Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poncho Picture

I ended up casting on 400 stitches on a circular needle and doing it in the round. So much easier. I'd still be working on it if I'd knit/purled panels. It's kind of shoulder-paddy looking but I'm mostly happy with it. The gauntlets are fun and the hat a typical kind I enjoy making and wearing.


I finished the poncho, added a hat and also gauntlets, which are rufflier than they sound. Knitted Allison's grandbaby a little hat and booties. I've been busy and plan on being even busier. Bought some beautiful blue and white yarn to make mom a hat. She floored me the other day by actually wanting and wearing one that I made for myself and left over there. Shocker!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The cowl alone has been several days monotonous work. Knit one, purl one in two colors. Holding the two strands of yarn isn't hard, you just have to pay attention. Already I'm thinking, the body of the poncho is going to be horrific. Should I try a steek so I can knit it in the round and not have to purl a row of 400 stitches? Dare I try a steek? I mean, I need two rectangular panels, and two sides will be seemed. Then I will be doing the edging in knit/purl rib stitch, which ought to take a thousand years. Mom observed that it might be ready for next fall.
I can see why that thing was 80 bucks. That's not even factoring in all the yarn, which will definitely be more than 5 skeins. At least there is no dye lot number, so I can get more when I need it.
I am up and paying bills. Visited Bug's mom yesterday and had good Mexican food but the texture of it brought to mind something like hydrolyzed vegetable protein or maybe Alpo. Kind of eeeww.
Also dying my hair- blue black this time, which I recall not being crazy about last time but it was this or brown/black. Gray hair sucks.
I plan on doing something fun today. Not sure what. Maybe finishing that cowl!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Poncho Challenge

Once again I find myself starting a project- clumsily- because of my mom.
We were at J C Penney and I saw a knit poncho I liked. Mom was all, well, I'll get it for you. I said, It's 80 bucks. She said, well that's too much. I know! I say. I can make that. No you wont, she replies, and so the journey begins.
I looked online at all kinds of pics, patterns and pieces. I bought yarn last night (not enough, I don't think.) I started the cowl neck, two color rib stitch which is harder than I remember. Of course it's the third or fourth start. First on big circulars, then on small ones because I kept getting lost. I plan on transferring the work to larger needles once I make sure it's not all twisted.
It's a lot of mind work. But I found two shades of purple I love and I think it'll be soft and beautiful when I finish it. I am making a small test pattern on my Jane West doll.
I have spent most of my adult life trying to prove her wrong. I wont quit now!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Still Knitting

And knitting...and knitting some more! I made a hat for Patricia and am now on the scarf. It's hell to knit scarves, they are so very boring. But I'd be lost without my yarn and needles- case in point: Yesterday morning I had a doctor appointment. That is a whole other story I wont go in to, but, to shorten things, it's a miracle I even made it to it. I left the house, got about three blocks away and realized what I thought was a work in progress in my bag was actually a finished project and I was on the way to a waiting room with not only no needles but no yarn either. I stopped at my least favorite Ghetto WalMart three miles from the doctor's office, grabbed a set of needles and some baby purple yarn and went through the self service checkout, actually arriving to my appointment a little early. I was rolling the yarn into a ball in the car at stop lights. Note: I can't knit from a skein of yarn. It all HAS to be rolled into a ball. I don't know why. I've always been like that. I have tried, but the only way I can work is from a round ball of yarn that rolls off across the floor, is stolen by the cat, gets stuck under the car seat and leaves a trailing tail behind me wherever I go. It's that simple. Also, I like to use circular needles in the car so I don't drop one under the seat and lose it forever. Anyhow, I finished rolling the ball in the exam room, sitting in my drawers wearing a gown open at the front, thank you very much. I hadn't put a lot of thought into my wardrobe and I had a pair of panties on that had a spot of hair dye stain on them. GREAT. So I looked at the ball, the needles and wondered what I was going to knit. It turned out to be another scarf. This one for me. If I have enough yarn for it. So I'm working on two intensely boring projects. I was at the doctor's for two hours, so the flying trip to WalMart was completely worth it. I finished the baby things for Sarah's shower, which, somehow I thought was last night and nearly had an attack thinking I'd miss it. I don't know what's up with me. I do know I am stressed. But...who isn't? Today I am planning on taking my mom and brother and husband to the Dutch Pantry, which is a glorious buffet in Chouteau Oklahoma, where the coconut cream pie and banana pudding are all homemade and delightful. Oh, the rest of the food is great, too. But I go for the desserts. Let's not even play. I go for the sweet stuff.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Dad Hat

