Friday, January 30, 2009

O.K. Then...

Don't you just hate it when that happens?
You go out for a bit or get up for a drink of water and BOOM, somebody's taken your bed!!
If you look closely you can also see the numerous body parts of snowmen and a gingerbread man strewn about...Oh the inhumanity!!
I tell you, never a dull moment around here.

On the knitting front...

The "must complete knitting" complete. Check.
Three pairs designed, knit, cast off, and blocked. Check.
Socks in the mail! Check.
Email sent pleading the judges not to start the proceedings before they get my socks. Check.
Overkill? Check.
Just wait until they read the entry form! They did ask why I thought my socks should win, and I wanted to make sure that they truly understood all the nuances that were included in my creations. Unfortunately, they didn't really leave me enough room to share all that my socks mean, and, well, they'll have to turn the page over; or refer to page 2.
After the contest I'll post pictures and the full story and not the condensed version that the judges got. :o)
Sooo, got some new stuff:

A lovely BIG, pink laptop; the screen is big enough for me to see everything and best of all---I mean BEST of all, there's a number keyboard (I don't know what you call it; it looks like an adding machine) built into the side of the keyboard. Yea!
Oh, I figured out the picture loading thing----no problem!
Got the co-ordinating messenger bag and best of all...the pink mouse. It's so cute and streamlined!
Funky little sheep----well, just because---he's got this wonky little smile and is sitting beside me right now waiting to see what I'll knit next and if I will use the new Addi's.
You know what? The next project that I'll be casting on (no time for WIP's---oy!) is for a friends daughter who's getting married, and won't really work well on an Addi needle---the yarn is too slippery; so, Harmony it is. Finally, a project that I can show you (pretty sure the groom won't be checking my blog and see part of the bridal outfit before the big day) as it progresses...and it will progress, because there is a deadline!
I'm quite honoured to have been asked to make this jacket. Her grandmother and I were very dear friends, but we lost Carole a few years ago to ALS. A horrible disease. Horrible. I miss her everyday. This jacket brings us together again in knitting. I'll be knitting all of a grandmother's love into this project and know that Carole will be smiling down on a beautiful bride in May.

Now, because I'm posting on Friday....

Beautiful Friday. (and knitting)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


You know, just in case you forgot that it was still a brand new year for us all.
I'll have to keep this short, because:
1) Son home sick from school.
2) Getting quite a bit behind on Must Complete knitting.
3) Want to stay on task of today being a DAY OF KNITTING!!!
4) Can't show you pictures of anything, because....I'm working on my new laptop and haven't figured everything out yet or transferred the stuff that I do know from the old one. (working on it dad!)
5) I have to seriously sort out the things I need to do, the things I should do, the things I want to do, and the things other people want me to do. Yesterday was a busy day and I'm feeling it today.
6) Last, but not least, I think the real reason that I have to keep this short is...
I need more coffee!!! Food would be good too.
Have a great day everybody; sorry I haven't posted sooner...I have excuses, but it doesn't change the fact that I didn't post and for that, yes, I'm sorry...because, I like to post.
I like to read other blogs and if they haven't posted in a while, well, I'm disappointed.
While I don't have an especially large following...well, I'm a first born and feel overly responsible and worry that I'm letting people down if I don't do all that I need, should, want or feel that others expect.
And yes, coffee, knitting, wine, it's all therapy. Sigh.
Will try to post soon.
Really that's all I can do and all that anybody should expect. (I'm saying that for my benefit, more than anybody's) Sigh, again.
So there you go, a little dismal on a dreary day, and a bit long winded for keeping it short...but you know what?
My new laptop is fuuunnnnn!
And it's PINK!!