Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Ring

See this ring? This ring is my most treasured posession in life right now. It's not the most expensive piece of jewelry that I own, nor is it the biggest, but it is the ring that DBF gave me last year for Christmas, that he picked out, and even got the right size on. I almost went a year without breaking it, but in December, I noticed the crack in the opal you can see to the left of the stone. Yeah, almost a year...

Last night I thought that I had lost the ring and wouldn't be able to find it. I was afraid it had gone into the trash can and after my futile searching in there, I was afraid it had imbedded itself in some pile of goo that I was not going to be able to find it in. I even checked the rest of what I had been baking to make sure that the ring hadn't gotten in there by some fluke and had been baked into the salmon bites I had been making to take to SnB last night.

The anxiety struck when I couldn't figure it out. The depression may have been cured once I came off eating land-based meat and eggs, but the anxiety didn't go away. I locked up. I didn't want to do anything until I found that ring. I searched and searched. I cried because I thought it was gone and that little symbol that daily reminds me of DBF's love was no longer on my finger. I don't get to see him during the week because of his work schedule, so feeling the ring on my finger is always a constant comfort to me when he's not around.

Around nine last night, I decided that this needed to go to bed as well as myself: So I called Spooky to her cage to stick her in there for the night. She came because she knows there will always be a treat there if she goes in her cage when asked. I went to put the latch on to keep her in her cage overnight when I saw it...
Spooky had taken my ring to her cage. The ring must have fallen off the counter and on the floor and the damn rabbit must have picked it up and taken it back to her cage. I had joked that the rabbit loves DBF and would prefer that I was out of the picture, but dammit, Spooky, did you have to take my ring and about give me a heart attack? Damn rabbit...
Anyways, I slept well last night, with my ring on my finger, reminding me that rabbits are evil and that DBF loves me.
Knit on...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Miles of Stockinette

I worked on the back of DBF's scarf last night and during my lunch break yesterday. Stockinette....miles and miles of stockinette. With the front panel, I was always having to do something different by changing colors and working the pattern, but with the back, it's just going to be seven feet of plain stockinette.

It's about a foot and a half long right now. It's moving along fast, which is good. I might make it in time to finish it for the weekend. We'll see. I have some time at least.

I've also been comissioned to do a Bears scarf for someone at poker. I'm thinking one of those tube-making machines will be perfect for that. I also took home the model sweater that I am supposed to base the ankle-length 60s style sweater off of, so I'll be taking measurements on it tonight. She wants it to be black instead of that wonderful 60s pea green that dominated everything.

I didn't get any cleaning done last night. I was lazy and I had to ride my exercise bike and take a shower since I had no hot water yesterday morning (I hate that it comes and goes like that). There's my excuse. It's not much of one, but that's as good of one as I have.

Tonight is SnB, so I'll be heading out to that to work on the five and a half feet left to go on the back panel of the scarf. At least it's mindless knitting.

Knit on...

Monday, January 29, 2007

A New Fridge Gets Me Excited

Um, yeah, you know you've had a bad week when the delivery of a new fridge to your house gets you terribly excited. Excited enough to put down the knitting and just stare in awe of the shiny white exterior, listen to the gentle hum of the cooling system that actually works, and pet the textured surface of the machine. Yeah, I was very happy on Friday to get a new fridge.

Once the fridge was all nicely set up and the old one was hauled away, I went to the store, bought too much frozen food, and came home and threw it all in the new machine. I made some good pasta fagioli on Friday to celebrate. It was cold too, so it was a good day to eat a hearty stew.

The other thing that got me excited was the dry blocking of DBF's poker scarf. I'm working on the plain gray alpaca back for it now and hope to be done with it by this weekend. I need to be done with it by then since Planar Chaos comes out and it might be a Magic weekend and not much knitting will be done.

I know this will sound dumb, but when I finished pinning the scarf down to just dry block it some so that it'll be easier to sew the back panel on it, I realized that this scarf made me more proud than any other knitting project I have done so far. Even the sweater I wore to meet Stephanie didn't make me this proud. I think it may be because this was A) my first color knitting attempt and B) completely charted, designed, and worked on by me. Once I get the whole thing knit up and sewn together and blocked, I will post the pattern for everyone. I need to put it in a downloadable format first too.