I was wearing a green sweater the night my dad died- beautiful cabling on the yoke, a grass green that really didn't suit me but it was one of the things I'd shoved into my bag when I packed to run up to MO. After that night I couldn't look at the sweater. A couple months ago I unravelled it. I never tried taking a commercial garment apart and it was a real mess with a lot of waste, but I got a couple balls of yarn out of it and thought, someday I'll make something I can stand with this color.
I knitted a couple hats for me and Heather, and loved the shape so I started one with the green yarn. I picture myself wearing it on the various November 26th I have left in this life, and I think about my dad, and wonder if he could see that bright green on his youngest daughter while he lay in a coma. I wonder if he heard my prayers, if he heard the rosary I recited. I miss him so much.
So despite all the knots and frayed threads I am knitting a dad hat. And I'll wear it someday.
Pictured are Heather and me in our new hats, which have no taint of grief or sadness to them. And they are really cute. Can't wait for cold weather.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Damn Slippers

I have been struggling with a pair of slippers for Chelsea, who is the darling awesome girl skilled in Craig's list negotiations and found me the walker my mother currently enjoys. The pattern I followed turned out like holy shit, and so I decided I could do better on my own. Hmmmmm.....maybe I should be rethinking that.
I have a lot of errands to run today, and of course going over to mom's where she has no internet connection. But the slipper is so far (the sole) turning out better than the one I made before. Like, it was supposed to be a ballet slipper, but the sole was retangular, and the square edges were just gross. So I made a sole shaped sole and then started dpn knitting the side and top of the slipper. I hope it comes out better than the last one.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Still Knitting

I am still knitting. Every day. It's a nervous habit now. Just haven't felt worth a shit. In fact, I haven't felt this bad since last year.
And through it all, I haven't missed any work.
I am trying really hard. I didn't really have a lot of attendance problems anyway. Just when I was sick. Now....I can't be sick. I wont be! Dammit, I can't help it. This pain in my side is getting worse and worse. I don't know. I fear another surgery. It's horrible to even contemplate.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Damn Teeny Tiny Needles

I broke the bamboo part of my size 2 needles, trying to knit to heavy a yarn. Idiot. But, sanded them down and now look at them with the perplexed curiosity that says, what good are they for now?
I don't know. I'll think of something.
Made a cute little winter beret and now going to add a pair of little wrist warmers to go with- maybe the right size for a 5 year old..since I have no children around to try sizes I am absolutely guessing. But, it'll be cute, whatever it is. I'll knit the wrist warmers on dpns and hope I get the right diameter.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Heather's turtle turned out ultra cute. I knitted an octopus for a friend and it was equally cute but I forgot to take pics. Bummer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teeny Tiny Needles

I have been knitting on my size 2 circulars- the tiniest pair fine pink thread booties ever. I really can't imagine using the needles for a real project, but if I ever do, it will be awesome. Ha ha.
Been knitting and smoking. I am preparing to quit the latter once again. I hate it! I love it! I must do it. Lungs are crap!
I need to get busy doing something. It's an admin day for me, and wasting it is not an option. Thinking of organizing my sewing room closet......must take a pic of how awful it is with the Dolly Boobs hanging from the door knob. I may do. It's pretty funny.
Too hot to fish and I don't feel like getting dressed to do anything else, so I guess I will post some pics.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hats All Over

I'm taking a brief break from hats and knitting a cover for my bolster. It was such a nice bolster. I had to take the old upholstery off which I made a hundred and fifty years ago and I'm replacing it with a sort of teal color which I don't care, I love it.
So there I am, knitting as usual!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hats and Booties

I've knitted hats and booties like crazy. I hope to expand easily from doll things to actual baby items. Cindy and I are hopeful that we can get a bigger clientele, and I think we can. We are both very good at what we do.
I am smoking. I hate it. But I am determined to quit, because it's already making me cough and snot. What a filthy habit. Repulsive!!!
I have plans today that don't involve knitting. Lots of house work and organizing. I am off three days, this one so I can go to dentist and do something with the tooth I broke Saturday night on sunflower seeds, of all things.
I just want life to be relatively low stress and reasonably happy. I'm not expecting the world. It would be nice though. But damn, just a little peace of mind would be acceptable.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Hat City

