Friday, September 29, 2006

I was a snotty knitter

A few weeks ago I hosted a yard sale with my brother's girlfriend. I forgot about the annoying people that you meet while hosting a yard sale.

While sitting in my front yard all day visiting with Julie I was working on a knitting project. One woman notices and says "Oh what are you croceting?" I say "Actually I am knitting some fingerless mittens." To my suprise she replies. "Are you sure that isn't crochet?" and in the snottiest voice I think I have ever spoken I said "Yeah I am pretty sure this is NOT crocet. I don't even really know how to crocet."

THEN

The freaking lady had to come inspect to make sure I was not croceting!

Note to self: At the next yard sale put up a sign that reads "No Annoying People Allowed"

Sunday, September 24, 2006

ok.....revision

After my last Telemark post I got a very informative email from Knit picks. What great service! So today I went back and returned all of my cascade and purchased debbie bliss merino DK instead. The sweater now costs twice as much but I am much happier with the yarn and color. This is going to be a beautiful sweater.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rememberance

I am sure if you watch the news you have seen this. This boy went to the Highschool that I attended and graduated from 10 years ago. This fall my football loving husband and I have decided to attend as many Evergreen High School football games as we can. This evening was an emotional one.

First it was so amazing to see so many people from the community showing up to support a high school football team from a lower income area. When I went to Evergreen the football team sucked and no one cared. I went to the games but not many people did. Now these kids are great and I think a big part of it is the community support. There is a large Samoan/Pacific Islander community at the school now. I love it! There is so much family love in the culture. After the game the boys on the team striped down to their bare chests and pants and did a warrior chant. It was so awesome. I got goosebumps. I can't wait for the next game (which excites my husband).

I think a big part of the community involvement has to do with Jack Thompson. An evergreen grad who had a decorated football career with WSU. He is very active in the White Center community supporting football and voicing how important education is.

There was also an emotional memorial at halftime for Mike Miller. Amazing grace was sung. I really feel for his family. His brother Tim had an AMAZING game wearing his brother's jersey. Please pray for this family.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Yarn Booty!

I went to my LYS on Wednesday night and left with a bunch of booty! Yeah baby! Pictured is yarn for the norwegian sweater I am going to make myself from Knit Picks I am waiting for the pattern to arrive. I was hoping to have it made for myself to wear on Christmas Day but I don't think that will happen. I chose Cascade 220 yarn because I am purposely going to make the sweater in a larger guage to fit me. The sales woman agreed it was a good idea ; )

They also had a beautiful collection of Kogiu yarn. This is yarn I would not normally buy so of course I snatched it up. My camera takes horrible indoor shots sorry! I am going to be taking this yarn with me to my local La Leche League conference next month and knit up some toe up socks for myself.

I also picked up some DMC thread to make some doilys for the MIL for xmas, more cascade for gloves for hubby, some cotton wool blend for more socks for me and not pictured are a few sets of small circs for sock knitting and other accessories!

I still have $30 to spend and $15 free with my punchcard! I am thinking I will raid the Kokiu again. It is sooooo pretty! There was also some beautiful chunky baby alpaca that would make a really nice scarf.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Look what I did ma!

Yes! I am slowly building up freelance clients and now I finally have a live website to add to my portfolio. I am doing a trade with a friend website for photoshoot. She is very talented check it out.

Sindea

In other design news the LYS that I was doing a design for decided to go in another direction :(
However they are still paying me for the time I invested so I am waiting for my in store GC to show up at my house. Karen and I went last night so I could molest some yarn and put a shopping list together. I had a big list of xmas gift yarn to buy but after calculating the total today I think I am going to be selfish and just buy a bunch of yarn for mememmemmeeeee!

I am going to make a Norwegian sweater for myself. I have this one in mind. I was also going to peruse the patterns that are there and see if there are any others that catch my eye. I have been very picky when it comes to patterns lately.

There was also a whole rack of beautiful sock yarn so I think I will stock up on that too. I think after xmas knitting it will be a year of socks for me. I am so tired of white athletic socks! I want to have beautiful hand knit socks for every day.

