Thursday, July 03, 2008

Playing Games

I got the new job, am settling in. Sorta, I have had the job for about 5 weeks and am only going for actual training Sunday. The job market in the south of the province is rediculous in retail. You can't find qualified management. Everyone applying for the jobs are coming from other industries. There is a feeling among them that they need a job and while none are available in thier line of work so they will stoop to retail. I mean how hard can it be. What a joke. Your degree in autocad or whatever isn't really going to help you deal with returns, pissed off customers, stock that never comes in and the fact you have to deal with it all at the same time. I had a career secretary apply for a management her argument that was that a manager isn't a hands on position, bwahhahhaaahhaaa!!!!!! In a store open about 80 hours and with a budget of 130 hours available, a manager uses 40...how on earth isn't it a hands on job?? They are totally clueless.

My pet peeve for the past year (I may have mentioned it before) is when people have a very limited availability for example 8 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday and want 40 hours a week...they go right to the bottom of the pile. Since one needs to handle money in this job a totally lack of any basic mathematical skills means you go right to the bottom of the pile.

Myself I have been gaming more. The DS is seeing much more work than before. Cake Mania, Diner Dash, Harvest Moon Cute, Cooking Mama (That is a terrible game-I am not an idiot, please don't trreat me like one) and Etrian Odyessy. My portable gaming is typical of my age and gender (30 year female gamer market is the highest growing sector of the gaming industry, too bad that game magazines and even mainstream magaizines aren't catching on to that). My laptop has Build A lot, Sims Castaway and Diner Dash. My main pc has Hellgate London. Both the laptop and the desktop pc's had to be restored due to a bad microsoft update and I had to rebuild the wireless network as my dad downloaded a virus. He has no computer savvy at all anymore.. it's kinda scary as he used to write computer programs. My Wii has Boom Blocks, Lego Indiana Jones and House of the Dead 2&3. My 360 is sitting around collection dust as it has turned into a total frat boy system...

I get a discount but it's still not exactly covering all the games I am picking up. No doubt this will wear off, but I am thankful with my dvd habit, especially my fixation with BBC box sets, I am not working at a movie place. Or a yarn store.

On the topic of yarn I don't have any pics but I have been working on a few things the past week and a half. After my epic fail at the Hogwarts Duel Club (I signed up when I thought I wasn't going to get the current job, got it and was running around for about 4 weeks trying to do 2 jobs and figure out the new position on my own.) I hadn't knit a stitch in about a month. That is a tital record for me. I Picked up my needles againthis week and am a lot happier for it. I still have a killer infection in my jaw and ears and insomnia, but the change in my mood is notable. I promise I will not ever be appart from my needles for so long again. I am knitting some baby shoes (Tulip from Knitty) for a co-worker and have picked up a pair of unfinished monkeys, a purse for my Hogwarts swap and am almost done that (yeay) and am working on some lace. One of these or a few of them may end up in the local version of the county fair. Will keep you posted. Well, I'll try.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Um hi remember me?

Well a little over 2 months sinced my last post. Not my best time admittedly. What's been going on? Not a lot. Some major sock knitting combined with a case of 2nd heel syndrome (Second Sock Syndrome is for wimps). I'm making a skirt for summer that is in detention. I have been watching and still obsessing over Doctor Who. I was flirting with the idea of going on a yarn retreated but I debated too long. Waffling=not just for breakfast anymore.

In personal news, I proved I was a very slow learner and went of my B12 again. Got thrown into a depression and now I am doing better. I have always had a hard time remember to take pills but I discovered this melty breath strip that is 1000 mcg each and have been taking 2 (My doctor recommeds 1500 for me) Tis yummy too. But after a few weeks I began to feel sooo much better.

As some of you know I have been thinking od switching jobs for a while now, well I am now an assistant/acting manager of a video game store. It's pretty ok. Well I have only worked 1 shift. It doesn't seem significantly different. There is a fairly steep learning curve for product information, I thought I knew a good bit about games but apparently not so much. So far everything to do with this job, especially anything coming from H/O is disorganized. My friends are saying it's a lateral move at best. Retail is retail. There is not a Head Office in retail anywhere who is on the ball. They simply have been out of stores too long to remember what it's like.

