Tuesday, October 24, 2006

it's begining to look a lot like...i don't knit anymore

yes, i haven't picked up the needles in a week. i guess when you don't have cable you have to knit to avoid the really crappy shows. then you get cable and wholy moly you have more crap that you don't want to knit to! i think i'm just too busy flipping between channels. so no knitting. on the other front (the back?)

my rad uncle came to visit. he's so fun. almost as much fun as his kids. hey his kids! come visit us! we're lots of fun. so that's really great. and goll dang it! i had a knitted gift that i totally should have posted because it's the cutest dang pineapple hat i've ever seen! so i've been hanging with him.

also. holiday knits anyone? how great are the stockings/purse/hats/pears? i seriously want to knit them all (i will okay? i do too still knit!) yes thats right. tomorrow i'm buying yarn and making the lovely husband and i stockings because i bought really ugly ones last year. so the husband wants the jester one and i'm going for the snow man. i'm so excited (nervous giggle inserted here)!

so i have yoga tonight and i'll hit that up. and the husband is busy at work working overtime. and then i'll come home and i think i'll yarn shop. woohoo. aaaaaaand maybe start a scarf with some blue sky alpaca because i love it and my poor poor pal deserves it.

so i'll finish the tacos and catch you on the flip side!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

schools out for...the week

yay, MEA-montana educators association convention. woohoo two days of rockin teacher info. okay so it's two free days of shopping with some teaching info thrown in. the cool part--not a lot of library info, so i get to just pick and choose fun things to go to. off to pack!

hi dad and lexie! ehehe it's my knitting blog!

Monday, October 16, 2006

we have snow!!!

okay, so last week we woke up to snow. i am so excited! i love snow. mainly because this time of year my skis start calling my name, "anne. Anne. ANNE! COME WAX US!" and soon it will be ski time (though this year i don't know how much i'll be able to do since i'll be taking three classes. but i digress). so we got snow. and today, today during school, like when it should be warm, it started to snow. and snow. and snow. now it's not buffalo, it's nasty went cold snow, but it stuck! so i am more than thrilled. my new patagonia catalogue came with new beanies, and damn it i'm going to start knitting again!

now, i did start knitting something last week. because of the stupid fingerless gloves fiasco, i started a new project. it's a rug. made out of bed sheets. from our wedding (gifts, not decor). it will be red to match our red kitchen sink. so it's sitting infront of the tv waiting for heros tonight so i can knit it. here is a fine fine photo of the yarn all spooled up.

so i spent the weekend in kalispell to pick up my lovely new car. i have been driving a 96 nissan altima for like five years. well we bit the bullet and purchased my moms 04 subaru outback. i love it. i want to drive to work. it's only half a block, but i want to drive to work anyways. it's real nice. and now i'm $400 poorer every month. but thats okay because i have a visor now! and heat/ac that works for more than 20 minutes at a time. YAY!


Sunday, October 15, 2006

missed posts

i had a really great post with lots of pictures about knitting in it last week, and my computer lost it. so i went to kalispell instead. and now i have nothing to show for it. so tomorrow i will post my post again and then i'll show you knitting. and lots of fall fun because i love the fall because we're one step closer to winter!

Sunday, October 08, 2006


i absolutely loved sundays when i was young. it was the one day where i didn't have to do anything. today was the perfect sunday for me. i want to the park with some cousins, i went for a walk with my dog to return a movie, and i watched the food network. i am a tv junkie now. and you would think that with tv i would be knitting up a storm. but i can't seem to do it. if i sit down to just watch some crap i'm not really interested in, i totally refuse to knit. it's weird. but when desperate housewives or greys is on, i'll knit them. strangness!

i'm in a funk. my job has me totally stressed out. YES! librarians do other things than check out books and it's with attitudes like that that bring stress into my life. so that is causing my funk. which luckily is making me do things like clean my house and organize because i can't stand to think about work, but i am neglecting my little book worms, which makes me upset. on top of that, i'm about to purchase a new car. i do need one, and i'm getting a really really great deal on the car i'm going to buy, but i'm totally stressed out about the loan. i don't have a loan on my old car, plus it's 10 years old, so the insurance is great, but now i'll have a loan and big insurance. and i'm just stressed. blah.

so i'm off to clean more or watch tv i don't want to watch so i don't knit any. but on the plus side i've read 5 books in the last 3 weeks, so atleast my book pile is growing. read the 3rd summer of the sisterhood of traveling pants yesterday, and will start prep tonight. so we'll see.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


so, i attempted to finish my stupid green fingerless gloves that were only supposed take one skein so i only ordered one skein of really wonderful yarn that seemed quite expensive for a pair of fingerless gloves. well guess who doesn't believe in knitting up happy little gage swatches? that's right. it's me. i don't do it. i believe i can achieve gage without them. (ahhhh why am i so arrogant?) well to make a short story long, i ran out of yarn with about an inch to go. and did i mention these were supposed to be gifted...oh two months ago??? so what did i do? shoved them down into my basket and hoped they would grow more yarn later. yes.

so i need a new one skein gift. so i started the purse from the one skein book. AND I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT SIZED NEEDLES! now for most people this isn't a problem. they get in the car and drive to the store and buy them. but god, they don't live in the middle of nowhere like i do. i have to drive 150 miles to get the stupid needles! oi my head hurts thinking about it. but luckily tomorrow i have to drive those 150 miles anyways so i'll pick the needles up then. but why do i have to go 150 miles tomorrow? well to see the rolling stones at washington grizzly stadium of course! so i'll be there tomorrow.

anywho, since i didn't have the right needles for just about any project i wanted to start i said screw it and i started my own design for the three baby hats i have to make. it's super boring so there won't be a picture yet. but i'm pretty stoked for it to be done. and that's all.

oh yeah, i'm starting to get a complex that no one reads my blog. depressing.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

las vegas and no knitting

okay, as promised, about las vegas. so this is my fourth time and i'm amazed at the size of it still! we must have walked 5-10 miles a day i was exhasted. even my most comfortable shoes aren't that comfortable after a while. i went with my mom and two of her employees for a gift show. we were looking for more products for my moms t-shirt shop. well the show was less than stellar. but the rest of the trip was fun. we went to a titanic exhibit and saw artifacts from the titanic. we also wandered around and did some shopping. i sort of hate shopping there because you never have enough money to get really great stuff, so you end up shopping at stuff we have back home. but oh well. i did get some jeans and a couple of cute shirts from the gap.

we also ate some really really great food. i ate my weight in gnocci and desserts. i was known as the dessert nazi because i did assign people desserts they could get. the best was some gelato, of the honey and cinnamon variety.

we also went to a circ du soleil show (ka) this is the fourth one i've seen and the stage was amazing! it was mind blowing! i even got my picture taken with a couple of the actors (now if i could just go behind the scenes!) it was really spectacular.

we stayed at the hotel at mandalay bay. the best word to describe it is swanky! my pictures didn't turn out that well, but here is one of the lobby. i realized after getting home, the bathroom in our hotel room is easily the size of our bedroom! it's crazy. the hotel is beautiful. and on the toilet paper is a sticker that says "the tp" they have a good sense of humor.