Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I'm sorry. They just really make me laugh.

I love DOG. I can admit it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Um, yeah.

As much as I love hand knitting my socks, I really, really want one of these.

Someone...please tell me it's a bad idea.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Harmony of Fibers??

Is anyone else going to the Southeast Fiber Forum's Harmony of Fibers event at Montgomery Bell State Park on Saturday???

Apparently, Charlene Schurch is teaching sock and yarn dyeing class, though I'm not sure if I've missed the boat on registration or not. Hrm.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Meetup night!

Tonight's Meetup was so much fun. I guess I didn't realize just how much I missed going last week until I got there tonight. Anyway, it was excessively hot in there (apparently, their air conditioning is broken), so we're contemplating a new location. I'm thinking The Frothy Monkey might be an idea. I think they even have a patio. I might call tomorrow and see if they'd be okay with having a bunch of knitters Tuesday nights. Also, we missed Kim!!

On the way home I stopped at the new Which Wich on West End. Have you guys been there? Um, yeah, it's pretty much awesome. I had an egg salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and avocado, with some chips and a rice krispie treat. DELISH!

That's all I've got for now.

Thank you for enjoying this post,

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

So sick. Oh, and I bought some new needles.

Hello, everyone. I realize I have been a little lax on the whole blogging thing lately. I really need to get up off my ass, quit knitting, and take some pictures of all of these socks. For that, I apologize.

Anyway, if ever there was an excuse...I have one this week. Let's just say that I think I've lost 15 pounds in 2 days. Enough said? YUCK. So, I've been out sick from work for two days, much to my dismay. My new job is definitely keeping me busy (that's the way I like it!)!!

But, I did manage to find some time to buy some new needles:

Yes, I realize that I knit socks, and not lace, but pointier, golden addis with a red cord??? Let's just say I couldn't resist. I purchased mine from Little Knits, but I also just found that Yarnzilla has them (cheaper? I'm not sure...their shipping might be more), as well.

I've also been lusting, badly, after this (Jake, you can stop reading now):

That's a Namaste Jetsetter knitting bag. The Haus of Yarn had one in stock a few weeks ago when I was there, and it was all I could do to not grab it. I had one of their frequent buyer cards filled up, so I had a $25 dollar credit, too...that I spent on yarn instead. Idiot!! Oh, well. At least it was some Colinette.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Foul. Just foul.

So, this morning, I decided to clean up my new office a little bit. I had a few towers of boxes from the people who had this job before me. Well, these people were so kind as to leave me a little envelope full of paper clips, binder clips, and rubber bands...so, I'm sorting through the pile, and found one of THESE:

What's that, you ask? Oh, it's just a flosser. That's right...a dental floss holder!! AND IT WAS USED.

I'm gonna go wash my hands.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Nashville Knitting Meetup

I'm happy to report that this night's meeting of The Nashville Knitting Meetup was another success! In my opinion, here were the highlights:

1. We had a new member with us! Mari rescues parrots! Thankfully for us, she had pictures with her to share with all of us.
2. Laura made fun of my cankles, as she gracefully tried on her nearly finished sock with the double-pointed needles still on it.
3. Catherine brought along some of her fabulously hand-dyed sock yarn. Of course, I bought two skeins. I couldn't resist. The stuff is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to start knitting with it!
4. Bonnie stumped Catherine and I, as we tried to help her figure out what row she was on as she was knitting her Wavy scarf.
5. Barb told us a hilarious story about how she had one time considered purchasing a trampoline that she could place next to her bed, which would aid in her getting into her high bed, and then out.
6. Some dude sat with his laptop, right in the middle of our circle for most of the time...we all knew full well that he was listening to all of our stories and was enjoying every minute of it. After a while, his girlfriend (or, some girl that was his friend) showed up, and said, "What's going on here? Do you have something you want to tell me?" Priceless.
7. Kim showed us her completed Oktoberfest sock and a swatch knit out of the Monsoon colorway from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I am extremely jealous that she is a member of the Rockin' Sock Club.
8. Catherine's daughter, Alicia, joined us, and although she wasn't knitting, had with her a completed purse that she carries. It had a gorgeous lining, and we were all in awe.
9. Eli started a hat, tried on the ribbing, and then decided she didn't like it and could start over and have another whole hat done in about an hour anyway. ;)
10. There was plenty of bitching, as it should be.
11. I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Viva la Revolution!

I've wanted to become a member of the Nashville Craft Mafia for some time now, but tomorrow, I'll have a chance to check it out at The Revolution of Craft at the Cannery Ballroom from noon-5. I can't wait! Is anyone else going??