August 2009


Back from the woods! We left at 8:30 pm Saturday night and we got there at 1:00 in the morning. Yikes, right? We woke to a horrendous downpour.  Seeing as how it was Chris and I’s sixth wedding anniversary, he drove me in town to the the yarn store.  Half hour drive, then SEVEN FLIGHTS OF STAIRS, and guess what?  Yeah, it was closed!  We drove back to the cabin and waited out the rain.  We were only there for two days, came home today.  It was nice.  I didn’t do a whole lot of knitting.  I finished the cuff for some Pomotamos Gloves, and that was all I did.  Not even good enough for a picture.  I do have the rest of the week off, so hopefully I’ll finish one.  Ha!

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I wish we could’ve stayed all week. We spent the nights sitting on the end of the dock, gazing at the stars. It was incredible. That’s how I want to spend every night, sitting with Chris, watching the sky. But, as always, it’s back to reality. We drove home, unpacked, relaxed for about 20 minutes, and then Chris had to go to work. Major downer. Ah well, such is life. It was fun while it lasted.

No picture, but I took myself to Amazing Threads today and bought myself an anniversary gift. I got two skeins of Shi Bui sock yarn in the Spectrum colorway. I will not be making socks with them. Maybe some really awesome fingerless mitts. Not sure. It’s so gorgeous, vibrant and saturated and so friggin squooshy!

I is spinnin some Sick Puppies, Dead Weater, and The Veronicas. And, in honor of our anniversary, “I’m About To Come Alive” by Train. This is our song. It isn’t a sappy, cheesy love song. It’s bittersweet and perfect. It’s been our song for a very long time. Our marriage works because we’re honest with each other, even when it hurts. Even when we don’t want to hear the truth. We support each other, do our best to help the other reach goals and realize dreams. Our marriage works because we put the time and the effort into making it work. I love Chris, happy anniversary!

I realize that I haven’t given an Owls update. Oh yeah, I finished it.

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It’s awesome. It fits. It’s super warm. Good thing I only made elbow length sleeves, or I would die from heat exhaustion! I’ve only sewn on the button eyes for one owl, and quite honestly, I think I love it that way. I’m not so sure I’ll sew on the rest. This is something I’ll need to ponder for a while.

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So. The Mitt-A-Long. I have started and frogged those dang things so many times…..I give up. The mitts might have to wait until September. I’m so frustrated with them, I could spit. So, basically, I’m not knitting anything right now. I may give the mitts one more go, and if I fail again, they go in the corner. It’s time to start nosing around for some fingering weight yarn for a shawl. Maybe Entomology. Not sure.

I shall be gone up north, in the woods, for a few days. Find me if you can!

Yes, I have the ipod working overtime. Erin McCarley, Arcade Fire, Pete Yorn, and a little Shanie Twain. Have a good weekend kids!

Yes, that’s right, I’m finally writing a new post. Try not to faint. Things have been a little crazy around here lately. My ears still hurt from the ear infection I got over the 4th of July weekend. My little brother in law was hospitalized, and I’ve been working crazy hours. Honestly? I think I’ve only knit about 10 rows since my last post. I’m not even going to waste time with a progress post. My plan is spend the weekend knitting. We’ll see how far I can get.

Needless to say, I haven’t even started the Mitt-A-Long. Got the yarn, got the thimble, still haven’t picked a pattern. Sweater first, then the mitts. I love the colors of the yarn I picked out. They are just lovely.

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So, hopefully next week I can join, but I doubt it.

I haven’t been doing much cooking/baking, either. My heart just isn’t in it. I did find a slab pie recipe I’m dying to try, I just need to find the time. We’ll be moving in October, but we’re already packing, sorting and the like. That’s were alot of my stress is coming from, too. I’m so excited, but there is just so much that goes into moving. G-funk is already picking out what colors she wants in here room. Probably pink and purple. I told Chris we’re getting a parakeet. I love birds, I would love to have a parrot. An eclectus or a parrotlet, but I have neither the time nor the money. A parakeet will be lovely.

Have to admit, I’m pretty upset about Happy Housewife being unavailable. I’m almost out of Day of the Dead, I don’t know what I’m going to do when it runs out.

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But, I made a run up to Ulta, needed to pick up more shampoo and conditioner. Lo and behold, they were having a sale! I got my favorite shampoo and conditioner for 36.00. I know, expensive, but I feel that since I only cut my hair once or twice a year, I can splurge on products. Well, not really products as those two things were all I bought. I’m pretty lame and unfeminine. So be it.

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Well, that’s all folks! Unless you’re curious about what I’m listening to. Arcade Fire, Matt & Kim, She & Him (love that they rhyme!) and Ryan Paul & The Ardent.