This blog is mostly going to be my little place to talk about the novel I am writing. Which is why I stole a quote from one of my favorite tv shows, as this novel I am writing, I plan to finish, and at times.. it feels like an impossible thing. Also this is to journal my move to the UK, and starting my own business as an Indie Yarn Dyer

Posts tagged “Queen of Hearts

Happy Hearts Casino, Great Big Sea, and Ravelympics

Well, it looks like the majority of people decided on “Happy Hearts Casino”, so… I’m gonna go with that.

It works for me.

While the Olympics were happening, there was something in the knitting community known as the Ravelympics. There was also the Knitting Olympics hosted by the Yarn Harlot, and then several other events put on by various groups.  I only participated in the Ravelympics.

I was on the fence about claiming victory though. My goal, was simply to work on my Doomsday Cardi.

Having to rip it out and start over, my mental goal was to at least get back to where I had stopped. Which I did. So technically my goal was accomplished, and I get the gold medal.

Or a shiny Bob pin.  Having been on the fence though, and broke.. I did not get my pin.

I decided today to add myself to the notify list when the next batch of pins come in. I decided that since it’ll be 4 years before the next Winter Games, I should just jump on my accomplishment now.  For 6$, it’ll make me happy, and it’s not a big thing to pack.

This weekend I am taking Mother of Mine to Denver to see Great Big Sea for her birthday. This will be the last chance we get to see the boys together before the move. It’s actually quite fitting, as Great Big Sea (opening for The Chieftains and Sinead O’Conner) at Redrocks was the first concert we went to the summer we moved to Colorado.  It was one of the first things we did in general, not just concert.  As I’ve said before, it was a great concert. And the reason it was a great concert was because of those 4 boys who strode nervously on stage (they had been together less than 5 years at this point) and had us up and dancing in the aisle.  Sinead’s voice was ethereal.. but meh. And the Chieftains phoned it in. It was GBS that we took a cd home of.

I’ve learned I can’t clean the house while listening to their music. I end up dancing and singing along instead of cleaning.

Huh, that reminds me… I need to add them to my Zen as they would be good to rock out to at the gym.

I guess that’s all I’ve got to report at the moment.

Doomsday is going along. I had to restart the left sleeve as it was too tight.

The writing is going well as well.


Name that Yarn!


The first of my Alice themed yarns is making it’s debut, but it’s nameless!

There were supposed to be two yarns making it’s debut from this series, but the yarn was having none of that and decided to be something entirely different.  I’ll post that one up soon.

This yarn though is an embodiment of the burlesque dancers at the Happy Hearts casino, dancing to keep the Oysters happy.

Here it is… I give you the nameless yarn.

Entertaing the Oysters ?

Dancing for the Oysters ?

Happy Hearts Casino ?

“Name that Yarn”

(sorry for all the updates, I was having issues with the poll)