Monday, September 12, 2011
Why? Well because it reminds me of this store....I find knitting so addictive and also expensive I had to find an alternative source for my Addi turbo knitting needles. I was working on a secret project that was very much pushing my experience level. I need multiple size needles and I wanted lace tips. Well I just fell across a guy advertising on Ravelry that his store never got a chance to open and he had some inventory he needed to move.....
Sounding fishy yet....
Hold on it gets better.
So I private messaged him and we arranged to meet up in a public setting better yet in the parking lot to a yarn store, during the middle of the day, right before his kids were going to get out of school. Yup you heard me I arranged to buy (knitting) needles in a parking lot out of some guys car.... I was good and brought exact change and my friend ( I can't remember if it was Tana or Shawna). We pulled into the parking lot and my cell phone rang, He said "Are you driving a silver car with paw prints on it?" I answer "yes", he says "cool- I'm in the minivan with the 'my kid is student of the month stickers'..."
I got two sets of Addi Lace for $24 dollars, which was a score...
So I buy needles in parking lots.....and no I don't share needles... Addi's are too expensive to share.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
|Bamboo covered flipflops|
|My Yosemite, is about 1/2 way done.|
And I'm starting on a new double knit project for swap buddy i picked up, some DMC Pearl Cotton, so that I can make a pair of wonder women bracelets.....
Sad thing is she continued on the assistant, guess not everyone can learn from their mistakes.
Best part not working 60 hour weeks, better I'll be able to open up my storefront again. I will be adding stuff to my Etsy store.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Disneyland and one for David for a new pair of travelling socks....
OceanEdge and I spent a great deal of time enjoying the good weather and walked the waterfront at least 5 times that weekend, so I was surprised to see a little yarn bombing arrive without me seeing who set it.
Yosemite pullover. I cast on the night before the trip and on the way out on the clipper sat next to two other knitters. I ended up re knitting the sweater for at least 4 times but I worked on it all weekend. It's slow going but I hope to have it done before fall.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
But I have started to want to work outside again. Work is balancing out a little, my full-time job has me coming in earlier and in theory leaving earlier. When we get all the kinks ironed out like having two surgeons scheduled and having the blood analyzer braking down for an hour. I might be able to leave on time! Today was golden. It was 70 degrees and clear beautiful blue PNW skies, and I got to leave an hour earlier, because I rock. I took a 45 minute nap on the couch and decided to go outside and plant some of the plants we bought Sunday.
We bought a tomato plant, dill, parsley, chives, and a lemon cucumber plant. Also a flat of strawberries, and a hanging planter so I can grow the tomato upside down.
So I took pictures all along the way of trying to figure out how to plant the tomato plant so lets see how it looks shall we?Buy a simple hanging basket.Make sure it has a nice simple hole at the bottom big enough for a plant to go through cut a hole in the liner.
|Wrap the plant carefully in paper and place through the whole at the bottom|
|hang and fill with dirt|
Hopefully I will have a happy little Tomato plant here, I planted some mint in the top of the planter, but only like 6 seeds so maybe I'll have to get something else to grow in the top....
I also started on my herb garden to the right of the above picture is the area I want to be my outside kitchen. I have always wanted to plant an herb garden and four years ago I did. Today I am proud to say there are still some of the plants the mint and the parsley have stayed. :)
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The bride and her friends folded 1000 cranes to decorate the hall. So it seemed that the choice of the shawl was simple the Dancing Crane Stole was perfect. I ended using only 1 and 1/10 of the cream Kramer yarn it is Merino, silver and silk blend. I blocked it the first time with pins and decided that it was too pointed so I bought welding tig rods and re blocked it It came out beautiful and the bride loves it....
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Plus I am planning my friends Bridal shower and my small vet hosp. 5th anniversary party in the same weekend.
|Fritillaria lanceolata It's a native Lilly.|
twisted ewe but they were closed. David found me another yarn store Diva Yarns and in gratitude I bought him some yarn that will match the scarf I made him this fall. We then had dinner at Alchemy it was fabulous, where I cast on for his fingerless mittens. I knit them all the way home in the car and while on the ferry I untangled the second skein I bought.
|Seattle from the ferry.|
Today OceanEdge and I and some of my knitting buddies went to the spring fair in Puyallup. I am still on my yarn diet and didn't buy any yarn but bought two pieces of Tupperware. WE walked around for a few hours and looked at beautiful fiber and yarn, ate fair food. Cute animals and I didn't take a dang picture....
