Sunday, March 26, 2006

Uncontrollable laughter

Uncontrollable laughter, originally uploaded by knititinthebud.

Last night I got to be a photographer for a friend's wedding. It's always alot of pressure to do, but it felt like more pressure this time than usual. I just hope a lot of the pictures turned out alright. It was really damn cold and we didn't get to take pictures until dusk. The reception room was pretty dark too. It was beautiful, but dark for photography when you don't have the right equipment. I had a great night though. I wish I could have had my own D.D. so I could have partooken (not a real word, I realize) in the embibements more. But this picture is a demonstration of the fun myself and the other guests were having. Of course, all us C.R.A.P. buds were hanging out and having a great time. It's always fun to see everybody let loose. It's especially more fun to see a couple of bosses let loose.
So my photography skills need a brush up and a lot of work, but it was really good to have the camera back in my hands again. I felt really professional tonight, until I started to become a guest. I really need to take a photography course so I can take pictures the way I want to. Plus, I need to get an editing program that I can actually use. Apeture might be the way to go because I love my Mac so much and it could be more user friendly. That's just one more thing I'd have to save up for. Oh, well, I'll have to do it some day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Quarter Moon Crazies

OH, my god! The "crazies" were definitely out tonight. Let me tell you that working in retail can be a trip. Twice I had to save one of my fellow employees from weird, stinky, crazy customers. First, there was "Weird Leprechaun Man." He's a regular at (since I can't name the retail location I work for, we'll call it Corporate Retail Aggrivation Place or C.R.A.P) C.R.A.P and he's just a creepy man. He has pointy ears, is of short stature, wears plaid pants, an old black leather jacket, has a hooked nose, red plastic glasses, and very straight red hair that peaks out from underneath a rimmed hat with those little teethy things all around it (kind of Australian looking. The hat, not the man). WEIRD! Once he starts going he just doesn't stop talking. So I saved my co-worker from him by paging her to another location in the store. Then five minutes to closing Crazy Viggo Lady came in. Now there's a talker! And a stinky, greasy talker. She is completely non-sensical and completely obsessed wtih Viggo Mortensen. She was on a stint for awhile where she would look for every single magazine that had Viggo Mortensen's picture in it and lined them all up and just looked at them. If he has a stalker, I really hope it's not this woman. Of course, there was also the woman on the phone tonight who was comparing the response time to Hurricane Katrina victims to the speed at which our product can be shipped directly to her. Uh....still confumbled about that whole conversation. Not sure how hurricane Katrina victims are related to books. And I'm sure that if a Katrina victim were to hear this bitch, then they too would wonder why she waited until 9 p.m. on a Thursday to inquire about placing an order that she needed by Sunday for a conference of which she knew about BEFORE TONIGHT! At least, when I come home, I know that my dog won't talk back to me. That's a very comforting thought. At least she isn't affected by the sliver of a moon. So all you retail harassers, we aren't sad we lost your business in the first place (I just said that with a smile)!

Sunday, March 12, 2006


These are my first pair of knitted socks ever! I think they're beautiful and turning the heel wasn't so bad after I figured it out with help from My dog,Maven, likes them too.

Apparently my feet are more attractive when I have beautiful socks.

I knitted these with two Size 3, 24' circular needles (I'm not fond of double pointed). I used "Lorna's Hand-Dyed Yarns" in Gold Hill. Beautiful color and great feel to it. It's 100% superwash wool and it feels great on my tootsies. Who doesn't love those autumn colors. Now I can finally move onto my next project: felted computer bag from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. I had to have help with the stitch pattern on that one too. I like to figure things out for myself, but I tried it so many times without the correct results I resorted to posting my question on The people who respond on there are fantastic.

I know it's beginning to become spring because it's been raining the past three days. I absolutely love it when it rains. I wish I could sit outside on our tiny back porch and knit and listen to the rain. If only I didn't have to go to work because of rain. Other countries have siestas and the U.S. could start having "rain quiescence days". I like the sound of that. Let's do nothing because it's peaceful outside! Inner solace all around! Knitting to soothe the soul and rain to soothe the mind or vice versa.

Soon I wil post pictures of my progress on the laptop bag. I made a slipper today too. I found an easy pattern for one online since I always have cold feet and I was surprised how quickly it knitted up. The other one I'm saving for tomorrow. Isn't that just special? Check it out and see if you like it. Simple, slightly unattractive, yet great for any acrylic yarn you might have and dont' actually want to use on something other than your feet. :)

Have an awesome rest of the night.