Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Olympic Gold!

I got my knit on in the 2006 Knitting Olympics and finished my Kureyon Tote just in time!

Check it out...

And check out my Olympic Gold...

Finished Baby Blanket

So, I did finish the baby blanket and it turned out really well. I received my labels just in time and they look really good. Check it out!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Knitting and Skating

So, this weekend I knitted and skated, and pretty much nothing else. I have just about worn myself out with all the skating. My thighs are pretty sore, but since pretty much all the rinks are closed Mondays and Tuesdays, I have a little time to recover.
I have almost finished the baby blanket, just one more row and then casting off. I am so glad. Then just blocking and sewing on my label (if I ever get them) and I will post a pic. I am really going to have to bust ass on the Olympic bag to be able to get it done in time!
Hopefully I can get a big jump on it tonight and tomorrow.
I am nervous about DDD tryouts. I have my normal skating and cross-overs down, but I need to work on pretty much everything else. The rinks are so crammed with kids on the weekends that I really did not get to practice anything more over the weekend.
Anyway, I have almost 3 weeks left, should be enough time to hopefully make enough progress to make the development team.
More later...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day

So, today is Valentine's Day and it has been pretty nice so far. Tonight will be a really nice dinner with a couple of friends and should be really fun.
Found out today that the Derby tryouts I am going for will be to fill an inactive team for this year that will participate next year. I guess that's good, but not sure how likely it will be that I get on the team. I printed out a list of skating rink hours today and the one closest to me is only open on weekends. I am going to have to have more practice than that, so that means a lot of driving. Ick... I am still pretty sore from Sunday.
Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day!
More later...

Monday, February 13, 2006


Ok, so I went skating yesterday and considering I haven't been on quad skates in a long freaking time I didn't do really that bad, I only busted my ass twice at the beginning. I skated for about an hour until my legs were about to give out, then went to another rink to look at skates. I found some I really like there and am going to pick them up on Friday! Woo Hoo!
I think I will probably try out in March, but even if I don't make it this year by next year I will have practiced enough to be good enough, hopefully.

I did work on the baby blanket this weekend and might be able to finish it up tonight. I hope so. Then if the damn labels I ordered would come in it would be great... Then I have to really work hard to get the Olympic bag done.

It's going to be a busy week!

Stay tuned...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Random Thoughts

So, for my project for the Knitting Olympics I am doing a larger version of this bag...


I am using a different yarn too, darker colors that are self striping; Noro Kureyon. Should be cool when I am done...

I have to cast on the bag tonight during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and have it done by the time they are over.

In other news, I am considering joining a roller derby league. I just have way too much aggression and short of taking up boxing, this might be my best outlet... Still considering it though.

Happy Friday!

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

BofA sucks!

Went to the bank from hell at lunch to argue about some fees and a lying teller (I called customer service this morning and they told me to talk to the bank) and got all worked up and told the teller supervisor that I knew the fees were at her discretion and I felt like I was getting screwed right up the ass.

My adrenaline high has now worn off and I feel like shit.

Did I mention I cried too? What a dumbass...

2006 Knitting Olympics

So, I finally bit the bullet and decided to go ahead and enter the 2006 Knitting Olympics.


I will be making a felted tote bag with Kureyon yarn. I have made one before, but with different yarn and this one will be bigger. Since I am temping now it will be a stretch to get it done, but if I get my knit on consistently, I think I might be able to do it...

It's supposed to be challenging!!

Stay tuned...

Monday, February 06, 2006

Super Bowl Sunday

So, last night was the Super Bowl and we had a friend over to watch the game and have some snacks and stuff. The blue birds and the bees. I can't believe the team with the ugly uniforms won. I cooked some pasta and sauce things and a good time was had by all. Apparently football on a high def 57" TV is really great...

I loved the commercial with the cavemen. That was uber funny!

We were talking about being in Mexico and seafood. I made a comment about not liking seafood and somehow this little gem just popped out of my mouth... "Not all food in Mexico is Mexican food" - um, ok, I meant to say "Not all food in Mexico is seafood"... I had not even been drinking and everyone had a good laugh...

I got my knit on over the weekend and made a lot of progress on the baby blanket. Hopefully it will be done soon!

Stay tuned...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Yeah! It's Friday!

I am so freaking glad it's finally Friday! After not working for 3 months and now doing temp work, Fridays mean a lot more to me. It has been a long week.
I was busy as hell all week. I got my hair cut and colored, went grocery shopping (a fate worse than death), and baked a cake last night for a thing at my job. This weekend I am going to watch a Netflix movie and definitely get my knit on.
Right now I am working on a blanket for a couple of friends of mine (embarrassing, but it's a very late Christmas gift) and a baby blanket for a guy I work with whose wife is having a baby in a couple of weeks. Of course, when I get them done, I will post pics.
Next up will be a cute felted bag and my first pair of socks. I already have yarn for both.
I am ready for the day to be over so I can go home, relax (well try anyway, I never really relax), and get my knit on!
Stay tuned...