Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The lack of sunlight up here makes photo taking difficult. It also causes Seasonal Affective Disorder. I used to have a Happi Lite to stave off seasonal depression. The cats sat in front of it and watched it like television. Slightly creepy... For now, I'm taking Effexor.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
We found a great quilt shop. http://www.bigskyquilts.com/ They were charmed by Izzy and gave her a fat quarter. It took her 20 minutes to pick one out. Then she got a nail file with their business name on it and stood there gossiping and doing her nails and talking about all of the things she wanted to make. Wow. She does a great impression of a crazy craft lady. I wonder where she gets that.
This bread is so good and so easy. I'm afraid I'll bloat up if I drink any water right now. I can't stop eating it. My four year old daughter pulls off the crust and makes me eat the squishy part. Mmm... I hope shopping burn carbs. We're off to the quilt shop.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I can't wait to make this hat for David. There is something about "knitting your bit" for the boys in uniform that warms my heart. I really wanted a vintage pattern for his hat and I've found it. Even though he isn't deployed right now, I still send him off to defend the country every day. I am so proud of him and I try to show it whenever I can.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
It's a good thing I'm dyeing this skein black (the only color cap he's allowed to wear with BDU's) because I was stupid and tied up the skein with black scrap yarn and it bled onto the new yarn. That was dumb. The yarn is cooking away in the crockpot. I'll figure out a good beanie style cap pattern with folded brim and deep ribbing. I've already researched and found out that this type of hat is acceptable with the new Air Force uniform, the ABU. Sweet.
My 2-ply yarns are getting tighter and smaller in gauge each bobbin. I just spun enough sport weight to make a pair of socks and it is so bouncy and squishy. I love it. It's almost like elastic. It snaps instantly back into shape when stretched. I heart spinning.
The green strand is a commercial worsted weight yarn for comparison.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This movie is so amazing. You really have to watch it. You'll never look at your needle gauge the same way again. It's also a glimpse into my knitting teen years. So sweet, so sad, so lonely...
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I woke up a few days ago? when? I don't know. My stomach was a little upset. I got up and puked for hours. I slept for days, or maybe a day. I just know I feel a little better.
I ripped the sheets off the bed, took a shower, and shaved my tongue.
Reason #209 I love my husband: He kept all of the kids alive while I was dead. I love him.