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


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...