New meaning

Went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie yesterday.
Can I just say that I would very much like to wear Orlando Bloom's ass as a hat?


Awwwww Yeaaahhhh

Finally! I got a haircut tonight. At last!

*cue choir of angels*


I've been tagged. I need more friends.

Ms.Skully tagged me with this meme

The rules:

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I speak fluent French. I'm not sure French deserves a capital F, but that's another story.

2. I grew up in Montreal, Quebec, but I was not born there.

3. I got a message today from a girl I went to high school with. My mind is blown.

4. I'm a really good cook. I make excellent soup.

5. I'm far-sighted, but only in one eye.

6. My husband and I were born in the same hospital. Considering that neither one of us grew up in the city (or in my case the country) we were born in makes this fact all the more freaky.

7. I am so proud to say that I've had the same best friend (Cheetah!) since I was 14 years old.

I have not tagged anyone for this meme; I really do need more friends! I just realised that there are seven random facts about me in my About Me under my photo to the right there. Huh.

Selling Yourself

So, at knit night with the Betties on Monday, a few of the lovely ladies I get to knit with mentioned that I could sell my beaded knitting needles. One of the comments was "do you have any idea how much you could sell these for..." After thinking about it for a while, I realised that, no, I don't have any idea. What would you pay for a pair of knitting needles with beaded ends? Seriously?
This is one of the ongoing problems faced by many people who sell their crafts/handmade items/services. The question is: what is my time worth vs. how much will someone realistically pay for my handmade item? Sure, you can charge 5 dollars for something and get it, but if that item takes you the better part of a day to make, then it is hardly worth it. On the other end of the spectrum, there are very few people who would pay double digits for an "everyday" item. (like 25$ for a bar of soap, or 45$ for a pair of socks).
So, if you are reading this, someone, anyone, please click the button below this post that says "Put Two Cents In" and tell me: What would you pay for a pair of beaded knitting needles?Yes, I'm assuming that this is the sort of thing you would buy.

p.s. While I can't tell you what to do or how to do it, I would very much appreciate it if you didn't leave your comment anonymously.



This past week, I learned some new things.

I found out that:

FEAR = the person you love, the person you've loved for 15 years, waking you up and telling you to call 911 because he thinks he's having a heart attack.

The question "is he an organ donor" is a lot easier to answer when you're sitting at your kitchen table eating toast than it is when said person is in a hospital bed.

I love my husband more than even I realised. Thankfully, I get to keep him some more.

(the details: After having gum surgery earlier in the day, my husband had some very severe chest pains in the middle of the night on Thursday. He did not have a heart attack. he did have a drug interaction that caused a spasm in his GI tract. he's home now, all better, and I'm breathing normally again.)


Cat Food!

Lately, I've been using up little bits of yarn by knitting catnip-stuffed toys for charity. Since I had a lot of creamy white yarn left over from an aran sweater I made, the natural choice was to knit rice and pasta type food items. As for stuffing, aside from the catnip, I used the most abundant fluffy thing I have -- dryer lint.

My collection of knitted cat things is growing. Over the weekend, I added a raviolo and a carrot to the sushi. Mr. Mouse looks on, pretending not to be a penguin.



Well, knitting books.
No Sheep For You and Fitted Knits arrived a few days ago. I'm both excited and disappointed. Both books had a lot of eye candy, which is nice. To be honest, I have not had a chance to sit somewhere quiet and read either book, so I haven't absorbed any new tricks to speed me along on my knitting endeavors.
FK especially had just too many things that I Would Not Wear for whatever reason. (which is fine, I do realize that Ms. Japel did not write the book for ME).
NSFY is gorgeous, many contributors, lots of 'oooh, I want to make THAT' moments for me. We'll see. My budget doesn't really run to buying 29 skeins of pure silk yarn.

wow, it's early.