Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sobering Thought

I am only twenty-three, but I have come to the realization today that I will never, ever, be able to knit everything that I want too.

This makes me very very very sad.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pillow Casualty

Over a year since Roxie last ate a pillow!!! A whole YEAR... I've been bragging on her.

But yeterday I was neglectful. Yesterday she was alone for a long long long time. And she ate one of the designer pillows off of my bed. Not the $2 pillow I sleep on. The designer one. The PURPLE one. Sigh.

But the creative part of me is considering what I could make to fill with the stuffing...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hogwarts Socks Received

I'm SO glad that my pal Tammy finally got her socks!!!

I was very tardy on these, but I did send them, and you can see the finished project on Tammy's blog.

I'm going to Prayer Shawl Ministry tonight! Hooray for knit-night!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Family Visit

I had a visit from the family last weekend. There are a few updates:

My brother's hair is as long as mine.

We get along the same as ever.

And my dad sent pics of the new puppies my sister's dog, Angel had (ten purebred beaglies!)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Christmas: Four Months, Seventeen Days

It's been so long since I bought yarn aimlessly. So long. I was in the yarn store just the other day, but I was on a mission to purchase yarn for my Hogwarts Sock Swap pal (I was embarrassingly late on the mailing-out end, but she's only on book six and says she'll wear the socks to read the last one... nice pal!) and only searched through the diakeito.

But my heart aches for something new for the stash. Something...special... Something laceweight? To make my first complicated lace shawl? To give my mother for Christmas? Hm....

I wonder how many years it will be before my family and friends start to open my gifts at Christmas and are no longer excited at the prospect of knitting. Well, until then, I realize that four months ahead of Christmas means that I have to start planning. Not everyone will get a sweater this year. So I've made a list. I had to share this progress, because lists are always progress. Right?

And lists mean planning, and planning means new projects and new projects mean... NEW YARN!!! Yay! More reasons to touch wooly things and dream a bit before really settling down to a project.

(No I'm not posting the list here!!! Christmas is a surprise!)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sheep Shoes!

Golly-gee I've been a BAD blogger!!!

Please forgive the long absence of posts oh web-rings and sock-swappers and those non-knitting friends who stop by occaisionally... you see I have been hard at work adjusting to the regular ol' 8-5 (or 7-4, as it is in my case) again and the knitting blog just... slipped by...

But not the knitting! Oh no, please forgive the last post. I have finished a couple of pairs of socks. I have made another stripe or two on Milo's baby blanket. And other creative pursuits have also born fruit. There's another dog painting on the cusp of being finished. I made my first stitch markers!

And, of course, there are NO pictures because the camera is being bitchy again. I think there must be some sort of short in it or something because a pair of new batteries only lasts the camera about a day before it decides that the world is just too big to take pictures of. I embarked on a picture-taking journey this evening, with a series of things to photograph, but I only got a few shots of one thing before the camera gave up.

And that one thing? Actually that one PAIR of things? Why, only the new shoes I bought yesterday... the new sheep shoes!

I was casually walking through the shoe store yesterday and heard an announcement about the huge sale they were having on Chuck Taylor's. Thinking about the two pairs of truly stinky sneakers I have at home, I went to look at this sale. And there they were--pink sheep! What was a (not-so) fashionable knitter to do? Why buy them, of course, at great discount!

And I am very proud of my little sheepies. Makes me feel like... buying more wool... (I guess this could potentially be a problem...)