Thursday, May 31, 2007
HSKS trivia for the week
I meant to stick this to the bottom of last night's post, but I forgot. So, the answer is Hermione and Ron from Order Of The Phoenix


Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I talk about how much I enjoy daily blogging, and what do I do? Go and skip the next few days. Completely not by choice, though. Baby girl is trying to cut her eyeteeth right now. Not an enjoyable experience for anyone involved. Poor thing. Plus there was moving of household items. Again with the lack of enjoyment. But I was blogging in my head, really!
First up, I have a(n) FO!!! The Weasley Sweater is done (sort of.) Here it is, lounging in the swing outside. I'm quite proud. And as soon as I wove in that last stitch, I slipped it onto MMT to check the fit. Too big, which is actually a good thing in this case. It looks like it will just fit once the cooler weather rolls back around, and continue to fit through next spring. She loves it, too. She'll pick it up and take it to me or my mom and ask us to put it on her. She even goes so far as to get upset if we take it off - even though it's 90 gajillion degrees around here right now, and muggy to boot. (Monsoon season came a good three months early this year. Blecch.)
Speaking of weaving in the ends, and finishing in general, I see so many people complaining about doing it. I just love it. I feel like I'm really accomplishing something when I'm finishing - I fly through it. I love seeing those perfect little seams begin to emerge and create a recognizable shape out of a few bunched and rolled knitted pieces. How could anyone hate that??
make a plea for assistance - this is a Weasley. For those of you who don't read HP, a Weasley is a sweater with your initial on it. In case you didn't notice - there is no initial on this sweater. That's where you come in. Should I duplicate stitch it, cross-stitch, or otherwise embroider it? The thought of doing it in intarsia crossed my mind for the briefest of moments, but lets just say that intarsia is the bane of my existence. It's the one thing I wouldSo, now comes the final part, the one in which I actually take a class on at the LYS, if I could ever get over my extreme hatred of it. So, the initial got left to be part of finishing. How would you do it?

A long time ago, this was going to be a cooking blog along with the crafty. I kinda forgot about that, but I do have a recipe for you today. (No picture, by the time I had grabbed my camera, the evidence had been doled out and was almost totally consumed.)
It's a meatloaf. Don't groan, it's a *good* meatloaf! It's Cheeseburger Meatloaf. Yum. And it's more of a recipe a-la Harlot Socks - I don't measure unless I'm baking, so it's kinda more chatty and less "2.5 tbsp squee."
So, you take about one pound of ground beef, and mix in a small dollop of mayonnaise, a big handful of grated cheese, 1-2 eggs and some bread crumbs, and a dash of Worcestershire. In a separate bowl, mix together ketchup and mustard until you get an orange-y rust color. Add a little to the meat mixture, and save the rest to top the loaf. Mix everything together well. It should be moist, but not runny. Plop it down onto a sheet pan and pour the topping over it. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about a hour and a half, or until done. It tastes just like a cheeseburger, and you can add other things to taste. Think about what you like on your burgers - onions, jalapeƱos, bacon (needs to be cooked beforehand) pickles (though I would put those on after baking.) Don't forget to add any seasonings to make it your own (MathMan always likes to put Lowry's Season Salt on his burgers, so I add a little to the mix.)

I finally go invited to Ravelry!!! I'm so excited, but I haven't had a chance yet to really play around with it! For anyone who is curious, I'm (again) PinkPorcupine.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007
Just a quickie.
This blogging every day thing is kind of... well, I had the word a second ago, but it slipped. It just feels good, like I'm keeping myself a part of the world. I've tried to start a stitch group for moms of young kids in my area, but no one ever showed up. It's nice having somewhere to go, even if it's just a quick pop in like this one, where people understand my love of fiber!
Today I actually made it to the LYS, *with* my skein of Koigu. Unfortunately I was alone with MMT, and they were hella busy, so I didn't get it wound. I also *shock and amazement* DIDN'T spend any money!!! I was going to buy two balls of Austermann Step for the socks Cat Bordhi recently did on Knitty Gritty (btw - have you seen these?? So neat! I can't wait for the new book!!) but they were all out of it. She wasn't sure when it would be coming in, as it's been on order, but she was able to tell me that the new sensation, Superior, *will* be available in late August! Another thing I can't wait for!
I'm currently sitting in bed, knitting on MMT's Weasley and watching some of season 2 of Xena (baaad tv, but in a good way, like Bruce Cambpell!) on my laptop. I finished the sleeve and the collar earlier tonight, and I just picked up the stitches for the second sleeve. Would I be reviled if I say I'm actually *looking forward* to seaming it up? I've found I enjoy it, maybe it comes from sewing on the machine and hand stitching the finishing work.

