Thursday, August 21, 2008

did I tell you I moved to Ohio?

My place of employment makes up the work schedule for several weeks into the future. This is great for planning weekend trips, but kind of a bummer if you need a specific weekend off (it does, however, give you a lot of time to plan elaborate bribes in order to make other people give you their days off. Not that I would do that.). I am not sure what, exactly, led me to think about Rhinebeck, since I have never been, and I don't have any knitting friends, and I haven't really heard people out in blogland muttering about it yet, but it crossed my mind the other day. So, just out of curiosity, I looked it up, and what do you know? I have that weekend off work! I might go. It would be delicious.

Today was one of my days off this week, so I did what anyone else would do and stayed up too late last night designing a weird pair of colorwork mittens. I don't really have any yarn to knit them with, though, so I trolled Ravelry and bought the pattern for Bubbles (that's a Ravelry link, folks; my apologies if you're not a Raveler). I'm nearly finished with the first mitten and may just stay up and knit the second one too, I'm in that sort of mood, and I don't have to work tomorrow either.

At this point, I am painfully aware of the fact that this post would be way more entertaining with pictures. I'm going back to my mittens.

Monday, August 11, 2008

so apparently someone reads this

That's right, Toni in Florida, I'm looking at you!

Sadly, my digital camera has spent the past three months or so dying a slow and painful death, and as of right now it refuses to turn on even with fresh batteries in it, so I think that's a pretty good sign that it's not going to be helping out with the blog anymore. It really is too bad, because I have been knitting even though I haven't been blogging. Last month I finished the Bayerische socks that I started in January...of 2007. Heh... The truth is I hadn't knit so much as a stitch on them since March of 2007 until I picked them back up in July. At the moment I've been seeking out rather epic projects, just nothing with cables... Although, did you see the Bonnie sweater from the Twist Collective? Honestly, if I don't knit that sweater before Christmas I don't think there will be many reasons to keep living. That being said, I have as of this post purchased neither the pattern or the yarn, even though I could because...

... (I thought this would be an awesome place for a new paragraph) I'm all finished with university and managed to snag myself a full-time job somewhat related to my field of study. The contract I signed says I can't talk about it on my blog, though, so you'll have to use your imagination.

Today was my day off and I happened to drive by a Goodwill while I was running some errands, so I went in to see if there was anything exciting in the sweater section. While I was at school, I was really into finding wool sweaters at thrift stores and frogging them, and I thought that it was just to get yarn that I didn't have to sacrifice my grocery budget for, but now I's all the thrill of the hunt. In May, for example, I scored a men's large 100% Shetland wool sweater that gave me about a ton of fingering weight wool that is currently being knit into the Beginner's Sampler Shawl from Victorian Lace Today. Sadly I didn't find anything good today, but the selection of sweaters in August is probably not what it will be in October. So I will bide my time.

Right now, though, I have yarn to play with and movies to watch and a day off to cram as much knitting as possible into, so I shall sign off for now. Cheerio!