I'll try to update on the weekend how it's going. I'm working everyday for a few weeks while I work out my notice at one place and train at the other. There may be a contest to follow.

Thanks for your patience with me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What's a little humiliation and nudity between strangers?

Today was a a day. Not busy but not dead with lonely people sucking up huge amounts of my time talking to hear thier own voices. People asking me questions and apparently not wanting to hear the answer. (FYI: WEARING SOMETHING 3 SIZES TOO BIG MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A HIPPO THE FACT THAT IT'S CHEAP DOESN'T MAKE YOU LOOK LESS HIPPOLIKE~sorry that's been building up all day,glad to have it out of my system.) I wore a really cute billowy skirt today not entirely out of desire for it to be spring but primarily because I have no pants that fit and are clean or for that matter cleanish. It was a nice day at about 2 degrees (celcius) and there was a bit of a cool breeze but nothing my metabolism couldn't keep up with. However when I came home something had changed. I stopped to help a lady with a broken arm carry her stuff to the car. This was one of those ginormous 80 metric ton bags of dog food. So both my hands are full and I can bearly see over the damn thing but I struggle to the car. The wind had picked up somewhat in the past 9 hours. And the skirt not only blew up but over my head and got caught between myself and the dogfood. So I am in a parking lot I can't see and I can't put the dog food down because it's caught and tangled up and such. Well about 3 decades later the lady realizes I'm in trouble and helps me out. I put the dog food in the truck and with as much dignity as I could muster walked home. On the way I got 3 proposals from passersby...and none of them were marriage.

Edited to Add: The skirt flying up has happened to me a lot, it's windy and I like skirts and I may have blogged about and the thing that's freaking me out is I think I CAME UP WITH THE EXACT SAME PUNCHLINE. It's making me crazy. I've looked but alas I can't find it.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mail Call

Well it's over. March is here. The really hideous family thing I never blogged about it over and turned out not to be such a big deal after all (the homecare nurses threatened to take my father out of the home as we weren't caring for him properly, the reviewing nurse told them to get stuffed basically). Kinda Anti-climatic. I am cleansing my pallate of February aftertaste by participating in March Sweater Madness. I am doing a pull over version of Mr. Greenjeans. I've actually finished the body and tried it on a few time it fits but the armholes are a bit big so I'll have to fudge the sleeves a bit. But it FITS! Michelle has seen the picture of last years she is laughing now I am sure.

Friday I got notification I had a few deliveries arrive. I was felled by a migraine all weekend. Personally only a mojor wimp could call the headache I had a migraine but apparently that is the correct term because it made me sick to my stomach (why no I can't spell nauseaous. See?). I got called into work yesterday and will be doing a short shift in Calgary tomorrow so my mom was nice enough to pick up my packages from the Post Office for me today. I got out of the bath to see this.


3 big boxes one was my order from http://www.thesweetsheep.com/. Here is a few small shot full of loverly yarn porn.

I also got my Mystery Swap package from Sister Amy. ( http://nunknits.blogspot.com/ ) She sent me a lovely themed package: Latvian Mittens. There was a copy of Piecework Magazine which I haven't read before. it's pretty awesome. 4 colours of Lace Weight Misti Alpacha to make the mittens pictured.


She included Stabucks mocha mix, 2 really soft feeling soaps that smell really amazingly clean. And Purdy's chocolate! I have lived out west for almost 10 years and I never tried it, I feel a bit embarrassed admitting that.

Also in the post I recieved a really fun package from Amy (http://p3knitter.wordpress.com) There is a whole criteria for the Scavenger Hunt Swap.

1) Something local-The green Bamboo Blen sock yarn From Dyepot.com it's really shiny Ranges from maroon to a really lovely forest green.

2) Something round- A handmade DPN roll! Very retro colour/pattern, which is very me.

3) Something green Ecoganic Pakucho Peruvian cotten 2 cute little hanks, one of the softer cottens I've run into

4) Something related to the letter 'T'- A T mega mix cd which is going to work with me on Friday.

