Wednesday, July 27, 2005

*clears throat* mememememe!!!!!!!

welp, the ever-wonderful Peri has tagged here goes

Pronunciation Key
n. pl. id·i·o·syn·cra·sies
A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.

Write down (blog) five of your own personal idiosyncracies. Then, if you wish, tag five people from your live gerbil or friendslist to do the same.

1- I check myself for level of fatness...yeah. feel my neck, check the amount of belly outward at top of pants, look at my thighs whilst sitting. strange, i know. and Missy, especially, will find it odd lol

2- I obsess over the things i should be doing verses what i am currently exercising more, and eating less/better. yeah. grrrr

3- I make lists for everything. lists of things i must get done this summer (update FO's on website, submit writing, make baby gifts and housewarming gifts, etc.), lists of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, etc. lists lists lists! my calendar has a system of my work schedule, hours i have worked, how many days i have worn this pair of contacts and even more.

4- I am super competitive in playing board games and card games, yet i try and squelch it. not that i mind losing once in a while, but i'd rather play a game that i actually have a chance in instead of knowing i will always lose.

5- I notice typos EVERYWHERE! they cannot hide from me. i was absolutely tempted to write to an editor when they used the absolutely wrong word in one book. i had to hold myself back.

who to tag? lots of people have already done this one...lesse, i will do Joeli; Ariel is usually good for a meme; Lisa and Azuredrake, whose name i always forget; and let's go with B'lings alter-ego.


Monday, July 25, 2005

vaca piccies!

hey y'all. check this
indiana pictures!
there are two pages. you can see the love of my life in there..hehe. and the sweetest kids ever...the really cool pics that are immediately following the one of me on the silo are ones i took from up at that angle.
i just got done making applesauce from apples i picked!! hehe
enjoy. pics of Mariah later

Monday, July 18, 2005

more my, my, my, my MARIAH

yup. here it is. two whole repeats done. now i am supposed to do a whole 'nother one, which would be be between the pink and purple markers, and then half, which is between pink and blue. the sleeve is already 17 inches long. so instead, i will just be doing that last half, and then the extra 12 rows of 'closure.' but i must now do some serious maths, and see about how many rows the shaping will take, and compare that with my row gauge (6/inch) and figure out where to just stop wherever in the pattern now, and continue following that last bit when you join it all in the round. hmmm
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and if you squint real hard, you can see the loverly new stitch markers that arrived in the mail today, from a wonderful little monkee...even though the USPS took SIX days to make it get here...highly unusual.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Finish It!

lookee! finally wove in my ends. popped on my blue tee...and i have an outfit for school. fantabulous!
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Annnd...since i have been begged multiple times for a Mariah progress report, here it is, first of three repeats (between vertical markers on left sleeve, if you can see those) a repeat took 6.5 inches, so i might could fit all three in without it being too long. we shall see...intriguing pattern
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005


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amazing-ness! cheese gravy, loose leaf tea, spotted dick, cup a soup, and instant custard....

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candy goodness!
mini jaffa cake (smashing orangey bits!), Fruit Pastilles, a Kinder Surprise egg (my thumb almost went through it), Merry Berry bar, Yorkie bar (not for Girls!) and a Cadbury Flake bar...

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oh umm...i am not so sure if these are supposed to be a joke or not LOL because i don't really appreciate Marmite in it's pure form, so Marmite crisps...hmmmmm

i cannot wait to eat this stuff! a huge, huge thanks to Peri . Check her blog since she will post what i sent her soon :)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

minor setback

eh. see...the flat 'line' between top of tube (at armpit) to the 'neckline' is too long...i don't want it to curve on TOP of my shoulder. so i gotta frog back and take out maybe two inches from that flat part before starting the neck. or else i won't ever be pleased with FO.

in other news, Mariah is all set to begin. i have printed the pattern, highlighted my size, and i have two balls of yarn all set to go, and freed up the 40 inch Denise cable. just waiting for shrug to be done :)

Sunday, July 03, 2005


First ever pair of Chuck Taylors. they are velour!! i love 'em  :) they suit me

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Friday, July 01, 2005

one sleeve done!!

the pic is slightly large, so click on this link to see the first sleeve of my turtleneck shrug from scarf style in knit picks alpaca cloud 'sunset.' so lovely and soft! this is part of the "Finish It!" KAL so it has a July 31st deadline. should be no prob :)