Wednesday, April 11, 2012

With Pleasure, I Introduce to you, Purl.

Yesterday Bfriend and I decided to drive to Roanoke to do some shopping at Fresh Market. We like the Hummus, the frozen pizza from NYC, and the Godiva Creme Brulee Coffee etc. As we were driving away, Mimi called to tell me that she had talked to a family in Roanoke selling 2 black pugs for $350, they both have these Belly hernias. So I thought to myself, Self? That seems cheap. Maybe I'll get them both and call one Addi and the other Purl. So I called them and told them I'd be right over. We walked in to this very cramped house with 4 screaming, screeching rather children, as one of the pugs of the pair was being sold and taken away. The woman goes over to the cage and pulls out a terrified pug, clinging to her sweater, ears back, tail under. She hands her to me and tells me she has some sort of intestinal hernia but the Vet says she'll be fine. And I can have her for free, if I want. Now I, being the "lover of all pugs", when offered a free pug, well, take the pug and run! Of course,I keep expecting her to drop over dead. But as soon as we got her home, she settled in and is the sweetest, most loving animal I have ever known. And in 48 hours she has only gone peepee and poopoo outside. Sleeps in her crate at night. Brilliant. And did I mention she was free? We went by the pet store on the way home to get her stuff and they had a black pug there for sale for $1600. And in this life, Baby, there ain't no guarantees. That pug is no healthier, I 'll tell you that.

So I've picked out some beautiful cashmere stash yarn to make her a sweater. Purl is only 2 lbs and needs a pretty soft sweater to accent her eyes. And cashmere of course. Only the best for that little black purl of the orient...
Baby is a bit jealous, Purl must be on me, sleeping on me at all times. And Baby wants to be the only Baby around these here parts. He'll get over it and in no time they will be the best of friends.

Are not Puppies and Kittens adorable? Otherwise we'd probably drown them in a bucket.

Thursday Meme

Here is a meme that my friend Giada sent to me...since I'm tapped out of blogger ideas, I thought I'd give it a try.

Without further ado...

What time is it? 9:10am

What's your full name? Gina Maria Bonomo

What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater? The most recent Harry Potter

What are you most afraid of? Dying and my loved ones dying.

Place of birth? Santa Barbara , Ca.

Favorite food? artichokes and Italian food

What's your natural hair color? Dark brown

Ever been to Alaska ? No

Ever been toilet paper rolling? Never.

Love someone so much it made you cry? Yes

Been in a car accident? Yes

Croutons or bacon bits? Neither

Favorite day of the week? Saturday

Favorite restaurant? P.F.Changs

Favorite Flower? tulips

Favorite sport to watch? None

Favorite drink? Coffee

Favorite ice cream? Espresso Gelato

Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney

Ever been on a ship? No.

What color is your bedroom carpet? Hardwood floors

How many times did you fail your driver's test? 3 Times

What do you do when you are bored? Go on Ravelry, read blogs

Favorite TV show? Project Runway

Last person you went to dinner with? The In-laws

What time do you get up? 7:30am

What are your favorite colors? Green, red...but not together

How many tattoos do you have? 0

How many pets do you have? 1 pug

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Who cares?

What do you want to do before you die? See every country in the world and publish a book

Have you ever been to Hawaii? no

Have you been to countries outside the U.S. ? Yes

So there you have it, if you want to play, just copy and paste away!

Have a glorious knitting filled day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rambling, Babbling, Drooling at the Mouth

For some odd reason, whenever Bfriend is in a hurry and puts on unclean socks (Not hard crusty, just maybe worn once) he is safe. But when he puts on brand spank'in clean socks out of the dryer, 10-15 minutes later he steps in fresh Purl Poo. It's the strangest thing. Kind of like every time I get a brand new car, the first week someone dents the side of it. But if I buy a used dents. Ever. They are not the same on the annoyance scale...but pissy just the same.
Look at what I got today, Andy's Merino, from Farmhouse Yarns. The tags on the yarn have the picture of the sheep it came from. Cute as a button. Beautiful yarn, indeed.

Jody (shamefully blogless) gave me a really cute admission to the Name That Yarn Contest...thanks Jody, you're in the lead! Heart it!

My Capecho is slowly moving along...

