Friday, January 02, 2009

I'm a dreamer!

I'm a dreamer! (My mom could've told ya that one)

You'd be amazed at how much this fits my personality, well, except for the forgiving and tolerant part anyway. :)

You Are a Dreaming Soul

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world

So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time

You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...

But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.

Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.

Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.

Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Youngest!

We're celebrating a big milestone today at my place:

Today is the Youngest's 3rd Bday!

Unfortunately, his bday falls at a very poor time of year. Everyone is partied out, or has a party already planned. So, we're having an intimate party this year. He personally requested Scooby Doo cupcakes as his birthday cake this year. Yeah! I like this idea. It's a heck of a lot easier than me having to get out a fancy cake pan and Icing tips and doing a big huge colossally awful tasting cake.

Here's a close up for all you Scooby fans:

He wanted orange colored cream cheese frosting on a marbled cupcake too. Which actually works with the whole Hippy/Psychedelic Scooby color scheme, don't ya think?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Same-Ol', Same-Ol'

I am still slogging away on the Cornelia Hamilton Cabled Pullover. This is taking forever to finish. I have one whole arm complete and part of the yoke.

I took it with me to my Mom's place over the holidays and worked on it when I had time. I'm currently knitting the yoke section that goes over the chest and around both arms and back. It looks like a scarf at the moment, one that curls and drives you nuts because of the curling. See?

It looks much better uncurled:

I was hoping that I could tell you that this section is finished, but, I have one and a half repeats to go on it. Not sure why I'm so slow with cables. I can fly with lace and stockinette and garter, so why not with cables? I'm not using a cable needle, so that's a bit faster than if I was using one. Is it because I'm having to look at my directions so often? If anyone has any tips on going faster with cables, I'd appreciate the advice. Maybe with Christmas over it'll go a little faster. yeah, right.

I'm way tickled about my new camera. I can finally take a decent picture with things that are red. This the first time I've been able to take a pic of this project and have it show up the way it is in real life. By the way, this is a Knit Picks yarn, Wool of the Andes, in the color Iron Ore. Beautiful red.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa was good to me!

Santa was very good to me this year. Was he good to you? I got a cool new camera that looks just like this:
But! Over the holidays, while Santa was being good to me, I discovered that my Mother is a truly evil woman.

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, I told her that I wanted her help to make a duct tape dress form. She went through with it and it took us over two hours to make the damn thing with me barely breathing in it and not able to sit down at all and at the end, having to be cut out of it by my hubby cause she couldn't do it herself.

Why was that so evil? Because she had this hidden in her closet just waiting to give it to me for Christmas!A vintage/antique adjustable dress form! Two hours of torture when she could have said she had a headache or a toothache or needed to wash her ping pong balls or some other white lie that would have worked just fine. And yes, just to let you know, she'll be reading this little diatribe and it'll be good for her too.

Oh well, it was still fun to make the dress form out of duct tape. And how cool is this new/old dress form? Took me forever to get it set to my measurements. I haven't done the height just yet, but that's okay, the Youngest likes it set to his height. He's been talking to it since it came home.

We've named her Endora after the Mom in the old TV show Bewitched. She now reigns supreme in the corner of the dining room/office/craftroom.