Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creative Fires

Finished the back of the CPH and have started on the left front.  I'm really happy with my choice in yarn, but I have a feeling I'm going to be glad to work with something else by the time I'm finished. 

Waiting for some blocking boards and bought a sweater blocker set of flexible blockers & pins.  I have too many pets to just use a towel on the table, so once the boards get here I'll block the back and set it somewhere safe from fuzzy critters. 

I'm trying to stay in a creative mode/mood.  I love to work with different materials and knitting isn't my only passion.  Currently I'm working on an oil painting and have plans for a few different projects for the steampunk costumes for my husband and myself.

I'll not be knitting any gifts this year, like I thought I would, but I'm really starting to feel comfortable with trying knew knitting patterns so will likely knit some things during the coming year for gifts.  I have some ideas already.

Happy Yule to you and yours. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow, Cold and the CPH

Holy smokes it's cold.  Washington is currently in the cruel clutches of an arctic freeze.  Damn cold, that means.  So the roads are icy, husband and I both had to take the day off of work.  What a pain.  I don't like missing work unless it's for fun.  Even being sick and having to stay home depresses me.  It's just not safe out there, not to mention our own road is frozen.  We have to drive up a small incline to get to the top of our road and then it propels us down for a mile before we hit the main road.  Which isn't main enough for sanding/salting.  Sorry, but my little Neon is like a mad roller skate on ice, just can't do it. 

It supposed to start warming up tomorrow, I figure by then the roads should be clear and dry anyway, so we should be able to get to our works.

I've been knitting on the central park hoodie now for almost two months, I'm still just on the back panel, but coming onto the home stretch of it.  That's the problem with being a large woman, everything but mittens, socks, hats and scarves have to be knit mega big, which means it takes longer to knit than one for a regular sized person.  I'm proud of what I've accomplished so far, I have to say that a lot of credit goes to my tools and materials.  Good bamboo needles and nice yarn make it fun to knit.  The cute little stitch counters I bought on Etsy and the knitting apps on my iTouch help me to not make as many errors that would slow my progress. 

When I finish the back and get it blocked I'll snap pic.  It's going to be pretty and comfy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Whoops! Where did the time go?

I'm more than a little embarrassed that it's been nearly 2 months since my last post here.  Time seems to have just slipped away from me.  I hear that's common the older you get.  Remember the days when summer seemed to last forever and you thought that Christmas would never arrive?  Now, I feel like I have zero hours to get anything done!

Sadly, much of it is due to the absolutely suck-atude of my job.  There was a time that I crawled out of bed around 4:30 in the morning, walked into work at 6am and was home by 3:30pm.  Those were the days.  With the financial cutbacks of our time, my schedule has changed drastically.  I lost my shift to someone with more seniority because they were reducing the amount of people working.  Four days out of the week I'm not going in until 9am and I don't get home until 6:30pm.  Not a big difference you say?  Well, it wouldn't be if I didn't go to bed at 9pm!  Sorry, but I'm tired and worn out, so my bedtime didn't change with my shift.  Mondays I get a small reprieve going in two hours earlier and getting off two hours earlier.  That's the day I get to run some of my lesser errands that can't wait until the weekend, so it's not the break you would think it could be.  I know very well that I should be grateful that I even *have* a job, don't get me wrong, I am.  That doesn't change the fact that my life sucks big donkey right now. 

So I'm a zombie during the week after work, my fibromyalgia is antagonized beyond belief and the only thing I have any real energy for is playing World of Warcraft for about an hour or so.  With fibro-fog I can't concentrate on knitting very well and WoW is pretty much a no brainer most of the time. 

All that being said, I did start my "Central Park Hoodie".  I knit a bit on the weekends while catching up with tv shows from the past week.  I find the time between running errands and trying to keep the house in order. 

I was blessed with the best husband a woman could hope for and so the burdens aren't shouldered alone.  Here's a man who gets up at 3:30 in the morning, drives and hour and a half to work then again after work.  He takes care of the animals when he gets home at 3:45pm, fixes dinner and does a few other chores.  Wow, good thing I married a man 9 years younger than myself, haha!  My shift is just as hard on him as it is on me and I appreciate him immensely. 

It seems I have some decisions to make, though I make them hesitantly.  It was sheer luck when I got the shift that I had and though they say that things could change and I'll get my shift back, I don't believe them.  So do I job hunt, knowing that in all likelihood I'm going to working a similar shift?  Yea, doesn't make sense does it.

