Thursday, April 17, 2008

Answers & Updates

You guys did pretty good on the movie quote game! The ones no one got were 1. Muriel's Wedding and 4. Party Girl.
I don't have the promised sewing FO's to show because my last class was unexpectedly cancelled. And by unexpectedly I mean I went to a restaurant, ate dinner, knitted in my booth for 30 minutes, then went to the sewing center and saw the sign on the door that class was cancelled. NOT cool!! They did give me a refund for the session, but I would much rather have 4 finished skirts right now. Sigh.
I have been religiously working on my Clapotis, however, and am LOVING it!
I'm a little over half way in a little over a week. Not bad! My goal is to drop one stitch per day, and I think that will put me way ahead of my MD S&W deadline.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Movie Quote Game

I saw this on Stephanie's blog the other day & had to steal it. My best friend and I sometimes have entire conversations in movie quote, so this is our kind of game. The rules:
• Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
• Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
• Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
• Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
• Looking them up is cheating. Please don’t.

1. Stick your drink up your arse, Tania. I'd rather swallow razor blades than have a drink with you.

2. Dear Lord baby Jesus, lyin' there in your ghost manger, just lookin' at your Baby Einstein developmental videos, learnin' 'bout shapes and colors. I would like to thank you for bringin' me and my mama together, and also that my kids no longer sound like retarded gang-bangers.
Jen got it--Talladega Nights

3. You expect me to believe that scantily clad, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant you were rehearsing?
Jen again! Moulin Rouge

4. I'll have a falafel with hot sauce, a side order of baba ghannouj and a seltzer, please.

5. Somebody beat him to death and stole a bunch of files. Must've dug up garbage on the wrong guy. We’ve got it narrowed down to a thousand suspects.
Courtney got it.... LA Confidential

6. Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.
Jennifer (jsins) got it! Old School

7. Little wimp. He wouldn't know a new idea if it hit him in the pachenga...
Jen rocks the pachenga...... Dirty Dancing

8. If you hold back anything, I'll kill ya. If you bend the truth or I think your bending the truth, I'll kill ya. If you forget anything I'll kill ya. In fact, you're gonna have to work very hard to stay alive, Nick. Now do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill ya.
Jennifer got this one too...... Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

9. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.
Nicole got it! The Little Mermaid

10. I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.
Courtney got this one too! Zoolander

Monday, April 07, 2008

Life after Hermione

First off, thank you guys so much for all the compliments on Hermione! I absolutely love it and have worn it tons. As for life after Hermione, I have been pretty scattered. I started 28Thirty, got the body done, started one sleeve, purchased some cool purple buttons, and then nothing. I just have no desire to finish it.

So, I started a dog sweater for a friend at work. Word to the wise: never trust measurements taken by a non-knitter. Just sayin’. After a few frustrating attempts at the sweater (pattern and bad-measurement related), I got an email from Knitting Daily with a free pattern for garter mug cozies. I had to make one. HAD TO!!

Then, I got back on track with the doggie sweater. It started out life as Howie’s Knit-to-fit Sweater, but after the neck ribbing section, the pattern made absolutely NO sense, so I scrapped it and designed my own. Here it is sans-doggie, but I only finished it yesterday, so the recipient is yet to get a chance to model it.

In the awesomest of awesomeness category, a co-worker of Joe’s grandmother died (not awesome), and she had this huge yarn stash that the family had no idea what to do with. She happens to know I’m a knitter, so she asked if I would like to have it. Um, YES!! Duh!!

OK, a lot of it is acrylic, but not all of it. There is some pretty nice wool in there, as well as 3 projects that are very close to being done. One is a men’s vest, one is a ladies’ tee, and one is an afghan that happens to be in the EXACT colors of Joe’s daughter’s bedroom. Hello, graduation gift! This is just half of it; she couldn’t fit any more in her car, so she’ll give me the rest later. Yay!

In other news, I FINALLY started my Clapotis. My mom asked me if I wanted to meet her in Baltimore so we can go to the MD Sheep & Wool this year, and I just couldn’t think of a reason not to. ;) So, Clapotis will be my must-finish-before-MD trip project so I’ll have something hot off the needles to wear to the festival.

My last sewing class is tonight, so I hope to have some FOs to show from that next time.
p.s. There's a Ravelraiser going on in blogland. Show some love (and maybe win awesome prizes)!