Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm ALIVE!

Okay so I bet you are all sitting on pins and needles wondering where the hell I'm at...WELL get a cup of your fav drink ready *I would make sure it has a mini umbrella in it* cause you are in for a fun treat of a blog entry...


On Living:

So as most of of you know i was/am looking for a room of my very own. So I was searching Craig's List with a come looking for a deal. Finally I found somoething and emailed the guy. He asked me over to see the room, and being the carefull person tah I am I suggested that we meet first to see if we wouldnt wan to kill each other and THEN we could go look at the place....

So we are setting at Modern Tea each with a pot of our own custom tea blend...we talk for 30 min and he seemed cool so i was all up for seeing the room. I ran to the bathroom and came back and finished my tea and told him that I had toget my back from my house before we head to look at the apt. he said thatwas fine and I could see my place fromthe tea shop anyway...so we headed over and when I got to my gate I blacked out.....

I woke up 3 hours later on the floor with my dooor open. he stole 2 laptop, watch, wallet (and the money I was going to give him incase I did want the place), an my Ipod....

When I went to the hospital they said that I had a HUGE dose of GHB in my system and surprised I didnt O.D....

But I'm still alive :-)

On Work:

I am nolonger at the Post St store...So all you stockrs need to update my work address, I moved to the big show over on Powell. It's CRAZY over there I'm jumiing from a store with 25 people to 145 and I have my own department....It's kinda crazy but fun. I'm also training to become a Visual, which would totally rock. There is a waiting list to be one in the city, so if I were to become one I would probly move again BUT since this isnt going to happen over night I can stay and enjoy the city.

We had the launch of the Comme des Garçons line, it lasted a whopping 5 min and we were sold out....L.A sold out in 13 Min...People were waiting in line to buy stuff starting at 3pm the day before...and yes I was one of them. I wanted my slice of Comme des Garçons too! I was 3rd in line but since I was broke I was able to snab a few bottles of the perfume/cologne which smells awesum..kinda has a hint of black pepper in it...totally awesume. Elke was able to snab one of the hard to get dress they released only 10 were sent to america and my store grabbed 5 of them. She has posted on ebay and I beleive has sold if for over 5K...Yea No joke...

oh.... I have to run right now think of thisas part one!

LATA!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My 3rd and Finally SP package...And my roomie lol

I was SOOOOO excited when I got this... I about wet myself when I seen it waiting for me SQUEEE

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm giving away a $100 WHAT?

In case you don't remember I was giving a way a huge yarn stash a few months ago to help raise money for Aids Life Cycle....

If you odont know what ALC is please check out their page...

Aids Life Cycle


Well I'm doing it again...instead of one huge basket I'm giving away GC to online stores and gift baskets...that way you can CHOOSE YOUR OWN PRIZES...

I know great idea huh...

well in case your interested here is how it works....

I will have a drawing at the end of each month, and I will pick from EVERYONE that has donated for that month....

Each donation of $10 gets you into the drawing...

Since its so late this month I wont pick a name till the end og Oct...and since its a month and a bit longer than normal ill make sure that you get a bit more than $100 this time around...

To donate just go to:

Donate HERE

and click the donate to Krystofer link....

I just figured with holiday knitting coming up who wouldn't like a chance at free yarn LoL

I was able to raise over $7,530 doing this last year and my goal this yea is $10K and will all your help i know I can reach it!

Octobers Gift Certificate will be for:

Knit Picks


Good Luck...AND THANK YOU!

And in case you want to ride with me...the are taking online registrations....


Register HERE


Registration closes at 2500 and the already have 1500 so HURRY

Monday, September 29, 2008

take notes...

How to Be a Bad-Ass Knitter

1. Knit whatever the hell you want . . . whenever you want.
2. Buy as much yarn (and books and needles etc.) as you want, whenever the hell you want.
3. Never, ever, apologize for knitting.
4. Never, ever, apologize because you think something you knit isn't "good" enough.
5. Never, ever, apologize about how you knit: right-handed, left-handed, or with your toes!
6. Traditional knitting is timeless.
7. Display your stash with pride!
8. You don't have to follow a pattern exactly -- make changes if you wanna.
9. Never apologize for knitting cat/dog hair into your sweater. It's all the warmer!
10. Whenever a non-knitter asks you a stupid question, remember that you carry long, sharp sticks.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Re: Quick Post/Folsom goodness

So. . . .you're saying that San Fran is no more accepting of the makeup/unusual hair thang than Indianapolis was?

To answer your question Mr. Annon...No it has NOTHING to do with San Fran. I was referring to the messages I get on Youtube. San Francisco is great, I just got back from the Folsom Street Fair...Let me just say its not for the faint of heart. But it was soo much fun.

If you don't know what the fair is let me give yo a bit of a run down...

