Archives for the month of: January, 2011

I got a prezzy today! MF surprised me with something that I have had my eye on for a long time… a fancy teapot and flowering tea! A few years ago a girl in the office I worked in at the time got one and brought it to work. It was so pretty and I’d stare at it longingly and wished I had one of my own. Now I do!!! Of course, MF documented our first flowering tea experience.

Well, not a complete fail. I mean, I finished (and barely- I didn’t plan ahead to have enough slack to cast off and had to trim the slack from when I started and tied it to my finishing end…) but that’s about where my knitting success ends.

I’ll leave it to the picture to show where all the fail comes in. It’s a weird beaver-tail shaped paddle of a short, fat swiss cheese scarf. If look at one end vs the other, you can visually see my skill improve. It’s almost like those old pictures of the spider web after they gave the spider drugs.

Hopefully next scarf will look significantly less retarded and MF will be happier to model it.

I had an awesome time with my homie Keesha of today- it was a total girl-o-rama. We had lunch and coffee at Liberty Market (one of my absolutely fave East Valley hangouts) and over our delicious beverages, I mentioned that I really wanted to learn how to knit. Keesha suggested we pick up some yarn and she’d give me a lesson. We picked some up at the craft store, and I’ve been a knitting fool ever since. I’m hoping my fingers get used to it and hurt less, because they haven’t been this cramped since the days of handwriting book reports.

So this is my little scarf so far… It’s looking pretty wonky, but it’s my first bash at it. Don’t judge me.

It’s no secret that I’m a shameless online shopper and have become a fan of daily deal sites- namely Groupon and LivingSocial. Other than those two I’ve kind of snubbed my nose at all the knockoffs. I mean- c’mon… get your own idea, right?

A friend pointed out a new daily deal site that actually has an original concept. I’ll let you go read about how it’s different, but I have a feeling it’s going to really take off. It doesn’t officially launch for a week or two, so I’m excited to see what kind of deals they put up. If you sign up (don’t worry, it’s totally free) be sure to use this link below so we both get credit :)