Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another added to the cuddly army!

I finished Mr. Morris' dalek today. It is meant to look old school. As far as I know Mr. Morris has watched Doctor Who at least casually since the first doctor in 1963. I didn't want to go with the earliest light blue, but I thought he would like a gray and black dalek.

I have begun...surprise, surprise...yet ANOTHER dalek...shocking, I know. This one is black and gold.

I had an epiphany today and I am SO excited about the idea of creating it in yarn.


There is a certain character from Classic Doctor Who that is rumored to be making a comeback in this series. The most recent advertisement for the 2nd half of this series kinda shows this character, like, if you know what you are looking for you can see him. As a HUGEMUNGO dalek fan, this return to the screen is too exciting for words! I have thought up a way to knit this character. I am so excited, I am going to have to put aside my knitting for others to try it out!

I will share my results!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

ODed on knitting?

My knitting has seriously suffered lately, not sure why...

I did just come back from a long weekend in Laughlin for my friend's wedding. Hardly ANY knitting happened there, but I did come out ahead at the roulette table and had winning of around $120!!!

I did get my financial aid information this week, which was good news. I have been offered enough money to go to school and live on for the next year. So there is nothing barring me from going back to school. I am trying to make a meeting with someone in the financial aid office to see what all the different loans and grants mean. And I need to take into consideration how a part time job would fit into the budget.

I find myself sitting around the apartment watching TV and playing on the internet like a completely useless boob I said, no knitting, really. But I have several items up in the air right now.

A pair of wrist warmers, a dalek for Mr. Morris, another Betsy Ross fauxhawk hat...

I did get really cracking on the Betsy Ross fauxhawk hat yesterday. Between the hours at the yarn shop and an evening at a friend's I ended up finishing all the knitting on the hat and cutting the frings for the fauxhawk. So all I need to do is sewn it together and attach fauxhawk.

I woke up at 11am today...I was supposed to go to my knitting group in Miramesa, so I kinda missed that which is a bummer. Sadly, I think I am going to have to seriously consider dropping that group. I can't BELEIVE what gas prices have come to and it seems like such an extravagance to drive all the way from Vista to Miramesa every Saturday. I don't know. I love the ladies there though and it is SO relaxing. I think I should give up one of my volunteer bands as well.

I am just mad, I feel that the oil companies are sucking off pure profit right now and it is forcing me to make some life choices I don't want to make...just so some rich bastard can have yet MORE money when I can't even afford to buy meat at the damn grocery store. Don't even get me started on the rise of food prices...I used to be able to spend about $30 a week for food, now it is up to at least $50.

Where the hell is it going to end?

Sorry...rant over


Thursday, May 15, 2008

BBC is


Cooler heads seem to be prevaling in the BBC knitting scandal my friend L_ and I are calling KnitterGate.

Read this article

The INFAMOUS knitter/creator has also stated on Ravelry that the PR people at BBC are being very nice and things are in the works! I really hope everything works out for her. This will really be a victory for everyone in the knitting Whoniverse!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fini Fauxhawk!

I felted the SDSU fauxhwk today and I am very pleased with the results.

I hope A_ will LURVE it!

Back to the land of the daleks...

Oh, and did I mention...I am knitting one of my Betsy Ross Fauxhawks? Someone saw it on Ravelry and they don't knit and asked if I could make them one. I have started it and almost finished the first side. I will probably take it to Laughlin...


Monday, May 12, 2008

The BBC Bites

Something has been bothering me for a time...something going on in the knitting world, thanks to the BBC and I am POed. The BBC has been threatening a Doctor Who fan who has created FREE knitting patterns for Doctor Who characters. I am so disgusted, I have no words. I have met this woman on Ravelry and she is such a neat person and such a great Doctor Who fan...her knitting talents are exceptional. And hell yeah, I have downloaded and used her patterns. The attack on this poor individual has caused the person who created the "Extermaknit!" knitted Dalek pattern to take her pattern off the internet out of fear. The best description of what has happened can be found here. The media coverage on this issue has exploded, just in the last day...and the knitter has been contacted by the London Times...I hope this blows up in the BBC's FACE.


And in saying that, my projects are dominated by Who knitting. I would like to finish the Dalek I am knitting for Mr. M_ before the wedding this weekend so I can give it to him. I am also going to bring along the yarn to make two more while in Laughlin this weekend at my friend's wedding.

I go to the laundry mat tomorrow to felt the SDSU hat...fingers crossed people!

And finally...

People have been asking about the good lookin bloke who IS my daily David. He is David Tennant, the Scottish actor currently playing the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who. So here we are...


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bridal Shower & Doctor Who

Today was my friend, J_'s bridal shower. It was a surprise for a MONTH until 15 minutes before, when apparently J_ saw an e-mail I sent the driver of the car, on her dashboard. Oh well, we had a lot of fun and Jen really liked her purple and black dalek...she kept hugging on it and was so glad I came up from San Diego to be there.

Not a lot of knitting today...
I am sitting here, completely emotionally rung out after watching the latest episode of Doctor Who (the Doctor's Daugther) NO SPOILERS. I cried for a good half an hour after it was over. Not because of the content of the episode, but because it reminded me of how much I really do miss my dad.

It will be 5 years next month that he died. I don't think a day has passed that I don't think of him in some way. Usually it isn't a painful thing, they are happy little memories

Lately, it has been sad, I think it is the whole going back to school thing and I feel a bit lost? Maybe it is the anniversary coming up next month. Maybe it is that stupid IHOP "Tour de French Toast" commercial they play non-stop. My dad died of a massive heart attack on his bicycle while on a prolonged ride. Seeing those stupid cyclists every 10 minutes on the screen really rubs the salt in it. There, I have finally said it out loud.

Miss you, Geez!

And let's not forget my uncle Turtle who is also in this picture who died the same week as dad...

Daily David:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Knittin' News

I finished the purple and black dalek I was making for my friends Jen & Joe, whose wedding I will be in next week. I would like to finish the dalek for Jen's dad before the wedding, too.

I have finished the SDSU fauxhawk hat. Now all I have to do is felt it. I would like to get that done this week as well.

I have been commissioned to make another Besty Ross fauxhawk hat. See in my avatar to the right. I have already begun!

Good real life news...I got a scholarship! OK, it isn't going to pay for everything, but, I got a scholarship!

Daily David:

Thursday, May 1, 2008


The pink and black dalek is now completed:

My next dalek is a lavendar and black, probably start it tonight...

Daily David: