Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Anyway, I'm going to be putting up pictures soon, so keep checking back.
In baby news, the day care problem may have been taken care of.
Friday, January 27, 2006
So what does all that mean really? Right now, as I type this, I am wearing nothing but a pair of panties. And now suddenly I want to make a reference to Pump Up The Volume, but there is no way I can wear a cock ring. If that bothers you, well, pretend I didn't make the post.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
I had to blog.
It's strange. I don't know what I did with at least fifteen minutes of my time a day before I started blogging. That would have been at least three cigarettes before I became pregnant, which is when I started blogging, so maybe that's it. For those not in the know, I quit cold turkey when my pregnancy test came back positive.
Which brings me to another topic I feel I have to talk about. Friends. Aimee, of She Who Reads, was there when I took my pregnancy test. She was there when I smoked my last cigarette. She was there when I got married. She was a friend of mine when I got together with my husband. She has been one of my best friends for years.
Aimee, I just wanted to let everyone know how wonderful you are, sister of my heart. And a shout out to Alexandra, the other sister of my heart, if you are reading this--Email me, call me, something! We don't have your phone number anymore. The baby sort of demolished our number list.
So, anyway, back to trying to compile those lost phone numbers again.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
In other news, I think the baby is either back to teething or is trying to do away with her morning nap. Is is horrible of me to want it to be the former and not the later?
It's not that I have to have that blessed two hour nap/knitting time, but I certainly desire it. Here follows a funny picture of my demon in blessings guise.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
That cream and brown thing off to the side is something that was given to me by my mum, as well as the rest of the acrylic in the charity bin (far right, top). The center top is for wool, and that fingering weight is going over to the charity side, probably, at least that hazard orange.
The fiber is in the bags, and center and center right bins are acrylic or cotton that is being saved for other projects.
Better picture of the charity yarn.
I made a decision that all of the yarn that I don't want, mostly acrylic, would go to charity, and for those paying attention to the ticker at the top, you may have the idea that I have lost my mind and decided to join a charity challenge.
I have. I am going to knit 100 projects for charity, and at least 25 of those will be going to the Dulaan project. I did want to talk just a moment about the Dulaan project. I think its very sad that cashmere comes from a place where poor people have to live in heating tunnels under cities.
This is the first pair of socks knit for the Dulaan project.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Mossy Cottage Knits is not only a rockin' blog, but also the home of the Dulaan Project. This is a charity for sending warm knits to Mongolia. There is a lot more info on their site, so CLICK the link.
A little bit later today, I'll be updating with pictures of the STASH. However, I am officially ending AKE day. Instead, Friday will be known as Picture Day hence forth.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
On a more serious note, the reasons for conversion are as follows:
-Flimsy moral standards.
-Every friday is a relgious holiday. If your work/school objects to that, demand your religious beliefs are respected and threaten to call the ACLU.
-Our heaven is WAY better. We've got a Stripper Factory AND a Beer Volcano.
This is a lovely website, which can be found here. Actually, its a great spoof on ID vs. creationism debate with the whole pirates vs. global temperature trends debate as well.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Also, major spinning being done. As soon as I finish this white wool I was given, I'm switching over to some blue wool that Ruth over at the yarn shop gave me.
Which brings me to the BALL WINDER. Ruth gave me a BALL WINDER this weekend just because I mention that I needed one and she had one that was on its way to ball winder heaven. It hasn't worn out yet, but it is on its way--the dreaded clicking noise has started.
In writing news, I've given up on my writer's block and I'm editing my novella from Nanowrimo. More news as that shapes up.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Oh, and I just had this really great idea. One I'm sure that ... fiber ... no, must communicate! I'm going to go through my yarn stash and pick out the yarn that I have no idea why I have it, and I'm going to knit things for charity, like Project Linus, or one of the other ... must spin. Sorry, I have to go while I can still use a mouse.
Use a mouse? Hee hee hee.
Friday, January 13, 2006
Now settle with me as we open the holy writ. Ya RIGHT! Today's completely random nugget of wisdom is:
"If I am foolish enough to be arrogant about my knitting, I will
understands when it spontaneously bursts into flames."
Hmmm, yes she is wise. Uhm, so I taught myself fair isle this week. It is not really hard but fiddly. I don't know if I would do it again. No, I take that back it is completely fiddly and there is something in my engineering brain that cries out for it. But this is definitely the type of thing requires respect. I will respect the knitting of others more after this experience, and I will learn from it and not be so arrogant about my own. If I had done that maybe I wouldn't have had to rip the whole turtle shell out and start over.
