Thursday, July 29, 2010


anyone who watches, or is forced to watch ICarly, will maybe get the title for this post.
Carly convinces this kid that there is a number that comes between 5 and 6, called Durf, so he's forced to go to summer match camp, it's revenge on the kid for being so mean to Spencer. I know this because my daughter is 4 going on 14 and loves that show, even though we don't let her watch it often.

Mostly i just like the word. though sometimes i feel like i'm convinced of something that isn't real.


Two nights ago i cast on a cardigan for kaeley, the Eyelet yoke Cardigan (free Lionbrand pattern) and i'm using Red Heart Shimmer in Chocolate. It's going so quickly i'm not sure if it really counts as knitting. I'm finished with the Back and the Left front already.

I wanted to knit her a cardi to wear with her school uniforms when she starts in August. Not that it'll be cold or anything to need one, but shortly after school starts it will be.


I'm still trying to figure out her school schedule, i can't find it posted anywhere, the lady told me over the phone that it's from 8am-4pm..but school gets out at 2pm....why would she be there until 4?........arg!!!!

Once I know for certain i'm going back to work, to try and offset the cost of VPK, which they lead you to believe comes in a free option but doesn't. The school board here in palm beach, really sucks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tattoo Faerie KAL- Sign ups open

just a quick linky-doo to let people know about the start of this

here is a link to Jesse's Blog post about the KAL Sign ups

and a link to the Ravelry group where everything will be posted as well as extra info.
I've designed 3 patterns for this round, the Winter Girl Caplet, a Summer Girl Scarf and the Eternal Artist Mitts (pattern page not created yet)

I'm also making a set of Stitch markers as a prize for the FO thread for this KAL.

for round two i'll have the Shadowkin Shawl (based on Bananach) and the Changeling Shrug (based on Leslie and Irial in Ink Exchange).

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It Stole My Mojo!!

the last few weeks have stolen my mojo, my knitting and spinning mojo.

but they're back!

i finished two projects today that i'd had sitting around taunting me, one for MONTHS!!
the Paining the Roses Red is now a Table runner to sit on top of the Victrola (a huge record player but the records are really thick, it was my grandmothers)
and i finished the "Mutiny on the Bounty" hat. it's an Inside-out Chemo cap, knit flat and seamed. Kae loves it, she claimed it almost immediately =D
Still plugging away on a couple projects, and i still need to finish spinning up Seth, i hope to get that done this week.

Adding two new patterns to my Ravelry has shown to be a problem, i'm still trying to figure that out, but the Summer Girl Scarf and Eternal Artist Gloves will be up soon. the Tattoo Faerie Knit-a-long starts soon!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stoopid Skool

Kae's school confuses me.

their little automated message says the office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.

But when i call any time in between those hours, on those days, no one answers the #$^@$% phone!

And when i go by, no one is at the one...they have a summer vpk session but there are no cars there.......

They want payment for kae's vpk session a month in advance, which would be this week for school to start on August 17th, but no one is there to take it.

Let alone switch her from 6-hour to 3-hour like i've been trying to do FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS...


This no Caffeine thing is killing me.

**On a non-whiny note- i finished Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs yesterday evening, very good book, i'm so happy with this series, sometimes you get a romantic interest for a character you really like and you're not good with it, even if the author is, you think they could do better. That's not the case for me with this series, I'm just happy Samuel is happy =D**

Monday, July 12, 2010

To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution. ~Joe Cordare

It's been a really long week for me.

stress headaches, panic attacks, insomnia.

But today i came to a conclusion, i need to fix me. Before anything can change for better or worse, i need to fix me.

So i made a list, a list of things i can do to help fix me, things that don't involve making complete disarray of my life and home.

Diet. I know, this is a rough thing, especially for women, but it's something i need to do, instead of some fad diet though, I'm just cutting the crap, no more fast food, no more soda, cut as much processed food as possible. It won't just be good for me, but everyone who lives here.

Walk. I plan to get a pair of those fitness shoes and walk with Kaeley in the evenings after dinner. We've been talking about getting her a bike for her birthday, maybe I'll get one for mine a couple weeks later and we can do that too =D

Yoga. I want to get a yoga video (This one Actually) and do it a couple times a week. I think yoga will be good not only as exercise, but centering, calming.

