Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Tid bits

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My most wonderful SP4 gift. It is very dreamy. Book, yarn, candle, more yarn, post its, more yarn. She spun some of that yarn. It is so beautiful.

Same pics of the stitch markers for the swap. Also a extreme close up of the yarn from my secret pal.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Movie Madness

brought over from Hello Lovely

Bold the ones you’ve seen , italic the ones you’ve seen parts of, underline the ones you own… and add three.

01. Trainspotting
02. Shrek
03. M
04. Dogma
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

11. Reservoir Dogs
12. Desperado
13. Swordfish
14. Kill Bill Vol. 1
15. Donnie Darko
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow
19. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

20. The Eye
21. Requiem for a Dream
22. Dawn of the Dead
23. The Pillow Book
24. The Italian Job
25. The Goonies
26. Baseketball
27. The Spice Girls Movie
28. Army of Darkness
29. The Color Purple
30. The Safety of Objects
30. Can’t Hardly Wait
32. Mystic Pizza
33. Finding Nemo
34. Monsters Inc.
35. Circle of Friends
36. Mary Poppins

37. The Bourne Identity
38. Forrest Gump
39. A Clockwork Orange
40. Kindergarten Cop
41. On The Line
42. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
43. Final Destination
44. Sorority Boys
45. Urban Legend
46. Cheaper by the Dozen

47. Fierce Creatures
48. Dude, Where’s My Car
49. Ladyhawke
50. Ghostbusters
51. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
52. Back to the Future
53. An Affair To Remember
54. Somewhere In Time
55. North By Northwest
56. Moulin Rouge

57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
58. The Wizard of Oz
59. Zoolander
60. A Walk to Remember
61. Chicago
62. Vanilla Sky
63. The Sweetest Thing
64. Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
65. The Nightmare Before Christmas
66. Chasing Amy
67. Edward Scissorhands
68. Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
69. Muriel’s Wedding
70. Croupier
71. Blade Runner
72. Cruel Intentions
73. Ocean’s Eleven
74. Magnolia
75. Fight Club
76. Beauty and The Beast
77. Much Ado About Nothing
78. Dirty Dancing
79. Gladiator
80. Ever After
81. Braveheart
82. What Lies Beneath
83. Regarding Henry
84. The Dark Crystal
85. Star Wars
86. The Birds
87. Beaches
88. Cujo
89. Maid In Manhattan
90. Labyrinth
91. Thoroughly Modern Millie
92. His Girl Friday
93. Being John Malkovich
94. Run Lola Run
95. The Color of Paradise
96. Ghost in the Shell
97. Tron
98. Tomb Raider
99. Almost Famous
100. Alice in Wonderland
101. Dr. Strangelove
102. Kairo
103. Stir of Echoes
104. Lilo & Stitch
105. Brazil
106. Heathers
107. Talk to Her
108. Memento
109. Young Frankenstein
110. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
111. Mulholland drive
112. Dogville
113. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
114. Lost in Translation
115. Some like it Hot
116. Punch-Drunk Love
117. Gohatto
118. Full Metal Jacket
119. Death on the Nile
117. Practical Magic
118. Amelie
119. Butterfly Effect
120. Cast Away
121. Tangled
122. Frequency
123. The Others
124. American Beauty
125. The Last Samurai
126. Ghost World

127. Taxi Driver
128. The Royal Tenenbaums
129. Cube
130. Nosferatu
131. Nuovo cinema Paradiso
132. Koroshiya Ichi
133. The Thing (John Carpenter)
134. J?bei Ninp?ch? (a.k.a. Ninja Scroll)
135. The Kingdom (all parts)
136. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo
137. Secretary
138. Hellraiser
139. Avalon
140. Heat
141. Out of Africa
142. True Romance
143. Goodbye Lenin
144. Vengo
145. Pulp Fiction
146. Crazy/Beautiful
147. Grease
148. Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
149. Four Rooms
150. Festen 1
51. Tillsammans/Together
152. Central Do Brasil
153. Closer
154. Rounders
155. Sliding Doors
156. Stand by Me
157. The Shawshank Redemption
158. The Green Mile
159. Velvet Goldmine
160. Dracula 2000
161. King Arthur
162. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
163. Top Secret!
164. The Virgin Suicides
165. Camelot
166. The Emperor’s Wife
167. Gormenghast
168. Singin’ in the Rain
169. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
170. Team America: World Police
171. 42nd Street
172. Crossing Delancy
173. 50 First Dates
174. Iris
175. Ella Enchanted
176. Garden State
177. Titanic
178. The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
79. Billy Elliot
180. Meet the Feebles
181. Passion of the Christ
182. Brassed Off!
183. When Harry met Sally
184. Before Sunrise
185. Dead Poets Society
186. The Black Stallion
187. Lord of the Flies
188. Sense & Sensibility
189. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
190. The Talented Mr. Ripley
191. The Indian Runner
192. The Faculty
193. Interview With The Vampire
194. Formula 17
195. Frida
196. Grave of the Firefiles
197. Big Fish
198. The American President
199. What About Bob?
200. Crimson Tide
201. Pieces of April
202. Resident Evil
203. Walking and Talking
204. The Notebook
205. Amadeus
206. Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion
207. Batteries Not Included
208. The Emperor’s New Groove
209. Adventure’s In Babysitting
210. Better Off Dead
211. Legally Blonde
212. Shrek 2
213. Seven
214. Bound
215. Blue

Monday, March 28, 2005

The light is dim

I Finished my second pair of socks.