5) Something funny- Little Magnetic notpad that says I'ed rather be knitting (note to self:putting it on the computer tower is bad)

6) Something hard-Chocolate!! Yum!! Cheer you up kinda chocolate!!

7) Spoilers choice (make up a category for your item!) She maded me a hat, No pics of me wearing it but it does fit (Self portaits are not so good and YB makes me look like the triple chin garden gnome)

Both of these packages came at the right time and cheered me up enormously!! I Love the novelty of both these swaps and would recomended them in a heartbeat. Both of the Amy's (Ok I just noticed that they were both named Amy, but I have been writing this off and on for about 5 hours) get totaly votes in the amazingly thoughtful catagory! Yeay!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day

I love Leap Day. It's made of awesome. I woke up today in an unshakable good mood. No matter how bad I fuck up this day it'll be 4 more years before I am reminded. ;) Or something like that. One of my favorite ideas is from Frasier a show I never watched but seemed have seen most of the episodes (whats up with that?) Fraiser encouraged everyone to take a "leap of thier own" on leap day. (Not to be confused with take a flying leap). The only thing I can think of this year is spending my tax refund on Lotto tickets, which isn't a leap as much as really stupid. But the day is young (well, youngish am skirting the late for work just on time line at the mo).

Is it possible that my good mood has something to do with March Sweater Madness starting tomorrow? Probably. Or the fact due to severe case of the Murphy's this month (http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/020604.html and http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/080206.html) (Which by the way is still going on the central vac burped all the dirt in the canister back onto the carpet 2 days ago looking like a lifesized dustball camel and I ran upstairs to pull the hose and I took out the handrail on the stairs with my hip/butt no sign yet that it may look like a particular landmass yet [a la Rabbitch] went tou yesterday and had a jar of honey glarlic sauce open in my purse soaking my new wallet...I didn't want to use a grocery bag as I was trying to be all eco. throwing out a purse and it's contents is not eco by the way.) ...wait where was I going with this.. Oh yeah due to a severe case of the Murphy's I am taking 6 days off work. The exact wording of the staff was come back when your rested enough you no longer look homicidal. all part of the master plan to get time off. (yeah right)

Edit to Add: I petted a ferret today given my teeth to brain phobia I think it was pretty brave (fyi ferrets smell) maybe if 4 years I'll hold a bunny or be in the same room with a snake (who I am not dating, ahem) Didn't use my tax refund to buy lotto tickets but bought Torchwood, which isn't a gamble as it's a Doctor Who spinoff.

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's Official

I give up. Will not pass go, definitly not getting $200. Today I officially let the world go by without me. I am staying in my jammies, skipping the shower and hiding under the covers with a tube of cookie dough. I may stay there for a while I haven't decided. My company currently has achieved the level of "broke and dumbassed protection" which apparently means I have a job for a month then we'll probably go through all this again. But as I rejoiced in my ability to buy new glasses, some lovely and charming person broke into our back room and stole my wallet. I just bloody quit. I'ed knit all day but I really don't think I should be allowed near anything pointy.

Edit to add: The day has hit a new low. We are out of cookie dough and I have no debit card.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Cocoa Swap Thanks

I just want to take time to thank my Swap Partner Cate from http://cate-of-the-no-sheep.blogspot.com/ for being a fabbo spoiler for the cocoa swap.

I apologize for the poor quality of the picture it actually was the best one. It's not too sunny at the moment. There were happy food treats Popcorn, Pepermint Dark Hot Chocolate, Carnation and Marshmellow (I love carnation and marshmellows!) She made me 2 bags, A notion/small project bag and a larger tote, I couldn't get decent photos of the inside but it has these awesome pockets in it for notions and pattern and everything. It rocks so hard (this is a good thing). I also got a kit to make Ice Queen in this amazing teal with beads and stitchmarkers to co-ordinate (she also made the stitch markers and don't I feel horribly untalented now?) And as a tribute to my Dr Who obsession there is a copy of the Rose armwarmers from the Season 2 finale known as the hysterical weepfest. Not shown is a cute little miniature bottle to hold my darning needles (which she also thoughtfully sent along). Why because like a good little girl I put them in the bottle so I wouldn't lose them. And they clanked around and somone (I am thinking the black spoo-monster photographed with the parcel) rolled it under the sofa bed. Yeah. :/ Cate also sent me a lovely blah buster named BUDDY. Buddy shall be returned to my place of work and resume his post as guardian of the computer monitor, which he occupied all day yesterday. Buddy is exceptionally popular at work actually.

