The day after…

February 1, 2007

Yesterday was my birthday. Twenty five of not so thrilling years… And today is (for anyone cares to know) 6 year anniversary for Chris and me. Congratulations to us, for not having to kill each other… yet! ๐Ÿ˜›

So anyway, I took a day off work so I can sleep in late, and woke up in the afternoon with a loud knock on the door. It was the mailman, and he handed a box to me, from Tania.


Thank you Tania! I love love love everything! (and half the candies are gone already)

And on the other note, here’s my progress on new pair of socks – on 2mm needles. It’s coming around.. slowly.


I swear it’s not this supersaturated orange like in the picture. More like, rust. Let’s see how it turns out. If it’s successful, I may write up the pattern! Yeay!

Socks for January

January 30, 2007

I think I’m going to try to make a pair of socks a month. Or, at least, 12 socks for the year. So far, I’ve finished up 3 pairs just this month so I guess I’ve got myself a head start there.

Pair #1: Made for Tania for her birthday (it’s February 6th!)

Pair #2: Bumblebees for me!

.. and here’s a glimpse of #3:


Pair #3 is done but it’s currently being washed and dried.

… I have merely an hour and 15 minutes until my birthday, entering 2nd quarter of the century. Eeks.

Yeay, New Year’s day!

January 1, 2007

So, last night was somewhat eventful.

Dave came over for the night – even though it wasn’t like an elaborate party or anything but it was nice to have people to spend the new year’s with. I think this was the first time in past few years that I wasn’t alone on New Year’s eve (Chris used to work 3rd shift). I even got us all prepared for the new year countdown. I got us some noise makers and.. nudie hats! (for those of you who have no idea what a nudie hat is, it’s one of those cellophane new year’s hat with nudie pictures on top of the hat)

We played some poker (and sadly, I didn’t win, dammit), watched some dumb movies and stuff, and drank and drank. Well, I wasn’t feeling the best earlier in the day so I really drink all that much. Whilst the boys had endless supplies of mixed drinks all night long, I really only drank a sip of vodka like once every hour – we had to toast once or so each hour, I couldn’t be the party pooper!

At the end, Dave passed out front of the fireplace so we called it a night about at 5 AM, and slept pretty much all day long. Yes, what an eventful day it has been today.

Though, I did finish that bigass button hat that I started couple of days ago. I mean, last year.

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Goodbye 2006

December 31, 2006

Last post for this year. Weeee

We’re not doing much for new year, but we did get nudie hats to wear around ๐Ÿ™‚

To close out the year, here’s my last finished knitted thing for year 2006

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Hat with brim (or is it called tam?), bit late Christmas present for Carrie, one of my coworkers. I wanted to make some thing cute but not like overly sappy girly. I think it turned out pretty good. She seemed to like it. I started it on, oh like day after Christmas or something, or maybe Wednesday, and finished on Friday, and gave it to her today.

Oh and here’s the hat I started yesterday or so, and it will reluctantly take 2 years to finish ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hah!


I got some of these gigantic plastic buttons and I don’t exactly know what to do with them so I decided to make few hats around it, and this is one of them.

Well, fireplace is lit, boyfriend next to me – check. Geeky friend spending a night over – check. Booze – check. Stupid movies – check. And… nudie hats and stuff, check and check.

Happy New Year everybody!

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2006

I think I’m finally ready for Christmas now.

Well, I better be. After all, it’s Christmas Eve today.

All the presents are all wrapped up and ready to go. Actually, I take it back, there are couple of things I have to still wrap up, but that’s what the mornings are for.

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And here’s the recap of all the knitted Christmas gifts I’ve made this year.

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(left to right) Grandma W’s socks, Great Aunt Flo’s socks, Shedir hat for Chris’s mom, bigass afghan for Chris’s parents (even though it’s more for me because their house is so cold all year around!), Elfine’s socks for Grandma S, and Illini stocking for Amanda O.

Boy, am I glad it’s over for now.