Sunday, September 27, 2015

The WHOLE Reason

Quitting smoking? sucks, and yet most days I'm pretty ok with it. I was only smoking at work, because my family doesn't smoke and mostly hate those who do. So when my lungs became super-corroded I decided to quit, again, and using knitting, again, as the crutch.
I am thinking I quit on  September 7th...but I might have smoked a random cigarette I found in my purse on the following Sunday. Which would have been the 13th. So whatever, it's been almost 3 weeks and I haven't slipped once. YAY ME!
Still at the violet scarf at work. I keep it in my locker and get it out at break to try and structure my time so I don't miss smoking. Whatever it takes, I guess.
Big plans this fall...maybe. We'll see how any plans I make turn out. I want to take the Old Man to the fair for his birthday (It's actually before his birthday but we are adults here.)I have vacation scheduled for my birthday. Mostly to burn some hours and not be at work. Who wants to accept getting older AND work?? It's so not cool. I haven't worked my birthday in probably 20 years. And don't intend to.
Anyway we all know what happens to me when I have vacation time. I somehow end up at some random casino like I have money to throw away. Idiot!
Ah, happy times!
So the latest from the Old Man is, he thinks the fuzz from my yarn is affecting my lungs. I hope this isn't true because I don't know how I would live without knitting. I may have to look for fuzzless yarn? I don't know. He tries to take care of me, but look at this crazy life I lead, knitting and all. Sharp needles, fuzzy yarn...I'm a wild woman!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yarn Eater

I forgot how much yarn you use in the rib stitch. On big needles. The fabric created is heavy and thick of course but this is really going to take a couple skeins.
It's going pretty quickly but who knows when I'll finish since I haven't been taking it to work....I have a whole other project in my locker...the reversible cable knit scarf in a deep violet. I am reserving judgment on it at the moment because though it is on needles almost as big as the eplain rib, its not going as fast. Patience! Patience!
Its the first day of favorite season. Everything I love is in this season. And the first one I have to enjoy without my mom.
I suppose in a way it might be getting easier but still there are torturous memories and things I can't get out of my head. October will be my first birthday without her.
I miss her so much. I never thought I could live without her. Yet here we are. Look at me surviving and shit!
I've really started feeling old.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rib Stitch Navy

The latest
And I did unravel a couple feet to start over with the slipped first Stitch. It looked much better.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Navy Scarf

Damned if  I didn't forget to slip the first stitch of every row. Dang it!!!!
So I realized it after rib stitching a couple feet. Crap.
So plowing my way through that and intending to make a hat too. Hats take a couple days...scarves take a month.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Catch Up

So there's the blanket. I finished the scarf for Kim. Now can't find the hat! Think its at work...I hope. Working on a prayer shawl...almost following the pattern. Pics of that later.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Ill-Fated, Long Term Blanket

I don't know that I will ever make another baby blanket. I worked on it from April to June. I am delivering it TO HER MOM today. And the baby- gorgeous little baby- was born Wednesday.
So, yeah, I am cursed with... something.
Got a new phone last week, and I LOVE it. I mean, it's three thousand times better than my old smartphone. Hopefully I will be inspired to take a bunch of pictures of my work.
Still on the scarf. Honestly, there is nothing more boring or tedious than making a scarf. I think blankets aren't as bad. This is just going on and on. Took a day to knit the hat, and three months to do the scarf. YUCK. Of course it's seed stitch, which is tedious anyway. Knit pearl knit pearl. Pearl knit pearl knit....on and on, into eternity.
I am thinking about another hood/throw/scarf/cowl.....I don't know. It's going to be on big ass needles, and it's going to be for me. I am thinking of navy and buff...I often think of navy and buff!
I am really trying to get through work this week. I am on vacation next week, and will inevitably spend it watching the US Open and knitting.
I do plan on posting more pics- it's good to have some memories to look back on.
Hopefully some good ones.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


So I have missed the boat on Crystal's baby blanket. She was induced this morning. Oh well! She knows I love her.
I got a new phone so all that has been going on is Candy Crush and fiddling with apps. *sigh*
I am also watching the US Open. Too awesome for words. And it is easier to post from this phone than it is my tablet.