Tuesday, November 22, 2005

In addition to my busy Christmas gift making schedule, I have also been taking home a lot of painting and stitching work for my job. This is all stuff that we're going to be selling in the next year or so....so you definitely didn't see this here.

Eeyore mini
Eeyore Brights mini mini

Just about the cutest thing ever.

Tink mini
Tinker Bell mini mini

"Does my butt look big in this?"


I have discovered that I really like Paint By Numbers.






























Kittens on Keys Kittens on Keys

Paint By Number
Tow Mater Tow Mater

Cars Paint By Number - I only did touch ups on this one, which was painted by the lovely ladygwyn
The Chase The Chase

Cars Paint By Number
Lightning McQueen Lightning McQueen

Cars Paint By Number
Red Red

Cars Paint By Number
Eeyore Eeyore

Pooh Brights Paint By Number
Nemo Nemo

Finding Nemo Paint By Number

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I have been a very busy girl this week. So here for your viewing pleasure are some pictures of things I have finished.

Card Swap

Here are my 10 cards for geekpixie's card swap.
Holiday Cards

Sheep Bag

Completed 11/15/05

Sheep Bag
Stitched with wool on canvas - a very bad idea, by the way. And yes, that is 80 million french knots making up the sheep's body.


Entrelac scarf

Finally put the fringe on this baby - made with an alpaca/wool blend yarn that I dyed myself. This sucker is very warm and soft.
entrelac1

Fuzzy orange scarf

This is my cheap Target yarn scarf. It's soft and fuzzy, and barely weighs anything.

Fuzzy Orange Scarf

Feather and Fan Scarf

Finished 11/16/05. Made with 2 skeins of Moonlight Mohair. It's purple, fuzzy, and sparkly. Yay!

Feather and Fan Scarf

Friday, November 11, 2005

Two paint by numbers down...four to go. I'm quite enjoying the fact that I get to pay myself for painting. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but also fun. Haven't worked on Jesus in a while, since I've been too busy with all the work crafting, but will hopefully get back to him soon. Have had more ideas to help make him even more ghetto-fabulous.

Plan of attack for this weekend is to work on the rest of the paint by numbers and work on my cards for the card swap. I have lots of ideas, but some of them have certain logistical problems which still need to be worked out. Hopefully, I will be able to get at least some of my ideas to work. I'd feel bad making a bunch of crappy cards and being like, "Here. I made these for you." Lots of pressure to produce something good...and yet, my creativity is somewhat lacking lately. I'm a girl of very little brain these days. But, we shall have to wait and see....

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Went to Webs today for their Knit for Hope event. Made scarves with lordavon, ladygwyn, and jadefu. Was silly and fun.

Knit for Hope 2005

Basket of scarves

Also, I started my first sweater, Mariah from Knitty. Currently working both sleeves on my new Addi Turbos, which I like very much. I started this on Sept 20 and this is all I have done so far, so we'll see how long this takes.

Mariah sleeves

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Work on various and sundry projects continues, at its usual slow pace. However, I took a break from some of them to make a nice easy bag, which I quite like.


Cascade bag, unfelted

Cascade bag, felted

Friday, September 02, 2005

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can't imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.
http://marniemaclean.com


What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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bamboo
You are bamboo.
Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and
enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You
love the craft and beauty of traditional
things, and you value the comfort and
experience of knitting as much as the results.
But while you are reveling in your warm cozies,
don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is
the whole wide world!


What kind of knitting needles are you?
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You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.


What kind of yarn are you?
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

I said I wasn't going to buy any yarn.

I lied.

But it's sooo pretty.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

I started working on this little handbag in July. I've been finished with the knitting part for some time, but actually had to drag out my new sewing machine to sew a lining for it. I was excited to use the sewing machine for the first time (not the least of my excitement had to do with the fact that this bargain purchase actually worked). I sewed the lining in by hand, and then realized that the handles, which I had taken off of another bag which I was throwing out some time ago, needed be to put on before the lining. Ripped the lining out, attached the handles, and sewed the lining back in. Upon further reflection, I should either have gotten smaller handles, or made the bag bigger, but in any case...here's the finished product:

Grape purse

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

In the Light of Day

I just want to feel things like you
Then I could know how to love you.
If I could just see inside your head
I would know who to be instead.

