Thursday, August 31, 2006

I apologise.

I don't know to whom I am apologising, I don't know what for, although in my lifetime I've both thought and said things to people that would account for the current VOODOO Doll treatment I am receiving. Whoever you are, - except maybe that girl in 7th grade - I am sorry.

Thank you.

Oh, alright - I'm sorry about 7th grade too.

Friday, August 25, 2006

*Bite, Chew* repeat pattern until end

Or in this case...NOT!
I have come to admit defeat on the Sea Silk. There is no way it will be enough yarn. Sob. Do I unravel it right now while disgusted with it and seek another pattern? Do I turn it into a TOAD (trashed object abandoned in disgust)*? Something in the middle? Sigh.

On a brighter note, there will be no blogging next week. VACATION! VACATION! Yay!

*courtesy of Wren Ross.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Sin of Envy - or how I almost became a widow.

Let me start by saying "Arrived Alive" and there's little Knitting in this post. I started off fueled by caffeine in an extremely cute Hello Kitty thermos (thank you Shelly). That got me through the nasty thunderstorm that followed me to DesMoine. So then it was popcorn (really Joan, I could have fed all the pigeons in Iowa) and the LimeNViolet Show. About Ankeny the salt from the popcorn (thank you Holly) started kicking in so I was forced to counteract it with, no not fruit, York Peppermint patties! (Thank you Andrea). Hit a Starbucks in Minneapolis - did I mention I got up REALLY early? (Thanks Gang) and the REI. Then back in the car. Bleah.

What does this have to do with Widowhood? Well, I am out with the Adored One on Saturday and I say "I'd like to look at cars with a few more comforts and some more Cargo Room." And a-lot-hoppin we go. Look at this that and the other. Nada. Finally we come upon the perfect Solution. Right car, right features, right price (slightly used), etc. LONG test drive, I drive out, Adored One drives back. I should have been suspicious then, he never wants to drive my car on a test drive.

Yada yada, dicker dicker...and my Husband has the new car! What in the fine fur of frogs? The astute among you will note that this does not solve the original problem that we car shopped for. So now, if I want to selfishly pick out a newer car for me we will go from NO car note to 2 car notes. AAARGH! I am not a widow because he was so excited about his new car that he did not enter the deep sleep necessary for a subtle smothering.

So, do I cut into my yarn money and get a different car also?

On a knitty note...I am fearing that the Sea Silk wrap is going to be short yardage. And I even test knitted it. Phooey. Perhaps I will unravel, steam, and make the One Skein Sea Silk Shawl from Lettuce Knits. It was first mentioned in the YarnHarlot post and when the shop was besieged with pattern requests the lovely young woman wrote it up. Whatdya think? Change the plan?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Clapotis progress

It's not much, it's not far but the colours are smoother than I thought.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The babies leave the nest. And I spend money.

Okay, the photo doesn't do it justice but Michelle has finished her hat too! And we went to a real LYS and they bought Louisa Harding Angora to make new hats, and they looked like they were having so much fun I bought yarn for Scribble lace. Good thing I'm leaving town, this could be bad for the UFO list. Especially since I don't want to Clapotis in 100+ heat, I still have to pack to move (hard to do when you need the stuff right until the last day) and I've tired of the Sea Silk wrap. Sigh.

Looking at that photo...don't look at it, it is really truly much cuter in person. The best photo is her wearing it but I wasn't sure how she feel being flashed on the web.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fun Knitting Quote

From "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure" by Alice Kimberly
Page 167

"Apparently the (Knitters for Charity Club) had arrived at the church for their Saturday afternoon meeting to find the lot completely full. They were ready to kill - and a dozen pissed-off Presbyterian matrons armed with knitting needles can be as dangerous as your average weapon of mass destruction."

Friday, August 11, 2006

August UFO KAL update

Yay! Something from the list! It the Mason Dixon kimino modified to a cardigan but on 40 stitches this time. The yarn is Baby Teri. So a little softer and fluffier to the hand.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

There is rejoicing in Omaha!

Look how cute! Why a hat in August in 105 heat index? Because I did not knit it. This little dumpling is courtesy of Jung and it's her first project. She really took to this with ease, recalling some long set aside skills from youth and is currently mapping out Feather and Fan to make a stole for her Mother. Amazing.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

August UFO KAL

Okay, here's the list:

Baby Kimono - This must come first, I'm fixin to leave Omaha and the Co-worker.
Modular SeaSilk Wrap - Second because the vacation is in 20 days.
Buttonhole Bag - I'll only have a one week window of access to a washer.
Clapotis - Still increasing.
Side to Side Cardigan - One Sleeve, and well, okay that's all.

I think the Acountablity will help.

Looking at the title, I feel like a Civil Servant...all those 3 letter abbreviations.