Sunday, August 31, 2008


I feel so, a way. I knitted interesting shapy things and left them in public places with notes. The first one only had one note..saying something like, you're wonderful. (i cant remember what i put with what) and the second one had three notes. Both had notes that said: you're beautiful, you're wonderful, you're loved, know all is well.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oh Harry.....

Well, I probably should be saying oh Albus.

I am a big Harry Potter fan and on this knitting/crocheting network I'm apart of a Harry Potter group. One of the posts had the following Harry Potter test (one that would determine who would be your husband).

I gave it a try and this is my result:

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Dumbledore

Your perfect HP man is Albus Dumbledore.

You like 'em powerful and brilliant. And why not? A guy like this, you can have intelligent conversation with, laugh with, and you know he can protect you. Sure, he may have a weakness for power, but he's got that under control. And sure, he let his sister die, but he learned from that. And sure, he harbors a secret, forbidden love for a man widely known to be his mortal enemy, but...well, no, that's actually a pretty big obstacle. Good luck with that.

Take The Harry Potter Husband Test at HelloQuizzy

All I can say is enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hats Hats Hats.

Ok. So this post is going to be a bit short, just wanted to show the different hat's I've started on my 100 Hat Challenge!

Hat One:

Hat Two:

Hat Three:

So 3 of the 100 hats are finished, 97 to go, currently working on two. And only a rough 128 days stand between me and my deadline!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Do You Hear What I Hear???

Personally, there is something satisfying of multi-tasking. I am finding myself, more and more lately, listening to books on tape. Esp. those romantic adventures usually aimed at the female gender.

Nothing wrong with that. They're an easy "read", a fairly predictable plot that I find myself enjoying the details of how character A finally ends up with character B, and are more often than not are a good pick-me-up (well at least all the ones I've read or listened to all the way through).

I really do enjoy knitting and listening to books on tape. It's some how satisfies some weird itch somewhere. (Maybe it's b/c I am feeling somewhat productive if I knit as I listen??? - as apposed to cleaning my room while listening).

Meh, it's enjoyable and it doesnt require too much brain power to get back on track with the story line if I space out.

Hope y'all have having a lovely Friday!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Knitting Contests!

Oh! How inspiring!

An avid knitter, I whole heartily support contests involving my fav. hobby, knitting!!!!

I'm going to mention a knitting contest that, I feel, supports a good cause.

On Scout's Swag, it's having a contest that supports the Red Scarf Project. The project sends wonderful handmade knitted scarves as a Valentine’s Day Care Package to an Orphan Foundation of America student enrolled in college or trade school. Its a way to show support or care (even from a stranger) to someone who has had adversity growing up. I like to think of it as a small gesture that makes your day (like someone holding the door for you, or that random smile from that cutie across the street), but in a more permanent way.

All the knitty gritty details are about 1/3 to 1/2 way down the page. But I would like to mention it should be a unisex scarf! (Think if a brother, father, uncle, grandfather, male friend would enjoy receiving this scarf).

Send your scarves to:
Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

Ohh! They're only receiving the scarves between September 1st and October 31st.

Happy Knitting! (or crocheting if that's your thing)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Knitting Senses Are Tingling....

I feel a contest coming on sometime soon.

General information:

  1. After the 2008 Olympics
  2. Warmth
  3. Contest
  4. Creative
  5. Wait for it.....Wait for it.....

Friday, August 15, 2008

Handball, wtf!

Ok. I decided to tune in online to the Olympics and as I was perusing what I could watch, especially live. And I came across Hand ball. It looks like it can be fun, but it also looks like someone was bored one day and decided to mix the playing of basket ball with a soccer field and soccer goals. Viola! HANDBALL was born! I dont know if that's how it was created but I'll be damn, it sure looks like it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Winning Left and Right!

OK. August is when my local county has it's Ag. Fair and any county resident can enter stuff to try and win ribbons (and nominal amounts of $ - first place usually garners somewhere around $3-$5, well, the knitting & crocheting categories at least).

This year I've entered about 6 pieces into the county fair and all have won ribbons.

I made these pair of fingerless mittens in like a couple of days. I was highly impressed with my speedy efficiency.

I was so relieved when this scarf was finished! It seemed that it took FOREVER to finish but I was happy with the end result. I unraveled the edges for fringe and was tickled pink (ha ha) to see how well the fringe held up (and actually TWISTED) after a cycle in the washer and dryer. I don't have a pic with the fringe (finished the scarf just in time for the county fair) but these other photos give a good idea.

Scarf 2


Crocheted Octopus. 100% wool - dyed with kool-aid. 'Nuf said.

This is a had that I saw in the movie "Golden Compass" (the books are 1,000,000 better than the movie version - granted movies can not capture 100% of the book version, but you can get the essence of it and still maintain a reasonable stream of logic). But I liked the hat.

Cookie Monster Hat. I think this won 2nd place to a hat that had more color. Meh.
Cookie Monster Hat

Last but not least, my glove hat. With this one b/c i had so many hats going into the county fair, I needed something to qualify it to go into another category. So, it's a had and fingerless glove set.


