Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Observation

Have you ever noticed something about Whipped Cream? There's only one kind of whipped cream and it's called Nowhere Near Enough Whipped Cream.

I've been looking for the elusive Quite Enough Whipped Cream but I can't seem to find it. Or rather, I think I've found it and it turns out to be Nowhere Near Enough whipped cream.

Think about it: You're getting your piece of pecan pie (homemade by yours truly, BTW) and you would love whipped cream on top. So you ask for some, and someone puts a bit on, thinking it's Quite Enough whipped cream. But you take one look at it and suddenly it's Nowhere Near Enough whipped cream, so you need more. Lots more. Like, volume wise, it's more than the slice of pie more.

I could have sworn I purchase a huge freakin' can of whipped cream for the sorority dinner tonight. By the third person to try and use it, it was all gone. Turns out I got Nowhere Near Enough whipped cream again.

Anyone know where I can get Quite Enough whipped cream?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm Rather Obsessed Now

I'm in this awesome Writing for New Media class this semester and we're learning to do all this cool stuff with the internet. Including blogs. So now, in order to pass the class, I'm blogging like crazy!

I'm also embedding some videos, mostly because I just learned how to do it. OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" Rube Goldberg machine. This is way cooler than their Treadmill Video that went viral a few years ago.

Edit: Okay, it appears that Blogger doesn't much care for embedding properly. I'm going to fiddle for a bit, so next post I'll have the video fitting in the post column. Hopefully. This is me we're talking about.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Too much awesome!

There isn't much more entertaining than a funny song. Double points if it involves knitting!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's That Time!

Oh, you don't know what time?

I think you can guess!

Here's a hint...

It involves Malabrigo Sock in Boticelli Red.

I can hear you all screaming at me to tell you!

The winner of the sock yarn is jenifra! Congrats! You just won the sock yarn! (Extra special thanks to Blazing Needles in Salt Lake City for the help picking out the yarn)

Thanks to all of you. Moral of the story is don't get between knitters and their yarn.

What do you think?

Quick, Emergency Contest Post!

I cannot accept any more entries!!!! Thank you for those who have entered, but I desperately need to get these cataloged so I can choose a winner! You'll find out who before the end of the night!

If you didn't get to comment or otherwise win, I apologize. I hope you win future contests on other blogs (or on mine! Look for one around the holidays).

Monday, September 13, 2010

Can You Figure Out What These Tweets are Referring To?

Prizes to those who are correct! I dunno... I'll send you an Archie comic or some yarn! Or juice! Or my group member is saying beer! Do you like beer?

Tweet 1) Hint: Literature

Puritan woman cheats on husband. Daughter is born. Woman forced to wear "A" as badge of public shame for refusing to reveal father.

Tweet 2) Hint: Stage

They fell in love. Their parents hated it, they killed themselves.

Tweet 3) Hint: Screen

Man with multiple personalities joins fight club. Acts as another person, imagines everything he can't be. Gets complicated, shoots self.

Rules: You have to get all three correct and post it to the comments. I will assign a random number to the posters with all three correct, and one lucky winner will get a prize (sorry, just discovered I can't mail beer). The prize will be a surprise!

Good luck!

Edit: If you're in my class, don't bother. I know who you are. You are automatically disqualified by reason of knowing the answers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm being enabled...

My dad and stepmom are huge yarn store enablers. What I mean is, no matter how many times I may tell them "I'm over my yarn budget, and I don't need more yarn," they still encourage me to get some.

And me, being helpless in the face of tweed, cannot help but give in. I am the proud owner of 1050 yards of purple, worsted tweed. I'm making Brunello.

Of course, this is after I knit almost a foot of random, stockinette strip to make a too short poncho that I'd probably wear maybe once or twice. No, this is a much better decision. Thank goodness the Knitty First Fall Surprise came out when it did, because my gauge is perfect and I have plenty of yardage.

I think I'll cast on right away!
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