The package was wonderful and I love it all dearly and the timing was awesome as it really did pick me up at a time I really needed it. Thanks Cate!!!!

Short Little Cop-out post

Life hates me. It's true. I know this. I just found out that the company I work for is in recievership. Then it wasn't. Then it was. We won't know if we have a job past next week until next week. Not cool. I ALMOST wish it'ed just file chapter 11 just so I would know for sure. No word on what happens with my workers comp or health insurance. Freaking Irony.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Stupid Irony Get out of My Workman's Comp!


Well the day I posted that bit about being funnier when I am mad I had a good reason to be by the end of the day. I managed to tip over an "untipable" 140 -odd pound rack onto myself. I caught the thing and tip it back upright but after it slammed into my right forearm and the knuckle on my index finger (if it's the one actually on your hand it it the first or last knuckle?) (also feel free to answer these asides I really am usually curious) So yes that was Irony because really I think I am the only person in the world who DIDN'T see that coming. But then again, I'm an idiot.


And then, (I love my "and then" 's. There are three things in the world when if you time it just right it can almost be like a religious experience, going pee, a Big Mac (or Chocolate) and "And then") I go do the x-ray thing at a clinic and wait wait wait for the results. (hint: still waiting) but I feel sore and kinda tingly so I use one of my dad's exercise balls. Well after about an hour I realize if I am going to manipulate my fingers non-stop I may as well knit. So I knit. And then I stop. And this is how I know I am in hell. It Hurt to stop?!?! %^&%#%$!!! I love knitting but it shouldn't hurt not to knit for 5 mins. And then, (hee) to make matters worse I am knitting sooooo slowly I feel like I am going backward! This sucks.

Thought I'ed share. Blah!

Shamless Promoting of something Pretty
Oh and Michelle at theSweetSheep.com has this amazing Lace kit going (I am plagerizing horribly from the store, hell it's not even plagerizing I'm cut and pasting it!) ALL CAUGHT UP ON PRE ORDERS AND READY TO SHIP!

This kit contains 2 skeins of lace in the Snow Squall colourway, but DOES NOT include Anne's Pattern. Kits will ship as soon as I have them dyed up so that you can have your yarn in time for Anne's finished pattern!
You can see a preview of the pattern here http://knitspot.com/?p=556 I got a chance to hold the yarn in my hot little hands and it's soo very soft and lovely. There will be a square shawl that uses 3 skeins and a triangle version that uses 2 they are $58 and $38 respectively. Know that I've seen it I have to have it! (She knew it when she let me see it too, she can't deny it!)
Also please note I am not on commission or anything it's just really pretty.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Move Over Murphy

Jinxsa's Law: If you post a tounge in cheek rant about how you are more fun to be around when you are mad, you are pretty much asking the world to shit on you.

First Colollary: This may involve breaking of bones.
Second Colallary: It will always involve Irony
Third Colallary: When you think it's can't get much worse, it'll get a lot worse.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A quick note about rage.

I have a lot of rage for such a happy person. I think it's a balancing act between my mum and dad's influences actually. However apparently when I am mad I am very funny. I have discovered 3 of the new staff members believe this to be so. This doesn't make for a very good work enviroment. Imagine (stealing shameless from a comic here) I could learn to ski, these people wanting me to be funny so they would take me up to Mt. Sunovabitch. It hasn't been a pleasent few weeks. Noting I can really put my finger on but people are trying to make me grumpy. It's annoying. I am annoyed, doesn't that count? Isn't that enough? (No apparently if I get an ulser I'll be a laugh riot...**grumbles**)

Apparently not.After leaving this less than enouraging comment on Michelle's blog (theSweetSheep.com) about toe-up socks.

