Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cable Scarf take 6...../sigh

Well here is the cable scarf I have been working on...it is just a simple cable but I'm proud of it =). Sort of hard to see the "cable" part but it is there.

The yarn is Patons Shetland Chunky in "High Plains Variegated." What you see done on the scarf now is almost an entire skein and measures about 20 inches so far. I think it is still a little tight but I'm leaving it as it is. I could not find larger needles here without sending away for them or driving 100+ miles to buy them so I just used what I had.

Really like it so far so I'm happy with my efforts. =)

Miss you all a lot.

Miracles Do Happen

Anyone who really knows me knows that I'm ummmm..."Numerically Challenged," which is a PC way to say, dumb as rocks in math. The highest grade in math that I have ever gotten is a C-....ever. Well as most of you know I had to take Introductory Algebra this last semester in the first of four math classes so I can graduate from College. I have put these math classes off till the absolute end because, frankly, I would rather have all my teeth pulled with no pain medication with a rusty pair of pliers out of the back of a back alley dentist's van than have anything to do with doing math in any shape or form. And if you didn't quite understand that...just to make it plain... I hate math with every fiber of my being.

I just got my grade back from my Fall Semester class......

I got a B!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm speechless. The day before I took the test my math tutor wanted to call 911 because I had a full blown panic attack in his office and honestly thought the outcome was not going to be a B when it was all said and done. The man deserves a medal for being the first person on the planet to explain math to me in some way that I apparently, mysteriously, absorbed and was able to pull a B out of my.....la la la.....to pass the class!

I think I deserve to buy myself some 100% silk yarn for this.... =). Now where to buy it from....(laughs evil). Don't you think? =) You know you should "reward" yourself....ha ha...

Friday, February 8, 2008

I got my invite!!!!! And a Holiday quandary.

I'm on Ravelry now, as you all know or should guess my user name is Strawbeary if you want to find me!

Ha ha, I haven't even looked around yet just wanted to post that I'm now on the site.

To Nobody, yes they can fire me at anytime in the first six months and they do not have to give me notice or tell me why. After six months I would have to nuke the building to qualify for discharge...lol.

I'm looking for ideas for ideas for Valentine's Day. I have to work so I can't deliver it in person and he works late so don't want it delivered to his house. I have his mailing address though. I don't want to do anything psycho but I don't want to ignore the opportunity either. I have some ideas but.... he likes dark chocolate so I got him some but then I'm in a quandary about a card. I don't want anything kissy or psycho....but can't really find a good card at a shop anywhere. Ha ha my friend suggested I get one of those kids Valentines they pass out in class and put one on the chocolates to be silly and cute, but I don't know. She is trying to convince me to make a coupon for a "Free Kiss" when ever he wants to redeem it but I think that is kind of psycho. Thoughts?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The cable scarf was tinked

Well not exactly tinked, more like ripped out eagerly. It was nice but it was too tight and somehow I ended up with an extra stitch, I tried to tink it nicely but it was a mess so I ripped it out, then I got about a good three inches again and messed up and tried to tink and it ended very badly. I think I need to get bigger needles than I'm using to keep it loose, but I don't know. So I will try with attempt number six tomorrow because knitting when you are tired is not a good idea.....ends very badly.

My state job is ok but I keep having ideas of putting in elsewhere. I have never worked somewhere where people gossip, back stab and manipulate as much as goes on there. It is exhausting. I'm three months into my six month probation and it is giving me headaches. I wish I could have stayed in Vegas at the school district. =( I loved those kids to death and felt like I was making a difference, here all I worry about is office politics and how I will survive another three months till I get to know if I get to stay or not. Well at any rate I will be putting in for another state job close to my probation period being up and see what drama that produces, because I can't leave my self open for not having a way to pay my bills. You really don't get any notice there either, I have seen it happen, you go in one day not expecting anything, you are made to read a letter telling you that you are fired and given no reason...out of the blue.

I took my final exam in Algebra last weekend and have no clue if I will pass the class. I didn't do so well on the final so that is eating a whole in my stomach as well. I wish I had an outlet but have had to work over time so much I can't even go to my knitting class I paid for.

Stress, stress, no wonder I keep messing up in my knitting, have way too much on my mind!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


No I'm not on Ravelry....maybe in like four months or so....ha ha just kidding. Who knows...this is the latest update..

  • You signed up on January 30, 2008
  • You are #97480 on the list.
  • 1989 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 5118 people are behind you in line.
  • 92% of the list has been invited so far
When I signed up there were like 4,000 people in front of me so...sometime....so maybe by the time I finish the scarf =P.

Look mom, I'm cable knitting...

So the whole theory that I'm not bright enough to go from not knowing how to flat knit at all to learning to flat knit and do cables at the same time has been thrown out of the window. My knitting teacher scoffed at the idea that I could learn how to cable knit with out knowing how to flat knit...well I have proved her wrong. I'm currently working on a cable knit scarf and, /gasp....I can cable. Cable knitting is not that hard apparently, as I pretty much self taught myself, and we all know how dense I can be. My camera is oob (out of batteries) at the moment or I would post the progress I have made so far. I even figured out that the instructions were wrong on how to do the pattern! The pattern called for multiples of six, well if you do that you have an extra three stitches left over when you should have none, should have been multiples of six + 3, I'm so smart...lol...not. I'm starting to understand that knitting is a lot easier than crochet, well only for the fact you have only two stitches (knit and purl) instead of all the other that crochet has but then crochet is hell of a lot easier to fix your mistakes.

I had date number four and still the same but I think I like him better for it, being a gentleman is defiantly more preferable than not. I told him it was kind of hard to read him and he was sorry, he said he is cautious because he has been burned way too much in the past and is still trying to figure out if I pass the not a black widow, lying, manipulative, gold digging bitch test...lol. Ouch, but apparently I'm passing so things are looking up...hehe. You should all just tell him all I think about is sex, sex, sex and he will say ..... "yes please..." lol. Just kidding, don't want to scare him away =). All my friends a work just die laughing at my "wholesome relationship." My friend Keith says all his friends are Man Whores and he is impressed there are actual people in the world who don't (expletive deleted) each others brains out on the first date... My friend Ashlie on the other hand is aghast, she says she just can't understand how that can happen because she says she cannot control herself. Apparently she thinks I have the self control of a saint...which is not the case, I'm not 23 and have endless time to screw up my personal life with meaningless sex....might be fun....but I want other things in life like kids... sort of precludes dating for no aim other than getting laid. Well I guess I could get kids out of that deal I'm not the sort of woman who wants to start sentences with, "Well, my babies daddy...." nor do I want to shack up with men who are paying money to various women he refers to as, "My babies mom....".

Has anyone been watching the "Complete Jane Austen" on PBS? I watched "Jane Austen Regrets" last night and was dying laughing...in the production Jane Austen states, "Mr. Darcy does not exist, If you want a Mr. Darcy you must make him up..." priceless.