But it wouldn't be me.
It wouldn't be me.
But just a word from you would change me

If I could just peel the skin from you,
Then I would know how to touch you.
Give you my hands like lovers do.
I would know where to lead you.

But would you ever come with me?
Would you ever come with me?
I couldn't take your hand and lead you nowhere.

Inside, nothing stays the same.
It's like a race to the one who takes the blame.
In your eyes, I see the lies unfold.
That's not the way that the story's meant to go.

If I could be there to pull you through,
You could use your nails to save you.
If I could be the one who really knew,
The one you need to tell your secrets to.

Do you feel but resist?
Do you feel but resist?
Do you know I exist?
Could you ever want me like this?

Inside, nothing stays the same.
It's like a race to the one who takes the blame.
In your eyes, I see the lies unfold.
That's not the way that the story's meant to go.

In the dark, it's right,
In the dead of night,
But it spills away,
In the light of day

-Mesh

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

This post is all about my yarn. If you don't care about my yarn, then this is not the post you are looking for. I suggest you skip it and move on, safe in the knowledge that your regularly scheduled whine-a-thon will continue shortly.

So, I went to the UPS center today to pick up the yarn the the guy from Caron had offered to send to me. When I spoke to him at the trade show, he said he'd send "a couple of skeins". I put down 2 color choices, in case for some reason they should be out of one. I clearly marked them as 1st and 2nd choice. I expected to get 1, or maybe 2 skeins of one color, enough to make a scarf or something. When I picked up the box today, there were 9 skeins of each color inside. Now I have to figure out what to make with it.

Because I was still driving around with the yarn I bought from geekpixie, as well as some cotton ease and other stuff I had bought at various points on sale, my yarn drawers needed a little better organization. I took all of the yarn out, and sorted it more or less by type. Now, with the exception of the single skeins of acrylics, and leftovers of various sorts, all of my yarn fits into the yarn storage unit.

yarn

Yarn

Monday, August 08, 2005

I've been something of a slacker lately...at least when it comes to writing. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, but I guess I haven't much felt like writing about it.

So, some of the exciting things I have been doing lately include:
Numerous trips to the club for fun and flailing,
An expedition to Mount Greylock,
Another weekend in NH,
A business trip to CA and Chicago,
An outing to Salem,
and A trip to the zoo.

I've also spent a good portion of my time working on my knitting. I've taught myself how to do entrelac, have played with dyeing yarn, and have made another fingerless mitten (though I have yet to make its mate). I am probably going to do some lace work, and start a sweater as my next projects. I have a completely unreasonable amount of yarn.

Additionally, I've been reading more lately. I had definitely slacked off on this respect for some time, and have been making a conscious effort to read some of the books that have been waiting for me. In that spirit, I have read several books in the last 2 months:
The Plague Tales and The Burning Road by Ann Benson
Shade's Children by Garth Nix
Madame de Treymes and Others by Edith Wharton
Secrets & Confidances edited by Karen Eng
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
The Whole by John Reed
Sloppy Seconds by Megan McCafferty

I get a lot more reading done when I am suffering from insomnia.

Otherwise, not a whole lot of interesting developments. I seem to have suddenly development feminine wiles, but am not totally comfortable (or experienced) in using them. However, I managed to score a free upgrade to Mustang convertible, when renting a car, got some free yarn and knitting needles at a trade show, and actually spoke to a member of the opposite sex at the club. 'Course, I haven't mastered the whole dancing-with-someone-else thing, and lost the boy during my flailing...but still, it's a start. Being single might have been great 10 years ago, but it's getting a little old now (like me, ha ha). It sucks that the people I have been interested in generally turn out to be assholes. I don't want another relationship where the person who was supposed to love me was embarrassed to be seen in public with me. I'm finally starting to be comfortable with who I am, and what I look like, and I'd like the person I'm with to be the same. It's at least nice that people have been noticing me, flattering, even when I'm not interested. But it's even more nice to be interested, and so far, whatever thing it is that makes me notice someone, hasn't happened...or at least not with someone who seemed to be noticing me back. There's a sort of trend in the people that seem to find me attractive: they are already dating someone else, are female, or are just completely unattractive to me. I'm starting to think that this is the universe's way of telling me that I should either a) learn to share, b) be a lesbian, or c) be less picky. Frankly, I am tired of being alone, but none of these options seem that good to me. I don't want to settle. I know too many people who have done that, and it breaks my hear to see them trying to convince themselves and others that they are happy with the fake life they have made for themselves.

