Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Blogspot hasn't been the best fit for me.

So, in an effort to blog more often and more personally I have combined my personal blog and a bit about yarn. If you would like to see it, please head on over to

I want to thank everyone for their interest, comments and support. It's been fun!


Friday, May 22, 2009

And the winner is.......

Thanks to everyone that entered!! We had 119 entries!

The prizes are as follows- red & white yarn, 25 dollar gift card to my Etsy shop, and a 15 dollar gift card to my shop.

I will contact each winner in order with the options still open to them.

Have a great weekend, and thanks again!!

The winners are..... (Drum roll please)

1st place winner is- mtskub
2nd place winner is- lostburpclothe
and 3rd place winner is- selkieskin

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Would you like to win this yarn? How about a 25 dollar gift card to my shop?

Here are the rules,
There will be two winners, first place will pick either the yarn or the gift card, second place will win the one not chosen.

How to apply?

Post a comment to this post with your favorite color combo for one entry.

Tweet about this contest using my @spazzyarn in your post for another entry (if you do not use the @spazzyyarn somewhere in your tweet then I will not be able to track your extra entry! 1 tweet a day will count)

An example of what you can tweet is -
Check out @spazzyyarn blog giveaway!

and/or buy something from my shop from now until Friday the 22nd for 2 entries per item purchased.

Winners will be chosen at random at noon EST on Friday the 22nd. Please make sure to leave an email address or shop name so I can contact you if you have won. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another one will be chosen.

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Yarn, New Lightbox

I have a new lightbox, but am not sure of the new pictures. Please let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Wheel!!

Here is a pic of my new wheel! I stained it myself. Sigh, I love this thing!

And while I am at it, here is a pic of the batt's I received yesterday.

I'm in fiber heaven.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How does your garden grow?

Well, I did it.

I come from a long list of gardeners, family members who can plant anything and have it survive. I don't have their trait. When I touch something, it withers and dies.

This year, I was determined to teach my children about a garden. To let them experience the dirt, the pleasure of watching something grow and the benefits of hard work that comes at harvest time.

So we set out to do a garden.

I bought peat starters so I could start the plants inside. This is them on day one 4/5/09

I watered like I was supposed to and was quickly rewarded with some growth. This is a pic from

They kept growing. As simple as it is for a plant to grow, it's amazing to me. I still can't believe I have not killed the poor things. This is the plants today. 4/18/09

It was a beautiful day today, so we borrowed my father in laws tiller and tilled the garden. It's not done, we need to go at least once more, but I am so pleased.

Here's hoping that I manage to do this right! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Top Ten

Here are my top tens- Note, nothing is in order, I just added them as I thought of them.

Please link me to your top ten list if you decide to do one, in the comments!


  1. The Road by Cormac Mccarthy
  2. From the Corner of his Eye by Dean Koontz
  3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Talisman by Stephen King
  6. Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  7. The Used World by Haven Kimmell
  8. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
  9. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. Incubus
  2. Pink Floyd
  3. 3 Doors Down
  4. Alice in Chains
  5. Ray LaMontagne
  6. Damien Rice
  7. John Prine
  8. Jason Maraz
  9. Bon Jovi (Hey there is something to be said about a band that you can sing every one of their songs)
  10. Puddle of Mudd
Movies and television shows

  1. Scrubs
  2. Ghost Hunters/Paranormal State
  3. Spongebob
  4. CNN
  5. Jericho
  6. Project Runway
  7. Hell's Kitchen
  8. Family Guy
  9. The Big Bang Theory
  10. Two and a Half Men

  1. The Notebook
  2. Dawn of the Dead- (2004 version) This movie scared the SHIT out of me.
  3. Band of Brothers
  4. Forest Gump
  5. Saving Private Ryan-
  6. Blood Diamond
  7. E.T.
  8. Pulp Fiction
  9. No Country for Old Men
  10. Wall-E

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Well the chicken didn't cross the road, I can tell you that.

It was pointed out to me by my best bud Nora, that I am strange. Not only am I strange, but I attract strange things to me.

Case in point- Instead of getting a flat tire, my tire falls off while I'm driving down the highway.

I haven't blogged in awhile, so I figured why not tell everyone out there how strange I am.

The other day I was driving to get my daughter from school. We live in an extremely remote area that is full of farms and winding back roads. On this winding, aka cow poop smelling road, I come out of a blind curve and meet Mr. Chicken.

Mr. Chicken was trying to cross the road. The truck on my arse made it impossible for me to slam on the breaks and you can't swerve on these tiny roads, so I hit the chicken. The chicken saw my blue car and tried to fly, hop, jump... something, to get out of the way. I ended up clipping the bird right about where my license plate is.
The chicken rolled up my hood, smacked into the winsheild, then rolled across the winsheild and into my window.

Yep, that's right. I'm driving with an almost dead chicken in my lap at this point. There are feathers everywhere; covering my window, in my car, in my hair... ugg. I'm screaming, cussing and in general flipping out. I take the stupid thing by the wing and throw him/her out the window.
I finish driving to Kate's school and stop at the gas station right off the road. While parked at the pump to clean the window I can see directly into the truck that followed me's window. The guy is laughing, he is hysterically laughing, clutching his chest and red faced.
I tell my hubby about it and he says, "I would pay anything to have been behind you, that is some funny shit babe."


Did I mention my kids are weird too? That's a story for another day though.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Free Shipping!

Check out my shop, for my free shipping sale! (Free shipping for all US and Canadian orders, and a flat rate of three dollars for all international sales!)

