Monday, June 26, 2006

More Gauntlets

Just when I think I'm over my obsession with all fingerless forms of hand ware, it happens!!!! There I was, knitting my 6th gauntlet (#2 of the 3rd pair, for those of you counting) and thinking, "ok, I'm over this - ready to do something else for a change. Maybe I'll work on Nancy's socks - should get those finished" when what comes on TV but E! News Weekend (I know, I'm easily entertained, but don't blame me - there was NOTHING else on!) They're doing some article on some premiere, or party or something (I know, BIG surprise!) and Paris Hilton was there (ANOTHER surprise) wearing these funky looking gloves - no, not the ones that are only the fingers (WAY stupid looking), but the ones that are only the hand part - nothing on the wrist or the fingers, but just covering the palm and back of the hand. I looked down at my gauntlet, and inspiration struck!!!!!! What if I did just the hand portion???? I was so obsessed that I HAD to start it. So, I finished up the gauntlet (DAMN!!!!! forgot to take the pics, but I will) and started the new "glovelet". First one went really well - I'm thinking of submitting it to Knitty - I know, insane, but what the heck, we all have to start somewhere, and I've always said that my sanity was a matter of how you look at it. Some days are better than others, and today just MIGHT be a good day! LOL
Until I get the new gauntlets posted - here are the gloves I made before all this gauntlet madness:
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Meet The Pets

Today we meet some of my pets.
First is Peanut - she's the youngest and smallest of the cats. Peanut is 3 years old, but is the size of a 6-month old kitten. She was the runt of the litter, and I think they gave her to us too early. She got the name "Peanut" for 2 reasons - our favorite show at the time was "Dead Like Me", and the main character was called "Peanut" by her boss. Secondly, she was so tiny when we got her, she fit in the palm of my hand, and her favorite place to sleep was on my shoulder.
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Peanut does not like the heat. In this pic, she's on the back of a lawn chair in my living room, under the ceiling fan, and between the 2 air conditioners that are running. She usually sleeps in my room - when I got up the other night, she was collapsed in my bathroom floor, begging someone to blow on her, or something, just to create a breeze. She REALLY doesn't like the heat!

Next is Samantha. As much as Peanut hates the heat, Samantha hates to be cold. He can frequently be found in the winter on my bed (heated water bed) under the covers, with only the very tip of his paw sticking out - in case anyone is looking for him.
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Here is Samantha, sleeping peacefully in the heat. When he's happy, Peanut is miserable, and when he's freezing, she's frequently running around the house like a crazy person.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Finally!!!! Some pictures

OK, I've finally overcome my fear of taking pictures, now I must overcome my fear of posting them - so here we go!
Latest completed gauntlets:

Close up.

The gloves I did before the gauntlets (ok, only 1 glove, but will model both soon.)

And, finally - the newest gauntlets - detail, cause they're not finished.

All are from Not Just Socks, and I'm totally obsessed!!!

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Traffic Rant

OK, I promised myself I wouldn't do this - but I just *have* to.

1. Speed limits are THE LAW!!!!!! They are NOT suggestions. It is ILLEGAL to go OVER the speed limit - It is also ILLEGAL to drive UNDER the speed limit. They have this wonderful thing called "Cruise Control" - USE IT!!!!!!!
2. If I am doing the speed limit, and am passing someone who is not (doesn't happen often, but it does happen!) DO NOT run up on my ass and expect me to speed up to get out of your friggin way!!! NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!! If you're in that big a hurry, next time leave 15 minutes earlier.
3. I have the RIGHT to be safe in my own car!!!! If you tailgate, cut me off, or do anything that I perceive as endangering me, I will either:
a. Honk my horn (that's what it's there for)
b. Flash my lights at you
c. Flip you off - or -
d. All of the above
DO NOT get pissed off at me, or act surprised because you can't drive!!!!! You KNOW you're wrong - drive like a normal, civilized person, and PERHAPS people will not get angry with you!!!
4. Stop signs (you know - the BIG RED OCTOGONS with the word STOP printed on them) - are for STOPPING!!!!! Don't look at me, and blast past it.
5. Red lights, similarly - for STOPPING!!! See above.

OK, I feel better now - have a great day, and drive safely!