(PS While some people can’t get enough of them I think toe up socks are the devil laundry day pantygirddles complete with holes and butt pooch, and yes I have completed 2 pairs of them)

Naturally to help my co-workers out I cast on 2 pairs. One is the Entrelac socks by Eunny Jang and the other is Kaylee by Gigi Silva (aka Momma Monkey of Socktopia) She died of complication from Lupus (or is it just just died from Lupus, I have no idea on the terminology here) There is a few KAL's going on in her honour on Ravelry basically just knit a pattern of hers in purple yarn this month. So I am casting on Kaylee with my very extra special vacation yarn of Socks that Rock in Black Purl. My Entrelac socks are cherry treee hill (who skien thier product so badly they almost made this the funniest day ever) in Neutral and Sweet Sheep's own faerie feet in Drucilla.
http://www.thesweetsheep.com/xcart/product.php?productid=1542&cat=192&page=1


Look toys!!


Teeni Turtle pattern found here:http://kristieskids.weebly.com/patterns1.html
(it's towards the bottom of the page)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

State of the UFO Address.

Once again I am basking in the wake of startitis. It's bad. I've broken up with a lot of my knitting as it wasn't getting done or there was something that I had to frog and so forth. So current WIP count isn't as bad as usual.

I have taken steps to ensure that I am finishing more projects in the new year (which wasn't a resolution but would be nice) I joined a few swaps where I have to knit or crochet something to send so must be finished. I Joined about 4 ravelry group alongs that should encourage me to finish more object. The problem is I am solidly a process knitter. a f/o is nice but wouldn't this yarn and pattern be even nicer? *sigh* I am in love with the potential the reality gets messy (oh this may be why I don't date much). Anyways the Ravelry Groups I am in are one that expects a f/o a month the project of your choice. I'm up on that I completed Evangeline (http://www.magknits.com/) out of gifted Malbridgio. (excuse the horrible picture I am just trying to figure out the camera timer It's not easy taking pictures of your own arms!) as well as a funky retro purse for my Harry potter pal. Not pictured are handles I have to go buy them yet. I love this purse so much I made one for me!! (got the pattern from Knitting Daily) Mine didn't felt right. I misxed up a ball of Noro Silk garden without a label for a ball of Noro Keureon...Doi.



I joined a group that is trying to complete a pair of socks a month. It's theme for January is any type of ribbed socks so I am doing Diagonal Rib socks by Ann Budd. Just cast on last night and am doing both at same time. I remember why i don't do that now It tangles and gooeeeesss ssooooo ssssllllooowwww! Am at about 3/4 and inch at best. :/. These will no doubt be short socks. Also using gift yarn in Meilenweit Inca.





Summer Olympics are going on this year I joined the Knitting Olympic Trials (the official kntting Olympics are run by the yarn harlot). I am giong to complete a sweater. I can do it I've done it before but this time I am going to swatch before the contest a bit more thoughly. That;s going to be in August the idea is to pick a knitting challenge so it may not be a sweater after all but some colourwork socks but you have the duration of the summer olympics to complete your project.

I've also diversified my knitting and maximizing time spent on each by spreading them out.. Currently I have a shawl at work out of art yarns regal silk using the Terttu Shawl pattern (http://www.saunalahti.fi/meriam1/ohjeet/terttu/terttu_en.html) I saw someone had made it on LJ's Knitting! and I had the same yarn and the same colourway handy so I decided to make the same shawl. It's nice and I leave it at work to be knit on during breaks and such.



Back of the couch random anytime sitting around knitting is my dk weight Icarus shawl. I work on it when something interesting is on tv or I don't feel like seaching for another WIP. I am about 14 rows away from chart 2. I had another Icarus in lace weight but I unfortuneately got bbq sauce on it and felted the spot while trying to clean it. Le Sigh. This is much thicker and massive. I love it!.


My purse knitting is a pair of Monkey Socks knit with gift yarn-Opal Hand dyed. OMG this yarn is wild! Just bright and rather obnoxious. Naturally I want more of it... It's a bit scratchy but I'm sure it'll soften after a bit of SOAK. I was watching King Kong last night and I was starting the diagonal rib socks but really I should have been knitting this. These socks have been offically dubbed Crazy Apes!






