Friday, February 25, 2005

Something cute and fun....

bold the states you've been to, underline the states you've lived in and italicize the state you're in now...
Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /
Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.
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Glowin' in the dark.....

ever since i was about 7 or 8 i have had this really intense obsession with anything glow-in-the-dark. stars...bouncy balls...paint....nail polish....whatever i could get my hands on.
so it dawned on me recently....what about yarn????

seriously sexy would it be to show up in the bedroom with the cutest pair of i did a little research and found this:

Glow Yarn Co.
E-mail address:
Phone number : 822-562-0352
Fax number: 822-562-0365
Address No.204,
Teheran Office Bulding, 707-38,
Yuksam-Dong Kangnam-Gu,
Seoul, Korea, 135-080 just so happens that i'll be in Seoul in a few months....grant it...IT is going to be my honeymoon....but hey....i'm sure he won't mind, right????
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Next project...

i ordered lots and lots of beautiful yarn from
i ordered yarn with schmate in mind because i'm going to make her a scarf. i've thought very carefully about what to make her and i've dwindled it down to two from which i would like to choose one.

but i need help.

This one I chose for a couple of different reasons:

1. The most obvious one, is that this picture of the model looks like Katy so i know that it would look gorgeous on her.
2. the green is something she would totally dig.
3. i wanted to make it out of this sweater that i took apart to recycle the yarn. sounds weird, but it's a sweater that she and i used to share when we lived together throughout college, and now that we're apart, i thought that it would be a good way to share the sweater and the memories of our crazy days together.

if she doesnt like that idea, i could make it out of the gorgeous yarn that i ordered, which is described as the color of a "red barn" and is made up of 55% Superfine Alpaca, 23% Silk and 22% Merino Wool. Can you say "buttery soft"?

The second idea is this scarf. The reasons why I chose this one is because:

1. its a beautiful pattern that i think she would really like, and
2. the pattern is convienently named "Midwest Moonlight" which could be a loving homage to our time together in Michigan.

I choose a soft Merino Wool spun in Peru in a color called "moss" that closely resembles the overwhelming deep green color that the trees in Michigan used to turn in the summer.

posted by Cristina at 12:00 AM | link | 3 comments

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

This just in from Schmaty....

Schmate had a chance to break away from her important duties of "chico's fashion police", "guru-in-training" and "reality tv reporter" to bring us this important story from Mumbai.

The dabbawallahs of Mumbai and giving Charles and Camilla the very generous wedding gift of a wedding sari, head-dress and bangles.
posted by Cristina at 11:30 PM | link | 0 comments
today i decided that just because my blog is a tribute to the wonderful world of fiber arts...doesn't mean that i cant write about anything other a word....YARN.

what else is happening in the world?

Sandra Dee, the original actress of the character "Gidget" passed away at age 63.

There was an earthquake measuring 6.4 in the village of Dahuyeh in Iran, over 420 people have died. Please contact Oxfam, Red Cross or your preferred relief organization for information on how you can help.

Prince Charles will be marrying his mistress, Camilla at Windsor Castle in April. Folks that are so inclined, are welcome to "vote" whether he should marry her or not of the BBC website. Like he really gives a rats ass what we think. He's been sneaking behind the shed with that woman for the past 80 years.

One of my favorite musical artists, Beck, is coming out with a new CD called "Guero", due to be released March 29th.

And the award goes to Lonely Planet Photographer, Richard I'Anson for his photograph of a bustling market place in Ubud, Indonesia. This photograph is property of Richard I'Anson and will be removed at his request.