The Folsom Street Fair is a true San Francisco. Over 400,000 people in attendance covering 13 city blocks, the Fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in California.

And its just a few blocks from my house...

SQUEEEEE :-p

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don't people WORK in this city....

I work a full time job, but my hours are always crazy...like today I had to be in at 7 but im off at noon....This is most people on San Francisco. This is why when I'm out in my neighborhood park relaxing and knitting there are no less than 50 people doing the same, okay maky not the knitting part, but you get the idea LOL

Let alone if I was at Dolores Park where the daily afternoon crowed are all having picnics, breaking open some wine, pass around a joint, or just sun bathing....*insert photo of said park...*



As you can see this is a great spot to lounge and view the city...

San Franciscans make time to enjoy days like this, its a great way to unwind and relax mid week or just have a nice lnch break from work....

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Sock Preview

So after my monkey fiasco i started working on these...

My Anti-Monkeys AKA Calpernia



I think they are turning out great dont you

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fierce Bitch *finger Snap*

I love Sister Unity....

She posted the best video yesterday, and I just wanted to share it with you ;-)

Friday, September 5, 2008

My Angry Sock

Okay im still fucking mad...but this means my designing is onthe right track.....right?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Irish Hiking Scarf

I'm like a machine...

So my boss wanted a new scarf, so i went out and bought yarn in in less than 24 hours look what I made ;-)



Yea thats an Irish Hiking Scarf....I hope he likes it, it was my day off knitting....yea you read that right my DAY off knitting... I tend to knit fast LoL

Nothing like spending a day in my fav cafe, Cafe Flor'e in San Fran and knitting....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

new FO

I finshed my Lady E.....



I think it turned out great dont you....

I was kinda pissy when i fnished i found one more ball my the yarn i used...but oh well right ;-)

Now to move on to my next project....*ponders what it will be*

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A boy Deconstructed

Lookie...me getting ready for work...yea i though tthis video was never going ot happen i couldnt get my movie maker to work...but then i figured out what was fucking up and POOF a new video of me... ENJOY!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Pattern: Simple Elegance

I decided that since this is a big move for me I would celebrate by giving you guys a new pattern....;-)

I have had lots of questions about the wedding shawls that I was making for a friend of mine so i figured now would be a good time to share one of them with you...

This is a pretty easy...so if you are new at lace consider this since its only 16 row repeat....I know 16 sounds long but then every other row is purl so its really only 8...:-)

Okay are you all ready...Then Lets Begin:

Simple Elegance



(Close Up)


What you need:

Yarn: I used 2 skiens of Alpaca Cloud from Knit Picks in the Sunlight Heather color way, but any lace weight will work.

Needles 5 us or 3.75 mm

Guage isn't a big thing here since you can block it out pretty easily...

NOTE: there is a 3 stitch garter stitch border that IS NOT wrote out, so be sure you knit the beginning and the ending 3 stitches each row

Cast on: 97

Work 5 rows in garter stitch.

Row 1: K1, *k2tog, K4, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K1; repeat from * till end of row

Row 2 and every other even row: Purl

Row 3: K1,* K2tog, K3, (yo,K1) twice, ssk, K1, repeat from * till end of row

Row 5: K1, *K2tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 7: K1, *K2tog, (K1, yo) twice, K3, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 9: K1, *K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K4, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 11: K1, *K2tog, (K1, yo) twice, K3, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 13: K1, *K2tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 15: K1, *K2got, K3, (yo,k1) twice, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 16: Purl

and repeat these 16 rows....

And if you have any questions feel free to email me ;-)

Ok START KNITTING!

And if you like this pattern all I ask is that you donate a few dollars to Aids Life Cycle. This link will be updated every year with my new cycling number so when ever you find this pattern you will be able to donate to the current ride! I myself have been fight HIV/AIDS for roughly 5 years but luckily I have never had to use any services. But others aren't that lucky...So anything you can give would be awesome! thanks.

www.tinyurl.com/mgd9bs

I made it in one peice

I made it... I'mhere in San Fran and loving all of it. I was sooo freaked that I was actaully getting on a plane to com e out here but when i got off the plane and see Chave I knew that this was the right choice, if anything i can move somewhere else. But I'm working at my new store, I picked up a job doing 2 peoples books once a week...and Im knitting like a fool. Chave wants me to start selling my stuff round the city. So we are thinking up fun ideas and stuff....

funny story...

