Monday, January 26, 2009
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
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
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.
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.
Friday, January 09, 2009
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
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
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.