Let’s just pretend this week didn’t happen, ok?
Nightmare! March 29, 2007
Do you know what I have? I have a completed left front of Reid.
Do you know what I don’t have? My camera. Size 4 needles to cast on for the right front. Anything else to knit.
Slowly. Going. Insane. What. Did. I. Do. Before. I. Learned. To. Knit?
I used to work for a national retail company who yesterday announced they were laying off around 3400 workers who were making too much money working for them. I have some good friends who were affected by these layoffs; one girl who just had a baby in January and was scheduled to return to work from her maternity leave today got called in yesterday morning just so they could fire her. Another friend had been with the company for over 12 years.
I hope the CEO enjoys his new yacht.
Monogamous knitting March 28, 2007
Starting late last fall, I felt a compulsion to knit socks. The minute one was off the needles, I started another. There was no problem with Second Sock Syndrome, because I am a product knitter and I wanted the finished socks. You see, I had to catch up. I had to have hand knit socks, and I had to have enough. Did you see the picture (scroll down to third photo) Wendy posted with all of her pairs of socks? That’s what I was up against.
Now that Spring is here, that drive, that need, has dissipated. I can work on Anna’s cardigan again without looking longingly at my sock yarn collection. Don’t get me wrong, though. I still want to knit up another pair of socks, and I’m mentally planning my next pair, but it’s not a compulsion. And they may not be for me.
I think I might make my Mom a pair of socks. Maybe Roza’s socks. I have a couple skeins of Lorna’s Laces in the purple iris colorway that I think she’d love.
They’d probably be a gift for Christmas, so there’s no rush. I can continue working on Reid and have it done (hopefully!) before Anna outgrows it.
Your picture for today is my new car!
See the lawn mower in the corner? That summitch is going to be getting some use this weekend. Darn Spring.
Sproing. March 26, 2007
It seems to be pretty common for people to post about the things that indicate that Spring has arrived. I started thinking along a traditional vein.
We have a couple of Bradford Pear trees in our back yard, and when the wind blows, the scent of the blossoms blows into my kitchen. Heavenly.
However, another sure sign of Spring is the arrival of the humidity, and what it does to our hair. Particularly, Anna’s hair.
It’s hard to get a good shot that shows just how wild her hair gets. You can’t tell that her hair is down to the middle of her back, because it just curls up and looks shoulder length. She just HATES having her hair combed. We’ve invested in some detangler spray and that helps a bit.
So this weekend happened. We had some lovely weather, so we spent a lot of time outside. I pulled some weeds in the daffodil/iris bed on Saturday, and we went to the park on Sunday. Outside time is a good thing with a 2 year old.
I’ve done one and a half repeats on Reid since I last mentioned it. Just so you know precisely where I am, I am working on the left front, and have completed a total of 4 repeats of the 16 row pattern. I’m making it in size 4, so I have to complete 6 repeats before I work on the armhole shaping. I completed the back last October.
The One March 23, 2007
A lot of couples have the rule that there’s one person whom each is allowed to get dirty with if the opportunity arises. For Scott, that person is Gabrielle Anwar. (It used to be Meg Ryan.)
For me, it’s late 70’s Tom Petty.
“But then somethin’ I saw in your eyes
Told me right away
That you were gonna have to be mine”
Of course I’ll need a time machine, so if any of you are working on that please hurry up.
So, who’s your free sexy sexy?
Come Jaywalk with Me March 22, 2007
We watch the Jaywalkers slowly emerge from their cave.
They peek out. Is it safe?
They shed their outer shell, and get ready to party.
Watch them frolic in the sun!
Pattern: Surely you’ve heard of the Jaywalkers?
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Alizarine.
Mods: Worked toe-up. Used the Turkish cast-on and a star toe. I also subtracted 4 stitches from the width of the sock to fit my narrow foot better.
Oh yeah, this is how much yarn I had left over.