28 February 2007

WIP Wen.

Ok, so one monkey sock done. And into the cuff pattern on the second one yay!!!!! I am soo excited. I love working with this Sophies Toes yarn! It is just yummy. I would post pictures of the first sock, as soon as i find it again to take a pic. This is my version of second sock syndrome. Twice lately I have had one sock done, and when I finish the second, the first one has been misplaced. I say misplaced, Jack says carried off by a dog or baby! Jack is probably right. I am going to move furniture one day and find a full stash of socks.

That is all i have to report right now. I am going to knit up some dishclothes in the next day or so though.

26 February 2007

Getting to know you... gettng to know all about you...

Steal it is you want.. i was bored this afternoon.

Location: Indiana
Astrological Sign: Virgo, for ever the virgin....
Pets: a very hyper chesapek bay retriever, named Cassidy
When I play monopoly I am always the: the little dog

Five things always in my purse/backpack:
1. lip goo
2. change
3. gum
4. cell phone
5. animal crackers

Five things always in my Fridge:
1. milk (for the baby)
2. diet cherry pepsi
3. curried ketchup (those germans know how to do it right!)
4. film
5. frozen chicken breasts

Five things always in my closet:
1. purses, and the boxes that purses came in.
2. Shoes, lots of shoes
3. The I am mad at you basket of projects.
4. Clothes that i am holding incase I get pregnant again.
5. one of thosse 20 gallon rubbermaid containers filled with stash.

Five things on my desk:
1. Phone and answering machine.
2. Picture of maggie when she was hours old.
3. Cup of pens
4. Lip goo
5. a skein of sugar and creme, yellow.

Five movies I could watch over and over:
1. Dead Poets Society
2. Best in Show
3. Pretty In Pink
4. Elizabethtown
5. Holiday Inn

Five places I have traveled and love:
1. North Carolina
2. PEI, Canada
3. San Francisco
4. Lake Tahoe
5. Mamoth Caves

Five Secret Addictions:
1. Silly Chick Rock
2. starbucks
3. chocolate covered pretzles
4. fingernail polish.. i have like a million colors. yet my nails are never done.
5. stationary

Five Annoyances:
1. People on cell phones in resturants.
2. People talking while I am trying to explain something. I have taught one to many classes in my time.
3. TV show spoilers.
4. People who over state the obvious
5. Anna Nicole Smith tv coverage....

Five Fears:
1. Being sufficated.
2. Getting lost...
3. birds, as in the freaky movie the birds....
4. earthquakes
5. breaking my hand.....

Five Facts About You:
1. I never wanted to be a mom, but now would not trade it for the world.
2. I have horrid sinus', always have.
3. I am addicted to chapstick aka lip goo.
4. My eyes change color from blue to green, with my mood.
5. I have 2 tattoo's one on my ankle of tghe planet saturn. And a celtic knot between my shoulder blades.

iTunes Survey

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense.

Will it be ok?
Stay - Lisa Loeb

How are you feeling today?
Keep Me Cryin' - Al Green

How do your friends see you?
Red Ragtop - Tim McGraw (um ok???)

Will you get married?
The Difficult Kind (Live) - Sheryl Crow and Sarah Mclachlan

What is your best friend's theme song?
Bent - Matchbox 20

What is the story of your life?
originaly Lime and Violet ep. 16...... but the song that was next was Sugar High from the empire records soundtrack.

What is high school like?
Blister on Sun - Violent Femmes (that was soooo highschool!)

How can you get ahead in life?
Are you still mad - alanis

What is the best thing about your friends?
Sunday Mornings - Maroon 5

What is tonight going to be like?
Cowboy Take me away - Dixie Chicks ( i will take this over and over and over)

What is in store for the remainder of this weekend?
Let it be me - Indigo Girls

What song describes you?
I tried to tell myself - Al Green

To describe your grandparents?
My next 30 years - Tim McGraw

How is your life going?
Come Clean - Hillary Duff (you can stop laughing now)

What song will they play at your funeral?
I guess your right - The Posies

How does the world see you?
I'm A Rock - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle

Will you have a happy life?
Beautiful People - Rusted Root

What do your friends really think of you?
My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow (ouch!!!!!)

Do people secretly lust after you?
Have you seen me Lately - counting Crows

How can I make myself happy?
Birdhouse in your Soul - They Might Be Giants

What should you do with your life?
Rain King - Counting Crows

Will you ever have children?
Billy - James Blunt

What will be played at your wedding?
Picture - Kid Rock

What will life after death be like?
How - Lisa Loeb

24 February 2007

Guilty Pleasures....

Ok so i am recovering from strep and a horrible cold thing. Antibiotics are working I guess. just not fast enough if you ask me.

