Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ya’ll!

It’s 26 days until Christmas! Yikes! Once again this year, I find that I have a quite a list of Christmas unfinished (or, dare I confess it, unstarted) knit-gifts. Not only am I the Queen of Unfinished Projects, I am the Duchess of Good Intentions. Here’s my list of the “unbegun”:

3 hats
3 scarves
1 pair slipper socks
1 doll poncho

While these gifts haven't been promised to anyone, or even requested by anyone, I have it in my little head that I'd really like to do these.

Knitting Emergency

I’m sending up a flare for a friend of mine. She is looking for someone to knit a sweater between now and Christmas. The pattern is a basic long-sleeve crew neck with an initial across the chest. If there is anyone out there who might be interested, please leave me a comment and I’ll put you in touch with her. Or if you have any ideas on where I could drum up some interest, please let me know.

Many thanks!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Yarn snobs

This topic has bothered me a bit lately. Well, it doesn't keep me up nights or anything, but . . .

Is it just me or does anyone else out there have a problem with yarn snobs? You know the type, those knitters who will stop and ask with interest about what you're working on. They can really be impressed with whatever the project until you tell them that the yarn you are using is something you picked up at a craft store or (heaven forbid) a big box store. That's when their noses turn up ever so slightly, their eyes glaze over, and they make a hasty retreat, escaping from that lesser fiber as if it were the plague!

It's just YARN, ladies! (and gentlemen)

Get over it, get on with it, and let's just knit.

Can't we all just knit along? OK, you can roll your eyes now.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I thought this was a fun little quiz. I actually think it was a fairly accurate description of me except for the covering up mistakes part. Anyone who knows me, and knows what a worry-wart I can be knows I don't cover up my mistakes. I admit them, fix them and then obsess over them. (big sigh)

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Halloween 2007

For our annual pumpkin decorating contest at work, I just didn't have the energy to carry out my original plan. So, as I sat on my living room floor staring at my naked pumpkin (the night before it was due), inspiration struck. What do I have tons of? What can I reuse after Halloween is over? What can I never seem to get enough of?

Corny, I know, but I won 3rd place.