Well hopefully from here on out there will be some more time blogging. Bridal shower is May 1st. Company event April 30th. Class is over so more time is hopefully around the corner.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I took a vanilla bean, 3 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar and heated it on the stove. So for ~$1.50 I have had the best vanilla coffee syrup ever!!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Yesterday I was inspired by my stamp collections and created this one... I am really torn with this quote, I sometimes like and sometimes think it is cheesy as hell. 'Cus come on if you aim for the moon you won't land amongst the stars you'll just burn up on re-entry....
I guess that is motivational in it's own way.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I am stretching and pushing myself. I found a great book at Aaron brothers. I flipped through it and have some great ideas for some of the next cards... Look out I feel agile now. ;-)
Monday, February 7, 2011
I got very distracted by cleaning and just meditated on what I wanted to do...then a thought can to me do a triptych. So with a assorted pack in my pocket and hoping I had a pen in my purse I headed to the sounder station. Drew these up on the ride so they have a little Dr. Katz feeling to them but now I'm only 2 cards behind and I need some finishing touches on these- like color... but pen to paper, and I've got a start.
I hope this kind of looks good since I'm posting from my phone.
Since I will be 3 cards behind tomorrow I think I feel another triptych coming along...
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
So I thought I would try to just use what office and art supplies I have at home, I even put back a brand new package of watercolor pencils I had in my hand this evening after knitting... I have a travel watercolor kit at home I haven even cracked open.
I have been meditating on what I wanted to do for today's card all day. I had stamped the word GROW before I left for knitting at 6pm. I really wasn't wanting to go to knitting today. I really wanted to clean (gasp) my office it's a sty... But on the advice of a high school friend on FaceBook I went. And of course thoroughly enjoyed myself and once I got home I banged out today's card in 20 minutes tops.
I even added the blue sky to yesterdays card it seemed like it needed something.
I did break and buy Strathmore Assorted pack ATC's at Fred Meyer's How could I not they were on sale and then another 40% on top of the sale...
So I used to listen to this podcast... She went by Miss Violet. I identified with her, her voice and laughter reminded me of my cousin. I listen to all the podcasts even before they disappeared and even sent her a goody or two. Well she is a knitter, a perfumer, a dyer, but first a artist. She now has THIS. I guess I stalk her. It's ok... I still squee like a fangirl when she comments on my posts on FaceBook... But she pushes me to do stuff I wouldn't try, or rather haven't tried in a long time. I started as a artist, my father's 2nd wife was an artist.... I used to play in her office and draw and paint. At one time I remember her telling my Dad I wouldn't be an artist... My only honors in High School was National Artist Honors Society. I have worked in a lot of mediums (paper, pen, pencil, acrylic, pastels, fabric, yarn, metal, red clay, porcelain clay, fimo clay, wire, thread, watercolor, bead, glue, Spackle, dry wall [hey my bathroom ceiling looks awesome], words). I love drawing and acrylics...
So She has moved and still shedding stuff from her previous lives she found 82 ATC's and challenged her readers to follow along.Go read the entry and once you read it and probably everything else come back and I'll bet you have responded something like I did... "damn it i think i want to play...
January 28 at 1:25pm"
Well... Here it is a few minutes after midnight on February 2nd.
1) I have created 10 cards from Bristol board I had left over from High School. If you missed how to go here to learn how.
2) Drew one of my favorite things- a tree. Drawn with one of my favorite ZIG pens.
3) Looked around my desk and see what I could add to make the tree special and found my scrap of Aloo and my Diamond Glaze. I am very proud of my card! I will take a picture in the morning when it's dry.
4) I have blogged about it.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Keisha Marie Reis
Pay it forward 2011: I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must re-post this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO
*Tiffany Adams Oooo me me me!! Pick me!
*Maggie Kosmeja Peloquin me! Purple and vanilla
*Jennifer Trempe-Thomas Me please! purple, followed closely by green.
flavors are lemon, peanut butter with chocolate, or salty/spicy. I bought the yarn from a new yarn store... I already have the pattern in mind.
*Kathleen Edelheit Me Me Me!!! Hummmmm.
*Amy Smith Everett WOW, cool, I'm number 5!!!! BLUE!!!blue, orange,& white...Broncos colors!
Monday, January 17, 2011
So here is my bed in Chula Vista. I have been collecting all the family photos and whatever paperwork I can find. I found my great great grandfather naturalization papers, which triggered my first cousin once removed, to find her second cousin! Kind of cool to find relatives since my immediate family is dying off...
-- First posting from my phone, I'm excited I just might post more now. :-)