Here is a formal Shout out to Penny (also shamefully blogless)! Thanks for Purl's toy, that girl knows class when she chews on it.

This is my head (hair unbearably straight and shiny)...where I want to be right now.

Sand between my toes, Baby, Bfriend, and Purl back at the 5 star Hotel taking a nap before our 8 course meal (Fois gras, Lobster, Gin and Tonics (yes, I consider this a course), Tuna sashimi, Julia's flan, Caesar salad, Crab Legs, Proscuitto and Melon, Fat jumbo asparagus...). I'll just be slipping these 5 inch heel Jimmy Choos back on my feet and I'll run back to the room slowly and sweatlessly...Good night all. See you back in Reality tomorrow, where the hair is frizzy and the food is...sometimes Subway..

Day Of Rest

Friday, April 6, 2012

This Picture Makes Me Happy

After a day of sobbing and showing customers my boobs ...I met with my therapist and she had a few tidbits for me.

1. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Duh.
2. My parents told me how special I was all the time growing up and now, I'm so special, I can get an extremely rare cancer. (??)
3. I need to stay off the internet and stop reading medical info.
4. Despite all the medical knowledge I do know, I am not a breast specialist, a surgeon, or an Obgyn. I did not go to medical school.
5. Everyday is a blessing. Treat it like one.
6. Get on Lexapro as soon as I'm not pregnant anymore. It will tone down the obsessive thoughts.
7. I should be a stand-up comedian. She really believes I have the chops. And she is a smart woman.

I feel better now and think I can calmly wait until my biopsy on Wednesday. I'll try not to keep showing people my boobs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I Need Sleep.

Well, I am making some head way on Lizard Ridge. Tried to start Icarus last night and tore it out 3 times until I threw it across the room. I think I am just so exhausted from the Holidays, everyone being violently ill in the family, that I cannot concentrate. Funny, today I sat in my store literally vegetating. I even felt my tongue hanging out of my mouth at one point. My eyes glazed over. Shoulders slumped. Customers ignored me, probably out of fear. Usually my personality fills up the room like a Tazmanian devil. But today, nothing. They probably thought I was either dying or a heroin addict sitting in a knitting shop looking at all the pretty colors.
One customer came in and we got to chatting, she said she had all this yarn in her stash and she needed some patterns to make sweaters out of them. Then she said this, I swear this is the truth "I need to start using up my stash because I am not buying any more yarn for 9 months". My eyes widened and my heart started to move alittle faster "Oh, tell me you are not doing the 'Knit from your stash 07'? "Yep! I've got another week to buy some yarn then its all over!" Gulp. So I asked her if she had read a comment from a crazy yarn shop owner mouthing off on "W@#$% K%^&s" blog about how what a bad idea this was...she said she had...then I told her it was me. She seemed less than pleased. But I did feel mildly vindicated! Here is someone who lives in Blacksburg that isn't going to buy yarn from me starting January 1st. because she was inspired by "Knit from your stash 07". Thanks alot to you two for coming up with such a great idea! Yes, I know you can do and say what ever you want on your blog...regardless of the consequences! @#$%%^&&*&^%$##@@!!!!!
Jiminy cricket, ya'll! Economic Awareness, Consciousness, Sensitivity!
Check out the "Buzz Kill" entry of mine to catch up on this subject. Breathe, Gina, breathe.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guest Entry Postcard

We decided we needed a little winter get-away, needed to leave the slushy, gray grind behind. So we found a couple of cheap tickets on and woke up in sunny Tuscany, in a charming little villa overlooking the vineyards with the Duomo in the distance. The adorable (wine-swilling) chef served us the most delectable lasagna that first night we were there. We sat out under the stars, sipping a regional wine - Gnarly-head Old Vin Zin. Then the chef's wife brought out a most delightful dessert that she said had been a secret recipe handed down from grandmother to granddaughter. Wish you were here! Signing off now, Becky S.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Red Gable

I'm 75% done with Zephyr's Green Gable. I'm knitting it out of Rowan's Calmer in a deep rose red. I would have knitted it out of Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece (Since that is what the pattern calls for.) but, alas, I had zero on the shelves of my shop. So I called the company and ordered a dozen colors or so to see how I like it. In the meantime, I'm enjoying this project and it's simple as pie.

Look Ma! Lace! albeit, lace for idiots...

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