October 31, 2007

The Ninja Knitter

Posted in General at 10:58 pm by royalempress

Not only can I knit, I can bake (angry) cupcakes too. You like? I like.

I can also take out anyone who asks me if I’m crocheting when I’m knitting or knitting when I’m crocheting!

Poor guy. He didn’t even see it coming! Too bad I can’t move this fast when I’m knitting. Ha!

Ok ok so I was a ninja only for Halloween, but what the heck… it was fun 🙂 Don’t sleep on my skills. I may not pack nun chucks with my projects but my needles can be just as deadly!

Aside from creeping up on people’s cubicles at work, what made this ninja the happiest today was the box I received from my SP. Lookie lookie:

Thank you SP. Ninja likes very much!

I hope your Halloween was just as fun as mine. I’m ready for Thanksgiving now. Although I can’t wear this costume again (yes, I had that much fun), I’m looking forward to all the grub I will eat. It’s making me hungry already.

Until next time.


October 29, 2007


Posted in General at 8:33 pm by royalempress

I’ll be making these to take to work for Halloween:

Kraft Food’s site has great recipes. Quick and painless. Just how I like it!

October 11, 2007

Distractions are key

Posted in General at 9:53 pm by royalempress

Dealing with a loss is hard so I look for ways to remain sane. I knit, I cook and I meditate. Some days, I don’t know what else to do. I could cry, but then my eyes get puffy and I look like I was in a 3 way fight.

So I make sweets.

And I knit some more… and drink coffee.

Brooklyntweed’s Noro Striped Scarf inspired me to put these 2 beauties together to create my own.

Meet Noro’s Aurora (w/ glitz) and Silk Garden Lite.

These two together have proven to be more than a great choice.

If you ever decide to make this scarf for a lady who likes a little colour and glitz, I strongly suggest using these 2 yarns. I used colour #2015 in Silk Garden Lite and #6 in Aurora. You may be able to see the subtle sparkles of green in the photo above. Just enough shine to be classy and avoid over kill.

This will be my mom’s Christmas gift. Thank goodness she doesn’t read my blog….I think 🙂

No worries, the fam and I are coping. By His grace, we’ll be just fine.

October 4, 2007

A little humour…

Posted in General at 6:56 pm by royalempress

Have you ever considered doing this? I hope not (for his sake)!

October 1, 2007

Hi, My name is Royal…

Posted in General at 12:48 am by royalempress

and I’m an addict.

For the SP11 contest, we were asked to display our stash. I like to call it my organized confusion or the fiber closet. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or to be ashamed or proud of my collection. I justify it by thinking “I actually use the yarn to knit so it’s not so bad, right?”

My second [sage] Ballband “Warshcloth” from Mason Dixon modeling with flowers from my garden

I knew I had a problem when I graduated from storage containers to shelves in a closet but I was still in denial. I try so hard but I can’t stop adding to it. I love all the vibrant colours and textures but my word. Will I really knit it all? I have enough to last me quite a few years. Look at it! It’s overflowing!

Note my recent obsession with sugar/peaches n cream nicely stored in a former blanket bag.

Here’s the story about how this collection came to be:

Me: Have you seen the new colors by Peaches n Cream?
Beginner Knitter Co-worker: No. Which color is it? Did you see it at Walmart?
Me: It’s called Morning Glory. It’s on Ebay [link inserted].
BKCW: I like that one!
Me: I can’t find it in stores and it’s only $1.50 on the Elmore site [link inserterd].
BKCW: They have a lot of colors I like for the bibs and warshcloths (from Mason Dixon). I’m writing a list.
Me: We can put our order together to save on shipping.
BKCW: Ok. I’ll give you the money for it tomorrow.
Me: No problem. I think our order will be out of control 🙂 This is going to be fun!
BKCW: Like you need more yarn. lol….neeeeeddd morrreeee sellllffff controllll!!!! I’m weakeninggggg!

Needless to say, we ended up ordering about 30 balls of Peaches n Cream to join the current stash of 25 per person we already have. You like how I showed BKCW the seductive ways of yarn by adding links of the vibrant colors into our im at work. Come on. I can’t be an addict alone! What did you say? I need help? Yeah..I’ve been trying to tell y’all that lol!

I have to make the time to post pics of what I want to sell on Destash *sigh*. Although I don’t want to part with most of them, I know I have to. Maybe sometime this week I can start my yarn diet. It will be hard, but I know I can do it *praying*.