Saturday, December 25, 2004

Knitting update: I finished my second scarf last night. I had intended to finish it last week so I could use the pair of them as gifts for my dad and stemother, but ran out of time. So I guess I'll have to mail them this week. Better late than never, I guess. Scarves

Monday, December 13, 2004

Sat and Sun were spent at home, mostly sitting in front of the television with my knitting. The knitting goes on apace. I finally put together the catnip wonton, for which the kitties were extremely grateful. And I completed a scarf and started on another one. If I can get the second one done this week, I'll give them both as gifts, one for dad and one for the WOS (that's wicked old stepmother, in case you were wondering). I'll take some pictures and post them so you can all ooh and aaah over how crafty I am. Or not. Whatever. In any case, I am enjoying the knitting very much and hope to move beyond scarves soon. I'd like to make a pair of socks or a hat with kitty ears (because I tried some on a few weeks ago and they were adorable). Catnip wonton

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

This is what happens when you try to make a cat look like a dog:

And I apologize for the fuzziness of the photo, but my camera batteries were on their last legs and would not support the flash. This was my homework for this evening: to paint a cat shaped piggy bank to look like a dog. Anyone for a chorus of "My job is fucking weird sometimes"? Big thanks to gossamer_gull for making this look way better than it did when I painted it. I promise to share my $25 with you. Oh, and another thing: I got an e-mail at work today with a photo attachment called "Assy line". This was a legitimate work-related e-mail, from what I lovingly call our "sweat shop" in Thailand showing an assembly line of girls making some cards. I almost deleted the e-mail at first because I didn't recognize the sender. Gotta love it.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I learned how to knit tonight. Yay! And because I am perhaps inordinately proud of my first efforts, here's a picture: 

 For some reason, I am having difficulty getting my other picture to upload anywhere, but you get the idea. Thanks to hippygoth for being a good teacher, and for feeding me and providing good company (ladygwyn and geekpixie also hung out and knitted and stuff). The real trick, of course, is whether I will remember any of the lesson by tomorrow.