Maker Bee

January 23, 2006, 2:16 pm
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hey i copied this survey from my little brother, who’s really cool — ya’ll should meet him…

Choose a band/or artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band: phish
Are you female or male: funky bitch
Describe yourself: slave to the traffic light
How do some people feel about you: meat
How do you feel about yourself: you enjoy myself
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend: fluffhead
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend: fluff’s travels
Describe where you want to be: farmhouse
Describe what you want to be: bold as love
Describe how you live: army of one
Describe how you love: split open & melt
Share a few words of wisdom: run like an antelope – outta control
Three things that scare me:
1 opinionated people
2 bugs & critters
3 the future
Three people who make me laugh:
1 j
2 j
3 j
Three Things I love:
1 yarn
2 my new bedroom
3 diet mt. dew
Three Things I hate:
1 people who hate things
Three things I don’t understand:
1 how a tv works
2 why we risked starting a nuclear winter in florida by sending a rocket to pluto
3 men
Three things on my desk:
1 landscape plans
2 several files
3 2 tins of nivea lotion
Three things I’m doing right now:
1 billing this time
2 waiting for 5 o’clock
3 risking my job
Three things I want to do before I die:
1 live closer to my friends & family
2 start a sheep farm
3 pay off my debt
Three things I can do:
1 knit
2 draft
3 dig holes
Three ways to describe my personality:
1 bing
2 bang
3 boom
Three things I can’t do:
1 climb rocks
2 eat applesauce
3 change — lord knows i can’t change… won’t you fly high freebird. yeah.

xmas gift 2
November 16, 2005, 1:09 pm
Filed under: friends & family, sticks & string | Tags: , , , ,

a great big long scarf for someone male in my life. i’m not sure who this will go to yet…

6″ wide and over 6′ long. damn.

trendsetter magnolia: 4 skeins. basketweave stitch: six sets of 3 stitch/3 rows of stst & rev stst. size 8 bamboo circs.

this yarn is pretty fuckin’ cool. i found it at a discount store and couldn’t quite resist italian yarn at 50ff. it has a strand of charcoal cotton with another strand of lighter grey plasticy stuff that reminds me of recycled tire mulch. no stretch at all. my hands were literally aching by the time i finished this motherfucker.

this scarf has been on my mind for a long time. that’s why i went ahead and knat it up even though i have all kinds of xmas gifts on the needles with actual recipients in mind. when i was a wee ‘ittle one my dad taught me to crochet. i did that off & on for years and then became tired of the ‘homemade’ look of the stitch. rummaging through the coat closet at my dad’s house one winter i came across a scarf that he had made for me when i was young. it was meticulous and i was amazed that he had taken that much time to sit & think of me and knit this up. anyway, it was done the same stitch as this scarf and inspired me to learn to knit with the thought that i would one day make a scarf of the same stitch. dad didn’t teach me to knit. that goes to my mama but he did teach me to crochet and that’s pretty effin’ cool. i would give this scarf to him but i don’t think he would enjoy the novelty of this (not-at-all-warm) yarn.