Wednesday, July 27, 2011

talking to a brick wall

me: can i get [information x]?
 brick wall: you don't need that information 
me: here's an explanation of why i need this information. [explanation]
 brick wall: i can give you that information next week. 
me: here's an explanation of why i need this information now. [explanation]
 brick wall: there is no information. 
me: so you are saying there is no information?
 brick wall: i didn't say that. 
me: so can i get the information?
 brick wall: what information? 

 i am pretty sure talking to my cat was more effective.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Working on the semi-circular entrelac shawl still. Because in each round, the blocks are increased by one stitch, they were starting to get kind of big and funny looking. So I figured out how to switch from doing 6 repeats of a 10 stitch entrelac pattern to 12 repeats of a 5 stitch pattern. Without breaking the yarn. This may have been done before, but I figured it out all on my own, and therefore am very proud. Go me.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a conversation between me and my cat

Gwyd: Hi Mommy! I'm so glad you're home! No one has ever loved me ever. Can we snuggle? 
Me: No honey. It's hot. Here, have some gooshyfood. 
Gwyd: But I..Oooh! Gooshyfood. Nom nom nom. Hey. Where'd you go? 
Me: I'm in the living room, enjoying the air conditioning. 
Gwyd: It's nice and cool in here. You wanna snuggle? 
Me: Go away. 
Gwyd: How 'bout now? 
Me: No. 
Gwyd: Now? 
Me: Really? Can you just... Ow, that's my leg. 
Gwyd: I'm sorry. Were you using your lap for something? 'Cause it seemed lonely. 
Me: Ahhhhhh! Ow. Ow. Ow. 
Gwyd: Oh, you want me to headbutt your face? 
Me: Ahhhhh! 
Gwyd: I think I missed a spot. 
Me; Ahhhhhh! 
Gwyd: Got it. 
Me: Oh god, I have cat hair in my eye. 
Gwyd: It's too hot to snuggle. I think I'll go nap in front of the a/c.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Entrelac shawl

Started a shawl to match my entrelac hat. The beginning is a little wonky, but I am hoping it will block out ok.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Monongahela Shawl

I am thinking about making the Monongahela Shawl for my sheep to shawl challenge. The 46 pages of instructions are a bit intimidating.