Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas the night before Krysmas

So I got a few cute things today for the holidays. My mom gave me a cool chest to put my yarn in, she is putting fabric in it so the yarn dosnt snag, And a set of pots and pans with matching plate ware and also a gift card to petco so I can get De Vil new cute things hehe. Poppy gave me my gift a few weeks ago of a new TV/DVD player and alot of new movies to go with it and to top it off a new waffle iron...oh yea...I'm geeking out lol

I bought Holiday Knits today from Silver in the City. It was on sale 50% off since it was holiday merch. so 21 down to $10.50...umm Id be dumb not to get it...right?

I been eyeing so pretty yarns on etsy too. I might have to get some for my SP (and me) here in a few days after I get some billa nd rent paid. We shall see....

Other than that I'm just hanging out enjoying my time off work and knitting. Nothing to exciting.

Hmm I think I might go cast on some socks...

LATA

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fair Isle What?

so yea LOOOOK what I made...



Isnt amazing what a ball of Noro and a ball of Knit picks that I found in my stash can make...




I think I shall make another for a friend for Krysmas...

See Robbie I can make cute hats too ;-)

did I mention this was my first Fair Isle project..teehee

Sunday, December 17, 2006

hellooOOOooOOoo

Whats up guys

Sorry about being MIA I have been working alot. The holidays are going crazy, my mom's xmas gift came in. How much do I love the Subversive Cross Stitch pattern book, I might have to borrow it for a bit hehehe.

Nothing says I love you like a nice FUCK YOU in pastel colors ;-)



Now tell me that's not cute!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

BBBB

So I m making te big bad baby blanket from stitch and bitch but im doin git in a green border and blue center. I will post pics when I have more progress on it. It's with kettle dyed cotton and it it SOOO very cute and is making a very fun/funky/cute blanket. It's going up for sale on the onemiledown etsy store. One Project at a time right.

Other than that I just been working and calling people to see what they can get together so far I have had a good turn out.

my holiday knitting is short and sweet, just one pair of socks and another baby blanket. Sort and sweet lol

I found my next project. Its out of knit.1 this month and its a red dog sweater and it has writting on it that says " I heart my human" now tell me that's not cute as hell!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

reading and a few new books

So I started a etsy store and I'm going to start asking for donations to fill it and all the profits are going to be goig to the Life Cycle. I think this is going to be pretty fun.

If and one wants to donate PLEASE email me at onemiledown@gmail.com and I'll give you the info for donations. I'm taking hand knit/spun/dyed items. So feel free to hit me up with your questions.

I also grabbed two new books tonight, Yes I have read them already but they are still good reads. Running with Siccors and The Devil Wears Prada. I am sooo happy that RwS is coming out as a movie I cant wait to see it!

But I have to go finish this this scarf I'm working on.

Oh and I'm having MAJOR brain blockage and I cant for the life of me figure out a cute logo/button to use for my riding blog onemiledown

So if anyone feel up to making me something cute PLEASE do. I will be VERY thankful

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Starting...

So I havnt talked about this at all so this mightcome as a little surprise but I'm doing the Aids Life Cycle this summer. For those of you that don't know what it is here is the link http://www.aidslifecycle.org/.

I'm going to be sending out emails to some podcasting divas tat I know to get the word out that I'm doing this and starting a new blog to document my training and fundraising.

After I sign up I have to raise $2,500 to be able to ride those 545 miles.

I have some spinners sending in some handspun to be pt up for sale, a few huge prints by a local photographer in the indianapolis area, of course some hand knit goodies from my knitting freinds, my mom is giving me a huge X stitched work and my grandmother is making me a quilt. I think i have some dyers giving me stuff too, and not to mention brooklyn Michelle * mohs knits* is sending me some patterns to knit up and sell. So as you can see the donations are as varoius as the people giving them to me.


I'm also putting up a donation button for those that dont have the tiem to make soemthing but still want to help. I'll take ANY amount but id like to get $25 per donation. I know that sounds like alot but when you think about it that's one ball of sock yarn. When you think about it at the end of the week which would be beter knowing that you did...donating $25 to a cause that could cure a panedimic....or knitting another pair of socks....

*or you can send the yarn this way so we can knit up donations*

Any help you can give me would rock. I'll leave the choice up to you.

But in fun knitting news my LYS is having a knit in tonight were we knit all night in the shop. Oh yea I'mm excited. I think I'mm going to make a new hedgehog tonight lol

fun times! the new blog is onemiledown.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 19, 2006

payment...

So I had to show this off. I was making some mittens for a regular at work and for payment he made me some art work. He's a artist so it was an even exchange * but I think I made out in the end*

but isn't this cute!



He makes guards and pears into different kinds of vessels. He made a pear that is also a flower vase...

I think is the cutest thing EVER and I think he wants me to make a pair of mittens for his Buddhist monk friend so this could be fun if I keep getting things like that...Don't you think?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

mmm hot tea

So I have spent the last two weeks knitting a pair of socks for a girl at work...they are calf high socks...and these are frist project that has taken me this long to do...I'm not sur eif I like that or not. LOL

they are really cute but MY GOD they are taking FOREVER. And then after these I have a pair of mittens I'm making for a regular at work, I havnt made mittens before and I found a nice pattern for them so if they turn out I might make me a pair...I have worn mittens only once and that was in the past week and I am going to have to force myself into gettign use to not having use of my fingers. But if they are cut ethen I say FUCK IT and grin and bear it.

