Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I'm Not Dead Yet!

I've been so SICK the last few days. I spent a big portion of Christmas Day alternately sweating and shivering on the couch, and laying in the bathroom floor praying for death. Fever, vomit, etc etc. I don't even REMEMBER most of that day, then yesterday and today I just slept a lot. I'm still really weak and tired. So far this week off sucks rocks. Nothing is getting done around here, and that includes spinning or much knitting. I tried a little, but was too doped up on the flu medicine to work on anything more complicated than the old Dr. Who Scarf.
Lucky for me we did most of our gift opening on Christmas Eve.

That is my Niece Cassie opening her learn to crochet kit. I think she's excited. Her birthday is January 1st, so she gets her scarf then. My Mom was going to be at her house all weekend and promised to help her learn the basic stitches. She got the big bad Red Heart learner's permit yarn, some crochet hooks, and a book with some cute tween-ish patterns for things like arm warmers and trim for her pants and phone cozies and ponchos etc. I haven't heard if she's made anything yet or not since I've been insane the last couple days. I'll try to find out though.
I slept till 4PM today and I'm seriously thinking about going back to bed around 2AM, so hopefully I'll be up at a reasonable hour tomorrow and I'll have enough energy to maybe take some pictures of stuff or oh...leave the house for more than a quick run to the store for cough syrup. Wheee!

Monday, December 19, 2005


Busy Busy...Xmas...busy busy TIRED.
I'm still working on xmas crafty things and trying to plan a Xmas Eve dinner thing and I have to work all week too :( There will be pictures and things here next week when I get to rest.
I started version 3 of the Dr. Who Scarf. This time I'm using Wool Ease. So far so good. It makes for good mindless tv knitting on nights when I'm too pooped to remember the lace pattern for the never ending baby blanket.
Meanwhile, I signed up for Secret Pal 7. If you want to sign up too you need to get on that before Jan 4th.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Random Pictures

These are some business cards I made up to hand out to people who might want to come to my local Stitch N Bitch. I have my contact info and the yahoo group address on the back. So far I don't think anyone who has been given a card has actually shown up more than once, but we do try.

We also hide these in knitting books at the local library.

This is some yarn I got at Hobby Lobby to make a drop stitch scarf with for my Niece for Xmas. You can see a bit of the scarf there in the pic, but I don't want to spoil it in case her Mom happens to see the blog.

It's a kind of frayed ribbon yarn and I really like how it looks. I wish Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee brand would have something other than novelty yarns though. What they do have is nice for what it is, but there could be a little more variety.

OK this thing is the deal. I hate those crappy red plastic Ka-Cha, Ka-Cha row counters. They have no style, and they have no handle/loop with which I can tether them to anythhing. I loose those things constantly. I think I've bought three or four of them. Well, THIS thing I WILL NOT lose. It has a little weight to it. It has a loop I can tie it up with, and It's SHINEY. It's cheaper than the ugly plastic ones too.

It's called a "Tally Counter" and can be found at several different sporting goods and office supply places. I got this one on ebay for about $4.
I can't take credit for this idea. Angie that I go to SNB with had one and it made me drool so I had to get my own.

That's all I have to show you today. I'm off to watch Project Runway on the tivo.

Monday, December 05, 2005

No More Excuses For You

OK, all you people who think Entrelac is too hard or scary or whatever need to head on over to the new issue of KNITTY and make the Danica Scarf. Use a self striping yarn like Noro Silk Garden instead of what he tells you to use though. I promise it'll be beautiful and painless.