Saturday, February 11, 2006

For the record

What a lot of knitting vibes flying through the air yesterday. I think that some flew through me and so I actually worked on my sock. I only got about an inch and a half done on my heel due to a certain small person who believes that the best place to be is mama's lap. Makes for awkward knitting.

So here it is. I am unofficially joining the knitting Olympics and will do my darnedest to finish sock 1 by the end. There. I said it. It is unofficial. Or official. Or maybe officially unofficial. Forgive me. I'm tired. I've been up since 4:30. Someone let the cat out last night after I went to bed and forgot to let her back in. So some kind person rang the door bell at 4:30 to let us know that we had a cat that wanted in. Good for the cat. Bad for me. I couldn't get back to sleep. So at 5:45, gave up and got up. Made my coffee, did my surfing, had breakfast, and now I find myself rambling. STOP! The funny thing about the cat being outside in the cold was when she came in, she didn't feel cold. Her fur was warm and so were her ears. I wish that I could do that. I've often wondered where she goes when she goes out. Someone once suggested investment meetings. But her portfolio doesn't seem to be in that great of shape, so I don't think so.

On the head front, my cold seems to be worse at night when I lay down. It was better yesterday when I did my running around. Maybe it was all that fresh air. Fresh COLD air. -11 with a wind chill factor of -20. I hate February.

One of the things that wee N and I did was go to the library and exchange Pooh videos. And I also picked out a bodice ripper. It is the lead up to Valentine's Day, right? So thankfully there was a display of romance novels. I chose one with an inoffensive cover and after getting home sat down to start it. I only read about 6 pages and felt better. Nothing to heavy in this one. Just what my sick little head needed. No snickering Liz. That's when I put down the book and picked up the sock.

Full circle! Speaking of circles, I would like to see someone knitting on two circular needles. It sounds......interesting.

Happy knitting all, and thanks for listening.


Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

I got the instructions for 2 circs... just haven't the guts to tackle it yet.

As for the UFOs...I don't think they're legal either but screw it, I need to get this sucker done.

jackie said...

If YOU haven't had the guts to try it....I'm not even going to think about it. Maybe you need to drink more. But finish the shawl first. I can't wait to see it!

'Zann said...

Hope your cold is better!

I just got the Magic Loop booklet, for learning to knit socks on one circular -and I think that's the technique where if you want, you can knit two socks at once, thereby avoiding the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome.

I tried the 2 circs but found it annoying - as annoying as Cat Bordhi seems to find dpns! I probably didn't give the technique a fair chance though because I like dpns.

Thanks for your note on my blog - I've been meaning to write about my spindles one of these days and I will soon.