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2009-10-19 02:57 pm

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In other news, I have a wee teeny tiny problem with my yarn stash.
Oh, not to do with it's size - I already *know* I have too much, hence it's not a 'problem'. It's only a problem if I'm in denial about it. *ahem*
No, the problem is....

DUN

DUN

DUN............



MOTHS! Wool-eating moths. *skeered* So far, I haven't really wanted to deal with it so, up until last week, every day when a new little moth would just 'happen' to be flying around the living room, I would steadfastly ignore it, even though somewhere deep down inside my head, it was going DANGER! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have yarn stash in the living room in an old video cabinet (VCR TAPES, REMEMBER THOSE???????????) and, well, I have yarn in multiple places but there is a goodly amount of the not-at-all-cheap 'good' stuff in that cabinet. And I thought I would die if I went poking around in there and found moths. So I finally fessed up to the hubby and just laid it out on the line: I am too weak to go hunting for the problem myself so could he possibly do it for me while I sat in the other room with my fingers in my ears going LALALA IGNORING YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU? So he did. And he thinks the cabinet stuff is fine. Though he double bagged it in a garbage bag for the time being so we can see if anything, uh, hatches. But still the moths were coming and he thinks he narrowed it down to one of the scrap ball bags I have in my knitting, uh, thingy by the couch. (It's a soft-sided container that holds my scrap balls, needle cases, etc.) He found a dead moth inside one of the 3-4 ziploc bags of leftover balls I have in there. So I threw that out - it's just leftover stuff anyway and hopefully that does it. I saw one moth last night though so maybe not. *sigh* I should probably bag up the stuff in the bedroom too because that stuff is just out on shelves and stuff, not even in a cabinet. I'm not at all emotionally ready to deal with a moth infestation eating my yarn up, people! That shit could BREAK ME, I'm telling ya RIGHT NOW. lol

I really have no idea how it started. The windows all have screens so how did one sneak in and start laying eggs? BUGGERS!@!!!!!!!! So, for all the yarnies out there, bag up your yarn more carefully than I because those moths are devious and they get in somehow and cause troubles. I'm going to look for a somewhat stylish wicker hamper/basket thingy in the meantime and maybe I can use that to store all my yarn. Like those tallish ones with a removable top? I think I've seen them at Target. It wouldn't look out of place on the side of the armchair in the bedroom and I can put some cedar stuff in there and that should take care of any future problems. Hopefully!
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2009-09-09 12:39 pm

Ribbed Lace Socks 2


Ribbed Lace Socks 2
Originally uploaded by mellusions

Finally! A finished pair of socks!
I've had a bit of ADD this summer and keep STARTING socks but never finishing them. (I still have 3 other pairs going at the moment.)

I kind of hate them though. I had an episode of EPIC FAIL/YARN BARF when winding the yarn from the skein. Spent 12 hours untangling the mess. (Wouldn't have bothered if 1) this wasn't a cashmere yarn and 2) a one-of-a-kind yarn club color. Because otherwise? I would have thrown it in the TRASH.) So, I hate the yarn now. And then I effed up the pattern on the second one and had an episode of EPIC FAIL/TINKING. My fault for not paying attention but STILL.

These are bad luck socks and that's all there is to it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to gift them to someone for Xmas to get them, and their bad karma, away from me. lol

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2009-08-18 02:06 am

From Twitter 08-17-2009


  • 11:00:18: Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars? I don't watch the show but I think they've officially run out of D-listers. Hello jumping shark!
  • 12:59:14: Note to Michael Vick's handlers: don't let him do any more interviews. The man can't fake his way through empathy to save his life.

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2009-08-17 02:06 am

From Twitter 08-16-2009


  • 10:38:57: UH-OH - hive is swarming. It's like a bee bomb went off in the backyard. It's too late in the season for a swarm to live too. :(
  • 11:07:55: http://bit.ly/10Ynei
    <-- New Twist Collective is up!
  • 11:29:56: Okay. Bees are settling down. Something got them very very very very angry though.
  • 15:15:50: Fuck, fuck, fuckity, fuck. $%$@#@#$!@#$@

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2009-08-15 02:06 am

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2009-08-14 02:08 am

From Twitter 08-13-2009


  • 10:11:17: I'm generally klutzy as hell in the kitchen but knocking over a pitcher & dumping HALF A GALLON OF ICE TEA IN THE FRIDGE takes the cake. :(

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2009-08-13 02:07 am

From Twitter 08-12-2009


  • 13:40:34: New windows being installed! They sure are purrrrrty compared to the crappy over-painted wood ones we used to have.

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2009-08-12 02:09 am

From Twitter 08-11-2009


  • 10:44:22: Hmph. I try & watch this town hall crap but it's all wrinkly white people speaking code for 'we don't like black people'. Um, no shit? lol
  • 12:08:12: is on a decluttering kick. Fear me and my trash bags. Got two filled up so far. One trash, one for goodwill.
  • 13:22:05: Does anybody know if a day bed needs a box spring as well as the mattress? I'm pricing these online & they don't say, which is annoying.
  • 21:54:32: @clairecmc I think you did just fine today. :)

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2009-08-11 02:09 am

From Twitter 08-10-2009


  • 10:07:17: Yay! Howard is back this week!

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2009-08-09 02:06 am

From Twitter 08-08-2009


  • 10:03:58: New windows are in!! Installing them Wednesday!! Then they can stack all these old wood ones in the driveway & set them on fire. *snort*

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2009-08-08 02:08 am

From Twitter 08-07-2009


  • 11:24:19: Damn it. It seems like everyone is at Sock Summit but me this week. *sniff*

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2009-08-07 02:11 am

From Twitter 08-06-2009


  • 13:09:49: Why are none of the internets working right today? *sniff*

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2009-08-06 02:06 am

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2009-08-05 02:07 am

From Twitter 08-04-2009


  • 10:37:07: My left eye can go to hell. Thinks it's scratched or something because it's been annoying for a few days now. Grrrrr. NO TIME FOR THIS.

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2009-08-02 02:06 am

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2009-08-01 02:07 am

From Twitter 07-31-2009


  • 13:57:28: If I had a little more land, I would totally get a miniature donkey. Those things are just *TOO* damn cute!
  • 21:30:08: If I don't do some SERIOUS KICK ASS house cleaning tomorrow/this weekend, someone come over and slap me upside the head. PLEASE.

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2009-07-31 02:17 am

From Twitter 07-30-2009


  • 11:42:02: I'm sorry but some people are too stupid to live. .....Wait, I'm not sorry. lol
  • 21:37:52: I'm so tired of being tired this week. lol

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2009-07-29 02:11 am

From Twitter 07-28-2009


  • 10:52:47: Wow. One of P's co-workers was killed in a random drive by shooting. :(

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2009-07-28 02:07 am

From Twitter 07-27-2009


  • 10:24:00: GEORGE is on the Howard show this week. LOVES THE GEORGE! *squee*
  • 17:39:31: Hi, my name is Lazy today! L.A.Z.Y.

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2009-07-27 02:07 am

From Twitter 07-26-2009


  • 11:18:50: Man, I can't wait for Sully to be back to work tomorrow. The Daily Dish ain't the same w/o him.
  • 11:28:36: I've been an awful awful Ravelry friends the last month or so, never looking at my activity page even once. Sorry guys! :(
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