March 2007

“It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it.”

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
() Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
() Napoleon Dynamite
() Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
() White Noise
() White Oleander
() Anger Management
() 50 First Dates
(X ) The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(X) American Wedding
(X) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
() Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
() The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
() The Village
() Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
() Signs
(X) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
() 13 Going on 30
() I, Robot
(X) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
() Along Came Polly
() Deep Impact
() KingPin
() Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
() Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
() King Kong
() A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
() Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
() Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2
() Surviving Christmas
() Flubber
() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
() From Hell
() Hellboy
() Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
(X) The Whole Ten Yards
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
() Gothika
() Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
() Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
() The Mask
() Son Of The Mask
() Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number SlevIn
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
() Bourne Identity
() Bourne Supremecy
() Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George
(X) Independence Day
() Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(X) E.T.
() Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(X) Maid in Manhattan
() War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
() X-2
() X3
() Spider-Man
() Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
(X ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
() The Notebook
() K-Pax
() Krippendorf’s Tribe
() A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
() Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
() Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
() Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
(X) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
(X) Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
() American History X
( ) Three
() The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
() Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
() Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
() 28 days later
() Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
() Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
() Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
() Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
() Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix: Reloaded
() The Matrix: Revolutions
() Animatrix
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
() Silence of the Lambs
() Hannibal

I’m shocked!  I missed it by one….I thought for sure I had no life 🙂

 More knitting and sewing progress coming soon.  Got to download the pictures.


Well its 11:00 pm Friday night…..and not a decent TV program to be found.  This tends to slow down my knitting since I mostly knit in front of the TV.  Its the perfect relaxing activity. 

 The TV is pretty much just white noise for me most of the time.  I hate the overwhelming quiet, since I am terribly skittish and startle really badly.  I completely lose myself in whatever task I am working on to the exclusion of all else, so if a sudden noise pops up I am shrieking and jumping around.  Now that really amuses my husband to no end, since he likes to sneak up on me and scare me… of these days he is gonna get popped one…..but he does it anyway.

 So to substitute for the sweet sirens lure of the Boob Tube I am listening to music.  I am a total music aficionado and have a huge amount of music of all genres.  Tonight for some reason I am in the mood for techno and electronica dance beats.  I hadn’t really thought about it, but this is the stuff that I exercise to……if I exercise, that is.  For some reason a good beat really speeds up my knitting.  I am clicking right along to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Gwen Steffani, Cascada, Aqua, the Rednex, and quite a few others.   Can ya tell I’m a little eclectic.  I decided that my collection of country might not do the trick tonight.   The added benefit of music is that I can lock myself up in my office and sing along to the music to my hearts content.  I do try to spare the ears of my husband and cats since I couldn’t carry a tune even if you stuck my head in a metal bucket.    There is a reason that I was in band instead of choir.  🙂

Knitty Night

Finished Squares

Here are some pictures of my in-progress Lizard Ridge squares.  The knitting is fairly easy.  The most complicated technique thus far is wrapping and turning, which creates the ripple and gives the squares their characteristic egg-crate appearance.

 The kureyon is interesting to work with…..I keep finding all sorts of grass and little bits of stuff in the yarn.  Additionally, it is also spun rather unevenly, ranging from barely twisted to so tight that it its barely the diameter of a thread.  That makes it a little challenging, but so far it has worked out fine.

 Can you spot the salvage balls?

  Each square is approximately 3/4 ball of Noro Kureyon.  Since there is quite a bit leftover after each square…..So I have been using the leftover yarn to make my own colorways.  The colors are a little more shocking, but sprinkled throughout the afghan they should look pretty good.

Oregon Tote   I absolutely love how this project turned out.  I got it done in time for Monday night knitting. 

On Saturday I finished and felted my new Oregon Tote.  The bag turned out better than I had anticipated.  I had seen a sample knitted up at LYS and I wasn’t too happy with how sloppy and floppy it looked, so I went into the felting process knowing that I was gonna felt that sucker to a fare-thee-well.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well combining Lambs pride and Cascade 220 went.

The bag shrunk by about 40% total.  It needed approximately 1hour of felting time.  The bag was originally approx. 20″ tall including the I-cord trim. It’s now down to abour 14″ tall.  Its actually about the size of my Tide laundry detergent box….in fact I am using the detergent box to block it over. 

This project was relatively simple…..The new techniques used on this project were making I-cord seprarately…for the straps (I have done I-cord borders before); also making button holes.  Both techniques were not at all challenging and went quickly.  I did have to resist the urge to change the pattern when it looked like the buttonholes weren’t going to be centered.  That was just as well, since they turned out just fine…..I just wasn’t seeing how it was working as I was actually doing it.

This pattern turned out so nicely I definitely intend to make it up again.  In other knitting news, I also ordered the Booga Bag pattern.  It’s made up out of Noro Kureyon, which I love the looks of…..then felted.  I am also currently in the process of making blocks for a Lizard Ridge Blanket.  Its featured on Knitty’s Fall 2006 pattern line up.  It is well worth a look……It’s one of the most striking blanket patterns I have ever seen.

Happy Knitting

So one of my current and much desired knitting projects is almost done.  I should really be parked in my recliner finishing it, because it’s so close to being done.  But, I have spent a solid 9 hours knitting.  It’s not a complicated project.  Just a tote bag to carry my knitting projects back and forth to  Stitch N’ Bitch nights.  I’m proud of it though.  I have gotten it pretty much done in two days. 

The pattern is Knit Kits “Oregon Tote”.  I have no idea why they named it that, but oh well……it should serve my purposes.  I am knitting it up out of Lambs Pride with the body of the bag in black.  The contrasting in I-cord and handle are out of Cascade 220 in a gorgeous lime green.  I didn’t even realize it until I got it home, but the yarn matches the color scheme of my favorite hoodie.  How cool is that?  The bag will be felted when it’s done….and hopefully dry in time for Monday night Stitch and Bitch. 

 I have a feeling I am not going to feel much like knitting for a day or two though.  This was really a marathon session….and black yarn is just really hard to see sometimes…..especially if you have to rip something out and pick thos little stinkin’ loops back up and get them oriented correctly. 🙂  Any sewer or knitter will know what I am talking about here.

On another note. I finally found a replacement for my beloved local yarn store that is closing down.  The owner was kind enough to reccomend a new yarn shop for me.  I promptly drug my husband with me to go check it out, and am happy to report that it will definitely fill the bill.  My husband just sat in the car reading his book……but its so nice that he will chauffer me around to my various craft stores.  I know someday I will have to return the favor….

 I will post pictures when my bag is done.

Well I guess this is the part where I explain exactly what it is that I’m doing here…..Well, the short answer is that I don’t really know.  A friend reccomended that I start a blog.  So I figured what the heck….I’m only young once. 

I’m in my late 20’s and live in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest.  One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and I have traveled fairly widely.  There is just something about the smell of salt water and wet green cedar trees that can’t be beat.   The area is really perfect for so many of my passions….I consider myself to be a realistic environmentalist.  I scuba dive, I hike, bike, and commune with nature…..or at least as much as my schedule and huge lack of physical ability and physique allow me to.   I may be fat…..but that sure doesn’t discourage me.

I also have a number of more sedentary pursuits.  I am a seamstress, knitter, reader, cook, and unfortunately a TV. junkie.  I have been sewing since I was 5 years old…..mostly clothing for myself.  I competed for many years in my teens and did very well.  My main love is functional clothing and outerwear…. gore-tex and Polar Fleece galore.  I am also just starting on a new journey.   I discovered knitting!  So far I have finished a lot of projects and starting socks.  I figure that is pretty decent for someone who has only been knitting for 4 months. 

I probably better wrap this up before I ramble on with my life story for another 15 paragraphs.  I accomplished what I set out to do……start a blog and launch it with a post.

Anchor’s Away……….