Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow. This week has been soooo busy. He Who Drives Trucks (HWDT) and I finally got our marriage licence and are getting married this week through the court. We decided to go this way For financial reasons and basically, it was the right thing to do. I do plan on having a big wedding in about 2 years in Florida where the majority of my family lives. Also in about 2 years I will be finished with school and will deserve a break.

On the knitting front, I finished 1 ornament for the Ornamental Swap. I'm way ahead of schedule and I'm thinking about doing a few more. They are so small and easy to make. I also finished a pair of baby socks, which are sooooooooooo cute, and casted on for another pair. I am so far ahead on my christas gift list its not even funny. I might even have enough time to make a pair of gloves for myself in the black/brown alpaca I have in my stash :)

As for the knitting class, it was a success. I taught 3 girls, ages 5,7,10 how to knit. The project as a headband knit in Sugars & Cream cotton yarn. They casted on 10 sts and we went from there. Since I don't wear headbands, I made mine into a belt. I used the long tail method of casting on because its the easiest for beginners.They got the basics of it but after about 45 minutes, the wanted to color.

After teaching the 3 girls how to knit the parents asked me to teach them. I have to admit, teaching adults is way easier than teaching children. The 2 adults (one was a father) picked it up very quickly. The mother of the 5yr old picked up knitting and already finished her project, which started off as aheadband and ended up as a belt for her daughter.

The next thing i want to learn how to do is spin. I purchased a spinning kit off of ebay and it should be here tomorrow. I cant wait!! I'm so excited!! Does anyone have any tips on spinning?

Pics will be posted later.. the batteries are dead... ugh!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

All Work and No PLay

Well.. I started a new job a few days ago as an Assistant Stylist. Oh how I love the art of beautifying people. With all the hustle and bustle of adjusting to the new job, I did find time a little bit of time to knit. I've started and ornament for the ornamental swap. I think I'll make a few because they are so easy. I started on a mini sweater and i have 1 sleeve and the body completed after only 1 1/2 hrs.

I'm aslo putting together a knitting class for a few children that I know. I'm so excited to see that so many people around me are interesed in learning how to knit. My first class will be on Sunday and I think there will be 3 girls and 2 adults there, ready to learn. I would also like to put together a beginners spinning class and a yarn dyeing class. Hopefully if more people find interest in knitting I will be able to start a knitting group, because there aren't any around me that I know of. The nearest LYS is about 45 min away and i haven't found any time to check them out.

Progress pics will be posted later!!

Monday, November 07, 2005


quiz time!!
You are: CHERRY!!
Preppy, cheery, and loving, you are as sweet as
cherries! lol! You're always on the go and
ambitious... well, most of the time at least.

What Fruit Are You?
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You are Napoleon Dyanamite and a buttload of gangs
are trying to recruit you.

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Laid Back---Your handwriting seems to be more
flowing and graceful. This means that you are
pretty laid back and carefree most of the time.
The fact that your handwriting can be so
quickly written and sometimes messy is not a
bad thing, because it means that you want to
hurry and do what you are doing to get one with
the better things in life. You are liked by
most, and any enemies you may have are caused
by jelousy towards you of people who envy your
happy-go-lucky outlook on life.

Oh yeah and that picture doesnt have anything to do
with you, I just couldnt find a good one.

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hmmm.. thats pretty accurate.

whats new pussy cat

what a draining day!! i started a pair of socks today. i dont care to make them but i learned how to knit it on a circ and its been good so far. im knitting a lace pattern on it and im likeing the way its turning out.

i also joined an ornament swap and cant wait to get started. i know i should be knitting christmas presents right now but im not. im procrastinating, as usual. tomorrow will be definitely dedicated to knitting.

heres a quiz... take one and see what you score.

Your Japanese name should be


which means "firefly".

You're like
a firefly, full of energy and always moving.
You can't sit at home for a long time, you just
have to DO something! You're very active and

Which Japanese name fits you best? [females, 9 results + absolutely stunning ANIME pictures!]
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005


mariah is finished... but now comes the blocking and seaming up. i have also made 2 pockets and those will also be blocked as well, but that wont happen until i get home on friday. i am very satisfied with the way it turned out and will probably cast on for another mariah in a more reasonable color. pics will be posted soon.