Monday, July 30, 2007

Knitting and Ravelry

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While Ravelry is an amazing idea and website, it can also get you in a lot of trouble, and by you I mean me, and by trouble I mean 20 balls of Plymouth Encore and the pattern book for The Great American Aran Afghan.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Beading Project Reveal

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I finally get to show you the amulet bag I made! It is being modeled by Helena, who also happens to be wearing my wedding dress :) I'm pretty proud of this piece, as I designed it 100%!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Silliness last week at 1:30 am

Poppy (1:30:26 AM): Alpaca yarn, which is one of the world's rarest natural fibers, has outstanding qualities that make it ideal for the production of high quality knitwear.
Me (1:30:37 AM): rare??
Me (1:30:48 AM): hahaha
Poppy (1:30:51 AM): that's what a sales thingy for a sweater says
Poppy (1:30:53 AM): HAHAHAHAHAHA
Me (1:30:53 AM): are they serious
Poppy (1:30:58 AM): yep
Poppy (1:30:59 AM): dead
Me (1:30:58 AM): lololololol
Poppy (1:31:02 AM): lololol
Poppy (1:31:11 AM): *Link given here...we won't embarrass the store*
Me (1:31:13 AM): crikey! it's the elusive rare alpaca
Poppy (1:31:29 AM): HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Me (1:31:36 AM): hahahahahahahahaha
Me (1:31:43 AM): one of natures oddities
Poppy (1:31:46 AM): oh look! what's that? oh! it's the rare alpaca and its mate
Poppy (1:31:50 AM): shhh
Poppy (1:31:53 AM): be vewy quiet
Me (1:31:52 AM): rarely seen in nature
Me (1:31:57 AM): hahahahahahahah
Me (1:32:03 AM): the alpaca is very dangerous
Me (1:32:07 AM): and deadly creature
Poppy (1:32:13 AM): HAHAHAHAHAHA
Poppy (1:32:25 AM): they will charge at you for no reason
Poppy (1:32:35 AM): which explains why they are so rare
Poppy (1:32:36 AM): hunted
Me (1:32:38 AM): and bobs your uncle they will bite off your head
Poppy (1:32:40 AM): to near extinction
Poppy (1:32:47 AM): hahahahahaha
Me (1:32:46 AM): lolololol
Me (1:32:59 AM): yeah that and the fact that they are invisible
Me (1:33:04 AM): magical
Me (1:33:06 AM): creatures
Poppy (1:33:08 AM): HAHAHAHAHAH
Poppy (1:33:16 AM): live only in the vicinity of unicorns
Me (1:33:19 AM): hahahahahahhaha
Me (1:34:10 AM): and the blood cures disease!
Poppy (1:34:15 AM): lololol
Me (1:34:20 AM): lolololololololol
Poppy (1:34:34 AM): there are whole communities that have been wiped off the planet
Poppy (1:34:43 AM): from the wild alpacas
Poppy (1:34:46 AM): roanoke
Poppy (1:34:49 AM): it's a theory
Poppy (1:34:50 AM): you know
Me (1:34:49 AM): oh yes
Me (1:34:51 AM): i heard that
Poppy (1:34:56 AM): lololol
Me (1:34:57 AM): lololololol
Poppy (1:35:00 AM): omg
Poppy (1:35:01 AM): blog it
Poppy (1:35:03 AM): lololol
Me (1:35:08 AM): lolol ok
FaeryCrafty (1:35:15 AM): i am so blogging this

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Room and More

I'm so happy that you all liked my room. I looooove it. I would probably live in there if the futon were a little more comfy. The coolest thing about my room, in my opinion anyways, is the fact that very little money went into it. Everything in the room was recycled, re purposed, gifted, bought for a pittance on eBay, Craigslist or a yard sale, or handed down over the years. Even the 1941 Life magazine was a yard sale find. If you look close you will see a pair of red white and blue knitting needles attached to the frame. You can read about them here. They were found along with a matching stitch holder and dpn's at a yard sale in a big box of knitting notions that Grandmommy bought for next to nothing. The desk belonged to my father and was handed down to me when I was a kid, all the sheep pictures and sheep doodads (3 bags full) were $15 from another yard sale, the cool knitting/spinning plaques were only 10 bucks on eBay, and my cool hubby made the yarn shelves. I made the wreath :) Maybe we can get a job with Design on a Dime :D

This is one side of the Adrienne Vittadini Diagonal Stitch top that I am knitting. I had to rip the armholes six times to get it the way I wanted it. AV patterns tend to say, "Keep in pattern and decrease and oh yeah do the neckline too, but I'm not going to tell you where to start/stop your yo's so that it looks nice and uniform on both sides. You are a genius. You figure that one out"

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I am very pleased with the way it is turning out so far. I just hope I remember what I did when I get to that part on the other side, 'cause you know I didn't write that down. That, my friend, would just be way too easy, and we can't have that now can we.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I'm alive!

I have just been lazy. I'm working on a post slowly but surely though. I have actually knit something! Yay! See you soon :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

He's crafty and he's just my type...

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Nope you aren't seeing things. That is my husband scrapbooking. We went to a craft store the other during a big sale. Rob came up to me carrying this big scrapbook, and said, "I want to get this so I can finally get all of our pictures out of that box." I was like, "You want to scrapbook? Like in a scrapbook? With scrapbooky things?" He then emphatically denies that it is a scrapbooking project that he is going to undertake, until I point out that you can't just slide the the pictures in. You have to get card stock, and glue, and pens, and they have to be acid free, and yes Rob you are scrapbooking because these are the things scrapbookers buy. So Rob embraces the scrapbooking nature of this project, and we begin to pick out supplies. Let me just say that I know NOTHING about scrapbooking, so it was like the blind leading the blind. (I was reminded of a blog entry that I once read, that had me crossing my legs from laughing so hard) We were finally rescued by an employee, who helped us pick out the bare minimum, because this was after all, a manly scrapbooking venture and heaven forbid anything too scrapbooky gets put in there. He got all of his goodies home, turned on some music, made himself a drink cause he is a man and this is how manly men scrapbook , and proceeded to take over the dining room table.

We have a metric ton of pictures, so I'm guessing this is going to take a while. But no matter, he really is doing an excellent job so far, and I can't want to see it completed. I just love a crafty man, and he's mine all mine!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

In Memory Of

I just found out, from a good friend of mine, that Annie Modesitt's husband has just been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. She is collecting donations for all the added expenses beyond health care (man oh man does it all add up), and in return you get a pattern called Red Carpet Convertible. I donated in memory of my loved ones lost this year to various forms of cancer. If by some chance you read this, Annie, I want you to know that you, Gerry, and your children are in my prayers.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

No News Is Good News?

I haven't heard anything from the doctor, so I'm hoping no news is good news. I really appreciate all the support that you have given. It makes a huge difference I assure you. My craters are healing and the one on my face looks like it isn't going to leave much of a scar!

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!!
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