12/09/2010

Another blog move…

Posted in Random Me at 4:12 pm by EsotericKnitter

Moving to another blog. Why? I’m just a weirdo. 🙂

It’s time to shed this layer of blogness and begin another journey. I hope to see you down the road.
New Blog

03/31/2010

Decisions

Posted in Random Me tagged , at 2:04 am by Jennie

It’s about 3am, I have to be up in 3 hours to get to work.What am I doing up? Freaking deciding if I should get a Kindle or not. I’m planning a trip and I thought this would be a good time to get an e-reader. I’ve been wanting one for what feels like forever now. I was pretty set on getting a nook but then realized that the books cost more and as a B&N member, my membership discounts don’t apply. Soooo that really sucks. Anywho, back to my mental battle of should I buy it? Yeah just put it in the cart and check out. Just do it!! Must get sleep…

03/19/2010

Marching on

Posted in Books, Flickr photos, Knitting, Random Me, Socks, Thoughts at 12:41 am by Jennie

Yay! A new pair 🙂


Matchy matchy

Hobby Lobby’s yarn bee brand yarn. It’s ok. Get it for cheaper and use the 40% off coupon. It’s not worth paying full price for. It feels dryer than other 75/25 workhorse sock yarns. It’s nice to have a matched up pair. I don’t mind fraternals but every now and again, it’s nice to know almost exactly where to knit.

Still working on the March Mystery socks but as I do this KAL I realize that if I have to wait, I kind of lose steam for the project. The 3rd clue was posted this past Sunday but I have yet to tackle it. It’s not a boring knit, I guess it’s because I started other projects and the mystery sock’s shininess has worn off. Hopefully by the time I get the 4th clue, maybe I can get some more speed.

Current Obsession:

  • Hiya Hiya stainless steel needles. I have a funky reaction to Knit Picks nickel plated ones and the Addi brass. They end up tarnished like crazy after knitting 12 rounds or so. KP’s Harmony needles were what I settled on, but I want to be speedy and see my needle when using dark yarns. So yay! for hiya hiya. I’ve been accumulating the longer ones lately so I could knit my pairs at the same time. 47″ and 60″ circs work really well for me. I like the extra room. Although 60″ may be a bit too roomy.
  • I’ve been eyeing their new interchangeable set. I keep telling myself I already have  the Harmony set, so I don’t “need” it. But gosh darn it, I WANT it!

Non-knitting News

Audiobook:

  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister ehh, maybe I just didn’t get into it. It felt draggy until maybe a bit past the middle. Then in got better. The ending (epilogue) was pretty deep, don’t know how I feel about the final thought(s).
  • Next up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)I could read it, but…well, I tried and it just wasn’t working. At least this way I can listen, knit and enjoy the reader’s amazing skill with all the character voices.

Physical book:

  • Instead of finishing up my current reads (I think I’m supposidly working through 5), I decided to start another book (The Lovely Bones). It’s been hard because I want to read and knit but can only do one at a time. One day, I really hope I can do both at once.

03/05/2010

Hello March!

Posted in icapture, Knitting, Random Me, Socks at 1:47 am by Jennie

As I contemplate this post, a thought hits me. “It’s freaking March!” What goes on in March?!? St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2010). And what’s the typical color of this day? Green!!! My favorite color. I need to knit something green. Do I need an excuse to knit something green? No, but having a plan is always good 😉

A few things to catch you up on:

  • Started a new project with my iphone. Just me, my iphone camera, and what I can “capture”. Therefore I dubb thee “icapture”. Almost exactly like the 365 project except no”me” photos. But I don’t know if I can do one a day. I would like to take random and not so random pictures. I don’t want to be boxed in and have this dreaded feeling of “oh I have to post something e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y….eekkk.” Anywho, here’s one for ya. Main goal with this project–>no editing, what the iphone gives me is what I present to you.
    icapture 3-1-10
  • (End of a long day, driving home after a day of rain. Storm clouds can be very pretty and seductive.)
    ***Heads up, I’m very prone to all aspects of nature so there will be quite a lot of those images.

