Thursday, August 21, 2008

Well, lookey here, she posted!

What have you been up to?

I don’t know about you, but 2008 has just seemed to fly on by. It’s almost September already, and where has the time gone? I certainly have do not have the pile of finished objects that I thought for sure was going to happen this year. I walked into the yarn room the other day and wondered, what happened?

I know I have been knitting, because I knit Every Day. I knit on the bus and train to work, I knit at lunch, and then I knit on the way home. If I am lucky, I get some knitting time at night, either while the boys are at some type of sporting practice, or while I am watching TV. (Speaking of TV, did you watch last night’s Project Runway with the Drag Queens? Oh my goodness, that was a hoot!)

But where are the FOs? I still have too many things on the needles. I have sorted things into high priority projects – the things that I had really hoped would be finished this year. And I had hoped there was going to be some designing going on. Hmm, things did not happen. Now, I know I am not good with project monogamy. Okay, I know I SUCK at project monogamy, but I have worked steadily on a number of projects.

I need to go back in the yarn room and figure this out. And make a plan. Before I cast on. The mittens from the cover of the latest Vogue. And before my yarn arrives for the Aran Wrap. From the same issue of Vogue. Yep. I need to figure this out.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Yeah, Yeah, I Know!

I know it's been ages since I have blogged. But, I have a good excuse. See who is looking at my Kauni sweater (okay - yes that is me with big hair, I was in Wisconsin you know where there is HUMIDITY)? Yes, that is Meg Swansen. Holding my knitting. Yep. Cool, huh? I think so. I was asking her some questions about the hem I had put in, because she recommends 10% less stitches for hems and I wanted her opinion if she thought I should rip mine out (she said no, I had a nice loose cast on, asked me how I had done it).

You see, I was at Knitting Camp with Robin, Leanne, and Pam. We had a great time. Now, I will not bore you with the travel NIGHTMARES that I had getting there and getting home, and the details of my solo 225 mile drive from Milwaukee to Knitting Camp while Robin and Leanne got to fly there (flight screw ups). But I will tell you that we had a great time. Meg of course is fantastic. Joyce Williams is awesome. Amy Deitjen is a hoot and the reigning Queen of Purple (someone will have to ask about a purple starter kit comment), and Spotted Cow is the beer to drink when in Wisconsin! The girls across the table can knit with us any time.

A good time was had by All!