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July 28, 2005

Why hasn't anyone blogged about this?

"Oh, there you are, Albus," he said. "You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?"

"No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines," said Dumbledore. "I do love knitting patterns......"

From Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling


I laughed out loud when I read that! And I know a few of you knitters are reading or have read this! Dumbledore has a point. Us Muggles have great knitting patterns

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Very pretty book with very basic patterns. I have already started the beret! I just hope I have enough yarn.....

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Posted by beth at 05:25 PM | Comments (14)

July 26, 2005

Did you ever have one of those days?

Where you really should just stay in bed? Yeah, everyone has had one. Why am I so different? I'm not, but everyone can appreciate this

Yeah so I finish another pair of socks (applause)

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Thank you, thank you very much!

And I decide to start another pair! I mean christ I have enough sock yarn and Christmas is coming. So I pull out the new yarn from Knit Picks. The pretty red and green yarn called Geranium. I even decide to try something different! LACE socks. Okay, fine. I have the cuff done and I am working on the lace part and it isn't working out. I rip it out. This is what happened:

The weak should look away

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Nasty business. Well, I am thinking this could be very ZEN right? Nope! It isn't very ZEN untangling that mess. The picture does not do it justice. It was very bad. On top of all this I have a nasty nasty sinus infection. Did I say it was nasty? It is horrible. I still have it, but I am on medication now. I digress and I did have a positive outcome

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I have decided to hold off on socks for a while.

Posted by beth at 12:34 PM | Comments (9)

July 20, 2005

Okay so the honeymoon is over

You come here to see stuff right? Well, I actually have finished something! Here is the Sling Bag from the RY Classic Holiday book

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I liked this! It was quick, I am going to use it and I like the color.
Specs:
Yarn: Jo Sharp Soho Summer dk 100% cotton in Umber
Crochet hook: US E

I worked up this cute little wrist cuff/bracelet thingy for the DIY show. They are going to show it, but they didn't want the pattern so I will offer it up over the next few days. I have to write it up. It is just triple crochet and I added a button. You could put a brooch or anything on it.

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Here is the back

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I forgot to mention that I of course went yarn shopping with the girls while in Burbank. We went to Unwind Yarn. They were great and very nice and helpful (thumbs up!) This is what I got

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and

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What to do with it? I love it! The stuff on top is Crystal Palace kid merino (similar to kid silk haze) and under it is this fun/funky cotton in bright orange and bright yellow. 1/2 the proceeds of the yarn go to charity so that's good for me. Well I couldn't resist the SWTC Karokie (SP) Yarn. It's purdy.

My Knit Picks order arrived while I was away

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Am I gonna make socks or am I gonna make socks? What's your size?


Okay and I have been cruising along internetland and I found this. Is this not the coolest? My boobs would look great in that!


Has anyone checked out this yet? Oh my god! Go here and check out the patterns!

WOW! Gorgeous plump girls frolicking in great crochet things! Right up my ally (being a plump gal my self ;-)

Over and out

Posted by beth at 12:22 PM | Comments (18)

July 18, 2005

Swiming pools, movie stars.......................

I did feel a bit like a hillbilly in Beverly Hills

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I had the best time though! I don't think I have met a better bunch of girls! It's funny, I think everyone thought it would be awkward meeting for the first time, but it really wasn't!

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Yes, we had our own dressing room!

Here we all are

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I know it is getting a bit repetitive, you have seen all the pictures before. But these are mine!

Here is a shot of Lettie, Me, Meg and Missa. Lettie was our segment producer and what a sweetie she was! She answered all of my many questions and put up with us all! Thank you Lettie!

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Here is a lovely shot of Burbank

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Lastly I have a shot of St. Monica. She looks so holy!

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I really don't know where to begin with the whole experience! It was a total blast and I would do it again in a heart beat! I truly enjoyed the company of Missa, Meg and Toni and DAN!! You guys are the best and I hope we continue with our friendship!

Side note:
I was walking down Rodeo Drive with my brother and had a little smile on my face knowing that my boobs were REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by beth at 05:13 PM | Comments (7)

July 08, 2005

I'm leavin' on a jet plane

But I do know when I'll be back again! Well folks, you won't be hearing from me for a couple of days. 7 days to be excact. I am off to California with Missa, Meg, and Toni!
Do I have my step outs done? NOPE!
Am I worried? NOPE!
Am I excited? YEP!
Am I nervous? YOU BET!
Will I have fun? YOU BET!

This is what I have been working on instead of my step outs:

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I even ripped some of it out because I thought I made a mistake. I didn't. Sigh...

Oh, If I see Orlando Bloom in LA I have to get his autograph for my son of course.

Lot's to share when I get back!
Over and out

Posted by beth at 12:24 PM | Comments (10)

July 06, 2005

Whoa, it's been a while.

So, did every one have a nice holiday weekend? I hope so. I know I did. I did A LOT this weekend. Saw the movie War of the Worlds (I liked it) went putt putt golfing (it was hot and I suck). We went to the zoo to see the new penguin exhibit (they were brown, not black) Also I managed to squeeze in a little knitting and crocheting! I don't know what I was thinking, but I started another sock.

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I had this yarn for a while and well, I really enjoyed making the last pair that I cast on for these! A girl can never have enough socks or socks on the needles!


July is also the month that one of my favorite local yarn stores has their sale. 20% off all in stock yarns and I had an additional 10% off postcard! So, well, um....... I bought some yarn.

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I have been eyeballin this stuff for a while now. Isn't it purdy?

I also got some Jo Sharp Cotton DK. I started this crochet bag

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Love this color! It is like a putty brown color. Oh and I have much more than this done on the bag. In fact I am almost done. I like this bag. A LOT.

Picked up the new Mary Timony cd. Muy Bueno!

Posted by beth at 12:53 PM | Comments (13)