I'm sure anyone who knows me is wondering why I would say something like that. But this weekend I've been in an almost constant state of confusion and exhaustion. Friday started out so well; The weather was finally beginning to break (hurry up spring). Work wasn't as bad as it has been in the past few weeks. And I had plans for Saturday and Sunday. But as is usually the case (Murphy's Law - "What can go wrong, will go wrong!"), by the middle of the day I got a call from a good friend. She was on a deadline and needed my help. So what else could I do but help? Unfortunately what should have taken a few hours ended up taking most of the weekend. I actually just finished about two hours ago. But because of it I missed dinner at "The Melting Pot" Saturday afternoon with friends, a "Grown and Sexy" party Saturday night, and a co-worker's son's first birthday party. Basically, my whole weekend was shot to hell.
In between the work I tried to get some me time. I read my favorite blogs that had updated during the week, and even left a few comments (I'm trying not to be such a lurker). I worked on my new Monkey sock by the fabulous Cookie A.. I made a decision on the scarf pattern and yarn for the ISE4 I joined. I also got a couple of rows done on my mom's Mother's Day present. But that's about all I was able to do.
Now, I'm off to get some more work done on my Monkey sock. I'd really like to have them done before the end of the month for Soctopia and SAM3 KAL.
I'm actually ready, but not looking forward to, going back to work tomorrow.
Sock Madness started Saturday morning. And my life went into overdrive Saturday afternoon. I had already picked out my yarns, and was ready to begin my socks when I remembered I had made plans to visit a friend/co-worker. He and his wife recently bought a new house, and wanted me to come out and visit. As always is the case with this couple, I had a great time. The only problem is, I got very little knitting done. Then, my boss asked me to work overtime, and like an idiot I agreed. Now, many knitters are done with their socks, and I'm still on sock #1. Oh well! It was a fun idea. I'll have to sit back and enjoy all the other competitors progress.
The pattern is received, the yarn chosen and wound into balls, the needles freed up from another project, and the Sock Madness has begun. For me, Sock Madness is more a challenge against myself, more so than a challenge against other knitters. I want to push myself and see how many, if any, rounds I can complete within the guidelines of the competition. (I'm not really sure it's considered a competition?)
So far I've already had to cast on and frog my sock three times. But I think I've finally gotten off on the right foot (lol), so to speak. Only time will tell.
Sorry, I did not know before now to post this to my blog by the end of February.
1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I don't really have a preference one way or the other. I like all fiber, even acrylic.
2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a box that I use right now for storing my circs (in their original packaging), and a vase for the few straights I have.
3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Originally I learned when I was about 4 or 5 from a very nice neighbor. But I didn't stick to it. Over the years I've come back to knitting off and on. Last year I found a LYS and was hooked by all the beautiful fiber.
4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No, but I'm thinking about creating one.
5. What's your favorite scent? Lavender and Wisteria. I also love Febreeze's Clean Linen.
6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Absolutely!!! I love chocolate, chocolate cherries, chocolate and peanut butter. Are you getting the hint. I love chocolate.
7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I used to quilt, but it wasn't portable enough for me. I crochet off and on. Some machine embroidery.
8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like most music types, except country and gansta rap. My favorite is R & B/Soul. I have an iPod which is usually attached to my hip at all times.
9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? My absolute favorite is purple (any shade). I can't stand green.
10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Divorced, no children, not really dating. I live with the worlds most spoiled Shitzu (Samantha).
11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? All but the mittens. Not much of a fan of Ponchos either, but could get used to them.
12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Socks, socks, and more socks.
13. What are you knitting right now? (4)Socks, (2)Clapotis, Drop Stitch Scarf.
14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Absolutely!
15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circular, no preference on kind of circulars.
16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes.
17. How old is your oldest UFO? One year.
18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas. I love giving presents.
19. Is there anything that you collect? Anything Betty Boop, and State Beenie Bears.
20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I subscribe to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. I would like to buy any of Cookie's sock patterns, the Lime-n-Violet sock pattern book, and More Sensational Knitted Socks.
21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? DPN knitting in the round.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Yes! I wear a size 9 shoe.
Don't answer that. I already know I'm insane. And a joiner. I just joined Sock Madness. There's probably no way I'll get past the first round, but I'm certainly going to try. Since my job has taken away my ability to knit during work, except on breaks, I won't have nearly enough time to get my usual amount of knitting done. And I'm also, not a very fast knitter. So you may ask why I joined. I joined because it sounds like this is going to be great fun.
The Jaywalkers are done. Finally! I finished them on February 28th, with less than 3hrs to spare.
As you can see, as a pair these socks SUCK!! I purchased the yarns at different times. And although they are they same colorway, the dye patterns are completely different. What a goof I am that I didn't realize it until I was halfway through the second attempt at knitting them. Luckily for me though, I have enough left of each ball of yarn to make a mate for each colorway. Next time I'll definately be more careful about matching the yarns, prior to begining a project.
I don't recall who's blog I got this from. But I thought it was a hoot and wanted to share my totals.
I guess I don't have a life....
It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, change the header adding your number, and post it.
(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show (X) Grease (X) Pirates of the Caribbean (X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest ( ) Boondock Saints (X) Fight Club (X) Starsky and Hutch ( ) Neverending Story (X) Blazing Saddles (X) Airplane (X) The Princess Bride (X) AnchorMan (X) Napoleon Dynamite (X) Labyrinth (X) Saw (X) Saw II (X) White Noise ( ) White Oleander (X) Anger Management (X) 50 First Dates (X) The Princess Diaries (X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 19 out of 22.