And then accessories! I was thinking a needle felting kit. Some 16 inch INOX turbo needles for sock knitting, a stich counter, and whatever else floats my boat.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Be a tourist in your city

It has been a while since I did something touristy in my city. I live in a great area for that crap too! So Paul picks me up from work on Friday and informs me that we are going to see the fishies. Cool it has been a while since I have been there. First we had to get a burger from the best burger place in town.

The locks were great. It is in a beautiful park. The flowers smelled so great. And the fish! oh my gosh! Paul said the water was "boiling" fishing term I guess. The salmon were jumping around like crazy in the water. Riley had a blast! We went down to the fish ladder and there were seriouly no shitting salmon as big as my 3 year old. I am not kidding at all! Crazy! The life of a salmon is just an amazing thing.

After a stroller race back to the car (Jake and I won) we headed home. Saw the sights of Ballard on the way home. Ballard is cute but way too busy for me. It just seems WAY more crowded than it used to. Maybe because we were there on a friday night? Who knows. Of course I didn't bring the camera either. I think we are headed back there next weekend though during the day. Pictures then!

Today was cleaning day for me. I had such high asperations of cleaning the whole house in depth. What a silly girl I am! I got the back of the house (laundry room and kitchen). However, I was not just "cleaning" this was going through every corner theraputic style cleaning. It felt so good to get everything nice and tidy and organized and clean. I even took everything out of the tupperware drawer (thankfully I did there was a spider living in the back and something sticky had gotten in there) so everything got washed and in doing this I matched up lids and tops and lo and behold we had a lot of orphans so out they went. Now I can close the drawer!

Wow is this boring or what? Who cares about this shit right? Ha! Ok knitting news. I got the latest knit picks catalog. I am going to make the Telemark Ski Sweater. Oh my I have fallen in love with this pattern. I figured it would cost about $50 to make this for myself which is a deal! After asking Paul if it was in the budget he reminded me that I needed to finish a little item for a pea in a pod and some socks for mom and then ask after that. Good point! I really want this for myself by xmas. However, if I knit this for myself I probably won't get any other xmas gift knitting done. One thing I am worried about with this one is that I think I will need to make the bust larger than the largest size to fit me. My first thought was short row shaping but can you do that with this pattern? Should I even bother or just add on to the cast on in the beginning?

Anywhoo enough rambling from me.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

SP8 Package

I am a nerd and I didn't post the picture in my previous post.

And more pictures from the weekend that I couldn't post earlier.


Paul doing what he loves best (just kidding he doesn't drink a lot)


And oh so cute pictures of my guys! These are frame worthy.

Monday, September 04, 2006

SP8 Revealed!

Muchas Gracias to my SP8 spoiler Gina She has been a great secret pal and look at this package! Just look! Riley helped me open it and she kept saying "oh.....mygosh!" over and over. As you can see I turned my back for a few and Jake already started unraveling some yarn. I just can't get over how great this package is. Can you see? 7 SKEINS!!!! all cotton. I am obsessed with cotton lately and this is amazing! Do you see the Lavender wool wash? my fave scent! and the oh so cute mini tote! With a Chibi and some super cute stitch markers inside! There was also chocolate with peanut butter! Peanut butter people! and chocolate! Ok it will take me quite a while to get over how great this package is. Thank you so much Gina this is THE BEST! You have been a great pal and I will enjoy reading your blog.

And before I get into my lengthy post I spoiled Rachel this round. It was so much fun and I will need to post the mom fiasco when I get a chance now that I am revealed. Rachel it was a hoot spoiling you! I love reading your blog. Oscar is the cutest! And now what you have all been waiting for.....cute pictures from the weekend.

DISCLAIMER!!!!! I look like shit!.......

Here is me and my mommy in front of the trailer aren't we cute?

Jake fell down. We brought him to the fire station. He had a major (in my opinion) bloody nose and his mouth was bleeding. This is the next day. He is ok. What a trooper!

This is the lake in the morning. Isn't it beautiful? We had such a great time this weekend. Playing in the lake and just doing nothing. It was a really nice end to a great summer.

Friday, September 01, 2006

No cancer!!!!

YAY!!!! The lumps are benign oily cysts. The dr. said they are usually caused by a trauma hence the one right under the surface of my scar. I have no clue how the other cluster got there but she said they are harmless and just to leave them alone. Well off for the long weekend to the lake.