Saturday, October 30, 2004

Knit updates

Pictures in the future...

Hallowig - finished in a lovely shade of green. Plus a mini one in light pink for a co-workers daughter.

Irish Hiking Scarf - a little over half finished. The pattern is knit on 8's I am using 5's so its a little slow.

Red square swap is a little over half done. I only need 11 more and I have been doing about 2 a night. I had to learn to crochet in a square.

Lizards- all I have left is the body of one lizard.

Entrelac Hat- One more row.

Beaded finger-less gloves...Or barbie dresses????

Beaded bracelet needs to be bound off and a clasp added

Only a couple things to finish then on Monday the



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Tuesday, October 26, 2004


I almost have 2000 visitors.

My secret pal wrote me a little message...That just makes me all warm.

I have recieved some very special cards recently. Thank you all.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

look a knit along

White Lies Designs Knit Along

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Saturday, October 23, 2004


I think a knit along will be born.

Ok I have HAVE to crank out squares. Must Must....Did you ever read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Bloom? I love kids books. I have a book shelf full of mostly kids books and college text books. It is kind of funny to see Little Women between Human sexuality and stage lighting defined.

I got a little RAOK to send away if I ever make it to the post again. Then I got one of my secret pals her wish list book in the mail but they are mailing it to me because the messed up. Then my other secret pals book came in the mail and I will send out there uber boxes in November. I want to get them Socks that rock yarn and a nice hand painted to go along with there other things. Both of which I can get at Farmhouse knits in Beaverton. woo woo I need to get roving..Forgot.... Pick up roving I think I am going to order it online.

Other then that I joined blog explosion. Which has been a barrel of fun. But random. Try it there need to be more knitters.

I teach knitting tomorrow and I have a new student. I plan to finish something this week.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Little white lies

Does anyone else think White Lies Designs are great?

I decided to try one so these were my three choices.

The lace hoodie.


Angelina Vintage Jacket

I went with the Vintage jacket. I think it just looks so stylish. Now how it will look on me is a different story but I will try it now I have to decide what color. I like the white but I don't know. Maybe an cream?

But I can't start it until I finish my red squares. Which I am making slow progress on. But I have a great incentive now.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

I know you think I am Dumb

I work in an office that at time caters to the needs of others.

I know you think I am dumb Silly Law students but....

Law students pay a lot of money to go to school. (This post does not apply to all Law students) I am sure they learn a lot of very important things but sometimes the really important things you don't gather from books or school. The golden rule applies to you even as an adult. Common sense and common courtesy don't have to be 30000 dollars a year in tuition. What you do in life does not mean that is the biggest thing you have ever done in life. As a person who has to serve others for a living does not mean I or anyone else in my office is dumb.

You silly Law student don't know my name, even though it is written on my shirt. You silly Law student did not take the time to listen to the information I gave you. You silly Law student were persistent and annoying. I was nice and gave you all the information you needed to get your mission accomplished. Did I do back Handspring for you ...No. Did I worry about you...Nope.

Now maybe it was pride that had you standing outside for 40 minutes. Then maybe it was pride again that had you standing in my office for another 45 min. Silly Law student if you had listened to me in the first five minutes of our conversation you would have been home by now. You did not. You insisted that you get a taxi home per the late bus. I arranged it for you. While you were in route to my office from your bus stop you missed the bus then while you were in my office you missed another bus. Silly Law students use the ears on your face and maybe you will be home in 20 minutes on the bus rather then 85 min just waiting for a cab then having to schlep around with two other strangers to an fro for another 30 min in a smoky damp cab. By the way I think the free way is closed which might detain you for another 10 - 20 minutes. Yes the cab ride was free but wouldn't if have been better to wait for a bus Five more minutes?

By the way you left your coffee mug in the office while you were waiting. I put it in lost and found.
By the way I am not dumb.
By the way the old guy has a degree in psy and is finishing his masters.
By the way the red head you talked abuts name is Liz its printed on her shirt.
She has a degree in theater, teaches dance, and is a actress in the area when she is not here.

So while you are at school and don't notice us other then to comment on our dumbness here are few more facts about us.

There are 11 of is in this office. Four hold degrees one holds two degrees. 6 are Dads. Two are students. Two have professional jobs away from this one. None of us define ourselves by the job we do. All of us know the names of the people who clean our office. We have helped save lives. We are the most diverse office in any of the three schools. We are not dumb.

Silly Law students I might not be in Law school but I know how to listen. I have different experiences that make me who I am. I have been at my job for a long time and I know how it works and the short cuts that make it run smooth. I am sorry silly Law students that you did not listen to me and tried to make me feel dumb but I get paid to listen to you and when this night is done I will be home in less then 30 minutes. I tried to help you. But you just shouted till you got your way.

Sorry silly Law student I hope your test tomorrow goes well. I hope you get to experience real life soon because if you keep wasting listening time you might never get to do the things you want to do in life. I know someday you will be a lawyer but might I remind you that Lawyers are people to. If you start introducing yourself as - Hi my name is Jennifer I am a Law Student- I might suggest you take up a hobby. But then again what do I know I am just the person who told you how to get home in 25 minutes and you chose to wait an hour and half for a cab.

By the way my name is Danielle and yes you may complain to my boss. He supports me in the decisions I make for you or a person in critical need.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow silly Law student.

