Musings from the Happily Unemployed

Monday, October 16, 2006


Ok, no real blog update, just something I find really amusing. Guess I was right when I call myself liberal.

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 5% Conservative, 95% Liberal
Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Monday, September 18, 2006

Clapotis FO

Well, I finished my clapotis and blocked last night! I absolutely adore it! My husbad loves it too and thinks I should make another one in green. :)

I love the way the dropped stitches look especially after blocking. I did end up adding two extra pattern repeats because I used dk weight yarn instead of the recommend worsted weight, but it was worth it. I had plenty of yarn (I used Lonesome Stone's 100% alpaca) left so I might tackle the clapotis cap.

What else has been going on? Hmm... well, I've definitely been enjoying the slightly cooler weather we've been having and really enjoying all the sunshine instead of thunderstorms! The doggie's been doing quite well, but even so, I've been finding myself having slight anxiety attacks. The last time he had been doing well for a couple months, we ended up going back for a third surgery, so I think that's what's wrong, but I'm managing to fight it off pretty well. :)

Besides, I've got a lot of things to look forward to: Mystery Knitting at my LYS is next Saturday and that's always fun. I have the knitting retreat to look forward to in October too. That should be so much fun!

Oya! My WoW main character is lvl 59 now. One more level to go (well, at least until the expansion pack comes out). My alternate character is only lvl 18, but she's really hard to play solo. As a friend of mine said, "a paper cut will kill me". LOL That's what you get when you play a healer.

Ok, enough babbling. Until next time!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Well, we started our Clapotis knit along tonight and it was a BLAST! There was a whole group of us who started it with all sorts of different yarns and each one will be beautiful. I'm using Lonesome Stone 100% alpaca in the cran brule colorway. The WIP doesn't look like much, and I'm a little apprehensive about dropping the stitches, but I'm going to trust the pattern. ;-)

We're going to meet again in a month to see where everyone is (and just to get together and hang out, too!)

I've been staying out of trouble... The doggie's leg is much better so we've been hiking and just enjoying the warm, wet weather we've been having. The wildflowers are still in bloom, if you can believe that. It's been beautiful! The indian paintbrush is very plentiful on one of our normal hikes. I'm used to marvelling at one flowering paintbrush on a long hike (coming from California), but here I'm treated to fields of red paintbrush flowers just when I'm out walking the dog! I love it!

And before any of you wonder... yes, I still play WoW too much, but that's ok. I'm not going to deny that I have a problem... Addiction is a terrible thing. ;-P My friends Diane and Susan are going to threaten me with an "intervention" if I don't watch out. But, in my defense, I'm admitting I've got a problem and that's the first step. LOL

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


This is my latest knitted creation. He's a Fiber Trends Hedgehog and he's so cute! Megan from my LYS made two and then Meagan from knit group made a whole bunch and I just had to make one.

I actually finished him last week, but have been really lazy about posting a picture of him. LOL

I'm still plugging away at the Dale of Norway sweater for Luc. I've made some good progress on it in the last week and I'm hoping to have it done by the time I go on a knitting retreat in October (yeah, right...)

My knit group is starting a Clapotis knit a long and I'm so excited! We start on Tuesday, Aug 29. I'll see if I remember to bring my camera so I can take some pictures of the kick off!

Yes, I'm still madly playing WoW. Eddie Dean is lvl 51 and going strong! LOL Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Meet Eddie Dean....

Ok, I said I'd post this tomorrow, but I couldn't resist... LOL Here is Eddie Dean and a friend, Spleenbutter.

Eddie is on the right with the purple hair. The cat is Eddie's and his name is Tabbie. So now you guys now who I spend all my time with... Eddie's my guy! And Spleen's an awesome friend. We're in Booty Bay just chillin'. :-) In case there are any WoW players out there... Eddie is a hunter and Spleen is a priest. We're both night elves. Sexy beasts, huh?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

So I've been slacking on knitting...

Ya, World of Warcraft is eating my life. :-P But other than that, we did go hiking today. It's our first hike since our dog's last surgery and it was really nice! It was a bit overcast, so it wasn't too hot. Here are some pictures from today.

I'm still working on a fair isle/Dale of Norway sweater for Luc and a feather and fan wrap for me. But it's slow going... sometimes I knit while in flight in WoW. How sad is that? Maybe I'll get a good screenshot of my WoW character and post a picture of him. :-P

My LYS moved to a different part of town and I'm kinda sad! It was so close to my apartment before. It's not that much farther, but it was only like 7 minutes away before. Now it'll be 15-20 minutes! LOL I helped pack up the store on Friday and we had so much fun! I meant to bring my camera to post some pictures, but of course I forgot.

Oh! I saw Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest last week. OMG! Can I just say how much I love Johnny Depp? That man is gorgeous! Never mind Orlando Bloom.... the Keira Knightley character needs to go for Johnny!!! I'm trying to persuade some of my knitting buddies to go see it so I can see it again. This time I know the story so I can drool away to my heart's content. LMAO

Well, I'm off to play WoW for a bit and maybe knit some later on!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lacy Tee

Ok, Angie and all you guys, here is the picture I promised... Told ya it would be tonight!! Don't mind the dorky expression, I set the camera on the tv and used the timer. LOL

Spleenbutter, this one's for you... this is the woman behind Eddie Dean. ;-) (Knitters, ignore the preceding comment, it's WoW talk...)

Don't you hate when life gets in the way of knitting?

Sorry for not updating in forever!!! I guess I've just been too busy!

Things are going well, though. Our dog is healing up and recovering from surgery nicely, so that's good. He still limps but he's pretty functional. We started phyiscal therapy with our favorite "auntie Kim" again yesterday and will continue for about a month. She doesn't think he'll need too much since he's only 2 and a half weeks out of surgery and he's walking pretty well.

I still don't have any pictures of any FO's! I hope you guys will forgive me! LOL But I did start the Dale of Norway sweater for my husband. I just finished the bottom cuff which will get folded under and will be starting some color changes soon. How exciting! ;-) I'll be going to knit group later on today and hope to get some of those color changes done there.

My knitting has sadly slowed down because I've been playing World of Warcraft too much. I know have friends that I go on quests with and just hang out with in the digital world. Crazy.... but it's fun and as long as it doesn't totally take over my life...

Enough babbling! Got to get some knitting done today!