Friday, October 27, 2006

It's a Dead Mans Party,

Who could ask for more?
Everybody's coming
Leave your body at the door.
Leave your body and soul at the door.
Don't be afraid, it's only me. Don't be afraid of what you can't see.
"Dead Man's Party" Oingo Boingo.
Oingo Boingo's 'Smokin Elvis' I made this for Chris & Kirsten's new place. Doesn't everyone need a skull potholder?

Chris, Kirsten, Julie & Myself went to see Johnny Vato's tribute to Halloween @ the Greek Theater last week. About half the original members of Boingo were there. (no Danny Elfman....) We had a great time anyway and I think we all felt twenty years younger that night. Well we tried to drink like we were eighteen again...ughhh.
Hangover and all I did manage to drag myself to Jakes first basketball game, followed by -um are you sitting down for this??? a six year olds birthday party @ Chuck E. Cheese's. Yeah, I know, it sucks to be me. But I did it. Not my finest "Mom of the Year Moment" but I gave it a good effort. The price you pay for trying to have a little grown up fun.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Tammy & Connie!!!!!

Happy Birthday to you...
You "work" in a zoo....
Your friends are all monkey's...

(what? that's not how the song goes???)

Double the birthday's, double the fun! Tammy & Connie celebrated their birthdays a little early @ work on Friday. As you may or may not know the sisters share the same birthday, 13 years apart. Pretty cool huh? They are off to Las Vegas to celebrate in "drunken" style. I hope they come back richer & hangover free. Now that would be lucky!
I was a mad crocheting machine and managed to finish their gifts in time. I used Sugar N Cream cotton on all these projects. Tammy's shrug is the "Short & Sweet" pattern from Stitch n Bitch Nation and Connie's scarf is the "Ella scarf" from KnitWhits. The cap is two patterns I combined using knit for the brim & crochet for the cap. (the same I used for Allie's pictured below).
I can't wait to hear how their trip was.
Happy Birthday Girls! I love you both

Monday, October 16, 2006

SP9 is beginning! After a shaky start (I was assigned myself to spoil...oops). I received my "spoil-ee" Nic from the UK and my" spoil-er" is also from the UK. I thought that was interesting. So hmmmm, when I think of England, I think of Pat & Ellen ( sisters & two of my Mother's closest friends from there). My memories of Pat & Ellen include lots of cigarette smoking, lots of drinking, "Vodka Tonic, Love." and of course lots of laughing. My Mom loved being around them and listening to all their stories....And believe you me the stories were endless!!!
Anyway, Pat & Ellen make me think of Patsy & Eddie, so there you have it! It's official, my SP9 is Ab Fab. -on both sides!!! Can't wait to get started.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yeah, one more day until "Grey's Anatomy"!

I am working on a grey shrug for the KAL and I thought I'd include a picture of Jakey modeling the cap I made for Allie's Birthday ( since it is grey also ). I made her a scarf to go with it and I will post as soon as Tammy sends me pics:) I really like this little cap, although on Jake it reminds me of Damien from the Omen....(remember him in his little British school uniform) Ugh! Maybe I should check for three 6's!
"It's all for you Damien!"

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Natural fibers, cotton yarns. Anything soft. Any yarn that shows/defines stitches well. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Furry/Fuzzy/Fake/Itchy
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I don't really "store" needles, they are kinda held hostage @ my house. Squished into a roll case a friend gave me a couple of years ago and some are in a glass, and some are M.I.A.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I was taught by my Mother at a young age, but have been actively knitting for the last 7 years. I found it great therapy after the death of Mom, Joanne who was amazingly creative & taught me everything I know. I would consider my self an "advanced intermediate", but maybe that's just wishful thinking:)
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?Not that I can remember....
5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Fresh, clean, floral & fruit.
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? uh...Yeah! Favorite candy? dark chocolate & anything with nuts. Almond Joy.
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? knit/crochet, sew, embroider, cross stitch Do you spin? Not lys is thinking of starting a class, sooooooo?????
8. What kind of music do you like? Alternative, Blues, 80's-like KROQ, Elvis, The Beatles, Anything from "Grey's Anatomy" -such great soundtrack. Anything that gets you moving!!! Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)Yes.
9. What's your favorite color(s)? red, orange, gold, green, pastels, jewel tones, neutrals. Any colors you just can't stand? Nope, pretty much like everything!
10. What is your family situation?Me, DH & 6 year old son, Jakey Do you have any pets? One dog, Cleo & one fish, Joannie
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I live in California, so occasionally scarves. Hats & mittens -not so much. Never cared for ponchos.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?It changes, @ the moment, small quick projects.
13. What are you knitting right now? socks, washcloths, shrug
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? doesn't everyone?
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I use both, so really no preference. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I loooove Addi Turbo's, but one of these days I will treat myself to Lantern Moons Rosewood or Ebony needles.
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Do hands, feet & knees qualify as a swift?
17. How old is your oldest UFO? 4 years old & 2 years old, both blankets
18. What is your favorite holiday? HALLOWEEN!!!!
19. Is there anything that you collect? Yarn & Fabric, but maybe that's not so much collecting as it is feeding the habit. Love vintage-y looking Halloween decorations.
20. Any books - Greetings from the Knit Cafe, yarns anything hand dyed, especially unusual color combo's , needles Lantern Moon or patterns Simple Knit Bodice @ out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? a subscription to Vogue's Knit 1. and I usually just break down & buy all the other knitting mags I see on the stand.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I just taught myself the "magic loop" method, so next maybe knitting 2 socks @ the same time.
22. Are you a sock knitter? Yes! What are your foot measurements? 9 3/4" length - 9 1/4'' around ball of foot.
23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)04/13

Monday, October 02, 2006

A Moment of Silence Please...........

Houston, we have "Links"! I am so incredibly pleased with myself right now. (My head feels like it's going to explode!) But I figured it out. The Computer Gods are smiling down on me at last. Happy, happy, joy, joy. I must confess I have been trying to figure this out for 2 days!!! Ahhh sweet success:)
Now for my Halloween Jaywalkers, well, I may frog them again. They are knitting up so narrow!! I did however turn one attempt into a wrist warmer, so all is not lost. Now Ribbit, ribbit....ugh!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Grey's is back!

I am sooooo happy Grey's Anatomy is back on! I love this show sooo much and watching each episode more than once is mandatory...thank you TiVo:) I am so obsessed with Grey's I have joined Grey's KAL over @ - I would list as a cute button over to the side with a link but as I have mentioned in the past I am computer challenged:( So here is the button, without the link. I have also started knitting a gray/grey shrug for the KAL and some Halloween socks using the "jaywalker" pattern...which btw I have frogged twice! too tight than too loose.