July 23, 2006

Oh, the negligence! Oh, the shame!

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:20 pm by tatertot

I am sorry.  As I always am.  It seems that whenever my life is the tiniest bit interesting, I avoid this blog like the plague.  I’d go so far as to say that I forget it exists for days at a time.  *sigh*  I’m just not very good at this blogging thing.  But still, I will try.

 Lately, my life has been very busy with work, knitting, an upcoming wedding, and a certain person with a remarkable talent for distraction. 🙂

Who could blame me?  hahaha

As we speak though, I am for once neglecting other things for blogging. (My run, for example. *grimace*)  I’m supposed to be packing right now to go house sit for a couple of days.  But where am I instead?  That’s right.  Blogging.

A girl has got to have her priorities.  🙂

My complaint of the day: wooden double point needles are bitches.  THEY SUCK.  Every SINGLE set I have ever owned, regardless of the care bestowed upon them, has lost one needle to breakage.  F*** this.  Metal is the way to go.  /rant.

 LISTENING TO: “Drugs or Me” – Jimmy Eat World
READING: The Wind in the Willows by K. Grahame
WATCHING: Mr. and Mrs. Smith


July 6, 2006


Posted in Uncategorized at 2:32 am by tatertot


Okay, since I last posted, nearly a month ago, several things have transpired.  I finished Keri’s socks, but forgot to take a picture of them.  I have asked her to photograph them and hopefully that will be happening sometime soon.  I started working on a bamboo top that I will link to later when I’m not exhausted.

The jist of things is that I have been working 48-56 hour weeks at work and am wore out.  I even worked my birthday.  (Woohoo for being 20!)

This was lame, but I wanted all of you to know that I am still alive and still kniting.  Just way-laid from my blogging.

LISTENING TO: “This Armistice” by The Receiving End Of Sirens
READING: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

June 10, 2006

A preface: I’ve been drinking and blogging again.

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:38 am by tatertot

If you are not up to the time/energy/sanity that it may take to try and keep up with my thoughts, go ahead and skip right over this entry.  I'm am drunk, or rapidly approaching it, and have several things to tell you since i have been neglecting this blog like a bad habit.  *le sigh*

Why, you ask, am I drunk?  Well, readers, that would be because I just finished working two straight weeks at my day job.  Including weekends.  And I am Worn. Out.  Additionally, I miss my best friend in Oklahoma muchly.  (I don't know how I survived my life without her.  I love her immensely.  She is my best friend and I hope that everyone in their life finds someone who completes them as well as Corrie completes me.  In case you hadn't figured it out yet, our friendship has a tendency to nauseate others.  Namely, Corrie's adorable, generous, hunky fiance.  Who I have a sneaking suspicious would look wicked in hand knits. And KNOWS HOW TO KNIT AND LIKES IT.  Which was totally worthy of all the caps that I just gave it.)   Anyhow, she's out getting drunk/blazed tonight, and I figured that at the very least, I would get drunk with her.  From 1000 miles away.

One day (not today) I will tell you about our friendship so that you can throw up into your morning coffee.

What I came here to tell you is that I have finished Keri's Sick Day Socks and also Sock One of my Parrot Juice socks.  My camera is M.I.A., so I have no photos for you, but please take my word for it. When I'm not drinking and/or working my ass off, I will take photos to prove my knitterly completeness to you.  Meanwhile, I've started a knit ribbed hat for my friend Barton, a hand towel for my Grandmother, and am contemplating what to knit Corrie for her impending wedding.  I'm leaning towards the Honeymoon Tank  both for it's usefullness, appropriateness, and the knowledge that Corrie would look killer in it.  So really, the only thing holding me back is potential difficulty (which I scoff at!) as well as the yarn. So really, I've more or less decided that this is what I'm going to make and really need to get a fucking move on if I want to have it finished.  This has time-consuming written all over it.

Oh readers, how I have missed you.

Today, by the way, I cut my hair.  Well, by cut, I mean "shapeD".  With plans to return to my natural color by putting semi-permanent hair dye over my highlights, which have gravitated to the bottom half of my hair.  I am dying to return to my natural color.  But the shaping/cut was sup[er cute and I'm really happy with it and can honestly say that it's the first time that I was SINCERELY happy with the haircut that I had when Ileft the salon.  This girl understood what I wanted completely and did a killer job.  

