Friday, January 27, 2006

Dying to Dye!

I'm so excited - I finally get to meet the spiders tomorrow...and learn how to dye my own yarn...YAY!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Onion Meme

I HATE memes (primarily because I never get tagged), so I'm posting the longest one I could find, thanks to llamallamaduck - with absolutely NO knitting content! But before we meme, we QUOTE...

Shrek: Ogres are like onions.
Donkey: They stink?
Shrek: Yes. No.
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No.
Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs.
Shrek: NO. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers. [sighs]
Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions.

layer one
name: julia
birthdate: july 23, 1976
birthplace: nyack, ny
current location: montclair, nj
eye color: brown
righty or lefty: lefty
sign: cancer/leo cusp
innie or outtie: innie

layer two
heritage: 100% I-talian
shoes you wore today: black suede with zebra striped buckle
your hair: shoulder length, layered, brown with highlights
your weakness: procrastinating
fears: death, overflowing toilets and abandoned houses
your perfect pizza: Thickish Crust Margherita Pizza!
one thing you'd like to achieve: stop being so lazy!

layer three
your most overused phrase: what I did was…
your first waking thoughts: do I have to get up, or is snooze an option?
the first features you notice in the opposite sex: eyes
your best physical feature: eyes
your bedtime: 12-1 during the week, 1-2 weekends
your greatest fear: I think we covered this already…
your greatest accomplishment: earning the respect of my parents…cheesy, but true!
your most missed memory: this one’s hard…

layer four
pepsi or coke: coke
single or group dates: one on one baby!
adidas or nike: Since New Balance isn’t an option, Nike.
lipton iced tea or nestea: Snapple.
chocolate or vanilla: CHOCOLATE!!!
cappuccino or coffee: depends on the time of day. Coffee if I’m tired.

layer five
smoke: only socially.
cuss: shit yeah!
sing: sure, I enjoy embarrassing myself often.
take a shower everyday: If I get up on time!
have a crush: not currently
been in love: yup.
went to college: all 4 boring years.
liked high school: not much.
want to get married: i am married.
believe in yourself: sometimes
type with your fingers on the right keys: I try to!
think you're attractive: when wearing makeup and skinny jeans!
think you're a health freak: nope, definitely not!
get along with your parents: Lately, yes!
play an instrument: I miss having skills on the piano!

layer six
in the past month, did you…
drink alcohol: yes
smoke: yes
do a drug: no
make out: yes
go on a date: yes
eat an entire box of Oreos: no
eat sushi: yes.
been on stage: no
been dumped: no
gone skating: no
made homemade cookies: yes
fall in love: no, i was already there.
go skinny dipping: no
dyed your hair: yes
stolen anything: no

layer seven
have you ever...
played a game that required removal of clothing: yup!
if so, was it mixed company: Yup!
been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yup!
been caught doing something: Yup!
been called a tease: Not since Jr. High.
shoplifted: only gum when I was 5.
if so, did you get caught: I turned myself in!
changed who you were to fit in: tried in HS…

layer eight
age you hope to be married: i'm already married, remember?
numbers and names of children: ZERO
describe your dream wedding: June 12, 2004 was the most perfect day of my life! I couldn’t ask for more than I got!
how do you want to die: I don’t ever want to die.
what do you want to be when you grow up: how old is the target audience supposed to be for this thing?
what countr(ies) would you most like to visit: Italy, Ireland, Spain, France, most of S. America

layer nine
number of men i have kissed: Way too many to count!
number of boyfriends you've had: 10-15?
number of drugs taken illegally: 4
number of people i could trust with my life: 3.
number of CDs that i own: a lot. i'm not going to go count them.
number of piercings: 5. All in the ears, and I’m not sure they’re all open.
number of tattoos: None. Again – how old is the target audience for this thing?
number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: only once - editorial section in HS. I've been in trade publications, like MedAd News many times...does that count?
number of scars on my body: 1 from walking into a clothing ridiculous!
number of things in my past that i regret: Two. And I’m not telling you.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Baby Weekend!

Did anyone miss me lately????

I've been the world's worst blogger, and I did not even knit ONE STITCH this weekend! I spent a lot of time with babies instead. I'm not sure that one is a replacement for the other.

Friday we spent the evening at our friends' house with their 2 year old who speaks 3 languages...and knows who to speak to in which language! WTF?

Sat, we looked at 5 houses. Two of them had families who were home, and had VERY young children. One guy was even changing his baby while we wandered through his closets, stared at his comic books, bobble heads and patent for a new card game. (Again WTF?)

Today, I went to brunch with the NJ Nesties. Here are just a few of them. Drew and Gracie will like totally get together when they're older...well, at least we hope they do!

Drew and Gracie...sitting in a tree...well, you know the rest!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ho-slappin' N Knitalongs

I just found the funniest website:

It will gangsta-ize anything you search I plugged in my blog address...Remember a few weeks ago when I said I was going to take on socks for the first time, well this is what I should have said:

I'm a mutha fuckin 2-time felon! FINALLY in tha dogg pound. Gett'n over tha fear of socks. And smizzay needles . Nigga get shut up or get wet up!

Well I'lll be...

Knitting content to come, I swear!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Jaywalker Disaster

No pics today. Frogged the heel gussets...for some reason I started out with the right number of stitches on needles 1 & 4, but after a while, I wound up with 18 on one and 21 on the other!

Also - have a small hole after picking up stitches on the second side...any suggestions on how to alleviate this?

Otherwise, sad sad sad.