...Well, that went somewhere I didn't intend when I started writing, however, I'm not going to delete it, as much as part of me thinks I should.

In other news, I have been looking for a new job. Although I love the "work" part of my job, the people leave something to be desired. That's not true. Some of the people leave something to be desired. Some of them are great. I really like at least 3 of the people with whom I work. The rest of them? Well....
At least part of my decision is monetarily based. As much as I hate to admit it, I have materialistic needs, and the current position is just not supporting them. I don't live extravagently...but it shouldn't strain my budget to go out to a club once a week, see a movie once in a while, go out to dinner, or buy a friend a birthday present. As it is, sometimes I can't afford to eat, not that I miss it, since I am a mass of anxiety-induced stomach problems. Too often, lately, my friends have bought me dinner, or paid for a movie, or whatever...and I am wracked with guilt because I have absolutely no hope of paying them back. I have great friends. They know that I am in a bad place right now, and are quick to reassure me that it's okay. But I still feel like a shit. I have an offer to go to dinner tomorrow night with a friend I haven't seen in months, and I don't want to say no...but my stomach knots up when I start to wonder how I am going to pay for a dinner.

So...life has it's ups and downs...as always. I have had some fun, and some less fun times. But I keep chugging away, always hopeful (stupidly perhaps) that tomorrow will be a better day.

Though it would probably help if I got some sleep.

Monday, August 01, 2005

So, last week, I started experimenting with Entrelac. I used some acrylic yarn I had leftover from another project as a test of the pattern. It came out pretty funky, and I think I am going to make a pillow out of it. I'll post pictures once that is done. In the meantime, here are some pics of a scarf I am working on with an alpaca/wool blend yarn that I dyed myself. I am such a dork.

Entrelac wip


Also, I forgot to mention that geekpixie and I had a yarn-for-money exchange which I think worked out very well for both of us. I am very much looking forward to making a sweater with the bottle green patons classic wool. =)

And, continuing on my yarn entry: I received an e-mail today from the guy at Caron yarns that I spoke to at the trade show. My sample skeins of yarn are on their way to me. Rock on! Free yarn!

Tonight's plans: clean room to make space for yarn.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The trade show itself was really interesting. Most of the stuff was scrapbooking, and a lot of it looked the same, but there were some cool things. And there was yarn, Lion brand, Caron, and Coats and Clark all had booths. I scored some free stuff, 6 or so skeins of yarn from the Lion people, a set of crystallite needles from Coats and Clark, and (hopefully) a couple more skeins of yarn from Caron (one of the sales guys was going to send us stuff). Go me and my feminine wiles. I also got to fondle some rosewood needles, and boy were they pretty.

Speaking of knitting, I completed the body of a little handbag during my various flights, and now just have to figure out how to use my sewing machine, so I can put the lining in and attach handles or straps of some sort. It's cute, and the variegated yarn did a neat looking spiral-y striping thing, completely by accident.

Friday, June 03, 2005

My roommate and I are making good progress on this, I think. After I had completed the head and torso, I passed it off to her, and she completed the arms and skirt, and then returned it to me. It took me about 3 weeks to do the wings. Damned metallics.



The pattern called to leave some portions of the wings unstitched, but we didn't like the way it looked, so it's filled with pearl blending filament. What a pain in the butt.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Cute But Psycho Pillow


My "It's Happy Bunny" cross stitch was intended as a Christmas present for ladygwyn. However, even though the stitching was done last August, I never got around to completing the project (mostly due to my complete inability to sew a straight line). Thanks to a coworker who offered her sewing skills, this piece is now a pillow, and has finally gone to its rightful home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I've lost my motivation.

