Sunday, December 28, 2014

Donna's Hat

Hard to tell that it's purple and cream. It will be lovely on Donna- and more importantly, it wont crush her hair. I hope. I knitted kind of an anonymous hat (OK it was for someone and I changed my mind) but it kind of inspired me. I need to have more boy hats lying around. Next year. Next year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Due Diligence

I am trying to like longer projects- change my mindset from, JUST GET THIS OVER WITH (and a sidenote- how much of my life have I failed to appreciate by just getting it over with??? Most of it, I am afraid. I am trying to learn PATIENCE.) so there I am knitting yards and yards of beige and I realize, this IS going to help me learn to be more patient. As if doctor offices and hospital rooms haven't. But I also am trying to ignore my inner critic- look at those crooked stitches...look at that..and that...replace it with, "It'll be ok when I block it later. Who cares?" I took the teal blue and fuzzy mess hat and cowl to Bonnie at the Doc's office, because of the millions of wonderful things that she does. I also picked up candy for the enormously adorable nursing staff at Canoe Brook, because they are so great. I couldn't survive without them. I am not kidding either. I couldn't make it a day. So, the long project clause is in effect (I can knit a hat in there somewhere if I get bored- or if someone needs one) and I am just doing my best to get by.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Blue Skinny Scarf

The knotty yarn didn't turn out anything like I expected. I put some long fringe on and intend to wear it. Working on the wrap in beige which has garter stitch edging, knitted in stockinette. It's a satisfyingly long project. I knitted two purple and cream hats for the adorable girls at Los Indios...which is awesome, because it's going to be cold someday and they'll need it. I slept with my size 6 circulars around my neck last night. Not sure how it happened but this morning...there they are! I need a project small enough to carry around in my purse. That is one of the bad things about knitting big stuff- you are pretty much stationary until the knitting is done. I need to get ready for work. Don't feel like it.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Just Sick

I should be ashamed of myself. I am. Sort of. I started a purple and cream hat and still have the blue green knotty scarf on my purse... But I have an idea for another project. And this doesn't make a lot of sense either. I want to make a wrap (seriously? yep.) based on a wrap I already own. Just can't figure out color and stitches...when I could just use the wrap I have. Oh but it's not knit and it attracts lint. So that will probably be after or during hats

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I let the dogs out this morning and it really looked like fall was over and the season had changed. The grass in Rod and Tess' back yard was all brown (we say brown, but it isn't brown. It's kind of yellow. Straw like) At any rate, the leaves are all down and the trees are naked and sad. This is the time of year when knitters are rampant! I don't have a season. I will knit in the 115* heat, just as easily as by the fire (I only wish I had a fireplace.) But I do feel that winter knitting is the best- and wearing the things you've made is awesome. Few years ago I bought a wrap on sale at wal mart for like a buck fifty and I am thinking of using it as a pattern for a knit wrap. Also, in wearing the hooded scarf....It might be perfect for someone about five feet tall, but I am going to either have to expand it or block it with heat-and the idea of knitting more of it just makes me tired so I guess we can all figure out what's going to happen.... I suppose it's nice to have something I can be so publicly passionate about= I am proud to be a knitter, I am happy to talk about it with strangers and I don't have to hide it or make excuses- much unlike anything else I've ever liked. So it's been good to me. And I think I'm going to make another wrap. And if I decide I want a hood on it....I might do it. The possibilities are endless!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hopeful Future

Here it is the first of December and i am thinking optimistically of things to come. I ordered a tablet, so I am hoping to be able to post pics of my knitting a little easier. I view my laziness with disgust, that it's too much of a pain to take a pic with a digital camera, download the pics from the sd card to my laptop and then find them for whatever weird purpose... But being a lazy wench, yes, it would be better if I could take pics from a device and add them to my blog easily. (What do I want, exactly? For my thoughts to materialize with illustrations? Shudder...) I'm knitting the fuzzy variegated blue is lovely in color but what a total pain! I realize I will have to keep it as there are at least two pretty good mistakes i can't stop staring at, and if I wear it I wont care. I don't know what I'm going to do for mom...Christmas is coming fast, and I can't buy her anything..maybe a pedicure or find her a night gown....I don't know. I love her. That's for another blog. I am wearing the hood today, since it's cold and windy- but what a number it does on my hair...which doesn't need to be any rattier than it already is. I am even thinking of either blocking the hood or knitting the wings a little longer, then I think, nah, I'll just wear it.....