Thursday, August 17, 2006


My God, while she's been gone it's turned into a knitting blog. GAH! Save my eyes!!!!!

But, well... no. Not really.

In reality, I had big hopes for my blogging career this week. The children AND the husband are camping in the wilds of Vermont and I was going to blog, baby!

So what happened you ask?

My internet connect bit it for the last THREE DAYS. I know, it's amazing I'm not dead. Although I think I've lost my last reader. But that's okay because I blog for myself and I care not who reads my blather. Or something like that. Or maybe not. I need affirmation. It's true. Sad. But true.

Anyway, on with the knitting. I'd love to say in my absence I was knitting but alas, no. Not that either. I was actually trying to fix my internet connection and burying myself in sudoku to dull the pain.

But before, before the children left, I was knitting. I've been on a knitting binge! And now to show you what I knit.

First I thought I'd try something easy. Quick. Knit it right up...

Now realize these took me approximately ELEVEN HOURS to make. No, really. I'm totally not joking here. Booties are f'in HARD, man. That and I'm a S-L-O-W knitter.

Then I found a kick ass knitting book called Stitch 'N Bitch. Awesome and cool and oh, so hip. So I tried to make a baby hat for my soon to be nephew. Behold the hat:

Yes, there are two hats. That would be because I made the first one and MY GOD, it fits my 7 year old (except it's too short). So then I made another. Let's hope the baby's head is tiny or it will end up being for one of the kids' dolls.

Also, the photo does not show the true color of the hats. They actually match the booties. So, because I couldn't get a good picture of the hats at their true color - here is a swatch of a color much closer to the real thing - yet frustratingly still not exact:

Now I think I will go to bed and clean tomorrow. I keep saying I'm going to clean the house while thye're gone but I seem to have run out of steam. This may be due to the fact that I'm overdue for my B12 shot and they couldn't fit me in today. WTF? Or maybe I'm just really lazy.

If anyone wants to chat yarn or knitting, let me know. I'm loving the sueded stuff I'm using and adapting patterns (which we can all see is not working out so well). I also pink puffy heart circular needles.

*Please keep in mind I am a novice. Hear me? N.O.V.I.C.E. I do not know what I am doing. Please be kind when judging my knitting. Oh, you know you are. You so totally are judging right now.

**Those last two lines are a take-off on some lines from a movie. But HA! I shall never tell which one.

***Really, I'm not insane. Just tired. My GOD, the tired.


cursingmama said...

Hey! I have that book - and a lot of other books that are wonderful for the knitting. If you're looking for more let me know. I also have an EXTENSIVE list of knitting bloggers because I am a lot addicted.

Booties are Hard - totally hard - and your's are sooo cute!

Cary said...

I was about to post yesterday (had the comment box open and everything) when work swept me away.

Name a crafty/creative activity and I've probably either tried it or it is on my list to try. The only problem with that is I hardly ever finish anything. (Ask Cursing Mama about my Olympic scraf). Quilting, fabric dying, knitting, crocheting, tatting, doll sculpting, cross stitch, beadwork, basket weaving just to name a few. I haven't touched scrapbooking yet since there are just too many cool things to buy.

I really need to finish up my son's baby quilt, which is 1/4 of the way handquilted...he's turning 3 in 3 weeks. Hmmm maybe I should pick it up again.

But hey, want to talk about a crafty thing? I'm there!

RitaPita said...

"...I blog for myself and I care not who reads my blather. Or something like that. Or maybe not. I need affirmation..."

I love your honesty!!!

I have been pretty much not online for the past few months, and now that I am back, I am heartbroken by my stats. I try to say it doesn't matter.. but it does! Where are all my readers!? Why didn't they just wait with bated breath for me to return? Will they come back? Should I even bother? Auuuughghghghg!

*cue deep breathing*

Ah - hem.

Brandy said...

I try to be creative, but run out of steam somewhere right beofre finishing it. Cross stitch is the only thing I've stuck with.
I admire your knitting! I tried to learn to crochet....ugh, I'm bad at it. Good luck.