Jan 16, 2007

No Sleep Til Breakfast!

What? No, that's lying. I am totally going to sleep. We're not going to talk about how tired I am, or how Justin is already back from work and in bed, or how he had to kick me off the couch this morning.

We will talk about socks. I stopped working on the swap sock for now, at least until I can get a new set of DPNs. Don't wanna push my luck. Besides that, I'm awfully excited to finish both of my Harley Quinn socks. The first one has been blocked and I'm on the gusset of the second one. I got an entire set of the 16 row pattern repeat finished while waiting for my stupid old computer to load pages. Is that ridiculous or what? Good thing Justin got home kinda early.

Oh, let me detail the happenings of this past weekend. Alright, Friday I was knitting waiting at Pass and ID when this gentleman comes in. He asked me if I was knitting and if that was how you had to make a tube (referring to my DPNs). Thus began a lovely conversation about knitting, spinning, and Civil War reenacting. Until, of course, more people began to show. I believe he was a bit embarrassed to talk about it in front of "muggles"*. It was nice because I like to talk to people about my knitting, especially when they can share or understand. Later Friday night I went out with Tyler and some of his friends for his birthday. Which is today (meaning Monday) actually. To prove that I was a geek, despite the way I looked, I pulled out the socks that were currently OTN. hehe

Saturday was a lazy day. The argument over the computer was silly, what happened was this:
I was using the computer.
Justin needed it for "a second".
I handed it over, he does this for me countless times when I need to check patterns and things that I have stupidly not yet printed out.
He brought up the link to play WoW.
I freaked out.

He insists that his intentions were pure. I still have my doubts. Anyways, the needle was broken while I was in the middle of the heel flap! Ugh. Not that I didn't know it would happen. Actually, I had specifically switched my working needle with the fifth and unused needle because it felt too weak already. Which means, with one broken I had to substitute a needle of questionable strength. Blah. I'm hoping to finish these before Project Spectrum starts. Though I'm sure I will. Psht. I still have what, 15 days or so of the month left? That's two weeks. Yep, I've got this on lock. lol

Right now I am still staring at the IK subscription page. I have to ask hubby if I can at least buy the Winter 06 issue. Seriously. This is bad. Not like I don't have enough on my plate. Those Old World Booties would be perfect for Renfaires. I want to make a pair for each of the boys and for Mali's daughter.

Tomorrow I will print out the patterns I will be needing for the months of Feb/March. Other things I've been thinking about are: removing my whole KFYS thing and replacing it with a Enhance your Stash! button. Gotta use the paint or something on my old comp though. Maybe find someone with PS or Paint to make one? Not only am I giving up on knitting from my stash, but have decided to flash my (miniscule) stash with pride! I will still be using my stash as much as is possible, but I am happy with who I am. I'm a packrat, a stasher, a knitter who LOVES yarn. It's wonderful being me. More so, I'm focusing on trying new things than using my yarn. That should be my resolution regarding knitting, knit my first sweater, do colorwork, some lace, a shawl, more cables, new techniques...etc. You get the idea. Joining the Sweater a Month KAL. I could do this...couldn't I? No. Maybe. UGH! I dunno. But I probably have at least twelve sweater patterns I want to knit right now. Or what if I just try for one every two months? My raglan for Feb/March, Tubey for April/May (unless you want to count that lace cropped tee, but it says tee in the name), Would Mom's top count for June/July? Probably not. Okay, well Justin's for Aug/Sep. As my crowning acheivement I'd like to do that Spinal sweater thing (look on the sidebar okay) for Nov/Dec. Yes, I know that leaves out a month or two. October can be used to knit gifts or as a break. How about that chunky Eskimo pullover for June/July? It should knit up fast. And it will be ready for autumn and winter. If we have one next year.

*I hate the use of this terminology to refer to people who are non-knitters/crafters. The people that do not understand that, just because I carry yarn and needles in my purse everywhere I go does NOT make me a dork. However, I cannot think of anything better to use. Let me know if you do?

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