I went to a smaller city near here on Wednesday and stocked up on a bit of kntting boks. I bought lace style and have started a pair of long, long lace gloves. I am using Knit picks Gloss Carribean made out of gift/prize yarn.






I have 3 more projects to make one is a turtle toy for one of my swaps. I have sheep keychain to work out yet and then lastly I found a pattern to make a toy Zero from Nightmare before Christmas. I really want to make it!! Oh and a few toys in progress. I am on a toy kick.




(Edit:Some of the pictures aren't showing up as always with blogger I'll have to try agian tomorrow and hope for the best)
Edit Dec 20: All the pics are posted but for some reason the comments are broken and I am not getting any email addresses on them...this is wierd.

Scavenger Hunt.

1) Do you knit, crochet or both? How long have you been doing it?
I can do both and I enjoy both in thier places. I have knit for about 4 years and I have crochet for about 1(ish)

2) What is on your needles/hook right now?
Please see above post about the state of the UFO's

3) What is the most frequently used tool in your knitting bag?
I usually can't find my knitting bag......darning needles and tape measures.

4) What are your 3 favorite yarns (fiber type or brand)? What are your 3 least favorite? I like sock yarn in superwash, I like silk, and I realized I have zero dk weight in the stash.

5) What is your favorite color?
Secondary colours and tersiary colours like pink, purple, teal, orange, green

6) If you had a 5 minute shopping spree in your LYS, how would you plan your attack?
I'ed head for items that had a lot of quantity in certain colours and score enough of a dye lot for a sweater or 2 as well as something for a few larger shawls, kneehighs (everything I like needs way more yarn than I seem to have)

7) What is your favorite FO and why? (post a pic if you have it!)
I never seem to finish anything....I finished a gift but I can't post it yet.

8) What are your favorite things to knit/crochet?
Toys to crochet and I like knitting them too. Anything that has a challenging pattern.

9) Do you collect anything?
I have a modest stuffed polar bear collection

10) What are your five favorite things (not necessarily knitting related)?
I'm such a pop culture slut so I'll say:
doctor who, harry potter, tanya huff's novels, my internet connection so I can watch my tv shows and my pets (4 cats and 2 dogs)

11) Are you on Ravelry? What is your ID?
Jinxsa

12) Do you drink tea/coffee/cocoa?
Black tea like earl grey and basic hot chocolate. Also I drink more Coke Zero than is smart.

13) Favorite Sweets?
Caramel! Lindt's double milk chocolates.

14) Any allergies?
Shellfish and laundry soap.

15) Do you have pets? kids?
4 cats 2 dogs and I take care of my parents.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Hot Cocoa Scavenger Hunt

1. Who's favorite animal is an Otter?
Anne K
2. Name someone who prefers whipped cream with their hot cocoa
Geraldine P.
3. Find 3 people who live outside of the United States
Alex E. Lyndsey-Jane C Bianca B.
4. Name a fan of Harry Potter
Devin H.
5. Name someone who crochets
Charity R.
6. Name someone who DOES NOT have a healthy supply of notions
Tricia R.
7. Name someone who has NOT put up their questionnaire yet (just put a date
with your answer in case they put it up after seeing their name listed somewhere ;-) )
Natalie M. (Jan 7/8)
8. Who likes to have Kahlua, Baileys, or Peppermint Schnapps in their cocoa?
Annemarie M.
9. Name someone who knits fingerless gloves as a 'quick knit'
Tanya M.
10.Name someone who's looking forward to gardening this spring.
Kena M.
11.Who's favorite way to drink cocoa is with a gorgeous Frenchman, while overlooking the eiffel tower from a French Cafe? (I'm right there with you... well at the table next to yours!)
Kris L.
12.Name someone who's favorite animal is NOT a dog or house cat
Kristen M.
13. Name someone who's favorite treat is NOT chocolate.
Bea R.
14. Who plays Candyland?
Criquette
15. Name someone who DOESN'T get the winter blahs
Jenny S.

