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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sock Insanity

Yes, the FaerieLady has finally fallen off her rocker. Those of you who know me in person know that, for me, the fall is a very short one, considering my ability to hover only a couple inches from the bottom of the cliff *anyway*, however this should prove it to the masses. See pictures below...

Current socks in progress, from left to right:

Blueberry Waffle Socks, yarn is Elann's Peruvian Baby Cashmere held doubled, knitted on U.S. 3s. Three repeats until I turn the heel. Next up, standard cuff down st st sock in Knitpick's Sock Garden in the Hollyberry colorway, knit on U.S. 2s. This sock is FAR more garish in person, however the striping is rather cool. This sock is ready to have the heel turned. Last sock is a lace patterned sock in Elann's Sock It To Me Collection Colori in Highland colorway, second sock about 2 repeats from the toe, knit on U.S. size 1s.

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Next up has already been planned... have to finish one of the pairs already started before I can start either of these two...

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The red yarn is for the Red Hot Sizzlin' Socks knitalong. I succumbed to that instead of the knitting olympics. That's KnitPicks merino style, needles are casein U.S. size 3s, a gift (RAOK) from Danielle at Poetic Purl many moons ago. The other is the creamy brown Sock ToTs yarn, and that will be knitted up on my fave needles of all time, Brittany Birch, in size 1s.

See, I'm crazy. Completely fruit loops. Tis all good though... LoL!

Laters!

FaerieLady posted at 8:30 PM

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Dyeing for Therapy

I think I've mentioned before that I dye for therapy purposes. You see, when FL is feeling down and out, I dye something bright and cheerful. When I'm feeling wicked sick, I dye something rich and colorful. When I just feel blah, I dye whatever color comes into my hands first, and in doing all of this, I've come up with beautiful color combinations that are pleasing to my own eyes, as well as the eyes of other people.

Normally if I don't like it, I don't dye it. However after years and years of dyeing, both protein and cellulose (and synthetic) fibers, I've learned that just because I don't like it *right then* doesn't mean I won't like it ever... just that I will like it *better* when spun, and usually even MORE when it's knit. Yeah well. Anyway.

So, take this scenario. I get a message from the Benevolent Dictator asking for a custom colorway. First off, I only DO custom colorways on rare occassions and ONLY for certain people. Not because I don't love doing them, but they usually make me feel stressed out. Does that make sense? Anyway, customs for her never stress me out, although I'm not quite sure why. So using her color choices, this is what's currently steaming.

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100% Falkland 56s, absolutely wonderful wool top. I love this top, and it is one of three that I carry on a regular basis. We shall see what it looks like when it comes OUT of the steamer, now won't we?

Oh, and Cassa, the next time you call your chatterings "non-sensical", I might have to poke you with a DPN, ok? LOL Nothin' but love hon...

Laters!

FaerieLady posted at 7:32 PM

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

This picture actually proves that I am not showing you the same sock twice... both socks are done :-) Finished the second sock last night and was too freakin' lazy to upload a picture. Of course, I'm not sure why my legs appear so white in the photo. I'm half Puerto Rican. I don't think there's an area on my body quite that white. Wow. So, ignore the ultra-bright white legs.

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These socks, with the mods I wrote about in the entry about them, were actually quite fun and fast to knit. With the exclusion of the stockinette stitch rows (6 of them) they don't have that funky st st look between the cuff and foot. I could have made the socks a wee bit longer, about a 6 inch cuff instead of a 5 inch, if I wanted to, and have yarn left over. However, I'd rather listen to my gut and make it a bit shorter than run out of yarn!

FaerieLady posted at 2:29 PM

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Variety of things

Here at Chez FaerieLady, it really hasn't been all about knitting. It just seems to be the easiest, least involved, most photogenic thing for me to post about right now.

Seriously. da FaerieLady is a little on the depressed side. Not clinically depressed, no. Just a little down and out about life situations. The dyeing, the knitting, that's all stuff I do because 1. I love it and 2. it's freakin' cheaper than therapy.

