Showing posts from January, 2010

First Day of Cleaning Results in More Mess

My place is a mess. I'm not joking. There is crap everywhere, and my place is so small that I have nowhere to hide. I tried to start organizing but I'm just creating more mess as I go. I thought I would start in the bedroom closet but then I realized I needed to start with the miscellaneous papers and mail all over the place. I started to box up the CDs and DVDs that were in my bookcase (to make room for books and framed photos) but now I can't make room for those boxes! And to make it worse, I've got a sinking feeling that my landlord's foreclosure might start heating back up. My lease allows me an out for that but I don't want to move right now.

I'm done for today; I organized my knitting stash and the closet. I'll be taking a bag of clothes to the Salvation Army tomorrow and then I need to start cleaning.

Knitting Makes Me Happy So Long As I'm Not Driving

I bought myself a present, KnitPicks Options Interchangeable Wood Circular Needles. I was trying to make the decision between the wood tips and the nickle-plated. I really love working with the bamboo dpns I have, so I finally settled on the wood tips. As soon as I got the shipment, I went to Michael's and bought some wool yarn to start my first Booga Bag. I've been aware of this pattern for a while, and I really hope my first felting attempt is successful. Not to worry because I will post pictures of the results, no matter what they are.

Lately, Delilah has been so sweet and climbing into my lap to nap while I knit. Today, I managed to get a pretty good shot of her at the window.

I'm taking a big leap this year by saying aloud that I feel like this will be a good year for me. I know that changes are on the way for me, and I'm going to embrace them. Although I'm not ready to announce what they are just yet, I do plan to include them in my future posting.

I have…

Practical Knitting

After four attempts, I have mastered the knitted skull cap with stripes. Well, to fit MY head. I cannot guarantee that I can do it in one try for someone else with, perhaps, a more normal-sized head. Of course, I still find fault with this hat. I don't like the colors. I know, you are wondering why I would combine these yarns if I didn't like them. I will answer you. Because that is the yarn I have on hand. Not a glamorous answer, but the truth. And surprisingly, I am not sick of this pattern yet.

I am sidetracked at the moment because I'm knitting some dishcloths (cat-themed) right now. In fact, I'm knitting one dishcloth strictly from a chart, which has been incredibly challenging for me. I started knitting and got to about row 15 or so before I realized I was knitting part of the pattern backward. So I ripped out the rows (about 6 or so) and started again. The pattern is here. I'm slow going on this because there is no "knit x, purl y, knit x…