Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kimmy's request

Here is the WIP

And I completed the Bainbridge... finally.

Hardy Har-Harlot!

This past Sunday, Kim, LYS Judy and I travelled (light speed - as I drove) up to Northhampton (aka. WEBS). It was crazy fun..bought a couple pretty hanks of sock yarn. I met a bunch of great ladies.. Especially Madmad - of which I am so grateful to finally meet.. I just wish we had more time to BS and drink the red!.I also had lunch with the talented Persnickety Knitter, LilyPotter, Suburban Correspondent, Amy and others that I just can't remember everyone... It was great fun.. Of course, I was also entertained by Stephanie as well. A very good time!

On the knitting side.. both sleeves are complete, sewn up, and bound together to make up the upper bodice, I've started knitting the lower bodice ( about 2" so far), which is a SLOW moving.. as 250+ sts on sz5 needles.. is painfully slow... have a great week all!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's THURSDAY and it's QUIET? :)

So... Today is Thursday... and 'Ssshhhh... can you hear that? can ya? Yeah.. me neither!!!!!'... The Snippety Clippety has left the building FOR-EVAH! I no longer have to sit in my cube, and listen to THAT anymore!... Now, if I can manage to sneak in and superglue the scroll wheel of the guy's mouse on the other side of the wall, I'm GOLDEN!. Seriously, I really don't have 'sound' issues... I have 3 LOUD kids at home who pretty much 'demand' to be heard ALL AT THE SAME TIME, and a hubby that can rock the house w/one SNEEZE! ... which, seriously, I have no problem tuning out after I've asked "Is THAT really necessary?".. :o)

On the knitting front, I have about 1" left on the 2nd sleeve/upper bodice, and I can then join and begin the lower bodice... I'm SOO looking forward to trip to Webs on Sunday w/ Kim to meet Rachel.! and oh yeah.. meet the YarnHarlot.. too... Have a great week all!.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hairy Hares

C: HEY Mommmmmmmmmmmmm?

C: Can I get a bunny? Huh? Huh? please? can i? pretty-please?

Mom: Hmm.. Well....? NO!

C: Why? you let me have Skittles (a hamster)!

Mom: I know.. and then Harry and then Gary.. all 3 ended up in HamsterHeaven..It's not a good's just a MONTROUS Hamster in my eyes.

C: Aww man...snot fair

Mom: Sorry hon.. no matter how fluffy you think it is. It's still a rodent.. and Mommy has rodent issues.

(All this while thinking - where the hell did that hat come from? it's not ours! OMG! OMG!.. LICE! TICKs! Now I have scour her head to make sure there no bugs on her now)

Knitting news.. I'm still on the 2nd sleeve the CE Fan/Feather Cardigan.. I took a break this weekend and finished sewing Kimmy's #2 Flower Scarf... Back to the sleeve!.. Have a good week all.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

sunday serene

As I contemplated getting out of bed making mental notes on what I had to get done today (finish Hubby, C's and mine laundry, then start twins laundry - b/c I 'm mean and make the twins fold their own and put it away, grocery shop AND...knitting!) .. I noticed something very ODD in my home.. It was quiet!.. I mean really REALLY quiet.. That NEVER happens. N-E-V-A-H!!!! There is always a TV going, the iMac and the Xbox on the inside and a constant drumming of basketballs outside...Today I lifted my head to see clock... 8:21.. ! OMG! I quietly sneaked around the house and found EVERYONE... EVERYONE asleep!.. YEEHAW!!!! then I looked at downstairs clock  7:35!! DOUBLE YEEEHAW! My clock upstairs is from 1998 and has the old programming from DST, so it rolls forward/back on the wrong date now.. I just haven't gotten around to getting a new clock when my old only get's 'wonky' 2 Sundays a year...
Some of you may not understand.. but I'm NEVER alone.. I take that back.. I"m alone when I drive to/from work everyday.. but then most times, I'm on the phone w/some FROM work.. b/c something's broke...oh well.. NO more complaining.. GOOD news=I have another 1 hour of silence...:)

Onto knitting accomplishments.. Well.. the CE Fan/Feather Cardigan has been somewhat of a challenge for me..That's being civil.. b/c my real impression I'm leaving every cuss word I can think of out of this post.  I mean BIG TIME.. I need a 3rd hand to count the number of times, that I've had to rip back b/c of errors.. this pattern is a PITA.. I mean a real PITA.. I've actually doubted myself with this.. and I've OVER-THOUGHT with it.. and when it states work 29 st as established.. I thought that meant work the next 29 sts.. what it REALLY means is work as est until you have 29 sts on the right needle.!!! Which for this pattern is TOTALLY different! right? or am i just a complete KNIT-ARD? Anyhoo, I did get past that.. and am on the home stretch of the 1st sleeve. I should finish it this morning.. and then plan on sewing a few things for Kimmy. Have a good week all!