So, for now, I'll knit when I can and maybe during the zen-like times of actively knitting I'll come up with a solution that will allow me to have both a life and a career. 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What's going on?

Wow, it's been a while since my last blog post hasn't it?  That's what happens when the geek takes over the knitter.  LOL

Next weekend is PAX and I'm really excited about it.  This will be our first year going to the geekvent.  In the past we would hear about it just a few weeks before and tickets would be sold out.  But this year we watched the website for when the tickets were on sale and bought in as soon as I was able.  If we hate it, we won't have to worry about it next year.  If we love it, it will become a must do annual event.

The past 2 weeks I've been, once again, immersed in World of WarCraft.  This has been a favorite game of all time for the last few years.  I hadn't played a lot since the first of the year, just now and again, and when my husband decided he wanted to play again it took no time for me to become as completely entrenched as always. 

Never fear though, the Central Park Hoodie will begin after PAX.  I can't wait to get started.  I bought season 2 of Trueblood and that will carry me through to the new television season premieres.  Can't wait until the 23rd when "The Big Bang Theory" comes back!

I have a full few months ahead of me.  Pax next week.  I'm hoping to see Heart at the Puyallup Fair on the 25th of Sept.  Then in October I have a work related convention in Seattle.  November is SteamCon.  Then, of course, the December holiday.  Phew.  I'm going to need the quiet of January & February just to recover.  I hope to be more involved with my garden next year, so will need those two months to quietly plan.  I can think of all the yard stuff to do while knitting!  haha

So, I'm still here, just not knitting for about another week.  Oh...and yes, I will be picking up spinning again this fall.  :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just about ready!

I have the needles I need.
The pattern is waiting.
The yarn has arrived from Elann.
Central Park Hoodie is on the horizon. 
Weeeeee!

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's My Birthday!!

48 years old today.  OMG, where have the years gone?  Wasted youth, that's for sure.  But that's ok, I've always been a late bloomer.  I'm almost 50 and just starting to come into my own, as they say, better late to the party than never showing up.  I'm just grateful to have made it this far.

My husband enabled me to buy a Nook, you know, the e-reader put out by Barnes & Noble.  I love it!  I've already one book and working on the second.  I also have side-loaded several knitting patterns and will put some others on later, too. 

I'm getting my haircut today, have to leave in about 20 minutes.  I've had long hair for the last 10 years with about a year in the middle of that where I cut it all off and let it grow back.  I'm a little nervous about it.  My Leo mane has been almost a signature.  I was really scared about cutting it, but then I realized that my hair spends more than half of it's day up in a clip.  I'm not going crazy short, being a Leo I have a certain sense of security in my hair so hopefully the style I've picked out won't be a disappointment. 

Later, early evening, we're going to a friends house for a get together totally non-birthday related, but I figure it's better than sitting at home.  We'll go to my parents tomorrow.  I'm going to be making Oreo Truffles for the get together.  A co-worker brought them in a few weeks ago and they were so good that I wanted the recipe so I can make them for my family during the December holiday.  These guys will be my guinea pig group for trying them out.  hehe

I've been working on a "feather & fan" shawl.  It's slow going, the yarn is so fine that you knit like crazy and find you've only gained less than an inch.  It's a lesson in patience for me, that's for sure.  I'll post pics if I ever finish it. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shopping Experience (or Big box vs. local shop)

I had two errands to run today.  A short trip to the grocery store and a local yarn store provided two very different experiences. 

The first trip to the grocery store was frustrating and not something I enjoyed one bit.  Let's forget about the fact that they have endless aisles of crap and that the best place to shop is the perimeter of the store, I got that.  Unfortunately, rice is on an aisle and so is the husband's soda.  Now that larger corporations are starting to get back on their feet they're back to their old habit of stacking impulse displays everywhere.  Tripping a shopper up is one thing, making it damn inconvenient is a whole other side that simply pisses me off. 

In order to cram as much garbage on the shelves as they can they make their aisles just wide enough for two carts to squeeze by each other.  That's marginally acceptable.  However, putting up their little mini displays all along those aisles is nothing short of asinine.  When a store is at its busiest you spend a good part of your time waiting for another shopper to pass by the precariously placed stacks.  When it isn't busy there's still always two morons chatting blocking the path right next to the display making it impossible to pass.  I can't tell you how many times it takes almost shouting to get the chatter boxes to hear my "Excuse me, please!".  It's not as if there isn't enough on the shelves, believe me, there's plenty.  Every single aisle display is product that is less than 3 feet away on the shelf. 

