Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Conspicuously Absent

Yes, I do realize, the my knitting blog is oddly devoid of actual knitting content late. Never fear, I have stuff on the way. The first sleeve of my handspun Basic Black, a pair of socks for one of The Chief's brothers, and a pair of socks for my mom. All quite near completion and then I am going to finish SOTSIII. I love it, but I think I had a lace break or something. For over a year, I had a lace project going at all times, and I think it was just time for a time out.

The lace and I were "on a break".

Until that stuff is done and photoed, I do have some food pics for you. We went to MIL's last weekend for an early Thanksgiving dinner. This year she had it on Saturday prior to Thanksgiving in order to give those of us who are attending numerous get togethers a chance to make it to her house. Sadly, nobody got drunk and did anything crazy (even me). (See the tequila story from last March's family wedding, or perhaps I chose to leave that story for the family).

Anywho, she requested that we bring a Thanksgiving crowd pleaser that I've been known to make. It's a double chocolate, pumpkin cheesecake. I got it from the November issue of Woman's Day a few years ago. Why don't they call it Womans'? That's always bothered me. It's confusing, or Womens'? or some crap like that. Anyway, here it is next to my fave coffee cup. We were joking that the huge cup of coffee and the entire cheesecake would make the perfect breakfast.

It did turn out perfect too.

But Saturday morning, we decided to make bagels. We've done it before, but they turned out so pretty, we took a picture. It's not hard at all, and man were they YUMMY!


You see? This bitch IS domesticated, or domestic, or whatever. . . .

If you're American, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, if not, I wish you a very happy weekend!

Monday, November 24, 2008

We're Havin a Heat Waveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

No, seriously. This is why I love snow. This is the view looking to the left standing in our front yard.


Click to Embiggen and enjoy.

And this is looking up from the driveway


gorgeous right?

Well I had to drive down to bring some items to be shipped to the mailbox. It is way slippery out there, but so pretty it's inspiring.

Hope you're all staying warm and dry.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Charity Knitting

Let's just see here. I finished one booty for the PCAP charity, and cast on a second. This is a charity that helps substance addicted pregnant moms get clean and hopefully be better moms. I figure if they're involved in a program like that, well heck that's something I want to support. Can you imagine how many parents people in the world there are that just shouldn't be having babies? How many people who just care more about themselves, their next drink or whatever, than about their babies? Too many.

What I hear is that a lot of these babies will need everything, and heck it's just one booty, but it's a start! If you want to participate, we have a thread in our Ravelry group for the High Fiber Diet Podcast. You don't have to join the group to participate. Come on in and join the fun!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let's See Some Hustle!

Ok so lots of you are going to be like Wha Wha??

Deer hunting season (rifle season at least)opens this weekens in Michigan and the Chief will be hunting with No. 3 (14 yrs old). It's supposed to snow, which is good for a hunter. It makes it much easier to see what's moving in the woods against a white carpet. Anywho, the Chief mentioned that he would like a taller pair of wool socks for hunting this year, so I got to spinning. I pulled some chocolate brown Shetland out of my stash. (You see? It totally pays to have stash on hand) and got to spinning.

On Sunday, I finished the singles, and then did the plying. I ended up with somewhere between 500 and 600 yds of fingering weight, two play sock yarn. It's not super exciting, but I can say that I think my spinning is getting better. I have one sock done now, but I'm only going to show you a little piece until I have them both ready. Cross your fingers that i can get them done before they take off Friday afternoon for hunting.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pink Ribbon Socks

Are done! I will probably just keep them here and give them my sis at Thanksgiving


I am still working on the sleeves for the handspun sweater, spinning up a new, chocolate brown sock yarn for the Chief and knitting up a pair of Cascade handpaint sock yarns for my mom. Oh and we've had our first and second fires in the fireplace for the fall. I love those! I edited the 10th episode of the podcast sitting in front of the fireplace and it was wonderful! I'm uploading it now, so if you're interested you can click THIS

I hope you are all having wonderful weekends!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I have stuff going but I'm Too lazy to take photos

I don't mind being a bitchslap. There's a bit of a cool factor associated don't you think? I have gotten SO MUCH done this week it's insane. All the credit goes to caffeine.