I was setting outside of our apt sipping coffee on the front steps and the car backs out of the garage and sees me fixing/reappying my makeup and she gets out and was like "Hey!"... I looked up to see what she wanted and the next words out of her mouth made me choke on the Soy Latte I was trying to sip..."I love the fact that you are doing your make up here in the street corner! I am a makeup whore *removes her sunglasses* See, I put on fake lashes just so i can get lunch...Just wanted to say that you make me happy...Lata!"

yea...thats been my week pretty much since i got here lol

Thursday, July 17, 2008

gender bender

Okay, I just had a VERY LONG discusion with agirl about why I like to wear makeup…

I told her it WASNT a gay thing, I wear it becasue I like it…which brought up the topic of gender, and I told her that gender DOES NOT determain sexual prefrence, or even that it determines what sex you are…

Gender is between your eays and sex is between your legs…And they DO NOT go hand in hand.

I know some VERY “femine” men that are 100% straight and some masc. females that are 100% straight…

GENDER is NOT what sex you are or which sex you like…

I think of myself as genderqueer or genderfluid.

I’m a boy that wears makeup, girls clothes, but im am not a drag queen, of do I want to be a girl…this is just WHO I AM…

Gender is a social standing….with out society there wouldn’t be gender.

Gender is not a box you can check, there is no black and white area when it comes to it. its all gray. It’s a spectrum baside on everyone.

your thoughts?

I leave you with the lovely xXxMichealJamesXxX

Friday, July 11, 2008

Interview on the Ave...

oh where could it be...

I just dropped alot of minoey on some new makeup and what do i do...being the savant you all know and love...

I LOOSE HALF OF IT...

Okay, "loose" is a strong word...more like temporaly misplaced...see that sounds SOO much beter doesnt it ;-)

I have been looking for this lipgloss for 45 min. MUCH TO LONG for a little bottle of lip pigment if you ask me.

But anywhooo...

2 weeks from today is my last day in my store...SQUEEEE...its slowly growning nearer to my departing date and I'm getting antsy...I have pretty much everything in order plus I found out that I'm getting $400+ back on my stimulus check so thats even beter..here's hoping i get it sooner rather than later!

I have been talking to Miss Chave and this is going to be fun...And no Jason, I havnt forgotton about you! You two beter show me a good time either monday night or tuesday!

What have I forgot...hmmmm...*scans entry quickly...*

OHHHH YES.....Today is my lovely Sisters Bday!

Leslie-Ann Jones was born today and we are still feeling the quake of that day...

This young lass turns 22 today...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

THIS....IS....CHAVE!

Ladies and Gelly Spoons...this is Chave at the Dyke March in San fran...

isnt she GREAT!

http://tinyurl.com/4dvk4q

you know you love her!

Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm moving

Okay...So as most of you know I have been moving ALOT this year...well Here I go again...

I'm moving to San Francisco...

I know, right!!!

I got back from the ride and decied I have to live there, I'm kinda tired of Indy so I booked my flight told work, which they thought I was joking itll I told them I had a store picked out and that they said it would be okay for me to transfer.

And now I'm just waiting for the 28 to get here so I can fly out.

Am I going to miss Indy, well YEA but I'm 24 and I think this is the best time to do any serious things like this. I will never know if I woul dhave liked it or not if I don't go. So deep breathe all...Thisis going to be a VERY bumpy ride!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Haroo Haroo

Where are your arms that held me tight? Harooo, Harooo
When first you wne to join the tight? Harooo, Harooo
Where are your arms that held me tight when first went to join the fight
and we will never more share the night

Johny I hardly I hardly knew ya...

They're rolling out the drums again, Harooo Harooo
They're rolling out the drums again, Harooo Harooo
They're rolling out the drums again,
They are stirrin gup the boys and men,
And I feel we wil never see the end...

Johny I hardly knew ya...




BRING THEM HOME!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Indy Pride...

So I think I might skip out of pride a bit this year...



Spending the last week with 3000 people covered in glitter, fethers, sequins, pasties, red dresses, abba playing from rest stops, dancing all over the state of california, hotties in nothing but bikini's (men and women i might add), indianapolis Pride somehow is leaving me wanting...


And to my SP:

What's your favorite summertime drink?

Well besides Ice Tea which is just fucking awesum, I LOVE Mimosas...its a great drink all day till you go to a evening party, you can lounge with them, have them for brunch...they just rock!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

HERO CREED

• I have risen before dawn in this fight against AIDS• I’ve rallied family, friends and strangers to support me in this fight• I’ve spent mornings, afternoons and weekends training for those who can’t• I have spent hundreds of dollars on equipment, clothing and energy bars• I have learned hand signals, how to clip in, and the importance of stopping at every stop sign• I have yelled “Car Up!,” “Car Back!,” and “On Your Left!” approximately one million times• I have raised thousands of dollars to support the well being of someone else’s life• I have learned that if I don’t talk about HIV, to prevent it from spreading, who will?• I will stand in line with my closest friends for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and to use the bathroom• I will ride side by side with them for the same cause• I will spend a week sleeping in a tent, eating in a tent, and showering in a truck• I will make over two thousand new and interesting friends while raising public awareness of HIV/AIDS• I will laugh out loud and cry with them• I will dedicate a week of my life to improve someone else’s• I will do things with my body I did not think I could do• I will boldly show the world how strongly I believe in this cause• I will ride my bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise awareness and money in the fight against HIV/AIDS• I am a California AIDS/LifeCyclist• I am a HEROHeroes Talk about HIV/AIDS

Secect Pal 11 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I love ALL fibers...I have to say that I'm not a big an of red heart but Ihave been known to use it when push comes to shove...

