Saturday, March 28, 2009

Reason 9,999,999 why I love my husband..

Because the St. Louis Blues just scored and he reached over and kissed the cat. :-)

Friday, March 27, 2009

How many projects?

How many projects do you have the yarn for? I was cleaning out my knitting basket last night in anticipation of starting a new sweater for me this weekend. The Central Park Hoodie was to be on my needles this weekend. Until I cleaned out my knitting basket. And there where UFO's. A prayer shawl. One sock of a pair. Another sock of a pair. And a partial first sock of another pair. So this weekend will be devoted to finishing projects already underway. Because that knitting basket is not the only place I stash partially completed projects.
Then I started to think about all the yarn I have stashed for other projects. And how it makes me feel guilty when I buy new yarn because I already have all that yarn. So now I am debating challenging myself to not buy new yarn. For a year. Yes, a whole year without new yarn. I have plenty, enough yarn for probably 100 new pair of socks, several sweaters, baby yarn in case of a needed baby shower gift.
So I shall take the plunge. No new yarn for a year. I can put it on my wish list for birthday and Christmas. But no new yarn for a year. As of today. And as I type this, I'm feeling a bit whoozy.
Wish me luck! Anyone else want to join me?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ian's quilt

I have finished a quilt for Ian, who is going through chemotherapy at the present time. I hope that it keeps him warm when he is not feeling well, and that it brings a sense of comfort. I have never met Ian, but I have met the people who love him dearly. Every stitch is a prayer for a quick recovery and a long life full of laughter.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dental Work

I had dental work yesterday and then came home. Hard to talk with both sides of my mouth numb, and answering the phone at work would have been impossible. Went to bed for 2 hours, woke up at 3 and the tingling was still there but barely. Sore today, but that will pass. Just glad it is over. And today is Wednesday, we're on the downhill slide to the weekend as of noon today. Heather is in a skating show this weekend and I am going to be doing hair and makeup for her, say a prayer please. Heather is a girly girl and I am not, and this should be interesting.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Socks on the feet

I snapped a pic of Cindy wearing her socks,

And I also snapped a pic of Phoebe, one of her dogs.

Phoebe didn't like me much. But she's adorable. And she loves her mommy.

Thankfully Monday is over and it's on to Tuesday. Which means work for a few hours and then go to the dentist for dental work. Then it's on to the rest of the week. :-)

Friday, March 13, 2009

I am a stacker

I admit it. I am a stacker. I can't help it. I just pile things on top of each other till I don't remember what all is in the stack at the bottom. This weekend I am going to clean the stack off the chair in the dining room. I sew in there, and I stack patterns and fabric and I have no idea what else is in there. But this weekend I am cleaning up that stack. And I am going to finish the quilt I am making for the neighbors' nephew. And I am going to knit on my shawl I started last night. My yarn came for the Fountain Pen Shawl, and I actually cast on last night. Couldn't wait. So that is what I did. Tonight on the way home from work I shall swing by and get a pizza, we can eat and then I can clean up that stack and start sewing and knitting. Tomorrow is quilting at the Quilted Moose, we're making bags. I have no idea what the bag looks like, but I will get my fabric together tonight for that. Not sure what else I will work on, but I have plenty of projects, that's for sure.
Here's to Friday! (Even if it is Friday the 13th! :-)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Next project

So this morning I ordered this: Isn't that the best blue? It's a cashmere/wool/synthetic blend to knit this:

The Fountain Pen Shawl from the Spring Interweave Knits. You can see bonus photos there and also some other great designs in the current issue. I love the shawl though, and once my yarn gets here I can get started. Which should be in about a week, since it's coming from New York.
The weather here is stunning, so bright out. And we'll have to wait and see if we get more snow, we have lost quite a few feet it seems out of the backyard. I would love to be able to get to the clothesline so I can hang out the curtains! They need a washing terribly.