Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More knitting junk.

Finally added buttons to Hey Teach, and actually wore it to work yesterday! The first sweater ever worn out of the house! What an accomplishment ... Found my new favorite yarn store this weekend too ... bought some yarn to make Coraline. It looks more difficult than anticipated though so I think I'll start this slow. Will swatch AND wash AND block to make sure my gauge is good because this one will look silly if it ends up too big. Or too small for that matter.

Almost finished my kitty but its ridiculously small so I don't think I'll use it as a gift. Haven't worked on Monkey socks for a few weeks now. Still waiting for RYC yarn for the xmas gift marathon!!! Bleh.

Bathroom is almost done as well ... just need to seal the grout and caulk the edges and hopefully by the end of this week we can have our bathroom back! That would be great ...

I just realized this post is full of nothingness ...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Too Legit 2 Knit

How does your life get away from you so quickly that you no longer have time to do anything and tasks start piling up on you so that you can't even see the floor of your brain?

I haven't had time to do anything lately, but really, my life is not that complicated. Nor is it that busy. I'm a homebody. I stay at home, walk my dog, do some knitting, and that's about 80% of my life. I think the fact that I have so few time bounded activities at home, I've let it get to the point where it's hard to do anything. It's so much easier to manage your time when you have things to manage. Regardless, nothingness is now piling up. Cleaning, cooking, shopping, finances, all the little things that you fit into your day no longer fit in my day. Is it laziness? Probably. But when you have so many things hanging over your head you just lack the insight on how to get things started. I need to get all the tedious things out of the way so I can start doing things I enjoy again ...

The time bounded activity that's currently running my life is the tiling. Just the thought of it makes me feel like I can't do anything else - if only out of guilt. We're going to push hard this weekend to try and get it done. Then it's time to turn over a new leaf and organize my life. And my office, which I literally can't see the floor of...

Monday, October 06, 2008

panic at the disco - i mean, bathroom

So we were spontaneous this weekend and ripped up our entire bathroom floor without really having a plan on how to put it back in ... We're going one step at a time, and so far everything is working out pretty well, but I'm still in panic mode. 

We just don't really know what we are doing, and relying on wikipedia is hardly the best resource. I just wish someone would come and tell us exactly what to do! Then we could do it! I'm just worried we are going to screw something up that is not really visible, and 2 years down the road we'll have to replace the floors all over again ...

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Snuggly socks vs. snuggly puppy - puppy wins.

Finished and gifted the bonnet, it turned out quite nice. Pictures are all posted on ravelry so I've stopped posting them here but one day I'll put up a bunch of my finished projects for any non-ravelers that want to see ... I think I would make the bonnet again, it was quick and easy and cute.

Starting piecing together Hey Teach, I just have the button band left. I guess I need to go buy some buttons. I feel like the colour got brighter after blocking. Hopefully the colour doesn't run, I've heard of that happening with knitpicks yarn.

Went to the yarn store and was lured in by some beautiful borocco sock yarn - there is this one shade of blue that every time I see it I need to buy it. It's weird, I don't even like blue but this colour is so intoxicating I just NEED to buy it. So I did. And one skein in green. It was my first yarn balling project, and I needed T to help me figure out how to do it, but it worked out well in the end. Started knitting Monkey socks, they are soft and stretchy and snuggly. However, puppy likes to eat the yarn (he must be intoxicated by the colour as well) so I have not been able to work on them much as every time I pull them out he jumps on my lap and munches away. 

Speaking of puppy, he was bitten by a slug!! Gross. Since when do I have slugs in my yard? Since when do slugs bite? Soon, winter will kill all the bugs, right?

I love fall. Thanksgiving, halloween, leaves, colours, warm inside, crisp outside, how could you get a better season?