Saturday, February 28, 2009

to do.

Paint bonus room(done 1:30pm)
- move yarn storing expedit shelf in there
-- move sewing machine in there on top of yarn storing shelf
--- use sewing machine to make more cloth boxes to go into self (love this gals stuff)
---- make into my comfy crafting place (for now)

pick up the damn house (we've let things get a "bit" messy)

rework (again) my photography website
- make HT help

recruit NorthEast Mpls peoples to take photographs
-(ie steal MomaGrouche's idea)
-- Have Ht help to make a good word-press blog for it.

Make things for Art-A-Whirl
- The studios above Bella Lana will have pretty things in them
-- knitting or photography or both or a combination of both???

Stop making you all suffer through my lists. (unlikely to happen) ;)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

have I...

Something we've been talking about at work.
Shooting with a digital, with ground glass, with a LOT of light.
So here is a test. My test subject was quite willing to stay still for me.
Though i think that the SLR (or at least my lenses) is not built for this.
Might have to kidnap a little camera from work to go on with this.

HT's love sweater got washed today.... well really we felted it... a bit.
It went short, like i knew it would. Though I think I might be able to cut
and sew it now... Such good intentions.

The socks were finished. They turned out really nice.
I started on another pair of toe ups today. Though I'm not really
using a pattern. 2 at a time to make sure I do the same thing with them.

Sadly the weather, the state of my house, or depression is really getting
to me. Or possibly all of the above. I have to keep thinking that there
is a light at the end of the tunnel. It's just a little hard to see now.

Oh, and for toned down, I really like the Oscars this year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

rambling and a sock

The sock was knit over the weekend. It is Opal: Hedwig (the owl, not the inch)
So far it is turning out pretty.

Now for random thoughts in no particular order.

I need to stop using my car as a traveling receptacle for all things (good and bad)

I need to say please and thank you more. A friend reminded me that we all
need to say it more. Really, try making it a part of your day.

"Minnesota Nice" is B.S. Just because it rhymes doesn't make it so.

I think I would like to start playing WOW again. If not just to have something
to share with HT again (on another level than just the rest of the day)
Though I'm not sure if I really want to deal with all the guild silliness.

I'm going to go on at least 2 day trips on my mini vacation. Don't know where or when yet, but it will happen.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I saw a few things today.

One of those things was this. HT's sweater vest is a bit big on him...
Now maybe if he was a bit taller, broader shouldered and had a bit
more of a beer belly, then it would fit. This proves what the Harlot says
about the knitting fates. Sometimes they like to play tricks on you, even when you swatch properly and everything comes out right.

I also saw Coraline in 3D. It was pretty neat and not gimmicky. Though the glasses they give you to wear did hurt near the end as they were pushing on my real glasses.

I got the first issue of The Knitter today. It's pretty good so far. All the Ladies seemed to like it when I passed it around tonight. I really like the photography in it and the design of the mag. Though they have to get a better web presence. The best thing that describes it that you can find easily is Craftzine and the Mason Dixion ladies (Jan 9th post of '09).

I also stopped by a World Market. It turns out that they are closing all of it's Twin Cities stores. So I got a few pretty things because they were cheep and were things I kept saying "I should get that one of these days".

HT keeps saying that I'm trying to single handily kick start the economy. :P

swaps are fun!

This is my super nice package that Ms. TigerEye sent me.
The tea is great. The little bamboo spoon works great.
The yarn is really pretty, but I'm not sure what to make
with it. The dark chocolate WAS really good.

I have the day off today so I'm going to go see Coraline.
The theater near me is showing it in 3D. So that will be

Well, I should get showered and ready for my fun day off.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

random day

I have been making small things lately.
Like this stitch marker. I do think the jade is quiet pretty.

This is the 3rd square for the afghan. I didn't dig
the pattern in the book, but I liked the "button stitch"
so I'm just making it look a little more like the ottoman's pattern.

I have 2 squares done so far. Though my gage is a little different
on both of them. Ah well, it isn't so different that blocking can't take
it out.

Other than making little things, I have been making little
(in a good way) progress on my getting fit. On Wednesday I
went to the store after work, turns out that they finally had
Wii fits in stock. So, I got one. I must say, it is sad to see my
little Mii all pudgy like that. But I'm slowly working on it. I have
worked out on the fit or the bike every day but today ( got to
have one day of rest).

To day I spent most of the day doing laundry and watching
The Prisoner on AMC's web site. For a show from the 60s it's
quiet good. Turns out they are making a new one (a mini one)
this year. It should be pretty neat. You can read a bit about it

Now if only I could get my dang right wrist to stop clicking and
hurting, then I could get some more knitting done.

Monday, February 2, 2009


It is very chilly out side.
I would like to keep working on the afgahn,
but my right-hand wrist is hurting.

Could I have knit too much?