Sox In the City

Done with Ribbing!

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Tonight: Sox in the City!

Abby’s loaned me some size 5 double points, yarn is in the car, as is the pattern, is it 5pm yet?

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One Wedding down, 17 months till the next…

And what am I doing Wednesday night? Learning how to knit socks.
Pics to come!

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An Update?

So running like a looney with Abby’s pending nuptials has killed my crafting for ME time. However I aught to fess up – I’ve gotten a whole inch done on the CPH KAL for Fuzzy Wuzzy 2011.

My current feelings on the project are best summed up with a modified Lilo quote: “I made it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah – still good.”

Go Kris for forcing me to learn long tail cast on!

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Guess What?

Of my 3 yarn crawl projects-

The Borealis mobius scarf is off the needles! Done -woo

The Malabrigo Rasta Bag is in the sewing phase, pre-felting.

And the checkerboard scarf continues to be my car project.


But check that out 2 projects finished in 2 months.  Sign of the Apocalypse man.

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Guess what…I am certifiable!

Wait, wait, not that way…okay maybe a little.

I am now Tombow certified.  It’s a scrapping thing, eat your heart out 😉

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Um, yeah, You still here?

Sorry about going all radio silent. Apparently all my pending draft updates that were on the iphone died a sad death. I’ve been off doing all sorts of crafty things.

I learned crochet!

Thanks to the ladies at Fuzzy Wuzzy who took pity on me during the Chemo Cap Book signing. It was meant to be a baby hat…it’s more baby beret, but really that comes down to me getting bored and getting stuck on a term in the pattern.

For my Luxe Bag – I am almost, almost there- out of 8 panels, a bottom & the cording needed: I have 5 panels done! This one may not end up a UFO.

I’ve been dorking around with my basket weave scarf (that’s what happend to the mess o’ yarn picture) and my Amish double twist mobius scarf. (Amish cause I accidentally added an extra twist, while casting on, while driving, at night.)

There has been sooo much scrapbooking. There was Scrapfest with Tam, Expo with Tam, CHA with Melissa, Susan, Tam, & Penny.

And drumroll please…..
Abby & Ed are getting married!!!!

So you know what that means right?

Taxes in 2012 will be way easier for me with them 🙂
Ha ha.

So this weekend there is some venue hunting and fabric perusing. I have 2 survey’s pulled together so that my MOH title gets fulfilled with regards to the Shower & Bachelorette parties.

Cause let’s face it my Bachelorette party would include spa time, kittens, dancing, and either a trip to the pottery/ceramics store, the bead store, or to a scrap shop.

Yep, I’d have the most G rated Party ever.
Tonight is knitting at Fuzzy Wuzzy in Arlington, woot woot

Ciao for now,

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Didja miss me?

8/18/2010 So things have been a might bit crazy. Friday after work I met the nice lady over at Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns in Arlington Heights – I ❤ this store.

Then I picked up Bamm, then Joe and we all met Navin at Meatheads for dinner.  The place was full of good intentions & fail.  Everything got screwed up some how.  But they were really good about fixing it.

We then went to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.  The lead actor’s whole social awkwardness totally freaks me out normally. Normally.  But the movie was awesome. The soundtrack brilliant.  And just like that my generation has started becoming the target market to go after. It you were never a geek, nerd, dork, gamer, or alive in the 80’s you will totally not get this movie. However even if you dabbled in one of those categories – chances are you’ll have some good laughs.

Yarn a palooza Saturday

So I picked up Bamm.  There was some drama on the way to breakfast.  I am choosing to try to forget it…it really won’t add to the story. We met Abby, Ed & the boys for brunch at Juicy O’s in Downer’s Grove.  Mmm doughnuts.


Dude this was so long ago I don’t remember the drama. eh I’ll post it any way.


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Has gotten her first stamp in her Yarn Crawl Passport

the downside to running over to Knit Happens – I was impatient.  I bought a hank of yarn and as soon as I got in the car wanted to ball it.  So I tried to.  For those who are not knitters – this is as bad of an idea as knitting & driving.

The teal chunk to the right has been “freed”.  Zut Alors.

