I am alive… contrary to popular belief

•November 27, 2008 • 2 Comments

I think I might have one reader left… If I’m lucky… Hi Tana!

So I thought you might want the news on why I’ve been gone. 

  1. I’ve been overwhelmed.  I haven’t known what to write about.  Too much going on, but it seems like there just isn’t any way to put it down in a way that would make it even mildly interesting to anyone but me.  But hey, this is a blog right?  First and foremost, an outlet for me to put my brain down on paper for me, and if someone else likes it, then so be it.
  2. Knitting, as always is good, but since I like to do sweaters.  It’s about a sweater a month, and that just doesn’t seem like any fun for you guys… “Yay… another inch of stockinette… woop dee doo.”  So I haven’t really felt the knit-blogging urge.
  3. I’m pregnant!  And I wanted to put that on here for so long, but for the first 12 weeks, Bret just didn’t want to say anything to anyone.  He was waiting for it to be real or something.  So I just didn’t feel right telling the world, and not my immediate family.  It would have ended up like that Kevin Bacon episode of Mad About You.
  4. If I couldn’t talk about the single most important thing that had happened to me, it made me feel kind of guilty to talk about anything else.

So… that’s the news of my world in a nutshell.


See… I *AM* the Devil

•August 1, 2008 • 2 Comments

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild – or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

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I’d just like to say Blurg….

•July 23, 2008 • 2 Comments

I speak in reference to the new Interweave Fall Preview.  I am thoroughly disappointed.  There’s not a single project I am even remotely interested in making.  I’ve NEVER felt that way about an issue of interweave,  not in 3.5 years of knitting!  I think some of them are okay,  but certainly not suited to my own taste.  I doubt I’ll even purchase it.  Not that I don’t want to, it would be the first one I haven’t gotten in 3.5 years.  Can I really break up the collection?

It’s okay though, I have quite the queue of projects to work on… If you’ve seen my ravelry I believe its at 7 pages long now?  And that’s after I weeded out some things.  I also have more than enough yearn to keep me company through an interweave drought… and thanks to my LYS, I have my next project in line.  More on that in a moment.

So… I finished my mojo top, which was the Leaf Kimono Top from Summer Interweave 08, in some luscious Blue Sky Alpacas, Alpaca Silk.  And I finished Ms. Marigold, in some gorgeous fuschia Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed.  (YUMMMMMMMY), and now I’m about halfway through the Cardigan For Arwen, in the actual Debbie Bliss Cashmerino it calls for…  That was unexpected and  fortuitous.

I promise I will detail these projects in the coming days/weeks.  I’ve been gone for far too long, and I can’t go rushing head long back into blogging at a break neck speed, or else I’ll run out of Blog fodder for sure, and then we’ll be back where we started.

Ta ta…

In it for a contest…

•May 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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Quirky Quirky

•April 29, 2008 • 1 Comment

Tagged by Vyque of Fasshonaburu:

Here are six of my ‘quirks’

1. I constantly play games with myself for motivation. “We started this job at the same time, I can totally double his numbers” “If she’s at 400 calories for an hour, I can beat that with 600 for the same time.”

2. I’ve found that I can make almost anything grow outside my home.  Inside, I’m seem to be the carrier of a vegetative plague.

 3. I apparently have a very soothing phone voice.  In my current occupation, I am on the phone all day, and I have the ability to soothe and tame the savage beasts that call me for information.  It shows in my numbers.

4. I have an aversion to small motorized vehicles.  Go-karts and bumper cars kind of scare me and I will avoid them at all costs.

5. I do alot of things I don’t want to do.  I think this is mostly so that I have something to complain about.

6. I like to be just a little bit manipulative.  Not because I actually want to make people do things.  Just because I want to know I could…

I’m tagging…

1. The also missing miss at Octopus Knits
2. The Ladies at Team Knit
3. Novamade the Merry Pie Maker
4. The Newlywed of Wine and Needles
5. The Yarn Pushers at The Yarn Lounge
6. My very favorite born again housewife from Constant Evolution

The rules are as follows:

* Link the person who tagged you
* Mention the rules in your blog
* Tell about six unspectacular quirks of your’s
* Tag six following bloggers by linking them
* Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

And before you know it, a month has passed.

•March 26, 2008 • 3 Comments

So it’s been a month.  I thought often about posting.  But my schedule was all topsy turvy the first half of the month, and I was so busy with the new job that I really felt I didn’t have a spare minute for weeks.  I really didn’t feel that I was knitting enough to show.  I did finish the Lotus Blossom tank.  And also Aamu part II.  and I actually finished the first of the Lenore socks.  It took me about 3 weeks to finish Aamu… It only took 3 days to do the first one.  I wonder what happened there.  I think it might have something to do with my glorious jobless week last November when I did Aamu part I.  That, and have you noticed that any pattern the second time around just isn’t as exciting?  Just me?  Okay.  Anyhoo, I hope the recipient likes it.  Now that my schedule is more predictable (not completely, but more) I should have more time to knit, more time to photograph, and more time to write.  It’ll be lovely, you’ll see.  I’ll have mornings off, and so I’ll have good photo light.  I can raid the LYS before the crowds come by to scoop up the goods (this one might have to wait for a couple paychecks… and until after the wedding.)

**as an aside… I’m getting married in UNDER 2 MONTHS!** 

 Also… I may have caught a bug.  A certain yarn making bug.  I ordered a bottom whorl drop spindle and some sampler roving on Etsy today.  I keep imagining that I’m a spinning prodigy and I’d be able to spin laceweight evenly on my first attempt…Stop Laughing.   

Movie Meme!

•March 16, 2008 • 7 Comments


RULES of Play:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.

2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.

3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.

4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.

5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.


And begin:The movie quotes, from my favorites!


1. “She spent the last three months writing down her married name. “Mrs. Judy Hicks”, “Mrs. Donald Hicks”; “Mrs. Judy Mitchellson Hicks”, sometimes with a hyphen, sometimes without a hyphen. Sometimes, she spells the hyphen. “

 2. I shall call him squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my squishy!”   Finding Nemo, spotted by Kayscrilla (woohoo… love this one)

3. “I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up.”  

4. “Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.”

5. “I’ll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I’ll put that flea in a box, and then I’ll put that box inside of another box, and then I’ll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives… I’ll smash it with a hammer! It’s brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!”

6. “Irregardless, ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I mean that’s just like the rules of feminism. “

7. “Each cut, each scar, each burn, a different mood or time. I told him what the first one was, told him where the second one came from. I remembered them all. And for the first time in my life I felt beautiful. Finally part of the earth. I touched the soil and he loved me back.”

8. “ It’s a crystal. Nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby. ” Labyrinth – Darkirish (wtg!)

9. “OK! I’ll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max’s toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog… When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out… But the worst thing I ever done – I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa – and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life. ” The Goonies -Darkirish (wtg!)

10. You’ll be one of those grumpy old men sitting in the corner of a crowded cafe, mumbling to yourself, “My ass is twitching. Your people make my ass twitch.”     French Kiss – Tana 🙂