Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Peer Pressure

I started this sock many moons ago.

I mean look at it- don't you just want to eat it?
Anyway, I just went to a local knitting group thing and a couple of the ladies were knitting socks and I just thought oh look how fun with all the cool colors and they were talking about how quick they are - and it made me kind of have an itch to finish this (and its mate - maybe).

And also I bought some jeans which has absolutely nothing to do with this sock but was also a result of peer pressure. Two girlfriends and I went jeans shopping last weekend and tried on 70 gazillion pairs of oh so expensive but they'll absolutely perk up your rear and make you look 7 feet tall jeans. But they didn't really work. (NO Really?) I still looked 5'2" and I think the having 3 kids thing has taken away any possibility of perkiness. So we thanked the kind saleslady after our 2 hour dressing room fashion parade and left with just the nice cups of water with lemon that she had brought us.
But today, I visited one of the friends from the jeans outing and she had picked up 5 pairs of jeans at a not so fancy store and had gotten the 5 pairs for what one would have cost at the other store and I suddenly felt the need to resume the quest for a cute, butt perking pair for myself. And so I feel like I am maybe in 9th grade and I just want to do and wear what everyone else is and then I was thinking that I kind of knit like that. Is that Okay - that we all knit the same thing? Is that part of the appeal? Belonging to something?

Monday, January 28, 2008


My husband insists this is the goofiest looking hat he's ever seen.
I like it. So I'm going to wear it - I'm all about the goof.

Just Like A Peasant Cap

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Call 911

So I was in the shower and all of a sudden I hear blood-curdling screaming coming from outside the door - I jump out of the shower and grab a towel thinking that someone has cut off a finger or started a small fire - I tear open the door and stand dripping wet to find my younger two screaming with tears streaming down their faces - "WHAT HAPPENED?" I yell -

"We accidentally pressed rewind and we can't get the movie to play the right way again!" wails my 5 year old.


Here are two works in progress - both Zephyrstyle patterns.
I'm using some Red Heart Soft Yarn - It was super super cheap some time and I picked it up. Sorry for the gross mirror.

Tree Jacket
The yarn is KnitPicks Andean Silk that used to be Ariann - she'd been sitting atop my yarn tower since October of 2006 and I thought it was time to finish her or just put her out of her dusty misery - so she's coming back as tree jacket - this is going much more quickly.

Friday, January 25, 2008


My oldest son is turning 9 on Monday - I know it doesn't sound like a big number, but it's half way to 18 - how did that happen? Another 9 and he can fly off in any direction he pleases - wasn't he just in sweet little sweaters like this?

I better teach him how to fly right.