Wednesday, January 28, 2009


The short work week hindered my progress. I finally reached the heel, almost, today. No way I'll finish the second sock this week.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Pretty in Pink #1 is done. I was able to kitchner the toe before my actual work day began.
I must admit, at first I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Now that it is done I can't wait ti cast on the second sock. But since this was a lay-off project I need to finish the second of the UFO to FO at work sock.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

FWD:Present from Auntie Sarah!

Harley loves toy so much he has taken to sleeping with it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


This week has had loads of ups and downs.  It started Monday afternoon when I came home from work and found that I had no power.  Four days, and a lot of praying later, my power was finally up and running Thursday morning.  Luckily, there were no lingering side affects of the power outage.

My work UFO turned into a completely new project, thanks to Harley and a needle run.  But I'm actually happier with the new sock, than I think I would have been with the previous one.

To say this was a cold week, would be a grave understatement of fact.  Several evenings found our temps in the negative.  And the wind chill pushed us into double digit negatives.  Brrrrr!

Friday we got word that we will be off all next week.  And when we return to work the company is trying the 10 hour a day 4 day work week.  I hope they can get it right this time.  I truly enjoyed having three day weekends.  It allowed me much more free time to spend with my knitting friends.  And I hope to be able to spend time with them again.

I hope everyone has a great week.  I'm looking forward to the Inauguration on Tuesday, and loads of knitting and fiber time with friends.

Happy knitting, spinning, crocheting and crafting of all kinds.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009


Thanks to my little guy this weeks work UFO has turned into a new project.

Somehow Harley managed to get himself tangled in my yarn, which he proceeded to drag around the house until he had pulled the sock off the needles and undone most of the knitting. Needless to say, trying to put the stitches back on the needle was not going to happen. So instead I just frogged what was left, rewound the yarn, and cast on a new sock.

All I can say is, Harley is lucky I love him so much.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


As you may have noticed, I've been trying to post everyday.  I also made a decision for 2009: My work knitting time is going to be dedicated to finishing the UFO's I've accumulated over the years, I hope.

The week began with "My Work Beret", made from my hand spun yarn and for my cousin.  

  This is the third beret I've made.  All from my hand spun.  I love the look of this pattern in hand spun yarn.  Thanks to "Through The Loops" for sharing such a great pattern.

 As my first official "UFO to FO at Work" project I pulled out my Uzume socks I started almost a year ago.  I don't recall why these socks ended up in the UFO pile, and I am ashamed to say all I needed to do to finish them was one pattern repeat and the toe.  Now that they're done, I can't wait to wear them.

 My next work project is a basic 3 x 1 ribbed sock, made toe up.  I have to cheat a bit and turn the heel at home.  I don't think, with all the interruptions at work I don't think I could make a successful heel.

I spent Friday evening and Saturday spinning.  The Louet Wool Top "Teddy Bear" fiber came out better than I thought it would.  I ended up with about 176 yrds of light worsted weight yarn. (10 WPI)  Now to decide what to make out of it.  Some fingerless gloves for me, or a hat and scarf set for my sister.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!  See you next week!


Friday, January 09, 2009

1st UFO TO FO Done!

With 20 minutes to spare.

UFO to FO at Work! #1

Going through my UFO's this morning I came across my pair of Uzume socks that were so close to being completed it was shameful that I had let them sit for so long. So I decided since I am dedicating my knitting time at work to UFO's that these socks would be a perfect kick off project.

I have to ask that you forgive the not so great pictures. But it's the best I can do with a camera phone and factory lighting.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture that all I have left to do is maybe one more repeat and the toe. I'm way too easily distracted. Which explains why the Only UFO's at work is such a great idea for me. I have too many projects that are close to completion just sitting in a bin. If I can stick to it UFO's to FO's at Work will only take a couple of months.

HAPPY NEW YEAR. TGIF! And have a great weekend all!

Thursday, January 08, 2009


I finshed it with an hour left in my work day. Now I just have to figure ouy what to do with the almost half a ball I have left.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I'm almost ready to start the decreases. Looks like I will be able to finish the beret tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I couldn't resist!

Monday, January 05, 2009


I decided to cast on another beret to make while I am at work. I'm surprised how much I got done today.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


After the blind date I went on yesterday, I'd say my family has no idea who I am, or what I am looking for in a relationship. Nor do they bother to find out what kind of man they are setting me up with, or what he is looking for.

As you can probably tell, I had another unsuccessful blind date. At least this time the man was a perfect gentleman. Very nice, handsome, funny, and if I must admit - he smelled damn good too. This time the problem was my aunt's total lack of investigation before she set up the date. I was not even close to what this man was looking for. Which was actually a big disappointment for me.

Don't get me wrong. I am happy with who I am (if not completely-happy enough), what I do (being a blue collar worker is not a bad thing), what I have and have not accomplished (some people just aren't cut out for college), and where my life is going (actually have no idea, but will make it work out no matter what). But this nice professional man was looking for a professional, educated woman. Which I am not.

He was very nice during the dinner, and we even had a few drinks afterwards. But it was clear to both of us that there would not be a second date. Which actually disappointed me a bit. But he has a very clear idea of what he wants, and I'm not it.

I would rather to have not met him at all, than to have met him, liked him, and know that I'm not right for him and will probably never see him again. But oh well!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, "NO BLIND DATES, EVER!!!"  Especially blind dates set up by my family, who have no idea how to set people up.

Friday, January 02, 2009

"B*TCH In The Kitchen"

The first time I heard this joke it was part of an e-mail joke chain. I'm so happy to see that someone had the nerve to do a live version.