If anyone should happen to find it...please return it to me as soon as possible.
Today is the sort of day where I really didn't want to get out of bed. The sky was grey and unwelcoming. The air was chilled. And there I was, warm in my bed, snuggling with two cats who were purring with affection, and rubbing their furry heads against my cold hands. I could have stayed like that all day, curled up with the cats, and maybe a book. But instead, I am at work...only my head is all fuzzy from the allergy medicine, and I can't seem to concentrate. And the day is going by so slowly. Every time I look at the clock, I'm convinced a half hour or more will have passed, but only 5 or 10 minutes have gone by since my last check.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

This must be Thursday....

And that means that tomorrow is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Yay!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like we have been having more than a usual number of issues at work lately. Every day there's some new problem. Suddenly, I find myself feeling paranoid, every time something new crops up, and everyone is wondering who is the person who screwed up, I'm like, "Oh my God...I hope it's not me." I do my best, and am very conscientious at work...but it's only a matter of time before I am the person responsible for whatever it is that's gone wrong. Mistakes happen, sadly this is a part of life....I kind of wish that I could get it over with, then I could stop fretting about it.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Yesterday was a very good day. The first one of those that I've had in a while. We left for the beach in the early afternoon, since we didn't have anything better to do. Although it was chilly and windy, there were other stupid people out flying kites, playing in the sand, and walking around in their bare feet. I was tempted to buy a cheap kite at the convenience store, and try my hand at flying...but monetary concerns being what they are, I just took the opportunity to enjoy the view. There's something about being at the beach when there aren't many people around that is very calming. Sitting in the sun, with the wind whipping my hair around my face, smelling the sea...it's like my whole body relaxed in a way that it hasn't done in months. I felt refreshed and invigorated...though maybe that was just the cold. Anyway, I took a couple of pictures, which you can see here.

After we had pretty much exhausted the possibilities which the beach had to offer, we wandered around a little in search of a place to eat. Mostly everything was closed, and it was actually a little creepy. Kind of makes me wonder what it's like to live in a place like that, if you just get used to how desolate it looks in the off season. We found an open restaurant and had some dinner. Although the food was okay, the service was kind of crappy, and I think our waitress was a bit of a flake. Oh well...at that point, I was just glad to be sitting someplace warm.

Finally, we went to see Flogging Molly. The two opening bands were okay. There was a bit during the opening set when the band played "Stand By Me" and people were moshing; that was quite amusing. Also there were people in mohawks running around in circles like fools, and body surfing. I haven't been to a concert where there was body surfing in years. We stayed in the back of the room, so as not to get our asses kicked by stray fists or feet. Flogging Molly was fantastic, and I found it amusing that almost all of the songs they played were ones that I had selected more or less at random to put on the CD that I was listening to in my car all last week. No "Devil's Dancefloor" but it was a good set, and there was a lot of dancing. Part of me sort of wanted to be down there in the thick of it, flailing my heart out with the rest of the freaks. But it's probably best that I stayed out of harm's way...since if there is any possibility that I will get hurt, I most certainly will. Anyway, I also splurged and bought a t-shirt and a hoodie, which is going to quickly become my most favorite article of clothing. I had an awesome time, my face hurt from all the smiling, and my good mood and energy lasted about half of the way home, before it was overtaken by exhaustion.

Managed to get home without driving us off the road, which was a nice way to end the day. It was a little before 2, and I crawled into bed, read for a while, and then had a good night's sleep. Also a nice way to end the day.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

I've had this for several years now, and my roommate and I have been talking about making it for a friend of ours. We're planning on working on it together, since she is a little frightened of large projects, and well...I just don't have that much time. This way we both win. I figured the best way for us to finish it would be for one of us to start it. So, here is my progress so far on Lily Pond Dreams:

Friday, April 15, 2005

You ever have one of those days when you're driving down the highway, and your exit is coming up and you are more than half tempted to skip it and keep driving? Today was one of those days. I periodically do this, get so fed up with everything in my life that I just want to run away from it all...not a useful coping mechanism, I'll grant you, but there it is. What is keeping me here? My job? There are a lot of things that I like about my work, but there are a lot of things I don't like as well...which is pretty typical, I think. So that's not it. Once, and not that long ago either, I would have said "my friends" but my friends have been less friendly of late. I don't know. I think it's inertia. The only thing keeping me here is that it's where I am. Where else would I go?