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

right now They are in my Betty Boop Lunch box, well my Circs are in there packages and stowed there...I dont have many straights since I lost alot of them in the many moves I had this year...

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

for around 3 years. I taught myself with a learn to knit kit and I think I would be a intermediate/advanced knitter...I hate to label myself becasue I just knit what I want, be it hard or not

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? I do, but I cant find the link right now but there is a link somewhere around my blog

5. What's your favorite scent?
mmmm I'm open to anything really

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

ANY CANDY...really...I'm not picky onthis topic lol

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I keep wanting to learn how to spin, buti did get a new sewing maching for Krysmas that i still need to break out!

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Indy, alternative....

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? blue, red, blac, I'm just not a big fan of pastels

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I am renting a house with some other people but thy all have dogs, but im dog free *sniff*

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear scarves ALOT and hats when I can find where I put them

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks and lace... I LOVE them and I dont really know why

13. What are you knitting right now? a simple scarf and about to cast on a new lace shawl

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? OF COURSE

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? All of the above

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? I had a winder but again got lost in the moves

17. How old is your oldest UFO? only a few months,all my other ones have been sent to the frog pond

18. What is your favorite holiday? umm...my birthday...but if that doesnt count, HALLOWEEN!

19. Is there anything that you collect? hmmm...not anymore

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? OMg sad to say I'm not subscribed to anything...

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? YES I AM lol I have a ten inch foot

23. When is your birthday? Feb 18

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pete is a Sex God!

okay, so I LOVE Pete Burns...always have. I love the fact he doesnt give a shit and changes his face when ever he wants, or gets bored with it...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New tattoo

So I decided its time for a new tattoo and I LOVE this lyric...I'm trying to find a great font to write it in...I want something that looks like old script, any ideas? Maybe like a old ink well pen...hmmmm

And I want to get this going down side


Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Alegria
Come un pazzo gridare
Alegria
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena,
Seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia


Translation:

Alegria
I see a spark of life shining
Alegria
I hear a young minstrel sing
Alegria
Beautiful roaring scream
Of joy and sorrow,
So extreme
There is a love in me raging
Alegria
A joyous,
Magical feeling

...

Update I found the font I want and here is a preview of the font...thoughts?

Friday, May 16, 2008

WE DID IT

Number of donations…
133

Total raised
$5,033

CRAZY GUYS! you are AMAZING!!!!!

You have no idea how happy I am right now…I could just POOP! Well not right here…that would be kinda messy! But I cant believe in just under 2 weeks we raised 5K…

I think this is going to have to be a yearly giveaway to make mad moneys for the ride LOL...

for all of you that havnt donated yet feel free to still give all you want, I dont have the drawing till the 28, so you still have a chance to enter!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Proud of my geek flag

Ok...So I have alittle secret...I a HUGE X-files fan. I love Sci-Fi twisty stuff like that...plus it doesnt hurt that David Duchovny is fucking adorable...

I know I'm a geek...don't judge me...

But the reason I say this is becasue a freind of mine is giving me her entire X-Files series on DVD because she is moving and is trying to get read of alot of things that she doesnt need/want/watch...

I am rather excited over this...

And after watching a few of them last night I have to ask the all im portant question...

David Duchovny why wont you love me?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Cardigan!

I am currently working on Kumo...Its not to badk just ALOT of St. stitch...I have the back done and working on the right front know...

I wanted a cute sweater to wear around camp, and I wanted it to be a cardigan and after searching thru a few sites I re-found Kumo. I broke out all that Adrienne Vittadini I got for a buck a ball down at Mass Ave, and started into it...Of course its black :-p

I'm still trying to decied if I want to keep or change out the back motif...hmmmm

I'm Dup. Stitching it on either way so I have till I finish the thing to decide what I want to do with it...

Pics as soon as I find my Digi Cord!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Orange...sure!

All cleanedup and colored for the ride...we are adding red to it next week, for some reason two days ago we had a full bottle of red, we locked it up in the salon came back 2 days later and someone used it leaving us with the empty bottle...but still there will be red in this soon untill then, orange is the color for the day!







Song of the day...

AMERICAN BOY by Estelle...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

my jam...

I have no idea but I have this on HEAVY play right now...



