Poncho Poncho!

I knitted a poncho for myself last week out of Rowan Big Wool. Initially, I had knit a sweater, but I hated it. Really. It was horrible. I did a poor job finishing, and it looked like crap on. The poncho is out of the Stich and Bitch handbook. It just happens to use the same yarn as I had 10 skeins of! I think that was a happy accident. I wore my poncho to work today. I just adore it. It keeps me warm, and when I have it on, I say "Poncho Poncho!", and I smile. Most of the things I … [Read more...]

This year’s Christmas CD…

(click image for a bigger view) Now, hopefully those of you on the Christmas Card exchange list have already recieved this. If you haven't, I sent out a few more today. Next year, when you see my button, don't be afraid, just TRADE! And, for those of you who are curious about the little girl in the picture... That's me, circa 1972. I had just been hit in the face with a snowball. And, yes, it's true. I'm crying, not laughing. If you are interested in the playlist, just look in the … [Read more...]

Felting, felting, felting!

Tonight I felted the three other bags... I felted the Noro first. It took almost an hour. I was shocked! I expected 20 minutes. But everytime I looked, nothing was happening. Finally, I boiled some water, pulled the purse out of the washer, poured in the boiling water, let things agitate, and put the purse back in. Finally, it began to shrink. FINALLY. It's still not quite as small as I'd like, but I think it came out ok. I forgot to take a pre-felting picture. That made me … [Read more...]

A busy knitting weekend

So we all know that I was sick for the past two weeks. While I was sick, I decided that I should start getting ready for Christmas. I know, it's not even halloween, but hell, I was laying on the couch, wanting to be busy, but unable to do much. So, I picked up my knitting needles and started by finishing things that I needed to finish. I finished that green cable knit turtle neck sweater I was working on. Then I finished this uber cute poncho (a gift for my friend Anne's child Emily). … [Read more...]

CDX 2004: Here come some reviews!

I'm going to start showing you some of the awesome cd's I recieved from CDX 2004. I'm going to start with The Man From Zeno (from now on MFZ because the other is really too long to type, he is also formerly known as Astrofiend). {I have to give MFZ his props here. I have forgotten to give him credit for several songs I used on my entry this year. He went beyond the call of duty to get those songs to me, and then he even gave me some new music by artists I didn't know just for fun. I think … [Read more...]