Sunday, June 29, 2008


No, I am not closing down the blog, but we did close on our new townhouse/condo/home on Friday! It's just a relief, because, according to our realtor, this sale was a difficult one because of the sellers' shenanigans. It's just a relief. I can't wait to be moved in.

We did a fair amount of damage to our bank accounts this weekend as a result and I didn't do a whole lot of knitting, but I did manage to get the bottom stitch on the Chuppah DONE (or you could say closed).That's 154 rows times 312 stitches equals 48, 048 stitches just for that stitch pattern. That's not counting the roughly 300 stitches per row for 50 rows for the bottom border.

I have the middle section to do, a beautiful tree pattern called the Candle Tree. I'm not starting that however for a couple of weeks I think because I could use a break from this project for a little bit. It's coming at the perfect time as well, because we are in the process of moving and it is not a portable project at all. I will be working on another large project instead and one small one. The large one is my sister's baby blanket and the small one is M's first pair of hand knit socks.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Packing, a fair amount...

We've been doing a lot of this:
It doesn't leave a lot of time for this:
They are done however!
There's been a tiny but of work on this:
There was a fair bit of work done on this: It's the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch n' Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook using Cascade Eco Wool, knit double stranded. It's for my sister's first born.

It makes a wonderfully thick and soft knit, but the pattern is a little boring when compared to all the lace and socks. It's good TV knitting and whenever I knit on it the Celtics did well. Maybe it will work for the Sox as well?

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I am opinionated and this is a warning: strong opinions ahead. If you read this blog for the knitting, skip this post.

I am watching the NBA finals (Go Celtics!!!). I have declared my allegiance. That being said, even if he wasn't a Laker, I still couldn't stomach Kobe Byrant.

He's sleaze. He cheats on his wife (we'll never know what really happened with that) and buys her off with a giant diamond ring. Then today during the game the TV people show this obnoxious puff piece he somehow talked his wife into particpating in, in which he said something like "I'm a laid back guy, I like just spending time at home with my family" and then they cut back to him and his children and his wife.

THAT'S DISGUSTING. You are not a family man. You are a cheating jerk who bought off his wife after you were caught cheating on her. In the "ad" for Kobe Bryant he made a big deal out of her being his wife of 7 years.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I only need to Kitchener the toe...

I only need to Kitchener the toe and weave in the ends on the Monkeys. You will have to trust me on that because my weekend was taken up by an entire day (10AM to 9:30PM) of furniture shopping yesterday, and packing and sorting and getting rid of paper accumulated over 11 months at the current apartment. I did not take pictures. We did get a new bedroom set, with a King! bed, mattresses for the king bed, and a couch and matching chair. Now the Celtics are playing.

In lieu of pictures of my knitting here you go: I found a meme I like.

The concept:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

If you want to do this, do it! It's fun.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Alas! I have SSS!

I am only 34 rows from the toe on my second Monkey sock, yet I am now hitting SSS. How did it stay away for so long and why is it hitting now that I just want to be done with the sock but don't want to work on it.They are even more done than it shows here.

Other things are calling to me. Namely, the siren song of the Chuppah. I want this half of it DONE!

I went to the hair salon and got a haircut and as happens pretty frequently when I see a new stylist, she wanted to straighten my hair, they normally want to do it to see if they can do it.

I always feel like a completely different person for a day or two after they do it.
It looks good curly too! Yay for good haircuts.

Oh yeah, we signed the P & S for the townhouse too. If all goes well, we will own a townhouse on June 20th. Scary.