Locqueen Knits 2

Yarn fiends UNITE!!...Vibin'in a NAPPY world

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all about me
Yarn obsessed
Urban Fashionista
Bead lovin'
Fro Wearin'
Mad about Puma's
Addicted to cool eyewear
And Foreign Fashion Mags
Fabric Fiend
My religion is the church of being creative
Indivuality reigns supreme so I design my own clothes
Self employed loctitian
Avid Reader

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- Faithful sidekick

Yohji the oh so stylish Maltese....

What I'm vibin' to
Best of Barry White
Lisa Stansfield
India arie
Funky house mix tapes
Sex in the City DVD's
La Femme Nikita reruns
Women's Basketball

on the nightstand
all the cool knitting mags and books
Sacred Woman-Queen Afua
Raw Foods
Business plan for new gig

works in progress
FreeForm shawl
ramblin' rows afghan
Cashmere fingerless gloves
Koigu Wrap(on Hold)
Black sweater4me
beaded cuffs
Good Times sweater for Yohji

Happening Now
Knitting Wire and leather

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I have moved!!! My new home is Supasolsista.blogspot.com

Dropped by Locqueen at 5:51 PM

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Guess who's turning 40 on November 11....

I'm claiming 40 and fabulous( I think I can pass for 32...a sista is aging well,lol))...what a year this has been!!..from temperarily going blind in my right eye(vision has mostly returned) to my mother's cancer scare(it was benign)..to having the tip of my thumb cut off(it has grown back) to unlocing my hair(I lovin' my fro)....this year has been full!!!lol...so to do something wonderful for my b-day...I'm going to San Francisco for 5 days!!!..and I plan on visiting ArtFibers while I'm there and picking up some cool yarn....and just taking in the vibe of the westcoast...

Dropped by Locqueen at 1:41 PM

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

First and foremost..My mother's tumour was not cancerous..A BIG YEAH!! on that one...she's recuperating...thanks for all the well wishes!!...I finally get up the motivation to finish my chunky knit Kimono coat..and what happens(insert sarcasm here)...my "friend" the "manicurist" cuts the tip of my thumb off with some nail clippers...Yeah I said the TIP of my THUMB!!!(and yes I am yelling)...I was getting my nails done and she was yapping away about possibly going to jail...yada..yada...yada..something about bank fraud...and then BOOM there's my finger on the table....I think I went into a daze to see a part of me no longer attached to me... so I say to her(calmly I might add) you just cut tip of my thumb off....she stops the bleeding...I'm dazed I tell you,lol...well on the outside anyway(on the inside I'm screaming BITCH!! you just cut the tip of my finger off)...she see the tip...and says girl there's your finger...and then she throws it away!!...WTH...how are you going to just throw part of my body away....anyway...I can't knit until it grows back or something...

Back in the day(ok a few months ago)..I had a Green Thumb...see

Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer.
You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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I grew my own salad...I had visions of living a french lifestyle..ok that's a whole nutha' blog story...later

Dropped by Locqueen at 5:29 PM

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

And through it all..she knits....I'm presently working on a lavender and silver mohair wrap..see...

here's a close up of the silver part

it seems I will have a lot concentrated knitting time coming up...it seems that my mother may have ovarian cancer...surgery is two mondays from now..then we will know for sure...so for now I knit....and as all of you know I have a "off" sense of humour ..I can find something funny in anything...today as I wait for my mother is the oncologist office...I'm knitting on this wrap..and I'm wearing a headwrap...and this patient compliments my knitting then asks what cancer am I suffering from(I think the scarf was screaming hairloss,lol..well I hope that it was the scarf that gave that impression...)...I tell her I'm with someone...she asks what Doctor my mom is seeing I tell her the name...she says that she is the best (went to Harvard) yada yada yada and has been written up in magazines...this eases my anxiety a tad....anywho...the nurse tells me that the Doctor wants to talk with me(the anxiety returns)...the Doctor walks in in this super mini skirt( I mean really short) with bare legs(tan) and mules...I'm thinking "THIS" is the cancer Doctor,lol...anyway...she turns out to be super nice(albeit a tad hoochie)...but it's all good...she prescribed anxiety pills for my mother(her blood pressure was way high)..and I ask if she can throw some in for me she says she can't....but she gave my mother 2 refills....)so yall know a sista will be helping herself to the meds...lol

