Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday Joke

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice; picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange and grapefruit trees. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!" The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked." Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

Moral: Old men can still think fast.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Two Done

Vade's socks are done.

He wears them with his Crocs, of course!

And these fingerless mitts are going to
Australia for Crystal.

I'm going to make another pair for Janet, Todd's fiance, and hats for the two boys. I'm going to have plenty of knitting time on the flight.

Finally Complete

First Pair of Socks Posted by Picasa

I imposed some limitations on my knitting because I had way too many projects going on at once. I now only allow myself to start a new project once I've finished an old project that's already been started. I finished these socks on Friday night! I just love them and can feel the sock making addiction already. Since I finished these on Friday, I began the "Oh So Soft Baby Blanket" pattern found here over the weekend. I was feeling under the weather this weekend so I've made a lot of progress on this blanket, which will hopefully be finished by the end of the week. Before I can start another project, I'll be finishing my blue seed stitch scarf, which will most likely turn into a present for someone.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Nonexistent Sock Pattern

Ok, I need some help here. I bought some super thin cotton yarn/thread that I want to use to knit some men's dress socks. Unfortunately, I did what I always do: I bought the yarn without finding a pattern first. So, now I have this beautiful yarn that would make some nice socks, but I can't find a pattern that uses thin yarn & small needles (I'm thinking like either 000 or 00 dpns). If anyone comes across a pattern that I could use, please send it my way! Thanks all!

Sunday Joke

As if you couldn't tell by now, not only do I use this blog to share my recent knitting projects, but I also use the blog to stop the e-mails I would otherwise send to your In-Box and just post all the funnies I come across. So, here's another funny I found. Can't take credit for it, since I got to it from Sunday Undies. Hope you find it as funny I did.

Friday, February 24, 2006

New Year's Resolution

In the year 2006 I resolve to:
Having a sex change operation.

Get your resolution here

Seriously, that's what the compooter said. Hee hee!

Law and Order Fans

You must check out this. You won't believe what one can do with some needles and yarn.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Olympic Gold!

I finished my event... The Hallowig for Rachel. She will be getting her hair cut off next week, so I will mail it to her right away.

I can't help smiling at the photo...it really is a cute pattern!

Now to finish Vade's socks...


Basketweave Baby Blanket

I finished the Knitting Olympics!! I spent the weekend at Fran and Pop pop's house in Plainview, which is always relaxing, giving me lots of time to knit up a storm (actually knit up a baby blanket). I love the way this blanket turned out. It's for my cousin who is expecting a baby soon. She doesn't know if it's a boy or a girl, so I went with the Antique White of Lion Brand's A Pound of Love. If you ever have to make a baby blanket, and you're on a tight budget, definitely use A Pound of Love. This is the second baby blanket I've made with it, and you will not be disappointed. For the third baby blanket that I'm making, I'm using the Oh So Soft Baby Blanket pattern and this time, I'm using A Pound of Love in Lavender.

But, before I go and start yet another project, I have vowed that I need to finish one incomplete project that I've neglected. Right now, I'm working on the third sock of four socks (two pairs). It's a long story, but to sum it up, I made two socks using Lion Brand's Magic Strips in the Stonewashed Blue Pattern that don't match, so I'm knitting up identical pairs for each of the non-matching socks. JaKnit and Maire wear their socks all the time, and especially with my Croc addiction and with Spring around the corner, I need to finish these darn socks. I vow that I will finish the third sock before I start another project. Let's hope I keep that vow!Posted by Picasa

I'm really into these survey things...

Maybe it's because I love reading other people's responses, and also being creative about my own. So please, join in on my survey craze and complete. I promise, it's fun!

Four Jobs You Have Had In Your Life
1. Sales Associate at The Gap
2. Hostess at Lonestar Steakhouse
3. Intern at the Legal Aid Society's Health Law Unit in Harlem, NY
4. Therapist for an autistic boy

FourMovies You Could Watch Over and Over
1. Notting Hill
2. Some Kind of Wonderful
3. Apollo 13
4. Almost Famous

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
1. Gray's Anatomy
2. Law and Order
3. Sex and the City
4. ER

Four Places You Have Lived
1. Brooklyn, NY
2. New Orleans, LA
3. Columbia, MD
4. Baltimore, MD

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation
1. Israel
2. Paris, France
3. Bahamas
4. Ireland

Four Websites You Visit Daily
1. Yahoo.com
2. Cnn.com
3. CrazyAuntPurl.com.
4. Popsugar.com

Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday Joke

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bundle Up New Orleans

As you know, New Orleans is a very special place to me, and I think this is a great way to contribute while doing something we love. Bundle Up New Orleans needs knitted and crocheted items for hurricane survivors since winter is upon the city. I know that JaKnit's synagogue already participates in the Knitzvah Project, and maybe the donated items could be sent to New Orleans. We should try to send a few things soon since the winter won't last long, but the items are definitely needed. Also, if you don't have enough time to knit and just have some yarn lying around that could be knit into functional warm accessories, we can send that as well.

Wednesday Joke

A guy stuck his head into a barber shop and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looked around the shop full of customers and said, "About 2 hours." The guy left.

A few days later the same guy stuck his head in the door and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looked around at the shop and said, "About 3 hours." The guy left.

A week later the same guy stuck his head in the shop and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looked around the shop and said, "About an hour and half." The guy left.

The barber turned to a friend and said, "Hey, Bill, do me a favor. Follow that guy and see where he goes. He keeps asking how long he has to wait for a haircut, but then he doesn't ever come back."

