Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Name That Photo!

Ok, Knitters...this should be easy! Remember to keep it short and sweet and not a caption. What does the Winner get? A skein of the coveted, most sought after sock yarn on the planet earth...hand painted...365 yards...Colinette Jitterbug! The yarn that flies off the shelves, I'll mail to your front door if you name this photo and make me laugh! Good luck! Tick, tick, tick...

Caution. Falling Rocks.

Somehow I managed to wake up today with a horrendous phlegmy thing. My nose is completely clogged and my lungs feel as if they are filled to the brim with mucus. They say that the average Toddler gets 8-9 colds a I'm going to point the finger at the toddler living in my house with me. It is really not the most convenient time for me to get sick as my To-Do list is overflowing.

1. I've started knitting Christmas gifts because I'm not going to have a hell December ever...again.

2. I need to do some PR work for Bioque.

3. My mother wants me to go to Atlanta to the Apparel show to buy some stuff for her clothing store...right now. Like, get in the car and drive there right now. Not sure. Actually she doesn't really care one way or another, but she refuses to go. Someone has to, I volunteered like an idiot. (Disclaimer: It's super fun, though.)

4. In June, I go to TNNA, the trade show for Yarn, so I need to contact designers now, who are flying in from Europe and try and lock them into driving down to Blacksburg for Mosaic's Knitting teach classes, give talks etc. Now.

5. Must plan the Retreat, which will be in June, and that's no small feat. In fact, this might kick my A@# for good. I love planning things but as it's happening I ask myself "Why? Why? Why do I do this to myself?"

Yeah, it's January. but things need to happen, checks need to be written, contracts signed...Now. Cough weeze sniff sniff.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chevron Revisted

Love Was In The Air

Sorry about the yucky pictures, it was very dark at Bookbinder's restaurant. But fun was had by all with much alcohol and calories consumed. I had a delicious Filet with melted Gruyere on top. Yum. Hope everyone had a magical Valentines, or at the very least, a pint of ice cream and great TV...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ditch the Rich Bitch?

Here is how my week is shaping up...

-marketing work at Bioque, scheduled NYC trip for Henri Bendel's "Open-See" on April 17th, where their buyers look at all interesting apparel, cosmetics, and accessories without an appointment. Treadmill for 30 minutes.

Tuesday-worked at the shop with Mimi...changed store window with cute handknit sweaters and accessories. Long walk with Briend.

- KinderMusic for Baby, Hot stone Massage for Momma, shoot up heroin (kidding...or am I? You'll never know for sure, but since I'm fat...)
Thursday- Baby Gymnastics, Half day at the shop, Half day at Bioque. Treadmill.

Friday- Facial for Momma, Dentist for Momma, at the shop for rest of day, out to dinner with Bfriend, Sushi, sushi, hot sake, amd more sushi! Definately no treadmill.

Saturday-Work at the Shop, knit, eat, rest, manicure, take a bath.

-Shop till I drop. Clothes, Food, Books, Mags, Illegal Drugs (just making sure you are paying attention!)

Just close your eyes...(but keep read'in) and imagine if you never had to work again. And $35,000 would be put into your bank account every month, and the mortgage is paid off. What would you do with your week? How would you spend your time...your life? Would you get more productive? Or less? More fit, or less? Continual FO's, endless FO's? Shopping and spa treatments, knitting and cuddling with with Babys, big and small? Travel alot? Personal trainer? Chef? Or just save it all and go back to work? Write a book maybe? Commit suicide because you just can't stand the pain of being so rich? (Some extra rich people like Lottery winners actually do that). Phyl would spend 30,000 of it on jewelry. This I know.

I'll tell you what I would do. Enjoy my friggin life! And knit till my fingers bleed. (oh, I'm doing that already). Have Lipo and a Facelift and pack the family and my Cole Hahn loafers up and move to Italy. Capri or Venice, maybe?

Oh, on another note, could someone please tell me why I have been singing "Funky Cold Madina" in my head for the last 3 days? God, help me.

Seems Like Just Yesterday...

I was having my baby...

Shot out windows of the second floor of Norris Hall...

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Tonight. Knitting. Sweatpants. American Idol!

Yesterday Knitless and her baby came by to chat and hang out at the shop. Isn't baby stylish? Someday she'll marry my baby. I'm planning on it, actually. Yes, yes, I know arranged marriages are frowned upon in this country. But, frankly, they have statistically, lower divorce rates.

Well, I've got nothing much to say tonight. I'm numb from Sublime and nutzo crazy S#$% life I bid you all a good knitting night! Kisskiss! Tomorrow at work I need  pass a drug test. Read a few articles about ways for successful passage of urine test. I think it will pass successfully, if order synthetic urine.

ps. I think the guys on Idol suck really bad, except for the beatbox blond guy and the fat afro funny guy...gonna be a long season. I figure the girls won't do any better, they all look greasy like they only take sponge baths or something.

Just Your Typical Saturday Night

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bikini Wax in My Immediate Future? Nyet!

I've finished the 7 base pentagons for my Capecho. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel here. It's always a race with myself to see how fast I can finish a project before it becomes boring as dirt for me. ee cummings being channelled thru me...

i knit excruciatingly slow
but slow and steady
wins the race
except in my a.d.d. case

Here is a pretty picture...a mound of Araucania Patagonia in a luscious edible color...too special for a dishcloth. I must think of a nice Cornelia Hamilton summer thing to knit it up in. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Phyl for coming by to see us bloggers the other day. We need a Blacksburg Blogger Convention and have Maggie Jackson and Debbie Bliss and Cornelia and Louisa come to teach classes and drink Martinis with us. Debbie will drink her Gin&Tonics, of course. Lets plan! Shamefully blogless out there, you'll miss out!

Vogue Knitting has its preview out for the next spring/summer issue. Yuk.

I dont know about you, but I always wear a short sweater over my white string bikini! And a dead Turtle family on my wrist...

Boy o'boy, I also love wearing a gay pride kite over my white bikini...not that there's anything wrong with that!

It's 95 degrees at the beach, I think I'll pop this heavy sweater coat over my practical white linen jumpsuit to keep me cool! I'll also put on a 200 pound necklace to complete my look!

AAhhhh, alright, I am being mean. Those editors have it rough pleasing everyone. I'll lay off the comments. But you won't see me making any of these sweaters. Interweave all the way!
И я никогда не буду носить белый купальный костюм 2 частей всегда!