Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Copy Cat Post

My muggle blog has not been feeling the love and is suffering from neglect... So I updated it and figured a little copy/paste action was required. So below is a post from my muggle blog. VERBATIM. Except for this intro.

Also I got my kit. But my batteries are dead now so I'll to a post for that later.

Neglected Blog Needs a Post! BUT I've not finished anything! AAAAAAH! (I've been this crazy all day, just so you know.)

So I'm putting up a WIP and planning post... I know it's not as exciting as when I post about how I messed up on my socks and finished them anyways, but you know... I haven't been all that successfully motivated with the knitting. WELL, that's not true, I've just been tackling bigger projects.

Big Project #1:
Remember how I won the Malabrigo Rios in the naming contest? No? Oh yea, blog has been neglected. Sigh. Well I didn't get the winning name, but I won 10 skein of the yarn in a beautiful color.
Then the question became, well I won awesome, What am I going to do with 10 skein of yarn? Solution = make myself a blanket. I decided on upsizing the Honey Baby Blanket by Anne Hanson. It was written for fingering weigh yarn to make it baby sized. I'm using worsted and thicker needles and making it for me, the big baby.
So far I've finished 1/2 a repeat of 3 full repeats of section A. I love it so far. See Baby You're a Rich Man on Ravelry for individual pictures. (I named it that b/c that was the only song with Baby in the title that made me smile and not gag.)

My clapotis!!!! I've gotten through 5 complete strait section repeats. (5 of between 15 and 18 with my estimations and weight measurements. That'll also depend on how long it is at a point.) I'm loving it so far.
Ravelry project link: Conteur de Fortune (Answer to why it's named that is this: The clapotis is French and it's in Alice Cullen yarn... She sees the future! Get it now? I know I'm lame...)

My scylla socks. I'm half way through the gusset on both. If I'd sit down and just work on them they'd probably be finished. But I've been workin gon my blanket and my clapotis. :D
Please ignore the grossness that is my foot in this picture. My feet took a beating running around barefoot this weekend.

UP NEXT is a section I'm calling:

In this section I ntend to talk about my great ideas for these great massive knitting projects that I'll probably never finish. OR that I'll stop and get stracted by mid-way. OR that I'll never get around to because something else will come along... Those types of things.
The above pile of yarn is a collection of yarn that I fully intend to create my own personal 'Alice in Wonderland' themed socks out of. I'm really excited to start, but I'm also trying to get some things off the needles before diving in. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's been a long week.

So in this week
  • I had to be a part of the firing of someone at work, hiring a new person, and many many other not so exciting work dynamics.
  • I watched my baby brother graduate high school.
  • I celebrated my baby brother graduating high school. Maybe celebrated a little too hard...
  • I watched the new iPhone get released and made sure I signed up every which way for notification of my pre-order... Still debating white or black.. White or Black hmmm
  • I read the entire Scott Pilgrim series. I really really do love this series. Seriously LOVE it. It will be next month for the last book, and 2 months for the movie. It's my newest obsession.
  • I bought Alice in Wonderland and spent an evening at home (after a night of too much celebrating) watching it.
  • I started my knitted blanket. I'll maybe try to get pictures of this. So far so good. Only one minor hiccup and I think I fixed it.
I'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit. Watching soccer and the premier of True Blood. I've also got some fun pool plans with a friend. I'm really hoping this windy-nastiness goes away.

I leave you with photos of Logan's graduation. Because I am proud of him, even if I never though he'd have trouble doing it. I also do love him a lot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Because I'm not feeling "it"

I'm blogging in forms of FAVORITE quotations from songs and tv and maybe a movie or book or two....
Treadmill. Crank the incline up to fifteen and just run through the tears.

No I'm not, I'm just stupid and ugly and have a pig face

You got the brains, the body, and the beauty / To top it off, you're cool

Why bother? it's gonna hurt me / It's gonna kill when you desert me / This happened to me twice before / It won't happen to me anymore

It's not what good girls do, not how they should behave / My head gets so confused, hard to obey

Weevil: [to boss] Guess I'll wash some spoiled bitch's graduation gift from daddy, huh?
Veronica: I'm not spoiled, and uh, technically, it wasn't for graduation.
Weevil: What about the b!+(% part?
Veronica: That depends on who you ask. How are you, Weevil? I haven't seen you...

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.

And that's all I've got!