I have four hats to make, one pair of pink booties and a hat...and I don't know what else. I also had someone ask about knitting a little dress. I need to be knitting now. I need to never stop!
I bought a pack of smokes and shared it with Bug. We are both going to hell in a handcart,and rightly so. Life is a mess. And not likely to get any less messy.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Cindy brought me my share of our latest doll clothes sale, which is marvelous. I am going to invest it in more yarn, probably.
It's great to be productive. Made two adult hats, which I have no pics of of course and started to doll projects. I finally found my camera in the garage (or Bug did. I had no idea where it was) and once I charge it up I can take some pics of my work. I must say I'm rather proud of it. I've come a long way from the days when mom said, "Jane took up knitting. She's not very good." I guess all this is once again to prove her wrong. I'm a mess.
Pic is throw made for Samantha's graduation. Yay Samantha!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stocking Hat and Scarf

The blue and white cheerful stripes are so cute. I am nearly done with the scarf, the hat was finished last week. It takes me awhile to do scarves. They suck!!!
The weather is too pretty to be inside knitting. And yet I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stocking Hat

I am nearly done with a blue and white striped stocking hat for Amber's baby. I plan on making some kind of booties to go with it.
Somehow some malware ended up on my computer and I had to do a system recovery. It took all morning but eventually worked. I think this happens about every six months.
I am trying to get back to knitting and not eating! My doc appointment convinced me this is a medical necessity!
So, here I go.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

STILL Working the Same Project.

I can't believe it myself. I, the fastest knitter- fast, sloppy and half-assed- am still working on the dolly pink sweater. Jeez it's been weeks..the hat took about an hour and a half, and this sweater has just gone on forever. And I don't think I ever actually tried the hat on the doll, either. So it probably wont fit.
I am thinking my next project will not take nearly so long. I hope not, anyway. And I'm not sure what I want to do, either. I found an old pattern for some booties, and they are cute little maryjanes, which I've wanted to do forever. Might give that a go. But I have one sleeve left on the sweater, so I have to get that out of the way. Ugh. Life has been exactly like this project- droning on and on and on. Nothing really bad or good.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Starting Slowly

This morning when I got up I felt a lot better. As though I had slept better. Even with everything going on- stray dog taken in- ugh we don't need another dog but he's a pit and gorgeous and so good- leash trained, sweet and friendly even with the cats. Oh, dear.
I knitted quite a lot last night, getting on with the sweater that has stalled me so completely. Of course that was my arm, was weird, the whole right wing was so weak, and my elbow was sore as can be, like the funny bone almost. God I am sick of aches and pains and whining like an old person.
That's the problem with getting old!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Still Nursing My Wing

Jeez, this is ridiculous. I have been suffering with my right arm and not knitting much at all. I've noticed a lot of weakness in the recalcitrant limb, unable to rest a lot of weight on it. Getting out of bed is rough.
The last two nights I have slept better, and I'm hoping I am on the down side of this thing. Reminds me of when I got in the car wreck in 96. Rough!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Broken Wing

Well my wing isn't broken but my right arm, shoulder and elbow are a misery! I think it all stemmed from a bad case of couch neck that's been going on for a couple weeks. Feels like YEARS. So I had a time when I couldn't even eat with my right hand. Now it's getting better and I need to get back to knitting, because it's been over a week since I've done anything. Anything!!!!! I think it's a record.
I hope to get a pink sweater going to go with a cute lil pink hat. I hope to do something with the shoe idea. But all I've done for a week is languish and watch TV. On the upside, I have completely gotten away from nicotine. I haven't had any nicorette in a while- couple weeks maybe, made the transition to regular chewing gum. It's a blessing to be free. And one I fully appreciate. Don't miss the highs and lows at all. I think it may be fully out of my system for the first time in five years. Even when I quit smoking I still chewed the gum. So. I did it! For once. March 2011 was a banner year for me and the demon tobacco.
I think I can keep it up.