You see, the FL is a bit confused and sad. The connections that I've felt with the people in this area have dimished considerably in the past year. What connections I have left are shrinking now, because I work and go to school, as well as have a small child. My friends that have children (there aren't many of them, but they know who they are) are either a. around or b. not around. Unfortunately, of those types, only one of them is around. For that I am thankful... her coming over with her kid allows my kid to have someone to play with for a few hours and frees me up on a weekend to talk to a real functioning adult that I am not related to (i.e. not my parents).

The other people... well, they don't have kids. Or worse... they don't have kids and would like to hang out... but work radically different schedules than mine. I'm sorry, I'm usually in bed hours ago. Tonight I'm staying up, but I will pay for it in the morning when I drag myself out of my bed at the "regular" time so I don't feel like a truck ran me over on Monday morning. That means I'm typically awake and online long before their alarms go off, and offline by the time they are stumbling around getting coffee in order to become civilized people, or they are working when I'm getting home from work and relaxing (i.e. signing on)... or I'm at school that evening and am only online less than 30 minutes before I crash out. So. Damned if I do and damned if I don't.

I also shut down the Pagan study group I've been running for the past three years. Why? Lack of time, effort, motivation, and participation by myself or other members of the group. So. Yet another series of lost connections.

Ah jeez. This wasn't meant to turn into the whine of a baby whoss toys are being taken away. Suck it up Faerie, and get on with it!

Waitaminute! I do have have high notes...

A person near and dear to my heart will be arriving into town in a little over a week for small "break" before having to go to parts unmentionable. I can't wait. That's one of the few things I've been counting the days on, and I can guarantee FL will be counting the hours as the day draws closer.

I'm becoming more involved with the spinning group again, and am actually feeling the motivation to attend, which had been lacking a bit previously. These ladies, for the most part, don't think I'm some kind of pierced and tattoo'd weirdo freak, so I've been relaxing around them a bit. Actually had a quite stimulating conversation last Monday night with someone I do like (quite a lot, her personality is just one of those types) who was spinning a beautiful silk and wool blend.

I have plans to try to start the ball rolling on an official business. Motivation has finally struck. I won't be a big business for a long while, but I'll soon have my own website and a shopping cart actually on the website. It'll take a while to get it the way I want it, but I'll get there. I'm also going to register my business with the state and get a tax i.d. number, and maybe even apply for some of the grants out here available for new small business owners.

Part of that plan includes becoming a Louet sales distributor. The main thing I'm interested in would be their base dyeable yarns, for dyeing and sale, but if I do become a Louet distributor, I will be looking into a fine cloth carder as well. I have fifteen pounds of wool to dye for Rendezvous, and will be placing that order again when my loan checks come in. I want to branch out a little bit and offer some carded batts as well as my usual fiber (Falkland 56's and Merino 64's) and the new ToTs yarns.

Ok that's enough rambling crap for now... I'm sure that's more than most want to know, but I'm not done with it. I might talk more about it later... it's really late now, especially for me. I need to get my lazy ass to bed, or I'm really gonna be hurtin' later!

FaerieLady posted at 11:14 PM

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New sock

I started this sock last night. Knitting it so fast isn't at all something to be thinking I'm speedy over... it's worsted weight. This yarn is a worsted weight dye your own yarn that I dyed in the ToT technique I'd developed for my sock yarns. I don't know if you can see the ToT graduations in the sock, but it is definitely visible in person. I love it!

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It's the Bell Lace sock pattern, which I liberally changed (well, not per se liberally... I didn't change the lace pattern). I eliminated the six rows of stockinette between the pattern rows and the heel flap, substituted the half hankerchief heel, and reversed the directional decreases (they leaned the wrong direction for me) on both the gusset and toe decreases. The cuff is 5 inches, because I didn't want to risk running out of yarn for the second sock.

Laters...

FaerieLady posted at 7:27 PM

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

quick post

The wound skein of light chestnut Sock ToTs. See what I mean? It's gorgeous...

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FaerieLady posted at 5:12 PM

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

The sock yarn came...

