Archive for May, 2009

Not washing it yet

The BSJ, I mean. I stayed busy all weekend long, though I didn’t get much crafting done. I realized I was working long hours at my main job this week, so I did some yard work and my odd jobs over the weekend. That left very little time for stitching, though I did get a couple of rows done. Good thing I didn’t order that undermount sink in preparation for the washing and blocking, eh?

The other thing I didn’t get a lot of done was reading, and boy do I have a backlog of books here. They just keep coming! I have some great stuff to tell you about as soon as I can get my butt into a chair for more than 2 minutes at a time! Maybe week after next, since I’ve already seen next week’s schedule!


I am officially making one. With my crafty stuff. For this weekend. I’m off Sunday and Monday, and by golly, I am going to have something to show for it. Like a finished BSJ, a finished Carrick, and possibly a good start on a puzzle. I’m going to do it right here at home, in the very middle of all the hustle and bustle that is my life.

Hold me to it. We make time for the things that are important to us, right? Nurturing my creative side is important. I keep saying that, but I don’t do anything about it. If I’m not careful, I’m going to end up with raisins instead of juicy grapes on my vine. Yeah, weird metaphor, but it makes sense to me. Grapes imply choices, options: raw, juice, jelly, wine, alone, in fruit cocktail. Raisins are raisins, and about the only thing you can do with them is put them in hot water to plump them up a bit or eat them straight from the box where they stick to your teeth. Why not keep your grapes to begin with?

Knitting to a deadline. Again.

So, I haven’t done that in a long time, ykwim? But yes, I am once again knitting to a deadline. This week at church, invitations were handed out to a baby shower, and so the BSJ must be finished by June 7th. And by finished, I mean knitted, seamed, washed, dried, blocked, and with buttons. This is a good thing, right? The up side is that I am halfway through the back short rows, so it’s totally doable. The down side is that I can’t afford to cause anymore household disasters (see post below this). Although…come to think of it, I did knit a bit this weekend and all that happened was that someone smiled at me. Maybe it’s safe now after all, LOL!

At any rate, it’s a no stress finish, so I won’t be having to break out the acne treatment to hide untoward zits.

I can’t even remember the last time I finished something, and frankly I’m afraid to look at my FO page to see. How sad is that?

A Conspiracy

It’s a conspiracy, I tell you. The other night, I picked up my knitting for the first time in weeks, and there was a loud bang, and then the sound of rushing water. The water line from the hot water tank blew, and water was just pouring under the house. We got that shut off and then I went to bed. And yes, I did leave my knitting in mid-rowwhich is something I never do!

Now, I wonder what natural disaster would occur if I attempted to write weight loss pill reviews? Like a monsoon? Or just a hurricane? And do you think I will finish this Baby Surprise Jacket anytime soon? Cause right now, I just want to work and sleep.