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Friday, November 27, 2009

314 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

313 - Owww  

So if you've been following me on twitter then you know that I've been having lots of tooth pain. I went to an emergency dentist appointment yesterday and ended up getting an impromptu partial root canal. The rest of it is booked for December 8th. Owwwwww. Turns out I've been in so much pain because I have an infected something, and like a million cavities.

my appointment was not nearly this cool.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

312 - Redd's Annual Cardigan  

So every year since I've started knitting, I have started a cardigan for myself. The first year, it ended up being too short and wasn't the right size. I tried to fix it once it was all done but I was still new and it didn't work and I ended up throwing it out. Stupid, especially since it ended up costing me like $80 in yarn.

Last year I tried again but in much cheaper yarn. I lost interest when I got to the last section and then just gave up.

This year, in the interest of tradition, I'm trying again. About a month ago I bought a really cute pattern but didn't have time to make it as I was trying to get ready for holiday shows. Now that they are done, I'm taking a crack at it.

It's just SO cute! I'm making it in black and may leave out the flowers, but otherwise, it will be this adorable!

I'll keep you updated on it, and hopefully this year's attempt will end in a real, wearable cardigan.

Friday, November 20, 2009

311 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Friday, November 13, 2009

310 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

309 - You Can't Top This  

Sooooo....I know this super wicked cool blogger. She just happens to be having a super wicked contest on her super wicked blog for her super wicked store.

Love Hey Lola Rocks

She loves rainbow leg warmers


*takes a bow*

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

308 - Meet Beatrice!  

So a family tradition we have is for the holidays you get a "Group Gift." You pick an item that you want that is about $100 and all the family members pitch in. That way you know everyone is getting what they want and no one has to guess.

I had mentioned to my mom that I really wanted a spinning wheel but that it was WAY above Group Gift price range. Well, my birthday is 8 days after Christmas so she decided that we could do a combination Christmaskah/Birthday gift and get me a wheel.

I, of course, was thrilled and immediately started scouring Etsy for my very first spinning wheel. Well, I found one that was beautiful beyond words at Katrina's Wool World. It was a Country Craftsman and a Saxony style. What's a Saxony you may be wondering. Close your eyes and picture a spinning wheel. You think of Sleeping Beauty right? Well, that's a Saxon style wheel.

She arrived. I named her Beatrice, a perfect old lady name (though to be fair, I think Beatrice would be an awesome name if I ever had a daughter). She needed some tuning and oiling but now she runs great and I love her.

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she even matches my wood panelling!

I couldn't have asked for a better buying experience. Kathy was super friendly and kept me updated on the shipping every step of the way. When Bea got here, I was having LOTS of problems getting her to work but Kathy was *super* patient and e-mailed me until Bea was working.

Beatrice now lives in my studio. I'm holding on to her even though it's not the holidays yet because, well, I don't know, but Mom didn't seem opposed to me keeping her early.

Monday, November 9, 2009

307 - A Glimpse Into The Future  

My son, Ash, the Guitar Hero!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

306 - Seriously?  

So I went to the bathroom the other day and saw something that I made me say out loud "This is going on the internet."

Pauly - 1 , Changing the Toilet Paper Roll - 0. Well played.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

305 - Craftalicious!  

So a week and a bit ago my friend Jen posted on her blog that there was a new craft show in town and they were looking for people to apply. I saw the name and instantly sent off my submission. This Friday I got an e-mail back from them, I'm in!


I mean, c'mon! It's called Craftalicious! You knew I was going to be ALL over this! So come on out to the Glebe and check out oodles of local talent and get all your holiday shopping done in one place. Look for the squirrels and say hello to the Dame!