The KNOTTIE KNITTER MARINE LIFE PHOTO OF THE DAY AWARD goes to Lawson Wood for his photograph of An amphiprian alcallopisos in Seychelles. Excellent work Lawson, love those colors. Don't steal Lawson's picture without asking him.
posted by Cristina at 2:01 PM | link | 2 comments

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

ruffles, stoles, and stitches.

started lady elanor last night....
this weekend i attended stitches in santa was everything i imagined and more. i score about 12 skeins of noro kuyran(sp?) my favorite. which i will be twisting and knotting into lady elanor.
still working on ruffles for the 3rd weekend straight. it looks beautiful...but its a very very slow knit, and i'm just getting kinda bored.
unfortunately i havent been knitting as much as i've wanted to because i've been bogged down with all this wedding stuff....
this was a really really boring post....sorry....
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Monday, February 07, 2005

Moody Monday

so its monday 4 more days until STITCHES WEST. i spent the weekend with my in-laws in the oc. which was really fun. on sunday during the stupid-bowl i worked up "ruffles" which really excited my MIL. she showed me her rapid-fire right hand knitting and i was totally impressed. we discussed the trials and tribulations of knitting for non-appreciative-non-knitters. and i think i might make her a clapotis.

lots of wedding planning too which is less the relaxing. about 4.5 months left and we still dont have music. my FIL and MIL sprung upon us another major wedding plan....another wedding reception on sunday after the wedding. 400 people....ouch. someone is going to need some caffine...

hi katy!!! this is my best friend, she's is supposed to pay me a little visit today (in the blogosphere that is). is'nt she cute??? i will be visiting her in chico soon and i need to say....katy, i cant come unless you can hook it up with a cool yarn start looking little fool....:)

posted by Cristina at 10:54 PM | link | 1 comments

Thursday, February 03, 2005

BridesMaids Dresses...

yesterday i picked out my girls dresses....i love them, i think they're really beautiful and i'll probably slap anyone who has a different opionion.
just kidding.
actually, i'm not.

and a picture of my sister. i talked to her tonight and thought that i would add a pic of her beautiful face.

and one of my aunt and grandpa

posted by Cristina at 6:52 PM | link | 1 comments

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Hump Day Wednesday

and i'm feeling really weird today. getting on my friends nerves a little, but she likes it so there.

i'm thinking about a few things today...

1. my FI's birthday is this weekend, and we're going to down to orange county to celebrate. i'm looking forward to celebrating his last birthday as a single man. actually, i'm REALLY REALLY EXCITED, i love his birthday. his gift is all done and i picked it up yesterday. and all i can say is....HE IS GOING TO FREAKIN' LOVE IT!!!! and thats all i can really say about that since he tends to check in on the knottie every once in awhile.*wink*

2. nine more days until STITCHES WEST in santa clara. and i cant wait. my FI gave me a gift certificate to the market place which is so cool b/c its basically a guilt-free shopping spree. but instead of going in there with my fiber-blinders on and just pick-up, fondle and buy random balls of add to my stash of path-less knitting....i decided that i'm going to actually "PLAN" my purchases. is this possible.....i'll start today.

yarn for 2 clapotis (at least 615 yards of lorna's laces or "like")
yarn for my no-longer-my-boyfriend-now-my-husband sweater (morhouse farm)
black chenille for my mom and dad's lap blanket
yarn for my fathers vest
yarn for hour-glass sweater
whatever my sister will trick me into getting for her
yarn for "Lady Eleanor"
....more to come....

posted by Cristina at 1:38 PM | link | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

knitting gift from the FI...

here is the mug that my FI gave me in spain. its perfect. its spanish and its knitting, and its for the off-limits activity of drinking coffee....what more could one need??

if you cant tell what it is, its a cow knitting the bull-fighting red cape off of the horns of the bull....yay!!

posted by Cristina at 2:35 PM | link | 0 comments

RUFFLES...from Scarf Style

today i'm having a lot of problems with the pattern, i've been trying for 2 days to start it and keep having to frog it. please see my post on the SCARF STYLE KNIT ALONG if you've done this pattern and might be able to help me.

-frustrated in california

p.s. i just spent like $35 on all the yarn and cant return this scarf is getting done damnit.
posted by Cristina at 8:54 AM | link | 0 comments