Monday, September 24, 2007

It's Monday again?

Okay, so there's no new finished objects to report on. But I do have a new project in the works. I'm working on making beer cozies. I have two or three different patterns, and I already have one made (so I lied...there's one FO). If anyone reading this has made any, I'd love to see pics and find out if you were satisfied. I think these would be excellent Christmas gifts for our friends here in town. All of our friends from college that still live close try to get together once a month (more now that football has started up) for a little party, and these would be great gifts for those people on the "12 Month Party Plan". So, I'm all ears...I'm open to suggestions.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wow! That was a fast weekend!

Okay, absolutely no knitting done this weekend. NONE. Friday, we went out to dinner with friends and I spent the rest of the night getting ready for Saturday. Saturday, we met up with my parents to celebrate Trail of Tears, and we rode the motorcycles all day. I finally got a little knitting done last night while watching the Emmys.

What I'm Watching - Degrassi. I've seen all the old episodes about 12 times each, but I've gotten the husband hooked, so I'm watching them all again ( and learning how obsessed I really am).

What I'm Reading - Still the Laurell K. Hamilton book.

What I'm Listening to - Still a playlist of randomness.

Okay, I'll post TOT pictures when I get them from my mom. I took NO pictures.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I'm trying...

Okay....So the last post and all of the ufo's? Not much to tell...I did finish the wristlets, and promptly cast on another. I should have several, since I have the coldest hands in the world.

The kiddo had his first soccer game last weekend. Does that officially make me a soccer mom? I don't think I'm ready for that title yet.

So--here's my list of randomness for this week.

What I'm watching - Corner Gas. WGN just started airing episodes last night, and I'm hooked.
What I'm reading - Laurell K. Hamilton's " Incubus Dreams". I'm trying to do this whole "read a book a week" thing. Part of that is exploring new authors that I've never read. Always looking for suggestions. I'll read anything.
What I'm listening to- this week is a random week. I go from Dr. Dre to the Grateful Dead in 0-2 seconds. I'm just keeping the iPod on random.

I'm also starting the major diet today! No more Little Debbie Cakes! No more chocolate! (Except for maybe just a little dark chocolate. It's good for the old ticker, I hear.)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm still here!!!!

Okay, I know I haven't posted in months, but I've decided to at least start posting once a week. I have so many things on the needles, that it's insane. I have major project ADD.
Here's the rundown:
1) Cedar Creek socks from BMFA in STR Farmhouse - I'm just past the gusset on the second sock. I'm moving slow because I a) have way too many projects going and b) it's too damned hot to wear socks.
2) Tiny socks - I'm making little tiny socks out of scrap sock yarn for Christmas ornaments. I've done about 10.
3) Socks for Vance - My kiddo asked for socks, so I'm doing him a pair of simple socks in this green Trekking that I have.
4) Wrist Warmers - I've been wanting to make a pair, because my hands are always cold, so I'm doing the Knitty Gritty Wristlets from Marnie McLean in some leftover L&V. I'm almost done with the second one.
5) Chevron Scarf from LMKG- I'm doing this in two crazy colors of KnitPicks Memories- Hawaii and Spring Prairie. It's GORGEOUS and so bright and Frank-ish that I've decided to call it the "Costanza Scarf".
6) (Yes, I have 6 things on the needles) Ballband Dishcloth from MDK - In beige and black Peaches n Cream.

Other than that, this is what I'm doing--

What I'm working on- Getting a Ruben Studdard concert off without a hitch.

What I'm watching - Yesterday, I watched the Oxygen marathon of Pasadena. They do this once a year, and I watch the entire show every time. Love it!

What I'm reading - "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore....LOVE it!

What I'm listening to- Don't laugh...My Chemical Romance

So...until next time...I promise it won't be two months!

Monday, June 11, 2007

WWKIP Day? Missed it.

Okay, so Saturday was WWKIP day. I didn't K at all, in P or otherwise. It's surprising, because I'm always K'ing. But I had good reason.

We got up Saturday morning, hopped on the bike and headed to Memphis. We got to our room, checked in, and headed to the Flying Saucer for beer and lunch. (Purple Haze on tap and brats...perfect meal.) After a nap, we headed to Huey's for more beer, and to Rendevouz for ribs! We walked down to Beale and hung out at Silky's for awhile, and realized that it was really late, so we stumbled back to our room.

After a fabulous breakfast on Sunday, we rode back with perfect weather. All in all, it was a perfect weekend.

Now, as for Sunday night's festivities, I was less than impressed. I'm talking about the Sopranos finale. I was super pumped about how Phil got what was coming to him, but less than pumped about the rest. Tonight's the Big Love season premiere. Yay!!!!!

Here's a list for this week. Not the same as previous lists, but here we go.

