things I learned from tie dye

So ya know, it’s not like I’m trying to find time to knit and spin and hang with my friends AND work two jobs so what did I do? I went and bought a tie dye kit (ok technically it was a tye dye kit not tie dye but whatever lol) and some shirts.

First thing I learned was that no matter how good of an idea it seems, one should not tie dye in their small apartment bathroom. No, everything is NOT covered in dye but there’s not much room and my back kinda hurts and a hose would *totally* have been beneficial!

Second thing I learned was to always wear gloves. Even if it is 24 hrs later


Third thing I learned is that I needed to put more dye all over and less in one spot.

Overall I’m not totally unhappy with the results. But I’m not super thrilled with them either. I’d like to do it again and try some different ideas.

So without further ado here’s my shirts:







and lastly my “boyfriend beater” (they’re wife beaters for boys and boyfriend beaters for the girls) that’ll probably end up as a sleep shirt:




til next time my sweets…


it snowed!

only took til 3/1  but we finally got some snow this winter:


sit down!

Twice in two days baby! And yes today’s post is as exciting as yesterday’s 😀

Got this from Jadielady


1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)

2. Put it on shuffle

3. Press play

4. For the first question, type the song that’s playing

5. When you go to a new question, press the next button TWICE

6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…just type it in man!





(I’m using all my songs that are on my ipod, which are mostly ones that I like at least enough to want to hear… I’m not risking what could be found in my 11,494 item library as a whole) – I went with songs in my ipod too- N

Generally these are just plain weird but there may be a few that kind of fit.


Opening Credits:

ring of fire – Johnny Cash


Waking up:

The Outside – Taylor Swift


First Day of School:

Pretty Penny – Stone Temple Pilots


Falling in Love:

Home – Michael Buble


Losing Virginity:

I love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett


Fight Song:

Corona Con Lima – Gary P Nunn


Break Up:

Hey Baby – No Doubt



Memphis Soul Song – Uncle Kracker



Daisy- Stone Temple Pilots


Mental Breakdown:

Devil Without a Cause – Kid Rock



All This Love – The Lost Trailers



Hey Baby – The Lost Trailers (and I swear I hit fwd twice and it’s on shuffle)


Getting Back Together:

Kick My Ass – Big & Rich



Genevieve – Sugarland


Birth of Child:

Summer of Love – The Lost Trailers


Final Battle:

Take me as I am – Sugarland


Death Scene:

Somebody’s Gotta Feel this – Kid Rock


Funeral Song:

Who’s your Daddy – Toby Keith


End Credits:

Amen – Kid Rock

need a new name?


Nikki (that’s all you’re getting 😉 )


2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:  (mother and fathers middle name)

Jean Arthur


3.NASCAR NAME:  (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad)

Gilbert Arthur


4.STAR WARS NAME:  (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)



5.DETECTIVE NAME:  (favorite color, favorite animal)

Purple cat


6.SOAP OPERA NAME:  (middle name, town where you were born)

Ashley Roanoke


7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add “THE” to the beginning)

the green tea


8.FLY NAME:  (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

Nick (really?!? LMAO) 


9.STREET NAME:  (fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)

Cherry Garcia Chocolate Chip (of all the times I wanted to tye WTF, this one wins out) 


10.SKANK NAME: (1st pet’s name, street you grew up on)

Pepper Northview (cuz I’m not a boy and not using Bartholamew… ok edited because I can’t read. not a pet’s name but 1st pet’s name. Probably Patch Northview. He’s the first I knew but there was Blackberry Michael who we had when I was just a wee thing… so Blackberry Michael Northview??)


11.GANGSTA NAME:  (first 3 letters of first name plus ‘izzle’)



12.YOUR GOTH NAME:  (black, and the name of one of your pets)

Black Pepper! ROFLMFAO (or Black Bartholamew… it does have more alliteration and is not quite as silly since it is supposed to be Goth and all…)


13. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav candy)

Blue M&Ms… 


I have the weirdest names…

Welcome, 2009!

No resolutions here. No great year wrap up (and yeah some of it has to do with the fact that I blogged so little in 2008 🙂 ) but I’m ready for ’09! 

I’ve been blessed with good jobs, good friends and crazy kitties (and as always my loving family). I’m just gonna keep on keepin’ on. 

I did sign up for the plurkcraft365 group on flickr. Take a picture everyday of yourself, pets or crafts and post it. I made sure I wouldn’t have to hang my head in shame and leave plurk if I failed before I signed up. So far though I’m 2 for 2. I’m thinking if I can take a picture of myself sometime at the beginning of the month each month it should be interesting to see. 

I think I need to do better tags on those photos. Well, all my photos really but those especially… 

Well, that’s the blogging for today! 

I guess I should leave you with a picture. Here’s a not so great picture of me with a friend’s Flemish Giant Rabbit- Diesel. (I call him Diesel Bunny but you have to say the bunny part with a really deep voice!)


oh and yeah, he’s not so fond of being held. I was rescuing the fiber room from him!


hello hello hello hello….

Wow, that’s some wicket echo!! Sorry for the long absence. I just lost track of time and wrapped up in plurk and apparently had very little to say. 

I’m going to hopefully blog more. Maybe about knitting, maybe about life and other things. I’m not going to promise anything other than that I’m still here and doing just fine! 🙂 

Hope everyone had a good holiday and that the new year brings love, light and happiness. 


*honk shu... honkshuu...*

*honk shu... honkshuu...*

still behind…

But I’m going to jump ahead to show you what my secret pal sent me:


How great is all of that?? I lurve me some purple and it’s just saturated in purple. That merino/tencil roving? It’s so soft I want to sit it on my desk as a pet!

That Envirosax (evnirosack?) is going straight into the glove box of:

drivers side

My New Car!! (Did you hear that in “game show announcer voice”? cuz that’s how I said it…)

It’s my very first NEW car! A 2009 Nissan Versa and I love her very much. I’ll miss my truck but the newness and the gas efficiency and the reliability of new car are important to me. Plus look at all this room to bring home the fibery good all safe and sound and protected from the weather:


Hopefully this weekend I can do a birthday wrap up and show off a real life Knitting Finished Item!!