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“where do you find this junk?”

Liveleak this time…courtesy of Not martha.

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May 31, 2007 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

The bzz on sunscreen!

So, I joined this program that I heard about over on Trek Casts on, called Bzzagent. We get to try new products and then tell the world about them.

So, my first campaign is for Coppertone sunscreen, in the quick cover lotion and the continuous spray.

I have to say, I have the most squirmy child when it comes to putting things on his skin. The quick cover was amazing. Isaac really enjoyed doing “spray spray, rub rub!” with mommy. He also kept telling me how yummy it smelled. I could see where I missed because this is a spray lotion, and I was able not to cover the same area twice.

Since we were going out for the day, I quickly tried on the continuous sport spray. Wow. Nice! Doesn’t run like other ones, and it stays on without feeling super greasy.

One other feature I adore (especially with having a small child…) is the fact that the tops lock in place so you can’t spray more! Isaac wanted moreandmoreand more sunscreen, but hey. That’s a good thing.

May 31, 2007 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

The world needs to see this RIGHT NOW

May 29, 2007 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment

Just for Melissa

Maeve’s sister says my blog is better than Maeve’s.

So, Just for Melissa…proof that even party city out here does abnormally long strings…

and Maeve…you know I love you! 🙂

May 29, 2007 at 5:46 pm 1 comment

Fun things to do with Knitting

So, I’m having my usual IM conversation with Beth as I’m parusing sock patterns (what else is there in life??), and came across a pattern over on the anti craft called Bad Juju.

Yes, it’s a VOODOO DOLL!

Now, let me preface this with saying that people who have read my blog for any length of time know that my outlaws are NOT nice people. Unfortunately, Beth’s outlaws are not so nice too. She gets called a Slut, and I get called a Spic Bitch. I figure that’s 2 sides of the same coin.

So, as we’re talking, I let her know that I should (with some scrap yarn) make a set of voodoo dolls for her and a set for me…call hers Moo and Flower (her outlaws) and mine Vapid and Colostomy (mine), and get some serious straightpins and we’d stab them as they’re on the phone with our other halves.

Beth’s line…
“and then we’ll have them ask “How’s your_________(fill in body part that we’re stabbing).”
Then, she told me she felt a blog entry coming on.

How could I dissapoint??

So, I was discussing this blog with Beth, and told her that people must think that I’m a freak…I’m either threatening death, whining or knitting voodoo dolls.

her answer?
“what’s wrong with that?”

Nothing…there’s really nothing wrong with that.

May 28, 2007 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

MAAAAIIIIILLLLL!!!!!!!!!

We got mail yesterday! Made me do the PeeWee Herman scream when he got mail from the postlady…I think her name was Rita…but I digress..

So, all of the good mail came with this 

Which for me, can mean only ONE thing…my Secret Pal has struck again! 
(Doug also got something with this marking on it…you’ll see what that is later…you have to see the item description to believe it…)

So, back to my wonderful mail…

First, she did something that she didn’t have to do…apologize for being late. Late? I didn’t know there was a LATE for packages..unless like mine to my SP9, Mary, it gets lost in the international post and never gets there resulting in you sending a 2nd pack…

But again, I digress…

Here’s what was in this wonderful “small packet…”

Yeah…that’s MORE Fleece artist…in a kid mohair-silk blend. Something I’ve NEVER worked with…oh, the heights of squsihiness! The photo does NO Justice to the amazing blend of blues in this yarn. It reminds me of a deep ocean…just all sorts of blue radiating all over the place. I can’t wait to get started with this because this is a “kit”…yarn and a pattern! Whoopie! Something fun to do with this! I think after I get done with the socks (from fleece artist…ooh, so squishy..have the entire yarn shop drooling over it!) and my hogwarts socks, this one is next on the needles!

THANK YOU!! This is just AWESOME! Another direct hit on my love for squishiness and pattern acquisition!

So, now…what did Doug get with that marking on it?
Oh, he was a happy boy when he saw….

Yes..that says “Old Camera.” 
We could NOT believe that the person who sold this to him put that on the disclosure label!
Classic!!! 
and yes, his was from Canadadian post too. Quebec too! What are the odds!!

May 27, 2007 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Fiber Friday

Since a few people have asked me if I’ve given up knitting in response to a few of my latest posts, I counter with Fiber Friday to prove that I still knit (and still have issues with heel turning…).

Today’s fiber exploit is Show and tell for Hogwarts Sock Swap! This is round 1…Round 2 opens July 14th! Get over there and check it out. AND get in early if you want in…she caps the swap at 100 participants!

So, my pal is a Ravenclaw, who when asked about her preference of movie or book colors said “surprise me.”

Ok. I can do that.
I dropped a line to Adrian over at Hello Yarn and asked (ok, begged) her to dye some yarn for me for my pal.
Here’s the result…

It’s her tough sock base, which is amazingly squishy and fun to work with.

so, I sat with the yarn, and asked it what it wanted to be. It took a while, but it told me it wanted to be a pair of Broadripple socks.

so, I cast on.

What I adore about this pattern is that
1) it looks complicated, but it’s really not.
2) it’s a relatively quick knit,
3) it works well with all kinds of yarn.

I really love how this yarn in striping out.

So, since my pal’s foot is a ton smaller than mine, and I don’t know anyone who has the same foot size, I asked Booger to be a sock model.

Ok. not any better than the first shot, but hey. She’s got her picture on the blog!
So, now, I’m off to cast on the second sock, and work on the surprises that are going in this pack!

May 25, 2007 at 8:21 am 3 comments

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