Yarn for Kalei

Adventures in crafting...my obsession with yarn, beads, and scrapbooking.

Monday, September 24, 2007

2 posts in one day??? what is the world coming to???

I received my Hogwart's Sock Swap 2 package. It is awesome! Theresa spoiled me rotten. She made me the coolest red socks with the Harry Potter lightning bolts on it. They are so soft and comfy and they fit perfectly. She also made a totally cool harry potter bookmark. I had to fight my mom and kids for that one. They are always trying to get in on my knitting swap action! ;0) Some new sock yarn and a pattern and a cute note. I feel so lucky. I am working on her package in return and I hope that she will be as happy with it as I am with hers. Thanks Theresa!!!

My Hubby's 1st Sock

So I finished my hubby's first sock. I am so glad I finally got him to agree to let me make him a pair. He seems to like it a lot. Here are 2 pics. Pic one has my hubby's sexy leg ;0) and more importantly my new couch!!! I can't express how much I love this couch. I love the color, texture and man it is so comfy. Plus I have been waiting 3 years to buys this couch so it feels really good to sit down on it and knit. :0) The second pic is a close up of the sock. Plain jane(or should i say joe) stockinette sock. I am not thrilled with the yarn though. It is elsebeth lavold silky wool and it had quite a bit of vegetation in it. Hay and all kinds of scratchy dried grass. Yuck! I tried to remove it as I was knitting and sometimes it caused the yarn to weaken because there was so much vegetation that when I removed it the yarn fell apart. Argh!!! I will not pick this yarn to knit again, but fortunately the sock turned out ok.

Hope everyone out there is having a great week so far!

This is pretty close to me!

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You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer. You are through those knitting growing pains and feeling more adventurous. You can follow a standard pattern if it's not too complicated and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've started to experiment with different fibers and you might be eyeing a book with a cool technique you've never tried. Perhaps you prefer to stick to other people's patterns but you are trying to challenge yourself more. Regardless of your preference, you are continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as well you should since your non-knitting friends are probably dropping some serious hints, these days.http://marniemaclean.com
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Johnny Depp...YUM!

I was reading Doggedknits and she was talking about my favorite actor, Mr Johnny Depp. She has inspired me to start a Johnny Depp marathon, beginning tonight with Chocolat. Man, I love that movie. He is HOT, HOT, HOT. Plus, I love the whole idea of the movie because I like to consider myself a rebel at heart and absolutely HATE people who want others to conform. (Ok, I am off of my soapbox and back on Johnny Depp---Don't I wish...LOL)

So if you guys have any other fave Johnny Depp movies, let me know. I will add them to my list.

The current list is below:

Pirates 1/2/3
Edward Scissorhands
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Benny & Joon
Sleepy Hollow
Finding Neverland (Never seen this one but heard it was really good)
The Astronaut's Wife (Haven't seen this one all the way through because it creeped me out, but I will try again)

I bought some cute pencil holders from Office Depot. They make the perfect sock yarn bag. And they were only $2.49 each. I will try to post pics later.

I'm off to watch Chocolat and knit on my hubby's socks. But first I have to run to the store and pick up some green and black's milk chocolate. I can't watch that movie without wanting to eat chocolate. I don't even like chocolate....Go Figure???

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

If I were a book...

Very Interesting....

This book quiz is addictive. I took it a bunch of times. The first few questions are always the same and then the last 3 differ.

I was watership down twice and was 2 books from Lord of the Rings. I was also Lolita once! Whew---spicy!

It is tons of fun for all you readers out there. I swiped it from
Nichole. Thanks Nichole! Tons of fun...You should try it out. The link is below.

On the weight front, I hurt my neck so I haven't been able to exercise. But at least I haven't gained any weight even though they put me on steroids for the inflammation. Plus, I get to work from home for a few weeks (Drs orders) so maybe I can try and control my diet better. We'll see. Thanks for all the encouragement!

You're Love in the Time of Cholera!

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.

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You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

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You're The Fellowship of the Ring!

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Facing great adversity, you have decided that your only choice is to
unite with your friends and neighbors. You have been subject to a ton of squabbling and
ultimately decided that someone humble is your best candidate for a dangerous mission.
You're quite good with languages and convinced that not all who wander are lost. If you
see anyone in black robes on horseback, just run. That's just common sense.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

I'm on a mission!

So I know this is supposed to be a yarn/knitting blog but I think I am going to have to branch out a bit and talk about something a bit personal.

Let's just say that the pics from Hawaii and a horrible picture from a wedding (where I literally look like a pregnant oompah loompah) have set me on a mission. Six years ago (I can't believe that it has been so long) I used to be 3/4ths of the person I am today. :0)

I look at the pictures and just can't figure out how I became the person in the pictures. I have been trying to lose the weight on and off over the last 3-4 years but I have never been able to keep it off longer than 6 months before it starts to creep back on. This has been very difficult for me because I was always an athlete and extremely fit.

At the risk of looking like an arse if I don't suceed this time, I just felt like it wouldn't hurt to talk about it. I couldn't do any worse than I have in the past right?

So I have been walking and watching what I eat and although I have only lost 17 pounds since last December, (I lost it fairly quickly and then stalled out recently)I have gone down two sizes in my clothes. I have set up a training bike and my treadmill so that I can increase my workouts and step it up a bit.

I am hoping to lose another 30 pounds by the end of the year. I am hoping that will be a very reachable goal.

So I may periodically update everyone on my progress. Maybe knowing that I will be writing about where I am will help me get my butt out of bed so I can exercise in the morning in addition to late at night. LOL!

Thanks for listening!