Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy November!

This past weekend, I spent a day shopping with my Mom, Sis and Aunt...My mom just turned 65 yrs old last week.. I love my family and wouldn't trade them for anything... It was fun.. LOTs of laughs.. A lil background.. My parents were divorced when I was 4 years old... I grew up with my Mom and Sister along with somewhat yearly visits from Dad (unfortunately we weren't close as a result of this- tis OK, water under the bridge).. Anyhoo.... My Mom and Sis are famous for just saying things off the tops of their heads, no real thought... Now, they're not ding-bats or dumb asses...They just move and talk REALLY fast... Who would have thought someone could speak faster than I???? Anyhow... Due to this personality trait, it makes for VERY FUNNY TUMMY-HUGGING TEARS STREAMING LAUGHTER...

Mom was in Shmanera bakery (deli) ordering her lunch..

The boy behind the counter took her order.. and asked what she heard as:

Teenage Boy: "Would you like a quickie?"
Mom: "A quickie? What's a quickie?" (she said this VERY LOUD)
Teenage Boy: "Would you like a COOOOKIE?"

Mom: "OH, no thanks!"

Aboard a plane bound for Aruba, Mom and I are sitting there, HER with headphones on watching a movie... It must have been a rather loud part of the movie, therefore, my Mom, at the top of her lungs ' HEY TRAY? CAN YOU SEE MY MUSTACHE? I BLEACHED IT LAST NIGHT, DOES IT LOOK YELLOW?' I crawled under the seat

When coming out of SHmop and SHtop, my mom flew open the driver side door, hopped in and threw her purse across into the passenger seat and hit a little old lady sitting there.!!! The little old lady yelled. My mom yelled!...Needless to say.. my Mom then went to go and find HER car!

My Sister was driving and her hubby following her in a van... They are pulled up side by side at a red light... My brother in law, puts his van in reverse and makes his van slowly roll backwards.. Whereby.. making my sister feel like HER car is rolling forward, and she was pumping that brake like all-get-out and yelling!!!!!!

I know these stories may not be all that funny to you.. I"m writing them down just so I DONT FORGET.. ;0) So.. in the event, they don't make you smile...

here's Laurel in Reynolds Revue..

The color truly is bright Orange as it's C's favorite color at the moment... Used 2 skeins.. Size3 and Size 7 needles... and its HUGE!.. It's fits MY HEAD...
I have to sew some elastic thread in to bring it in, so she can wear it more easily.
here's a quick glimpse of Drifted Pearls.. My version is better seen here.. I've made 2 and will make a few more as I think these will make beautiful Christmas gifts...

Have a good week...

Monday, October 26, 2009

not a problem....

Went to Stitches East this Friday afternoon with Kim... and saw this cute needle felting kit.. Thought to myself. 'Hmm.. I wonder if I can make that???'... So I tried.. and. .hey this stuff is kinda fun.. "looky there.. I made a pumpkin."Ok.. lets make one more.. and add some color...

and then just a few more...

C got into and she got hooked too .. and here we are!!!!
Talk to ya.. going to make me more pumpkins... I really DON"T have a problem... ;o)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday - random thought....

Why.. why why... is eating cake for breakfast frowned upon.. ? but a muffin is perfectly acceptable...
Both are accomplished by pouring batter into a tin pan...!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Cashcotton - 1.5 skeins.
Sz6 needles.
Made the medium..
as my friend would say, "It's YUGE!"... I have a GINORMOUS head.. and the medium was big on ME... MAKE THE SMALL everyone!

Have a great week.. I'm starting Drifted Pearls tonight.. I CAN'T WAIT!

Friday, October 9, 2009

'You know your Friday is going to suck when....

you go to DD at 5:15 AM, order a coffee, drive to window, pay.. and drive off w/o coffee and don't realize it til you're more than 1/2 way to work!

Question: 'do you turn around?'

Monday, October 5, 2009

Um... pardon?