Top 5 Bars

5. Silky O' Sullivans, Memphis - Dueling pianos, Diver buckets, a goat that lives there. What else do you need?

4. Bumpers Bar & Grill, Iron City, TN - Ahh, the redneck hangout of my youth. Many a Friday (and Saturday) were wasted (oh, wait...I was wasted) here. I haven't been back in years, but it's still a fave.

3. Flying Saucer, Several locations - I live in a town with no draft beer whatsoever. So this is like Mecca.

2. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Nashville, TN - Shoulder to shoulder drunk people singing country songs as loud as they possibly can. Not for the faint of heart. Actually, not for the sober.


1. Florabama, Orange Beach, AL & Pensacola, FL - You gotta love a bar that gets partially destroyed by a hurricane, and instead of rebuilding, just straps a tarp over the broken parts. Classic white trash bar. I make a annual pilgrimage to Mullet Toss, which is a huge celebration around people throwing fish across the state line. It's the best.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Everybody's Workin' for the Weekend

I love that song. Anyhoo, I'm ready for today to be OVER. The old man and I are hopping on the motorcycle bright & early tomorrow for an "adults only" trip to Memphis. We just need to get away and this is going to be great...even if it does rain!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday, Monday

This weekend was entirely too short. The majority of my weekend was spend finishing the first Charade sock, casting on the second, and watching a marathon of Hex on BBC America.

Let's kick off the week with a list of things...

Things that make me Happy!

- The kiddo's laugh
- Red Vines
- BBC America (considering that we've been intimate all weekend)
- The fact that I get off work in 37 minutes!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

In progress

Charade sock
Originally uploaded by christa.martin

Look what I learned to do! I will now have pics!!!!!
This is the Charade sock in L&V Yarn (Bear Lady of Peckham). This is such a great pattern. Not only is it fun to make, the pattern is fun to read, also!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hopping Through the Forest

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Little Bunny Foo Foo Socks!!!!! Finished them last night and cast on the Charade sock in Lime & Violet "Bear Lady" yarn. Yay!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I'm so glad that Memorial Day weekend is over! It was fun, but I'm tired from my long weekend! My inlaws were in town for the kiddo's baptism on Sunday, so it's been one thing after another. I have gotten a lot of work done on my LBFF sock, and I should finish it up tonight.

Here's a list of things for today....

Things I Don't Like So Much
- Coming back to work after a long weekend
-Stacks of mail
- My desk (can't see it for all of the paperwork)

Things I LOVE
- The Girls Next Door
- Little kiddie crayon drawings
- Diet Sunkist
- Red Starbursts

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I've been tagged!

Jackie tagged here goes.

The rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven other people and list their names on your blog. Then you leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I'm allergic to maple syrup. Well, actually, all things maple. It truly puts a damper on eating pancakes.
2. I have freakishly long toes. They really could be fingers. I should be knitting gloves for my feet.
3. I've eaten fried squirrel. Yes, I know that automatically makes me a redneck, but I'm okay with that. I do other redneck things.
4. I went to Disney World with our marching band when I was a Sophomore in high school. As I was going to ride Space Mountain for the fifth time, I saw a huge commotion. It was Michael Jackson.
5. I was married in Jamaica. Just me and the hubby. (and I was 5 months pregnant.)
6. The lead singer for Widespread Panic held a hotel elevator open for me as I was leaving my room to go to...a Widespread show. This was after I chased the bass player down in my car in the parking lot. I have pictures. Somewhere.
7. I have an excellent sense of direction.

ok...who shall I tag?

1. Sydney
2. NotScarlett
3. Tara
4. Wierdlings
5. Mama Turtle
6. Tammany the Yarn Diva
7. Kraftie

Go forth and blog!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Saturday's Alright for Knitting

Well, the Twist and Shout sock...NO MORE. Frogged that baby. I think it was more "knitter error" than anything, but it just wasn't working for me. I've decided that the Little Bunny Foo Foo is so gorgeous that I'm just doing a...sock. No pattern. Just sock.

I'm going to try to take some pics this weekend to update my Ravelry site. I heart Ravelry, but I just haven't had the time to update as much as I'd like.

Until later...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm such a sheep...

I saw this on a couple of other blogs, so I'm going to be a copycat.

Bold for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you're not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (okay, partially...I'm not officially done, but close.)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Post Mother's Day!

My Mother's Day Weekend couldn't have been any better. It was the first weekend in almost a month that I had absolutely NOTHING planned. I finished my Jaywalkers, worked on my Twist & Shout, ripped out the T&S, restarted the T&S, ripped out the T&S, and restarted the T&S. (I really should think about swatching.) Saturday, I had some well deserved pool time, after which I turned a nice shade of maroon. Sunday, after church, I sat on the porch and knit while the boys played in the pool. My Mother's Day present was an iTunes gift card. My boys totally know how to make me and yarn!

