Monday, November 27, 2006

Overheard Just Now

"Ahhhh, Sundays. I love Sundays."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy Holidays

Eight hours of work followed by five hours of running around to grocery and housewares stores.

How festive.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Quitters never win

I'm thinking about giving up on the everyday bit. At the very least I've had a lost weekend.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Day* Late
Dollar Short

-cats fighting

-family drama

-friend visiting

-wine gone


*hour, hour and a half

Thursday, November 16, 2006


not lunch.


With the rotten weather I decided to skip the knitting group tonight. I'm disapointed because I was anxious to talk to one of the members - she RSVPed in the negative for the holiday get-together because of I have cats and she's allergic. I'm taking the rejection surprisingly hard. I'm not upset with her (that would be ridiculous of me) and I can recognize on some level that its better she doesn't come than that she have a bad reaction (and probably ruin the party for everyone, quite frankly,) but on some level (the basest one, I suppose) it feels like criticism, like my home and I are contaminated, like my pets are rejects.

Crazy cat lady indeed.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I'm a Warcraft Widow.

I complain about it, but I suppose I should be pleased. My SO is that much lower maintenance for it.

But I'm still high maintenance.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Was she right?
Teamwork chili dogs - I made the chili and my buddy at work made the dogs and buns.

Was she?

Monday, November 13, 2006

I need
Hellen Buttigieg
or at least a glass of wine the size of my head, asap.

We moved into this house in the spring. I have a room of my own just for dressing and hobbies. I have typical bedroom furniture in which to store all my dressing and hobby supplies.

Most of these supplies are still in boxes either in my room or in a spare room down the hall.

Its so overwhelming. I don't have a plan or know where to begin.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Circular Needles
They're a knitter's biggest storage issue, don't you think?

Since I didn't get a case at Stitches for them last week I picked up an expandable coupon file at Target.

Its a little small, but I'll give it a few weeks and see how it works out.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Books etc.

I've been starting and restarting The Satanic Verses for years now. Its not that I don't like it. I don't know what happens to me. As of this morning I'm the farthest in I've ever been - 21 pages.

The last book that I really liked was The Crimson Petal and the White.

My favorite book ever was probably Chronicle of a Death Foretold or Love in the Time of Cholera.

A bagel with cream cheese, red onion, green olves and smoked salmon would be really good right now.

I divided for the neck of Cowlblob and am not confident that I've followed directions correctly. I counted and recounted and didn't think I had the right number of stitches (90) and that I'd somehow have to fudge to work it out with the number I had (93) but when I worked the neckline-splitting row according to the directions it worked out fine.

I really like the feeling of jojoba on my skin. I hope I have some body oil for after my shower today.

Friday, November 10, 2006

This may be the bestworst thing I've ever read while
this is the bestbest.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Does this mean we all get a pass?


I just remembered that I forgot to blog yesterday. I think I'll try to stick with the rest of the month though.

Today is either the birthday of my very good friend, my ex-boyfriend* or that ex-boyfriend's now-deceased dog. Funny how I can't tell them apart, isn't it.

*I'm fairly certain its this one.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Can't blog
Must bite nails.

I had an interesting experience at the "gourmet" grocery store today when I asked the bakerman for some day-old bread tha tI could buy for stuffing. He looked at me like I had two heads and directed me to the prepackaged croutons.

I love hearing about the Philadelphia subrubs being major in these elections.

Monday, November 06, 2006

What's the opposite of buyer's remorse?

I saw alot of nice needles at the show yesterday (the ones that stick out in my head most were little dpns that must have been three or four inches long) and I'm sorry I left them there. Whenever I'm faced with actually spending yarn $$$ on the fancy Lantern Moons or Brittanys I always balk. Then I get home without them and regret it.

And, because I'm hurting for content...
Brown ground beef, add chopped green bell pepper, onion and (tons of) garlic, a can each of diced tomatos and pinto beans, tons of cumin, tons of chili powder (the better the better!) and some cayenne, plus some salt and pepper and a splash of V8. Simmer down and keep seasoning and reseasoning.

Should've gotten a circular jobbie, too...

And it looks like I need more needles!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Stitches East

My friend and I met up at the Baltimore Convention Center for the last hour of the Stitches Maket. (Go us, no entrance fee so late in the weekend.)

It's no MDS&W but we had a good time and there was alot to look at.

As always, Brooks Farm had gorgeous yarn that I didn't buy.

I came home with a copy of One Skein which I think will come in handy for holiday gifts (BF already requested a pair of cable footies) and a pair of needle cases. I would have gotten a case for my circular needles too, but I had my heart set on the fabric pictured and there wasn't one available.

I didn't get nearly as much knitting accomplished as I planned this weekend, but since I drank a large latte a few hours ago I still have hope.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I don't think this was supposed to happen...

A sprout!

There are about six of them. The bulbs I planted last month must be alive, at least.

Friday, November 03, 2006

The hardest part of blogging?

My vote goes to coming up with a title.

I like strikker's goal of posting one new FO a month. In October I had Fetching, Ragamittens and a Kitty Pi. All little projects, but FOs nonetheless.

This month will be the Cowltop. Its now a Cowlblob, see?

Arthur says, "My blob!"

Tonight is unadulterated knitting and tv-watching (and martini drinking) night, so hopefully I'll lhave lots of good progress to show tomorrow. I'm only working on about 80 stitches, so it should go quickly once I get rolling.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

J is an absolute natural at knitting. I showed her how to cast on a few times and then relaxed and drank my wine while she filled her needle with stitches. Then I showed her how to knit a few times and she did fine with that too. I'll link her to Knitting help to keep her going until we get together again. My only concernis that I knit English and feel badly for teaching the slow way. I think its so hard to switch that maybe people should learn Continental off the bat.

AND my shyest cat really liked her. He has good taste.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Uh oh

The pressure's on.

SO! uhm... what's new?

I'm looking forward to my potato-leek soup for lunch.

Maybe I should have bought the book after all.

I've slowed down alot on my cowltop since dividing for the armholes. I think I'll get back in the groove easily. The body was worked in the round and now the back is still on the needles while I work the front straight. How clever is that?

I'm having a friend over for a knitting lesson tonight and suggested a gaiter as a first project. It'll be as simple as a scarf but so much quicker to complete. I know I never finished my first scarf. Plus she's a runner, so it might come in handy this winter. Oh! or feline dim sum for her buddy. I even have fresh catnip she can stuff it with.