Friday, October 17, 2008

Never shop with the BFF

I had the best time today. My BFF and I went to Mistletoe Market this morning. It's a great market where local vendors sell their wares and you are supposed to go and load up on Christmas gifts for others. While I did load up on gifts, they were mostly decorations for my house.

I decided that shopping with the BFF is not healthy for Ye 'Ol Wallet. I think it's mutual. If one of us said "Oh that's cute!" the other said "Oh yes, you need that!" and of course we bought it. Tragic.

So as soon as I got home I had to ditch the shopping bags and hide half of the loot like it's already lived here for years and hope that the hubby doesn't notice.

I am slowly making progress on the Tubey sweater, but not enough to show you. Doesn't look much different than when I took the picture last, so you'll have to wait 'til the weekend is over for an update.

I'm going to go play on Facebook and Ravelry for a while now, have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm not feeling very perfect today - too frazzled

On the days when you're not feeling very perfect or crafty (like me today), you can watch something like this and realize that not even Martha Stewart is perfect. I know it makes me feel better:


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tubey progress

Hey, check out the new background on the blog! What do ya think? Yay or nay? All comments are most welcome!

The Tubey sweater has finally turned from looking like a scarf towards looking more like a sweater. The yellow oval has been placed in the photo to denote the neckline to help you visualize it a bit better. Technically it should have been a half circle, but flickr only lets me do so much.

Today the kitties decided not to share sunbeams, but they're still ignoring each other.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Plans for the Compound

Obviously I am not a "Man's Man". I only scored an 800 out of 1500. That's officially terrible.

Now I'll never be able to go out and be a survivalist that lives in his own compound and avoids the world while waiting for the apocalypse to happen. So instead, I will train my husband to to all these things and I'll bring along the spinning wheel, yarn and knitting and cooking skills to keep us clothed and fed. We'll train the kids to do basic things like weed a garden, feed the chickens, alpacas and cashmere goats and wind yarn into yarn balls. And we'll all live happily ever after while the world is over run with terrorists and their little friends. So there.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Why do I always think that I'm going to get a lot of knitting done while I'm at the lake on the occasional weekends that we go? I do this on vacations and other trips too. I pack a whole bunch of yarn and needles and patterns and expect to finish all of the projects.

I got the second sleeve done. sigh.

But! I did do something fun with beads. My mom and I made some necklaces. Here's mine:

It took much longer to do these than expected thanks to a certain little two year old boy that thinks he should be allowed to play with all the beads and mix them up and drop them on persian-style rugs that have a billion colors in them so that you can't find the beads when they're dropped. How's that for a run-on sentence? He got a lot happier when we gave him some old necklaces to play with though. :)

I love the combinations of browns, copper, gold and black. You could wear this with any shade of brown or black for that matter and it would always look great. I'm seriously considering getting into the jewelry business. I would love to make these and sell them. It'd be nice to have some pocket change to supplement my fiber habits. Don't you agree?