Saturday, December 30, 2006


Well, since the holiday knitting is done I have lost any sense of discipline. I have two active projects, one sock for DH and a scarf for my niece. Both projects are made of sock yarn. I will post wip photos when I can get my hands on the laptop.I have a bunch of stuff I want to start but will try to keep the number of projects on the neddles down to 3. Meanwhile Dh was back in the hospital while traveling for work (luckily he was dc'ed and able to come home on his own).

I had my first mammogram, which was followed by my first mammogram scare. Good news though, what they saw was determined to be just nodular breast tissue. I have to get the left breast mammogram repeated in 6 months, they don't want to see the right one again till next year. I am flabberghasted that they cannot find a less painful and humiliating way to screen for cancer. If they had to crush your head to visualize your brain I promise they would find a better way. The real issue is that you have some stranger handling your boobs, smashing them between the hard plastic. For mercy sake, can't they at least crush your boobs between something soft? Happy, healthy new year to all!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

new stuff

I seem to always find room for a few new skiens of sock yarn, I'm just a girl who can't say no. The 4 balls of luna park by orgnaghi came from Yarn4socks from mass., but I originally saw it on a post from Mason Dixon . The opal regenbogen (which I just learned means rainbow) I ordered from MartinasBastel and it arrived in record time. Looks like mamma's going to make new socks for her girls! The colors are making me so happy!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


One down FIVE to go. If I can learn to knit while I sleep I am sure I can get this all done. I used Peaches and Creme yarn and the pattern from Knitty Gritty for the modular coaster. Its a little small for a washcloth but its cute. I am experimenting with making the next one larger. The problem is that I have to pay attention to what I am doing or I screw up the pattern. Do you know how hard it is to pay attention to knitting with three kids running around? Especially since they are all hopped up on Hannukah, very excited about prezzies and latkes. Gotta get back to grating potatoes and frying.

Friday, December 15, 2006

holiday update

So I finished the christmas stocking. It came out well and was really appreciated, but the fact that I had to rework the pattern to get it to make sense was a bummer. I did ask my friend to let me have it back after the holiday so that I can add some more embroidery to the tree. Now ALL I have to is knit all the washcloths to go with the soap I made for the teachers. Tick Tock!

I am also trying to get used to knitting with reading glasses. I decided to start wearing my contacts because my glasses did a poor job of correcting my distance vision. The contacts do an awesome job of correcting my distance vision, but I realized I need reading specs. Oh, well I am living some version of age before beauty, except in my case it means that I need to attend to my age related needs before my beauty related needs. As Bette Davis said, "Ageing is not for sissies".

Monday, December 04, 2006


I saw this on someone's blog, and am kind of surprised. Some times you have that feeling that you are not alone! On the knitting from I have almost finished the intarsia part of the christmas stocking, and I hope it looks better blocked!
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Friday, December 01, 2006

starts with s

The first "S" is for soap. My friend Eleni (who I won't link to due to her lack of recent posts) and I got together and made soap for teachers' gifts. It's a shame you can't smell them - these are lemon verbena and we did a lot of lavander as well, yummm. I ran out to the craft store this morning and bought fondant cuters so we could spell out seasonally appropriate words.

The second "S" is the socks I finished like two weeks ago but didn't post. They from Trekking XXL, don't know the color number off hand. The pattern I made up as I went along. Its my fave picot edge, but this time I did an afterthought heel. I didn't like it much in progress cause the endless knit tube bored me, but I like the fit of the heel, so I will probably do it again.