Friday, May 26, 2006


I think I have hit a knitting funk. Nothing project seems right for my state of being right now. I have startitis like crazy, then I get bitchy and rip everything. In the past 2 week I have started/work on and abandoned:
-Simple socks in Renegade camouflage
-Cowl from Stitch n' Bitch in Carnival
-Beginners Triangle from A Gathering of Lace in Sultana (several times)
-Diamond Shawl from Lion Brands website in Lavender
-Upbeat Top from Creative Knitting, May 2005 in Black/Red

The only thing really surviving right now is my "At Work" project which is Thuja. I am almost at the toe for the first sock.

Part of my problem is my size/weight. I'm not happy with where I am physically. And I am working on getting into shape. So I have a hard time committing to a large, involved project like a sweater. What size do I knit? I like to think that I am a process knitter, but I still have a hard time putting in all that work and not being able to wear it. G suggests I knit a smaller size as an incentive. This does not bother me so much in theory, but I have no way of knowing where I'll end up and what my measurements will be.
I think I've decided that I'll just knit what will make me happy right now and use it as practice. I have never actually completed a sweater, so before I get too bent-out-of-shape, I'll just knit what I like today and enjoy the process.

I hate it when I think too much.

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 2-4

Here in Canada we are celebrating the May 2-4 weekend. Which means no work today. Well no job today, but there has been work...

G painting over our hidious Pepto-Pink walls. Now called Chili Pepper. (Disclaimer - I cannot paint. Really, I have tried and tried, but it always ends up with my Dad saying "Keri do not be afraid to put some fucking paint on your brush". Then it gets messy, there is a big sigh and then, "Here, gimme that brush." In my defence, Dad introduced me to the Bill Cosby school of thought; "If I screw up big enough, I won't be asked to do it again". And really, with both Dad and G being Aries, little Libra me just needs to actually make a decision and they are happy.

Camo PS sock (sorry for the crappy shot), it's further along now.
Well, some of us were working!

Mom...the flash woke me up! Don't you have a house to clean?
She did help me post this entry.

You move too much when you type!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Down to the Wire

No, not me, the Sens. Potential knock out this evening, so I'll be glued to the TV. Knitting on what I'm not sure. I did finish these

and I have not yet started another pair, though I do have the colour picked out. The same that I used to make Zoe's first sweater

Same yarn that I used for my first pair of socks, but this time in the "Renegade" colourway. An army green camo which falls nicely into PS group for May.
I would also like to try the Beginner's Triangle from "A Gathering of Lace". Actually I have tried, several times. And each time I get 20-40 rows in and then something goes wrong and I let 'er rip. I've seriously tried 4-5 times. Can't seem to get passed this spot. I will try again, but not while I'm watcjing TV. So socks it is...
In other news, Zoe seems to think she is a Mountain Goat

Any idea how hard it is to take a picture over your shoulder with an 18lb pug on your back? This seems to be a new favourite position while I'm on the computer. It's hilarious, but probably not best for my back...
So here's hoping the Sens stay alive tonight and maybe I'll get started on those socks.
And something I saw over at Wombatty...
take the psi-q psychic test yourself

Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day

I managed to finish one of the Viva socks this weekend.

And I started its mate.

My green sock bag/purse.
The Supervisor...

More green pics later on...Happy May Day!