Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

10 Guilty Pleasures On TV

1. NYC Prep
2. Jon & Kate Plus 8
3. Marta Stewart Show
4. Oprah
5. Big Brother
6. American Idol
7. Lousy VH1 reality shows
8. America's Got Talent
9. The Hills
10. Kendra/ The Girls Next Door
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Friday, June 19, 2009


Well, I finished Paul's hat. I'm so glad because it had several headaches. I swear I casted on at least six times for reasons that I won't go into. I knit it up during our road trip which meant that I needed to hide the chart from him in the passenger seat but he knew what I was knitting the whole time. How nice of him to pretend that he didn't know. He sure does know how to make me happy. Once I finished and it was time for him to try it on... the darn thing didn't fit. Can you imagine the terror? Ugh. I refuse to unravel this thing though, at least not after six cast ons. Not to worry, I fixed it. I cut the carries and weaved them in. Only five of them needed doctored so now I'm really done. Woo hoo!

Monkey socks are next. I'm not sure how I feel about this variegated yarn but I guess there's only one way to find out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Road Trip Vacation

Paul, his dad and I got to hit the road the first weekend of our trip. We headed east for North Carolina to see the Outer Banks. I was so happy to get out of the everyday monotony. On the North side of the island the beach was lined with beautiful houses for rent. They obstructed the view to the beach but I still found them charming. We didn't stay in one of them since they were probably extremely expensive and we'd rather save our money. It's nice to stay at if you have a large family or several families to house during the vacation. We choose to stay at the local Comfort Inn which was right on the beach, it allowed dad and I to go for a walk on the beach at night to pick up some seashells and in the morning we all gathered up to see the sunrise and get in the water. It was very clean and clear with minimal sharp objects to step on. We even got to see dolphins swimming on the deeper end of the water, fish jumping out of the water and seagulls fishing for their breakfast. It was breath taking at times. We also got to visit three of the four lighthouses on the islands. One got closed when we got to it for half an hour because of thunder, another was unsafe to climb and the last was closed by the time we got to visit it. Dad and I were wanting to climb them but we just didn't have any luck. Perhaps some other time. On the way back home, we stopped by Tamarack which is a store which sells hand made items by West Virginians, where I purchased a hand made bowl. It's so beautiful, I think I'm going to put my nice yarns in it. Click on the lighthouse to see the pictures from our road trip.

Ten On Tuesday

10 Things You'd Bring on a Deserted Island

  1. My ipod.
  2. A knitting project.
  3. Good book.
  4. Survival kit.
  5. Knife.
  6. Sneakers.
  7. Satellite Phone (is this cheating?).
  8. Pictures.
  9. A pet.
  10. Tent.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mmmmm... sugary goodness!!

I know I haven't shown much of my baking for a while now but there's a reason for this. I've been on a diet. Nothing super fancy. No pizza, ice cream or baked goods so far. I've been trying to keep my calorie count around 1000 every day. You know, everything in moderation while trying to use my best judgement. I've lost 13 pounds so far so I'll keep trying to stay strong even though I miss baking so much.
Mom's Red Velvet Cake Before and After the blowing of the candles.
Almost Vegan Cupcakes
and Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cookie Madness

Ten On Tuesday

10 Favorite Things to do During "Me"time
  1. Watch Sex and the City.
  2. Groom.
  3. Knit and other fiber hobbies.
  4. Watch my chick flick movies.
  5. Play dress up.
  6. Watch bad reality tv.
  7. Play my Wii.
  8. Blog
  9. Play my music on the stereo.
  10. Bake.

Monday, June 8, 2009

1st Sale

That's right, my first sale. Shortly, after my boss found me on facebook, he actually saw the felted owls that I had made a while back and his wife loved them. They ended up ordering a pair from me. I've always wanted to sell my hand made items so I guess I've accomplished one my goals. I'll have to look into felting different critters and perhaps it might result in more sales. I should really start up an etsy business.

I'm practically done with my felted Snug boots. I've actually finished knitting and sewing up both boots. I've sewn in the embossed stars. I'm not sure just yet if I need to weave in the loose ends on the stars so I'm waiting until I find out for sure and then they will get tossed in the washer. I can't wait to post pics of the final product.