Other news, I'll probably be making a Harry Pottercharacter blog for my Harry Potter Sock kit swap which I will link here. Also for some reason my comments aren't giving me email address' so for my Cocoa swap pal (upstrem) I prefer mint, caramel and even gingerbread flavours. I don't know about Mexican Hot chocolate at the only spicy thing I like is cinnamon. Aparently there is black licorice flavoured hot chocolate out there! Blerg... Honestly My favourite of all time is Carnation with marshmellows due to the nostalgia factor ;>

FO ALERT! My eevangeline fingerless mitts are done (http://www.magknits.com/) no pics posted because, well have you ever tried to take pictures of your own arms?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Cocoa:
1. What is your favorite way to drink cocoa? Prepared with milk? Water? from home made recipe or store bought?, In a tea cup, or big mug?
I love a big mug! I make my hot chocolate with water then add some milk or cream.
2. Marshmallows or whipped cream?
Yes, at home usually wite marshmellows

Yarn/Knitting/Crochet:
1. What is your favorite type of yarn? In what colors?
I like more traditional yarn, most novelty yarns are a turn off for me as they aren't as interchangeable. I love noro style striping. I love bright secondary and tersiary colours. (Orange Teal Green and so forth)
2. Do you knit or crochet (or both)?
I can do both but I knit much more comfortably then I can crochet.
3. What are your favorite type of needles, would you like to try something new?
I love glass needles!! ZOMG! So amazing! I have 2 pairs of circs and I love them. I am pretty open to anything duable. When my needles warp in my grip they get chucked out. (stupid Crystal palace) Oddly enough I like Brittany Birch.. Oh and I have never used any wooden crochet hooks...
4. Do you have a healthy supply of notions?
I am pretty well stocked tho I can never find anything when I need it...
5. What one thing do you keep thinking you need to buy for your knitting habit (outside of yarn)?
I keep thinking I need one more project bag (I have 8 already and don't need another , tho I'll probably buy one everytime I see one...) I really need a book on Granny Square patterns (I <3>
6. What is your favorite 'quick knit/crochet' pattern (quick gratification)
So far I really love Evangeline @ Magknits so I'll say fingerless mittens and stuffed toys.

Miscellaneous
1. What is your favorite thing to do in the Winter?
Stay inside in bad weather watch movies with the family.
2. What is your favorite animal?
Polar bears and cats.
3. Do you get the 'winter blahs'?
Not unless it's all muddy and brown. Snow cheers me right up!
4. What is your favorite way to beat the blahs?
If it's after work it's a walk and my ipod. If I'm at home it's Doctor Who and video games (I have a Wii, DS, PS2 and an X-box 360)
5. What is the thing you are most looking forward to this spring?
A proper 2 week vacation in may! (I hope)
6. What are your favorite treat?
Caramel and popcorn.
7. What is your favorite board game?
Traditionally I like Jigsaw puzzles and non-traditionally I love Arkham Horror, Chez Geek and Munchkin
8. Do you have any children (furry or human)?
4 cats 2 dogs plus I take care of my parents.
9. Do you have any allergies or special considerations you partner should know about?
Shellfish and most laundry soaps. Oh and most antibacterial stuff too. I am not a fan of most nuts.

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Resolution

As of January 4th I have added 2 new resolutions for 2008. I must occasionally finish an object. This means I will probably be manking many short projects (hats! many hats!) to confuse the "OMG! Look over there it's something shiny!! tendencies I have in every cell of my body, including my hair. (especially my hair!)

To stop reading Dear Abby. I never mean to read it but if I happen to be reading the news (paper or online) I usually stumble across it and I must find out what the provocative headline means. It never fails to depress me. I don't mean casual, oh, that's so sad.. But actual depths of despair. It's just so sad.

Oh and so far on my resolutions...I have lost and regained my 5 pounds already...it's going to be a long year isn't it?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

I just have 2, lose 5 pounds (which since I gain 5 exactly every year since I was 25...) and I want to dye yarn, even just once. There was a third but I can't remember it....YB might. What's are yours?

Did my last resolution involve this?