Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tiny excitements

I haven't blogged in a bit.
It's partly because I'm lazy.
Partly because...
No. That's all of it.
I've been totally blog-lazy lately and a lot of it has to do with the fact that I can no longer accomplish such things from the comfort of my very slow office.

I just wanted to say.

I'm so darned excited about class on Saturday that I can't stand it.

Who cares about the mound of Christmas gifts I'm working on.
This one's for me, BAYBEE.

Note to self though... must learn to knit in the round before Saturday...
Otherwise L will kill me.
And let me tell you... death by knitting needle is NOT pleasant.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Very slow knitting month.

So what if I've mainly been sticking to wash cloths and large rectangles.
I like rectangles.

And at least they're lacy.

That's right, folks.
I've started on Branching Out.
Scary, I know, but worth my time.
It's keeping my brain cells in practice as I work wonderfully well, make a mistake, and find a way to neatly rig it again.

I'm becoming a genius.

I should take pictures...
I should.

But until then... pretend it's amazingly gorgeous and sexy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Faces are overrated anyway...

Check it out!
Almost another Grrr done!
And this one was actually easy and fun to knit!
I heart Berroco Love It yarn.

And I love that the back of the pattern is so super sexy too!

Can you believe this hotness?!!?
Just wait until it has an actual FACE!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Grrrr! Did I scare you?!!?

Another GRRR today.
I suppose I should technically be able to finish one in one day, but I'm not quite talented enough yet.
Or... I guess the technical term would be PATIENT enough.

I love the way this pattern looks, but I apparently have the pattern following skills of a four year old crack addict.

This shit is HARD for me to concentrate on.

Is it okay to say the word 'shit' in a blog where I'm writing about a little old lady type of habit?
Or am I grounded from the cookie jar today?

I'm only about halfway finished. Which is annoying, as I spent hours doing it... but in all fairness to me, I ripped it back about 43 billion times because I'm a moron who can't count or use fine motor skills.

I suppose I shouldn't admit that I'm now stuck in the process of making a baby blanket because I didn't knit anything in time for the shower I attended earlier that I was going to make a bunch of these washcloths for, but then again, no one is reading this at the moment, and I can admit anything I darned well want to.

(I'm not sure why it is that I can say shit but must use darned.)

This pattern truly is gorgeous and totally whimsical... I want one in every single bathroom I own (2) and probably more than one.
ACTUALLY I want it in a blanket pattern, but that's about as likely to happen as world peace and a gay president.

This yarn is the Berocco something or other... I put that in for good technical measure, as I truly don't have a clue what the difference makes yet...
I can't afford super nice yarn and don't know the terms to sound intelligent.

Still, the best part of the pattern for me is the back.
I don't know why... the front is gorgeous, but the back just has character.
or. Character on the back of character.

I couldn't really get a good picture of it but it's so freaking cool!

Many more to come, maybe even completed one day projects one day, but for right now... just the gorgeous pink.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Giving in and keep on keeping on!

I suppose I should admit that I'm officially becoming a yarnie.
I wasn't going to give in.
I can't really afford to be, as for yarnies, a good yarn is as addictive as crack.
And since I'm not a crackhead, I can't be a yarnie.

See? That's logical, right?

But, I'm giving in.
I'm conceding.
I was fighting a losing battle anyway...
after all... it's something creative... that I don't have to get off of my ass to do, right?

Yeah, it was all for me.

Currently I'm knitting the Montego Bay Scarf, which I'm pretty darned proud of at the moment.
And by that I mean... I've only made one mistake - and I made it tonight - and it's pretty darned sexy.

Isn't the yarn yummy? I just want to bite it's ear. You know... if it had an ear.

Tonight there is even more done... though you'll have to mind the orange background.

I would only post once I'm done, but darnit, I'm just so proud that it looks similar to the pattern and not like a freak of nature!

Go Lish!

Monday, October 29, 2007

If I were a panda, I'd eat purple bamboo.

Ah. A few interesting events since last I wrote.
(Doesn't that sound so intelligent of me on a Monday night?)

For one thing, I finished my first hat.
But as it's so ugly that it broke my camera, we shall avoid posting pictures of it.
tee hee.

I am working on the Montego Bay scarf, which is absolutely horribly ugly on the pattern but after seeing it on a fellow yarnie, I'm in love.
As a matter of fact, I'm so in love that I'm making it for someone else, which shows you that I mean it...
I'm going to knit that beautiful object and... *gasp* give it away. Like a true yarnie.

I'm so proud of me.

I know it's still a rectangle object, but at the same time, it incorporates several very basic stitches which I have never done before...
and even though I'm keeping track of how many knit stitches I need to start the next one on by writing what I've already done down on a sheet of paper, it seems to be working, as I've outlasted my fellow yarnie, Leslie.

See what I have so far?
The sad thing is that I don't think I have enough yarn...
must. find. more.

I heart this bamboo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The beginning of a lifestyle change.

I've officially decided to start.

Knitting for real, that is.

Breaking out of my square modes.
After all, there are only so many scarves you can make - though I am still so in love with the Henry pattern on Knitty.
(I know, I know... wayyyy too many stitches for a lady like me.)

So, this is it... I'm putting it in writing so it's for real.
Now, we shall just have to start taking pictures of my projects.

This month is my daughter's 11th birthday and for it - or maybe Christmas, depending on how this knit goes - I am trying to knit THIS hat.

Wish me luck.

I bought the gorgeous sexified yarn tonight and can't WAIT to cast it on.

(I know, swatch! I'm working on it!)

I'm so excited about getting more into this.
Now, if only I could win the lottery so I could officially afford to make this a Real Hobby.

Couldn't I start doing a cheaper hobby?
My two favorites are cooking classes and knitting.

In my next life I'm going to take up garbage collecting.

Friday, February 9, 2007

The Art of Writing a Business Letter.

Never underestimate the time and energy that goes into your basic form letter.

Me: You know, Broker Man, it's not, "...inviting you to invest with myself and Company,..." it's, "inviting you to invest with ME and Company."

Broker Man: No, it's not. It's "myself."

Me: No, you should be able to remove Company from the sentence and still have the sentence make sense. It doesn't work that way with "myself" but it does with "me."

Broker Man: I still think you're wrong. I think "myself" is correct.

Me: That's because you like to refer to yourself in the third person in conversations.

Broker Man: Are you sure we can't write our letters that way? "Broker Man would like for you to invest..." Can we just use "myself?" I think it sounds better.

Me: Let me put it to you like this. Would you go home, get naked, canoodle with your wife and say, "Honey... take myself. Rub myself. Love myself?"


Broker Man: Boy, Dad's going to pissed when he finds out he wasted all of that money on a private school education.