November 28, 2008
At 6AM my phone rang informing me the night shoppers were heading in for breakfast. So it is 6:55 AM and the breakfast bread is in the oven but the shoppers are sound to sleep, snores included, on the couch recliners. Even the depressing news on the TV isn't keeping them awake. Now should I wake them to eat? NOT!
This year's holiday season seems to come, for me, at a time of great turmoil. There are many bad things going on in the world and close to home. I am trying to hold on to the positive things in life. The simple things too. Rather than "decking the halls" this year we opted for some simple Christmas lights on the now almost 6 feet tall Rubber Tree plant. I found some LED lights that do not get hot to touch so the live tree wont be harmed.
Speaking of other live plants.... The Christmas Cactus is sprouting some blossoms. :-)
Last week during a lunch hour I was eating and knitting on this glove. I got to the point where the pattern indicated that the thumb stitches be moved to scrap yarn. Yikes.... I didn't have a blunt needled or a sharp one for that matter. Well in honor of MacGyver a small paper clip did the trick of threading the scrap yarn through the stitches. In accounting creativity is generally frowned on but in knitting anything goes. Right?
Random picture of my Suzie Hoodie.
I finally blocked the Elm Row. This is a gift for a friend in New York for Christmas. I am pretty sure she doesn't read this blog? Kiki was happy...
BTW.... For anyone in or near the Columbus area there is a new LYS opening. Here are the details:
Okay, we have a firm date! WonderKnit will be opening Monday, December 1st, with a grand opening at a later date. The shop will be open Wednesday through Monday from 11-7, closed Tuesdays. A website is in development (www.wonderknit.com). The shop is located at 3165 N. High Street in Columbus, 43202. The phone number is 261-YARN. An email mailing list will be put together (and a Rav group) for shop announcements and such. Hope to see you at the shop! (per Cabbage)
November 26, 2008
This year has had many lows but there have been highs too. I am reminded this is part of being human and that gives me comfort. I am grateful for the comfort of living in the present, here and now.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.
November 17, 2008
So recently Jasmine, pictured here with her human Tami, introduced Poo and Kiki to milk jug rings.
Poo loves anything to do with milk. He has been running around the house with these things in his mouth meowing like crazy. We have found them in our bed. The other day I found this one in his food bowl. Poo has also learned to fetch these things. Jasmine fetches them too!
Kiki says the heck with fetching.... Let me in the library so I can read Damn IT!
Mom's cables are done! She received the sweater on Saturday and says it fits. I can't wait for her to sew on the buttons and send me pictures of her wearing it! Poo wanted to wear it because baby it is getting cold outside and they shaved me!
So this was the sight first thing this morning. ACK!
I finished my scarf before leaving for the office. It is toasty warm.
November 13, 2008
Anyway this morning after an early appointment I went into the trunk to put my planner away in my bag. This is when it happened. The trunk lid flew down and hit me in the head. I saw stars and my vision when black for a few seconds. Now I have a nice little tiny bump and a lovely headache.
Now I can say I understand when someone says they saw stars. OUCHIE!!!!!!!
November 11, 2008
To celebrate I allowed myself to cast the stitches for a scarf. The yarn is a gift from Tami from her trip to Ecuador over the summer. The pattern is Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf by Jen Reily. I love this yarn. It is soft and includes veggie matter as well as some lanolin which is very nice on the hands since it is dry heat season.
Below is 12 hanks of Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed which I will be using to make Susie Hoodie by Mandy Moore from More Big Girl Knits for me.
Poo Update: He is 4 days into his new diet and lower dose of meds. He hasn't started showing any signs of any skin issues. :-) On Saturday we will be taking him back to the vet to have his glucose levels checked and from there who knows....
November 6, 2008
We are facing some very tough decisions regarding Poo and his health in the near future. Please keep a good thought for our baby boy.
November 5, 2008
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning
Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!
But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.
You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!
I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen!
...Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn't have fancy crap like call waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!
And we didn't have fancy caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,Your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! with games like Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever!
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only m-net and there was no on screen menu and no remote
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!
And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!
If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!
The over 30 Crowd
November 4, 2008
OMG I am trying to figure out what in place of politics when today is over?
I am currently focused on finishing Mom's Cable Sweater. I need to ship it to NY no later than 11/18 so she has it on 11/19 for her birthday. I really would like to ship it no later than 11/14 so that it doesn't have to go overnight shipping. Hey I am cheap! Anyway that means I can't put the sweater in any knitting time-outs. I am 3/4 of the way finished with the first sleeve with only the second sleeve, collar, and sewing it together to go. I started the first sleeve over the weekend and I think I will have the first sleeve done by the weekend. That means I have some power knitting to get done over the weekend.
Oh yeah and I will be in a lace knitting workshop all day Saturday with Anne Hanson of Knitspot. YIKES! So much knitting so little time...