Tuesday, January 17, 2006

knitting olympics!

Yay! I'm in the Knitting Olympics! God bless Yarn Harlot for making us all that much crazier with knitting stress.

I've decided to do Sonnet from Knitty.com

Sure, sure, it's not THAT difficult, but working full time and chasing kids is going to be eating so much of my time soon that managing a sweater in 16 days is going to kick my ass!

I have 9 skeins of funky vintage red heart bulky in a bizarre teal color. I know, acrylic is icky, but I'm broke, and this stuff is way softer than any red heart you'd find in a store nowadays. I also think I'm going to try doing the seed stitch version. Garter stitch kind of bugs me, and I need to get better at producing seed stitch in a reasonable amount of time. Maybe this will give me the motivation I need to learn continental knitting.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Bright side

Ok, I went to go start cleaning and my previous post was so depressing that I had to stop so I could post SOMETHING positive.

I started on Julsey723's Anthropologie Inspired capelet. KAL found Here.

I'm doing it using LoisGriffinWannabe's original modifications using a double strand of Patons Classic Merino in Chestnut. I've separated out the sleeves and Have been working on the bottom. I'm trying to decide now if I want to make it a full size cardigan. I know I want longer sleeves. My chubby arms don't look good in those little sleeves right now.

I'll be posting pics soon of the WIP. For now, back to cleaning.

Holy slackerness, Batman!

I haven't been on here for a while, clearly showing my blogging dedication.

It's been crazy around here lately. I finally went back to work, albeit part-time for now. We've totally spring cleaned the house (With the exception of our bedroom and the sewing room). John's been working insane hours. My daughters best friend is moving to California, so there have been lots of get-togethers, and frankly, I'm exhausted. And broke.

Very Broke.

Did I mention that I'm broke?

Being out of work for 2 months has killed us financially. I know It will get better, but when you are at the bottom, it's hard seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. My dear friend Beth took me out to lunch last week and as a late Christmas gift bought me 2 lovely pairs of very retro pumps. I felt absolutely terrible about it. I hate being poor. I felt so bad coming home with new shoes when I know that the rest of the fam needs them more, but i don't have the money for them.

Granted, it's a temporary setback. It's not like we're starving. it's just that I'm poor like I was many years ago. struggling single mom on her own, with a VERY modest income. it's become a case in the last 2 months of paying a bill or buying groceries. I hate that feeling.

Now that I've whined, I'm going to stfu and go do something productive. I'm going to clean and cook. Maybe I can't pay the bills right now, but I don't have to live in a hovel.

Friday, January 06, 2006

3 posts in

total insomnia. not a picture or an interesting thing posted yet. Dammit. I resolve this weekend to post pictures of my current projects and link my blog out, or shall I forever be doomed to whiney blog hell.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


sooooooooooo tired. Sleep deprivation is so not me. I can't even take a nap today because they are doing utility work in my neighborhood! Oh well. Looks like I'll be on the sofa for the afternoon watching movies and working on the Mr.Dangly monkey I'm knitting for my son's birthday.

I think I'll have to get some pics together and work on this thing a bit more. fancy schmancy it up and stuff.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Hmmmm. First blog entry. I feel pressured. Hell, I'm not even sure why I'm starting one, but it seems like the thing to do, so here goes.