And four of them didn't make it through the evening, as I promptly dug them out and dyed them. I was aiming for tone on tone colors, which seems to have worked just fine.

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The Benevolent Dictator made mention of hawking my sock yarn at Rendezvous here in May, but I have no clue if this stuff would sell. Honestly! I am not a business person. I am a psychology major, not a business major. I am not the type of person to be asking if something would sell or not. Opinions?

Other than that, it's been a quiet weekend over at Chez FaerieLady... I'm gonna go over to my parents' house to do laundry and let my kiddo play with her Nana and Papa, considering that when they are around Momma should be classified as not worthy of her attention when they are around... LOL

Oh, and I'm definitely making a trip to the 24 hour post office. I have to mail two way overdue boxes. Bad FaerieLady, no biscuit!

Laters...

FaerieLady posted at 7:51 AM

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Rambly Stuff

If you'll ignore the time stamp, it's actually a pretty decent morning... even if it is before 5 am. I woke up at 4, a full 30 minutes earlier than normal, and have been lazing away. I'm taking the moment now to do this because I know I won't have the *time* at work to do this. *shrug*

I've been taking my Jaywalker sock with me to work. My breaks are 15 mnutes and my lunch is 30, so I usually don't work on it during my breaks but do work on it during lunch. It's not a whole lot of time, but slow steady progress is better than no progress, you know? I hope to have this sock completed by Sunday night and the second sock cast on.

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The only problem I had was snapping the tip off one of my Birttany Birch size 1 needles. I was pretty pissed about that, but I don't have a spare needle, so I will continue to use the needle and just flip it around so I'm not trying to knit with the broken tip. I won't be able to send it back to Brittany until I get another set of 1s... I have no intention of not knitting socks because of this tip, and size 1s are my primary sock needle size.

Other than that, school has started for this semester and I'm *lovin'* it. My math prof, while he is from Northern Italy, prides himself on his English and is easier to understand than most of the born-'n-raised redneck Okies around here. My online classes are all professors that I am familiar with, having taken other courses taught by them. All in all, I think this will be a great, if busy, semester. I just have to make sure I wear earplugs to keep my brain matter between my ears... if they ooze out, I can't replace the waste!

I still haven't found the missing lace patterned sock. If anyone feels like sending me "find that sock" whammies, I'd very much appreciate it. I want to finish that sock so I can have the needles... as soon as I get the sock yarn from Knitpicks, I'm dyeing up a skein and starting on the 2006 sock list ;-)

Laters.

FaerieLady posted at 2:57 AM

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

RAOK and Weird Target

The beautiful Dani at Poetic Purl sent me a lovely snail mail card. Because the FaerieLady is an ass, or maybe just overworked and undersleeping, I haven't yet thanked her for it. Dani m'dear, thank you so much! I love the card :-)

I have also decided that I, the FaerieLady, must have a target painted on my back. The big "hit me" target. You see, yesterday as I was driving home after work after picking up my mother from work (she doesn't drive) and my daughter from daycare, I stopped at a red light. My wheels were turned to the right and I was looking to see if I could go when a lady in a white Pontiac van bumped into me.

Literally. She musta been going *maybe* five or ten mph. This was a case of her foot slid off the brake!

After getting out and looking (remember, I drive a tank, aka 95 Caprice), I noticed that she didn't even scratch my paint. This lady looked like she was going to come apart at the seams, and admtted to me (and showed me) that she had just recently been to her father's funeral. Ok, I have a heart. Believe me, she did no damage to myself, my passengers, or my car, so I offered to just trade information and go about our merry ways. She gave me a big hug and cried.

Mental note: Women the same age or older than my mother tend to freak me out when they cry. Why? Because I don't know how to deal with it. I am woman enough to admit that!

After exchanging info, she gave me another hug and I gave her the friendly advice of "please go home and rest, relax a little bit. You *don't* need to be on the road in your condition." She agreed with me, and thanked me again.

So. There you have it. I have a target on my back for low-speed crashes. The three good things... she had insurance (if there was damage), she stayed (last guy hit and ran), and there was no damage (last time, both the driver's side front & rear doors and the front quarterpanel were toasted).

