knitting fever

can’t… use… the… mouse. I knitted for ~8 hours yesterday, finishing Kurt’s beanie, only to discover that I have to add another inch to the rim. This is not a particularly difficult endeavor, but requires skills that I hadn’t planned on learning until next winter when I knit my first sweater. It simply involves a ring of fabric sewn to the bottom rim of the existing hat as one would sew an arm sleeve to a sweater shell. Enough shop talk. I’ll be very busy at work tomorrow (read: lots of mousing), so I shouldn’t be on the computer so much at home for fear that my wrists will turn into mush.

[whew]

It’s finally done*! (code for image removed by something) *note to recipient: the color is not
accurately captured by my crappy digicam.

only so much

There’s only so much yarn a person needs before it looks like they just collect yarn. I’m referring to this (links to ebay auctions removed because they no longer exist). But don’t they look superfun? I love knitting.

lazy dayz

This weekend was kinda uneventful… I was TurboFun Bekee on Friday night, but that had a severe, adverse affect to my ability to be functional on Saturday. I slept in til 1 and missed the peace rally downtown. I’m a turd for that. Sunday was spent at breakfast (per usual) with friends and family, grocery shopping, picking up some more yarn and needles, and watching the boys play shoot ’em up games while I added another 2 feet to the scarf. I use bamboo needles, and the only thing I don’t like about them compared to the classic metal knitting needles, is that they don’t make the clicky noise to indicate to passerbys that you’re knitting you arse off. Anyhow, with the scarf almost finished, Kurt has put in a request for a beanie hat. I have a feeling the hat is a little too advanced for me at this stage, so I might do that and another scarf at the same time. Thanks, I’ll be here all week.

ahh…

This-or-that Tuesday is from last week because the blog hasn’t been updated to reflect today.
1. Super Bowl or World Series?
Super Bowl.
2. Winter or summer?
Summer.
3. Look up numbers in the phone book, or call directory assistance?
Neither. Use anywho.
4. Mashed potatoes or French fries?
Neither. Useless carbs.
5. Hand-code your website, or use an editor (such as Front Page)?
Hand code. duH!
6. Freeway or winding country road?
Freeway.
7. Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek.
8. Disney or Warner Brothers cartoons?
Warner Brothers. I think Bugs could kick Mickey’s ass.
9. When it feels chilly in the house: crank up the heat or put on a sweater?
A sweater, scarf and gloves; especially if I’m at work.
10. CBS or PBS?
PBS

the first of many

Our first Stitch and Bitch went splendidly. Fash learned, with lightning speed, that knitting is fun! jennifer and I also delved into the purl stitch. This, combined with the knit stitch makes up the entirety of our knitted world. I think I can say with confidence that we’re all thrilled. Hats anyone heard of headhuggers? As Fash put it, the cause is a little strange right now, but in a few months, we’ll be donating tons, I’m sure.

O?O

Knitting is fun! I’d write a book about it, but that title is already taken. So I admit I didn’t think I could do it. Mom stuck with crocheting for the same reason. It’s an extremely zen process and if I can keep that in my head, I can knit anything! Homework assignment: Find out when and why someone was sitting on their rock and decided to grab the two sticks on the ground and weave a string around them in order to make a blanket. Cuz I’m sure they didn’t start with washcloths.