Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Micro 2 minutes, let cool. Micro two minutes, let cool. Do this a third time if you see any color left in the water.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Often, my body gets a bug up its butt (literally) and also created conditions not conducive to a worthwhile existence for a few days…
And sometimes…when the stars align just so…these events happen simultaneously, creating a couple of days that are so far off the Suck Scale that they blow the Suckometer to smithereens; needles and gauges, glass shards and molten metal, small particulates and great gelatinous globules of flaming Suck everywhere!!!!
I had two fun-filled days when all I could do was curl up in the fetal position and whimper. Now I’m on the mend, and in that state where you’re so deliriously thankful to NOT be so miserable that you enter the realm of ‘Opposite Land’. This, for me, is a place where I’m giddily happy and obnoxious to those around me who are making a concerted effort to be grumpy at all costs, thank you very much. Usually ends up being some poor unsuspecting stranger in line at the grocery or post office with whom I insist on talking to and befriending against his or her will. The grumpier they are the harder I try to make them see that things could be oh so much worse. Doncha see, Mister ?!?!? It could be -48° outside and 48 hours of the potty dance inside! I KNOW! I’ve been there. RECENTLY! For the love of God, Man. I’ve just returned from the depths of heck! We’re going to LIVE!! At least SMILE! Usually they eventually do in hopes that I’ll just go away.
Today I’ve been so twittery that I was concerned that I might be bipolar but the voices in my head assured me that I wasn’t so I’m just gonna go with that!
But Molly Bee, you say. Where is the knitterly-like content? I’ve got me some! Don’t you worry your pretty little head! First I wound up the three bobbins of angora goat [which a lady at Knit Night informed me was ‘Cashmere’ if it’s from a goat and ‘Angora’ if it’s from a bunny, but the coworker that gave it to me said Angora Goat so that’s what it shall be!] that I spun last week. The friend that got the other half of the pencil roving read my blog and interpreted it as a shameless plea for HER allotment of the same pencil roving and FELL FOR IT! That’s right! Lynn gave me two more luscious spools of the stuff to spin up! All I can say is Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 6 skeins to dye up! YAY!!!
And here is my Jared Flood/Erica Noro Scarf. Erica at The Ear redesigned it to take only two skeins. One side came out pretty good, but I must have picked the wrong colors because the other side came out muddy. I still like it though.
Last night I finished three mitten ornaments at Knit Night too but no photos. They all look the same, just different colors.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I planned to KoolAid dye it today. I've never dyed before. I have three bobbins full of singles. I'm not going to ply it; just dye it and knit it into mittens. I think they'll be really soft and warm. But instead of staying home to do it, I had a case of the blues. so I went to The Ear for the afternoon to visit and knit mini mittens. I got this week's pair done early! And the crew down there always chases the blues away. I'll have time to dye the angora some night this week.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Ben, however is no help at all. He misses Grammie and is perturbed that I am disrupting his normal morning nap schedule. He finally couldn't take it anymore and curled up on the couch with his buddy, Mini Me.
Speaking of Grammie. She called last night to inform me that she fell down the cellar stairs and messed up her ankle yesterday. See, this apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Thank goodness she had her puffy winter coat on and was a little insulated other wise the damage could have been much worse. She thinks it's sprained or maybe broken and I spent a good deal of time this morning trying to get her to see the doctor today but I'm not sure I succeeded. She's one tough cookie. Will have to call tonight and see if I won or if she did! I hate being so far away when she could use my help!
I finished pair two of my UFO socks last night while Friend Anne was here visiting. She has repetitive motion problems and so brought over a beautiful pillowcase that she's been working on in lieu of knitting. I hope she gets better soon because she has half of the front of a cabled sweater going that is just gorgeous! At any rate, the socks are plain vanilla pattern because I just loved all of the colors in the yarn and wanted to show them off to their best advantage. Don't know why one sock striped and one pooled, but I still like them. And the leftover yarn will make cute mini mittens.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Is there anyone here? Or is it just me? Oh. It's just me. Boy! Sure is quiet and lonely around these parts! I took The Queen Bee to the airport this morning so she could make her sojourn Back East. She called me and said that despite the fact that they sat on the ground for an hour in Detroit to be de-iced, she still made it back to Bangor right on time. Said they had a heckuva tail wind. Musta had in order to shave an hour off their time!
We had THE BEST visit, my Mum and I. It was very low key and we just did what we wanted when we wanted. I worked some but had a lot of days off too so we slept in late, watched movies, put puzzles together, shopped, cooked and played games. And Talked. And Talked. And Talked. Well I talked. As most of you know... generally speaking, I'm... generally speaking. My Mum is one of the wisest women I know. She has empathy and smarts and knows how to listen and when to dispense wisdom. I don't know how I would have gotten through the holidays without her. She's a keeper! Isn't it cool when your Mum turns out to be your best friend?
And she KNIT, People! She made a sock while she was here! I'm kinda hopeful that this new hobby will stick, but she made most of a sock the last time she was here and I think most of that sock is still what she has on that count. But if she could just finish THAT one she'd have a complete pair! Sure one is cream color and the other one is stripy color but heh! Two different socks are the trend now anyway. A pair of longish pants and she's golden! You Go Mum!
Speaking of socks. After I finished up another pair of little mittens [It's my goal to do one pair a week until next Christmas.] and I was going to start my Snowball Aran sweater when I looked in my long forgotten knitting basket and lo and behold...three finished socks and three socks in various stages of completion. Decided I'd tackle those before the sweater.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
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