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!