Monday, February 25, 2008

Grab a cup of coffee & get comfortable

Wow, I can't believe it has taken me so long to update. Life has just been a little busy lately. But before I begin my tales of what has been going on, let me start with the fact that I am going to be bowling for Junior Achievement on March 7th. To say that I am a pathetic excuse for a bowler would be putting it nicely, but I'm going to go out and make the effort to raise a little money for the cause. If you would like to help a girl out, you can visit my fundraising page here.

Ok, now let's get down to what has been going on the last few weeks. Hmmm, where to start. I guess I should start with the fact that the drama that has been going on seems to be calming down some and looks to be getting better. If it will only quit raining so the migraines will go away. But instead of talking about that, let's discuss what movies I've seen . In the theatre, I've seen Definitely, Maybe & Spiderwick. Definitely Maybe was a very cute film. I just love Ryan Reynolds, he is such a cutie!! We took the little man to see Spiderwick on President's Day. I think I jumped more than he did (but then, I do startle very easily). On DVD, I've seen Becoming Jane about the life of Jane Austin, We Own the Night which was much better than I expected, Good Luck Chuck which was funny, Sydney White a cute little teen movie, The Jane Austin Book Club which was excellent in my opinion and the third Pirates of the Carribean movie which was ok. I still want to see Jumper and The Other Boleyn Girl in the theatre and No Reservations on DVD. Oh and I also spent a Sunday afternoon watching the last five episodes of Band of Brothers on the History Channel. With all the rain and cold here it has been perfect TV and movie weather, if only there were some decent TV. I do admit to my guilty pleasures of Project Runway, Make me a Supermodel and One Tree Hill.

I've also spent an evening at Sip n' Strokes with a couple of girlfriends. We painted Funky Trees. It is a definite that I will NOT be the next Vincent Van Gogh. But it was a lot of fun once I figured out that I pretty much sucked and let go of my Type A personality. Below is a picture of my masterpiece (with my cat Loverboy who wouldn't get out of the picture).

Funky Trees

Ok, now some pictures of some actual Finished objects. Below is a picture of my Tam that I did from the Three Tams pattern on It was an easy project. There is also a picture of me actually wearing the tam that is not so wonderful.

Here are my finished S.E.X. and Candy Monkey socks. They make quite a splash and I love them!! I've also finished another pair of Monkey socks, but since they are for a friend, you will just have to wait for the picture.

In other news, we told the little man last week that we are going to Disney World for spring break. He is totally Psyched!! It will be a quick whirlwind trip with three days in the park, but I know he is going to love it and we will all be exhasted. This will be his very first plane ride. I'm not sure which he is more excited about, the plane ride or Disney World.

I'm also supposed to have a friend coming to town on Friday that I have not seen in almost eleven years. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing happens. It will be good to see each other again and catch up in person.

And now..... to the recent Stash enhancements of the month.

First up is the February Club selection from Yarn4socks. It is a semi-solid yarn from Yarntini called Berrytini. You can't tell from the picture, but it has specks of a berry pink in it.

Then are the monthly selections from ArtWalk Sock Club and DkKnits. The Art Walk yarn is based on the painting Discarded Roses by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (it is the yarn on the left) and the yarn on the right is my February yarn from DkKnits called Make My Day Award.
Here is some Sophies Toes that I got. On the left is American Patchwork and on the left is Muir Woods, that I got out of a swap with Darlene.

Some more Sophies Toes.........Love is on top and Froggy is on bottom.

And then finally, my Woolgirl order that came today. I got some Yarn Love in Bayfield Apple (left) and some Unique Sheep in Woolgirl with a twist (right).

Later this week the Easter Beagle kits should ship from Woolgirl and next week is march so you know that means new club shipments. I've got to go knit now.........


Bubblesknits said...

I love, love, love that tam! The colors are gorgeous! It reminds me, too, that I need to get up to In The Making and buy my supplies for your class. :-)

BTW, those Sex and Candy socks rock! The dyer is awesome. *snicker*

Alissa said...


I am so jealous that you went to Sip N' Strokes. You definitely need to let me know the next time you go so that I can tag along. Your painting is beautiful. Hope to see you soon!

msubulldog said...

That Sips & Strokes place sounds so cool. I LOVE your painting. (I'm kinda a swirly girl, so I am really diggin' those trees!)

jennyhope said...

I love the picture you painted!! I was supposed to go there once and couldn't! how fun!!

pjbknit said...

Your tam looks great! We must be related-the sock yarn gene and I have had migraines for three days now.

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

Your painting is GREAT!!! I am quite impressed!!!

Ohhhh......yarn/crack....I'm soooo jealous!! LOL!!

I can't WAIT for the tam class!!! We are going to have a BLAST!!

I must second Jesi's comments....the Sex and Candy socks DO rock and INDEED the dyer is awesome!!!!

J. Denae said...

Hey Suz! Good to "hear" from you again! Glad things are calming down a bit.

tonni said...

I LOVE your picture!!!! It is so bright and colorful. This sips and strokes is something that i've been interested in doing sometime... sounds like SO much fun!

The tam looks wonderful and I'm soooo envious of your stash enhancement :)

Holly said...

Your Tam is gorgeous and I love it on you, silly. Look at all that yummy yarn porn. Can't wait to see you tomorrow night.

Heather said...

I watched The Jane Austen Bookclub last night and I really liked it too. I love your painting!
Your yarn stash is killing me. I just ordered a few skeins from a friend's new etsy shop and can hardly wait for them to arrive.

Bibby said...

In spite of what you say, I love your painting & WOULD hang it in my house!!
The tam is awesome.......can't wait!!!