Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Knitting Picture Post

I'm a little too busy for words, but here's what I've been up to in the land of holiday knitting. Sorry the pictures aren't formatted here all pretty; however I am meeting my mom at the mall for some Starbucks and a little last minute holiday shopping trip. Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy yourself and take some time to knit something for yourself. Like the winter cowl and those monkey socks are all mine!
Sheldon the First - FO

Mini-me Back-to-School U-neck vest WIP the back
Toxic Sunset Everlasting Bagstopper WIP

Everlasting Bagstopper
Sheldon the Second WIP

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I was Tagged!

I haven't really done a meme in a long time, especially since I haven't really been reading or posting on good ol' LJ. I've lost interest in LJ, I've had approx. 3 journals there, one private with some public posts, another friend's only and my recent being a mixture of private, public and friend's only. I like Blogger better, but I'm thinking I might jump ship to Wordpress. I've noticed a lot of knit bloggers doing so. Don't worry I'll post here if I do :-). Since I've cut down on the LJ posting I'm also debating making this journal to include non-knitting posts because it's so much easier to update one blog. Well that's a few things I've been pondering lately. Onto the meme....

I was tagged by Monica and I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to play along because it's fun feel free to do so!

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. NO CHEATING!
4. Tag 5 people.
5. Optional: Give your own comments on how it (the song title) relates to the question.

Opening Credits:
Jackie's Strength - Tori Amos

Waking Up:
Such a Rush - Coldplay

First Day At School:
Stupid - Sarah McLachlan

Falling In Love:
New Year - Death Cab For Cutie

Losing Virginity:
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos

Fight Song:
Everybody Hurts - REM

Break up:
Idioteque - Radiohead

Soma - The Strokes

Soldiering - David Usher

Mental Breakdown:
Golden - Fall Out Boy

The Old Apartment

Criminal - Fiona Apple

Getting Back Together:
Please Call Me Baby - Tom Waits

Understanding - Evanescence

Birth of Child:
One of Those Days - Weird Al

Final Battle:
All My Love - Led Zeppelin

Death Scene:
This is Halloween - The Citizens of Halloween Town (Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack)

My Michelle - Guns N' Roses (lol, funny how this come up!)

Sequel Teaser:

Brand New Colony - The Postal Service

Now with my favourites playlist For these I'd thought I'd link to place you can find lyrics. I made sure that any of the sites linked here will allow you to view the page without setting cookies if you don't want them to. I use Firefox and have it set to ask me each time that a site wants to set a cookie and usually deny or just use just for this session. Enjoy!!

Opening Credits:
Smells Like Nirvana - Weird Al

Waking Up:
The Cold Back Key - Azam Ali (from "Where's Neil When You Need Him?")

First Day At School:
Professional Widow (Remix) - Tori Amos

Falling In Love:
Poncho's Lament - Tom Waits (lol you gotta check out the words if you don't know them)

Losing Virginity:
Will He Be Waiting For Me - Sarah Harmer

Fight Song:
Everybody Hurts - REM- ain't that the truth I didn't cheat either and this song showed up for both!! Curious, very curious

Break up:
Emotional Weather Report - Tom Waits

Another Postcard (acoustic) - Barenaked Ladies

Radio - Smashmouth

Mental Breakdown:
In My Place - Coldplay

Sinkin' Soon - Norah Jones

Nicotine - Ani DiFranco quite appropriate, me being an ex-smoker

Getting Back Together:
All I Want - Dido

Liberation - Moist

Birth of Child:
Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb Strange but somewhat fitting considering that shot of demerol that they had given me during labour!

Death Scene:
The Crawl - Smashmouth

Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

Sequel Teaser:

Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

Monday, December 3, 2007

I survived NaKniSweMo and all I got was this..

frackin' beautiful cozy sweater!!!!!!!!1
Here's some pics of my CPH all finished (minus the wooden toogles for enclosures)

CPH back

Central Park Hoodie - From Knitscene Fall 2006
Designer - Heather Lodinsky
Started November 1, 2007
Finished November 29, 2007
Knitted for myself as part of NaKniSweMo
yarn Cascade Pima Tencel in Moss
Yarn used approx. 10.5 skeins = 1260.0 yards (1152.1m)
Needles used size 3.7US 5) and 4.5 mm (US 7)
Thoughts :
My next CPH (yes, I'm planning to knit another one. I luuurrvveee this sweater) I want use Tatamy Tweed WW, just need to chose the colour and buy the yarn! Also the sleeves a litte tighter because I knit tighter in the round but after a little wear it seems fine

Tea to save the day!!

I got my Ravelry cup'a'tea swap package in the mail today!! It brightened up my mood after surviving a craptastic weekend. Our computer power supply is toasted again!! Plus we had snow all weekend, this is really strange weather for the Lower Mainland. Also I let Maylee play outside in the snow and while getting too close pond she fel in it! Wet, cold dog what fun! To add to the horribleness of it all, I had to frog the almost completed fern panda cotton monkey sock because I ran out of yarn after the first round of decreases at the toe! I frogged and restarted them and I'm using some black panda cotton on the cuff, heel and toe of both socks. Sigh, oh well they look pretty!

Thanks Randomthreads I love everything you sent. They were wrapped up so pretty that I didn't want to opeand Mini-me has stolen the pink eyecord that was used to wrap one of the packages To make life easier I'll list the goodies in a bulleted list as well as pictures below:

  • Adagio jasmine bloom tea (yummy enjoying some right now!)
  • Cinnamon Plum (black blended tea) and Republic Green Chai from The Republic of Tea (can't wait to try them)
  • cute tape measure with a butterfly smelling a rose on top
  • letter stitch markers to use with my New Pathways for Sock Knitters Book 1 from hide and sheep on etsy
  • tasty honey sticks to stir in tea
  • two balls of Maizy in sailor blue!
  • two balls of Maizy in Brick Bark!
  • sock-shaped point protectors :-D
  • cute kitty card, that didn' t sneeze :-)
  • beautiful calming sereni-tea mug with the definition inside the rim (n. the absence of stress while drinking tea), I've absolutely gotten some of that this afternoon!