Monday, October 25, 2004

getting back in gear...

ok... i decided to stop with being such a knitting loser and purchased bonne marie's chickami to start working on. when i first started knitting, i bought this fire-red merino wool from ebay that i have YET to use... so off i go making my fire-red chickami! i'm excited to start working on it. i think this was the boost i needed to get me motivated again. i dunno... what have you guys done to get yourselves out of knitting funks? *sigh*

o, btw, the walk for diabetes was this past weekend and was WONDERFUL! cold as heck, but tons of fun. too bad i had no one there with me to keep me company while walking! lol... oh well, maybe next year!

Friday, October 22, 2004

last-minute, but worth a shot... SPONSOR ME!

click here to sponsor me for America's Walk for Diabetes!

for all those that don't know, my mother's family has had a long history of diabetes. my mom, being the lucky one, was not diagnosed with the disease until 2002... my brother and i, to this day, thank the lord that we moved her off of heavy foods and darker meats while we were in college.

unfortunately, out of her side of the family (she was 1 of 9 siblings), two weren't as lucky... her eldest sister died in early summer of 2002 at the age of 63. less than 3 months later, her youngest brother also passed away at the age of 43 while undergoing dialysis.

so this year, i walk for them. please help sponsor me and support the need for a cure! thanks, everyone!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer.
You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these

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scarf ho

i've become a scarf ho... that's all i've been making. i think it's because of the past sweater things... i decided to put all of my summer projects away and start working on winter things. i think it's a good idea, but i feel like i should be working on more difficult projects. *sigh*

maybe i'm not knitting because there are several things waying very heavily on my mind... at one point, i thought my sanity was more important than my financial well being... but now that i've paid most of my credit cards, i've noted that my financial well being is really the root of my sanity. so after a month of debate, i'm really leaving my awesome west village apartment of 1.5 years. i told one of my roommates yesterday... it's just time to move on and to create a new chapter in my life. one where i don't have to worry about asking people's permission to have friends over. one where i have more than a 10' X 10' square to call my very own. the good thing about that place was that it was in the city and that it was 15 minutes away from work. the bad thing about that place was that none of it really felt like mine in the year and a half while i was there. so here i am... off to find my "home." i've already started looking. i actually put an offer on a place yesterday, and i told my closer roommate about my intentions to leave. the date is definite. november 30. so here starts the countdown...

1 month and 10 days.