Monday, April 26, 2010

Finally February...

So, my Olympic knitting is Finally Done. Yup, that's my February Lady up there. Love her, she fits and it's (get ready) : my first ever sweater for me.


Pattern: February Lady

Yarn: Aurucania Nature Wool in orange (5 skeins, total 1100 yards)

Needles: US 8 circs (bamboo)

And, since I couldn't find a button I loved... I made one. A member of my guild, Linda, taught us all to make dorset buttons a few meetings ago... I knew this is what I would use for my sweater. :) Now, I have one on and I am not sure if it needs 2 more buttons. I think it might make the front too heavy. Right now, one button.

Sweater #2 for me is on the needles: Huron from Jared Flood. I'm almost to the point where I start asking "why does he want me to put back shaping there?" :)

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

Friday, April 16, 2010


Home and sick. Yup... caught something supremely nasty in Phoenix... but honestly? What do you expect when you are at a conference of 900 people and you have shaken 1/2 their hands? There is not enough hand sanitizer in the world to combat that kind of massive attack. So, I'm heading into the office, taking a morning phone call and probably calling it a day.

I sound like a "mouse" (according to PC this morning) and I think I swallowed two golf balls.

Scratch throat, coughing up stuff, can't swallow and slight fever.

Any moms/doctors out there tell me what I got?

Fear: strep throat b/c that means a trip to the hospital (I don't make antibodies to strep throat, so I have to have IV infusion antibodies when I get it) and I was really looking forward to my own bed tonight.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

10 on Tuesday

Taken directly from Carole's blog... I needed something to update. I'm still here in AZ; last night we went to a Mexican rodeo as a "networking reception"... it was fun, full of margaritas and cerveza and iffy bar-b-que. It's just after 6am here...I've been up for a bit... what jet lag? lol

So, here you go... top 10 TV shows:
1. Deadliest Catch: amazing show... I am so sad that Capt Phil passed away this year and I can't imagine how his sons will go on without him. PC and I "root" for different boats to bring in the big catch. :)
2. Amazing Race: this one is a bit of a problem. I get a serious case of wandering feet when I watch this show; I want to quit my job and hop on a plane and let it work itself out! Go Jet & Cord!!!! You can win it cowboys!
3. Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger is such a moosh of sappy, sweet, bitch and bravado and I love it... I don't love the guys that she thinks are "hot" and I can't figure out for the life of me how these guys think women in a "millionaires club" aren't after their money? They aren't in the "marry an unemployed actor club."
4. Real Housewives (and and all of them): it's pure "seeing how the other half lives" and... they are not doing well!
5. Bones: Love Love Love Temperance Brennan and Sealy Booth's slow circle of each other. I even love Dr. Sweets.
6. Fringe : my inner scientist makes me watch this...
7. Life (the Discovery channel series) : just watch it... then you'll know why.
8. Big Love : I have a strange fascination with religions... I am very curious about how and why someone believes what they do. I've been told it's perceived as rude, but I really really just want to know what your faith is like. Only caveat: I don't push mine on you, you don't push yours on me. :) I'm always amazed at the amount of sex on this show.
9. NECN Morning News : my local news outlet
10. Property Virgins : I'm learning to buy a house from HGTV. :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Going to Phoenix and throwing away yarn.

I'm going to Arizona for a few days... I may or may not be mobile blogging. I am bringing knitting, for the evenings, but my days will be full of more professional endeavors, I'm afraid.

In knitting news, if you won my haiku anniversary contest (Louise, Diane, Trek), you will see a package in the mail next week. I spent the entire weekend at IKEA with the fabulous PC getting one of each of these and reorganizing my kitchen and my craft room/office. (my bookcase has doors... well, it will soon, we need to put them on.)

Actual photos to follow once I am back home and the space is even more cleaned up. (right now, it's slightly organized chaos.) Oh... and I threw out yarn. Yup, crap yarn that I didn't want to gift or try to sell. I might do some online yarn hawking... any advice from those in the know? Do I do it straight off the site?

Oh, and if you are Dora... :) I have the white shelving thing, some fabric boxes for the shelving thing, the cube system and some good plastic shoe boxes for you... you and Trevor want to swing by for some beers and pick them up next weekend?

Oh... and Dora? There's a bag o' yarn for you too :)

Friday, April 09, 2010

Welcoming craft

My bro, J, has a great gf, C, who made me this as my placecard on Easter. 

And, bro calls me Katiecita and I call him Jonafinny. :)
-- Sent from my Palm Prē

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Feeling Green

For those of you who have dined at my house and said "oh, don't bother" with my cloth napkins... I feel reaffirmed in my decision to provide them. Dan and I try, try, try to be more earth-friendly (see new fully recyclable car, full recycling container at curb on Fridays, use of reusable plastic bottles, repurposing glass containers).... and cloth napkins are just a new way to do this. There is a major overhaul going on in our house over the next two weekends (creating more usable, pleasant spaces in the kitchen and office), so I'll be looking at my plethora of kitchen towels and making a concerted effort to use them more, and less paper towels.

I think I'll make some neat napkin rings for the next dinner party. :)