Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cause I Wasn't High Maintenance Enough

I decided that I was tired of my makeup sliding off my face all summer and wanted to get something that would stay put. Ta da!

Eyelash extensions!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It WAS a Swatch. Sort of

I decided I needed to knit the Shapely Tank on the weekend. The yarn had been bought a few years back with the intention to knit this. When I looked at the pattern, however, it looked too complicated to me. I felt intimidated and set it aside. When I picked up the pattern this past weekend, I wondered what had seemed so difficult. Excitedly I cast on. A swatch was not knitted. The plan was to knit a bit and then measure gauge on the actual garment. About 25 rows in, I checked gauge. It's supposed to be 5 sts/inch. I was getting 6! Which means that the tank would have been about 6 inches too small. Dammit. I frogged it.

It looked lovely and I have high hopes for the final product.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Sock Knitting

I have been working on my Tofutsie sock in between shifts. This is the insanely busy part of summer for me. Since I do fill in work, summer time is a particularly busy season. in addition, I managed to get out of the the house for 6 days out of 7 for an hour long walk. This translates into a very tired knitter. A knitter that is too tired to knit! So knitting has been slow. BUT. I did get some in. See?

I also did something a little different on this sock. I decreased the gusset stitches on the back of the leg. I also added some stitches further up for my calf.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Bet ya thought I forgot,eh? Nope, had a case of the tireds yesterday and didn't take any pictures during daylight hours. The night-lit ones looked like crap. So I waited till today's daylight to take the pictures.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Mind Just Boggled

I am cheating on the blog again. Check out this very weird video:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

You Named Your Kid WHAT?

Often in my business, we see unusual names. I found a website that lists some that are hilarious.

For example:

Andreana Calida [last name]
Damita Nicole [last name]
Adoncia Noella [last name]
Kamaria May [last name]
Elliot Ness [last name]

In order: An earthquake fault, a cheesy snack chip, a giant snake, a fried octopus appetizer and an untouchable are not things to name your child after.

If you want to read more, go here.

I'm gonna save this website and read it in little bits fon days that need a cheering up!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sock Knitting

I am knitting along on my Vanilla Sock. The heel has been turned, extra stitches have been decreased away and now it's time for some soothing round and round. Then there will be some calf increases. But not for a bit....

Sadly, this was the only time I spent on the deck this weekend, The weather was too cool to make it fun. The sun made only sporadic appearances, so the photo shoot was it, for deck time this weekend.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Fingernail Friday!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


I have been chugging away at joining the hairpin lace. It is tedious. Not quite as bad as seaming up knitting, but still.....

In other news, I went out to admire my basil, as it is finally getting big enough to admire and saw this:

I didn't see the culprit, but I am willing to be it is a repeat of last year's earwig buffet. This summer has been every bit as rainy and damp as last year's and htat is exactly what mucnched up my plants last year. Bastards.

I potted up some new seeds inside today as a failsafe and am going to try to save the outdoor plant using an organic remedy that a lady on Ravelry said worked for her-take a cheap plastic container like the kind you get sour cream in, poke a few holes in the lid and then put in a mix of half soy sauce and half vegetable oil. Apparently the earwigs like that better and climb in andcan't climb out. Now, to find a plastic tub....


Friday, July 03, 2009

Second Go Around

I sat down again to attempt the hairpin lace shawl join. This time it does not look like ass! YAY!!! It's gonna be a while to join it all up though. But here, a sneak peek:

Isn't it beeeeyoooootifuuuul?


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Canada Day

Yesterday was Canada Day,eh? So I did a quintessential summer thing on my day off.

Baseball! Tampa Bay at Toronto. Toronto won. Yay! While there, I did another fun summer thing:Beer! A requirement at a baseball game, no?

Then I took the train home, was felled my a migraine and slept for 13 hours. So most of yesterday was fun, anyway.