  • I’m not really a good poster/active participant in anything but the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry has a really great KAL going on this March. The March 2010 Mystery sock by Kristi Geraci is really pretty and I had to join.
    icapture 3-4-10
    And the mystery begins…

    • Yarn: Rio de la Plata Multicolor sock yarn
    • 437yd/3.53oz (400m/100g)
    • Fingering weight.
    • Sadly they yarn has been discontinued 😦
    • Needles: 2.25mm Hiya Hiya circular
    • Thoughts: it’s fuzzy. Reminds me of Schaefer Anne.
  • Currently reading:Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club). An interesting read 1/3 the way through, don’t really have the “urge” to quickly finish. I pick it up when I don’t feel like knitting or am not on the net (which is rare in both cases). But it’s not a bad read where I eventually let it slip under my bed 😉
  • Currently listening to: The City of Ember (Book of Ember). Just found out this is book 1 of a series and so far I think I may get the rest. I know it’s a teen book but it’s actually very good and reader Wendy Dillon does a really good job with the character voices. This audiobook has sound effects pulling you into the story even more.

01/24/2010

Pretend

Posted in Random Me at 6:26 pm by Jennie

Let’s pretend that nothing’s changed. That we are all still great friends and that I haven’t been missing for almost a year. That my blog is still up and running and we’ve celebrated 2009 together. Let’s make believe.

Since I haven’t been an avid blogger, I thought it would be a good idea to come back to good-ole free wordpress.com. Back to where it all started.

Web hosting is a chunk of money I could put to use somewhere else. I could always use more yarn and definitely all the fun tools that have been coming out.

Anywho, I’ve been up to socks, more socks, and scarves. I finally knit up some Socks That Rock, color –>Marbles. This yarn is super nice, great stitch definition and the color combos are fab!

I thought I had a finished sock but the toe or more so the length of the sock just wasn’t doing it for me. I don’t like it when the heel flap folds over beyond the heel, so I need to make the sock longer. Picking up stitches to frog back…
STR Marble s

STR Marble s

STR Marble s

STR Marble s

That’s that for now, see you soon.

02/24/2009

Bloggin' on the fly

Posted in Random Me at 11:41 am by Jennie

Just wanted to pop in and say a hello. What’s been going on? Not really much. I’ve just seem to have lost some steam in blogging and even a bit in the knitting realm. I still knit here and there but it seems as though I’ve been leaving my projects a wee bit unfinished. I only have a bit to knit and then I abandon the project and move on to the next to be abandoned piece. Hopefully I’ll get my act together and be a finisher and actually post more. But until I get over my slump this wont be much of a blog. Apologies all around.

See you soon! 😎

12/10/2008

It's snowing!!!

Posted in Random Me tagged at 12:48 am by Jennie

Oh my goodness!! It’s been so long since I’ve seen snow here in Texas. Many, many years. The strangest thing is that it was 75degrees earlier in the day and then around 11:30pm we have bits of snowy goodness. Soooooo nifty!!
 


It's snowing!

It's snowing!!

12/08/2008

My colors…

Posted in Random Me at 10:24 pm by Jennie

Saw this at Mixedupbeauty.net It’s really not me, but only a small part, lol the part I wish was out more. How about you?

 
 

Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and red.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

11/23/2008

Jack @ss moment of the day…

Posted in Random Me at 12:32 pm by Jennie

Deleting photos from my digital camera. Just now realizing there were a ton I had not uploaded to the computer yet. “doh!”

11/19/2008

yay!

Posted in Photography, Random Me, Socks tagged , at 12:34 pm by Jennie

I feel soooooo ahhhh. I was able to back track and re-post the photos for most of my blog entries. Only the first few months have no photos so I’ll have to figure out where those images are. That kinda sucks. 😦

On to happier news….a finished pair

Brown and PInk Opal

Opal Neumusterung
Color: 10038

Started: 9/22/08
Finished: 11/9/08
Cast On: 64sts
Needles: 2.25mm circs
Fits: size 8-9 US women

These are have been gifted to my friend Kelly as a belated birthday gift.

On a non knitting related news, I’ve finally gotten the nerve up to take photos in public. It was sooo weird. And I felt so sneaky. I just thought, heck, if I’m gonna get better at taking photos, I better get in the practice, so just do it!

Cute jellys

Girly Jellys

I love cute kawaii stuff. These are too adorable!! They contain small jelly snacks. Some have a solid piece of friut in the middle. These images were taken at my local china town supermarket. Fun stuff!  🙂

Chickens in a row
Chicken anyone?

On a ewww final note… catfish

Catfish anyone?

yeah, ewwwwww. The pretty pink glow isn’t so pretty once you realize it’s fish blood, again…ewwwwww But I just had to take the picture, it was so ewww that you just had to have it. ya know what I mean?  🙂

I hope everyone is having a fun hump day!

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