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A Salvaged Ball and A Broken Needle

I last wrote how my wool got eaten by beetles.  I had eight or so balls of Palette in Bouquet Heather that I thought were destroyed, but I'm a tenacious young woman and decided to take the shreds and spit splice them together:

The end result is a big ball of double stranded Palette.  I went…


Added by EmilyVictoria on February 10, 2016 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

It's Been A Long, Long Time...

Where to begin?  It has been years... 4 years?  Judging by my usually horrid mathematical calculations.  So much has happened.

Dino is about to be 9 on February 10th.  I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Anastasia (Ana for short) last April 18. She's 9 months old now.  I have a wonderful fiancé and I still have Simon cat.  We still live in Newark, this time in a pre war building that has more charm then the owners care to keep up with.  

Here are my…


Added by EmilyVictoria on January 25, 2016 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

Tired of Potter.

 This was Dino on Saturday afternoon.  No not Halloween, but November 12, 2011, en route to the Quidditch World Cup.  What?!  You say?  I'm not even joking about that.  A bunch of college kids with beer in tow (thank god I dropped out of school) decided to make Quidditch real.  So me thinking that it would be…


Added by EmilyVictoria on November 17, 2011 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

A New School Year (year 4 of teaching for me, year 3 of school for Dino)

Bye bye summer vacation.  Poop.  This is Dino and a shark.  We didn't actually get to go into the aquarium, but we'll go next time I suppose.


Now it's back to school.  I wanted to get a new sweater and blanket done for Dino for the first day, but that didn't happen.  I have a sleeve and a half of the…


Added by EmilyVictoria on September 12, 2011 at 6:29pm — 3 Comments

Back From Key West


Added by EmilyVictoria on September 1, 2011 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

I actually blocked my lace this time, I swear!

Looks pretty doesn't it?  I finished it a few day's ago.  I don't have lace wires or enough blocking boards to fully stretch it out.  It's the…


Added by EmilyVictoria on August 16, 2011 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

To Hot To Knit

It's 106 degrees in Newark NJ... this is Simon on the fire escape panting.  I'm poor I don't own an AC. And I like to imagine that it makes me loose weight to sweat so much.  Don't worry I have a fan for Dino, he told me the other day, "Oh mommy, I'm sweating so much!"



I have been so…


Added by EmilyVictoria on July 23, 2011 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

Sweater Rush Job














This is the sweater that Dino wore for picture day a couple of weeks ago, it took about 4 days to finish between me and my mom.  He wore it unblocked, it remains unblocked.  The yarn in Lion…


Added by EmilyVictoria on June 4, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Knitting in Chaos: For Your Viewing Pleasure.

I have been doing absolutely nothing since my last post.  No creating.  The same thing, day in day out.  Then I realized one day that my arms got fat.  Here is a list of possible reasons as to why that my pudding brain came up with.  First, Dino is 40 pounds and I physically cannot carry 40 pounds on my hips.…


Added by EmilyVictoria on May 4, 2011 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

Woolly Goodness!

My Knit Picks order came yesterday and I immediately started a Slytherin house scarf for Dino, using the old stripe pattern from the first movie. I nearly forgot how nice it is to knit with wool. I'm using Wool of the Andes of course, in Forest Heather and Dove Heather, and so far it's coming out rather lovely if I do say so myself:

Sammy has also casted on for her Learn To Knit Kit scarf. She's very happy with the Harmony straight… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 13, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Teaching myself to knit all over again...

That's right folks, I've come to the bitter conclusion that with the psoriatic arthritis in my hands, I can't keep knitting the way I have. I'm tired of the pain and occasional numbness, I'm 24 I don't need that crap.

Therefore, I have decided to teach myself the Portuguese style knitting. It's supposedly easier on the hands and what not. Luckily there are plenty of videos on You Tube.

This is actually how my Greek grandmother used to knit, with the yarn around her neck… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 9, 2009 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

I need a new knitting bag...

