ton of others. So that was awesome. There was the cutes little old man who was so excited the whole time about the orchestra playing Williams songs. I loved him for it. he was just so adoring of this profound music it was joyful to watch. Ok well I'm really done updating for now.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Lets see...
Knitting News
I am totally in love with the new Vogue Knitting magazine. I want to make pretty much everything but especially these two

I have been working on my Erin sweater without sucsess, keep doing silly little stupid stuff. Same with the garter belt that I'm knitting from the free yarn from Jill. Keep making silly mistakes. I am doing really well with Jesse's second scarf. Its almost half way done. I'm posting a pic in a hot second. Anything else... hmmm... I feel like there is but I can't think of what it would be. Oh I know. I signed up for Knittapolluza II. I am doing the full thing and working at the stand that the shop is gonna have. So that will be cool. Very exciting even if it isn't til March.

Other news
I figured out what I am going to do for this months softies.Its my first time participating so I am excited. Tomorrow I should have the time to finish it. Woot woot but I'll post the pics of what i got so far. The theme this month is vintage catwalk.
I got a raise at work and I have been working three days a week regularlly so thats nice. Love working as a yarn slave its the best job in the world I swear.
Started school back up. All my teachers and classes are cool. I have a feeling the hardest will be my photoshop and art history classes. Photoshop due to the fact I have to modivate myself and art history because there is so much you have to remember. But I think I'll make it. prioritize.
uh what else. Been chilling with amber. yup I think that covers it.
nite nite


Originally uploaded by dielaydbugdie.
a close up of the cable on jesse's second scarf. I got the pattern from scarf style. A great book by the way. Though I have to let everyone know I did some math and my scarf is smaller than theirs is.


Originally uploaded by dielaydbugdie.
Jesse's almost half way completed second scarf... to make up for the sad sad first one.

Stenciling is serious business.

ME workin hard on the fabric.


Originally uploaded by Amber Nussbaum.
this is a close up of the fabric I made

Sunday, January 02, 2005

well it should be a happy 2005 since I don't think I could mess anything up more than I have int he past two years. So.... let see a recap of the year.

2004 in fast forward
finished spring semester in tulsa
Made some great friends in Tulsa
Worked at Fast Forward
Quit Fast Forward
Took up knitting agian after a visit to Texas
Confessed some things to the parents
Made an all important decision
Moved from tulsa
drove across the country
Dad got his Ph. D (doctor, doctor, doctor)
Moved to Virginia Beach
Fixed up the house so we could live in it
Got reaquainted with Mikie
Started going to SnB
Found John
Got a job at Ewe Knit's
Let some friends in on my big secret
Lucero and the Weakerthans concert <3
Had an awesome Halloween
Missed thanks giving with the family
Winter solstice became to most improtant and happiest day in my life
the 23rd the sadest day in my life
Christmas with Grandma
New years with Amber and then Family
New years day... show at Additudz.

So thats the year in recap.
So back to knitting, and all things crafty.