a new scarf

blossom, originally uploaded by butta.fly.

i treated myself to some of noro's blossom today. i've been secretly coveting it for a long time now and could not resist buying some during my lys end of year sale. i making this scarf with 2x2 ribbing...nothing too fancy.


danica, originally uploaded by butta.fly.

here is danica waiting to be blocked.

i made this for my father and originally thought the colors would be a bit much for him, but he looked really pleased when he got it.

made w/ plymouth yarn's galway in navy, dark heathered denim, and heather red.


during my layover a the denver airport (going to dc), i saw dr. cornell west walk by. i really need to read his books.

i also came to the realization that i like taking the "red eye" flights because i am closer to the stars when i fly. it's the most beautiful sight ever.


i heart d.c.

i love d.c. so much that when i leave, sometimes i cry. it's crazy man because i feel like i'm torn between two places. i love alaska, but there is just something about d.c. could it be i feel at home there because my birthplace is near? i had so much fun. i saw a lot of my friends and made some new ones. i am always thankful for these trips because it gives me the opportunity to relax and get my thoughts together.

my spirit is renewed and a sista is happy.

happy holidays.


i am completely hooked on six word story group on flickr.

i'm headed to dc in 24 hrs. since my last post, i've managed to get sick AND the alternator went out in my truck. i'm doing my best to stay stress free (yeah right)and conserve as much energy as possible.

i'm alive. i have my ride, a roof over my head, and my kids are happy and free of illness. i'm grateful. i am.

i do have pictures to post. be on the lookout.
peace. love. blessings.


4 days until i get to hop on a plane. it's a 9 hr flight to the eastcoast (ewww maybe more than that). i'm usually excited to travel, but this time i'm not. there is so much to be done and not enuff time to do it all. the timing couldn't have been more perfect. flying during the holidays is something i have never experienced. my goal is to stay as stress free as possible by bringing lots of knitting, and trying to sleep whenever i can (i have trouble sleeping on planes).

i've got one final today and another on thursday. wish me luck.

have a great day!


my truck was found. in one piece. w/ everything in it. in my effin neighborhood. 3 blocks from my house.

that violated feeling i mentioned before has now set in. i'm angry and i don't feel safe man. i believed i would get it back though. so i'm thankful. i've been giving thanks to the most high all evening.

in knitting news...danica is looking awesome!! i'm using galway in navy, dark denim, and a heathered red. i have to make myself one when i'm finished.
i'm going to bed now. a sista is drained. goodnight.


it could happen to anyone

my truck was stolen today. i went out this morn to warm my truck up...started it and let it run for 15 minutes...unlocked...and someone jumped on the opportunity and drove off. sure, i shouldn't have left it unlocked, but the lock on the driver's side was broken. i don't think it's really settled in yet. i don't have that feeling of being violated, like i did when someone broke into my car a few years back and stole my knitting bag (i was hot!!). i don't know. i just pray my truck is found in one piece. it's crazy how shit happens.

it could be worse. i've been counting my blessings all day. i'm still able to smile. i found a pattern in the new knitty that has me excited to knit (i have to admit i haven't been excited about knitting lately). i decided to make my family members scarves for christmas. danica is going to my daddy. i was a little intimidated by the entrelac technique, but after making a couple of squares i'm relieved to find how easy it is. i'll post pictures of my progress.


miss adara

adara_2, originally uploaded by butta.fly.

this child of mine is growing so fast. i love it, but i also hate it. we don't cuddle as much as we used to, but she does give me kisses whenever i ask and she always tells me how pretty i am.


summer storm

backyard, originally uploaded by butta.fly.

i miss summer.


all i need is
a little sin on my neck
vanilla on my lips
khemit in my hair
and you in my arms


what should i eat for dinner? baked potato and yummy spinach or lentils w/ carrots and potatoes? potato and spinach only because it'll cook faster. *sigh*

about a month ago i embarked on the master cleanser diet. i did 4 1/2 days (of the 10)and lost 8lbs, got clearer skin, more energy, lost my addiction to sugar and caffeine (pepsi!!)and the best sleep ever. a sista was feeling the best ever. alas, today i fell off the wagon. 3 pepsis. 3. i've been wondering what triggers my pepsi binges...stress mostly. i gotta get back on the water. the fast helped me realize that i tend to eat out of boredom and comfort. i plan on bringing in the new year junk free. i will complete the full 10 days.