These three things are things I've been working on in the last week. The starfish is going to be felted and stuffed. The fair isle circle thingy is the shell top of a turtle, which will also be felted when completed and stuffed.
And the last item is the hat. This is the less than 24 hour hat that is destined for Mikey, or for hubby's dad, I haven't decided yet. It might not go to anyone, because I think the cast on is too tight. But aren't the colors great?
In other news, Ruth, the proprietor of Main Street Yarn and Fiber in Watkinsville, was cleaning out some of their storage and found a lot of old fiber, stuff that's been discontinued. And she gave it too ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't just have stash, I have STASH. I love the kindness of strangers. Of course that didn't stop me from buying a couple of ounces of both soy silk and ingeo.
A correction is needed. Ruth gave me FIBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While it would have been nice if she had given me yarn, I think I prefer the gift of fiber.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
I've lived in Athens, GA since 1994 and never once considered myself a townie. Not that being a townie is wrong, just this is a self image evaluation. Compounded by the fact that hubby just stands there nodding his head knowingly.
In other news, the baby is certifiable. She won't stick to any one sleeping schedule.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
In other news, the baby seems to be in a teething lull and is catching up on her sleep. Praise all the gods and goddesses.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Oh, and Freesia has decided that I really am Mama instead of the floor, or her walker, or the computer. Yeah! I beat dada.
Monday, January 09, 2006
In other news, I found out that today has been declared Annual De-Lurking Day, so:
Now, I know that I probably don't have a lot of people coming in and out. I don't know that for sure, and I don't want to know exactly how many people read my blog. If I did, I would put in a web counter.
That sort of thing reminds me more of my old blog, and I got a little obsessed. No more. However, if you would like to boost my ego, please leave a comment. Or even better, check out some of my articles at Associated Content and rate me there.
But that is just an ego boost that I don't need, so don't think I'm begging for feedback. I really don't like to read that kind of blog, and this isn't going to be that kind of blog.
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
ABC Along first.
A is for Atuin. Atuin is me.
I don't really like to take pictures of myself, but I thought I would try. This is me, or at least me taking my picture in a dirty mirror (blame the baby--she likes to lick her image). I don't have the best self image in the world, and I don't like to advertise what I look like. I will however explain the nick name.
A'tuin is the world turtle from Terry Pratchett's novels about the Discworld. My spirit animal is a turtle and I definitely qualify as taking the worries of the world on my shoulders. Some of my friends accused me of having a mommy complex before I even became a mother.
Next is a knitting picture. This is that poor lonely clog whose mate needs more yarn. It's huge isn't it?
I am assured that the thing just needs to be felted. We can only hope.
Now, for the Yarn Harlot portion of the post. Today's quotation from AKE is:
"I will resist the urge to hoard my favorite yarns forever, constantly
trying to determine whether the projects they are intended for are
I sort of have the opposite problem. People keep giving me acrylic yarn from that old afghan they never finished in the seventies. We are talking not pretty stuff. I'm thinking about making it up into an afghan or a lap rug for my mom. She likes that kind of stuff.
In other news, I have shown my own yarn harlotry this week. With a starfish. A felted starfish with these cute little short rows. So much better than the monstrosity that is the almost finished shawl for hubby's grandmother. That thing is getting blogged as soon as I'm done, so there should be another post tonight before we go running off to see hubby's folks.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
In other news, I did some drop spindling at our knitting group. Since this was very much in public at a Panera Bread, I thought I would get a lot more comment. I did get an older lady who was interested, but there wasn't a lot of people there, I guess. Ya, I know. I can be an secret attention whore.
Oh, I've almost finished the knitting project for hubby's grandma, which is good since we'll be seeing her this weekend.
O.K., here is where things get dicey. I have major writer's block at the moment. I feel completely... congested. Its all up there, but nothing is moving. I think I'm going to start the edit on my nanowrimo novella early, so that I can get that out of the way. I think that's why I'm blocked. I had planned to start it on 1/15, so of course I don't want to be involved in a huge project at the time.
So, that about it, not in a nut shell but close. How about you?
Monday, January 02, 2006
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Or maybe they do. Maybe that's why I didn't get to bed until 4 am this morning. I have to be spoiling my child to want to rock her and soothe her while she is in teething hell.
Do you ever have days when it feels like the average IQ of the planet just shed twenty points?
God, please help your children, before Goddess realizes what's going on. I don't want another flood.
As far as New Year's resolutions, I have managed not to follow behind my husband too much to today, and hope to do better in the future. Remember, I will trust my husband more. NO MATTER WHAT.