10.30.2008

okcupid

So yeah, have you ever made a profile on that site? I like it, but they have questions to answer to help improve your matches and you select how important to you the answer is. They do some voodoo math and decided how compatible you are with other people as a result. I am completely addicted to answering those questions. I could spend all day there.

I have serious problems with the questions however. For instance, "Would you consider dating someone who works in porn?" How the hell does one answer this? I would consider anything, especially for a person I loved. Plus there is always another side to the story and I reserve judgment. However, I'm not looking for someone who works in porn. If I answer no, I'm a prude, if I answer yes, I come across as much much kinkier than I am.

I am a very open and open minded person. Every long term relationship I have been in has been with a completely different person. I have a hard time pinning down my type judging from the men I have been with in the past. As a result I am completely open to different. I have no idea who my ideal is. It could be anybody and I'm not about to limit myself or anyone else by saying if his answer isn't such-n-such he is out.

anyway, I really should get off the internet :) Soon I will post pics of recently completed Christmas gifts on Ravelry, but lately, I just haven't sat at my computer long enough to upload pics.

10.29.2008

stop and take a breath

Whew. Time to stop and rest. I bailed on my knitting group last night so I could go to bed early, but it didn't work out that way anyway.

Since my last post I have had three dates with someone that while we enjoy each others company we have decided not to get romantic. I really do think he is a cool guy and I hope we manage to keep a friendship.

Dating is just so bizarre to me. I've never been much of a "dater" most of my relationships have sprung from friendships. A friend of mine compared online dating to interviewing for a new position. You reviewed their resume, had an interview or two and it tends to suck the romance right out of it. Just how in the hell does anyone get this to work?

On the other hand, it is not easy to meet new people when you are an adult. Most of your time is spent at work, a dangerous pond to be fishing in. Bars are just plain a bad idea.

So what does that leave? Pretty much just your hobbies if you are lucky enough to have a social one. Chances are good you can meet someone who shares interests with you. However, my hobbies are not conducive to finding members of the opposite sex: knitting group, sewing class?
I think I'm just hosed.

However, I am a productive little holiday knitter. Christmas presents are being churned out of me daily it seems and I am so glad. I have never been much of a deadline knitter and it was only last week that I decided or even thought about knitting for more than one person, but I am optimistic.

I have been inspired by the great Elizabeth Zimmerman. I just read Knitting Without Tears and Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac (knitpicks.com is having a book sale through the end of October and I went crazy).

I'm not knitting any of her patterns, but rather have been inspired by her just-do-it attitude. Simple projects and color work have really made some charming things. However to keep from spoiling any holiday surprises only Ravelers will get to see these projects anytime soon.

My yarn choice has also been very helpful in rapid fire project completion. I up sized from my usual worsted projects to Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky and boy does the larger gauge make a difference in speed. I mean, I knew it knitted up faster, but how much faster was a nice surprise.

10.16.2008

I'm home!



Welcome home!

I'm back. I have a sore throat and a lot of house work to do but I made it to knitting Monday night (working on Super Secret Christmas Presents). Former roomie Jon stopped by to say hello while I was knitting which was awesome. I have completely caught up on Project Runway and watched the finale last night (if you DVR'd it and haven't watched it yet I won't spoil it, but I will say I completely agree with the judges choice).

I have had lots of deep thoughts lately and will probably share them with you eventually, but I am still waiting for the dust to settle from my landing in town Sunday. I'll get to them.

Marie Claire (yes the magazine) recently gave me a profound thought (shocking) and it is what I will leave you with today...

Without the baggage, you haven't made the journey.

10.06.2008

Sweet Stitchin' Betties

So I am finally visiting the Vagabond Bettie in Florida and got to join her knitting group tonight the Sweet Stitchin' Betties. It was so much fun! Such a large group, I couldn't meet and talk to everyone but they were all super ladies!

Pictures! I was trying not to flash everyone which resulted in some blurry pics, but I like 'em nonetheless...






10.02.2008

Oh yeah, I had another hobby!

My dear friend Tibbsy reminded me that I have a website with my artwork posted. I haven't painted or drawn in a while because I lacked inspiration but my fingers have been itching lately and I think I might be picking it up again soon.

For those of you interested you can check out this link and I will add it to the sidebar.