Big Sky Mind

Friday Is My Favorite Day
March 30, 2007, 8:26 am
Filed under: Knitting, Random

Friday is my favorite day of the week.  The weekend is on the horizon, full of possibilities.  Every other Friday is payday, which is never a bad thing, and the last Friday of the month is casual day in my office.  It’s always fun to see everyone already in their weekend gear.  Today is the special Friday that is Payday Friday and Casual Friday.  A great Friday song is “Friday, I’m In Love” by The Cure.  If you’ve never heard it before, check it out.  My darling husband Carl’s favorite day of the week is Saturday.  He hates to have anything “to do” on Saturday’s, he likes to let them unfold naturally.  Do you have a favorite day of the week?  Let me know via the comments, (yes this is a not so sutble beg for comments).

So I have been busy on the sock, it really needs a name.  I am now midway down the foot, headed for the toe.  Here is a progress photo for you.

Pink Sock Picture

Hopefully I will finish it today.  David’s Anarchist Man Bag made it’s office debut today.  And yes, his top is Yohji Yamaoto.  Stylin’

David and his Man Bag


Separated At Birth? Pt. 3
March 28, 2007, 1:37 pm
Filed under: American Idol, Separated At Birth?, Television

Jane Jetson

Melinda Dolittle

Come on now, you know I’m right!

March 28, 2007, 8:19 am
Filed under: Knitting, Music

SIP stands for Sock In Progress.  I’ve finally decided on a sock pattern from my new sock book, “Sensational Knitted Socks” by Charlene Schurch.  I’m making a baby cabled rib knit in leftover Regia Silk from Cara’s Christmas Hat.  It is very soft and I bought way too much for her hat, I ended up with 2 balls left, plenty to make some socks.  Here is a photo of my new SIP.

Sock In Progress

This is the first time in about a year that I’m knitting a sock from the cuff down.  I really like the toe up method, you don’t have to worry about getting the toes grafted shut.  It can be a bit tricky for me, my grafting skills are questionable.  I also received my Elmore Pigsah Peaches and Creme  yarn yesterday.

Elmore Pigsah Yarn

Sorry ’bout the blurry picture, that is what you get when you take blog photos before the second cup of coffee in the morning.  I think I will be stocked up for dishcloths, baby bibs, and burp cloths for awhile.  This is the Mason Dixon pre-pack.  I like the colors, mostly.  I think this cotton yarn is much higher quality than the Sugar and Cream I can get locally, so it was worth the effort to order it.  Besides, who doesn’t like to come home and have packages to open?

After a few listens, I’ve decided I do like the Amy Winehouse CD.  It is very dark, but I find myself listening to it over and over.  All of the music I’ve been listening to lately has me thinking.  Beware if you are dating a British singer, when you break up, you’re going to get roasted via song.

March 27, 2007, 10:05 am
Filed under: Phobias

Bonus points to you if you know what it is.  Irrational fear of frogs and people let me tell you, I have it with abundance.  I’m not really easily frightened.  Spiders, I’m okay with; mice, cute in the right settings, but reptiles and frogs in particular, scare the daylights out of me.  I know why this is, when I was a small child some other mean children chased me with frogs.  So when I went to my Yahoo home page and ran smack into this:

Nasty Cane Toad

well you can imagine.  This is the biggest cane toad every discovered.  He weighs two pounds and is the size of a football.  Oh and he’s toxic, they were rounding them up to keep them from killing other animals.  Any wonder why they are on my list of “so not favorite things”?  He was found in Darwin, Australia, remind me to not go to Australia anytime soon.  I did have another thought,

Nasty Toad 2

that’s a mean pair of frog’s legs. 

March 27, 2007, 8:58 am
Filed under: Knitting, Weather

Spring Daffodils

Let me offically state for the record, I love spring!  I’m SOOOOO happy it’s here.  Love that I don’t have to get bundled up in a coat, scarf, hat combo to go anywhere.  Very, very, happy!  There is one little problem that comes along with the trees and plants blooming…allergies.  I never used to have allergies, but they seem to be worsening as I get older.  Sunday we had all the windows open in the house, it was wonderful, but yesterday I really paid the price.  Today, I’m heavily medicated.  So I’m not sneezing literally every 30 seconds like yesterday, but I do feel a little bit hazy.  So if I ramble more than usual, medicine haze is my excuse.

Before I passed out last night I opened my package from the Loopy Ewe.  All my beautiful sock yarn arrived and I was able to take a few pictures.

New Sock Yarn

Of course my new yarn assistant Simon had to give it his sniff of approval.

Simon and the New Sock Yarn

Right after this photo was taken, he tried to make off with a skein of the Sherbert Claudia Hand Painted.  He’s a sneaky one that Simon.  So my sock yarn stash is growing.  I thought for some reason that the Opal Tiger yarn would be blue instead of black, which is really goofy on my part, who has ever seen a tiger with blue stripes?

It’s Back
March 26, 2007, 8:51 am
Filed under: Friends, Insomnia, Knitting, Music, Pets

My insomnia that is.  I woke up at 3:30 this morning and wasn’t able to go back to sleep.  I think last night might have been my “normal” Sunday night/Monday morning anxiety.  I hope so anyways.  The boys seem to love my insomnia, they get extra attention.  They also get to sleep pretty much all day long.  Me not so much.  Simon got to take a little journey onto the deck yesterday.  My pictures were pretty bad, only one came out not blurry and his leash is in his face, but here it is anyways.  He seemed to enjoy his little adventure outside.  I hope that doesn’t want to make him want to escape even more.

Simon On The Deck











Ballband Dishcloth










Here is last week’s dishcloth.  It is a Mason Dixon ball band dishcloth knit in Sugar and Cream cotton.  I made it for David’s darling Ken, who I know will use it and enjoy it.  I spent most of my weekend knitting on the Baby Moderne.  I’m onto block number 7, here is the progress so far.

 Block 7 Baby Moderne











It is completely enjoyable to knit, but I find my concentration wandering onto the next project.  I think there are only 10 blocks total, so I should be able to finish before I completely lose interest in it.

News and Notes 

A big “Welcome Back” to my friend Cara, who returns to work part time today.  We are SO glad she’s back!!!!!!

I am the only person in my office who chose the correct four teams for the final four in the NCAA tournament.  Go Florida! 


I downloaded a new CD this morning.  It is by Amy Winehouse and it’s called “Back to Black”.  I had been hearing a lot about Amy Winehouse lately, so last night I gave some of her songs a listen.  It is very different than what I’ve been listening to lately, very soul torch singer.  It sounds like it could be from the Sixties.  I wasn’t bowled over last night, but after mulling it over in my non sleeping hours, I decided to go ahead and give it a try.  I think I like it, I’ll have to give you a absolute verdict at a later date.


Happy Birthday Mike!
March 25, 2007, 7:06 am
Filed under: Friends

Today is my good friend Mike’s birthday. He is my racing guru and also a member of my mantourage. Unfortch, he is spending his birthday traveling. Hope you have safe travels and a great birthday!