There are definite advantages to driving a tank! Second impact in six months. At least this one was much better than the last one!

I hope that lady went home and chilled for a while. She really didn't need to be on the road, and I felt so bad for her.

Later.

FaerieLady posted at 6:37 PM

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Stuff on the way...

I broke down in a major way and ordered 10 skeins of dye your own sock yarn from Knitpicks... I mean, how could I resist them? I need several different colors, kettle dyed, sock yarns that are tone on tone variegations for sock patterns. I'm not going to use the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn for those socks I mentioned earlier in the Sock Goals for 2006... mainly because I wouldn't be able to see the patterning as much as I want to. However, I dislike 90% on the solid and semi-solid sock yarns, because either the color is *too* solid, or not solid enough. Being the FaerieLady, I have confidence in my power (because I've done it many times before) to produce what I want for my projects.

The other thing I bought?

Witch's Rainbow silk top from The Silkworker. Again... how could I resist? That was basically *made* for me and I *know* it! I watched that top for weeks on her site, and finally snagged it. Go me!

FaerieLady posted at 7:08 PM

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

One more SP Thing

Ok, first off... I did get my SP7 match today and I'm very excited! However, I did notice something.

The hostess who sent me the email used my "real" first name. I listed my nickname next to my first name, and that's the only name I answer to. The only people who call me by my real first name I can list on the fingers of one hand, and they are related to me. They are the only ones I allow to call me by that.

I hate my first name. I can't stand it, it drives me batshit. Therefore, not even my SISTERS call me by my first name, they call me by my nickname. Please, please, for the love of whatever Dieties you hold dear, *please* don't call me by my first name. That soooo sets my teeth on edge.

Maybe one day I'll make my nickname legal. Until then, I just prefer to pretend that my legal first name doesn't exist ;-).

Laters!

FaerieLady posted at 5:35 PM

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Secret Pal 7 Questionnaire...

Yes, FaerieLady failed again at her "resolution" not to sign up for these things. The fact that I hosted the third has since worn off since the wonderful Heidi and her pressies to me through SP5. So. without further ado, this twice burned and very shy person is posting the secret pal questionnaire and hopefully it covers most (if not everything) that my pal wishes to know.

Questionnaire

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?
Yes, I am a yarn snob. For years, I denied it. However, I've since figured out that knitting with crappy yarn is a horrible experience for me, and I've gotten picky. I also have psoriasis and eczema, so soft and non-scratchy is a definite requirement. Please also note that I am allergic to mohair.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I am a spinner and crocheter. However, I've pretty much moved away from crocheting unless it's to edge a project.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a needle case for my long straights. Everything else ends up in a tupperware tote.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I don't remember how long I've been knitting. I consider myself an intermediate knitter.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Amazon and Knitpicks. Links should still be on my sidebar.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I usually don't use scented items... I work in a perfume free environment. Most scents contain silicone ions, which screws up my job.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
No sweet tooth, amazingly enough. Seems like everyone else in my family has one. I do enjoy some sour candies, but they are rare and far between.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I do a lot of dyework, primarily fiber, but sometimes cottons for quilting. I used to make soy candles, but I don't do that anymore (see scent answer). I do a lot of other stuff, but for some reason I can't remember them all right now. Primarily it's just spinning, dyeing, and knitting right now.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I'm into rock, alternative, and new age music. I can play MP3s.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
My favorite colors are blue (cobalt) and green (broken spruce, emerald green, forest green). Favorite palate is jewels, and I can't stand orange or yellow. I'm learning to live with pastels, but they *still* aren't near my top listing of colors.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I am a single parent of a 5 year old girl. We have one cat, Merlin, who is 8 months old.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Scarves, hats, and mittens. Ponchos are a sign of the devil. LOL

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I like merinos, like Knitpicks Merino Style & dye your own sock yarn. My all time favorite yarn right now is Socks that Rock. I also like silks, silk blends, alpaca, etc. Think soft. LOL

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like.
Mohair. Allergic to it. I also hate Noro. I've not met a Noro yarn that I like, and I've tried most of them.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Socks!