Sunday, October 17, 2004


Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can't imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

ITs raining...

Its rainging secret pals halla lula.

Monday, October 11, 2004

I forgot... & deadlines

I forgot to share the wonderful card my SP3 sent me. Sorry pal I did not mean to forget you I just placed you on my mantel so I can see you every time I walk in and out the door.


Ok so I have been making 10x10 red Squares for a swap and I am not used to dead lines and I am failing. I still only have like 12. I need 30. They are not hard and follow no pattern I just can't focus on them. I would love a little help. If you want to help me I would first be really appreciative and secondly inclined to send you a pressie for your help. What the 10x10 Red are for??? The squares are mostly acrylic and when put together will make a rather large afghan that I hope to give to a family in need this Thanksgiving.

Thank you and happy knitting.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

50 things ...

Just so you know...

Name Danielle
Laid back easy going type of gal
Very random. A conversation goes from one topic to another and back in a blink.
I prefer Pepsi over Coke ….most the time
I will some day live by the ocean.
I want to live in a renovated barn.
I came out as a Lesbian when I was in college
I have never smoked a cig in my life.
If you lick a slug it will make your tongue go numb.
Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Martha Graham are three people that are no longer living that I would like to meet.
Green eyes get me.
I have been known to trip at night because I was looking at the stars.
Calla Lilies are all occasion flowers.
I think the president should make minimum wage.
I like all types of music except rap.
Did you know they make moss green Converse? I own a pair.
I also own purple, blue, green, brown, tan, white, black, maroon + + +
I broke my fifth metatarsal and have worn sandals since.
I am related to anyone in the world with my last name.
I have family in four countries.
I almost have an associates degree in technical theater.
Hummers are dumb unless you use if for climbing mountains.
My toenails are blue 80% of the time
I want to dye my hair blue before I die.
I can do a back handspring and a no handed cartwheel (arial).
My car does not have a radio or cd player. I sing horribly.
I knit right and left-handed. I hate to turn.
I have a mini passion for sea turtles.
My girl friend has a mini passion for frogs.
I’m a people watcher.
Don’t whine to me. I live in reality get on the boat.
I rarely dream at night. However, when I do watch out they are weird.
I want to be cremated.
I get over 100 emails a day. 30% is spam
I feel hydrated when it rains.
I did not drive until I was 20.
I got my first car at 18.
Strawberries are my fav.
I am not 12-34
I like to read a book from start to finish with out putting it down. I can. I do.
Louisa May Alcott, O Henry, L M Montgomery ….
I am drawn to Fire and Ocean tones.
I can change my own tire.
Quince jelly is better with orange marmalade
I need a alone time
The most jobs I have had at one time is four.
I love my best friend.
Snails are cool.
I sold one of my ceramic pieces in a gallery for 95$
I want to make a living doing something I love.
I can do anything.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Friday Friday

I don't' normally work On Fridays...I have been here today since 7:00 am. The night owl that I am does not get up well so I have yet to go to bed. But I feel pretty good and much better then I did WED night. I hope all of blog land has a good Friday.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Upside down

pissy, head hurts, feet hurt, wallet at home, cold, tired, neck pain, messed up cables, people keep whining at me, and my nose is running.


I will be better later.

Monday, October 04, 2004

How the wool turns

I don't know "HOW" the wool turns but it starts out like this for me. Pendleton wool on spool 10$ a pound.

The pink one is about a pound.

So I cast on for a little bag. For Sonny's cousin who was due one last month.

I also cast on for my Irish hiking scarf along project.

To see them race visit the current works page. So far the scarf is winning but you never know.

This is what I worked on during my knitting circle. Which had a wonderfully large turn out. I did not buy anything at LYS though...Not because I did not want to but because I need to know a few things about sock yarn first.

What are the important things to know about sock yarn?

Rant: ( warned)

Things that get me and a bit of polite queer talk.

"that's so gay" This is a derogative remark, its not nice. This girl came into my office today and that is all she could say. You don't go around saying "that is so straight" or "that is so African American". Why would you go around putting down gay people. If you don't know what it means why are you using it to describe something.

There is this radio commercial on my local radio station that says gays. I don't really care what they say it for but they are trying to make it sound as though a gay person is saying it or wrote it. But they say gays which you don't say straights..You say straight people.. Get your act together and add one more little word gay people.Or say LGBTQ which is a whole heck of a lot more peeps. Even in mass gay people are still NORMAL people. You can't put all gay people in a bottle and come out with any that are identical.

I don' t describe myself as gay. I am queer.

Rant Over:

Have a lovely night

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Opps a daisy

Secret pal I forgot the soap. I got soap lovely good smelling yummy soap. I also got a cute little glass dog charm too.

Hello new ROAK peeps.

Ok I am present shopping mode for my SPIII.

I also started my Irish Hiking scarf along scarf. I used the same pattern but On a smaller scale. I am using 5's and nice natural Pendleton wool. I am about six inches in. I will take it with me tomorrow to my knit group. Its pretty looking with my new stitch markers.

I had a busy week and I vant to go holm. That's the best I can do a scary voices written down.

But I did pick up some fun ROAK stuff to send out.

ON the life note. Sonny and I shaved poor Sebastian's neck. He now looks like a little lion. I went to the karoke/fundraiser and had a grand time listening to da wonderful singers. Most of them.....

Happy October!