Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I got the Wii all set up and working in about 2 hours.
It took about 10 minutes to get the wires hooked up and everything plugged in and then another 1hr and 50 minutes to make the sensor work right... well mostly right the reaction seems to be really off so I need to put new batteries into the wiimote and see if that helps...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

What I Did Today

So here's the picture of what my hair looked like this morning...

Here's where my ponytail is now.

And here's my the rest of my hair, it's a little bit shorter than I would like but it'll grow back.
Tomorrow I'll be packing up my hair and mailing it to Locks of Love. Do it too!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kissing Booth

The last time I was at the Fold in May it was the weekend of Maryland Sheep and Wool, so Toni the owner was in Maryland and she left her son in charge of the shop. Melissa, Erica and I arrived and shortly after two other fairly large groups arrived. There were probably about 15 women in the shop all together. I'm sure the giggling and general girlishness were at top levels. When we were going to check out Melissa was still questioning her purchase and I reminder her that there was one skein of STR lightweight out, hearing me say this Toni's son mentioned that they shouldn't have it out. I went and grabbed it and asked him if I got a prize. He said, "This isn't a kissing booth." which is probably the oddest thing you'll ever hear in a yarn store, to which I replied, "So you're telling me you don't want to kiss me." So his face turned bright red and he may have stuttered for a few seconds, I'm not sure if it was out of shock or embarrassment.
The rest of the day of course anytime anyone questioned something or said something one of the three of us would say, well this isn't a kissing booth and then fall into hysterical laughter. He was also working at the Midwest Folk and Fiber Festival this past weekend and every time we saw him one or more of us would burst into laughter, I'm fairly certain it didn't have the impact on him that it had on us because he didn't seem to remember any of us. A problem that I took care of by telling the story to his mom and suggesting that maybe Kissing Booth would be a great name for a colorway of Socks that Rock... we'll see if it comes out soon.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Folk and Fiber Festival

So to build up nourishment for our foray to the Folk and Fiber festival Melissa made these sheep cookies. Guess what kind of sheep they are.
The festival was great I would go again. I didn't really buy anything but that was mostly because I've been thinking about how much stash yarn I have and feeling a little bit guilty.
I've also been knitting a lot of interruption projects, things I have to stop knitting things for myself and just get done.
One of my favorite booths was Jennie the Potter her stuff was awesome - she'll be at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool. I bought a small magnet from her but would love to buy more when (hopefully) I get to WI sheep and wool.

I also made a little progress on Bayerische, I worked on it Thursday at knitting and then a little bit today. Because I was joining the masses and reading Harry Potter yesterday. I finished it in about 8 1/2 hours which wasn't too bad. I got done just in time to get to bed.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Birthday meme

it's Erica's bday so I'm hopping on the bandwagon...
September 23
1.1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
2.1122 - Concordat of Worms
3.1962 - The Jetsons aired for the first time.

I finally got a Nintendo Wii - well it's been purchased so I threw that in there, I went to Worms last year, and who doesn't love the Jetsons.


1.1930 - Ray Charles, American musician

2. 1949 - Bruce Springsteen, American singer and songwriter

3. Okay I'm only supposed to have 3 but in honor of Erica and Lizzie Borden

1869 - Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, first carrier of typhoid (maybe this is why we are friends)

1. In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli. In honor of Latvian mittens.

Want to play along? The rules:
Go to Wikipedia
Search for your birthday Month and Day
Pick 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


So I finished the blanket in time for it to be gifted : ) It end up

33x33. It's funny to look at it and notice the way the different skeins patterned.

I also worked on the sock but I only got 2 rows done before I was too busy sitting in a lawn chair to knit any longer : ) So tomorrow or Thursday we shall have some Bayerische progress.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Updated Progress

so here's the

picture of the blanket after the first 100 rows

And here's the picture after 150 rows that I finished last night. I got my 25 rows done today and then have another 25 and the bind off to finish for tomorrow...Looks like I will be able to finish tomorrow.
Here's the picture of the progress of the Bayerische socks from most of our knitting group participants. Mine is of course the one with the least progress though after I'm done with the blankets I hope to catch up a bit I'm pretty sure I won't finish by tomorrow and beat Melissa but what can you do?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


So I finished 96 of the 100 rows I wanted to get done over the weekend. My allergies got the best of me so I went to bed early instead of finishing the last four rows.
I made up for those 4 rows yesterday and did one extra so I have finished 126/200 and have until Thursday to be done. I won't be gifting it until Saturday so I will have extra time to weave in ends if I need to. Though I will have a long drive to Rochester, MN, for Norbyfest 2007 on Friday night so being done Thursday really would be the best option.
I also noticed that the variegated cotton tots only have 3oz instead of 3.5oz so I need to go and buy one more skein on my way home from work tomorrow.
I'll post a picture of the first 96 rows tonight or tomorrow : )

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Another blanket

I finally cast this on Thursday night around 9:30 while watching Wimbledon. I worked on it last night sadly while watching Andy Roddick lose. He was playing so well at the beginning I really thought he was going to win and have a chance against Federer. I still have hope that Nadal can take Federer in the final and that Andy will take a few notes and be able to win the US Open.

So I've got about 10% of the blanket done and ned to have it finished by Thursday so I am hoping to get at least half done over this weekend.

I'm also adding another picture of the bubble cable blanket just because one doesn't seem like enough : ) I took the pictures of the bubble blanket at my aunts house so I have a nicer backdrop than my couch or my kitchen table!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

A little catch up

So here is the blanket that I finished for my aunt. I really enjoyed the bubble cables. I finally got my camera back after 2 weeks and got to get my pictures of this off of it.

Here's my updated picture of Bayerische as well. I finished the 2nd full repeat last week on Thursday and haven't worked on it since. I've been supposed to be working on this and knitting another baby blanket that has to be done by Friday the 13th. (maybe I should have taken that as a sign) My yarn is purchased and ready to go so all I need to do it cast on and knit. I should have plenty of time to work on it this weekend. I'm trying to get some of my housework done tonight so I can knit knit knit all weekend.