30 August 2007


Ok so the cord for the camera has still not been found... but I had 2/3's of a battery left and was going to take a picture of my finished sock, started gauntlet and a bunch of stuff for etsy. But in jacks search for the cord yesterday, he for some reason turned the camera on and left it on... so my battery is DEAD!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

28 August 2007

1 out of 2 things found....

The camera cord has been found to transfer pictures, i did realize that the new laptop has a sd card reader built in..... but the charger for the camera has not been found. So I have a couple of things to show you... well really just one picture....

I have cut all my hair off......
Or should I say the person at fiesta did. My normal girl was not in, so i had to see someone else... She did take it shorter then planned.... and mess up the color but it is hair and it will grow back. At least that is my theory.

Other good news... i did get the new laptop and it rocks mucho!!!! i am now officaly very very spoiled. well in the computer realm i am.

I survived my 31st birthday with out any major trauma.... Which is good i think!
We are going to get away for this next weekend, and i am looking forward to it.

I promise you i am knitting and as soon as i can find the charger for the camera i will show you.

for now i leave you with a video clip.

23 August 2007

more goodness coming!

I have a lot to post, but well Jack moved the family room around and I can not find the cord for the camera. Well there is a whole list of things i can't find but the camera cord is the most important.

We have had storm after storm after storm here. Now i love rain, and i mean LOVE it but this is getting a little silly. it isn't pretty go play in it rain.. it is yucky board up windows rain.. ok so we haven't boarded up windows... but it is pretty bad. and it is starting again right now.

Anyway I will post more once i find the cord.

14 August 2007

lots of goodness!!!!

Ok so first Jen over at Piddleloop tagged me in the rockin' girl blogger thing.... so now i must tag 5 of you... :) oh my choices!

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1. I would have to go with little miss pixie riot! over at Pixie Punk Knits! She is and amazing dyer and her sock yarn is just yum-a-licous... She also has inspired me to dig out my drop spindle and drop it on the floor some more.

2. Kim over at Kim Knits, but I know her as Reno. We both play second life together... but end up chatting about what is on our needles most of the time in game. LOL she even told me where to find a LYS in game! how great is that.

3. Laura from A Frayed Knot. Laura was my pal from SP 10. And i just love reading about what is going on on her needles and in her life. And the pictures of Becky are a great bonus!

4. Erin from My Best Friends a Dork. Erin is one of my knitting guru's! who recently ran off to greener pastures, lol she got a killer family house it is just a million miles away. I really want to crawl in her head some day and see all the knitting information flying around. Miss you!!!!

5. Lesa, yes I know lesa was also tagged by Jen... but you should go check her out at Molly Knits Sweaters. She is another Knitting Guru! Who is slowly convincing me that i don't need no stinkin' patterns!!!!!! lol! I said slowly! No she is a great chick, from my SNB, very funny, and a wealth of knowledge... oh yeah and she picks me up!

Now on to yummy yummy stuff.
First I would like to announce that my rent socks are done! I finished them on our way to Lincoln Park Zoo today! they are soft fuzzy and uber yummy...... Maggie keeps rubbing them on her cheek and saying soft!

And today in my mail i got my "get real" from yarn oddities, see my number one rawking grrl blogger! Thank you soo much Miss Riot! I can not wait to use it!

I will be winding it into a ball tonight, just so i can play with it a little!

And now on to the zoo.... did you think i would leave you with out a picture of Maggie??

Here she is, riding a stationary small hippo! She is all wet bc she had just finished playing in a fountian. :) We had a GREAT time!

This is my new meercat friend Frank. After he posed for this picture, he asked me if i would mind knitting him a sweater, since the sock i was working on was very intresting to him.

09 August 2007

Sick of hearing about the laptop drama yet?

Ok after not getting a call from them yesterday with the specs on my new machine... I went a head and called corperate offices this morning. She was MORE then happy to let me know that my machine went into production this morning and all the specs.

HP Pavillion DV6000Z

Windows Vista Ultimate (i formerly had home premium)
AMd Dual Core 2.2 Processor ( i don't remember off the top of my head my old one but i thin it was like a 1.5 gig)
15.4 Screen (same as before)
4 Gig Memory (damn!!!!!! i only had 1 before)
256 G force Nividia graphics card (old one was also nvida but i don't know what one)
Intregrated Mic and webcam (probably won't use it, but didn't have it before)
200 Gig HD (100 more gigs then i had before woot!)
2.11 Wlan/bluetooth (must get blue toothgear now)
Light Scribe dvd burner (ok burning lables on my cd's just sounds like fun)
6 L High Capacity Battery (just had the normaly one before)
TV Tuner with remote (ok as if i wasn't a giant slacker before you are going to put a tv in my laptop! Ok so it does rock and i have never had that option before.)
Verizon Wireless Card (didn't have it honestly will probably never use it, but it is a removable card so i guess i could sell it).
And super duper warrenty!

When i went to the hp site and priced it all out... it came to like $2027. Damn... I guess my great talent of throwing Hissy fits has come to benifite me.

I think i may still start saving for a mac, but this will keep me going until then.

08 August 2007

Laptop update...

