Saturday, July 22, 2006


OK - found this on someone else's blog - in honor of my declining years - here's a meme:
bold the ones you've done

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree10.
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly could
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run3
6. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Gone white water rafting
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour9
8. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge1
02. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery1
20. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon1
22. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life
I tag you.

Jimmy Beans Rocks

While I was on vacation, I accidently discovered a wonderful yarn store, Jimmy Beans Wool, in Truckee (of all places.) The saleswomen told me about the store's website and being a good little internet girl, I looked at it when I got home.
While looking at it I discovered these patterns :
Now I must have 10 different projects I'm currently knitting or want to knit. I sooooooo don't have the time or the money to start a new project. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
But how can I resist this:

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I'm bbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

Back from vacation - and I actually got to spend a whole 20 minutes in a yarn store in Truckee. It had to be 187 degrees outside so we didn't stay anywhere too long - but there happened to be a store across from the restaurant where we had lunch - so natually I had to stop by and look. It's Jimmy Beans Wool and they had a great selection of Noro. I did get two hanks of sock yarn since I'm on a sock binge. It was fun to be in a store and see and touch all the yarns I've been reading about. I live in a big city and there are lots of yarn stores here but parking sucks in this big city so I don't get to visit as often as I like. The saleswoman in the store was great - asking me if I'd ever knit with Lorna's Laces before and when I said "no", she gushed..."you're going to love it" and hugged the hanks to her chest. I thought to myself - "these are my people." Even my son realized I wasn't the only one and the cult of knitting was an ever expanding group. The saleswoman immediately pulled two socks out of her bag to show me the yarn knit up. I swear, if it wasn't hotter than hell that day, I would have stayed in that store for hours. Yah for yarn stores and double yah for saleswoman who rock. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 07, 2006


I leaving the big city for greener pastures - taking a vacation - hoping to finish a number of knits on my trip - like my mom's b/d gift since she's coming along and it'll be her actual birthday. And socks, my first ever attempt. And my peacock purse. And a mini clapitos. Yeah, I don't plan on leaving the condo much.
See you in a week or so.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I love KnitPicks!!!

My big ole box of yarn arrived at the bar yesterday and I just picked it up this morning. I love knitpicks, I love free shipping and I especially love when the big ole box of yarn arrives earlier than expected!!!!
Most of what I purchased was WofA for some more felted purses but I did get some sock yarn and some dpns for......S O C K S. After plugging through a bunch of different patterns and stash yarns without any sucess I decided to get some self-striping sock yarn and give that a go. I planned on making socks for my aunt who's confined to her bed while recovering from a fall but I fear by the time I'm finished she'll be running marathons. And, my daughter asked me when I was going to make her some socks - the daughter who H A T E S everything I knit. I feel lots of sock knitting in my future.
But first, I have a hat to finish for my last eBay auction before vacation, and a bd gift for mommie dearest to finish before next sunday, plus work and packing and cleaning and making sure i paid all the bills while i'm without a puter for a whole damn week. Plus, I'm publishing a book of really bad poems for a friend of my mothers......enough to the needles.