Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Proud Member of the Liberal Elite

Oh yeah, baby. That's right. We may be moving to the midwest, but I am still a proud, snobby, elitist New Englander (and we all know that when they say liberal elite, they're bitching about us). And why shouldn't I be? Of the top 5 states for public education, 4 are in New England. (#4 is New Jersey, and we all know that I have a special love for New Jersey) Despite my husband's claims that U of Michigan is the greatest school ever, I still maintain that Boston is the absolute Mecca for education. We have great beer. (Colorado, you are still special in that regard, but we have much better pubs that are withing walking/T distance and we dress better.) We know enough to wear a lot of black. We're comfortable enough to welcome all types of love to join into the institution of marriage. And we're chock full of die hard libertarian/progressive/unitaritan style blue blooded liberals. Amen.

PS - Do not let my current FL location fool you. I hate it here.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mystery #1 is blocking

Yippee!!! It's blocking and the issue I whined about to my small group of crafters on a message board that the recipient can never see has been resolved, and I'm actually completely psyched about how I resolved it.

And I had to frog about 4 rows of WAF last night. Never knit and drink margaritas.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I am NOT in the knit from your stash in 2007 group

Obviously, since I just totally added to my stash last night with a purchase of Cotton Fleece for Rusted Root. I have the pattern, and the desire, and the yarn was $14. You can't beat a sale like that. So, now it will be stashed until I get to it, which is driving my husband nuts. Now since I have told him I will make his sweater so that he has it in time for actually wearing it and not before that, he wants socks. Socks he can wear now. I think DH is starting to realize that I'm not half bad at this and he wants some goodies.

And yet he wants me to keep the stash small. But seriously, I have no sock yarn. Most of the yarn in my stash is for actual projects. I have a bunch for the things that I have on the needles, then the yarn for Flair, some black worsted wool that I will make myself a purse from eventually, remnants enough to make another baby apple hat and some random crappy stuff that everyone seems to pick up in their first months of knitting before we learn about good yarn. Guess I had better start shopping for sock yarn!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

One of the two...

... projects that I am working on. Since I can't show you the other one, here is the gift I have started for my grandmother. That's the very bottom of the Wandering Aran Fields capelet. It's very cosy and warm already, and absolutely full of cat hair. It's like the yarn demands cat hair. I've given up and I'm hoping I can lint brush it out at the end. A girl can hope!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I dream of Le Slouch

Apparently knitting has worked it's way into my dreams. Perhaps in preparation for our move North (most likely to MI) some point later this year, my dreams have me sporting fabulous knitted items to keep me warm. While napping to recover from St. Patrick's day, I dreamed of wearing Le Slouch, which will be going on the project list at some point. I think maybe I should make it as my last FL FO. Fitting?

Maybe it's because my yarn and pattern for Flair arrived. I better get moving on everything else because this can actually be worn to work in Florida. The Blue Sky cotton is gorgeous. Hooray!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Cats are better than FO's right?

I hope so, because I have no FO's, and nothing even close. What I did have today was two very cute cats (and one who hid from me all day, and a very clean dog).

Hermione climbed into a bag and Dinah into a basket... so cute and sweet.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

blabity blabity

The latest version of the project list...
  1. Wandering Aran fields for Meme whose birthday is coming really fast.
  2. Mystery item #1
  3. Charity sock
  4. Wicked
  5. Mystery item #2
  6. Lady E
  7. Flair. Oh yes. Flair. Hot hot hot. And totally wearable.
  8. Dreaming of items in my still not in my mailbox Interweave Knits Spring 2006. Grrrrr.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Lady E moving along

I spent a few days at a robotics competition dealing with sullen and selfish teenagers. Some of them were lovely, of course, but it is all sullied by the shitheads. But, I got a bunch of knitting done. Wicked is back on track and Lady E made a lot of progress. I'm up to 13 tiers! Yay.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


I frogged all of Wicked. Why? Because I am a dumbass and I didn't count correctly when I marked for the sleeves. So, it would work perfectly if I had a hunchback.

I will never finish this sweater... which is ok, because my new patterns will never arrive. Where are you freaking Interweave Knits Spring 2007? Huh? I see you in the stores.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

I am the slowest knitter of all time

Nothing is moving forward. Nothing. I completely blame the AI chat girls who distract me and force me to drink heavily. (Every time Randy says Dawg or Pitchy, Paula dances and if Simon is especially insulting - so I am tipsy by the end!) I think I managed to get in two whole rounds on Wicked during AI last night. 2 rounds! Ridiculous.

And, I am sorry to say that I have a social life for the next three nights. Expect little to no knitting until Sunday. But next week I will make up for it. I am chaperoning a robotics event with my husband the teacher/advisor. I get to organize our schedule and activities before we go and then sit in the stands and cheer and knit, an assignment I am absolutely suited for. Organize, plan social events, cheerlead and knitting. That pretty much sums up most of my talents.