Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween!



Sunday, October 28, 2007

Et Al....

Here are some of the other projects I am currently working on (or have recently finished).

Here is the AJN hat #2...finished and fitting...

And here is the beginning of another hat (this one is being done with 2 different for softness (Satin) and one for warmth (pure wool). :) Hopefully, it will turn out okay...and

And one last project...I am experimenting with my circular needles. My daughter wanted a longer sweater (one that covered her bum). I have started just such sweater for her...but since I am not entirely sure how long I want it, and all of the patterns that I have been able to find are for regular length sweaters, I am freehanding this project on a pair of #4 circular needles...when I have the length right, I will use a standard sweater patterns for the sleeves and neck...but for now, this works...I hope.

tis all.


So I have been a little lazy in putting up pictures. :S Anywho, below is the pictures of the "not-so-hubby" sweater finished. :D Took me long
Here it is in pieces:

And here it is all done:


Monday, October 22, 2007

i have learned that anger, no matter how fruitless it may be some days, is sometimes exactly what you need to feel. i have realized that i have a tremendous amount of anger towards certain individuals for certain actions which they took and which were taken on their behalf. nothing will change those actions, or the resulting actions in response, but that doesn't prevent the anger. that doesn't stop me from wanting to scream, and to hurt in retribution for the hurt i feel. but i would not do that. i know myself better than that. and sometimes it is enough to acknowledge the anger and cry, scream and fight with it and for it. sometimes.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Let's Try this Again

So we are now on AJN hat #2. I messed up the first hat...royally....hehe...

When i decreased the stitched to bring the hat in, I did so entirely too quickly, and the hat now has a square look to the top of it. Oh live, you learn. :)


Friday, October 12, 2007

Some days...

I despise when people refuse to see the other side of something. Or believe that a request may be made simply for selfish reasons and not because a person is not comfortable in acknowledging something, or pointing something out, or sharing something at that time. It does not mean that what that person feels or thinks or is doing is trying to keep others in the dark. It just simply means that that person is not yet at a point of wanting to share.

And it hurts to know that information which was mine to share is no longer mine to share. This is not me being a bitch about it. But it hurts. Nothing more, nothing less. And it hurts even more because I know that certain people will believe that it is for self-serving reasons.

And quite frankly, after all the time, and after dealing with hearing the same broken record tunes, I just don't give a rat's ass anymore.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


So, I am currently covering the lunch break of our receptionist. I have found that I have a whole new level of respect for receptionists since starting this. (There are three girls in our office, and we all take turns covering the lunch.)

I have only filled in for her a few times, however I have had people become very disgruntled because I cannot magically tell them what time others in the office will be back, or know where they are, or know why they are not waiting around for their call. I have suffered utter boredom sitting around here doing nothing...absolutely nothing...for the entire time that I am here. I have had to attempt to make coffee, answer the phone, transfer calls, provide directions and make copies of documents all at once (apparently this is a skill unto itself - for now, I will call it java-call-drive-copy, or JCDC).

Today, however, is one of those days which I have sat here doing nothing. Not a thing. Thankfully, I thought ahead, and sent myself, via external email, of course, the link to a great site with many different hat, mitten and scarfs I have browsed. And I have found a wonderfully simple pattern that I can get my daughter to do (she loves the Knifty Knitter Looms...and oddly enough, can work it pretty good...but so far, we have only had scarfs of the waste bits of yarn I have not used).

Now, if that is not what you call a productive day, I really don't know what is. :)


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

One of those days

I believe I am having "one of those days". :( I just sort of feel out of sorts, you know? There feels as if something is not quite right with me today, but I cannot put my finger on it. Everything seems to be a little off the norm. I hate this feeling, because it makes me second guess things that I know without a shadow of a doubt, and if I don't second guess it, it makes me wonder why, and then I become paranoid, and double check things because I should have second guessed it, since it is, afterall, one of those days.


Tuesday, October 9, 2007


So I fully admit that this is my first attempt at making a hat. It seems simple...but sometimes things aren't as they seem, are they?

Anywho, I just started this one, so please don't be too cruel...


Here is my little pumpkin in her sweater (and boots). :)


Friday, October 5, 2007

That's Okay Mommy

So, I finally finished the pullover cable knit sweater I was working on for my daughter (can we say lazy??). Yeah, yeah. It was an excessively simple patterns, and really I took much longer than I should have to finish it. But quite frankly, I hate sewing seams....I really do. It is kinda like the dishes...I don't mind washing, I don't mind drying...but lord do I hate putting them away.

So anyways, yeah, the sweater finally made it from Frankenstein mode to actually looking like a sweater last night...complete with all the little hangy bits desperately in need of weaving. So this morning, while she was eating her breakfast, I decided to lay into that nasty little bit...actually, I shouldn't say that. I really don't mind the weaving. It becomes a game..."hide the yarn" player only...and there really is no great prize...ok, I find amusement where I can.

But as I am sitting there weaving in a loose end, my daughter turns to me and says "mama, I am going to wear my new sweater today". "Great babe, but it isn't finished yet". "That's okay. I don't mind".

I suppose blatent disregard for the words I have actually said is slightly better than yesterday's "you don't have to get all up in my face" (yes, apparently my 4 year old ghost white child is aiming to be gangster, yo).

Ah...but now I am down to just the one project...aghast...I will have to go home and change that ASAP.