Friday, June 29, 2007

Too busy to post on my birthday...

Oh well, Happy Birthday to me - yesterday. I got so many flowers this year my office seems like a florist shop (it sure does smell nice). This year, my boss asked one of my co-workers if she had any suggestions for a birthday present for me. She kindly directed him to a pair of luxury knitting needles - Alba's Rosewood and Silver size 15. Oh my goodness they are beautiful (and yes, I tried them out at lunch and they are a bit heavy but otherwise exquisite). Pickings were otherwise pretty slim so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had been watching a few things on Ebay and the scarves pattern book that Crazy Aunt Purl showed on her blog the other day was about to end so I placed a bid and won it (Yay!). There was also a set of bamboo 6 inch dpn's ranging from size 0 to 10.5 but that one didn't end until 30 minutes from the time I got off work. So I rushed home (and traffic was good to me for a change) and I placed a bid and won them too. Whoo hooo!!!! Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear meeeee, Happy Birthday to me. Yes, I am lame...but happy. :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

All books, all the time...(Hi, my name is Angie and I have not bought yarn for three weeks)

Since I returned from my trip to San Francisco/Petaluma on June 9th on a self-imposed yarn diet (serious stash inhancement went on while I was there), I immediately set to work ordering books, knitting books to be precise since apparently I am now a Knitter as well as a crocheter. I got Charmed Knits, The Encyclopedia of Knitting and Wrapped in Comfort from Amazon and Knitting in Plain English and Principles of Knitting from Ebay...stalking ebay for that last book was fun and I got a great deal. I suppose this large amount of books would not be so bad, had I not bought one or two knitting books a week for the last 6 weeks prior to my trip. So, now I am on a yarn diet and a knitting book diet (length of time as yet undetermined).

I promise I will get the picture posting thing worked out soon so you can all see my yarn porn, er, stash, that I picked up (hint: there is a bit of sock yarn in it). I also need to put up the pics of my HMB comfortghans that I have completed (I just sent the OPH one out today). I have three more squares to edge on the one for a friend of mine's sister in law who lost her father and then I can join them and edge it and then send it out too. Once I get that done, I will be working on finishing the second sock of my first pair and working on the first sock of my second pair.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pitch (and stitch)

I am going to see the Las Vegas 51's tonight with my mom and nephew. Last couple of times I went with just my nephew on $1.00 Bud night and tonight is $1.00 Bud night again so I am sure we will have a great least I will, LOL. This time, I am bringing my HMB (Hearmade Blessings) OPH (Operation Purple Heart) comfortghan that is almost done so I can maybe get it finished tonight (I am on the last row of edging, picots all around). Before I send it out, I will take a picture and post it for you all to see.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It begins...

This will be my place to write my thoughts and share my crochet/knitting with others.

My name is Angela ("Angie") and I am part of the Las Vegas Hookers Chapter of CGOA and also a member of TKGA. I really enjoy getting together with other crocheters and knitters and sharing ideas and projects. I have a LOT of yarn and a LOT of patterns for both crochet and knit. I teach crochet at CCSN and really enjoy it. I will also teach anyone who is interested the basics of knitting.