Archive for October, 2010

One more thing

I have decided, at least for now to let my hair go to it’s natural color. Given my genetic pre-disposition to early greying, it is still surprisingly dark. But given that I have been dyeing it for the past four incredibly stressful years, it’s also surprisingly, err, light, especially around my face. And given that I was passing for someone in my late twenties, it’s a wee bit of a shock. Anyway, I’m thinking I will soon be looking for that ever elusive best wrinkle cream, cause if my face has to carry the day, I’m willing to give it all the help I can afford. At least until I decide to dye my hair again, LOL!

Question for ya!

Because I know we knitters are constantly worried about flabby bellies and spreading backsides. Have any of you tried the p90x? I don’t mean have you read p90x reviews, but have you actually done it? If so, is it any more effective than just getting off your tush and doing something active? Like, you now, taking a walk further than the kitchen, or maybe riding a bike? I want to get more active, but …. I don’t want to kill myself either, ykwim? So what say you?

umm, nope

No knitting. Now that it’s done and we’ve been cleared, I feel at liberty to say that I have spent most of the last week fighting the battle against head lice, which my first grader brought home from school. Yay! Luckily, only the youngest 2 children got them, and I may have. We’re all treated and declared good by the school nurse, and yippee!

Let me tell ya, it’s easier to get rid of acne than nits. You can actually SEE pimples, at least.

Hopefully knitting will resume in a few days.

Nothing to say here

Nothing knitting related anyway. I’ve been sick for 8 freaking days. Have I mentioned that? I don’t think I have. I don’t want to knit, I don’t want to blog. I just want to sit around and read, interspersed with laying down to nap until someone uses some document imaging software to email me a clean bill of health. But no, the show must go on.

I’m telling you, when I feel this back, even cashmere is unappealing. Alpaca, maybe, but even that might be stretching it.

I picked up Hocks

Yes, I did. I told you I’d been thinking about it. So, I picked it up for a few minutes this weekend, and I listened to some music (a little Hank Jr., a little steel drums) and I knit and missed The Clone, who still lived here when I started that little large-and-knit-with-tiny-yarn project.

And as I knit, I tried to memorize the way the needles and yarn felt in my hands for another little project I am working on, which is only tangentially related to knitting.

But the point is, I worked on Hocks. Finally.

A Worthy Compliment

Ok, this is a brag moment, I guess. But it made me feel so good, I just have to share. And it’s not really tooting my own horn, it’s reporting someone else tooting it for me. I was talking to That One today, and he said my knitting was art. I’d not really thought of it that way, but he explained why he thought it was so, and it made sense and I finally quit arguing with him and just said “thank you”.

It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, I tell ya. The man does not hand out compliments lightly. He meant what he said. Now I have to look at weight loss creams for my ego. Just kidding. But he is liable to get a whole lot more knitted goodness from these hands of mine.

Mindless Internet Wandering

So, in spite of feeling like yesterday’s crap, I have managed to do some internet wandering today. Ha, are you any of you surprised? I didn’t think so.

Any, I was looking at these tiles, and thinking about mosaics. I’ve seen some pretty are pieces done with broken bathroom tiles and assorted glass. I bet you could even use subway tiles for them if you could find them in the right textures and colors. I’ve never made one myself, but the instructions seem pretty straightforward and uncomplicated: a little plaster of paris, a mold for the shape you want, and broken bits of this and that to make the picture or abstract design. The hardest part would probably be breaking the tiles!

I also saw a page on quilling today that was pretty neat. Have any of you ever done that? I don’t much think I’d have the patience for that, but it sire was pretty.

That Didn’t Work For Me

So, I said I was going to knit, but that didn’t work out for me. It’s not that I got all caught up in Diet pills fat burners, it’s just that I was so tired by the time I got the cleaning done, I just wanted to sit and do nothing. And I do mean absolutely nothing. No reading, no knitting, just sitting here clicking randomly from one site to another.

Do you ever have days like that? Weeks? Yeah, I figured as much.

And now I am sick, so as soon as do what I absolutely have to do today, I am going back to bed.

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