Saturday, December 30, 2006
In plotting out my future, instead of being one of those teenage girls who picks out her future kids' names I'm picking out names for my future sheep and alpaca! My parents roll their eyes but don't ever underestimate what I can do. I'm trying to figure out how I can get a sheep in town, you know maybe one of those shetlands, you know all itty-bitty and cutesy-wootsy. I even got to feed a baby sheep at Kentucky Down Under this summer and I have a picture of me holding one (if I can get it out of the frame and scan it I'll upload it). My dog is also part shepherd and she's shown me that's she good at herding (okay, she's killed a couple of squirrels in the process but...if the stupid things didn't tease her. Poor Chloe).
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Unfortunately my dad had to work today instead of his usual 11 AM to 11 PM though he gets off at 4 PM. If I'm not on here tomorrow have a glorious Christmas Eve and if not on here Monday, have a very Merry Christmas.
By the way, totally loving the knitting kangaroos over at Google:
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
By the way, I've been trying to come up with something to write to put into my senior writing portfolio and have come up with a fabulous idea! (Maybe not to the people reading I might confuse the hell out of them). But it will be an article on...knitting meeting aromatherapy. What kind of music do you listen to? Do you have a candle lit or something scented to help you relax as you knit and purl (or struggle with that stupid pattern that looks so pretty in the picture!)? Has knitting gotten you through a stressful time (i.e. final exams, diagnosis of a disease of a loved one or yourself, death of your goldfish, etc.)? Is there a relaxing yarn of choice?
If anyone reads this and knows of anyone with a knitting blog please link them here if I can get it written up soon that will be great (and of course it will be here!). And if I can get my hands on some of that lavender-scented yarn (can't think of what it is called but I'll find out) I will totally write about it.
Thanks ahead of time!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The shawl collar on the sweater was awful. I mean it's pretty, yes but you know God forbid you have to put it down to go pee because when you come back you forget what you're doing and have to rip it out to the beginning. No matter how many notes I wrote myself I had to frog it twice!
On to go back and clean my bedroom (it's an all day job)!
4 days till my birthday, 6 days till Christmas...
Friday, December 15, 2006
Mrs. H.: 2 skeins of sock yarn (1 is Opal and 1 is Fantissima), some Bath & Body Works "Cherry Blossom Body Butter" (smells great!), and a manicure file which I definitely need!
My Art Club Secret Buddy: 5 skeins of yarn (2 Red Heart Super Saver, 1 Red Heart Holiday, 2 skeins of Caron—3 solid purple, 1 variegated purple, and 1 white with silver in it) and she sewed me a "knitting caddy" which once I get pictures they will be posted!
Mrs. S.: Lindor chocolates (which are now gone! hehe)
Mrs. B.: A card and money (for being her teacher's aide—I won't post the amount but I almost needed CPR in the middle of the hallway)
And that's it. With all this yarn I will be set...for at least a month. Now to look for another sock pattern for one skein of the sock yarns (I already have one pattern, post about it later).
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
- Marguerite from Elsebeth Lavold Designer's Choice Book 5 The Summer Breeze Collection
- Piping for "Letter Have 'Em" S purse (for Sarah!) from SnB Nation—My first felted project we'll see how that turns out
- Rah! Rah!—my first long sleeved sweater to ever finish! Also my first design!
"The Project Box" is my new idea for 2007 to save myself from having so many projects on needles I will write down the information for a pattern (finished size, yardage, etc.) and draw it out of a box. If I like a pattern I will write down "for Me" or "for Someone Else" if it will be a great gift. So if I get that then I will draw from another box of my family with their sizes, favorite colors, etc. We'll see how long that lasts.