Since the beginning of September, September 7th to be exact (Labor DAY) til Oct 2nd, I have been to a doctor, ER, or specialist, 11 (ELEVEN).. times! On Oct 2nd, I've pretty much had it with medical professionals.. Nora - Please don't take offense.. I'm just plain worn out...and this is my way of venting.. ALL my kids are back at school, some still on meds.. but almost 100% healthy.. Me? I'm home sick.. I think 'stress' sickness. more than body's release that its OK, for me to now fight.

Last Friday, I boarded yet another elevator to the pediactricians office w/one of my almost 14 yr old sons wearing this.

Complete Elevator Stranger: "So what is that?"
Me: "Um, pardon?'
Stranger: "What are you wearing? What's that called?" Did someone make that FOR you? or did YOU make it?"
Me: "Um, I guess you could call it a wrap or poncho and yes. I made it, Thank you"
Stranger: "Hmph... it's nice." and the lady walks off the elevator...
Me: "Thanks??"

Son: "OH MY GOD!!! - YOUR knitting is SO embarrassing!"

So... this left me thinking.."Hey Rach - Does my wrap SUCK EGGS??"

Here's RoseRed!.. I LOVE LOVE LOVED this pattern.. and I think these WILL be the xmas gifts of choice this year!!!!

I used Sublime Angora Merino - 2 skeins for the Largest hat.
I think I have atleast 1/2 a skein left... It's a quick knit. the yarn it pretty w/a lovely halo. I've used it before.. and may have complained about the eating/inhaling/blinking it out.. but I didn't have that problem this time around... Back to the wrap from hell.. until I buy more yarn... to make

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sugar Maple Shawl

This was a very quick knit.. took me a lil over a week. I ran out of yarn. I knew I was running low.. during the last 2 rows.. so I omitted one row.. and still ran out at the BO.. so I just psso for the remainder of sts.. nobody would know.. cept me...

4 skeins of Sheep Shop Sheep One - next time. get 5!!!
sz 11 needles

Wednesday, September 9, 2009






Thursday, September 3, 2009

some random thoughts

No matter what direction I attempt to open a Yoplait yogurt, it shall spit on my shirt. One exception, the Whips (frozen) - hehe I beat you Yoplait!

If you get a phone call, and you suddenly notice the clickety-clack of typing has stopped?, the cubemate next to you IS eavesdropping!
Watching your daughter play pop-warner football is both "you go girl! show those boys who can put them on their @ss"... and "omg omg omg.. is she getting up? I can't look" {Secretly, the best part, is when we walk across the field after the game and the helmet comes off, and the blond hair falls past the shoulders, all the opposing teams' players and parents w/ their jaws on the ground! - PRICELESS} it's like a movie, man! just need a little backgound strutting music!

MOST of people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook are people that I do know, but I choose not to be friends with
I will never try nor learn how to properly fold a fitted sheet...

Onto some knitting...

Twisted Vine Neckwarmer
1 skein Great Northern Yarn - Mink/Cashmere

Porom by Jared Flood

2 Skeins Queenland Kathmandu DK

Sugar Maple Shawl

4 skeins Sheep Shop - Sheep One

I'm almost 1/2way thru the body of this already and I just started this 2 days ago..... It's a VERY quick knit!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Meet Tink!


My name is Tink!

I was rescued from a local hotdog stand (by this really nice lady (C's godmother), when I was just 5 weeks old.. I'm a big girl now (almost 8 weeks!) as soon as I saw this little girl, I knew she had to be my new mommy!... I love playing with my toys and having my belly rubbed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

YAY! Twins!

My next door neighbors had a set of twins.. Boy and girl... This is for Chloe... Yarn is Punta del Este - Lava Space dyed.... working on the boys.. in the same yarn just in muted blue tones.. :)

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

feelin loopy

The Loopy Lace Scarf

Pattern called for sz4 needles and Frog Tree Alpaca Melange.I started and got about 3inches into the start.. and it was resulting in such a tight fabric. So, I frogged and upped the needle size to sz6s... and started again.. STILL to tight.. not lacey nor loopy...
Lastly, I upped to sz8s for the honeycomb pattern throughout the scarf.. HOWEVER, for the keyholes (yes, there are TWO of them)... I used sz4 needles, so that it tightened up and had clean neat lines... I think I'll lightly block it...but I'll leave it up to LYS Judy to decide...