Its such a fun song...and it makes me think of the times I spend in the clubs with my freinds...

God I'm in the mood to go dancing!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I'm giving away my Yarn Credit

So I work ay my LYS and she pays us with yarn…so since I have been knitting alot of things I already had the yarn for my credit is getting kinda high…$150 from last night and I was thinking that I might just have to raffle this off…

how it would work is the winner will send me a list of their fav yarns/colors/weights/needles/things they need/fibers you want to roll around in i.e cashmere…whatever and if we have it in shop its YOURS!

its $10 a entry and all the money is going toward the Aids Life Cycle, which I’m biking out here in around 28 days to do…

Incase you dont know the ride is 555 miles and it is to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. And every bit you can spare to help bight this horrible plague the beter…plus one of you is going to get a free shopping spree ;-)

Quick Facts…

WORLD:
• An estimated 2.5 million people will become infected with HIV this year.
• More than 20 million have died from AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning.
33 million currently live with HIV, including 2.5 million children.
• 95% of those living with HIV reside in developing nations,
predominately Africa.
• 50% of those living with HIV are women, 80% of whom are married or
with one partner.
• For every person starting antiretrovirals, 3 go without,
and 3 more become infected.

CALIFORNIA
• An estimated 9,000 Californians will become infected with HIV this year.
• Approximately 85,600 have died of AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning.
160,000 currently live with HIV.
• California ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases, surpassed
only by New York.
• 73% of all HIV/AIDS cases occur among gay and bisexual men.
(Far exceeding 59% nationally.)
• Although African-Americans comprise only 6.75% of the state, they account
for 19% of those living with HIV/AIDS.

SAN FRANCISCO
• An estimated 1,000 people in San Francisco will become infected with
HIV this year.
• Approximately 18,400 have died of AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning.
18,700 currently live with HIV.
• 90% of new infections are among gay and bisexual men.
• Gay men who use methamphetamine are 2-4 times more likely to be
HIV-positive.
• Although African-Americans comprise only 9.6% of the city’s population,
they account for nearly 21% of those living with HIV.
LOS ANGELES
• An estimated 2,000 people in Los Angeles will become infected with
HIV this year.
• Nearly 30,000 have died in Los Angeles of AIDS since the epidemic’s
beginning. An estimated 58,000 currently live with HIV.
• Nearly 46% of California’s total cumulative HIV/AIDS diagnoses have
occurred in Los Angeles.
• 71% of those living with AIDS are gay or bisexual men.

UNITED STATES
• An estimated 53,000 Americans will become infected with HIV this year.
• Approximately 550,000 have died of AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning.
1.2 million currently live with HIV, including 10,000 children. 25% are
unaware of their status.
• Half of all new infections occur in individuals 25 years old or younger.
• African Americans, although comprising only 12% of the population,
account for 50% of new infections.
• In general, racial and ethnic minorities account for 64% of those living with
HIV, and 72% of AIDS deaths.

So what do you think…

all you ahve to do is go donate HERE which is my riding homapage, and make sure you leave a not stating that you are from ravelry so I know who is elegible for the credit…

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Spring has Sprung

So everywhere I look things are in bloom...case in point this is my new street...
*oh yea I'm moving so great is that*

and a close up of one the the trees...


yea flowers...Spring is finally here...

AND not to mention spring he here...but also elections...




That bus has been here for 3 days...Eletion Express bus...to inform the country about how Indianapolis is handling the elections this year...*sigh*...microscope anyone?





But ona lighter note the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting art exhibit is in town so of course I worked it opening day...and took fun quick pics of a few of my fav peices...


These sweaters are made by a woman from Bloomington...YAY for HOOSIERS!



I LOVE this dress, its made out of 800, $1 bills ...its worth $20,000 who wants to buy it for me?









Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Cycling Buddy...

Hey everybody! I have great news... I have a cycling buddy!





His name is Patrick and he came all the way over from the UK to do the ALC with me. I know isnt that GREAT! Not only that but he is going to have his own blog for the ride. When we get everything worked out I will give you the addie ;-)





Ok let me find a pic of him...


Okay so Patric is a bit older than most of the riders. He said he stopped counting his birthdays after his 211th but like most Gnomes they reach their prime at 300 so I think he is going to be in GREAT shape..

Well everyone keep a look out for us in the next few weeks. We have to start getting everything ready for the ride ;-)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

funky town

For some reason I have just been in a complete emotional funk the past few weeks, and I cant seem to shake it. You would think that I 'm doing good at work, picking up a job at the LYS and being less that a month away from ALC7 *have you donated yet* I would be on the moon...but I'm not...