Other that that I have just been working on some X-mas gifts. I finished my scarf for the exchange *sorry I am sending it out VERY soon* and other than not much is goin gon. I am doing another echange with Charles I shoul dbe getting my partner here soon...

And I have to give alot of warm wet thanks to a nice little Aussie tha tsent me some Merino sock yarn tha twas hand-dyed and just happens to be ...cashmere... yea I love you!

Oh did I mention I was in a car wreck .... yea people in indy cant drive in rain and pulled ou tinfront of me making me swirve and plow into a parked van...then the fucker drove off...

I'm still bitter about this and I think I need some chocolate and sock yarn goodness...

and if you want to send me warm huggs * and sock yarn* just email me and you will get my addie lol


LAter sexies I have to finish this fucking sock

BTW I feel like I am startign to get comfy in my LYS I walk in and they scream "HEY KRYSTOFER!" and they make room for me at the knitting table...


yea I know im a geek

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Who is that sexy bitch

So I make Trisa a new set or arm warmers....That can be seen here...



and yet another pic of the sexy Trisa in all her glory...Ok maybe not ALL her glory but she IS rocking out her new knits...



Yea I love her she is sooo cute...

I need your help people I want to go to the LYS but I cant afford it so please tell me how I DO NOT NEED new sock yarn...

esp those skiens of trekking that would make for some AWESOME slut thigh highs...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

This is Morty

So I am soo exited that I finished Morty. Ok so he's not 100% yet I still av to remove the temp stuffing put eyes and a nose on him and restuff him...but to me he's pretty much done enough I can show him off...





I just need to trim him up a bit but I think he's FUCKING CUTE! and everyone needs to make one...hmmm I wonder if there is a hedgehog KAL....

*wonders off to find one*

and yes you can expect a few more to be added to my collection here soon. I got him done in one night so he's really easy * all it is is garter stitch* an he comes out SOO cute!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

punk rock...

So I have a new project I'm starting tomorrow at work. I went to my LYS and I took a new knitter with me. And as we were walking around NK said "Grab what ever you like and I'll get it for you." After I picked my jaw up I was like...umm...ok So after looking around i found ONE ball of yarn i was going to get...It was this GREAT trekking sock yarn and i was going to be mine....till I walked up to the register.

The girls were talking about some fiber trends patterns and I love those patterns alot so I joined in talking about the clogs I wanted to make. Well the girls started talking about the stuffed animals, now im not REALLY familar with those patterns so I started looking them up and I found this...



So umm yea I threw my trekkin * I know gasp* and ran and grabbed yarn to make a punk rock Hedge Hog...can we say blue and purple...

I'll post pics after I make it I SWEAR!

Friday, October 20, 2006

My Scarf came in and "Duey" has a name

So I got my scarf today along with goodies, tho I kinda downed the chocolate and they were tastey...mmmm..

but my scarf is GREAT I love it and as you guys know I'm a size queen when it comes to scarves and this is sooo over 12 feet lone i love it. I will post pics soon!

And Mr. Duey has a new name. Well kinda. Duey is now his middle name and his first name is De Vil. Now when I get a bigger place I'm getting a girl and going to name her Cruela...

I know im a geek.

I have finished a few pairs of socks and I'm about to cast my noro I have to make a spiffy hat...more on this later.

But other than that I'm workin gand being dragged around DT indianapolis by my fuckin ghorse of a dog. This sounds fun but I didnt realize the attetion i would be getting walking De Vil. I have people running out of coffee shops to pet him. Which he loves btw UNLESS your homeless. For some weird reason De Vil feels he has to protect me from homeless people and if they ask me for change he gets into attack mode and tries to take of their fingers or some other body part that he is close to.

But I have my studio pretty much how I want it * again pics soon* and I even have a knitting corner that I work in that I'mm thinking about getting a spinning wheel

...OMG I'M A FUCKING FREAK...

but I have to let you guys go for a few I have a few rows on a sock I have to finish before I can start my hat and De Vil looks like he needs to take a quick walk...

Later everyone

and Mr. knitXcore *don't make me use your first name R**** * by order of The Brookelynn you need to UPDATE!

Monday, October 9, 2006

I'm seeing spots Over my SP Questionaire

So I frogged the scarf I was working on for the scarf exchange...so I'm looking for a new pattern...hmm...

ideas?

So I am going to have a new addition to my little family...Ok so I'm the only one IN my little family but still there is going to be a new energy in my house...


This is "Duey".



I'm changing his name once I get him. After talking to Brooklyne Michelle we are thinking abou tnamkning him after a fav knitting pattern, which is a VERY cute idea...

So what do you think I should call him?


And I signed up for the SP( on blogger, this is my first blogger exchange so im excited...heheh without further adu my questionaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to knit with some sock yarn from frealessfibers on etsy,con and ebay her stuff is SOO nice I want to try a few swiens of it so if you want to send fiber hit me up and I will send you her addies and you can send me what ever you fancy lol

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a needle case *which wont hold all of them, I was hoping to find a cute milk pitcher but my searching is in vain I think.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I taught myself around 3 years ago. I'm art ajor and wanted to make somethign fun and coloerfull but I didnt want to clean up the mess at 3 am so I decided I wanted to learn how to knit...I think I'm a stong intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I do but I have to find it so email me laer for it ;-)

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) Vanilla, pactuli, umm...I'm REALLY open on this I love smelley good stuff

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Chocolate, VEGAN dark chocoalte, all vegan candy really!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I am very crafty I love learning to things, I REALLY want to learn how to spin but I need someoen to teach me how to use my drop spindel lol

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I have tracy chaplin on right now, ut I love all music, so send me something fun I can knit too ;-)

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? love blues and dark colores, I'm no tmuch up pastels, I knit with them but always for other people

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live in a studio with to bunnies and im getting a Dalmation

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Scarves and hats are my things year round, I know im a freak

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I have taught myself socks and I LOVE them. I always have a pair going anymore it seems

13. What are you knitting right now? Socks...and a scarf

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Is there any other kind?

