Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sock Hell

As soon as I posted about my knitting slump, it went away. I finished the angora lace scarf (no pix yet, soonish)

I got more re-enforcement for Dan's sock, so I cast on and last Sunday at knitting group, I got all the way to the heel-turning bit (huh, I just mistpyed and wrote hell-turning... Hello? Dr. Freud?) Anyway... my hands were getting tired so that night while watching TV, I went to tighten the toe stitches (because they're toe-up and tightening of the figure-8 cast on is very important) and... I somehow completely pants it up.

So I ripped the whole damn thing out. And started again. I'm still on my toe increases. Grrrrrr.

But tomorrow night, I'm going for a girl's weekend in Florida and it will be awesome.

And next Thursday, I won't be at work... until the following Tuesday. Just celebrating my birthday and hanging out with faraway friends. I can't wait.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Rain, Rain GO AWAY

Guess what! I do still exsist! Who knew? Lately, there have been several out-of-town guests. And lots of house-hunting. But really? I've just been in a really lazy mood these past few weeks. I blame the weather.


I got a new package from my secret pal last weekend!!!!

I would like to confess that those candy boxes are empty. Because I like sugar.

I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this sweater from the RYC book and wish to make it at some point. But I need to wait until I have the $$$$ so I can do it right in the cashcotton. Or maybe whatever they're calling their wool/cashmere blend.

Well, I bet you know that a few weeks ago, we got more rain than we could handle. This is the stream across the street from my house.

That was taken a few days after the water level had started to go down a bit. They closed my street for awhile because of flooding and the creek did take out a bridge and a bunch of trees, so it had to have been several feet higher at least for a brief bit. (Can we say "flash flood" boys and girls?) Usually, the things is only 2-3 feet deep, so impressive.

Here is Bitey the Wonder Gerbil enjoying her gerbil treat from my secret pal.

Chloe enjoys it as well!

I haven't been knitting a lot lately. I don't think I'm in a knitting slump so much as a "anything that's not lying around and watching TV" slump. But, the scarf is slowly growing.