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!

13 comments:

del said...

Awww, I hope spring gets to you all real soon! It's nice of you to knit something for someone you're not crazy about, lol...I wouldn't do it! But it's good of you.

Mouse said...

Cute stitch markers! I got a bunch of those beads sometime last year in a swap and made a few sets for myself & friends.. there are also a bunch of them in my hair.. lol.
I'm sick of EVERYTHING myself so you have my sympathies. Hopefully things will look up for all of us shortly.. or there are going to be a lot of bitchy posts around blogland.

Wool Winder said...

Yay, for your first sweater! Looks like you're past the tricky parts already.

I think 4 inches is a good width for a scarf. I have one about that size and I really like it.

knitterbunny said...

It is kind of blah, but we're supposed to have some sun tomorrow so I'm a bit hopeful. Plus, baby bunnies. :)

Amy Boogie said...

As much as I think I like winter - this time of year truly does stink. Hang in there - the spring is almost here.

The sweater is looking fantastic! That sweater is why I bought the magazine.

Carrie said...

Four inches is a fine width for a fancy scarf! Yours looks really beautiful. I'm sure she will love it. I love the stitch markers, too =) Very evil pirate....

jae said...

I like long skinny scarves. They wrap around my neck without being all bunchy. (It is too a word, lol)

Way to go with the sweater. You seem to be doing a great job with it!

g-girl said...

goodness, i hope winter shoos itself away from you soon and that it takes it's blahs with it too! the sweater is going to be amazing!!! I can't wait to see it completed. The scarf is super cool. Too bad you aren't keeping it. lol. 4inches isn't bad for the width of a scarf. I think it'd be cool reversible.

Julie said...

I hope you start feeling better soon; I hate this time of year too - it always seems like winter will just never end. I've had a severe case of the blahs lately too; I am so far behind on blog reading that I'm afraid after a few more "must reads", I'm going to have to hit the mark all read button and start over, but I hate to do that.

The stitch markers are adorable! The scarf is pretty and will be either way you decide to do it. I kind of like the way it looks folded (plus if you don't really like the person it's for, who cares if it's wide enough or not? Just Kidding, sort of). I think it's a pretty nice thank you gift for someone you don't care too much for!

Valerie said...

I know what you mean, but spring is just around the corner! You'll see. In the mean time I hope you feel better. I can't wait to see the finished sweater! It's going to be just lovely!

zippiknits said...

The sweater is very clever in design. It looks great on you(!)- Your coloring, etc.

The stitch markers are pretty bits of sunny looking colors, I mean besides the skulls. heehee

And Spring was popping up out of the ground in some pictures from Michigan on a blog. I hope that's happening now so you can feel better. Winter is a real drag towards the end. All the cactus and the roses are blooming here should I send you some? Spring really does seem like a miracle season even after all these years of history..

And public libraries are so great! One of the best things we've ever done was follow up on Carnegie's work.

Larjmarj said...

I think that winter has gone on quite long enough. I think the sweater is going to be really awesome!!

LOVE the stitch markers!

Deborah said...

Oh girlfriend, this weekend should be a blast of meds for you, it is beautiful out!