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like them all just depends on what im working with, on socks I much prefer aluminum, but the larger sizes I like bamboo or aluminum, palastic just isnt a fav of mine.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I have a winder just not a swift

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Only a few years but that's normal right...right?

18. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween, all the fun clothing and costumes lol

19. Is there anything that you collect? besides dust...umm...not anymore really

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I would kill for a subscription to knit.1 and interweave...*drools*

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I want to become a beter dyer...

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Why yes I am...I have a 10 inch foot I never measured arounf my foot but it looks like a normal size lol

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 02/18

Friday, October 6, 2006

A day well spent

What did I do today besides spend hours at the local grind * lol bad joke I know*

I spent the day teaching a cute jewish boy how to knit...

We ran to the LYS and he found yarn and needles and is working on his first scarf!

Can anyone ask for a beter day?

Friday, September 29, 2006

Scarves and socks anyone

So I'm making a few pairs of socks...a pair of tabi socks for me one god aweful pair of socks for Nick and a pair KiKi...I sooo need a life. I also found a shop im going to be transfering to in indy probly monday...

I think hings are looking up dont you?

btw I love Indy *well my neighborhood* in the fall, I think I might have to have a fun photo bike ride day to show it off

But I'm working on my scarf for the Exchange its comin galong nicely no pics incase my person reads this...:-p

but i love the fal i get to make all the cute stuff I was looking att all summer hehe...

This is on my MUST MAKE LIST:



but I am totally changing the colors...

off to finish my Tabi's

Monday, September 25, 2006

reason 1283971 2 im a addict

I wrote a check to my LYS KNOWING that is would bounce if I didnt get to my bank the next day and deposit the money for my yarn and needles I bought....


Does this mean i have a problem...

has anyone else done this?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Girl in the Big City

I'm ALIVE!

I know crazy to see a new post from me. But I fiannlyl have a puter I can post on. But I just wanted to update you all. I move dto Indy, made up with Nick * we are still not together but we are still freinds. We want to spend some time apart and try again later. *I'm takign him out on a date next week actaully lol*

But I got all my shit movied to indy and I'm loving it. *Did I mention Nick lives on the floor above me lol*

But I'mm transfering to a store here close to home an dI'm knittign socks like mad. I'm in a lot beter place than I was 2 weeks ago. Thanks for all of your kind words...

But I have to run and take a shower I'm all stanky but I will talk to you soon!

KISSES

Krystofer

Monday, August 28, 2006

Deliver Me

Deliver me, out of my sadness.
Deliver me, from all of the madness.
Deliver me, courage to guide me.
Deliver me, strength from inside me.

All of my life I've been in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you're here, now that I've found you,
I know that you're the one to pull me through.


Deliver me, loving and caring.
Deliver me, giving and sharing.
Deliver me, the cross that I'm bearing.


All of my life I was in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you're here, now that I've found you,
I know that you're the one to pull me through.


Deliver me,
Deliver me,
Oh deliver me.


All of my life I was in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you're here, now that I've found you,
I know that you're the one to pull me through.


Deliver me,
Oh deliver me.
Won't you deliver me.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

just breathe

Nick left me...

After 2 years he wants to sepearte and go our own ways for a bit and maybe try it again later...

I want to die

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Knit Your Bit

So I TOTALLY want the Red Cross Knitting Kit.



Comes with everythign to make a set of socks PLUS a vintage pattern...

hmmm I wonder if I can find one on ebay...

*wonders off*

So I make Mr. Stiles a VERY cute pair of socks...








But after hearign that Mr. Stiles find George W Bush HOTT I decided that he has som eissues that he needs to work out befor ehe can have these super cute socks...

I am going to keep them here at my house untill Mr. Stiles gets better and no longer wants to hold his hand or play footsies under the table at dinner with him...


Please send Keith your warm wishes and lets all pray for a fast quick recovery...

Friday, August 18, 2006

Hi I'm Krys and I'm a Addict...

Hello I'm Krys and I'm an addict...

I been sober for 2 weeks. Every day it gets harder esp. when people keep giving me my fix. I open my mail and I find things crammed in the the far corners, I go meet up for coffee and I have people dropping baggies into my carry all...I find people selling it for far below street price...

That's right I'm a Yarn-A-Holic...

I have recieved over 20 balls of yarn, and I'm slowly trying to figure out things to do with it.

So far I cant wait to cast on for a pair of socks for DH...

How great is this Memories in Redwood Forrest from KnitPicks



and I got a lovely skien from Charles of his own dyeing called Forest Light. This is going to become something fo me...



I also have a few new balls of Opal *I love this stuff* and Genius...can we say felted bag!

Th eother things I'm wotkin gon I cant realy post pics of becasue the are gifts for some friends of mine. Mr. Stiles and Mr. Gentry to be exact but I can tell you that these to sexy bitchs are going to LOVE what they are getting!

So I bought read and LOVED Knitting Rules. Everyone should get this book it was jsut as funny to read as it gave goo dadvice about that boring scarf you been working on.