Knit on...

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Franklin's talking inanimate objects are now taking over my house. I walked in the door from work yesterday afternoon and I was tripped by my spinning wheel and the roving.

"Ahem," they said in unison.

"Great, I hit my head harder than I thought."

"You have neglected us for too long now and we must protest," the Ashford said in an English accent (I never knew Ashfords had an accent until then...)

"Yeah, bitch, spin me already! I'm getting tired of your damn rabbit trying to burrow in me," the lava-colored roving screamed out.

"But I'm trying to finish all my unfinished objects that are on the needles right now. I'll spin some once I get those done."

The Ashford squeaked from its lack of oil. "That is not acceptable. Wednesdays are for spinning you once exclaimed. Get your red-head over here and finish up this bobbin so that you can make yarn. We're not asking you to spin much, just once a week. You should not neglect us anymore..."

I shrugged and put down my stuff and walked over to the Ashford. I picked up the roving and made this:

"Much better," the Ashford said in a relived and satisfied tone. "You know, it's like sex for me when you spin up nice yarns."

"Great," I thought. "Now I have an image of roving and spinning wheel getting it on. Whatever. Hey, look, Spooky wants to check out the yarn..."

"Get that beast away from me!" screamed the roving.

"It's a bunny. It's a small bunny at that, get over it."

"Ok, so the rabbit likes yarn too..." I mused.

The yarn screamed bloody murder as Spooky picked it up and flung it into the air. I grabbed up the skeins and put them on the chair where the bunny couldn't get to them.

"That thing is evil..." the yarn said rather out-of-breath.

"Yeah, but we all knew that already," I said as I picked up my knitting. "Oh, and don't trip me as I walk in the door again, OK?"

I worked some on DBF's poker scarf and got another pattern repeat done as I watched the UK v UG game. It was an exciting game, just wish it would have ended differently.

I'm hoping to be done with the front panel by tomorrow while I sit and wait for the new fridge to be delivered. I'll also work on it some more while playing poker tonight. I guess since I haven't been able to find the colors I want for the Magic symbols that I may just make a plain gray back for the scarf and make a separate Magic scarf when I find the right yarn. I am still working on trying to chart out the Magic symbols too. I'm thinking that the poker design would make for a very interesting panel for a sweater I was planning on making once I get all the rest of the WIPs and UFOs done and off the needles.

The lack of a sock to work on at poker is bothering me too. I like knitting the poker scarf while playing poker, but doing color changes while trying to figure out what cards you have can be difficult. Once I start on the gray back to it, that'll give me something easier to work on for poker.

knit on...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dead, dead I tell ya!

That's what the fridge is. I had a repair man come to the house yesterday, unscrew five screws in the back of the fridge and tell me that the compressor is shot and it would be cheaper to buy a new one. Five minutes, 45 bucks...seems fair! :oP I just wish I knew how to look at something and tell if it's broken or not.

So day two of no refrigeration. Today and brought in the ketchup and mustard from the fridge and will eat soy hotdogs like they are going out of style. I really hope they're still good since they're my lunch plan for the rest of the week...

Went to poker because I wanted a cold drink and some hot food. I sucked last night, but that has been the story of the whole year so far for me and poker. I won a side table and that was the highlight aside from the blessedly cold diet pepsi which fueled me for the evening.

Yeah, diet pepsi has caffeine in it...I couldn't get to sleep right away when I got home. Stupid caffeine!

I am done with one repeat going the other way on the scarf now. I will work more on it at lunch today, so hopefully I'll get through part of another repeat as well. I'll have pictures tomorrow. I have too much food crap on my table right now to justify pulling out the computer.

Knit on...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ah, hell

In the words of Shawn of the Dead, Fuck-a-doodle-do...

