Saturday, January 9, 2010

Oh Yeah!!

alright i was looking for a picture to snazz up this post but i couldnt find one...
yesterday my christmas present finally came in the mail lol. paulie got me a gift certificate for for like a billiondy dollars. so i'll be getting some goodies in the mail :)
i found some pretty awesome stuff at amazon, i dunno, i never shopped there before but i got a crapload of books and knitting needles. it was fun looking at all the stuff people list on there too. like 1 cent toilet paper roll holders. lids to salt and pepper shakers. robotic transformer 5 inch platform heel boots to complete your mechanical outfit. rubber band balls. key thingies, you know the ones that little kids like to steal from the hardware store for no good reason except that theyr bright and circular..
and last night i got cookies. mmhmm. yummy ones. and the house is so hot inside that if i dont put them in the fridge they bake themselves over and come out all soft and melty :)
also!!! i found some yarn at the dollar store. ya, the one where everythings a dollar. it was caron bliss, and its friggin slippery. but it knits up fluffy and thick. so i'm practicing my art of hat with that stuff. pretty nice actually if you have the patience for a little bit of wriggle. its kinda reminding me of like a little wiggly hamster. so cute.

Mari <3

Friday, January 8, 2010

Knit Homespun Scarf

after i made the first homespun hat pictured in a previous post, i ended up making a second one because i have a tendency to misplace things and find them again at odd times :P eh.
i had some left over yarn from that skein so i decided to see if i could crank out a matching scarf.
it was a success :)

i dunno the exact amount i used but it was literally just enough. u cant see this in the pictures but since the homespun has a thick and thin thing going on with it, the scarf has a repeating wavy hourglass shape to it. very cute

i used size 13 needles (i dont have regular straights so i just used 2 dpn's and was careful not to let them slip off the end)
basically i just cast on 20 and knit until the yarn ran out, which was fortunately a long enough size to wrap around my neck twice and tie in the front. this yarn is very stretchy and squishy, and will probably stretch with use too.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mucho Grande

we watched that movie called resurrecting the champ, with samuel jackson, a couple days ago. was pretty good. we stole his mucho grande phrase and it's really fun using it :)
yesterday started my third term at school, we're getting more into the big stuff and even though the whole experience is still fun it somehow feels less friendly and more ehh.. rule-ish? i mean it's still friendly but they have that mom look about them like when you get in church and she looks at you with her eyeballs and says "behave". you know you better. or else. lol
and holy crap, if you do not own a pair of velour lounge pants go friggin get you some and put them on. cuz .. yes. dont get the smooshy walmart kind with the giant seam on the inside thigh, go to like at least k-mart and get something sturdy, where the velvety stuff is short enough that you can't pick out pieces of it with your fingers. srsly omg.
i just saw a huge dead bug on my windowsill and now i cant stop staring at it. its right next to my flower pots! and what the heck is a bug doing getting in my house and dying?! lol i mean shutup. i mean it's winter, there shouldnt be any bugs out braving the cold. it is a gigantic looking thing too, like a locust or something. ewwww.
oh ya i have pictures :)
from like christmas and recently? probly a month ago...

this is my face!

my brother's kids
lol cuteness

is it a nibble or a kiss? the world may never know..

oh yeah, we are decoratin' a charlie brown christmas tree

even as skinny and goofy looking as it was, i still did an awesome job :) lol it looked better with the firggin presents under it tho