A little while later, Bill returned to the shop, laughing hysterically. The barber asked, "So where does that guy go when he leaves?" Bill looked up, tears in his eyes and said...

"Your house."

Monday, February 13, 2006

A Drinking Game

In case you need a reason to drink (like we ever NEED a reason) while knitting during the Knitting Olympics, here you go. I'll try to post my progress tonight on the baby blanket for my cousin. How's everyone else doing?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Guaranteed to Keep You Entertained (for a little while at least)

I am nerdier than 10% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out! 'The
I am 16% loser. What about you? Click here to find out!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Need to Gasp in Amazement?

Then look at You Knit What, because the pieces that people have knitted are hysterical, and absolutely horrendous. Make sure to check out the archives because there have been a number of serious offenders over the past year. Which one do you gasp at the most?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Someone Stop Me!!!

SO, I was too sick to go to work today (cough, cough, waa, waa) so I went to A.C. Moore to get yarn for the Hallowig (the Lion Suede was too heavy) and on the way back I stopped at Yesterday's Rose
The sale of the day was 75% off clothes. Sweaters are regularly priced at $4, so YOU do the MATH!! The gray one on the right is already in pieces and starting to be rolled. Lookin' at some socks! See the yellow one with the brown cuff? Brand new and homemade!!! No labels, no nothin!

Someone spent a lot of talent
on this sweater. Shall I frog it?

Beautiful Vintage Patterns and Some Power Walking and Knitting

A Good Yarn has beautiful vintage patterns. I could see Natalie knitting one of these sweaters some day.

So, this past weekend, Noah and I went up to Aunt and Uncle's house to get our treadmill that's been hanging out in their basement ever since we moved out of my childhood home. I really wanted it, since lately I've been catching up with lots of friends over dinner. By the time I get home, I'm just too pooped to be running to the gym (even if it is only one tenth of a mile away and I can actually see the gym from my neighborhood). We got the treadmill on Sunday, and after very little effort, it is now very nicely positioned in front of the teley. Then, last night, after sitting on my tush for 2 hours knitting the pretty purple scarf for Ms. Michelle, I came up with a brilliant idea.

Okay, it wasn't my idea so I'll give credit where credit is due. I read about the whole walking while knitting thing on someone else's blog a while ago (can't remember what blog), but it's been too cold to be traipsing about outside on the Howard County paths while knitting. So, last night, I went downstairs, turned on an episode of Friends, and got on the treadmill and power walked while knitting, watching some TV, exactly what I was doing upstairs, but without the walking of course. Okay, y'all are thinking I'm nuts but it wasn't hard at all! I walked for over 30 minutes, at a decently fast pace, and made some progress on Michelle's scarf. Michelle's scarf only requires stockinette stitch, so there was no need to refer to a pattern. I can't imagine knitting a sock or following any sort of pattern while on the treadmill - I'm not that good and THAT would definitely be dangerous. But I can imagine having a treadmill project, a project easy enough to work on while walking on treadmill and most likely to be given as a birthday gift, probably YAS (yet another scarf). So, ya'll think I'm nuts but just wait and see - I'll be 10 scarves along and 10 pounds lighter.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Awesome Yarn Site


Definitely check out this link for cheap yarn. I'm not sure about the shipping cost, but they definitely have some cool cheap yarn.

Football and Knitting

There's nothing like the reactions you get when you bring your latest knitting project to a Superbowl party. Not only was everyone giving me their shoe size for a knitted pair of socks, but it's great to see reactions when I go from knitting to screaming at the TV about the referee's call on the field. It's just too weird for some people.

In other news, how good was Grey's Anatomy last night? Noah and I left the SB party early to get back in time to watch the show comfy in bed. Great show, so funny, intense, dramatic, can't wait until next week, the usual. If you aren't watching it, you're missing out!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

My Knitting Olympics Event

I have chosen my challenge and I will explain: Rachel is the 27-year old daughter of friends from our synagogue. A few weeks ago she had a lumpectomy for breast cancer and will be undergoing chemo for a year. She started a blog Team Rachel so we can follow her progress including going shopping for wigs.

So, I remembered a Knitty pattern Hallowig that I am going to make for her. I'm going to find some very soft yarn even though the pattern calls for acrylics.

So, that's my plan. I'm starting training by going to Michaels in a few minutes. See you at the opening ceremonies!

Friday, February 03, 2006

I can't believe how cheap it is!

I stumbled across HandPaintedYarn.com and I cannot get over how inexpensive the yarn is and how cheap the shipping is. It's definitely worth checking out and if anyone's going to purchase something, let me know cause maybe I'll join in with you.

Oh, and check out the front page of MagKnits. This would go great with Jaknit's new knitting bag.

Spice it up at Work

Knock Knock has nothing to do with knitting, but it's a fun and funny way to spice things up at work, or at home, or wherever you need a little spicing up. Be sure to look at the notepads and stickies. There are some real funny goods.

Also, I've decided what I will be knitting for the Knitting Olympics 2006. I had bought a pattern for a pink wrap around sweater at Michaels, and the yarn to go with it, but never got around to knitting it. I think my aversion to starting the project was that it was a sweater, and I've only started a sweater, never knitted a full one before. Knitting Olympics 2006 seems like the best excuse to jump right into and complete it. What's everyone else going to knit?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


If you need something to stimulate your brain for a few minutes, but can't pick up any needles, try this crossword puzzle or this crossword puzzle from the Daily Knitter. The numbers are hard to see, but it's guaranteed to keep your attention for at least 7 minutes. If you are more of a word search kinda person, try this.