Like a good girl, I took the exit I always take, and came into work. Now I just have to get through the day.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I have actually done some stuff in the last month that's worth reporting on, so here I am.

I got to visit my family in PA for Easter, which was wonderful, since I haven't seen them in over a year. It was a pretty quiet weekend, and there was time to chat and catch up with my sister and nephews, and have good food, and hide Easter eggs for the nephews to find. I hate that I am so far away, and that I can't be of more use to them, but I am hopeful that I will be able to take a trip down there again this summer. My nephews are growing up so fast, and it makes me sad that I don't get to see more of their childhood, while it lasts. L will be 14 this year. It's amazing to think that he's already a teenager. Crazy, really. I'd feel so old, if they didn't still think I was kind of cool.

I finished a couple of knitting projects: a black hat with kitty ears, a pair of white, sparkly, elbow-length, fingerless mittens (which have a cable pattern running down the length of them - my first attempt at cabling), and a scarf. I am currently working on a pair of socks, using some stripey yarn which is really colorful and fun. I've also been attempting another hat, but I haven't been able to get the gauge right, so it hasn't actually been started yet, but there's a possibility that I might finish it in time to give to its intended recipient just as the weather gets cold enough again to wear it.

I cut my hair, just above the shoulders. It hasn't been this short in about 7 years, so hardly any of the people I know have seen me with it like this. It's kind of fun, but it requires a lot more work than when it is long, just to keep it tamed a little. But it feels cute. I'm thinking about adding some highlights in a funky color - red or maybe purple - just for something extra different.

April is concert month in my world. Started out by going to see Duran Duran, which was silly and fun (and an excellent place to people watch). I was never a huge fan, but like anyone of my age, I do know a lot of their songs, and I enjoyed myself a lot more than I thought I would (although I can't even listen to them perform "Hungry Like the Wolf" without thinking of E, who once played it for me on his accordion). The following weekend, I went to see Tori Amos. My friend won us an upgrade to the front row, so that was pretty cool. The show was good; I have a lot of emotion invested in Tori shows, as my two previous experiences are very closely tied up with a specific person, one in a good way, and one, not so much. So it was both sad and liberating to be forging a new memory without him. And this weekend brings Flogging Molly, where hopefully, we will not end up getting our asses kicked. Never been to one of their shows, so I'm not sure what to expect, but it should be fun.

In other news, my roommate and I put in a new floor in our living room, finally giving the nasty old carpeting the decent burial it deserved...well the decent carting-out-to-the-dumpster that it deserved, anyway.

Finally, I have been re-reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy recently, and enjoying it as much as always. I am also reading Steve Martin's Shopgirl, which I have been meaning to get for a while, and finally bought at the used book store a couple of weeks ago. It strikes me very much as the sort of book that I would write. Although I am not as amused by it as I was by The Pleasure of My Company, it is still a good read...and nice and short, which is about all my brain can handle lately.

Okay, so I guess my life is kind of lame, but hey...what did you expect?

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Put in a couple of hours at work on Sat morning, but it wasn't too bad, and I scored myself some huge knitting needles and a box o' yarn for my troubles. Hurt my back yesterday, and it has been bothering me off and on all weekend, but liberal applications of heat and ibuprofen have seemed to help, at least a little bit. Finished the fingerless mittens (which look pretty neat, I think), and the main part of the hat (which actually fits me this time). Maybe I can make the ears this week and finally have myself a kitty hat. Just in time for Spring. =)

Monday, March 14, 2005

As usual, there's not a whole lot going on in my world at the moment. I mean, I keep busy...but it's not very interesting. Haven't been doing much reading, or crafting, or really anything now that I think about it. Not sure where all the time has gone. Hmmm...funny how it just slips away when we're not looking.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

As promised, here is a picture of the finished afghan:

Jeremy's Afghan

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Master and Margarita quotes:

So how, may I ask, can man be in control if he can't even draw up a plan for a ridiculously short period of time, say, a thousand years, and is, moreover, unable to ensure his own safety for even the next day?


Yes, man is mortal, but that isn't so bad. What's bad is that sometimes he's unexpectedly mortal, that's the rub!

