where one krazy knitter spins her yarns....

Sunday, April 30, 2006

wonderful weekend

what an awesome time! truly a wonderful weekend. i have the most amazing family. i couldn't thank them enough for all of their love, support and generosity! here are just a few shots from our wacky weekend:

my sista and her beautiful chil'en

Morpheus' moment - vanilla in a waffle cone

We're really gettin' to know *Memphis* (our brand new iMac) -- boy oh boy, lots of great laughs with the iPhoto

Tata, Abuela D. and Kass in Pencil

Titi, Tato, Kass and Abuela D. in Glow

the Hubs in Stretch

two groovy babes in the Light Tunnel

Friday, April 28, 2006

Hee Hee Hee

simply gorgeous, dahling!

i made these wonderful arm warmers for my kick-arse, me-love-u-long-time friend, Kelley D's b-day. This yarn is deliciouso: kathmandu in blossom. the flowers are the first of many from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers ribbed up in Manos del Uruguay. merino • silk • cashmere • cotton -- the best of many worlds!!

oh, and the flowers? they're detachable broaches! cool, huh?!

Summer Rain south of Queen, north of Richmond, west of off Spadina

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Happy Born Day

Happy Born Day to me! and what a lovely day it has been. i believe that my b-day celebrations began on Friday April 21st when the wonderful Sophia gave me an awesome book on knitted flowers...this triggered a crazy slew of amazing gifts and well wishes. oh, where to begin! the hubs presented me with a large gift bag at midnight. even tho, according to mother, i was not officially born until 7:45pm. oh well, i could not stop him (and he couldn't stop me either!)... the gift bag contained a gift bag which contained yet another gift bag, which led to a box and then to another box. (yes, the hubs is quite the jokester and a true romantic!) covered in tissue paper and empty gift bags and boxes, i eventually found ---> my very own nano! it is the sweetest thing, so black and sleek. i LOVE it!! when i got to work there were flowers from monica and more flowers from bonnie

and a gorgeous necklace made by my beautiful friend, KO with a cute card she made for me

and kind don rolled up his rim to win and gave the winning cup to me! and then we all had a huge portugese chicken feast for lunch,followed by not one but TWO birthday cakes: one for the wheat-free in me, a carob spelt cake and another for the hard working gang, carrot cake.

i am so very very full!! full of love and laughter and well, chicken & cake!

more to come...the day/night is still young (and so am I!)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Easter Socks

better late than never! these here are some easter socks i made for my mom. easter because they look like easter eggs and also 'cause i gave them to her on easter sunday. she picked the yarn herself and requested that they be short. i love them so much, i'm making a pair for myself! this would mark my first attempt at a lace like cuff. a little wonky, but hey -- i tried!

5 Peculiar Places

i can't resist a contest! thanks to Dipsy D, i found myself at Sidney's which linked me to Kat's, which led me to the 5 most peculiar places i've knit:
  • the streetcar
  • the Go train
  • The Swan (while my hubby's band played)
  • Bad Dog Theatre (waiting for GlobeHead to start)
  • while soaking in the tub

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Groups of Seven - The Meme

I've bin holding on to this one for a loooong time...jen tagged me with this a while back and i've just bin sitting on it, mulling it over, making changes. well, i've decided to bite the bullet and post it. things change, that's just life, i gotta accept the fact that today's choices will not be tomorrow's. evolution is a good thing....let it go...so here it is....

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:
  • visit my homeland - Uruguay
  • tour Graceland
  • procreate
  • star in my own sitcom
  • win a katrillion dollars
  • speak more languages (Italian, Japanese, Portuguese)
  • learn to meditate

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
  • save money
  • tune a guitar without the aid of a tuner
  • program a computer
  • strike a child
  • shoot anything
  • math (this is most likely related to lack of money)
  • have perfect pitch

Seven Things That Attract Me To My Mate:
  • His beautiful smile
  • His huge, huge heart
  • His kind, caring, generous character
  • His awesome vocal power, songwriting savvy and dexterous guitar shredding
  • His insanely zany sense of humour
  • His ridiculously amazing artistic talent
  • the loving way he looks at me

Seven Books I Love – in no particular order:

Seven Things I Say:
  • right on
  • groovy
  • love u
  • thank u
  • i dig it
  • shhh, I’m counting
  • awesome

Seven Movies I've Loved - in no particular order:
  • Grease
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Viva Las Vegas
  • Como Agua Para Chocolate
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Commitments
  • Amores Perros
Seven lovely ladies I'm gonna tag:
Sista, Kassidy, Dee, Jodi, Heidi, Dipsy D, Emmie

Monday, April 10, 2006

two of a kind

guess that ain't much of a hand in pocker, but it sure does rock when it's a pair of socks! here they are -- complete with new clogs and all. they were much fun to make and they're even funner to wear. i was gonna post complimentary photos of both socks frolicking in the park, but i was afraid of the screamin' kids! no no no just *kid*ding...i was just so super excited i had to model them chez moi...so much more to come.....