Gin. Knitting. Monkeys. What more could you ask for?!

14 August 2006


So. A LOT has happened since we last touched base. Unfortuately, they've had me so busy here preparing for a stupid trial. HUH. Making me work and stuff.

Firstly, and most important, I bought a new car. Not a "new" new car, a "new for me" car. It was an EXCELLENT purchase. It's been a week and I'm still not regretting it, so I guess it was a good buy. Although a '98, this car was *literally* driven by a little (about 4'10") old (65? 66?) lady from Tarzana. (It's not Pasadena, but it is some far-flung So Cal neighborhood.) I wasn't exactly planning on getting a car, but since the Jman had the accident in the Jeep which I HATED because it was old and unreliable, much like the man himself, and he always had some excuse why he couldn't pick up or drop off the Monkey. But then I saw this

He went to check it out; it was PRISTINE. Although technically three years older than the truck (which was bought at model year end), it had 5k less miles on it. And it was so friggin clean it is unbelieveable. You could tell Little Old Lady's Old Man really enjoyed babying this beauty.

Wee MonkeyGurl thinks she's a princess on parade when riding in it.

To celebrate the purchase, why, I *had* to visit a yarn shop. I've been wanting to go to the Knitters' Studio for some time (it's in the hood), but have been a bit intimidated. Too bad I had a FABULOUS time. They had a bunch of stuff on sale (30%-50%, but it didn't matter if it was 10%, just so I could justify the purchase!!)

Got some incredibly soft and beautiful Kaalund Expressions ~ 100% KID MOHAIR!!! Don't ask me what I'm going to do with it. Probably just fondle it endlessly. It wasn't even on sale (i.e., *really* expensive!), but I kept being drawn back to it, so I had to get it.

Ironically enough, when I got it home I found that it matched *exactly* with some bliss silk alpaca that had *also* been an impulse/fondle purchase. Maybe I'll just combine them all for some sinfully soft, fully-indulgent masterpiece. Or not.

This was on sale. And more gorgeous than a cell phone camera could ever convey. Tibetan recycled sari silk. GORGEOUS colors, but a little scratchy. Maybe a purse or something?

Noro silk, one of my new favs. And complimentary filitura de whatever. I just love the rich, deep colors. :)

Now here's the flash part - against all odds (and despite many people betting against me), I actually made it to a monthly Stitch-N-Bitch meeting at the Original Farmer's Market - AT THE CRACK OF DAWN. Well, okay, 10:30 - IN THE A.M!!! ON A SATURDAY.

And why did I make such an effort? For a MAN, of course.

He may young, but he knows what he likes. :) Thanks, MOM!!!!! (I may have skeered her; she thought I was gonna steal her baby. :) I thought about it!!!!)


At 12:50 PM, Blogger miss kendra said...

i saw that new vehicle this weekend and was very confused!

but i must say, it's very glamorous. you look gorgeous, dahlin.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Love the new car, MonkeyGurl! So glad you made it to a Saturday SnB meeting...aren't they fun? Sam really knows how to choose the hot babes, huh?

Good yarn scores at the Knitter's Studio! Lots of pink, purple and blues...gorgeous!

At 5:51 PM, Blogger JenL said...

The car is fantastic! Congratulations.

I love your new yarns and can't wait to see what you do with them.

So were you just giddy over the baby snuggles? What a little love, he is.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Uccellina said...

I can attest to the fact that it is, indeed, a delightful vehicle. And the AC works.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Darcy said...

Cool, now I see how you roll, Mrs. J Sparrow!

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous laurie said...

Love the new car!!!!

Ok, listen. Here's the deal. You have the best rack of any knitter on the innernets. I'm just sayin' is all!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Uccellina said...

I'll fight her for that title, Laurie!

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

Sam looks a little frightened of all that boobage.

At 1:34 PM, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Hey, Sam *LOVED* the boobage. He was just confused, that's all. Y'know, typical male stuff.

Ucc - I think we're on for celebrity boob-match. Your rack v. mine. Looser buys Winner a "bra-that-fits"??? I heard they exist somewhere. . .


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