i haven't been knitting much because homework is consuming me. since i don't have much money around the holidays, i try and make my girfts. looks like that won't be happening. i should've gotten started two months ago. oh well, maybe i'll just make some cards.

the artist's way-have you read it?


reducing my yarn stash

Originally uploaded by butta.fly.
i've been making these scarves for a while now in attempts to reduce my yarn stash. so far it's working. 4 strands of various yarns knitted on size 35 needles. people freak when they see how big the needles are but they're really light and the knitting goes super fast. the scarves are thick, but not heavy feeling at all. they're very cozy.


my weekend was divine.

i went to see christa bell perform at a local poetry venue. this woman is amazing! it's been four years since i have written anything and after seeing this woman perform, i am in love with words again. so much so, that i went to her writer's workshop the next day. that proved to be therapeutic. we started with a 15 minute freewrite (i really love those) and then a 10 minute freewrite using prompts. the prompt i chose was "if i could, i would". from there i wrote this piece which is for my oldest daughter. i wasn't really thinking while writing it, but then we had to read it in front of everyone and why oh why did i break down and start ballin my eyes out into the third line. obviously, i've been holding on to some stuff subconsciously. i felt refreshed afterwards. hopeful even. i'm going to start writing again-poetry, short stories, etc. i think my writing strategies class is also fueling my desire to write. my professor has been really supportive.

the creator is working miracles in my life. i give thanks!

i've decided to use this lil ole blog for more than just knitting and crocheting. the title does say, "a day in the life of..."

peace and blessings.


so the felted skull scarf is not punk. babygirl gave the pattern a blank stare while i, her mama thought i had found gold! my feelings were hurt, but now i am able to work on some other things.

i'm going to d.c. next month and i want to be warm. i'm thinking about making a couple of scarves and hats for the trip.

i have pictures to share, but i can't find the usb cable for my camera. :o(


hello world.

i'm going to make this for babygirl (who is looking like a young woman nowadays - *sigh*). she is going to freak when she sees it. that scarf has "punk" written all over it.

it's been forever and a day since i last wrote on this joint, but a sista's been preoccupied. school has taken over my life in more ways than one. it kinda took me by surprised. i don't have much time to knit or crochet and i don't like that too much.

the days have gotten a lot shorter and it's hella cold. i decided while walking downtown in the cold (and wind!!) that i really needed a hat. i'm making one tonite.

peace to all.


the forest fair was lovely. however, i rained 80% of the time we were there (major downpour!). we all had a good time. we being me, my girls sarah and danielle, and last but not least babygirl. i was so proud of her. it was her first time seeing her mama in business mode and she was right there helping customers and making hats. now we all can't sit in a booth all day and not have a hook or knitting needles in our hands, now can we? the ppl were great this year (there were lots of nasty comments made by customers last year..."ooh, i can make that for a lot cheaper"-get my drift?). i got a lot of feedback, lots of biz cards were taken so i'm a happy camper. we met a lot of cool vendors. we got our trade on (that's the best part!!!). ate lots of good food ($5.75 strawberry shortcakes w/ banana topped w/ whip cream and caramel-it's worth money i swear!!!)

since returning from the forest fair, a sista has been extremely tired. it's like i was on a 4 day adrenaline rush and then suddenly crashed. it sucks, but what sucks more is wed-sun of last week i lost my voice and mon. i found out i've got a respiratory infection. it sounds worse than it is, but again, it SUCKS! i hate being sick and it seems within the last 4 years of my life i get sick more frequently (6-8 times a year). so i've been questioning my diet and lifestyle. i'm too young to feel the way i do.

in knitting news...currently making a cropped hooded sweater using stacy tahki charles' soho tweed (my favorite yarn at the moment!!). be on the lookout for pics.




