Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No Knitting for Me

Dave's decree. I can't knit for the rest of the week. I've been whinning of pain in my wrist and my elbow and he said I hadda stop 'for it got too bad and was like for real perm. and stuff.

So I'm stopping. Mostly. I finished a hat in SWS in Natural Plum tonight. My friend who I taught to knit just made one out of the Nat. Geranium color and I needed it after I saw her's finished. She also made a really nice scarf with fringe. She even matched up the colors to have nice coordinating fringes. Way more love that I'd give a scarf. Ah, no matter. She's in the middle of her second scarf, this one for her to be Mother in Law. It's nat. earth and it looks a lot like the walls of Providence canyon or some other stratified dirt place.

Not so much for the pretty words tonight.

The Whitman socks are languishing in the middle of the first leg repeat of the lace pattern. I'm itchin' to get those off of my needles. They next yarn I think will be a tencel mix I got for Graduation from the GREATEST cousin of all, Cal.

I made sock blockers from hangers last night. They were super easy, although I am not sure if ANY of them are the same size/shape. *shrugs* So then I washed my two complete pairs of socks in the sink with some Aussie shampoo and hung them to dry overnight. I meant to wear a pair today, but it was hot so no wool for these toes. I'm sad now that summer is back in. Damn stupid short, mild, joke of a winter. I want to wear warm socks for longer. :( pout pout pout.

For a post with no pictures and no real content, I think it's gone on long enough.

So to recap, no knitting, damn, stupid weather, want to knit.wear more socks.

-> SO feels like Ross.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

New Socks- Whitman

I love wearing hand knit socks. It makes me happy to have my creations keeping my toes warm. :D

And, now that I've made 2 pair, knit from about 20 different patterns (socks that died because the yarn is UGLY) I feel confident enough to make my own damn socks. So I am.

I'm making what shall be called, the Whitman socks. I'm using the hand dyed Knitpicks bare I did forever ago and I'm doing 2 on magic loop, toe up. I used the magic cast on from Knitty and the toe given there. Then I got to a point here I wanted to add pizazz to the foot. I googled lace patterns and found the Leaves of Grass lace pattern on Lion Brand's website. So now I am working them with the lace repeating 2 full times and a half time on each side for the instep and then will join them on both sides when I hit the leg. I think I'll use WendyKnits! toe up heel for my heel since the one in Falling leaves turned out so ugly when I did it. And I like the name of my socks, very nerdy of me.

They are using the leaves of grass pattern (his collection of poetry) and the colors look all happy and bright and loud, kinda like a pride flag. Except no yellow and orange. And everyone said he was gay. So that is kinda backhanded, but I think that it's funny all the same. THEN, when I teach his poetry, I can wear my Whitman socks. Maybe I should recite his poetry while I knit them, to steep them in culture. :P

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Stalking Crazy Aunt Purl

I've been reading through Laurie's blogs and her archives and I've just been hooting with laughter. So, to show how stalkery I am, I've ripped off this thing she did like 2 years ago.
So you pick three, answer, and then tag folks. I'm not into being tagged, so I'll tag not.

But I'm gonna answer the ones I think I have something to say about and leave the others alone.

If I could be a scientist… I'd invent the wunder drug that cured crazy. There are too damn many crazy people in this world, and not enough drugs to keep them steady. Sadly, I think I know them all..

If I could be a farmer… I'd grow cotton and figger out a way to keep more of it from getting on the ground and try and make it a more effective harvesting system. Have you ever seen a just picked field, cotton all over the ground and tons left on the stalks. Not efficient.

If I could be a musician… I wouldn't play the flute. I've been there, done that, sucked bad. I think I'd play the piano. And I'd be good too,'s my fantasy so bite me. :P

If I could be a doctor… I'd treat poor people, people without insurance, and college students who are trying to make it just as good as my patients who could pay. I had a maaaaaaajor spider bite on my chest once in college and the Health center was closed, I couldn't get a doctor to see me, not a one. Greedy bastards. All cause I don't have ins.

If I could be a painter… I'd probably paint a ton of flowers. I think I'm obsessed with them. I love to photograph my gift flowers (tons of valentines rose pics from this am) and flowers I see in the wild. I think they are beautiful and I'm amazed at their delicate perfection.

If I could be a gardener… I'd plant wildflowers and not have so much flower beds as flower yards. I hate to mow grass, and to look out over a sea of wild flowers would rock.

If I could be a missionary… I'd go to Costa Rica and save the heathens of the city of Grecia. There aren't many I'm sure, but there is a slot in a coconut tree in the town square. This city sits between 2 volcans and you can see them and I LUV this city.

If I could be a chef… I'd be like Paula Dean's twin I'm sure. Except tons fatter. I love to watch her cook on TV cause she eats what she cooks, amazing! :D And I'm all about the down home ness and her sweets rock my socks.

If I could be an architect… I'd bring back beauty in buildings. NO more ugly squares with drop tile ceilings. Beauty in the details, like masonry or in moldings. I'd also cost a ton of money to build anything cause details aren't cheap.