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Friday, May 25, 2007
Pictures? Huh! What a novel concept!!
Yeah, that's right - I have pictures today!
First up is one of the Weasley. (!!!) I finally got the chance to take a nice daytime picture of it.I'm really trying to take better pictures, or at least easier to look at ones. I'm going back and looking at some of the first ones I took, and eek, they were bad!
So, on my monitor this is a pretty true representation of the colors. I loved the pink color so much, but every time I go to the LYS either I forget to look, or they don't have anymore. I know I can order it online, but you know how it goes. I'm thinking about making either the baby pants from LMKG or Mickey to go with this sweater when it's done. We'll see how well that pans out. The little tiger in the corner is my daughter's backpack, which I commandeered until she's old enough to use it. It's great for carrying around a larger project like this, yet still not so big that it's annoying. It's a perfect fit for my Lantern Moon striaghts, plus it's little tummy is a tiny zippered pouch that just fits a chibi! You want a closer look you say? Here it is - feel free to turn green with envy of it's utter cuteness!
I'm going to leave you with a shot of the next chevron scarf. That's right, the first one still isn't finished and I've already started a second. So much for project monogamy. At least it's the same pattern. The rose is one my mother helped MMT pick and bring to me this evening. It just looked so lovely I had to include it. The iPod is to remind myself that I'm getting behind on listening to podcasts. I managed to find two balls of CTH at my mom's that I had gotten at the same time as the Koigu - these were even purchased to be a chevron. I'm still sitting on the one skein of Koigu waiting to wind it into a ball. I know - I could do it by hand, but just once with Lorna's Laces swore me off doing that. I'm lazy, remember? So sit it shall until a ball winder I see. Oh, did you want to know what colors those are? See the StashSheet in the sidebar.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007
I futzed and fought with the previous post - blogger tried to make the text so tiny I couldn't see it with a microscope. Somehow, in all that, comments got turned off. I'm sorry, and I'm also not going to bother trying to turn them back on. I'm afraid of throwing off that precarious balance of getting the formatting right and actually being able to READ the post. I know I can get into the HTML and fix all, but I'm really feeling lazy here.

Jenean got my HSKS package yesterday. I wish I could have taken longer getting it to her (meaning I wish I could have had a few more justified shopping trips) but I was so afraid it would get lost in the jumble of moving so I sent if off to her.

Knitting techniques meme

If you read this and you knit -- consider yourself tagged! Be sure to leave a comment (you non Xangans, too,) so I can see your list.

Bold for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do eventually and normal for stuff you don't intend to do

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl - not done yet, though
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL - one day, when I have the time
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn - I can't find any good sweaters to take apart - only plastic
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with Bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting - again with the "when I have time" thing
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/Doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with Alpaca
Fair Isle Knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured Knitting
Kitchener Bind Off
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and Purling Backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed Toys
Knitting with Cashmere - doesn't everyone!?
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Intarsia - I "get" most everything else in knitting SO easily, but this is the thorn in my side.
Knitting with Linen
Knitting for preemies - see "knitting for charity"
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Miscellany blather
I've been meaning to steer people to trek's contest post for some time now, but I just keep forgetting! So, go, help her get 290 comments on a single post. That's double the original number of 145, which was passed pretty darn quickly. It's one post per customer, though, which is why it's taking longer to reach the new goal. If anyone reads here that doesn't read her blog, why not?!? Go over and leave a comment!

