Saturday, September 22, 2007

WIP Saturday, a new convert, and someone's birthday

Here is the Nostalgic Pink Cardigan for Rylee. I started the sleeve last night and it's going pretty quickly. It's hard to get the lighting right. Tom is going to make me a light tent so it will be easier but since he's got a list of things he's going to make me, I'm sure it will be a while.
The second first sleeve for Jesse's Flames for Zach's Christmas. I think I like the yellow now. It makes it look more three dimensional but the duplicate stitch didn't work for me so I knitted it in. All kinds of problems with tangled yarn but it still went pretty quickly. I started on the first second sleeve last night and made a lot of progress before I fell asleep while watching Needful Things. Fortunately, this time I didn't knit on while sleeping so I didn't have to tink.

The Jaywalkers in Kroy Paintbox. I do like love these. I'm ready to start the toes, I think, but these are travel socks so I don't work on them much at home. Maybe I'll finish them this weekend though.

I taught Zach how to knit as a part of homeschooling several years ago but it didn't take. I think largely because he was using stuff from the stash and working on unimaginative projects. On a whim yesterday, while at the library, I got the book Knitting with Balls for him and let him look through it while I was at the bank. He decided he wanted to try knitting again so we went to Loose Ends and he got some Cascade (non-superwash)...I, of course, got some more sock yarn. A creamy milk chocolate color which is upstairs in my stash and I'm too tired and lazy to go upstairs and get it for a picture so you'll have to wait until I do feel like it. But I really like the color.

He started working on a Fisherman's cap from the book and after one false start is ribbing in the round, continental style. He's doing a great job and I'll try to get a picture tomorrow but he's not here and I don't want to do it without his permission. Knitter's rights and all.

It was so neat to be knitting together. I've tried to convert Tom and he's considered it but he's not ready yet. I don't push.

And yes, it's someone's birthday today. She woke up this morning grumpy because her body is getting older and she slept upstairs where there are...duh...stairs to deal with on frequent nightly excursions to the bathroom but Tom, not working on the weekends, is up all night and her weekday bedroom isn't available although this winter he will have to suck it up and just deal with it by watching tv in the dining room because she's not going to use a space heater to heat up the there! as I was saying...someone was grumpy this morning and raced came hobbled down the stairs, into the kitchen where she held back a shriek because the kitchen was a complete disaster (happy birthday my ass) and a certain adult male who shall remain nameless informed her that he didn't get her anything for her birthday because he hadn't been to the store yet and anyway he didn't know what to get her (in spite of the fact that he asked a month ago and I
she told him she wanted Buffy the Vampire Slayer season one) so she got a Happy Birthday. And nothing else.

Later she started to feel better because she decided to join the Sock of the Month club (the bimonthly edition) but when it came to it, she thought about the sock yarn she had in her stash and all the lovely free patterns out there and the tightwad in her wouldn't let her do it. So then she looked up from all her intense perusal of blogland and noticed that two unidentified males from her household were gone (but the pets remained behind so she knew they would be back). Reveling in the luxury of a moment of time alone she decided to take a candlelight bath for her birthday but got sidetracked and then the computer froze up and she had to reboot and when she finally got back online she got some email she had to answer right away and by that time she lost interest.

Then the phone rang and it was the younger male who shall remain nameless asking her about how many grams of sugar she was allowed (since she is diabetic) so she answered and he mysteriously giggled gleefully and rang off.

So...the day may be salvaged after all.

Oh...they just got home. Zach the younger unidentified male got me her a movie I she wanted and the older male got her a package of egg a day because of the calories but yum...

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that I bought EZ Baby Surprise Jacket pattern while at the LYS. I started working on it upstairs out of stash yarn. So far so good.



Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Kathy! Have a happy day and I hope you have a wonderous year!

Rachael said...

Please tell *someone* Happy Birthday for me!
I hope it was a great day!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Happy Birthday, Kathy!!

Cookie said...


Belated Happy Birthday Wishes, Kathy!

AlisonH said...

Happy birthday!