Musings from the Happily Unemployed

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Clapotis!

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

Hedgehog!



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!