Thursday, February 28, 2008

My new seal!

Thanks to my friend Holly for showing me this. It was a lot of fun to look through all the different images. Go HERE to make your own!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm going to try and....

participate in Project Spectrum this year. It's the elements which just rocks me out. My fruit salad sock fits the description of Feb-Mar and so does this! Another hat.... (see below LOL)

FEBRUARY / MARCH - FIRE- orange, red, pink

APRIL / MAY - EARTH - green, brown, metallics

JUNE / JULY - AIR - gray, white, yellow

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER - WATER - blue, black, purple

The only thing I may have problems with is June/July. Not sure what I may do for that segment, but I'll come up with something I'm sure. I love spring break! Peace.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ta-Da! Done hat!

A close up of the hat....

and the hat it self....
It was a fun knit and just a lovely pattern to knit! Only took me 8 days to knit and that's not knitting every day either! I highly recommend it. Ok, off to look up a tattoo expo coming to our area! Peace peeps!

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Don't fall off your rockers!

First we'll start with the Viking's hat. I got the jaw done on the third row of skulls and Mr. Ed, the master of the ink gun expressed interest in one himself. Well, seeing as how this is one of the EASIEST charts to follow, and I'm totally loving it's rhythm, and Mr. Ed is a rockin' cool dude, I think he may just end up with one... but in ORANGE which is his favorite color. We'll see, we'll see. I don't have a photo of the tattoo he did on the Viking but I have to say, it was totally evil, and so detailed and, well, it was truly one of the greatest tattoos I've ever seen. *sigh* I wish I could share it with you all. Anyway, this is the We Call Them Pirates hat in the Viking's favorite color and it's a wonderful knit. Now on tooooooo my newest tattoo!
On my right shoulder I now have a little buddy to remind to keep my knitting rocking and hard core. I think it needs something added around it but I'm not sure what just yet. But I love it and it looks rather tough when I'm wearing a wife beater tank. Yep, Mr. Ed did a wonderful job of making my little drawing work. I'm so happy with it. I've already got the next tattoo figured out and the next one after that and another one after that too! My back is going to be full LOL. Well, enjoy the photos, it maybe awhile before you see anymore unfortch.

I have nine weeks left of classes and I'm taking the spring semester off to get the yard ready for summer and to give myself some time. I've been going for almost 2 years straight and need a break. By taking the spring semester off the kids will still be in school the majority of it. Then I plan on taking two classes in the summer. Of course that time will also be spent knitting my little fingers sore! Oh, and if you're wondering since you can't tell in the photo, the ball of yarn is about the size of the diameter of a pop can. Ok, I'm off to do stuff now! Peace Peeps!

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just a quick update

Today is my new tattoo at 4:30, the one I'm keeping secret until it's done. I'm staying in a hotel tonight *wink wink* and am really looking forward to it. The person I'm staying with at the hotel is getting a We Call Them Pirates hat. I started it Wednesday night and I'm already half way done with it. I'll definitely get a photo of it before he takes off with it LOL. Well, it's not like I won't see it again :)

So tomorrow I'll post some photos and share my own designed tattoo surprise and whatever progress I make on the hat. It's a really easy knit and I think I'm going to make another one or two or three....

Have a great weekend! Peace.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The saga of my life continues.......

and boy have the last few weeks been rough. I know that life goes in cycles but the down swing of that wheel can be rough and feel like it's dragging you through water trying to drown you. Anyway, as you can see by the photos I finished my newest tattoo and added on to it a bit. Mr. Ed once again proved he's the master! On top of that I'm going back on the 16th to have another one put on my deltoid of my left arm, one that I designed myself and Mr. Ed is going to rework so it will, well, work LOL. I'm keeping that one a secret for now.
On the front I had Mr. Ed add one more curl. It just didn't seem to come down far enough before and now I'm happy. Not that I wasn't before LOL, but I'm even more so now. This time it feels like it's healing much better too. I can't wait to see how the colors develop after it's done peeling and softens up a bit.
I love walking around school with it peeping out of my neckline and watching peoples reactions to it when they walk by. I'm like yep, I am cooler than you! Speaking of school. God damn. I have three 300 level classes and one 400 level class and it's rough. The reading alone is enough to take up every waking moment of my day.

And then, on top of the stress from school I got sick last week. My youngest boy came home Monday and promptly feel asleep with that rosey faced, glassy eyed, vacant stare that kids get when you know they're really sick. Next day the doc tested him and he had the influenza. Well that same day, after my second class I was eating and I looked at my friend Adam and announced that I didn't feel well. One hour later I was high tailing it home (missed my third class) and woke up with a 103 temp. One that wasn't brought down by anything I took so I had the chills, runny nose and a terrible, terrible cough, which I still have.

I have slept in a chair for the last 6 nights, tonight I'm going to try and sleep in bed. I actually got some solid sleep last night and my body is crying out for more. So between school and illness I really haven't done any knitting other than the few rounds I reward myself with at school after studying on what I am calling the watermelon sock. It's knitpicks yarn and I'm just doing my own version of a short row toe up sock on US 1's. Isn't it sad that I can't even get one sock done a semester?
I have made the decision that I'm going to take the spring semester off, while the kids are still in school, so that I can take a few weeks for just myself. In small chunks while the kids are at school of course LOL, but still, I've been going to school for two years straight now and I NEED some time for me. I'm planning on taking two classes during the summer term.

So that's what's been up around my world lately. Karl and I are getting along really well, the kids are doing great despite the occasional sickness, and I miss you all very much. (((hugs)))

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