So I figured I could do something more...that might help me out. So i bought Knitting for Peace. I LOVED this book and im glad I finally got it. But I cant stop crying when i read it...

case in point...

i was reading about mother bear project its a charity where you knit teddy bears and send them to children in africa that lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and more than likly they have it too...this little girl lost her parents then found out she was positive at school they teased her and made her life hell she told the teacher that her only freind was this bear that she got from the project when she died they made sure she was burreid with that bear...

Now how the hell am i suppose to knit when i have stories like that making me...well all leaky?

Monday, April 21, 2008

My hair...



My hair changes a lot, and I'm happy with that. I'm getting really tired of people telling me that I should go back to by natural black haair...or that my hair is to fucked up...ok first of all my natural hair IS NOT BLACK he a mix of brown and red, thanks to my VERY irish mother! so please leave the color of my hair alone..

Second its MY hair not yours, if I want to shave it off and leave chunks that make me look like a cancer patient then SO BE IT...

FUCK OFF!













Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Silent Prayer

A list of the victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech:

Killed:
_ Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, of Saugus, Mass., according to his mother, Lynnette Alameddine.
_ Christopher James Bishop, 35, according to Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, where he helped run an exchange program.
_ Brian Bluhm, 25, a civil engineering graduate student, according to an announcement by the Detroit Tigers and friends. He had previously lived in Iowa, Detroit and Louisville, Ky.
_ Ryan Clark, 22, of Martinez, Ga., biology and English major, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.
_ Austin Cloyd, an international studies major from Blacksburg, Va., according to Terry Harter, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Champaign, Ill., where Cloyd and her family lived before moving to Blacksburg.
_ Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, a French instructor, according to her husband, Jerzy Nowak, the head of the horticulture department at Virginia Tech.
_ Daniel Perez Cueva, 21, killed in his French class, according to his mother, Betty Cueva, of Peru.
_ Kevin Granata, age unknown, engineering science and mechanics professor, according to Ishwar K. Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department.
_ Matthew G. Gwaltney, 24, of Chester, Va., a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, according to his father and stepmother, Greg and Linda Gwaltney.
_ Caitlin Hammaren, 19, of Westtown, N.Y., a sophomore majoring in international studies and French, according to Minisink Valley, N.Y., school officials who spoke with Hammaren's family.
_ Jeremy Herbstritt, 27, of Bellefonte, Pa., according to Penn State University, his alma mater and his father's employer.
_ Rachael Hill, 18, of Glen Allen, Va., according to her father, Guy Hill.
_ Emily Jane Hilscher, a 19-year-old freshman from Woodville, according to Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy, a family friend.
_ Jarrett L. Lane, 22, of Narrows, Va., according to Riffe's Funeral Service Inc. in Narrows, Va.
_ Matthew J. La Porte, 20, a sophomore from Dumont, N.J., according to Dumont Police Chief Brian Venezio.
_ Henry J. Lee, also known as Henh Ly, 20, a first-year student majoring in computer engineering from Roanoke, Va., according to Oakey's Funeral Service in Roanoke.
_ Liviu Librescu, 76, engineering science and mathematics lecturer, according to Puri.
_ G.V. Loganathan, 51, civil and environmental engineering professor, according to his brother G.V. Palanivel.
_ Partahi Lombantoruan, 34, of Indonesia, civil engineering doctoral student, according to Kristiarto Legowo, a spokesman for the foreign ministry.
_ Lauren McCain, 20, of Hampton, Va., international studies major, according to a statement from the family.
_ Daniel O'Neil, 22, of Rhode Island, according to close friend Steve Craveiro and according to Eric Cardenas of Connecticut College, where O'Neil's father, Bill, is director of major gifts.
_ Juan Ramon Ortiz, a 26-year-old graduate student in engineering from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, according to his wife, Liselle Vega Cortes.
_ Minal Panchal, 26, a first-year building-science student from Mumbai, India, according to foreign ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna.
_ Erin Peterson, 18, of Chantilly, Va., an international studies major, according to her father, Grafton Peterson.
_ Michael Pohle, 23, of Flemington, N.J., according to officials at his high school, Hunterdon Central High.
_ Julia Pryde, age unknown, a graduate student from Middletown, N.J., according to Virginia Tech professor Saied Mostaghimi, chairman of the biological systems and engineering department.
_ Mary Karen Read, 19, of Annandale, Va. according to her aunt, Karen Kuppinger, of Rochester, N.Y.
_ Reema J. Samaha, 18, a freshman from Centreville, Va., according to her family.
_ Waleed Mohammed Shaalan, of Zagazig, Egypt, a doctoral student in civil engineering, according to the university.
_ Leslie Sherman, a sophomore history and international studies student from Springfield, Va., according to her grandmother Gerry Adams.
_ Maxine Turner, 22, a senior majoring in chemical engineering from Vienna, Va., according to her father, Paul Turner.
_ Nicole White, 20, a junior majoring in international studies from Smithfield, Va., according to a family statement released by the Suffolk, Va., Police Department.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

