Sunday, December 18, 2005

Christmas mishaps and Winter break knitting-spree

Too bad I'm too lazy to take some photos because I've got plenty to show. The pics will just have to wait. I really need to go to bed, but I haven't updated in in bit and figured I should.
I should preface this by announcing that I finished my semester with a bang, followed by a deflating fizzle that some academics may refer to as a "Statistics Final". Boy oh boy, was that just a big ol'crapfest. I won't go into it any further to save myself from mental trauma. I'm just glad it's over. Plus, the only reason I sucked so massively on my final on Friday was that my brain was so tired from kicking the asses of all my tests and assignments earlier in the week, the bulk of which fell on Thursday.
On to the knitting! I feverishly knit the second sock for my sister on Friday. It's another super-cool pair made of Kureyon in shades of blue......except that the second sock came out being green and purple. That was a bit of a problem. I SWEAR I checked the color number and dye lot. I KNOW I did. Since there was absolutely no way to pass it off as normal, I was forced to go yarn shopping today. I looked on and saw that there are several Noro colors that are basically the same blues with just slightly different variations in hues and accents. I admitted to myself that it's altogether possible that I totally flaked on checking the color numbers and whatnot, especially since I could have been placing a memory belonging to the first time I bought Noro for sister socks. Anyways, I went to the yarn shop today and got new yarn. The only thing to do is to knit two more socks that don't match and somehow make them match the other two mismatched socks to create two matching pairs. Try making sense of that after a few drinks! It's all perfectly clear to me, and that's all that matters at this point.
While I was at the yarn shop, I also picked up a final hank of black Manos to finish off my OSW that's been residing in the corner of my office for a good while. Additionally, I got a new Berroco pattern book because I want to make a sweater or three from the new yarns they have out. As I was waiting in line, I glanced some sort of pure awesomeness peeking out of a basket. It's name is Smile, by Reynolds, and a scarf that was slightly psychoticly knit this evening out of it is currently wrapped lusciously around my neck. It's very pretty. I'll post a photo of it tomorrow.
Well, time for me to be off to bed. I have to work tomorrow and run like a thousand and one other errands. Blah! I'll get a legitimate vacation at some point.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Lucky Day!!

My pictures are still coming out all fugly. I'm not quite sure what to do about that. I feel like I have no control over this computer at all. Probably because I don't, really. Regardless of all that, I'm having a terrific day. Several good things have happened.
1) My aunt's funeral went well.
2) I got to pick up my pink saphire ring from the jewler. It's super fabulous. I should have taken a picture of it. I'll put that on my things t do list.
3) My cell class got cancelled v/c of Dr. McGraw's chronic intestinak virus. Poor lady. However, may I just say HOORAY!!!!?
4)My experimental psychology quiz for Thursday was cancelled.
5) My sister took me to Outback for dinner, and while I was waiting for her family to get there, one of my other sisters showed up and bought me a yummy cocktail. One just can't go out and not have cocktails.
and finally ....
6) I got my cell phone paid off.
See that picture up top? That's Carlota. She's my girl. Santa brought her to me when I was 3. We have a little toyland set up for Christmas. I'm going to have start knitting some new clothes for Ms. Carlota. Speaking of knitting. I finished my sisters hat. Well, almost. I still have to tie off the top and weave in the ends. If you look, you can see the yarn coming from my bag up to the top of my head. I tried to position it in the back, but apparently I wasn't too successful. I'm also making progress on the hand warmers for my nephew. I hope to finish those tonight, but I'm really tired. Well, Law and Order is on (surprise, surprise) so I have to go watch it. Adios: )-

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Finally! Photo Heavy Post!!

Okay, so maybe I still don't have this photo thing totally worked out, but I'm getting better. After I woke up this morning, I pretty much just sat around the house and tormented my mom. Above is some evidence. I was so tired this monring, I jusr didn't feel like doing anything. Yesterday was Midnight Madness in Ellicot City, so I had to work much, much later than usual. I also had a great big quiz early in the morning, so I was particularly sleepy and not too hot on the concept of working an 11 hour shift. After I got home, I basically just went to bed. I had to do an online quiz on early and late onset disorders tonight before midnight, so I had been planning on doing a ton of reading for that, but I was just too tired. That left all my reading for today, so after I was done terrorizing my mom, I started in. At some point I took a break and did a little Christmas shopping at Target. All the stuff I got for my niece has to be returned, but I was too busy to go back this evening. After I took my quiz, I cleaned the pig cages and let them play in the basement for awhile. Here's Angel admiring the housecleaning I did and thinking about what a freak of nature I seem to be.
I was able to finally get some knitting photos taken care of. Well, I guess I should say that was able to finish some things, and then find a way to photograph them. Here's me looking somewhat zomie-ish. It's Saturday, give me a break. I'm trying to show the stripes, but not doing too good of a job.
I also got some more yarn for my stash the other day at work. It's some Brown Sheep in a new color called prarie fire It will become a Samus (from the fall knitty). I didn't want to buy more yarn, but I couldn't resist it's rusty red goodness. Besides, I've been working really hard on my Christmas gifts and I'm going to have a lot of time in January to knit for myself.
Oh yeah, and I may have mentioned that I finished my nephews hat/scarf. I'm still working on the fingerless gloves, but they'll be done shortly. Here's a weirdo shot of me trying to work the camera properly, and then one that's a better view of the knitting, rather than a close up of my face and crazy-eyes.

Well, my phone is ringing off the hook and I'm sure it's my mom calling for me to come rescue her from my grandpas house. It started snowing about 2 hours ago and she drove herself down there and can't get back. Gotta love her.....