Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WIP Count

1.) Pair of socks
2.) Math Geek Scarf
3.) Mitered Square Afghan
4.) A baby blanket that you piece together. Pieces are like little kites.

Amusing note to self for others to get a laugh out of

Note: When it comes to sock yarn (especially red Regia Galaxy), watch Jasmine (pictured below) like a hawk.

(Jasmine wearing a scarf made for my cousin)

I was knitting last night and cut one of the tails off the sock I was working on. The adorable little furball that thinks she is "Queen of the Roost" started playing with it. One second it's here, the next second it's gone. She ate the 2 or 3 feet of yarn. She's never, nor have the other 3 cats done that before. My roommate and I have never heard of it happening. What cat eats yarn?!?!?! Leave it to the Queen of out apartment.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I admit it....I've got Knitting on the brain

Yes I have come to the full realization of that today.

This afternoon I received the news that a friend of mine passed away. He helped me keep my sanity while we were both living in a place that was not for us with 3 others. He knew me at my worst.

I haven't seen him for a while. He went missing back in August, and was found last week in a field dead.

This is where knitting comes in. After the inital shock, I didn't want to go home. When my roommate asked me where I wanted to go, the first thing that came into mind was....a yarn shop, any yarn shop, just get me around yarn. I didn't tell her that, didn't want her to think I've lost it. She knows I'm nuts anyways. We went to a local store for a little while and then went home and I zoned out for the night.

THat confirmed it though that I've got knitting on the mind though. When I find out someone's died and all I want to do is go to a yarn store for comfort and solace. Only a knitter would get it.

Neil I'll miss you.