Maggie is napping great this afternoon, so I am sitting here indulging myself. I am working on my Monkey socks, sipping my tea... and listening to Jill Sobule.. Yes that is my guilty pleasure of the day, listening to psuedo girl rock/ pseudo pop late 90's music! I made maggie dance around the living room with me to Karen by Night!

Thank god for I-tunes, I am finding cd's i have lost eons ago!

21 February 2007

WIP Wensday...

Ok so i went to take pictures of my new footies, and i could only find one of them. so I don't know if it was maggie, jack, or cassidy that wandered off with it. as soon as i find it i will post some pictuers.

For now YARN PORN!!!!
my etsy order was in the mail today!!! woo hoo!

( I am such a dork, i forgot to tell you where i got the yummy yarn bits! They came from Kindred Spirits Yarn!!! Check her out. She ships really fast and has great prices!

I am not a big pink girl, but let me tell you this photo does not do it justice!!!! it is completely amazing!

um wow! it is sooo purty!

This one is my favorite.. it is blue and green and green and blue and blue and green again! I can not wait to work these up.

Right now i have a pair of monkey socks on my needles. using my superman colorway from sophies toes. and it is like buttah to work with. YUM!

19 February 2007

ah i am a dork...

Ok so today i realized that the camera was not dead... we just had very dead batteries in it. oh well we are still getting a new one. I wanted to thank everyone real fast who sent all the nice thoughts and words. They were very much appreciated. I have been knitting like a fool. I have finished 2 more pairs of socks. well one was real socks and the other is just a pair of footies. i love footies. I will try and take some pics of them tomorrow. I have also gone a little crazy ordering yarn. I won a bet with Jack and went a little sock yarn crazy. I have seriously thought of de-stashing a good chunk of it to make room for sock yarn. either that or i have to get rid of clothes to make room for it in drawers.

I also have this little voice in my head telling me to buy a spinning wheel. There is one at my moms house in chesterton, that i know i could buy. it is a friend of hers' she is just storing it at our house. and i don't know.... *sigh* it is a lot of money. but i know i would use it. at least more then i have used the loom. which well is um none..... i keep telling myself the loom was free, the loom was free.

wow i am one with the babble tonight. so with that i will sign off. Once again thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. my email was happily filled!

Pictures to come soon. Oh yeah the other good news... JACK WAS CALLED BACK TO WORK THIS MORNING!!!!!

17 February 2007

Any good thoughts send our way....

Death comes in 3's right? If so we are done with our 3 for a while. A few weeks ago a family friend passed away. Then this past monday we had a call from the hospital. Dennis' (Jacks step dad who lives with us) sister was in the hospital with chest pains. Well that evening they went to do the camera through your hear valves procedure and she coded on the table. She never even knew how sick she truely was.

So yesterday we have a house full of people, jacks daughter and kids, who were up for Pattys funeral. And as they were leaving they notice an ambulance on our street. We look out and see it is at our neighbors house. Nancy, Dennis' best friend, a close family friend has been ill with throat cancer for about a year. But she looked great when we saw her on tuesday. She was really making a come back.... after her surgeries (including the placement of a trac ring). Apparently had fallen asleep, rolled over on her oxygen tube and sufficated her self. At least that is how her very distressed son put it to us last night.

So our family has taken 2 major hits inside of 5 days. And i am just beside myself as to what to do. All i am doing is sitting here knitting socks. knitting socks and not thinking. hell i am not even watching tv, which is very odd to me. Dennis' sister passing away didn't phase me to much. But Nancy did, she was a family friend. and we had our falling out in the begining. She was very protective of Jack and was worried that i was just using him for a baby. She didn't know me then. But once she knew me, we honestly be came friends. And she was a friend to maggie. They had some great times this past summer. And i am mourning that all. Yet another wonderful soul that maggie will not get to know and love. but i know that nancy loved her.

ok i am babbling now and i need to get running i have crap to get done today.

14 February 2007

Distraction via meme

Ok so our camera is dead... :( very sad kayt here. A friend of ours works for kodak and wants to get us a camera for a wedding present. i think i will let him.

but anyway here is a fun meme.... tough for me though.

Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Kayt

1. Athlete: Ken Griffy
2. 4 letter word: Kind
3. Street name: Kendal Street (in london ofcourse)
4. Color: Kale, i have seen a color way of dying using it.. so i am too.
5. Gifts/presents: Keys, to a car ofcourse.
6. Vehicles: K-car
7. Tropical Locations:
8. College Majors: Kinky Sex??? It is an unoffical major at most colleges i attended.. LOL.
9. Dairy Products:
10. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Key Chains
11. Boy Name: Kent
12. Girl Name: Kristina
13. Movie Titles: K-Pax
14. Alcohol: kentucky deluxe
15. Occupations: Kite Designer
16. Flowers:
17. Celebrities: Kate Blanchet
18. Magazines:
19. US Cities: Kalamazoo, MI
20. Pro Sports Team: Krakow Football Club

12 February 2007

If you ever met my husband, mums the word...