Have a good week all!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

I know I know.. it's been like FOR-EVAH...I've been teaching a Domino class at the LYS. This is a first for me... As Kimmy politely said, 'Just don't yell at them'... LOL!
My next post I hope to have pics of each students project!
I have been busy completing some FO whilst watching this lil lady...

Berrocco Comfort Chunky - 5 skeins
Sz 11 needle

The #13 Dropped Stitch Scarf from VK ( just waiting to be blocked)
GGH Cadiz -5 skeins
Sz 5 needle

Classic Elite Inca Alpaca - 4 skeins
Sz 9 needle

Have a good week all!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fallen Leaf Scarflette

Yay!!! I finished this...

I wish I could say it was fun...Let's just was a bit challenging..LOTS of yo's...and the mohair was a bit tricky using nickel plated needles and sticky when you have to rip out a few stitches... but I'm happy with the end result.. It will make a nice gift.

Used Sz 6 needles.. and one skein Madil Yarns Kid Seta that was gifted to me by Judy! a doll.. in a pale pale pink, of which I had less than one yard left!

Friday, April 10, 2009

2 days left

So.. This whole Lent thing... 

When hubby and I were married, he asked that our future children be brought up Catholic. I didn't have a problem with it.. I had MANY a friend who were and they turned out OK (mostly).. ;).. and afterall I was marrying a Catholic... So, this year, I tried to set a positive example and sacrificed (gave up) something for lent... What that was? BUYING YARN!.. I decided for the next 40+ days.. that I shall ONLY knit from what was in the stash.. ONLY!!! 
Here's one stash buster

Size small
Alpaca with a Twist Socrates - less than one SKEIN!!!
Sz6 needles

2 MORE DAYS.. well really.. 4.. since... I can't pick up what I have on 'hold' til Tuesday.. AHAHAHHHHAH

Bang head  HERE

and HERE

and HERE



Happy Easter ALL!

Friday, March 27, 2009

GOD this is funny!

Take a potty break and THEN click here and read.. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


here you go Rach!!!!

Berroco Ultra Alpaca in yummy Couscous
epaulets to add interest
and the PERFECT leather buttons from Kim
pattern will be available soon.........

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Breakfast Mitts

Kimmy gave me these beautiful distressed leather buttons a few months ago.. As soon as I saw them, I knew they had to paired with Berrocco Ultra Alpaca Couscous.. Just didn't quite know what exactly.. Yesterday, I was just fiddling and this is what I came up with... well the 1st of the pair that is...

Yarn: Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (color: couscous)
Needles : sz5 for cuffs, sz6 for the body of mitt

Onto the second mitt!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Heroine is done... but she's not savin' anybody!

It's done. but looks like poo ON the bod.... ugh...

Friday, March 13, 2009

and ANOTHER!!!! YAY!

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Leslie!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Heroine update....I ripped out the sleeves 4 times.. til I was able to get them to fit in where the sleeve 'should' go.. let's just say THEY FIT...... spent the afternoon sewing it all together.. but its going to get felted.. and I'm going to felt living crap out of it.. so as to cover as many mistakes (if any - b/c quite honestly I don't know if there are any) but hopefully in the end I"ll have a nicely felted jacket.. or SOMEONE else shall.. if it doesn't fit me... and not owe my Mom a new washer in the making! so tomorrow's lunch hour shall be action packed, people!

In the mean time, I started a pair of socks.. toe up, waffle stitch pattern.. not a big deal really.. just been wanting to get something done to with this sock yarn... that I can actually fit on my feet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sooo...? Let's say it's April 19th...

