Thursday, March 27, 2008

Movie Meme

How about something not knit related? I stole this from Carole Knits.

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie. Guess by commenting or emailing me (castelfam7625AThotmailDOTcom)
5. Looking them up is cheating, please don’t.

In no particular order, I picked 10 comedies....
1)Moles and trolls, moles and trolls, work, work, work, work, work. We never see the light of day. We plan this thing for weeks and all they want to do is study. I'm disgusted. I'm sorry but it's not like me, I'm depressed. There was what, no one at the mutant hamster races, we only had one entry into the Madame Curie look-alike contest and he was disqualified later. Why do I bother?Real Genius as finally figured out by Jenny.

2)You just got lesson number one: don't think; it can only hurt the ball club. Bull Durham from My Big Bag Swap Partner

3)Sharks are like dogs, they only bite if you touch their private parts.

4)That's not Yankee dancing - that's Devil Rays dancin'!

5)You can't have an air raid without bombs!

6) We've come for the body of Macaulay Connor.
I'm so glad you came. Can you use a typewriter?
No, thanks, I've got one at home.

7) Always with the negative waves Moriarty, always with the negative waves.

8)So this is Hell. And there's a crucifix in it.

9)Do you realize what you've done? You've taken a woman who loves you, one of the great women in the world and thrown her away. I lost her too, but I will get over it because I am shallow and self-centered. But you, you wont, because you are "complex". You will feel terrible anguish for the rest of your life. This is turning out to be a pretty good day.

10)Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. Monty Python's Holy Grail from Sarah

And I can't leave you without showing this.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Saint Patrick's Day

ireland collage
Happy Saint Patrick's from a girl whose ancestors come from Armagh and Bandon in Cork County!

I've got quite a few projects going on right now. I've started the Great American Aran Afghan. That will be a long, ongoing project but hopefully a wonderful heirloom for the girls. I am still working on those d&*n socks for my brother in law, that were due for Christmas. Socks just aren't giving me any joy lately. I've finished 1 more 76 stitches hat and am working on one last one. I still have some Manos left over(2 full skeins, 3- 1/2 skeins) so I'll felt it into something. Any suggestions? I'll be starting my Big Bag this week also.

I did finish one project for a Red Sox Spring Training Swap I'm doing on Ravelry...
yankee knitting doll
First Yankees/Red Sox game of this year is tomorrow. I also have some Red Sox and knitting goodies for her as well.

I will leave you with this and this.

Have a Bailey's and wear some green!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Massachusetts Girl

You Are 88% Massachusetts

Wicked pissa! Now go down to Dunkies and celebrate.

F***ing A, I'm a Massachusetts girl! That is not gratuitous swearing in Good Will Hunting. How do ya like them apples! But I have to ask what do the The Mighty Mighty Bosstones sing? I do love the Dropkick Murphy's however...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wow- 2 posts in a month!

I joined a knitalong that will help me keep this blog in better shape! I'm doing the Big Bag Knitalong and Swap. Here's the questionnaire...

Do you knit, crochet, or do both? For how long?Just knit for about 5 years.
What other crafts do you do, if any??Photography/Scrapbooking/Cooking/Reading
What are your favorite colors? Colors you loathe??I like brights; not too fond of pastels
Favorite yarn brands? Fiber types? Yarn you can't stand??Love Brown Sheep;Not a fan of Lion Brand
What is your favorite type of item to knit/crochet??I'd rather say that I'm not fond of socks right now and I've never knitted a sweater
What kind of needles do you like? (i.e. circular, straight, metal, bamboo, etc.)?I prefer circs and I have the KnitPicks Options that I love
Any knitting tools you lack but crave??Can always use stitch markers
Patterns you've been dying to get but haven't yet??The Lucy bag
Do you drink coffee, tea, cocoa? Flavors you love/hate??Only drink water- don't like hot drinks and I don't add stuff to my water
Favorite sweets & snacks?sorry to make this difficult but I'm on a diet and moving soon so I'm avoiding that stuff for my hips and the moving truck!
Any pets, kids, spouses? Spouses that act like pets or kids? (j/k)?I hubby who'll be gone off and on until June in prep for his next job, 2 daughters- 1 teen and 1 tween and 1 old cat
Favorite things to knit/crochet for the above, if applicable??The daughters have both recently learned how to knit but I'm about to start some afghans for them
What kinds of books do you like to read? Favorite authors or genres??Lots- history, historical fiction, romance
Do you collect anything? (besides yarn! LOL!)?Cat's Meow houses of places we've visited, baskets, my college's yearbooks prior to 1950
What, if any, are your non-craft related hobbies??Like before- cooking, reading, photography
Scents you adore? Scents that make you gag??vanilla, lemon/citrus, lilac
What is your idea of a relaxing time??spending a day at my day spa and going out to lunch
Oh yeah, are you on Ravelry and if so, care to share your Ravelry ID??yes, I am. Castelfam

I also finished a hat- a 76-stitches hat from a 2004 issue of Interweave Knits. I had some Manos Del Uruguay that I bought about 2 years ago to make a few. Here's the first one...76 stitches hat 2008
I actually made one of these as one of my first knitted projects and fell in love with it. I have enough yarn to make at least one more if not another.

For my library friends, I think you will enjoy this.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The lamest blogger in the universe! Yep, That's me!

I've been officially guilted by friends to update this poor blog.

I'll do some knitting stuff first. Before 2007 was officially over, I made these from some Cascade 220... Photobucket
These match the scarf that I made and the pattern can be found here. I also made these wristwarmers in the Fetching pattern from Knitty Photobucket
I used some luscious Muench Touch Me for the yarn. I ended up fulling them and they fit perfectly. So nice to have velvety fetching wristwarmers! My first finished object of 2008 is thisPhotobucket
I used basic Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted and the pattern came from Bags: A Knitter's Dozen . Here's a closeup of the cabling detail...Photobucket
That's the knitting so far. I have a few other projects in the works that I'll post up soon.

C in DC tagged me so here goes:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

1. I was a classic rock DJ in college.
2. I made aspirin in my chem lab last week.
3. I've never been outside of North America.
4. I've lived in 6 states.
5. I want a red pickup truck with XM satellite radio- no gun rack though.
6. I buy lots of makeup but never wear it.
7. I never learned to sew but I can cross stitch and attach buttons (sort of.)

If you have a blog and you are reading me, consider yourself tagged!

On a last note, I am so glad that Spring Training is happening and that the 2007 World Series Red Sox signed this hot dude...mike lowell spring training 2008