Friday, June 27, 2008

Eye Candy Friday -- Knitting Edition

Look! There's been knitting!

Yarn: Yarn Crack Malabrigo Lace

It's the beginnings of Elizzabetty's first shawl! It's bigger now, but this just looked so cute.

Look for a knitting update post soon!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Random bits for a Tuesday night

It's been a week since I posted, so I'll get you caught up on things really quick:
  • The Smooshy Raffle. Sadly, I didn't make my minimum, so the Smooshy's gonna be put away for another time. Since Punkin was the only bidder, I'm gonna get her a nice fibery consolation prize.

  • Work is starting to kick my ass. Huge projects, huge deliverables, huge risks. I'm trying to keep my panic reflexes to a minimum. Just one thing at a time...

  • A line of nasty t-storms moved through our area last night. Wasn't so bad when I got off the train. Getting a little dark, that's all. About half way home from the train station (maybe 2-3 minutes of driving) I saw this.

    I swear, it reminded me of those giant alien space ships moving over the country in Independence Day.

    10 minutes after this there was wind and hail and rain! Auntie Em! Auntie Em!
  • I'm booking along with my handpaint sock (heel flap!!!), so I've decided it's time for me to try a lace shawl. I was considering trying the Swallowtail Shawl, but after talking to an employee at Knitty City, I got sucked into was convinced to try the Flower Basket Shawl. However, I'm having a little problem with the Provisional Cast on pick up the garter bump thing. I need help. Maybe I'll got back to Knitty City later this week.

  • Cablevision sucks! It has always sucked, but tonight is especially sucked. I came home to find the cable signal all scrambled and there was no Internet access. And I planned on working from home tonight. And I decided not to waste my time downloading files before I left the office because I can just download them from the network when I get home! Damn you, Cablevision! DAMN YOU!!!!!!

    So I had to think of where there's free wi-fi.

    I'll go to the public library!

    No signal there tonight.

    We've got a Panera Bread nearby.

    I {{{HEART}}} PANERA!!!!
They're getting ready to close, so it's time for me to go home. Next time, a sock update.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Last chance for Smooshy

Tonight is the deadline for the Smooshy MS contest and unfortunately I haven't received the minimum number of chances required to give away the Smooshy. There are still a minimum of 15 $5 chances available. Deadline is 12 midnight tonight (pacific--3am eastern). Please don't make me keep the Smooshy!!! Please donate!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Yarn Raffle Update

Slight rules change--instead of a minimum 20 donations, I'm changing it to 20 $5 chances. For every $5 donated, you'll get one chance (please make sure you send me an e-mail at and tell me you want to be in the raffle). For example, if you donate $20, you get 4 chances to win that lovely skein of Smooshy. And all the money goes directly to the National MS Society.

So far there are 5 chances for the Smooshy. If we get just 14 more and that lovely skein of Smooshy's a go!

So please take a chance and help Sleepy's Crew raise money to help find a cure for MS.

Deadline for donations is midnight (pacific) Wednesday, June 11th.

Eye Candy Friday

My petunias in Vermont seem to be happy. The planters seem to be doing well too.

I got to see them for all of a couple of hours today. Moose Manor was just a pit stop on my way up to Brandon, Vermont for my unit's first encampment of the season. I'll be here all weekend, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood, I hope you can swing by the Brandon Inn and say hi!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

10 Ways the World Has Changed Since I've Been in School

We'll define "school" as high school for our purposes here...
  1. Wireless remote control. And I thought that the cable box with the big long cord was a miracle. Now you can sit on your arse and operating a plethora of things!
  2. The Berlin Wall came down. I never thought that would happen in my lifetime.
  3. Digital cameras. I love not having to spends tons and tons of money on film developing, not to mention instantly being able to see my pictures!
  4. E-mail. Instant communication whether some one is on the other side of town or the far side of the world.
  5. Cell phones. The ability to talk to anyone anywhere. Unfortunately, these have also become the most annoying things in the world when used by the inconsiderate masses in public places.
  6. The Internet. I had no clue about this back in high school, and could never imagine all that it offers.
  7. Reality TV. Survivor, The Bachelor, Flavor of Love, The Surreal World... Andy Warhol was way off about the 15 minute thing.
  8. Digital music. Who would have thought you could carry around thousands of songs on something smaller than a deck of cards?
  9. GPS. My little occasionally misguided navigation buddy.
  10. E-Z Pass and MetroCard. Who would have thought that tokens would have gone away. And open road tolling? I still can't believe that exists.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Are you up for a challenge?

There's something that I had planned on doing months ago, but you know how life has a tendency to get in the way...

Some of you may already know this, but my youngest sister, Linda, was diagnosed with MS five years ago. We've been participating in our local MS Walk for the last four years. For this year's walk I swore I was going to try raising money through my blog. Did I ever get around to it? No. (Sometimes I'm quite the procrastinator.) Well, we participated in this year's walk last month.

I even knit while I was walking.

And even though the walk was held last month, the National MS Society is still accepting donations that will be credited towards this year's walk--but not for much longer. So...

Elizzabetty Knits' Yarn Raffle for a Cure!

Here's what you do: Go to my MS Walk page before Wednesday, June 11th, and make at least a $5 e-pledge. Then send me an e-mail at and tell me you want to be in the raffle.

Here's what you can win:

A skein of Smooshy sock yarn!

Deep Seaflower

But--here's the catch: In order for me to give away the Smooshy, there has to be at least 20 donations made. If there are less than 20 donations, there will be an alternate prize. (Fibery, but not Smooshy.) However, if there are more, there will be additional fibery prizes.

So that's it. Time is short, so spread the word. Just $5 for a chance to win wonderful yarn and help researchers get that much closer to a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Linda and I thank you very much!!!