Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You've Got Questions, Well I've Got Answers

Question of the Week #8
What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

My Paster cooks the best BBQ Chicken Drumettes and warm potato salad. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone. She told me the recipe once, but she said it so fast I knew she didn't want me to remember it. No need to. It gives me a reason to call her and beg.

Question of the Week #7
What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? and
What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting?

In the corner of my sectional couch. I'ts nice and cozy there. I must have my tape measure, crochet hooks, and scissors close by as well as something cool (preferably water) to drink.

Question of the Week #6
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?
If you’d like to share a story…Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without knitting.

I like to pack whatever I'm currently working on. I really like to finish projects. I don't recall ever packing too much knitting although I sure do hate sitting through those boring work meetings without my knitting.

Question of the Week #5
1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday?
2) Where is one place you’d like to go?

I just like getting on planes and landing in a different spot. A plane could take me 10 miles and I would probably pack for a week and be extra excited. With that said, I love New York.

I would really like to go to Turks & Caicos or tour Africa or Europe for a month.

There you have it! Current again.

Kamika Divulged

Friday, July 25, 2008

It Just Don't Make No Sense

It takes a whole lot of energy to over manage a project. I'm serious! Ridiculous amounts of energy! I have seen some people micro-manage. Seen them mis-manage. Hell, I know we've all had our fair share of total lack of management. At work. But damn! I never thought anyone could over manage a project. I mean over manage to the point of confusing themselves in the process of trying to remember how to explain to others the who, what, when, where, and why of a project that they only briefly looked at for less than 5 minutes while blindfolded, hanging upside down, with their right thumb in their mouth, and their left hand tied tightly behind their back with dental floss. One sock on and a Birkenstock or is that a Jimmy Choo? Over manage to the point that a simple mail merge becomes all out guerilla warfare dividing the north from the south, of a single department of 4 people (mind you!), Noriega style. The project is still seven months past due and we still didn't get it done today. It's a mail merge!!

Nope! I aint' ever seen it. I hope I never see it again. I betcha I betta not! Thank God, I'm not a betting woman. As my Daddy would say, "If betting was my ho card, I would have put my nightgown on!" I sit here fully dressed in the clothing of the day...

They angered me so today that I had to go out to my car and pray that God forgive me for my pride and my desire for a pistol. Chocolate pistol that is. Milk chocolate. I try not to be violent. I TRY! Lauryn said, "It could all be so simple, but you'd rather make it hard." Alas, workplace theatre. Public Access TV of course...

Well since I'm venting. I ordered these really great cookies from this spot. I think I placed the order on Wednesday. Why the folks just now getting around to mailing my stuff today? Must be that HAT time. Hawaiian Aloha Time cousin to Colored People's Time. Why did they call me on today and tell me they were missing a digit in my zipcode. Naw! Computer's can't be scarce in Hawaii. How else did they get my order? Mapquest anybody? Google maybe? HmmH?

So as not to drag you all down any further. I have been making great progress on the knitting front. I'm half way done with the back of my Ribbed Top by Vladimir Teriokhin from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2008. I'm knitting it up in Malabrigo Silky Merino. Take a look.

I also got some really great Louet Kidlin for Stardust by Tourit Wilroy from Knitty Winter 2007 (?). I was at one of my favorite LYS, The Knitter's Studio, for their summer sale and couldn't stop admiring Litle Owl's sample they had displayed. It was in this great hue of green. She has an excellent post on collar alterations for it if you decide to do this project. The Kidlin is an excellent yarn choice for this project as it is very soft, silky, and as a mohair blended with linen it doesn't have as much loft as a pure mohair would which makes it less fuzzy. Plus the light really catches this yarn at every angle making it more dimensional.

I'm now off to pack up my SP12 gifts. I may post pics here as I seem to always get the partner that is not loquacious, or did I mean non-responsive, or distracted, or forgets to post pics of their swag on their blog. The luck of the draw I guess.

I know the title of this post is a double negative. It must be all that The Boondocks I've been watching. I got to take LB to a pool party tomorrow. I hope she has a ball and falls asleep on the way home. Now she's loquacious.

Kamika The War Torn

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Playing Catch Up

I haven't been a really good Secret Pal Twelver. I haven't posted any of the weekly questions. I would blame it on my move but that would only be partially true. I just haven't been very responsive. So here's the catch up:

Question #1: What is your favorite summertime drink??

A: Water

Question #2: As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer

A: Not having to get up at the crack of dawn.

Question #3: What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?

A: This is rather arbitrary because I'm so averse to a stach. But no more than enough yarn to finish 3 projects at a time.

Question #4: 1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”? 2) What yarn do you never want to be without?

A: 1) Bamboo or cashmere. Any Malabrigo or Blue Skys Alpaca in worsted weights.

Kamika I now be caught upper (not to Heaven yet but that's coming)