Monday, February 20, 2006

Hey you!

Yes YOU! Do you still have this on your bloglines?

If so go re-subscribe to where I am now!

Okay? :)

Friday, February 03, 2006

I'm so proud to present.....

My new home!

Please do me a favor and do two things. Go over and say hello, let me know you can comment, tell me how much you love my new site and then make sure to hit the subscribe feed so you can keep up with all of my knitty goodness. I don't want to lose anyone in the transition! Go on! Go look dangit.

I've had this design in my head for such a long time it's really exciting to see it come to fruition. With the amazing help of Noelle it's finally up and running. There are a few things to tweak, especially for anyone who still uses IE. (Go and get Mozilla!) Just ignore any weirdness you might see. That'll be fixed as time goes on. For now, I'm live baybee!

I'll send a few e-mails out but for anyone who has me in KAL or anything like that can you change my URL to this new one please?

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I should win an award

for the most fraternal pair of Jaywalkers out there. Cara & Kathy? Don't you think? I mean, of course they are different sizes and the one I just finished used smaller needles for the ribbing. But dayum! That's some pooling if I've ever seen it! This second sock fits perfectly. I still altered the pattern with the toe decrease and the number of stitches I used in the graft. Otherwise, 76 stitches on size 2.5mm worked like a charm. Aren't they lovely? *snork* Actually, they are super comfy and will be great house sockies/slippers. Click to see a bit better.

Here I am running away from this pattern! Although. You know what? Now that I got the gauge down I'm super tempted to use my other skein of Socks That Rock to make another pair. Somebody stop me! Or maybe I'll just do one of those simply patterns I posted yesterday?

Anyway, I'l be at the shop tomorrow from 10-3 if anyone wants to come visit. I'm off to decide what my next project will be. Because you know, I can not sit here and watch TV without knitting! The horrors!

Kid in a Candy Shop?

Is it wrong to join a group just because I like the button? I saw this on Margene's blog this morning and was completely hypnotized into joining. "Seeee these pretty colors???? Come and beeeeee a part!" Plus, Lolly is so damn sweet and cute I'd probably join anything she organized. She also left me a comment the other day inviting me to take part. I think it's a really cool idea too. I'm a total sucker for colors.

Time to get dressed and hit Village Wools with Mona and our girls to pick out my yarn for Odessa. Come on now. Who else is doing this with me?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Let's pretend you're my super secret recipient of the socks I'm going to make for Sockapalooza. Which one of these Interweave socks would you like the best? Click to see them better and then vote!

Which socks should I make???
web socks
pgr dream socks
pair of socks
broken cabled rib
Free polls from

Maybe do me a favor too and comment and tell me why you chose what you did. Also, if you have made any of these let me know too. I'm hoping my experience with this is a little bit smoother than the Jaywalkaholic trauma. Thanks Knitster friends! purty!

This was what I wanted to make for the Knitting Olympics! I'm so excited that Grumperina got it up at MagKnits so quickly. I'm all over this one. So much so in fact I'm starting one more team.

Who wants to do a KAL with me? I've never knit with beads before and with how busy crazy my life is, this truly will be a challenge for me. So don't give me any crap about it being too easy. M'kay?

Now I'm so excited about the Olympics!

**Edited to add - if you want to join an Odessa KAL go on over here or here!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Fo Shizzle!

So far today I've gone for a run, been to the shop for a staff meeting, went and worked out at the gym, got Supergirl from pre-school, picked up lunch at Whole Foods and hit her gymnastics class all in this shirt. I loved the looks I got.

Don't be messin' with a knitter man! Don't I look angry?! I think I need a few more of these shirts. We all need pissed-off-picture-posts wearing these. That should be our next knitting meme. Wear it proud and wear it loud I say!

Stitch 'n' Bitch
Stitch 'n' Bitch
Stitch 'n' Bitch!!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

A lot of times on Saturdays T. will take the kids out on adventures without me. It's usually my time to get a bunch of stuff done and he really loves taking them out to explore. Also, I get way too nervous watching them so they have way more fun without the nervous mama around. Since you seem to enjoy seeing pictures I thought I'd leave you with a few amazingly beautiful ones before I go try and finish my Jaywalker.

Tent Rocks is an amazing place. I mean, really. Breathtaking. I love the middle one where you can just barely see the kids.

To do or not to do

that, my friends is the question. I never do memes. Yes, I started my own once, but very rarely do them myself. Since Jenny tagged me and I woke up at 4:39am this morning I decided what the hell.

Instructions: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot.

Woman Obsessed
Scout's Knitted Swag

I'm tagging anyone who wakes up at 4:30am and has the time to do it.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was married to T., teaching high school English and living outside of Boulder, CO

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Pretty much what I'm doing now! Running around like a mad woman taking care of my family and exercising and knitting in my free time.

What were you doing 1 hour ago?
After waking up at 4:39am completely on my own I was still in bed contemplating getting up so I can run before my crazy day starts.

List five creative things you want to achieve this year:
1. Do more sewing - possibly another quilt with my kids' clothes
2. Finish the super-secret project C, and I are working on
3. Make a cute pair of wristwarmers I can wear running
4. Learn to Spin
5. Knit with something I've spun!

List five snacks you enjoy:
1. Stacey's Pita Chips
2. Almonds
3. Dried cereal
4. Snap peas
5. Cheese

List five things you would do if money were no object:
1. Move to France
2. Take a family trip to Ixtapa Club Med
3. Have a personal trainer work out with me every day
4. A personal chef
5. Not worry about the price of clothes and look for sales when I shop

List five bad habits:
1. I bite my cuticles
2. I have a trucker mouth
3. I get frustrated very easily by stupid people
4. I am impatient
5. I don't dust

List five things you like doing:
1. Knitting
2. Working out
3. Stitch 'n' Bitch
4. Eating really good food
5. Making other people smile/happy/laugh

List five favorite gadgets:
1. My MP3 player for running
2. Satelite radio
3. My Gaggia Espresso Machine
4. My cute mini-kacha-kacha
5. Laptop with wireless

Name one thing you like about yourself:

I think I'm really fun to be around.

There memeyfriends. You happy now?

Sunday, January 29, 2006

To Heel and Back

This second pair is just flying. I love how they are coming out so much better I might, I repeat might, even consider using my other Socks That Rock to make another pair. Seeing as I already have some of this Prove it All Night I will just have to think about it. I'm so in love with this yarn.

Today all of us went for a hike up at Elena Gallegos. I guess we actually call it a rike since we run a lot of the way. My kids are amazing and can pretty easily run about a mile straight up a mountain. Since Margene likes the scenery shots I present you with this one.

This is probably one of our favorite hikes. In order for the mommy to go, the kids had to agree to no rock climbing since it completely freaks me out. What I don't see, won't make me nervous.

On my way up there and back I actually brought my nitting in the car and got quite a bit done. I know you are probably getting sick of jaywalker pictures but I'm just finally liking them so I want to share. See how much better this one fits? Click to see it better. How'dja like that heel flap!?

Okay, we're going out again for dinner. We're hitting out favorite Mexican joint with two of T.'s good friends/biking buddies and their wives. Seeee yah!