Friday, May 30, 2008

Move along lil' doggies...

Nothing to see here.

In fact, I'm declaring this blog as ABANDONED! (but not disabled - I like using it as a diary from time to time.)

However, so much of my life has changed in the last year - I don't think it's quite right for me to keep posting here unless I delete my archives, which I don't want to do. Instead, I've created a NEW BLOG. Update all your feeds, readers, etc.
(Looks exactly the same - just no archives and a new address...)

Come for a visit!


Sunday, March 02, 2008

IMDB recap

Answers to the IMDB game posted HERE:

You might need to scroll up - I think "here" takes you to comments...

Friday, February 29, 2008

Bobbin's Nest yarn release party

I posted a mini recap about the yarn release party on the Hazel Knits site.

Might as well throw in a slightly blurry Eye Candy Friday shot of my neighbor's quince tree. Spring is on the way folks!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

IMDB game

I'm supposed to post about the yarn release party at Bobbin's Nest Studio, however I'm procrastinating because that will take some brain power, so instead I'm opting to jump on the Manic Hispanic and Martine's IMDB game instead. The rules are simple:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don't.

Can you guess mine?

1) If I'm not mistaken, you've come back here to the house of loneliness and tears, to Daddy Downer and Brother Bummer, to come to some sort of decision about life, a life decision if you will. BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - maybe my all time favorite. I first saw this at "just the right time" - you know, when a movie really makes an impact on you (hmmm... seems like it was right around my 10 year reunion...) I drooled over Timothy Hutton in this movie. OMG - the hair! (Jennifer - you got a quote correct over on Fiberlix/Ravelry from this movie - I can't believe you didn't score here!)

2) I'm your huckleberry. TOMBSTONE Megan, it's yours - and the Duke was right. Fixed!

3) There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them. HUSTLE AND FLOW - loved this flick. It made me cheer and cry all at once. It's "R" rated - and deservedly so for language, content and violence. However, it made me root for an unlikely character and I thought every single actor in the movie was superb. (ha- superb- a Beautiful Girls reference...) If you don't mind getting a little beat up, this is a must see.

4) You want more mysterious? I'll just try and think, "Where the hell's the whiskey?" LOST IN TRANSLATION goes to Martine! We share a love for this movie!

5) Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian. A CHRISTMAS STORY Megan was first with this one too! There are so many good quotes from this movie.

6) Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns. BREAKFAST CLUB Nice job, Jennifer! This one never gets old -we still quote this line, complete with the "horn" fingers.

7) OK, so... so... sometimes I lie. I mean, I'm weird, man. About random stuff too, I don't even know why I do it. It's like... it's like a tick, I mean sometimes I hear myself say something and think, Wow, that wasn't even remotely true. GARDEN STATE - great soundtrack, loveable lead characters. Zach Braff should stay on this course - vulnerable and sweet - not the jerk he was in the last film he starred in.

8) Yeah. You know what, yeah, I do. I do want to express myself, okay. And I don't need 37 pieces of flair to do it. OFFICE SPACE Jennifer again!

9) I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light. ANNIE HALL - I had to pick a Woody Allen movie - I've seen them all. However, after looking through all the quotes it was too hard to decide. Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Husbands and Wives - any could have been a fav.

10) You're my boy, Blue! You're my boy. *Totally sophomoric - cracks me up every time!* OLD SCHOOL goes to... Jennifer!

I'll post answers on um, Monday?


Monday, February 25, 2008

Hey - it's me!

What a better way to get back into the blog world than with a totally random video by "Flight of the Concords." I first heard this song on my favorite local radio station (KEXP - 90.3 Seattle) I was cracking up so much I had to run to the computer to check the streaming archive to see who sang it. Thanks katelynjane for turning me on to the video too!

Oh, yeah. I've been doing some knitting too.

Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock - Weekend Warrior
Pattern: Gentleman's Fancy Sock - Knitting Vintage Socks
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo - size 1
For: trunk show sample

Yarn: Hazel Knits Merino Soy - Greenlake (will be on Hazel Knits' etsy site soon)
Pattern: Montego Bay Scarf - Interweave Magazine, Summer 2007
Needles: vintage Boyds - size 7
For: trunk show sample

Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock - Greenlake
Pattern: Lace Leaf Socks - Evelyn Clark
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo - size 1 (too small - I'd use a 1.5 or 2 for leg
portion next time.
For: trunk show sample

Next up - Stitches West!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Please remember to exercise your rights as an American and VOTE! Head to the polls or mail in your ballots on/before Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Washington residents, give yourself plenty of time to wade through that voter pamphlet... BTW - the picture is right - I do give my endorsement of Sally Clark!

November Already?

Nary a stitch has been made in these parts lately - however a whole lotta yarn dyeing has been going on. Ms. B - yours is coming - I promise I haven't forgotten. I took your request for Red Mill seriously!

It seems strange that I haven't really announced the opening of my etsy shop on my knitting blog - so... here goes! It's OPEN! Come visit! There are two ways to find me:
1) go to my website:
2) visit my ETSY shop

My creation
I must say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has given me the encouragement I needed to keep going. Haven't tried Hazel Knits yet? To tempt you, here's what some customers have said...

And this lady:

I can't say enough to thank her for this post and this post. As you can imagine, a mention on the Yarn Harlot is like the Oprah Touch. The best way I can think of to thank her for giving my little company was a boost is to help support her favorite cause. A portion of the proceeds of all etsy sales of Sailor's Delight will go towards her favorite charity, MSF or Doctors Without Borders. The fund from Hazel Knits is nearing $100 - and for most of the month of October the shop was bare of Sailor's Delight. Now that I'm caught up and able to keep the shop stocked, I'm looking forward to seeing the donation number skyrocket!

I don't want to turn this site into a marketing tool for my yarns, so if you're curious about new colors or what's going on in the Hazel Knits world, just follow the sidebar links to the shop.

In other non-knitting related news, we had a birthday here and Flynno got is favorite cake. The Costco bakery made sure we knew what kind it was.

On Monday we carved pumpkins...

and Chris and Rach totally scared us with their costumes.

CJ brought his new cheetah cat, Zulu

and Tiffany brought some snacks.

Flynno and NayNay didn't follow the "pre-scooping" rule so they were banished to the deck

and Martina tackled a pumpkin almost as big as her.

I made soup for 15 hungry guests (um, I mean I heated soup - thanks Costco!) and somehow was still standing (and even laughing!) at 11:00pm.

It was great to see you guys!
Another thing that brightened my day on Monday was this fun card from Wende.

It totally scared me! Have you been to her shop lately? There some big treasures there!

Knitting content to come soon - Tomorrow night I have to finish up a mini sock for a sock class I'm teaching at Hilltop East and I blocked out Saturday night to knit with the Hilltop West girls. On Sunday afternoon I'm meeting up with an old friend who started a little knitting group. My fingers are itchin!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Happy Halloween!