So, the closing on our house got pushed back to the original date - June 12th. Oh, well, it would have been nice to be in the new house by next Friday, but it's only two weeks out from there. Not that long in the scheme of things
(everything inside me is screaming that is BS - that it's years and lifetimes away!)

I've got all but the last inch done on one sleeve of MMT's Weasley, with just one last sleeve and a collar to go the end is most definitely in sight! I may make a trip out to the LYS today to pick up a size 5 circ to do the collar. My Denise kit is packed away who knows where right now, and I don't want to wait 'til I find the box and unpack to finish the sweater.

I know I've mentioned I adore anything Google, and now that I'm working on the stash spreadsheet, I've got it on Google Docs. So if anyone is actually curious how much sock yarn I have, or what is planned for that alpaca I got at Aspen Ridge Alpacas, here ya go! (I'm putting a permanent link in the sidebar, too.)

And, just for fun:

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Goddess. You are constantly giving and are unconcerned with reward, you simply want others to love knitting as much as you do. If someone wants to knit miles of novelty yarns, you are there for them. If someone wants to learn short row shaping, you can help. There are no taboos in knitting, only opportunities to grow. Everyone should have friend like you around if they want to learn to knit, and there's a good chance that your passion has rubbed off on a few others.
Take this quiz!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Is it possible??
Can I create even one post that doesn't have to be edited? I guess I'm just a "fixer" at heart, there's always something to be done to make it better. The last few posts all have an "ETA" at the bottom. Jeez.....
I just wanted to respond to Jenean's comment about the Dobby picture - thanks for the word of Qte, but I don't believe that's Harry. That's Sir Hotting-ton himself, Lucius Malfoy. Like this Slytherin would post a picture of *that boy* unless she had to. :D

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I've been tagged.

Jackie at Anja Knits tagged me with the 7 weird facts meme. Wasn't it just 6 a few months ago? Oh, well, here it is.

The rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven other people and list their names on your blog. Then you leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I am a belly dancer. I have been in performing troupes as well as taught. I prefer the tribal style in music, movement, and especially costuming. I occasionally vamp out into Goth or Rave Tribal.

2. I have one daughter born April 2006. I chose not to give birth at a hospital, and did not receive any medication. I cloth diapered for a few months (until money got in the way) and am still breastfeeding.

3. I moved all the time growing up - every one to three years. My father was in the navy. It helped to experience the nation, but at the time I hated it.

4. I hate to just sit. I don't sunbathe, and I don't like just riding in the car. I love to multi-task. It's rare that you won't find me doing at least two different things at once.

5. I have a form of dyslexia, but instead of hindering me, it is actually an asset. I can read backward, upside down, and mirrored text without even realizing that it is. (And I love to read.)

6. My mom is my best friend. I know that may not seem very weird to some, and overly weird to others, but seriously. We talk about everything, we shop, we hang. All the time.

7. I despise alcohol in all forms. I've had thousand dollar a bottle wine before, and I detest it. It all tastes like alcohol. That's why if I drink, I go for the battery acid stuff (tequila or Long Island Iced Teas, mostly) because I drink to get drunk. I've been drunk a total of three times in my life. I don't smoke, and I've never done drugs.

I hope those are weird enough for everyone. It took me a good two hours to figure out what to post. If not, oh well - I guess I'm just too normal for you.
I'm such a space case! I forgot to tag other people for this thing! (That is how it works, right? Like a chain letter from hell that you can't say no to cause the person on the other end is a fiber goddess like yourself? Right??) So, lessee - Jenean for being my swap pally, Mama Turtle for being my prefect, Brooke and Cassie for being fellow house members. Everyone else has already been tagged or done the meme, so that's what I got. Plus? I'm including an out - if you don't wanna do it, you don't hav'ta!!!!

