|You Are Aphrodite!|
A total shining star with a ton of admirers
And no wonder: you live life to the fullest!
When things get bad, you can easily take off to a happier place
But occasionally, you need to deal with problems head on
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I had a nice weekend, Saturday after class at the dojo, I went to Purlescence and hung out with Nathania and Kevin for a while. We had a good time chatting about anything and everything. I bought the Ribby Pulli pattern, I love the fact that you get essentially 4 patterns in one. I really want to knit the short sleeve scoop neck version. Maybe some Bamboo yarn will do well with that.
Posted by Lisa at 3/27/2007 12:58:00 PM
Monday, March 26, 2007
Posted by Lisa at 3/26/2007 09:53:00 AM
Friday, March 23, 2007
It was gently told to me this afternoon that the reason no one could find my blog was because I had Stitches spelled wrong in the URL. This of course brought back horrible memories of me spelling Caesars wrong on very important (at the time) invitations that went out in the mail. I know how to spell "stitches" I ARE NOT DUMB :) I just typed to fast and didn't notice the error. So this is everyones fair warning, update your bookmarks, your Bloglines, your Blogs, or whatever. I am will be making the change in the URL and your link will most likely not work after that. I am not sure what will happen to te content prior to the change, but I will figure something out.
So the URL will now be http://twistedstitches71.blogspot.com/index.html
Posted by Lisa at 3/23/2007 02:43:00 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Yesterday I went to Selma, that is south of Fresno (yes, I am from a farming/hick/okie what ever you want to call it area) for my grandmother and nieces dual birthday celebrations. Mimi turned 85 and Caitlin turned 5. My grandmothers sister made both the cakes. There are 85 candles on the cake and she blew everyone of them out! In a couple of tries of course.
There is my princesses cake.
She had the blowing of the candles out a bit easier, only 5.
And finally she got her turtle neck shrug and tam I knitted for her. He real birthday was in Feb. And as you can see she will more than likely not be able to wear this until next winter, notice the mini skirt and sandals? I knew I should have sent them back in Feb!!! Oh well, she liked it, she said that she felt like an artist wearing her beret. I made the sleeves to long, but that was fine, we just made cuffs and the hat fits a bit funny in the photo but I am going to say it was because she had pigtail braids on her head, yeah, that is it! We really rushed to get this photo taken because it was 80 degrees yesterday and I didn't take the time to get everything looking right, poor baby was about to sweat.
Both my niece and nephew love to come to Mimi's house, they have great food, lots of attention, games and puzzles....
But when they hear the words, "Its time to go" this is what you find...
Josiah hates to leave, he is trying to be stealthy. My day started at 6:30am and I didn't get home until 11:30pm. 6 hours in the car too. But it was worth it, I got to see some family and have good food and play with my niece and nephew.
Posted by Lisa at 3/18/2007 01:07:00 PM
Friday, March 16, 2007
Knitting content as promised. Sunday is my grandma's birthday, we call her Mimi and she will be 85! This past Christmas I made her the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs and for her birthday I made her this felted purse, the Sophie Bag from Magknits. She expressed an interest in the bag that I made my sister-in-law for Christmas so I thought it was a good idea. I cast on for this project Monday March 12th, yes, I know I was cutting it WAY short and I felted it this morning, Friday March 16th. I was hoping to get it finished last night while I was at Boba Knit (love Boba Knits!) but it was not to be, I was up until 1am. I used 2 and a half skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky in Roasted Coffee. I started to follow the pattern then I thought I was going to run out of yarn so I altered it in an attempt to only use the 2 skeins that I already had but that failed and I had to get another skein so I ended up winging the rest of the pattern. This is starting to be a habit with me, I have yet to tell you about the red mohair capelet project that I have now renamed, "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Pattern" Capelet. But back to the bag, I got the inspiration to knit the bag from Janet, she inspires me often. I have felted bags before and every time I try to do something a bit different, have a new technique or feature on the bag. This time I decided that I would put a magnet closure on the bag. It was a bit hard to figure out how I was going to do it but the great girls at Purlescense helped me out with the closure details. I will have better details about the bag on my FO page later. Here are the photos, I need to get better at taking pictures, bear with me!
Mimi's purse at the dojo!
