Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007


You'd think I would know better. Knitters are, after all, a greedy bunch. They always want more and are easily distracted by visions of fiber related beauty. But before we get to all of that...
These are finally done. The easy but a little too boring socks. I do like the yarn much more than I thought I would though. Tofutsies. Pink. Nuff said. Nice and cool for summer!

Now, back to the topic at hand, peer pressure. You know, I have no shortage of projects that I would like to do. As I am slowly adding my stash and projects to Ravelry, I am noticing that I have gone, perhaps, just a titch overboard. I hate to admit it, but it seems to be true. So, there is absolutely no reason for me to add more projects. Because all of my stash- well most of my stash has an intended project and when I look at the piles and piles of yarn I can see that I have a lot of knitting to do. So yes, I signed up for Summer of Socks. Fine. Just for fun. Use up some of my sock yarn. (of course I have bought a little more, well maybe a little more than a little, since I signed up!) See, now I want to use this...

Nice, no?
Can't decide on a pattern though. Thelonius? Embossed Leaves? I was supposed to cast on Midsummer Day. I am late.

Then, more pressure. I had seen a while ago that lots of people were signing up for the Mystery Stole 3. I had actually signed up several weeks ago thinking that It looked like fun, but then felt completely inundated by the quantity of e-mails that were landing in my inbox. Ack! Too Much! No, no, no. But then, last night, Jeni mentioned that I could sign up to just receive the special announcements. and that I should do it. And others are doing it too. Oh, who thinks of these things! Brilliant! I can do it.

Now I have yet another project to cast on.

Oh yeah. Forgot to mention that I signed up for this also. Awesome idea. I have the yarn and the pattern. Just need to cast on. It shall be big. Due September 1st.

I'd better be off, gotta go cast on.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Never Can Say Goodbye

Well, here we go. Kristi is leaving us. She and her husband, Dr. Andy are moving to Boulder, Colorado. I cannot even begin to tell you how much she will be missed. We had a going away party for her on Saturday at Mary's house and you can read all about it here, and here, and here, and... Well, it was a big party. We are a very SOCIAL knitting group!

We ate.
Bobaknitters Jill and Linda peruse the knitterly food!

We talked.
No Blog Rachel, Kristi and my husband! (yes he is actually in the country! Woot!!!)

We smashed a pinata.

Hannah stripped. (we don't call her "Hoochie Hannah" for nothing!)

We cried.
Kristi opens one of her gifts, plane tickets to come back and visit us!!

We knit.

On other news, I have been knitting. I am almost finished with my Tofutsies socks. I am glad they are almost done... it was nice to have an easy, no brainer pattern while I was away for the weekend (I started them on a weekend away with hubby) but now- they are boring. Time to move on. I guess that is true in a lot of ways huh? Shit. I don't want to talk about it.