Monday, February 26, 2007

I Got My Fix

I think I found my fix while I wait for the second half of season Six of the Sopranos

The Black Donnelleys

I think it is a total Soprano's knock off and yes I am falling for it. Whatever works right?

Monday, February 19, 2007

#2 Thuja Socks


Posted FO #2 Thuja Socks
ArtYarns Super Merino and contrasting washable wool for heels and toes.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thank you George!

This company buy out is freaking awesome! I get monday off! Knitting date with Karen. I have 2 FOs to post and hopefully a near FO for Mr. Trout by Tuesday.

Oh yeah I worked until 2:30am on Wednesday and NO ONE AT WORK CARED! annoying.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Thank you Nickelodeon

Ok first yes I know that the television set should not be used as a baby sitter but because of spongebob I am actually able to get an hours worth of cleaning in and yes I take advantage of that. Especially since my husband and myself both work full time outside of the home and do a co-op babysitting swap the majority of our weekdays and nights are spent working or entertaining chidren. Thus my housecleaning is put off until the weekend.

I have gotten a lot of knitting done this weekend

I actually finished this sock since I took the picture. It is Thuja from Knitty made from ArtYarns Super merino. LOVE IT! With a contrasting sport weight yarn doubled up for the toes and heels. I cast on for this sock Friday evening and knit most of it yesterday and yesterday evening. My husband and I went on a date (in keeping with our resolution to work on the love in our marriage) and we went to a really cool bar in West Seattle first, Talarico's. I really liked the atmosphere we sat right at the giant bar and the pizza is really really good!. I actually got some knitting done while we were there after we ate. Drinking some beer with Paul and watching ESPN while knitting. LOVED IT! I also love that smoking is prohibited indoors up here now otherwise I would NOT be knitting in a bar.

After we ate we were going to hit the Rocksport but Paul didn't want to pay the cover so we went to the local dive McMurphy's Irish Pub. This place is a GREAT dive. Lots of friendly regulars. There was a birthday party there so it was a little busy but always an open pool table. I almost beat PAUL!!!! Then he got smoked by a regular twice so we went to get the kiddo's and went home. I had a great time. Anywhooo! I got a lot more sock knitting done at McMurphey's while Paul was playing pool and I just BSed with the regulars while doing so.

I also have two hats that are finished up and just waiting to have the ends weaved in and a good washing and blocking.

And to end the post for the day I found Jake entertaining himself on the magnadoodle friday morning as I was getting ready for work.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Screw This

I can't do it. There! I am just too addicted to buying yarn. Why is that? I guess it is better than smoking or doing crack right? At least my loved ones get wonderful hand knit items from my addiction.

Lately I have been trying to process exactly what it is that I am addicted to. Is it the actual knitting? If it was wouldn't I be cranking out more finished projects instead of just buying more and more and more yarn?

I think what I am addicted to more is my imagination. When I go into a yarn store and pick up different skeins of yarn, pick them up..... then my brain starts to process "what could I make with this". I think that is what I am addicted to. The ideas. Oh and color. Maybe it is the designer in me.

So last night I took my first tatting class ever. MAN! is it confusing at first then all of a sudden you just get it. I finally got it at the end of class then went home and practiced some more. Oh and I bought the following......

two of these and one of these for heels and toes in 8972 (olive)
this in color 107 and this to go with it for the heels and toes in color 1077.
And two of these in color 6 which I have been lusting after for about a year.

Notice I have taken the Knit from your stash link down from the sidebar.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

For the fans

Changes afoot!

So the company I work for was bought out by a bigger, better and more sucessful company. Hopefully this works out and I don't get laid off in a month. I guess all of us will keep our tenure status with the new company as far as medical and vacation time goes.

I think I will just hide in my area and work now.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I really am an Enviornmentalist

But I hated this tree! Warning picture heavy post.

We had a VERY large tree cut down in our front yard on Friday (Happy Birthday HUBBY!)

The last picture is really dark I will need to post one when we have all of the rounds cleaned up in our front yard. I cannot tell you how much more light is in our house now. Of course that is not the reason we had it cut but it is a nice perk.

And now for confessions.

Hi my name is Sarah and I am a cast-on slut. It has been well over a month since my last FO. Since this FO I have bought close to 10 skeins of yarn. I am trying very hard to post another FO. You can see the progress of my weekend progress below.

Do you like the crappy nail polish and the burn mark on my left hand? Don't touch the stove element it hurts. I am making this hat from the Lion Wool. I actually like it. For the most part it is spun up very nicely. I found a little spin mistake in the white but I just pulled that part of the yarn out and then kept knitting. For the price I would definitely buy it again. Probably over the Cascade 220 variety.

And for your viewing pleasure a cute picture of my dog dozing on the couch this morning.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Now this is stupid

How rediculous can large companies in this country get? Check this out.

Being a breastfeeding advocate myself and a mother who is currently breastfeeding and owns a few advocacy shirts I find this absolutely ludicrous.


Leave the woman be.