Yes, last night, Mr. Fridge died. All my frozen vegetables and vegan frozen dinners, and frozen bento stuff, and half my cheese, my tofurky and smart deli stuff, and a head of cabbage were dead as well. I managed to save the milk and some cheese, yogurt, which I really don't know if it's good, but it was in a tight little container, so here's hoping, and the vegetable curry that Kim and I ate last night for dinner. It was a bad night after Kim left.

I discovered this horror after she left when I decided that I wanted to make some sort of a puff pastry thing. I knew it was already nine, but I thought I could make them in 30 minutes and let them sit out overnight to cool. They'd be perfect in the lunch box later this week. I opened the freezer door and noticed some goo coming out of the ice cream container that was lying on its side, so I grabbed the container to inspect it and saw that the ice cream was now cream soup. I grabbed the phylo dough and the whole box sagged and bent like I have never seen one of those do before. It was like a cartoon character with the fish sword that droops.

Anyways, after a few very loud curses in the aforementioned manner, I called up my grandparents. They live only about 2 miles away, so they came over with coolers and a big bag of ice (bless them) and let me go through anything I wanted to try to salvage. Grandpa tried to figure out what might be wrong with the dumb machine, but he was confused too. It was blowing air, but it was blowing hot air. Perhaps low freon? Who knows. All I know is that food is expensive and I really wasn't planning on going grocery shopping until after the purchase of Magic cards next week...

So I call up the home owners and tell them of their fridge. They want me to call a bunch of repair men today to get a quote on how much it will cost to fix said fridge. If it's more than a hundred bucks, they are going to replace the whole thing. Personally, I would go ahead and get a new one anyways since the model they have now is well over 10 years old. They don't need a brand new one, they could even get a nice used one for that matter. I hinted to them strongly that I lost all my food and I expect compensation for this off my next bill from them, but I don't think they got the picture on that one. When the next bill comes though, I will tell them the cost of the food I lost (I have already taken a picture and am writing down everything I have to throw away).

So anyways, no pictures today. I finished another motif on the scarf, but that was all I accomplished last night knitting-wise. So if you hear some random cursing throughout the day, it's just me. Just ignore it, this too will pass...

Knit on...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Planar Chaos

Ok, so DBF and I went to the Planar Chaos pre-release on Saturday. They had events on Sunday, but we were both tired and, oh yeah, it was rather icy out. We had a mild ice "storm" that just made some pretty icicles on things, but no power outages or anything crazy like that happened. DBF ended up doing really well at the tournament. He finished 31 out of 311 players. I however didn't do so well. I probably should have continued playing, but I knew I wasn't going to get into the prize money (Had to be top 32 and I wouldn't have had as many points as DBF since he had 2 draws and only 1 loss...more on that later), so I dropped from the tournament at 2-2-1.

DBF's only match loss came from a stupid technicality. He was in line getting Rob Alexander (yes, Dual Lands Rob Alexander himself) to sign some cards and knew he had to be at his match within 5 minutes before he would get a game loss. He sits down for his match with 4 minutes gone, so he figures that he's fine and made it. The judge said he had to be there within 3 minutes...not 5. Turns out that the head judge for the tournament just randomly decided that he would make it 3 minutes instead of 5 even though DCI rules state that it is 5 for this level of a tournament. DBF crushed the guy in game "two", but lost in game "three" even though it was really close. So that sucked arse. At least he got in the prize money, but with an extra win in the column, he may have entered the top 16 and got 1/2 a box instead of a 1/4 box. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes.

So what I'm trying to get at here is that, oh yeah, I didn't knit one stitch this weekend. Not even on the trip up to Louisville for the tournament did I knit. It was too damn cold and my hands were revolting at that idea. So, here's a picture of the horribly curled up scarf so far. I'll be knitting on it tonight though since Kim is coming over for dinner and some stitching and bitching.

It's about 3 feet long now and once I get through this last pattern repeat, I'll switch it and go back in reverse for the second half so that either way he wears it, the pattern will face the right way. I'm quite pleased with the way the symbols are looking right now.

