Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I KNEW it!

I keep rechecking to make sure it still shows this.

It does. Yay!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Image heavy!

So here's what I've finished lately... The first FO's of 2007... In order...

Josh's Yummy mittens

Josh's hat (with mittens)


Calorimetry (Josh is such a good sport!)

Shibori scarf (not really a knitting FO, since it's a felted sweater, but still...)

And in other news, here is an update on the Anemoi mittens,

and, Marley is adorable.

Friday, January 26, 2007


This is the best!

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Teach my dog to fly.

Get your resolution here.

Friday, January 19, 2007

6 weird things about me

Another meme, because I'm too lazy to do anything else right now...

1) I'm deathly afraid of raccoons. When I was a kid I thought they were super cute and was not afraid, but when I was in college, a roommate and I were acosted by a gang of roaming raccoons. One was in the doorway to our house (the only way in) and snarled at us. We turned around and two more were climbing over the fence toward us. We ran across the street and looked back at our house only to see at least 12 more crawling on the roof! My husband thinks I'm loony for fearing them because "they're more afraid of [me] than I am of them." LIES!!! These raccoons were NOT afraid of me.

2) I have this thing with food. I'm a little protective of it. I get upset if Josh tries to take too many fries, or eats all of the cereal. And whenever I take the last of anything, I feel the need to apologize. Josh is constantly reminding me that, indeed, we can get more of whatever food it is, either at the restaurant or at the grocery store, but this never seems to occur to me. I think it's because I grew up with a few human vaccuums and so if I didn't either quickly eat or hide a particular treat (even if I purchased it), it would be gone and wouldn't necessarily make a comeback in our house. I think my parents purposely bought gross cereal and treats specifically so they would last longer.

3. I have a habit of making up words, and I always remember the words I've made up. Some of them are actually words made up by other family members, which have been passed on or around. Some of the words are shorter than the original english word, some are longer. There's really no rhyme or reason. I tend to restrain myself from using my own words with anyone but VERY close friends and family, lest they think there's something wrong with me.

4. I am fascinated with violent crime and serial killers. Not that I want to commit any of these crimes, but I have always wondered what made some folks turn out "normal" and others not so much. It's a big reason I became a public defender after law school. If I could, I'd probably watch Court TV and A&E all day. Alas, Josh cannot handle that much crime and violence.

5. I have a violent hatred of carroway seeds and anything that contains them. They taste like poison.

6. I seem to have a burning desire to read things out loud, like recipes, to my husband, or anyone else that is around. I seem to forget that not everybody has the same interests as me. I have annoyed many people by doing this, and no matter how much I try to stop, I just can't do it for very long. I feel compelled to share.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Current Projects

Josh's mittens

My Anemoi mittens

My Clapotis

Naughty naughty

Here's a recently finished cross stitch pattern for a friend of mine (my first try at cross stitch!)

Sleepy Marls

He's getting sleepy, very sleepy...

And then, suddenly, he awakes!

And wonders, "what the hell is mom doing?"

Really late coffee and yarn swap photos

This is my haul from the second yarn-coffee swap I participated in. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Beautious, beautious

I have begun a few more projects lately (note, I have not finished any lately...). My favorite is the Anemoi mittens from Eunny Jang.

Here they are so far (I started them yesterday):

I've also been working diligently on my Clapotis. Plus, I will soon be starting double mittens for Josh and a pair of pink Fetching for my brother (yes, I said brother--he specifically requested pink so "the guys at work will make fun of [him]). And I promised my friend Brien an elvis wig, so that needs to be started as well. Yay!

Monday, January 01, 2007


There is actually snow outside today. In addition, I have to post about why I love/hate snow for an SP9 contest (the prize is awesome). Since I both love and hate snow, I shall list three reasons for each.

LOVE it:
1) Watching Marley play in the snow is the funniest thing I have ever seen. He likes to grab some in his mouth, jump as high as he can, and shake his head super hard. He also likes it when you throw snow at him so he can try to catch it in the air.
2) It is actually quite beautiful and, provided I don't have to go anywhere, I love the feeling of being snowed in.
3) Snowmen.

HATE it:
1) Slipping and falling (see below post)
2) Having to drive in it.
3) Wet shoes, socks, and pant legs.