Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yes, You Can!

You really can knit a cashmere scarf on toothpicks! And save a lot of money on materials!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Need to Hike to the Noth Pole...

TV and knitting go together like a hamburger and french fries, Red Wine and Chocolate, Shampoo and Conditioner...yeah, you know it. Here are 5 of my favorite TV shows right now. Guilty Pleasures, so don't make fun of me for this...
1. American Idol
2. Flavor Flav, (but I hate New York, what a skank)
3. Sex in the City
4. 6 feet under
5. Scrubs
Let me say for the record that I heart my Bfriend very much, but, damn, Mr. Big, Chris Noth...You are so beautiful! Amazingly stunning hot man! I am not the only woman that feels that way, am I? Sure Carrie thought he was hot but...ohmigaud. Beautiful. I don't care if, in real life, he picks his nose and eats it. On screen, I am mesmerized. Truly. Utterly. Deeply. Hey, Beck...on the same level for me as Bowie and Lang.

Now I know Desperate Housewives, 24, and Grey's Anatomy are great shows...all you Boob Tubers out there, what am I missing? I used to like "Queer Eye" but its just tired to me now. Is there some amazing show that isn't hitting my radar that I must see?
One thing about Knitting and TV...and just Knitting...books don't fit in. I used to read voraciously, maybe 3 books a week. Now Iam lucky to read a book every 3 months. The last really great book I read was "The Kiterunner" Yipes. Moving. I just cant figure out how to knit on the treadmill, watch TV, and read "Anna Karenina" all at the same time.

TV Adds 15 Pounds

Tonight the shop and I will be on Channel 10 local news at 5pm. I expected just a reporter asking questions, but she brought the heavy duty camera with her and took footage. Here are some issues...
1. I didn't take a shower today.
2. I wore the same black t-shirt I slept in last night.
3. I should have waxed my ZANY eyebrows, total Einstein!
4. Unmanicured nails and they filmed me knitting, ug.
5. Hair, a bedheaded fright!

Oh Lord, please let my mug NOT be on the news tonight! You can let my name be mentioned, just no shots! I probably have food in my teeth and buggers in my nose! I've been a relatively kind person the last few years and your humble servant (sort of)...hear my prayers!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tag Rhymes With Brag

Catie tagged me for this meme.
Here are the Daggumit Rules:
*link to the person who tagged you
*post the rules
*name 8 things others don't know about you
*link to 8 other bloggers

1. I hate Mayonnaise

2. I love Barry Manilow and Karen Carpenter

3. I long for just a pin-prick of anorexia and insomnia. Thin and productive...

4. I don't knit with black yarn.

5. I'd rather eat artichokes than chocolate.

6. I do not wear makeup, except for lipstick. It surprises me everyday.

7. I want to ski this winter so I can, in good conscience, go to the DMV and get the personalized license plate "Knitski". I haven't been on skis since 1983. But I really want that license plate!!!

8. I never use the same brand of shampoo or conditioner twice. Ever.

So now you know everything about me. There is nothing left to uncover. I am a simple organism, along the same vein as a Mitochondria...I shall now tag Mimi, Loren, Belinda, Mary, Jane, Nancy, Heather, Allison. If you've already been tagged, then whoopsie!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I just got back in town from TNNA. Whew. What a weekend! First of all, I spent entirely way too much money. It is still all about socks and hand painted yarn...
Here is the Twinkle booth that I thought was very cute and inviting.

My KFI Successor, David...he is voting for Obama.

Debbie Bliss...she is also voting for, oh, she's a Brit! Nevermind.

My X-Boss, Jay Opperman, an unprovoked double bird...

Louisa Harding, an Obama fan, but alas, a Brit.

"You are too nice to flip me the bird? You won't do it?"
"I can't do it."

Stephanie Japel is just so sweet, she couldn't be any thing but sweet.

Annie Modesitt, doing her thing with her book scheduled to be out soon...

The owner of Lorna's laces...

Her skirt and shoes...

X-Porn star, Darry. He says the Jews won't vote for Obama unless Hillary is on the ticket.

My Rowan rep Peter and his wife. Tan folks.

All in all, a good weekend. Exhausting. Good to see old friends. Still mildly disturbed by the sheer girth of Debbie Bliss' middle finger. But I'll get over it. Time for Purl Jam. 10 days away.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Are you sitting down?

I had the weirdest dreams last night. I dreamt I was flirting with Anthony Bourdain for hours and he was about to kiss me, flash, next scene, he is fat and sitting on a curb trying to bum a cigarette from someone. Then, my next dream of the night, I'm flirting with one of my extremely hot X-boyfriends and we are about to get it on...when he says his stomach hurts and goes into the bathroom for 2 hours. Never see him again. I would never cheat on Mr. Cocaine in real life...but, come on! Brain, throw me a bone here! I'm disgusted. What does this have to do with knitting? Absolutely nothing. Thank you and goodbye, for now.