Monday, December 11, 2006

I BROKE A PORCH...and my leg paid the consequences. I was running up to my friend Whitney's house and I stepped down on a board (unbenownst to me it was cracked) and BOOM my leg went through the porch, crackng this 1x4 right in half. I was stuck from the knee down and I started freaking out. Whitney thought that I had just fallen. She didn't realize I was in the porch until I really started freaking out. I wasn't drunk, but I wish that I had been! I would have been less traumatic at the time. Now it's hilarious. My brother (her roommate) had to pry up another board with a hammer to free my leg. It's really hurting now. This was Saturday night and the bruise was looking its best today, so I thought I'd share. There are bruises all over my knee, but this is a picture of the best one.

SPINNING...How do I describe the love I feel for these fibers as I gently coax them into becoming yarrn. This picture is of my third attempt with small amounts of yarn from a kit that I bought. I dyed the yarn myself with kool-aid before I spun it.

The color had a bit less orange tone than I intended, but I like it just the same.

Here is my husband's wrist modeling the first spinning/knitting project attempt, petting my parent's cat that is happily surrounded by warm wool fibers.

Gilly is contemplating how she can learn how to spin, despite the lack of opposable thumbs.

My first sweater! And a baby one at that...I finished it minutes before having to leave for a baby shower. It's from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. For some reason the very easy directions didn't compute with me and I called purlsoho for help. They're very nice.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

PHILOSPHICAL THOUGHTS...How can anyone be an on-guage knitter because each person creating the pattern has their own guage, whether it be loose or tight. You would have to be a knitting chameleon to constanly be on-guage. Exhausting.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

POM POMS AWAY...Just finished this hat. The decreasing in the instructions was a bit wonky, so I improvised a bit, but I think it works. It's the right size and it's hella warm, so that's all that matters. It looks great on Travis, but I'm keeping it.

Apparently he's "wanted a hat with a pom pom for awhile." What kind of sucker does he think I am? When I suggested the One Skein asymetrical cable hat to him he claimed the pom pom was not manly enough. I guess I've go more knitting to do.

Monday, November 27, 2006

WILD TURKEY WEEK...anyone that believes that Thanksgiving is only all about the family, stuffing yourself silly, and passing out in front of football has forgotten a crucial ingredient...BOOZE.

Okay. It's about the Trivial Pursuit too. I had a rockin' time this past week. I took some friends to my parent's house and we got crazy. Then on Saturday night it all came to a pinnacle with boob-grabbing, sweaty dance lip sync, alcohol induced madness. It was beautiful. I got to see lots of great friends, and I'm so very thankful that I survived without a hangover. Of course it wasn't all madness. There was some quiet time and some knitting. Here is my proof:

I even managed to finish my arm warmers (as shown in the upper pics), and make a Zen Micro mp3 player sock case and an ipod sock case while intoxicated. Ah, how my skills are evolving.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

SWEATSHOP KNITTING...So, I've been making arm warmers for days on end. They don't let me eat, or even have water. I haven't had a bath in days. Just knitting. And knitting. Oh, my god...they're coming with the whips again...I've got to AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH................

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

These are the wrist warmers from Speed Knitting that I've been working on. They are so quick to knit up. I started them at knit club and goofed off for most of the night and I just finished them. I'd say they take about 2 1/2 hours to complete at the most.

I made these for a girl in my counseling class. I don't actually even know her first name, but she liked some arm warmers that I designed myself, but I wanted to knit some that would go very quickly so my procrastination wouldn't hurt me too much. I'm not good with knitting deadlines and knitting "have tos." They hug the wrist very nicely in a comfortable and warm way. I highly recommend them. They would be a very quick Xmas gift. I plan on making 3 more pairs for gifts.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

