Wednesday, November 28, 2007


*clears throat*

Hubs and I beat Rock Band on medium tonight. Hubs played the drums, and I did the vocals. Had to finish the night with 2 sets that totaled 14 songs. Including a few go rounds of "Run Through the Hills". I'm going to sound nice and raspy tomorrow, but had a lot of fun getting that way :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fesssing Up

Ok, been wondering why I haven't been posting much this fall? Truth be told, I'm a fall TV season addict. Every night of the week, I have at least one hour long show scheduled to record on the dvr. Then there's Tuesday nights when I record 5-6 hours of TV. It's a sickness, but I'm getting a hell of a lot of knitting done! TV people, seriously, deal with the screen writers guild that's on strike, they're worth it! Don't take away my House, or Bones, or multi-variant CSIs, or Heroes, or Journeyman, or Chuck, or.... *ahem*

Helllo to my shadow! I can't take decent pictures in the winter.

Current big Christmas project in progress is Juno Regina from Knitty Fall 2007 surprise. Working it in a cashmere and silk blend from Colourmart with US3 Knitpicks classic circular. The pointy end part was really fun, but I'm slowly slogging through the 2 row pattern repeat for the vast majority of the stole. Wishing for some pointy get grippy needles about now to keep a better hold of the end stitches. Overall, a pretty enjoyable project thus far.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Dear Morning Mowers,

Last time that I checked the calendar, it's mid to late November. Not really prime grass growing season here folks. Yet, the mowing service for the subdivision was out at the buttcrack of dawn making slow laps around the open area behind our house. So glad to see that our $200 a year HOA fees go towards useful services like early winter grass mowing. Added to that, our next door neighbors were out weed whacking their entire backyard this morning, too. Please note neighbor-ino, using a lawn mower is much more expedient than using a weed whacker on your entire yard. Our lawns aren't that big, 2-3 swipes with a lawn mower and you would have been done and no longer using loud lawn equipment 5 feet from our bedroom wall.

Much hate,
The Vacation Sleeper - Lk

Monday, November 12, 2007

Knittin' Fool

Faroese shawl got a good blocking over the weekend, and the final ends were woven in. Second Christmas present is done! *dance*

Project Details
Pattern: Faroese Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace"
Yarn: 2 skeins of Malabrigo lace weight yarn in "Orchid"
Needles: Knitpicks Options US 4
Project Thoughts: LOVED this project. The yarn was wonderful to work with - not splitty yet very soft. The final piece is beautiful and is a very manageable size. Rarely do I say this, but I would reknit this project in a heartbeat. The Faroese shawl style stays on your shoulders easily, too.

Guess it's a very serious shawl based off my facial expression

I've started another Christmas present and am over halfway complete all ready. It's the His/Hers Reversible Scarf from "Cables Untangled". Simple quick knit using Malabrigo worsted weight in "natural", but my hands are itching for more lace knitting.

Cheap knitwear model for hire - will work for cookies...

or belly rubs while watching "Chuck"

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Block Party

It's a block(ing) party!

Busy bee me has finished the Faroese Shawl, Monkey Socks, and have gifted Grandpop's Father's Day socks in the past few weeks. Better pics will be forthcoming - best I could do tonight in the dark :)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Gorram Right!

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with
You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don't enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Serenity (Firefly)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Moya (Farscape)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


SG-1 (Stargate)