If I could be a linguist… I'd bore my friends even more than I do about the English Language.

If I could be a psychologist… I'd prolly get fired for saying "Bitch Please!" a lot. I have no patience for nut jobs.

If I could be a librarian… I'd die happy. I could sniff books and read and knit like all the time. And I'm really good at research, so I could be a kickbutt high school librarian, like Mrs. Irwin at my hs.

If I could be an athlete… I'd be hot, and not so overweight.

If I could be a lawyer… I'd sue the people who made me mad. Or what I mean is, I'd fight for human rights.....yeah...

If I could be an inn-keeper… I'd have a cute b&b in Savannah, but I wouldn't charge $5o08708 a night to stay there. I think those places are really nice to stay, but totally unreasonable cause it's just 4 walls, a potty, and a bed for the most part. It CANNOT cost that much to keep the walls from falling down around your ears.

If I could be a professor… I'd be like Peg or Liz or a little o' both. Peg's all crazy hard and vague, but she makes you work. Liz is all crazy hard and nice and caring. She also gets great work out of you. I'd never be Dr. Davis. That man is a nut.

If I could be a writer… I'd be happy. I'd also scare the hell out of America with the stories I'd tell about me growin' up.

If I could be a llama-rider… I'd prolly figger a way to spin the llama fur. :D And I'd prolly suck a whoooole lot.

If I could be a bonnie pirate… OH, I love this one, I'd be Jimmy Buffett's side kick and we'd smuggle stuff and have burgers in paradise together! Or, I could be Capt. Sparrow's side kick, and umm, lover. :D

If I could be an astronaut… I would NOT be nutso like that lady who tried to kill the other lady recently.

If I could be a world famous blogger… I'd probably not be blogging dumb stuff like this.

If I could be a justice on any one court in the world… Supreme and yes to gay marriage and gay rights. Stupid conservative courts in GA.

If I could be married to any current famous political figure… um or not. Not so into the politics thing.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Randomness at it's worst

I think I'm in a funk. I feel all ick...just not right and not real sure why.

Sunday, I didn't leave the house. I never even saw the sun.

I've been sleeping a ton as of late and it feeeeeels goooooood. :D I'll sleep until like 2, go to bed at like 1am and sleep all the way through again. I just guess I'm really tired. Or maybe I'm dying. That could be it, I'mma die in two days.

And I'm in a slump in my crafting. I've wanted to sew for like a week now, and I had 2 whole free days to do it, but I just couldn't bring myself to put away the ball winder, unpack the sewing machine, get all my gear out, and THEN craft. It just didn't seem like it was a worthwhile project. I've got 2 purses that need linings, a purse I've got pieced but not sewn, and a number of purses working in my head. I need a new tote bag for school, but I'm not into it. I NEED to fix the boy's pants, but I'm not into that either. I've put the pants fixing off for like months. MONTHS. What kind of girlfriend am I?


And I can't follow a pattern any more. I'm kniting feather and fan socks, magic loop, 2 at a time, Wendy's pattern, and I can't keep it together long enough to do the lace in the dang thing. IT'S ONE REPEAT. Just one, and the rest are knit knit knit. And stupid me can't even get that right. Maybe I'm in need of some medical attn. for this funk o' mine. But I dunno. I just feel like I'm waiting for life to kick in before I get committed to anything else.

I went on an interview in Sav. last week, seems positive, but haven't heard if I have the position yet. I think I'm not wanting to do much of anything in case I have to pack up and move in three weeks like 400 miles across the state. I have no real idea of the actual distance, but it's a butt load of a ways off.

So maybe that's my funk. I'm just "between" right now. Like Kate said in French Kiss, "There were a few months a long time ago, but I was between teaching jobs." Maybe that's it, I'm just between.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Many Photos, FO Parade :D

I've been meaning to post a number of photos for a very long time, and I'm lazy, what can I say?

So here we go folks, hold on to your butts...

My Falling Leaves socks that are so much by the pattern.
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And an action shot
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Finally, the heel. This looks all weird, and I'm not sure how I managed to screw it up so badly, there are holes in the heels and it looks sloppy.
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A blanket, the first project I ever started. I meant for it to be a blue scarf, seed stitch, but it was too wide. So I bought a few more skeins of yarn and made it a blanket. They aren't all the same length, but it works as a blanket for me.
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One Fetching, but I screwed it up too. I read the pattern wrong and missed the part where there was a cable round...who knew?
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My ballband bag, pre felting.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I loved knitting this, no brainer and it's a purse, not a washrag. :D Totally easy. Not sure about handles yet though.

And it made a nice Smee hat before I felted it, felt like Hook should have been yelling at me or I should be dodging a ticking croc.
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And we have been a tad bored as of late, soooo Scrabble online (don't download from yahoo cause it only lets you play 1.5 times) Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I helped the boy spell Wooly. :D