Wednesday, April 26, 2006


WE LURVE YOU. If I wasn't related to you already I would..... wait techinically I am not.. want to run away with me?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My pirate name is:
Black Bess Kidd
Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!
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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Better a little too big than too small

Our friends Norm and Carm had this little man about 5 weeks ago. His name is Owen and he is the sweetest little guy known. As soon as I found out he had been born, I knew I had to make these little jeans Believe me it was hard to give them up but who else would wear them? Fiddle? DeeDee? I am so pleased that Carm and Norm liked them so much that Owen wore them to his first ever party.

Here are the photos that Carm was kind enough to send me. I am so in love with him that Chris better be careful or I am leaving him for a 5 weeks old (does that count as robbing the cradle?)
Thanks again for the photos Carm and Norm.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Yarn for Swap

I have posted this on the knitty coffeeshop board I didn't realize just how much there was.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Shiver me timbers I am freaking out

I came home today to find a note in my letterbox telling me I have a package. I have been asking Chris all week to check the mail . I jumped into the car and did the speed limit all the way over to the post office. This is what I got and before I show you I have to say THANK YOU JENN NIPPERKNITS I would never have known happiness could be found in a box if it wasn't for you.
Here it is.

I got (from left to right) Cable needles, Truffle chocolate (too bad I have a headache today) A DASHBOARD PIRATE (eeeeeeeeeeee) Pirate TATTOOS, a darning needle for my knitting which is great cause I keep losing mine) 2 balls of beautiful 100% wool self striping yarn, A PIRATE KEYCHAIN and the absolutely most gorgeus wrist warmers. I can't tell you how beautiful they are and the photo does not do them justice but LOOK (and Picot edges too)


oh yeah, and the cats left me a nice 'I love you gift' in the hall. Chris will be burying it when he comes home. 10:39 pm. The mouse was actually a small ball of yarn. I can't believe that I spent the night afraid of a small ball of yarn, I even covered it up.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

YARRRRRRRR whars the booty?

I am so relieved. My Pirate Booty Swap partner got her package and she loved it swap was so much fun even thought I was a bit stressed out on what to do (it was my first swap) I am thinking of starting my own swap ala Jenn

Lets see... I love pirates; but that's been done. I love Cats; I don't know about that ....although we could call it pussyswap. I love Zombies so how about a Zombie swap? Anyone interested?

Monday, April 03, 2006

Slither and knitting with 4 needles

I have had the best weekend. On Friday night we were invited to my friend Krishna's mother's 60th birthday party. It was lovely. We were seated at a table with 2 other couples and a lady who were all over 50. I have to say I was a bit worried about conversation but these people were great. They were all educators, 1 was a social worker, 2 were guidance counselors, 1 was a PRINCIPAL and the other a special ed teacher. Chris and I had a great time.

On Saturday I insisted we go see SLITHER. What a fantastic movie. I was actually jumping. It was scary and funny and it starred Nathan Fillion from Firefly/Serenity I am SO naming my first born after him.

At any rate, go see Slither, aliens and zombies how can you go wrong?. It is amazing (wait till you see the bathtub scene).

Sunday I finished Niall's hat FINALLY. I had finished it about 2 months ago but it was too small, I took it back and enlarged it but it was too big. I had to undo it again and try and get it right. When I got to the decreases (I didn't pull the whole thing out..I am not that insane) I found that the top of the hat was bumpy so I tried the 4 needle thing (for you non knitters, this is how socks are usually done. 3 needles holding the stitches and one to knit with.

I have tried this once or twice before but it's tricky as the needles are double pointed and tend to fall of the end ( I fixed that by putting my needle protector on the bottom of the needles I wasn't using) and SUCCESS. Now if it's still not okay then I am NEVER knitting anything for Niall again.