To him:

Every time I see your face
I get all wet between my legs
Every time you pass me by
I heave a sigh of pain
Every time I see your face
I think of things unpure unchaste
I want to fuck you like a dog
I’ll take you home and make you like it
Everything you ever wanted
Everything you ever thought of is
Everything I’ll do to you I’ll fuck you and your minions too
Your face reminds me of a flower
Kind of like you’re underwater
Hair’s too long and in your eyes
Your lips- a perfect suck me size
You act like you’re fourteen years old
Everything you say is so
Obnoxious, funny, rude and mean
I want to be your blowjob queen
You’re probably shy and introspective
That’s not part of my objective
I just want your fresh young jimmy
Jamming slamming ramming in me
Every time I see your face
I think of things unpure unchaste
I want to fuck you like a dog
I’ll take you home and make you like it
Everything you ever wanted
Everything you ever thought of is
Everything I’ll do to you
I’ll fuck you ’til your dick is blue

Thanks Liz

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mothy Goodness

YAY a new FO!



Its the Wing of the moth scarf that came with my shawl pattern I'm doing. I needed to take a lil break from the shawl and do a quik project so I cansted on the scarf with a spare ball of Noro I had. I think it turned out GREAT dont you?

I have another ball somewhere so I think I might make another one HEHEHE....too cute I know!

Other than that I have just been working and plugging away for this bike ride...and of course knitting...

Omg I almost forgot...speaking of knitting guess how scored a job at his LYS....OH YEA...how happy am I *dances around naked* Its 6 bucks an hour paid in yarn... So that's not bad. God knows when I'm not at H&M I'm Down Town knitting anyway, why not knit and get yarn while I do it LOL

If anyone has heard of the Subversive Lace its coming to Indianapolis! I'm going to be working it some of the days its here...couldt you just poop! I'm going to be working the opening. they want us to be knitting something vintage, like wartime knitting... So i think im going to see if I cant find a few vintage wartime sock patterns...

YAY for fun knitting news!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Listen to the Sounds of the City

So I woke up this morning in a great mood, I don't really know why. I work up around 8:30 with the sun filling my studio, I made coffee and left the house. and to my suprise it was a beautiful day out so I walked over to Lazy Daze and sat onthe patio enjoying my morning coffee and a book. A good way to start the morning i feel...





After I finished my coffee I went on a little walk of downtown luckly I had my digi on me and took a few pics on my morning walk...this make me giggle a little bit...



As you should know Indianapolis is becoming rather policical these days. We have a Obama office right off the circle and they are giving away Dave Mathew tickets for anyone that wants to register to vote...thank god I regestered forever ago...Incase you didnt know I'm not a fan of Dave...I know big shock, but I never got into him...

But I have been using these few days off at work for good. I have been knitting and fundraising so that's always a plus right. And I'm getting my peices designed for a show I'm putting together, so that's always fun right...

So I lost my scarf I make a few weeks back, not a big loss it took me a few hours to make. But I forgot that everyone else doesnt knit, I KNOW RIGHT! I popped into the lib to see if I left it there and the woamn behind the counter asked me what I lost and of course I said the first thing that popped into my head:

Me: It was a ladder lace scarf knit with black homespun, 4 ply with accent colors apox 8 feet long.

Her: Blank stare

Me: umm...I lost a black scarf...

Her: OOOHHH ok let me check

Needless to say it wasnt turned in, oh well I guess I have to knit myself a new one...

But on my "to do" list today...have tea with someone dangerous...wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

He's having a baby!

I have been folowing this in the news and online for a bit now and I just want to say I think its AWESOME! I mean It raises ALOT of questions but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself what's fair...

Cliff Note Version:

Tomas is Transgendered and didnt opt to have her genetiala removed. His wife lost ability to have children 20 yers ago. So he is going to be caring the child for them. Legally he is male and married to Nancy. but due to the issues with this alot of places wont treat him...

for more info on it please check out the artical i linked I think you might find it interesting!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

Hello Ladies and Gellyspoon,

After long last spring has hit Indianapolis...If you are not familair with Indiana weather let it be known that it is as unperdictable as Sybil on a good day. But all in all it makes great weather to set in one of our many parks and knit. I am proud to say that I am plugging along on Anne's Wing-'o-the-Moth Shawl and am almost done with the double leaf pattern, and just about to start the edging.



Not to shabby if I can say... But I can tell you know that this is going to be a monster of a shawl once I have it off my needles, just holding the center up to my one half is a good 4 inches past my arm length and its not even done and blocked yet...This is going to make someone REALLY happy...Lets just hope I can find a place to block it out at lol



Lets see what else...*looks thru the pile of knitting*



Oh yes I needed a new scarf for the spring since its going to be warming up so I grabbed one skien of Bananna Fiber that I had laying around and whipped this little number up!