Getting to the dairy refrigerators is also a nightmare, they have merchandise crammed up close to the doors so that only one cart can get by, making a shopper have to wait their turn to buy a friggin' carton of milk. The eggs where next to these refrigerators and the aisle display runs the entire length of refrigerators.  I had to wait patiently OR leave my cart in the middle of the aisle, blocking everyone's path while bobbed and weaved through the one person, her husband and cart that was at the eggs.  There was no room for anyone else!   Why?  Why do they find it necessary to make shopping such an inconvenience? 

Then you finally get to the checkstands.  You have to weave your way through the people waiting in line and the corporations last ditch effort to nag you into buying something you clearly don't want by placing even more displays situated in the aisle between the checkstands and the overstocked endcaps.  Of course, they're hoping that you forgot something, and so by they way, here's that bag of marshmallows you forgot over on aisle 5.  But that isn't even the frosting on the cake!

At one of the two big box grocery stores in my small town they have 6 self checkout stands.  Set up like an island 3 on one side, 3 on the other.  I love self check out.  I really hate making small talk with the checkers and I can usually get out of the store significantly faster than if I had someone ringing up my groceries.  Today I ended up furious and intend on never going back, I'd rather be forced to make small talk than deal with this overstocked maze of a store. 

Facing the checkstands from the store side (vs. the exit side of the store) on the right is a Tully's coffee stand.  They've stacked more merchandise along the backside of the coffee stand narrowing the path between it and the 3 self check out stands where only one cart can get through unless someone squeezes their cart nice and close to the stand where they're scanning their items.  I've been on that side of the experience and it annoys the crap out of me that I have to jam my cart up next to the scanner in order to let someone by me.

On the left, in the space between the other 3 self checkout stands and one of the express checkers was yet another impulse type display of more merchandise the entire length of the checkstands.  The stand furthest away from me was open, but I could. not. get. to. it.  There was no way to do that.  The space was way too narrow barely allowing one cart between the scanner and the pile of merchandise and people were at the 2 stands closest to me, so I had to go the right side of the island and wait in line. 

The whole store is one big logjam.  I hate it, it's uncomfortable and frustrating.  I know shopping at the grocery store isn't supposed to be a leisure activity and the big wigs in their ivory towers want shoppers to get in and get out all while buying as much as possible but really, does it have to be hellish?

After I finally got my 3 measly items into my car I headed to the local yarn shop for set of lace knitting needles.  The drive was less than 10 minutes and as I slid into a parking spot I could already feel myself starting to relax. 

I entered the shop and though it's small and jam packed it was still easy to navigate and comfortable to make my way through.  I found my set of needles and just the homey feel of the shop and friendliness of the clerk I decided to roam around a bit.  Keep in mind, this shop is about a quarter of the size of the produce department of the grocery store I had left earlier.  But yet, there were no displays to trip over and I didn't need a cart so navigating around this small space was not stressful.  The walls, ceiling to floor, were packed with various fibers.  The cash register was on a counter with plenty of impulse items but I didn't have to fall or reach over them.  Fumbling was not on the menu.  I enjoyed every minute I was there, even when the clerk and a regular customer talked smack about one of their fellow knitters, who, I surmised was a bit nutty.  I paid for my needles and as I made my way to my car I breathed a sigh of happiness....until the memory of the corporate grocery store came screaming back into my mind.

Yea, I won't go back to that grocery store.  I've been shopping their less and less over the last few months and now I think I'm officially done.  The store sucks and I don't need the additional stress.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spinning in Place

Looks like I may start spinning again.  I was looking over my beautiful wheel that's been in the closet (keeping it safe from critters) and puttered around the raw wool I have here and there.  Finally!  I think the pain of my failures at spinning has faded enough to try again. 

I've finished the "Lost Socks" and have started on a Feather and Fan scarf.  I'm having some trouble with it and it's my first lace project.  I've ordered the pretty shawl kit from knitpicks and thought it was a good idea to try my hand at working with laceweight.  Big problem, K2togs are killing my hands.  I wish I could figure out why I have so much trouble, even though I'm purposely knitting as loose as possible.  Only the K2togs give me hassle.  I've posted my issue with one of the yahoo knitting groups I'm on so maybe someone will have some wise and wonderful advice.

