Friday, January 7, 2011

Taking It Too Far

Being completely consumed and obsessed with Project Runway...and in true Gina-style...I got myself a sewing machine. No, I don't know how to sew. But I'm going to learn and learn and learn, and then try-out for the show next year. (No, Becky, I am not on Oxycotin right now!!!!!!!)((in-joke)).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Top 10 Haute List

I think it's as good a time as any to list my top ten favorite yarns to knit with. In no particular order...and may I add, yarns I want to knit with as of today, tomorrow could be a different story.

1. Rowan Calmer
2. Sublime's cashmere merino silk aran or dk
3. Malabrigo
4. Tilli Tomas Pure + Simple Silk
5. Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere
6. Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere
7. Blue Sky Alpaca Silk
8. Manos of Uruguay
9. Koigu/Claudia Handpaints/Louet gems (same yarn, different colorist)
10.Art Yarns Cashmere

So as we can plainly see...I enjoy knitting with obscenely expensive silk or cashmere.

Paired with Susanne's Ebony circulars and I am in a blissful state. Give me some sweat pants, a sleeping little boy and a pug curled up on the couch with me...nirvana reached.
I love my Son's feet...

I've started the Urban Aran Cardigan. The Paton's pattern out of Lamb's Pride Brown Sheep. Don't like knitting it thus far. I've also started a Vodka & Tonic with Diet Tonic and Absolut Ruby Red and a Key lime. We'll see who wins.
If I wasn't such a flummoxed chick with sticks, I'd have this sweater done in a week tops. Chunky yarn, size 10 needles, zippidydooda. Instead, I've spent the last 12 hours wringing my hands and squinting at the pattern.

My parting thought...I heart Tivo.

I Finally Have Bangs!

I finally cracked. I couldn't take it anymore. So I got 11 inches cut off my hair tonight and demanded bangs. No Beauty technician would give me bangs. They said no to me time and time again. Year after miserable year. Then Katie Holmes (aka Tom Cruise's wife) and then Posh Spice...they got bangs. I have not had bangs in 15 years. Finally. Bangs.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Moment at the Yarn Shop

Purl! Put down the Cashmere! Now!

"Glue factory!"


"I'm calling Michael!"

She dropped the skein.

I heard that Vick was dropped by Nike for endorsements. But he was then picked up by Hush Puppies.

-joke retold to me by Kit Keller. Thanks, Kit.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Charlotte NC Part Deux

So Listen up, Dawg, yo, like I got Mista 'Caine his very own grill. I think he looks much more intelligent now. I do what I can 4 the team.