FireSpinner and all her Obsessions

knitting, spinning, obsessing…

I think Karma lost our address February 11, 2009

Filed under: fo,handspun,KAL,knitting,melodrama,ranting,wip — firespinner526 @ 12:36 am

Well, obviously by that title this post probably won’t be too happy.  However, in the hopes that all of my troubles will magically go away, I start with the happy stuff.

First off, meet Miss Elinor Rigby Dashwood:

Elinor!!

Or since that is an awfully long name for such an itty bitty kitty, Ellie will suffice.  She just joined our family on Friday and has successfully wiggled her way into our hearts.

Next up, would be school, which is going pretty well.  I like paralegal.  I’ve missed a couple of classes though due to the drama that’s supposed to be magically disappearing right now, so I don’t think my professor is very happy with me.

Next is knitting.  Wow, I haven’t posted knitting in ages.  Well, let’s start with stuff I’ve finished.

Socks that were meant for me, but Aunt Beth showed particular interest as I was knitting them up:
Aunt Beth's socks
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug
Pattern: Jitterbug Ballband Pattern

Mitts that were a belated X-mas present to my brother’s gf Brittany:
brit's Mitts
Yarn: My own handspun
Pattern: Modified Maine Morning Mitts

Mitts for a friend of my mom’s:
Maine Morning Mitts
Yarn: Malabrigo
Pattern: Maine Morning Mitts (I fell in love with this simple pattern, it was perfect for last minute x-mas presents)

Snowmen, knit up on Chirstmas Eve for my Aunt Sue who is OBSESSED with Snowmen:
Snowmen!
Yarn: Mix of Iron Horse Farm Mohair and Icelandic blend, handspun, and Malabrigo
Pattern: ummm I’ll have to get back to you.

Those are the finished ones and here are my WIPs:
Mystic Star Shawl KALBad Wolf socksP2080009

First, the Mystic Star Shawl KAL, that’s only Clue 1, I have to sit down and do Clue 2 and 3. The second is the second of my Blackrose Socks, renamed to the Bad Wolf Socks because of all the Rose references (pattern name: Blackrose, colorway name: Gothic Rose) and the Tardis in the background of that specific picture. The third is my mom’s Shoalwater Shawl that I’ve been working on since before Christmas, but and almost done with.

I also joined a sock club last night at my knit night. It’s the first one Debbie, my knitting mentor, has been able to host since she got very sick. It was very nice to see her again and see that she was doing well.

I’ve also booked a much-needed vacation to Georgia to visit the grandparents. I am so close to them and although, I only saw them about a year ago, it was for a very last-minute long weekend to visit the colleges I was accepted to near them, so much of my visit was spend in the car. This time, I’m flying down on March 13 and flying back on March 23! That’s a whole ten days! It’s my Spring Break from school, so imgine how surprised I was to find tickets for less than $200 roundtrip. I’m thinking about renting a car while I’m down there to make a visit to Nashville to visit one of my friends that moved there about a year ago.

I’ve also replaced my iPod recently, with a new red 16 gig iPod Nano. Mine finally died its last death, this was a bit of a downgrade, gig-wise, but honestly, do I need all of my audiobooks all of the time, or at least all of the sequels? Oh, and I bought a beautiful pair of pointy-toed pumps marked down by my bff at Macys. One of my members from the credit union works there, so I say there’s a dent in the leather and he marks them damaged and voila my $90 shoes turn into $70 shoes. Which still seems steap, but these babies are worth it. CK, black leather, pointy-toed, kitten healed pumps! Gorgeous!

So, I think I’ve finally gotten through all the good… now onto my family drama. Well, my brother’s been cutting and we think my dad might be cheating on my mom. *Not having to do with the psychic!* I swear. But my brother found a cellphone in my dad’s desk that didn’t look familiar. We poked through it and found a whole 5 phone numbers, the entries were only initials and the text from K was “I love you!” I’m still digging around. I believe it could definitely be true, but I don’t want to make an already precarious family situation worse by making such awful accusations, without being 100% sure.

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I could kill him January 28, 2009

Filed under: bad decisions,ranting,spirituality — firespinner526 @ 1:11 am

So, there’s this cute little metaphysical bookstore about an hour away that my mom and I found.  I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before cause I have a huge crush on the younger guy that works there.  However, the other guy I’ve met, presumably the owner, has been rude and very curt on every occasion I’ve met him.  But despite this man’s attitude we have continued to make the hour long drive every couple of weeks or so for herbs and general poking around the shop and for Jamie-staring-at-the-cute-nerdy-pagan-boy Time.  Once we even got all the way out there and they were closed for no reason and we still continued to make the trek and shop there.  Today was the final straw.  I have written up the following review to put on Google.  My mom doesn’t want me too, understandably so.  However, I need to vent.  So I’m putting it up over here until I decide whether it makes me as bad a person as him to post it.  What I really want to do is drive down there and give him a good shouting.  Another reason my mother doesn’t want me to do anything is that she believes he is dark and might do something negative against us (read: hex us).

“An it harm none, do what ye will”? (this is my major problem right here, won’t my publishing this review (with names) be harming as well?)

I have had both good experiences and bad ones in this store.  They have an amazing collection of herbs and a good selection of books for the size of the store, and most of the staff is very pleasant.  However, there is one member of the staff (the owner, I believe) that has repeatedly been rude to my mother and me.  Today was the final straw.  For the first time, he actually seemed kind of friendly and then he did a “free reading” for my mother for no reason.  He told her my father was having an affair.  I don’t care whether it is true or not, but no professional “psychic” should ever tell a client such bad news so directly, even if every card in the reading indicates such.  It is rude and mean-spirited.

The title is a general form of the Wiccan Rede: as long as it ain’t hurting anyone, do what you want.  The general philosophy of most forms of paganism, specifically Wicca (which I don’t practice, however I do respect the Rede).  In my opinion this man greatly broke the one major rule of his religion, however wouldn’t my posting the very negative review for potential customers of his and potentially harming his business and him be breaking the Rede as well?

And the second worst part of this (the first obvious part would be how my mom is feeling tonight) is that I’ll never find out if me and cute-nerdy-pagan-boy would have hit it off.  Damn.