Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Prepare for Absence
I am off to sunny Florida for a few days soon, so the ole blog will be dormant for a bit. But, I just thought I'd leave you with proof of my dive off the deep end. As if it wasn't enough to be knitting a complicated Aran pattern in Japanese, I am now translating and about to bite off another Aran, this time in French (Pull Col Roule). Some call it crazy, I call it industrious/adventurous. Lest my brain go to mush, I must feed it with some exercise. I'll let you know how the mental gymnastics go.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I am bored, bored, bored with all my projects. Not just one of them, all of them. I don't feel like doing any of them. I finished my first pink sock yesterday and promptly put it on and wore it with a non-matching black sock. Okay, they were inside my boots, so it doesn't matter. I wish I could say I was a believer now, but I don't know that I have the energy to start, let alone finish the mate. I worked on 1 row of my CIT sweater and now I'm bored with that. I've worked on the Strip Tease for days, now I'm bored with that. None of my umpteen other projects is calling me either. I think I need a nap. I'm feeling snarky....

Friday, February 10, 2006

My son helped me make "knit balls," as he calls them. This is Cottage Craft wool that I got for my mom for her birthday, which was yesterday. The wool was a little scratchy, so I washed it all and am winding it for her, since she doesn't have a swift or a winder. She's not hard-core like me. I've got to have a swift and winder in every corner. Anyway, the washed hanks did get a little twisty, which I'm finding every 15 seconds while we are winding. Wind, wind, STOP, untangle, untangle. Okay, go. STOP! Untangle. My son thinks we're playing Red Light, Green Light.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I have nearly had it up to my baby blues with blogspot. For the last 2 days, I've done nothing but try to get photos posted, buttons on my button bar, etc., etc., but the &$@*)ing thing has not been cooperating. People tell me they cannot get my site to come up. What is up with that? I change something and it looks great in preview, then, VIOLA, it's not there when I republish for real. So alas and alack, I've had it for now. Today I will leave you a link to some great tips for knitters, especially those participating in the Knitting Olympics, on how not to muff your body up in the process. Here it is:
PT Tips for Knitters

Monday, February 06, 2006

Superbowl of Knitting

Strip Tease
Yesterday was the Superbowl of Knitting for me. We watched several episodes of 24 on DVD, finishing the second season, then, of course, the superbowl, so I got lots of knitting time. DS2 got the tummy bug from DS1, so between pukes, there was plenty of sitting and knitting. I worked on the Twisted Sisters Isolde sweater, which is done in strips, which you see pictured here. It is coming right along. You've never seen knitting fly faster than it did when DS2 started vomitting right beside me, mid-row. It (the sweater I was knitting) landed across the room while I grabbed for the bowl in record time. I'm not sure a whole second ticked off the clock. It was that fast. I wish I'd had the video camera going. Well, for the fast move, not for the upchuck. That I could go a long time without seeing again.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

No Knitting for the Last 2 days!!!?????

No Knitting for the Last 2 days!!!?????
You heard it here, folks.  I have not touched the needles in two whole days.  Am I sick?  No, but my son is.  Poor guy tossed his cookies all night long, and has laid on the couch all day.  I could have tossed my own cookies yesterday when I got the news that his school will no longer provide elementary classes next year, and we now have to scurry to find him a new school AFTER the application dates have passed.  Great timing, huh?  I’m sure this was meant to be, in some odd way, but for right now, it is a pain in the tushki.  I don’t do well with uncertainty.  I will have to learn to do so for the next couple of months, as I will have no choice.  So, anyway, I’ve not had the opportunity nor the gumption to knit for the last couple of days.  But maybe I will tonight.  Wish us luck in the school department…..