Friday, April 1, 2011


When I wrote that I thought of Louis XVI and his diary entry on the day the Bastille was stormed (I think, or it might have been the day of the Tennis Court Oath. One or the other) and he wrote,"Nothing." Scholars have explained it meant his hunt that day had yielded nothing. In my case it means, I have nothing on my needles. That is too, too weird.
I got sick with some kind of mystery plague last week. Friday, Saturday I was feeling gross, by Sunday I was unable to work. I showed up anyway then went home about ten, nearly hallucinating. My throat was so sore I couldn't swallow and I just wanted to lie down. Which I did. For four days. Monday the doc gave me a z-pack, and I feel better, almost cured, but I still haven't picked up the needles.
Part of it is illness- related. Something going on with my neck and arm, I couldn't even eat with my right hand. That's been as big a misery as the throat. Sleeping, sitting. It hurts now! But bearable. I thought it was couch neck. Who knows.
So I worked yesterday, barely chugging along, and made it. So today, I am sure will be better. And hope they have the part fixed at work that keeps causing crashes and handpays. It's been a struggle. Wish I felt better. This is the longest I've gone without knitting that I can remember.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cool Hat for Curtis

I made Curtis a beautiful little beanie in blue and black. It's gorgeous, with a bit of checkerboard and lovely stripes. I had to make him one because he owns one of my originals, when I didn't even know how to make the rib stitch brim, and it just rolls up all over and really they were small.
I guess I've been knitting for awhile. It doesn't seem like I've made much progress. I can't do anything really fancy. Booties and baby sweaters.
I have a big, disgusting cold. I feel horrid. I will not miss work. I haven't called out this year (It's only March) and though I had to take an emergency day when the car was in the shop, I don't want to be home sick with this plague. And it IS a plague. My throat is more sore than I ever remember, except with tonsillitis. It sucks. And the couch neck I got is kind of settling into my shoulder and arm today. I suck. Screw it. I'll make it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pink Hat and Scarf

Finished the set for Jamie, and back to the white blanket. Which I must say I am sick of. But I can't think of anything else I'd like to do. I am taking a breather from sewing because I really think I suck at it. I need to practice more, get my seams straight, watch Cindy a little and figure out where I can go with it. I just feel so stupid sometimes. Unteachable.
It's been a long week and I think I'm starting to get Bug's cold. Boo!
But, at least I'm off.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bootie Trouble

I'm nearly done with Jamie's little pink baby set....but the booties have been nothing but trouble. One of them went together like a dream- the second one I've had to unravel twice, muttering all the time. Crap.
I'm close though, and the good thing about these is that you can figure out where you left off pretty easy.
Then it's back to the shoes, I guess.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I am working on baby hat, scarf and booties for Jamie. I was so excited when he brought me the yarn. Baby pink and a darker pink, just beautiful to work with. So, I got the hat done on Monday, Tuesday started the scarf (and it's probably the nicest scarf I ever worked) and then of course little striped booties to go with it.
Then I've got to get back to doll stuff. Just don't have time or imagination to come up with another idea. Oh well! Something will come up.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I am so SICK or knitting white. I'm working on the second try of a baby doll blanket. The first one was so hideous I had to dismantle it. I mean, HIDEOUS. And actually I think I might have tried the pattern before, so I should have known but Gah! I hated hated hated it.
So, Jamie's supposed to be bringing me pink yarn for a baby set for his niece. I am eager to make something beautiful and sweet.
It's been a right laugh riot round these parts. I am sending positive thoughts to Japan, and thinking about the Extreme Super Moon we'll be having this Saturday. Wish I could just hide somewhere. Really.
The car cost a hundred bucks, thank God- it would have been about six hundred without all the warranty.
Ah! Well! I guess I'll keep going. I usually do. I'm thoroughly sick of everything I've been doing lately. Though I have been working out regularly! Surprise.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

White Throw

I started this new project when I have so many I should be working on, but I wanted to make something rather large and in white, which I have a ton of. So, I cast on 139 stitches and started on maybe 6 or 8 needles, then switched over to the circulars Bug got me for Valentine's day. I am glad to have something to do.
I have promised all kinds of hats to all kinds of people yet neglected to write them down and all I can recall is Michelle Q needs a joker hat with earflaps in neutral colors. I'm going with baby yellow, white and green maybe. Oh, dear. Earflaps.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's the Ears

