Saturday, March 31, 2007

"I think meat went up my nose..." or Our Yarn Crawl to Leesburg, Florida

So my knitting buddy Sandy and I decided to go on a Yarn Crawl to Chez Casuelle in Leesburg today. We had many adventures all day long....

It all started when we were on the highway sitting in traffic and we spotted a car off the side of the road and a teenage boy running around a field of cows to our right. Sandy said, "I think he dropped something." Sure enough, he did drop something...his pants....yes, about 30 minutes into our trip, and we had already seen bare bottom....mooning in the middle of the morning. We knew we weren't in the big city anymore.

Due to the traffic, the car ride which should have taken 1 1/2 hours, took us over 2 hours! Sandy's butt was numb (a chronic issue) by the time we arrived at the gas station to go potty and get something to drink. I have an issue with gas station bathrooms, but Sandy assured me that this one was fine. The restroom was inside and I entered the room marked women. To my surprise, it was a rather large room with a sink and not 1, but 2 toilets (not in stalls, but in the middle of the room). I quickly locked the door. Sandy said I should have taken a picture...but that would have been even weirder....

The whole way to the store, we kept seeing signs for the Russell Stover Outlet...which led to a lively discussion about what outlet chocolate is....has it been sampled? Are those really raisins in that? Is it turning white like old chocolate? We decided not to stop and find out answers to these questions...maybe next time!

We got to Chez Casuelle

Chez Casuelle

which has lots of yarns that we don't have at our LYS. I bought some Colinette Jitterbug, Schaefer Anne, and 2 Malabrigo hanks (plus some yarn for my secret pal...shhh).

New stash

I saw the hideous orange sweater .....and piles of patterns for the hideous orange sweater....

So before we left, there was another shopper in the store and I touched the lacey lamb yarn she was going to buy (it was so soft!) and she slapped my hand with a skein of Twisted Sisters sock yarn! How very rude!

Driving around downtown....we saw many nudey places. There was a "The Way Cafe" (a Christian restaurant) right across from a woman's lingerie shop. We saw lots of small cafe's....Sweet Treats, Sweet Tea's and Sweets and Treats...all in a row within 2 blocks of each other...perhaps if there is more time on our next trip, we will explore these places closer.

We went to eat at Cracker Barrel and had to turn onto this road to get to the restaurant

Cracker Xing

Imagine our surprise to see sock blockers on the wall near our table! What a coincidence for 2 knitters on a yarn crawl!

Sock Blockers

We also saw a pick-up truck in the parking lot with "Just Married" written on the windows. I guess Cracker Barrel is a hip place to go on one's honeymoon in this part of Florida...

During our lunch of cheeseburger (Sandy) and Pork BBQ sandwich (me), we laughed so hard that at one point Sandy exclained "I think some meat went up my nose!"

We shopped in the store inside the restaurant and Sandy bought rock candy. She gave me one because I had never had it before. It really just tasted like pink and discernable flavor...but it was good!

Rock Candy

I bought some Lightning Bug Gummy Candy with magic tongs that cause the candy to light up. More pictures on Flickr....

Lightning Bug Gummy Candy

So Sandy and I also found out we are now co-moderators of the Tampa Bay Knit and Crochet Yahoo Group (link on the right). Yaay!

All in all, it was a very fun day! Hope we can do it again soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

AHHH!! Sock Yarn Stash

I just took new stash pictures of all my sock yarn broken down by maker/dyer....and I have enough yarn (including wip's) to make 54 pairs of I have 3 more skeins on the way! Oh no! I am in shock!!! I am out of control.....

Pictures of the scariness are on my Flickr....

Monday, March 19, 2007

Bright Green Socks

Bright Green Socks
Originally uploaded by jmnkrt.

Ok...this goes out to Sandy. who has been bugging me to post a picture on my is the sock I was working on last night at Panera....I got the short-row heel done this morning after my Dr.'s appointment.

Oh and great news! I got one of the spots for Scout's Indie Swag Club Round 2! Yay!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007


So I got this from Alcariel's blog. You put an X next to movies you've seen and if it's more than 85, you have no here it goes.

(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
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
(X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) 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
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
(X) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
(X) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(X) The Ring
(X) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
(X) Just Married
(X) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
( ) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
( ) 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
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
(X) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
(X) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(X) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
(X) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) 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
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) 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
(X) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) 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
(X) 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
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

105!!! Ahh! I have no life! Now you try it!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Just checking in...

Hopefully this week I will have some sock pictures to post. And I got in
some yarn from The Loopy Ewe. Also I got my new sewing machine today, so
I will be making some dolls during Spring Break next week! Four more
crazy days....then a week off!