Archives for 2006

What a busy, busy weekend!

I didn’t think that life could get any busyier than it is, but darn it, it did.  This weekend was an absolute blur.  At some point I moved my 61 VW bug from my neighbours house to my house.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t drive it.  I had to push it.  My neighbour and I did it, all by ourselves.  I was pretty proud about this, but really sad that the car didn’t start.  I really hope that the problem isn’t the starter.  I think it … [Read more...]

Secret Pal 7’s first strike!

Lookie what I got!  A really cute postcard from my secret pal!  Isn’t it nifty?  It feels like it is water color paper that she printed a cool knitting needle picture on to!  I ADORE it!  I have to keep an idea book for my EDIT 273 class, and I’m putting it in there!  I think it is so creative!  Thank you so much SP7!  I’m watching the mail! … [Read more...]

98% done!

On Saturday, my kitchen got doors.  I can’t tell you how nice my kitchen is.  Really, I can’t.  I have yet to have an opportunity to work in it.  Between my different classes, and mini personal life, I’ve barely been home to spend any time in it.  My mom tells me that it is lovely.  There is so much counter space that it’s hard to chose where to work.  It’s very zen in there, except for the can lights.  They make the whole … [Read more...]

Embellishments with Emma King

Yesterday, I did something for myself. I know, shocking isn’t it. I’ve not spent a lot of time doing things for myself as of late. So, when I saw that Emma King was going to be at Knitting Arts for a one day class on embellishments, I decided that was something I really wanted to do. Part of taking this class came from the decision not to take classes at Stitches West. I had planned on it. Really, I had. Then I payed off one too many bills. Unfortunately, that meant that I … [Read more...]

Spoil-a-Blogger 3.0

So, I’m going to do it.  I can’t believe I’m going to, but I am.  I am hosting Spoil-a-Blogger for the third time.  THIRD.  This time the dates are from February 6 - April 6.  Ok so I know it’s strange dates, but I wasn’t together enough to get things ready for the first, and if we wait until the 15th, we miss Valentines Day.  I don’t think I should make the participants miss Valentines Day! So, if you want to participate, send … [Read more...]

It’s socks, I think…

So here is the deal with the Knitting Olympics.  I’ve decided to do the socks.  I know, for you sock knitters that seems pretty simple.  Honestly, I know they are not difficult, but I have this weird adversion to them.  I feel like the needles are so small, and I will forever be dropping the double points. Then there is also the issue of what a slow knitter I am.  I try to be quick, really I do…  But, I’m just not.  There are just so many … [Read more...]

Should I make a pair of socks for the knitting olympics?

Ok, so here is the deal… I’m very intrigued about doing the Knitting Olympics. I’m really interested in doing something that would be challenging to me, that would be fun… So here is the scoop. I have the yarn to make this sweater in a pretty gray or lilac (ok, so not very challenging, but pretty). I have some twinkle-toes sock yarn in pink that my SP4 sent me, that I’ve never used (and ya’ll know I have an aversion to knitting socks, maybe I could make lacy … [Read more...]

We are at the 1/2 way point!

Just incase you were interested in the progress in the kitchen…  This was the view on Monday.  There have been some minor changes since then, only for the better…  Like the moved the gas line into one of the cabinets, and they moved the plug for the range hood so it would be hidden by the chimney.  Other than that, no changes. Tonight the first big change comes…  The flooring is being installed today.  By next week, everything should be ready to … [Read more...]

What is it about Desperate Housewives that I just don’t get?

Ok, so I’m sitting here watching the Golden Globes. Really I’m just watching to see glimpses of Heath Ledger, but you know. Anyway, I was really surprised that Desperate Housewives beat out My Name is Earl. Have you seen My Name is Earl? Damn, that is one funny show. And not only is it funny, you get a douse of good karma every time you watch. It has meaning. It’s good, in a good way. Then there is Desperate Housewives. I’ve seen it once. I just didn’t get it. I … [Read more...]

It’s Gwen, Raunchy Style!

So last night, Jessica and I continued on our weekly happy hour trend, only this time we went to Paragon Restaurant instead of Scott’s Seafood. I didn’t think I was going to drink, but then Jessica said, of course you are going to drink. So, we scanned the bar drinks menu for something really light weight. Then we found it. A cooler made with fresh lemonade and raspberry infused vodka. The bartender made it pretty weak. What was cool was that I really couldn’t taste much … [Read more...]