I'll have some pictures tomorrow

I want ice cream really bad but so far I haven't caved.

I raked up a ton (and I srsly do mean a TON) of leaves this week.

Today I brought the boy lunch and while I was driving to the Mexican place where I ordered Tamales for him, There was a truck with one of those cherry picker things. It was on the side of the road and the picker was extended up towards a phone (or electricity pole, but I think phone) and somehow, it was tipped halfway over and the picker thing was completely mangled. Plus there were a whole bunch of guys in hardhats just standing around staring with their arms crossed. It really completed the dipshit picture. I came very close to going home to get my camera, but I was afraid they'd have a toe truck there to fix it by the time I got back. That would totally be my luck.

Holiday shopping will commence directly.

I totally love that I can find the old seasons of Gilmore Girls online. I'm watching Season 1. Yay.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted and walked five miles and THIS IS THE THANKS I GET

It's true, Muthas. No wonder my mom always says she's afraid of me, or I'm mean or something. I don't have a small penis though.

Your result for The Personality Defect Test...


You are 43% Rational, 29% Extroverted, 57% Brutal, and 29% Arrogant.

You are the Bitch-Slap, the hallmark response of any abusive husband! You are more intuitive than others, focusing more on feelings than rational explanations, and you are also probably very brutual because you care more about yourself than the well-being of others. As all nagging wives know, brutality combined with emotion often leads to BITCH-SLAPPING, which is why you are called "The Bitch Slap". (That and because I find it amusing to accuse people of pummeling female dogs.) Your humility probably stems from insecurity, if anything, because people fond of slapping the shit out of someone in place of rational discussion are usually not humble in the way Jesus was humble. Possible sources of insecurity? A small penis, a small bank account, a small intelligence...gee, when you say "small" a lot, it stops sounding like a real word! Not only that, but you are also rather introverted, and any tendencies towards brutality you possess may also result from the fact that you bottle up your emotions and don't show them to others until you explode in rage like some sort of shaken soda can. Take it from me, it is much more rewarding to bottle beer over emotions. You can't get wasted on emotions. Aside from all my talk (and it's a lot of talk) you are probably not a VIOLENT person, just someone who is rather selfish and who makes decisions based upon emotional motives. At any rate, being a bitch-slap does not necessarily mean you will abuse your spouse (your body odor is no doubt abuse enough); it only means you are rather intuitive, uncaring toward others, brutal, introverted, and possibly insecure.

And sorry about that body odor remark if you really are insecure. I promise that you smell like roses. Being fertilized by cow shit.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Your exact opposite is the Braggart.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Schoolyard Bully, the Class Clown, and the Brute.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at

Take The Personality Defect Test at HelloQuizzy

Monday, November 3, 2008

Certified Knitter's Kid? Or Ass Kisser? You Make the Call

So this weekend, our kids had to do Christmas lists. They never get all of it, but it helps us shop. In the past few years, we have done nearly all of our shopping in one night. We have a "method" you see.

Anyway, No. 5 worked on his list, but he also keeps a wishlist up on Amazon for family that doesn't live close. It works pretty well. I went ahead and scanned his list and circled the important entry

If you can't see it, it says "a pair of soft green alpaca socks: I think I spelled alpaca wrong but that is my best guess"

What a HOOT! He used to have a pair of green alpaca socks but they got too small and apparently he's missing them. Either that, or he knows how much it means to me to have my family ask for knitting. I have knitted too much stuff for people who just don't wear it ya know?

ok and let's see. I'm about halfway down the heel flap for the Pink Ribbon Socks. What a freakin cool pattern! The proceeds for this pattern go to the Susan B. Coleman foundation for breast cancer research. I know October (BC awareness month) is over, but it's a good cause anyway.

I'll post a photo in a day or two when I have the first sock completed. and now i'm off to clean the kitchen (eww)