Well, as everyone knows, once witchcraft gets started, there's no stopping it

Just like a murderer jumps out of nowhere in an alley, love jumped out in front of us and struck us both at once! The way lightning strikes, or a Finnish knife!

Something is bound to happen because nothing last forever.

Beautiful women have strange ways.

It's nice to hear you address a cat so politely. For some reason cats are usually addressed with the more familiar 'thou,' despite the fact that no cat has ever drunk Bruderschaft with anyone.

Today's execution, needless to say, turned out to have been a complete misunderstanding - after all, the philosopher who had conceived the absurd notion that all people were good was walking beside him, so he had to be alive.

The man had caught the cat just as the animal was looking furtive (So what can be done if that's the way cats look? It's not because they're guilty, but beause they fear that creatures stronger than they - dogs or people - will harm them in some way. And that's not hard to do, but it's nothing to be proud of, I assure you. No, not at all!) and, yes, wearing such a furtive look, the cat was about to bound into a burdock patch for some reason.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Another day with nothing of interest to report. Finished my kitty hat last night, and it looks pretty cute. Otherwise, nothing really going on in my world. God, I'm boring.

What have I accomplished this evening? Well...I tried to finish up my Easter cards, and have found that the thing I am best at making is a mess. Once again, ended up with glitter all over me, the carpet, and the cats.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

I found a new way to spend time with the wos* ....we went on a field trip to the local yarn shop. And I convinced her to buy yarn. Woo and also hoo!

Off to do some knitting before dinner.

*That's short for "Wicked Old Stepmother"

Friday, February 11, 2005

Recently, I told my pen pal about a sock and a fingerless glove I had knitted (yes, just one of each). In response, he wrote the following: Guess you'll have to make the sock and the mitten a companion in time for the awful, awful holiday - or maybe wait, and let them be miserable, like the rest of us.

Monday, February 07, 2005

So where have I been hiding for the last couple of months? I don't know, but if I see me, I'll be sure to tell me you were looking.

Haven't been as productive, in any fashion, as I would like. I've read The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket, Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Burgin and Tiernan O'Connor translation), and Lucinda's Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Pretty pathetic, huh? I've knitted several scarves, a hat, one mitten, half of a sock, and a couple of cat toys. I taught my roommate to crochet. I'm nearly completed with an afghan. I've seen a couple of concerts, and spent time with friends. But on the whole, I have been a lazy sod.

"Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all."
-The Grim Grotto

"'I was tired of working in the lumber industry,' Phil said. 'I was sure I could find a better job, and look at me now - cook on a dilapidated submarine. Life keeps on getting better and better.'"
-The Grim Grotto

"Although lately it has become more and more difficult to attend dinner parties without the evening ending in gunfire or tapioca, I keep a list of good and bad conversational openers in my commonplace book in order to avoid awkward pauses at the dinner table."
-The Grim Grotto

"The phrase 'uncharted waters' does not only refer to underground locations that do not appear on charts. It is a phrase that can describe any place that is unknown, such as a forest in which every explorer has been lost, or one's own future, which cannot be known until it arrives."
-The Grim Grotto

"It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting."
-The Grim Grotto

"You might think that climbing a mountain is half the battle, only to find out that the mountain goats who live at the top are vicious, and heavily armed."
-The Grim Grotto

"The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world."
-The Grim Grotto

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Feeling better today. But still not good. Spent yesterday knitting in front of the TV. When I wasn't napping, that is. Finished my sock homework. I could probably finish the sock following the directions that I have. I mean, I understand them and everything. But I am not sure I was doing one of the stitches right, and would like to get confirmation on that before I continue. So, it'll wait until Wed. I am also nearly finished with a fingerless mitten. It's pretty spiffy. Should be able to get that done today...and then I just have to make the other one. Well, I am off to make myself some more tea and find some bad TV to watch.

Monday, January 10, 2005

I knit a hat.

It'd be much more exciting if it actually fit me. It fits around, but doesn't come down far enough on my head. Oops. Still, it looks pretty good, I think. I plan on making one that actually fits me. It didn't take too long, so that's good anyway. So if you or anyone you know has a kind of small head and would like a black hat, let me know.