I'm also trying to find out if lace weight yarn is typically uneven throughout the skein with thick and thin spots.  If it's not normal, then I guess I won't use lace yarn to round up those KnitPick orders! 

Sock blockers!  Yea, gonna get me some o'them.  I saw some awesome ones on eBay and I definitely will be getting the dragon ones.  Check'em out here.  There's some cute rooster and wolf ones by the same seller, too.

Fiber makes me so happy.  I wish I could concentrate at work while knitting, I think it would help me relax more.  

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WalMart for knitters

I hate Walmart.  Let me just state that clearly.  I hate them because of how they treat their employees.  I hate them because they outsource everything imaginable.  But I hate them most of all because I have to shop there!  I can't afford to pay twice as much for Dawn dishing washing liquid, laundry detergent, body soap, deodorant and the like at my local grocer or drugstore.   Walmart knows that, they know it and they use it to get you in the door.  The one thing I refuse to buy from them is music, the rats think it's their responsibility to censor music and I cannot support censorship in any form.  Walmart is the devil.  They suck you in with their low prices and keep you in with their convenience. 

Walmart for knitters, is KnitPicks.  They outsource terribly.  They trick you into thinking you're paying less for yarn by offering smaller skeins than everyone else and they steal ideas, outsource them and then offer them cheaper.  Yea, they're lower quality, too.  I'd much rather pay $16 for Addi turbos than their metal needles.  But they're Walmart's little devil sister.  They suck you in with their book sales and they offer some pretty nice kits at relatively low price.  For one price you get the materials and pattern.  But I refuse to buy their needles and notions.  I only buy their yarn a hank/ball at a time to round out my order for free shipping.  So they got me. 

This was all brought on by my resolve to NOT buy from KnitPicks.  However, their sold out Baltic Lace Shawl kit has come back for a limited engagement.  I had to have it and since I wasn't going to pay $30 plus shipping I rounded it all out with a book and hank of sock yarn.  *hangs head*  They got me and I have guilt.  But the pattern is BEE YOU TEE FULL. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ravelry

I have spent quite a few hours lately on Ravelry.  Got some some pictures taken of my stash yarns and assigned them to various projects.  Also, a few weeks ago I weeded out my group list and left several groups, most of them due to inactivity.  Why stay a member where there's been no posts for a year?  Sure, I could post and try to get things going.  But I evaluated my commitment to the groups and decided they had to go.  This weekend, though, I've joined a few groups and actually posted!  Yea, much more interesting groups than when I first joined almost 3 years ago.

Have I knit lately?  Uhm, no.  I need to finish this pair of socks so I can move on. 

I keep looking at different yarns for my SIL's shawl and the CPH is still haunting me.  What to start on first???  I don't know!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just Torn

Seems like as soon as I get an idea, something comes along and rattles my cage.  I hesitate to have more than one project on the needles, but it's looking like that might happen.  I have big plans to start my CPH in September (sooner if I can get the fiber together, I've decided) but I really want to make my sister-in-law a pretty shawl for a christmas gift and every pattern that has turned my head has been lace. 

I've never knitted lace and I know it's going to take me some time to do, so I should probably start as soon as I'm done with these blasted socks...which is going to be very soon since I've already turned the heel and gusset decreases. 

So I'm thinking that I'm going to make the Woodland shawl for her, it's so darn pretty and I think she'll like it.  Now to figure out the color(s). 

Her sister is pregnant, due in september, and I'm thinking I should make something for her.  Most people make and give things for the baby, but moms don't get a whole lot that is just for them.  So maybe she'd like something pretty after the baby comes?  She's a sporty kinda gal so I need to come up with something that will be fitting.  Maybe a jaunty hat?  Or how about a shawl for her, too?  I have a pretty pattern and the yarn for one that I was going to make for myself, but since coming across the Baltic Lace Shawl in knitpicks, I'm thinking I'm going to make it for someone else. 

I also know I want to make my mom a sweater, I have the yarn and pattern for that, too.  My mom is getting up there (shhh...don't tell her that, though) and I think she needs something cozy and from me.  She's always wearing my dad's sweaters and I think she needs one of her own.  I might do some pretty yarn embroidery on it, since it's going to be a rather plain sweater, but I haven't decided.

Too much to do...and less than 5 months to do it all! 

