Archive for May, 2004

Knitty parade!

Monday, May 31st, 2004

I’ve realized that I TALK a lot about knitting, but I so far have shown nothing to PROVE I actually DO it!

Thus, I bring you the PARADE OF ALL THINGS KNITTY!(a.k.a. FOs 2004)

This is a hat I made for my SIL’s birthday (per her specific ‘order’) It’s based on the kittyville hat and made with the first ball of yarn I EVER BOUGHT at a LYS!!! It’s Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and remains my favoritest yarn EVER!

Of course, it looked WAAAY TOO CUTE on my baby niece, so I promptly made her a matching one so they could have mommy/baby matching hats. hee! (I don’t have a pic handy of her in HER hat though, just this uber-cute one of her in her mommy’s hat)

This is an iPod cozi I made for the boy. It was made with Manos Stria in black and green and I kinda jsut made up the pattern. Someday I’ll write it up, so if you want a copy, let me know and I’ll pass it on :)

Here it is with the iPod in it…

And here is the nifty hole in the top so you can plug in the headphones and use your ipod with the cozi ON. YAY! (it’s my favorite part ;) )

This is my version of the Chinese Charm bag in Stitch n’ Bitch. Since Noro Gemstones is discontinued, I thought I’d investigate some of the other Noro Yarns and decided on Silk Garden. It’s about half the size it would have been if I’d followed the pattern, which I like. I wanted it to be more purse-like than tote-like. Cute and pursey! The Bag is going to be a gift, but I can’t say for whom, in CASE…ya know.

This is the bag lining. Overall, I like the bag I think. I was worried that the handles might be too big for the bag. I dunno. Maybe they are, but I think I’ve come to terms with it. It’s still cute. I *think*. heh.

Hayley wasn’t all that enthused about making the bag. She’d rather EAT yarn than make things out of it, but she DOES like getting all up in my pictures.

so see? I DO actually make things! AND I FINISH SOME OF THEM!!!WOOO!

I’m not gonna show you pics of my blanket till it’s done, all of it’s manymanymanymany mistakes and ALL.

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!


Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

You know, since I joined the ranks of the fiber-obsessed, I’ve been bombarding my loved ones with excessive talk about knitting and yarn. And while they nod politely and make their BEST attempts to look FASCINATED as I describe the difference between knit and purl and why my stitches USED to look WONKY, but now look WONDEROUS, I know they couldn’t give a rat’s ass. (that’s why I love them sooo much :) )

Clearly, I have been in need of knitty friends who share the same addiction so that I can shield (well, to SOME extent anyway) said loved ones from having to listen to me go on and on and ON AND ON about said fiber-obsession! (Especially my boyfriend…he listens so well cause he loooooooooooooooooooooooves me)Well, low and BEHOLD! I FOUND ONE!

Turns out, Chelsea of Small Hands lives in my hood! WOO! Yesterday we took a trip to Alexandra to check out the much-talked-about Knit Happens!! WAAY FUN!! The store’s quite cute, with some stuff that my regular LYS (that’s local yarn store — sorry, I forget non-knitters read this) doesn’t carry, but it’s a little out of the way for me to make it a regular hang-out. Hopefully though, Chelsea will be up for more knit adventures in the near future!!!

In NON-KNITTING NEWS, the bf moves to Los Angeles this week :( I’ve managed to put-off being too sad this week, but I know it’s gonna get really rough mid-week as reality finally sets in for good. :( :( :(

Everything else is well… pretty chill. Nothing worthy to report. Oh, well…except (back to knitting)…

I just dropped some cash on THIS. EEE. yeah. I bought it. Plus five skeins of the R2 paper yarn in grey for THIS. Sight-unseen. Yarn-unfelt. :-0

Here’s the kicker though…I bought it from HERE. Notice the price difference? OH HELL YEAH. (do the math — even with shipping it’s still like 44% off US prices!)

Damn internet and online shopping ;)

My A B Cs

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

A – Age: nearly 28

B – Band listening to right now: Keane

C – Career future: TV? Screenwriting? Radio SUPAstar?

D – Dad’s name: Naresh

E – Easiest person to talk to: can’t decide

F – Favorite song: Right NOW I’m all about Switchfoot’s “Meant to Live” Being a top 40 DJ, I’m easily seduced by the pop-song-o-the-moment ;)

G – Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: BEARS!

H – Hometown: Melville, NY

I – Instruments: I used to play the Flute. I can’t play for shit anymore. I can tinker on the piano and I WISH I played guitar.

J – Job: Radio DJ/Web Designer

K – Kids: One opinionated KITTY DIVA

L – Longest car ride ever: Syracuse to Orlando

M – Mom’s name: Katherine

N – Number of people you slept with: 3.

P – Phobia[s]: Kmart

Q – Quote: It’s all Good!

R – Reason to smile: my hunkyhunkyboyfriend

S – Song you sang last: Baby Got Back

T – Time you wake up: noon. GOTTA LOVE IT!

U – Unknown fact about me: no way. not confessing.

V – Vegetable you hate: Okra

W – Worst habit: I’m nearly never on time for ANYTHING.

X – X-rays you’ve had: dental.


Z – Zodiac sign: Cancer, suga.

House of Sand and Fog

Sunday, May 9th, 2004

Here’s how it went, pretty much (do NOT read this if you EVER plan on watching this movie)

Girl doesn’t realize that the city still thinks she owes taxes on a business she doesn’t have. As a result, the girl gets evicted, another woman gets abandoned by her husband, innocent people get threatened with deportation, a man loses his job, a teenager gets shot and killed, a cop gets thrown in jail — hopefully for life, a couple commits joint suicide, and a daughter is orphaned.

Lesson to be learned here?

Always. ALWAYS. Open your mail.