are leg warmers still in? (i really want to know)

4 days 'til the forest fair.
i've been busy making baby mitts.
since i last blogged, i've been living
life without tv, i've gotten a cold/flu bug,
and adara turned 2.

hope the day treats you well. peace.


time sure does fly. i'm still trying to get back into the blogging swing of things. check out some stuff i've been working on:

i call them honey and lola. i had bought a lot of noro's big kureyon to make a sweater with, but i couldn't get the pattern to work. so out of frustration i gave up and was left with 14 skeins. i got the idea to make bags with different stitches and play on different shapes and sizes. six are made so far and ppl have been really excited about them. i'm hoping they do well at the fair.

fair? fair you say? yes, i will have a booth at the girdwood forest fair. i look forward to the clean mountain air, great ppl, and awesome food/music. it's my little getaway from the "big" city.

look what i got recently:

a friend of mine is going away to graduate school and is getting rid of everything she can't take with her. SCORE!! i was so exicted. i'm still excited, but i don't have a clue on how to use it. it came with books, but reading it is like reading greek. i'm determined to figure it out. i will spin some yarn. i can't be a yarn fiend and not make the stuff too. *smile*


i'm having a really bad hair day. where's a scarf when i need one?


things are crazy. i'm ok. my kids are ok. i'm thankful for that. counting my blessings and giving thanks to the creator whenever possible. tulips have blossomed in front of my crib. it was a nice surpise since they weren't there when i moved in last august. waiting for the pansies now. i have a poem in my belly. i need to get it out. peace.


i am hooked on fear factor. i have been for a few months now. did you catch last nite's episode? homegirl ate leeches. effin leeches!!! that can't be safe. i don't think eatin worms are safe either. i'd be too afraid of getting some parasitic disease and wasting away to 30lbs. gross-napolean dynamite style!

i finished my fabulous rebecca sweater. it rained over the weekend and i was able to wear it out. it's great. when i wear it, i feel like it's an expensive designer piece - it's that fabulous. i gotta get someone to take a picture of me wearing it, cuz i don't think my d.i.m. (do-it-myself) photography skills will do it any justice.


my days consist of answering to "mom" every 2 seconds and asking, "do you have to tee tee?" ahh, the joys of potty training.

so, after spending a wonderful saturday afternoon with my girl d, i told her about my rebecca sweater that's been in my closet for the last three years. all it needs is a lil blocking, some sewing together, and a cowl neck. that's it. d told me i had to finish it and ya know, she's right. i rented that harold and kumar movie and sewed until my knees couldn't take anymore. i managed to get a sleeve and the shoulders seams done. i'm hoping to get started on the cowl this weekend.



to scream as loud as possibly can
my girls to be proud of me
to build sandcastles
to learn how to surf (been watching "step into liquid" a lot this week)
write a book
plant a garden
to make soap and candles
to perform on stage
to run a marathon (hi monica)
learn capoeira

::: i'm having a moment....twiddling my thumbs until i can leave work, pick up the kids, and head home.
i had a crazy dream last nite. i don't remember much, but i awakened after my 21 month old asked, "mom, where's the lemon paste?".


headscarves made out of blue sky's cotton. Posted by Hello

i like this yarn a lot. it's soft and gets softer as you work with it. i want to make a sweater with it or maybe a dress for lil miss.


life is funny. it presents you with one obstacle and as soon as you find your way around it, life presents you with another. my spirit is tired. surrounding myself with good people. i refuse to dwell inward.

currently making triangle head scarves and hemp bags. pictures to follow soon.



burt bee's beeswax lip balm.....i've been sleepin on this product.
wow. it's been a long time since i last blogged. a sista was goin thru some thangs and needed to step back and become invisible. during the madness, i still knit and crocheted. some lovely things were produced.

a lot has happened. i turned 30 in january. my oldest turned 12 and the little one has become this aggressive, very determined, little woman (she's been here before). i'm focused and driven (moreso now than any other time in my life). things are great.