Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Today I am having a really shitty day. No, I don't really want to talk about why. As a result, though, I'm way stressed out and destroyed the low-carb diet I've been doing by devouring a bag (a full-size one, even) of Chili Cheese Fritos and four ice cream bars. Now I'm suffering from not only the stress of a shitty day, but a sugar crash, general sickish feelings, and the guilt of totally failing my eating healthy. I choked down my disgusting can of V-8 juice this morning for NOTHING. I'm all bummed and mopey now, and don't really have the motivation to get done what needs to be, but I'll do it anyways, because I have to. And pr0obably continue to be crabby. and then maybe take a really long shower and cry for a bit. I'll most likely continue to be pissy and mopey until I get to leave for Stitch n' bitch tonight, which usually cheers me up. I fucking hate days like this.

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Friday, July 25, 2008


A few days ago, I finally finished my Desert Jaywalkers! WOO! They came out great, and fit like a dream. See for yourself:

Finished Desert Jaywalkers 2

Finished Desert Jaywalkers

I love these socks. They're super comfy and cozy and soft. LOVE! The pattern was really great, and I am beyond stoked that they fit so well. Awesomeness all around!

Once I finished those, I wasted no time getting started on another pair of socks. (Is this one of the signs of sock addiction? I didn't even CONSIDER any other project.) I decided to copy Sara, for once, and started a pair of the RPM socks in some Panda Wool (Her's were actually Panda Cotton, but whatevs). (I'd link to her project, but um, Sara? I cannot for the life of me figure out how to pull up an individual post from your blog. It hates me.) Anyways, I'll quit with the ellipses now (maybe) and get on with a photo:

RPM Socks- Getting Started

This pattern is ridiculously simple. I think these socks are going to be great, too! Yaay for socks!

Okay, on a crappy note- something weird is going on with my elbow, and knitting seems to be aggravating it. so, I'm trying really, really hard to not knit for a couple of days. I don't think I'm going to last the rest of the afternoon...


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Epic Fail.

I totally dropped the ball on blogging. A few weeks ago, in my mad preparation for our SCA event, I decided to forgo blogging for a few days. It turned into a multi-week stand-off with the blog. Yep, I've failed at my blogging duties. Sorry.

I'm going to try to get back on track here, I promise! I've kind of missed blogging every day, but it's definitely been hard to get back into the groove. Well, consider me grooving. I have a TON of stuff to blog about! SCA, knitting, Soap Wars...These things need to get out of my head and onto the hypothetical paper of my online journal here. Stay tuned, folks, we're getting back into the swing of things here at Chez Saving Nine. See you tomorrow! (Maybe this afternoon, if you're lucky. don't push it, though.)

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

My Ten Favorite Movie Characters

1. Ariel, The Little Mermaid
2. Donnie, Donnie Darko
3. Tim, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Dory, Finding Nemo
5. Leonidus, 300 (YUM.)
6. Bob, What About Bob?
7. Gladys Leeman, Drop Dead Gorgeous (played by Kirstie Alley)
8. Marge Gunderson, Fargo
9. Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog
10. Velma Kelly, Chicago

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Sloppy Joes

I made sloppy joes for dinner tonight, and thought you guys might like the recipe! I've always made mine from scratch, using this recipe from my grandma. They really are excellent. Enjoy!

Sloppy Joes

2 lbs. ground beef
1 1/2 C. Ketchup
1/2 C. chopped onion
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. mustard

Brown beef and drain. Mix all ingredients together, add water if needed to thin the sauce. Simmer about half an hour on stovetop, or in a crockpot for 4-5 hours.

This recipe can be halved pretty easily, too. Yum!

Sloppy Joes

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Sunday, July 06, 2008


I stumbled upon this little blog comic strip, and thought I would share. It's actually rather funny. Go check it out!

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Yep, we're in Santa Fe again. We came up yesterday for the fourth, and it was pretty mellow. Good food, hanging out with friends, that sort of thing. Hubbster and I also quit smoking, cold turkey, yesterday. I didn't think quitting would be this miserable. Here's to hoping it gets better. I hope this publishes, because this computer sucks. (I really wish my mother-in-law would just get a new one already!)

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Friday, July 04, 2008

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Thursday, July 03, 2008


Another busy day- Hubbster was home a little early from work, so we decided to go get some supplies for the upcoming SCA event. We both want a rosary to wear, so we got supplies for that. I also made myself two necklaces today- a pearl one, and another with red glass beads. Both turned out great! I'll have to post pictures soon. My rosary is going to be a little, delicate one, with dark blue jasper beads. Should be very pretty, and go well with my dress (it's light blue).

I did some more sewing, and all of the sewing on the bodice of my dress is done, and I pieced together the skirt tonight. All that's left for the dress is pleating and attaching the skirt, hemming, and putting eyelets on the bodice for lacing up the front. I'm getting close to being done, which is good, considering the event is next weekend! I'm planning to make a cloak, too, in case it gets cold and yucky. That should be a one-day project, though. I need to do the sleeves, too, but those should go quickly. Then more eyelets on those. I need to order some ribbon for lacing, finish the edges on my under-bodice...jeez, I still have a lot of work to do! Should be well worth it, though. I'm excited.

Well, that's about it- see you tomorrow!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Good Finds

Now that it's summer, the Hubbster and I like to go garage sale-ing on Sundays. Last week was our first real morning going out, but we hit a few good sales, and came away with some cool stuff. Among the finds were a little bag of dress-up beads for the Monsterette and a nice bag for me, probably a secondary knitting bag- when the big one is too big, and the small one is too small.

The last garage sale we hit was a really nice lady with some cool stuff. (This is where I got the bag.) She had a whole box of yarn, most of it acrylic. I did, how ever, dig for some treasure, and got an entire bag of this for a buck:

Lopi Wool

That, my friends, is Reynold's Lopi Wool. I got a little over 500 yards. For only a dollar! I was soooo stoked. I know I'm not supposed to be buying any more yarn, but that was just too good to pass up.

I got to talking to her, and she knew me from my Etsy site. on thing lead to another, and I mentioned that I was trying to find good, natural soaps. Well, turns out she has an Etsy shop for that, as well! She gave me a whole bar of her lavender oatmeal soap for free, to try out. Is that awesome, or what?!

All in all, it was a great Sunday.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

Ten Favorite Sports to Play or Watch

To Play:

1. Volleyball
2. Badminton
3. Football
4. Pool

To Watch:

1. Football (Gooooo Giants!)
2. Baseball
3. Soccer
4. Curling (I know, it's weird. oddly fascinating, though.)
5. Gymnastics
6. Is Texas Hold 'Em a sport?

See you tomorrow!

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