All posts for the month June, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Published June 29, 2010 by kazkitty

I’m jumping on this bandwagon.. I don’t post enough to the blog anyways…

This week is 10 Books on Your Summer Reading List.

1. Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey (currently reading this one now)

2. Winds of Change and Winds of Fury by Mercedes Lackey (can’t just read the first in the mini trilogy!)

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (have to re-read this before the movie)

4. One or more books in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series

5. Something from Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series

6. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

7. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

8. Darksong Rising by LE Modesitt Jr (I don’t know why I am going to torture myself with another in this series.. I just want to know where the story ends up!)

9. The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey

10. The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey

Can you tell I like fantasy books? Mercedes Lackey is one of my fav fantasy authors, as well as Anne McCaffrey. Most of the books on my list are re-reads, with the exception of 8, 9, and 10. And I wouldn’t say this is a summer reading list.. more like a whenever reading list.. but I will probably finish most of them before summer is over.

I love finding new series to read though.. anyone have any suggestions? I also like mystery novels.. and general fiction. No romance though… bleck.



Two Tails Spindles

Published June 13, 2010 by kazkitty

I haven’t posted about my newest spindles yet… I am such a slacker.

Jacie’s friend Mark now makes spindles. And they are well balanced, made from gorgeous woods, and well, just plain amazing. I own three so far (I’m not addicted, I swear!) and each one has its charms. All of them are great to spin on, and I definitely put them at the top of the list of my fav spindles to use.

The Trio

Coffee Burl on East Indian Rosewood

Purpleheart on Gabon Ebony

East Indian Rosewood on Honduras Rosewood

Mark has been working on stock for the etsy shop, and there should be some spindles available soon.



Published June 8, 2010 by kazkitty

I love my weekends. Usually they exist to give me time to relax, catch up on knitting, and try not to think about work, Lately, I’ve been hanging out with the grrrls (Jacie, Allison, and Kris) and it’s been awesome. Last weekend was Polish food and Sex and the City 2, this weekend was Met’s Stitch n Pitch and Bacon Cheese and Chocolate Potluck. I have amazing friends. 🙂

Sat. we went to the Met’s game at their new stadium.

I drove.

We got lost.

More than once.

GPS hates us. Hahaha…

We stopped for lunch on the way there at a steakhouse that Allison found online (because she is awesome and finds us food ahead of time -with directions! yay!)

Prime rib sandwich with sweet potato fries *drooool*

I wish I had a steakhouse like that one where I live.

We then attempted to get to the stadium, and after a short.. detour, found it and got our tickets and free duffel bags.

Jacie and Allison nab the tickets

Aaron waits for tickets

We found where we needed to go and got a little Stitch n Pitch tote bag and yarn and a crochet hook. Why? Because we were going to participate in the Guinness book of World Records attempt at the most people crocheting in one place or something. 😀 It was a success with 427 people crocheting for 15 mins! Deborah Norville was there, as well as Lily Chin (in a knitted Met’s uniform!) and Stacy Charles (who knew Stacy Charles was a MAN?).

3..2..1.. crochet!

I made a flower.. thing....

We then got to find our actual seats and enjoy the game. To which the Mets won over the Marlins 6-1. Yay!

"Big Apple"

Gooooo Mets!

Free bags!

Yesterday was Bacon, Cheese, and Chocolate potluck at Jeff and Kristen’s. I missed out on the first one in Jan.. I had to work. It was a lot of fun and there was tons of yummy food to eat. My fav was Dr. Al’s Car Bomb Cupcakes. Cupcakes with guinness, whiskey, and bailey’s? Yes, please!

Mark was there with my shiny new coffee burl spindle and I may or may not have bought the extra rosewood one that was homeless (pictures next blog post!) And Kris sold some fiber she just happened to have with her (I am not allowed to buy any, I am stashing down!).

Next weekend is Knit in Public day. We will be at Bushnell Park from 10-2. Allison says there is a carousel 😀