Saturday, February 28, 2009


IMG_9300, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Socks... the kitten...

Eater of sock yarn.
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She went after a specific skein of sock yarn 3 times yesterday and grabbed it in her mouth and ran out of my room with it. An entire skein! ... I finally took the skein and put it on a shelf... and she was puzzled as to where that sock yarn was, when she was in the box looking for it.

I swear... this kitten... none of the other cats had an interest with my yarn as is, unless I made them a toy. Here, Socks loves it. I guess her name suited her after all.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Morning Knitting

morningknit, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I adore days off where I can just sleep in....

Then wake up and work on a knitting project... while listening to pod-casts. This pod cast is the knit-picks community site, most of the content is worth listening to... sometimes not.

I wish there were just as many lime and violet podcasts, in comparison to the knit picks... in how frequently they are posted. But either way~ I love pod casts.

I need to start finishing up some audio books I have collected from librivox.
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Time to start working on Jon's scarf again... this is the last skein and I am done! I need to send this off to Seattle asap, it is getting warmer there. boo.

Then I get to start Jimmy's sack boy... in the same yarn and color (just new skein of course). Oh so much knitting to do!! ^^*

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pink much?

Pink much?, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

While I was finishing up some homework this morning at school.

Jimmy offered to get me something from the coffee shop (in the library) and I said a smoothie 101 (its a mixture of yummy smoothie fruit stuff) and he got me the large size!! I was so impressed, I decided it was 'photo worthy'

Then I thought! Oh I can also take a photo of my toe-up sock progress! :D

It is so pretty. I just enjoy staring at it lol
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I wish I didn't have to write a draft for my history paper to turn in today... oh Gary Kildall... you may have died early... but you have a ton of info on you, it's nice.
Plus get some information organized about Bandura for my Edu presentation on Monday next week, my partner and I only have an hour today to meet to see if we can get it done. So we will see.

Toe up



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Photos to come later... right now... focusing on homework.

Crap, class is in a half an hour! ><;
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I spent 2 hours knitting my toe on the sock last night... several re-trys on the figure 8 cast on... I should have spent that on my homework. Booo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Toe-Up!?! Oh my!

tofutcute, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.




Oh how exciting~
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Actually I am excited. I have been wanting to do a pair of socks toe up, foreevvveerrrrrrr. Now I have finished enough projects that I think I can have some time to start it.

I've had this yarn since oh, last fall... I bought the same type of colorway in a gray-blue/white for my dad's socks. (check my ravelry for photos) With this type of colorway, it will just be a mesh of pink and white stitches, so if there are any mistakes (god forbid lol) you cannot notice anything, nor even any type of fancy pattern.

I AM EXCITED!! :D I want to go home already and my day has only just started. I have a full day of classes non stop from 9am to 3pm. Boo.
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The plushies I bought at Anime Expo last year~ The first items I bought and they even came with 'limited edition pins' xD So they are sooo cute, they are the mascots of the con.

This is a selection of the manga I have. I have several spread about my room. 3/4th of this was bought at AX, and the .hack and time stranger manga I bought at the book store on campus! ;D I want more~ I just need to finish reading them.
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Just knowing that the yarn is still sitting there at home... is killing me! I am so excited... I wish I could just call in sick to school like in elementary school when I didn't want to go. *pout* I cannot wait to get started.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Completed Socks! :D

I have FINALLY finished my Mom's socks. I started the blue wool ones a few days before Christmas. Then the Patons sock yarn in mid January.

I am so happy to have these pair of socks off the needles~

I've been making some serious progress on my Aunt Jennie's Patons Stretch Sock's. :D She has the same size foot as my mother so that works out perfectly! ;D

On To The Photos!!!

These socks are made from Knit Picks Palette in Marine Heather, on 2.25mm / 2US needles.
I've had this problem with the other Patons socks for my mom. For some odd reason... I knit the socks the same length, I even count to the same rows from the gusset to the toe decreases, so they match perfectly.

But then I have two different end amounts of the same size balls of yarn?!?!?
I don't understand. Maybe I should re wind the left over balls of yarn to see if they are the same, maybe I was tense when I was using the ball winder.

Then to the photos of the Patons Stretch Sock yarn in Olive colorway, in 2.25mm / 2US needles.

