Thursday, March 30, 2006

2 ultra strength tylenol = 140 mg of caffine


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

what do you do when your husband is not home????

Rent a carpet cleaner and clean the furniture DUH. Tonight when I got home from work I sat down on my favorite chair and prepared to do some knitting. Then it hit me. A strange smell and I thought, that's it. I can't stand it anymore. Now mind you, it's been 6 years that we have had this furniture and there have been several parties, poker nightsand people crashing on it. A few weeks ago I had decided to clean the couch, the carpets in the front hall and the spare room, I hadn't gotten around to it yet and what better time than on a Wednesday night while Chris is at volleyball??? SO off I went to home depot, got a cleaner, came home and proceeded to spend 1/2 hour trying to figure out how it worked (the instructions sucked). I had to call home depot TWICE. To make a long story short. 2 hours (would have been less if I hadn't stopped to watch Coronation Street) and one clean house. It's now 3 am and I am awake. I don't know if it's adrenaline coursing through my veins or what but man it's frustrating.

it's okay NOT to knit

right? I don't have to knit every night. I kept starting projects last night and getting nowhere. I frogged the hourglass sweater and have decided to use the yarn to make 'nothing but a t-shirt' (see link). I am feeling a bit overwhelmed though as it's is 76 stitches per row for the front and the back. It will take a while. I also plan to do a picot edge
at the cuffs and waist so I can wear it to work and it not look too casual. I was hoping to do it on circular needles but I am wary due to the hourglass incident. I don't know. Chris says to do some smaller projects (like finishing the hat I made for Niall and Dan) to get a sense of accomplishment and that is a great idea. I also have to start a gnome hat for Unkie Rob and have that done before the Rally on the May long weekend. What was I thinking?

Monday, March 06, 2006

A little extra love

thank you Lindsay. I would never be able to sort out this button thing.
So everyone knows... Lindsay has helped me with all the buttons on my site as well as the medal and the scarf/hat/sweater things (i don't know what to call it). I have tried to figure it out myself but alas, it's all HTML to me.

Thanks Lindsay.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


I have joined the booty swap.

Like the sock swap sockapalooza or secret pal, you send and receive anonymous gifts. This one is all PIRATE THEMED.


oh and I don't know how to add a button ... Lindsay?

One more thing, Deedee is really soft and both cats are very sparky (it's really dry in this house)

Friday, March 03, 2006

Much like the loch ness monster

Perhaps you haven't heard the story of the loch ness monster.

I tried and tried and tried to knit this. I cannot tell you how hard it was. It's a simple pattern but it was cursed. Well I am going to say the same thing about the sweater. It's making me mental. I knit for hours and then discover that for some reason or another I have to frog. I may try it again later but for now it's just a U.F.O. (unfinished object)

I am going to knit something that I can finish.

Clothes? we don't need no stinkin' clothes

I just emptied my closet to make room for my yarn. There is a lot and I laugh because all the articles I have read say that knitters collect yarn like ants collect food for the winter.

I was looking on and they have an article about storing yarn, as I was looking around the spare room (more commonly known as Chris' room) I realized that the over the door shoe rack would be a fantastic idea. Now if I can convince Chris to let me use our closet door in the bedroom that would be fab (the outside of the door of course. I must advertise)

I will let you know what happens.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Um.. this is embarrassing...Hi my name is Vanessa and I am a yarnaholic

Lewiscraft is going out of business. That means Yarn is 30% off. I went to Lewiscraft by my house tonight with the INTENTION of running in and leaving. I told Chris and my friend Jim to meet me at the doors in a few minutes (they were off elsewhere) well the minute I got in there I realized that this wasn't going to work. I ran outside and asked Jim to take Chris to volleyball and meet me back at the plaza where I would drive him home.

I got some yarn, 7 balls of Baretta at $1.75 a ball. I don't know where I am going to put it. Chris' large rubbermaid container looks pretty good right now.