Monday, March 31, 2008


Apparently, I write much differently than I talk.

The Blog-O-Cuss Meter - Do you cuss a lot in your blog or website?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Subtle Hint from Bandit

that we've been on the computers too much these past few evenings.

Subtle, eh?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Finishing and Starting

The Idella scarf was washed and blocked last Sunday. I was shocked when I washed it as it grew several feet in length. It's pretty and over 7 feet in length. I was quite thankful for the blocking wires Hubs gave me for Christmas. I can't even begin to imagine how long it would have taken if I had to use individual pins. I used one skein of Malabrigo lace yarn (barely had a yard or two left in the end!) and did 17 pattern repeats per side.

Finished Idella

I started a new project Wednesday night, a Pinwheel blanket using Cotton Ease in "Lake". Round projects bring up an interesting question, how in the hell do you get a decent picture of a flat round project when it's in the hairnet looking bagging off the circular needles stage?

Laid flat and focused on middle - not too shabby!

Zoomed out a bit to see size, but it looks lumpy

Well, it DID look like a ginormous beret...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

E is for E Flat

Which is the lowest and my favorite note on my bass clarinet! Too bad Bandit doesn't seem to appreciate it.

E-flat key is the lowest key in the picture.

As of Friday, I'm the ecstatic owner of my very own Selmer Paris bass clarinet. Grenadilla body, no fake plastic could compare after playing a wooden one for my college years. New Vandoren mouthpiece because I really dislike the idea of a used mouthpiece. *shudder at germies*

I call her Vera

Friday, March 07, 2008

It's MINE!!

All mine!! *Squeeeeee* Introducing my fresh, new eBay purchase, a Selmer Paris bass clarinet. So.Excited.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Still Alive

Crap, now I'm going to have the Portal song stuck in my head all day...

Hubs and I are back on the mend though still under the weather a bit. It's been a few phlegmy weeks around these parts.

New Lace Project

My hands haven't been idle. A new lace project was started over a week ago - the Idella scarf from "Stahman's Shawls and Scarves". Little bit over halfway finished with it now, only 14 repeats of the lace pattern left. My hands deserved a bit of a break after hefting the Saffron Cables blanket around for a few weeks. Loving the pattern and the Malabrigo lace yarn. Goal is to finish this by this Friday evening.

D is for Diet Pepsi

D is for Diet Pepsi, my sweet elixir of life and go-go juice of choice since high school. I can skip the big frou-frou frozen coffee drinks that I enjoy as long as I have my daily dose of Diet Pepsi to keep me going.