Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I have an awful headache right now that I feel may only get worse so I'm not sure staring at the computer is the best idea for me at the moment but, I just got sucked into posting a blog.

Today has been a pretty all around awful day. The weather is grey and rainy meets darker grey and snowy making for the grayest and slushiest day. I woke up far earlier than I would have liked to and I started working on my Scarfy-Cardi again (now that I've gotten the yarn for it) and upon casting off the second sleeve and trying it on I realized - I knit one of the sleeves 2 inches too short. GRRRRRRRR.

I am now suffering from heartburn, I have no desire to get up and cook something yet I'm hungry and Frank wont stop barking at the door.

/end complaints.

Tomorrow will be a better day. The glass is half full.


Friday, January 23, 2009


I've neglected my blog for over a week and here I am looking through my bookmarked toolbar of 30+ blogs being upset that I don't have more than one new one to read today. Well aren't I a brat.

I guess I haven't really felt the need to update about anything in particluar otherwise I would of done so a few days ago. I've been working quite a bit this week. I've been knitting a little less than usual because I'm being plagued by Jaywalkers and Claudia hand painted yarn. I was stupid in my yarn purchase choice to knit the Jaywalkers with because I didn't read the yardage. Now, here I am - terrified I'm not going to make it to the end of the foot and I'll have to rip back to make the leg shorter. In lieu of being this terrified, I haven't picked up in my knitting in 2 days. This is what happens to me. I get scared and I run away from my knitting (yes- i'm being incredibly over dramatic but, i think it will probably make it more interesting of a read).

Just for the sake of posting a photo - here was my Jaywalker progress as of a couple days ago :
I haven't really progressed much. I'm maybe 2.5" into the middle of the foot now with a very tiny ball of yarn left...

So many of my friends are pregnant right now - I'm not sure what I'm going to knit them. My friend Kat who's wedding I was in 2 January's ago is going to have a baby in Aug. Her shower is going to be at the end of June so, all my lovely lady friends who have all moved to different corners of the country and going to reunite in Kansas CIty for her baby shower and I need to come prepared with something beautiful for this baby (who I think should be named Erin).

I also have another friend from Louisianna who's all knocked up! This one is a seamstress extrordinaire... so I need to figure out what I can knit that she can't sew. I've got time for that one too I suppose - any suggestions on baby stuff?

I had a makeup job yesterday for a couple of hours. I did makeup on a 16 year old girl who is a Theatre Singer. I'm not really that sure what that means but, she needed head shots to send out so - that's what we did. Nice and simple job.

My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. I refuse to make any plans this year for it as last year was slightly dissapointing. Planning your own party isn't really that fun anyway. Not to mention I'm not exacitally what you would call "ready" to be another year older. I think I'm going to hang on to the year that I've got now for a few more months. I'm enjoying it. BUT, even though I'm planning on keeping the same age... Should any of my friends feel inclined to get me this, I would be very much appreciative. I found this little gem on my lovely friend Maia's blog which I recently discovered the other day.

Anyway, I'm going to do some research on knitted dog sweaters because Frank is too damn cute to not have one. I think he also feels neglected because I keep knitting hats for my boyfriend.


P.S friends : I also really wanted this when I went to Miami but iO convinced me that I shouldn't spend 28$ on a necklace. So, if anyone knows of where I could get something similiar to this without spending 28$ at Urban Outfitters, I'd be quite thankful.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


So, I was tagged by my friend Ryan Marshall to blog about a photo on my computer.

Here are the rules.

1.go to your documents

2. go to your 6th file.

3.go to your 6th picture.

4. blog about it.

5. tag 6 friends to do the same.

This photo I took with my little point and shoot kodak camera. I was walking around with miss io shopping and having a general best friend hang out day and upon walking out of Beacon's Closet on N11th in williamsburg I noticed the sunset over the park and attempted to take a photograph of the clouds. I think this was probaby the best shot out of about 15 that I took, adjsuting the settings and the light to try and get the colors. That day was right before the weather got too cold to wander around jacketless outside, we were full bags in hand (or at least I was, as I usually am when I leave Beacon's Closet), on our way to a destination we hadn't figured out yet. I think we had some coffee on a stoop on Bedford until she went out for dinner with Katie and I went home to bed. I love those kinds of days off.

So, now I'm supposed to tag 6 people. I'm going to go for it.

1.) Well, considering this photo was from an Io & Erin day, I have to tag iO. She's got some pretty fun pictures up there on that computer of hers (I say up there because she lives in the apartment above me).

2.) I'm gonna go ahead and tag nobuks - I'm interested in seeing what crazy photo she'll pull out.

3.) Either of the ladies at Team Knit.

4.) Chelsea!!

5.) MI scuuuuusi!!