Isnt is cute. it was a simple Double Drop Stitch Scarf. Something new to add a bit of color to my waredrobe since most of you know I have a bit of a habit to grab the closest black garment in my closet...




you ahave to admit that those drop stitches are super cute and fun...Go ahead admit it...I can wait I have some wine chilling so take all the time you need to praise me with love...

But yea So far I think my knitting is going pretty nicely. Nothing new to report. I bike out of L.A in T-54 days and counting...WOOHOO so if you havn't put your donation in yet GO DO IT NOW!

www.aidslifecycle.org/1128

That way you can atleast get your name in to when some of these fun knitted goodies!

But I think I'm going to go enjoy this wine and find some food...But I will talk to all you lovely peoples later!

Ciao for now!

Krystofer









Friday, April 4, 2008

Just for fun




What Krystofer Means



You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.



You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.



You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.

You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.



You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.



You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.



You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.



You are loving, compassionate, and ruled by your feelings.

You are able to be a foundation for other people... but you still know how to have fun.

Sometimes your emotions weigh you down, but you generally feel free from them.



You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

nicey nice

So I'm working on the Wing O' the Moth Shawl from KnitSpot And I'm loving it...





You can't beat alpaca and silk. I have alot more done on this I just havnt had the chance to take new pics yet but I should be done with it VERY soon!

Just like all the rest of these its hopefully going to find a new home with one with some lucky person!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Scream if you wanna go faster!

So incase you dont know we had the BIG TEN this weekend in Indianapolis, and since I work DT in the mall we were VERY busy...And becasue of the 200,000 extra people we had in the city parking was a BITCH! So instead of parking at work and shelling out $20+ dollars a day I had my roomie take me to work.

I get in around 1:00pm and start my day. Around 7 a call comes in and its for me but since im in the middle of a store full of crazy shoppers I had them take a message...It turned out to be the roomie...

I call him back and he tells me he is going to be going out of town around 9 and would be back later and if I could find a place to crash tonight since he is going to have "company" when he got home...

Okay so after my freaking out in the break room...thank god for out endless supply of coffee, tea, and chocolate Taylor told me she had to go out my way and it wouldnt be a problem getting me home...*insert deep breathe here*

So after I get home around 10:30 the house is still empty so I gathered my stuff and when into my room downstairs and started knitting.

Around 12 I hear people come into the house. I stay in my little room minding my own.

1am they are gone again...which tells me they are out drinking...

they get back around 3:30 and hang out in the living room...again im in my little room minding my own.

5:00 gets here and the roomie comes down and is like Krystofer you're here! GREAT could you do me a favor...

Keep in mind im still up from work and just lounging knitting away.

Sure I tell him what do you want. He tells me that the company needs to go home and if I could go with them since he wasnt able to drive back. Sure I can do that I reply, forgeting that he lives 65 miles away in Richmond. I get dressed and grab a sock that I started to I have something to work on in the car ride up there.we got there, Company got out and I took the wheel for the car ride home *another hour and some drive back to our house*

We pull into the drive way and I get out of the car. Walk to the drivers side passenger door and see something caught in it. After closer inspection i see its string....a VERY familar color too I might add...

I followed it to where it ended outside the car, and there 4 feet behind the car was my sock...

I thought it was safe in the car when I got out but i guess I got out, it fell ouy, I closed the door on the ball in the car and my dear sock was left to dangle on the highway being dragged 65 miles at 90 MPH...

thank god it was at night and noone was able to see me dragging my knitting.

But after crying to my dear friend Mathew he reminded me that even Masters of the univers like up sometimes have to leave our socks out to dry...

I'm going to wait abit before I knit inthe back seat again

Thursday, February 28, 2008

NEW PICS

So yea I have been knitting alot the past few weeks...And I found my Digi cord so that means FUN PICS!

This is my finished Icarus Shawl....isnt it GRAND!







This was REALLY fun to knit except when I was almost done...700 stitches a row takes FOREVER to knit...trust me *eye twitch*

And yes this is the first shawl that im going to be raffleing off for ALC. If you like it all you ahve to do is hop over to www.aidslifecycle.org/1128 and donate. its $5 a entry or 5 enteries of $20.

lets see what else I can find around here...





This is the Large Rectangle Trillis and flower shawl from Victorian Lace Today...

So far I think its coming along nicely dont you. Its been fun to knit and the fact its made up with cashmere and silk doesnt hurt either LOL

Oh yea this is going up for raffle also ;-)

and dont worry lovies if you dont win in a certain raffle once you enter you are entered in ALL the raffles I decide to do. So PLEASE besure to tell all your freinds about it!

Now go Donate for your chance to win!

www.AidsLifeCycle.org/1128