I wish Corrie would call now.  I'm lonely.  And getting progressively drunker.  But not drunke nough, naturally.  *Don't let my Typos fool you.*

(Those astericks, btw, were meant to be parentheses and I simply did not have the energy to go back and change them. So there you have it.)

Am contemplating another stash flash to further gloat in my recent tremendous Lorna's Laces acquisition.

READING: Pride and Prejudice
WATCHING: Hanson: Live at the Fillmore
LISTENING: "A Walk Through Hell" by Say Anything
KNITTING: handtowels, socks, etc.

May 17, 2006

With all this Irony, there’s no way I could be anemic!

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:49 pm by tatertot

Here's a little more for you:  notice how Ihaven't been posting?  Yeah.  Finals week was over last week.  And it wasn't exactly ball-busting, let me tell you.  So, really what just happened is that I posted during the weekend where I was so busy that I had to schedule bathroom breaks, and then this week, when I have more free time than I know what to do with, I haven't posted at all.  

 Is there some kind of award for Worst Blogger Ever?  Seriously.  

So what I'm doing right now is several loads of laundry, talking ont he phone with a best friend, and knitting the second sock for Keri's sick day socks.  I don't really like progress photos, but when it's finished (which should be within a week) a picture will be shown.  

I just wanted y'all to know that I'm still around, and if you're still reading after my vegetarianism rant, I love you.  If you read, just leave a little comment and let me know your name, your blog if you have one, and a little something about yourself.

READING: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
LISTENING: "Temperature" by Sean Paul

May 6, 2006

Photo One.

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:58 pm by tatertot


Originally uploaded by TotsCamisado.

Okay, I have manuevered around WordPress’s flat out bitch-status regarding photo posting. With the distinct disadvantage that it’s going to be a new post for each photo. Whatever. At this point, I am just Too. Pissed. To. Care. (Henceforth, TPTC). But look at me, look at me smirking at my cleverness. I have made something work. However inefficiently.


Posted in Uncategorized at 11:56 pm by tatertot

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

May 3, 2006


Posted in Uncategorized at 8:33 pm by tatertot

You may notice a shortage of the Tot in the next two weeks.  It is finals week at O.C.C.C. and when I'm not falling asleep into my textbooks, I will be at my job (which, miraculously, affords me HOURS of knitting time on weekends.  Apparently, not many people need MRAs in the Hudson Valley on a weekend, lucky me!).

Erego, I will not be here.  But I will be knitting.  Pictures to come.  (This time I'm serious.)  I think I've even figured out the picture posting thing.  So my wordpress angst is pacified.

READING: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
LISTENING: "Tennessee Flat Top Box" by Johnny Cash
KNITTING: sock I of the Parrot Juice Socks; sock II of the Keri's Sick Day Socks; Megan's basketweave scarf; sock I of Mom's Mother's Day Socks
WATCHING: Boondock Saints

April 29, 2006

Is it Just Me?

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:32 pm by tatertot

WordPress is giving me a LOT of problems in as many arenas as is possible for a blog.  Not only can I not comment on the blog of another, whom I would most definately like to comment on (something about not being registered?), I also have a LOT of trouble posting photos.

 No, seriously.  This isn't just an excuse for why I haven't posted any.  I really do get a lot of grief from WordPress when trying to do this, as you might recall with the first posting of the first sock photo. 

So now I wonder.  Would it be better to take the risk and move the blog to a whole other blogging program?  Or should I suck it up and try to do my best with what I've got?

I just have this nagging feeling that changing addresses for the blog would be detrimental to my blogging career.  (In retrospect, I feel this way about ALL moves.)

In other news, despite the three projects that I have going on, I'm thinking of starting something for my mom (since Mother's Day is a scant two weeks away!).  I've been trying to keep some project monogamy – which was once a really intense urge following the Knitting Olympics but now is kind of just a whimper in the background.  Maybe… Maybe I should use my computer skills and O.C.D. about organization to create a TIMELINE for my projects.  When they need to be done by, how much progress has elapsed, how much progress I think SHOULD have elapsed, etc.

And since the semester ends in a week or so, It will be summer and I will have PLENTY of time to accomplish this.  When I'm not at work, I mean.

Summer, undoubtedly, is my favorite time of the year due to all the knitting that gets to happen then.  And since I live in New York now, summer knitting is not the disaster that it used to be when I lived in Texas.   