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks!

17. What are you knitting right now?
Two pairs of socks on the needles, one hat, the second of a pair of mittenettes.

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Yes.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Depends. Scarves and sweaters, straights. Socks, Brittany DPNs. I am not too terribly fond of circs.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Brittany Birch all the way baby.

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
Yes to both.

22. How did you learn to knit?
From a book and a website.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
I clean out the frog pond regularly. Oldest UFO is three months old, and it's almost done now.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Um... .no favorite animated character. Favorite animal? Butterflies, hands down.

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Winter Solstics

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Pocket Dragons, porcelain Mardi Gras dolls (18-24 inch height, porcelain hands, face, feet), and feathered and beaded masks.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
None.

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Alchemy and Fleece Artist are both yarns that I haven't had a chance to try yet. Other than that, I usually am patient enough to wait til I can afford to buy what I want.

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
Umm. Hrm. Have to think on that one.

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes! I wear a woman's 7 1/2 shoe, with a five to six inch cuff, 9 inch ankle, 9 inch foot. When I cast on on size 1s, I cast on 64 stitches normally.

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
My birthday just passed... 12/28.

I've been told before that I am extremely hard to buy for, since I have a pretty much non-existent sweet tooth and detest chocolate unless it's on expresso beans. I hope this really isn't the case, but I'm going to let my SP be the judge of that.

FaerieLady posted at 10:20 PM

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No New Year's Resolutions...

But I do have New Year's Plans... like, knitting plans. Does that count?

I learned a long time ago not to make resolutions, and I'm sure that many other folk have some to the same conclusions using the same logic that I have... there's a difference between "attaining a goal" and "resolving". To resolve requires a different attitude, a different mindset than a "goal".

So... I decided to share the sock knitting goals of 2006 that I, the FaerieLady, have officially set for myself. If I attain them, then YAY! If not, well, that's ok too :-) Besides, this way y'all can really see what kind of sock whore I *really* am. Fastest way to FaerieLady's heart (well, knitting heart!) other than silk and wool fiber is handpainted or hand dyed sock yarn. Preferably pretty stuff that I don't have to dye myself ;-)

1. Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina
Yarn Choice: Socks that Rock in the Lapis colorway.

2, Conwy Socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn Choice: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Tropical Storm

3. Denmark from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn Choice: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Amythest Stripe

4. Friday Harbor from Knitting on the Road
Yarn Choice: Koigu KPPPM in variegated greens

5. New England Socks from... you guessed it!
Yarn Choice: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Black Purl

6 the last sock from KotR would be the Traveler's Stocking
Yarn Choice: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Spanish Moss

7. Fancy Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn Choice: Peruvian collection Baby Cashmere in teal

Additions are allowable, acceptable, and in fact encouraged as new socks yarns find themselves taking up space in my closet. Gorgeous sock yarns cry helplessly until they are made into even more gorgeous pairs of socks and appreciated/loved and petted on a daily basis as necessary to restore their fibery equilibrium. Other projects shall be worked around the infamous socks. However, I shall admit that I am a small project and sock yarn slut, and shall follow my whorish leanings and pursue my love of knitting socks on small pointy sticks.


FaerieLady posted at 11:18 AM

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Something mindless and fun . . . .

Bold what is true about you:

APPEARANCE

I am shorter than 5'4.
I am taller than 5'11".
I have many scars.
I tan easily.
I don't shave my legs.
I wish my hair was a different color.

I have a tattoo, or more.
I am self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/had braces.
I wear glasses just to read.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
I have/had more than 2 piercings.
I have/had piercings in places besides my ears.

I have freckles.


FAMILY/HOME LIFE

I've sworn at my parents.
I've run away from home.
I've been kicked out of the house.
My biological parents are together.
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I have children.
I've lost a child.


SCHOOL/WORK
I'm in school.
I have a job.
I've fallen asleep at work/school.
I almost always do my homework.
I've missed a week or more of school.
I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years (of school)
I failed more than 1 class last year.
I've stolen something from my job.
I've been fired.
I've skipped school.