Well It's 5 am and I'm 'goin gto curl up and watching the rest of Diary of a Mad Black Woman.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sock Wars

So I signed up for Sock Wars I don't know WHY bu tI think it might just be fun...

I hope some people I know join in. There are 400 so far I think...That's alot of socks...


Well I hope idon't get killed too soon into the war

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Look its beginning to snow

Ok so I know its the middle of Aug but I'm starting to knit for the holidays...

I figured If I want to get everything done early is ALWAYS beter to start...

So far I know I want to make:
  1. Socks for a few people
  2. Tempting for my sister
  3. Baby Blanket for Nicks Sister Cashmere socks for me...hehe
  4. Afghan for my mother
But my first gift I'm making is for my friend Mr. Alan Gentry. He needs something to take his mind off work and so I decided to make something fun that he can use. I wont mention it here because he reads this blog, but I told him that if he keeps asking about it he is going to have Baaad JuJu and that is not a good thing to have...But I will keep you posted on his gift. And on the same page I think I'm going to make a quick gift for Mr. Stiles before he goes off on another show for the Cirque. When I figure out what it is I'll inform you all.

*sigh*

I have to get ready for work and await the new ep of Mosh knits. Hopefuly it posted sometime this week I do so love Miss Brooklynne Michelle's show.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

cheap Cashmere...what what?

I was reading Mister Gentry's blog today * as I do everyday* and a line caught my eye...

There is one thing we all have in common. We occasionally (or once a week, or every day, or every 45 minutes) geek out and show the world, via the internet, a little piece of our lives.


And I think that is a fair thing to say to everyone that takes the time to blog...

So I as cranking Mosh Knits...the greated podcast ever...and she Misstress Brooklynne Michelle was talking about a yarn designer and her stores on ebay and etsy... I looked her up and I wet myself...540 yards of Mernio for $30...and 100% cashmere for 30...yea im soooo getting some. Cashmere socks anyone???


in other news the international scarf exchange is up and going again. You beter believe I signed up for it...;-)

Well off to the grind...Later lovies!

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Frogs, RAK's and Belly Dancing

So I'm sad to say that I frogged my sock. You know that I HATE frogging ANYTHING, so the fact that I frogged this sock says somthing. I was using the pattern from A Good Yarn, a good book but the pattern was a little off center. It was a 5 needle pattern yet it didnt say how to divide them nor how to seperate them when doing ribbing. I might have to try it again later but right now I'm just putting that pattern aside.

Now to my RAK, I got a package from a friend from Knitty, containing:
  1. New DPN since the ones I'm using now got wrapped * I think im going to warp these too but ill try to loosen my grip lol*
  2. 2 skeins of memories from KnitPicks. Redwood Forest I do believe she sent me. I LOVE the colors and figured I'm going to make them into a pair of socks for DB *I use DH and DB interchangeably throughout this site but its the same person* for the fall. He's been nagging at me for 2 years now to make him a pair of socks and I'm tired of him stealing he ones I made for myself.
  3. A skein of Magic Stripes from Lion Brand, which I'm knitting on right now.
So I think I make out rather nice.

Last night DH and our friend Russ went out to eat at Greek Islands and it was rather nice, I mean what can you say about a place that has belly dancers, flamming cheese and people screaming "OPA!" every 5 minutes. Fun people and great food. There vegan selections aren't GREAT but they had enough that I will want to go back again sometime.

Well, I'm to finish this sock.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

the Frog that didn't happen

So after knitting with my brand new Opal and making the heal flap to a new pair of LOVERLY socks I realized something...

I was going to turn the heal but I didn thave enough stitches...

Where did my misseg stitches go you might ask. WELL...as it turns out I was knitting along minding my own and forgot to combine the stitches so I have 30 for my heal flap....

So After frogging back to the cuff (and for those that arnt familar with socks that was a few ours work sines im knitting on fucking toothpicks) and after trying to put the stitches back on and fighting not to frog the whole damn things, I was able to start the flap again...

BUt on beter news I'm loving this Opal. its not black like I thought it was, its a dark blue that fades to white in a few spots...Very loverly....

When I finish I'll be showing them off!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

I Am Not My Hair

I been jamming out to this song for months...I thought i would share it with you all!


Is that India.Arie? What happened to her hair?


Little girl with the press and curl
Age eight I got a Jheri curl
Thirteen I got a relaxer
I was a source of so much laughter
At fifteen when it all broke off
Eighteen and went all natural
February two thousand and two
I went and did
What I had to do
Because it was time to change my life
To become the women that I am inside
Ninety-seven dreadlock all gone
I looked in the mirror
For the first time and saw that HEY....


I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no no
I am not my hair
I ma not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

What'd she do to her hair? I don't know it look crazy
I like it. I might do that.
Umm I wouldn't go that far. I know .. ha ha ha ha

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of the century
Its time for us to redefine who we be
You can shave it off
Like a South African beauty
Or get in on lock
Like Bob Marley
You can rock it straight
Like Oprah Winfrey
If its not what's on your head
Its what's underneath and say HEY....

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no no
I am not my hair
I ma not this skin
I am a soul that lives within


Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?

Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend? Oooh

Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?

I am expressing my creativity..

Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
Took away her crown and glory
She promised God if she was to survive
She would enjoy everyday of her life ooh
On national television
Her diamond eyes are sparkling
Bald headed like a full moon shining
Singing out to the whole wide world like HEY...

