Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Yeah, we all know it's cold out. Which is why I stayed in and didn't go to knitting tonight. I also got a ride home and decided not to turn it down.

Been knitting on my socks more, cuz my knit socks keep my toes warmer in this but I only have one pair done so far. I'm slow, and I'm lazy. :p

I have yet to start spinning and already I drool over this spindle. And the spinning wheels! So pretty.. but, let me learn to spin first and see how I do.

I had intended to rearrange my knitting storage section of my room, but I found I am missing the pegs to put up the gorm shelves in my room. Just the pegs to hold the shelf up, and I can't get to Ikea to see if I can get some from them.. so now I don't know what to do. Hit up the Home Depot I suppose, see if there is something I can rig up so I have selves for my baskets of yarn, my magazine rack, and my cases of needles and assorted..things.. this would also solve the problem of some items on my bedroom floor. I can get them off the floor, and onto the lower shelves.

Ah well, methinks I shall curl up under my down quilt with a mug of tea and my sock and put Batman Begins on my computer. That's a cozy way to spend the night in.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Playing around..

got a little bored today, and sick of the half finished look of the blog because the template I used wasn't quite working. So I fiddled with it and came up with this.

Nice and streamlined, it's just a basic blogger template, but I made the image in photoshop (it was a ball of yarn I'd taken a picture of when fiddling with camera settings.. it turned out all blurry and the colour was weird but I thought it looked cool and figured I could use it as a blog header.. some very minor photoshopping and tada!)

Looks a lot better than the old one did.

Last night was a bust..

between the Roughnecks losing to the Stealth 13-12 and finding no less than 3 errors in my mystic waters shawl, I've ripped it out and started again but I was finding the rhythm of it, so I think it will go smoother now.

Stupid refs. We had one goal where they said we were in the crease but the replay showed he wasn't, at all (unfortunately refs don't consult the replay when deciding calls). And then the final goal happened just as the buzzer for the end of the fourth period went, or milleseconds before. You could hear the crowd jump up and start screaming for joy when the ref made the sign that it didn't count and shoved us into overtime where the stealth broke the 12-12 tie and won. Blah. (Lacrosse btw, for those who have no clue what I'm talking about lol).

I'm also tempted to try the Secret of the Stole II and I signed up for year of lace with what remained of my birthday money. This is certainly a year of lace for me, and it's barely started!

Socks are going slowly, but steadily since I carry them with me to work and am taking a new route that I for certain get a seat on. Only one transfer now, instead of two. I was forced to by the buses, because they changed the schedule which made my usual bus more likely to be packed and zip right by me (very annoying, and makes me late) but it's working for the best. Even if I have to be up earlier than before, which is pretty darn early for a night owl.

I might even get more knitting done at home now, the movie store up the road is going out of business (lease was up, the building was sold and going to be turned into parking for new condos) so I picked up a number of movies on the cheap.

Friday, January 04, 2008


All this talk of plans for what to do with knitting in 2008, I think mine is simple enough. Complete a sweater for myself.

I think I may rip out the Cardigan for Arwen, I long ago became disenchanted with it and no longer am sure of what I am doing or if I am even doing it okay.

So I am thinking of frogging and starting instead the Central Park Hoodie. I think I like it a little better. I dunno.

Or maybe I'll just let it sit for a bit and start working on Jazz. I don't know, but I'll have to commit one way or another soon if I want to make this happen.

Otherwise I'll just work on my Mystic Waters shawl for now (I just finished part A! 8 more to go..)