Sunday, April 27, 2008

Meme, cause I have nothing interesting to say...

I snagged this from Mostly Self Taught Knitter.


1. Pick up the nearest book of 125 pages or more.

There was one in my desk cubby practically touching my knee.

2. State the tittle and author.

"the woman who walked into doors", Roddy Doyle

3. Find page 25

4. Type in the first 5 sentences.

I left school after my Group. I ran out of the place; I f**k'n hated it. I stuck it for three years, longer than any of my kids have done, so far. But I hated it, every minute of it. I loved the primary school.

5. Find page 100

6. Type in the first, second and fifth word on the page

He, wasn't, he'd

Done. I won't tag anyone but I'm always curious what other people are reading.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

I've gone 'n done it now...

Yep, I've gone and signed up for Make One Yarn Studio's Fall Fiber Arts Retreat. Put my deposit down today. I had a blast last time and they gave alumni a small break plus the chance for an early sign up. While I was there, I used my class credit to buy 5 skeins of Skacel Urban Silk 80% silk 20% cotton in a gorgeous silvery grey to make another modified wrap/boob holder. Love it!

Oh and on the shameless self-admiration front... I had to buy new jeans yesterday. Size 7!!! I'm 5'9" and a size 7. Oh Yeah! I am not going to feign anything less than total delight 'cause there was a time when I was a size 18. Eat less, exercise more, that's it, that's all. Squeeeeee!!!

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Walkin' with my baby...


My boy has humongous feet. It's taken me for ever working on these socks but I am, through sheer determination, getting them done.

As an antidote to the boy socks, I am making myself some cabled footies. I am using the pattern from One Skein as my inspiration but I am making them toe up, cause that's how I like to make socks. In Dream In Colour Classy, Pansy-Go-Lightly. They should be a fast knit and they will keep my toes warm 'cause my house is COLD man! If the first ones turn out I'm making more 'casue 5mm needles for socks. Sounds perfect to me! And who doesn't like to keep their feet warm?

Also still committed to my SKB, on the silk insert of the first sleeve.

And one sleeve and the button band to go on Green Jeans. I put this one down for awhile then picked it up and went... what was I thinking, I freaking LOVE this pattern!

I am also committed (or perhaps should be committed) to doing YOL this year.

And a Swallowtail Shawl Knit Along in the Make One Yarnies group on Ravelry. Who else has swallowtail on the to do list? MMMMMMalibrigo lace, should start it any day!

Speaking of YOL & recent retail experiences (as a retail worker myself) in general... is it just me or are insanely cranky and irrational people on the rise? What is enough when it comes to excellent customer service? Blood? For the record, I feel Make One provides, bar none, the best customer service experience I've ever had. Bar None.

I was going to take a Monkey Sock class at the M1 but Boy's Rugby practices start the same night as the sock class. RATS!! Sorry Trish... hopefully later. In the mean time... Up the Mighty Saracens!!

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