Monday, November 29, 2010

It's here, it's here!!

I remembered this past weekend that the oh so lovely Allitrya Spelling send me a confirmation number for my package. So I checked it and you know what it said? "Your package has been delivered." So with an excited squeal I ran to the front door and sure enough there was my package. Not checking my number every 5 hours actually made the waiting time seem shorter, imagine that. But I digress.

I opened the box and inside was amazing spoiliage (is that a word?) times like ten. So, here is a pictures of the overall kit, and then some pictures of the individual things.

So, the gloves are an amazing color, and they are SO warm, that they actually keep my fingers warm! Now if you don't know me you might go "well of course they will" but the thing is my fingertips are always like three degrees away from being frostbitten, so Fingerless gloves are a bit useless to me since they generally don't cover the part that needs covering. But not these babies!! I didn't want to take them off today, they were so nice and warm. They are also a modified version of the fetching gloves. Instead of the cables twisting, they wiggle from side to side to resemble snakes. The lady stalked me well. *solemn nod*

The yarn is a gorgeous monochromatic shade of blue. It's almost too pretty to turn into anything. And it's the Stroll Tonal (Which I keep pronouncing 'Tonelle' for some reason) line from KnitPicks so it's also uber soft. I just want to snuggle with it. I'm thinking it will sit in my bin for a long time before I get practically smacked in the face with the perfect pattern.

The bookmark is pretty neat too. It's in Slytherin colors, and has our snakes on it. Currently the little critter is home between the pages of Mozart's Blood by Louise Marley. I need an actual bookmark for it anyways, so this is great. Oh, did I mention that it's double knitted so it's reversible?

I also got some knitting needles, size US1, so they'll be great for sock knitting. There were some cables for my interchangeable set as well, which was awesome. I didn't have any 40" lengths and now I do! There were also some goodies with knitting patterns printed on them: Pencils, notecards, notebook, magnet notepad, and a pencil case. And of course a knitting pattern! (not pictures above because I'm an airhead) It's the Nagini socks. I can' wait to knit them up. The pattern looks wonderful. =) OH! And hot chocolate as well as some cappuccino mixes. Coffee and chocolate. What more could a girl want?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Of Elephants, Thanksgiving, and Gloves

I once heard that if you lose one too many toes you can't stand straight anymore.

Great opening, innit? But seriously though, I heard that once. "But Nici, why the hell are you telling us (all one of us) this?" you might be asking yourself. I share this with you because my toes had turned into tiny blocks of ice earlier and I worried for a moment that they might fall off. *wiggles toes* but they're all still here so I'm all good.

So Thanksgiving is in 1 hour and 15 minutes for me (it's 10:45pm as I write this word right Which in this family mostly means that MIL is going to do some actual cooking, and at around 1ish (2ish maybe even) we'll all congregate in the kitchen to get our plates, sit around to eat, and then we'll all shuffle off again into our respective little words. Happy friggen Holidays. =.= And christmas isn't much different. Actually, Christmas in this house is worst. But I'll get to that later in the season.

Did you know Elephants are pregnant for 22 months? See, now you can't tell anyone that you didn't learn anything from reading this. You're welcome.

I was very happy today to find my friend digging around in the backseat of her car for the convertible mittens I made for her. Alright, so the fact that she didn't have them in her glove compartment (why is it called that anyways? No one keeps gloves there's always a bunch of papers, or half-eaten cookies, or random bits of map from the middle of Brazil that no one has ever gone to) or even in the front of her car was a bit off putting, but she was actually searching for them so she could wear them. Do you know what that means?! She appreciates my knitting!! She appreciates it and searches for it when her fingers get cold! I am a very happy sponge at the moment.

Speaking of convertible gloves: I'm working on my own design as we speak. Mostly because I need a pair of my own (it's funny that I make stuff for others before I make it for myself), and I didn't like any of the designs that were on Ravelry. Not that they weren't great, I just didn't like them. So I'll be using the mystery alpaca yarn my mom gave me 2 skeins of ( I still think it's 95% Alpaca, 5% forest but she won't believe me) and I'll see what I can come up with.

Oh! random thought: On this British car show that I like to watch, one of the hosts will usually say "How hard can it possible be?" somewhere down the line of that particular days challenge, and generally whatever it is they were doing blows up...or catch on fire...or gets run over by a host...or sinks. So between my mother and I, we've come to the conclusion that saying 'how hard can it be' will subsequently cause a lot of damage. So, why not say "This can't possibly turn out well." Just think about it! If mentioning that it's "not that bad" blows stuff up, saying that it "won't turn out well" should make everything go totally fine. Right? Yeah. Try it and get back to me.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Because I can't think of a snappy title today...I blame lack of wine for that one.

Anywho, I ordered some wonderful stuff from a wonderful online store for my HSKS partner today. Can't really mention what it is, since she could technically go have a peek around here and find out what's in her package. For my Fingerless Glove package is almost done too. I mostly have to find some hot beverage packs that will fit into the smallish box that I have. And then I'm all good. =3

On a completely knitting un-related note: I heard a song today, called G6 (which by the way refers to the private jet, not the the lyrics "fly as a G6" actually make sense) and one of the lyrics is "sippin' sizzurp in mah ride." Having no idea what sizzurp is, I looked it up. It's friggen Promethazine w/Codeine with Sprite and Jolly Ranchers. Allergy/Cough Syrup and Sprite...w.t.f? Next thing you know people are going to be drinking NighQuill with Flintstone vitamins and Tang. And they'll call it TangQuill or some equally stupid sh*t...gawd...

