Wednesday, January 31, 2007

In the Meantime

Still no buttons. I feel like I'm living the same day over and over again a la Groundhog Day. Every morning I wake up with a certain level of excitement... with the anticipation that today might be the day that I finish my Swing Jacket. I do my errands early in the day and swing by Joann first thing. I go to the button section. I try to just find the buttons I need without looking at what the exact model is. Then, when I don't find them, I pull out the tag from the one button I have and actually look in the right spot, every time to find that the slot is empty. Last, I peruse all the other buttons just in case someone might have misplaced MY buttons. Sigh. I guess it might be smarter to just call Joann, but somehow that seems less exciting. Less of a challenge.

In the meantime, I'm working on a couple other smaller projects. I finished up another pair of baby mittens a la Lisa. This pair was done with the Koigu leftovers from my Anemoi Mittens. One of the moms in Baby Girl's playgroup had seen her pair and was so taken with them, I had to make a pair for her daughter as well.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Who needs buttons anyway?

The Phildar Swing Jacket is sooo close to being done. And it's been that way for over a week. Last week I purchased the bias binding tape and the one button that Joann had in in the only style that I liked. For a while I was torn if I'd made the right selections, but I ultimately decided that I liked the lavender binding. As I'm sure you can tell, I still need two more buttons, but they've been out of stock for a week. Plus, they told me that they don't really know when they're going to get a new shipment in. So, now I have a beautiful jacket that I'm dying to wear, but that only has one button. Okay, technically, it's missing the pockets too, but I'm totally willing to wear it without those. I don't know why, but I don't feel like starting or working on anything else big until I get this finished. I'll post better pictures when I really am finished. As a side note: I had no idea that my bathroom mirror was that dirty.

Oh, and I have to send a huge thank you to my sp9 pal, Karen. She spoiled me so bad. That's the last package I received from her last week. She even included a book for Baby Girl. Too sweet. She also sent some Knitpicks dpns, which I forgot to photograph because they were immediately put into use. And more candy. Yeah, that got eaten pretty quickly.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Evidence of Knitting

I haven't been so good about the blogging lately. I have been doing at least some knitting, though. AND I have the proof. From the night stand:

The Husband actually asked the other day, "Is there a reason that you don't throw these away?"

Me: "No, why?"

Husband: "Because they're all over the house!"

I didn't even notice. A lot of the time I will have the finishing a ball of yarn as a goal for the end of the day, so I guess maybe I'm so tired that I don't bother to throw away the ball band. It could also have to do with the fact that even when I clean my home, I don't really clear out my knitting. You know, the needles and yarn belong on the back of the couch. And that color card needs to be on the coffee table. And I must have at least three knitting books/magazines out at all times.

So, I'm still working on the Phildar Swing Jacket. I've finished the back, two fronts, and am now working on sleeve one. I originally thought that I would lengthen the sleeves, but I think I've decided that it will be okay to wear long sleeves under it. Any thoughts?

Oooh, here's another one. Spotted on the back of the couch:

I really hope I'm not the only one who does this!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

6 Weird Things

I can't believe that it's been so long since I've posted. Life has been so busy lately. Nothing super interesting. Just traveling to visit family and such.

I've been doing a little knitting here and there. Most notably, I've finally found a way to knit in the car. I just have to plan ahead and have a project that I can do without looking down at all. If I look down, I get immediately carsick.

Anyway, Veronique said that we could consider ourselves tagged for the 6 weird things meme, so here goes:

  1. Although many mothers suffer from what is commonly known as "Mommy Brain," I suffer from "Mommy Nose." What is "Mommy Nose"? Well, it has to do with thinking you smell baby poo all the time. It can actually be a powerful tool. I swear, I can smell a dirty diaper from 20 feet away. It can also lead to paranoia, though. I have found that a lot of things smell like baby poo. Most recently, I couldn't stop sniffing a bag of yarn that I got from Elann. It aired out nicely, but when I first opened it, I went after Baby Girl, thinking that she had filled her diaper.
  2. I really have a hard time with those security things that you have to fill out to post comments on some peoples blogs. You know, those things with the grainy background and the letters. I often get them wrong at least once.
  3. I first met my husband in junior high school. We had lockers next to each other. At the time, though, I really disliked him (he was the A student/teacher's pet), so pretty much every day I would turn his lock around. He never had a clue that it was me.
  4. When I was in 4th grade I went to a summer art class. There I met a boy named DS who taught me how to draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I later learned that the Husband had made up that way to draw a TMNT and taught DS.
  5. I'm obsessed with numbers. When I see a string of numbers I have a hard time keeping myself from finding an equation within them. Like the time. Right now it's 11:42. I like to think of that as 1+1=4/2.
  6. I almost always wear tennis shoes. Even if I'm wearing a skirt or a dress. I know that it looks bad, but I don't care.

That was pretty fun! If you're interested in coming up with 6 things about yourself, consider this your tagging.

Anyway, here's the back and one front of the Phildar Swing Jacket:

I'm using elann's Highland Wool as was suggested by Jenna over on the Phildar Swing Jacket KAL page. So far, I love it. Here's a close up:

I haven't decided what I'm going to do about the pockets or lining on this one. I still have plenty of time to decide, though, as I still have two sleeves and a front to go.