Friday, December 22, 2006

@(#%&@)& it! I mean, "ouch!"

Here's what happens when your landlord doesn't have the stairs to your apartment shoveled when they are slippery and nasty. I hit a stair mid-back and smacked my elbow good. This is the result.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I'm blog post-happy

Here's my most recent FO's

Fetching from Knitty. You might recognize the yarn from my coffee yarn swap post... It's much more teal in person.

Josh's grandma's ballband washrag for Christmas. I like how the same colors, used oppositely look so vastly different.

And, of course, Marls, looking so well-behaved. Naturally, I was standing behind the camera saying, "Stay! Marley, stay!"

SP9 package!!!

So here are the goodies from my most recent SP9 package... I am spoiled. My secret pal searched high and low for some chocolate goodness that does not contain nuts... And man, did she ever succeed. I love it!!!

Okay, I absolutely LOVE origami... How did she know?!? It's like she's in my brain taking notes about my favorite things. There has not been a single thing she's given me that I haven't absolutely loved and thought was perfect for me. That would include, of course, the grapefruit-scented soap above... Yay!

Ahhh... Malabrigo. And, of course, it's my favorite colorway! I've been eyeing this particular color at the LYS since I started working there... And now it's mine!

And finally, CHOCOLATE. Minus one. I couldn't help myself...


FINALLY! We got our new monitor yesterday and now it's up and ready to go. Although, it does this weird thing when you turn it on where one side of the screen flickers. But it goes away right away. Whatever.

So here are a couple photos of my favorite items from my second SP9 package... Sorry this is so late, but thank you!!!

My awesome new coffee mug...

and of course, yarn! The blue yarn is from Green Mountain Spinnery and the black is my pal's handspun. It's llama, and it's devine!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

December meme

A - Available: No
A - Age: 29
A – Art genre: surrealism

B - Best feature: my eyes
B - Bike: 7-speed future bike (it has arc handlebars)
B - Birthday: September 6, 1977
B - Book: Just finished Kavalier and Clay. I highly recommend it.

C - Crush: Josh
C - Car: Ford Focus
C - Comedian: Mitch Hedberg/Jim Gaffigan

D - Day or night: night
D - Dream Car: vintage VW bug
D - Dogs or Cats: dogs

E - Egg nog: Yum!
E - E-mail: yes. Many.
E - Eggs: delicious in all ways, especially as sweet & sour eggs

F - Favourite colour: blue
F - Favourite Band: Old 97s

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Worms

H - Hair colour: naturally blond, right now it's reddish brown
H - Height: 5’6"
H - Happy: For the most part

I - Instrument: Tried. Failed.
I - Idol: I don't know... I don't really have any idols.

J - Jewelery: Claddagh ring, wedding/engagement ring, grandma's diamond earrings
J - Job: 2. One official career job, and one fun LYS job.
J - Jail: Only as an attorney visitor, I've always been able to leave when I wanted to.

K - Kids: Not yet
K- Knitting :- Lots and lots

L - Longest car ride: Minneapolis to St. Louis
L - Last kiss: this morning
L - Local: huh?
L - Lyrics: Feliz navidad y prospero ano y felicidad.

M - Milk flavour: Chocolate
M - Most missed memory: How can you miss a memory? If you did, wouldn't you not be able to remember it? Or if you can, isn't that just a memory? Maybe this question is really trying to ask about what you miss most... In which case, I really miss my Grandma Schehr.
M - Movie last watched: On purpose or on accident? On purpose I last saw LOTR: Return of the King. On accident I saw How to lose a guy in 10 days. Shhh.. Don't tell anyone.

N - Number of Siblings: 2 brothers (twins), 3 step-brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, 1 step-sister-in-law (huh?)

N - Nickname: Manda, Mandabelle, Punkin, Sweetie, Mandy (although I will hurt you if you actually call me this--only family can call me this since I haven't used it since I was 11. That, and I hate it), Amanda Banana.

O - One wish: To not have to worry.
O - One regret: None that I can think of at the moment. Most of the time things one might regret can teach you about life, so I don't regret them.

P - Part of your appearance you love: My eyes, my hair.
P - Pets:- I've had dogs my whole life. Have one now.

Q - Quick or Slow?: Both

R - Reason to smile: Josh, Marls
R - Reality TV Show: Project Runway

S - Song Last Heard: Feliz Navidad (thus the lyrics above)
S - Silver or Gold: White gold (so I guess both, since white gold is gold with a silver alloy).

T - Time you woke up: 6:05 a.m.
T - Time for bed: 11 p.m.
T - Ticklish: Yes, very

U - Unpredictable: Sometimes
U - Underwear: Yes, I do wear them.

V - Vegetable you hate: Peas
V - Vacation spot: Anywhere I can relax

W- Worst habit: Being anxious
W- Where are you going to travel: Ireland

X - X-Ray: Mouth, torso, head, foot

Y - Yellow: Meh.

Z - Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Coolest. Pattern. Ever.

I'm totally going to make this for a friend of mine...

The Leia Hat

Oh, and we're getting our new monitor today so there should be an increase in posts soon. Yay!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Coffee Swap package recieved!

Oh man, have I been spoiled! I got my package today and opened it to find

A new magazine, two skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in my favorite color, a henna tattoo kit, some amazingly delicious smelling coffee from an Austin coffee shop, some hilarious truth or dare playing cards, a fun new measuring tape, a beautiful green mug, and some take-out coffee cups (hee!).

Thank you so much Lianne!!!

Coming soon... Pics of my latest SP9 package. I got the package a few weeks ago, but due to the aforementioned monitor problems have not had a chance to upload them.

Photo update--image heavy

We still haven't gotten our new monitor, but Josh kindly let me use his laptop to upload some photos from our camera. So here they are...

Scarves I've been working on

My recent FO's

And finally, the last of my Christmas gifts, nearly finished...