Category: Non-knitting


(Quick name that movie!)

I had some strange urge to check out my blog stats just a minute ago. 95 hits today! Who in the hell has come over to check me out?!!!!! The most hits I have had in one day (before today of course) is 69! And since I have not done jack a squat over here lately there have only been stragglers here and there. Needless to say I am FLABBERGASTED!

So whomever you are and where ever you are come on back and post a comment. Let me know you are out there and what brought you here. You have all peaked my curiosity.

Now for the good stuff…

I HAVE KNITTING CONTENT!!!!!!!!!!! No pictures or anything. Just a little update.

Mom’s Calorimetry is done. Took me all of 2 days and I added 3 baby cables in the middle. Tammy taught me how to do them without actually making a cable. They came out GREAT! Sent it off to mom already though so I have to rely on her to get me a picture(Did you hear me Mom?! TAKE A PICTURE!!!)

I finished the blue and green pinwheel for Hadass. Sent it off to mom also so she could add to the package and then ship everything at once to Israel.

Purple and green pinwheel is about 50% done. Liad is not due until mid January so I have a little bit of time left.

Hooray for me gloves still need fingerless fingers, Forest canopy got frogged to death, Have several dishcloths that need to have their ends woven in, and I need/want to get started with my socks again.

Orly(my sister) got me some really lovely Kid Mohair in a pretty baby blue to make her a scarf with. She found it at the 4th Ave. St. Fair here in Tucson and paid way too much money for it. But it is nice and hopefully I can find a pattern that will suit her.

I also bought some pretty yarn from Yo Yo to make sure that Li’l Bit got cookies after surgery. It is a really pretty variegated red. I think that is what you would call it. I am not getting off of my tushy to go and look right now.

As for the rest of my life? Well…I have just been really busy I guess. I started my own Mary Kay business and am working very hard at that. It is going great so far and will only get better. So if you are interested in skin care or color then give me a holler. We have all new formulas, a new line of lip colors, and brand new mineral foundation out now.

Now if only I could find more hours in the day to get everything done…

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I’ll be back when I can.

Love you all,
~Viv

Scout is having a contest so go and check it out! Winner gets a skein from her gallery. How can you pass that up?

~Viv

Jeff just rented Guitar Hero for PS2 last night. The new one.(Of course he has the first 2. Who doesn’t? HA! HA!) It is the Encore: Rocks the 80’s. This one also has a great song list but only half the amount of songs as the 1st two. Which in my opinion is not worth $50 freakin’ bucks. Which is why Jeff had to rent it instead of purchase it. (Cause he would not have lived had I found out. And I would find out!) Anyways. I got to knit and rock out with him for a while last night. It was kinda cool cause I would sit there and knit to the beat. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror at the end of the hall and had to laugh. I am such a dork bobbin’ my head, singing Holy Diver, and knitting on a prayer shawl.

Speaking of said shawl. It is not finished. Also you will notice I said shawl and not shawls. I am only knitting 1. It is so time consuming and I just have too much going on right now that 2 would freakin’ kill me. I originally cast on and was doing K3P3 and that was driving me nutso! So about 6″ into it I frogged the snot out of it and re-cast using Granny’s Favorite pattern. Just won’t do the decreases so it will be a big triangular shawl. I gotta tell ya though. All this miles and miles of garter st.(while easy and mindless) is really starting to wear on my patience. And I am only half way!

I also got back to knitting on Forest. Not much but still a start. Still have to do the fingers on my HFMG’s and finish the kid’s bean bags. Scott’s hat is still not finished. Just have the decreases to do and then it will be done. Mom’s Calorimetry is not even CO yet.(She is going to be here Aug. 21st. and I have to have it and Scott’s hat ready for when she leaves on Sept. 5th.) And I have 2 baby blankets to get done. One by Oct. and the other by Dec.

I hope to have some pictures of all my WIPs for you soon. But since it is still gray outside, and lighting sucks around here, I am waiting a while.

This deadline crap sucks! I am starting to hate all my projects. Knitting is supposed to be fun. Sigh.

Good news though. I haven’t posted in a while so it is kinda old news. Sorry. I got my invite to Ravelry! This place totally ROCKS!!!!! I really love the queue, project list, and the pattern search. It is really helping to get me organized. (Keeps me busy online instead of knitting or cleaning though. That is not good.) It is fun though. They still aren’t ready to open up shop completely yet but you should race on over there and get on the waiting list for beta. It’s a long list but well worth the wait. I promise.

TTFN,

~Viv

I woke up this morning from one of the weirdest dreams! I won’t bore you with all of the details. But I can tell you that I had lost all of my hair, learned to spin in the space of an hour, and hand spun my hair. Then I dyed it(can’t remember what color. Probably purple) and knit it into a hat to cover my bald head! WTF?! Very weird!

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In other news. There is some bad news. There has been a visit to the frog pond again here at my house. Clapotis was given a fair trial and after about 20 minutes deliberation the jury came back with a verdict. Guilty as charged for soul sucking(That is what Mouse called it I believe. Oops. She said it was “Sucking her will to live“) The judge then sentenced Clapotis to frogging in the pond.

Her remains will be re-wound into a yarn cake and be put to better use knit up in a nice drapey nightie. The one from Mason-Dixon Knitting to be precise.

I also need to get you some pictures of my swatch, stepdad’s cap, and Forest Canopy. Hopefully that will happen soon.
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Now for the possible TMI. (No graphic pictures I promise) There is a sweater/blouse/shirt that I want to knit. Dunno about the yarn yet. Dunno when either. Continue reading