EMBARRASSMENT

I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation.
Disney movies still make me cry.
I've peed from laughing.
I've snorted while laughing.
I've laughed so hard I've cried.
I've glued my hand to something.
I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.

I've had my pants rip in public.


HEALTH

I was born with a disease/impairment.
I've gotten stitches.
I've broken a bone.
I've had my tonsils removed.
I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
I've had serious surgery.
I've had chicken pox.
My vision is better than 20/20.


TRAVELING

I've driven over 200 miles in one day.
I've been on a plane.
I've been to Canada.

I've been to Mexico.

I've been to Niagara Falls.
I've been to Japan


I've been down under.
I've Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
I've been to Europe.
I've been to Africa.
I've been to Hell.


EXPERIENCES

I've gotten lost in my city.
I've seen a shooting star.
I've wished on a shooting star.
I've seen a meteor shower.
I've gone out in public in my pajamas.


I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I've kicked a guy where it hurts.
I've been to a casino.
I've been skydiving.
I've gone skinny dipping.
I've played spin the bottle.
I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
I've crashed a car.

I've been skiing.
I've been in a play.
I've met someone in person from the internet.

I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I've seen the Northern Lights.
I've sat on a roof top at night.

I've played chicken.
I've played a prank on someone.
I've ridden in a taxi.
I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I've eaten Sushi.
I've been snowboarding.


SEXUALITY

I've had a crush on more than one person.
I've had a crush on someone of the same sex.
I've kissed someone of the same sex.
I've had a crush on a teacher.
I am a cuddler.
I love to flirt.
I've been kissed in the rain.
I've hugged a stranger.
I've kissed a stranger.


HONESTY/CRIME

I am a terrible liar.
I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
I've snuck out of my house.
I have lied to my parents about where I am.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I've cheated while playing a game.
I've cheated on a test.
I've run a red light.
I've been suspended from school.
I've been in a fist fight
I've witnessed a crime

I've been arrested
I've shoplifted

DEATH & DYING

I'm afraid of dying.
I've fantasized about my own death.
I hate funerals.
I've seen someone dying.
Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
Someone close to me has commited suicide.
I've planned my own suicide.--In the past--Don't worry, I'm not suicidal now.
I've written a eulogy for myself.


MATERIALISM

I own over 5 rap CDs.
I own an iPod or MP3 player.
I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
I own something from Hot Topic.
I own something from Pac Sun.
I collect comic books.
I own something from The Gap.
I own something I got on e-bay.
I own something from Abercrombie.


POLITICAL/SOCIAL ATTITUDES

In general, I don't like people.
I'm a feminist.

I'm very outgoing.
I listen to political music
I'm Democratic
I'm Republican.
I'm liberal.
I don't like Bush because he is dumb.
I don't like Bush with my own reasons to back it up.
I am for Bush.
I'm religious.
I dress fairly modestly. (but I wouldn't if I had a better body image)
My attitude is, "If you've got it, flaunt it."


RANDOM

I can sing well.
I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others easily. (if I trust them)
I watch the news.
I don't kill bugs.
I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for the sake of being able to rhyme.
I curse regularly.
I sing in the shower.
I am a morning person.
I paid for my cell phone ring tone.
I'm a snob about grammar.
I am a sports fanatic.
I twirl my hair.
I have "x"s in my screen name.
I love being neat.
I've had Spam.
I've copied more than 30 CDs in a day.
I bake well.
My favorite color is blue.
I would wear pajamas to school.
I like Martha Stewart.
I know how to shoot a gun.
I am in love with love.
I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
I laugh at my own jokes.
I eat fast food weekly.
I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
I've not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
I am really ticklish.
I love white chocolate.
I bite my nails.
I play video games.
I'm good at remembering faces.
I'm good at remembering names.
I'm good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My answers are totally honest.

FaerieLady posted at 9:00 PM

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Ok, enough of my whiny bullshit

How's that crap for a title?

