Hezekiah wants to know:
- Who wrote the best book you've read lately?
- What is the meaning of life?
- Why were you last happy?
- Where would you rather be?
- When is the time of your life?
(and WTH is wrong with Typepad NOW?)
Hezekiah wants to know:
(and WTH is wrong with Typepad NOW?)
Cool, no? I love that cake even if I do not love coconut lion mane hair.
My Mom cleaned out her cookbook shelves last month and unearthed this gems. (Oh, there were more. Much more. Come to think of it, they're in my trunk. I was supposed to take them to the bookstore as trade-ins....) Never fear, the Eggplant, Coffee, and Peanut Butter Cookbooks from Nitty Gritty remain in my possession. (No, thats not one cookbook! Although a perfect combination, don't you think?)
But for this birthday it was Apple Pie (Sunset?) in the mail from the aptly named Mistress Stash Enhancer. Aren't those colors gorgeous? I just need a pattern. Pray for non-pooling.
Another package that came was from my swap buddy of the August Birthday Swap of 2006, Rebecca of Yarninaround. Finally someone who is worse than me at getting to the Post Office. But boy howdy, did she go all out. Patterns, two really cute hand knit pouches, a trio of trio yarns, Mandalay in gray, STR, a sock blocker key chain....Frog Tree in black......
The stitchmarkers pictured (way down at the bottom - Typepad is a whole lot faster, thankfully, but I can't seem to match the pictures and the text or put either where I want them to go...grr) (yeah, until I whine about it) were a birthday present to myself (stitchmarkers! Impossible to have enough of them) but half were a very sweet birthday present from Opal - from her new shop Opalescence - with a handful of Hershey Kisses with macadamia nut centers - yum.
There's been knitting (obsessive knitting, not that you can tell from how much I've actually managed to knit of it) but I'm afraid to mention take a picture of it and jinx it.
No finishing. TDOT and the V Cable Cardi are both in the state of Almost Being Finished, which is almost a as good as being Next In Line.
There's been precious little reading either. I can't seem to get into a book AT ALL. Not that it's stopping me from buying them on (it's my birthday! sometime this month, after all) and putting holds at the library. Somehow I don't think it'll last long.
In the meantime, there's TV. Mad Men. Eureka. Project Runway. Burn Notice. Stargate Atlantis. L&O CI ends this Sunday and last week was Chris Noth's last ep.::sob::
TV hampered by managing to drop my VCR into a kajillion pieces (okay, five, but believe me, five was enough to kill it)
Well, occasionally this has made the list too.
But never in my wildest dreams did I hope to get this pattern to make my very own. I saw it at Cabled Sheep, expressed my - well everyones I'm sure, love for it. Cheryl graciously offerered to knit it for my birthday but reneged somewhat ungenerously after finding out that it was this Thursday, but whatever, I'm an easygoing person, I'm used to my dreams being dashed.
Is that not the most wonderful present EVER? And Cheryl of Cabled Sheep make it all possible.
Actually, I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those Granny Boots again.
Did anyone catch Mad Men last night? That Don Draper is dreamy, the cheating cad. I've got to watch the first season. I thought I had but I am so lost I must have only caught an episode or two.
Michael Shanks of Stargate SG1 starts his four episode arc on Thursday on Burn Notice. At least that's something TV did right for Thursday. I wanted Mega Disasters (History Channel) all day and they gave me pirates. Harumph.
Hez sez, "Oh, for the love of fashion....."
Knittin' Brit in WI has a knitting question - run by her blog and see if you can help her out with her stockinette stitch swatch issue. Scroll down a bit and see her pictures of her and Meg Swanson hanging out.
Project Runway last night, while Korto's outfit was cute, really Joe designed the one I would have chosen. But that statement of his about "..too many queens." Dude, you're the one making the fuss marking your territory.
Jerrell's was just - unbelievable. My Heart Will Go On indeed. I thought Jennifer's outfit was cute, even if it had nothing to do with the Olympics, or Salvador Dali. Holli Golightly I can see but Dali? Not so much. Poor Daniel. I wonder if he's going to actually have a breakdown? One word. Xanax.
Tonight I have the choice of going to see the author of The Lost Queen in the City, opening night of Uncle Vanya at Cal Shakes Orinda , or watch Burn Notice on USA and knit like a fiend. Guess which one I'll probably pick?
Anyone participating in Ravelympics 2008? I'd like to, but it does seem like it would be the kiss of death for any project already suffering abandonment. Speaking of abandonment, I'm still chugging away on the second sleeve of Lace Edged Elegance aka Golden Gate, aka That D*mm Orange Thing. I have hope for it though.
News! Dizzy Blonde Studios is opening 8/8/8, aka La of JenLa.
|DizzyBlondeStudios's Shop Announcement|
|Welcome to Dizzy Blonde Studios! Hi, I'm La, so glad you could stop by. I'm a knitter and fiber enthusiast who has now ventured into the creative application of color to string as a new artistic outlet. Whether you'd describe my colorways as "subtly variegated" or "tonally shifting solids" they are fresh and unique. |
All my yarn is hand-dyed in small batches, so even though colorways will be repeated, every dyelot will vary slightly.
My sock yarn is a light-fingering 2-ply 100% superwash merino. Each unique colorway has been named after the gorgeous blonde who was my inspiration. In addition, I will be offering some limited-edition colorways as well as the occasional one-offs as I perfect my technique.
Each skein is approximately 560 yds/115 grams/4oz.of luscious 2-ply 100% Merino superwash, more than enough to make a pair of soft, cushy socks.
Gauge: 8-10 spi on #0-1
My brother, the courtier, at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire last weekend dancing with Lady Ophelia. Dashing, isn't he?
|You are a Knife|
You mean what you say, and you say what you mean.
You enjoy taking risks and living on the edge.
You are a controversial person. You opinions tend to be divisive.
|The Recipe For Carrie K|
2 parts Sass
1 part Moxie
Splash of Allure
Sip slowly on the beach