Friday, March 30, 2007

LnV Yarn Puzzle Game

The first LnV MB'er to respond on the Message Boards, where I posted the game and tell me how many times the word 'YARN' is used in the following puzzle will win a 'yarnie prize' package from me!


Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Cheshire Clapotis

So I have finally broke down and taken on the new project of the Clapotis. I determined how much yardage I needed and purchased it from MYC... last night I cast it on.

It did not take but 5 rows to see that something was happening... right before my eyes, the Cheshire Cat was looking at me!

::blink blink::

I am going to call it the 'Cheshire Clapotis' when it is done! Woot... into round 4 of the increases. Boy its coming along fast!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stitch Markers

Several Stitch Markers made this
evening! I hope my SPKKS partner
will like the pink ones, they are going
out to her tomorrow!


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Purse Knit Kit Swap

mood: Upbeat
music/podcast: Lime N Violet #30

YEAH! I received my partner for the Spring Purse Knit Kit and I am so very excited. Her name is Shannin. Pretty isn't it! Anyhows Shannin has given me permission to surprise her and that is exactly what I am going to do.

I also received a nice email from my Sending Partner, Laura, and she sounds really super nice as well. I can't wait to get my package in the mail and have it go to NY. I shall post some pics of her kit once she receives it.


For A Few Demons More

I totally consumed that book yesterday! Picked it up from Borders and ate my way through it in about 4 hours. My hubby is a bit miffed because now he has to hear me lament until the next is published. ::le sigh::

It was too good though and I am going to have to reread it this weekend to see if I missed anything.

Next on my list? The last of the Red Hot Vampires by Katie MacAlister...

The Last of the Red Hot Vampires
April 3, 2007
ISBN 978-0451220851

Physicist Portia Harding's life is grounded in facts. There's nothing that can't be explained by logic and science...until she travels with her best friend to England and accidentally summons an ethereal virtue who bequeaths her gift of weather control to Portia.

Now Portia is walking around with a literal cloud over her head, and a heart stoppingly handsome maniac trying to kidnap her. But Theo North is no run-of-the-mill lunatic. He's a nephilim - the son of an angel - who needs Portia's help to change his fate. Problem is, Portia's down-to-earth attitude frustrates beings from both heavenly and hellish realms, and gets Theo turned into a vampire. But at least he has Portia to satisfy his newfound hungers...and possibly save his soul.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Winter Park Art Festival

My mother-in-love and I attended the WPAF and had a great time.. I ate a lot... too much... yummy food... its called Atrichoke Freda.. pita bread, saute'd (<--sp?) artichokes, and melted four cheeses.

Spent too much money on a stole... but it was SO pretty!!!

Saw WAY too many people...

I need a nap now..
~Wierdlings, the exhausted

Thursday, March 15, 2007

They Lied! ::sniff sniff::

I was so estatic! Here it was Tuesday, March 13th and both Borders and Waldenbooks had listed Kim Harrison's newest release For A Few Demons More scheduled to come out!

I practically ran there after work, scraped up my $25.00 dollars, as it was still several days until my paycheck, and in I went. I looked up and down, round and round the endcaps, and finally did the unthinkable... I asked for help. ::sigh::

I should have taken it as a sign. The book was pushed back until 3/20. There was many a gnashing of teeth and a teariness of the eyes.
I was not given the gift of patience.

So I wallowed around the store for the next half hour, not really looking at much when I spied a new author and their book..
Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Barlett. What a hoot! Granted, I am not totally pacified, but STILL!!!! It was a quick and funny ready. The next book is due out on July 3, 2007 called Real Vampires Live Large and you can bet it is one that I will be watching out for too..


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Lime N Violet Yarn Pr*n Swap Questionaire

1. What kind of fibers do you prefer?
A. No, specific preferences. Send what you like, I love surprises!

2. What kind of weight do you prefer (sock, worsted, bulky)?
A. Same as 1.

3. Do you spin?
A. ::sniffles:: Not yet.

4. Do you crochet?
A. I know one stitch, does that count? ::hehe::

5. Are there any books, patterns, magazines would you like to own that you don't?
A. I am gazing at the One Skein book.

6. Are you participating in any themed a-longs like the Project Spectrum?
A. No themes, but I am turning into a Swap junkie!

7. Do you have a wishlist on or (provide a link)
A. I am a self diagnosed OCD person, basically if I can afford it, I buy it then and there. So unfortunately, no wishlists.

8. Any Etsy stores that you would love to get something from?
A. Gads, I could write a paragraph.

9. What other crafty things are you involved in (quilting, drawing, painting)?
A. I like to knit, sew, and bead jewelry. I have some of my stitch markers on my blog. (link below)

10. What is your favorite sort of scent?
A. The stuff from Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs is awesome.. but there is like a 40 day wait on most of their scents. I love 'Bloodlust'. (Bloodlust - A fiery Martial blend that embodies primal rage, lust for conquest, and all-encompassing desire. Dragon's blood essence, heavy red musk, Indonesian patchouli and swarthy vetiver with a drop of cinnamon. )

11. Do you have a sweet tooth and what kind of sweets do you like best?
A. I love cheesy snacks.. but am obsessive about Sunflower seeds. Planters are far the best. David's has a lot of rotten ones.. ick ick!

12. What kind of music do you like?
A. Ooo everything, but Rap. Did I tell you all that I am going to see 'Wicked' this weekend! ::woot::

13. What do you like to knit? And for whom?
A. I am up for just about anything! Mainly for family, though I do sneak in a project for moi every now and then.

14. What sort of things do you like to collect?
A. Collect? I love Charming Tails ( and does ebooks count? I drool over Ellora's Cave publishing (

15. Do you want needles? And what kind do you prefer?
A. Sure, can never have enough needles! Bamboo as I do not have any 4, 5, 6 dpns.

A Super Duper Thank Ewe to whom ever my partner is!