Saturday, April 23, 2011


CAUTION: This is a rant.

I want a piercing in my nose, I want those wrinkles gone around my eyes, I want a blue streak in my hair and I want to wear flowing long skirts, lots of necklaces and higher heels. I want to wear my hand knit socks in the open. I want to get a bellybutton piercing. I want liposuction.
I want to get up when I want, be creative, go out with friends, go to bed when I want and do it again the next day. I want a boyfriend. I want to be my own boss. I want to sing in a band again.
I feel stifled, caged in and beat down by a friggin' environment that I don't care for. I don't want to be what society wants me to be.
* bows*
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

There is a reason....I promise...

There is a reason why I made an emergency trip to Michael's last night. There is also a reason why I was up way past midnight knitting one ginormous slipper sock.
It all started with my daughter's best friend getting hurt in PE. Called Physical I went to school it was called Gym class. PE was when my Dad smacked me on the head for something incredibly stupid, dangerous or disrespectful I had done. But I digress.

Daughter's best friend got hurt in Gym class. One lengthy Emergency Room visit later it is clear she severely sprained her ankle. One large wrapping around the foot and she is sent home. Around 7 pm my daughter gets the text message that the slipper socks I knitted won't fit over the wrapped foot. And her toes are cold.

Since I didn't have enough yarn in a color she liked, we had to make an emergency run to Michael's. Since I was there, I picked up some yarn for a summer t-shirt I want to knit. You know... In case the yarn is not available anymore next week. And some more yarn for fast slipper socks.

So a few hours later the orange-purple monster was created. It is well loved and keeps wrapped toesie's warm. Another crisis averted by the Mighty Knitter. TaDa!!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

What just happened?

A short trip to the yarn store. I happen to misplace tape measures quite often. That's what my kids think. I am convinced that there is a small Black Hole under my couch that swallows knitting notions if you don't watch them. Somewhere in a parallel universe a knitter's house is full of my tape measures and stitch markers.
So...short trip to the yarn store. Fondling some Baby Cashmerino from Debbie Bliss. Holding three colors together that would look amazing in a color work glove. But the price of almost $ 30 made me put them back.
Then it happened.
At the checkout the owner says: "You know, I'm getting a large shipment in on Tuesday and I will be marking the Rowan and some other yarns at 50% off. If you want, you can get it now...."
Turning on my heel I go back and grab some Ella Rae Lace Merino, some Rowan Tapestry, some wonderful soft acrylic blends and a skein of Regia Sock yarn.
End result: $50.
So apparently I have a problem with $30 regular price, but not $ 50 sale price?
What just happened?
In other news: The Elephant gloves have been test knitted.
Here is a pic:
She's cute...isn't she?
Nothing severe had to be changed in the pattern, just made a little clearer.

I'm having this awful chest cold that takes my voice away...literally. And when it is back I sound like Barry White. Just...less sexy.

Working on a simple stranded color work design now, that will be up for another secret, Black Ops, clandestine, stealthy testing mission soon.
I swear... I don't know where I would be without my testers. I love them all.