I suppose I should get to

Knit on...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy Freaking Friday

I was in a good mood when I left for work. Now that I'm hear and I see the moldy ceiling tiles, my cubicle, and the pile of work in front of me, I think maybe I should have stayed home and knit...

But knit I did yesterday, and knit again I shall do today. I'm working on DBF's poker scarf right now. I'm on the last pattern repeat before I switch the pattern around and go back the other side. I want to make it so that no matter how he puts on the scarf, the pattern will be right-side up and not hanging upside down instead. So it's coming. No pictures of it right now because it looks about the same as the last time I posted it, just longer. I'm hoping that I can get the front section done either this weekend or early next week. Then I'll have to collaborate with him to see what he wants for the back.

I was thinking that the best two options would be to make another section and put Magic symbols on it so that the scarf would be reversible, or to take fleece with a poker print, cut it to fit the scarf dimensions and use that for the back. The third option would be to do the back in a solid color like the dominant gray of the front. He can pick what he likes best.

Anyways, I'm already ready to go home. This weekend is the Planar Chaos Magic pre-release, so DBF and I will go fork over our money to the Magic gods, do a dance before them, and hope that they bless us with bomb cards and don't take out their anger on us and make us pass the tournament winning deck again...

Knit on...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The First FO of the Year

As Wendy says, alert the media! We have our first finished object of the year. May I present to you...Socks! They are a tad looser than I like right now, but I think after the first wash, they will go down a little bit. I'd rather have them be a little loose than too tight like the first pair I made myself. We'll see how they wash up. If they don't shrink at all, I'll go down to 68 stitches instead of 72 for the next pair and see how that works. 64 just made them entirely too tight.

Of course the main criteria for all my socks is if Spooky approves. Judging by the scratch that came after this picture was taken, I'm going to say that she approves:

I also really liked how the striping did match up. I really did not plan it so that the stripes would match, but it worked out anyways. Ain't life grand?

The last picture here is from a purse that was spotted in Starbucks last night when I went to SnB. The poor girl who had it probably thought we were all crazy, but the purse is made up of all needle-felted little yarn balls. She said she got it as a gift, so she didn't know how it was made, but we all quickly figured it out:

I'm thinking this would be an excellent project for all those little scraps of wool that we all have lying around. Just wrap them into a ball and felt away...I need to see what all colors I have lying around so that I know which project needs to be finished next :oP

We had a coffee tasting last night too. It was pretty fun since I have never tried a coffee tasting before. The whole process made me laugh since it reminded me of wine tastings (which I suck at...a sensitive palatte I do not have...). We tried a bold coffee, a medium coffee, the new gelato coffee and some almonds and shortbread. It was really amazing that the coffee changed flavors right after you ate something. It made the bold coffee much smoother if you ate a tiny piece of shortbread right after you took the first sip. Really cool. Of course, I'm also easily amused by such things.

Knit on...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Finishing a Sock

I have been knitting. I am going to be done with a pair of socks tonight:

There's a sock for you.

Knit on...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Back to Work

I had a nice day off from work yesterday (gotta love having a state job sometimes) and knit like crazy on sock 2 of 2. I'm past the heel, doing the gusset decreases and about to start on the plain knit foot of the sock, so I made some progress. I could have done more if I hadn't eaten bacon by accident last night and felt sick afterwards (stupid me, gotta remember to look at the food before I eat it in case it has meat in it).

But anyways, I'm back at work today, so my relaxing day off has come to an end. Here's a sock in progress for you to look at:

Once I get done with this sock, it'll be time to finish DBF's scarf. I think it's portable enough to take to poker, so I'll start working on it there (seems appropriate since it has the poker suits on it). I'm hoping to get a lot more done on the sock today at lunch and breaks and also at SnB tonight.

I have come to the conclusion that I need a weekly SnB. Last poker season, I managed to skip SnB for playing poker and I still didn't qualify for any of the final tables except the Monday night league. So I decided that this season, I'm going to go to SnB on Tuesday nights and then play poker on Mondays and Thursdays so that I'll still get two nights of poker play, but I'll also get my SnB time. We'll see how it works out.

