Friday, November 28, 2008

stupid black friday

The only thing I wanted to look at today was, because they were having a good sale today (anywhere between 10% and 100% off, it's a surprise once you hit "order") and yet, the traffic caused from this sale is making the site totally shaky and impossible to get through.
Very. Sad.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks

Perhaps most people reflect on the past year around December 31... I was thinking this morning, however about how much has changed over the last year and just how much I have to be thankful for

I'm thankful for my family... both new

and "old"

For longtime friends who "knew me when"...

And for newer friends who have helped me realize DC really is an okay place

I'm thankful for the Tall Guy; a girl couldn't ask for a better partner-in-crime...

I'm thankful that all of the above people love me and all of my imperfections.

I'm thankful for Annie. For as much as she's a little monster, she's also one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met.

I'm thankful for liking my job a lot more now then I did a year ago.
I'm thankful for having a job.
I'm thankful that I'm learning the difference between being a good friend and getting walked on.

And finally. Well, I'm just thankful that life is on the upswing and my friends and family are happy and healthy.
I'll be back to my usual cynical self by tomorrow or Friday. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A knitted object!

Look! It's a finished object!
My best friend in SF got the package today, so I can show you.

Pattern: Gloria Cowl
Yarn: Woolarina, Shimmer. It's a fingering weight yarn knit two strands together and I'm too lazy to go find the ball band to tell you the colorway. It's a bamboo, wool, nylon blend.
Needles: Size 8, 16inch Addis.

This was a fun knit and I'm peeking into my stash yarn for another one!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

a little something

I was thinking. If I can't tell you all about what I'm up to, I can at least give you a few tastes. See.

I'm a one woman sweat shop with zero direction. Every year I find myself thinking I'm ahead of the game, casting on socks for myself on December 20, only to be found knitting, blocking or felting furiously at 8pm on Christmas Eve.

What you're looking at tonight are glimpses of the works in progress (yeah, none of them are actually complete)
And, I figure post Holiday gifting, I'll tell you more about them.
The Tall Guy's parents left this evening and we had a really nice time with them. We checked out the Newseum (very interesting) and today we hit Mount Vernon, which I hadn't been to since I was about 7.
In the meantime, the temps are dropping in DC, so I'm thinking I may need to keep knitting reinforcements for my sock drawer!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

and we're done!

The Tall Guy and I were in Tampa this past weekend for a wedding. Our last for the season! With a record 5 this year (one being ours, that counts at least double, I think), we had lots of fun, danced our butts off, had a few drinks and spent quality time with all sorts of loved ones along the way. This is the lovely bride and I on the dance floor. Only she can make me look tan. Her dress was amazing, I wish I had a better shot of it...

In my mind, this being mid-November, my knitting deadlines start looming and I see it as the beginning of the Holiday season. As it gets cooler I curl up on the couch to knit and watch bad TV (um Hello... Gossip Girl on Netflix...dangerous!)
I'll show knitting as I can, but too many of you read that will be getting things!!!

The Tall Guys Parent's will be in town this weekend for a last minute trip in. It will be nice to spend time with them without any really agenda except to see some sights, spend time together and eat good food!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We can and we did.

Another factoid: This speech was made in NH.

with bated breath...

We are glued to the TV and will be late into the night (edit..just I am glued to the TV. My company just went home and the Tall Guy is in bed with a cold). I am cautiously optimistic and too afraid to go to bed.
The Tall Guy and I were in and out of our polling location in about ten minutes. I'm a big fan of voting in the late afternoon/evening, seems in Silver Spring, the lines are shorter in the evening. I had friends in line for an hour, two hours, three hours...craziness.

That said, I'm not showing you much in the knitting world. It's not because I'm not knitting. Quite the contrary, I'm knitting a whole bunch right now, it's just all presents for people who read about my goings on here.

In the meantime, check out this new yarn. Isn't it pretty? It's from here, I got it at the DC Craft Mafia Fair on Saturday.

short and sweet

I won't climb back up on my soapbox again.
I'll only ask if that if you're thinking about not voting for whatever reason, please take a moment, read this and think about it.
If that doesn't convince you, maybe this will.