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no no
I am not my hair
I ma not this skin
I am a soul that lives within


If I wanna shave it close
Or if I wanna rock locks
That don't take a bit away
From the soul that I got

If I wanna where it braided
All down my back
I don't see what wrong with that

Is that India.Arie?
Ooh look she cut her hair!
I like that, its kinda PHAT
I don't know if I could do it.
But it looks sharp, it looks nice on her
She got a nice shaped head
She got an apple head
I know right?
It's perfect.

Monday, July 31, 2006

All Finished...My First Pair of Socks

So I just finished my second sock EVER...

I think the pair look rather nice. And I SOO lucked out the balls both stripped in the same place so that was enough to make me happy in itself *tho non matchign socks would have been cute too...*





Now you must pardon me so I can go brag over on the knitXcore blog about how my stripes match ...lol

Well I'm off to break out my Opal...

plus I got 3 balls from my Sp I only used 2...and good one skein projects I can make with it that you know of?

Later lovies!

Friday, July 28, 2006

one down...one to go!

So Im an offical Sock Knitter!

Need proof?







Fist looking at the yarn that my SP sent me I I didnt care for the colors that much, but after knitting it up and seeing where they all fell I LOVE THEM!

I tweeked the pattern a little I shortened the calf...I'm more of a ankle sock guy really...

But I think it looks pretty nice for my first pair dont you?

DH tried to steal this sock actaully he tried it on and was like...this is nice...put is Birkenstock back on and tried to walk out..

I damn near had to tackle him to get it back!

I'll be starting the second one today...I think im going to get a new pair of needles I have a 5 set of number 1 babmboo and 'm scared that I'm going to snap them...they are already warping so if anyone have a pair of number 1's that they dont need you are more than welcome to send them my way!

In other news, I checked my mail yeterday and I and I found a LOVELY skein of Opal Sock yarn...



Isnt that sexy!

Then today I found these tucked away in the far corner of my mailbox...




I wonder what I'm going to find tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

the aftermath

So i got a email from Cathi (the LYS owner)...

Dear Krystofer,

I am so thankful you took the time to send me your thoughts. I can not begin to tell you how badly i feel about yesterday. I am sorry, and truthfully just sick about what happened. I left here feeling really bad, and very sad. As i told my family last night, that is the thing that the robber took from me....trust.

I am sure you were embarrassed, as was i. No, i don't see color of skin....and yes, you are right we did carry on a conversation about knitting....and i sensed that you were here with purpose. Then as i said, you seemed to be watching me more that looking at product and frankly that made me more that nervous. You see the guy who robbed the shop 18 months ago also had a lengthy conversation with me, i had seen him in the store before. So there you go.

I do apologize to you. I would like to get to know you better and help you make socks. Really i would. As a matter of fact i would like to offer you a Tuesday night knitting class on me. I thought about that last night and didn't even have your name or a way to contact you. So i thank you for giving me the opportunity to apologize and make you this offer. Perhaps when i get to know you better i will explain to you better about my former experience and maybe you will forgive my actions.
Please give me a call or drop in so that we can begin afresh.
Regards, Cathi


So I think I'm going to take her up on this offer. It wont be tomorrow or anything I work nights at Starbucks so knit night activities are kinda hard sometimes and I'm still working over the embarresment that the situation caused but hopefully we can meet up soon. Even if its just for a cup of coffee somewhere so we can just talk *and knit of course*...I might be able to do that sooner than go to her shop. I don't want to be around a large group of people if they are the same people that were in her shop yesterday I don't think I can handle the staring.

But I got a email starting her feels and saying she was sorry and that's all I really wanted out of all this.

Monday, July 24, 2006

LYS + sock patterns= public embarrassment

So I got a package frommy SP today full of sock making goodies, and after searching the net for a pattern I came up void. So I decide to drive to a LYS * which is 35 min away mind you* to see if they had any good patterns. So I got dressed. I'm looking cute I might say...Tight button shirt and pants and pants from H&M and my shoes were kicking...And I was rocking out my new scarlet hair *this is important for later...*

So I get there and notice its filled with knitters, and the owner was behind the counter and greeted me. We started having a conversation about the reason I was there...

*Scene*

Her: What brings you in today?

Me: Well a friend of mine just sent me a box full of goodies to make socks and I was wanting to look around at your sock area..

Her: GREAT! All that stuff is in this corner. What all did she send you?

Me: I have new needles and yarn...They yarn she gave me is super cute, but not really my style so I was going to learn on that and see if I can find some other colorways that I might like to knit with.

Her: Where did you learn to knit?

Me: I taught myself one night out of boredom and its kinda become more than a hobby. LOL

Her: What all have you made?

Me: A few hats, purses, a sweater or two...

Her: That's good. What kind of needles did you get?

Me: size 1, bamboo...I'm scared I might snap them when I'm knitting LOL

Her: LOL yea that does suck. Well, then I sell more needles so its ok...

*we laugh*

* I start looking thru the yarn till I have a question and turn to ask her about patterns at which point a family walked in and she started talking to them. So I quietly waited till she was done talking to them. Then after they were done she got a phone call so I waited till she was done on the phone...Looking over my shoulder to see if she was done now and again. Finally 4 cops showed up and started talking to her. Again I wait till she is done so I can ask her about sock patterns. I hear a few words of their conversation..."Red hair" and "Him over there" were the ones that got my attention.*

Cop: Will you step outside for me...

Me: Umm ok...

Cop: What brings you here today?

Me: I was hoping to find a sock pattern.

Cop: Do you have any weapons or drugs on you?