I better get my butt ready for class now. Have I mentioned that I really don't think I want to get my masters now? I'm in a rut and I need a change. How does South Korea sound for a change? As long as they have yarn there...

Knit on...

Friday, January 12, 2007

Once in a Blue Moon

Did you all see the Harlot's post? If not, click here.

That's rediculous. Now, DBF and I owned our own little small business and not once did we ever have our bank question whether we were scamming people. No one could be that interested in sock yarn? These bankers have never met a sock knitter have they? They would not understand how I can have an entire closet full of sock yarn or how I can always find time to knit a little on my sock, even when I don't have time to knit anything else. They don't understand that normal women can have this obsession, so of course, the Socks that Rock gals must be stealing credit card information and scamming people for their sock club (I have been on the waiting list for this club for a while now, so scam away). Anyways, enough about that. Good luck ladies and I hope you get your credit card stuff back up and running on your site soon. Knitters are prone to uniting over stuff like this, so your business will grow even more now.

On other knitting news, I worked on the sock some last night and managed to get done with all the ribbing for the top of the sock. Once I get to the stockinette part, it flies, so I'm looking forward to having a pair of socks done by next week sometime. Then it's finish DBF's scarf.

I have also been commissioned to create an ankle-length open sweater thing. I doubt there are many patterns for this, but the chick gave me a picture, so I'll be trying to design something out of it (and also searching free pattern websites everywhere in case I'm entirely too lazy arsed to design it).

That's it for today. Knitting pictures on Monday where hopefully I'll either have a pair of socks done, mostly done, and some progress on a really cool scarf. Have a great weekend!

Knit on...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

School's Back...

Yep, classes start today again. Blah. It can be a good and a bad thing this semester. Good that my thesis advisor is teaching the class and bad that my boss is also co-teaching the class. So, do you think I might have a little more pressure put on me this semester? Yep, I think so.

So last night I went to dinner with my friend Laura and had some WW stuff from Applebees. Their stuff isn't bad, but it is pricey and that always aggravates me. Also, they got rid of my favorite dessert there. I really liked that WW lemon berry cheesecake that was only 5 points. It was well worth every point for that. Oh well. They always seem to take the best items off the menu.

Last night the Cats played and destroyed Auburn (Go Big Blue!), so all is well today. During commercials, I made some of these little guys:

Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins. Very easy to make. I'll have a tutorial on my Bento Blog later on today as soon as I can get to it. What can I say, I wanted something cute for lunch today since it's back to school time.

I knit a little on the sock, but not very much. I'll do plenty more knitting tonight though and try to get through the ribbing at least. Then this weekend will be about DBF's scarf. I'm trying to work on it while home and use the sock as my travelling project.

I have to go to class here in a few minutes. Blah.

Knit on...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Back to Being Human

Yes, I am feeling much better today. It's amazing what a day of rest will do to a person. While resting, I knit up a storm, worked on a new Magic deck, and did laundry until everything in the house was cleaned and lysoled to remove any excess viral remainders so that Spooky or DBF don't get sick. Anyways, here's a completed sock:
It fits very nicely too I might add. Can't wait to finish its mate so that I can have a new pair of socks to wear to work. I also doubled the length of DBF's Christmas/Valentine's Day scarf (had to push it back since Christmas is now over!).

The club was not easy to chart out and have it look like a club. That was as good as I can get it, but you can tell what it is. I'll post the pattern once I get the whole thing completed. The name is Poker Stud, so look for it in the near future. It's made with 100% alpaca in sport weight on size 3 needles (hence why it is taking longer than expected). I can't wait to get it done though because I think it is one of the nicer things that I have knit and it's special since it's for DBF. He's seen it already, so he knows it is eventually going to get to him :oP

I weighed in at Weight Watchers last night and I lost 2 pounds in my first week. I'm pretty happy about that since I am sure I have screwed up my metabolism somewhere while doing the yo-yo dieting of the past year or so. I actually wrote down every bite of food that entered my mouth. As they say, if you bite it, you write it. Get your minds out of the gutter now :oP

Knit on...