They all won ribbons (the pink scarf got first) and I'm glad that I have another year to make more stuff.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

All You Need is Love(ll)

I love free concerts. Especially if the group(s) are in vein of my interests. Part of the reason I love the DC area, all the free stuff that goes on in and around a major metropolis city.

I recently had the pleasure of seeing The Lovell Sisters at a venue just outside of DC, free of charge (their MySpace page).

Quite frankly, I was highly impressed by their music and voices coming from 3 people so young! They play a blend of Folk Rock, Acoustic, and Country.

Here's a little video that shows how good these three girls are:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ravelympics 2008.

Yes, yes, it's actually Ravelympics 2008. I've entered myself into the frenzy of the knitting scheme of knitting something, as sort of friendly competition, with the heavy dose of Olympic theme thrown in.

Here's a quote from web page about it:

"The Ravelympics (not to be confused with the Knitting Olympics, which take place every four years, just like any other Olympic sport, and will be orchestrated by the Yarn Harlot) are open to any knitter or crocheter on Ravelry ready to take on the challenge of completing a project (or projects) within 17 days during the 2008 Summer Olympics."

It is most exciting, for me at least, t
o have a challenge like this, with a dead line. Otherwise, it will take me forever to finish something simple (I tend to have multiple projects going on at one time and tend to have a short attention span for any one project).

If it wasn't for the county fair, I probably wouldn't finish some things in less than a year.

Ok. Back to the Olympic based topic.

Some of the catagories include (oh screw it, I'm posting everything):
  • Afghan Marathon
  • Amigurumi-n-Toys Toss
  • Baby Dressage
  • Bag-n-Tote Backstroke
  • Balance Beads
  • Cable Steeplechase
  • Colorwork Cross-Country
  • Cowl Jump
  • Designers Discus
  • Fantasy DecKnitathalon
  • Felted Freestyle
  • Free-For-All Freestyle
  • Fleece to Finished Fencing
  • Glove Decathlon
  • Gift Knits Pentathlon
  • Hand-Dyed Hurdles
  • Handspun Heptathalon
  • Hat Dash
  • Holiday Handbal
  • Home-Stuff Hammerthrow
  • Itsy Bitsy Bikini Breaststroke
  • Laceweight Long Jump
  • Mitten Medley
  • Pets Pommel Horse
  • Scarf Stroke
  • Shawl Relay
  • Sock Put
  • Sweater Sprint
  • Synchronized Flirty Skirts
  • Vest Vault
  • WIPs Wrestling
Personally, I've entered *starts counting on her fingers* 9 projects.

ALL hats.

I'm planning on showing the hats as I finish them (both here on my blog and on Ravelry). A couple of them I've done before:

Glove Hat

Cookie Monster Hat

Tychus Hat

And some were chosen b/c I thought them funny:

Brain Monster

Please note the pictures that dont showcase my lovely face, are from their respected pattern web pages. The names above the pictures should link you through to their respected web pages.

If not, here are the web addresses (I used TinyURL to condense the long web addresses):
Brain Monster:

I really like the different "event" names and their variance/combination. I'm itching to get started on any one of them. My strategy is doing the easiest first and getting them out of the way.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Win a Gift Package from Marmalade Pink - via Fashion Fling

A fun little give away. I think it's a value totaling $165 from 5 different websites. All worth checking out if you like fashion, jewelry, or body care.

Click the link below to find out more
Fashion Fling - Win a Gift Package from Marmalade Pink

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hrm. I got to thinking....

...which can, or might be, dangerous! (just kidding)

My good friend Heather just did a contest on her alter-ego (Heather, please correct me if I'm wrong) blog page. Got me thinking. What a fun thing to do. (Also, I got a couple of calls from a rep . at an electrolysis place near me, saying that my name was drawn for their third place prize via a website I am a member of - MyPoints. Thing is I dont remember entering a contest via MyPoints, but it's quite conceivable b/c I just click through the links I'm sent to earn points to get gift certificates to places like Starbucks and Barnes and Noble - it's all about the coffee and books).

I digress.

My thought was to make a little knit things to give out as prizes. It may be something along the lines of a coin purse or hot pad - when I'm trying out new stitches. Or it could end up being a nifty hat or something.

Get comments on something and randomly draw name(s).

Will wonders never cease.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Blog Awards of Sorts.

Probably not the best time to make a new post, let alone a coherent one. But here goes.

A good friend from college (Sankari) tapped my blog for a BFF, or Blog Friends Forever (Award).

So The Rules that come with this award are:

1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

I'm going to have to blur the lines of above stated rules, well, to put it one way, readership is low and I dont quite inspire feedback.

My list is:
1. Heather (aka Lyrical Venus - note two links to two different blogs) - good friend and blogs about good stuff).

2. Sankari - another good friend who blogs good things

3. Soma - edit: found her blog.

4. Christine Kane - good stuff. alot about empowerment, self-realization and power of thought

Neila - funny stuff

Well, that's my list.