6.) Tara @ yarnover movement

Now, question...
I ran out of yarn for my grocery bag, I have about 3 inches left of the handle to do - I have a cowl for sale in my etsy store that has been up since october and no one has grabbed at it - do I take the cowl down, frog it and finish the bag ? I think I might have answered my own question already but I need someone to back me up.


Friday, January 9, 2009


Well, I said I needed more makeup jobs and this morning I got what I wanted. It looks like I'll be working on a shoot for Rolling Stone on sunday with a couple of the guys from SNL. Should be pretty good.

I have much knitting things that I'm going to post. I am short on time so it's mostly going to be photos... First of all, I have never gotten a hand made knit thing as a present other than from my grandmother up until now! My roomates very good friend came to visit us a few months ago and we all talked and bonded about knitting and for christmas, he sent me up this beautiful mustard yellow scarf!!

Next up, I found something to use the rest of my yarn I had bought for my Lauren Jacket. A new bag!!

Something else you might notice about the needles I'm knitting with... Yes, I have the best boyfriend ever who got me harmony interchangeable needles from knitpicks!!

Question to those who have these needles (Kim) - Do you notice you have to keep screwing on the needle to the cable beacause it comes loose? How do I stop this from happening?

Last but not least, my lovely friend Chelsea came to visit me a couple days ago and her and Frank fell in love.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Well, I got around to posting 3 new things up on my etsy store yesterday which is nice considering I was knitting for christmas and myself for the past few months. I'm excited to sell some things again. I finished the maroon cowl right before christmas and the other two were done over my past 2 days off. Today is the last of 3 days off... I am currently laying in bed watching the rain outside wishing it would stop for enough time for me to run to the deli down the street and grab some milk for my coffee. I have yet to make it because coffee just isn't coffee to me unless it has milk in it. Yet I am slowly getting more depressed about not having the coffee. Dilemas dilemas.

I am meant to go to a dinner party tonight that is pot luck style. I was thinking fried rice (its an asian theme) and Peach Pie? Does anyone like Peach Pie? Does anyone have a favorite recepie? Help a girl out with some dessert suggestions!

Frank got neutered yesterday. He hates me for it. When we got home he made sure to say hello to everyone in the house but me, he cuddled with all of my roomates and my boyfriend before I finally had to force him to hang out with me. He was sitting in the kitchen with his back turned to the couch and would just look over his shoulder like he was saying "you know I am really mad at you for this, I actually might hate you". I tried telling him things like "i'm sorry, I had to, you were going to pee on everything I own" I pleaded for forgivness until I finally got hard and said "I FEED YOU". It didn't work. Now, he's almost back to normal-ish. Still not really interested in a cuddle, off in the living room doing his own thing.

I threw out half my clothes the other day in some mild freak out I had about not having cleaned my room in weeks. I got rid of about 15 shirts, 4 dresses, a couple skirts and 8 pairs of shoes. I do these freak out things alot where i get rid of things but this was by far the biggest since I moved to new york, I got rid of things Ive had since I first moved to LA 5 years ago. It felt kind of good but now my closet is looking slightly empty and I am in no place for shopping.

My makeup jobs lately have been so few and far between, its killing my pocketbook and my motivation/inspiration. I need to book something soon...

I went back to yoga yesterday for the first time in about 4/5 months. My body isn't what it was, I am not quite as bendy as I once was... Hopefully I can get back there though, one of my new years resolutions was to force myself to go at least once a week. I also plan on quitting smoking - after my birthday but before June. I know that may seem ridiculous but, I am just trying to be realistic with myself.

One more thing, I got this reaaaaaally beautiful cashmere lionsbrand yarn from my boyfriend for christmas, I want to knit myself a nice cable or lace beret... Do you have a favorite pattern?? I just cant figure it out. The yarn is white. Opinoins?


Friday, January 2, 2009


1. sockettes0217, 2. woomansocks3, 3. rudythehat, 4. and I will make a men's version of it, 5. finished yarn tote, 6. mediacaseblu1, 7. mansocks1, 8. blorangina4, 9. laurenFO2, 10. anniehat1, 11. yoscarf3, 12. sold on etsy, 13. 4 sale on etsy, , 15. purpleker4, 16. caplet - right shoulder, 17. MNxmas0162, 18. orangeker3, 19. tote4, 20. wristlet2, 21. for emmalamalamaaaM, 22. collar - grey, 23. kerchiff blue, 24. handribbed2

2008 knitting summed up by a mosaic maker.

resolutions in my knitting :
1.) knit more things that aren't worn around your neck
2.) finish scarfy cardy (still waiting on the yarn)
3.) gift a sweater
4.) knit more lace (damn that lace)
5.) use up as much of my stash as i can in the next 6 months before buying new yarn to add to my stash.

Happy 2009 everyone! I got a good feeling about this one. Its going to be great.