Yes, I know, I technically have two, however, both are specifically designed to hold those huge skeins of cheap acrylic, which I am proud to say, don't use anymore. I basically got them cause they could hold a bunch of my knitting stuffs and they were cheap, as in purchased at the National Wholesale Liquidetors for less then 10 bucks each. Low and behold, the small "single skein" bag retails for about 20 dollars.

Anyway, I WANT A NEW BAG! A better bag, a nicer bag, one that is chic,… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 8, 2009 at 2:21pm — 6 Comments

Dino is HOME!

My baby is back... and I have to re train him. He got away with murder at Thomas' house. But I'll retrain him and I'm not too worried cause he'll be starting Early Head Start on Wednesday, it's basically pre-pre K, for the same company that I work for. The reality is the only thing I am worried about is him refusing to potty train he just doesn't want to do it. I will even let him sit in his wet clothes but he'll just take them off and stay naked, that's the other problem, he's a complete and… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on September 6, 2009 at 5:04pm — 5 Comments

I've been lazy with posting.

Dino has been away all summer with his Daddy, so Mommy can work full time. It has been difficult without my bitty baby, he's my everything. I do get to see him on weekends, which of course is the best, cause I can do all the fun things with him.

I'm not taking a vacation at all, the rest of the staff think I'm crazy, but the reality is I can't afford not to work for a week, my vacation is not paid. Second is, unlike most of them, I don't find my job stressful in the least. Because I… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on August 4, 2009 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Been A While...

It's been over a month since my last post, I think... not good at math really. Anyway, all this rain has been terrible on my joints, so I haven't gotten much knitting done, then I had a fight with my baby's daddy, and my sister tried to start a fight with me... so much for all of that. Besides all of that me and Dino are doing well. I bought him a Bitty Baby doll and he loves his baby so much.

Here is a picture of my little boy with his baby, he looks distracted in this… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on June 22, 2009 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Finished Sweater YAY!

So I finished, knit it up, pieced it together, sewed on the buttons and tried it on Dino, who refused to take a picture. I have a close up of the collar though.

The color quality of the pictures is off, not good enough lighting I suspect. My iPhone takes better pictures outside. I did get the candy yellow buttons I wanted. I went to M and J Trimmings, I forgot who told me to go there,… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on May 19, 2009 at 4:45pm — 5 Comments

Four Projects at Once.

I have two pieces of Dino's cardigan finished, the back and the right front.

I next have to strategically place markers for buttons on the right front so I can make the buttonholes on the left front, fun times. I'm still going with the candy yellow buttons, granted I can find them. I can of course venture to the Upper East side to that infamous button store, that I've heard is more famous for it's terrible customer service than it is… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on May 2, 2009 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

2nd Time Around (literally).

I didn't like the way the Matinee Swing Jacket was coming out. It's going to be huge and look totally wrong on me. So therefore, I'm taking my 5 skeins of Homespun in Plum and knitting an Open Knit Tunic instead.

It's one of those free project sheet patterns from Red Heart. My mom made one for Sammy a few years ago and I liked the way it came out, so one for myself is now on my needles.

That's a close up of the stitch… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on April 21, 2009 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Yay for new things!

I got an iPhone, which means, not only do I have a new phone, but I have an iPod, and a new camera all rolled into one. I like it, and so does Dino, cause now when we're on a long bus ride he can watch or read a book on it. Fun times indeed.

I also got a nice big order from Knit Picks. I LOVE my new ball winder. It's so fast and Dino likes to help mommy wind balls too! (I know child labor...) He's so cute. I showed him the Imagination yarn I ordered for a sweater for him, and I told… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on April 18, 2009 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

It's DONE!

Dino wrapped up in his new blanket, for your dose of cuteness today:

I've finally finished the Chevron Fantastic Afghan. FINALLY. I don't even remember how long it took me to knit the damned thing. In any case. It's finished, ends woven in and everything!… Continue

Added by EmilyVictoria on March 26, 2009 at 3:14pm — 5 Comments

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