My Mom loves these socks! As soon as I put them on her to take these photos and she wanted me to keep them on! :D


What I like most is that my mother has been wearing these socks any chance she gets! She even wore them this morning! ;D I have yet to ask if she has worn the wool socks, but those are meant for her to wear at night in bed, when it is cold. :D

Finished Socks!

IMG_9245, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

These are my mother's socks in progress.

Being over looked... by Socks! The kitty~ xD

I love this photo.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Play Dead

plydead, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Play Dead Duo~~~~ Ohhhh Good Kitty!!!!! xD
- - - I caught her in mid roll in an attempt to be cute. Yeah, didn't happen. Just funny.

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Now if I could just do this for my next oh, I dunno, dozen presentations/group work for my classes... and lesson plans and papers for the rest of the semester~ Oh I would be set.

Oh to have a life of a cat... actually... Duo is always so stressed... lol that is why her belly is weird looking... she never stops grooming... we think it is because of stress for her. I don't know. I still love my hair-less kitty~
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Off to go write a paper for history... class is within an hour. Boo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Just busy

wvs, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

My classes just keep piling up more and more assignments each week. It doesn't help that I have most of my classes meeting one day a week. So there isn't much 'class time' in reviewing what is due or to spend time working on the assignments.

I have to put more work into my classes verses working on stuff the day/night before... or worse yet the morning of it is due.

However, things are starting to become more of a schedule which I guess is a good thing.

I haven't gotten much knitting done at all the past few days. It is school, home, sleep pretty much every day. Alright I have to head out.

Oh and it is still rainy~ So another rainy/cloudy view of the PCH photo for you to enjoy.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

deformed heart cloud

IMG_7390, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I had a wonderful Valentines day~

Which involved lots and lots of shopping~ including pretty clothes, shine-y things, pretty smelling things, ABSOLUTELY delicious food, and a day with Jimmy.
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Went to the mall with my parents, my dad to run errands (get watches fixed, bank stuff etc. and my mom to go shopping with me at Lane Bryant (awesome store, it has my height/size in clothes issue and the sizes for mah mommy~) as we do together. However, we mixed Jimmy into the mix and dragged him with us to the mall~ xD

After spending... about 735 dollars in clothing, and only paying~~ $90!!!!! (clearance there is absolutely insane, plus all the savings stuff they do and mail out~ omg)... buying some jewelry, some Victoria's Secret lotion (and this cute little hair brush/mirror compact omg genius!) (I had a giftcard to use, normally I am eh with the store, but the lotions smell soooo pretty), etc~

5 hours later!!! (Yeah seriously)... 5 Hours later, we are done and heading out. Jimmy and I head home and are greeted with the MOST AMAZINGLY YUMMY DINNER! Steak (omg and his grandfather makes the best meat EVER!), green beans, corn, some awesome mash potatoes thing his family makes, with super yummy cookies and icecream, which I passed sadly, I had to leave.

So yeah... I am going to sleep sooooooo well tonight... no joke. :D
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I have tons of cute outfits~ I am so happy! ;D Oh and I wore the red shoes Jimmy bought me and oh they are comfy~ and adorable~ I am thrilled.

Today was great~ I enjoy days like this~ Also figuring out the math of 'how much you saved' is always a fun game to play once you get home~ It is seriously insane how over priced these clothes get. Anyways~ enough rambling~ I had a white chocolate mocha latte thing before heading home.
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Cloud photo taken at Blizzcon 08... we had to wait outside to get in for like 45 min... I got a good photo out of it, so it was worth it... plus I had sock knitting to do while in line~ ;D So that helped. Ok gnight! I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's day~ w. or w.out a significant other~ regardless... go raid all the valentines day candy at the stores tomorrow... and everything will be good. ;D and yummy. lol

Friday, February 13, 2009

pch clouds

thedngood, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

One nice thing after a crazy rain storm...

The Pretty Pretty sky full of clouds... and that everything looks sooooo clean! :D

Hopefully there will be little rain tonight... or tomorrow when I go to the mall with my Parents and Jimmy.
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This photo, along with the other one similar on my flickr are from when my dad and I were driving back from my CBEST testing... along the PCH, Pacific Coast Highway... oh and there are some pretttyyyy photos. :D

Only down side is that Iam already caught up with Lime and Violet. Any new suggestions for some great knitting podcasts that I can listen to? :)
Iam in bed knitting Jon's scarf with Duo sleeping on my lap~ it couldnt get much better than this. Well maybe some knitting podcasts to listen to

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A.Jennie's Socks

This~ is the new sock that I was talking about~ I am so thrilled to have a new pair of socks to know!

