Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Length: Super freaking long (ish)
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I'm still aching for my KP order to come in, particularly since y'all know how funny I am about only focusing on one project at a time, and I have a very limited time frame in which to finish my next surprise (as much of a surprise as it can be, anyway). Of course I'm going crazy in the meantime. I really hope in comes in tomorrow. Then again I'm one set of knitting needles short...
Such problems, I know.
I hope you enjoyed a nice weekend! Goodnight!
P.S. I'm aiming to post photos tomorrow...
Friday, January 26, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
The only good thing I can say about the game is that when I started to get super nervous I felt like I couldn't watch (even though I still did), so I took out my scarf and cranked out the fastest 2ish hours of knitting ever. It didn't matter how many times I looked up to catch a play. My fingers were racing at lightning speed. By the end of the game I was ready to finish up the end and start blocking. Now I just have to settle down and do it. Oh yeah, and remember that special trip out for blocking pins? Yeah, I forgot to get them.
I did find the fair isle sweater pattern I was craving in Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss on Saturday and splurged on the book purchase through Knit Picks yesterday before the game. I won't have the time or materials to start it any time soon, but I do have another idea from the book in mind for my next project. Exactly what it is will have to remain a secret for now…
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Really quickly while on commercial, here are the photos of Tommy and his painting, as promised. He is very proud of it. Even though he needed help he really had a lot of fun. We'll be hanging it in his room as soon as we finish up the edges.
Here, too, is a glance at the (pre-blocking) scarf progress. I still haven't done much since Monday or Tuesday, but I have used the time to research my next project, and I made my online purchase today, so now I should have a bit more time. Details tomorrow.
Once again, Go Patriots!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
My blog may soon take on a new look. I'm tired of this very pale and boring design. Of course, I have to find the time to change it. Time suddenly seems much harder to come by than usual. I'm considering a name change too, and I would like to change the address to match, so keep checking in for re-direction. I'll post it ahead of time so you can update your links.
Today we painted (expect pictures tomorrow), and we're about to make a trip out for some blocking pins, amongst other things. I'm still looking for that perfect baby sweater pattern. If anyone knows of an online pattern (will purchase if the price is reasonable) for a baby sweater with a fair isle yoke please let me know. I would design it myself but 1) I'm not quite ready for that yet and 2) I just don't have the time. If I don't find the right pattern before the end of the weekend I will settle for something else.
...I thought for sure my scarf would be blocking by now, but instead I have barely knit a few rows over the past few days. I might just have to start my next project without finishing the last one, as I am crunched for time, but I just don't know if I can do that. I like to finish one before starting another. We'll see.
To my family: Pictures from last weekend are coming soon, I promise!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I have had my thoughts on a post since first thing this morning when I was on my way to work and found myself looking up at all the forests full of sparkling icy trees. I really wanted to share it with you all, but as luck would have it, I didn't have my camera (or much time). If only you could have seen it. (Ok, some of you probably did.) All I could think was that it seemed as if God had sprinkled thousands of diamonds upon each tree, each one glistening in the beauty of the morning's sunlight. It was absolutely amazing. Glass. Lace. Sparkle. Diamonds. Amazing. Oh, and yes. It was cold. But BEAUTIFUL. Wow.
So after I had this moment I came to work and checked a few things online, and I looked back at the photos in my previous post. I know they weren't very good anyway, but they looked especially bad after what I had seen earlier today. I'm hoping this icy dream will last yet another day, complete with a beautiful sunny morning, so that I can capture it. Who knows; maybe I'll take that one photo to enlarge and frame! And Stephanie, I imagine we weren't the only two who wanted to post icy photos the other day and label our posts "Ice." I say go for it. In fact, maybe you can capture what it was I so desperately wanted to, but couldn't!
On the knitting front, the column of leaves scarf is almost done and ready for blocking. I still need another night or two to finish it up, but considering that there were a few days when I didn't work on it at all, it is going quite quickly. If you're interested in trying it out, I highly recommend you do. As much as I enjoy knitting there are some things I tend to get tired of with any project. This one seemed to have a pretty good balance of simple repeats and interesting lace without any tricky hateful parts like picking up the stitches on socks (if that's the part I didn't like - to be honest I don’t remember, but I know there was at least one part of sock knitting on which I wasn't terribly keen). It's a simple pattern, and I just love the finished look. Yum.
On that note, I might get a few rows in before the end of my break. (Yes, I occasionally knit at work. A week or two ago one of my coworkers sent me an E-mail asking if I was really knitting that scarf from scratch. As opposed to… ???)
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Here are a few shots of the most snow we've had yet this winter. These were taken through our living room window last Sunday. It was one of two or three occasions in which we received about a dusting.
I haven't forgotten those who have had more snow this year than they could handle, nor do I think this is big important stuff, but I admit I am with Tommy on this one, harboring just a bit of hope that we might have enough snow yet this year to build a snowman.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
1-Actively seek out a church in the area. If I am unsuccessful with my first attempt, try at least one more - preferrably another again if that still fails. Absolutely do not give up.
2 - Publish something (or at least submit something to be published). It could be a pattern, a story, an article, or just about anything else. I'm not specifying because I don't know what time will allow, plus I like to think the best inspiration typically arrives unexpectedly.
3 - Read through the letters my gram has for me, and catch up on some details of the story (biography of sorts) she wants me to write.
4 - Play with the camera until I find that photo, and when I do, enlarge it, frame it, and hang it.
5 - Send at least three special little non-holiday, non-birthday, surprise packages to at least three people.
This list may change a bit before I head to bed tonight, but I think it's a decent start.
Once again, Happy New Years!