I've come to an impasse on the Chevron Scarf. Last night I knit until I ran out of Koigu, and one of the two remaining hanks is still skeined. My winder is packed, as is my swift, so it's sitting there, four feet long, in need of a good blocking, and on a large safety pin style holder until I can either get the winder out, or make a trek to the LYS to wind it up. Makes me so sad - it went from 7 inches to over four feet in a matter of days, and now it's just sitting there. I don't even have access to my stash, so I can't start another one. (I ran into the LYS the other day for a quick swap p/u, and they had just gotten in some new yarn - Fortissima Socka Disco 3 in color #03 that would make another great chevron with some L&V yarn that I have. The Disco has a tiny strand of metallic fiber running through it - sooo pretty!)
I've decided that once I've got the Koigu scarf the length I want it, I'm going to make these to go with it. If it knits up half as fast as the scarf, they'll be done in no time (once I can get to that point!) Sorry, no pictures. The scarf looks like a wad of yarn and the baby is asleep on my lap. I'm going to go knit on the sleeve for her Weasley.

ETA - Fixing a link and Durr!!! I forgot to tag other people!

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Sunday, May 20, 2007
House stuff
Have you seen this??? I want to make one....but I've still got about 3/4 of MathMan's Linux Illusion Scarf to finish. This'll have to wait until that one is done. :/ I would love to be able to wear it to the movie, but there's no way even if I cast on right now. I just don't have that much time to knit.
Speaking of not having the time, here's a picture of what is sucking up my time.Isn't it beautiful?? The driveway was poured about three days ago, but I haven't been back by to take an updated picture. The person buying our house wants to close early - like next Friday early, but both realtors are telling her that is impossible. One of the inspections that needs to happen is being pushed back - not by us, but by the inspectors. There are only three companies servicing the area and they are all extremely busy at the moment. -But- it looks like we may have everything done by the 29th. Only four days off, then we can close on this beauty on the 1st. What a wonderful birthday present! I hope that works out, cause otherwise, my birthday will still be crazy without the gooey new-house center in the middle. :P
Anyways - the reason for the house sucking up all my time is that we're having to make hour and a half trips about every two hours. Packing and storing is a massive time-eater. But the happy is that my parents are loaning us their garage for storage so we don't have to pay storage fees! Yay! The sad? We have a *lot* more stuff than we thought we did.
Well, gotta go pack some more. I will say that as long as I'm not driving, I'm making great headway on the Chevron scarf. It's now almost four feet long, and a great mindless, don't-even-have-to-look-at-it knit for in the car.
ETA - durr. The link of what I want to make...

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HSKS Quidditch Round 2
1. Who is the Fat Lady's friend?
- Violet

2. When the Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black and fled her portrait, who took over for her as guard of Gryffindor Tower?
Sir Cadogan

3. Usually when Harry is in Dumbledore's office, what are the portraits of previous headmasters doing?
- Snoozing

4. Which one of the Triwizard champions did not go to the World Cup?
- Fleur Delacour

5. Who did Harry give his Triwizard winnings to?
- Fred and George Weasley

6. Minerva McGonagall

7. Oliver Wood

8. What author's name appears on the book "Quidditch Through the Ages"?
- Kennilworthy Whisp

9. What does the Keeper do in a game of Quidditch?
- Guards the goal

10. In the Goblet of Fire why did the Mad Eye Moody imposter put Harry's name in the goblet?
- He wanted Harry to win the tournament

Picture Scavenger Hunt
- Dobby holding his sock from Harry - no one said it had to be from the movie!!
- Cho Chang and Harry's first kiss
- Viktor Krum and Hermione at the dance
- Mad Eye Moody


Sunday, May 13, 2007
HSKS Trivia
Trivia #1
What's the name of this potion?
This potion has the colour of molten gold, and while exposed to the air, large drops will leap like goldfish above the surface without spilling.
Felix Felicis (I don't have my book, so I'm not sure if that's how it's spelled.)

