Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What to do?

A lot of knitting has been going on here and none of it with yarn. All I had to do was put it all in perspective. I have been working on these for the last couple of days.

I have wanted to work with wire for the longest time. In fact I think I had most of the supplies for this project for at least two years, but never took the plunge. It was after purchasing this book a few weeks ago and reading this post that finally got me to do it.

I did make one adjustment though, I am using 28 gauge wire versus the recommended 24. It seems to work and my hands are doing well too. The votive sleeves are going to be holiday gifts for the kids teachers.

Though I do have a question. How many do I give to each of the teachers? I was thinking eight (two sets of four) for each of them, or do I give them six (of one set), or just four?

Any input would be appreciated.

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Morning After

Eight of the last nine years Thanksgiving has been at our house. We would have all of our family and occasionally some friends come over to celebrate with us. I really enjoy having people over and entertaining. Though when we first decided to host Thanksgiving, my cousin had said that we would alternate between our houses.

Having thirty-some-od people in the house could be a little crazy, it really isn't that bad, afterall, we do it pot-luck style, so one person is not going crazy in their kitchen. This year was the first year we went to my cousin's house for Thanksgiving. So I feel like I really had it easy. All I had to make was the turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce. It doesn't get much easier than that.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did.

Monday, November 20, 2006

It's A Miracle

Yes, it is. I don't know exactly how it happened, you know, with the lack of knitting that has been going on over here, but it happened. I finally have a finished object. One that I can actually post photos of.

These were my travel project. So I have been working on them since mid-August. Ten minutes here, five there. They are my Uncle's Christmas gift.

The thing is, usually I love Christmas and the holiday season, but for some strange reason, I am not really looking forward to it this year. Maybe it is all the pressure of me not being anywhere close to finishing all of the gifts I want to make and I know that I don't have the time to actually finish knitting them. You would think this would put me into a knitting frenzy, but it has actually done the exact opposite. I have not really wanted to knit for the last week or so.

It kinda sucks. I have actually had to force myself to knit. WTHeck????

I am hoping that my knitting will come back, which I know it will as soon as I put what I have to do versus what I want to do into perspective.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Not much on the knitting front, so here is a meme stolen from Rabbitch instead


1. Yourself: reliable
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): stubborn
3. Your hair: long
4. Your mother: controlling
5. Your Father: irrational
6. Your Favorite Item: clothes
7. Your dream last night: intense
8. Your Favorite drink: vodka
9. Your Dream Car: improbable
10. The room you are in: calm
11. Your Ex: arrogant
12. Your fear: failure
13. What you want to be in 10 years? wiser
14. Who you hung out with last night? family
15. What you're not? prepared
16. Muffins: poppyseed
17. One of Your Wish List Items: none
18. Time: lacking
19. The Last Thing You Did: commented
20. What You Are Wearing: clothes
21. Your Favorite Weather: spring
22. Your Favorite Book: Many
23. The Last Thing You Ate: cheese
24. Your Life: interesting
25. Your Mood: pensive
26. Your best friend: beautiful
27. What are you thinking about right now? everything
28. Your car: messy
29. What are you doing at the moment? typing
30. Your summer: hot
31. Your relationship status: interesting
32. What is on your TV? electronics
33. What is the weather like? dry
34. When is the last time you laughed? today

There is a little about me, how about you?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

It Wasn't So Bad

Cutting the steeks wasn't such a bad thing afterall. Yes, I felt sick to my stomach. Yes, I almost passed out while cutting. Yes, I would do it again.

This is where I am at with the vest.

That there is the vest being blocked and on top is my next project. I am not exactly sure what it will be, but I am thinking something along the lines of a lace cardi of some sort.

Monday, November 06, 2006

I Think I am Going to be Sick

I have never cut steeks before, but the thought of not doing it right is about to make me sick. All of the whatifs are going though my mind. Seriously!

What if I did not choose the right yarn for the crocheted portion of the steeks? What if I did not choose the right yarn for the project itself? What if I didn't crochet it the right way? What if I don't cut the steeks right? What if? What if? What if?

This is where I am at at the present time.

The scissors are right there. The only thing left for me to do is cut. The problem is I have not been able to muster up enough courage to do it. Liquid courage is always a possibility....but that always leaves the other what if possibilities. Like I may mess up beyond repair, the good thing is that at the time I do it (if I am under the influence) I really won't care if I mess up or not.

I know I really just need to suck it up and cut. But....what if?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Force is With Us

As much as I love Halloween and getting dressed up, I am glad it is over. I have pretty much dedicated the last week to making their costumes which means I have had very little time to actually knit.

Hubby thinks I am a little nuts because every year it is the same thing. After the kids decide what they are going to be for Halloween, I go and scramble to make their costumes. Hubby thinks I should just buy the costume and every year I tell him the same thing. That I could make a better quality costume for less than what purchasing a costume would cost.

This year was no exception. The only thing is I was up at 6AM doing a bit of finishing work because I left the costumes to the last minute.

The boys loved their costumes which makes it all worth while. The funny thing is K initially wanted to be Steve from Blues Clues, but when he saw the fabric for B's costume he immediately changed his mind and decided he was going to be a Jedi from Star Wars, too.

I wonder what they are going to be next year.