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Okay, seriously, I’m getting mad…

Posted by Allison on March 14, 2007

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Check Check

Posted by Allison on March 13, 2007

trying again

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trying to post….not working….wah

Posted by Allison on March 13, 2007

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My husband is an ass.

Posted by Allison on March 6, 2007

No wait, hear me out. I love my husband, really I do. He’s thoughtful and kind, a terrific father, and handy around the house. When I said, ‘i don’t see the reason to birth in a hospital’ he said, ‘sure sign me up’, When I wanted a new house he said “sure!” without even batting an eye. When we moved in less than a month from that point, he said ‘no problem’ and got to packin’. When I say “i’m going to the yarn store he just smiles and says ‘no don’t take the kids, leave em here’ For the most part he is a very wonderful man.

And then today.

I said, hey, I would love some of those new Options interchangeable needles from Knit Picks he said, now get this……’sure’ and gave me his credit card info. Geez, I guess he IS an enabler….codependant as it were. There is no way I can fight my knitting addiction with his “generous” ass sharing my life. Unless I can convince him that there is a 12 step program out there for him too…..

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The Last days….

Posted by Allison on March 2, 2007

Tonight is our last sleep in the old house.
Where we got married.
Where I delivered Elijah.
Where we became a family.
Where we spent 5 years.
Where my Daddy knew where I lived.

Tomorrow night we’ll sleep above ground again.
I’ll have a kitchen pantry.
I never have to clean stovetop coils again.
I can bring my groceries right into the house.
We can have a fresh start.
Where we’ll live for the next 25 years……I hope.

Yesterday I moved over the box(es) of yarn that I packed away and all my current project, save one…….Sunday I will sit on the couch and knit in my new home.

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You Learn Something New Everyday!

Posted by Allison on February 28, 2007

Wow statistics always shock me….

85% of women think their ass is too big.
10% of women think their ass is too little.
The other 5% say that they don’t care, they love him, he’s a good man, and they would have married him anyway.

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Posted by Allison on February 21, 2007

We are MOVING!

The house sold today and we are OUTTA HERE! We are moving to our dream house in less than 2 weeks! I will be online very infrequently and knitting even less (AURGH) but in two weeks I will be in my beautiful new home!

I can’t WAIT!

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I’m alive!!!!!

Posted by Allison on February 18, 2007

Well not really. I’m half dead. I’m exhausted. I’m one or two days away from frantic. Our current house is pending (conditionally sold) and the inspection is tomorrow. I’m not cleaning for the inspection….I’m going to sit there and knit my socks….dammit…..I am just about to turn the heel on an adorable pair of socks for a little girl (baby girl still looking for pre teen girl patterns for socks) Quite frankly the most important reason to get the house sold is so that I can update my address for Secret Pal 10 before the closing date….Insert cute pic here that I can’t get off the camera because I’m out of batteries.

Good nite gracie.

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Sock Pattern…

Posted by Allison on February 5, 2007

ugh. why oh why do I do this to myself. I need a sock pattern for an 8 year old girl…with GYNORMEOUS feet. Gawd, you would have thought I birthed this one myself with those canoes! Any who…..I have to find a teen pattern or something cause I’m giving away like 2 pairs of socks that I started for her and they are just too damn small.

Today is the one year anniversary of my Daddy’s death so you all get a beautiful picture of me and my Dad in 1987 at my high school graduation.

I miss you, you old coot.

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Secret Pal!! Here’s my Questionnaire!

Posted by Allison on February 4, 2007

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I love any natural fibre. I do think sock yarn is the new crack and can’t seem to get enough of it. I also have a little (comparitively) cotton and pure wool for felting purses.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Oh, now you’re getting judgemental are you? Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m HORRIBLE at needle storage! Usually I have tupperware but I’ve been known to have to rip the entire house apart to find a 2mm double point needle.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
My mother taught me to shut me up, when I was about 6. I picked it up again when I was pregnant with my oldest who is now 15….I know I know I don’t look a day over 25. I’m an intermediate knitter I imagine.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Nope, I’m a Chapters girl and I definately always have a wish list on the go there.

5. What’s your favorite scent?

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Again with the judgements, does my ass look that big? I’ve sworn off candy….but I do love me some chocolate truffles, if you eat them standing up, gravity makes all the calories fall to the floor.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I sew….and I refuse to start spinning…those knitters that I call online pushers, just want me to stop feeding my children and paying the mortgage all for the sake of spinning.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
music…hmmm…my husband bought be the new Il Divo for Christmas and my teenager bought be the newest Josh Groban. I LOVE Joss Stone, Melissa Ethridge….I can’t think of any others right at the moment….except my secret boyfriend Jim Cuddy but most people don’t know who the hell I’m talking about.

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand?
none that I can’t stand, really I love all colours, but right now I’m redecorating in baby blue and chocolate brown….love LOVE that colour combo.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I’m married with 2 bio sons and a foster daughter. My sweet Jesse dog is old and sick and I would rather not talk about what we have to talk about in the next couple of week regarding her life.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
yes to all

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
socks….lord help me, socks

13. What are you knitting right now?
see question 12

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
oh yeah baby.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I’m an equal opportunity knitter when it comes to needles, I LOVE bamboo for socks but I’m desperate for a set of Option needles…

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
no, damn it. I use my husband, two feet and the back of a chair.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?
My simple knitted bodice, sometimes I can hear it weeping from the closet….I’ve been working on it for so long I can’t remember.

18. What is your favorite holiday?
Mother’s Day.

19. Is there anything that you collect?
Not really, nothing seriously.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I have no subscriptions, I prefer to imagine that I’m NOT going to buy anymore magazines so why bother spending the money, then seeing them in Chapters and paying full price.
And as I said before I want a set of the new Option interchangeable needles but can’t bring myself to buy them.

21. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn?
yes, everything I haven’t done yet….did you read the Yarn Harlot with the the_mittens_of_rovaniemi I seriously wanted to run away from my family and devote my life to learning this technique. But I assume they have already planned for the contingency and bugged my car, so I’ll just wait for all the kids to grow up and move out. In the mean time I’d love to learn how to knit two socks at the same time on circular needles….I hear it’s cool.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, and my feet are huge size 10 ladies.

23. When is your birthday?
April 30 I’ll be 38….and on Thursday I got I.D buying vodka coolers……not that I’m bragging, I’m sure the guy was either a. drunk or b. trying to pick me up or c. had suffered a recent head injury, but I’ll take it where I can get it, thank you very much!

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