Saturday, March 31, 2007

I finally got started on my February Socks that Rock socks and I'm loving this yarn. So soft and squishy and it knits up beautifully. It also handles frogging very well. This month's pattern is a series of firsts for me - provisional cast on, toe up, short row heel, cables. I'm really looking forward to learning all these new techniques. But, me being me, I've run into some problems. When it came time to unzip the provisional cast on, no such luck. Is this unzipping supposed to just come right apart? Becuase it really didn't. And I'm a dork and got the stitches all twisted when I got them on the needles. And somehow in this whole process I lost 3 stitches. I have no idea how. And then one of my needles snapped. Such lovely needles too - my Colonial Rosewood needles, so I'm very sad. Anyone know if they have a replacement policy? So I'll be starting over with different needles, hopefully with better luck this time.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

It's Official

I have no life, and this proves it. Seen over 85 movies? I own more than 85 movies! Feel free to play along.

It’s been alleged that 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, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, 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
(X) Boondock Saints
(X ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
() Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
() AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
() Saw
() Saw II
(X) White Noise
() White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
() 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
(X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
() Scary Movie 4
() American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
() American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
() Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
(X) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
() Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
() The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(X) White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
(X) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
() KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
(X) King Kong
(X) A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
(X) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
() Dumb & Dumber
() Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
() Halloween
(X) The Ring
(X) The Ring 2
() Surviving Christmas
() Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
() Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
(X) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
() Child’s Play
() Seed of Chucky
() Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
() Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
() Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
() The Mask
() Son Of The Mask
() Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremecy
() Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II
() The Fog
() Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George
(X) Independence Day
() Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(X) E.T.
() 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
(X) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
() Big Trouble in Little China
() The Terminator
() The Terminator 2
() The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
() Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
(X) The Notebook
() K-Pax
() Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
() Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) 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
() Base-ketball
() Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
() House of 1000 Corpses
() Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
() Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
() American History X
() Three
(X) The Jacket
() Kung Fu Hustle
() Shaolin Soccer
() Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
() Willard
() High Tension
() Club Dread
() Hulk
() Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
() Orgazmo
() Phantasm
() Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
() Mortal Kombat
() Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
() the Hills Have Eyes
() I Spit on Your Grave
() The Last House on the Left
() Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
() Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
() Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
() 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
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal

Well over 100, I really do need to get out more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

SP 10

Real post with actual knitting progress to come. In the meantime, my Secret Pal Questionairre

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love all natural fibers - wool, cotton, alpaca. Not into novelty yarns.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a wonderful needle case by Katie. Love it!

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Been knitting for just over a year. I guess I'm intermediate - doing socks, lace, basic shaping but haven't tried cables or color work yet.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I do...have to remember how to link to it though.

5. What's your favorite scent?
I like citrus and spicy scents. My fave perfume is Origins Ginger. I also love lavender.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Is this a serious question? Of course! I love chocolate, mint, caramel. I also really like coffee and tea.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
Not much. I like black & white photography and have been trying out the darkroom.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Pretty much everything - big band, rock, alternative, some country. Faves of the moment are Jamie Cullum, Keane, and Keb Mo.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like most colors esp bold ones rather than pastel. Really like neutrals like shades of brown.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Single, no pets.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Yes to scarves, hats, and mittens. Must make myself some mittens before next winter. No to ponchos.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I like knitting small, practical items like scarves and socks. I've made my share of felted bags too. Haven't tackled my first sweater yet.

13. What are you knitting right now?
A lace scarf for my mom (leftover Christmas gift) and 2 pairs of socks.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Of course!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I use mostly straights and DPNs but my Denise circulars are also great. Started on aluminum needles and I still like them, but I'm loving bamboo and rosewood needles. Searching for my perfect socks needles, thinking to trying out the Addis.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
8 months - a pair of socks that I actually really like but for some reason set aside and forgot about.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving and Christmas because of the family time.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
I don't know if this counts as a collection, but my stash of books and movies is embarressing large.

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 don't subscribe to any knitting mags, but I buy all the IKs. I would love any of the Yarn Harlot books.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yep and I joined the Socks That Rock club and am looking forward to trying this yarn out. I'm a US9.

23. When is your birthday?