Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 10 Ways Knitting is Better than Men

10. You can always repair knitting.
9. Unlike knitting, a man cannot be made to fit you perfectly.
8. You can’t block a man to be just right.
7. No such thing as swatching a man.
6. You can’t frog a man and start all over.
5. Men can’t hibernate.
4. You can’t have a stash of different men in Rubbermaid containers all over your house.
3. Like knitting, men have patterns. They just aren’t charted nicely for you to read easily.
2. Men do have different tensions, but changing needling technique makes no difference on fixing it.
And the number 1 reason knitting is better than men:
1. There is a sense of accomplishment with knitting.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Knitting Woes 2.0

Her name is Sulis Minerva, and she makes it impossible to knit. She is very cuddly, and as soon as I sit down, she's in my lap, purring away. But she is also very playful, so she attacked my needles and my yarn, quite viciously for such a wee thing. But at least I'm watching great tv - a British comedy called Green Wing, recommended to me by a complete jerk who broke my heart. But at least he was good for something! Wow, I'm turning into an optimist - there's 2 jerks I've managed to find something good in. One technically saved my life by telling me I sounded like I was dying when I was sleeping (which led to a diagnosis of sleep apnea), and this one gave me my new favourite tv show. Too bad the rest of the both of them was useless.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Knitting Woes

Made the mistake of trying to organize my stash last night. Yikes. If you are a knitter, you understand the danger of stash organization. It doesn't really get organized; it just makes you come up with an even longer list of things to knit. Which then makes you all depressed because the things that are on the needles already seem to be taking an inordinate amount of time, and adding to the list makes it seem overwhelming.
Or is it just me?
The cabled jacket is an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy knit, and yet it seems to be taking forever!! I should be done both fronts at this point and be well on my way on the back, but I'm not. I've only done about 5 inches on the right front. Shameful.
The Bavarian Socks are completely on hold. One sock is finished, but the other is only about an inch done. I don't usually have that issue with socks. I know many knitters do; finish one and then take a year to finish the second. Not me. I'm usually so happy with the first one that I race to finish the second and it usually goes even faster than the first! Not this time.
Yellow Harvest Mittens? What are those? Granted, the excuse for that one is that Rosebud or Bronte has stolen one of the needles, and I only have 1 set of 5 1/2 mm dpns.
Jolene? I hate to admit, but it's stalled too.
I am in a knitting rut. Maybe a new project will get me out of it.
Or maybe it will just be another project to sit and collect dust and animal hair.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Check out that count at the bottom of the page! I broke 1000 visitors!!!!!! I am so impressed. Thanks everyone!
AND..... I found my Alice Starmore book! That excites me too!!