I tried them on.

I notice one of them has a wonky heel.

I look.

I realize I forgot to turn the heel.

My one foot looks like I borrowed Hermes's shoes.

I am off to frog half a sock.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

A question of sock or scarf

I won a contest over at Keri's, Knitty Gritty Thoughts the prize was a most wonderful copy of Rowan magazine 37. I have never seen a copy of this mag and I am mega impressed.

So the socks and the scarf are going on hold and I am going to make either Martha or Marianne.

Thank you Keri I feel like a princess. The cool play in the dirt and knit kind.

I am olso on my third set of

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Bards Beads and Bobbles

Well no. Bards, Beads, and Bobbles used to be my beading heaven. It lived several places on the Oregon coast and I would go there every time i was near or have my Mom go for me if she was down there with out me. This lovely women had vintage beads, crystal, seed, lampwork in a fashion that could occupy me for hours. She always had suggestions and a great eye for color. She is no longer in business but I still have some of my wonderful treasures. She was such a sweet person she would see the things I was craving and my limited bead budget and in the end while I was paying she would throw in one of my coveted items.

These days I spread my bead love around...

I like Planet Bead which has an ok selection. A wonderful selection of colored pearls and great little bargains.

Dava Bead is one of my favorites. I think the only reason I prefer there selection is because of these.... lampwork. There service pretty much is nill but the beads are plenty.

I also like A Bead Source on Division which has a lot more native American beads and really nice charms.

But today I am going to check out the new one on TV highway.

I am in need of stitch markers so this feeds two habits at once.

Pics of my SP gift soon.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Thank you thank you Pal

I got mail......Wonderful fabulous mail.

Thank you thank you I will show all when a camera is handy.

But I can't wait to knit it up. Yummy.

Does color theory amaze anyone else?

This is so magical.

The Non-Dyers Guide To Color -

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Behold my first pair of socks.

Yarn - Cascade 220 Superwash (from my Secret Pal 3 Marti)
Needles - Brittany Birch 4's
Pattern - I used several sources mostly from a book called spinning, by Lee Raven (because someday in the future I am going to learn to spin). The diy network had helpful heel tips. The cables were my idea.

They are not perfect and are not identical but I like them.

Big Pics.

I have already started my second set. This time trying a toe up pattern on two's.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Yes I have been silent on my project.

But it is complete the creation can arrise.

I am still mad about my 0.

Pics tomorrow.


Sunday, March 13, 2005

The wedding

The wedding is finished. The girl is married!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH She was pretty and the ceremony was short and nice.

The reception went great. Beckys favors were quite favorable and the bells a smash.

I am tired I can't imagine how tired the people who worked on it are. But it was quite nice. Maybe I will get a pic of Sonny and I to post. But we were both quite cute in our new cloths.

Knitting was pretty nil.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Crap on toast

Double crap on toast. My tiny weeny size 0 circular needle made the sound of impending death.

It crunched. It now is split and slightly bent. You can see the little crack that is going to split off any moment.


Who makes good not cruchy size 0 circle needles? Don't say boyd because they may not crunch but they don't slid from needle to wire. They catch.


I got mail.

I recieved two packages.

One is a fun little package with a cute soft plush monkey. He is so cute. He is riding around in my car. Then a great Mug with two yummy tarts for my simmer pot. Thanks Jenny.

The second was my scarf from the scarf swap. I am so excited about I wore it around the day I got it. Thank you Chey.

Pictures as soon as I can.


Saturday, March 05, 2005

About moi

Tagged by the wonderful Deb

1. What was the last book you read or are reading?
The Last book I read was Snow Garden by Christopher Rice. The book I am currently reading is The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits.

2. Where did it come from (library, bookstore, gift, etc.)?
I bought both off of Close out books. I buy books from lots of places though.

3. How many books do you read per year?
Well when I was in 8th grade I read 136 books that year. The amount of books I read really depends on what else is going on in my life. I love to read and have a tendency to get sucked into books and want to finish them super quick, I am more than willing to sacrifice sleep to a good book. During school or during heavy work times I have to put aside the books, this is hard. But I still read a lot but I am not telling you how much. Just know a lot.

4. What is your favorite genre?
Books are my favorite genre. No real favorite if it captures my attention and my imagination its a keeper.

5. Name 5 favorite books:
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard (It’s a play)
Affinity & Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters ( I think I like all the books she has written)
Hood, Emma Donoghue
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery.

I could go on and on but these are some of my more unusual favorites.

6. Who will you tag now?


Knitlet, Brynne...Because she has a new baby.

I was knit together in my mothers womb, Lynne ...Because her beautiful picture of Salina was taken in front of a wall of books.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Mission one - to find something to wear with Herman* and try not to laugh at what you look like with Herman hanging on to hair. Thankfully Herman is crystal and not an ugly colored rhinestone.

Mission number 1.5 - remember to wear Herman to wedding.

Mission number 2 - Is more fun. Finish Kitty beds. The yarn is dyed and test one has been made. Sebastian will have a new kitty bed to come home to after his teeth get cleaned. Yes Kitty teeth need to be cleaned every once in a while. (Lecture) Keep up on your kitty vaccinations and don't think it can't happen to your kitty.

I guess there are three missions - decide weather to make Sonny - Janda or to make her Rouge.

*Herman is a hair burrette.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


It starts out a bit of a mess

Then it spreads its wings and becomes

But if you look close

You will see I take poor pictures

But I like the swirl I have made. I have one more skein of the red so it shall become a little bigger.