Monday, May 19, 2008

Another Week -- More to Do

Time is something that is in short supply. I am going to have to schedule my day somehow in order to get to work on everything I need to do. At least I have my yarn for the Mystic Meadows stole. I still have to purchase the yarn for the three Tree of Life afghans. My friend prefers acrylic; however, I still have to find a wonderful acrylic, since I don't want this to be just another RHS* (Red Heart special). This is going to be harder to find than a lovely wool blend. I have decided to do my sampler throws in one piece rather than in individual squares -- so, I'll be re-starting those. In addition to all this, I have signed up for another shawl KAL!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Shawl/Stole/Afghan KALs

I have signed up for a lace stole KAL (Knit-A-Long). This is a mystery at the present time as I only know the name: Mystic Meadows (check out the link on my side-bar). I am also on a Ravelry group which is doing Peacock Feathers, another lacy shawl which is really a cape. The yarn I have purchased so far is in a greyish/bluish colourway, very misty in feel. I have also seen something in beautiful shades of green which I might also get, as I can never decide until almost the last minute which colour to use. I am also going to do the Tree-Of-Life afghan as well. Right now I am contemplating what colours I will want as I will probably knit three: one for my Father, one for my best-friend Keri, and one for me. However, bit-by-bit I am becoming more finicky with the yarn I buy. I am finding real differences in quality; and, as it does take time, which is precious, I want to use the best yarn I can get. In fact, I am finickier than my kitties!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stash Enhancement

Well, now I've done it. I've bought my first skeins of hand-dyed yarn. It's in a beautiful blue and green colourway and reminds me of a painting by Waterhouse. I am planning to make a pair of Potamus socks from this. In addition, I bought around 18 skeins of Flash (a 100% mercerized cotton) which has strands of pink, lavendar, and a light yellow. I'm going to make a dolman-sleeved summer sweater which has eyelets from this.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I've Got Too Much Stuff!!!

I can't believe it!! Some of the stuff on my side-bar isn't showing up, especially the new Web Ring link I joined and my music link! I don't want to take anything down (mumble, mumble, rant, rant, pout, pout, whine, whine). I really had a lot of fun finding the items I post, hoping that other people might find them interesting or amusing. Of course, I could probably take my mainly religious blog off LJ and move it over here (I hardly ever go to LJ anymore). Oh, well, I hope the new 3-column look will take care of this problem.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Am I in the Wrong Universe or Something?

I have a wonderful quote in my side-bar from Adlai Stevenson. Since last week I have been sitting and thinking: is it just me; or, is there suddenly more stupidity than usual out there? The glaring case, aber naturlich, has been the Wright Debacle, which he put on for his own ego. (Now I'm upset that I can't do umlauts!) Of course, the press didn't show off any sapience at all. The only news program which keeps me sane is Keith Olbermann's CountDown.
Now, all of a sudden, I have to come up with every project I would like to teach. I really wanted a student to be able to pick out a pattern out of several on a theme. I was always a little advanced in my choices of materials when I took classes -- so, I didn't want to limit anyone. Anyway, now the earliest I can start teaching is July because they don't take pictures. And, I'm sure if you are a knitter you know how large some projects are. I'll only be doing swatches of a rippled afghan and a fan-lace afghan; however, I'll have to complete the cotton tank as well as a kitchen suite. Oh, well, off to unpaid work -- there's no rest for the mildly wicked.