Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I had to go downtown today, so I hopped on the train and enjoyed not having to drive, park and pay through the nose for doing so.
First stop, the post office, there was a loud conversation going on behind me with a postal worker trying to explain something to a man from another country. I took a look at him, and figured out he was Japanese. As I was leaving the post office, he was at the counter and there was major confusion. So I stepped in and helped him out. We chatted a little, but oh my, my Japanese is so rusty!
After that I went to city hall to get a sticker for my car. The line was unbelievable, but fast moving. I knit and looked at the lovely mosaic tiles in the ceiling and chatted with the guy ahead of me in line.
I called my friend H, and we met up and ended up doing something we hadn't done together for about 20+ years. We went thrifting. It was great!
My day was nothing like I had planned, and it was fun and relaxed. I got to be around a bunch of very diverse people and in a different environment. It was great! I really love my city. I'm glad my day allowed me to appreciate it.
Friday, June 25, 2010
I have finally finished the sleeves of the pretty simple, but killing me baby sweater. Finally.
Don't ask how many times various sleeves have been re-done, because, no, I will not tell you. I might roll my eyes a little, but I may have lost count. I know. Ridiculous. Look at those little things. What was my problem?
Okay, enough about that. The sleeves are done, I have even picked out the buttons...for the um...oh, I think I better dust the living room...wait, do I need to go outside and pull weeds? Did my phone just ring? Oh, yeah, I better check my email while I'm not too far from the computer...
The buttonbands, pick up and knit...blah blah blah.
I know, I know.
At least there's a new post for you to read.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Had I not forgotten my camera, there would be a lovely shot of the crispy critters here.
Sorry, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Bring a project to work on and be prepared to spend a great afternoon…and IN PUBLIC!
WCKG is going to be giving free knitting lessons – if you need to brush up, join us!
ATTENTION CROCHETERS, QUILTERS, LACERS, WEAVERS, SPINNERS, RUG HOOKERS (and everyone in between) –
You are MOST welcome to join us! We are *inclusive* not exclusive! : )
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I ripped out sleeve 1 because it just looked so bad and was just a mess. I was knitting on 2 circs, for the first time. The needles are identical, and I managed to do everything to get them in the wrong position - no photos of that mess because it's just a bit embarrassing. It still looks weird, but I have to rip back and re-do the cuff in the right size needle...
Oh, well. It's just knitting. It can all be undone. The yarn is still lovely, and nice to work with. I would just like to get this done sometime soon and move on to something else.
There must be something about these size 7 bamboo DPNs that is really irresistible because the cats have nibbled most of these tips! I have to check and see if there is a non nibbled point to knit on to, knitting off of one isn't too bad. I'll have to dig out some sandpaper after this is done.