Dither-dither..what do I make first??

Monday, July 5, 2010

Torn Between Fibers

It's quite possible that I've found a fiber I want to use for my Central Park Hoodie (all subsequent posts will refer to it as "CPH", I'm tired of typing it out).  But I have to chose from 3 different fibers and that's not counting the standby "Cascade 220" definitely a heather yarn. 

One is Valley Yarns Northampton and the other two are from Elann; their Peruvian Highland Wool and their Peruvian Highland Donegal

When I started my quest for THE yarn to knit up the CPH I spent many hours looking at the finished CPH's on Ravelry.  The most popular yarn is the Cascade 220.  The most popular colors seems to be greens and purples. 

Purple and all it's glorious variations, is my favorite color.  While a coat, jacket or sweater is great in purple if you're 13, I just can't see it at my age.  Why?  Dunno.  Maybe it brings back memories of my beloved purple coat when I was in junior high that was destroyed by the bitches sitting behind me during an assembly when they wrote "kick me" on it with black permanent marker.  Add the kicks I received outside of the assembly and you pretty much have a teenage girl both mourning her beautiful purple coat and wondering why these bitches hated her so much that they had to destroy it.  Childhood sucks, eh?  That's what happens when you put a pacific northwest girl into the wilds of southern California, LOL. 

Then there's green.  I love green.  Unfortunately, I have this strange habit of purposely avoiding the popular, I always want something *different*, so the need to knit the CPH in something other than green is/was very strong.  Looking at my options though, nothing sings with my spirit like the greens and purples for this hoodie.  This is going to be something I wear when I don't feel like my wearing my best loved ScottEVest jacket. That's why it has to be *perfect*.  The only way for it to be perfect is to be a color and fiber I will love.  So, I have a decision to make and only a few weeks to make it in so I can order it.  yay  I hate having to make decisions.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Arrgh! Dammit! lakdjsflaksjdfal;sdj

There I was peacefully knitting the second sock.  I'd turned the heel, picked up my stitches and decreasing for the gusset.  I was reading my instructions again just to make sure I was on the right path.  Then it hit me!  Oh hell!  Oh damn me!  Craaaaaap!  I had done my first sock wrong.  See there's this part that says, continue the established pattern, for the top of the foot.  Dummy me, I started with the first few rows that are BEFORE the established pattern as I saw that as the beginning of the pattern.  Duh!  *hanging head in shame*  In reality I needed to be knitting the 12 rows that make the diamond pattern that is the primary design of the sock. 

Do you think anyone will notice 3 or 4 rows difference between the two socks?  Okay, another sock knitter will probably notice if take more than cursory look, but I don't the civilians at work or my family will know the difference. 

Certainly another learning experience!  Think Diva, THINK!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Too Many Projects Not Near Enough Time.

I have a list of things I want to knit.  So why do I insist on looking at more patterns?  Do I think I'm going to find something better to knit than the Central Park Hoodie?  Are my sock books not chock full of sock patterns?  Don't I have a disks full of enough patterns to keep any normal human being busy knitting?  My guess is, not enough. 

I'm not a big fan of Knit Picks.  They have a tendency to take an item of quality and duplicate it on the cheap by having in made in China.  They've made themselves look like heroes to the knitter on a budget while screwing the original artisan.  Don't believe me?  Take a look-see

Now I'm faced with a problem.  I recently received my Knit Picks catalog.  I took a quick glance through it before I tossed it in the garbage and ran across a pattern TO DIE FOR.  In order to get the pattern, I have to buy it from Knit Picks.  I really don't want to give them anymore money, so what do I do?  Sorry, I won't be linking to that pattern, I made the mistake of posting it on Facebook yesterday and I wish I hadn't.  You want the link, Google it.  Want to know what pattern?  Too bad.  Knit Picks can kiss my butt, I'm not linking to them. 

So now I have to figure out what to do.  Will I be compromising my own integrity if I find I can buy the pattern from them for a few dollars instead of buying their $30 kit or do I need to just find a similar pattern.  Oh bother, I don't know what to do now. 

As if I don't have enough projects.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Of Needful Things

Are you like me, do you love gadgets?  I am a gadget Freak whether it's technology or knitting.  So naturally one of my fun things to do is peruse Etsy looking at various knitting miscellany. 

