Monday, November 26, 2007

Cherie Amour progress

This is the beginning of my Cherie Amour. You can see how much the yarn differs in color from 1 ball to the next, but it's blending pretty well. Lots of splicing.

I am much further along on this now. I just have 1.5 sleeves to go and I'm done! The sleeves are the easiest part. Instead of the ribbing at the wrist which I didn't care for, I picked up the final stitch count at the shoulder and am working down, so I should have a more bell shaped sleeve.

As you can see here, Rufus likes the sweater as well.

Dallas Margarita Ball Photos

A couple of weeks ago JW managed to procure a ticket to the Dallas Margarita Ball. We both wanted to dress up so we went. It was fun to get all done up.

It was a really fun night, but not entirely what I expected. J was nice enough to take us and pick us up so we didn't have to drive and afterward took our drunk asses out for food. That was fun!

I knitted a little bag to go with the dress. You can't see, but it has a few beads knitted in and the purple yarn is Kidsilk Haze, so it's a little fluffy.

There were a lot of older ladies really trying hard to look a lot younger (ick) and a lot of super cheesy 80's prom dresses. It was pretty hysterical. We laughed so much that night.

Cute FOs

Over the holiday weekend I really wanted to finish this little guy up for J. I have been working on him only when J wasn't around so I could surprise him. Isn't he just the cutest knitted octopus ever?!

This is the link to purchase the octopus pattern from the hansigurumi Etsy site. The pattern was really easy to follow and it just turns out so cute!

This is Pointy Kitty. Made from the Pointy Kitty pattern from Wee Wonderfuls. Kitty was really quick and I picked fabric for a bunch more. There are a few things I will tweak next time I make one, but this Kitty is pretty cute!

Mainly next time I want to make it not quite so pointy around the chin and cuter fabrics, this was my practice fabric.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Stale Cheerios and a Hacking Cough

Yep, unfortunately I made a big bowl of Cheerios and they are incredibly stale. Bleh.

Just in time for my long holiday weekend I have come down with some nasty cold. To quote Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, I have become "an incubus of viral plague".

I am off work today and am avoiding the "Black Friday" crowds. Last year it wasn't so bad and I got a bunch of shopping done, but today I just don't feel up to it.

I don't think there is any way the sweater will be done for the party tomorrow, so I would really love to go find something cute to wear, but at this point I don't want to do anything but lie around.

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and be careful of all the nut jobs if you shop today.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I decided to accept a permanent position with the company I have been temping with for the last couple of weeks. The offer was good and J and I need the security of me working a full time job again. My official start date is next Monday.

I am working on Cherie Amour from Knitty. Here's the link.

I am hoping to have it done for Thanksgiving or at the latest the party at the inlaws on Saturday. It's knitting up really fast in bulky weight. So far so good. I am using Araucania Nature Wool Bulky in a variegated color. I can't remember the color number right now, but it's brights with a lot of blue. The skeins were all so different within the same color name (no dyelots) that I am using all 7 skeins at once, splicing in the next ball after just 2 rows. Lots of splicing, but the colors flow and there's very little pooling.

I took some progress pics the other day, I will post soon with those.

Due to some personal drama, I had a complete freak out last weekend. I just have to say thanks to JD for listening, letting me cry like a crazy person and getting me out for a while. Friends are wonderful, again, thanks.

Friday, November 16, 2007


I have been working in a new office the last 2 weeks and I just noticed the painting/drawing by the front door today.

This office manages small newspapers, so most of the other art is newspaper related.

This drawing/painting by the door is all black, except in white there's a chalky outline of...

A bathrobe.


Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 09, 2007

How many times would you reschedule?

Ok, so here's the deal.

I started getting my hair cut and colored at a new salon almost a year ago. The first stylist I saw was always really wired and I found out later after a few reschedules that he was a drug addict and I got a new stylist at the same salon, but a different location.

The new stylist is awesome. My color and cut always look good and my hair looks healthier and shinier than it has in years.

Here's the issue. I make my appointments 8 weeks in advance. I am always on time or early and I tip well.

My last appointment was rescheduled once. This wasn't a big deal and worked out fine.

I referred J to her as a new client and the salon called to reschedule his appointment, not once, not twice, THREE times. I consider that unacceptable for a new client visit and frankly was pretty embarrassed I even talked him into going. He is used to barber shop cuts for around $15 and his cut at the new salon + one Aveda product came to almost $100. Granted he does have long hair now so it was more work. The cut does look really good.

Ok, so I have my normal appointment that I scheduled 8 weeks out (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). I had already been made to reschedule twice, and I just got a call to reschedule for the third time. It wouldn't be that big of a deal, but they don't have any appointments open for me at all until about 2 weeks after that. That is ridiculous. The girl on the phone was nice, but come on.

How many of you would put up with this from the salon where you drop about $200 every 8 weeks?

I am looking into other salon options, but I hate to switch because I don't want to go back to having crappy hair. The stylist is supposed to call me back and work it out, but I am just so angry about the whole situation. Blergh.