Monday, March 31, 2008

Blah ~ Whiney Post Ahead

Hopefully everyone has been wondering where I've been. I've been here, waiting for winter to end. It is so gray, and yucky. I haven't even been lurking on blogs. I haven't answered any comments from weeks ago, and I owe two memes. Bad blogger! I have to snap out of it and get back to being a compulsive blog reading, blog posting, comment queen!

I get so depressed this time of year. It feels like winter will never end, money's tight (as usual), and the kids and I are sick to death of being in this house! Luckily, the people at the library are very nice, and help us to find books to get through the boredom that is festering around here. We've been crafting, too, though. That seems to be the only thing that is saving my sanity. Check out the stitch markers I made. Skulls! LD got me these beads. I also made her a bracelet with a skull as the center piece. She is really into pirate stuff right now, and is compulsively watching the Pirate's of the Caribbean movies.

Here's something to cheer me up! Carrie made me this sweet little bunny, almost totally out of real bunny! My picture is yucky, so go check her post out. I saw it and left a comment, thinking "Someone must have done something nice for her", not realizing that it was me. That put a smile on my face.

This sweater here, is making me feel pretty good, too. Thankfully, the pictures are a little blurry and you can't see how blah I am. I am doing the longer sleeved version in wool, and I plan on wearing it all next winter. I will definitely have to do a real photo shoot when it's done. It is my first ever sweater. I am no longer a sweater virgin. (I'm going to be getting some weirdos here, aren't I?)

I knit another pair of fiber trend clogs, and sent them off to my SIL without taking a picture. *smacks forehead* Then I started a
scarf. I have to decide if I want to leave it 8 inches wide, or fold and seam it to 4 inches wide. If I seam it, it will be reversible. I like that, but is 4 inches to narrow for a scarf? It's going to be pretty long. Hmmmmm. Let me know what you all think. Of course, the recipient won't need it until next winter. I am knitting it as a thank you to someone. It feels good to do that, but I don't really know this person well, and (shame on me) I don't really like this person very much. Of course, if I got to know her, maybe I'd like her. Who knows?

OK, so I'm sad, and sick of winter, among other things, and I need to know if 4 inches is too narrow for a scarf. So, is it? Let me know what you think, so maybe I can finish the darn thing before June. lol

I hope all you other knitters are doing better than I am. Maybe I should go blog browsing and find out!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wool Socks, Warm Feet!

I love handknit socks. So does LD. The red/black ones on the bottom of the pic are hers. I finished them last night, and she's wearing them to school today.
I've been able to wear a brand new pair of socks to knitting every week for three weeks in a row! The stripey ones are jaywalkers, the yarn is some Opal sock yarn that I got from LarjMarj. Pretty springy colors! The greenish/blue ones are Killer Zap socks, and I used Lion Brand Fisherman's wool dyed with kool ade. These are so warm! (Amy's patterns are awesome!) The blue ones are a worsted pattern I found somewhere online. Just a little cable, but I can't remember where it came from I do know that they are Paton's worsted weight wool.
LD's socks are the Killer Zap pattern with black Paton's wool and red/purple kool ade dyed LB Fisherman's wool.
You can also see my tidal wave socks that I knit from the ToFutsies that Rhoda sent me.
I want to knit more socks, but I have to make another pair of slippers. My SIL sent me some wool, and she will get a pair of slippers soon, but first I have to go mop and vacuum again. Last time I wrote that I was going to clean the floors, it worked, I did it, so before I touch those needles and cast on I am going to clean the floors and start some laundry. Man, my life is soooooo exciting!

Knit on!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

I'm back!

Actually, I haven't been anywhere. I've been doing the normal every day run, run, run. School, home, store, hubby's basketball games...throw in some knitting here and there, and that's about all.

I have two pairs of socks almost done (both for me). I think the jaywalkers are going to be really close to matching, and I didn't even try. Just luck. I knitted two more fake isle hats. LD chose the blue/tan yarn for herself, and I knitted her up a little hat. Next winter both of us are going to have some thrummed mittens. Carrie will show me how to do it. ;)

Friday, Carrie invited Melanie (our blogless knitter friend) and I over, and we knitted, and ate, and looked at patterns all day while the kids were at school. That was fun.

On the 24th of February, SP turned 18. Wow! 18 years old. I'm ready for people to say "You don't look old enough to have an 18 year old!" More people used to be surprised to see how old my kids were, but now every one's like "Yep, cool." lol So, happy birthday to him! It's a big one!!

We are having a snow day. Again.. This school never calls a snow day. I did get to go back to bed for a while until LD let me know it was time to eat, and wondered if she should wait for me to help her cook eggs and toast. Since she's only 9, yes, I got up and cooked some eggs and toast to dip in them. She does know not to touch the stove without me. She is a pretty good helper in the kitchen, though.

Now she and MM are playing marbles with a big tape circle on the living room floor. At least they are playing, and it's not too loud. Maybe today, I'll get around to checking on my fave bloggers. I haven't really felt like messing around on the computer.

Before I even touch one of those socks, I need to clean the floors in this place! I have to! There, now that I typed it, maybe I'll actually do it. Maybe I should get to it soon, of course, I can't vacuum the carpet with marbles and tape and kids sprawled all over it. Oh well, maybe cold feet matter more. ;) ;) hehe

Have a great day, hope you find tons of time to knit!