Fannie Pie: January 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Updates and a meme...

Okay... it's been a while. Mostly I am without photos, so can't post the pics of my progress.
  • I have finished the noro cardigan ( as mentioned by Connie in the comments below) .
  • I started the cardigan for Arwen or whateveritscalled, by Kate Gilbert in IK issuesomethingorother.
  • I've almost finished a sock I started yesterday.
  • I've started a conversational Spanish class.
  • I've finished a big worky type work thing.
  • I managed to go the entire month ( thus far) without purchasing yarn. ( Ok, that's technically incorrect since I've ordered myself some socks that rock yarn as a reward, but it won't be here until after the month is over, other than that NO yarn purchases this month.)

Emma mentioned a fun meme, it involves books so I had to do it...


1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

6. Tag 5 people

" As you design your costume, take your body type into consideration. Colorful leotards may be high on visual impact, but if it has been a few decades since your last trip to the gym, you may want to consider something with more coverage. Remember, spandex is a privilege, not a right."

I ususally don't do these, but by some odd coincidence the closest book to me happened to by How to be a Villian, evil laughs, secret lairs, master plans and more. by Neil Zawacki.

Consider yourself tagged.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Once again we're having actual winter weather. In Oklahoma.

It's enough to make a yankee girl happy.

I already had a three day weekend, but there's something about a wintery weekend that makes it even better. I've baked something yummy, tidied up my house, worked on a grant, listened to some music and am about to move on to my knitting and a good book on my ipod.

I've finished the Noro cardigan and will block it this weekend, possibly wear it next week. I am half finished with my fancypants mitten and have started a pair of socks. I think the socks are headed for the frog pond, since they look like they'll be too big for me. I'm more in the mood for bigger projects anyway, so many sweaters lined up.

I wrote down all the sweaters that I have already bought the yarn and patterns for

( calculating for the knit from my stash project, so I could be sure I wouldn't 'run out'. *snort* NO CHANCE of that happening. none whatsoever.)

I have a total of 12 sweaters, ready to go. Yarn, needles, pattern, everything. If I can knit up 12 sweaters before Sept. then I will excuse myself from my yarn diet and give up my "knit from my stash" commitment. And I'm only talking about the yarn earmarked for specific sweaters. Not mentioning the mountain of sock yarn or other 'unassigned' yarn that somehow found it's way home with me, nor am I counting the enormous amount of weaving yarn recently rediscovered in my attic!

Well I'm off to enjoy the weather and try to knit a dent in my stash!

Stay safe and warm.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

It seems like a bad sign when your 40th Birthday is declared a national day of mourning... however, I'm well aware that it's not about me!
I'm celebrating anyway.

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