Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I cannot begin to imagine what Mr Stanton and his family are going through. One has to feel enormous internal conflict to want to begin such a difficult journey. I'm sure this is very difficult for both him and his family. And it is made worse by people who hate him simply because he makes them feel uncomfortable or because they think it is weird or wrong.
I see people do things I find as weird or wrong every day. I certainly don't understand Mr Stanton's feelings. However, I am lucky enough to feel comfortable in my skin. I have never doubted my gender. So imagine feeling uncomfortable with something that for the rest of us is at the core of our being. He has obvoiusly had to make a very serious decision and should never be mocked for doing what he feels is necessary for him to feel like a whole person. It doesn't prevent him from doing his job. It doesn't mean he has been a bad city manager. It simply means that he is a human being in need of our understanding and support.
I cried last night because of the hate displayed still in this country. It makes me so sad that people continue to preach hate, when love is so much easier and more wonderful of a path to follow.
Please know Mr Stanton, you have a supporter in me.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wow. As a scout for 12 years I am so proud to see things like this. Girl scouting is such an amazing program that really creates strong women with incredible values.
Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
I'm just so excited... my first sweater ever is on the needles!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Enter Wandering Aran Fields. It's a gorgeous cabled capelet that I think would be great to do but might never get worn. Who would wear it? Grandma who is cold constantly would love it. She has a birthday in April. A wool capelet in a gift in April? Grandma keeps her house at like 90 degrees. Trust me, she'll wear that bad boy all summer.
Yay. Problem solved.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Yarn: Elann Highland Silk in Celadon
Needles: Knitpicks options size 6
Oh the trials of buying something over the internet. I think I will give in and buy a shade card and also pick up some of the same color I used for the EZ baby sweater in a heavier weight. I love that color and would wear it.
So, in the name of stash management, I vow to make froggy hats and socks, dragon scarves, etc for all the wonderful kids in my life. Because I will not wear froggy green.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
So I started on the Lady E last night in earnest. I cast on using 10s, and then because interchangable needles are the coolest thing ever, I started knitting using 9s. Ooooh. Interchangeables are cool. I've got enough that I can understand why others experience Lady E fatigue, but I'm still facinated with the fabric that is growing from my needles. I'll finish up this tier (almost 9% done) and then go back to finish up the baby sweater.
I have to tell you about Patons SWS first though. It's so soft. And it was absolutely made for entrelac. I'm using Natural Earth. Sigh. Gorgeous. Progress pictures soon.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I have discovered that I am not good at watching movies and following patterns at the same time. I am not smart at all, apparently. No multitasking for me. Hopefully I should be able to make a bigger dent on this today.
Here's also a close up of the gull pattern. Gorgeous, no?
Thursday, February 8, 2007
I also stopped by my LYS Tuesday and picked up some beautiful pink wool/cashmere blend to make Knitty's Fetching for myself. I cannot handle being cold in my office anymore, and these will be a much faster knit then the gorgeous but difficult Endpaper mitts, which are still on my list.
Hopefully I will have enough progress on the EZ baby sweater to have pictures tomorrow.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Pattern: A total Ann Norling knockoff that I feel a bit guilty about plus a leaf from Janelle knits
Yarn: Elann Peruvian wool in Pottery Red and Celery
Inspiration: A beautiful hat Sandra made for her soon to arrive bundle of joy
A special thanks to Sandra for helping a random knitter to find the pattern and make a great gift!
Now I'm just waiting for the sweater pattern to arrive. The yarn that arrived for that is absolutely gorgeous and I will be saving my pennies to be able to get enough of it to make something for me. Also, my Patons SWS arrived yesterday so I will soon be able to start work on Lady E! It is absolutely beautiful and very soft so I can't wait to work with it. The yarn for Wicked should be here soon as well. I am one happy knitter!
Thursday, February 1, 2007
- Finish Renae's keyhole cable scarf
- Cable purse
- Gift for supah cool friend's baby
- Wicked sweater
- Lady E/Danica wrap
- Endpaper mitts for me because my office is cold
- Sweater for Mr Purlygirly
- Start Christmas gifts
- Eris sweater
I have no desire to knit for other people at the moment. Right now I want to make some shit that requires me to push my skills forward, and then I want to wear it.