Saturday, September 30, 2006

Speak up, I can't hear you!

Spent last nite with this man and now I'm temporarily deaf. It was an evening of flames, fireworks and free cocktails. Sully and the rest of Godsmack put on a great show and I was pleasantly surprised by his percussion abilities. Rob Zombie opened for them and his show was almost the same as I witnessed 18 years ago, you know go-go girls, monsters, vampires, manson, etc. , and lots of fire! Violet, M, and I had a fun time and didn't feel as old as we expected to(this may be due to the fact we were mixing drinks in the parking lot, like teenagers, before the show). We were surprised at how many people were as old or older than us, and I'm thinking it's because you need to have full-time job/double income to afford a concert ticket these days. I mean come on, $60.00 could buy me a decent amount of yarn.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Shout out to my "Chicks with Sticks" girls!

These are the wonderful scarves that girls from my Wednesday night knitting group donated to the Think Pink Challenge. If you're fast, there is still time to make one and donate. They have extended the deadline until mid-October. So here's to the girls-Claire, Theresa, M, Lisamarie, Naomi, Heather & Stefanie. Thanks for donating your time and for your thoughtfulness, I know they will be appreciated.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shake it, don't break it! - Cocktail of the Month

I know I haven't posted a drink in a while, but this one is worth the wait!

Chocolate Martini
full shaker of ice, 4 shots vodka, 2 shots Godiva chocolate liquer, 2 shots white creme de cacao, splash of Baileys
shake, pour, enjoy!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What the F@&#!

From what I've heard dressing up at Walmart is making sure you wear your good slippers and a clean wife-beater.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wanted: Two more hands!

Here are the latest knitting projects: A luxurious hank of Black Pearl from Lorna's Laces, which is being used for my Funky Scarf Swap. One almost finished Lace-Up Armwarmer from Alterknits (which I started last September on a trip to Disneyland! I know how lame is that?) A scarf that only needs the ends woven for my honey to wear to our daughters soccer games, (I think I found the perfect matching blue, don't you?) I also started my bag for the International Tote Exchange, a beanie for my daughters soccer coaches, and am halfway through a blanket for a baby shower that is at the end of this month. Oh yeah, and I just started these cool sleeves too! I guess I'll be waiting until the beginning of October to start my holiday knitting. .

Friday, September 08, 2006

Gone Fishin'

Be back Sunday. Have a nice weekend!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Punk Rock Gift Exchange Questionnaire

1) How long have you been spinning/Knitting/Crocheting?
I've been knitting about two and a half to three years.
2) Do you consider yourself a beginner, novice, or experienced Yarn Artist?
3) What type of fibers have you worked with?
Mostly wool, some cotton, baby alapca, soy, acrylic.
4) What types are you dying to try?
I'll try anything once.
5) Are you allergic to anything, (Fibers, Food, Smells that make you want to puke, etc.)?
Sadly, I'm allergic to cats although I still play with my friends.
6) Do you have any Disorders, ex: Diabetes?
Physical or Mental?
7) What is your Favorite Time/Style period, ex: Romatic, Grecian,Metal, Goth,etc?
I like bits of miscellaneous periods. I really like Ramones-esque late 70's punk, as well as some 70's glam( ex: Marc Bolan from T. Rex), I also love 40's and some 50's fashion.
8) What fibers do you dislike?
I'm not a big fan of the super- eyelashy- fun- fur- ribbon kind a yarn.
9) Name some of your favorite Artist, Movie wise, Television if you watch it ex: I heart Keanu, some things cant be helped, and Rachel loves Mike Ness !?
I *heart* Ewan McGregor and Anthony Bourdain.
10) Whos your favorite Character ex: Jack or Cpt Jack?
Randy(Nicolas Cage) in Valley Girl.
11) Do you prefer natural colored fibers, or handpainted/dyed fiber?
No preference.
12) What are you favorite colors?
Red and black, pink and black, purple and black, green and black, & sometimes black.
13) What colors do you dislike?
Bright neon colors. No desire to relive 80's fashion again.
14) What projects are you currently working on?
Too many to list, I am quite the project ho!
15) Do you have a wishlist?
16) Do you have any other favorite hobbies?
Photography and collecting. I love vintage stuff.
17) When your birthday?
18) What is your favorite food, candy, scents that you love!! Etc.?
Food: mexican, Candy: anything with caramel, Scents: vanilla & most citrus scents.
19) Are you pierced at all? Any tattoos? Can you/would you wear jewelry that isn't real?
Pierced-yes, Tattoos-4, Can you/would you?- I guess.
20) What do you like Culturally, ex: Celtic, African, Devil Worshiping, Kidding!?
I like Celtic stuff, I'm a bit Irish and I was married in Scotland( go figure).
21) What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
My straights are in a glass vase, and most of my dpn's and circs are in a small travel case from Target.
22) What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Please refer to my about me profile section on my blog, there are just too many to list, I love music. Yes my stereo/computer can play MP3's.
23) What's your favorite season and why?
I enjoy fall. The air is crisp but not freezing, and it means summer has left.
24) What season do you abhor?
Summer. I do not thrive in the heat!
25) How about Sports, any that you just cant get enough of or do they make you throw up in your mouth just a little?
I like sports but there isn't anything I can't live without.
26) What is your family situation Do you live alone?
I have a great husband and a wonderful daughter.
27) Do you have any pets?
Yes. An old, but sweet border collie
28) Do you like handmade gifts?
29) What's your favorite thing to make, knit/crochet or other craft wise?
At the moment bags.
30) Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Lately I've been using circs more than straights. Depends on the project.
31) Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
32) Tell us how you learned to knit/crochet?
I tried to take lessons at a no longer existing (thank goodness) yarn store, and after spending over 100.00 for two 4 week sessions, I just slowly taught myself through books, mags, and asking lots of questions at knit groups.
33) Do you enjoy getting helpful hints from others or does it just piss you off?
Anytime you learn something its fine, I just don't like self-proclaiming experts trying to fix what is working for me.
34) How old is your oldest UFO?
Almost a year and a half.
35) Is there anything that you collect?
Purses, shoes, and little vintage knick-knacks.
36) Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Gee, there are so many.
37) What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have if any?
38) Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Intarsia and Fair Isle.
39) Do you enjoy knitting socks? How big are yer boats (feet)?
Yes, but i have a problem finishing the second one. I wear a size 8 and a half.
40) When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
See #17.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

One Skein Swap: Prodotto Finito

Sent my final One Skein package out yesterday. I was a day late getting it in the mail, but the inside DID NOT want to dry. I hope Trish likes it. It's the clutch pattern from the One Skein book with added vintage button on the front. I also threw in some other goodies for her to enjoy. This was a fun swap and I can't wait until they start the next one.