Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Cue the dramatic music:

Satchel is almost ready to be felted! I'm so happy to be almost done with it. I don't know why I haven't really enjoyed this particular project but I've seemed to lag almost every step of the way. Finally though, all that's left to do before it takes a hot bath is the strap.

I did the pockets last night and at the last minute decided to include my first ever intarsia because I was getting to close to getting done and wanted to make it more complicated. ::rolls eyes:: I'll show off the intarsia as soon as it's felted, I'm not sure how it's going to come out because I'm a novice. I also don't want to show the pics before Red Todd Kidd sees it since it's for him. Yes, I make my husband read my blog, almost daily in fact.

I included a 12" ruler in the pic to give you an idea of the prefelted size of the thing. It's massive. Well, I suppose it's time to get back to it since I spent this whole day at the outlet mall down by the border. I did get the cutest little Vans for Lola Beans for $7! Totally sweet. They were origionally $25, marked down to $14.95 and then they had a buy one get one half off sale so they ended up being $7. She has such wide little feet that none of her little shoes fit so I'm really excited about her little shoes. Okay now I'm just stalling.


Monday, August 29, 2005

Holy. Crap.

I know I said I was done with the stupid internet quiz things but I was goofing around avoiding Satchel when I came across Faerynuff's blog entry with her results for the "What Famous Leader are You?" quiz. She had taken it and got Abraham Lincoln. I thought to myself, hey that looks fun and it's historical! So I take this 45 question quiz and come up with:

I knew I was a bitch but holy crap. Holy. Crap. Unfortuneatly the page that displays all the other results is broken. If you take the test and come up with some one other than Abe Lincoln or Saddam, please leave me a comment and tell me the other possibilities, I'm dying to know now.

So then I took the "What Classic Movie are You?" quiz:

Perhaps it's time to start being nicer. Perhaps.

Friday, August 26, 2005


This is the last one for a good long while I promise.

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You are Jayne, the bravo of the group. You may not
be too bright, but you got muscles and can hit
a man in the neck from 500 yards with a bent
scope. You send money to your mother and as
much has you may dislike it, you're a hero.

Which Firefly character are you?
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Oh, and my husband says his pirate name is: Red Todd Kidd. So from now on that's what he shall be called. On the blog anyway, I don't think his co-workers will go for it.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Here There Be Pirates!

Normally I'm against these things but I have a weakness for pirates and yarn (see: Shetland Wool is a Jerk). Anyway, I liked this one so much I'm posting it. Unfortuneatley their html was WAY broken and I didn't feel like fixing it so here it is in plain text with your basic link at the bottom.

Bloody Mary Read

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Even through many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!
Get your own pirate name

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Satchel Can't Corner

Yep that's my yesterday. To lazy to put my taquitos on a plate, barely started Satchel for DH, and putting up with Darth leaving his light saber wherever.

In the pic to the left there I had just cast on at about 2pm, by the end of naptime I had finished the whole bottom and picked up stitches to start knitting the bag in the round. Of course everytime I counted the stitches I came up with a different number and never was that number the 128 it was supposed to have been. With great frustration I finally managed to count 125 twice in a row so I picked up 3 more stitches near to where I thought I may have missed them and kept going. It gonna be felted so who cares, right? Right?

What I discovered when I finally managed to get all my stitches and take off in the round is that knitting a rectangle in the round is (not only some kind of oxymoron but also) a little bit annoying. By a little bit annoying I mean, the stupid thing was driving me nuts! I couldn't get around the corners! My needles kept getting all stuck and not wanting to budge. By the end of the night I had gotten far enough that I have slack in the corners and can maneuver about. I just want to warn my fellow knitty knitters that the corners are annoying. ANNOYING I SAY!

So here's a pic if the inside (click to make it bigger). You can barely see the seam from where the stitches are picked up. I think that means I did it right since on the outside there's no seam showing. That's what really matters right? I've never picked up stitches from a cast on edge before so I wasn't really sure how to go about it. God forbid I look it up, I just stumbled on through the pattern.

Here's a pic of the dreaded corner. I guess it turned out well despite my trouble. I just keep saying to myself, Don't worry, It's going to be felted.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005


For months, and I mean months, my son has been requesting a Darth Vader costume. Persistantly. I've been telling him we'd get him one for Halloween. I've been telling him that Kaylee would make him one. I've been telling him anything I could to make the begging stop.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't lie, we were going to make him the grandest Darth Vader costume to ever grace a three-year old's slender form. All our best intentions were befouled today by Costco. There it was, in all it's glory, the store-bought cheap nylon pajama type costume of Darth Vader.

It was in a neato cool box with a cape, and a belt, and a light saber, and a helmet. It was value priced at $25. I didn't stand a chance.

So my son is running around the house yelling, "I'm going to take over the world!" in a Darth Vader costume in the middle of August. It makes a mother proud.


Shetland Wool, is apparently, a jerk...

You are Shetland Wool. You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a little on the harsh side. Though you look delicate you are tough as nails and prone to intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are widely respected and even revered.
What kind of yarn are you?

Rothane from knitty asked the question in a different way: If you were a yarn a shade, and a stitch, what would you be?

And I answered: The internet quiz tells me I'm Shetland Wool and I'd agree with that. Somewhat abraisive but really warm once you get used to it. I'd be a dark red, the kind that always bleeds no matter how many times you wash the thing so you always have to wash it seperately. And I think I'd be K1 P1 ribbing, anyone can handle that but do you really want to?

That's a little too philosophical for a Sunday morning I think. Or maybe I just don't like my answer. Eh, whatever.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Internet, sweet internet.

Finally I have internet access again. It's been a horrible, hellish existance without it for these past weeks. Okay I'm exagerating but it did really suck. Lots.

So, stuff that's happened:
*We moved in with my parents while Eric goes to school.
*Darth is in school now, he loves it and is doing very well.
*Lola Beans has learned to walk and run and says a number of wors now.
*Both the kids are enjoying living in a place with a yard.
*I started and gave up on Blaze after getting about 8 inches in and finding a huge mistake 3 inches in. I'll go back to it but at the moment I don't have the heart to frog so much cabling, however simple it may be.
*I finished Fuzzy Tail's birthday present and will post pictures as soon as I've given it to her. It's awesome. It has an accessory all Firefly fans can appriciate as well...

Okay, I must be off but there's my breif update. As though anyone reads this.