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Yep, so last night about 6:45, my stomach revolted and decided that I should be sick for a night. It wasn't anything that I ate since I ate only vegetarian dishes yesterday, but I did have a fever of 102, so I figure I had some sort of crappy kick-me-in-the-ass bug. I'm feeling somewhat more human this morning, but I decided to take the day off work to catch up on the rest that my body decided to deny me last night. Blah.

On the bright side, I did finish sock 1 of 2, but I'm on dial-up at the house right now (come back neighbors with the wireless network!) and it won't let me upload pictures due to the thing timing out. I'll have pictures of knitting progress tomorrow though once I get back in to work.

That's it for today. I'm tired and I think I'll go back to bed for a little bit longer. Today is sack out day.

Knit on...

Monday, January 08, 2007

A Little Knitting Content

Here's an almost finished sock for your viewing enjoyment:

The toe needs to be grafted together, but that will be done on my lunch break today. One more sock to go and I can move on to the next WIP that must be finished: DBF's scarf.

This weekend was about being lazy. It's nice to have a lazy weekend every now and again. I was sore as hell on Friday and Saturday courtesy of being a furniture mover at work. Yep, it's one of the little known talents of geologists...

DBF and I went to see Children of Men on Saturday. It's an OK movie, and it does make you think, but I didn't like the ending and I felt it was more of a chase-'em movie instead of some deep, philosophical movie. It was entertaining though. After the movie, we came home and ate dinner. Remember how I said DBF was eating ice cream while on the exercise bike the other night? Well, he topped that by eating dinner while riding. This time I did take a picture at least:

You'll also notice a lack of Christmas tree in the front room. We took that down on Saturday too, so the front room has much more open space again. That was a huge freaking tree. Anyways, we didn't do much else this weekend. I'll leave you with a few parting shots of the sock to start off your week.

Friday, January 05, 2007

My house is a mess and I don't give a damn

That was how I felt this morning. My house is a mess and I don't feel like cleaning it right now. Saturday is my usual cleaning day, so I'll pick it up then. Here's just a glimpse of what it looks like:The living room with the tree, exercise bike, and spinning wheel. Once the tree is down, there will be some more room, but DBF and I aren't in a hurry on the tree. We did get a bunch done last night. Finding the ornaments that go in all those little Halmark boxes can be challenging. Oh, funny story about the bike last night. I decided I wanted some ice cream as my dessert for the night, so I got some after I rode the bike. DBF wanted some too, but he ate his AS HE RODE THE BIKE :oP I guess the calories cancel each other out, but I was almost tempted enough to go get my camera and take a picture. I told him it would make for great blog material.

Here's my kitchen table in all its glorious messiness:

Do you see something important on there though? Look closely and you'll see...

Honest to goodness actual knitting content on this blog! Look, a sock! It's Lana Grosa sock yarn given to me by Peaches who was my target in Sock Wars. I should have knit this in the fall. Very fall-ish colors I think, but I'm loving this sock. I'm all about socks right now, but once this pair is done, it's on to the other WIPs that are still sitting there. Speaking of WIPs, here's my current list of things to finish before I start a new project this year:

1. This pair of socks

2. DBF's scarf

3. My gecko scarf

4. The purple people eater shawl (purple homespun diamond shawl)

5. Mason Dixon After Dark Nighty (remember this? Yeah, I had forgotten too!)

6. Chenille facecloth

7. DBF's socks that gauge screwed me over on that need to be frogged and started again

Seven projects to start off the year. I can get them all done fairly quickly (well, the nightgown still has a way to go), but I want to finish every WIP before I start working on anything new. I have spinning to do as well. I got five pounds of roving from my mom and dad for Christmas. It's from Copper Moose and it's gorgeous. It will be a sweater once it's all spun up and knit. Right now though, I'm just working on the Weight Watchers thing and knitting on my lunch break. Next week I'll get my butt back to Stitching and Bitching with the group and maybe that'll get my butt in gear to finish these things.