On another note...Locqueen is now LOcLess...yes I have removed my locs..it has been seven years(the spiritual number for completion) and it was time to release them...I think I will start another set in the future but for now I'm rocking a funky fro...

and I'm no longer a redhead...now it's jet black(and I didn't have to shave my head to get my locs out)...and I'm about 70 pounds lighter...so alot of change has been in the air....but it's all good..and will be all good....

Dropped by Locqueen at 6:16 PM

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Ok ...all the new knit mags have me anxious to try knitting some new stuff....the thing is that I never want to really follow a pattern,lol...so here we go again...I want to knit a fitted cardigan with maybe some type of embrodiery added(u lnow very Antropologie)...hmmmm...I'm still considering going to Stitches Midwest...I really don't want to go by myself....but nobody I know wants to go,lol...so it may be a single girl roadtrip after all...last year I was so pumped after being surrounded by so much great yarn...I think I should go..I think I should go...my new mantra for the next two weeks...are any of you bloggers attending?...anyway on the weight loss front I have lost 65 pounds and a whole bunch of inches...who knew that there was this fitness chick buried deep inside...I have this idea percolating that I will get certified to teach Spinning when I get to my weight goal...I feel that the world needs a fly chick to teach spinning...because it's all about the music.....and Locqueen knows cool music,lol...

Dropped by Locqueen at 7:26 PM

Monday, May 31, 2004

I know long time no blog...quite honestly I have not really been doing much knitting or anything really creative...part of that has to do with the vision loss thing...it has not totally returned ...but in a few more months it should be...the other reason I haven't been knitting much is that I have been reading more in my spare time and concentrating on my journey to getting smaller...as of today I have lost 57 pounds..I revamped my eating(6 week body makeover is the food plan)..and stepped my exercise(treadmill and Curves, and Slim in six videos)....my new obsession is me,lol...I finally realized that I'm in control of how I look and how I move..I'm truly enamoured with seeing the progress I have made....I look forward to knitting sweaters in smaller sizes...originally my treats for reaching my monthly goal were to be one skein of cashmere yarn..at this point I owe myself 5 skeins,lol...

Dropped by Locqueen at 9:03 PM

Monday, April 12, 2004

Not much knitting going on lately...what I have been doing is felting..here is my first scarf..
..I dyed it this morning..I feel a new obsession coming on,lol....MY pooches birthday was april 8 he is 2 years old now...he got to wear his birthday t-shirt all day and sport his expensive new collar I bought him in new york....that dog is living the life,lol...and on the weight loss front..I'm down 45 pounds and I feel wonderful..I have decided that when I reach goal...I will treat myself to a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes,lol...a girl's gotta have a fabulous shoe dangling in front of her nose to keep her motivated....

Dropped by Locqueen at 1:01 AM

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

does anyone know what stitch this is...

Dropped by Locqueen at 2:44 PM

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Ok..we're at that fashionable time of year where I share with you knits that I find inspirational..so here we go..

Dropped by Locqueen at 5:49 PM

Friday, February 20, 2004

Here's what I'm working on at present
and here's a closeup of the fiber
I know with black yarns it is hard to really see the detail...the yarn is a thick and thin yarn...up close it has this lacey effect that looks very textural...all in all I think it will be pretty fly when it's done...I don't think it will look anything like the picture..for one it wiil be much shorter on me...for some reason as the coats sizes gets bigger the lenght stays the same..lil"t" from one more row pointed it out to me...but yall know a sista was not going to rip...so a short kimono it is...

Dropped by Locqueen at 10:03 AM

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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I'm going to take this over...because I don't think I'm a mohair kinda girl....and that whole works well with others crap..it's sooo wrong..that's why I'm self-employed,lol...

Dropped by Locqueen at 9:54 AM