I have to eat these BEFORE my lunch hour at noon  ??? :oP

Monday, February 16, 2009

PB & D

PB & D
Originally uploaded by TLCknits
Dakota has a peanut butter problem.. and just to give you some perspective on how big this dog really is.. He weighs approx 100lbs.. and that jar? is the BIGass jar.. the one you get from the BOTTOM shelf at supermarket! I think he may be the next featured junkie on Intervention! Although he is MONSTROUS.. he's the most gentle freight train to ever mow you down (b/c you know.. a 100lb retreiver canNOT stop on a dime!)in the street whilst wizzing like a sprinkler just to show you how excited he is to see YOU...

And I attempted to sew up the Heroine.. and well.. it's CUFFED.. :) and I threw in corner.. Sinatra's made use of it.. for now.. I'll just recycle it, when he gets up...
Further, I finished the Fan Neckwarmer.. I like it.. VERY simple pattern... 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fleece Earflap Hat

This was THE best instant gratification project to date...Took me one day!.. and the knitting in of the fleece was fun and different.. The fleece from Marvelous Merino's Etsy shop is WONDERFUL!!!!... you have to try it!...incredibly soft!!! 

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande
Fleece: Marvelous Merino's Natural  Top (undyed)
Size made: Youth 

The last two pictures were taken BEFORE I beat the fleece (ahem felted, the fleece w/a brush.) and trimmed it up.

C likes it.. I still have a good amount left of the fleece.. I'm guessing enough to thrumb some mittens, so the remainder WILL get used.! Love this stuff!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

BAMBO update

Just wanted to let everyone know.. No animals were harmed in any anyway in the posting of this message. Bambo and friends still pillage the neighborhoods' bushes.. (Just not at my house).. :) Problem solved = wrapped all bushes in birdnetting..:)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Holy Crap.. its Bambo!

You had a full day.. .You worked all day...You go to your twins' parent meeting at the high school, because they're going to be freshmen next year.. (how did that happen?) You get home, clean up the mess in the kitchen that the family left for you..whilst cursing under your breath.... You're exhausted.. and go to bed.. you're asleep within 5 min.. Then, you are startled awake around midnight by what sounds like someone walking around the front walk of the house and the driveway with what sounds like they're wearing snow shovels for shoes! No, I don' t have super sonic ears.. ok.. well, I do... BUT I ALSO HAVE a shitload of ice all over my driveway and walkaway.. FYI - Please don't come to my house as I'm sure I will lose it in court, once the UPS guy comes to deliver some package and slips... In fact.. I'm thinking of posting a sign in my yard stating for all packages to be delivered up the driveway via the curling method as seen in the Winter Olympics. Prizes may be drawn from mailbox, take any bill you like.

Anyhow, back to the 'HOLY CRAP, who's outside!!!?'... b/c they are REALLY freaking loud.. you try to peek out blinds, but you can't see anything. So you creep down the stairs and look out the little window adjacent to the front door...and still nothing.. so you open the door slightly.. and what do you see???a big ASS deer!.. I don't mean a little doe..... I mean A BIG ASS DEER w/ ANTLERS (it's freaking BAMBO!!!) and he's got 3 of his friends with him...( I think one of them was smoking)... Anyhow, I quietly SHOO them all away.. no problem.. it'll only take about an hour for my BP to regulate.. and I fall back asleep.. and then wouldn't you know it...the SOB +3 came back again. Which I promptly thumped hubby and asked that he take care of he creeps down the stairs and slowly opens front door.. and yells 'HEAYAH!' I think one of them ran straight into the side of my neighbor's house...
Tonight...? LOCK and LOAD, baby.. beebee style

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Domino Scarf

Completed my Domino Scarf..
Domino Scarf
: Classic Elite Princess, #3438 approx 325 yrd
Needles: US5

Scarf constructed with each block/triangle picked up and added on to previous block/triangle....
Have a great weekend all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Please please please

Let there be no school today... I just don't think I could cope today!

I want to stay home w/Mommy and make these..

Thursday, January 1, 2009