Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cubs for Kids

I worked this top down raglan sweater in Red Heart camouflage yarn. It was a super easy pattern from the Cubs for Kids website and is being donated through Football-a-long. Everything was worked in the round and I also got to eliminate a skein from my stash.

I am currently working on the striped scarf noted earlier in the blog. Lots of mindless rows. I'd also like to get a picture and description posted on the Auntie-a-long blog this evening.

I'll be starting on the sweaterbabe sweater this week also. I need to get my swatch started to that I am ready to go on Saturday, cast-on date.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

How Do You Know You Are Real?

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
- The Velveteen Rabbit, In Humanity
I've always liked this quote but reading it again I realized how much it means to me. I'm Real and the love I have is Real. Sadly, it is ugly to people who don't understand.
Thanks, Lo, for including me in your life -- and tattoo.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday's Feast

Appetizer What is your favorite kind of pie? Warm apple a la mode.
Soup Name something that made you smile this week. My niece Zoey. I can't help but smile because she is always happy.
Salad What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid? Lay under the fan with a cool washcloth.
Main Course You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up? Definitely the bedroom. I would purchase a headboard, new linens, and paint for the walls.
Dessert Fill in the blank: My bank says I'm broke, but I really don't care.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Just me and Maggie

Well, it's just me and Maggie hanging out together today. She's mostly napping and playing with her squeekie toy. I am working on my football-along donation assignment. I had some Super Saver camouflage yarn in my stash and decided to use that instead of one of my teams' colors. I really didn't want to go shopping today so I think that being patriotic should be an acceptable alternative.
I also am going to do some web searching for different sizes of split rings in order to make some sets of stitch markers. I'm using the set of Zeccas and their interchangeable rings as my inspiration.
Also on my needles is a Sirdar sweater pattern for the For Me?! knitalong. Again, I didn't want to go shopping so I have 198 stitches shoved on to some straight 10 1/2 needles. It was fine for the 3 rows of garter stitch but I'm not going to be able to enjoy watching the pattern develop on something so narrow. My goal is to finish this project before I go back to school. It is looming out there and I like my countdown calendar seen below.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Baby Bolero and Hat

gift for Marcy's baby

began 07/20/07, completed 08/05/07
Sirdar Bolero and Hat size 3 - 6 months
3 skeins of Sublime in Shade 0011
Size 6 and 7 needles