Monday, May 08, 2006


Here's what happens when I start actually hitting the "POST" button... I go and change my mind about things!

Yesterday I found this little gem of a skirt at Ann Taylor Loft and what immediately comes to mind?? A knitted tank top of course! Right after I go and say I don't like summer knits. I scoured my back issues of Vogue knitting and Interweave knits and some of my books but didn't find anything that I thought would look good with my boobage, but then I came across this pattern

Knitty: Soleil and I think its a winner. I've already got the yarn order ready! With my current knitting pace and penchant for not completing projects, I may not get to wear this outfit until late this year, but since Seattle summers don't start until the middle of July, I'll surely get there!

Now that I've got a whopping three whole posts up, I'm already dissatisfied wtih the layout of this blog. I need to spend a little time figuring out how to put together archives, links, etc. to get this this thing smokin'!


Saturday, May 06, 2006

How the hell did it get to be May?

Seriously, how in the hell did it get to be May? Hmmm... I vaguely remember saying that I would blog at least weekly, back in um.... January. I'm lame, but I'm trying not to be! And I will say, in defense of my lameness that I did start several entries but deemed them unworthy of the internets. Now that I've graduated from a life success course, I'm trying to just get over myself already and just blog damnit!

I'm several postings behind on the ABC KAL, but I still love reading everyone's postings so I'm going to try to get back into the game. My original B posting was for BABIES - two little darlings were born in April and I did some fun knitting for the little fellas. A pair of baby UGGs which got given away before they could be photographed and a pair of eggplant fruit caps were my big projects back in January. The gifts have been given - all that's left are the yarn scraps.

So instead, my B will be my booklist. I recently read a posting on about what life was like before knitting. I too used to be an avid reader, but I've only completed a handful of novels in the last year. Most recently completed was Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Although I enjoyed it, it didn't grab me like the way Wicked or Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister did. Not a waste of time persay, but I doubt I'll re-read it. Here's my queue: A bit daunting by the size of it, but there's several chic-lit books in there so at least those will be quick.

Just got my new Interweave Knits mag yesterday. I don't know what it is with me and summer knits. For as much as I love long sleeve sweaters and sweater vests, I just can't find a short sleeve sweater pattern that I can see myself spending the time to make. Yet, there are some gems in this issue. I may attempt the Marseilles Pullover or a some of the scarves. For all of the short sleeve and tank lovers out there, you will surely find some treats in this issue!

Here's the booklist:

• The Girl with the Pearl Earring– Tracy Chevalier
• The Kite Runner– Kaled Hosseini
• The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
• Into Thin Air– John Krakhauer
• Tuesdays With Morrie– Mitch Albom
• The Time Travelers Wife – Audrey Niffeneger

• Skinny Dip– Carl Hiaasan

• The Good Earth– Pearl S. Buck

• The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay– Michael Chabon

• The Red Tent– Anita Diamant

• Sula – Tony Morrison

• Middlesex– Jeffery Eugenides

• The Lovely Bones– Alice Seibold

• The Five People You Meet in Heaven– Mitch Albom

• The DaVinci Code– Dan Brown

• Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

• Mortality for Beautiful Girls - Alexander McCall Smith

• The Kalahari Typing School For Men - Alexander McCall Smith

• The Full Cupboard of Life– Alexander McCall Smith

• The House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus III

• Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim– David Sedaris

• Naked – David Sedaris

• Stiff; The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers– Mary Roach

• Wicked; The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

• Empire Falls– Richard Russo

• Poisonwood Bible

• The Secret Life of Bees– Sue Monk

• Harry Potter series 1-6

• The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien

• Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood– Rebecca Wells

• Little Alters Everywhere– Rebecca Wells

• The World According to Garp – John Irving

• Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt

• Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire

• Mirror – Gregory Maguire