Trivia #2
Which book is this line from?
"Harry and Cho were now too embarrassed to look at each other, let alone talk to each other; what if Ron and Hermione started going out together, then split up? Could their friendship survive it? Harry remembered the few weeks when they had not been talking to each other in third year; he had not enjoyed trying to bridge the distance between them. And then, what if they didn't split up? What if they became like Bill and Fleur, and it became excrutiatingly embarrassing to be in their presence, so that he was shut out for good?"
HP & The Half-Blood Prince

Trivia #3
Who utters these words?
"Oh I am glad I'm not on duty. I wouldn't fancy having to go and tell the Irish they've got to stop celebrating."
Arthur Weasley


Pictures are fun

We bought a house! We have one month to get packed and out of this house, and three days later we move into our new house. Brand spankin' new! Never been occupied! How did we get this lucky? The hard part? MathMan works regular hours, and MMT requires constant supervision. Packing and moving is going to be a pain.

MathMan beat me to packing up the "shadow frame" of oddballs and samples, so I snapped a quick shot of the sock yarns on the wall. Right after I took this picture, they were all down and in a box.

I had been talking to someone about knitting back, and I got MathMan to take a quick video of me working on the Chevron Scarf. I slowed down so it wouldn't just be a blur. Hmm - I don't have the time to set up a YouTube account, and it doesn't look like I can imbed, so you get a link.
Here's a shot of what the scarf looks like currently.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007
Just a few things
Firstly - thank you to everyone who comments here. Makes me feel like I'm not just some crazy mumbling to herself. I try to respond to everyone, but sometimes blogger just won't let me reply to a comment, so I occasionally post a response as another comment. Just so you know.
Whee! I found an online cataloger for personal libraries on Meg's blog. We all know I'm a joiner, so I started inputting some of my books, and I even put a widget in the sidebar over there.-----> That's not even half of my books - I'm down in the city looking for a new house (SQUEE!!!!) so that's just what I can think of off the top of my head. Minus my guilty pleasure from the earlier post, of course.
Currently I'm working on two things. No, that's not all that's on the needles, but it is all that I'm actively working on. The Weasley sweater for my girlie. It's out of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. It's splitty, but not as bad as some other yarns, and I *love* the hand and drape of the fabric. It's out of English Rose for contrast roll edging at the hem, collar and cuffs plus the big letter on the front, and a LimeLight for the body. As I'm typing all this, I feel as though I've said it before. Oh, well, if I have I'm sure you can skip over that part easily enough.
The other thing I'm working on is a sort of stashbuster project - I had two skeins of Koigu from last fall that I tried to make into socks several times. I >heart< style="font-size:85%;">I fell off the wagon. I got another two skeins of Koigu to go with these two - and I'm loving how it's knitting up, too - but I also got two skeins of CTH Supersock in two different colorways to make another. I am glad I did in the end, though, because it's a fun, easy knit. And I like knitting back. :) Someone asked me how this is managed. There is a video on, but I'm also working on getting someone to hold the camera so I can post a video of how I knit and knit back.
I've been shopping for my HSKS swap pal. Do you know how hard it is to find stuff in Hufflepuff House colors that don't look like a bumblebee barfed everywhere? But I found yarn that I wish I had gotten two skeins of - it's that pretty, and still the right colors! And I got the things to make the bag, too. (Sorry for the stealth, but she knows who she is, and I want everything to be a suprise, down to whether I'm knitting, crocheting, sewing, or *paperfolding* a bag!)
On the house front - I'm looking at one today that is Brand. Spankin. New. Someone had a builder build it, but the deal fell through on the table. It's in a lovely neighborhood, with great parks and close access to MathMan's commute, but because the builder is having to sit on it and lose money, it's selling for 50,000 less than original list!!! How excited am I? Other than that, I've got the list narrowed down to three houses that MathMan is going to see with me tomorrow, then it's decision and offer-making time. I'm going to have a dedicated craft room!! (With a Murphy bed - gotta have somewhere for guests to sleep...)
Wow, I'm wordy today, and without a single picture. Could be because the camera is in the other room and I have a sleeping baby on my lap. Oh, well, I promise pictures later!

