Thursday, May 28, 2009


I've had 800 people read this blog! Eight hundred! That's alot of eyes checking out my stuff.
Today is the first day of summer vacation. It's crappy outside. Doesn't that about figure? Khloe, however, is away with her dad in Tennessee. She called yesterday to tell me that she got to ride a horse. When I get a picture I'll share it with you all. She's thrilled about it. I kept asking about different things and she went back to the horse.
I got a cd in the mail with instructions for making boots. I am so excited - imagine all of the spectacular boots I could have! Once I read through it all I'll be on the hunt for materials. I'm thinking cheetah print and something shiny and black for starters then work to some that lace up like granny boots. If I had the legs I'd be all out for some thigh-high spike heeled fabulousness - alas, my legs are much too short and curvy for such styles.
I was listening to a Doctor Who podcast this morning and they had an interesting talk about Easter eggs on dvds. I have a strong urge now to go through all of my dvds to see if there are any hidden gems. What's hidden in Battlestar Galactica? I can't wait to see!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thank You, Thank You, Anna

I must thank the beautiful and talented Anna for her help with pictures. I should have known she could help - check out her blog (Knitting up a Storm) and see how gorgeous her pictures are. She also designs great stuff and has done some yarn clubs - not recently, though, thank goodness because I'm so broke it hurts. I have no pics to share today, though. There are some things done but I just haven't done the ravelry adding yet, so nothing good to see.
I recently knit a halter top for Eric's little niece. It's seriously funny making a "cup" for a one-year-old. Really. Of course, I held it up and told girl child that it was going to be my bikini this summer. She did not approve. I'm making a little top for the other niece right now. Little clothes get done really fast. I should make baby things just for the satisfaction of finishing something. Actually, I'm making some baby socks for quiddich - that should take about 15 minutes or so. I haven't felt much like making things, though. It's been so hot and humid that the yarn sticks to my hands. I haven't spun, either - I would be so covered in roving that I'd look like dayglo Bigfoot.
I got my yearly super sunburn this weekend. You would think that by now I'd know to put on some sunscreen but I start working and loose track of time and spend the next few days hurting and itching. The pool's clean, though, and ready to fill when the rain stops and I can get the ring inflated.
That's all for today - short and sweet, just like me!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jasmin Rocks!

I must loudly thank the lovely Miss Jasmin for teaching me how to avoid the dreaded podcast music. I'd hug her if my arms were long enough. If you don't know her, shame! She has a podcast called Knitmore Girls that I love so very much. She and her mom discuss knitting, spinning, and various other things - please check them out. Her mom has a German accent - my great-grandma had an accent and I like to pretend that I'm listening to my ancester teach me knitting sometimes. Cheesy, yes, but cheesiness kind of rules my life. (Eric is from Wisconsin, after all!)

So my reading habits are *finally* ifluncing my offspring. Boy child is reading the wonders of Harry Potter! We've even discussed the movie differences! Yay! He's spent his week of grounding playing quiddich with his wrestling action figures, so I made him a little something: okay, pretend that the pictures are here instead of at the top. (I'm so not a computer person!) Yes, that's Harry and Ginny ready to go - okay, it's hard to imagine a Weasley with boobs like that, but he's pretending, remember!
Summer is coming fast, my friends! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Please Help!!!

Please, someone, tell me how to fast forward on my ipod nano. I'm so tired of having to listen to stupid songs in the middle of podcasts. Honestly, the podcasters must be joking - that many people can't have such bad taste.
Thank you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

May Flowers!

Please note - for some reason blogger isn't letting me move the pictures around where they need to go. I hope it's not too messy and confusing for anyone. If you can offer any help, please let me know how to fix the problem! Thank you.

It's getting so pretty outside! I love when the lilacs bloom. They're so pretty and smell so sweet and fresh. We have lilac bushes all over our yard and it's like a purple fence when they're all blooming together.

Yes, that's a topsy-turvy tomato planter. Mom gave it to me for Mother's Day (along with the Mighty Mend-it glue, yay!). I planted a variety that's supposed to give us tomatoes in 45 days or so. It's a cool idea - I put it where the plant will get lots of sunlight so it should do really well. I also put some plants below it. Before long we'll be having BLT's all the time!

I couldn't resist the beautiful coleus and bugleweed. The colors really add to the yard. I've not had either type of plant before so I hope I can take care of them right. Of course, the flowers were on sale as well so Khloe and I picked out a few to decorate the front yard. Aren't they great? Khloe picked out and planted the really bright ones - they're so cheerful.

I recently ordered a bottle of perfume oil from Happy Housewife. It's called Seance and I love it! (Miss Violet, if you have any extra that you need to get rid of, feel free to send them here!) It's a bit sweet but also musky and rich - I don't really know how to describe it. I was kind of surprised at how big the bottle is - it's a really good deal. Violet is really generous with her stuff. I love handmade perfume oils anyway. Etsy is so great for scents. I got a solid perfume called Comfy Sweater from Poppy Lane that's wonderful and delicious. Seriously, if you're looking for a new fragrance you should really check out etsy or Violet. Besides a great new fragrance you usually get a sample or two of other selections.

Speaking of free samples, what do you think of me giving a sample skein or two with each yarn purchase? I really need to find a way to thank my customers besides just a note. Any ideas?

Well, I'm off to life now. See you later!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tweets and Stuff

Gosh, my head is full of stuff to talk about - let's see if it will all get out properly.

I'm loving Twitter. Seriously. It's so much cooler than furoms - it's much more conversational. I feel like I'm actually getting to know people who I've known online for awhile. I'm following Stevie Nicks, too, which is so cool except that she rarely tweets. Maybe I should just message her or something - not in a stalkery way, though - don't want to get blocked!

Speaking of Stevie, I just finished a pair of soks called Rhiannon. They're designed by Renee Leverington and are probably the fastest socks ever, and not just because they're anlkets, either. It's a beautiful pattern. I must make some in other colors now. The yarn I used is from the Raven series from Blue Moon - so pretty but my fingers were black from working with it. I had no problems using black on small needles, either, which pleased me since I love black and plan to make more with it. Why Rhiannon, you ask? Why, that's girl child's middle name! I love Fleetwood Mac, especially Stevie's songs. Of course, Khloe likes "Sara" better. Go figure! (I can't get the picture to move down here where it belongs, darn it!)

Today is the first day of the summer House Cup. I'm without a project right now waiting for the assignments to get posted and it's driving me crazy - I actually mopped the kitchen floor with all of the excited energy I have. I'm a mentor to the new kids, too, which means mainly that I help with any questions they may have and offer encouragement if they need it.

Last night I met with the local knitting group - it's in the school admin building! Most of the ladies work for the district. I had a great time - they're nice and fun and all knit, of course, and I am counting days until the next get-together. Yay!

Those of you who have known me for a few years know that I have a thing for shoes. Well, it's hitting me rather hard right now. I'm seriously aching for new sexy summery shoes and lots of them. (no, mom,I haven't gone crazy shopping, don't worry) However, while browsing the internet this morning I found a site called Good Goth. Oh. My. Goodness! (I'll link it on the side) I just looked at the sale section and couldn't breathe. If any of you want to, oh, get me a Mother's Day gift or a May Day gift or just a little something because you love me - I wear an 8 and would like about any of the heels they have - Mary Janes, boots, whatever. Not kidding. Actually, if someone has some hot shoes they don't want anymore let me know. I'd like some granny boots, too, if anyone sees any.

Okay, enough pleaing for gifts. The door to my brain closed - maybe I don't type fast enough for it or something. So happy May everyone! Enjoy the weekend and I'll be back soon!