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.