Finishing

January 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m probably 1/2 way through the Abby cowl. I’ve worked on it every single morning, even if it was only 15 minutes. I think I’m just about 7 hours into it total – yes I’m even keeping track. Scary, eh?

I had a very-bad-rotten-day yesterday. To soothe myself I purposely went to the LYS with the mission of “I will buy a nice bit of yarn an d I will enjoy doing so”.

And I did. I purchased a skein of Noro silk garden sock, in btright purples, greens with bit of yellow and orange – looks nicer tan it sounds, and the pattern for the Landscape Shawl/scarf from Evyeyn Clark,  and when Abby is finished, I shall cast it on for myself.

I loved the yarn. I loved the sample. Good enough.

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Hey, I could be wearing that!!

January 24, 2009 at 11:02 pm (Uncategorized)

Friday, I had a rare chance to have a free lunch hour. Too often lunch is spend driving to and fro and running errands. I spent it at B&N. As I was walking in a woman was walking out and I instantly noticed her sweater – looked like Noro silk garden and scarf….I suspect a Flower Basket or something similar. I couldn’t help myself and had to speak “You’re sweater is lovely…..did you knit it?” and she smiled and said yes and kept herding her small children out the door.

I walked in two steps and stood rooted for a moment and thought “HEY! Wait a minute! Why aren’t I wearing gorgeous handknits like that?”  I knit!!! I have yarn! I have lots of yarn…but that’s another post…

Why AREN’T I wearing lovelies like that? Cause I don’t knit enough, for one and second, I either give it away or don’t finish it (uh, see #1 again). It bothered me. I went by the newly-moved LYS on the way home. I didn’t buy a thing (this is very good, I should be praised) but I got some ideas for the yarn I already own.

I love lace. Really, really love lace. But, as mentioned here before, I do not have a lot of time. I have relatively zero quiet, uninterrupted time and apparently that’s what I personally need to achieve lace-dom. I’ve also wanted a cowl/neckwarmer for awhile…so I looked around on the web, chose Abby from Knitty, dug out a hank of Mountain Colors Bearfoot – colorway forgotten but I think it might be Crazy Woman.

Shut up. I don’t want to hear how appropriate the colorway is considering the little bit of time I have and the desire to knit lace.

Started this a.m….I’m in love. It’s so simple (knock on wood),  even I can do it.

I’m working on my dad’s memorial – set for Saturday the 31st. I went up to his house and found several pictures, his Legion hats and I’m going to make a display for the service. I only cried twice – once when I found a stash of apparently every single card I ever sent him since I could write my name – I couldn’t believe he’d kept them! and the second when I came across his glasses, bent up from I assume his landing on them when he died. Cried like a baby. I can’t emphasize this enough, I never guessed it would be this hard.

But, it’s moving along and so am I.

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No title. I don’t have what it takes to think of one.

January 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s been a long week. My dad died a week ago. I’m an only child, and so the arrangements and details have fallen to me. I was cluelss prior to this, because I had no idea it could possibly be this painful.

But it is.

Life moves on and I’m trying to as well…along with trying to muddle my way through his affairs, get the memorial service planned…Hard stuff.

I will be alone and have some knitting time tonight for the first time in a long while. Despite many plans not to prior to all this – I think I will start something new. I may even purchase yarn for it.

I ruined the first pair of socks I ever finished. I really, REALLY thought they were superwash. Um, guess not. I cried. I will henceforth now and forever hand wash handknit socks. Period.

There you have it, my life in a nutshell.

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