(X) Scream (X) Scream 2 (X) Scream 3 (X) Scary Movie (X) Scary Movie 2 (X) Scary Movie 3 (X) Scary Movie 4 (X) American Pie (X) American Pie 2 (X) American Wedding ( ) American Pie Band Camp (X) Harry Potter 1 (X) Harry Potter 2 (X) Harry Potter 3 (X) Harry Potter 4 (X) Resident Evil 1 (X) Resident Evil 2 (X) The Wedding Singer ( ) Little Black Book (X) The Village (X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 38 out of 43.
(X) Finding Nemo ( ) Finding Neverland (X) Signs (X) The Grinch (X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (X) White Chicks (X) Butterfly Effect (X) 13 Going on 30 (X) I, Robot ( ) Robots ( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (X) Universal Soldier ( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events (X) Along Came Polly (X) Deep Impact ( ) KingPin (X) Never Been Kissed (X) Meet The Parents ( ) Meet the Fockers ( ) Eight Crazy Nights ( ) Joe Dirt ( ) King Kong
Total so far: 51 out of 66.
( ) A Cinderella Story ( ) The Terminal ( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie ( ) Passport to Paris (X) Dumb & Dumber ( ) Dumber & Dumberer (X) Final Destination (X) Final Destination 2 (X) Final Destination 3 (X) Halloween (X) The Ring ( ) The Ring 2 ( ) Surviving Christmas (X) Flubber ( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (X) Practical Magic (X) Chicago (X) Ghost Ship ( ) From Hell (X) Hellboy (X) Secret Window (X) I Am Sam ( ) The Whole Nine Yards ( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 64 out of 90.
(X) The Day After Tomorrow (X) Child’s Play (X) Seed of Chucky (X) Bride of Chucky ( ) Ten Things I Hate About You (X) Just Married (X) Gothika (X) Nightmare on Elm Street (X) Sixteen Candles ( ) Remember the Titans ( ) Coach Carter (X) The Grudge ( ) The Grudge 2 (X) The Mask (X) Son Of The Mask (X) Bad Boys ( ) Bad Boys 2 (X) Joy Ride ( ) Lucky Number Sleven ( ) Ocean’s Eleven ( ) Ocean’s Twelve (X) Bourne Identity (X) Bourne Supremecy ( ) Lone Star (X) Bedazzled (X) Predator I (X) Predator II (X) The Fog (X) Ice Age ( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown ( ) Curious George
Total so far: 84 out of 121.
(X) Independence Day (X) Cujo ( ) A Bronx Tale (X) Darkness Falls (X) Christine (X) E.T. (X) Children of the Corn ( ) My Bosses Daughter (X) Maid in Manhattan (X) War of the Worlds (X) Rush Hour (X) Rush Hour 2 ( ) Best Bet (X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (X) She’s All That (X) Calendar Girls ( ) Sideways (X) Mars Attacks (X) Event Horizon (X) Ever After (X) Wizard of Oz (X) Forrest Gump (X) Big Trouble in Little China (X) The Terminator (X) The Terminator 2 (X) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 106 out of 147.
(X) X-Men (X) X-2 ( ) X3 (X) Spider-Man ( ) Spider-Man 2 (X) Sky High (X) Jeepers Creepers (X) Jeepers Creepers 2 (X) Catch Me If You Can (X) The Little Mermaid (X) Freaky Friday (X) Reign of Fire (X) The Skulls (X) Cruel Intentions ( ) Cruel Intentions 2 (X) The Hot Chick (X) Shrek (X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 121 out of 165.
(X) Swimfan (X) Miracle on 34th street ( ) Old School ( ) The Notebook (X) K-Pax ( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe ( ) A Walk to Remember ( ) Ice Castles ( ) Boogeyman ( ) The 40-year-old Virgin ( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring ( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King (X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 127 out of 181.
( ) Base-ketball ( ) Hostel ( ) Waiting for Guffman (X) House of 1000 Corpses ( ) Devils Rejects ( ) Elf (X) Highlander (X) Mothman Prophecies ( ) American History X ( ) Three ( ) The Jacket (X) Kung Fu Hustle (X) Shaolin Soccer (X) Night Watch (X) Monsters Inc. (X) Titanic (X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (X) Shaun Of the Dead (X) Willard
Total so far: 138 out of 200.
( ) High Tension (X) Club Dread (X) Hulk (X) Dawn Of the Dead (X) Hook ( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ( ) 28 days later ( ) Orgazmo (X) Phantasm (X) Waterworld (X) Kill Bill Vol. 1 (X) Kill Bill Vol. 2 (X) Mortal Kombat ( ) Wolf Creek ( ) Kingdom of Heaven ( ) the Hills Have Eyes (X) I Spit on Your Grave ( ) The Last House on the Left (X) Re-Animator (X) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 150 out of 220.
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace (X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones (X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith ( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope (X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back (X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi ( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage ( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (X) The Matrix (X) The Matrix: Reloaded (X) The Matrix: Revolutions ( ) Animatrix (X) Evil Dead (X) Evil Dead 2 ( ) Team America: World Police (X) Red Dragon (X) Silence of the Lambs (X) Hannibal