I'm having a heck of a getting a post off today, even a random one. My camera is still at Mom's.
I've got a new email address: vknitorious at gmail dot com. Yeppers. I've still got the yahoo one, but the reply-to should be gmail, as would be my reply to comments on the blog. I've been trying to use the new one when I leave a comment, too. ; )
I haven't completely finished the shrug yet -- maybe tomorrow. You're sick of hearing about it, I know. It's been a year since I first mentioned it. I ignored it yesterday in favor of the first Bayerische sock. I wonder if I've bitten off more than I care to chew right now with that Bayerische sock business. Sometimes I knit too tightly, which makes knitting -- not to mention cabling without a needle -- pretty frustrating, so I have employed both crochet hook and cable needle with some regularity. Not really saving much time, you know? It's mostly a test of agility and trying not to poke my eyes out with all five DPNs employed, plus cable needle and sometimes hook, and also taking into account the stupid bifocals and how I can sometimes see better without them, but then it's got to be close -- and I'm not kidding about the danger with the eyes. I had lots of practice with Shirl in cabling without a needle -- there was only one cross in the chart where I used it regularly -- so maybe as I make progress and (hopefully) loosen up, it'll be easier. Deb, Celia... how are you doing with this pattern? Who else is knitting these socks?
My "T" is overdue. Hopefully T-omorrow.
This weekend (or maybe tomorrow), I plan to re-start the moebius for the gazillionth time -- okay, maybe only fourth time. I intend to have it ready to go on the airpline, a week from Thursday, to Rhinebeck. I'll bring both WIP socks, with Celtic Braid on standby, in case the aforementioned is too much. I'll have to think about what else I can
start pack tote so all knitting opportunities will be covered.
I'd sure like to bring home something good from Rhinebeck (before y'all get too excited, people, it will not be a wheel -- if there were 10 more minutes to each day, maybe, but not now). By good, I mean with purpose -- memorable and meaningful. I don't really do well in the purchasing department at these types of things, lots of onesie-twosie purchases -- last year, two hanks of STR, one hank of Alchemy Haiku, one hank of Brooks Farm Four Play -- I used the STR (anyone remember Jaywalkers?), but the other two are still with me. No real purpose. I certainly don't need to buy stuff to participate in Lonesome Skeins!
Tonight is WW and I am torn. I don't know -- how long have I been doing this? -- and I'm just spinning my wheels. I'm just not into it right now, even though I'd still like to lose a few pounds. Oh, I am so not into it. Problem is, it's getting colder. I'd been wearing cropped pants all summer -- mostly lightweight cotton with a drawstring, I bought one in just about every color -- but they're not working so much anymore. They don't make drawstring jeans. ; ) Yes, I have heard of elastic. No, thanks anyway. Truth is, I do not want to buy new clothes just so I have something that fits without binding or pinching a nerve or cutting off the blood flow. I hate buying clothes and with this attitude, well, I sense disaster, frustration, anger -- and no new clothes. So, yeah, I'm just venting. I don't want to be a twig -- not even close -- why the hell does it have to be so hard. I did reach the elusive 10-lb. loss mark a few weeks ago, but as of last week I let another three drift back and this week is going to be horrible. I just know it. Warning: I will not be held responsible for any sudden upswings caused by reading the following sentence. There's been homemade split pea chowder, cream of broccoli soup and apple pie, and chocolate chip cookies from purchased dough (close enough, you know?).