Posted by Lisa at 3/16/2007 10:20:00 PM
Yes, this is a knitting blog and yes I will have some more knitting photos and content later today (Mimi's purse knit and felted.) But I am more than disturbed by an event that happened at work today. In previous blog I wrote that I felt it was a shame that someone in a position of power could act on personal feelings and exercise their power against you. Well today it was all confirmed. There was an exchange of words between two other employees in a semi-joking manner, however the exchanged ended in the words F-&^ OFF (the full version of the word, not edited!) Now, parallel that with what I said to another employee, "It is 5pm and DHL is waiting for me," my words were deemed "Rude and Abusive" and I was formally disciplined in writing. It was stated that it was my tone not my words, excuse my French, Bullshit! For the record the person who used the F Bomb, I love her we are friends and I in no way am bitter towards her, I know she did not say it with malice, nor did I say my words with malice. This just proves to me that some people can't handle positions of power and that in this office you apparently can tell someone to F OFF as long as you do it with a smile :) I feel better now, back to work.
Posted by Lisa at 3/16/2007 03:50:00 PM
Monday, March 12, 2007
When I saw Twisted Knitters blog, I couldn't help myself. Red is my color!
|You Are Apple Red|
Posted by Lisa at 3/12/2007 06:47:00 PM
OK everyone, STOP. Have you seen my phone? My cell phone? It is little, silver LG phone with a circular mirror on the front. I am lost with out it, I need it back. I don't know where it is, I had it before lunch. My friend Micki came by and picked me up for lunch, we had a nice chat and she even brought me chocolate. But I did not use during lunch and this afternoon I reached for it to get a number out of the address book and poof, it has disappeared. The very last time I remembered having it was on my desk, I called a co-worker who has the day off and then placed it next to my keyboard when I was done. My mom has always offered the explanation that maybe my personal items grow legs and walk off, but I have been good to that phone, I am always careful as to where I place him. Now if Sensei said he lost his phone, there would be no big surprise there. I know the logical thing to do is call my friend Micki and see if it dropped in her car, but her number is IN THE PHONE!! I have called the restaurant, not there. I strongly believe that someone has the phone because I NEVER turn my phone off, it had a full charge and now when I call it, it goes directly into voice mail, someone has turned it off. It is just not my day today. So, if you call me and I don't get back to you soon, then you will know why!
Posted by Lisa at 3/12/2007 04:51:00 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Posted by Lisa at 3/11/2007 09:56:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The tragedy of today was that I had to frog 2 tiers of my Lady Eleanor. I originally had to only frog one, but I apparently lost my head and did not pick up the live stitches on the other end and had to go down 2 tiers. In the process of frogging, the yarn kept knotting and then breaking. I ended up wasting about 1/4 of the ball of Noro Silk Garden. I am almost back to where I started frogging.
The comedy of today was catching up on the blogs that I read and came across this YouTube link. For the record, my grandmother and great grandmother are crocheters and I love everything they produce, but this is funny. Again, grandma, I know you read my bog , this is only a joke. The video is kind of long, but worth it. Click here.
Posted by Lisa at 3/10/2007 09:20:00 PM
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Posted by Lisa at 3/07/2007 11:57:00 AM
Monday, March 05, 2007
I am trying to gain focus in my life, all aspects, not just knitting and I am having a very hard time. I have a list of things to do, it is a long list and one in which has tasks on them that are very time sensitive which could mean trouble for me if not completed. If you don't already know this about me, here I am confessing to the world that "I am a procrastinator!" I will procrastinate EVERYTHING, even knitting (my passion in life.) The procrastinating has gotten out of hand. Partly due to the fact that I have never suffered sever consequences due to my "putting if off to later" act. Not that I am asking to get slapped with a hurtful repercussion to what some would call laziness. I don't believe it to be laziness at all. I think I am having a sever lack of focus and or concentration that has been lasting for about 7 years at least from what I can remember.
My knitting projects are a good analogy of the lack of focus. I have no less than 12 WIP's (works in process) that I have going. I know that is not a lot to some and to others they may think I am insane. To me, 12 is a lot! I believe in having more than one project going at a time but this is seriously ridiculous for me, only me. One of the twelve was supposed to be a Christmas gift, has anyone noticed what month we are in? I could list the twelve projects but that would only create more of a lack of focus. And to add to the problem I keep seeing new yarns to buy that I could knit for myself to wear when the weather is warmer. I know, cry me a river, start the violins.
However I did not have any lack of focus when it came to watching a movie this weekend. Saturday night Sensei and I went to see Zodiac. I thought it was great. I love non-fiction movies. I am sure that they took some creative license, but it did stated they used actual case files. What was odd for me was I used to live in Vallejo and had been several times to the park off Columbus Parkway that he killed the young couple. Now I was not even a glimmer in my dads eye when that took place, but still it was weird to me. The movie was filmed well, the costumes and music was time appropriate. There are some very thrilling moments but not a lot of gore. Not to mention, it has a very big cast of stars. Go see it if you like non-fiction movies.
Posted by Lisa at 3/05/2007 12:53:00 PM