Also, HARRY POTTER WAS AMAZING!! Like omg you don't even know. *heavy breathing* And to think that I only need to wait until July for the second part to come out. *happy bouncing* If you haven't seen it yet, you need to. Like seriously. I compell you!

I also realized today that my husband is a bit of a creep. He was outside raking leaves up. My room window faces the front yard. I turned my head when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and there he was, nose pressed against the glass, smile of a killer on his face. I screamed. He laughed. I ran outside and screwed up his leaf pile.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I'm denying that it's already almost Thanksgiving, which makes it already almost Christmas. I'm denying the fact that I have billion things to knit and do. I'm denying that fact that both Swap send dates are coming closer. And I'm denying that The Nile isn't just a river in Egypt.

Otherwise nothing else is really going on. My FG swap package is almost done, and my HSKS package finally has a theme to it. Which is pretty awesome. Now of course I have to rethink everything that I was going to send my swap partner. Son of a monkey's uncle. Oh well, it's not like I was that far into my package anyways. Off I go to remodel the kit. Now where did I put that blowtorch?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week 9 Assignment

Aaaand it's another quiz. *headdesk* It's been so long since I've read this book! *whine* And some of the detail I skimmed over so fast I'm amazed my eyes didn't get whiplash. But here it goes anyways.
  1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nurmengard

  2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Charity Burbage (although personally I count Hedwig, 'cause I don't remember this Charity woman)

  3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpius

  4. Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco Malfoy

  5. Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily Evans

  6. Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road

  7. Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher

  8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron

  9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? Basilisk Fang

  10. Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic? Kingsley Shacklebolt

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 3 at katie's

Staying at Katie's has made me realize that I really wouldn't have a problem living by myself. As long as I have a cat to keep my company of course. It's rather peaceful being here. Peaceful, but boring as hell. O_O;; like oh-my-god-you-don't-even-know.

We ran out of anything good to watch on TV after being here for 5 hours. And after making dinner, there really wasn't much else to do. The cat is of no help in keeping me entertained. For as "crazy" as Izzy is supposed to be, she's rather mellow. Her favorite thing to do it seems is to lay down next to me in such a way that it makes it impossible for me to knit or do much of anything else.

And despite the fact that I was going to get as much knitting done as humanly possible (after all sleep is for the weak) I haven't even gotten one fingerless glove done. Which is partly because I'd rather read then knit for some reason. Shocking, I know. But the way I see it, it's better that I have the knitting with me and don't get around to do it then not have it at all. Or something like that.

Christ this laptop is annoying. The touchpad is so sensative that the slightest bursh of my thumbs while I type sends the cursor zooming across the page and I end up typing hald a sentence into the middle of a word. Not to mention that it doesn't want to click on things sometimes so I sit there hammering my finger down like it will get my point across to the laptop just how much I don't like it.

I realized that one thing a person should never do while house sitting in an unfamiliar neighbor hood in the middle of nowhere, is watch Horror movies. I love horror movies like no other, but I'm the kind of person that can wig themselves out really easily when a strange noise happens. And usually it's something totally logical, like a can in the trash sliding down, or the toilet tank bubbling, but in Nici's mind the Zombie Apocalypse is happening.

That's another thing, I watched The Walking Dead on Amc yesterday night, and would really like to know why the hell every sudden-zombie-outbreak has the main character waking up in the hospital after a long period of time? like 28 Days Later (decent zombie movie by the way). Why is it always the hospital? Why can't it be "we were on vacation on an uncharted island?" Think about how much that would suck! You come back from a relaxing month long vacation on this tiny island in the middle of the ocean, and while you were cut off from civilization the zombie apocalypse happend. I don't know about you, but I'd pack up a ton of supply and row my butt right back to that island.

I should probably (damn it! there does that touchpad again) find myself some lunch before this entry gets too long and pointless. *looks up* Whoops.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Somewhere in Washington...

I'm house sitting for one of my friends while she and her husband are going down to San Fancisco. The house is nice, and sits in a decent neighborhood she told me), but it's making all these creeking noises which is starting to creep me out just a little bit; it doesn't help that I've been watching horror movies on TV since there is nothing else on. Why do I do this to myself? The only thing that would make it better is the cat; since a cats ears would perk up if there is a sudden noise or presence in the house. But this cat is so neurotic that she runs up and down the hall for no reason, sits against the wall staring intently at something on the baseboard, and jerks her head around when I don't hear anything. Oh it's going to be a fun night. =.=;;

On the bright side I'm sure I'll get a ton of reading and knitting done. I brought two books (Mozarts Blood and Children of the Vampire) with me because I've been struggling to get through them. Their good books, but their the kind that get a little bit boring after a while so you set them down and then don't pick them up again for a while. And their library books, so I have to get them done.

I've also brought 4 different knitting projects; their all small hence there are so many, even though I'll only be here until Monday or Tuesday. There are three sets of fingerless gloves and a hat. I'm thinking I'll finish them all by Sunday, and then won't have anything else to do. Crap.