Thursday, July 26, 2007

Grow With Me

is done. well, it's been done... i just had to seam it and sew the straps
now, i'm hoping my best friend doesn't actually read my blog. i'm pretty sure she doesn't do blogs, so i should be safe.

New Hand Painted Yarn

On My Etsy Shop! Check 'em out!!


MINE! to pretty to sell!

Next Generation!

Ant told me he wants me to knit him some socks. Since I had a small skein of undyed yarn left over, i asked if he wanted me to dye the yarn. I let him pick out the colors, which were indeed crazy (teal, purple, yellow, black, brown) and he dyed it up the way he wanted. Now i'm off to cast on some basic socks for him. He's so excited!

Monday, July 23, 2007

i'm done!

reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. and O-H-M-Y-G-O-D! wonderful! lots of crying. and now, it's all over. i can't believe it.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

i think i'm dying

seriously, i've had the worst pains coming from my stomach all day. it started low, like girly low. but has since spread to encompass my whole inner torso region. no way is this gas. not that you want to know that, TMI. sorry.

Harry Potter

out of Borders with two copies and in the car by 12:10am! yup, you can only beat that by 9 minutes, which in my book kicks some serious ass! i've been up all night, maybe sleeping and hour and a half here and there. i'm only taking a brief intermission to get food and coffee in my belly as it's feeling a bit queasy from lack of sleep. small price to pay

Friday, July 20, 2007

what's the point?

of going to the gym, if you're just going to come home and have pizza and beer for lunch?
went to borders to stand in line at 8:45am so i could get my wristband for Deathly Hollows tonight. i got an orange band which means i get to be in the first group to line up (starting at 11:30). this is the first time i've gotten any of the HP books at midnight, i usually go early the next morning. i also plan on ingesting lots of yummy coffee drinks so i can stay up and read it!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

oh, and

i also forgot to mention that i finished plying my Pink Lady singles last night. its soaking/hanging now.

and looks like no photos today. a) it's raining b) reskeining is a bitch

i've been busy!!

i'll have to do some serious picture taking today, because i have photos of NOTHING!

first, i finished Grow With Me!!! well, it's mostly finished. i just have to sew it together and sew in the straps. quick and easy sewing, its just a matter of actually doing it. the smocking and knitting are all done though and that's the important thing!

i've been a dyeing fool lately! i dyed up six skeins of sock yarn and will be putting them up on my Etsy shop soon. i'm a little disappointed because i technically should have gotten 4 4oz skeins out of a pound of yarn~ RIGHT???? well, from both "pounds" if blanks, i got 3 full skeins and then a partial skein. i didn't have my scale when my base yarn first arrived, so i'm not sure how much was actually on the Kona cone. but i did weigh my BFL, and it was not a full 16oz. so no wonder i didn't get fourth skein out of that. what can i do?

anyway, enough about that.

i joined another swap! whoo hoo!! i stumbled upon The Hand Dyed Yarn Swap while searching for groups on ravelry. i got in, which kind of surprised me since they were originally going to open it up to 25 people, and it was pretty close to that when i sent my email. i'm excited, but that will also mean ordering new yarn blanks (hmmmmm)

photos later, hopefully!

Monday, July 16, 2007

mom's socks are done!

whisper lace socks (pattern on ravelry)
cherry tree hill sock yarn, potluck water
knitpicks sz 1 dpn's

whisper lace socks whisper lace socks whisper lace socks


what are the chances that, on the afternoon of your 1 yr wedding anniversary, you run into your wedding photographers while having lunch at Crispers?? yup, they plopped down next to us and started chatting it up. not only did we run into them at lunch, but saw them again at the movie theater about a half an hour later. and then, what are the chances that the movie you watch on your anniversary centers around a hotel named the Dolphin, which just so happens to be the name of the resort where you were married just one year ago?????

so, i ask you, coincidence???? hmmmmmmmmm

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Happy Anniversary...

to US! YAY!! one year ago today, randy and i took the plunge. i can't believe how quickly time has passed. we're keeping it simple tonight with dinner and a delicious meal at Mitchells which is fine seafood~ YUM! our orlando trip to see Blue Man Group as well as Universal/Islands of Adventure was our anniversary gift to each other.

to celebrate, i figured i'd post some of our wedding photos

Thursday, July 12, 2007

need a little color??

how about this?

or this?
color me crazycolor me crazy II

tooth fairy!!!

came last night! ant finally lost his first tooth. we were eating out when he managed to get it seriously loose while eating grilled cheese. then we came home and while watching a movie he jumped and yelled, "ah! my tooth!" he's so proud of himself!!

a much more flattering photo of the tooth tooth number one!

tis true

You Are 65% Left Brained, 35% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

i'm up early today, ugh. i have a training from 9-12 for a committee i'm on at work. i'm exhausted. of course since i had something to do today, i couldn't sleep for crap last night.

however, last night i managed to sign myself up for 2 months of the Sweet Sheep Fiber Club. the august dyer is Funky Carolina. whoo hoo :o)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mystery Stole 3

for some reason, blogger is not letting me type in a title.... what the frig?

anyway. went to Fiber Arts today and picked up some lovely Kid Merino for the Mystery Stole #3. i already made my swatch and it's pinned out and blocking right now. i'm not sure if i want to try size 5 needles or not. this was on size 6.

Kid MerinoSwatch Block

Am I Crazy????

we just got back from Orlando yesterday, and I'm catching up on all my message boards/blogs, where i find many posts about Mystery Stole #3. I was not around for #1 or #2, but boy this sounds like fun!! keeping in mind that i have my mom's bday socks to finish by aug. 1, and the two baby shower gifts by aug. 11, and well, i've never done any lace other than that on socks...... but sure~ i can use yet ANOTHER project!?!?!!

so at some point today i'm off to Fiber Arts to use the gift certificate i got for mother's day.

on another note, orlando was awesome! Blue Man Group was amazing! and thanks to dh's rather large ears, he was picked to go up on stage for part of the act :o) hahahahha, they taped elastic string and drum sticks to each ear (there were two other audience members up there too). they'd tug and pull the sticks and make "noises" from the ears. turned it into a whole song. pretty cool.

islands of adventure was fun as always. nothing new there. we also hit universal studios, which was okay, but i don't know about spending the whole day there. the Revenge of the Mummy was freakin' great~ roller coaster in the dark. it was insane!

anyway. i'm off to get some work done.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Pink Lady Roving

i bought this merino roving from Pigeon Roof Studios on LOVE her stuff! have two more colors in the bag waiting! look at how different these two bobbins are! the first one is overspun and inconsistent. the second is looking GORGEOUS! i can't help but stop every now and then to admire it. it's only the second batch of roving i've spun and its way improved!!
first bobbin 2nd bobbin

i'm short!

i'm short!
Originally uploaded by firedupfairy
duh! but i meant my hair! i cut it short again!! i just can't keep my hair the same way for more than a few months. but my highlights are out again. with my hair longer, it all looked blonde, but now they actually look like highlights!