Thursday, January 26, 2006

love learning new stuff!

Started my Danica last night and I am really moving along on it! Love it so far! Its surprisingly easy and looks so cool!

It even matches my Vans!

Very cool!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

this is sooo me!

craftster has some freaking awesome stuff at Including two that are Beastie Boys inspired (thats where the crafty_kt name came from!) I love it! I bought a Knitty sweatshirt from cafepress awhile back too. Gotta represent!

I am having a hard time waiting for my Polar to get here from England! Sooo impatient! I put in my first Knitpicks order, some Alpaca Cloud in Tidepool for my vertical drop stitch scarf:

And I'm on my way to Joanns to buy some Woolease for my Danica scarf...yes I know that I should work on a WIP while I wait to start my sweater, but I am itching to start something new!

credit to Jesse @ for the beautiful example of the vertical drop stitch!

Friday, January 20, 2006

so impatient!

I am trying so very hard to be patient as I wait for my Rowan Polar to arrive from England! It is sooo hard! Here is a picture to tide me over...
ahhh...thats better! I have also purchased myself the NeedleMaster set...I am so sick of having to buy new needles for every stinking project. So far, they're ok...I'll have to give them some more time before I pass final judgement. I really wish that I had a full set of Addi Turbos...well, a girl can dream!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

YAY! Happy!

I was kinda dreading my birthday...but it turned out to be a great day!

Slept in (Thank you MLK Jr!), then relaxed all morning. Hubby came home from lunch and brought me Taco Bell and a big slice of choclate cake (YUM!).

Then I went to the mall bought myself a couple of pressies and got a pedicure! And then dinner at Outback (YUM AGAIN!)

I saved the best for last! I bought myself some Rowan Polar for my long procrastinated Lace-Leaf Pullover Sweater! Yay! I am so excited! My first sweater! The POlar is supposed to be a good sub yarn for this pattern...I have my fingers crossed! Its a great color...zucchini, a really nice green.

Then today I was RAKd! What an awesome surprise! SO cool! A couple of Bamboo needles, rock candy and Toostie Pops! Definitely stoked! I wish that I knew who to thank? Anyone want to come forward?????

Monday, January 16, 2006

Go me, It's my birthday!

Your Birthdate: January 16

You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.
You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.
People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.
You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.

Your strength: Your original approach to thinking

Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others

Your power color: Pale blue

Your power symbol: Wavy line

Your power month: July

I'm pretty sure that either my mom is lying about my real birthdate, or that thing is a piece of crap. None of those things are remotely close to describing me...oh well, what do you expect from a blog quiz.

Yes it is my birthday and yes I am now 27 years old. And that means that I can totally justify the fact that I am eating Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond for breakfast.

I just want to thank Martin Luther King for being born on January 15 so that I almost always have a day off on or near MY birthday!

I don't have much planned...dinner with hubby tonight, but I am contemplating treating myself to a pedicure this afternoon!

Now I'm off to do some internet birthday shopping! YAY ME!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Its been a while!

Wow...It has been a while! The holidays kept me plenty busy. Even got stuck in New York for an extra two days because of a stupid airline delay. Thats life I suppose! Got the iPod nano that I wanted, but not the Needlemaster set...Oh well. I'm sure I'll buy it for myself!

Today hubby and I waited in line for three hours to audition to be contestants on Deal or no Deal. I figured that at the least, it would give us a story to tell and what the heck, we could win a million bucks! No call back yet...we'll know by tomorrow if we were selected. At least we got to meet Howie Mandel (not exciting by the way).

In my absence, I finished Kate from Knitty...I LOVE HER! I am totally hooked on knit toys now! So fun! I love the personality that you can give the little guys! I think that I may have found my new obsession!

I've already started my second Kate. I had never really made a 3D knit object* before, so I ran into some rookie mistakes. I am finding #2 much easier.

*I do realize that all knitted things are 3D, but you know what I mean, right?

And for no good reason, heres a pic of my adorable nephew...