The stitch markers alone make me dizzy with glee.  Beads and metal put together creating tiny works of art.  I could make my own, this is true, but then would I have time for knitting?  I've done a lot of beadwork in my day and I do enjoy it, but I've also learned to enjoy the work of others.  I bought some pretty little stitch markers last year that still make me smile.  I love to take them out of their little baggie, hold them in the palm of my hand to feel their heft, dangle them in front of my eyes and give them a little shake.  A purple glows with the light behind it, illuminating the little flower on the glass bead, the silver findings sparkle.  Ahhhh.

Lest we forget the knitting needles themselves.  Oooh, no plastic or cheap metal for me, no way!  I love the feel of good bamboo needles like Clover/Takumi, they give me the chills.  They warm in my hands while I'm knitting and the yarn slides with ease, but only when I want it to do so.  

The only metal needles I've purchased are the Addi Turbos, they knit like a dream.  Sleek and smooth, my knitting picks up the pace when I'm on a good pair of Addi's.  Then there's the holy grail of metal needles, Signature Needle Arts.  Holy moly!  What beauties.  I have yet to drop the cash on a pair of those babies, but every once in a while my mouse hovers over the link in my favorites and with a sigh I click.  Before me is the stuff knitting dreams are made of, Addi is sleek, but Signature is Sexy.  I pretend to customize a pair and I stare at the results with longing, close my eyes and imagine knitting with these needles of steel ( I don't actually know what they're made out of, but that sounded good, didn't it?). 

I haven't ever purchased any wooden needles and it's not because they're unavailable.  The simple truth is that I prefer the hand turned, specialty wood needles.  Oh, and guess what?  They're p-r-i-c-e-y.  But I can dream.  They're not on the top of my list of things to buy.  We all know that the money we spend on knitting is best spent on...soft, fluffy, cushion-y fiber. 

What other gadgets?  Oh come on, what about knitting bags, notebooks, apps for our iTouch/iPhone, cute little tape measures, kniddy-knoddies, ball winders and swifts.  Yea, those make my heart go pitter-pat. 

To me knitting isn't just the finished product, it's the gadgets and tools I use to get them finished. 

Knit happy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hoodie in September

You know the one.  The same one that seems to inspire more KALs than any other pattern.  The one everyone seems love.  Yea, that's the one, the Central Park Hoodie.  I've moved from the dreaming stage that I've spent the last year wallowing in and feel like I can tackle it with gusto.  So now I'm in the planning stages. 

I've gathered most of the materials I need except for the buttons and...wait for it...the yarn.  Yea, the yarn.  I'm having a hard time choosing.  Do I want to splurge and buy the most absolutely perfect yarn and spend over $200 or do I want to be reasonable and spend only about $100 on some Cascade 220 Heather (color not chosen yet either).  In some ways I'd love to drop the dough for some sweet hand spun merino or alpaca blend.  Then there's the undeniably to-die-for import yarns that the shipping charges alone would be like a bullet in the ass.  

I have spent several hours going through the Ravelry site to see what everyone else has knitted the CPH in and the yarns I like the most are waaay over budget.  Alright, so it's my own fault since I'm not a petite size 2 and I need 16-20 flippin' skeins of yarn.  I'm over that though, so you should be, too.  ;-)

If I could just make a decision on what I want to knit my hoodie in September wouldn't seem to be looming so close. 

Storing Patterns

What a pain.  I print patterns off the net all the time and put them in protective sleeves and a binder.  Binder is stuffed and I just printed off 3 more 5 page patterns.  That's 3 thick sleeves.  I need another blasted binder.

There has to be a better way to keep these things.  I don't want to just make a cd since I'd have to print it out anyway when I do the project.  Throwing it in the garbage afterward is stupid so why not print and save?

I need to find a new way to store these patterns.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Squatters Rights

Simply put, I love fiber.  Wool, alpaca, cotton, flax, etc.  Knitting gives me peace of mind and is my solace.  I thought that since my last blog moved to a server that I found annoyingly painful to post to, that I would move.  With that move I also decided I would change the direction of my blogging to my passion of working with fibers.
I don't post a lot, so if you're expecting daily posts you'll be sorely disappointed.  I post when the spirit hits me upside the head.  If you're expecting to learn anything you'll, again, likely be disappointed.  This blog is for me, my thoughts, my experiences.  If you do learn something, then I'll be pleased of course, but it's not my main purpose of posting.

Currently on the needles:  a wonderful pair of socks.  I'll post details about them later.