Archive for August, 2008

Mindless Knitting

Football/Cheer practice started last night. Being the first night, I had things to do: reviewed report cards, helped with uniform fittings, etc. And it’s a good thing I was needed, because … I don’t have a project ready to go to practice. My go projects have to be easy to drop right where I am at, uncomplicated, and small. As much as it pains me to say it, I think I have to start something. Maybe socks. From here

Or a sweater from here:

Yeah, it’s a hard, hard life.

Not a crafty weekend

Late this week, I took this picture to share with you. I piled up all the left-over, doesn’t-fit-anywhere craft stuff, in front of the chest and snapped this shot. It basically represents all the crafting I need to do to get my obsession under control.

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Can we say pack rat much? And I’ll try to avoid sharing it more than once per week. It’s just mind boggling, even to me.

But even with all that, there was no crafting this weekend. I did some of this on Saturday,
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and then on Sunday, I did some church and played with this:
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You’ll see that photo again, and I’ll tell you about it. For now that, I invite your comments on it. Tell me what you think it might be for/about. Everyone but Ang., LOL!

Daniel X ImageWhile I was doing that, my kids were arguing over who would get to spend time with Daniel X. Who is Daniel X? He’s a “mutant”, who “can turn into ticks and other animals” and “you shoulda seen how he killed that one guy!” I’d say James Patterson has done it again. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X was written for ages 10 to 110, according to the dust jacket, and the quotes I assembled there for you came from my 14yo girl, my 13yo girl, and my 10 yo boy. The 8yo boy is now in possession of the book, and I am hoping to be after him. Of course, I have heard about most of the book already, but all out of order, as the kids all shared what they considered to be the good parts with me. In truth, I don’t mind waiting if they are excited about reading. And how often does the same book appeal to all my readers?? Oh, I remember. It was Patterson’s last Maximum Ride. That little reading party caused several library runs!

Shower Power

2 questions: Remember the other day I talked about branding? So how do you think my header would look as custom shower curtains? Three more: do you remember a couple years ago there was a knitter who posed in her sunken tub with her stash piled over and around her? Do you know where that picture is? Do you think I could do that without scarring anybody’s psyche?

ETA: I love me some Google, at least for searches. You can see the picture I am talking about at http://www.knitandtonic.net/knitandtonic/2006/04/oh_yarn.html . And I like this one, too: http://www.knitsonya.com/mt/2007/01/does_sonyas_stash_fill_a_batht.html

Congrats to Katie!

She is the winner of Tweed.

Several of you asked about the sweaters I raved about, so I took a “pictures of pictures” as my son said. Here is the Scottish Isles Pullover:

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and here is the Northern Ireland Peplum Sweater:

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Online Craft Club #37

Well, I didn’t finish a whole lot this week, but I think last week’s bonanza was enough to cut me some slack, don’t you agree? I did finish the little hat:

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I did not use up either ball of yarn in the making of it, so I cast on a BSJ s well. I’ll mix those two colors with back for that, and it will fit an 18-24 months child.

IMG 0693 I also made this Saturday night, to go with the black and white dresses we all wore Mother’s Day. Well, I made it to go with mine, but I suppose if I were inclined to share, it would match the rest of them, too. But I’m not, so there we go.

Here’s a close-up:

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Well, I’m off to update the FO page. What have you been up to?

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.

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