Granted that I still have my mom's socks to finish~ but that is just 2" in the foot and then the decreases. I already finished one so I have my model for the other 3 socks. ;D

These are soooo pretty~ I adore the color. They are for my Aunt Jennie~ who complains that her feet are cold at night. So this is a light cotton/wool blend, so that it is machine washable. Hopefully they can keep her feet warm~ :) <3 I even bought two extra skeins for myself, so she can I can have matching pairs~ (she is getting up there in age 80+, so this is something she and I can have together~ <3)
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Pattern is Tidepool socks by Mary-Heather from Ravelry.
The broken rib pattern is perfect in that it is a k1,p1 one row and then knit the next row. I know this yarn can either stripe or pool, and I do not want either really. So I am a fan, plus it has a smaller size of CO 54 which will help with my Aunt Jennie's little feet! ;D
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Ok I need to wrap up, I am going to have lunch with Jimmy soon, so I best be going~ ;D

Oh and look at my pretty pretty stitch marker! I love these things! Or as it says, my needle candy lol. xD

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oh it feels so wonderful to cast on a new pair of socks. These will be for my Aunt Jennie. :D So exciting. Plus it is not just a plain sk sock!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Star 3

IMG_9130, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

The stitch markers on the needles!!! SOOO PRETTY!

Stars 2

IMG_9110, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Close up of the BEAUTIFUL Star stitch markers.

Stars 1

IMG_9116, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

This is after I opened them and slipped it onto a needle! (2.75mm/ US 2) Harmony Knit Picks


Stitchmarkers!, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.



I ADORE THEM! They are beautifully done~ etc.

I have some photos of them on the needles, but I will post those later.

Dinner is calling to me... and I have lots of homework for my classes tomorrow. Hmph! All I want to do tonight is sit and knit and stare at these BEAUTIFUL stich markers! xDDDDDDDD

Also they are the perfect size for sock/lace knitting~ xD LOVE THEM!
I am so proud of this purchase! xDDDDD

Saturday, February 7, 2009

camera sock

camera sock, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.


I needed something with instant gratification~ Plus I wanted to knit with sock yarn~ ;D

So I made a camera sock for Jimmy's camera. (This is my brother's camera, but Jimmy and him have the same camera, except Jimmy's is silver and Alex's is blue).

So this yarn is left over Knit Picks Kettle Dyed Jay Essentials yarn. I used this yarn for Jimmy's socks, so it worked out in making him a camera sock too! ;D

Very simple project, very cute result. I hope he will like it.

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I am pretty positive I passed my CBEST, which is good news.

I finally have the correct size in those red shoes I got from Jimmy. ^^; 11's normal width.

It's been raining on and off and in waves etc. I have tons of photos along the PCH on the way back from my testing, beautiful view! <3 the coast!

Saw Coraline in 3D, and I liked the movie. There were parts that creeped me out... but that is why I had Jimmy there (and his arm to squeeze).

Time to go to bed now... I do not know what is up tomorrow.

Oh Alex got a new car (1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue in a beautiful deep red, *jealous*!) which means that the Volvo is MINE! xD


Friday, February 6, 2009

'stolen' scarf

stolen scarf, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Say it with me.


This is Andrew's sister after they went and saw Coraline in 3D (which Jimmy and I are going to see tomorrow).

Is not this photo ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! OMG! xD I want his sister~ She is so cute!!!!!

. . . She has good taste in knitted wear~ ;D hehe.
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Alright, that made my heard all super warm and fuzzy... I need to show this photo to my mom in the amount of cute in it~ then go to bed!

CBEST TOMORROW!!!!! XD It is going to be freezing cold... I shall be prepared!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

just a bit wet

just a bit wet, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Yeah, seriously, just a bit or rain!

That circle in the middle is what they call the reflection pool.

I personally call it... the Bird Bath, but now it is a bit more like a pond.

It is normally filled with water, but here its a bit over flowed.