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Devils and Daemons
Or, more precisely, sheep. Cause that's what I am - a sheep. Everyone else is doing it, so here's mine. I hope it's not too large, but if it is, oh well.


Sunday, May 06, 2007
Quidditch Round One
Round One
Trivia - answers in bold
1. Who isn't or hasn't been a Quidditch captain?
Cedric Diggory
Cho Chang
Oliver Wood
Marcus Flint

2. Who are the Gryffindor chasers? (books 1-5)
Hermione, Dean and Seamus
Alicia, Angelina and Katie
Fred, George and Oliver
Parvati, Colin and Neville

3. Who are the Slytherin beaters? (books 1-4)
Crabbe and Goyle
Flint and Montague
Derrik and Bole
Pucey and Warrington

4. What type of broom isn't made anymore?
Silver Arrow

5. The Slytherin team all ride the same broom, what is it?
Cleansweep Seven
Nimbus 2000
Comet 260
Nimbus 2001

6. Which of these is not a Quidditch team?
Pride of Portree
Appleby Arrows
Tudshill Tornados
Caerphilly Catapults

7. Who is Head of Hufflepuff House?
Professor Binns
Professor Flitwick
Professor Sprout
Professor Sinistra

8. Which Hufflepuff student is reported to have been one of the only peple to have ever given Hufflepuff success?
Justin Finch - Fletchley
Cho Chang
Cedric Diggory
Lily Evans

9. In Book 1 who was the first Hufflepuff student to be sorted?
Hannah Abbott
Terry Boot
Susan Bones
Lisa Arygle

10. What is the emblem of Hufflepuff House?

Pictures: linked
Harry, Ron, and Hermione together
Sirius Black
Uncle Vernon


Thursday, May 03, 2007
Stash, in all forms
So, I was a bad girl yesterday. Went into B&N for a look-see since I was in the area. They had Favorite Socks. Now, I've been wanting this book as I'm new enough to knitting that I don't have any of these patterns. So, I decided to grab it. I also saw a stitch dictionary. Very well done and positively LOADED with nifty patterns of all sorts - lace, cables, colorwork, even simple knit and purl patterns. It's called The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. Got it, too. I even saw Sensational Knitted Socks. I looked through it (for the first time) and wanted it bad, but I didn't get it. Showed restraint on the one most likely to help me with designing my own patterns. Go figure. But then, when I was at the counter I noticed a paperback: the next in a series that is a guilty pleasure. I won't cop to the name of the book or the series, but needless to say, it's only about a step up from trashy supermarket romance. Just has a little more woman-power and a little less save-the-damsel-in-distress.
So, socks are irking me lately (except the Sparkle sock) so they are all in time out. I'm knitting the very first thing for MMT - the Hug Me Sweater from Brown Sheep. I'm even using Cotton Fleece, which is a bit splitty but not *too* bad to work with. I like the feel of it. It's going to be in a pretty rosy pink and green, mostly the green. The store only had one skein of the pink in, and as it's such a production to go in, I decided not to wait. They aren't new purchases, probably about three months old, but I dug them out due to the yarn diet I'm imposing on myself after last week's splurge.
I did, however get some fun things for my HSKS swap pal, and she knows who she is. It may not be a secret swap, but by golly, it's going to be a secret package!!!!
So, we are finalizing negotiations on the house!!! I'm so unbelievably excited!!! We're finally getting out!!! The bad - it *won't* be such a production to go to the LYS. The good - it *won't* be such a production to go to the LYS!
In other good news - the girlie now has a front facing seat. I know, just because she meets requirements doesn't mean it's safer for her to sit front, but she DETESTS riding in the car, and the trip home with the front facer was much more pleasant than it usually is. She's not rid of the rear, it will fit her for another ten pounds, and ten inches, and I'm almost positive that the latter will come first.
Also, I'm adding links and saw this. I. Must. Knit.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The SQUEE that was heard across three counties
We just got an offer on our house!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! I have to go and be excited now!!