Me: *taken back* Ummm... I have a cell phone...

Cop: the reason we walked you out of here is because the woman inside said that she felt threatened with you in her store. She was robbed a bit ago and you being here made her feel uncomfortable.

Me: WHAT? I was looking thru sock yarn...Can I talk to her?

Cop: Sure we will see is she wants to talk to you

*a second cop goes in and starts talking to her*

Cop 2: She will be right out...

Cop 1: Do you have any id on you?

*hands him my D.L*

* Shop owner comes out*

Owner: the reason I did this was because I didn't feel comfortable with you in my store, I was just robbed and I when you walked in I felt this huntch that you're going to hit me again and my husband told me if I get those that I should act on them

Me: Yes but I have shopped here before, and I believe it was your daughter-in-law that served me because her husband was knitting in the back room.

Her: Well I didn't recognize you and so I called the cops.

Me: *shocked*

Her: You were looking at me more than the yarn...

Me: because I wanted to ask you a question about patterns. You were busy so I waited to talk to you.

Her: Oh...

Me: And your husband is the one that told me about your store. He seen me knitting at Starbucks and handed me cards and told me to come here and look at your stuff.

Her: umm...

Me: All I wanted was a stupid pattern...

Cop: This is a private shop if you would like him to leave we can see to it.

Her: No No its ok...He can stay. *she goes back inside*

Cop: Ok...Can you stay out here Krys we are still running your id thru the scanner.

*finally the cops let me go and I'm allowed to go back in. I walk in and all of the knitters are staying at me like I'm a criminal...*

Her: Here are some good patterns for beginners, an I was told that this is a GREAT book to have if you want to learn to knit...*hands me "Sensational Sock"*

Me: Yea I heard that was good too...

Her: These are nice too...*hands me some other patterns*

*after I realized what just happened I started shaking and could talk:

Her: Oh my...Your shaking...

Me: *looks up at her trying not to cry* I have to leave...I can't stay here...

*drops the patterns and hurries to the door before I start crying*

*End Scene*

so as soon as I left I collapsed on her front patio and started crying...I called DH, I couldn't talk he thought I was in a wreck at first....

After crying for a few min I was able to drive myself to work *Starbucks* and have a cup of coffee to sooth me...

I told my boss what happened and she couldn't believe it...

After I got home I sent this to the store owner via email...

Dear XxXxXxi * I hope that I show you spell your name*; First and foremost I would like to say that I am sorry you were robbed recently. Working in retail I have been held up a few times and I know that isn't a situation I would place anybody in. The reason I'm writing to you is that today you had 4 police officers take me out of your shop and question me. These questions included my purpose for being there and if I had any drugs or weapons on me. I have never fired a gun in my life so those questions were extremely offensive. You're husband is actually the one that told me about your store. He seen me knitting in Starbucks a few months ago and hand me a few cards and told me that I should stop by sometime, and I have but the times that I came in you weren't working and I believe the person that was said that she was your daughter-in-law. Another reason you never see me is because I usually go to Knitty Paws which is closer to me by around 10 - 15 min, I came into town just so I can go to your store. What I don't understand is when I walked in we talked about the supplies that I had i.e needle sizes and what they were made out of, and a few former projects of mine and I don't think some that was going to rob you would take the time to talk to you esp if you have a shop full of clients. I wasn't wearing baggy clothes or looked threatening in anyway. I'm hoping the reason you did what you did had nothing to do with my skin tone, and if it did I'm sorry...I'm sorry that you only seen color *skin as well as hair* and not the person that wanted to make his first pair of socks. When I walked back into your shop I was SOO embarrassed! This is the first time ANYTHING like this has ever happened to me. And what hurt me most was that you never once said that you were sorry. You explained why you did it but you never said that you were sorry about it. I don't like to interrupt people. So every time I was going to ask you something you were busy. I waited for you to finish the conversation you were having with the family that walked in after me. I waited till you got off the phone. I was even waiting to talk to you while the police were in there... Your web site says: Stop in, plan to stay a bit. Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet fellow fiber artists. Knit a friendship at Cottage Knits! I tried and all I got was public embarrassment. People staring at me like I was a criminal about to do something wrong. I hope you never have to feel like I did today. You seem like a nice woman and I would still like to frequent your shop from time to time. I just wanted to let you know how what you did today hurt and embarrassed me. I hope that I get some kind of apology after all this is said and done... Thank you, Krystofer Dixon



Did I over react or was this sooo uncalled for?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

WhiteTrash Drink Starbucks too...

WORK RELATED POST!!!

Scene

~Drive thru beeps~

Me: Thank you for choice the Starbucks of 46 my name Is Krys what can I make for you?

Juvenile Delinquent: Yes I want 2 caramel Frapacinos...And could you make those mocha based?

*Note*

We don't have mocha base so just coffee and creme. But I figure they wanted Mocha Caramel Fraps so that's what I charge them for...

*End Note*

Me: Sure I can do that...What size would you like?

J.D: OMFG! I want to fucking talls!

Me: *after catching myself* Ok....Two talls. I have 2 Tall Mocha Caramel Fraps with extra Drizzle, the total is XX.xx

*fast forward to my making the drinks with extra caramel drizzle and I'm handing the drinks out*

Me: I have your two 2 Tall Mocha Caramel Fraps with extra Drizzle.

J.D: *Look of disgust* These were suppose to have Mocha Drizzle....

Me: No, Mochas don't get drizzle, mocha Caramels get Caramel Drizzle...And all you asked for was extra drizzle

J.D: No I said I wanted Mocha...