So this morning I was working on my Jaywalker, and it is almost done yay. Maggie was playing and jack was having his morning coffee at the desk. Well Jack decides to run down to the post office and i am left with knitting and maggie. Well in normal Jack fashion he left his coffee cup on the edge of the desk, right within reach of the nosey one. So when I notice this I toss my knitting down on the cushion next to me, and run to grab the cup out of Maggies hands. At this time Jack comes back in to put on his shoes. he walks over the the loveseat, and right as i am saying "watch out knitting" he parks his ass straight down on a size 3 bamboo dpn. It went through his lounge pants, through his underware, and into his ass about a quarter of an inch. Much screaming and yelling insued as i pulled it out. It was a perfectly clean wound, so he says no need to go to the doctor. It did bleed some. So i cleaned it up with neosporin and put a bandaid on it. Bamboo has natural anitbactrial right?

09 February 2007

Secret Pal Questions 2007

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Sock yarn is a biggy in my book. But almost anything wool, or cheniel (sp?). Anything that feels yummy!
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Needle rolls, not a crocheter yet so don't have to worry about storing hooks
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I have been knitting for a little over a year now. I pretty much taught myself the basics, and have taken a sock class and felted clog class. I would say my skill level is intermediate.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I have a kaboodle page that has lots of wish lists, and shopping lists there. http://www.kaboodle.com/kaytm/
5. What's your favorite scent?
This is going to sound weird clean laundry... yankee has a candle called clean cotton that just rocks my world!
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Yogurt covered pretzels are big for me. I also like chocolate by lindt i think that is the company.
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I have a drop spindle and am shopping for a new one. I do have a goal of a real wheel by the end of the year.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I am a total MP3 freak. Mostly like mellow jam band style stuff. Dave Matthews, John Mayer, ect ect ect.
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love greens all shades of green. Lime is the biggest for me right now.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a daughter who is a year and a half, almost. And a Chesapeek bay retriever. Oh yeah and I have a wonderful husband.
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Not a big poncho fan. Just reminds me of nursing for hours on end with the baby.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks, Socks, and Socks. Also mittens, baby blankets and hats.
13. What are you knitting right now?
Socks, a couple of pairs. And I do have my first sweater going.
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
LOVE IT!!!!!
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
DPN's and Straights i prefer bamboo. Circs aluminum.
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have both, and my friend Jen was acutaly offended the other day when i refered to them as my best friends. Damn non-knitters.
17. How old is your oldest UFO?
About 3 months.
18. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas and my birthday.
19. Is there anything that you collect?
I love sheep!!!!! And stitch markers.
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I don't have any subscriptions right now. I am looking forward to the Harry Potter Knitting book that is coming out. I do want socks socks socks. And any other sock book out there. I hear Lime and Violet have a book in the works too.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I want to learn color work, and how to read lace charts.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
I LOVE SOCKS! As far as my lenthg it is like 9.8 and width 8.4 Cubby feet.
23. When is your birthday?
August 26th

07 February 2007

To frog or not to frog that is the question...

Ok my toe up socks have not been the best experience ever... I have tried to do the heel like 4 times now and have ripped it out each time. It is insane, and making my head hurt. So I could give it another shot, or i can rip it out tab that yarn for jaywalkers. And knit up some of my new yarn. I also got a magic yarn ball in the mail today with more sock yarn. Knit picks dancing this time! *sigh* not sure what to do.

yarn porn!

Ok, here is my new Sophies Toes, being modeled by my new laptop. Now i must go knit my jaywalker so i can get this sock cast on... It is seriously screaming KNIT ME!!!!!!!

05 February 2007

Has anyone noticed it is cold???

Ok, so it is freakin' cold. More then freakin' cold if you ask me. It is currently -2 outside. I have no clue what the windchill is but it is cold... Cassidy kind of looks at me and say "huh"? when I try to put her outside to go potty.

In good news, i know what temp it is with out changing the channel, calling time and temp, or even going to weather.com. How you ask? Because I am sitting here warming my lap with my brand new Compaq Presario V6000, widescreen Laptop! Yesterday morning I was just checking the bestbuy ad online like i always do. And they had a great deal on a toshiba, so after talking about it I went to look at it. Well I got there 20 minutes after they opened and they were already sold out. Apparently they were only sent 5 of them. So i ended up spending about 100 bucks more, and got almost twice the machine. I am curently getting used to windows vista. it is an adjustment, not a giant one.... just a little. But let me tell you it is very very very pretty. I was even able to con the cable company out of a free wireless modem this afternoon. So we are once again a 2 computer family and wireless. And this laptop doesn't have sticky keys or anything. So if you see double letters it is just my general bad typing.