Category Archives: Whatchamacallits

INSANELY BUSY!

Hi, my friends!! I’ve been CRAZEE BUSY at work, at home, all over the place!!! I’ve composed AT LEAST two blog entries in my head and then don’t get a chance to come and write it all down.

Let me start by telling you all about the WONDERFUL Day-After-Turkey-Day Knitting Event at my house last Friday. I invited my peeps to come over for a day of yarnie goodness. Necia, Tawana, Shameka and Chante came over and we had a BLAST of a time! I made a turkey which sat in this FANTASTIC brine made from a recipe that Necia found for me online (I followed exact except for the hickory roast thing). That bird came out soooo juicy and good. There was pie and rice and pernil and creamy corn spoon bread and COQUITO – a creamy coconutty liquor!!! YES PEOPLE!! You must ALL try out this coquito!!! I’ll post the recipe soon.

Here’s some pix for ya!  Let’s start with Tawana knitting on her mittens.

Preggo Tawana making Thrummed Mittens

Shameka concentrating on her hat.

Shameeka concetrating

Necia concentrating on her mittens, too.  She thought she dropped a stitch.  Said mitten was frogged later that weekend.  LOL

Necia said she's missing a stitch

Chante stretching from all the knitting!

Chante

And my little Esmie SPINNING ON MY SPINDLE!!  Something her Momma ain’t learn to do well yet!

My ever crafty daughter!

Necia taught me more on the spinning. See, when I picked up the wheel from Tawana, she gave me a short crash course. I couldn’t get the hang of treadling so I took it home and a week and a half later took it out again and just treadled for a bit. Put it away again, and when Necia came, she taught me her method of spinning – no predrafting – don’t ask me what else cuz I can’t describe it – and it worked!!! I spun LACEWEIGHT people. To the point that I don’t know if I’ll be able to learn how to spin anything heavier, LOL.

But, sadly, I’ve decided that spinning is not yet for me. See, all I wanna do is KNIT KNIT KNIT. Ya’ll know how OCD I am about my knitting! I’m not ready to jump into spinning and the wheel has not really been touched. I think I’ll be ready when all I wanna do is SPIN to KNIT. Get it? So the wheel is going back. :oops:

In other news, I’ve been knitting up Thrummed Mittens like a maniac! Tawana was knitting on some that day and I fell IN LUUURVE. Hard. No picture yet, but that’s what’s been on my needles.

I also finished up a few FO’s during Thanksgiving break. Will post those soon!

Gotta run!! LOVE YA’LL LOTS!

Representing and Stashing

Thanks for all the compliments on Li’l Rosi’s new hat. I hope you all enjoy the pattern and put it to good use. Please send me pictures of any finished Tams so I can put them up in my Galeria.

Yarn HarlotLast week Thursday, we went to Represent at FIT, an event hosted by the Yarn Harlot. She was very funny in her presentation. The moment I found the funniest was when she first got on stage and said, “I’m sure you are all perfectly nice people individually, but altogether, you scare the crap out of me!!” :-)) She has a lot of balls, the little lady, to stand before such a MASSIVE crowd and chit chat with us. I dunno how she does it. I would be intimidated right off that stage. She talked about her different experiences as a knitter and a writer and told plenty of funny stories. OH, and her hair looked good. ;) She worries about her hair in public a lot. HA!

Ladies at BBQsTwo Pie ShawlsAfterwards, Necia, Jeanine, Chante, Tawana, Sherrin, Marva and I (heretofor known as The Whatchamacallits – we were missing Bronxie who is also part of us and WE MISSED YOU BRONXIE!!! And, Happy Belated B-day to you!) went to eat at Dallas BBQ’s and had a GRAND ol’ time. Even if we DID have to gulp down alcoholic drinks and shovel the food into our mouth super fast because the New Jersey-ans had to rush to take scheduled buses. :P I wanted something to commemorate our event and since most of us were knitting socks, and there happened to be a bull (?) skeleton over our table….

Socks and El Toro

Yep. Fun times, indeed!

JeanineJeanine modeled her RECENTLY FINISHED Perfect Pie and Wicked top. I LOVE them both! They look GREAT, individually and as a pair. She rocked them.

At BBQ’s I showed the ladies an email on my PDA regarding the FANTABULOUS sale going on at Knit Happens. Their eyes popped out of their heads. I think I must’ve been one of the first 3 or 5 or 10 people to order because it was shipped out that day. I scored folks. BIG TIME.

Here I am Squeezing the Loot.

Squeezing loot

Here I am Petting the Loot.

Petting loot

Here I am Hugging the Loot

Hugging loot

Lorna’s Laces galore, Cherry Tree Hill and Koigu.

New Sock Yarn Loot

Oh, and once that shipped, I couldn’t resist. I caved folks…yes, I sure as hell did. Who the HECK could resist that tremendous sale?? Well, Wendy told me she resisted but apparently she’s made of steel. :-)) I bought enough Debbie Bliss Baby Cash, Cathay and RYC Cashsoft for FOUR summer tops! WOO HOO!! I busted out of that Yarn Diet LOOOVELY! UGH! But, what can we do? We are only human right? And I HAVE been working diligently through my stash.

In fact, I’m almost done on the turtleneck halter top from Fitted Knits using stash yarn. Perfect stashbuster for KFYS07 if I do say so myself. Wait til you guys see it!

It’s flllly!

TTFN!

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