Monday, January 30, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
A couple of weeks ago I had mentioned that I had finished the scarf I was going to do for my New York trip. It started out with the cast on of 300 stitches on size 15 needles. It ended up looking like this after the cast off.
Try it yourself!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
So what is it with cats and boxes? I get something in the mail and the first thing my cats want to do is get in the box. This is Maisie, the queen bee of the house, commandeering an Amazon.com box. "You will obey my every command.....you will feed me when I want food.......you will let me sleep in your lap as long as I want to......you will cater to my every whim and get rid of that sunnuvabitch of a cat you introduced to us three years ago......"
This is the other cat in question:
On a knitting note, I've fallen victim to temptation and joined the Knitting Olympics. Yep, I'll be part of the insane group of knitters who will be casting on their projects February 10th with the goal of finishing them by February 26th when the Olympic torch is extinguished in Torino Italy. I'll be knitting a cardigan sweater in Rowanspun (I couldn't help it, Mother, I succumbed to temptation! The touch! The texture! The fact it's a discontinued yarn so I won't be able to see it ever ever again!). But not only will I be knitting a sweater. I will be rehearsing and traveling to NYC from the 16th thru the 20th for a performance with my fellow Confluence choristers at Carnegie Hall. It's a good thing there are long flights to and from for knitting time.
I'm not the only wacko--um, dedicated knitter who is up to the challenge. PodMama Brenda is co-captaining the Welsh Knitter contingent, complete with its own button. Once her site is up for the group, I'll link you to it. For now you just have to contend with the button and a picture of my swatch.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
Sunday, January 01, 2006
This is the time of year when people make resolutions. Many are broken; others are kept for a while then they go by the wayside when old habits raise their heads. I used to make resolutions but gave it up. I mean, what is January 1st but another day? Why make a resolution today when you can make one a week from now and still be valid? Why have a resolution that is supposed to last all year? Why not make one that lasts just a day? A week? An hour?
Well, there are traditions and taking my cue from a source long forgotten (I think it was Calvin & Hobbes), I'm going to make resolutions I know for certain I will keep.
I resolve to never invade a foreign country or instigate a political coup.
I resolve to never rob a bank.
I resolve to never engage in insider trading.
I resolve to lift no more than 260 pounds.
I resolve to use a letter of the English alphabet once a day.
I resolve to never swim in the Pacific Ocean.
I resolve to whistle.
I resolve to maintain a level of levity commensurate to the situation at hand.
What are your resolutions?