Working on a tiny cap with bear ears. The ear I knitted yesterday looks nothing like a bear ear. No idea what the hell happened. Boo. So. It begins again. Another ear, not pointy and catlike, which is what the one I knitted yesterday turned out to be.
Nothing interesting happened lately except I did run over my right hand ring finger with my sewing machine needle. Startled more than anything. Not like last time when it went all the way through, just a flesh wound. But it did make me stop.
Oh, yeh, and everything went completely wrong, Friday and onward. I made it better by purchasing a pack of smokes, which I no longer need but still have and secretly smoke. It's godawful, the hold this has on me. Crap. I'm not making a habit of it though.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Challenge

Cindy and I challenged each other to do something completely different integrating say, knitting with sewing. I wanted to make shoes, with a denim sole, possibly but the problem lies with the junction of knitting with sewing. I've got several cast off shoes that look like crap- or the soles of shoes, anyhow. I'm THIS close, this near coming to something that will work, then I wont have to make booties and I'll have cute little footwear.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I incorporated ruffles into a little tunic in baby yellow to go with a little cabled tam. Problem was, I only feel comfortable knitting ruffles from the top down, and sweaters from the bottom up. So I knit the bottom, with the sweet little ruffle, then picked up the cast on stitches and started the sweater....there's a distinct nearly open lacework pattern which I deplored until Cindy suggest I thread some ribbon around it, and make it part of the design. Good idea Cindy.
Started Rita's bikini in shocking pink. Some problems, because I am rib stitching the edges to keep it from rolling around.'ll be cute. Still thinking about trying to come up with my own tankini type design. We'll see.
I haven't been sewing at all. I love it, but, like knitting, I sometimes think I'm just not very good.
Life has been happier for me the last few weeks. I don't know, maybe some of the bill-pressure off. I kind of think I can sail this ship somehow. At least everyone but SFMC are off my back. For now. Who knows about next year?
It's cold and icky out right now. Don't know what I'll do with my day off.

Monday, February 21, 2011


The dark orchid hat and cardigan didn't go as I expected. Boo! The little hat is small but cute but the needs some work. I just gave up for now.
Well, it's official. After making about thirty spelling errors on the above part of the post, I realize I can't do shit without my glasses. I had to locate and put them on my face.
So,Bug bought me the shocking pink yarn I requested (and a lovely stuffed bear) and I am thinking of Rita's pink bikini. I hope it's as adorable as I plan. I'm also working on a yellow top to go with the little hat I made. I started with a ruffled bottom, then started the top to make it a short sleeved sort of sweater. I tried to add a row of open lacework and boy did that turn out ugly, so I stopped, went to sleep and figured I'd have a better handle on it this morning. I do. It has to go. I'll take it down to the junction of flaring ruffle and see what I can come up with. It's cute as can be though.
It's my Friday and I am not doing a lot on my weekend except cleaning, laundry and knitting. And FISHING! I want to try my new pole. I'll have to get a new license, since mine expired 12-21-10. Last year I didn't get it until summer. I'm going to have my money's worth this year.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


It's been warm and sunny most days since the terrible winter storm. I've been knitting a bit. But I also bought a new fishing rod so I can see I wont be sitting at home holding a doll hat forever.
My brother visited. We hadn't seen6 each other in ten years. I enjoyed it immensely and the old man was nice enough. I don't know what will happen when mom can't take care of herself. Danny is in his 60s and I'm going on 50 , Wrong blog for this! Must keep knitting...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Storms

I am no good at winter, but this one has been an especially bad bee-otch. There are more inches of snow in the forecast and I'm already dreading shoveling - though I shoveled nothing the last time around, sat in a hat and bathrobe and blanket with a sinus infection, under a pile of dogs. That's a pretty good day off at the best of times.
Finished the hood for my nephew and started another for Bug, who has worn the first one I made a lot.
The bad thing about this weather is it throws you into hibernation mode- eat and sleep. And let me tell you the scales have reflected quite accurately what my jeans have been telling me for a week. I'm going to get hugely fat if I don't put the brakes on right now. And I refuse to be fat. Life isn't kind to big girls, and it's a constant pain to bear so much weight. My poor ole feet can't take another round of toting 270+ pounds.
So, I'm counting calories, trying to stay away from fatty foods and pop. All weak points with me. I did it once, and the idea of starting all over as a gigantic size 22 just fills me with terror. I can barely squeeze into 14s so it's time to get back on the diet horse. Oh well. Last time I started smoking shortly after making the commitment. This time...I'll just knit when I get hungry or crave a smoke.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Itty Bitty Sweaters

