Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Knitting Continued

I promise pics will be posted before the end of the week. I think I have about 20 rows left til I can do the toes on Mom's socks. I did 20 rows tonight wwhich equals 2 and a half repeats. I would like to think 4 repeats will be long enough but I think its gonna take 5. My goal for right now is blocking Wednesday morning. Fingers crossed.

I got my 6 discloths done and they are sitting on my couch, wrapped around soap and tied with ribbon waiting to go into gift bags for the family. I am working on a few more for some additional people that will need gifts but i think some can wait until after the holiday so I have time.

I actually did some wrapping today and hope to get some more done tomorrow and my final shopping done Tues and wrapping Wednesday. Long week ahead but will end nicely.

Next project: Gwen Slouch with Yak/Merino for ME!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Keep on swimming, keep on swimming.....

Thats what I feel like today. I really should be knitting those silly socks! I just don't feel motivated. Something is seriously wrong with my wrist and it is really uncomfortable to knit. Crochet is a little better. Working on some discloths and am up to 4 done with a 5th on the hook. Should get the 6 I need by Christmas done without too much heart burn. Pics will be posted soon. Just havin trouble with that for some reason.

Found a sitter for New Years Eve so I can go be stupid with bestest. We are getting all dolled up and going out to who knows where. Then its the Bacon, Cheese and Chocolate potluck on the second. Then on the 14th I leave for Paris!!!!!! SOOOOOOO excited. This next few months is gonna be crazy but it will be awesome too.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Knitting

So I am determined to finish a pair of socks for my mother for Christmas. And these are not just any socks. These are knee high, cabled socks from hell.

The Treetop Socks from Knitty have turned out to be a challenging but not impossible project. The charts leave a bit to be desired but I am relatively certain that the designer is working on correcting the issues. I am knitting these socks on size 1 circs and using handspun yarn from Twist of Fate Spinnery right here in Ct. I believe the yarn is an alpaca merino blend and it is very soft. I am really happy with how they are turning out and hope I can finish in time. I am at the gussets for both socks so fingers crossed.

I am also working on some washcloths for everyone that will be paired with soaps from Bayberry Meadows (find her on Etsy). Looking forward to giving the handmade gifts!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suppose I should post more

I'm guessing once a year is bad. Oh well.

Lots going on...... starting my last semester of undergrad in Feb and applying to law school. Crazy nervous and excited all at the same time. Newly elected the secretary/treasurer for my union. Single again which kinda sucks. Just chugging through everyday.

Workin on some knitting for Christmas. Knee socks for mom, washcloths for the rest and made some jewelry for my sis.

Think thats about it for now.........

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cool stuff

So first and foremost I finished spinning the 87 million pounds (ok really only 1 or less) of pewter grey bamboo roving I bought forever and a week ago. It is beautiful. I am working on plying it and its a bit underplied but I think it will work out ok anyway. As soon as it is done and skeined I will post a pic. :-) Very happy

Sat. was holiday gift (yankee style) swap day for SnB. Weaselmomma is incredible and her gift was a nostepinne, mohair locks and a 2 (I think) oz roving. Absolutely fabulous and i am really excited to start playing with my spinning a little.

I actually finished my sister's sweater long before Christmas along with a pullover, hooded deal for my niece which came out adorable. I started another sweater for myself. Stockinette with some short row shaping to spice it up. Nice to not be doing cables :-) Also working on 2 pairs of socks, a pair of thrummed mitts, flip-top gloves for my dental hygenist (a request) and a pair of fingerless mitts for me. Doing some stash busting for some baby blankets and feeling pretty productive.

School starts back up on Feb 2, so saving up to buy books adn ready to face Alternative Dispute Resolution, Torts and Algebra. Yay huh?

At work, my partner is fabulous with a capital F which makes coming to work phenomenal. Helps balance a lot of the other stupidity I am dealing with here. I work with some very young people with this being their first job. They therefore think it is awful as they have no frame of reference. I however spent 6 years in a much busier system with crappy management at a national level on down and think this side of the fence is heaven!

Overall this year is shapin up ok in my mind. Some nice boys in my life that make me smile and some new rules for my little man which so far are makin him easier to deal with. Finding the positive in things is making things easier and I hope I can keep doing it. Started working out at home today and back on my weight watchers with a goal of 14 pounds lost by March 1st. I can do it!! :-)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Apparently I need to focus more on my spelling. I just re-read my last post and the spelling was horrible!! Work is work as always. Had a terrible cranky patient recently who must have told me 3 times to shut up during the call. Not sure why someone would call 911 and then be so mean once we got there. I completely understand how much it stinks to be sick and in pain but totally unfair to take it out on everyone else.

Got some new games for the Wii the lil man and I got for Christmas. I played CSI for about 3 hours today :-) So funny!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years Resolutions

1. I am gonna blog more so I dont hurt people. Hopin if a really do rant here I will have an outlet for the idiocracy I deal with daily.

2. I am gonna be nice to people even when they are stupid.

3. And I will find the positive in all the things that happen.

Today started my day with miserable people who had ntohing better to do than spout negativity to all within earshot. Going so far as to butt in on converations that they were not a part of. Why must some bring down all those around them? I struggle everyday to be psoitive and happy despite what may be going on in my persoanl life yet others insist on bringing all their baggage to work and making it my issue too. Ok Im done :-) Hopefully tonight will bring better emotions.