 Okay.  Now I have to go and shower to meet up with a friend to study at the campus library.  Have a good weekend, all!

READING: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (what? it's a HUGE book)
LISTENING: "MakeDamnSure" by Taking Back Sunday
KNITTING: sock I of the Parrot Juice Socks; sock II of the Keri's Sick Day Socks; Megan's basketweave scarf

April 21, 2006

Knervous Knitter…

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:53 pm by tatertot

Please, please, please don't let me be the only one who strongly desire to go to a knitting group but is too nervous/insecure-in-knitting-skill(z) to go. 

I bet they're even nice ladies.  Probably mostly the moms of most of my former classmates, which isn't so much what phases me, and probably WAAAAY more experienced than I am, which phases me quite a bit.

I feel kind of silly, being so nervous at the idea of going.  After all – I can knit socks!   I knit! I purl! I color-change like it's my job. I don't cable, but hey, it's pretty obvious that I can get pretty nervous about things and to me, cables spell disaster.  There is no reason for me to be nervous in front of these women.

Except that I so totally am.  

And not to be particular or mean, but I'd really rather prefer it if most of the knitting group was closer to my age, or at least three other knitters were.  First of all, I think it's most likely that a young knitter would be closer to me in the skills and chatting departments and is also likely to be more receptive to the styles of things that I'm setting out to knit.  Okay, this paragraph isn't explaining what I mean very well… I just want a friend who is MY age and who KNITS and who might even be BETTER than me!

This -I suspect- could be damn near impossible.  The search continues!

Also, this is probably a good point to swallow my pride and flat out apologize for the drunken nature of my last post.  Reading over it in the cold light of morning, I assure you that I was blushing and flustered at my inarticulation and wildly swooping conversation.  And then I scrolled up and read the drunk post, and was embarassed of that as well. 🙂

Out of the slight embarassment emerges the teeniest bit of triumph, as I did not apocalyptically screw up the socks.   More to come soon.

(I'm getting kind of embarassed about this lack of picture posting. … I'm not a very good blogger.)

READING: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
LISTENING: "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by DeathCab for Cutie
KNITTING: sock I of the Parrot Juice Socks; sock II of the Keri's Sick Day Socks; Megan's basketweave scarf
WATCHING: The Simpsons

April 20, 2006


Posted in Uncategorized at 6:58 pm by tatertot

This post ties two of my loves together: knitting and drinking girly drinks. While pretty on paper and pretty when individually practiced, sometimes… these things collide. Which is what happened today.

For Easter, my mother purchased me a skein of sock yarn large enough to make a pair of socks, as well as double pointed needles appropriately sized. Now, no matter how many skeins of sock yarn you have, or how many DPNs are scatterned in your stash-tool stand… you never stop loving recieving things and come away from the experience feeling like… "Wow. She gets me!"

So easter was awesome and I've been DYING to use this yarn because, back me up when I say this, when you receive gift yarn, whatever you make must be for YOURSELF. Or should be. Especially if you are so much like me that you have hardly, if ever, knit anything for yourself. Don't get me wrong: I knit more because I enjoy the act of knitting than because I want a woolen product at the end. But still – the fact remains that I have never knit anything for myself.

Now, take today. Today is 4/20, and I don't think much of anything is expected of my generation today. So, to celebrate with my peers, I have taken to drinking. More drinking will commence tonight when my dear friend Cook comes over, but now I'm pretty buzzed.

And when buzzed, all of my superego goes away and I am left with the id. (For you non-psychology majors, the superego is the part of your conciousness that insists that you behave fairly and stops you from being greedy and bad, etc., where as the id is purely your wants). So, with my mango rum buzz going, I started knitting the first pair of socks for myself. And though they do not look parrotty or mangoey or juicey in the least, they are still my Parrott Juice (for my half Parrot Bay, half orange juice drink of choice) socks. Pictures to come. There is still a delay on the camera front.

So anyhow, about these socks.  I don't have a pattern for them, and started them after I was already way past sober.  Definately a K.U.I. (Knitting Under the Influence), so I can't wait to see how they turn out! Stay tuned! 

READING: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
LISTENING: "MakeDamnSure" Taking Back Sunday
KNITTING: sock I of the Parrot Juice Socks

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