Me: I'm sorry I will be happy to remake them for you

*takes drinks and walks away to take off the whipped cream and apply a new layer of Mocha drizzle*

J.D: WHAT THE FUCK IS YOU PROBLEM!

* turn to my supervisor*

Me: I don't get paid enough to care about this will you hand these out for me?

Super: Sure!

*Super walks to the window to hand out their drinks*

J.D: WTF Is his problem...?

Super: He doesn't have one.

J.D: He has a fucking attitude

Super: Well he was trying to figure out what you wanted...

J.D: I told Him what I wanted, and he had a fucking attitude...I'm a fucking customer...

Super: *cute her off* Yes you are...*closes drive thru window and walks off*

*End Scene*

Sometimes I want to hit something really hard...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Shop on Blossom Street

ok if I couldnt be a bigger nerd I talked a freind into buying The Shop on Blossom Street. This is a GREAT book I started reading it a few hours ago and im on chapter 24...

I cant wait to finish and grab the next book inthe series...

If my memory serves me right the next book is about woman in a sock class...

Since I'mm about to under take socks myself i figured it would make for a good read!


FIND THIS AND READ THIS!

and if you happen to have an extra copy of A Good Yarn PLEASE send it myway!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Yes even more...

I caught a bug... I made like 4 pairs of these so far...sad I know

before



After






I know im a geek!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Prevention is beter than a cure...

I have a new motto for life...

If you're thirsty, a drink will cure it, if you're not, a drink will prevent it.

Prevention is better than a cure.

Amen to that...

So who wants a drink?

Sunday, July 9, 2006

My First DPN project...

So I did it!

Plumpy you will be SOOO proud of me...

I was playin gwith my DPN and it clicked and i figured out what I was doing...

and now I have a set of arm warmers to call my own...

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I think they look cute on my...

I will learn socks soon I SWEAR!

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

All performers are disabled. It's unbelievable that all dancers are deaf, they can't hear the big applause.


Sunday, July 2, 2006

Pasta with a Side of Pain

So I'm all blistery and soar...NO this isnt a new addition to my STD collection...

last Wed I was making pasta and I spilt 6 gallons of boiling water on my arms and chest...

So umm yea after screamin, showering to cool down my skin, and collapsing on the bed bear ass naked in front of the window wishing for a breeze I came out of it with a few blisters on my wrist and my chest (tho I have a HUGE birth mark looking thing on my chest)...they are starting to pop but im using the bottle of h2ocean...I figure chicks LOVE scars so this will just take me on step closer to being the chick magnet that God wanted me to be in the first place...

and besides everyone likes a hot scar with a story to go with it...

I'm kinda tender but I am applying burn ointment to it so I think I should be ok...

*sigh*

why do I feel like a poached egg?

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I'm Drunk and loving it!

So I'm setting here in Chicago enjoying PRIDE in Chicago and ihave to say I'm having a BLAST....Mr. Gentry is SOOO lovely...

I LOVE YOU ALAN!!!!

We are taking a break from boystown so we can run home then we are going rightback there here in a few min so we can all get our nasties on...

There is something to say about getting drunk in a fun city with two SEXY ASS BOYS in the middle of Chicago...

If ytou havnt had the fun o fthis I suggest that you do it soon. If you havnt been to PRIDE you canhave your own at home If you are PROUD to be who you are. Be it gay, straight or everything between then I say throw yourself a party!

If you are a supproter of gay rights, or just a fag hag you have every right to stand up and throw a PRIDE bash!

say it with me...

I'm PROUD of me!

ifyou are gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, WHATEVER!

If you are happy with who you are then I say CELEBRATE with us tonight!

Well I'm going to go drink more with my two LOVELIES Nick and Alan...

Talk at you soon!

Love you always

~Krystofer~

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

Ok I'm sooo wanting to see this movie. The book is SO GREAT...

now its a movie!



I'm such a geek its sad..

On a lighter note I leave for Chicago in 1 hour...


I wonder how much trouble I am going to get into while im there. I have learned that it doesnt pay to worry about things that are doomed to happen. It's best to just let it unfold :-p

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

TransAmerica

GO WATCH THIS MOVIE!

Here is a fun little clip



now after that if you still don't want to see this then you are messed up. This was such a surprising movie...

plus then you have Miss Dolly singing the theme song...And when asked why she gave a song to the movie her responce was and I quote:
" If I was born a man I would HAVE to be a drag queen because I am far to glamorous"



Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I felted soap!

these are from my phone so sorry that they aren't that great... but I did it non the less..



and this one...



I think the turned out rather nice...I cant wait to make some more lol

That little bit of orange and yellow you see is a soap i bought when i just had the idea of doing this.

But I'm off to make a few more bars :-p

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Sunday, June 4, 2006

The things I will do for the animals...

So I was popping around youtube.com and I ran into a guy I know...

Mr. Mike Brazell is a freind of mine that works for PETA and if you ask me a pretty good looking guy. *hmm maybe its becasue its all the veggie he eats...*



So after talking to him I decided that I MUST do the make out tour when he gets back to indy with him...

Anything to help hose poor animlas and if I have to make out with Mike to do it then I guess I will have to grin and bare it...

*applies lip gloss and starts pucking up*

did I mention he's a body builder?



isnt he cute in his little cow costume?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

how cute

I never knew you could do this...

I just send Nick out to get me some chead soap from CVS lol



felted soap who knew?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

true beauty

I LOVE this campain. I seen the first comercial during the Superbowl...