Apparently I was over-concerned about last night. I blame part of it on being overly emotional for the past few days, and those who really know me know the real reason why. Otherwise, let's just say that the FaerieLady might not be as cold-hearted as the rumors might suggest LOL

Anyway, I have it on good solid fact from three people, including the aforementioned C, that she had a blast and that it's all good that I had to leave. Now, I'm not sure its a good thing I wasn't missed (bwahahaha! Good joke, hmm Madame Dictateur Beinveilliant?) but the good news is that everything is peachy keen. So. FL needs to shut her overly bitchy and whiny piehole.

Well, maybe that's a little harsh, eh? We shall pretend that I meant that nicely, and since I directed it at myself I shall pretend that there was no real malice in it ;-)

Onto other news... the Pegasus wheel fund has been started. The goal... to save enough money to purchase a Wyatt Pegasus. When the actual dollar amount reaches the goal amount, y'all shall be the first to know. It's all *their* fault. First, the Benevolent Dictator allowed me the highest honor of spinning on her Pegasus, therefore ruining me for any other wheel. Second... I've actually fallen into deep lust with the Saxony and Norwegian style wheel.

Ok, KnitSteph, you can pick yourself off the floor... you knew it was going to happen eventually, no need to herniate yourself by laughing so hard. I know, I know, the comments about disliking Saxony wheels have come back to bite me in the ass. Shit happens, right?

I might blog more later... feels like I'm forgetting something. I've had a crappy unproductive day at work, working for 4 1/2 hours on various orders just to have to send them all back to be recleaned so I can do them over because my supervisor (I'm not gonna say it, I'm not, I'm not!) miscalculated the plate ratios. Oh yeah buddy. Just what I wanted to do. Now we are behind because of the wasted half day. *sigh*

Just shoot me now and get it over with....

Laters!

FaerieLady posted at 3:19 PM

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Monday, January 02, 2006

I feel bad...

First, a good friend of mine is leaving tomorrow. I will miss said friend, and hope that everything goes ok. That sounds kinda weak but I can't really get into it. It just makes me very sad, and I will miss the actual "leaving" part because I'll be out earning the money that pays my bills. So.

The other thing? Tonight was spinning night, and they had a "soup supper". The Benevolent Dictator made two soups (absolutely awesome, btw) and people brought snacks, veggies, and desserts. Then we had a fiber swap. I brought two gallon size baggies stuffed with 8 oz each of dyed Falkland 56s that I wanted to trade out, and picked up two bags of white Ramie in trade. Why did I pick up both bags of it? No, the FaerieLady isn't actually *that* greedy. Really.

Ramie dyes like cotton, so I'm going to dye several sets of colorwheels with it (at least a pastel and jewel set, maybe an autumnal, haven't decided, maybe a brights set) and give them away to ladies at the spinning group. One will go to the lady who's house is kindly donated to our use on spinning nights, and she also owns Mountain View Woolery (she doesn't have a website). The other set, I figure we can do some kind of drawing of numbers to figure out who will go home with it. Since it was free to me, I won't charge someone else to walk off with it, you know? I'm just not that way.

I feel bad because I invited a new to me fiber person, who happens to be very good friends with the Marine friend of mine that I've mentioned earlier on this blog. C blogs, over at Orchid's Knits. I invited her, she came, and *I had to leave early*.

What kind of friend am I?

Seriously. I feel horrid about it. I know she at least had some kind of a good time, and she has a beautiful wheel, aKromski Symphony, and she participated in the fiber trade. However, what kind of person invites someone else to an event, and then splits, leaving the person they invited behind?

I feel like an ass. *sigh*

Laters... I gotta get to bed. Work calls in the morning.

FaerieLady posted at 7:13 PM

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

My birthday present to myself...

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Isn't it purty? Merino/silk 80/20, dyed with spruce acid dye that I broke using a heat method. :-)

I'm kinda preoccupied right now, spending time with a friend who won't be here much longer, so I've not been around much to talk or post.

Benevolent Dictator, should you happen to read this before 6pm Monday the 2nd, I'm planning on being there and trying to convince a new person to join along...

Laters :-)

FaerieLady posted at 8:32 PM

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