Saturday, January 30, 2010


Just got my package from knitpicks containing the new hush hush colorway that I will be knitting into my simple elegance pattern for them....score!

good news part II

So I opened up my email today and found this...

Just when I thought you couldn’t get
any more awesome, I discover you’re a
Slytherin . . .

That was from Miss Sharon Riggs Assistant Editor of Interweave and Knitscene. Apparently she seen that I was participating in the Harry Potter House Cup over on Ravelry.

You could have knocked me over with a feather...

I was also told (not invited but told) that I was going to be submitting a design for the 2010 holiday issue of Interweave...

Well I guess my my goal for designing more is really taking off LoL

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm a Indie Designer

And I Quote:

Hi Krystofer,

Thanks so much for your submission – our Review Board met & would love to have your lovely stole in our program.

That means one of my knitting patterns is going to be sold exclusively on

If you haven't heard about there indie designer program

I'm rather excited about this...:-) I'm using a new color they haven't launched yet in Lace weight. FREE YARN!

Now I ned to finish these W.I.P so I can spend all my time on knitting this up!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

MY new Bling...

So two nights ago Jose, Mercy and I were jumping into the car to pick up pie crusts for the Dutch apples we were just slicing to make into tastey pie...MMMMM PIE....

WE were driving and between a mixture of rain, Joses Meds, and it being dark, we slammed hard into the back of a parked car going around 25 miles per hour. I suffered side, chest, back, and leg pain. Jose was just ruffled a bit, and Mercy had stomach and breat pain. Most of your injuries were from the seat belt snapping up back.

The poilice, fire dept, and ambulances showed up on the scene rather quickly. they pulled me and Mercy out of the car. Placed us on back boards and took all of us to UCSF.

After being strapped down on those damn boards for 3 hours I was finally put in a real bed were I was taken for X-rays. Nothing is broken, It's just muscle pain from my body being thrown around.

After 5 hours in the hospital I was able to leave with mercy. Our Scripts in hand and our way to buy a bottle of wine to relax. Now for the next week I'm popping Hydrocodin and Ibuprofen when I wake up and when it starts to act up during the day...and he also game me a anti-anxiety incase I cant sleep...

But on a lighter not... Mercy and I did get new bling!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Busy needles for a good cause

MY goodness my needles are on FIRE! so far I have knitted up:


Neck Ring

Posh Mitts

not bad for the first few weeks of the new year.

*puts them on the pile of raffle prizes for Lifecycle*

What am I going to make next...*hmmm*

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Depression sucks

I'm laying here in bed trying to will myself up but all I can do is lay here and watch movies, it sucks ass...I can't even get to the laptop, I'm sitting here typing out thus entry on an iPod touch.

So far this week I made a silk shawl and now I'm moving on to a merino cowl, I'm hoping the knitting will help me get over this feeling, it's a bit to early yet to see ifits working

If this keeps up I'm going to run out of stash!

Going back to my knitting and watching Philadelphia.....

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Kisses for Krysmas

thanks its it I'm tired of it...I'm moving to Paris!

On a lighter note I made the Slytherin house for the Harry Potter Knitting Crocheting Cup...Oy yea, get down with our naughty selves!

Salazar Slytherin, the house's founder.

"You could be great, you know, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that."
—The Sorting Hat to Harry Potter

Slytherins tend to be ambitious, cunning, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation. This means that Slytherins tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes of a decision (and how these outcomes would personally impact them), unlike Gryffindors, whose chivalrous natures would likely lead them to react immediately and instinctively.
According to Albus Dumbledore, the qualities which Salazar valued in the students he chose included cleverness, resourcefulness, determination, and "a certain disregard for the rules."

Haunted Hotel Tour 2010

So I have decided that I want to have my own Haunted Hotel Tour. I want to check out these places I always read/hear about all over the country.

I want to try and hit one hotel a month...

My first hotel I want to visit is the Provincial Hotel down in good New Orleans

Not only is it a beautiful hotel but its also it is in heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans...And that is totally on my places to travel list. So why not get two birds with one stone!

Anyone wanna cone with?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goals for 2010

Happy New Year everyone.

I don't do resolutions, I feel goals are better to work with. And that being said these are a few of my goals for 2010:

1. Design more: I want to knit and make more of my own things instead of hunting down patterns for what I want to make.

2. Travel more: I want to travel around thew country more, there are awesome places around this country I want to visit.

3. Take better care of myself: I want to spend more time in the gym. I don't want a crazy awesome body but I do want loose a bit more.

Those are my goals, nothing great, but something workable.

I hope everyone has a great New Year.