Meditate. I used to do this regularly, my mind runs around a mile a minute so it's hard to focus enough for me to meditate, so I intend to use my spinning wheel for this. This means i plan to make at least an hour of time a week to meditate/spin.

Vitamins. My first job was working at a health food store, i learned SOOOO much. so along with my new diet of non-crap i intend to start taking a Multivitamin again. Along with St. John's Wort. I know most people think of St John's and say, "but that's for menopausal women" but it's not just. It helps with depression and mood swings that are brought about hormones. and since some depression is hormone based, I'll give it a couple months and see if i feel better. Since it's not a synthetic depression medication it's be easier for me, i hate prescription drugs.

Knit More. I know this seems since i knit a lot anyway. But more time knitting, keeps my hands and my mind busy, it helped me quit smoking almost a year ago. Going to knitting group is about the only real social interaction i have anymore, and i need that. Adult, in person conversation, and a couple hours to myself every week.

and the biggest one

Reconnect with my Faith. I'm not going to go into it, not really, let's just say I'm eclectic. and I've been slacking.

Not all who wander are lost
and sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tour de Fleece and my Slackerness

yeah, i'm a slacker.

Sunday our internet went out....again.
the modem was finally replaced, after almost two months of me calling comcast and saying, look, you've done everything BUT replace the modem, just give us a new one!!!!grr

and then some other things happened. It's been a very long week for me.

I haven't touched my spinning wheel since sunday. I think this disqualifies me.

I plan to finish up Seth and start on the Cobalt for my mom, but mostly i'm just dealing with a lot of personal stuff and knitting and spinning are taking a back seat until this either works out or explodes. there is no other option.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tour de Fleece - Day 2

i've been pre-drafting my Seth Fiber all morning, so i can spin it up when kae is napping.
I really wanted to fit all of it on one bobbin, but i don't think it's going to happen /sigh

In talking with my friend Jess earlier about our daughter's and spinning, i remembered this little plastic wheel i found on ebay while i was shopping for my Kiwi

1960's Red Rider Spinning Wheel

and now i really want to get one for kae, i think she'd love it. so i'm "watching" the auction.

Tomorrow i'm going to be doing Spindle spinning since i only have 3 bobbins and i'm going to need one free for plying.

I plan to let Kaeley pick a blob of fluff from my PhatFiber box to spin up and make her a hair bow with, the pattern came in my box too.

I've got a Swatch of Aislinn knit up for the Tattoo Faeries KAL. I frogged and completely re-wrote my pattern because it didn't turn out the way i wanted. Now i'm working on getting the bead option placed where they look good.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tour de Fleece - Day 1

Since i only have 3 bobbins for my wheel i'm going to have to manage my time very wisely, or switch to my spindles, except for my silk which i am already going to do on my spindle.

Today is the first day of the Tour and i'm starting with Seth
Seth is from the Tattoo Faeries KAL colorway options. I'm spinning him up to design a pair of fingerless mitts, but i hit a snag so i figured he'd be good inspiration.

By the time i'm through this his pretty artist behind he's going to be quite Dizzy. /scheme

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Girl

so i finished writing the pattern for the summer girl scarf, now i just need to get to micheals and pick up a tube of beads, i hate nupps. but the option is there for people who do like them =D
This is a scarf, but it should be light weight enough to be a great accessory in the summer, or tie your hair up with it, that kind of thing. Another pattern which will be released to the public after the Storied Yarns Tattoo Faerie KAL.

Going to start spinning up my Seth Fiber tonight to get the Fingerless gloves pattern written.

Bananach harassed me last night until i got up at 2am to sketch the shawl out.

But i was finally able to get some sleep after that.

My book reading has been hurting this month, since i've been knitting so much, i'm still on track for the 200 books this year, i just keep getting stuck on books i don't want to finish. They don't hold my attention long enough and i have to force my way through them. I need to learn to just let them go and move on.
Right now i'm reading Urban Shaman by CE Murphy, so far so very good. Paranormal Mystery, with a bit of humor to keep you from going ack, blood.

The biggest hit to my reading time (besides knitting) has been Kaeley's Summer Reading Program, through the Public Library system. it's a 10 hour program where they read or are read to, and at the end of the summer they get prizes. Kae's 5 of 10 hours finished as of this posting. We try and get in 15-30 Minutes every night, the problem is that kids books are so short, we have to read a ton of them, and we don't always fill up the time each night.

oh and my fun for the day, i got my hair cut!