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It's so rain-y that inside the library (which this photo is the front of the library) is all doom and gloom. When they designed this building they were big on the natural sun light and since there is nothing but gray skies today, its kinda of gloomy inside also.

Jimmy and I had lunch at Subway, I had soup~

Then we went to the book store and I bought

Lip Stick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
The first 3 volumes of Ai Yori Aoshi by Kou Fumizkuki

:D No more spending money for me today... hopefully.

Look at what I bought!

il_430xN.42796580, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Yeah, paying attention in lecture... we were talking about stars...

Then I remembered that there were star stitch markers that I've book marked FOREVER ago, in that I wanted to buy them. So finally we have some extra cash to spend~ So I decided to buy these finally! xD

I AM SO EXCITED~ They are for smaller needles I believe, I am not sure. I am just excited to use them tho! I cannot wait to start a complicated sock pattern that I can use these beauties for! xDDD

Here is the link to them on etsy:
I bought the only set, but I wonder if she could make more if you ask.

CSUCI on front page of local paper.

Our campus's library, central room with computers.

This article is mostly about how most colleges are cutting back in admissions, and due to the state budget cuts, they (at least my school) cannot afford the amount of freshmen that want to come in.

At least with my school, we cannot afford the expansion of the campus, we are still a small college in comparsion to most CSU's.

This will however boost admissions of students to go to local community colleges (which is not a bad thing!) and finish their GE courses there and then transfer in to the CSU's or UC's. Which in the long run will allow students to not have as much debt once they finish with college all together. It is just a different way of doing things. 

I went to the Community colleges first and trasnfered... Alex went straight to CSUN...  I will have less debt to pay back then he will... but he will have a better credit score due to the amount of money he has barrowed. So it's a toss up, but regardless both are not terrible.
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Time to pay attention to lecture.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Laser kitty

lxkitty, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Yeah... I am sick... total stuffy head, stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, ears popping(which is weird), watery eyes, achey face. yeah.

It's been kinda like this the past oh, 3 to 4 days... just a bit sniffily... but it has gotten a bit worse each day... till tonight where I feel awful.

So please enjoy this photo of Socks with her laser vision.

Time for bed. Nyquil do not fail me now.

I have done some knitting... a bit on Jon's scarf... just one or two cable repeats (a whole whopping 20 rows OMG). Enough sarcasm, good night.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scarves IN ACTION! ;D

red and green scarves, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

I am not sure if I ever posted the photo that Andrew and Adrienne took of themselves wearing my scarves...

So I thought since I showed you what they were like in progress... why not show you as the final product! Being used! xD

It is so rewarding to get a photo like this! :D I miss them~
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Back to class... I got a 27 out of 30 on my first lecture quiz... so I should keep it up... and get back to paying attention.
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Oh I forgot too, twitter... I have one. Add me, screen name is HSailorMoon (surprise surprise) lol. I use twitter once in a blue moon.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Socks speaking.

closclose, originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Ya know.

I heard Heather passed her Social Science/ History part of her CSET.

So that just means she has two parts left to take in her CSET.

But she is taking her CBEST this Saturday, so hopefully she will do well. That Cliff notes book has been on the floor for the past week, I know because my favorite toy is behind it.

So yeah. Kudos to Heather... maybe she will get me more cat treats, we have been kind of low recently.

Where is my feather stick... ooo better yet, I see some yarn I can drag around the house and make a mess! Fantastic!

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CSET: California Subject Examinations for Teachers (3 tests of subgroups)

CBEST: California Basic Educational Skills Test (1 test, 3 sub-sections)

All of these tests are required to obtain a teaching credential... the CBEST is new, due to No Child Left Behind act in 01. They all have to be passed before you even apply for the credential program, at CSUCI.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


studying , originally uploaded by hsailormoon.

Now this semester~ I think I will actually study more~ ;D Due to the lovely book holder device.

I tried the typical, lay on the bed and read type of studying... and yeah, was not working well. Yet with this way! I can sit straight up~ have the book open for me... and I can relax and work on some sock knitting!

Talk about two birds with one stone~ ;D It's prefect! This is the second pair of my mom's socks... I want to get them done already~ It seems forever that they've been on my needles... which was a bit before christmas when I started. However, I will be so thrilled when I will have all four socks done at once~ ;D

Back to my reading.