Friday, September 26, 2008

oh give it up already

I think I've made it clear my democratic candidate of choice was Hillary Hillary Hillary. but we've got Hope instead.

well that is a lot better than this guy: Ole suspend my campaign so I can sit here mute in washington

experience my a**

and Palin. oh yeah, well she sure scored some pointed with us Americans on her interview with Couric didn't she? whew, that woman, was she even in the room with Katie or was she doing her own interview somewhere else?

and then we've got proposals for spending $700 billion of my tax money to save large financial institutions who should have known better--that was there job. who by the way, lost my money too--so, now we're throwing good money after bad?

how about spending that money on infrastructure on states, etc? food for the poor, homes for the homeless, etc.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Last Secret Pal Post

If you were told you could never again buy yarn, would would your last yarn purchase be?

hmmm..... Ok, I'd divvy up the money I have to spend and I'd spend it at my two lys's: Rose Tree Fiber Shop and Knitted Together and then spend the rest at

If you were told you could never knit again, what would be the last thing you’d knit?? I think this:

In a given year, how many times do you buy yarn?

And what is your favorite place to buy yarn from? A festival? A shop? Online? Dish your favorite places!! see above, but also include Ravelry. I've found it to be a sweet place to find yarn

Lastly, with Fall in full swing in many areas, what is the one thing you look forward to most?

lovely surprising weather days, cool mornings, beautiful skys and foliage

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Breaking up is hard to do

But we're parting our ways. I'm done with these guys. probably for simply one reason: to quote Veronica, boy socks take forever!

and while I had fun, the fun eventually had to end, as with all relationships.

I am a starter knitter, heck, I am a starter project person. I'm a process person. I'm all about ideas. and I'm a scanner. I used to worry about my often hysterical curiousity, but no more. I'm too old to worry about it. If I get bored with doing something, because the process no longer interests me, I just set it aside for another day. Learning as much as I can about different things, sure makes me a better environmental consultant.... but it can lead to comments from well meaning? folks regarding my projects like, uhm you still aren't done with that? or wow, how long have you been working on that? I just sigh inwardly and say to myself, I don't ask you to explain yourself on your choices, lets not start on mine. Outside, I just say yep. I used to say, I'm ADD on projects, but then I rethot that line because that is an actual disease and flailing at it is not fair to those folks that actually have it. perhaps I just need to ask them why it bothers them so much or why they feel the need to comment?

And Zhenya, we need to get me started on those toe-ups--next project, I promise. I ran out of yarn on the second sock... same yarn, same process, etc. so if you could see the second sock, you'd see about a 1/2 inch extra Lorna's Laces on the toe. I did find someone on Rav that had the Claudia's but I got impatient and just wanted to be done.

Now, to the pattern details: Garter Rib by Charlene Schurch in Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted Yarns, Fingering weight, Color: Boot Camp
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, Fingering Weight, Color: Chocolate
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SP Questions 11 and 12

What is the best thing you’ve ever received in the mail/post?
clearly anything from or


I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is your proudest knitting moment??

I'm really proud of the wonderland shawl I just completed for the loopy swap. so proud I didn't take pictures, yep.

And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?

a sweater, very expensive, nicely done. and my very first lesson in gauge.