The cool thing is they have a cool program where is you knit a chemo cap from yarn bought there and bring it there for them to donate – she gives you more yarn. Dude.

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So I have begged, cajoled, nagged, and pleaded with 3 of my Scrappy friends into joining the PWCO Summer Challenge…Now comes the hard part: waiting until Thursday to see if Team Craft Consortium makes it in.  Fingers crossed and here’s hoping!

I also bought more cool stamps from PWCO – they are so cute. OMG.  No really – go click on the link to see ’em, what kinda card from me would you want?

Gencon Update 2010:

Friday – it took 7 hours to get there, jinkies.  I did get some knitting done while driving.  I still don’t advocate anyone else do that.

Saturday- 8 am Loom Knitting 101 class (aka scarves & minions) only had 3 students. However – the 3 students had a blast and learned so much, that all of them had completed projects – plural, before the next day.  They “got it”.  One student, an 8 year old boy, was even able to grasp on to the drawstring cast on method. So much so that when he completed his second minion later that morning and he wanted to start a scarf he had to argue with his mom about how the cast on was done.  Squee.  Mom loved that he enjoyed it so much, and that they each learned different cast on methods – so they could teach each other.  Score!

Sat 10 am Knitty Kitty Class: d’oh I could sold more seats if I woulda have more supplies.  The upside was that I did not – and as such a student who was having an impossible time with slipknots got the attention she needed.  And let’s face it I am about quality before quantity, if I have to choose.  Poor lady got so frustrated – other were already done with their bodies and she was still duking it out on the tail.

I had them start with the tail first – figuring it would separate out the pack – and it did.  Some took to it like air (breathing), some more like water (drowning).  If they got it – they went on to the body.

A few got to the head before it was all over.  So I think next year I’ll offer a second one up of those classes.  I did however talk so much over those 4 hours that my throat hurt.

I then used my badge to get in to the dealer hall- I saw a cool hat for Joey’s 5th birthday, that by the time I got back to the hat it was gone.  I called Ed to check on some particulars for a hobby of Abby’s (and now she won’t know if her birthday present is game, butterfly, or yarn/ Gencon related). I then got Joe to buy me a Yipp Yipp T-shirt.  There was a whole getting a card punched for Bamm around the dealer hall that turned to failure.  I then found some kicken beads – pic to be posted soon.  Next up was the procurement of Abby’s birthday present.  Then we all got crabby & it was time for a hydration break.

Later that night was the ever awesome Midnight Zombie Buffet.  OMGWTFLOL.  Per usual it was off the wall and full of hi-jinks that only gamers can think of. Alas all of us from the “Star Wars Con” camp had our heads explode when Chuck Norris cried a single tear. At least NPH & his unicorn were OK!  I realize that makes no sense to you, and really you will never get it unless you come to GenCon and play in one of these. I don’t care – you should. I’ll drop all the obscure hints at coolness I want: until you go.

Sunday 9am Chuthulu Scarf…um, uh, no one showed. drat.  So I got wicked organized for Dr. Who.

Sunday 11am I learned the magic circle cast on for crochet.  4 stinky years I’ve been trying to “get it”.  I got it, it’s cool.  Watching the poor teacher flounder reminds me back when I was just offering my first GenCon Classes…Oh the things I’ve learned.  Poor girl.

Sunday 1pm Dr Who Scarf time- 7 students. Not bad.  I had a hard time explaining how to weave the yarn – I gotta figure out a better way to teach the flat panel technique.  Most seemed to understand why I couldn’t give them all the yarn for what I charged.  Only 2 were really really challenged by the technique.  One I think it was more due to the scale of the loom – she has bigger hands than my dainty paws, and she had a really hard time looping.  The other is ambidextrous, without knowing what the word means.  Once I flipped the loom around I actually saw it click and she was off & running.  Every one got to the second color except for one person 😦

So overall way too much packed in to 2 days.  If I am ever going to do this 2 day version – “Bamm” will be teaching my classes and I’ll just get a one day badge.

So this week it’s inventory for next year’s GenCon & get ready to do some scrapping!



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