Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Oh no, one of these meme things

I was tagged by Gina! I hate these things in a way, but I like reading them about other people! Also it gives me a chance to post since I don't have much knitting to report. I have to pick five people.. hmmm, I'll give that some thought! Gina, we would not make good room mates reading your weird things.....

OK WELL, here are FIVE weird things about me!

1. I am super sound sensitive. Actually right now, there is some click click click going off here and it feels like Chinese water torture! My computer is making this regular sound and I am checking every window to see where it is coming from and I can't find it! ahhhhhhh See, I get really weird about it. I REALLY REALLY like peace and quiet . When my dogs bark, I feel like I am going to freak out..... I also happen to be extremely sensitive to smells . Is this number 2 weird thing? You really don't want to wear perfume around me because it causes a violent reaction. No, I don't turn red or anything, I will get violently angry and want to hurt you!! Yesterday I was in Trader Joes shopping and it was so crowded and this HEAVILY PERFUMED blue haired lady slopped along in front of me and I wanted to scream YOU STINK LADY. But of course I didn't. I held it inside!!

2. Number 2 weird thing----Sometimes I like staying in my pajamas like all the time, for a few days in a row....I feel very comforted that way.... I might just knit and lay on the couch and watch movies and eat a few days in a row in my pjs... Lazy? No..I just am a real homebody..... Some might think it is pretty weird though....

3. I also hate dirty bathrooms Gina... I really like them to be spotless. I am probably not as fanatic since I hurt my neck and back and hate to clean now, but if there is one thing in my house I do keep really clean it is the bathrooms.... I don't like dirt and dusty houses. I remember several guys I have gone out with where I was SHOCKED at how they lived. One had a black bathtub. It was really white underneath, but BLACK and I mean BLACK from dirt. I told him that I would never stay over again until he cleaned the house. Voila!! A week later it was spotless. I was shocked.. BUT, here is his weirdness (and also why we broke up), he sheepisly admitted to me after our nightly fun activities, that his MOTHER had come over and cleaned the house!! I could tell a lot of stories about "G" the doctor, but this is one of the funniest.

4. I have an extremely addictive personality. It is amazing I am not into drugs and alcohol and it is probably only because every time I drink more than a glass or two of wine, I have an awful headache and I throw up... But, I am addicted to sunflower seeds, which is a weird thing, right? I used to smoke, but it has now been over 10 years! I could probably be a sex addict if I wasn't shy about men because I DO like S, but I have gotten shyer about men over the years since I don't have great luck with them (oh wait, that is number 5 weird!!) Back to addiction, I also really am a food addict. I eat for emotional reasons. I also am addicted to whatever hobby I really get into..guess what it is now!! FIBER AND YARN! But in the past, it has been everything from acquariums, to watercolor painting.... I also have to stop myself from being an online shop a holic!

5. WHEW! Almost done.....Thank goodness..... Well, I do tend to cry a bit more than the average person I think? I am super sensitive and easily hurt and people set me off. I then have a hard time letting things go if someone hurts my feelings, but I am much better at it then I used to. I really HATE mean people. And I even more HATE jealous and mean people. And I hate narccisists even more than mean people! Since I grew up with very critical parents, I am sure this is the reason for my sensitivity, plus I am super super hard on myself and self-critical.

OH GOOD, I am done...... I have to now tag five people right? I tag my friends Woolyvines,Kirsten,Sarah,Melissaand Andrea!! No excuses you five about the holidays and not being able to do this. I had to do it!!!

Well at least I had something to post about! I do have photos very soon of the blanket I am working on (log cabin baby blanket) and also I am photographing these really cool earrings and necklaces for One Planet Yarn and Fiber that are actually made out of fiber.

Look at this pair!! I love the colors. More soon!

Happy Holidays if I don't post soon.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I am knitting a lot

I have finished the front of this Bees Knees Ruby sweater completely and now I am working on the back. I really made a mistake which I will never forget. The directions for the back say to knit the length until it is equal to the front up to the armholes before you start the armholes. Well.....try to measure accurately a back knit in fingering yarn, stockinette stitch with a rolled hem! It is almost impossible! So I had to pin down the front like this here onto my blocking board before blocking it to really get an accurate length!

Thanks Melissa for that obvious suggestion (DUH!) but what Melissa really said is always keep track of the number of rows you knit in a little notebook to make sure you front and back halves are identical. She is right and I am going to do the same with the sleeves. I am just about done with the back and then the sleeves and hood will go quickly! Isn't this cute? It is made in Opal and Regia sock yarns. Here is a final photo of what it is supposed to look like.
I think we need to get these patterns, they are all too cute.

I also bought this yarn today at our LYS to knit a baby blanket for Andrea and Taylors beautiful baby from Guatemala. It is not exactly baby colors (Andrea, do you like them??) but they have the primary blue and green anyhow that they using in the bedroom and it will be in a great log cabin pattern......I am going to start this tonight because it is great TV / movie watching knitting and I am kind of sick still this week...
blanket yarns

Once I am done with this blanket, I am going to make some cashmere socks (specifically the Haiku Flower Sock pattern) designed by Gina House that we just released at One Planet Yarn and Fiber under the Black Pearl Yarns. It is a beautiful pattern and I think I am going to make it in the bamboo green cashmere. I also love the Milanese lace gloves Sara Lucas designed that we released and I might make the short ones to wear when it is cold like now... I like the color in the pattern, Chai Tea.....

Check out the photos at the Black Pearl and One Planet Yarn and Fiber blogs..

It is great to be knitting again! See and my blog is going back to being my knitting blog again! It just took a bit of time....