Friday, December 2, 2011

If you like it then you should have put a hat on it!

How long have I been knitting? (since 2001 but who's counting) And every Christmas I would get all crazy town trying to finish up socks and scarves and sweaters and blankets and fall miserably behind and either have to rush out to the stores for last minute gifts to replace the unfinished knitting or wrap an unfinished object and take it back after they unwrapped it to work on it until January or February or.... But this year I have found the answer. Hats! I have cranked out 3 of these bad boys and it's only December 2nd! (below are Ravelry links to the patterns, sorry if you're not on Ravelry - you should be!)

1. Fish Hat done in Nemo colors. It still needs eyes so I have to figure out how I'm going to do that.

2. Anemone hat by the fabulous Cat Bordhi (this was was so freaking quick I am tempted to make more)

3. The lovely baby hat from the One Skein book. It was awesome and quick and looks super cute.

I'll be posting pictures of the actual recipients wearing MY knitted version after Christmas.

The other really exciting thing is I have been able to use stash yarn for these hats! Double bonus!

Just cast on the Swirled Ski Cap which is going super fast as well. Probably will finish it up this weekend.

And today I see my pal Carrie, aka Irish Girlie Knits has her awesome Snowboarder Hat pattern on sale for only $3! Guess what I'm casting on next?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Cruise

This was our first cruise and while I know a lot of people like cruises (there were tons of people there who said this was their 6th or 7th cruise) we have decided we aren't really "cruise people". (we are more "Disney parks people") That being said we had a nice time and here's the video montage of our cruise:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary to us!

As we get ready to head out on our Disney World/Disney Cruise adventure I wanted to share the video we made of our 10 years together so far. :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Kind of geeky but....

Even though the show's been off the air for a while (and I was less than impressed with the ending) we went all around the island looking for places where they filmed various scenes from LOST. Good times!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This week we are vacationing in lovely Oahu on the North Shore.

Nice snorkle beach on Twitpic

More to come.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Will May 21 be the end of the world?

Gosh I hope not! I've got U2 tickets and we are leaving for Hawaiian vacation tomorrow. But if it does I've got the mix tape ready.

Friday, March 18, 2011

List 18: Road Trip must haves

Oops, I've gotten a bit behind on the list making. So I'm thinking road trip implies driving. I don't take a lot of long road trips, I usually fly. But there is usually at least one annual trip on I-70 from Denver to Topeka (8 glorious hours provided weather is cooperating).
Just entered Colorado! have finished dad's socks & n... on Twitpic

1. Knitting. Assuming I'm not the one driving
2. CDs. I know, I'm antiquated but I don't have a way to play the iPod in the car. Sometimes I even make a mix CD!
3. Bottles of soda (usually Diet Dr. Pepper) and water. Must stay hydrated.
4. Book on CD. If I'm driving by myself this is a must have. However, I learned it's not a good idea to listen to anything by Stephen King while driving alone at night across Kansas.
5. Sunflower seeds.

Of course this is what I usually do on road trips (again, assuming I'm not driving)
Cody is worn out from swimming and shopping on Twitpic

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

List 9: Favorite Websites/Blogs

I'll admit it, I'm addicted to the internet(s). The computer is the biggest time suck next to the television. That being said here are my favorite websites/blogs (in no particular order).

1. Ravelry

2. Huffington Post

3. Yarn Harlot (and yes, I'm a feminist - see her blog post from March 8, 2011)

4. Weight Watchers etools

5. Ms Bitch Cakes in NYC

6. Magical Days with the Mouse (I love Disneyland!)

7. Disneyland Live

8. Grooveshark (an excellent place to find songs to listen to when you're away from your iTunes)

9. Amazon (online shopping mecca and yes, I'm an Amazon Prime member!)

10. Blue Moon Fiber Arts (love this yarn so much!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

List 8: In My Bag

First of all I have to wonder which bag. My purse? My knitting bag? My work bag?
And then this song keeps going through my head:

I guess I can list what's in my purse since that's what I usually have with me at all times.
1. Purple wallet with typical wallet stuff (credit cards, money, ID, receipts)

2. Purple LG Optimus cell phone (love my droid!) in a cute knitted case I made at Sock Camp

3. Miscellaneous pens and pencils

4. Key ring with all those "frequent shopper" tabs (Petsmart, Borders, Library card, etc.)

5. Sunglasses

6. A couple of bottles of lotion and multiple tubes of chapstick (hey, I live in Colorado land of zero humidity)

7. Several pads of paper (you never know when you're going to have an idea you need to jot down)

8. My Dell Axim (I know this is kind of antiquated but I still use it like crazy. Maybe someday I'll migrate contacts and calendar over to the droid)

9. Tums, vitamin C packs, cough drops, ibuprofen (standard medical necessities)

10. Pretty little handkerchief along with good old tissues (allergies are a killer)

Monday, March 7, 2011

List 7: Blog goals

I hadn't really thought about having goals for my blog (goodness knows I'm bad enough about setting goals for other areas in my life, do I really want to try this with the blog?) Okay, here goes:

1. Post 3 days per week (one posting can be a "wordless" post)

2. Come up with a fun contest for my Blogversary (March 25 will be 3 years)

3. Keep up with the rest of the 30 days of lists (which will allow me to exceed my goal of posting 3 days per week)

4. Write the "about me" page

5. Decide if I want to create alternate blogs for other topics or if I want to keep this one as a potpourri of topics.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I found it!

Just a quick update to post a picture of my watch that I bought on that fabulous shopping trip when I was 16. It's actually a wind up watch and it still works! Or at least the little plane can still fly around the US.

Friday, March 4, 2011

List 4: Today's Playlist

Okay, I got things a little out of order but this is the list of songs I heard on Friday, March 4th.

Random Friday morning memory

As I was driving in to work this morning the song "I melt with you" came on the radio.

Remember that one? It always reminds me of the time when I was around 16 years old or so and I went on a trip with one of my friends and her parents to Illinois. I think they were going for some kind of craft show (?) but WE were going for the MALL! There was a mall there with 2 floors of shopping goodness. In Topeka our meager mall only had one level so this was a crazy treat for a couple of teenage power shoppers! We listened to this song about a million times in the car.

I remember buying an awesome pair of silver shoes on the first day. Upon wearing them the second day of shopping they chewed up my ankles so bad I was hobbling around looking for band-aids. But did I change shoes? Nope. Pain is small price to pay for fashion. I also bought a pink watch that had a bubble face with a little airplane that went round and round for the second hand. It kind of looks like the yellow one in this picture. (pic from

I still have it (but I don't think it works anymore)- I'll take a picture when I get home.

I got rid of the cruel shoes long ago. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

30 days of lists - already I'm behind

I found out about this fun little project called 30 days of lists from one of my friend's tweets so I thought I'd give it a shot. Of course it started on March 1st so I'm already behind but then again, what's new?

So I got the cute little template for a booklet and I thought I'd print that out on some pretty colored paper and make my lists and take pictures ... And then I thought, maybe I should just start posting here or I won't do anything.

March 2, 2011
List 2: Things I am good at

1. Procrastination

2. Over committing myself

3. Knitting

4. Teaching statistics (especially to people who hate statistics)

5. Making people laugh (did #4 make you laugh?)