As some of you know the wireless card went out on my laptop. So on July on july 26 I packaged it up , and sent it off to the spa (repair).... And they tell me that i will have it back with in 12 buisness days.... I confrirmed teh 12 buisness days with them multiple times. So when on monday i get and email telling me that they have changed their mind and i will not see my laptop till Setp 17th?!?!?! I hit the roof... and started the chain of calls. The first guy is an ass on the phone with me, but esculates my incident to a case manager, and tells me that I will get a call back Monday night. So when I don't get a call, i called yesterday morning... Talked to Sandra who was very nice... and she told me that it normaly takes 24-48 buisness hours to get a call back.. So i tell her that is unacceptable since they set the expectation of last night orginaly and i wasn't accepting her answer (starting to really get furious here, second expectation they set and fell through on)..... so she calms me down some and sends an email to my case manager. telling me if i don't hear fromt hem by 3 or 4 to give them a call back. So i was nice and waited till4.. and called back.. and started to get the run around again... from a guy who barely spoke english.... at this time i am totaly livid.... and yelling.. mostly bc he keeps intrupting me. he just keeps telling me that i have to wait 48 some odd hours.. i explain to him i am not getting off the phone till this is resolved.... finally i end up talking to hismanager.... who puts me through to someone in case management..... Who at first is a total bitch to me... but finally worked it out... as of right now they are putting my dead laptop back together for me, and sending it back... it will still work with cat 5 cable. and she is putting together a new laptop together for me... which will take about 10 days she says. So that is where we sit and we will see what happens.

As far as the new laptop they are swtiching me from a compaq pesario, to an hp pavilion. And i think through my anger i hear her say that she has about $2400 to work with, so we will see waht happens. She swears taht in no way shape or from i will be downgraded. So keep your fingers crossed for me.

07 August 2007

rent socks

Ok I have decided to name my socks.. the rent socks... bc for some reason i am once again obsessed with the rent soundtrack. I have been listening to it non-stop for almost a week now. but here are the pics for you.

I think i have tweaked the colors to be almost perfect... it is sooo soft and yummy... non-superwash... so these socks will have to be hidden from jack at all times, unless they are on my feet.

Here is one that you can see the texture a little bit better...little tiny faux cables! woo hooo!

05 August 2007

SP 11 Questions :)

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I like wool, 100% wool sock yarn, mostly. But alpaca is super duper fabulous also!

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I use needle roles! And my Pony Tail! *giggle*

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. My mom taught me what she knew... and then the LYS taught me the right way of doing things! I would honestly say i am intermediate.. but i love a challenge.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I have kaboodle. I keep track of my wish lists and shopping lists there. it is wonderful!

5. What's your favorite scent? Ok every laughs i like the smell of clean laundry..... like that fresh linen or clean cotton sent you can find in candles.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I like all things gummy!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I have a drop spindle that is soo good at collecting dust it is amazing! I really should use it more often. But I also make jewlery, mostly silver and semi-precious stone pieces. I also just recieved a sewing machine as a prezzie.... so i am learning to sew.

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 mp3 freak.... and i love all kinds of music it is hard to tie me down to just a few. I currently really like Amy Winehouse (sp?). But i will give everything at least 2 listens.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love love love greens and blues.... as for as colors i dont' like... i don't use black that often. unless it has a super yummy feel!

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have one daughter who will be 2 on Sept 24th, a husband who thinks he is going to be 18.... and a dog, who thinks she is a 70 pound lap dog.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? scarves, yes... hats, yes... mitten, oh yeah!, ponchos.. nope... not unless i am breast feeding... and i don't see that happening during this swap.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? This is tough.. i like socks. but i only have 1 of like 8 pairs.... so i have just taken up wearing mis matched socks. Hats are always fun too.

13. What are you knitting right now? I just finished one sock tonight, and when i am done with this post i am going to work the cuff on its mate. cross your fingers for me ok? I also have the invessible shawl going, and a irish hiking scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Ok do we really need to ask this question?? who doesn't love getting something handmade. it is made with love then!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? i like addi's for circs. and a good bamboo for dpns. all though the sock needle kit at knit picks has been tempting me.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes my swift is my best friend. and my yarn winder, well the dog loved it too.. it works but well... it just takes come TLC.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? I have a hibernating EZ sweater that i have been mad at on and off for about 5 months now.

18. What is your favorite holiday? My birthday (august 26th) and halloween!

19. Is there anything that you collect? Hello Kitty rawks my world!

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 do not have any knitting magazine subscriptions. As far as books.. i really want First Book of Modern Lace Knitting i want to do lace, it just looks sooo purty.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I want to learn color work, and get better with lace :)

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I am one of those big legged girls... calf is 14" (yes i know that is scary), width is 8.5" and lenght is 9". I absolutly adore footie socks though, wear them more then most things. And yes i do knit socks! :)

23. When is your birthday? August 26th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? Kaytm

1 done...

my first sock is done! woo hoo... and it fits... double woo hoo... and it doesn't have liek 3 heels or anythign like that... triple woo hoo. And i did it with out a pattern... infinty woo hoo!

pics tomarrow.

lesa if you read this.. have a GREAT trip.

03 August 2007

Lesa would be so proud...

So at the get the hell out.... the other night i casted on a new sock.. found a stitch pattern casted on... started the pattern.. and here i am looking at the heel flap... open the book to see waht i am suppose to do for it. yup the stitch patter i like they are directing me to do in a toe up... and here i have 5 inches done working top down.... LMAO. I really should read everything first.

So here it is lesa... I am winging it!!!!!!! looking at the book for guide but not pattern!

with that said i am putting my butt to bed!

ni ni all!

I will have to catch up on degrassi tomarrow. :(

01 August 2007

kayt and the terrible horrible no good very bad day.

So august 1st, the only thing positive so far is um 25 days till my birthday.

In other news.. the company that jack switched to 3 weeks ago... laid him off on monday. And this morning i got a call from my supervisor at my job. To inform me that they will no longer be employing people in the state of indiana.

I was working on my fleather pluckin' sock today somehow droped about 4 stitchs that ran to the cuff so that was frogged. in the prossess of winding the ball back up i decided to full re wind it and with maggies help have a giant knot on my had.

ok there are 2 things positive i am off to get well cafinated and knit with the girls tonight!