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Monday, January 12, 2004

I haven't fallen off the planet, really I haven't. It jus feels that way, sort of like breathing the stuff photographed on Mars--orange air. I finished the Snowflake Socks from theknitter.com in a record two weeks, and they are majorly comfy. I even got the Marta Sock #1 finished, after a marathon StitchnBitch get together Saturday. I have a pair of make-up-as-I-go Cherry Tree Hill socks started (would that be a pair yet, or only the first one?). Anyway, it is a mauve/pink/lavender/moss green combo with a short repeat. I started out thinking of doing a simple lace op, but the color repeat is too busy, so I settled on Mistake Stitch rib. When I got to S&B Saturday, two other folks were doing the same thing with differing yarns.
the other accomplishment this weekend was to sit at S&B and tink back four rows of lace. This is an attempt to recover the shawl attacked by cat in September. I got the four rows pulled out, now have to get up the nerve to re-establish the pattern. Hmmmmm. Might need to go to Kinkos & get the chart blown up by about 500%. Old age s***s.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Back to socks. I am waaaay over sweaters. The #2 was poorly received, as expected. I finally did get a few pics of the Twin Tornados yesterday, as I took them on an outing with my 14 y.o. DS to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. They have combined attention spans of about 1.7 seconds, so it was a bit of a race. But, now that I think about all the sock yarn I have waiting to cast on, I turn my eyes to the Philosopher's kit I bought last summer. mmmmm. Could I possibly get it done before my body size changes yet again? Would I cry if the answer is no?
Current projects: SOTM Snowflake sock, #2 nearing the toe. Marta Sock #1, Nearing the top. WOW! I gotta get some more *stuff* cast on!

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Finished! OK, so I am supposed to be finishing the Tornado #2 Sweater. But I DID finish a cutesy Santa Stocking of red Denim trimmed with white Snowflake and then a Santa Hat of the same combo. The red Denim was so old that when I went to get more, the LYS claimed to have never seen that colorway. Now, I know my stash is extensive, but puh-leez, I am not that old! Off to finish Tornado #2 before the 2:30 p.m. deadline. Have I mentioned how much I now despise that damn sweater!?

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Well, it happened. My DD decided to put all the packages under the tree, and within hours (delayed reaction due to napping) the tornado had opened one. DD claims she had nothing to do with it, but I don't buy it for a minute. DD is the kid known for unwrapping and then re-wrapping her gifts as a child. But I digress. Later that very morning, Tornado went down to PaPa's little work area and discovered the chair to her new chair-and-desk set. She struggled to drag it all the way up the stairs to shout "I got Chair"!!! The desk now resides in a place not even Papa can reach easily. Oi.

Monday, December 15, 2003

mmmmm, let's see, where did I leave off? Oh yea, the Tornado sweaters. #1 has been worn several times since Thanksgiving, and actually seems to be a hit. #2 has been re-knit yet again and is awaiting assembly for presentation to DGD #1 on Sunday. I will be going to her first dance recital (but I'm not getting old, mind you)! with sweater in hand. That afternoon should be a good photo op for the Tornados in their sweaters. Whatever happens, I am waaaay over messing with this years efforts.
On the needles now: socks (of course) the mate for the Jury Duty sock is nearly done, dish rags (weird Christmas gift for my mom) Christmas stocking for the Tornado, and a Marta sock that doesn't seem to want to end. It's one of those projects that take more than one brain cell at a time, so it hasn't been getting much attention lately. Argh.
At work: upheavals. Lots of staff changes, assignment changes and increasing headaches. Will this year never end?

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

December is ff and running--literally. I finished the Tornado #1 sweater at Thanksgiving, when I had her in one spot long enough to "try on" before finishing. Tornado #2 is on my babysitting agenda this evening, so I can do the "mean Granny" thing and pin her down long enough to check size. I Really hate finishing, so want to be sure everything fits before disaster has a chance to strike.
Jury Duty was NOT very entertaining, as I had the priviledge of sitting on hard benches from 0800 to 1530, waiting for my name to not be called. The only virtue of the day was the opportunity to finish an entire sock in one day. This is no small task, as the sock in question was 80 stitches around on size 0 needles. The mate is almost to the heel now, but not going nearly as fast. To relieve some of the monotony of that pair, I cast on a pair for the Tornado in DK weight yarn--talk about fast! I really needed that. I think I will have enough from this ball of yarn to churn out a pair for CIC!

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Looks like my new blogging pace is about every ten days or so. That must be a sure sign that life around here is not going well. I finally finished Rebecca's SOTM socks, and started the Nov. pair last night. The tornado 1 & 2 sweaters are all sewn up and ready to wear, and everyone in this house is SICK. There is a horrible strain of influenza A going through the Denver area, and all 5 of us have managed to get sick at roughly the same time. I missed two days of school, DS #2 missed an entire week, and DD and the Tornado are blowing snot bubbles at each other as I type. Needless to say, no one is in a very happy mood this week.
Now for the good news: my Accelerated Nursing class graduates tomorrow! I am so proud of these folks! They have all changed my life, and I can hardly wait to host the Pinning Ceremony tomorrow to celebrate. Then, as a reward for a job well done, I get to go to Jury Duty! I can hardly wait!. ..., better sign out of here before the Grinchiness rubs off on anyone else.

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