Monday, April 30, 2007

Alas Poor Kelly...

I'm working too much folks....That's it plain and simple. While all my knitting friends, in person and in blogland, are finishing wonderful amazing projects, my knitting is at a much slower pace.

I could resign from one of my two jobs, but then my goal of being debt free in 5 years will go up in smoke (not to mention kick my "downpaymentforahouse" fund out the door). I already knit at lunch when working and in my hotel when I am in between shifts during my weekend job time. I guess I must accept my karma.

Of course it doesn't help when I join things like Karen's Glove KAL, ending up really frustrating myself by slowing down production of FOs even more.

These are amazing gloves. The problem is I can't knit on them during lunch. Everyone bugs the crap out of me asking about them and how in the world do I do "THAT" [now anyone knows that people who don't knit call all kind of things "THAT". In this case it's the corrugated ribbing]. Usually I knit plain socks. They (coworkers) are used to those and don't bug me as much. And those plain and simple socks are usually Christmas presents (ahem...239 days, not that I am counting).

Monday, April 23, 2007

Coffee Swap 2!!

Yep I'm starting the swap cycle again. ISE4, Sockret Pal, now this, including my second addition,

I had a great time last go'round so I'm looking forward to this one too!
As usual there are questions to answer so here goes....

1. Whole bean or ground?
Ground please. I dont have a grinder.
2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
If it's not fully loaded what's the point?
3. Regular or flavored?
4. How do you drink your coffee?
I snarf it up my nose through a straw...LOL. Seriously, usually hot but I do love speciality drinks too
5. Favorite coffee ever?
Wow. That's like asking who is my favorite niece or nephew. I haven't met one I don't like yet.
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
If I had my druthers: something with body, flavored is fine.
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
Biscotti, chocolate, scones, ummm anything really but sweet stuff is pretty good.
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
Not that I can think of right now.
9. Yarn/fiber you love?
Silk,cashmere, wool, sockweight, laceweight
10. Yarn/fiber you hate?
Acrylics, neon colors, not too fond of bulky weight.
11. What's on your needles?
Which set? 3 pair socks, shawl, sweater (aran, own design)
12. Favorite colors?
Am not fond of neon colors right now.Have lots of blues, greens and browns. Jewel tones are good too.
13. Allergies?
Horses and cats.
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
Love lots of things, life, my family, my profession, knitting and good friends. REALLY dont like grumpy cardiologists. And HATE this whole massacre thing, especially defenseless students.

Ok there's more then you probably wanted to know.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What A Great Day!!

Yesterday was a great day. No. An amazing day!!
I left the house at 9AM, went to the Book Festival, met the Harlot, knitted ALL day (9AM until 1130PM) and never once did housework. Ok, well, I don't do alot of housework but that's for another post.

After standing in a line a rather short period of time (ok yes, I camped out in a "concert line" for a while) the Harlot signed all 4 of her books for me. No need to buy them. I have had them since each had been printed. I also got this great picture of her holding her travelling sock and MY SOCK (who still hasn't gotten over the initial shock of immediate fame! And meeting one of the famous travelling socks.) Nifty eh?

At this point, my friend Jane and I wandered around for a while, bought some books for Christmas presents (Ok I gave Dad his train book when I got home. I'm not much on keeping secrets or presents for months). We found the rest of our SNB group and gathered in the conference room for the main event. The Harlot delivered an excellent talk and we laughed until we cried. She's perhaps one of the funniest women I have ever met (OMG yes I said met. I MET the Harlot!!) Twas great.
I had a neat little video on my camera (since it is supposed to be able to do such things) of the Harlot showing her "different ways to knit". HOWEVER, I am inept when it comes to transfering such things so pretend it is in this spot:


until I can figure it out ( I have to find the instruction booklet somewhere in the knitting room. Yeah, right). I did snap some other great pictures of the Harlot knitting with our group and here's a few:

After the Book Fest and the Harlot, I travelled to Magpie Yarns (who sponsored our gal's visit, Thanks Diane and Jane!) and bought yarn and hung out for a while.

Mom called and invited me to dinner, which was great!! Favorite foods, my favorite sister and her crew, Dad of course, and the crazy dog. Then topping off a perfect day, I journeyed on down to ReBelle, still another amazing LYS and knit until I couldn't lift my needles from exhaustion with my great friends from our SNB group! What a great day!!
The only thing that would have made it any better would have been having a couple of the cast members of 300 (Spartan, of course) accompanying me to any/all of these events, carrying my knitting bag and books I had purchased, and rubbing my feet and neck while I enjoyed the day, and basically being at my beck and call... yeah....

Friday, April 20, 2007


Tomorrow the Harlot is coming to Kentucky!! And I will be one of the many standing in line to see her and have some books signed. I'm totally psyched. I'll update you in tomorrows post!

Monday, April 09, 2007

OMG It's Raining Men!!

I was bopping around on the Internet and found this!! Whoohooo!!

Pretty cool eh??

Here's a longer version........

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


So.... I take a week off to get my house in order and do a bit of spring cleaning. Wednesday is fine. Just a touch here and there to begin slowly. I went into relaxation mode, kicked back, no pressure to get things done in a couple of days. I have a week right? I made a few lists of things to do and the days I wanted to attack them. Got my stuff together, bought some large garbage bags for the stuff in closets I wanted to clean out, cleaning supplies for the floors and tile, other odds and ends. Not too difficult right? So what happened???
I wake up Thursday with a broncitis very similar to the one I had in February!
Couldn't breath, stuffy and snotty, fever, and felt like a truck ran over me ( Did someone get that license plate number???)
So I went BACK to the doctor, was prescribed more meds, came home and ended up in the bed until Monday, swigging cough syrup like nobodys business. The only reason I even attempted to leave the house on Monday? I had a hair appointment (and believe me, I needed to have something done. I was looking a bit ragged even for a sick gal!).
I did get a bunch of knitting finished, a baby sweater for one of my best friends at work, my scarf for the ISE4 pal, and started a bunch of sock ideas, most of which I tinked because they just didn't suit me. But not to worry, I will have a project on the needles before I begin my kamakazi work schedule again!