Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I'm now over at http://thekniterpreter.wordpress.com/
Hope to see you there.
PS I tried to create an actual link to my new blog but it wouldn't accept it. Now you know why I have moved.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I've been working on a few knitting projects the last couple of weeks. Despite the fact that being sick sucks; I certainly got a decent amount of knitting done.
I'm almost done my Cherie Amour by Ashley Adams Moncrief. Designed for Knitty: Fall 2007.
I had a lot of trouble lining up the lace once the decreasing started. I eventually decided to not worry about it. It really isn't all that noticeable that it doesn't all line up perfectly.
All that is left is the sewing (ugh) and some edging. Not bad. If I can force myself to get to the sewing that is.
My Corsica is on hold for now.
I really need to get to my Christmas knitting. I leave for Vernon on the 20th or 21st. Yikes! I do this to myself every year. What I need is a copy of The Knitter's Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything with the words "DON'T PANIC" printed on it in large friendly letters; a largish skein of cashmere from my favorite LYS (1); and a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (2) to forget life, the universe, and everything.
**For those of you who are not familiar with "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy":
(1) A largish skein of cashmere has a similar effect on the psychological well being of knitters as a largish towel from Marks and Spencer on interstellar hitchhikers.
(2) The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is the best drink in (non)existence. It's effect is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
Stay tuned for more Christmas knitting adventures. Coming to a blog post near you.
Can I really say that I'm addicted to socks though? I have only knit 2 pairs after all.
Maybe it's the yarn I'm addicted to. I do have enough to make 20 more pairs.
Might as well face it I'm addicted to yarn. Might as well... Mmh... It just doesn't have the same melodic ring to it.
I guess that means I better get sock knitting. :)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Where do we, English speakers, come up with these idioms? Personally I've never really seen a very sick dog.
What happens when a dog really is sick? Do we say: "Poor thing, he's as sick as a human, a hominid, a Homo sapiens, an Adamite"?
All good questions to ponder when you are stuck at home sick as a dog. :)
Bude (n.) - A polite joke reserved for use in the presence of vicars.
Budle (vb.) - To fart underwater.
*All words and definitions from "The Deeper Meaning of Liff" by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Oh, come my dear, and come with me
And wander 'neath the bromsgrove tree - Betjeman
("The Deeper Meaning of Liff" by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd)
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Congratulations to Amy and Sandra (a.k.a Sandra and Amy) on your nuptuals.
The party on Friday was a big success thanks to Michelle and Coreena (sp?) and many others. We all managed to keep the party a secret too so it was a true surprise.
Although, I think the real surprise came when we managed to talk Sandra into a public kiss. Don't they look happy? I mean... ew sick! ;) (that one's for Sandra).
Here's to many more years of bliss you two.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Brompton (n.) - A brompton is that which is said to have been committed when you are convinced you are about to blow off with a resounding trumpeting noise in a public place and all that actually slips out is a tiny 'pfpt'.
In a sentence: I wish my husband would, once in a while, commit a brompton instead of the trumpeting noise that resounds through the floor from the basement family room.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Also: The perfectly reasonable explanation that knitters give themselves when buying more yarn despite the fact they have a big enough stash at home to start their own store.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I just spent the better part of my day taking pictures of and documenting my yarn stash. It wasn't as scary as I thought. That may be because of the fact that I'm not actually finished yet. Yikes!
I am sure that there are many others out there in knit land that have much bigger stashes than I do. I do take comfort in that. :)
To see my stash in its entirety, you will need to check me out Ravelry.
Happy stash busting everyone.