Lil Rose Thorn

Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's the long weekend!!!!

So another week has past. Got more goodies to show.

Dellybean went to Montreal and got me this, it's a size ruler for neddles. Looks like Ican tie some strings to it and make it to a necklace too ^_^
My Sp 12 gift part 2b arrived too. Adiago Teas!!!! Thanks SP 12 Pal!!!! It's very good tea.
A few weeks ago my Pet who was visiting from Vancouver got me this froggie on a stick. (I call him my pet cuz I used to put him to work whenever he visited me at work).
SP 12 Question 12:
What is your proudest knitting moment? a month before my nephew was born I knitted him little botties. I had tears in my eyes when I was done.
What is the one project that you've never been able ot complete? I have tonnes. Socks, scarves, touques, I just have too many on the go. ^_^
Going to go see the Backstreet Boys tonight ^_^ I loved them when I was in junior high. It'll be interesting to see how they've grown as a group after so many years.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SP12 QTEN ~ Nobuta wo Produce

What is the best thing you've received from the mail? There are lots: Books, Yarn, Rebate checks ^_^, Presents, letters and postcards from friends, etc.

Gonna be sending the last SP12 parcel out soon.....I really am....but it's raining outside T_T...

Just finished watching another Jap Drama ^_^. This one I'm not sure why I waited so long to watch. It has both my fav. jap. guys in it. "Nobuta wo Produce" Shuji Kiritani (Kazuya Kamenashi) is one of the most popular guys in his school. He ispretending to care for all of his classmates, but deep down, is quiet and doesn't open up toothers. But for some reason,when his eccentric classmate Akira Kusano (Tomohisa Yamashita) is around, he can show his true self. One day, a new girl from another school comes to Shuji's classroom. Her name is Nobuko Kotani (Maki Horikita). Nobuko=Nobuta. From her gloomy looks, she begins to get harassedby the class bullies in no time. The harassment was devastating. Her lunch gets ruined, she gets a vase of flowers on her desk meaning she had died, and she even gets splashed with wated while she is in the toilet booth. After knowing that the bullying is by Bando (Fumiko Mizuta), Shuji and Akira advise Nobuko to try to harmonize with others. But Nobuko tells themthat she has tried to do so in the past, but every time it turns out miserable. Shuji tells Nobuko to have a more positive attitude, and he protects Nobuko from the harassment. However, he feels that the bullying won't stop that easily. Hearing about this, Akira comes up with the idea to makeover Nobuko from her looks toher personality, so that she'd become one of the most popular girls in their school. That way, there's no way the bullies can harass her. (taken from

(Spoilers!!!!) Instead of the typical geek turns into hot chick story line this one seems to be more realistic. After her make over, Nobuta ( the name given to her by Shuji and Akira) kept a lot of her original self through ou the show. Unlike other female students who ALL shorten their skirts in their uniform, she kept her the intended lenght. A '"friend" had suggested to her to change the way she speak and she did try it for aday and then decided that she doesn't like it and stops. Instead of the usual falling for the hot guy (in this case guys) so becomes best friends with them. She had gradually became popular because she tries to make other people happy, she thinks about other before herself. As for Shuji, I had thought he was a mean person because he is such a fake but the reason he did that was to make other feel better. always being in a happy go lucky mood, always agreeing to others suggestions and helping out others. It turns out that it wasn't really Nobuta who is the loner in the show but Shuji who in the end after finally making true friends, has to move away cuz his father gets transfered to another firm at work. However, it still ends as a happy ending. Want to know why? go watch it on Veoh. ^_^
Oh!! the theme song is by Shuji and Akira is called "Seishun Amigo" and can be found on YouTube

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yummy Yummy!

I got part A of my second SP 12 package!!! I got 2 balls of Peruvian Baby Cashmere in lavender and a ball of Peruvian Baby Lace merino in charcoal. I LOVE them!!!!!!! They are the softest thing in the world! ^_^ Thank you SP12 Pal for the gift cert.Last Saturday went out to dinner with gal pal H and we ate a lot ^_^. For dessert we had this banana crepe in cinnamon sugar with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. At work we have this lady form Manitoba come in to teach the staff fingerweaving. Here ais her book and some samples I did on the first day.
That's all the goodies I have so far, gonna be more comming soon!

Monday, August 18, 2008

SP12 Q 10!!!

What Olympic event would best describe you knitting style? Triathlon. It never seems to end ^_^.

Went to see my naphew again today. He seems to be doing a bit better. Thought the family got a little scare last week when he went in for a MRI requested by his doc. Usually his MRI takes a little over a hour but this time he was in a a long time and we all started to worry and asked the nurses why he hasn't come out yet and they replied that the doc wants to take a few more scans. The only reason that we thought of that the doc would want to take a few more scans was cuz they foung something else in his head. It turned out that he had woken up 2/3 of the way and they needed to knock him out and redo the scans. They believe that there is water collecting in his head and MAY need to put a shunt thing in to drain the fluids. I still am not too sure ~_~.

On the brighter note I got my second gift form my Sp 12 pal. A gift cert to and Adagio Teas. It took me a while to decide that to get and I can't wait tilll they arrive so I can who you. Thank again SP12 Pal!!!

Also, my Swap Softly 2 pal got her stuffs! The post office had told me it youd take 3-4 weeks to arrive my air, and I thought through Pluto?! but nopt only 6 days! ^_^

Man! I've been eating A LOT lately and it's weird cuz it's been crazy hot again lately. Mwaaa!!! Gotta go loose the flabs building up ^_^.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

SP 12 Question 9

Have you ever had you knitting entered in a fair? Would you ever consider it? Nope! Probably not, I personally think it will take the fun out of my knitting. ^_^

So I just finished watching another Japanese show. My eyes are red from bawling. Yes, people you read correctly, I cried! The movie is called Yuuki filmed in 2006 about a young man who travels to Australia and meets up with other Japanese people who are also there to work on visa. They all meet at this little Japanese foreign exchange boarding house-like place and usually when people leave they always say "See you!" when in realilty they know that they will probably never see eachother again. Until a guy name Yuuki gets this weard deasease where the bones in his scull are slowly dissapearing. It's a case that has only happened to 8 other people around the world. He encourages the people he had met in Australia to go visit him and even in his state he had still managed to cheer people on and make other smile. He never gave up. It was a beautiful story. You may find it with english subtitles on youtube. I saw it on veoh tv.

This picture doesn't belong to me and I don't remember where I found it.

While I was watching I was also knitting. Tada!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

SP 12 Question 8

What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening? SOBA!!!!!