Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm just gonna lie here and be ironical.

Hoo-boy. I hate new bikes. hate them. hate them. hate them.
I took the new bike my dad got this weekend out for a bit of a test ride. On the way there it was fine, but the whole time I kept thinking "damn these brakes are tight, gee I should stop and loosen them." heh, ya, the key word in this sentence is should. So I'm crusin' down to fancy tiger, to get some roving, when this guy walks out in front of me. I hit the brakes, miss the guy, and cruse along the sidewalk on my elbow. yes ow. and yes, several expletives were issued, and quiet poetical if I do say so myself. Lucky i was infront of Minager's (an art supply store), and they gave me lovely band-aids and water. I'll get them a card and candy of some sort.

But no worries. I am mostly unharmed ('twas but a flesh wound!). I just called Alex, went home, and enjoyed my comics. Then, in an effort to convince myself that pain is objective, I watched Million Dollar Baby for the second time, and cried like a baby, just like the last time I watched that movie. Jeez they did a good job with that film, the last time I cried at the movies, I was like, seven.

Mom just walked in, and being the totally awesome person that she is, (and that we should all aspire to be), she brought me some Tofutsies yarn! and a cute note from Jamie.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

tippy toes

Hee! toe socks! I got some awesome sock yarn form Jamie in exchange for knitting her a display sock for her shop. The yarn is so finely spun, and soft, that it is perfect for toe-socks!!!!! I've got all the toes cast on, and now I've just got to knit up. Yee! I'm so excited! The yarn, Tofutsies, is partly spun from shrimp and crab shells, I kid you not(it also has wool and cotton). Also I finished my previous pair of socks, and wore them all day yesterday, because it was cold and my wool socks are oh-so-warm.
I has a bit of fun this morning, ironing letters onto my hoodie. It says "inconceivable", as in "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means."I'm still spinning out the llama, it's taking awhile because it's so hot, and my hands get all sweaty, but it drafts out very nicely. I also learned a new technique from a girl at The Lamb Shoppe; when I spin my yarn counterclockwise I should flick it clockwise. it spins up so much more evenly and a lot thiner. I have no idea what I'm going to knit with it when it done beccause it's rather bulky and llama is very hot. Prehaps a pair of felted slippers....
Everyone meet my new pet....he doesn't have a name because I couldn't think of a good one fast enough, and now I'm scarred that if I do name him, it won't fit, and the Angel of Death will come by and flush him. but he's very beautiful, you can't tell by the picture, but he's mostly purple.

P.S. you all should leave me a comment, and let me know if anyone out there is listening to me, because I honestly can' t tell if I'm talking to myself or not. Here I'll make it easy for you, you can answer a question that's been bothering me all week: If your glass is half full/empty, what is it half full/empty of?

Sunday, May 20, 2007

bannana's in pajammas....

I gave my camera to a bored little girl at the PJ Jam at Lamb Shoppe last night, these are the pictures that show too, that came out. It was a fun night. I finished my Socks, worked on some fingerless gloves, and spun half of the llama/wool roving. I'll have the pictures of the finished socks ect, latter, but right now my camera is else where.

If you want some thing intellectually simulating right now, I suggest you go to Whedonesque, and look at Joss's latest post. It's about women and how they are viewed in society. It will make you think about how you see the world, and how the world is. Plus it's Joss, and therefor ironic and profound.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Who hoots?

Hoot, hoot! Wow, it's been a super busy week. I finished off this super fun owl, last night for the Fancy Tiger KAO(knit along on). On Tuesday, Emma and I went to Fancy Tiger, She worked on her purse, and I untangled a massive ball of yarn, grrr. On Wednesday, I picked up my comics, (Y: the last man! yay!) and I went to a double craft night at City 'o' City. Jamie from Fancy Tiger, always has a minor craft night there on Wednesdays, and the Denver chapter of Stitch 'n' Bitch just happened to meet there too. I managed to finish the insole and calf of my sock. unfortunately, I bound off the heal-hole way too tight, so I ended up pulling it out last night, and reworking it.
I also made a yarn-ball bag on Edna. It has a draw string, and a rope-clip, and everything. It works great for dragging around socks. Speaking of, I wanted my heal and toe to be red, so I dyed the leftover blue with kool-aid yesterday morning, and I'm realy happy with it.
Scince I've been spinning so much yarn lately, I've pulled a few skins together, and created my own line of hand spun yarn. I call it Soko is loco and it has a Kangaroo for a mascot.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


I finished my Star Sweater, on Saturday, although I still want to add a pocket, and hood.

I was visited by serendipity on Saturday, when Mom told me that there was an alpaca show at the stock show complex. So Dad drove me out, and on the way there, we swung by a yard sale. It was small, and not very interesting, except a trunk in the back full of wood stuff. I found two top-whorl spindles, hand carders, and a ball winder. Sweet! So when I got to the show I was able to get not only roving, but also 3oz of fleece to play with.

And now for something completely different, the Llama Song, and a Monty Python sketch because they're just hilarius.

Friday, May 4, 2007


I baked a pound cake on Wednesday, it was great, except that it didn't bake all the way through again, and I charred the leftovers trying to get it to bake. If anyone has a clue as to why that keeps happening please tell me cause I'm goin' nutters.
I cleaned out my yarn stash, or more aptly, yarn trash. I'm slowly culling out the half used acrylic and replacing it with lovely wools. Thank god I'm not allergic to sheep, because wool is just straight up better.

I spent this rainy afternoon, working with Edna, sewing up this yarn tote. I got the pattern out of Stitch&bitch, and it's alright. super simple anyway. I'm thinking of adding pockets, and I have this burning need to be able to close a bag, so I'm thinking of a zipper, or some drawstrings.....I'm not really sure at this point. I got the material, from this skirt I made way back in the day, and have never worn. I like it much better as a bag.

I have been slowly finishing the sleeve on my sweater, but the closer I get to finishing, the less I want to knit. I pulled out the other sweater I was working on last summer, and have started frogging it. I was almost done with It, but I just hated the sleeves and shoulders. there was no way in hell I was gonna were it, so I'm starting over. I just hope It doesn't drive me insane because its Joann's Rainbow Boucle on sz5's. That means tons of stitches and very, very small rows.

I've also started reading Beowulf, and so far it's quite good. It goes really fast but I have to read it out loud because it's in verse. My other media comment, is that Feist is at Starbucks! How cool is that! If you have no idea who I'm talking about, Feist is a Canadian singing person, who is has a nice melancholy tone. Kinda like Dido, or KT Tunstall. Anyway, we were over at the 24/7 Starbucks on May 1st and I'm not really listening to the music, but then, I recognize it, and I'm like "Holy S***! This is Feist! I love this chick!" and then I started singing along to My Man My Moon while waiting for my coffee. It was fun, but I think I freaked out the barista with my enthusiasm.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Lucky Stars

I've been working up a storm on my sweater, I have only one sleeve left and the finishing. I'm not sure if I'm going to sew it together by hand or with Edna, and I don't know if I want to try to attach a hood and a pocket after that. For right now I'll stick to the happy song of "Lalala...Only 10in to go! Lalala!".

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