Friday, January 20, 2012

Consider Youself Reminded

This is a reminder to not to buy into what the "nobodies" say, do, blog, write. Place no value on meaningless definers of greatness or lack thereof. Especially Itunes reviews, blogger reviews, podcast reviews, Ravelry dislikes, Ravelry negative remarks (nothing worse than an angry, mean, knitter), lists, and plurk karma.

Lessons learned as children hold true as adults. Sticks and Stones. Words are just words. I give no weight to the harsh words of virtual nobodies. For all I know, they could be some kind of unhappy, schizophrenic, dead beat parent, animal beating, psychopathic, child hating, fun killing, drug addict, alcoholic, homicidal, (insert the worse kind of person here). Seriously. Think about it.

Here's another remider:

I laugh every day. Every single day of my life there is something to laugh about. My son, my husband (funny), my friends, my animals, my mistakes, my tears, my yarn, my knitting, my crocheting all make me laugh.  I am happy (or crazy.. you don't do know you.. LOL).  My happiness is mine. NOONE can take it from me. I own it.

This made me laugh yesterday. I laugh every time I see it. Both the Daybreak and the boy in this pic make me proud too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2 Knits

I am making the Half Log Cabin Ombre Blanket by Purl Soho. I love it. I am using Cascade Eco Duo despite the well received advice of Amanda, owner of Creative U. I am making this for me and I deserve to be wrapped softness. My husband thinks he is going to get his grubby self in this one. I don’t think so (insert eye rolling and head bob). I am on the second panel. There are 9 total and each uses just one skein of yarn. Ah, garter stitch.I honestly love it. I could go on about it. I have, to people who look at me as if  I have truly lost it - for real.  

You wanna know what band wagon I jumped on? The SSL band wagon. That stands for Stripey-Sock-Lover. SOME knitters jump from lover, to fanatic, to stalker. I am working on Stock Socks out of Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Grade School Turkey colorway. 

                                                                    My colors.

I am going to do a garter stitch after thought heel. Yeah.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


That’s ME! Why finish it today what you can knit on tomorrow? Never mind that there are plenty of other items that are longing to see the light of day. Like…. My Two Sister’s reversible dolls that need only to have arms knit, faces embroidered and hair attached. How about the Lime-Me-A-Scarf that only needs to have maybe 5 more limes crocheted before assembly. A Daybreak Shawl that I started because I saw one knitted in a yarn store that looks so good that I had to purchase the same brand but different color yarn and start it right away. I don’t even want to talk about the Matryoshka for my MIL that I can’t seem to get the faces on quite right. Do you know that it just occurred to me that I should embroider the faces directly onto the dolls instead of making little-tiny circles and then trying to keep those flat while I embroider faces onto them? Duh!!!! Have a picked up that project post epiphany? You bet not!

My latest procrastinknit project was the Boneyard Shawl. I loved working on this so much that I may start another one in my Wolle’s  Yarn that I got for Christmas. My Boneyard shawl was knitted out of handspun Red Fish Dyeworks yarn given to me as a Christmas present by my partner in crime, Knittinwolf. I carried it around in a Knittingsmybag bag made for me by Knittingsmybag herself as a Christmas present. See, I had a theme going on. This was some happy knitting. I honestly could’ve powered through and finished this shawl 3 days ago. Ok, real talk, 2 days ago for sure. I, with my constantly distracted self, just finished that shawl last night. Finished = bound off. I am really going to soak and block it today. Really. Hopefully.

What’s next? My Laceless Shawl. She has been waiting patiently for me and I can’t ignore her anymore. I am sure that I will procastinknit the heck out of her too. She always seems to take the back seat to some prettier, easier, less involved knit – that won’t get finished quickly either.

Have I told you about the latest band-wagon that I have hopped on? I will have to tell you about that later. What kind of procrastinator would I be if I told you about it now…