Keeping Me in Stitches

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Like a herd of turtles

That's how the seaming is going on my Nottingham sweater. Just not feeling the motivation for it this evening. However, if I want it done before Thursday's SnB then I need to get my butt in gear. I've found my tutorials that I need, my yarn needle and leftover yarn is ready, my pieces are blocked.....

....and now I'm thinking about spinning instead.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

...meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Sorry for the long time between posts everyone! I am just getting so bad at blogging. Ooops.

Knitting update:
As everyone has probably already heard on LnV, I had to rip the sleeves of my Nottingham sweater back three times. But all pieces are now completed, washed, and blocked. I had planned on sewing everything together and having a finished sweater this weekend, but due to my lovely voluteering capabilities that didn't happen. More on that later.

I've managed to knit exactly two rounds on my current monkey socks. Kind of sad actually, but I'm starting to get back into them. If I can resist the urge to start another sweater then they might actually get done.

And I've got another scarf on the needles in Malabrigo Whale's Road. Just a simple mindless pattern for when my brain is numb.

I've done so many bath puffs. Don't know what I'm going to do with them all, but at least I'm blazing through my stash of kitchen cotton.

Nothing. No really. I've got nothing. Since I finished the Vesper Jolly Roger roving, I haven't spun at all. I want to, but can't seem to find the motivation to just sit at the wheel. Plus I've been sucked into Heroes and you kind of need to pay attention to the tv when watching that one.

Other crafty stuff:
I sewed!! That would be why the sweater isn't completed. V's hubby needed a pirate shirt for a local pirate festival he was performing at this weekend. But nothing at the local stores fit him. So I offered to sew a pirate shirt for him. Mind you that I haven't sewn anything in almost two years. I think the last thing I sewed was my Leia costume for Halloween 2 years ago. But I met him at the fabric store Friday at noon, got a pattern and fabric and headed home to strap myself to the machine. Seventeen hours later (including at 3 hour nap) the shirt was done. It fits him and worked for his gig, so that's done.

Around the house: I managed to get the lawn mowed this afternoon, and various loads of laundry done over the weekend. Just need to catch up on the dishes and clean out the fridge and I'll be set. But I've only got one night of work before the weekend, so I may just leave it all until Tuesday. Yeah...that sounds like a plan.

Friday, September 05, 2008

slight update

Not much going on around here really. I've been knitting like a fiend on my Nottinham sweater and should have all the pieces completed tonight. I've also been crocheting more bath puffs. Don't know why, but I've just felt the need to crochet and that's the one thing I know how to do.

Work is this weekend and I've got 3 lbs of hamburger thawing to make sloppy joes to take and share.