Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just for the hell of it

I decided to throw in another project because I loved this yarn and Christy wanted another hat.


Turned into this:

That's a pretty bad picture of it, but it's just a basic beanie. I love the alpaca yarn though. Holy fuck it's so soft!

I don't like getting into political discussions, but man I hope Obama can do some good for this country. I'm so tired of hearing my co-workers talk about how he is going to fuck everything up and turn this country to shit. I just want to yell "What the hell do you think has happened the past 8 years????" But I don't because they are ALL Bush fans and it would just be a total gang fuck with them telling me how wrong I am. This is the first year ever that I am going to watch the inauguration. I am very hopeful.

Happy Inauguration Day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

FO: Freezing Ass Morning Mitts

Pattern: Maine Morning Mitts by Clara Parks

Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool in "Storm" colorway

These are my first mittens and after frogging the thumb about a half a million times, I finally ended up with a pair that I can stand. This is Christy modeling them since they are for her.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Two steps forward, one step back

I was so proud of Christy this morning. We are getting ready to move so we got some boxes yesterday and she was going to start packing today while I was at work. This morning she says that she just isn't "even going to touch your yarn." She would just wait for me to do it at the last minute because she doesn't want to be responsible for messing anything up or packing something that I might need. I thought that was the cutest thing in the world. She knows how important it is to me and doesn't want me to be without it. So then tonight we are going through some more stuff to pack and I find a couple of scarves that I had knit a few years ago and set them aside. After a while she is getting all of the trash together and asks if they are going in the trash!!!!! I look at her just...dumbfounded... and wait to see if she was just kidding. She wasn't. Then I ask "how could you ever think that I would throw away a hand knit item???" She didn't see what the big deal was. Man...I thought there was more progress made than that. Guess I've got some work to do.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I don't know about it.

I have all these great ideas while I'm at work about what I can blog about...then it just all goes away once I get home. I've taken a bunch of pics that I guess I'll just post. Here are some of our first snow. I know it's not as much as a lot of people are getting, but when you grow up where it snows like once every 7 years, it's a lot.

View out my front door:

Here is my poor little car:

And this is a pic through the screen door on Christmas day. I was too cold and tired and lazy to go outside and take the pic. :)

Here is a look at my drop spindle and wool that I'm supposed to learn how to spin on...wait, that I REALLY want to learn how to spin on....I feel like I don't have time for anything. I wish I could stay at home and knit and spin and refinish and sew and and and... Ok, back on track, here's that picture.

Ok, I really really hate how I have to drag all the pictures from the top of the page on Blogger. Does anyone know how to make it so the pics that you upload go to where your curser is? It's really friggin annoying trying to drag them alllll the way to the bottom of the page.

Damn I sound bitchy. Ok so some good that's going on is Christy (the better half) and I are moving into a house at the end of this month so we can finally have that beautiful monster (the one at the top of the page) living with us again. It's our first actual house rather than an apartment and I am so damn excited! Three bedrooms and two baths....more room for yarnie yummies! We are also getting another puppy. She is a pure bred black lab and we named her Sabbath, or Sabi for short. I'm sure there will be pictures of her at the top of the page soon.

Ok so hopefully I'll actually remember what to blog about next time. Maybe I should take notes while I'm at work.