Saturday, November 29, 2008

Delusions of Knitwear

Look how delusional - I mean optimistic - I was !

I still got a lot of knitting done, but not what I had intended to knit off of my To Knit list.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

To Knit List for 2008

If I don't write this somewhere I will forget and then remember when I have a million other things to do. I suppose I could have done this at a more fitting time, like, oh, say, the start of the new year, but it didn't happen.

Here it goes:
Poetry mittens in brown for Ms. C Done

Scarf and fingerless mitts for Mrs. H Done

Mohair sweater for Aunt G HA!

Poetry mittens for T (1/2 way done...don't ask why....but these will be a Christmas gift, for 2008)
Socks, loads of socks, to fill my sock drawer and a couple pairs each for my family members

Fairly Easy Fair Isle for me HA!HA!HA!HA!

Ribby cardi for me

Salt Lake City Dale of Norway sweater for C#2 ( well, I'm going to start it this year) HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

A couple of hats for JB, who needed them last year and still does need them

Mittens for both A & L HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

A hat for me

Just like I think I can fit all that knitting in, Rosey thinks she can fit her big kitty body into that wee tiny clementine box. Delusional.


These are my punk rock/Xray Spex/Nutkin socks. I love them. They were a gift from my friend Joe, square dancer extraordinaire. They are warm and cushy, and the colors are so fabulous and they remind me of this great punk T-shirt I used to have for the band Xray Spex (I told you I used to be cool). I am a boring nerd these days and my cool (but warm) socks are a reminder of my past. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, and I love my socks.

Here's Chocho, she loves me. She sleeps with me every night. She looks kind of grumpy here, but she wasn't.

Ollie likes these socks though. They must have had a very nice Eau de Canine when I received them and he dug one of them out of my bag and did a victory trot away with it. Now they must smell like my feet and he's not too interested.

I haven't taken the photos yet, but if I haven't waxed my legs yet, just ignore that, okay? Thanks. Besides, I entitled this post "Nutkin" not "Fujiyamamama's Hairy Legs" so let's stay focused on the important stuff here, please.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Purl Beret and more....

Another hat for L. Moving on to wool now since it is getting colder. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Sock in Shadow which is not this color, but I thought the contrast was too harsh for what I wanted, so the hat took a bath in some Irish Breakfast tea. It was a little more orange than I had hoped, but I think a few washes will fade it out a bit. The pattern is the Purl Beret from Purl Bee and it is a quick and easy knit.

Here's Chocho, my sweet old kitty looking very disapproving. Okay, so some of my decrease stitches are wonky, I know!

A modelled shot, C#2 wanted to be today's model. Ignore the white cat hairs on his "I want to be cool so I refuse to wear a coat, and instead I will wear this stupid hooded sweatshirt as long as I possibly can" sweatshirt. I act like it doesn't bother me, but if he gets pneumonia my head will explode.

Some views of the top of the hat to show some interesting pooling...and Ollie just hamming it up for the camera...

wait.. Ollie...NOOooooooooo!

"Hey Franklin! I'z ready for next year's "Kittehs with Yarn" calendarz!"

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I have been tagged.

Corinne aka Lucky PennyHandknits has tagged me! I have to reveal 7 little known things about me... boy this is hard!

1. I met Mick Jagger.

2. My oldest son is named after my Polish grandfather. I didn't even know his real first name until his funeral, all my cousins knew, but I didn't.

3. I met my husband in kindergarten, except I wasn't sure which one he was because he's an identical twin. Yes, I can tell the difference now.

4. I never go out without makeup. My mom used to do makeup for the Miss America pageant, so it will not do to go out barefaced. That doesn't mean I plaster it on, but it's there. Which leads me to...

5. I hate mascara. It always ends up under my eyes. I wear false eyelashes instead (only on special occasions - I'm not a drag queen!)

6. Snakes scare the daylights out of me, and I can't touch reptiles unless they are dead and made into shoes. Sorry, I do love animals, but reptiles, no, no, no. Certain little critters give me the heebeejeebees, too. Too rodent like. Ew. Yes, I know I am a wimp.

7. I was named after Joan of Arc, because my mother wanted me to be a strong independent woman. I think she made the right choice, well, unless it's reptiles or little critters you're talking about.

I'm tagging mittentime, Brenda, JP, and Roxy. You're it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008