Friday, February 23, 2007

Training time again!

I've signed up and I'm in for this years Danskin Sprint Triathlon! I'm really excited about this year and my goal is to shave at least 15 minutes off of last years time of 2 hours 1 minute! I'm planning to get started training right away - since I'm suffering from a lack of knitting mojo, I might as well be productive in other areas of my life! Plus this additional training time will help with another big event in my life this summer!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Still no knitting mojo

The knitting mojo is still M.I.A. I've flipped through the books, my pattern notebook and touched the soft, pretty yarn in the stash and still nothing. Nada. Zilch. I'm still knitting - just plugging away a few rows a night at the cabled sock and cabled scarf (still no pics I know). Instead of knitting, I've been focusing on wedding plans. With less than four months to go, things are getting down to the wire! Programs, table settings and favors - oh my! By the way, if any one out there has ideas for wedding favors, I'm taking suggestions!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Just one working for our cause

While still suffering from my lack of knitting spark, I decided to take a tour around some of my favorite knitting blogs for a little inspiration. I came to the Yarn Harlot's blog who wrote the other day about people not understanding that there are numbers of knitters out there in force. Specifically she wrote about the media under estimating the power of knitters. As a member of the media, I am sad to say, this is the truth. As a member of the media, I want you all to know that I am working to change this! At a former place of employment, I was constantly pitching knitting related ideas to an editor. Of course, she usually laughed at me and my idea and tossed me something lame to work with. However, at that same publication, I went ahead and wrote a column about knitting and I got a readers response from it! Once I showed it to her, she thought, hmmm, maybe there is something to this knitting thing. After that, she didn't laugh quite as hard as before when I pitched a knitted related story idea. I'll keep working for us though. The main stream will admit us as one of their own one day. And if not, screw 'em, we'll still have a hell of a lot of fun while knitting and talking about them!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Not feeling the knitting spark

I'm sad to say my cold/cough has come back and it's brought with it a new symptom, one I find very disturbing. It can't be cured by modern medicine (well maybe it can, but I'm thinking more alternative means) - my knitting spark has disappeared. I have several projects going on right now; the Irish Hiking scarf and the cable sock (both need pics I know, I know), but they just aren't doing it for me. Maybe it's the slowness of the cables. So, Dr. Supergirl has prescribed that I flip through my books and find something fun to work on. Or go through the my favorite yarns in the stash, find a pretty skein and go from there! That is my weekend assignment! I hope I feel better (on all accounts) soon!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Welcome baby Cameron!

Welcome to the world Cameron Lee! We've been waiting a long time to meet you! There will be lots of love, laughter and outdoor adventures in your life. And, even though you're not "technically" my niece, Auntie Meg will keep you warm with lots of hand knit goodies! We'll stay tuned for a fashion show of you in all of the knitted treats from me that you'll find waiting in your nursery once you get home! Cameron was born today in Boise, Idaho to mom Kelli and daddy Shane. Weighing in at 7 lbs, 13 oz, she has brown hair, and according to the proud papa, "really big eyes!" Can't wait to see them!
P.S. Baby Isha is almost big enough for the sweater I made her. Mom Jen promises a picture soon enough!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Dreaming of knitting....

I am so coveting this from the new Interweave Knits. Sigh.......I want to make it and give it a good home.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Yarn Swap & and other knitting goodies!

This week Jessica organized our yarn swap at Purly Girls! I lucked out and traded a skein Mission Falls cotton for a pair of size 4 Addie Turbo needles! I also got some more roving from Lynn to start my needle felting projects!

This past weekend I went to Portland and checked out Knit/Purl where I got a super cute baby sweater pattern (due to influx of pregnant friends, I needed some fresh patterns) and some fabulous Manos! Can't wait to knit it up!

And the knitting goodness kept rolling in this week with my belated Christmas present (although my mom sent it along with a Valentines card). My copy of One Skein Wonders finally came in to her LYS! I've been putting off buying it everywhere else because she kept saying her store had it on back order!
All in all it was a good knitting week (aside from the feminine product fearing jackass - see earlier post)!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


That's right....what the f%&*! Last night some jackass felt the need to relieve me of my car stereo. That jackass used a crowbar to pry away my drivers side door handle (causing some body damage) and get in my car (which, was parked in a "secured" garage), dump out my trash bag, rifle through my Cd's, then steal my stereo. Now, using my Veronica Mars super-sleuth skills, I figured out that this jackass was indeed male. How do I know this you ask?

Well as I was cleaning up the trash and stuff that once lived in the console between the seats, I thought, "Huh, didn't I have more stuff in there?" So I opened it up and looked inside. Apparently, once the jackass got through the first layer of Kleenex packages, purell, hand lotion and napkins, he discovered the secret feminine product stash and stopped cold in his tracks. He also didn't have any taste in music! The jackass kindly left all of my Cd's! Which means I still get to groove to Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson and many more! (Stop laughing at my music selections Jessica and Rebecca, I like upbeat tunes when I drive!).

However, the jackass did take my trash bag (odd - but he's a jackass so whatever), my phone ear piece (which was used more while knitting than actually driving), and - now this just irritates me - my reusable grocery bags from Sur La Table! So at least I can think, hey, an environmentally friendly jackass stole from me!