The Domesticated Dame

The tale of a modern woman who turned back time and reclaimed her right to be domesticated

Knitting and pics! September 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 1:09 pm

Okay, I DO have stuff to update, but I don’t have pictures ready yet, so that will have to come later. I finished another scarf this week-it’s extra long and super soft. I bought 2 skeins and ended up just using the 1, so I think I will make another and keep one for myself 🙂 I will get a picture of that this weekend.
I also started on a rug, but I need another skein of the wool I am using, so I am going to go as far as I can and then I need to pick another one up. It’s a chunky off white wool with some flecks of a sort of autumn palette. Kinda nice-like rolling a sheep in a pile of mulched autumn leaves 🙂
Last night my darling dear Lisa helped me get my cat to the vet so he could get checked out and I found out that my little guy needs dental work done and it is going to cost me lots of money. He’s lucky I’d do anything for him-that’s all I can say 🙂 I’m way to broke right now for that but we’ll make it through somehow.
Afterwards we went to Lonestar for supper and Chad bought us both food-because we are awesome! Then back to my place so I could get lots and lots of photos of Lisa and her knitted projects. Good thing I left my light up and ready-all I had to do was move the table and put up a backdrop 🙂 I’ll post a couple here when/if she gives me the go ahead, just to show off how cute she is 😛 ha ha ha ha ha ha
That’s about it right now. I am trying to get supplies(but I am broke) so I can start making some handbags and accessories to sell this fall. I’m hoping I can supplement my income with it, since once I get laid off I will be extra broke. I want to sell stuff around the city and possibly also on Etsy, as I know a few people that have stores online there. Not sure how good business is on there, but worth a try, I suppose.
Have a great weekend, blogland!


Whew! September 3, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 1:35 pm

Okay, well, it’s been a few hours and I’ve finished the wrist warmer I was working on and nabbed my dpns for the camo hat, which is also now done. And all that before 11 am. I love holidays! 🙂
Wrist warmer

Camo Hat


Where the hell are my dpns?????

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 10:43 am

Okay, so this weekend has been full of knitting.
Friday night I started a pair of wrist warmers using this lovely black and purple variegated yarn I bought quite a while back at The Loop. I think it’s Cascade. So there’s one of my 2 sets of dpns. I also have another pair that is pink and made by Pearl. I have ONE of the set of 5. Only ONE. The rest, I know are in the package. Somewhere.
Why is this a problem right now, you ask? Well, because I am finally(I say that like it’s been forever when really it’s only been 3 or 4 days) at the decreasing point on a camo hat I am knitting for my sweetie, Chad. And I totally could have finished it last night if I a) could have found those dpns or b) hadn’t of started that damn wrist warmer Friday night.
On the plus side, in my frantic 2 hour+ search, I had a chance to lug out ALL my yarn and get it somewhat more organized. I now have a GIANT bin that I freed up from stuff I still hadn’t unpacked yet which is now full of the many balls of yarn my mother has acquired for me at yard sales, another giant bin full of the cheap Red Heart and Bernat yarns I had picked up when I first started knitting, along with a bunch of cotton, a medium sized bin full of all my natural wools(my “good” yarn), and another bin full of my novelty stuff. And I have an extra bin left over for the future. Hahahahaha Half my closet is yarn.
But ya know what? No damn pink Pearl dpns were to be found. So now I guess I need to spend the morning trying to finish 1 of 2 wrist warmers so that I can use the needles to finish the hat, and then do the other wrist warmer. Thank heavens it’s still the long weekend 🙂