Archive for December, 2007

Snickety, Snickety, Click, Click, Click

I knit again yesterday, for the first time since … I think it was the 9th of December. Diva had a doctor’s appointment, so it just seemed natural to grab the basket as I headed out the door. You know part of the pure joy of knitting (for me) is that it is pretty mindless and I can do it with my hands while my mind does other things. That has not been exactly the prescription I wanted over the last 10 or 12 days. Is that really all it’s been? Wow. That’s mind boggling, because it seems like it has been at least a month. A not-month in which the last thing I wanted to do was think.

As a bonus to the knitting, I was able to try on Sonnet, and maybe, just maybe it will fit. And all the ladies in the office oohed and ahhed over it, which is always nice. The color, the texture, it’s all a big hit with the medical supplies crowd. And with me, of course. Another 87 sleeve rounds and I will have a sweater. I purchased the buttons back in the summer, so…..a week at the outside, I think. Maybe I better pencil in some tv and knitting time. And I think I will allow myself to make a pair of socks after I finish Sonnet.

On my non-knitting agenda: clean the girls room so we can put up the tree. I gave them all fair warning that there would be no tree until the house was clean, and that’s the last hold-out. Today I told them that if it didn’t happen Saturday, it wasn’t going to happen.

Go get my hair did since my gal overslept next Saturday and I looked like pooh for my Grandmother’s funeral. I’m hoping she can see me on Saturday morning early.

Give myself a series of makeovers with the makeup I have on the way. I had several folks tell me that the picture with the mineral makeup looked good, even with the curl in the middle of my forehead that I went ahead and ordered samples from Aromaleigh and full size products from e.l.f late Tuesday night. Yes, there will be pictures of the fun, LOL.

Plan, purchase supplies for and execute the Christmas baking. We are obviously getting a horrendously late start, and our celebrations will be continuing past the 25th, which is something I planned on even before Grandmother’s decline and death. Therefore, while all of you are frantically rushing around, I’m just enjoying the ride :P

I think that about brings us up to date. I am trying hard to get back in the groove. Today is already better in that I have managed to post at least once. Well, as soon as I proofread and hit publish.

Don’t Mind Me

So, is mineral powder as good as my regular foundation? (Compare the pic in the sidebar and you tell me!)
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Online Craft Club Show and Tell #13

I sure hope ya’ll have been craftier than me. I still haven’t knit a stitch. I clean and I go visit Grandmother, lying under a blanket that I made, wearing socks that I made and dying. And I cannot sit and knit because then the thoughts in my head crash together like billiard balls or dominoes and it is very uncomfortable, it hurts my head, and I choose to not do that. Nonetheless, I would love to see what you have done this week, so please show it to us.
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Here’s what you do:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

Totally not into it

How many days in a row shall I post and tell you I have nothing to post? HA! My mind is just not on the crafting, and I’m not picking up the needles, and that’s the long and short of it. I am doing some cleaning and purging, and I am reading blogs and emails, but I am having a hard time responding to them. I even read about PU2B giving out a couple of free ellipticals, but just can’t convince myself I need one. Sorry, ya’ll. I’ve been saying for a while that this was the “silly Cass” blog, and Cass does not feel silly at all this week.

I’m not even shopping, so I don’t even have that to fall back on for a topic.

Sigh

Okay, ya’ll. I got nothin’. I had a busy weekend, with a lot of emotional stress. I’m done in. I’m sorry, but there’s not gonna be any crafty chatter from this corner tonight. Perhaps tomorrow.

A Timely Post

The mantel clock Dh and I received for a wedding gift (lo, these 15 years ago) is in desperate need of replacement. It’s been dropped and hot glued and the time adjustment knob is missing, and the movement is no longer straight, and honestly, the clock is such a mess that if it were not a wedding gift, it would have long ago hit the trash can. But it’s practically sacred, and I might as well have an Indian Cow in the living room and be thinking barbeque as to actually toss it, ykwim? Unless I can replace it with something we both really like, and I saw a clock today that may qualify.

635 138Our perfect clock must 1)be classically styled and 2)have real actual numbers on the face (the larger the better) 3)fit on the entertainment center or on the doll cabinet beside it and 4) have a pleasant chime if here is a chime at all I think this one I have selected fits the bill, don’t you? Not only does it have high visual appeal, but it plays Ave Maria. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the lovely Howard Miller clocks. Go ahead and click the picture–it’s linked to the description page.

I read on the Clocks Blog that 1-800-4CLOCKS.com is having a contest to find the Best and Most Interesting Wall or Mantel Clocks. Perhaps I could send in a picture of my old sad clock as a joke, but I am not sure I am ready to be laughed at to that extent. And what if they read this and send an actual cow?
[tags]clocks, clock, mantel clocks[/tags]

Online Craft Club Show and Tell #12

So, I got the sleeve finished, and now?? Well, now I think it might be too small for me. Yeah, I did measure, thanks for asking. The whole thing is based on knit for x inches, being a side to side garment. I, however, have grown a bit since I started it. Sigh, gnash and moan.

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I sure hope your crafterly efforts are going a bit more smoothly than mine!

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I hope you enjoyed my [tag]show and tell[/tag]. I’d love it if you play along with me. Here’s what you do:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

Silver Bells

Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It’s Christmas time in the city

How’s your Christmas preparation going? Mine is…not. I have the shopping pretty much done, such is it’s going to be. I blogged earlier that it’s going to be a simpler Christmas, and having settled that takes a lot of weight off my mind. Sometimes it’s about making the best of limited resources, yk? Like silver. You know demand now outstrips supply, and that’s causing silver to become more valuable. I’m hoping that the same principle will apply with my children. I am so tired of picking up or tripping over their clothes and toys it’s not even pretty. Perhaps if they have less it will become more precious, ykwim?

I’m even thinking the same thing might apply to knitting and yarn. Don’t freak out, be patient and listen a minute. I have a huge stash of yarn, and yet it takes me forever to knit something. I have so many projects going on, it’s pure silly. An embarrassment of riches. And yet, there are people out there, who have only enough yarn on hand for a project or two, and yet they turn out more FOs than I do. They prioritize, they concentrate, they treat their time and yarn like precious commodities, and they invest them wisely. I really believe I could knit for a solid year without having to buy an ounce of yarn. I’ll be debating on committing to that or not between now and the end of the year.

So back to the not part: I still have to get the house cleaned, and go through clothing bins and make a spot for the tree, and all that. Please don’t think I am totally lax. My decorations will stay up until mid-January because that’s when my extended family will be here for Christmas celebrations. That’s why I am not motivated to put it all out just yet. Diva has already put some things out though, and the rest will probably be done on the 16th. Not that I plan to leave the bins until then ;)

Oh my! I better get on the little scarf ornaments, huh? I think all that yarn is in my big yarn box. Hehehe, I’ll have to “mine” for it. Yep, right back to the silver. I’m so punny I slay myself.

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