I'm such a geek I totally cried when I seen it!

I think i get it becasue growing up * and still today* I get bogged down becasue to be beautiful you have to fit a sterotype of the hunky white Ken doll and lets face it umm I'm not and it still kinda gets to me...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

has anyone ever..

ok so I think I want to enter this years county fair in knitting/needle work. Has anyone ever done this before? What kind of things did you make?

I'm tryng to think of some ideas about what I want to make but I have no idea...I was thinking maybe a throw...

Ideas anyone?

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Fur Coat

Random Qoute of the day:

Fur Protestor: Do you know how many poor animals they had to kill to make that coat?

Margo Brofman
: Know how many rich animals I had to fuck to get this coat?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Walkie talkie what?

I had to post this video...



All I can think is that must have taken alot of work and yarn...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Am I weird?

So i am totally crushing onthe new Mac...and I'm not talking about the computer...well not in the since you might think.

Here watch this:



So umm yea.

Well it could be worse I could have a crush on PC. LOL. Ick

STRIKE THAT!

Friday, May 12, 2006

RECLAIM IT!

Cunt is an English slang word that refers to the human female genitals. It is considered by some to be the one of the most offensive words in the English language...

That's why I turned it into a handbag.



My mom gave me the idea for this actually. My Step father called her a cunt one night during an argument. And after my mom told me about it I thought, why not go with it?

Just like Bitch, some words need to be reclaimed.

If some guy gets pissed off because you are a powerful, strong, independent woman and he calls you a Cunt to make him feel better about himself, then smile and say THANK YOU!

Monday, May 8, 2006

Bruiser

After yet another beating from Nick I picked myself up from the kitchen floor I thought up this cute bag.



I think the name (and its insperation) does it justice dont you?

Strange melancholy

I'm suffering from a strange melancholy today. I think it boils down to the whole I'm the only brown face in a sea of white...

and I'm kinda tired of it...

on a lighter note:

Friday, May 5, 2006

no words...






Who the hell though this up?

So i finished a bag and im working on my 3rd back inthe past 2 weeks. LOL Sad I know but I'm getting into the who fair isle felting thing...

More on this as the situation develops

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Celtic Knot Bag

I finished it...

I think it turned out cute. I see if I can make another ond but as a messenger bag for myself.



Super Kawaii huh...

Thursday, April 27, 2006

so sad...

Am I the only one that finds this cute and sad at the same time?



Add one more reason for my Vegan-ness

Friday, April 21, 2006

New Wrap...

We'll I finished this wrap for a girl I work with. I think it turned out pretty nice...Sorry the pics look like Shite tho...





I used a basic open stitch pattern and added a simple twist and 2 skiens of some cotton I have stashed away and POOF and twisted wrap.

When i give it to Shannon I'll take a pic so you can see what it looks like when its being worn...

Monday, April 17, 2006

The Colors SPOT, The Colors!

So i splurged and bought some egg dye...

ok it was more than a splurge i went to 3 places to find some finally ending at the Dollar Store where I bought them ount * 34 boxes to be percise* and now I have a nice collecetion of egg dyes to use this coming year with future projects...



After trying walmart, Jay C, and GoodWill I fianlly grabbed soem at the Dollar Store for 50 cents apeice...and no to mention having some pretty strange looks from other patrorns and the check out clerk. She gave in and asked what Iw as doing with all of them and I wanted to say something like "I'm building a bomb t pain this place pretty pastels..." But I stuck with "Yarn dying".

I think my first thought woul dhave been beter.

hmm..

I'm wondering what all i can find on ebay...

*wonders off*

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Stitches or Bust!

So I got my info about Stitches Midwest in the mail and I figured out the classes I want to take...I'm debating if I should get the tickets to the fashion show and stuff...is it worth it...If you been before please tell me if its worth the money...

Now here comes the hard part...Finding the money to go. no one informed me how $$$ it is...*gasp*

I know i live in a bubble but I am hell bent on going. If anyone would like to send me to stitches feel free to hit up the donataion button at the bottom of my blog *wink*

I am looking for cute buttons for my sweater...I cant find over sized black ones anywhere...if you know where I can find some do tell...

Thursday, April 6, 2006

my belated b-day gift

So I got my birthday gift from my mom last night...from last year. But I can't be upset about it because look at it...



How can I get pissed off getting it a year late :-p

Sunday, April 2, 2006

mmmm

I wish I had one of these to clean with...you can thank Mr. Gentry for this...



enjoy!

I'm almost done with my seater...WOOHOO pics soon!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

My new project...

I'm starting my first sweater this week...

I ordered the yarn so when it comes in im diving into it...



but in black and charcoal...

I think it would be cute the pattern is here for those that want to make one with me hehe

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006

His and His Ipod Cozies

So I was shopping around on Apple.com and I fell in love with the ipod socks then I seen the price :o nonononono

So I decied to do my own instead....

Theirs


Mine...


I don't know about you but i think mine is alot cuter....

for some weird reason I cant get photos to load up...hmm...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

new bag

I finished my FIRST EVER FELTING PROJECT!

This was for the KAL plumpy started...

I only felted a pair of slippers before this but that was a "I wonder what it will look like" thing but this was my first true felting project...And I think it turned out CUTE! I changed my mind about the cables but here are the finished pics of it...your thoughts?



I think its cute...

And here is the best part...



how cute is that LOL...

That's right that's my label...WOOHOO!

See plumpy I can felt with the bes of them!