Thursday, March 22, 2012

Am I Pinteresting? Why yes. Yes.I.Am.

Have you heard of Pinterest? Well of course you have. It's all the rage these days. It is. SO ADDICTING. It's almost as bad as that weekend I spent in 2005 glued to the PS2 and The Sims. Or that week last year I spent with Portal and youtube tutorials.

If you haven't heard of it, then its time to crawl out from under whatever rock you're hiding under and join in the fun. Pinterest is basically a big gifreakingnourmos bulletin board. The whole world is in on it. You find and pin interesting things from the internet. Places you would like to go. Recipes you would like to try. People you would like to do. I mean Things you would like to do. Ya. Thats it. Thats what I meant. lol. Funny posters, funny videos. Like the one with Kristen Bell and the Sloth.

It's also a wealth of info and resources, ideas and inspirations for crafty folks such as ourselves. Lots of patterns, neat ideas and pretty inspirations for knitting ,crocheting, sewing and scrapbooking....etc. ETC.

Pinterest has become not just a fun thing to do, but also an inspiration for bloggers. A good friend of mine started a really cool blogging project called Find, Pin and DO! I'm also a guest blogger over there (although I haven't ACTUALLY posted an entry yet...but I will. Soon.)

So check out Pinterest. and Find, Pin and Do!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Airport Security and Knitting needles. A comedy.

So about 45 minutes ago I went through security at Sacramento International Airport (in Sacramento CA in case anyone happens to care).

In my purse ( a Namaste Monroe bag, case anyone cares...and because I kind of want to show off that I have a Namaste Monroe bag) I have my Puff knitting and also two skeins of Red Heart Soft, a set of size 9 dpns, 32 inch Circular size 9, and the size 4 dpns required for puff knitting.

I am no stranger to air travel. I have flown several times with knitting and knitting related paraphernalia. I've never been questioned or challenged about anything.

Today was different.

So I'm going through the security line and as I walk up to the little table where all the trays are, I unzip my boots (shut up. I know, I shouldn't have worn knee high boots for air travel this day in age...but whatever they are hot and I love them.) and start gathering all of my pocket stuff to put in the little tray bucket thing. I walk up to the table, put all of my stuff in the trays, and lay my purse down in the tray (It's an Effing Namaste bag. I'm not putting this thing down on that dirty conveyor belt). I walk through like everyone else, raise my arms and get magnetically violated. After said violation I walk over to collect my stuff and the large busted, long armed woman with the metal detector wand is looking right at me.

Great. I've been singled out to be "randomly searched". They pull my bag out of the tray and Busty Lady starts rifling through. She gets to the center compartment and pulls out my knitting. SHE PULLED OUT MY KNITTING AND PULLED STITCHES OF THE NEEDLE IN THE PROCESS. Just for that alone, I should have gone completely batshit. You all should be watching me on the news right now.

I resisted the urge to go all Hulk on her ass, and just calmly asked her to please handle that with care. Then she comes to my bag'o puff knitting. She pulls out the DPNs and looks at me like I had a fuse sticking out of my shoe.

I eyeballed her back.

"What exactly are these for?" She asks.

"Knitting." I say.

"My grammy knits. I've never seen no Crazy lookin short sticks like this before" She says.


I explain the uses and advantages of DPN's and next thing I know, I have four women and one adorable and totally NOT straight Airport Security person standing around looking at my knitting needles. THEN she pulls out the puffs. OH SWEET BABY JEEZUS ON A CRACKER.

It took me 40 minutes to get through  A COMPLETELY DESERTED security line because I had to explain over, and OVER again to several different people the appeal of puffs.

ON the upside. I did get two phone numbers ( of elderly grandma types...but it counts) from women who want to learn to knit and want to be directed towards the Ossim that is Ravelry.

Moral of todays story is....

Well there really isn't a moral. It's just kind of a funny story.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lazy Day

I had big plans for today. I was going to CLEAN ALL THE THINGS and do ALL THE LAUNDRY and knit puffs, and finish the Big Cabled Bag of Doom.

I've not accomplished anything so far. I haven't given up on my plan...its just gotten postponed. Instead of cleaning and laundry and knitting I've been laying in bed and reading and listening to my five year old give her stuffed animals lessons on how to tell knock knock jokes. (Which is ZOMG so cute). I rarely get to just lay here on a saturday morning and do I'm going to take advantage. The cleaning and laundry will still be here after I finish this book...maybe it will just have to wait until tomorrow. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Puffs. They consume me.

I have like 20 different things I should be working on.

What am I doing instead?

Knitting the puffs.

Why the puffs you ask? BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE PRINGLES. You.can'

I had a puff-astrophe a while back and 50 of my Puffs were stolen, so I made a heartfelt PLEA to my LSG and they answered. I was sent some lovely puffs (AND CANDY!) to ease my suffering.

So here is the puffage: 27 a billion and a half to go.

Some of the puffs still have their tails...because I'm lazy and didn't feel like weaving in ends. lol

Stay tuned for more puff related posts.