Thanks so much!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Snow Snow

At the start of winter, I love the snow. By the end, I despise it. Usually the white stuff would be making me quite mad at this point, but who can be mad when the world outside is this stunning?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh so pretty

This is my new yarn. I love it!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you everyone for your suggestions and votes on my recent poll. I really appreciate it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Random stuff and new shoes

Here are my new shoes. I love these things, they are so comfortable!!

I spent forever and a day searching for one stupid book, just to find it where Nora told me it would be forty minutes before. That's what I get for not listing to her, she's always right about things like that. So I'm taking my newly found book and going to curl up and read. Yay for kids in bed and a winter storm blowing outside.

Oh and here is a sneak peek of a yarn that will be listed tomorrow!

It's camel plied with thread and tons of sparkly brown toned beads!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Write or wrong

I love to write, usually.

My problem lately is the amount of ideas banging around in my head.

I have a 62k word novel sitting (technically it's hiding in a word file) on my desk that I cannot make myself finish. The mood is dark, the novel is intense and brings some very painful things from my past front and center.

I also have two outlines, one very detailed- verging on a first draft, the other just a basic sketch. On top of that, there is a little nagging character that wants out of my brain, and she's not above clawing her way free.

I honestly do not know what to do. So please use the poll on the top right and vote for what you think I should be doing next! Thanks in advance!

On another note, I listen to a lot of music lately. I heart music.

Here is my current favorite right now.

I was a bit surprised to find out he was a teen heartthrob, from his music I figured he would be much older and not quite that hot.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

25 Things

I shamelessly stole this from MagicHands. :)

25 things you don't know about me

  1. I am terrified of ladybugs.
  2. Books are my crack. No matter how horrible a book is, I will finish it. This has led to some interesting reactions from me.
  3. I am extremely clumsy. My feet are not my friend.
  4. I tend to be very shy and have a hard time interacting with new people. Once I get to know someone though, they can't get me to shut up.
  5. When I was a child I wanted nothing more than to be in the military. I was in JROTC throughout high school and excelled at it, even attending the summer camp program and graduating at the top of my class.
  6. I curse like a man.
  7. When I get really tickled I sometimes make this strange snorting-hiccup laugh. No matter what I cannot do it if I try.
  8. I cannot stand food touching. Please, no.
  9. I secretly want to be a politician.
  10. I "see" music. When I hear music I can "see" the different strands and how they intermingle, often each strand is a different color and they blend into a tapestry of sorts.
  11. I can play most instruments, have been in drum corp and state bands but cannot sing to save my soul.
  12. Bring me to the movies and I will choose the western or shoot 'em up action flick every time. I don't do scary movies and chick flicks make me violent.
  13. My hair is almost to my butt and has at least three different shades in it naturally and it's ridiculously thick.
  14. I only knew my husband for less than ten months when we married, and I was 19.
  15. I don't own a cellphone.
  16. I have the attention span of a gnat. While writing this I have lost my train of thought three times.
  17. I was born on 11/11, but 11 seems to be very unlucky for me.
  18. I am insanely competitive., and love board games.
  19. I have given my family food poisoning. I am that bad of a cook.
  20. I secretly love Spongebob, and when my kiddo's were young I had a crush on the Blue's Clue's guy. (The new one, not the old one.)
  21. I could be that guy with the tin-foil hat. Simply put, the idea of aliens scary the crap out of me.
  22. I talk in my sleep and have been known to sleep walk. My daughter does this too.
  23. I think I have more books in my house than the local library, only problem is I won't share.
  24. People who's homes are too clean make me nervous. Don't they live there?
  25. I can't think of a good ending for this. Edited cause I thought of something- I hate pop music and techno makes me twitch. I prefer male singers over female (Only like two female singers I can think of) and love music that sounds old. Think Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Robert Pattinson (Yeah the last one is that Twilight dude, but wow what a freaking singer!)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Yarn Lust

I'm actually going to list some yarns today!

Here is a sneak peek!

Now wipe that drool from your chin! :D

Sunday, February 15, 2009

One eye open and a smack in the head

I'm having a hard time waking up this morning. There is nothing to do, the house is clean, kids are fed and happy and I just want to curl up and go to sleep. That's a lie. What I really want to do is go into the Etsy forums and raise a bit of hell, but the sane part of my head is keeping that train wreck from happening.

I'm tempted to spin, I have tons of beautiful roving calling my name but that takes effort. I've read every book I own and I'm not one for rereading and if I stay at the computer I will cause damage.

What I have decided is to encourage my girl crush of Laura Croft. We have a love hate relationship I should tell you. Her jumping into the middle of nowhere and strange camera angles get to me, but when she makes it where she should, it's pure love.

Not nasty love.

And No, I don't curse at her. At least not often.... (or maybe just kinda sorta often.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A bithday and a strange cake

All she wanted was a farm cake. Easy enough, or so I thought. After a trip to Wal-Mart, ordering a cake and then getting it home, I finally opened it.

The cake was cute, there was a small barn, a fence and pond with a horse. There was a cute little pig, a cow eating some grass and a farmer.

Mr. Farmer man... well he was scary.

Yes, that's right, he's holding a shotgun and either a lead pipe or a whip. He is also smoking. At first it was kind of funny, but really, is this the message I want to send my child.

I'm still trying to find the words to describe why this bothers me so much.

On a positive note, her birthday was perfect. Her favorite part, this ribbon.

She has played with this ribbon for hours. It has been stretched, stuck to her sisters forehead and each barbie has worn it also.

And my favorite part is now, she's curled up next to me, fast asleep.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl

Today is Valentines day, it is also my baby girls birthday.

Happy 5th Birthday Katie-Bell, I hope this is the best one ever.

Pictures are coming.