Thursday, February 28, 2008

On The Move

Well everybody, i finally dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's for this move and I've been packing for a couple weeks.

I was planning to write about it last night but I had run into a couple of snags and was on the verge of changing all my plans. I have serious disagreements with the way the landlord cares for their own property, but I realized that I'm stuck for now and there is nothing I can do. This move is my last move into a rental property anyway, I have plans to buy a house in the next 2-3 years. And since there's a whole new set of issues with home ownership, I'm going to become very educated on the subject in the mean time. This house seems better, but you never really know until you live there a while. I hope it's not as drafty as the one I live in now.

I'll be out by Saturday night and that means I'll be offline until Tuesday. I was supposed to be hooked up on Monday, but the cable company called me today to offer a deal i could not refuse. Apparently they had over-booked their installations for Monday and since i don't mind waiting a day, they are upgrading me to digital basic and i get free installation of both! This is the best experience I've ever had with this company or any other lately. But, since I've been duped before by companies like this, i recorded everything on my machine just in case. I hope that everything goes smoothly, i do miss the wonderful DVR. So far, so good and even better with the free cable install!

My kitties are loving all the boxes! I couldn't resist taking pics of them enjoying themselves.


The reclusive Princess Angel, seen here in this rare stock photo, was unavailable for comment on why she missed this royal family photo session. Sources say she was too upset to attend over the recent loss of her favorite and only cat tree.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sin is the Best!

Look what my best friend, Sinnomen, sent to me! It arrived at my door yesterday by way of our united states postal service. I am truly lucky to have a friend as thoughtful and generous as she is. Even though we have been separated by more than 1100 miles for years, she remains my closest friend. I hope to have enough money to move where she lives someday soon. (If anybody reading would like to contribute to my moving fund please email me at the address provided on my profile page.) ; D

Anyway, the ever so thoughtful package contained several items:

a knitting magazine that has some nice patterns,
a wonderful new project bag that i can't wait to use,
a pretty gold blouse to wear when i get the chance to have a night out someday,
and a lovely handmade, cotton, lavender hat to wear on cold winter days like today.
So thank you Sin! You made my day, you're the best bff!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I just wanted to show off my brand new, ultra comfy, cotton, winter nightie. A V-day present from my sweetheart. Its soooo soft and warm, I love it!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Pencil Scarf

Hello again world! I know it's been a while since i posted anything but i've been a bit busy these days. I'm planning a move and i just need to get all my ducks in a row. All i'm waiting on now is a definate move date which should be within the next 2 weeks.

Anyway, since its been so long i thought i'd go ahead and post/publish my first pattern here. Let me know if you have any questions, it is my very first pattern and i am still learning. :) I've also thought about making this into a pillow. I'm sure there are a few things that could be done with this pattern. Let me know what you've done with it! Thanks!

Pencil Scarf
by: Kitty

Yarn: Acrylic or any worsted medium weight (4)
Needle: 6mm
Gauge: 4sts and 5 rows = 1 square inch

Note- Slip the first stitch of every row as if to knit, except when changing color; knit the first stitch of every color change. So every first st of every row is a knit st.

Use 2 strands held together throughout and with every color change.
Color A: red
Color B: Gray
Color C: yellow
Color D: cream
E: black

With color A (2 strands held together) CO 20 sts
Rows 1-16: knit across rows. (garter st)

Drop color A, join color B (however works best for you)
Row 17: purl across row (ws)
Row 18: k across row
Row 19: p across row to last st, k last st
Rows 20-24: k
Row 25: p across row to last st, k last st
Row 26: k
Row 27: p across row to last st, k last st
Row 28-32: k
Row 33-36: repeat rows 25 and 26 two times

Drop Color B and join color C
Row 37: k 2, purl 5, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 5, k 2 (ws)
Row 38: k across row (rs)
Row 39: k 1, purl 5, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 5, k 2
Row 40: k

This is where you can make it as long as you want. Repeat Rows 39 and 40 for pattern until desired length.

Drop color C and join color D after finishing a ws row.
We’ll call this row 140: K across row with new color.
Row 141: p across row to last st, k last st
Row 142: k
Row 143: p across row to last st, k last st

The next row begins a series of decreases.
Row 144: k 2 tog (knit 2 together), k to the last 2 sts, k 2 tog = 18 sts
Row 145: p across row to last st, k last st
Row 146: k 2 tog (knit 2 together), k to the last 2 sts, k 2 tog = 16 sts
Row 147: p across row to last st, k last st
Repeat rows 144- 147, should have 12sts on the needle

Drop color D and join color E
Row 152: k across row
Row 153: k
Row 154: k 2 tog (knit 2 together), k to the last 2 sts, k 2 tog = 10

Repeat rows 153 and 154 until you have 4 sts on the needle, BO in pattern. Weave in ends.