YOU KNOW YOUR KNIT CLUB IS TOO CLOSE of them has seen your vagina. Okay, I'll reduce the shock factor - - she's a nurse practicioner at my school and it was pretty routine. I just thought that might be funny. I am ill, which explains why I haven't posted in a while. No, Charlie, I'm not trying to let my blog become a dead baby blog. I have some massive stomach problems and high fevers and I might have to have an abdominal ultrasound. I hope not, because that would be pricey. I think I'm on the mend, but I've been down and out since Monday.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

SIAMESE DREAM...Now we're sharing the same sleeve, and our limbs they fuse as one, and there's nowhere to run. Do you like my version of Caribean Queen? I thought it was better.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Don't monkey with my knit...I'm watching some Duran Duran and I just felt kind of Notorious...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oh yeah, I'm scandalous...I'm a little tipsy, well, let's just say it...DRUNK...I'm having an afterparty at my house. It's intimate and awesome. We're not taking our clothes off intimate or anything, but just having a rollicking good time.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I am not an object
or baby factory.
I am neither a "slut"
nor virginal and pristine.

Compunded roles,
in tyranny of political majority
will not present me with some void
I'm supposed to fill.

Anatomy is not destingy.
but a consequence of x or y.
Ovaries or testicles
reveal a standing line
where dignity is replaced
with assigned boundary.


So, whilst discussing the proper name for my kniiting company...which shall be known as quixotic, we went to Ryleigh's to ponder and knit. No one told us we couldn't. Think about that. Think about all the things you can do that people haven't told you that you can't do. Maybe it's because they don't have the imagination to limit that particular action yet. But they will get there. I hope to be knitting in bars when I am 89. Knit revolution.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


This is my fabulous yarn stash, made more fabulous recently when LJo and I had a yarn swap. I have yards and yards of fabulous thread now starting with my Koigu and Claudia hand painted yarns on the left and working to GGH on the right with a bunch of beautiful things in between.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Four jobs I’ve had:

1. Apprentice Optician at Lenscrafters
2. Optician at America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses
3. Substitute for Joplin Public Schools
4. Server at Teller's in Lawrence, KS

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. I Heart Huckabee's
2. The Royal Tenenbaums
3. Lost in Translation
4. Better Off Dead

Four places I have lived:

1. Audubon, IA
2. Joplin, MO
3. Kirksville, MO
4. Lawrence, KS

Four television shows I love to watch:

1. Weeds
2. Dead Like Me
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Medium

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Chicago, IL
2. Ft. Walton Beach, FL
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Los Angeles, CA

Four of my favorite dishes:

1. Any kind of sushi
2. Spicy feta dip
3. Smoked chicken dip from The Red Onion
4. Chili from Steak 'n Shake

Four websites I visit daily:


Four bloggers I am tagging:

I don't know four...but feel free to tag yourself.

This is how much my husband loves knitting...


We are some crazy mofos...

This is how we roll...

Just another evening after knit club and some delicious fried was a good day after the seriously heinous one that I had yesterday. My miderm video tape was eaten by the VCR and I hadn't finished transcribing it. I won't bore you with the nasty details. These are a couple of projects that I'm working on. The first is a shawl with GGH Bel Air yarn and the second is a pair of socks knit simultaneously on circular needles. I am so proud of this. LJo and I worked on this last week and now I'm kicking some ass with it. It still takes forever, but at least the socks will be done at the same time.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

These are some pictures from when I went to Chicago in August with my kick ass Joplin friends Whitney, Melody, and Zack. We stayed downtown one night and in the ghetto for the next two but it was cool anyway. My feet were throbbing and practically bleeding after a day on the Michigan Mile. This was on an architectural boat tour we took.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Well, I spent at least eight hours knitting today. It only whetted my appetite for more. Yesterday I knitted in both of my classes, so that's about an extra 4 hours of pleasure. I was still able to participate. I don't think it's any more distracting than eating in class...some folks choose to each crunch vegetables, I choose to knit. Today I went on a knitting outing with LJ. We spent 5 hours or so working on 2 socks on 2 circulars. It's so satisfying...