Monday, September 8, 2008

Beware of the woman with the pointy sticks . . . .

I'm in a bad mood. My knitting here lately, sucks, my second sweater is terrible messed up, 7 extra stitches, 7! And 5 too many Yarn overs!

The sock, my beautiful sock which was done up until the gusset, started giving me fits. I had 3 large bumps on the heel. I ripped out to start over and dropped stitches beyond the point of picking them up again. I ripped it all out. Then I cried.

Then there's stupid people. (don't worry it's not any of you) I've decided I can't deal with them anymore, if the sign says "Service Elevator, for employee's only" what does that mean? They don't get it, they stand on it for a good 5 minutes and wonder why the doors never close.

And men suck. But you probably knew that already, I think I'm having Post Menstrual Syndrome.

I'm off to invent my own sweater pattern. The socks are hopeless, I'll probaby give Tonya the yarn, she's a good sock knitter upper.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

You would feel so much better . . . .

. . . if you would show me how to funk like you do!

Just a little Bayou Bruce to cheer all us depressed Louisiana people up. South LA love.

Meanwhile I finished my sweater, and I started on a sock finally! I'm so proud.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A churning urn of burning funk . . .

. . . That's what Marc Broussard is. I went to see him again this past weekend (out of town of course), and he just was INSANE! I just about died when he covered "Unfunky UFO". There were at least 2 to 3 thousand people there. maybe more and maybe 20% actually knew who Marc is. The rest were quickly converted, especially the women. My favorite was the 8 year old who didn't want to come, she didn't like Marc, only Hannah Montana. Within 5 minutes of seeing Marc she was screaming "I LOVE YOU MARC" and pulling on the railing. Then she said it, she says to her mother "Momma, I don't like Hannah Montana no more". LMAO! I LOVE it!

Anyways here's me and old Bruce again . . . I'm buliding a collection of pics now. LOL

And a concert shot . . .

I am knitting my very first sweater, I'm just winging it. No pattern. It may have 3 arms and 5 neck holes but I'm trying! LOL


Saturday, June 21, 2008

I have died and gone to heaven . . . .

Joe Stark doing "Back In Black" as a lead in on Marc Broussard's "Home" with Joe and the rest of the Sons joining in?

Dreams really do come true.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Knit in Public 2008. We were few but we had fun. Even made the local news. At 6 and 10!

Now, who wants my autograph?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Quickie update . . .

The cotton yarn is horrible. It's back to being white. I'll stick with dyeing wool.

I also just now discovered that Melissa left me a comment saying I looked familiar. I"m sorry I just now noticed it. I'll send you a message on Ravelry.

Meanwhile, July 4th, Alexandria, Marc Broussard! Again!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Adventures in yarn dyeing . . .

I knit. I crochet. To do these of course you need yarn. Yarn, however does not always come in the color or color combinations you like. That's when you buy wool and Kool Aid and have some good messy fun!

Today I went to Threads Unlimited and purchaned two hanks of lace weight Merino Wool, then a quick trip to Brookshires to pick up some kool aid and vinegar (for my cotton yarn dyeing experiment).

First I soak my wool in a nice lukewarm bath of water and a tiny squirt of dish soap. No the water is not brown or dirty, my camera is just insane.

After 30 minutes of soak time the yarn moved into a glass dish, then gets covered in water. Thrilling.

Now mix a half a cup of water to a package of Kool Aid. Drizzle on yarn.

All done! Now into the mircowave it goes for about 15-20 minutes.

When the water in the dish is clear pour into sink, douse with cold water, pick up and wring out. Go outside and take pictures. This is the first hank.

And the second.

They're not perfect, but who knows they may knit up well!

And this is my cotton yarn dyeing attempt, I'll only blog about it if it comes out ok. LMAO!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My personality . . .

You Are An ISFP

The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).

You enjoy spending your free time in nature, and you are good with animals and children.

Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms and live for the simple pleasures in life.

Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.

You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.

At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone.

You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive

What's Your Personality Type?

Yup, that's pretty much me except for the fact that I'm sick as a dog right now. I haven't even felt like knitting. I'm going to blow my nose and nap now . . . .

Friday, May 2, 2008

Ringing, deafness and static, oh my!

I went to a concert Sunday night. Marc Broussard, aka the greatest voice my generation will ever hear. I think I fully regained my hearing yesterday. LOL!

The show ended a little after 1 am, I went back to the hotel (It was in Shreveport, you didn't actually think Monroe had something fun and interesting to go to did you? LOL), got in bed and I could still hear "hot pants, hot pants, hot pants make you wanna dance" This went on until mid-day Monday. My next phase of hearing loss was just deafness, everything sounded fuzzy and miles away, this lasted 2 days. By late Wednesday/ early Thursday the ringing & static set in. I seem to be over that now. This is what I get from standing next to a speaker 3 times my size, all in all it was so worth it. It was my second Broussard concert, I'm starting to know people there now. It's just an amazing atmosphere, the vibe at a Marc concert is so different than others, everyone knows everyone, you can freely talk to him and his band, and if your staring in front and move away, no one tramples you down to get your spot. Oh yes and there are no teenyboppers there either! HAHA!

Marc is such a sweet guy, he calls everyone "Darlin" with his little Coonass accent. He was sick as a dog but still managed to sound AMAZING! Anyways here are a few pics . . .

A bit blurred . . .

. . . much better!

And a little video . . .

Meanwhile, my knitting adventures continue, I cast on my first pair of socks today! Pics and details coming next time . . . .

Monday, April 21, 2008

Lost in a sea of WIP's . . .

Why can't I ever finish anything? Am I just lazy?LOL

I know as of right now I'm knitting about 5 different things, some are close to being finished some have been abandoned. I've been crocheting about 12 different thing for a year now and haven't finished a thing. I am lazy, or maybe I just don't have enough free time.

I am a painfully slow knitter, if following a pattern, I read it about 10 times before I actually do the stich. I then make my stitches and triple check them to be sure it's right. I think I have Knitters Perfection OCD. LOL

I finally made some needles out of bamboo skewers and dowels, they're painted or stained, just gotta seal them and apply all the pretties (crystals, beads, glitter). I hope to do that today, but I know I probably won't.

Less than a week til Marc Broussard! I'm itching for another concert after all, it's been 4 months since the last one. LOL I need a concert a week.

Well, I think I'll actually go work on the needles some more, finish something for once.

Yeah. Right. lol

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

First post . . .

Well here I am. I done gone and got me a blog ya'll! HAHA!

So Today I went to TU (Threads Unlimited) and bought some new needles, Trendsetter Yarns straight Bamboo's, size 8 & 10. I love them! I can say I will never use metal again. They're so nice and smooth.

I took a quickie nap tonight and dreamed about a skein of Robynn's hand dyed yarn. I'm gonna have to break down I buy it I think. It's bad when you get to the point where you dream about yarn! I have too much!

I need to get rid of some of it though, all the cheapo kind. I just dunno what to do with it, it just feels so brillo pad like now. At one point some was ok, but now that I've been seduced by good yarn, there's no turning back.

Ok so onto music . . . LOL. The state of country music is horrible thanks to a band of 3 idiots, a blonde reality show winner and a hick who cuts the sleeves off of his shirts and has no shoes or problems either. Well, Lady Antebellum has come to save it, I just bought their cd on iTunes today, it's amazing, not hick-a-fied, and Charles Kelly is gorgeous, but looks don't matter right? (........) LOL But Really it's a pretty decent album. Not as Good as Marc Broussard but then again, who is?

That's enough for today, the lady here is getting sleepy and I do need my beauty sleep . . . .

Nighty night.