Thursday, September 27, 2007

Folk Style

So, I started the Modern Quilt Wrap a few weeks or so ago.. and it's SLOW going... I didn't think it was going to move THIS slow... at this pace, I'll probably finish this oh.. say february...

So this AM, I went and checked on J&M, to make sure they were awake and getting dressed for middle school... i peeked in on C, and got a little nervous, bed's empty

til I looked here...


Mom: "C, were you outside with only your socks on?"
C: "No, Mommy."
Mom: "hmmm, you sure?"
C: "Yes, Mommy, you tell me to always wear my sneakers when I go outside"..
Mom: "ah-huh, so how is it that your socks are so dirty?"
C: "Um... maybe my sneakers are dirty or maybe from walking in the garage? "
Mom: "or maybe from walking out back to the basketball court and playing ball in your socks?"
C: (smiles)

Monday, September 24, 2007


Well, I did pop the beads out of the scarf.. and lo and behold, they did keep their shape... It's hanging in the LYS. Being a relatively new knitter, I was SOO jazzed about Judy wanting to show it!

Hubby's Log Cabin socks are finally completed as well!

J was kind enough to model them for me.. (he and dad have the same size foot :) - look at that 11yrs old's hairy leg!...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

3-d scarf

it's been dry to 3 days now... I'm TOO afraid to pop the beads out!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

3D - put on the glasses

OK... I finished the scarf... it's felted(somewhat!)... it's felted as much as I could.. I ended up felting by hand...(e.g. a sink full of VERY hot water, potato masher and a whisk- THAT was a SIGHT!!!!).... Here are the before and after pictures..

Before felting


After felting.. and now drying across my bedroom floor so no one touches it!

Close up of flower...

True test will be when I pop the beads out. :) Have a good weekend all!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Freezer hath Freezeth over

OK.. to put it pure and simple, I occupy the same workspace with PIGS!
Got into work. LATE... walk into cafeteria to cook your oatmeal in a paper cup. That you have to measure the water with such accuracy, one milliliter off, and there'll be a Kashi lava flowing all over the inside of the appliance, which is nothing new.. b/c the slobs on this floor never clean up after themselves anyhow... I have no desire to visit their own homes.. as it would most likely cause night terrors...
In any event, I take my chance with the microwave, with the thinking, I'm cooking this stuff for 4 minutes.. so any organisms left behind by them, surely would have died... and while waiting I notice some dumbass, ahem, a lovely absent-minded co-worker left the freezer door open... "oh dear"...when I try to close it, it won't.. WHY?

this is actually an improvement after I took a knife to some of the ice.. There's actually frozen dinners COMPLETELY encased in ice under that smart ones dinner!...I gave up...I don't use this fridge anyhow...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Modern Quilt Wrap

Sadly, I had a really crappy work day.. Only to come home to no dinner made, my running out to get M new sneakers (an apparent physical education emergency), then home to have a couple mouthfuls of broccoli slaw, then off to take C to soccer practice, and then to 'meet the teacher' night... Folks... I knit to decompress... It's a Monday night.. and I normally am not this manic til Friday..... so WHY... WHY after umpteen attempts to casting on for this godforsaken wrap.. can I NOT knit!...It's just garter stitch.. for crying out loud...! I have never ever been as frustrated as I am right now with this... I've tried Addis. I tried casting on to a larger needle.. I went out and bought new bamboo needles.. only to come home and start again realizing I went and bought the same size 8's I already had!!!!
WTH is wrong with me... ???? I just spent some $120+ on yarn for the damn thing..and all I can do is look at the pretty colors...? NOT !!! I'm ready to SCREAM! and OH.. my yarn (Plymouth Outback in Taupe) that I can go back to eating came in.. YAY!? So I can pick that up tomorrow and finish up the 3D scarf...
It's 8:42 PM.. I'm going to bed, b/c if one more person asks me to do one more task, I will surely go postal...
Good Night.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Willie Whats?

So, with the 3D scarf.., I finally ended up running out of yarn. Here are somewhat clearer pictures. I guess I should weave in the ends.. but NAH... I'll wait

The scarf w/ the strange fringe...

The Flowers - just have another 10 to go.. once I get the yarn! It's been ordered. I'm NOT a patient person... NOT a bit... If I like/want, I'd like that right now, if you please..

I cast on for the Log Cabin socks, because.. well I'm not a patient person... BUT, I also do not start more than one project at a time normally.. I may get bored and/or decide I don' t like how something is coming along, and set aside.. That' s perfectly allowable :)

I'm making these for Mr. TLC.. In all the years that i've been knitting (If memory recalls, I beleive Kim taught me a whopping 3 yrs ago!!!) I've never made anything for him... Of course, when I did show him the pretty alpaca yarn that I picked out for this project
Me: "Honey, Look at this.. Isn't it nice? I"m going to knit you something"
Mr TLC: "A willie-warmer, right?"..
Me: "Sure, Honey, and I'll make a matching one for me too, OK?" (while inwardly thinking, WTF?!)
OK.. WHY...? WHY..? WHAT is the big attraction to THAT?.. Let's see what would you call it? a scong? or a tharf? thock?
So as I mentioned earlier, I take out my knitting while watching J&M at football practice.. "why?" b/c apparently a parent has to be on-site in the event your child gets pummelled... No idea why... if such incident were to occur, it's not like I can ride in the ambulance or anything!!! I'd still have to follow behind.. Don't get me wrong.. I love my kids... i don't want them hurt. Of course, football=injuries of some kind...and thankfully, mine are on the bigger side, but not beefy. Seriously, I don't need to watch them run laps, sit-ups, do a eleventyhundred up-downs til they vomit ( which hey- it's at the field, I don't have to clean it up - kudos!), etc.. But I don't see why can't they just call my cell when/if that happens.. ?so I can get other stuff done too... Like, OH, I don' t know... cooking, laundry, plunging toilets, or pretending to do all those things, order take out, and knit in peace, where I don't have to put it down mid-row!!!
Have a great weekend!