Oh, I started a bento blog to. It's and the link is on the sidebar. I won't fill up valuable knitting space with bento stuff anymore :oP

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Knit a bunch, and if you want, come clean my house for me...

Knit on...

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I was supposed to take a picture of the sock last night, wasn't I? Well, I didn't, sorry. I was too occupied with cooking up a storm and exercising on the bike and then watching Talledega Nights with DBF and well, I didn't take a picture :oP

Tomorrow, I promise.

I cooked up the Best Brussels Sprouts recipe from and they really were good. I normally like my sprouts drowned in butter and salt, but this recipe called for sugar and vinegar instead. I didn't have any vegetable stock left, so I used water and added some thyme and sage instead. I also used rice vinegar because I like that flavor better than apple cider vinegar. Go try the recipe, it really lives up to its name.

I also made a bunch of onigiri for my lunches. I have a few cute molds that I got from the BentoTV shop site, so I used those and it really made for cute onigiri stuffed with salmon and cream cheese. I have four little shapes for lunch today, so I know lunch will be good. For those on WW, onigiri is very low point. The four pieces I have are only a point a piece, so it's a good finger food and very yummy and quite filling.

I'll have a picture of my lunchbox tomorrow too. I may have to join that laptop lunch group on flickr and put my pictures there else this blog will become a bento blog. Maybe I should just made a separate little blog for lunches so that the knitting and Magic content don't get crowded out :oP

We're all suffering because of the mold around the office right now. I know it must be what's making me tired. I like my job and I look forward to working (as much as one can look forward to working), but as soon as I get here, my head stops up and my body gets really tired. I'll just keep complaining with the rest of the office until something gets done. That's the problem when you're basically renting a building at a major unviversity. The school has to get off their butts first to fix the problem.

Actual knitting content tomorrow, I swear.

Knit on...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Resolutions in Full Engagement

Yep, so last night I went back with my friend Rebecca and re-joined Weight Watchers. I was at 234.4! Ack! Oh well, there's my starting point at least. I don't know why, but we got to talking last night and we both feel differently about the plan this time. It's like we're finally resolved to do something about this weight problem. It feels like it did the very first time I did the program and lost my 50 pounds. This time though, I'll need to actually focus on the maintenance once I get down to my weight goal.
I used the exercise bike again last night, but only for 20 minutes. I was going to try to work out for 30 minutes each day, but the past two nights, I've only been able to do 20 before being out of breath and tired. I'll work my way up to 30 I suppose.
I'm still working on the same sock. I'll take a picture of it tonight and post it tomorrow. I'm being lazy now that I don't have any knitting deadlines coming up. It's kind of nice to do some relaxing knitting. I do need to start working on DBF's scarf again though. It'll all get done eventually, right?
How's everyone else's resolutions coming?
Knit on...

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The New Year

It's the first post of the new year, so time for the great resoluti0ns that will probably be broken within the first week.

1. Ride the new exercise bike I bought for at least 30 minutes every day.
2. Eat a little healthier and get my butt back on Weight Watchers.
3. Play more Magic: the Gathering. I feel like I have become a slacker.
4. Finish all my WIPs that are currently on the needles before starting anything new this year.
5. Keep the house cleaner by actually forcing myself to clean at least twice a week.
6. Win the lottery

If anyone could help me on that last one, I'd appreciate it! I did go buy a new recumbent exercise bike on Saturday and put it together yesterday. It rides pretty good. I rode for 20 minutes last night and I'm surprised that my legs aren't killing me this morning. I'll definitely ride tonight then. I think that it'll work as long as I have the TV to distract me. I thought about knitting while riding, but that would take some coordination, and as DBF can attest to, I have little to none of that.

I'm approaching the end of my travel sock now. I started it while down in Florida, so it saw two states at least. It also saw a plane and flew over a few others. Once I finish the pair of socks, it's on to working on DBF's scarf. He may not be able to use it this winter, but it'll be ready for the next one!

Well, believe it or not, I actually need to get some work done this morning. I really didn't want to get up this morning and come in, but a cup of coffee later, and I'm awake now. Time to pretend I know what I'm doing :oP

Knit on...