So...on with the week!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Long blog

It's been awhile. I've finished a lot of socks since the last post. So many, in fact, that I'm going to have to go back and see what fo's are lying around. I recently finished a pair of Jaywalkers in Patons Kroy sock. And then I promptly cast on... a pair of Jaywalkers in Patons Kroy Sock! I'm one original beeya.

Also on the needles...the Twist & Shout sock in Little Bunny Foo Foo (STR) and the never ending Clapotis. I'll be working on that one until the end of time.

Since I haven't blogged in awhile, I want to do something fun.

Things I Love Today!
- Sock yarn
- York mints
- Strappy peep toe wedge heels
- Headbands
- Orange post it notes

Things I Loathe Today :(
- Work
- Work
- Work
- Work
- Work

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I love sinus infections...

But really...who doesn't? At least the meds are fun.

Anyhoo, finished two (count em! two!) Jayne hats this weekend. Wool of the Andes is fabulous to work with. I will absolutely use it again. Now, the old man and I can be matchy-matchy in our hats.

Finished my crazy may be a little too crazy for me. It knitted up quickly as I was waiting in the doctor's office on Monday.

I'm working on that darned Twilight Zone sock. We're going on a road trip this weekend, so that means "knitting time!". I'm trying to decide my next project....I have some Knitpicks Memories in the Smores colorway, and I was thinking about Monkey from Who knows? I tend to have project a.d.d. these days. Who am I kidding? I have regular a.d.d. everyday!

Work has been a total suck-fest this week, so I'm ready for some well needed tv & knitting time tonight. I bet I can get through the heel of this sock while watching the Office, Grey's, 30 Rock, and Nashville Star. (God, I love tivo.)

The man is supposed to help me post pics this weekend, so my many fans can do more than read words. Words, words, words.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Friday!!! Woo hoo!!!

I'm a sucky blogger. And I can't figure out how to get pics on here. Because I'm computer illiterate.

Here is what is on/off the needles:
-Hedera's are done! They're kind of wonky, but after blocking, they should be cute. I modified the pattern due to the yarn I was using, but they turned out pretty cool.
- My mom gave me this funky yarn for's a crazy fluffy mess with extra long eyelash mixed in. It's way crazy, but I decided to cast it on just to see what it looks like. It looks like...crazy. And I like it, so I'm doing a long, funky scarf with it.
- The second "Twilight Zone" sock. The first was ugly, but I'm having problems with just having one finished sock. It haunts me, so I'm making it's mate.
- My Knit Picks order came yesterday, and I'm casting on a Jayne Cobb hat tonight. The husband watched "The Message" last week, and was asking about the hat. I had already decided to make him one as a surprise, so I guess I need to go ahead and get it made.

Oh well...back to work and watching the clock!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Uninspiring Gloves

Well, after starting, restarting, starting, and restarting a pair of fingerless gloves from One Skein, I've frogged for the last time. I just wasn't feeling it. get over my malaise, I decided to cast on Hedera from Knitting in Cascade Pima Tencel. I love this yarn, and I've adjusted the pattern to make up for it, since it's a little chunkier. It gives it a fun look. Love that the color.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Mittens from hell

Well, King Kong's mittens are finished. They're giant. I can't wait to felt them and get pics up. I'm making a hat to go with them, but I'm not going to felt it. I think I might rip out what I've done and do a smaller Calometry instead. Who knows? Oh well....Yay for the weekend so I can knit a lot!!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blah, blah. blah

I totally would rather be at home than at work today. I still can't get the digital cam to work so I can post pics, so the blog will be boring for right now.

Finished the first "Twilight Zone" sock, and IT IS HIDEOUS. So, I can either frog it, or make another and have hideous house socks. I'm just not feeling it right now.

I finished my first mitten, and it's huge! I'm done with the band on the second, and I can't wait to see my finished product. I think they're going to be supercute!

Until later....

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I'm a bad, bad blogger.

I've been such a blogging slacker. One of my resolutions is to actually maintain a knitting blog in 2007. I've compiled some other resolutions (knitting and otherwise): 1. Knitting Blog 2. Lose 10 lbs. 3. Tackle cables (that scares the crap out of me) 4. complete 10 pairs of socks 5. Learn to spin.

I spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day starting on number 4. I have two skeins of Bernat Sox that the hubby gave me for my birthday, so I'm doing a pair of simple socks (using a lion brand pattern) out of them. I had one skein of pink and one of blue, so I'm doing a stripe. (That's why I chose the simple pattern). I turned the heel on sock one last night.

Here's my knitting queue for the next month:
1. Finish blue and pink simple known as the "Twilight Zone Socks", because that's what I watched nonstop for two days while working on them.
2. Fingerless mitts from OneSkein...I have some grey fingering weight that I'm going to use.
3. Felted mittens. Mom gave me some "Felt it" yarn and a mitten pattern for Christmas, so I better cast that on!
4. Find something to use all of the alpaca that I got for Christmas. Looking for suggestions....When I get the camera working, I'll post pics.

Happy New Year!!!