Saturday, November 11, 2006

whoop and whoop again

Here is a picture of my alligator that I made for my nephew...

And this is the cabled bag that I wrote about...It has wooden handles that I covered with Lion Brand Suede, to make them nice and cushy to hold. I didn't have to line the inside, because I stitched really tight, and wove in my ends like a fiend...hoooorraaayyy....

I'm almost done with the stuff for my swap, and I will post the pictures of that stuff when my partner recieves it...ok...must go and depends upon my success...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The way to her heart is as follows: take a left many times and then go straight.

Hurray for my very first picture on my blog! This is my purse that I was my very first cabling project, and only the third thing that I ever knitted. Here is a picture where you can see the lining....

I think that it is sort of kick ass...

Here is a picture of a bag I crocheted for superhubby's Grandma, who is awesome shit...

As you can see, my favorite dog is in love with the bag as well...If he had thumbs I would make him one too.

I have one more picture...this is the tiniest ninja ever made...

This is what he looks like all the time...he goes to ninja school. He plays laccrosse on weekends.

I am on the phone with my mother in law right now (not super), so I must is not my choice...she is the devil...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sit down; I'll make us some coffee and some suspiritions.

Woo hoo
I must first say that I have no feeling in the ring finger on my right hand. That is making it sort of hard to type right now. I am freaking out a little about it at this moment.

In other news, I finished the superhubby hat in one day! I made another one today, for my brother in law. Superhubby took me to the yarn shop in Birmingham. I got the most awesomest stuff ever! I found out that they sell Malabrigo I got one hank of that, plus, the owner gave me a great deal on this organic cotton, and I love it! I got the yarn for the HP swap stuff, and some yarn for my christmas projects. They also had a really great clearance bin, and I got 3 balls of Elba from Needful yarns and a ball of Vaudeville from Artful Yarns...all for two bucks each! I am very proud of my bargain shopping, but I am also proud that I touched yarn for a half hour, and I only bought things that I actually needed. Ok...I have a plan for most of it....shut up.

So I am hoping to really bust out some progress this weekend. I hope that my hands hold out for a while longer.

I must write about how awesome netflix is for a second. I have been looking for a DVD of Jan Svankmajer's animation for years now, and I could never find any....then I looked it up on netflix, and they have a whole collection of his stuff, including his awesome rendition of Alice in Wonderland. If you are a fan of avant garde animation, or if you like things that are spooky or even gothic, you should totally check him out. Seriously, because he is supersweet. A lot.

I must now retire to fondle my yarn a bit more. I can't really write about what I'm going to do with my new yarn, because there is a chance that someone may, at some point, read this. I know I am fooling myself. Shut up.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fooled you

Oh, yeah, I forgot to write that I finished the cabled didnt need a lining. I also finished the alligator, and it turned out better than I hoped it would. Hurrah. I am now spent.

We gave ourselves over to an interregnum of discord, mockery, and delight.

Officially November now, and I still have not done the sleeves of the sweater. I think I'm just not in the mood for sleeving. I knitted a scarf for the superhubby. That took longer than I thought it would. Three days. I'm going to make the matching hat today. I have to go to the yarn store is only open in the evening on Thursday. My car is being especially recalcitrant lately, so I have to wait until superhubby gets home from work and force him to ferry me to Birmingham for yarn. I discovered yesterday that Knit, Knit, Knit in Bloomfield is out of business. Now, I don't like to see a yarn store fail, but those ladies kind of deserved it. Every time I went in there they were really rude to me. Ok, I only went there twice, but that was why.

I got my swap partner for the Harry Potter swap. Her name is Anna and she lives in Finland. I have already annoyed her with questions about her country. She is the main reason that I am desperate to get to the yarn store soon. Her stuff is due on November 30, so I have to get going on it. I can't write what I'm making yet, because there is a link to this from craftster. However, Superhubby (he got capitalized for this one) figured out how to make the digital camera work, so I can put up pictures soon! Yeehaw!

In the most pleasant news of this age, my long lost love has returned! i'm not talking about yarn here, just so you know. I don't know if she wants her name in the blog, so I will call her superfriend. i haven't seen her in years, and then suddenly she appears in my inbox! and she is fabulous! I sent her a quote this morning. It has been a long time since I have sent anyone a good quote.

I will now bestow a quote on the non-masses of non-fans:

"The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial." -Disraeli

and something to lighten the mood:

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." -Wilde

If anyone ever wants a whole cache of depressing quotes about the fruitlessness of life, just drop me a line. You know, everyone needs a hobby. Mine's depression.