Thursday, July 10, 2008

Unique Times

I spent a good portion of the day counting. Yes counting. Counting what you ask - well yardage. It seems every skein I have dyed has a different yardage - not just alittle different but ALOT different! They are all 4 oz but the yardage varies from 360 to over 600 - big deal right! The difference between a pair of sock and a shawl! It was something of a shock to say the least! So I spent all afternoon counting the yardage of every skein of yarn. Not how I wanted to spend the day!

On good news front - I got a job - I start Monday at 9am. Team Lead for petco - a little less money then what I was making but it should be less stressful!

I wanted to have a few pictures for you of the new yarns I dyed and the sweater I'm knitting but it didn't work out today - to busy counting!
So tomm I'll post pics!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mr. Bean!!

My Dad and Mr Bean, They adore each other!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Puppy

So I have a new puppy. He is a 4 month old chihuahua pup. His name is Mr Bean - i know weird, but it was what came out my mouth every time I called him. He is alot of fun - into everything, but always upbeat and funny! He came from a not so good situation and was afraid of everything for the first week, didn't even know what grass was. It was a challenge - but not nearly as bad as I was expecting.

I got my 2nd woolgirl sock club kit - it's frogs! It's very unique! I love all the extras.
I have been sick for the last 5 days and feel like CRAP!!! I am very tired of being sick. So I am going back to bed!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Well - it's been a rough two weeks. It started with my manager being on vacation and me running the store which went fine. Only the last day, the last hour of my shift the district manager came down and FIRED me. It seems I am insubordinate. I said were people could hear one too many times that my manager was wrong, or that I would fix whatever she had messed up on. Was a very odd conversation because the DM told me 3 times she hoped this didn't make me dislike starbucks, and if I ever decided to come back - how exactly do you go back to work for a company that fired you?

It was weird! Anyway, I went on vacation to the outer banks with my sister, nieces and mom. We had a great time and I only got alittle burned - from ankles to knees. No one was too bad, and no one got in a fight. With 5 females in one house I thought that was really good!

Now I'm back - I'm okay about the no job thing. I'm working on my resume and applying for a couple jobs - just part time stuff. I really don't know that I want to go back to the stress and uncertainty that my last job caused in me - it put me in a really dark place and made me doubt myself. I want something part time to pay the bills and let me have some free time to myself. I want to take some time to figure out what I want. I think I'll learn to make cakes.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Actual Knitting

It's the Baby Bolero from One Skein - okay so Wendy knitted the jacket and I only did the edging - BUT I KNIT ON IT! Lol. It's going to my cousin who just had alittle girl on Saturday night - emergency c-section. Paloma Jean. Enought said. I'm working on another little jacket to go with this one, but it's not ready to be pictured yet.

Worked a split double yesterday - and am still very tired. I think I'll do some dyeing and hang around the house today. I'm working on some pretty solid colors - I'm kind of tired of multi colors and find myself knitting with alot more solids. Or one color solid for the body and a completely different color for heel and toe. Like my Easter socks - I'll post them next time! I was thinking about kits for my Etsy shop with contrast heel and toe. I usually don't like toe and heel to match - I like that jarrrrrr of color to shake things up! Ummm maybe I'll work on that today!

Saturday, April 05, 2008


A picture of the alpaca - for some reason Blogger wouldn't let me put it in the last post!

Not What I Was Expecting

You ever have things turn out not like you were expecting? Maybe when cooking? My grandma made great pancakes for us kids one time - we loved them and she was really embarrassed - she forgot the baking soda - rubber pancakes that all us kids LOVED! The yarn I dyed today was like that - NOT WHAT I EXPECTED! The bamboo came out well - you decide - I think HORRID! But what do I know, people love all kinds of things I don't.

But I did a skein of Suri alpacca and BFL that I love so much I may not give it up if it sells! But wasn't what I was trying to get either!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

My Yarn I have been handpainting!

I have a new shop!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Newly Dyed

A new pic to look at. I dyed this yesterday and have to say it's one of the first to come out and I really like it. It's a suri alpaca and wool blend. I never knit with my own dyed yarn, but maybe this.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Been Too Long

So I know it's been a very long time since I posted and alot has happened in the last year and a half! I have moved not once but twice - once across the country. I got a promotion at work. My grandfather died - it was a very rough time - he was part of the move across country. I got rid of the guys that were around, I lost friends, gained close friends and basically survived a year! Which is all you can ask for in life! My knitting has improved alot! I am dyeing my own yarn. The one on the left I did - the right is a sock yarn - the name is in the other room - but it's the aracunia? ranco multi from chili. The spelling may be off. Not bad for an experiment, mom will probably get it, she wants to knit a pair of Firstarters in bright colors and this is bright! Not really my colors but it wasn't for me. Robin ( and I started a Knitting group at Starbucks - we meet on Mondays from 6-8ish, it's been a really good way to meet alot of really nice ladies! I went bowling for the first time since I was like 10 or 12 - it really was fun! Thanks Wendy for taking me!

You ever have one of those days where everything is normal - but it's a good day? You know you get up early, make a list of things to do, run errands, get a hair cut ( that was really nice it was driving me CRAZY) enjoy the not great weather - and go to bed content? You just feel mellow and relaxed? Even went you do something VERY stressful in the middle of it all, afterward your just content - you know that whatever happens, happens and for the first time in a long time your really giving your problems up to god - not that you won't work hard to fix them, but that the worry falls away, and you know he has a plan? That was me the other day. It made me realize the amount of stress and worry I was living under everyday, every hour, and that i didn't have to! It's like your running so hard for a hole in the wall in front of you and someone says "what wall - look open space" it's another way of looking at things that I want to keep!
Okay enough! I sound all sad and for the first time in awhile I'M NOT!!!!!

I'm for bed - been up since 5 am and need to crash - it makes me odd!