I made a white set and a 'bonbon' colored set, and now I'm working on a hood for my dear nephew. I haven't been sewing much as I'm just not in the mood and I'm afraid I'm just a crappy seamstress. I am far too ignorant to be good at it. It's sad but true.
The weather is threatening to turn bad again so we need to do some shopping and stocking up-though really, we have enough basics to do quite well.
I hate this weather.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cute Baby Dolls

Yes the dolls are adorable. I've been knitting a lot- little red beret for Kathy, the pink Jester sweater, the yellow hat and sweater, and now a black and purple hat for Justin.
Been playing guitar too! Since I'm wearing acrylic nails I just cut the left ones short enough to play. At least it's something. And the long right nails are good to pick with.
Epic fight with the old man my last day off, nearly knitted myself a noose. Slowly getting over the various jabs and snotty remarks. Work helps. People don't think I'm such an asshole there at least.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Finished the black hat, love it so much I am making a cowl. The plain and sparkly stripes are exact opposites of the yellow and orange I've worn all year. I plan to launder the old set and give them to someone on a cold day.
I haven't done anything baby doll in a while. I feel like my sewing is far too crappy to help my dear Cindy. She is so good, and I'm sloppy, ignorant and awful. It's hard to admit, since I've been sewing so long, but, like knitting, I didn't learn like a real person and I don't know the real way to do things. I don't think I'll ever be professional grade anything because I've wasted my life not doing what I should have. I'm too old to start at the beginning and too stupid to pick it up on my own. I are dumb.
What a fucking downer! I cant' believe that's how I think. I have got to change that attitude! I'll never get anywhere thinking so badly of myself. Look at how far I'm gone- I may be a seat of the pants seamstress but I love doing it. I am ridiculous to discount how hard it was to learn to knit on my own, sew on my own, cook on my own. Nobody could ever teach me anything I guess.
I'll just keep doing what I can do, learning a bit at a time.
My favorite Dr. Martin Luther King quote of all time, "If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means keep moving forward." Somedays I have crawled, but I haven't given up yet.
Keep going!

Friday, January 14, 2011

More Damn Hats

I have passed out so many hats the last few days of friggin' cold weather. A red one for De, Kyle's black and white, green and yellow for David, Janet's amended purple,Baker's white and navy sparkles (one of the most gorgeous hats ever) and now I'm making one for myself out of the sparkly black paired with regular black, for myself, with a cowl to match if I have enough yarn. I realized I haven't made myself anything black every, and I'm tempted to dig out the slipper pattern. That means the dolls have taken a back seat and I'm lazy but whatcha gonna do.
So glad to be home and waiting on frozen pizza.
Must knit. Too busy to play Tumblebees. Which I love. But...must knit....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I made a hat for work friends...Caleb got blue and black, Kyle is getting black and white, both simple, black backgrounds with a single stripe. Sensible, practical hats. I think they're going to need them! Today it's 8*! Boo! Winter blows!
My friend Janet brought me one of my early hats I made for her, pale purple and cream which was too short so I added a cream ribstitch band which is not quite the same cream but will at least keep her ears warm.
Plans today include, hitting a good grocery store sale and deciding which project to attack next and getting a mammogram. Boo mammograms.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stuff I've Done

I made a dog sweater- though I am not sure if I am finished with it as when I tried it on the cat I found the absence of sleeves very helpful. But Otis is a big boy and hates I don't know.
Made a purple baby outfit. Just finished last night. Also hemmed Tabby's work pants and added some lame looking belt loops. In our line of work we must wear belts to hold our stuff onto us. Radios, keys, tools, you name it.
Otis hates the sweater.
It has been a very sleepless night. Woke around 2am and in trying to get back to sleep I started having that worry that only goes on at this hour. I tried to give it to God and get some rest but I just spent two hours staring into the darkness wondering what will happen.
Maybe something good. Maybe something fun. HA!