Saturday, September 24, 2005

The sweater was finished

I wore my new sweater to Stitches East. I don't know to be pleased or annoyed. People did NOT know I had made it! When it got mentioned, they would argue with me if I had made it. They generally thought I had bought it. Now, I'm pleased that it looked professional, but wouldn't you think that at a KNITTING convention, that most people had made what they were wearing? I don't get it.

But my part time boss gave me a paycheck (it's for working at a yarn shop part time) and it was nice, she had already given me a raise! I like those kind of bosses. She said I was bringing people into the shop as I'm know as "The Knitting Doctor" and I "fix" their stuff. Believe me, a lot of the time, that's just ripping back and getting them started again. No biggie.

I didn't buy that much. I still have a stash that is not to be believed that lives under the platform bed.

Friday, September 09, 2005

target: knitting

It seems that knitting and yarn are every where. I was in Target yesterday, and granted, this is an enormous Target, the kind with everything including a Starbucks, but they had yarn, needles, project books and knitting journals! And every item was $1. I wasn't tempted, though. I have so many unfinished projects, so many un-begun projects, so many patterns and books, and so many solitary skeins in my stash that I just can't add to the mayhem. I'm going to have to organize my knitting. *faint* ;)

I have had a hankering to knit lately. It isn't the nip in the air; there is none. The weather is only slightly cooler here in the desert. Autumn doesn't really begin around here until late November. It could be the plethora of knitting catalogs delivered daily. I spied quite a few delicious projects thumbing through them and quite a few yarns seem very yummy. I'm going to be strong, though. I must, I must, I must finish David's sweater. (how many years has it been, Jen?)

Now, if you'll excuse me while I knit . . .

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Katrina Knitters

Christine, over at Big Pink Cookie and who lives in Houston, is collecting knitted items for the victims of Hurricane Katrina who have been relocated to her area. Head on over to her blog and drop her a note in one of her Katrina Knitters posts so she'll let you know where to send your items.

Thanks, Christine!

Friday, September 02, 2005

In the Aftermath of Katrina

Please donate whatever you can to the American Red Cross or any charitable organization. Also check out The Blog For Relief Weekend.

(Newer posts appear below. This post will remain at the top of the page through September 5.)

I'm back, how about you?

STILL knitting on the cotton sweater. I took to my inservice today at school, but was sitting to close to the presenter to ease it out and work on it. Can't be toooooooooooooooo noticeable, you know?

The girls go to college this Sunday. I know Judy is planning on taking her sweater knitting from "Stitch and Bitch" but I'm not sure if Becky will take anything. Which is funny, as Becky knits more than Judy does.

Not much else to report. Will go back to sorting all those socks that I found in the girls rooms (at least none of the handknitted ones are missing a match!)